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tangier desert tour

Tour Details

Tangier desert tour is a 10-day Imperial Cities and Sahara trip from Tangier to discover the richness of the Sahara desert and the secrets of ancient medinas. You will travel from the seaport of Tangier to the city of Fez, then to the desert town of Merzouga.

Discover the secrets of ancient medinas & explore Tangier desert tour with a 10-day Imperial cities & Sahara trip! Experience Fes, Merzouga, Chefchaouen, Dades & more.

Tangier desert tour allows you to:

  •  Explore the blue city of Chefchaouen
  • Discover Fes – the most important cultural city in Morocco
  • Experience the Sahara desert in Merzouga
  • Experience the Sahara desert in Merzouga
  •  Explore Dades and Todra gorges with optional walking
  • Visit Ouarzazate and Ait Benhaddou Kasbahs.

Itinerary of Tangier desert tour

Day 1Tangier

Once you arrive in Tangier, your driver will take you to your chosen hotel, either by plane or ferry. You will have some time for yourself to briefly explore the busy city port that is a hot spot for all sorts of social personalities. At night you need to rest and prepare for Day 2..

Day 2Chefchaouen

After your morning meal, we will have a quick tour of the city before departing toward Chefchaouen, the infamous town located in the Rif Mountains. On our way, we will encounter many small villages and will end the day with dinner and rest at the hotel.

Day 3Volubilis, Meknes, and Fez

Fuel up for breakfast, and after, we will explore the blue town of Chefchaouen, which locate in a quiet part of the mountains. In the afternoon, we will make a trip to the long-lost ruin of Volubilis, which will give you a small taste of what life was like back in the days of the Romans. After, food will be a priority while we travel to Meknes. After refueling and getting a quick tour of Meknes, it’s time to head off to Fez, which is considered the cultural hotbed of Morocco.

Day 4Private Tour of Fez

After breakfast, you will take a guided tour of the sizeable walled-in city. As you explore the town and its narrow streets, you will experience all the things that make the area what it is, like fruits, spices, and traditional art. There will be mosques along the way, with some dating back to 860. Although they do not allow non-Muslims in, many other stops will take your mind off this, including the Batha Palace, a museum, Nejjarine Fountain, and Bab Boujloud with its famous blue and green ceramics.

Day 5Ifrane, Azrou, and Midelt

Prepare for early breakfast because we will leave early for the Sahara Desert. Along the way, we will pass through many favorite locations like Ifrane, a ski resort built by the French in the 30s. Other than that, the trip will mainly consist of forests, villages, and rock cliffs. Halfway through the tour, we will stop in the town of Midelt for lunch and learn about its rich history in fossils. Once we arrive at the Kasbah in Erfoud, a hot shower or quick jump into the pool will revive you from the long trip. Enjoy dinner at the hotel and get rested for the next day.

Day 6Midelt, Azrou, Ifrane, Rissani and Merzouga

Once we have breakfast, we will depart for the village of Rissani. This village is famous for being where the Alaouite dynasty originated from, now ruling over Morocco. Here you will see attractions like the monument in Sijilmassa, the center of desert trading. Lunch will be local food prepared at a traditional restaurant. From there, we will depart to Merzouga.

Day 7Gorge Todra, Gorge Dades, and Ouarzazate

Today includes a specially prepared Berber breakfast before leaving for Ouarzazate. This region is one of the most romanticized areas of Morocco, known for being located next to lush river valleys, all of which are under the beautiful blue skies of the desert. We will be traveling along the “Road of a Thousand Kasbahs,” a famous trading route, which we can see in some favorite movies. Lunch will be at a small, local village along the way, and after will be some time for you to explore the town on a hike freely, or you can rest next to the pool and enjoy the weather.

Day 8Ouarzazate, Ait Benhaddou ksar, and Marrakech

On our way back to Marrakech, we will pass through the Draa Valley, populated by palm groves and Berber villages. Once we get to Ait Benhaddou, the terrace overlooking the Kasbah complex, we will have a moment to refuel for lunch. After, we will continue our trip back to the hotel/riad in Marrakech.

Day 9Marrakech

The last day of the tour is all about exploring Marrakech. This exploration will include visiting monuments like the Saadian tombs, Koutoubia Mosque, and the Menara Garden. We will return to the hotel at lunchtime, and from there, you are free to explore by yourself. We recommend checking out the souks, but if you’re low on energy, then maybe you can round your day off with a sweet drink while people-watching at Jamaa Elfna Square. End of Tangier desert tour.

Day 10Departing

Enjoy your last breakfast at the hotel before departing for the airport.

Summer and Winter Season Price:
  • 2 people – 1180 €
  • 3-4 people – 1080€
  •  For 5 people or more – 980 €
Price Includes
  • English-speaking guide/driver
  • Transport ( minibus or 4×4)
  • Eight-night in the hotel (breakfast and dinner)
  • One night in desert camp (Breakfast and dinner)
  • Camels ride
  • Camels ride Guided tour in Fes and Marrakech
  • Free time to explore the sites such as Kasbahs, Walks, Canyons, Breaks for photos.
Price Does Not Include
  • Ticket flight
  • Accommodation and meals in Marrakech
  • Travel Insurance
  • Drinks
  • Lunches
  • Entrance to Kasbahs and Cinema studio
  • Traditional tips
 Additional Details
  • Tangier desert tour is available and can be arranged for groups of all sizes.
  • Further discounts are available for group sizes over eight people.
  • You can pay €/$/£ or Moroccan Dirhams.

Tangier desert tour: Imperial Cities and Sahara Trip from Tangier. From Tangier seaport to Merzouga desert town, explore the richness of the Sahara & secrets of ancient medinas with a 10-day Tangier desert tour! Visit Fes & more.

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