9-Day Desert Tour from Tangier to Casablanca
Over these 9 days and 8 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.
- visit Tangier city
- Explore Chefchaouen city the blue city and its blue streets
- visit the roman ruins of Volubilis
- see Meknes and its mean attraction
- Explore Fes city the oldest city in Morocoo
- Enjoy the Atlas road
- Explore Merzouga and its dunes
- Discover Todgha gorges and Dades Valley
- Visit the filmakers best destination ‘Ouarzazate and Ait be haddou
Explore Marrakech city in full day
- Private 4×4 vehicle or minibus with A/C.
- English-speaking driver.
- Night in the desert camp.
- Camel ride.
- Breakfasts & dinners.
- Lunches & drinks.
- Entrance fees to monuments if any.
The first day of your 9-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.
Once you've enjoyed breakfast, take the opportunity to freely explore the charming lanes of Chefchaouen. Following this, our journey continues to the ancient Roman ruins of Volubilis. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is meticulously preserved, showcasing several exquisite mosaics, old pillars, and archways that provide a fascinating glimpse into history.
After immersing yourself in the remnants of Volubilis, we travel approximately 30 kilometers to reach one of the imperial towns, Meknes, the Ismaili capital. Here, our exploration unfolds with visits to key landmarks, including Bab Al-Mansour, the Sahrij Souani basin, the Royal stables, the granary, and the Moulay Ismail Mausoleum.
The next destination on our journey is Fes, where you'll be accommodated in a traditional Riad for the night. Relax and unwind in the unique ambiance of the Riad, preparing for the adventures that await in Fes the following day.
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 9-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, we will spend the day exploring the Merzouga area. There are other wonderful features in the region, including sand dunes, natural lakes, mines, fossil places, and spectacular oasis. Which are perfect locations for a variety of outdoor sports. In Merzouga, we begin our tour by driving off-road to an old eyeliner mine. Then we pay a visit to the nomads in their handwoven tent. And learn about their way of life while sipping a cup of Berber tea.
Khamlia village is our next stop, where you may enjoy Gnaoua music and dance performances. Its residents come from Sub-Saharan African nations such as Mali, Sudan, and Niger. Lunch at a restaurant is optional. After that, we go for a walk in the palm tree grove. Then travel a few kilometers to visit Merzouga's wild lake, also known as the lake of flamingos. Finally, make your way back to Merzouga. 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.
We continue our 9-day Sahara Morocco tour from Tangier to Kalaa Magouna to explore the Rose Valley after breakfast. Every year in May, a Rose Festival is held when residents sell their rose items such as fragrances, rose water, oil, and cosmetics. We next travel through Skoura's palm orchards and to Amredhyle's Kasbah. Then we arrive in Ouarzazate. We go to the studios where great movies were made, as well as the Taourirt Kasbah.
We next travel for Ait Ben Haddou's famed Kasbah. A fortified settlement designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Furthermore, the Kasbah has featured in several films, including Gladiator, Alexander, The Mummy, and others. As well as TV shows such as Game of Thrones. Then we go to the Telouet Kasbah. Then we go to Marrakesh over the Tizi-N-Tichka pass and the High Atlas Mountains. Lunch and photo stops will be made at fascinating locations. Finally, we will drop you off at your Riad in Marrakesh. The itinerary for a week in Morocco has come to an end.
After a hearty breakfast, you're all set to embark on a day of exploration, delving into the highlights of Marrakesh with the guidance of a local expert. Marrakesh stands proudly as one of Morocco's imperial cities, and your tour will introduce you to its most captivating sites.
Your day's itinerary encompasses a visit to the Bahia Palace, a testament to the city's rich architectural heritage. Next on the list are the Saadian Tombs, steeped in history and intrigue, and the Ben Youssef Quranic mosque, a place of spiritual significance. As you explore, you'll also take a leisurely stroll through the largest traditional souk in Morocco, immersing yourself in the vibrant market atmosphere.
As your day unfolds, you'll have a well-deserved break for lunch, allowing you to savor the local flavors near the lively Jemaa El-Fna square. After your meal, the adventure continues with a visit to the Koutoubia Mosque, Marrakesh's largest, a stunning example of Moroccan architecture. The Majorelle Garden, a lush and picturesque escape, offers another dimension to your exploration.
Finally, your day concludes with a transfer back to your accommodation. If you desire, you can spend some free time wandering the enchanting Jemaa El-Fna square on your own, savoring the sights and sounds of Marrakesh's vibrant heart.
Following your meal, you'll visit the Koutoubia Mosque, the city's largest and a prime example of Moroccan architectural beauty. The Majorelle Garden, a tranquil and picturesque sanctuary, provides a unique dimension to your exploration, offering a moment of serenity amid the hustle and bustle of the city. Your day concludes with a transfer back to your Riad, where you can choose to spend some free time wandering the enchanting Jemaa El-Fna square at your leisure, fully embracing the sights and sounds of Marrakech's vibrant heart.