8 Days tour from Tangier to Marrakech through the Imperial Cities of Morocco: Fes, Marrakech, Meknes. Enjoy the middle Atlas views and explore Volubilis. This trip is also an opportunity to go to Merzouga Sahara, Camel ride, and desert camping. Visit Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah, Ouarzazate, and the High Atlas.
On this Morocco imperial cities 8 days tour we introduce to you an enriching insight into the rich history of imperial Morocco through its majestic palaces, UNESCO World Heritage Sites and magnificent monuments, labyrinthine medinas, and lively and exciting souks.
Included guided tours will reveal the highlights of the two imperial cities of Fes and Marrakech. Stay in beautiful authentic riads near the most attractions in the heart of every imperial city. And Camel trekking experience in the magic Sahara Desert of Merzouga – Erg Chebbi dunes– and overnight in Berber camp under numerous shining stars.
List of Highlights of 8 Days Tour from Tangier:
Day 1: Tangier – Tetouan – Chefchaouen
The first day of our 8 days tour from Tangier, we’ll drive through the Rif mountains and Tetouan city to enjoy the views of the gorgeous mountains till we get to Chefchaouan one of the stunning villages at the feet of the Rif mountains.
Chefchaouen medina had a Spanish-style square surrounded by many funky arts and crafts stores, roof-top restaurants, and cafes where you’ll spend your night in a nice place to enjoy the breeze and the fantastic thing about nature.
Day 2: Chefchaouen – Old Roman city: Volubilis – Meknes – Fes
After a tasty breakfast in the riad, our 8 Days Tour From Tangier to Marrakech starts towards Volubilis crossing via Ouazan and other Rif villages. In Volubilis, we’ll discover the Roman ruins and find out about Moroccan history.
Then we’ll drive to Meknes city (the 17th-century heritage) where we’ll stop for lunch and we will discover the historical walls of the medina, bab el Mansour and we will enjoy a visit to Moulay Ismail shrine. Later in the afternoon, we head to Fes city where we are going to spend the night.
Day 3: Fes with a local guide
Today we are going to start exploring the oldest city in Morocco, walking in its alleys and tiny streets. Our visit starts by visiting the Royal Palace gate, the Jewish headquarter, the first Mellah ever built in Morocco, built during the 16th century.
We will make sure that you visit all sites with cultural and historical interest including the famous Al Qaraouine University, the oldest in the region, the Tanneries, the Attarine museum, and the Moulay Idriss mausoleum. After lunch, you’ll visit the tiles cooperative and then experience a beautiful panoramic view over the full Medina of Fes.
Day 4: Fes – Azrou Cedar Forest – Midelt – Merzouga
After breakfast in your hotel, we’ll travel to Merzouga via Errachidia and Erfoud. you’ll be traveling through the fascinating Tiz Ntalghamt pass and the Ziz Gorge. You’ll notice how the scenery changes to reveal hints of the desert as you approach town of Errachidia, here you’ll have lunch and enjoy the Berber hospitality.
Afterward, we are going to travel along Ziz Valley, stopping for panoramic views along the thanks to Erfoud (a famous fossils city) and Rissani(with its famous souk). We arrive in Merzouga in the afternoon and you’ll be welcomed with a glass of mint tea before you begin your camel ride to spend an evening in the desert camp with Berber music and also sand-boarding.
Day 5: Merzouga – Erfoud – Tadgha gorge – Dades Valley
We get up early to see the spectacle of the sunrise over the dunes of the Erg Chebbi before making our way back to the hotel by camels. After breakfast and shower.
Leaving the desert, we’ll drive through the Saghro mountains and we will take a brief walk through Todra Gorge before arriving in Dades Valley for dinner and accommodation. We spent an evening in Dades Gorges, in a local riad/hotel.
Day 6: Dades Valley – Ouarzazate – Ait Ben-Haddou – Marrakech
After breakfast in the hotel, you will travel through the Dades Valley towards Kalaa M’gouna and Ouarzazate. This route through Dades Valley is the way of the thousand kasbahs. we’ll visit the cinema city of Ouarzazate and also Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah, the largest Kasbah in Morocco, built by T-Hami El Glaoui (the UNESCO heritage site).
Then, we are going to drive across the High Atlas mountains and you will enjoy the view and attractive Berber villages along the way till we reach Marrakech where we stay overnight in a local hotel.
Day 7: Marrakech with a local guide
Continuing our 8 days desert trip from Tangier to Marrakech, we’ll start exploring Marrakech “the red city of Morocco”. we are going to make sure that you see the most important sites of historical and cultural interest. This includes the Majorelle Gardens, the Koutoubia Tower, the Saadian tombs, and the Bahia Palace.
After lunch at a local restaurant near the famous square, you will walk through the souks and you’ll also buy souvenirs or enjoy the art of handicrafts. in the afternoon, you will have free time to discover the town by yourself.
Day 8: Transfer to the Airport
Today depends on your flight, you will be transferred to the airport to attend your flight which will mark the end of our 8 days tour from Tangier to Marrakech.
What Is Included in 8 days tour from Tangier:
- Transport in AC vehicle Minibus or 4×4
- English-speaking driver/guide during the tour.
- Spending one night in a nomad desert camp in Merzouga Dunes with a Private Tent
- Camel Trekking in Merzouga Dunes
- Pick up & Drop off at your accommodation
Not Included in the tour:
If this 8 days tour from Tangier to Marrakech we propose does not match what you’re looking for, contact us and we will prepare the trip to your needs and requirements