One of the best desert tours in Morocco is the 8 Days Morocco tour from Tangier. This trip will take you to explore the northern cities of Morocco and the Sahara Desert. On this 8 Days desert tour from Tangier, you will pass through Meknes, Fes, Marrakech, and Rabat and learn everything there is to know about Morocco’s four imperial cities. Tangier serves as the starting and closing point of this epic 8 Days Desert tour from Tangier, which includes stops to learn about the Sahara, history, and architecture.
Our 8-day Tour from Tangier starts in Tangier, the point of entry between Europe and Africa. Afterward, head to the blue city of Chefchaouen to spend the night. You’ll next visit three well-known cities: Volubilis, well-preserved Roman ruins, and Meknes, an imperial city with many stunning sights, then Fes, Morocco’s cultural and religious hub.
You’ll travel south from Fes to Merzouga, the entrance to the Sahara, across the cedar forest and mountain villages. Take a camel trek and spend the night in the Desert. Additionally, you’ll experience typical Bedouin hospitality with a delectable dinner and Berber music drumming before going to your tents for the night. Explore Todra Gorges and dip in its refreshing waters. Drive through the valley of a Thousand Kasbahs till you arrive at the cinematic destination, Ouarzazate.
Ouarzazate is located on the edge of the Sahara and has appeared in several Hollywood films and TV programs. You may tour one of the local film studios or visit the fantastic movie museum. Explore Ait Ben Haddou, the most well-known Kasbah in Morocco. Here, you can see mud-brick buildings from the 11th century. Later, you’ll drive to Marrakech to have a guided tour of the city’s most prominent highlights.
After we have had a chance to tour Marrakech, we will get to Rabat, the current capital of Morocco, where you will visit the Hassan Tower and much more. You’ll eventually return to Tangier, where we’ll close our 8-day Morocco tour from Tangier.
Today, our 8-day Morocco tour from Tangier starts with a pick-up at the airport and a transfer to Chefchaouen. You have time to explore the city of Tangier. It is on the Maghreb coast at the western entrance to the Strait of Gibraltar, where the Mediterranean Sea meets the Atlantic Ocean off Cape Spartel.
We head off towards Chefchaouen via Tetouan city, called the White Dove, where we stop for lunch. Tetouan lies along the Martil Valley and is one of two major ports of Morocco on the Mediterranean Sea.
Arrive at the blue pearl of the Rif Mountains, Chefchaouen. You don't skip strolling among the magnificent blue-washed walls, taking some of your best-photographing shots. Walking the alleyways will lead you to the Kasbah, shops, and restaurants. Moreover, you can try traditional Moroccan cuisine in one of the local restaurants. Enjoy dinner and overnight in a riad.
Having breakfast in the riad on the second day of the 8-day tour from Tangier, we hit the road to Fes. Going past Ouazzane, the way to Fes will take us along large and beautiful farmland, where different kinds of vegetables and fruits are grown.
As an ancient Roman city, Volubilis is proof that the Romans inhabited the lands of Morocco. We'll stroll this breathtaking Roman site through its grandeur and well-preserved ruins. You'll discover the Roman ruins guided by a local guide, as you can walk on your own to capture more amazing photos.
After 40 minutes, driving will drop us in the imperial city of Meknes, where we visit one of the most amazing gates in the world, Bab Mansour. Besides, we'll visit El-Lhdim Square, Qara prison, and Moulay Ismail Mausoleum.
We'll drive straight to Fes in the evening and drop you off at your accommodation. You can have time to wander through the streets of the old Medina. Finally, spend the night in a riad or hotel.
Today, in the morning, we will say goodbye to Fes and make our way via the Middle Atlas cross Imouzzer Kandar and Ifrane. We will undoubtedly stop at various stops to marvel at the beautiful landscapes. Explore the cedar forest of Azrou to take photos of the jungle and the monkeys living there. Have lunch in Midelt.
We will return to the way crossing the high Atlas Mountains and pause to refresh and snap pictures of Hassan Addakhil dam, situated at the Ziz River, about 10km from Errachidia. The purpose of this dam is to regularize the wadi to carry out the Ziz Valley agricultural and Tafilalet lands development. Also, to provide flood protection. Set off southward from Errachidia, stopping for a panoramic view of Ziz Valley.
