Best 8 Days Private Desert Tour From Tangier To Marrakech

Tangier, Morocco

Duration

8 days

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Overview

Calling all adventure seekers! Are you dreaming of an unforgettable Moroccan adventure? Look no further than our captivating 8 Days Tour from Tangier to Marrakech, traversing the wonders of the desert road. This itinerary is perfect for those who crave a diverse experience, encompassing vibrant cities, ancient history, breathtaking landscapes, and the magic of the Sahara Desert.

Exploring Morocco’s Treasures: Our journey begins in Tangier, a city where Moroccan and European influences beautifully blend. From there, we journey to the charming blue pearl, Chefchaouen, before delving deeper into the cultural heart of Fes. Prepare to be mesmerized by ancient medinas, historical landmarks, and the rich tapestry of Moroccan heritage.

Desert Delights: As we venture towards the southeast, the landscape transforms, revealing the vast expanse of the Sahara Desert. Experience the thrill of a camel trek across the golden Erg Chebbi dunes, witnessing breathtaking sunsets and sunrises that will leave you speechless. Immerse yourself in the tranquility of the desert under a blanket of stars, enjoying the captivating rhythms of Gnawa music, a unique Moroccan tradition.

Cityscapes and Souks: Our adventure doesn’t end in the desert! We’ll continue our journey towards the vibrant city of Marrakech, a sensory overload of bustling souks, captivating architecture, and delicious cuisine. Explore the iconic landmarks and hidden gems of this unforgettable city with the help of our knowledgeable guides.

Unforgettable Memories: Throughout this 8-day adventure, you’ll be comfortably accommodated in charming riads and desert camps, ensuring a comfortable and immersive experience. We’ll provide detailed information on all the incredible sights you’ll encounter, the delicious meals you’ll savor, and the exciting activities you’ll participate in.

Included/Exclude

  • Comfortable transportation (4×4 Toyota land cruiser – 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

