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8 Day Morocco Desert Tour - Marrakech Road Trip Itinerary

See the best of Morocco in 8 days on this tour from Marrakech across the Sahara desert to Fes, Chefchaouen & Tangier. Immerse in the rich tapestry of culture, history, and landscapes with our expertly crafted 8-day Morocco road trip itinerary.

Best 8 Day Morocco Desert Tour - Marrakech Road Trip Itinerary
Explore Morocco: 8-Day Private Tour Itinerary & Highlights
  • 8 Days/ 7 Nights
  • Private Vehicle
  • Distance: 1440 KM
  • Guided Tours
  • Half Board
  • Accommodation

Tour Description: 8 Days Morocco Private Tour

8 Day Desert Tour from Marrakech

Embark on an 8 day tour across Morocco‘s majestic landscapes. Lose yourself in Marrakech‘s ancient Medina, with its winding alleys and bustling souks. Additionally, traverse the rugged High Atlas Mountains, taking in breathtaking vistas on a scenic drive. Marvel at Ait Ben Haddou’s earthen castle and Ouarzazate’s Hollywood-esque studio. Meander through the otherworldly Dades Canyons and Todra Gorge, with their towering rock walls in hues of red and orange. 

Spend a night under infinite stars at a luxury desert camp after a camel ride through swirling sand dunes.  Furthermore, follow the Valley of Ziz’s winding road, dotted with oases and mud-brick villages. Wander through aromatic cedar forests and the charming mountain town of Ifrane. Uncover Fes‘ medieval magic and Chefchaouen‘s blue-washed streets. 8 Days Morocco Road Trip Itinerary ends in the bustling port city of Tangier. This is a journey you’ll remember for a lifetime.

What to Expect in 8 Day Morocco tour from Marrakech

8 Days Morocco Road trip itinerary
  • Lose yourself in Marrakech's ancient Medina and bustling souks
  • Gaze at endless vistas driving through the rugged High Atlas range
  • Marvel at the ancient clay kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou & Ouarzazate’s studios
  • Gaze at colorful Dades canyons and towering Todra gorge walls
  • Camel trek across the swirling sand dunes & a night at a luxury tented camp
  • Follow the Valley of Ziz through oases and mud-brick villages
  • Discover Fes el Bali's history, culture, and hidden treasures.
  • Uncover the blue-washed streets of charming Chefchaouen
  • Explore the bustling port city of Tangier, gateway to Europe & Africa

Detailed Itinerary: 8 Day Private Tour from Marrakech to Tangier

BEST Morocco 8-Day tour Itinerary

1st Day: Arrival in Marrakech » Medina sightseeing tour (15-minute drive + 3-hour walking tour)

Step off the plane at Marrakech Airport into the unforgettable magic of Morocco. Your personal Driver/Guide awaits to transfer you to your Riad for check-in. After settling in, begin an enchanting guided tour of Marrakech’s top sights. Marvel at the intricate details of Bahia Palace, Ben Youssef Madrassa and the ancient Saadian Tombs. Additionally, gaze up at the iconic minaret of the Koutoubia Mosque.

The walking tour ends at the lively Jemaa El Fna square, where captivating snake charmers, henna artists, and street food stalls await. Then the rest of the day is yours to explore the alluring city as you wish – meander through souks, relax at a hammam, or sip mint tea as the sun sets over Morocco. This allows you to immerse yourself fully in the magic of this vibrant city.

√ Overnight: Marrakech

2nd Day: Marrakech » Atlas Mountains » Ait Ben Haddou » Ouarzazate » Rose valley » Dades Canyons (6-hour drive)

After breakfast, start the journey through the High Atlas mountains toward the breathtaking Dades Canyons. Get ready for a scenic drive with stops to admire the stunning views and towering peaks of the Atlas Mountain range. Next, explore the iconic ancient kasbah of Ait Benhaddou, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and feel like you’ve stepped back in time.

Following a tasty lunch, head to Ouarzazate for an exclusive behind-the-scenes visit to the famous Atlas movie studios, where major motion pictures like Gladiator and Game of Thrones were filmed. Then continue through the Rose Valley’s pink rose fields to the stunning Dades Canyons, with colorful cliffs and rock formations that will leave you in awe. This scenic route through Morocco’s natural wonders is an unforgettable experience.

