11 days from tangier to marrakech via sahara desert
Discover Morocco in an interesting 11 days tour from Tangier. Activities and attractions in Morocco. Starting in Tangier, you will visit mosques, discover the blue city of Chefchaouen, Fez, and other ancient cities. Experience an incredible excursion getting to know the nomad.
- Duration: 11 days & 10 nights
- Departure: 7⁄8 AM
- Starting Location: Tangier
- Ending LOcation: Marrakech
Day 1: Tangier – Chefchaouen-Fez tangier to marrakech
We will begin our tour at the city of Tangier, from which we will drive in the middle of the Rif Mountains, by the city of Tetouan, until finally arriving at the city of Chefchaouen. This little city, called the blue pearl, has beautiful landscapes to offer, which you will get to enjoy from the top of a café or restaurant. Finally, we will arrive at Fez in the early evening, where we will have dinner and spend the night at a traditional Riad. travel from tangier
Day 2: Fez – Fez
This day will start after your local guide comes to pick you up from your accommodation. Fez is a beautiful city that doesn´t fall short on the amazing things it has to offer: from artisanal crafts to traditional food, passing by souk markets… etc. You will get to experience a whole new world, like you´ve never seen before. Fez is also home to the oldest university in the world, the Karaouine University, which you will visit alongside the rest of the old Medina, a recognized UNESCO world heritage. We will walk around the narrow streets and alleyways of the old medina, as well as visit the Royal palace and the city´s Jewish district, the Mellah.
Day 3: Fez – Merzouga
We will start our trip towards the Sahara desert by driving past the beautiful town of Ifrane, also called the Switzerland of Morocco for its unique weather and architecture. Our first stop along the way will be to observe wild macaque monkeys in their natural habitat, at the cedar forest in Azrou. We will resume our trip to Merzouga, passing through the valley of Ziz and its impressive palm groves, and the city of Erfoud that´s mostly known for its richness in natural fossils. Finally, we will arrive at Merzouga, Sahara desert, where we will be surrounded by the dunes of Erg Chebbi.
Day 4: Merzouga – Erg Chebbi-Merzouga
We will have breakfast, then ride our 4×4 vehicles until we reach the oasis Tissartmin or Rissani city. This is where we will find the village of Khamlia, which is a village where would meet indigenous nomads living. During the afternoon, we will meet the camel Caravan; which will take us to a desert camp where you get to enjoy a breathtaking view of the sunset. After that, you will spend a magical night, being under a blanket of stars in the sky, and accompanied by live Berber music.
Day 5: Merzouga – Draa Valley
This next day we will make sure to wake you up in time to witness the beautiful sunrise over the desert dunes. We will then have breakfast at the camp before riding camels again until we reach our vehicles. After that, we will head straight to Rissani, which is home to the biggest market place in the area. After lunch, we will continue driving, passing by the towns of Tzarine and N’kob, to finally reach the Draa’ valley. We will stop here as much as needed in order to be able to grasp the true beauty of the place. After driving through an area called the anti-Atlas. Finally, we will arrive at Ouarzazate where we will have dinner and spend the night.
Day 6: Ouarzazate – Ait Ben Haddou – Essaouira
After having breakfast, we will explore Ouarzazate or the Hollywood of Morocco. It takes this name for being home to Morocco’s biggest and most important film studios, which we might pay a visit to. Next, we will drive to the neighboring Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou, which is an ancient traditional fortified Ksar, a UNESCO world heritage, and the filming location for many important international movies. We will finally head to the city of Essaouira, driving through the mountains of the High Atlas. A specific mountain pass that we will drive through is the Tizi-N-Tichka pass, which contains beautiful panoramic views over the mountains, being as high as 2260 meters. You will be provided with an overnight stay in Essaouira.
Day 7: Essaouira-Essaouira
Today you will be free to explore this city however you like. Keep in mind that the old Medina of Essaouira is a recognized UNESCO world heritage, so take your time to truly appreciate it. You may also try some of the city’s fresh seafood if you wish.
Day 8: Essaouira – Marrackech
After having breakfast at Essaouira, we will leave for the red city, Marrakech. We will arrive just in time for you to be able to have enough free time, in order to explore Marrakech. You will be provided with an overnight stay.
Day 9: Marrakech-Marrakech
After breakfast at your accommodation, your certified local tour guide will come to pick you up in order to begin your exploration of the red city, Marrakech. This city is home to Jamaa´ El Fna, the busiest and biggest square in North Africa that holds many traditional artisanal sellers and merchants. Marrakech has many other jewels to offer, that you will, of course, get to visit, such as the Majorelle and the Menara gardens, the Saadies tombs, the Bahia Palace, the Koutoubia Minaret and any more. Finally, you will have dinner and spend the night in Marrakech.
Day 10: Marrakech – Ouzoud waterfalls-Marrakech
This day will be dedicated to exploring Morocco’s most important waterfall site, The Ouzoud waterfalls, with the help of our experienced team members. We will meet many impressive palm groves and other kinds of greenery on our way. Finally, at the waterfalls, you will have the chance to appreciate the mesmerizing 110 tall waterfalls. Finally, we will head back to Marrakech, which is one of the most important Moroccan imperial cities. It also a highly recommended starting point.
Day 11: Marrakech-Airport
After having breakfast, we will arrange your transfer to the airport around 3 hours before the time of your flight where your 11 days from Tangier to Marrakech ends.
If our 11 days from Tangier to Marrakech do not suit your needs, contact us and we will prepare your trip according to your needs and requirements.
Included in this Tour
- A private and very comfortable air conditioned vehicle
- Private English speaking driver/guide
- Pick up and transfer at your Riad / Hotel / airport
Not included in this Tour
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