From the legendary Caves of Hercules in Tangier to the verdant pastoral landscapes of Chefchaouen and the High Atlas mountains; from the soaring High Atlas Mountains to the UNESCO World Heritage site of Ait Benhaddou Kasbah, Telouate Kasbah and the imperial city of Marrakech, Great Desert Tours provides an opportunity for its guests to experience the magical Erg Chebbi dunes of Merzouga in this amazing trip of 4 days Morocco Tour From Tangier.
You will see many places during this trip with the highlight being the one-hour camel ride at sunset in the desert and spending the night at the desert camp.
4 Days Morocco Tour From Tangier to Marrakech Itinerary
If you’re looking for a comprehensive tour of Morocco, consider a 4 days tour from Tangier to Marrakesh. Highlights of the itinerary include a visit to the Chefchaouen, the ancient city of Fez, the spice-filled city of Marrakesh, Erg Chebbi Dunes, and the stunning Sahara Desert. You’ll also have the opportunity to experience the country’s vibrant culture and stunning landscapes.
- Day 1: Tangier – Chefchaouen – Fes
- Day 2: Fes – Ifrane – Azrou – Midelt – Ziz Valley – Erg Chebbi Dunes
- Day 3: Erg Chebbi – Merzouga – Todra Gorges – Dades Gorge – Rose valley
- Day 4: Rose valley – Skoura – Ouarzazate – Ait Ben Haddou – Marrakech
Day 1: Tangier – Chefchaouen- Fes
After an appetizing Breakfast in the vibrant city of Tangier, you will be picked up by our driver at your accommodation and then head to the blue-washed streets of Chefchaouen. This small town is located in the Rif Mountains, and it’s known for its blue-washed streets and buildings where you can wander around in this beautiful medina.
Meanwhile, you enjoy the Spanish-influenced architect and meet the locals as well. Nevertheless, it is the perfect place to relax and take in the scenery.
Then after a scrumptious lunch in the blue city of Chefchaouen, you will head south to the country’s cultural capital Fes which is also one of the sacred cities of morocco. Besides, this city is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it’s also home to the world’s oldest university.
However, Fes is also known for its vibrant markets thus you can find everything from spices to handmade goods during this city tour.
After passing blissful day you will have a night stay in Riad.
Day 2: Fes – Ifrane – Azrou – Midelt – Ziz Valley – Erg Chebbi Dunes
Our driver will swing by to pick you up from your hotel/Riad in Fes at 8:30 am and depart south into the Middle Atlas via mountain station Ifrane, known as the Switzerland of Morocco to enjoy its beauty and to have memorable photos.
You will travel through this National Park on your way to Midlet. On the way, you will meet a troupe of Barbary Macaques at the side of the road obviously waiting for people to feed them.
You carry on driving through the Middle Atlas Mountains and see the native Atlas cedar trees which are used for the roofs and screens of the country’s mosques and palaces.
Next, you will stop in Midelt for lunch, then continue South over the multi-hued expanses of the Eastern High Atlas until the desert regions, following the palm-filled valley of the Ziz to Erfoud.
From there we follow a track into the Sahara until Merzouga where you will see the captivating dunes of Erg Chebbi.
Arrive at the hotel with estimated arrival around 6 pm and get ready for a camel trek for an hour and a half to enjoy the sunset. While on the back of your dromedary, you will continue to the camp for an overnight in a traditional nomad tent.
Also, you will be welcomed with some mint tea and you will have a delicious dinner followed by a visit from some Berber musicians dancing and playing Djembe drums.
Thus the desert is breathtaking and the camp makes you feel like royalty – sitting by the fire under the star this is the night in the desert you will never forget. Also. you’ll have the opportunity to explore the dunes on a camel ride, before watching the sunset over the desert
Day 3: Erg Chebbi – Merzouga Desert – Todra Gorges – Dades Gorge- Rose valley
After a night under the stars, you’ll wake early to watch the sunrise over the dunes where you’ll have plenty of time to explore, take photos, and even ride a camel (if you’re feeling adventurous)!
