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8 Days Tour from Tangier

Best 8 day Morocco itinerary / 8 day trip Morocco

Overview :

8 Days Tour from Tangier is ideal for people who would like to discover authentic Morocco. enjoy spectacular landscapes of the Rif mountains and the teeny attractive town of Chefchaouen known as the blue city of Morocco. explore Fes the great, the oldest, cultural, religious city. During this trip, you will explore also the middle and high Atlas mountains, Ifrane is known for its alpine-style architecture and nearby ski slopes and best destination for Moroccans during the Summer months, Cedar forest in Azrou the unique place where wild Barbarian apes living in Morocco and Ziz valley one of the most beautiful rivers in the kingdom and of course experience camel ride to spend a night out at desert camp including magnificent Sunset & Sunrise over the golden sand dunes of Erg Chebbi. This Tangier 8 days desert tour will give the chance to spend plenty of time in the Sahara, discover the Merzouga desert including a visit to the Berber nomads families … In our best 8-day morocco itinerary you’ll visit the local Weekly market of Rissani, the beautiful Todra valley and gorge, Dades Valley and Taourirt Kasbah, Film studios in Ouarzazate as well as the UNESCO World Heritage Site of ksar Ait Benhaddou…visit the red city of Marrakech.

8 Days Tour from Tangier

* Duration : 8 days / 7 nights
* Departure time : 8:30 am
* Starting point : Your hotel /airport or harbor in Tangier
* Ending point : Your hotel in Marrakech
* Price :Depends on number of the people participating the tour

Highlights :

* Rif mountains
* Blue city of Chefchaouen
* Middle & high atlas mountains
* The oldest, cultural, religious city of Fes
* The red city of Marrakech
* Camel trek in the Sahara desert
* Sunset & sunrise over Erg Chebbi dunes
* Overnight at Merzouga desert camp
* Visit Berber nomads families
* Rissani weekly market
* Todra Valley & gorge
* Unesco heritage site of ait ben Haddou

Tour Itinerary : Best 8 Days Tour from Tangier

Day 1 : Tangier – Chefchaouen - Fes

You will be picked by your driver from Sahara Camel Trips from your hotel, airport, or harbor and start our 8 days tour from Tangier going through the stunning Rif mountains passing by Tetouan and continue to the charming blue city “Chefchaouen” where we will have free time to discover this enchanting little town walking through its narrow streets painted with blue and white colors that will give the opportunity to take some beautiful pictures, visit its old medina, Ras el Ma " head of the water " this is the point at which the fresh mountain waterfall seep its way into the town… you will have a delicious lunch at a local restaurant in the famous square of Plaza Uta el-Hammam and in the afternoon once your visit ends we will travel directly to Fes while enjoying wonderful views of the Rif mountains and green landscapes of the north of Morocco, arrival in Fes in the late afternoon, overnight stay at decorated hotel/riad.

Day 2 : Fes Sightseeing tour

After breakfast in your riad, the local guide will start the tour of Fes to explore this great city, the oldest, richest, cultural, religious, spiritual, and mysterious of the four imperial cities of Morocco, which you will notice has not suffered the passage of time, you will visit the old Jewish quarter called Mellah, and the Royal palace gate yard, where you will learn about the Jewish history in Morocco. Your visit includes the tile art factory and then a wonderful panoramic view of the town, after that You will start with a walking tour within the narrow streets, visiting the famous old Tanneries, and then the Quaraouine Mosque and the University which is the oldest university in the world, the Attarin Medersa, and the Najjarin Fountain and after the tour, we drive you back to your riad.

Day 3 : Fes – Middle Atlas mountains – Tiz'n Talghamt – Ziz Valley – Merzouga Desert

Your tangier 8 days tour continues towards Merzouga desert via the middle Atlas mountains we'll enjoy a nice drive through Berber villages. Stop in the beautiful city of Ifrane (known as "Moroccan Switzerland "), continue to Azrou the famous cedar forest where you can see the monkeys and continue to the town of Midelt where you can have a break for lunch. After that we'll head south to Erfoud known for fossils and its yearly festival dates market through the beautiful Ziz Valley where we'll stop to admire a nice panoramic view with the scenery of the oasis in the afternoon we'll reach the impressive Erg Chebbi dunes dinner and overnight stay at Hotel in Merzouga. 

