7 Days Moroccan Tour from Tangier
Experience an unforgettable week in Morocco with our 7-day tour starting in Tangier. Over these 7 days and 6 nights, you’ll explore some of the most incredible places that Morocco has to offer. Your journey begins in Tangier, where you’ll visit Cape Spartel and the legendary Hercules Cave. Then, you’ll traverse the scenic Rif mountains, wandering through the enchanting blue streets of Chefchaouen and exploring the ancient Roman ruins of Volubilis.
Your adventure also takes you to the imperial cities of Fes and Meknes, where you’ll immerse yourself in their rich histories and vibrant cultures. You won’t want to miss a visit to Ifrane, often referred to as the Switzerland of Morocco, with its unique charm and architecture. The tour continues with a stop in the Cedar Forest, home to Barbary macaques, where you can connect with these fascinating creatures.
One of the highlights of your journey will be a camel ride in the Sahara Desert near Merzouga, allowing you to experience the magic of a desert sunset and sunrise. Explore the vast dunes and captivating landscapes of the Merzouga Sahara. Your trip also includes a stroll through the stunning Todra and Dades Gorges, as well as visits to historical Kasbahs that tell tales of Morocco’s rich history.
As you head back to Marrakech, you’ll cross the High Atlas Mountains and the breathtaking Tizi-n-Tichka pass, a route that offers some of the most spectacular scenery in Morocco. Your 7-day Morocco tour from Tangier concludes in Marrakech, leaving you with a treasure trove of memories and experiences to cherish.
- Discover the enchanting Cape Spartel and Hercules Cave in Tangier.
- Traverse the scenic Rif mountains en route to Chefchaouen.
- Explore Chefchaouen, the captivating blue city.
- Marvel at the ancient Roman ruins of Volubilis, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
- Immerse yourself in the rich culture and history of Meknes, one of Morocco’s imperial cities.
- Explore Fes, Morocco’s oldest city, with its stunning medina and vibrant culture.
- Enjoy a camel ride in the Sahara Desert near Merzouga and witness the magic of desert sunrises and sunsets.
- Stroll through the picturesque Todra and Dades Gorges.
- Visit historical Kasbahs that showcase Morocco’s fascinating history.
- Cross the High Atlas Mountains via the Tizi-n-Tichka pass, offering breathtaking scenery.
- Conclude your journey in Marrakech, a treasure trove of memories and experiences.
- Private 4×4 vehicle or minibus with A/C.
- English-speaking driver.
- Breakfasts & dinners.
- Lunches & drinks.
- Entrance fees to monuments if any.
The first day of your 7-day Morocco tour begins in Tangier. We will pick you up from your hotel, the airport, or the port in Tangier. Known as "the bride of the north" as well. The city is situated northwest of Cape Spartel, where the Mediterranean Sea meets the Atlantic Ocean. First, we will tour the lovely city, the Hercules Cave, and Cape Spartel. Lunch is on the house. Then we go inland to Chefchaouen, passing via Tetouan and the Rif mountains. There will be stops for panoramic views. Stay at a hotel in Chefchaouen for the night.
Indulge in the charming ambiance of Chefchaouen's picturesque lanes post-breakfast, capturing the essence of its serene beauty. The journey continues to the well-preserved ancient Roman remains of Volubilis, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Wander among the ruins adorned with exquisite mosaics, ancient pillars, and archways, offering a captivating glimpse into history.
Venture 30 kilometers to the imperial city of Meknes, the Ismaili capital, where you'll explore iconic landmarks such as Bab Al-Mansour, the Sahrij Souani basin, Royal stables, the granary, and the Moulay Ismail Mausoleum. The day concludes as we set our course for Fes, where a night of rest awaits you in the welcoming ambiance of a Riad.
oman ruins. These ruins are well-preserved and hold UNESCO World Heritage Site status, boasting exquisite mosaics, ancient pillars, and archways.
Following your visit to the ruins, we continue our journey to Meknes, one of Morocco's imperial cities and the former Ismaili capital. In Meknes, we visit Bab Al-Mansour, the Sahrij Souani basin, the Royal stables, the granary, and the Moulay Ismail Mausoleum. We then head to Fes, where you'll stay at a Riad for the night.
Your day in Fes begins with a pickup from your accommodation after breakfast, and you're in for an immersive exploration of this remarkable city. Fes holds a special place as one of Morocco's imperial cities and stands as a significant hub of culture and religion.
The adventure commences with a visit to the Royal Palace gate, offering you a glimpse of the city's grandeur. Following this, you'll enter the well-preserved medieval Medina, which proudly holds its place on the UNESCO World Heritage list. The iconic Blue Gate, known as Bab Boujloud, marks your entry into the old Medina, where a local guide will be your companion on this journey of discovery.
