7 Days from Tangier to Marrakech

1,489 km

7 days & 6 nights

All seasons

7 days tour from Tangier to Marrakech overview:

This fantastic 7-day tour from Tangier to the Imperial Cities, which ends in Marrakech, travels through the Merzouga Sahara desert (Erg Chebbi dunes), and includes a camel ride and sleeping outside beneath the stars. Get to know people while exploring historic kasbahs, palm orchards, and gorges. Unmissable opportunity to experience Morocco through the eyes of its people.

Find inspiration from this recommended vacation itinerary and spend a week in Morocco. There is a lot to see and do in Morocco, from vast sand dunes and starry desert sky to ancient medinas and high mountain passes.

7 days tour from Tangier to Marrakech highlights:

  • Fes Sightseeing. Middle Atlas Mountains.
  • Rif Mountains Wander the blue streets of Chefchaouen.
  • Middle Atlas Mountains. The Switzerland city (Ifrane).
  • Cedar forest Ziz Valley.
  • Explore Erg Chebbi dunes
  • spend night in desert camp
  • Try sand boarding
  • Dades Valley & Rose Valley.

7 days tour from Tangier itinerary:

Day 1: Tangier – Chefchaouen

On the first day of our 7-Day Trip Tangier to Imperial Cities, we will pick you up from the airport or port and drive you to Chfchaouen (the blue city), passing through Tetouan and the Rif mountains, where you can take in the stunning mountain vistas. Overnight in your hotel or riad.

Day 2: Chefchaouen » Volubilis » Meknes » Fes

After breakfast in the riad, we will set off on an authentic journey to Volubilis, passing via Ouazan and other Rif towns along route. Once we get in Volubilis, we will see the best-preserved Roman remains in Morocco and learn about the historical archeological site of Morocco.

Following our tour to the ruins, we will continue on to Meknes, a city of historical significance dating back to the 17th century. Here, we will eat lunch and explore the medina’s massive ancient walls, which include the bab el Mansour and the tomb of Moulay Ismail. We will go immediately to Fes city, where you will spend the night, after the excursion to Meknes.

Day 3: Fes Sightseeing Tour with a local guide

You will have a guided tour today to learn about Fes’s medina, world-famous souks, and its winding cobblestone alleyways lined with historic mosques and tall green-glazed minarets, as well as the city’s monuments and distinctive Andalusian architecture.

We will make sure you see all places of historical and cultural significance, including the renowned Al Qaraouine University. A visit to the tanneries and the pottery cooperative to explore traditional Moroccan crafts will also be included in the trip. Hotel or riad overnight stay.

Day 4: Fes » Azrou cedar forest » Midelt » Merzouga (Erg Chebbi Dunes)

We will pick you up from your hotel or riad and then drive you south to Azrou through Ifrane (Switzerland of Morocco), stopping along the way to shoot some beautiful pictures with the Barbarian Apes in the cedar forest.

After lunch, we’ll continue traveling via the Ziz Valley to Erfoud and Rissani before arriving in Merzouga as we continue into the Atlas Mountains while taking in the scenery of Midelt. Spend the night at a nearby hotel.

Day 5: Merzouga area and the Camel Trekking with Night in desert camp

After breakfast, we’ll begin our exploration of the area by going to a community of black people who are originally from Mali to take in their culture and music.

Then, after visiting Miffis Mines to learn more about how they operate, we’ll go behind the Dunes to a wonderful desert area where we’ll settle down for a warm cup of tea with some of the Bedouin residents.

Your local guides will show you how to ride and dismount a camel and other helpful safety recommendations before you head back to the hotel. After a cup of tea, you can then start exploring the enigmatic Erg-Chebbi sand-sea. Sleep in a tent like a Berber.

Day 6: Merzouga » Jerf » Todgha Gorges » Dades Valley

We will get up early to enjoy the finest dawn of your life while it casts various shadows and hues over the tallest sand dune sea in Morocco as we continue our 7-Day Trip from Tangier to Imperial Cities.

After breakfast, we’ll travel to Tinghir and the breathtaking Todra Gorge, one of Morocco’s tallest and narrowest gorges, before returning to our accommodation in the desert. The gorge is an excellent place for trekking, sitting by the river, and enjoying some regional Berber cuisine.

Following a meal in the midst of the gorge, we’ll continue through the Dades Valley and complete the day by spending the night at a fine hotel perched atop a mountain.

Day 7: Dades Valley » Ouarzazat » Ait Ben Haddou kasbah » Marrakech

We will travel through the Dades Valley to reach Kalaa M’gouna (the city of roses) and Ouarzazat after breakfast in your hotel. The route through Dades Valley is known as the “Way of a Thousand Kasbahs,” and it offers many opportunity to capture some of your trip’s greatest photos.

The biggest Kasbah in Morocco, Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah was constructed by T-Hami El Glaoui, one of the last Berber chieftains, at the beginning of the XXth century. It was once one of his pauses on his protracted journey from the Sahara to Marrakech.

Visit the Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah, which has been a World Heritage Site since 1987. After lunch, we’ll change directions and travel over high atlas mountains with panoramic views and lovely Berber towns till Marrakech, where the seven-day trip from Tangier to Imperial Cities across the Sahara desert comes to a conclusion.

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