√ Overnight: Dades Canyons

√ Included Meals: Breakfast and dinner

3rd Day: Dades valley » Todra gorge » Merzouga: Camel Trek & Glamping under stars (4-hour drive)

Get ready for the ultimate Moroccan desert adventure! To start this thrilling journey, enjoy a breathtaking panoramic view overlooking the Dades Valley. Next, marvel at the remarkable monkey-finger rock formations, and then head towards the majestic Merzouga Desert. Along the way, gaze in wonder at the towering Todra Gorge, famed for its magnificent rock formations that attract climbers from around the world. Lunch will be served in the charming town of Tinjdad Afterward.

Continuing the adventure, your next destination is the iconic Erg Chebbi dunes. Here, you’ll leave your vehicle and embark on an unforgettable camel trek to your desert campsite. Witness a mesmerizing sunset over the sandy dunes, setting the stage for a magical evening under a canopy of twinkling stars. Following this, enjoy a delightful dinner and live music around an open fire, creating an unforgettable experience.

√ Overnight: Luxury Tented Camp

√ Included Meals: Breakfast and dinner

4th Day: Sahara Desert » Ziz valley » Midelt » Cedar Forest » Ifrane "Little Switzerland" » Fes (7-hour drive)

Start the day off right by waking up early to watch a spectacular sunrise over the Erg Chebbi dunes. After savoring a tasty morning meal at your desert camp, bid farewell to the enchanting desert dunes of Merzouga. The next destination on your journey is the ancient city of Fes, offering a plenty of stunning sights along the way. Firstly, stop to admire the fascinating panorama of the Ziz Valley, with its oases and Berber villages. Then, make your way through the Atlas Mountains, stopping to enjoy lunch in Midelt.

Afterward, get your camera ready for the star attraction – monkeys frolicking freely in the mystical cedar forest. Your ultimate destination is the charming mountain town of Ifrane, often referred to as ‘Little Switzerland’, providing an opportunity to stretch your legs and enjoy a cup of coffee. Upon reaching Fes, you have the remainder of the day to explore the city at your own pace. With vivid desert vistas, snow-capped mountains, and exotic wildlife, today guarantees an unforgettable adventure!

√ Overnight: Fes

√ Included Meals: Breakfast

5th Day: Fes Sightseeing Tour: Explore Historic Wonders with a Guide (25-minute drive + 4-hour walking tour)

Following a leisurely morning meal at your riad, an exciting day of sightseeing in Fes awaits. Initially, your local guide will meet you, marking the beginning of an enthralling exploration of this historic city. Get ready to marvel at the grand Royal Palace and take in panoramic views of the ancient Medina from Borj Sud. Additionally, visit the Mosaic Factory to gain insight into the intricate craftsmanship of this ancient art form.

The real excitement begins when you embark on a walking tour through the winding alleys of the Medina. Your expert guide will take you back in time as you uncover the landmarks such as the atmospheric Chouara Tannery, the prestigious Al Qaraouine University, and the elegant Attarine Madrasa. Around every corner, a new discovery is waiting to be made.

The walking tour ends at the iconic Bab Boujeloud, known as the ‘Blue Gate’ for a memorable photo op. Afterward, the remainder of the day is yours to enjoy individual activities. With its cultural immersion and stunning sights, this tour guarantees a delightful experience.

√ Overnight: Fes

√ Included Meals: Breakfast

6th Day: Fes » Meknes » Volubulis "Roman Ruins" » Chefchaouen "Blue city" (4.5-hour drive)

Today’s journey will take you on an epic adventure through Morocco’s historic sites and charming mountain towns. Your first stop is Meknes, where you’ll explore the grand Bab Mansour Gate, the historic prison Qara, and magnificent Royal Stables, as well as the impressive Mausoleum of Moulay Ismail. Afterward, head to the ancient Roman ruins of Volubilis, providing a fascinating glimpse into Morocco’s rich past.

