7 days Desert Tour from Tangier to Marrakech & Essaouira

7 days Desert Tour from Tangier to Marrakech & Essaouira

Duration:
7 Days / 6 nights
Transport:
4x4 / minivan
Tour Type:
Cultural Tour, Desert Tours
Group size:
2 /20
Location:
Accommodations:
Hotels - Riads - Desert Camp
Languages:
English / Spanish

Embark on a 7-day Desert Tour from Tangier to Marrakech & Essaouira. Explore Chefchaouen, Fez, Merzouga Desert, and Marrakech. Discover the beauty of Todra Gorges and enjoy a day trip to the coastal town of Essaouira. Book now for an unforgettable adventure in Morocco.

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Schedule: 7 days Desert Tour from Tangier to Marrakech & Essaouira

DAY 1 : TANGIER - TETOUAN - CHEFCHAOUEN

DAY 2: CHEFCHAOUEN - GUIDED TOUR OF FEZ

DAY 3: FEZ - IFRANE - MIDELT - ZIZ VALLEY - ERFOUD - CAMEL TREK AND NIGHT IN CAMP

DAY 4: MERZOUGA DESERT - KHAMLIA - DAKAR RALLY TRACK - OUZINA DESERT - LUNCH WITH A BERBER FAMILY AND SUNSET IN THE DUNES.

DAY 5: MERZOUGA - TODRA GORGES - DADES VALLEY - VALLEY OF THE ROSES - OUARZAZATE.

DAY 6: OUARZAZATE – HIGH ATLAS MOUNTAINS - MARRAKECH

DAY 7: OUARZAZATE – HIGH ATLAS MOUNTAINS - MARRAKECH

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Tour overview: 7 days Desert Tour from Tangier to Marrakech & Essaouira

Explore the enchanting landscapes of Morocco with our 7 days Desert Tour from Tangier to Marrakech & Essaouira. Immerse yourself in the vibrant culture as you journey through picturesque cities, ancient medinas, and the mesmerizing Sahara Desert. Discover the blue-hued streets of Chefchaouen, delve into the bustling medina of Fez, and embark on a camel trek across the dunes of Merzouga. Marvel at the stunning Todra Gorges, wander through the Valley of the Roses, and visit the famous Kasbah of Ait ben Haddou in Ouarzazate. Finally, unwind in the coastal town of Essaouira with its captivating harbor and pristine beaches. Experience the best of Morocco on this unforgettable adventure.

Itinerary : 7 days Desert Tour from Tangier to Marrakech & Essaouira

Day 1 : Tangier - Tetouan - Chefchaouen

Embark on an exciting 7-day adventure tour as we pick you up from your hotel/airport/port in Tangier. Our first destination is Chefchaouen, but before we reach there, we'll visit Tetouan, famously known as "The White Dove" due to the beautiful whitewashed buildings that dominate its streets.

In Tetouan, we'll explore the main attractions, including the Moullay El Mehdi Square, the Spanish Ensanche, the Jewish Quarter, and the magnificent Hassan II Square, home to the Royal Palace. Afterward, we'll drive to the iconic city of Chefchaouen, where the vibrant blue hues of the Medina will captivate you. You'll have free time to wander through the enchanting streets before we walk together from the main square to our accommodation located near the Hammam.

Day 2: Chefchaouen - Guided tour of Fez

After breakfast, we'll set off towards Fes, one of the four imperial cities of Morocco and a treasure trove of history. Our journey takes us through the picturesque mountain villages of Jbala, offering breathtaking views along the way. Fez, the oldest imperial city and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, awaits with its ancient medina.

We'll embark on a half-day guided tour of the medina, a maze of narrow streets where time seems to stand still. As we navigate through the bustling alleys, avoiding the donkeys and motorcycles, you'll feel transported to another era. The medina showcases traditional crafts and trades that have survived the test of time, such as pottery, goldsmithing, and weaving. We'll explore the vibrant markets filled with spices, fresh produce, Berber carpets, leather goods, and more. Don't miss out on visiting the King's Palace, tanneries, and pottery workshops.

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

At around 8 am, we'll pick you up from your accommodation in Fez to begin our third day of adventure. Our journey takes us through the captivating landscapes of Morocco. We'll first visit Ifrane, known as the "Switzerland of Morocco" for its Swiss-inspired architecture. Next, we'll venture into the thousand-year-old cedar forest of Azrou, where you'll have the chance to encounter the wild monkeys roaming freely.

