5 Days Desert Tour from Tangier to Marrakech

5 Days Desert Tour from Tangier to Marrakech Overview:

The 5 Days from Tangier to Marrakech Desert Tour is a great way to explore the best of Morocco’s culture, history, and landscapes. Here is an overview of the 5 Days in Morocco:

  • Explore the blue city of Chefchaouen, known for its blue-painted buildings and narrow streets
  • Enjoy the local cuisine at a traditional restaurant
  • Visit the Roman ruins of Volubilis near Meknes, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Explore the imperial city of Meknes, including the impressive Bab Mansour gate and the mausoleum of Moulay Ismail
  • Continue to Fez, the cultural and spiritual capital of Morocco
  • Discover the medina of Fez, one of the largest and most fascinating medieval cities in the world
  • Visit the Al Quaraouiyine University, the oldest continuously operating university in the world
  • Explore the tanneries, where leather is still produced using traditional methods
  • Drive through the Middle Atlas Mountains to the Sahara Desert
  • Enjoy a Sahara camel trek across the dunes to a Berber Desert camp
  • Experience the breathtaking sunset over the desert and enjoy traditional Moroccan cuisine under the stars
  • Watch the sunrise over the Sahara desert before returning to Merzouga
  • Visit the Todra Gorge, a spectacular canyon with 300m high walls
  • Pass through the Dades Valley, known for its stunning scenery and traditional Berber villages
  • Arrive in Marrakech, the “Red City,” and explore the bustling souks, historical monuments, and vibrant nightlife.

5 Days from Tangier to Marrakech Desert Tour Infos:

+ Duration: 5 Days & 4 Nights
+ Departure: 08:00 am
+ Starting Location: Tangier
+ Ending Location: Marrakech

5 Days from Tangier to Marrakech Desert Tour Highlights:

During your 5 Days Tour From Tangier to Marrakech Desert Itinerary, you will discover:

  • Visit the Gate of Africa: Tangier.
  • Visit Chefchaouen.
  • See Volubilis “Roman Ruins”.
  • Explore Fes and the Old Medina.
  • Overnight in Sahara Desert Camp.
  • Visit Marrakech.
  • Drive through Kasbahs, Mountains, and Gorges & more …

5 Days Desert Tour from Tangier to Marrakech Itinerary:

Day 1: Tangier - Tetouan – Chefchaouen

Upon your arrival in Tangier, on the first day of 5 Days Desert Tour from Tangier to Marrakech, You will start by meeting your driver-guide in Tangier, he will pick you up at the port or airport and head towards the blue city of Chefchaouen. Along the way, you will pass through the Rif Mountains, stopping at scenic viewpoints and small villages. Making a stop in the city of Tetouan, called the Spanish center city.

Afternoon arrival in Chefchaouen, where we will be guided for a complete visit to the blue city of Chefchaoun. In Chefchaouen, explore the blue-painted old town and visit local handicraft shops. Walkthrough the narrow streets of this colorful city and old houses painted in blue and white blue color also contemplate the beautiful panoramic views. Dinner and overnight at a hotel in the blue Castle of Chefchaouen.

Day 2: Chefchaouen – Volubilis – Meknes – Fes

On the second day of your 5 Days Tangier to Marrakech Desert Tour. Depart after having breakfast at your hotel in Chefchaouen, and drive towards the imperial city of Fes. Leave Chefchaouen and head to Fes. On the road, you will visit the Roman ruins of Volubilis near Meknes, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Explore the imperial city of Meknes, including the impressive Bab Mansour gate and the mausoleum of Moulay Ismail.

Enjoying the modern imperial city, by visiting the old living called Medina, which is surrounded by a large wall to protect them. At the end of the day, head straight to your accommodation in Fes, the spiritual and cultural capital of Morocco. Spend the night in a riad. By then we come to the end of the 2nd day of 5 Days Desert Tour from Tangier to Marrakech.

Day 3: Fes - Ifrane - Ziz Valley - Merzouga Desert

The third day of 5 Days Desert Tour from Tangier to Marrakech begins after breakfast at your Riad, leave Fes the oldest imperial city founded in the 8 century by Moulay Idriss II, and drive through the Middle Atlas Mountains to the Sahara desert. Stop at Ifrane, known as the Switzerland of Morocco, the cleanest city in Morocco. Then drive toward the cedar forest in Azrou where you will have a chance to see the Monkeys of Gibraltar, Then continue the Fes Desert Tour via Midelt, where we stop for lunch in a local restaurant.

