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8 Day Morocco Sahara Desert Tour from Tangier to Marrakech


8 days 7 nights

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size



English, Espanol

On this wonderful 8 day Sahara desert tour from Tangier to Marrakech. Generally, you will discover the main attractions and sites in Morocco. This amazing Tangier tour will introduce you to diverse landscapes and cultures. They span from north to south.

This Tangier Morocco tour starts in Tangier. Depending on your arrival, we may visit Hercules Cave in the morning. Thus, we will head to the Blue City via Tetouan. This tour will let you discover Chefchaouen, the blue city, the imperial cities of Fes, and Marrakech. You will go deep into the Sahara desert and take a camel ride. You will spend the night in a luxury desert camp in the middle of the Merzouga dunes.

Also, the 8-day Sahara desert tour from Tangier will let you see the middle and high Atlas Mountains. It will also let you see the breathtaking Ziz Valley, Todra Gorges, Dades Valley, and Rose Valley. You’ll also see the cinema studios of Ouarzazate and the fascinating historical kasbahs, such as the Kasbah of Ait ben Haddou, the Kasbah Taouirit, and the Kasbah Amridil.

Finally, cross the high Atlas and arrive in Marrakech, where you will have a full day with a knowledgeable guide.



  • Enjoy the landscapes of the Rif Mountains.
  • Explore the pearl of the north, the blue city of Chefchaouen.
  • Visit and discover the imperial cities of Fes and Marrakech.
  • See Barbary Monkeys in Azrou Cedar Forest.
  • Panoramic aspects of Erg Chebbi dunes.
  • Experience camel trekking in the Merzouga Sahara.
  • Watch the sunset and sunrise over the dunes.
  • Try the sandboarding activity.
  • Enjoy the stunning views of valleys & palm groves during our drive to the desert.
  • Hearty dinner and party around the campfire desert (Berber Drums).
  • Sleep and enjoy an exceptional overnight in the desert camp.
  • Visit Atlas Studio & Taourirt Kasbah in Ouarzazate.
  • Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ait Benhaddou Kasbah.
  • Spectacular views of the Atlas Mountains landscapes.
  • Discover Moroccan traditions and culture, and meet local Berbers.
  • Explore Dades Valley and the Todra Gorges.

Day 1: Tangier, Chefchaouen

We will start our 8 day tour from Tangier by picking you up from the port or airport, We may visit Hercules Cave. After that, we will drive through the Rif mountains via Tetouan to Chefchaouen. There, we will enjoy the views of the lovely mountains and villages.

Upon our arrival in the blue city, we will check into the Riad. Then, we will tour to admire its beautiful walls and walk in the old medina.

We will head to the old first building at the heart of Ota Hamma Square before we visit the Ras El Ma waterfalls. Afterward, you have a free afternoon to watch the sunset from the Spanish mosque. Then, you will spend your night in a nice hotel to enjoy the breeze and the beauty of the Rif mountains.

Day 2: Chefchaouen, Volubilis, Meknes and Fes

On the second day of this eight-day from Tangier, after breakfast at your hotel, we will go to Volubilis. We will go via Ouezzane and other Rif villages. In Volubilis, we will see the Roman ruins. We will learn about the amazing Moroccan history of this archeological site.

After the ruins, we will go to 17th-century Meknes. We will stop for lunch and hang around the huge walls of the medina, Bab El Mansour. Then, we will enjoy a walk in El Hedim Square and Sehrij Es Souani. After that, we will drive directly to Fes City, where you will spend the night in a riad.

Day 3: Fes sightseeing tour

After breakfast in your riad or hotel, we will start to explore the oldest imperial city in Morocco. A local guide will go with us as we walk through its alleys and small streets. First, our visit starts at the Royal Palace gate.

We then walk through the Jewish headquarters, the first Mellah ever built in Morocco. They built it in the 16th century.

So, we will ensure that you visit all sites with cultural and historical interest. They include the famous Al Qaraouine University. It is the oldest in the region. They also include the tanneries, the Attarine Museum, and the Mulay Idriss mausoleum. After lunch, you will experience a wonderful panoramic view over the Medina of Fes. Accommodation will be in the riad/hotel.

Day 4: Fes, Ifrane, Midelt, Ziz Gorges, Erfoud and Merzouga camel trek

On the fourth day of these 8-days to Marrakech to Tangier, we will leave Fes for the Sahara desert. We will see and visit many sites along the way. To start with, we will have our first stop at Ifran, known as "Little Switzerland.". Here we will make a quick stop to see the status of a lion and grab a coffee. Then, we will drive to the Cedar Forest to catch sight of wild monkeys.

