8 day Morocco tour itinerary from Marrakech to Tangier, Discover south and north Morocco, visit Merzouga desert, Enjoy camel trekking and a night stay in the Erg chebbi dunes, go on to Fes, Blue city in 8 Days
Tour Description :
In this Gorgeous 8 Days/ 7 Nights tour from Marrakech, our expert team will take you on an adventure to discover the greatest places of Morocco, including the imperial cities. Enjoy the beautiful High Atlas Mountains with the Berber villages. As well the famous kasbah of Ait Ben haddou and the Morocco’s Hollywood, Dades valley, Todra gorge, Erg chebbi desert, camel ride, Grand Canyon, and the most spectacular sites of the middle atlas then the cultural center fes via Volubilis the most important archaeological site in Morocco and the blue city, chefchaouen.
Detailed Itinerary :
In the morning you will be met your driver/guide and leave for Ouarzazate via the High Atlas Mountains: Tizi N’tichka (2260 m altitude). Today you will enjoy the wonderful scenery over the high Atlas Mountains and appreciate the remarkable Berber villages before you get to Ait Ben haddou kasbah, the largest kasbah in Morocco (we stop for a visit) a Berber castle where many movies have been shot such as: the one who wants to be the king, Babel, the kingdom of heaven, Prince of Persia…etc. It was built by the last Berber chieftain El Glaoui Et-Hami in the late 19th century; it’s now a UNESCO matrimonial historical site.
Lunch might be in the kasbah before we continue to Ouarzazate. Thereafter, we drive to the Hollywood of Morocco in Ouarzazate, here you have the option of visiting the studio to see props used in some movies you might have seen before, such as «Gladiator» or «Jewel of the Nile». Thus, we visit taourirt kasbah. Then check into your accommodation.
After breakfast, depart Ouarzazate for Skoura in order to visit the Amredhyle kasbah. Then head towards fascinating Dades and Rose valley. Our first stop will be at Skoura in Amredhyle kasbah for A visit. Thus, we’ll continue to the village of kalaa M’gouna. It’s famous for the rose fields and roses products. Roses festival is held here every year in May for 7 days. Since the road is full of thousands of kasbahs you’ll have plenty of opportunities to take memorable pictures. After lunch in kalaa M’gouna, we go on driving towards Dades gorge where you will enjoy seeing the beautiful rocks’ formation called «the monkey fingers» and standing kasbah of Ait Yul. Check into your accommodation.
Our 8 days tour from Marrakech to Merzouga goes on after enjoying a traditional delicious Breakfast. We will then take a drive through roads lined with ancient kasbahs and many attractive Berber villages at the Boumalne Dades. You will be enjoying the amazing scenery along the way of the remaining fortified villages that were hosting the caravan roads till the early 20th century. Our first spot will be in Tissadrine taking some pictures of the beautiful panorama of the Dades valley and then monkey fingers. Later-on we head to Tinghir within a 15 km breath-taking valley full of palm trees. Explore the high walls of grey and pink rock around the road, as we continue trekking along the 300 m high canyons.
Thereafter, we continue driving toward the Erg Chebbi dunes located in Merzouga Desert. You’ll enjoy your lunch in Tinjedad. As soon as you arrive at the popular dunes of Erg Chebbi, we are pleased to prepare camels. Beside there is an hour time for you to experience camel riding and spectate the beautiful sunset while riding camel heading to camp oasis where is the luxurious tent that you will stay there overnight, as you watch the sunset in style heading to the oasis where a camp is located. Spending a night living by traditional nomadic tents inside or sleeping under spectacular starry sky outside the tent at Merzouga desert dune that will give you remarkable memory in the desert trip exploring. You can also spend your night playing drums with the experienced camel guides.
After enjoying an amazing sunrise, you will have to go back to your camp for breakfast and shower before the largest tour starts. Today we will drive around the desert to discover unexplored places in the Erg Chebbi desert. On our way to the desert villages (Ex: khamlia, Merdani, Mifis), we might meet some locals with different desert animals (Ex: Goats, Camels, Foxes, … etc.). As well as some desert reptiles and mammals. Our first stop is in the khamlia village in a traditional home built of thick earthen bricks made from a mixture of clay to enjoy the live Gnaoua Music which is played by the locals.