After lunch, we drive toward Ziz Valley before reaching the Sahara desert viewing the panoramic views of an oasis of palm trees in the Ziz Gorge. Then continue to the desert town of Merzouga. Here you will take a Sahara camel ride into the dunes of Erg Chebbi to watch the sunset, and your camel guide takes you across the Sahara sand dunes of Merzouga to watch the stunning view of the sunset.

Spend the night in a desert camp. Dinner & breakfast and Berber lodging at the nomadic camp in the desert of the Erg Chebbi. Enjoying some songs and lovely music from staff after dinner under the stars.

Day 4: Merzouga - Rissani - Toudgha Valley - Dades Valley - Ouarzazate

On the Day Four of the 5 Days from Tangier to Marrakech Desert Tour. After watching the sunrise over the dunes of the Merzouga Desert, then leave Merzouga and drive towards Ouarzazate, known as the gateway to the Sahara. Departure from the Merzouga desert towards the marvelous Palmary of Tafilalet and the town of Rissani (the origin of the Alaoui dynasty and also the ancient capital of Sultans Alaoui) 

Along the way, you will pass through stunning landscapes, including the Todra Gorge and the Dades Valley. Crossing the main beautiful Berber villages and from there to the Draa valley with a procession of palm trees. On the way to the Hollywood of Africa; Ouarzazate, passing through exceptional oases and many Kasbahs ruins beautifully surrounded by nature. Overnight in a hotel in Ouarzazate.

Day 5: Ouarzazate - Ait Benhadou - Atlas Mountains - Marrakech

This is the last of the 5 Days from Tangier to Marrakech desert tour starts after breakfast, you will leave Ouarzazate and drive towards Marrakech. Along the way, we visit the Kasbah Taourirt and the Atlas Film Studios, then drive to Ait Ben Haddou a UNESCO World Heritage site, a fortified Kasbah that reflects the great Berber earthen architecture, before crossing the High Atlas Mountains.

After lunch in Ait Benhadou village, we continue the tour driving across the High Atlas Mountains via the highest drivable pass at Tizi-N’Tichka which stands at 2260 meters of altitude. Passing marvelous Berber villages and farmland on our way to Marrakech, orchards, and rivers until we reach the plains below and the red city of Marrakech. Arrive in Marrakech, and drop off in your riad. That will be the end of our 5 Days in Morocco from Tangier. Hope you’ve enjoyed great Morocco with us.

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What to Bring for This 5 Days Desert Tour Tangier to Marrakech?

  • Hat.
  • Camera.
  • Sunblock & Sunglasses.
  • Comfortable shoes.
  • Warm clothes in winter.
  • Cotton clothes in summer.
  • Umbrella.
  • Valid passport for 6 months.

Note: Check our blog about what to pack for Morocco

Additional info about the 5 Days Tour from Tangier to Marrakech via Desert:

  • Confirmation will be received at the time of booking.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Vegetarian options are available, please let us know at the time of booking if required.
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase).
  • It can be cold at night and in the winter so please bring appropriate clothing.
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate.
  • Quad & Buggy driving in dunes are not included in the price but is possible to add them as an extra.

Know Before You Go for 5 Days Morocco Desert Tour Tangier to Marrakech:

  • How do books?  Send us a booking demand through our booking structure, and we will reply within 12 hours, in case you don’t get noticed by us, you should check your trash inbox or resend us a text message / call us.
  • How to pay for the tour?  To confirm the 5 Days from Tangier to Marrakech Desert Tour or activity, we require a small deposit to be paid over PayPal to our account, the balance is due in cash at the pick-up, to be paid to your driver in Dollars or equivalent in Euros or dirhams.
  • Is it possible to pay the total with PayPal?  Normally we ask for the balance payments in cash because PayPal also has many transaction fees and operational delays since it’s an international institution. We can in some cases accept the full payment via PayPal however a 5% fee will be applied to cover the extra transaction charges. In case you are considering this method, it is best to arrange the payment before the tour.
  • Cancelation Policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 15 days in advance of the start date of the experience.

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