After that, we will drive through Zaida and Midelt, where we may stop for lunch. After that, you will travel through the pretty Tizi N'Talghamt Pass and the Ziz Gorge. You'll see the High Atlas plateau. You'll notice the scenery change from the Middle Atlas to the High Atlas as we reach the desert. The next stop is Ziz Valley, where you can view the vast oases. After that, you will travel along the luxuriant Ziz Valley along the way to Erfoud and Rissani. Arrive at Merzouga Desert in the afternoon. You'll get a glass of mint tea. Then, an experienced camel man will guide you. You will explore what is hidden in the tallest dunes by riding your camel. You will have dinner at the camp, where you will spend the night and listen to live traditional music.

Day 5: Merzouga Desert - Rissani - Todra Gorge - Dades Valley

On this day, we will get up early to see the Merzouga desert sunrise over the dunes of Erg Chebbi. Then, breakfast and a shower at the camp.

Afterward, you will ride the camels back to the meeting point. So, we'll drive through Rissani and Erfoud to reach Todra Gorge. There, we'll enjoy Rock Canyon and have a traditional Moroccan lunch. We take a short walk through the gorge. Then, we arrive at Dades Valley for dinner and a place to stay.

Day 6: Dades Valley, Ouarzazate, Ait Benhaddou Kasbah, and Marrakesh

After breakfast at Merzouga Desert Camp, we will continue our 8-day tour. We're going from Tangier to Marrakech. Before, we will travel through the Dades Valley towards Kalaa M'Gouna and Ouarzazate. The route through Dades Valley is famous for its thousand Kasbahs. It also has attractive Berber villages. It offers many chances to take some of your best photos of the trip.

Afterward, we will stop at Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah for lunch, the largest Kasbah in Morocco. This kasbah used to be one of the main stops during the trading of camel caravans from the Sahara to Marrakech. Nowadays, the Kasbah is one of the UNESCO heritage sites. After lunch, we will change how we cross the High Atlas Mountains. We will stop at the top of Tichka Pass, at 2260 m, and stop again to relax. Later, we will keep driving along a road with panoramic views and pretty Berber villages. We are going to Marrakech. overnight in a fancy riad in Medina.

Day 7: Marrakech sightseeing tour

On this day, you will explore Marrakech. The Almoravid dynasty founded the second imperial city in the 12th century. After breakfast in the Riad, we explore Marrakech, ”the red city of Morocco,” with a local guided tour. But we will ensure that you see the most important historical and cultural sites. These include the Koutoubia Tower, the Saadian tombs, and the Bahia Palace.

After that, you will walk through the souks and view hundreds of handicrafts. Later on, we will drive outside of the Medina to visit the Majorelle Gardens. In the afternoon, you will have some free time to wander by yourself to the famous Jamaa El Fna Square. Overnight stay in a riad in the Medina.

Day 8: Marrakech: Transfer to airport

This would be the last day of our 8-day desert trip from Tangier.

  • Pickup and drop-off at your accommodation or airport in Tangier.
  • Private air-conditioned 4x4 during an 8-day desert tour.
  • English- or Spanish-speaking driver.
  • Dinner & breakfast.
  • Camel treks & overnights in a private, nomad desert tent.
  • Camel per person.
  • 7 nights stay in a private room at a hotel/riad.
  • Local guide in Fes and Marrakesh.
  • Sandboarding.
  • Lunches
  • Drinks
  • Entrance fees to Mounements

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8-day Sahara desert tour from Tangier
Ivan P

First time in Magical Morocco

My wife and I booked this bucket-list 8-days tour in Morocco with Ibrahim. We were fortunate to have Idir as our guide/driver with a nice SUV. He was kind and educational. He helped us buy Moroccan wine, tagines, and dates. Shared stories from his family and childhood in Erfoud, near the desert. He made us appreciate “desert blues” music. He took many good pictures and surprised us with his reggaeton playlist! Excellent driver, by the way. Our trip started in Tangier. We stopped in Chefchauen, Fes, and Merzouga (with Sahara glamping). Then we visited Dades Valley before ending in Marrakesh. The included accommodations were very good, especially Riad Cherifa (Chefchauen). Morocco, its people, culture, and contrasting landscapes were magical. Thank you, Idir and Ibrahim, and the rest of the team, for this wonderful holiday.
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