Continuing through the Middle Atlas Mountains, we'll arrive in Midelt for a refreshing lunch break. Our route then leads us through the picturesque Ziz Valley with its stunning gorges, passing by the town of Erfoud, renowned for its fossil production. In the afternoon, we'll reach the mesmerizing Merzouga Desert. Prepare for an unforgettable experience as we embark on a camel trek through the golden dunes of Erg Chebbi to our Berber camp. Enjoy a delightful dinner under the starry sky and be enchanted by traditional Berber music with the rhythmic beats of drums. Spend the night in the camp, surrounded by the tranquil desert.

Day 4: Merzouga Desert - Khamlia - Dakar Rally Track - Ouzina Desert - Lunch with a Berber family and sunset in the dunes.

Wake up before dawn to witness the magical sunrise over the desert. After breakfast, we'll ride camels back to the hotel. Our journey continues to the village of Khamlia, home to the Gnawa people, who will mesmerize us with their captivating music and traditional dances while we savor mint tea. We'll then head to Taouz, where we'll explore the old Dakar Rally track and admire ancient rock engravings in the area.

Next, we'll visit the village of Jdaid before reaching the Ouzina Desert. Enjoy a unique lunch experience with a Berber family, and if you wish, you can get a henna tattoo by a skilled artist. We'll explore the village of Ouzina and its oasis, immersing ourselves in the desert lifestyle. As the afternoon unfolds, we'll head to the dunes of Ouzina to witness a breathtaking sunset in the desert. Dinner and overnight stay at a cozy Kasbah in Ouzina.

Day 5: Merzouga - Todra Gorges - Dades Valley - Valley of the Roses - Ouarzazate.

After breakfast, our journey continues through the town of Rissani, once the thriving center of the ancient Sahara caravans. We'll traverse a semi-desert landscape until we reach the oasis of Tinghir, a truly stunning location in Morocco. Following the Todra River, we'll arrive at the awe-inspiring Todra Gorges, towering over 300 meters high. Take some time to explore the village and soak in the breathtaking scenery.

Continuing our 7 days Desert Tour from Tangier to Marrakech & Essaouira adventure, we'll embark on the route of the Thousand Kasbahs, arriving at the picturesque Dades Valley, where the river has sculpted the rocks into unique formations. In the afternoon, we'll reach Ouarzazate, known as the "Hollywood of Morocco." Here, we'll visit the Taourirt Kasbah, considered one of the most beautiful kasbahs in the country. Enjoy dinner and spend the night at a charming riad.

Day 6: Ouarzazate – High Atlas Mountains - Marrakech

After breakfast, we'll explore Ouarzazate further with a visit to the Atlas Corporation Studio, renowned for its impressive film productions, including blockbusters like Asterix and Cleopatra and the Oscar-winning Gladiator. Immerse yourself in the world of cinema and marvel at the stunning landscapes that have attracted filmmakers from around the globe.

We'll then embark on a scenic journey back to Marrakech, crossing the majestic High Atlas Mountains. As we wind through the mountain roads, you'll be enchanted by the ever-changing landscapes, picturesque valleys, shepherds tending to their flocks, and traditional Berber villages perched high on the hillsides. Our route reaches its pinnacle at the Tizi'n Tichka Pass, the highest point in the Atlas Mountains. We'll make a stop to capture photos and breathe in the fresh mountain air. Finally, we'll arrive in Marrakech, where we'll drop you off at your riad. Accommodation in a riad in the medina of Marrakech.

Day 7: Marrakech – Essaouira - Marrakech

Start an exciting day trip to Essaouira from your hotel in Marrakech, starting at 8:30 am. Our journey begins as we drive through the Haouz plains, making our way to Chichaoua village. Along the way, we'll stop for a refreshing cup of coffee before continuing our adventure to Sidi Mokhtar. As we traverse the landscape, keep an eye out for the famous Argan trees and perhaps catch a glimpse of goats perched in their branches. Pause for a moment to capture some stunning photos before we proceed to Essaouira.

Upon arriving in Essaouira, our first stop is the harbor, where you can explore the bustling fishing port and admire the historic Portuguese fortifications. Take in the sights of medieval war cannons, strategically positioned to overlook the vast Atlantic Ocean. We then venture into the heart of the city, the Medina, with its remarkably preserved 18th-century fortifications. A must-see landmark within the Medina is La Scala, a defensive structure built to fend off sea-based invasions. Our journey continues to Bab Laalouj, one of the main gates of Essaouira, and the Mellah, the old Jewish quarter.

Finally, as the day draws to a close, we'll return to Marrakech, arriving late afternoon, filled with cherished memories of our unforgettable 7 days Desert Tour from Tangier to Marrakech & Essaouira Transfer to your Hotel or the airport and end of our services.

What is included in the 7 days Desert Tour from Tangier to Marrakech & Essaouira?

  • Private vehicle in comfortable 4x4/minivan with heating / air conditioning.
  • 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/ Marrakech.

Not included:

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