Within the Medina, you'll encounter several essential sites, including the Medrasa Bouanania, the Najjarine fountain, and the Tanneries, each reflecting the city's rich history and craftsmanship. Your tour culminates with a visit to the Quaraouin mosque and university, an institution that boasts the title of being the world's oldest university.
Leaving the Medina behind, you'll venture into the Jewish quarter, often referred to as "the Mellah," offering a glimpse into Fes's diverse cultural fabric. The day's explorations conclude with a drive to an ancient fortress, where you'll be treated to panoramic views of the Medina and the city of Fes, providing you with a captivating perspective of this imperial city. You'll then return to your Riad, having delved deep into the heart of Fes's cultural and historical treasures.
The 7-day Sahara Morocco tour continues south via Imouzzer after breakfast. To go to Ifrane, which is noted for its cold temperatures, snow, and alpine-style architectural residences. It's no surprise that it's known as Morocco's Switzerland. Then we go to the cedar forest, which is home to the Barbary macaques. You are welcome to feed them while exploring the forest. Later, we'll go to Midelt, where we'll have some free time for lunch. Then we drive across the Tizi-n-Tilghmt pass and down the Ziz valley, stopping for panoramic vistas along the way.
We arrive in the afternoon in the Sahara desert of Merzouga. Where you swap to camels and travel the sandy desert, stopping to watch the sunset on top of a high dune. Then go to the camp, which is a hybrid of traditional nomad tents and the elegance of a hotel. Where you may listen to Berber drum music while dancing around a bonfire beneath a starry sky. There is currently available accommodation.
After breakfast, you'll spend the day exploring the Merzouga region. The area boasts a range of fascinating features, including sand dunes, natural lakes, mines, fossil sites, and captivating oases. These locations offer opportunities for various outdoor activities. In Merzouga, our journey begins with an off-road drive to an old eyeliner mine. You'll then visit the local nomads in their handwoven tents, learn about their way of life, and enjoy a cup of Berber tea.
Next, you'll visit the Khamlia village, where you can experience Gnaoua music and dance performances. The residents of Khamlia come from Sub-Saharan African nations such as Mali, Sudan, and Niger. Optional lunch at a local restaurant is available. Following lunch, you'll embark on a walk through the palm grove. The next destination is Merzouga's wild lake, also known as the lake of flamingos. Finally, you'll return to Merzouga for dinner and an overnight stay in a hotel room
Getting up early in the morning is essential if you want to see the gorgeous dawn. Breakfast is optional. Then we leave the desert to explore Rissani, Tafilalet's old capital. Rissani is still a significant commercial hub in the area. With a bustling souk on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays. After a walk around Rissani souk, we travel to Erfoud, where we visit one of the fossilized marble workshops.
Then we travel through the palm groves of Touroug and Tinjdad to reach the Todra Gorges. The Todra River has cut a massive canyon through the mountains. Rock climbers will love this towering red cliff-sided canyon. Feel free to roam around the gorges and take in the scenery. Lunch at a restaurant is optional. Then we go to the Dades valley via Boumalne Dades. Stops are unavoidable at the "monkey fingers" rock formation and a vantage point on a mountain overlooking the Dades valley. Dinner and an overnight stay at a hotel are included.
Embark on the next leg of our 7-day Sahara Morocco tour from Tangier to Kalaa Magouna after a delightful breakfast, where the enchanting Rose Valley unfolds its beauty. If you're visiting in May, you may be lucky to catch the Rose Festival, where locals showcase their rose-derived products, from fragrances to rose water, oil, and cosmetics. Our journey then leads us through the palm orchards of Skoura, where we explore the Kasbah of Amredhyle, and finally, we reach the cinematic city of Ouarzazate.
In Ouarzazate, we delve into the world of movie-making by visiting the renowned studios where cinematic masterpieces were created, along with exploring the historical Taourirt Kasbah. Our next destination is the iconic Ait Ben Haddou's Kasbah, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a cinematic gem featured in numerous films and TV shows like Gladiator, Game of Thrones, and more. Following this, we proceed to the Telouet Kasbah, adding another layer of history to our journey.
Our adventure continues as we traverse the Tizi-N-Tichka pass and the majestic High Atlas Mountains, reaching the vibrant city of Marrakesh. Throughout this scenic route, we'll make stops for lunch and photo opportunities at captivating locations. The culmination of our week-long exploration in Morocco concludes as we drop you off at your Riad in Marrakesh, marking the end of this unforgettable itinerary.