In this 8-Day Tangier to Merzouga Desert Tour, you will tour Morocco from the North to the southwest via the desert of Merzouga. Through this experience, you will discover almost all of the richness of Moroccan landscapes as well as its diverse culture.
Spending a night in a desert camp under a starry sky and witnessing the breathtaking moments of sunrise and sunset over the high dunes of Erg Chebbi are guaranteed on this Tangier to Merzouga Desert Tour.
From your accommodation at Tangier, our Tangier to Merzouga Desert Tour across Morocco’s most unique destinations starts. First, we are going to visit the city of Tetouan, which sits at the foot of the spectacular Rif mountains. Having an Andalusian mark on its architecture, the city offers you a fascinating blend of Arabic and Spanish culture.
After a lunch break, we will cross the charming unspoiled Rif mountains to reach the gem of the north, which beautifully sits between the Rif mountains: the colored city of Chefchaouen. You will enjoy strolling around its beautiful blue and white shaded alleys to discover the best workshops of arts and crafts and end up at the unique square of Utta El hammam.
Dinner and an overnight stay will be at a traditional Riad.
In the morning, you will get to enjoy a traditional breakfast at the Riad before resuming your trip. Our next destination is going to be a site from the 25 BC century “Volubilis”, the roman ruins site. You will have a guided tour, and our guide will make sure to educate you more about this place because it’s worth knowing about.
Right after, not far from the site, stands our next destination. It is one of the important historical sites in the country: the old town of Moulay Driss Zerhoun where the founder of Islam in North Africa is buried. Later in the afternoon, we are going to drive to the cultural capital of Morocco the city of Fes, where you will be spending the night at a hotel at the heart of the ancient medina.
Our guide will take you on a tour of Fes, showing you all of its spectacular landmarks. First, you will be able to see the magnificent gate of the Royal Palace. Then, continue exploring the historic Jewish headquarters, Morocco’s first.
Our Tangier to Merzouga Desert Tour will lead you through the medieval medina to “El Quaraouine,” one of the world’s oldest mosques and institutions. You will visit the Attarine museum, which attracts traders from all over the world. There is a mix of Arabic and Andalusian arts and crafts in there. You’ll see tanneries and a color palette where carpets are dyed and finished.
Lunch will be served at an ancient medina restaurant. Then, we will continue our tour of Fes’ spectacular structures, touring the Marinid’s tombs, with a panoramic view of the historic medina of Fes. Dinner and an overnight stay await you at a local hotel.
From Fes, we will continue our North to South Morocco Tour to a wonderful location in southern Morocco. As we reach the middle Atlas Mountains, we will pass through Ifrane, a wonderful city with a unique European feel. The trip to Azrou takes us past Morocco’s largest Cedar trees, gracefully spanning the central Atlas mountains.
After traversing the Tizi n’Talghamt mountain pass, we will arrive at the country’s agricultural center, where you will have lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch, we will continue our drive through landscapes that change from green to rocky to Errachidia, where you will be given a brief tour of this lovely city.
We will arrive in Merzouga in the late afternoon after driving through the magnificent Ziz Valley and the palm city of Erfoud, where you will check into a hotel near the dunes. Here you will be able to prepare for our one-of-a-kind camel journey.
You will switch to camels with our professional guide, who will lead you on a one-of-a-kind trek across Erg Chebbi’s sandy dunes, under a gorgeous sunset, to immerse you in the mood of an ancient traveler.
Finally, you will arrive at our traditional camp and be met with a traditional supper and a cup of tea while listening to Gnawa music. Sleep in a nomadic tent for the night.
Our guide will wake you up early in the morning to see the beautiful sunrise that sparkles through the dunes. While the sun beams on your face and warms your skin, you will have your breakfast.
Following that, we’ve organized a fun tour into Erg Chebbi’s surroundings, where you’ll meet various Berber nomad tribes that will gladly welcome you underneath the shadows of their traditional tents. You will discover more about their way of life and culture.
Later on, we will proceed to Khamlia, a unique village where you will meet and listen to the music of the Gnawa tribes. Lunch will be given in the hamlet at a Berber guest home.
You have the rest of the day to explore the neighboring areas or communities. In the evening, we will ride camels back to the camp for dinner and sleep.
After breakfast at Khamlia village, we continue our trip. Visit the beautiful city of Erfoud, where you will have a short round to admire this unspoiled oasis city, that is known around Morocco with its good quality dates.
We will resume our Tangier to Merzouga Desert Tour towards Morocco’s pride and a destination for hikers and climbers from all over the world, one of the most spectacular canyons around the world, the Todgha gorges. Here, you will have the chance to hike and meet the locals. Later in the evening, you will hav dinner and spend the night at a hotel in the area.
After breakfast, you will discover the Dades gorges and the famous Monkey toes mountains. We will drive through the road of the thousand Kasbahs and the beautiful Skoura. We reach the fascinating Roses Valley. It is a carpet of roses as far as the eye can see.
On this Tangier to Merzouga Desert Tour, you will have lunch at a mountainside restaurant in front of the Kalaat Mgouna’s beautiful nature. Arrive at Ouarzazate, have dinner, and spend the night at a hotel.
After breakfast, we will take you on a tour of the “Hollywood of Africa,” Ouarzazate, where you will see one of the world’s largest film studios, the Atlas studio.
The Kasbah of Taourirt will be our next stop. It has stood for centuries with its distinctive architecture and magnificent gates. Then, we will return to Marrakech.
With a height of 2,260 meters, you will cross the highest mountain pass in North Africa, providing panoramic views of the High Atlas mountains and landscapes studded with little Berber communities.
We will arrive in Marrakech to end our Tangier to Merzouga Desert Tour.
Hurry to join us on our Tangier to Merzouga Desert Tour and let the Moroccan landscapes amaze you! For more information, do not hesitate to contact us.