Merzouga Expedition

7 Days tangier to Marrakech tour

Departure: from Tangier to marrakech
Duration: 7 Days/6 Nights

Overview : Travel from the North & explore the most fascinating places around Morocco, including the historical imperial cities in Fes and Marrakech. Visit the interesting monuments and walk around the old Medinas enjoying the typical daily moroccan souks (Markets). Fes is considered as the spiritual and the oldest city in Morocco (founded on the 8th century), Marrakech (the tourism capital of the kingdom, rich with history and culture). The 7 days Tangier to Marrakech tour includes also an overnight at the most photographed and colorful blue city in Chefchaouen.

During the road trip from Fes to Marrakech via Sahara, you’ll be traveling through the traditional South of Morocco and all along the road of thousand Kasbahs, crossing the Middle & High Atlas mountains. Discovering the hidden authentic villages with fabulous landscapes, such as: the stunning gorges, caves, wide rivers, palm groves, oasis, valleys, Ksours, and various of lovely sceneries … At the Sahara Desert of Erg Chebbi in Merzouga: you’ll experience the camel trekking, a memorable overnight under the magical starry sky (at the wonderful Nomadic desert Camp: Luxury & on Budget collection of tents), amazing sunset and sunrise, the traditional Market in Rissani, … etc. 

Please Note: This 7 days Tangier to Marrakech tour can be customized from Casablanca, Fes or Agadir. Every route of our Travel around Morocco itineraries can be extended, adjusted or shorted to suit your timing, budget and preferences!

7 day Morocco Tour itinerary
day 1: arrival in Tangier Airport/Port - Riff mountains - Chefchaouen

Thousand welcome into Morocco with M-E!

You will be welcomed at the  Tangier Airport/Port,  by one of our professional driver/guide, then departure along the Riff mountains to enjoy the green cultivated lands and admire wonderful panoramic views in order to take amazing pictures. Later on, we’ ll arrive to Chefchaouen:  a beautiful colorful city known with its white washed walls and blue doors and windows. 

Unlike many parts of Morocco, this city was occupied by Spain and the influences of Spanish civilization and architecture are all around. here you’ll have time to walk and visit the most interesting parts, such as: the Kasabah (fortress),  the Ras El Maa river valley, a 30 min of Hiking from the town to visit the hillside Spanish Mosque. Overnight and dinner at the Riad.

7 Days Tangier to Marrakech tour
day 2: Chefchaouen - Fes Sightseeing

After breakfast at the Riad, we will be driving in the morning through the second side of the wide Riff mountains, via the white city of Ouazzan. After, we’ll arrive to Fes, we’ll go to the Riad to rest for a while then you’ll start exploring the oldest Moroccan city. 

Fes: Founded at the 8th century by the Sultan Moulay Driss II. The visit will be started with the help of a professional local tour guide, exploring at the first side, Fes el Bali, situated at the outside of the Medina.  Among the interesting monuments that you will be visiting arethe Royal palace gate, the Jewish headquarter (Was built at the 16th century, considered as the first Mellah in Morocco), and also an escape to The ceramic school, to admire the traditional Arabic art. 

The second side, you’ll be walking properly into the adorable Fes Medina, and visit: the world’s oldest university Al Qarawiyin, the Tanneries and Moulay Driss mausoleum. Before we back to the Riad, a vehicle tour will be provided for you to enjoy the stunning panoramic views over the whole the Medina, adoring a charming sunset. Overnight and dinner at the Riad.

9 Days Imperial Cities and Sahara Tour
day 3: Fes - Ifrane - azrou - Midelt - Middle Atlas - Ziz Oasis - Merzouga - Camel Trek & Sunset

After Breakfast, we’ll drive towards south Ifrane , an European style city called the Switzerland of Morocco. After, we’ll head via the Middle Atlas mountains, enjoying wonderful and such unique landscapes, offering numerous occasion to photograph amazing pictures.  There we’ll stop at the cedar forest,  to see the Wild Monkeys at their natural habitat, waiting for you to feed them. Later on, we drive through the Tizi-N-Talghamt pass (at 1907m altitude) in Midelt city, it is the biggest city at the middle, known with its huge quantity of the apple production. 

After Lunch, the Morocco trip will be continued to Ziz Oasis, where we’ll stop again for those stunning volcanic gorges, close to the largest Palm grove, contains over millions of palm trees, rich of dates fruit. After, we’ll drive along a striking way that shows the transition to the desert. At the evening we’ll arrive to Merzouga, you will be welcomed with a cup of tea and have a safe room to be prepared to spend such a romantic overnight at the nomad desert camp. You will have about one hour of camel ride to cross the highest golden sand dunes in the north Africa, while you enjoying the show of the sunset till you arrive to the camp. 

