This 8 Days in Morocco: 8 Days tour from Tangier to Marrakech itinerary is perfect for the culture-loving traveler interested in exploring Morocco from north to south; you’ll journey from Tangiers to Marrakech, stopping to learn about history, art, architecture, and the Sahara along the way.
Our 8 days Morocco itinerary begins in Tangier, the gateway between Europe and Africa. Then to the “Blue City” of Chefchaouen where you’ll spend the night. Next, you’ll visit three beloved cities: Volubilis is home to well-preserved Roman ruins; Meknes is a historical imperial city with a cluster of fascinating sites; and finally, take a guided day tour of Fes.
From Fes, you’ll head south, driving through cedar forests and mountain villages to Merzouga desert, gateway to the Sahara. Experience Camel trek & overnight camping in the desert; you’ll enjoy traditional Bedouin hospitality with a great meal and music before you retire to your tent for the night. Explore Todra Gorge and take a dip in its cool waters, then drive through the Valley of a Thousand Kasbahs until you reach today’s cinematic destination: Ouarzazate. This town on the edge of the Sahara plays a starring role in a number of Hollywood movies and tv shows; tour one of the movie studios here or visit the great cinema museum. Discover Aït Benhaddou, Morocco’s most famous kasbah, where you’ll find mud-brick structures dating back to the 11th century. Our 8 days desert tour from Tangier will end in Marrakech.
Sahara desert excursions driver/guide will escort you from Tangier Airport or Port depends on your flight time, and transfer you to the Hotel. Free time to explore Tangier. Overnight stay.
Around 8:00 AM, will pick you up from the hotel. Our 8 days tour from Tangier to Marrakech starts towards Chefchaouen Via Rif Mountains. We will pass through some beautiful sceneries, forests, fields, and rivers to reach the charming city of Chefchaouen, free time to discover the blue pearl, Overnight stay in a Riad.
After a tasty breakfast in the riad, our 8 Days Morocco tour from Tangier goes on towards Volubilis crossing via Ouazan and the other Rif villages. In Volubilis, we will discover the Roman ruins and learn about Moroccan history. Then we will drive to Meknes city (the 17th-century heritage) where we will stop for lunch, discover the medina’s historical walls, bab el Mansour, and enjoy a visit to Moulay Ismail Greenery. Later in the afternoon, we will head to Fes city where you will spend an overnight stay.
After breakfast, you will explore Fez on a Fes Guided day trip, the cultural capital which is one of the most complete medieval Islamic cities in the world. Entering through Bab Ftouh, discover the Andalusian district, and admire the exterior of its mosque. Make your way through the tanning, dye working, and copper working neighborhoods to the place Seffarine. Then, to the University of Al-Karaouine which houses Africa’s oldest mosque. Pause in front of the mausoleum of the man who founded Fes, Idris I. Visit the place Nejjarine and admire its famous fountain. Finally, explore the beautiful Nejjarine Museum of Wood Arts and Crafts.
In the afternoon, continue your visit of the medina stopping in front of the « blue gate » of Fes, Bab Boujouloud: optional visit of the Attarine Medersa. Tour the city ramparts and pause at borj Norj for a splendid medina view. Discover the ancient Jewish quarter and the outside of the Royal Palace. Next: the pottery district. Then, at the city’s outskirts, stop at an artisanal complex before ending the tour and returning to your Riad.
Our 8 Days Tangier to Marrakech via Merzouga desert tour starts towards the middle Atlas Mountains. Most of the day will be spent touring your way via the beautiful forests of Cedar, jagged rock faces, and Berber villages as you cross the Atlas Mountains and begin to go down toward the Sahara desert of Morocco. You’ll have lunch along the road. We will have a stop in Midelt which is well known for its fossils and rocks.
We continue our 8 days Tangier to Marrakech desert trip on mountain roads overlooking the wide flowing Ziz valley. Crossing great Kasbahs and palm groves we will pass through the adobe-colored city of Errachidia. In the late afternoon, we will reach Merzouga, a city on the outskirts of the Sahara desert. You will have free time in the Merzouga desert, touring the village on a walking tour, meet locals, Also, you can do a Merzouga desert activity: ATV Quad & Buggy Adventure. Then we will overnight in the Hotel/Riad.
Today, after breakfast, we’ll go on a Merzouga Sahara desert Adventure, We will explore the most interesting desert surroundings. Firstly, we will visit the Nomads. who are still live simple life under tents and live by raising camels, goats, and sheep. We will spend some time with them and discover their lifestyle. Then, we will leave for Mifiss’s mine of plumb.
Further, on the 4WD Morocco Sahara tour, we will travel to Khamlia, a small village that is about 5 km from Merzouga. Here, you will discover another lifestyle of Gnaouas they kept their unique traditions. There are many other places that you will discover. For example, there is the panoramic view of Galb Nass, the 4WD cars Museum, and the desert Oases. Lunch will be in a local restaurant.
In the Afternoon, you will experience Merzouga camel rides across the Erg Chebbi Dunes to the Sahara desert camp. When you arrive, you can experience sandboarding while enjoying the sunset. Spend the night glamping in a Sahara desert camp with Berbers, they will serve you dinner, then play drums for you around the campfire. Enjoy watching the stars before going to your bed. Overnight stay in a private desert tent.
On day 7 on our 8 Days tour from Tangier to Marrakech, You will wake up early to enjoy the spectacular sunrise in the Erg Chebbi sand dunes. Breakfast and shower in the camp. Then you will take the camel’s back or 4wd jeep (optional) to Merzouga desert village.
We will continue our 8 Days Morocco desert road to Ouarzazate through Rissani where we will stop to visit its traditional market that is considered the largest in the South of Morocco. Then we will continue to Alnif, Tazarine, and the Draa Valley with its impressive oasis palm trees valley and Amridil Kasbah. Arrival in Ouarzazate, Overnight in a charming riad.
On our last day trip on the 8 days tour from Tangier to Marrakech via Merzouga. We will visit the famous Kasbah of Taourirt. And after 27 km of the road, we will reach Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah, a UNESCO world Heritage site. It has been used as a backdrop for shooting numerous Hollywood Movies including “Lawrence of Arabia”, “Gladiator”, “Kingdom of Heaven”, “Prince of Persia” and much more… The Kasbahs (fortresses) reflect the Exotic Moroccan architecture & cultures.
After exploring the kasbah, we will continue a little further on High Atlas Mountains through the “Tichka pass” which will lead us to the Marrakech where our 8 days Tangier to Marrakech Morocco tour ends
Our private 8 days Morocco itinerary from Tangier price depends on the number of travelers, season, and type of the desert camp (standard or luxury), so feel free to contact us.
Private tents are guaranteed. Either you take a Standard or Luxury Merzouga desert trip.
The standard Merzouga desert camps are designed for travelers who don’t need the level of luxury provided in our Morocco luxury desert camps. The tents are comfortable for a perfect night’s sleep. For toilets and showers, they are shared with all the camp.
There are some essentials you can’t forget to pack when embarking on your desert adventure. These include:
The camel ride is roughly 1 H/30Min in the afternoon and about 60 minutes in the morning.
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