Moda Camp Merzouga Tours
The best 8 days desert tour from Tangier to Marrakech guided by locals
Our tour Agency is welcoming visitors to this 8 days Sahara desert tour from Tangier to the red city, Marrakech. This will be an amazing trip in Morocco as you will be visiting one of the wonderful cities and places such as Tangier, chefchaouen and Fez one of the imperial cities, not only that but our visitors will see some panoramic views in the middle Atlas Mountains and the Sahara desert with a unique weather that you will undoubtedly enjoy. After witnessing the wonderful Sahara Desert, we are going to carry on driving to Marrakesh while stopping by some captivating places on the way there, mainly the Kasbah of Ait Benhaddou and the Tizi n Tichka to see the captivating sceneries of the high Atlas Mountains before we arrive in Marrakesh.
- ⇒ Chefchaouen
- ⇒ Cultural Fes
- ⇒ Cedar forest
- ⇒ Camping at a desert camp
- ⇒ Camel ride
- ⇒ Ait Benhaddou and Ouarzazate
Day 1: Tangier / Chefchaouen:
When you arrive in Tangier, our driver will be there waiting for you to take you on a wonderful trip to see some of the most beautiful places in the Kingdom. Our journey starts in tangier one of the largest cities in Morocco and the most attractive in the northern region. We are going to drive to Chefchaouen through the Rif mountains and stop to see the magnificent views of trees and nature; it is an opportunity to take pictures. when we get to Chefchaouen that is known as the blue pearl thanks to its position and the exquisiteness of its blue painted streets and houses. We are going to have a sightseeing tour and show you some of the most unique places that you will definitely like. We are going to our hotel. We are going to our hotel by night time to have some rest
Day 2: Chefchaouen/Volubilis/Meknes/ Fes:
In the morning, after breakfast, we are going to set out for Fez. On the way there, we are going to pass by some villages and towns as we drive toward Volubilis which is an archeological site that displays the remnants of the Romans, and then we are going to visit Meknes, one of Morocco’s imperial cities, we are going to have lunch there, and after lunch time, we are going to explore the city’s charming sites starting by the enormous gate of Bab Mansour, and Elhedim square at which many fun activities take place such as storytelling, snake charming etc.… also, we are going to visit Moulay Ismail’s mausoleum and Sherij swani. After that, we are going to drive to Fez city where we are going to have dinner, and spend the night at our hotel.
Day 3: Fes “Guided Tour”:
When we get up in the morning and have breakfast, we are going to leave the hotel in order to explore Fez city which was founded in 789 by Idriss 1. One of the top destinations in Fez is the Old Medina. It is the oldest medina with many landmarks such as Alqarawyyin university. It was founded by a woman and it’s the oldest university in the entire world; it was founded in 859 ad.
Afterwards, we are going to see some other places such as fez Tanneries where you will see how they make use of animal’s skin to make leather shoes and jackets and so on. We are also going to visit Mellah which is used to be a Jewish quarter, and one of the important places in the history of Moroccan Jews. We will have seen most of Fez’s monuments by the end of the day, and at nightfall we are going to head back to our hotel to have dinner, rest and spend the night.
Day 4 :Fes / Ifran / Azrou / Medilt / Erfoud / Merzouga:
We are going to leave Fez and drive toward the Sahara Desert. on the way, we are going to visit the magnificent Ifran city that is nicknamed the little Switzerland of Africa thanks to its weather and its snowy views during winter. we are also going to stop to see the charming views of Cedar forest with its giant trees and amiable monkeys that love travelers feeding them some food.
After that, we are going to carry on driving through the middle Atlas mountains where we are going to see fascinating views and take some memorable photographs; in addition to that, we are going to see Berber villages and simple houses that reflect the lives of people living there, and then we are going to see Ziz valley and continue to the Sahara desert with its dry but wonderful weather that is completely different from other places. When we are arrive in the desert you are going to see the most attractive sand dunes and nomads who live in the area, and see the sunset from the highest sand dune there, and at night time, you will be at the hotel resting and listening to Berber music, and you will enjoy the tranquility of the desert at night.
