8 Days Desert Trip from Tangier to Marrakech going through the Imperial Cities of Morocco: Fes, Meknes, Marrakech. Enjoy the Middle Atlas views and explore Volubilis. This trip is also a chance to visit Merzouga Sahara, Camel ride, and desert camping. Visit Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah, Ouarzazate, and the High Atlas.
On this Morocco imperial cities 8 days tour we introduce to you an enriching insight into the rich history of imperial Morocco through its amazing and majestic palaces, UNESCO World Heritage Sites and magnificent monuments, labyrinthine medinas, and lively and exciting souks.
Included guided tours will reveal the highlights of the 2 imperial cities of Fes and Marrakech. You will stay in beautiful authentic riads close to the main attractions in the heart of each imperial city. And Camel trekking experience in the magical Sahara Desert of Merzouga – Erg Chebbi dunes- and overnight in Berber camp under millions of shining stars.
Enjoy landscapes of the Rif Mountains
Visit the blue city of Chefchaouen
Visit the ruins Roman City of Volubilis
Explore Fes & Marrakech with a local guide
Meet Barbary Apes in Azrou Cedar forest
Panoramic aspects of Erg Chebbi dunes
Experience Camel ride in Merzouga Sahara
Watch Sunset over the sand dunes
Do Sand Boarding activity
Hearty dinner and party around campfire (Berber Drums)
Overnight Camping at Merzouga Desert Camp
Visit Atlas Studio & Taourirt Kasbah in Ouarzazate
Visit the UNESCO world heritage of Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah
Spectacular views of the Atlas Mountains landscapes
We will start the day, by driving through the Rif mountains and Tetouan city to enjoy the views of the beautiful mountains till we get to Chefchaouen, one of the stunning villages at the feet of the Rif mountains.
Chefchaouen medina has a Spanish-style square surrounded by many funky arts and crafts stores, roof-top restaurants, and cafes where you will spend your night in a nice place to enjoy the breeze and the beauty of nature.
After a tasty breakfast on the road, our 8 Days Desert Trip From Tangier to Marrakech starts towards Volubilis crossing via Ouazan and other Rif villages. In Volubilis, we will discover the Roman ruins and learn about Moroccan history.
Then we will drive to Meknes city (the 17th-century heritage) where we will stop for lunch and we will discover the historical walls of the medina, bab el Mansour and we will enjoy a visit to Moulay Ismail shrine. Later in the afternoon, we head to Fes city where we will spend the night.
Today we will explore one of the oldest cities in Morocco, walking through its alleys and small streets. Our visit starts by visiting the Royal Palace gate, the Jewish headquarter, the first Mellah ever built in Morocco, built during the 16th century.
We will ensure that you visit all sites with cultural and historical interest including the famous Al Karaouine University, the oldest in the region, the Tanneries, the Attarine museum, and Moulay Idriss mausoleum. After lunch, you will visit the tiles cooperative and then experience a wonderful panoramic view over the whole Medina of Fes.
After breakfast in your hotel, we will travel to Merzouga via Errachidia and Erfoud. You will be traveling through the fascinating Tiz Ntalghamt pass and the Ziz Gorge. You’ll notice how the scenery changes to reveal hints of the desert as you approach the city of Errachidia, where you will have lunch and enjoy the Berber hospitality.
Afterward, we will travel along Ziz Valley, stopping for panoramic views along the way to Erfoud (famous fossil city) and Rissani(with its famous souk). We arrive in Merzouga in the afternoon and you’ll be welcomed with a glass of mint tea before you start your camel ride to spend a night in the desert camp with Berber music and also sand-boarding.
We woke up early to see the spectacle of the sunrise over the dunes of the Erg Chebbi before heading back to the hotel by camels. After breakfast and shower.
Leaving the desert, we will drive through the Atlas (Saghro) mountains and we will take a short walk through Todra Gorge before arriving in Dades Valley for dinner and accommodation. We spent a night in Dades Gorges, in a local riad/hotel.
After breakfast in the hotel, you will travel through the Dades Valley towards Kelaa M’gouna and Ouarzazate. This route through Dades Valley is called the way of the thousand kasbahs. We will visit the cinema city, Ouarzazate, and also Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah, the largest Kasbah in Morocco, built by T-Hami El Glaoui (the UNESCO heritage site).
Then, we will drive across the High Atlas mountains and you will enjoy the panoramic view and attractive Berber villages along the way till we reach Marrakech where we stay overnight in a local hotel.
Continuing our 8 days desert trip from Tangier to Marrakech, we will start exploring the red city of Morocco “Marrakech”. We will ensure that you see the most important sites of historical and cultural interest. This includes the Majorelle Gardens, the Koutoubia Tower, the Saadian tombs, and the Bahia Palace.
After lunch at a local restaurant near the famous square, you will walk through the souks and you can also buy souvenirs or enjoy the art of handicrafts. In the afternoon, you will have free time to discover the city by yourself.
Today, depending on your flight, you will be transferred to the airport to attend your flight.
1. At the accommodations, you will be staying in a private room at your preferred type.
2. At the desert camp, you will be staying in a private tent at your fancied type.
3. Vegetarian options are available, please advise at time of booking if required.
4. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
5. Comfortable shoes for walking and Sandboarding, sport sneakers for example. Long sleeves and long pants or skirts are appropriate for the camel trek.
6. Quad bikes & Buggies in the dunes can be included as an extra.
7. Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
8. Your booking confirmation will be received at the time of booking.
The 8 Days Desert Trip from Tangier to Marrakech offers a unique and unforgettable journey through the Imperial Cities of Morocco, including Fes, Meknes, and Marrakech. This tour allows you to immerse yourself in the rich history, vibrant culture, and breathtaking landscapes of Morocco. From exploring the ancient ruins of Volubilis to experiencing the beauty of the Sahara desert in Merzouga, riding camels, and camping under the stars, this tour offers a diverse range of experiences. With comfortable accommodation, reliable transportation, and knowledgeable guides, we ensure that your trip is hassle-free and filled with memorable moments. Join us on this adventure to discover the best of Morocco’s imperial cities and the magic of the desert.
The tour is 8 days long, providing an immersive experience of the Imperial Cities of Morocco, including Fes, Meknes, and Marrakech, as well as the Middle Atlas, Volubilis, Merzouga Sahara, Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah, Ouarzazate, and the High Atlas.
The tour includes visits to the Imperial Cities of Morocco (Fes, Meknes, and Marrakech), Middle Atlas, Volubilis, Merzouga Sahara, Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah, Ouarzazate, and the High Atlas.
During the tour, you will have the opportunity to explore the historic cities of Fes, Meknes, and Marrakech, known for their rich cultural heritage and architectural wonders. You will also visit the ancient Roman ruins of Volubilis, experience the stunning landscapes of the Middle Atlas and High Atlas Mountains, and immerse yourself in the beauty of the Merzouga Sahara desert.
Yes, the tour includes a camel ride in Merzouga Sahara, where you will have the opportunity to experience the traditional mode of desert transportation and spend a night camping under the starry sky.
Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah is a UNESCO World Heritage site and a well-preserved ancient fortified village that has been featured in many movies and TV shows. Ouarzazate, known as the “Hollywood of Morocco,” is a gateway to the Sahara desert and home to famous film studios and breathtaking landscapes.
Note: If you want to modify this tour, let us know your idea, travel plans and we can create similar or different program, which match your requirements. Contact us for more info.