5 Days Morocco Desert Tour from Tangier Itinerary

Overview 5 Days Morocco Desert Tour from Tangier Itinerary
Starting an exhilarating 5-days tour through the enchanting landscapes and cultural marvels of Morocco. Your adventure begins in Tangier, where you’ll be whisked away to Chefchaouen, famed for its azure alleys nestled in the Rif mountains. Day two takes you on a historical odyssey, from the Roman ruins of Volubilis to the imperial city of Meknes, before settling into the vibrant streets of Fes. In Fes, immerse yourself in the city’s rich tapestry of history and tradition during a guided tour, exploring its labyrinthine medina and iconic landmarks. The journey continues southward to Merzouga, where you’ll traverse the majestic Sahara desert atop a camel and witness the breathtaking sunset over the dunes. Day five invites you to delve deeper into the Merzouga region, encountering ancient mines, nomadic communities, and the vibrant culture of Khamlia village. Your desert sojourn continues with a visit to Todra Gorges and the picturesque Dades Valley, where dramatic landscapes and ancient history converge.
Highlights of 5 Days Morocco Desert Tour from Tangier Itinerary
  • Tangier: Begin your adventure in this vibrant city where the Mediterranean Sea meets the Atlantic Ocean. Explore the Cave of Hercules and Cape Spartel for stunning views.
  • Chefchaouen: Discover the enchanting blue alleys of this picturesque city nestled in the Rif mountains, offering a serene and captivating atmosphere.
  • Volubilis: Explore the ancient Roman ruins, a UNESCO World Heritage Site renowned for its well-preserved artifacts and beautiful mosaics.
  • Meknes: Visit this imperial city, once the capital of Morocco, and explore its historic sites including Bab Al-Mansour and the Royal stables.
  • Fes: Immerse yourself in the cultural richness of Morocco’s oldest imperial city, known for its bustling medina, vibrant souks, and stunning architecture.
  • Ifrane: Experience the alpine charm of the “Switzerland of Morocco” with its picturesque landscapes and unique architecture.
  • Merzouga Sahara: Journey into the vast desert landscape and embark on a camel ride to witness breathtaking sunsets and sunrises amidst the dunes.
  • Todra Gorges: Marvel at the towering cliffs of this natural wonder, a paradise for rock climbing enthusiasts, and take in the stunning scenery.
  • Dades Valley: Explore the rugged beauty of this valley known for its stunning landscapes, including the iconic “monkey fingers” rock formations.
  • Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah: Visit this UNESCO World Heritage Site, a fortified village steeped in history and featured in numerous films and TV shows.
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Itinerary of 5 Days Morocco Desert Tour from Tangier Itinerary

Day 1: Tangier – Chefchaouen

Your unforgettable journey begins with a pickup from your Tangier accommodation, airport, or port. Known as “the bride of the north”, Tangier welcomes you with its captivating blend of Mediterranean and Atlantic allure. Discover the city’s highlights, including the legendary Cave of Hercules and Cape Spartel. After exploring, we venture towards Chefchaouen, passing through Tetouan and the scenic Rif mountains. Enjoy panoramic stops before settling into your hotel in the enchanting blue city.

Day 2: Chefchaouen – Volubilis – Meknes – Fest

Awaken in the mesmerizing ambiance of Chefchaouen, the blue pearl of Morocco. After breakfast, delve into its charming alleyways before embarking on a journey to the ancient Roman ruins of Volubilis. Marvel at its well-preserved mosaics and architectural wonders designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Continue to the imperial city of Meknes, where you’ll explore historical landmarks like Bab Al-Mansour and the Royal Stables. Finally, arrive in the cultural capital of Fes and relax in a traditional riad.

Day 3: Fes – Ifrane – Merzouga Sahara

Departing from Fes, journey southwards to the alpine-inspired town of Ifrane, often referred to as the “Switzerland of Morocco”. Traverse through the cedar forest, encountering Barbary macaques amidst the serene wilderness. After a lunch break in Midelt, venture through the picturesque Ziz Valley towards the Saharan gateway of Merzouga. Experience the thrill of camel trekking across the golden dunes, culminating in a magical sunset vista. Spend the night in a unique desert camp, immersing yourself in Berber culture under a canopy of stars.

Day 4: Merzouga Sahara – Todra Gorges – Dades Valley

Rise early to witness the breathtaking spectacle of the Sahara sunrise before indulging in a hearty breakfast. Departing from the desert, visit the vibrant town of Rissani and explore its bustling souk. Continue your journey through Erfoud, known for its fossil workshops, before reaching the dramatic Todra Gorges. Marvel at the towering canyon walls and enjoy leisurely strolls amidst nature’s grandeur. Later, journey through the enchanting Dades Valley, adorned with unique rock formations, before retiring to your hotel for the night.

Day 5: Dades Valley – Ouarzazate – Ait Ben Haddou – Marrakech

Bid farewell to the Dades Valley as you embark on the final leg of your adventure. Traverse the scenic Rose Valley, known for its fragrant blooms and annual Rose Festival. Pass through the verdant palm groves of Skoura and explore the majestic Kasbah of Amredhyle. Your journey continues to Ouarzazate, where you’ll visit renowned film studios and the historic Taourirt Kasbah. Delve into cinematic history at Ait Ben Haddou, a UNESCO-listed Kasbah featured in numerous films and TV shows. Conclude your tour with a scenic drive through the High Atlas Mountains, pausing for picturesque moments before reaching your Marrakech riad, marking the end of an unforgettable Moroccan odyssey.

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FAQ's of 5 Days Morocco Desert Tour from Tangier Itinerary

The distance bithween Tangier and Desert Merzoug is 789 km.

No, you don’t need a sleeping bag. Our desert camp is equipped with all the amenities you need for a comfortable stay.

Yes, for travelers who prefer not to ride camels, we offer 4×4 transfers to and from the camp at no extra charge. Simply inform us of your preference at the time of booking.

Our payment procedure is simple and hassle-free. To confirm your reservation, we kindly ask for a small deposit, which can be easily paid via PayPal, bank transfer, or Wise at the time of booking. The outstanding balance is due in cash on the first day of your tour directly to our knowledgeable driver/guide, with the flexibility to pay in euros, US dollars, or an equivalent sum in dirhams.
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