5 days trip from Tangier to the Merzouga desert

5 days trip from Tangier to the Merzouga desert

5 Days / 4 nights
4x4 / minivan
Tour Type:
Cultural Tour, Desert Tours
Group size:
2 /20
Hotels - Riads - Desert Camp
English / Spanish

Discover the best of Morocco on a 5 days journey from Tangier to the Merzouga desert. Immerse yourself in the rich culture, explore historic medinas, and experience unforgettable moments. Travel with locals and create memories that last a lifetime. Book your incredible Morocco trip now!


Highlights: 5 days trip from Tangier to the Merzouga desert

→ Over night in a Superior Camp in the Sahara Desert → Visit of Tetouan → Visit Roman ruins of Volubilis → Visit of Fez → Visit the blue city of Chefchaouen

Schedule: 5 days trip from Tangier to the Merzouga desert






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Tour overview: 5 days trip from Tangier to the Merzouga desert

Embark on an extraordinary 5 days journey from Tangier to the captivating Merzouga desert, as you unravel the hidden treasures of Morocco. This remarkable expedition will transport you through time, as you traverse the length of the country, immersing yourself in the wonders it has to offer. Wander through ancient medinas, haggle in bustling souks, and savor the exquisite flavors of Moorish tea, all while creating unforgettable memories. Indulge in the enchanting spirit of Morocco by embarking on this awe-inspiring adventure alongside knowledgeable locals with this 5-day trip from Tangier to the Merzouga desert.

Itinerary : 5-day trip from Tangier to the Merzouga desert

Day 1 : Tangier - Tetouan - Chefchaouen

The first day of our 5 days adventure tour will start by pick uping you from your hotel/airport/ port and drive to Chefchaouen. First, we will go to Tetouan, popularly known as "The White Dove" due to the pigmentation of most of its buildings.
Once there, we will visit its main places of interest, such as the Moullay El Mehdi Square, the Spanish Ensanche, the Jewish Quarter or Hassan II Square, where the majestic Royal Palace is located...
Next, we will drive to the unmistakable and famous city of Chefchaouen. Once we arrive, we will be immersed in the intense blue of the houses and streets of its Medina, which you can walk around during your free time. Later, we will walk together from the main square of Chaouen to the Hammam where our accommodation is located.

Day 2: Chefchaouen - Guided tour of Fez

Departure in the morning crossing the mountainous villages of Jbala to reach Fes, one of the four imperial cities along with Marrakech, Meknes and Rabat. Fez, one of the largest walled cities in the world, is located in the interior, is the second most touristic city in Morocco, only below Marrakech. It is also the oldest of the imperial cities and the current religious capital of the country.

After lunch, we will begin our half-day guided tour of the medina of Fez, the oldest medina, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Once you enter and walk through its labyrinthine streets, while we cross, or rather try to avoid, the transport of goods (mainly donkeys and motorcycles), it will be impossible not to feel that we have moved to another era.

Divided basically into three zones, we can differentiate the one within the walls (located both the first medina, also called Fez el-Bali, and the second or Fez el-Jdid) and the French area or Ville Nouvelle.

Walking through the medina we can see parading stores and trades that, in the vast majority of the rest of the world, have disappeared: potters, goldsmiths, weavers .... We explore the narrow streets full of stores, fresh fruit, lots of spices, Berber carpets, leather, and many other objects of Moroccan craftsmanship. A visit to the King's Palace, tanneries and potters are just some of the places you will experience.

Day 3: Fez - Ifrane - Midelt - Ziz Valley - Erfoud - Camel trek and night in camp

At around 8am we will pick you up from your accommodation in Fez and start our third day of the trip by heading to Ifrane, a town known as the Switzerland of Morocco because of its typically Swiss buildings. Then we will head to the thousand-year-old cedar forest of Azrou, where we will stop to enjoy the landscape and have the opportunity to see the monkeys that live in freedom in this area.
A visit to this area is very pleasant. Then we will continue through the Middle Atlas Mountains until we reach the city of Midelt, where we will have a break for lunch. We will continue through the Ziz valley and its gorges to Errachi-day, passing the town of Erfoud, famous for its fossil production. In the afternoon we will reach the desert of Merzouga, where we will mount our camels to sleep in the Berber camp in the middle of the dunes of Erg Chebbi. Dinner under the stars, Berber music show with drums and overnight stay in the camp.

Day 4 : Merzouga - Ziz Valley - Atlas - Meknes.

The Fourth day of our 5-day trip from Tangier to the Merzouga desert starts by taking the the way back to the north, we will pass through Tafilalet, Rissani (origin of the Alaouite dynasty and former capital of the Alaouite sultans), Azrou and arrive in Meknes later in the day.
Overnight in a riad in the medina of Meknes with breakfast included.

Day 5 : Meknes - Volubilis - Tangier.

After breakfast, we will take the road towards the ancient Roman city of Volubilis. You can take a visit if you are interested, if not, we can go directly to Tangier by the highway. We will pass through several villages and farming areas before arriving in Tangier.

At the indicated time, transfer to the port / airport or your accommodation and end of our services and of our 5 days trip from Tangier to the Merzouga desert

What is included in the 5 days trip from Tangier to the Merzouga desert?

  • Private vehicle in comfortable 4x4/minivan with heating / air conditioning (only you travel).
  • English-speaking driver at your disposal every day of the trip.
  • Fuel.
  • Half board accommodation in hotels / Riads (dinner and breakfast in the indicated accommodations).
  • Night in Berber Camp in the middle of the desert.
  • Camel Ride in the desert.
  • Guided tour of Fez with official local guide.
  • Transfers from & to the airport / port of Tangier.

Not included:

  • Drinks.
  • Lunches and dinners in Fes, Meknes and Chefchaouen.
  • Entrance fees to monuments.
  • Personal expenses.