Day 5: Merzouga/Gorges Todra /Ouarzazate:
We are going to make sure you wake up early to see the wonderful view of the sun as it rises up among the golden sand dunes. After watching the sunrise and taking some pictures, we are going to depart for Ouarzazate. But before we get there, we are to stop by some places that are worth visiting; firstly, we are going to visit Rissani, a small town near the Sahara Desert.
It is basically known for a traditional market with traditional things being put up for sale as well as the traditionality of both its folks and the houses in which they live, not only that, but we are also going to drop by see some interesting museums, and then drive through some small villages, namely Erfoud, Mellab, Tinjdad all the way to Tinghir, a small town with exquisite palm trees and rocky mountain views as well as its popular Todgha gorge to which many climbers flock in order that they practice their sport, not only that, but interestingly enough very clean water springs out of the mountains and make the place so charming and it also gets breezy especially in mornings.
After having lunch, in the gorges of Toudgha we are going to drive to Ourazazte passing by Boumalne Dades with its picturesque valley and Kelaat Mgouna that is commonly known for its roses festival that takes place annually and that attracts a variety of vacationers. When we arrive in Ouarzazate, we are going to have our nice dinner and spend the night there.
Day 6: Ouarzazate / Kasbah ait ben haddou / Marrakech:
After breakfast, we are going to show you some of Ouarzazte’s beautiful places starting by the Atlas studio where some film industry takes place that people call Ouarzazate the little Hollywood of Morocco. Some parts of famous movies such as Gladiator and the Vikings were filmed in Ouarzazate city which makes it spectacular. In addition to that, we are going to visit the Kasbah of Ait Benhaddou that is known worldwide thanks to its majestic traditional buildings and the simplicity of people and their lifestyle. We are also going to have lunch there and take some wonderful pictures of the houses and the Kasbah.
After lunch, our destination will be Marrakesh, basically we are going to drive through the high Atlas Mountains with captivating sceneries and the pass of Tichka as well as Berber villages by the side of the road and nomads herding cattle in valleys hoping to find some grass to feed their goats and sheep. After some hours of driving, we will arrive in Marrakesh, have dinner and spend a peaceful night there at the Riad.
Day 7: Marrakech “guided tour”:
There will be no driving as we will just send the day in Marrakesh to show you around the city and take you to some of its touristy sites that we hope you like. First of all, we are going to take you on the 8 days desert tour from Tangier to Jemaa El fna that is well known thanks to its wonderful position and the many people that gather there; some like to listen to storytellers and some like to take pictures with snakes and some just like to wonder around see people and explore a new culture.
Secondly, we are going to visit the Kutubiyya Mosque which is one of the largest mosques in Morocco; its height is 77 m and was constructed under the reign of Yaccob El Mansour. Last but not least we are going to the old medina and walk in its streets and see its souks and then we are going to have something to drink at one of the best Coffee shops in Jemaa El fna to see the sunset, and head back to our hotel where we will have dinner and call it a night.
Day 8: Marrakech- Casablanca- Airport:
We are going to wake up have breakfast and a cozy shower at the hotel, and then drive you to the airport to leave for your home country, and that will be the end of our 8 days desert tour from Tangier to Marrakesh.
Services included in price:
- → Tour in 4x4 vehicle or minibus with A/C
- → Driver/Guide
- → Fuel
- → 1 night in a desert camp (breakfast & dinner included)
- → Camel ride
- ⊗ Beverages
- ⊗ Lunchs
- ⊗ Drinks
- ⊗ Tips
When I saw the dunes I remained speechless. Literarly. Fantastic people make you feel like at home, a must-do trip to the gold dunes for over night in a real nomadic tent with a real berber delicious supper and at last for the most stunning, a breath taking sunrise seen from the Biggest of all dunes. Go some 5 km further from Hassilabied to see Gnawa people who perform some traditional dance. Try to destinguish which one is the best among all the berber whiskey (green tea with mint and a looooot of sugar) you are offered anyway you go. Reliable, gentle people;clean cozy rooms and the most superb cuisine (oh how I miss their tajine!!!). I'll be back there for sure
Chiu Kei T
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