Best 7-Day amazing Tour from Tangier to Merzouga

Tangier, Morocco

Duration

7 days

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Overview

Embark on an awe-inspiring 7-day journey from Tangier to the heart of the Sahara Desert, uncovering the magic of Morocco along the way. This desert adventure (great name!) promises an unforgettable experience, visiting the vibrant city of Chefchaouen, the historical Fes, and culminating in the breathtaking Merzouga Desert.

Wondering how to explore Morocco’s wonders? This Tangier to Merzouga desert tour offers a perfectly curated itinerary, making it easy to plan your adventure. We’ll guide you through every step of booking, ensuring a seamless and enjoyable experience.

Included/Exclude

  • Comfortable transportation (4×4 toyota land cruiser – mini van – microbus)
  • The driver who speaks your language
  • Fuel
  • Hotels – riad with half board
  • Camel ride (camel each)
  • Overnight in a desert camp
  • Plane tickets
  • Lunch
  • Drinks
  • Tickets of the Historical Monuments
  • Tips

Tour Plan

A warm welcome to Morocco! Our representatives will be waiting for you upon your arrival, either at Tangier Ibn Battouta Airport (if you're flying in) or at the Tangier ferry terminal (if you're arriving by sea). We'll ensure a smooth and hassle-free start to your adventure by providing a convenient transfer to your comfortable hotel in Tangier. Time to Relax: Settle into your hotel and unwind after your journey. Perhaps take some time to explore the city's vibrant atmosphere or simply relax and prepare for the exciting adventures that await you in the coming days.
We depart from Tangier and head towards the captivating town of Chefchaouen, nestled amidst the breathtaking Rif Mountains. Along the way, we'll make a refreshing stop in the charming city of Tetouan, a chance to relax and enjoy a cup of Moroccan coffee (known for its unique flavor and preparation). Continuing our journey, we wind our way through the scenic Rif Mountains. Keep an eye out for the beautiful landscapes and Berber villages dotting the hillsides. As we arrive in Chefchaouen, often nicknamed the "Blue Pearl," prepare to be mesmerized! Exploring the Enchanting Town: Chefchaouen's unique character unfolds as you wander its charming medina. Marvel at the vibrant blue-washed houses lining the narrow streets, creating a visually stunning streetscape. Immerse yourself in the town's relaxed atmosphere and soak up its rich cultural heritage. A Night of Tranquility: After a day filled with exploration, settle into your beautiful riad, a traditional Moroccan guesthouse. Enjoy a restful night's sleep, preparing for the adventures that await tomorrow.
Our journey continues towards Fes, Morocco's cultural and spiritual heart. Upon arrival in this UNESCO World Heritage Site, a knowledgeable local guide awaits to unveil the city's rich history and captivating charm. A Journey Through Time: Embark on a captivating guided tour through the labyrinthine alleyways of the Fes medina, the world's largest car-free urban space. Immerse yourself in the city's vibrant atmosphere as you explore iconic landmarks like the ancient Quranic schools (Madrasas). These institutions were once centers of Islamic learning and boast intricate architectural details with colorful mosaics and beautiful woodwork. Cultural Treasures: Marvel at the unique objects and artifacts housed within these historical sites, offering a glimpse into Morocco's rich past. Capture photos of the vibrant zellij tilework adorning the walls and fountains, a hallmark of Fes's architectural heritage. Riad Relaxation: After a day filled with cultural discoveries, unwind and relax in your charming riad. Savor a delicious Moroccan dinner and reflect on the day's unforgettable experiences before enjoying a restful night's sleep.