Welcome to Morocco! Your Moroccan adventure begins in Tangier, a captivating city where North African and European influences beautifully blend. Our representatives will meet you upon arrival at either Tangier Ibn Battouta Airport or the Tangier ferry terminal, ensuring a smooth and hassle-free start to your journey. Historical Encounters: After checking into your comfortable hotel, we'll embark on a captivating city tour. Immerse yourself in Tangier's rich history as we visit the legendary Hercules Cave, a grotto steeped in myths and legends. Continue to Cape Spartel, the dramatic meeting point of the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea, offering breathtaking panoramic views. Don't miss a photo opportunity at the iconic "Kilometer Zero" signpost, marking the symbolic crossroads of the continents. Medina Delights: Our exploration culminates in the heart of Tangier, the vibrant Medina. Wander through the labyrinthine alleyways, a sensory overload of colorful sights, enticing aromas, and friendly vendors showcasing their wares. Lose yourself in the charm of the Medina at your own pace, perhaps savoring a delicious local meal or browsing for unique Moroccan treasures. Rest and Relaxation: As the day draws to a close, return to your hotel and unwind after your exciting arrival and initial exploration of Tangier. Settle in for a comfortable night's sleep, preparing for the captivating adventures that await you in the coming days.
Embark on a Scenic Journey: This morning, we bid farewell to Tangier and embark on a captivating journey towards the Rif Mountains. Prepare to be mesmerized by the beauty of the Moroccan countryside as we wind our way through rolling hills and charming villages. Tetouan Tranquility: En route to Chefchaouen, we'll make a refreshing stop in the city of Tetouan, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This delightful city boasts a rich history and a captivating medina, perfect for enjoying a cup of traditional Moroccan coffee and soaking in the local atmosphere. Chefchaouen's Enchantment: After our invigorating coffee break, we continue our ascent into the Rif Mountains, finally reaching the picturesque town of Chefchaouen, also known as the "Blue Pearl." This enchanting town is a visual delight, with its houses painted in mesmerizing shades of blue, creating a truly unique and photogenic atmosphere. Exploring the Blue Pearl: Upon arrival in Chefchaouen, you'll have free time to explore the town at your own pace. Wander through the narrow, winding streets of the medina, a treasure trove of handcrafted Moroccan goods, from colorful textiles and carpets to intricate pottery and leatherwork. Don't forget to capture the iconic blue walls as a memento of your visit. Riad Relaxation: In the evening, settle into your charming riad, a traditional Moroccan guesthouse. These beautifully decorated accommodations offer a taste of Moroccan hospitality and a comfortable haven to rest after a day of exploration. As the day draws to a close, savor a delicious local dinner and reflect on the beauty of Chefchaouen.
After a delicious breakfast and a final opportunity to capture the magic of Chefchaouen's blue hues, we bid farewell to this enchanting town. Prepare to embark on a journey through time as we travel towards the captivating city of Fes. Fes Fascination: As Morocco's oldest and most culturally rich city, Fes is a UNESCO World Heritage Site steeped in history and tradition. Upon arrival, you'll be met by a knowledgeable local guide who will unveil the city's hidden gems and captivating stories. Architectural Delights: Immerse yourself in the labyrinthine alleyways of the Fes medina, considered the largest car-free urban area in the world. Marvel at the intricate architecture of the Bou Inania and Al Attarine Madrasas (religious schools), with their vibrant mosaics and ornate stuccowork. These ancient institutions, once centers of Islamic learning, offer a glimpse into Morocco's rich intellectual heritage. Cultural Treasures: Your expert guide will also lead you past bustling tanneries, where traditional leather-making techniques have been passed down for centuries. Explore the vibrant spice markets, overflowing with colorful aromas and exotic ingredients. Fes is a sensory overload for the best reasons, and your guide will ensure you don't miss any of its captivating sights and sounds. Riad Tranquility: As the day draws to a close, check into your beautiful riad, a traditional Moroccan guesthouse located within the ancient medina walls. These charming accommodations offer a peaceful haven to unwind after your exploration. In the evening, enjoy a delicious dinner and savor the unique atmosphere of this historic city.
After a delicious breakfast at your charming riad in Fes, we bid farewell to the historic city and embark on a captivating journey towards Merzouga, the gateway to the Sahara Desert. Prepare to be mesmerized by the diverse landscapes of Morocco as we traverse mountains, forests, and valleys. Scenic Journey: Leaving Fes behind, we travel southeast along the ancient caravan route, a path used for centuries by traders and explorers. As we ascend, keep your eyes peeled for breathtaking vistas of the Middle Atlas Mountains, a majestic range offering stunning scenery. Cedar Forest Encounter: En route, we'll make a delightful stop at the Cedar Forest, the largest cedar forest in North Africa. Immerse yourself in the tranquility of this ancient woodland and keep an eye out for playful Barbary macaques, a unique primate species native to Morocco. Midday Munchies: After our refreshing forest stop, we'll continue our journey towards Merzouga, with a lunch break in the charming town of Midelt. This bustling market town offers a delicious opportunity to savor local specialties and refuel for the remainder of the adventure. Valley of Dates: Continuing south, we enter the Errachidia province, known for its fertile Ziz Valley. Witness a captivating landscape dotted with thousands of date palm trees, a vital source of income for the region. This area also holds historical significance as the cornerstone of the Alaouite dynasty, the current Moroccan royal family. Merzouga Magic: As the afternoon draws to a close, we finally arrive in Merzouga, a small village nestled on the fringes of the Sahara Desert. Prepare to be enchanted by the vast expanse of golden sand dunes, a sight that will leave you speechless. Desert Delights: As the highlight of the day, embark on a thrilling camel ride with an experienced guide, venturing deep into the Merzouga Desert. Experience the unique sensation of traversing the dunes on camelback, a traditional mode of desert transportation. Desert Enchantment: After an unforgettable camel ride, arrive at your desert camp, a comfortable and traditional setting nestled amidst the dunes. As dusk descends, enjoy a delicious dinner under a blanket of stars, a truly magical experience. Settle in for a memorable night under the vast desert sky, away from the distractions of city life.