Set off to another sight in some mountains near the dunes for a panoramic view of the sand dunes and also from where you can start seeing the border between Morocco and Algeria. Later we’ll continue driving toward the old Berber villages and some nomad families where we will be hospitably welcomed with a cup of mint tea while enjoying the silence of the desert. Subsequently, we drive back to Khamlia village where we will have lunch in a local restaurant (Berber nomad pizza). After lunch, we will continue to visit Yasmina Lake, which will be the last spot. Then drive to our hotel next to the golden sand dunes.
On the last day of our Morocco desert tour Marrakech to Fes in an early sunrise experience is recommended from the Erg chebbi sand dunes or your hotel. Enjoying the spectacular sunrise may be the best sunrise you have seen in your life. Thereafter, you will have to go back for breakfast and a shower.
Today we will continue our tour to fes via Ziz valley, the second-largest river in Morocco which crosses the whole Morocco to Algeria. Then cross the middle Atlas Mountains where you’ll enjoy amazing views. Lunch break at a restaurant. Then in the afternoon we go towards the next spot, Cedar Forest or Michlifen where we will take a short walk to see the wild monkeys and take some pictures. Last and not least, we will stop at Ifrane the little Switzerland of Morocco for a Coffee or WS then up to fes. Probably arrive at fes in the evening and then drop you off at your Riad/hotel
After breakfast, you will start the city tour with your local guide, who will guide you into Medina (city). The oldest Fes city by walking on its crowded souks (markets), epic alleyways and historical monuments. First the great Royal Palace gate between the new and the old fes. Then experience the wonderful panoramic view of the old city. After that, we’ll start visiting all the sites with cultural and historical interest including the famous such as “Al Qaraouine university, The Tanneries, and the Attarine museum “.
After lunch in a typical Moroccan restaurant in the Medina, you’ll see the best area to stay in fes (FES El Bali) a UNESCO World Heritage Site, this is the most exotic and old section in the city, with its alleyways, and epic Moroccan’s monuments such as Bab boujloud (the medina’s main gate). Fes el Bali is a paradise of local handy-made craft work with colorful Moroccan styles, leather-work, metalwork, …etc. So here the fes city tour ends and the local guide accompanies you back to your accommodation.
In the morning, after breakfast, you will be driven to Meknes, an imperial city that has existed since the first rulers of the Alawite dynasty that governed Morocco. Thereafter, you’ll see the grandiose gateway of Bab el-Mansur, the Sahrij Souani Basin and the sumptuously decorated Moulay Ismail Mausoleum. After lunch, your journey continues to Volubilis. This is the Morocco’s most famous Roman remnant, dating from AD 24-285. At noon after completing the visit to Volubilis, we follow up towards the blue city in the Rif mountains which is known for the striking and the blue-washed buildings of its old town. Once we get there, you are free to take a walk and explore the pretty small town on your own. Check into your accommodation
Today, depending on your departure time, we’ll drive you to the airport for your flight time. Eventually, end of your 8-day Morocco Tour from Marrakech.
If our 8 day morocco tour does not match what you’re looking for, contact us. We provide customized desert trips in Morocco according to your duration of stay and your preferences. You can come with your family, relatives, friends or all of them. Just let us know your duration, what you wish to do in the state, and we’ll plan the itinerary according to your interests. Besides, our Team at Morocco Tabiarte Tours is at your service to answer any questions, give you detailed quotes about tours, and advise about the best time and places to visit. Whether you’re thinking about leading a tour or simply have questions, we’re here to help.
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).
Morocco Tour’s Payment Methods
How to book a Tour with Us:
To ensure your 8 days tour from Marrakech, a small 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 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 up the extra transaction charges. If you’re thinking of this method, it is better to arrange the payment before the tour.
More than a month before the start date of the tour, deposit is non-refundable, but no worries since we’re gonna hold any deposit towards a trip with Morocco Tabiarte Tours at any later date you select.
116 Reviews Authentic & Genuine Reviews from our Travellers
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 invite 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 trip to Morocco.
We have traveled to many places. This is one of the most enjoyable and also carefree trip we had. Thanks again.
Albert / 5 out of 5 / Family Traveller / 18 January 2020
We booked this 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 for 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 tour 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 / 23 December 2019