Trip duration: 9 days – 8 nights
Category: Private Desert tour from Tangier
Day 1: Tangier – Tetouan – Chefchaouen.
We will meet you at Tangier and start our trip, traveling via the spectacular Rif mountains toward Tetouan. Along incredibly dramatic landscapes, We’ll reach the blue city of Chefchaouan, a beautifully sited beneath the raw peaks of the Rif, Chefchaouen is one of the prettiest towns in Morocco, an artsy, blue-washed mountain village that feels like its own world. The old Medina is a delight of Moroccan and Andalucian influence with red-tiled roofs, bright-blue buildings, and narrow lanes converging on busy Plaza Uta Hammam and its restored kasbah. Here you will spend a night in a nice accommodation with a panoramic view that allows you to enjoy the breeze and the beauty of nature.
Day 2: Chefchaouen – Volubilis – Meknes – Fes.
After your breakfast in the riad our authentic journey will start towards Volubilis crossing via Ouazan and other Rif villages, in Volubilis we will discover the Roman ruins and learn about the archeological site of Moroccan history ,after the visit of the ruins we will shift our way to Meknes city the 17 th century heritage where we will stop for lunch and hang around the historical huge walls of the medina, bab el Mansour and enjoy a visit of Moulay Ismail s shrine . after the visit of Meknes we will drive directly to Fes city where you will spend the night.
Day 3: Fes (Guided tour)
After breakfast in your riad, you will start exploring the oldest city in Morocco, walking in its alleys and small streets. Our visit starts by visiting the Royal Palace gate, the Jewish headquarter, the first Mellah ever built in Morocco, built during the 16th century. We will ensure that you visit all sites with cultural and historical interest including the famous Al Qaraouine University, the oldest in the region, the Tanneries, the Attarine museum and Mulay Idriss mausoleum. After lunch, you will visit the tiles cooperative and then experience a wonderful panoramic view over the whole Medina of Fes.
Day 4: Fes – Ifrane – Azrou Cedar forest – Midelt – Ziz valley – Merzouga Desert.
After breakfast, We will travel from Fes to Ifrane, known as ” Switzerland of Morocco”. Before we cross the anti-Atlas mountains, We will pass by the Cedar forest of Azrou. There, We will meet these monkeys in the forest. We will stop for a while to feed them and take some photos with them.
Afterward, We will continue our day tour to Zaida village, where we will stop for lunch break, passing by these skiing hills of Mischlifn.
After lunch, We will travel to the desert via Midelt “Apple capital of Morocco” and pass by the Anti-Atlas mountains, enjoying the sceneries of their colorful edges.
Before we get to the sand dunes, We will pass by this valley of Ziz, including a stop in a panoramic park to see and take some photos of this fabulous valley full of palm and olive trees. Afterward, we will cross it passing by its Berber villages along the road. Upon arrival to Erfoud city we will continue to the desert dunes passing by the black volcanic desert mountains and fields of black stones. Upon arrival to the desert, We will be welcomed with a glass of Berber tea at our hotel while we check-in for our rooms. Dinner and night.
Day 5: Merzouga desert excursion around the sand dunes.
After breakfast, We will get ready to explore the desert with our English speaking driver.
We will start with a visit to this lake of Yasmina. This lake is a miracle for Nomads, where they feed their camels and sheep.
After a few photos with this lake, We will continue our excursion to visit Nomads families behind the sand dunes. These Berber families prefer this way of life which makes travel around with their packages looking for water and grass around the Sahara. We will stop at their tent and have a cup of tea with them before continuing to Miffis mines by crossing the village of Miffiss and Rally Dakar off-road itinerary, There we will visit a Fossil Quarry, Where they pick up these fossils to a workshop in Erfoud. These fossils are known with their amazing table decoration with million years of animals inside.