Then it’s time to head to the Todra Gorges, these stunning gorges are carved into the cliffs by the Todra River, and they’re absolutely stunning. You’ll have some time to hike around and take in the incredible views. a stunning canyon that’s carved out of the Atlas Mountains. You’ll have time to explore the canyon before heading to the next destination.
Finally, you’ll head to the Dades Gorge. This gorge is known for its stunning “monkey fingers” rock formations, and it’s definitely a sight to behold. Further, move to the beautiful Rose Valley which gets its name from the thousands of rose bushes that grow in the area. Since is located between the Dades and Todra Gorges and is a popular spot for hiking.
After a day of exploration, you’ll head back to your riad in the Rose Valley where you stay overnight with dinner.
Be sure to enjoy a relaxing evening, as tomorrow you’ll be heading to Marrakech!
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Day 4: Rose valley- Skoura – Ouarzazate – Ait Ben Haddou – Marrakech
After breakfast, we’ll head to El Kalaa Mgouna – the Road of a Thousand Kasbahs. We’ll pass the Skoura palm oasis and arrive at Amridil, the largest kasbah in the south (featured on Morocco’s 50-Dirham banknote). Amridil is still inhabited, so it’s a chance to see traditional ways of life in these ancient settlements. The Kasbah is an imposing structure, and the views from the top are incredible, you will spend some time exploring Amridil.
After that, we will set off towards Ouarzazate passing the international filming center en route to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Aït ben Haddou Kasbah, a hillside assembly of several multi-storied adobe granaries.
In actuality, this setting has been used for more films than any other location in Morocco; films including, Jewel of the Nile, Lawrence of Arabia, Game of Thrones, Jesus of Nazareth, and recently The Gladiator.
You will have lunch then drive to another impressive Kasbah in the village of Telouate nestled outside the Onilla Valley. Kasbah Telouate was occupied by the Pacha Thami Glaoui during his reign and is frequented by Moroccan and tourists.The village of Telouate is located in the middle of the Atlas Mountains, about four hours south of Marrakech. It is a small village with a population of just over 1,000 people. The villagers are very friendly and welcoming, and they are always happy to help visitors with anything they need.
Hence the Harem and reception hall areas give one a good idea of the former luxury in which the El Glaoui family lived, as well as a look at the Andalusian style of decorating. However, the older parts of the Kasbah are in complete ruins, making it difficult to see properly. Walking through the crumbling passageways is like walking through a maze letting the imagination go wild. There is not much to do in Telouate, but there are some beautiful hiking trails nearby that offer stunning views of the mountains and the valley below. There are also several small shops in the village where you can buy souvenirs and local handicrafts.
In the afternoon, we head north across the High Atlas on the spectacular road of the Tizi-n’Tichka pass, with vistas on deep dales and their adobe hamlets . Finally, we ended the day in Marrakech.
Drop you off at your accommodation.
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The 4 Days Morocco Tour From Tangier is an amazing opportunity to experience the country’s culture and natural beauty. From the legendary Caves of Hercules to the stunning High Atlas mountains, this tour provides an opportunity to see some of the best that Morocco has to offer.
However, this desert tour from Tangier includes visits to Chefchaouen, Fes, Ifrane, Azrou, Midelt, Ziz Valley, Erg Chebbi Dunes, Merzouga, Todra Gorges, Dades Gorge, Rose Valley, Skoura, Ouarzazate, Ait Ben Haddou, and Marrakech. With so much to see and do, this tour is sure to provide an unforgettable experience.
So don’t hesitate, book your tour today and come experience the magic of Morocco just in 4 days trip!
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||Tangier – Marrakech|
|DEPARTURE TIME||8:30 AM|
|WEAR||Baggy trousers for camel trekking, Warm clothing for evenings and nights in winter, sunblock, lip balm, UV safe sunglasses, Sneakers, small bag with a water bottle and torch|