In this authentic 8-day Morocco tour from Marrakech to Tangier, our specialist team will take you on an adventure to discover the most fascinating places in Morocco, including part of the imperial cities. 8 Days Morocco Road Trip Itinerary: A Journey into the Sahara through a variety of spectacular scenery: Fertile valleys, Grand Canyons, Cedar and pine forests and also barren, rocky landscapes to Merzouga Desert. Moreover, enjoy Camel trekking and spend a night in a traditional Berber camp under an endless canopy of stars. Furthermore, explore the oldest medieval city in the world and visit its Medina – Fes. Finally, discover Chefchaouen, Morocco’s enchanting “Blue Pearl” in the Rif Mountains and Tangier, a fascinating Moroccan city guarding the Strait of Gibraltar.
Today you’ll be met by your personal driver/guide at your preferred location in Marrakech, and then drive for several hours through the winding roads of the High Atlas Mountains. You can take your time as the scenery is magnificent and keen photographers may call for a few photo stops. Marvel at the wonderful Berber villages before you get to Ait Ben haddou kasbah. It is considered one of Morocco’s most iconic sites and a stunningly well-preserved medieval village which has famously featured in many blockbuster movies, including the one who wants to be the king, Babel, the kingdom of heaven, Prince of Persia, … etc.
The kasbah was built in the 17th century, and it’s now a UNESCO matrimonial historical site. Enjoy a stroll through its winding alleyways, making your way to the top of the hill for the great views across the surrounding plains. After a leisurely lunch, we hit the road again to the Hollywood of North Africa – Ouarzazate and also known as the gateway to the Sahara Desert. The city has been used as a filming location for many famous films and famous TV shows, including «Gladiator», «Jewel of the Nile». After checking into your hotel, time to relax before dinner.
◈ Overnight: Ouarzazate
◈ Meals: Dinner
This morning, go on a sightseeing tour of Ouarzazate city. Begin with a visit to the Atlas Studio (Optional). Then Taourirt kasbah, a fortified palace that was once the residence of the local rulers, and it’s an amazing example of Berber architecture which was built in the 17th century and housing hundreds of people. Next, make your lovely way into the Sahara with a medley of palm trees, magnificent oases and also rose fields in Kalaat M’gouna. The city is known for its annual Rose Festival, which takes place every year in May to celebrate the harvest of roses grown in the region.
Carrying on, we continue to the Amridil Kasbah, a historic fortified fortress in the oasis of Skoura. Likewise, it is a popular filming location and has been featured in many famous movies from Ali Baba, The Sheltering Sky to Game of Thrones. Free time to enjoy your lunch at your convenience, later we hit the road again to the canyon of Boumalne dades, and upon arrival enjoy the rest of the evening at leisure. This area offers up scenery like no other – sprawling green valleys give way to otherworldly rock formations carved out by the wind. Your hotel offers a delightful pool and terrace overlooking the valley, so take some time to sit back and soak in the ethereal views.
◈ Overnight: Boumalne Dades
◈ Meals: Dinner & Breakfast
Before saying farewell to Dades Canyon, drive a bit further to Tissadrine to get the panoramic view of the Dades valley, and then the beautiful rocks’ formation called «Monkey fingers». Afterward, depart from Dades gorge on a journey through roads of Thousand kasbahs to Todra gorge. Surrounded by towering vertical limestone cliffs reaching heights of 300 m, it is also known as Morocco’s Grand Canyon. Moreover, it’s a popular destination for hikers, climbers and nature enthusiasts who come to discover the rugged terrain and enjoy the stunning views. There’ll be time to marvel at this sight before you continue your journey to the Erg Chebbi in Merzouga. En route, stop for lunch in the town of Tinejdad.
As soon as you arrive at the popular dunes of Erg Chebbi, one of the world’s iconic landscapes, with towering dunes up to 500ft in height, ride camels to your campsite. Taking in the charming scenery of the sand dunes surrounding you along the way. Make sure to catch the sunset in the heart of the desert. In addition to that, enjoy a nice dinner, listen to traditional Berber music, spend an amazing night under the stars, and digest the desert in all its beauty that will give you remarkable memories of the desert trip exploring.