Before finishing our day trip around the desert, We will visit this black people village called “Khamlia”. This village is famous in the desert with its black people who were slaves a long time ago. These people are known as Gnawa with their soul music, There we’ll visit there music house or small music school. We will be welcomed with a cup of tea and take a set to watch these black men dressed in a white Moroccan dress called “Djjelaba”. We will then enjoy a short music dance of Gnawa before continuing to a restaurant in the same village for lunch break. “Berber pizza or Couscous on order”.
After lunch, We will drive back to the hotel. There we will get ready for our Camel excursion to the top of Sand dunes to catch the sunset. From there, We will then continue with camels to our Berber camp for dinner and overnight under thousand desert bright stars and quiet peaceful sky.
Day 6: Merzouga desert – Rissani – Erfoud – Tinjdad – Todra Gorges – Dades Gorges.
After breakfast in the Camp restaurant, We will pack our luggage to start another beautiful day full of natural sceneries. We will travel from Merzouga dunes to Rissani and Erfoud passing by the black desert fields with its Accassia trees. According to your choice, we can pick a stop at one of Erfoud fossils workshop to explore how they make tables and bath sinks with these amazing fossils.
We then continue our way towards Todra Gorges, passing by these Berber villages of the middle Sahara. Upon arrival to Todra gorges, we will go for a walk in between the canyons, enjoying the fresh cold breeze and waterfall sounds.
After a while, we will continue our excursion by traveling to Dades Canyons. On the way, we will cross the Dades valley with its Berber Kasbahs in both sides with its panoramic edge. There, we will see these natural rocks called “Monkey toes” because of its form. Dinner and overnight in a hotel.
Day 7 : Dades gorges – Rose valley – Ouarzazate – Ait Benhaddou – Marrakech.
After breakfast, We will travel to Ait Benhaddou Kasbah, passing by the Rose Valley with its thousand Kasbahs on both sides along the valley. We will pass by Kalaat M’gouna which is “the capital of the Rose” and Ouarzazate city, which is known as “the Hollywood of Africa”. 30 Kms from Ouarzazate, We will meet this Kasbah of Ait Benhaddou. One of the most exotic and best-preserved Kasbahs in the entire Atlas region. The Kasbah now is under UNESCO protection and has magnificent views of the surrounding Palm Grove and beyond. We will go for a visit to the Kasbah and explore its mud alleys and rocks stairs. Afterward, We will continue to Marrakech passing high Atlas mountains of Tizi-N-tichka. Upon arrival, We will drop you at your hotel or riad hoping you enjoyed the tour with our team. End of service.
Day 8: Marrakech Guided tour.
After breakfast, we will go on a guided tour around Marrakech with our local guide in the red city. We will visit the most important sites of historical and cultural interest, including the Majorelle Gardens, the Koutoubia Tower, the Saadian tombs, the Bahia Palace and the Ben Youssef Koranic School. After lunch at a restaurant near the square, you will walk through the souks and view hundreds of handicrafts. In the afternoon, you will have some free time to walk by yourself and see Marrakech as you like. Dinner and night at your Riad or hotel.
Day 9: Marrakech – Transfer to the airport
According to your flight times, We will take you to Marrakech airport to catch your flights. hoping you had a nice time with us.
9 days Tangier desert tour includes list:
– Airport arrival pick up
– 4×4 Vehicle with Luxury interior & AC
– English speaking driver
– Guided visit to Ait Benhaddou Kasbah
– Accommodation “Bed, Dinner, Breakfast”
– Desert Full day guided excursion
– Camel trekking “1 Camel P/P”
– 1 Night in Luxury desert camp
– Nomad visit at the Sahara dunes
– Airport departure transfer “Only if your departure is the next day after the trip”.
Tangier desert tours options:
– Extendable to 10 days, 11 days or more.
– Foreign currency payment is acceptable
– The price can be changed according to the number of persons
– Accommodation can be changed if there is no availability
– We accept deposit payment via PayPal for trip confirmation before 3 days or more.
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