Day 4 : Explore Merzouga area – Erg Chebbi - Camel Trek and Night at desert Camp

After breakfast at your hotel we'll start our Merzouga 4x4 excursion to explore different and interesting sites around Erg chebbi dunes we'll visit Hassi labied oasis to see its irrigation canal and land agriculture, we'll head south to the seasonal Dayt Sriji lake ( if there's water in it) we'll continue to Khamlia village if you are interested to listen to the gnawa music of the dark skin people who were brought to Morocco as immigration over hundred years ago and they were working as slaves... afterwards we'll continue to M'ifis mines deside the tourism Merzouga desert it is also famous of menerals and fossils during our Merzouga 4x4 desert tour we'll have the opportunity to visit a nomad berber family who are still living in their tent in the middle of the Sahara we'll have a glass of mint tea with them and learn about life in the desert...we'll make stops at different panoramic views to enjoy scenery and take pictures of the sights...after lunch at a local restaurant we'll come back to the village from here you will do camel trekking to reach our Berber Camp in Merzouga the camel ride takes 1 - 1:30 h with break on top of dune to watch the sunset, try the sandboarding if that's an activity you're interested in, enjoy the views , take photos then after this beautiful moments you'll continue to the camp where you'll be welcomed with a glass of tea and relax until dinner time, after having dinner there's be some traditional berber drumming music, enjoy the starry sky then sleep under a nomadic tent.

Day 5 : Merzouga - Todgha Gorge - Dades Valley

Today as you're already in the desert it worth getting up early in the morning to watch the sunrise near the camp after these lovely moments you will have breakfast and take shower at the camp then you can ride the camels or transfer by 4WD back to the original started location where you will meet your driver and continue your 8 Days Tour from Tangier, you will visit weekly market of Rissani if it's one of the market days ( Sunday, Tuesday,Thursday) we'll pass through small Berber villages such as Touroug, Tinjdad and the Tinghir where we'll stop to admire its beautiful Todra valley full of palm trees and vegetation we continue to Todra gorge located in the feet of the high atlas mountains a famous place for rock climbers we'll have free time to walk through its high canyons...we'll have a break for lunch then in the afternoon we'll travel to Boumalne Dades and in the afternoon we'll arrive in Dades valley, dinner and overnight stay at hotel/riad.

Day 6 : Dades Valley – Ouarzazate – Ait ben Haddou- High atlas mountains - Marrakech

Today is the 6th day of our 8 Days Tour from Tangier to Marrakech our journey continues direction to Marrakech via Kalaat M'gouna, rose valley, and Skoura palm grove. We make a visit to Kasbah Taourirte and film studios in Ouarzazate (optional) then we will drive to Ait Benhaddou where we will visit its famous and oldest kasbah (declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1986). Famous films have been shot in this spectacular place including Gladiator, Obelix, the Mummy, the Jewel of the Nile, Sahara with Penélope Cruz…etc free time to have lunch. We continue our trip crossing the High Atlas mountains via the highest road pass in Morocco called Tizi N'tichka at 2260 meters above sea level it offers impressive views of valleys, mountains, and many Berber villages nearby. Arrival in the afternoon/evening to Marrakech, transfer to your hotel.

Day 7 : Marrakech Sightseeing tour

After having breakfast at your hotel we will start tour guided tour of the red city of Marrakesh in the hands of a local guide to discover its fascinating history through the famous Koutoubia, Bahia Palace, the Saadian Tombs. You can eat at a typical restaurant in the medina and the afternoon will drive you to visit the beautiful Majorelle gardens and after that, you will have free to discover for yourselves the charms of this city, to walk through the streets of the medina, get lost in its immense market or savor traditional Moroccan food in the Jamaa el-Fna Square. Visiting this city means being able to observe the essence of Morocco which is always in constant change. Overnight at hotel/riad

Day 8 : Marrakech airport

You will have breakfast at your hotel/riad and free time to do whatever you want until the convenient time for your flight then we will transfer you to Marrakech airport to catch your plane back home and our 8 Days Tour from Tangier end.

The price includes :

* Pick up at your hotel / airport or harbor in Tangier
* Drop off at your hotel in Marrakech
* Private tour in confortable vehicle 4WD, minivan A/C
* Experienced English speaking driver
* 6 nights at private room at hotel (dinner & breakfast included)
* 1 night at private tent at desert camp (dinner & breakfast included)
* Guided city tour of Fes with a local guide
* Guided city tour of Marrakech with a local guide
* Sandboarding in the dunes ( if you are interested)
* Fuel
* Free time to visit all interesting sites, take pictures …

The price doesn't include :

* Lunches
* Drinks
* Dinner in Fes & Marrakech
* Entrances to monuments

Additional Informations :

* Vegetarian food options are available, please let us know upon request
* Confirmation will be received at the time of booking
* No shopping forces or tourists traps
* No hidden costs

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