◈ Overnight: Merzouga Desert
◈ Meals: Dinner & Breakfast
After a truly stunning sunrise, freshen up and breakfast in your camp, then start to discover unexplored sites of Merzouga on the edge of the Sahara Desert. Begin with a visit to the Gnawa tribe in a small village of Khamlia, enjoy the live Gnawa Music, traditionally practiced throughout Morocco and originating from the sub-Saharan regions. Along the way you might see some wild animals such as Fennec fox, …etc. Set off for a breathtaking panoramic view of Erg Chebbi Dunes from the Galb Nass Mountains. From Here, you’ll also start to see your first glimpse of Morocco’s nomadic Berbers – travelling across the desert and often staying in make shift tents as they head to their next destination.
Stopping en route to share tea with some welcoming local families in their handwoven tent while enjoying the silence of the Sahara Desert. After that, drive back to Khamlia village, where you’ll enjoy your lunch in a local restaurant, you may like to try Medfouna (also called “Berber pizza”). It’s traditional stuffed bread prepared with meat, herbs and spices by the nomadic people. The Sahara excursion ends in the Oasis of Merzouga, a small patch of vegetation surrounded by desert, then return to your beautifully decorated riad. This afternoon why not walk to Erg chebbi dunes to witness sunset again or try out Quad Bike Tour or even Dune Buggy Ride, it is a wonderful experience that you should not miss out!
◈ Overnight: Merzouga village
◈ Meals: Dinner & Breakfast
◊ Activities in Merzouga Desert:
→ Dune Buggy Ride in the Erg Chebbi Dunes
In the morning, the desert adventure from Marrakech to Fes continues toward the north, inland through a variety of spectacular scenery: fertile valleys, cedar and pine forests and also barren, rocky landscapes to the small town of Midelt. After a leisurely lunch, then drive across the Middle Atlas Mountains and Cedar Forest, home to the Barbary Macaque. Next stop in Ifrane, a beautiful town often likened to a Swiss Alpine resort, and also highlighted for its low temperatures and varied outdoor activities such as snowboarding which attract visitors from all over the kingdom. Arrive at the hotel in Fes later in the evening. Check-in and spend time at leisure.
◈ Overnight: Fes
◈ Meals: Breakfast
In the mid-morning, go on a half-day guided tour of the old town, known locally as Fes el Bali. Besides, it’s one of the world’s great centers of education and culture, both Islamic and Jewish. Your local guide will share stories of the city’s history as you walk through the twisting streets and alleyways, passing donkeys piled high with goods, and explore the specialty sections that divide the souk. The tour includes stops at the King’s Palace, the tanneries, Al Qaraouine university and the Attarine Madrasa. As well as a stop at a Mosaic museum to learn more about this unique activity which is famous in the region. Lastly, the panoramic view of the Medina, where you can see clearly how big this Medina is. By the end of the walk, you’ll be at Bab Boujloud, “Blue Gate” and then you have the afternoon at leisure for individual exploration.
◈ Overnight: Fes
◈ Meals: Breakfast
After breakfast, depart Fes for the blue city – Chefchaouen. Nestled high in the Rif Mountains, famous for its buildings washed in bright shades of blue, this is undeniably one of the world’s prettiest cities. Upon arrival, check into your Riad and then enjoy the rest of the day at leisure for individual exploration. Perhaps take a stroll through the ancient medina and its winding alleyways, cobbled plazas and unique doorways, or simply sit at a café and enjoy the pleasure of time passing by. Alternatively, you might prefer to get out of town and enjoy a hike in the surrounding hills and witness the sunset with the view of the Medina.
◈ Overnight: Chefchaouen
◈ Meals: Breakfast
Departing the Blue city this morning, you travel across the Rif Mountains and make your way to your final port of call – Tangier. Located on the coast, where the Mediterranean Sea meets the Atlantic Ocean, it is the gateway between Africa and Europe. Depending on your departure flight time, there’s a possibility of exploring this beautiful city, visiting the Cape Spartel and the Cave of Hercules. Later on, transfer to the airport for your departure flight. Eventually the end of the 8-day tour in Morocco starting in Marrakech. Should you wish to extend your stay in Morocco, please do let us know!