Desert Sunrise: Awaken to the magic of the desert as the first rays of sunlight illuminate the golden dunes of Merzouga. Savor a delicious breakfast at your desert camp before bidding farewell to this enchanting location. Off-the-Beaten-Path Adventure: Today's journey takes us deeper into the heart of the Sahara, venturing off the main roads and onto exciting off-road tracks. Prepare for an exhilarating adventure as we navigate the rugged desert terrain, leaving the crowds behind and discovering the true essence of this vast landscape. Nomadic Encounters: (Note: Be sure to check with the tour operator about the feasibility and ethical implications of visiting nomadic people. This can be a sensitive topic, and it's important to ensure any interactions are respectful and sustainable.) Keep your eyes peeled for glimpses of nomadic communities, the heart and soul of the Sahara. These resilient people have adapted their way of life to the harsh desert environment for centuries, and encountering them offers a unique cultural experience. (Alternative Wording: You might also encounter some of the remarkable Berber people who call the Sahara home, their traditional way of life in harmony with the desert a testament to human resilience.) Ramlia Revelation: Our off-road adventure takes us through the charming village of Taouz, before reaching the captivating Ramlia desert. This lesser-known region boasts stunning landscapes of sand dunes, rocky outcrops, and a sense of serenity away from the more touristy areas. Lunchtime in Tafraout: As midday approaches, we'll make a delightful stop in the village of Tafraout, a traditional Berber settlement nestled amidst a backdrop of palm groves and adobe houses. Savor a delicious lunch and immerse yourself in the local atmosphere before continuing our journey. Saharan Serenity: The afternoon unfolds with a continuation of our off-road adventure. Embrace the vastness of the desert, the endless silence broken only by the occasional bird call. Our experienced guides will share captivating stories about the Sahara, its history, and its unique ecosystem. Be prepared to be mesmerized by the ever-changing desert landscapes as we navigate dried riverbeds and encounter Berber communities along the way. Zagora Oasis: As the day draws to a close, we arrive in the charming town of Zagora, a peaceful oasis nestled on the fringes of the Sahara. Check into your comfortable hotel and unwind after an exhilarating day exploring the hidden gems of the desert. Savor a delicious dinner and reflect on the unforgettable experiences of the day.
After a delicious breakfast in Zagora, we bid farewell to this charming desert oasis and embark on a captivating journey towards the vibrant city of Marrakech. Prepare to be enthralled by a diverse landscape dotted with kasbahs, Berber villages, and dramatic mountain scenery. Draa Valley Delight: Our journey begins by venturing into the fertile Draa Valley, a region known for its lush palm groves and traditional villages. This picturesque valley offers a stark contrast to the vast expanse of the Sahara Desert we encountered yesterday. Photographic Opportunity: En route, we'll make a brief stop in the village of Tanskert for a photo break. Capture the beauty of traditional Berber architecture set against a backdrop of palm trees and rolling hills. Kasbah Encounters: Continuing north, we'll delve deeper into Morocco's rich history with a visit to the Kasbah of Tamnougalt, a stunning example of 17th-century adobe architecture. Imagine the lives of past residents as you explore this impressive fortified structure. Ouarzazate Oasis: After our historical immersion, we continue our journey towards Ouarzazate, a bustling town nestled amidst a backdrop of the High Atlas Mountains. This fascinating city is nicknamed "Hollywood of Morocco" due to its use as a filming location for numerous blockbuster movies. While in Ouarzazate, we'll visit the Kasbah of Taourirte, another magnificent example of Moroccan kasbah architecture. Aït Ben Haddou Majesty: Undoubtedly the highlight of the day, we arrive at the awe-inspiring Aït Ben Haddou Kasbah, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This perfectly preserved fortified village has been the backdrop for numerous films, including "Gladiator" and "Lawrence of Arabia." Prepare to be transported back in time as you explore the labyrinthine alleyways and towering ramparts of this impressive kasbah. Telouet Tranquility: Time permitting, we might also visit the Telouet Kasbah, a 17th-century structure offering panoramic views of the surrounding valley. This kasbah was once a seat of power for the Glaoui family, a powerful dynasty in southern Morocco. High Atlas Majesty: As the day draws to a close, we embark on a scenic journey through the majestic High Atlas Mountains. Be mesmerized by the winding roads, dramatic gorges, and breathtaking vistas as we traverse this awe-inspiring mountain range. Marrakech Magic: Finally, we arrive in the vibrant city of Marrakech, a bustling metropolis steeped in history, culture, and energy. Check into your beautiful riad, a traditional Moroccan guesthouse, and prepare to be captivated by the sights, sounds, and aromas of this enchanting city.
Day 7: Unveiling the Magic of Marrakech - A City Exploration Marrakech Unveiled: Welcome to the vibrant city of Marrakech, the final stop on your captivating Moroccan adventure! Today, immerse yourself in the rich history, culture, and energy of this enchanting metropolis with a guided tour led by a knowledgeable local expert. Medina Marvels: Our exploration begins within the heart of the city, the labyrinthine Marrakech Medina, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Wander through the narrow alleyways, a sensory overload of vibrant colors, enticing aromas, and friendly vendors showcasing their wares. Be amazed by the intricate architecture, from the towering Koutoubia Mosque to the ornate Ben Youssef Madrasa (Islamic school). Let your guide unveil the hidden gems and captivating stories of this historic district. Mellah Mysteries: Next, delve into the history of Marrakech's Jewish Quarter, known as the Mellah. Explore the synagogues, museums, and traditional houses, gaining a deeper understanding of the city's diverse cultural heritage. Majorelle's Masterpiece: In the afternoon, we'll escape the bustling medina and find serenity at the enchanting Majorelle Garden. Created by French painter Jacques Majorelle, this botanical oasis boasts vibrant colors, exotic plants, and tranquil ponds, offering a welcome respite from the city's energy. Menara's Majesty: Continuing our exploration of Marrakech's gardens, we'll visit the peaceful Menara Gardens. These 16th-century gardens feature a large pool surrounded by olive trees, offering a haven of tranquility amidst the bustling city. Learn about the history and significance of these beautiful gardens, a testament to Moroccan landscape architecture. Culinary Delights and Folklore: As the day draws to a close, savor a delicious dinner at a traditional Moroccan restaurant. Immerse yourself in the local atmosphere and enjoy a captivating folklore show featuring live music, dancing, and colorful costumes. This is a perfect opportunity to experience the vibrant culture of Morocco firsthand. Riad Relaxation: After a day filled with exploration and cultural immersion, return to your charming riad to unwind and reflect on the unforgettable experiences of your Moroccan adventure.
Fond Farewells: This morning, it's time to bid farewell to Morocco after an unforgettable adventure. Savor a delicious breakfast at your riad before checking out and preparing for your departure. Depending on your flight schedule, you may have some free time to explore the city on your own or relax at a cafe people-watching and soaking up the atmosphere. Airport Transfer: Our representatives will ensure a smooth and hassle-free transfer to Marrakech Menara Airport (RAK) in plenty of time for your onward flight. As you depart, take with you cherished memories of Morocco's captivating landscapes, rich history, and warm hospitality. Farewell and Safe Travels: We hope you had an incredible time exploring Morocco with us. Thank you for choosing our tour, and we wish you safe travels home!

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