Then onward to the Merzouga Desert, the starting point for an evening desert riding camels through the dunes to the camp in the middle of the Sahara Desert. Enjoy the sandboarding and the spectacular desert sunset. Enjoy a traditional dinner, singing and dancing to the rhythms of African drums. Spend overnight camping under the shining stars at your well-appointed Berber-style encampment.
One of the most iconic Saharan Desert experiences is waking up to an incredible sunrise over the never-ending sand dunes. Have a shower and breakfast. We will continue our 8-day desert tour from Tangier to Rissani, where you will see the authentic Moroccan flavor and other colorful souks.
After that, we depart towards Tinghir, passing by the oasis of Erfoud and Tinejdad to get to the spectacular Todra Gorges. In this place, you can walk along the stream and admire the rock walls of the massive mountains with blue sky.
It’s a chance to take lovely photos because Todgha Gorges is one of the most picturesque places in Morocco, filled with groves of fruit trees, traditional Berber architecture, and friendly people. Dades Valley offers a very unique and insightful experience. For this reason, we recommend you spend that night in a hotel in this amazing place.
Having breakfast in the morning, we start our 8-day tour from Tangier by heading straight to Ouarzazate via Kelaat M-gouna. The way will take us along the One Thousand Kasbahs. You will catch a spectacular view of a vast valley dotted with a small oasis and hundreds of ancient fortifications.
Once we arrive in Ouarzazate, we will explore the Atlas Film Studios, one of the largest movie studios in the world in terms of land area. Several historical movies and TV series were shot here, including Gladiator, Game of Thrones, and Prison Break.
Next, the 8-day desert tour from Tangier takes us to the famous UNESCO site of Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah. Have lunch in a typical restaurant. Enjoy the gorgeous High Atlas Mountains over our entire view. You will admire the breathtaking scenery passing through the Atlas Mountains and small Berber villages.
Stop at worth-stopping stations, such as the Tizi N’Tichka. It’s a mountain pass that reaches 2260 meters above sea level. By the evening, we get to Marrakech and drive you to check into your riad or hotel.
One could roam on the streets and through the history of Marrakech for days, weeks, and even months. At every corner and behind every stone, there’s a story to be uncovered, told, and enjoyed.
However, if time is scarce and you only have a few hours to taste the essence of Marrakech, you will need a guide to tour the best attractions of Marrakech. After breakfast, you will step into the car and embark on an unforgettable tour with an expert guide, the kind of storyteller guide who knows the inside-outs of Marrakech.
The 8-day Morocco Tour from Tangier starts by visiting El Bahia Palace, the greatest of its time. The name means brilliance. We’ll continue our historical quest with a visit to the Saadian dynasty Sultan Ahmad al-Mansur.
Next, we'll head to the ruined palace of El Badi. We will go to the Ben Youssef Madra to gain a deeper insight into the Moroccan Islamic culture. Enjoy a tasty lunch. Then, move to the Majorelle Gardens, designed by the French artist Jacques Majorelle.
After visiting the Majorelle Gardens, we will move to the mosque of Koutoubia. Here, we will try to reconstruct with our imagination what Marrakech looked like hundreds of years ago when this mosque stood close to the Jemaa el-Fna. Overnight accommodation will be in the riad.
After breakfast in the riad on the 8-day tour from Tangier, we will leave Marrakech and make our way towards Rabat, one of the four imperial cities. Going via Casablanca and stopping to refresh and visit the majestic mosque of Hassan II, the largest mosque in Africa and the 5th largest in the world, a maximum of 105,000 worshippers can gather together for prayer.
Next, after lunch, we will return to the road along the Atlantic Coast, enjoying the views of Moroccan beaches. Once in Rabat, the administrative capital of Morocco, we will tour the city emblem, Hassan Tower. It’s a tower that reaches 44m and is surrounded by 384 columns, the largest mosque of its time, but the death of Sultan Yakub El Manssur stopped the construction.
We will also visit the Mohamed V Mausoleum and the Oudayas Kasbah. Dating from the 10th century, the Kasbah offers scenic views of the beach of Rabat. Spend overnight and dinner in the hotel.
After breakfast in the hotel on the last of the epic 8 Days Morocco tour from Tangier, we leave Rabat and go northward to Tangier. Depending on your flight departure times, we transport you to the airport.
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