⟐ Meals: Breakfast
If the above proposed Itinerary: Morocco 8-day tour from Marrakech to Tangier does not match what you’re looking for, then contact us, and we’ll tailor a customized Marrakech Private Tour in Morocco specifically designed to match your desired duration and interests. Whether you’re traveling with family, relatives, or friends, simply inform us of your timeframe and desired activities, and leave the rest to us. Our dedicated team at Morocco Tabiarte Tours is here to answer all your questions, provide detailed quotes for our Morocco Private tours, and offer valuable advice on the best time and places to visit. Whether you’re seeking guidance or ready to make a booking, we’re committed to assisting you every step of the way.
➢ How to book a Tour with Us:
To get your booking confirmed for the 8 days desert tour from Marrakech, a deposit is required and can be done easily and securely over PayPal. Regardless of the balance, it is in cash to your driver once you meet each other at the airport or accommodation. Besides, the currency EURO, USD, CAD, GBP and MAD are both acceptable.
➢ Is it possible to pay the total amount with credit card or PayPal?
Please be notified that we don’t accept payments with credit cards due to many fees and hold security risks. Although we ask for the balance in cash because PayPal also has too many transaction fees and operational delays as it’s an international institution. In addition to that, we can accept it in some cases via PayPal, but a 5% fee will be added to cover the extra transaction charges. If you’re thinking of this method, it is better to arrange the payment before your trip to Morocco.
➢ Cancellation process:
More than a month before the start date of the tour, deposit is non-refundable, but no worries since we’re going to hold any deposit towards a trip with Morocco Tabiarte Tours at any later date you select.
116 Reviews ★★★★★ Authentic & Genuine Reviews from our Travellers (Latest)
I travelled with my aunt to Morocco – Mohammed, our driver, has been very accommodating. besides, it’s very convenient to travel in Morocco with a private car and the price was reasonable. In addition to that, the hotels they picked for us were all lovely, clean, and comfortable. we had wonderful meals as well. Moha was also very generous and invited us to his own house. He also walked with us into the desert and took amazing photos for us. on top of that, we’ve enjoyed the tour very much and would highly recommend it to anyone planning a vacation to Morocco.
We have traveled to many places. This is one of the most enjoyable and also carefree trips we have had. Thanks again.
Albert 〉 5 out of 5 ★★★★★ 〉 Family Traveller 〉 May 22nd, 2023
We booked these 8 days tour from Marrakech through Morocco Tabiarte Tours. The trip was full of incredible things to see and do in Morocco, however, the days and nights just flew by as we were having a great time. Furthermore, what made all the difference was our wonderful tour guide, Moha. While he certainly knew all the historic details of all the attractions, he personalized the experiences of the various groups on the van. His warm nature and attention to details certainly added to our experience. On top of that, it also helped he knew many of the locals, and we were given top notched service I think because of these relationships. We highly recommend this Marrakech Desert tour Package and if you won the tour guide Moha like us, this will be an unforgettable experience. Read More Morocco tour’s reviews
Marina 〉 5 out of 5 ★★★★★ 〉 Group Traveller 〉 May 14th, 2023
◈ Morocco Travel‘s FAQ
First and foremost, most of the travelers needs only passport to enter Morocco, however your visit shouldn’t be over 3 months. Here are some countries that don’t need a visa for Morocco :
For all other passport nationals, please check with the Moroccan Embassy.
Firstly Morocco is one of the largest countries in North Africa with a lot of different and spectacular places, the atlas mountains, north, south (especially the Sahara desert), the imperial cities…etc. here is a list of the best destinations to visit in morocco.
For Morocco adapter, there are two associated plug types C and E. moreover, plug type C is the one which has two round pins and plug type E is the one which has two round pins and a hole for the socket’s male earthing pin. Morocco operates on a 220V supply voltage and 50Hz.
Absolutely yes, you can this process in every city in Morocco. On the other hand, visa and Mastercard are most vastly accepted. However, take enough cash for your travel, just in case you can’t be able to find an ATM to withdraw cash easily.
From 7 to 14 days is a fixed amount of time to discover unexplored of Morocco such as the desert and the imperial cities, as well as hiking in the Atlas Mountains and relaxation on the Atlantic coast.
Here is a list of the currencies you can use
Sure. Euro, US and CAD dollar are always accepted in Morocco and that will save time for you to bring cash to convert, doing away with bank lineups or non-active cash machines to acquire dirhams. Additionally, you can also use your visa card at bank machines (Attijariwafa bank or Bmce bank are common).