Are you looking for an exciting and adventure-filled way to see some of Morocco’s most stunning desert landscapes? Then look no further than this 5 Days Desert Tour From Tangier!
You’ll travel through the Sahara Desert, stopping at key sites like Erg Chebbi, the Todgha Gorge, and Ait Benhaddou. Along the way, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to take in the incredible scenery, try your hand at sandboarding, and even go on a camel ride! With an experienced and knowledgeable guide at your side, this is sure to be an unforgettable experience.
5 Days Desert Tour From Tangier to Marrakech: The Most Amazing Way to See Morocco!
This 5 Days Desert Tour From Tangier to Marrakech is perfect to discover Morocco in 5 days and 4 nights Sahara desert trip from Tangier. It is the architecture, the culture, the colors, the food, the desert, the dramatic landscapes, the bustling cities, the spices, the luxury riads – come along as we take you to Morocco for an experience of a lifetime.
You will see monkeys in the middle Atlas, the camel ride and sand dunes, starry nights with a clearly visible Milky Way, beautiful gorges and oasis towns, and stunning views from the high Atlas. Yet, the highlight of this adventure is a camel trek through the Sahara desert!
5 Days Tour From Tangier Itinerary: What to See and Do
This is a great itinerary for those looking to explore all that Tangier has to offer. We’ll be covering some of the best sights and activities Tangier has to offer, so you won’t want to miss out.
- Day 1: Tangier – Chefchaouen
- Day 2: Chefchaouen- Volubilis- Fes
- Day 3: Fes – Midelt – Ziz Valley – Erfoud – Merzouga
- Day 4: Erg Chebbi – Merzouga – Todra Gorges – Dades Gorge- Rose valley
- Day 5: Rose valley- Skoura – Ouarzazate – Ait Ben Haddou – Telouate – Marrakech
Day 1: Tangier – Chefchaouen
Our driver will meet you at the airport to made your way up to Chefchaouen, which is also known as the “Blue Pearl” of Morocco. Well, the drive would be pretty long but it will be so worth it once you got there!
Since it is a beautiful and unique city famous for its white-washed walls and its blue doors and windows so you can freely wander around this blue painted city for a while after having a lunch and also meet the locals of medina and do shopping for yourself from the local market.
After spending the whole day in Chefchaouen you will be stayed in Riad overnight.
Day 2: Chefchaouen- Volubilis- Fes
Since Chefchaouen own with its distinctive pale blue and whitewashed buildings and winding alleyways. a charming place with strong Andalusian connections thus it was here that many Jews and Moors fled during the Spanish Inquisition.
After exploring the Blue city we will drive south to Fes via Volubilis and have the chance to travel back to the 3rd century by visiting one of the most important archaeological sites in the kingdom. Well, it is Volubilis, pronounce Walili in Arabic language, an attractive roman city or what we call the ruins of Volubilis, which was listed as a UNESCO world Heritage site in 1997.
If we get to Fes early, you will meet your local city guide who will take you to explore Fes. This city is a bustling metropolis, full of energy and life you can wander the streets, taking in the sights and sounds of this vibrant city. Make sure to try some of the local food – it’s delicious!
Furthermore, Fez the cultural capital, is one of the most complete medieval Islamic cities in the world. You will be taken to get a high up panoramic view of the old city by our driver.
Then he will drop you off at the gate to discover the Old Medina, one of the world’s largest walled in cities.
You will explore the narrow streets lined with fresh fruit, mounds of spices, intricately woven Berber carpets and many other art objects of Morocco. A visit to the King’s Palace, the tanneries, and potters are just a few places you will experience.
Enjoy your evening exploring the medina and the hustle bustle of the street stalls
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Day 3: Fes – Midelt – Ziz Valley – Erfoud – Merzouga
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.
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 to the hotel with estimated arrival around 6 pm and get ready for a camel trek for an hour and 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.
You will be welcomed with some mint tea. You will have a delicious dinner followed by a visit from some Berber musicians dancing and playing Djembe drums.
The desert is breathtaking and the camp makes you feel like royalty – sitting by the fire under the stars. A night you will not forget.
Day 4: Erg Chebbi – Merzouga Desert – Todra Gorges – Dades Gorge- Rose valley
Wake up early with an optional camel excursion on the Erg dunes to see the sunrise over the Sahara, possibly the best moments of the Sahara desert.
Then we begin our travel tour of Tafilalet oasis, Morocco’s largest (120,000 date-bearing palms), with a visit to the ruins of Sijilmassa in Rissani, Africa’s 2nd largest city in the 10th century.
Then turn West through typical desert scenery and the volcanic mountain, stopping to admire a millennium- old vast network of underground aqueducts, until Tinjdad.
There we will visit the unique Berber Museum and enjoy lunch. Continue West to market center Tinghir for a walk through its adobe kasbah above the oasis, followed by a drive up the Todgha Gorge, Morocco’s “Grand Canyon” (600 feet high). The picturesque river valleys make for a beautiful journey towards the southeast of Morocco.
Then we drive up the Dades Valley, the South’s most picturesque, with its varied orchards guarded by adobe forts and its odd rock formations, passing the strange rock creation of Tamnalt Hills.
Then off to the heart of Rose valley where you stay for night and enjoy scrumptious dinner.
Day 5: Rose valley- Skoura – Ouarzazate – Ait Ben Haddou – Telouate – Marrakech
After breakfast, we will head to El Kalaa Mgouna, the Road of One Thousand Kasbahs, passing the Skoura palm oasis until Amridil, the South’s largest kasbah (featured on Morocco’s 50-Dirham banknote). Since Amridil is still inhabited, you will get chance to see traditional ways of life in these historic ancient settlements.
After that, we will set off towards Ouarzazate, Our first stop will be at the UNESCO World Heritage site of Ait Ben Haddou. This fortified city is an excellent example of earthen architecture, and has been used as a filming location for many movies and TV shows.
After a lunch we will take you to another impressive Kasbah in the village of Telouate which is nestled outside the beautiful Onilla Valley.
Since this kasbah was occupied by the Pacha Tehami Glaoui during his reign therefore it has become fascinating destination for Moroccan and tourists both. 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.
Unfortunately, since the older area of the are completely ruined so it is hard to experience the entire view of this village. Walking through the crumbling passageways is like walking through a maze letting the imagination go wild.
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 is a must-see. and you’ll have plenty of time to explore it. Finally, you’ll head to Marrakech, where you’ll spend the night. and then you will be Drop off at your accommodation.
The 5 day desert tour from Tangier to Marrakech is an amazing way to see some of Morocco’s most beautiful and historic sites. The tour starts in Tangier, a city with a rich history and culture, and then takes you to Chefchaouen, a beautiful blue city. From there, you’ll visit Volubilis, the Roman ruins, and then Fes, one of the oldest cities in the world. After that, you’ll head to Merzouga and explore the Sahara desert. Finally, you’ll drive back to Marrakech via the Todra Gorge and the Dades Gorge. This incredible tour allows you to see some of Morocco’s best sights. So don’t miss the chance to discover the beauty of morocco in 5 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|
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