After a delicious breakfast at your charming riad in Fes, we embark on a captivating journey southeast towards Merzouga, the gateway to the Sahara Desert. Follow in the footsteps of ancient caravans as we traverse along scenic roads, offering glimpses of the awe-inspiring Middle Atlas and Higher Atlas mountains. Natural Wonders: Our first stop takes us to the breathtaking Cedar Forest, the largest cedar forest in North Africa. Keep your eyes peeled for playful Barbary macaques, a unique species of monkey native to the Atlas Mountains. Midday Delights: After soaking in the beauty of the forest, we continue our journey, stopping for a delicious lunch in the charming town of Midelt. Entering the Desert Realm: As we travel through the Errachidia province, the landscape transforms. We'll pass through the Ziz Valley, a fertile oasis renowned for its sprawling palm groves. Learn about the region's significance as the foundation of the Alaouite dynasty, the current ruling royal family of Morocco. Reaching Merzouga: Finally, we arrive in Merzouga, a small town nestled on the edge of the Sahara Desert. As the afternoon sun casts a warm glow on the landscape, prepare for an unforgettable experience. Camel Trek Adventure: Embark on a thrilling camel trek, guided by an experienced camel man, to explore the vast Erg Chebbi dunes, a sea of wind-sculpted golden sand. Immerse yourself in the tranquility of the desert as you trek towards your desert camp, your home for the night. Magical Desert Night: As dusk settles, arrive at your comfortable desert camp, a collection of traditional tents nestled amongst the dunes. Savor a delicious dinner under a blanket of stars, listening to the enchanting rhythms of Berber music. Unwind and embrace the magic of the desert night.
Rise with the sun! Witness the breathtaking desert sunrise paint the Erg Chebbi dunes in vibrant hues of orange and red. Enjoy a final camel ride back to Merzouga, savoring the tranquility of the waking desert. Refreshing Break: Upon arrival in Merzouga, freshen up with a well-deserved shower and savor a delicious breakfast to energize you for the journey ahead. Shifting Gears: Bidding farewell to Merzouga, we embark on a scenic drive back north. While our route retraces some of the path taken towards Fes, we'll take a detour via El Hajeb and Boufekran, offering a chance to discover new landscapes. Reaching Meknes: As the afternoon unfolds, we arrive in the historic city of Meknes, once a grand imperial capital. Settle into your comfortable riad and unwind after a day filled with adventure. Perhaps explore the city's vibrant atmosphere in the evening before enjoying a delicious dinner and a restful night's sleep.
This morning, we delve into the rich history of Meknes, once a grand imperial city under Sultan Moulay Ismail. Explore the impressive Bab Mansour gate, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and marvel at its intricate details and monumental scale. Echoes of the Past: Continue your exploration by visiting the Sahrij Swani basin, a vast reservoir showcasing the city's impressive water management systems during its golden age. Onwards to Rabat: After a captivating exploration of Meknes, we continue our journey towards Rabat, Morocco's captivating capital city. Rabat's Enchantment: Upon arrival in Rabat, embark on a guided tour to uncover iconic landmarks like the Kasbah of the Udayas, a fortified kasbah offering stunning Atlantic Ocean views. You might also visit the Kasbah of the Udayas, another historical gem within Rabat. Returning to Tangier: With a heart full of memories, we bid farewell to Rabat and embark on the final leg of our journey back to Tangier. En route, we make a stop in the charming coastal town of Assilah. Explore its ramparts adorned with vibrant murals and soak in the relaxed atmosphere before arriving back in Tangier, where you'll be dropped off at your hotel.
Savor a delicious breakfast at your Tangier hotel before we bid farewell. Depending on your onward travel arrangements, we'll ensure a smooth and convenient transfer to either: Tangier Port: If you're continuing your travels by ferry, we'll ensure you arrive at the port with ample time to check-in and board your vessel. Tangier Airport: Flying out? We'll take you directly to Tangier Ibn Battouta Airport for your departing flight. Reflecting on Memories: As we say goodbye, we hope you'll cherish the unforgettable memories you've created during this 7-day adventure through Morocco. From the vibrant streets of Tangier to the majestic Sahara Desert, we hope you've discovered the magic and beauty of this captivating country.

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Whether you crave a cultural immersion, seek thrilling outdoor activities, or simply want a leisurely exploration, this tour can be tailored to align seamlessly with your unique needs. From selecting specific destinations and crafting a personalized itinerary to choosing accommodation preferences and adjusting the pace of the journey, the possibilities are as diverse as your imagination.

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