You’ll have your own private tent, the tents are well equipped with mattresses, blankets, cushions, shower also toilets. You’ll be served a delicious Moroccan dinner, then you will gather around the fire to admire a typical Berber music performed using drums under the magical starry sky.

4 days Fes to Marrakech via Sahara desert
day 4: Camel Trek & Sunrise - Merzouga - Rissani - Erfoud - Todra Gorges - Dades Valley

Wake up early in the morning to enjoy the view of the sunrise over the golden sand dunes. After freshening up and have your breakfast, ride the camels back to the car, then we’ll leave to Rissani , the town is considered as the largest and the most crowded weekly Market in the South of Morocco. Walk to see craft stores, date market, animal trades, such as: goats, sheep, donkeys, Camels and cows. 

After the Souk visit, we’ll head up to Erfoud: a Berber village, which became the destination for filmmakers due to the beauty of the surrounding Sahara desert and the town’s oasis areas. Erfoud has been a filming location for many films, including: The Mummy (1999) Prince of Persia (2010), SPECTER (2015), famous also for its fossilized marbles, where you will have the opportunity to visit a workshop produces marble and fossils. 

Lunch will be in Touroug at a local restaurant, then the journey will be continue to the Todra gorges, also called the grand moroccan canyon, known for rock climbing at its rock walls that rises up to 300m in a narrow part, there you’ll have time for walking to smell the real nature of green agricultural lands at the middle of a wide river. At the evening we will arrive to Dades valley. Overnight and dinner at the Berber house.

day 5: Dades Valley - Roses Valley - Ouarzazate - Ksar Ait Benhaddou - High Atlas - Marrakech

After a delicious breakfast at the Berber house, we’ll drive to the Roses valley town, called Kalaat M’gouna, it is well known for the “Roses Festival“: a festival that takes place on the city every year in May. Then, we’ll be driving along what is commonly known as the “Road of  Thousand Kasbah“, to catch a spectacular view of a vast valley dotted with small oasis and hundreds of ancient fortifications. Arrival in Ouarzazate, named as The African Hollywood, because of the international movies made at the whole province. there you’ll visit Atlas Studios of cinema and Taourirte Kasbah

After lunch, the journey will be continued via the famous Kasbah of Ait Benhadou, it is one of the 9 Morocco’s sites, that UNESCO declared world heritage. Kasbah ait benhaddou is a tribal, traditional pre Saharan moroccan concept, consisting of a group of buildings built in 1600 with organic materials, including a rich red mud, enclosed in high walls where some families still live today. The Kasbah was built on a hill in order to dominate the valley along the banks of the Ounila river at the foot of the high Atlas mountains. 

The Ksar is featured many films like Gladiator, Lawrence of Arabia, Game of thrones. After the visit, we’ll be crossing the High Atlas mountains and ‘Tizi N’tichka’ pass , which is the highest road pass in Morocco at 2260m altitude, where you will fresh up and enjoy various panoramic views over the mountains to take wonderful pictures. At the evening we will arrive to Marrakech, Overnight and dinner at the Riad.

12 Dias Viaje Marruecos desde Marrakech
day 6: Marrakech Sightseeing

After breakfast at the Riad, you’ll start the journey by exploring Marrakech, which is called also ” the Moroccan red city, referring to its houses color”. walk around the imperial Medina with the help of our professional local tour guide, who will ensure that you discover the most important parts of historical and cultural interests,  including: the Saadian tombs, El Bahia Palace, El Badi Palace, and Ben Youssef Coranic school. 

Lunch will be at a typical restaurant near by the Famous square of Jamea El Fna. At the Afternoon, you will continue to explore the gardens of Majorelle, and the Koutoubia Tower. Overnight and Dinner at the Riad.

8 days Marrakech to Tangier tour
day 7: Marrakech Airport Departure

Today and after breakfast at the Riad, you’ll be transferred to the Marrakech Menara Airport according to your Flight time. End of our services.

Marrakech arrivals
  • Private service (without other travelers).
  • Comfortable transport with Air-conditioned in Wv, 4×4 Toyota or Mercedes minivan.
  • Experienced driver/guide speaking English.
  • Professional local tour guide to explore Marrakech & Fes.
  • Accommodation in rooms with private bathroom and shower.
  • Accommodation half board (dinner & breakfast) in 3*/  4*/  5*/  Hotels and Riads.
  • Overnight in a traditional Berber tent at the heart of Erg Chebbi dunes (dinner & Breakfast).
  • Camel trek in Merzouga.
  • From/to Airport/Port transfers.
  • No forced Shopping.
  • Flight/Ferry Tickets.
  • Entrance Fees to the monuments, museums & Kasbah.
  • Lunchs & Drinks.
  • All what is not within the list of “INCLUDED”.

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