Continuing north, your next destination is the beautiful mountain town of Chefchaouen. Wander through the enchanting blue Medina at your own pace, and later, hike up to the Spanish Mosque for a magical sunset over the Rif Mountains. Lastly, spend the evening immersed in Chefchaouen’s captivating beauty.

√ Overnight: Chefchaouen

√ Included Meals: Breakfast

7th Day: Chefchaouen » Tangier (2-hour drive)

Goodbye to the blue magic of Chefchaouen! Your journey continues towards Tangier, the gateway to Europe. Upon reaching Tangier, begin your exploration with a visit to the Cave of Hercules and Cape Spartel, the meeting point of the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea. Following this, check into your Riad and take a moment to relax.

Alternatively, consider taking a leisurely stroll along the beach or immersing yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of the Medina. Moreover, enjoy the remainder of your day soaking in the unique charm of Tangier, creating memories that will linger long after your journey.

√ Overnight: Tangier

√ Included Meals: Breakfast

8th Day: Depart Morocco (25-minute drive)

As your 8 day Morocco tour wraps up, enjoy a seamless journey from your hotel to the airport. Your driver ensures a stress-free experience, ensuring you reach your gate with time to spare before departure.

√ Included Meals: Breakfast

Important Note

What you see here is just a suggested plan for your 8 Day Morocco Desert tour Itinerary from Marrakech. If it doesn’t quite match what you have in mind, don’t hesitate to reach out. We’re all about creating a tour that fits your preferences and specific duration.

Our tours from Marrakech cover all of Morocco, and here’s the deal: the more friends you bring along, the lower the cost per person. We split the fixed transportation fee among everyone, and the overall price also depends on your choice of accommodation, varying with options such as 3-star, 4-star, or 5-star hotels.

For the exact cost and all the details, contact us. We’re here to make your trip just right for you.

8 Day Morocco Road trip itinerary Price

BEST 8 Days in Morocco
Price Includes
Price Excludes
  • Hotel/Airport pick-up and drop-off services.
  • Tour in an air-conditioned vehicle throughout 8 Days in Morocco.
  • Hand-picked English-speaking driver.
  • 6-night stay in carefully selected Hotel/Riad.
  • 1-night stay in a Deluxe desert camp (Private Tent).
  • Camel trek and Sand-boarding.
  • Daily Breakfast and 2 nights dinner.
  • Local Expert Guide in Marrakech and Fes.
  • Free time to wander through Gorges, explore kasbahs, take photos, and more.
  • Lunches, drinks and 5 nights dinner. 
  • Entrance fees to monuments (Ex: Atlas studio, Al Qaraouine university, …etc.).
  • Tips for your tour guide & driver (the amount is at your discretion).

FAQ

Is 8 days enough in Morocco?

Yes, 8 days can provide a wonderful experience in Morocco, allowing you to explore key destinations like Marrakech, Fes, Chefchaouen and the Sahara Desert. You can immerse yourself in the vibrant culture, visit historic sites, and enjoy the diverse landscapes. While it may not cover the entire country, it offers a well-rounded taste of Morocco’s beauty and rich heritage.

How many days in Marrakech is enough?

A full day in Marrakech can be enough to explore the city’s vibrant Medina, visit iconic landmarks like the Ben Youssef Madrassa and Bahia Palace, and immerse yourself in the bustling atmosphere of the souks.

Why should I choose a private tour?

Choosing a private tour offers a personalized and exclusive experience tailored to your preferences. Enjoy the flexibility of a custom itinerary, the undivided attention of a knowledgeable guide, and the freedom to explore at your own pace. Private tours provide a more intimate and immersive journey, allowing you to focus on the attractions that interest you the most, creating lasting memories with the comfort and convenience of a dedicated guide.

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Currency

MAD, د.م. (Dirham)

Plugs and Adapters

As a traveler from the USA, Canada, Australia, or New Zealand, you will need an adapter for Type C and Type E connectors.

Visa

Are you planning an international trip and wondering about the complexities of visa applications? Unfortunately, we cannot offer you a visa application service, but we can provide you with valuable insights into understanding whether you need one or not. The visa application process can be intricate, but fear not; we’ve compiled a comprehensive guide to help you navigate through the basics.

Do I Need a Visa?

The necessity for a visa depends on your nationality and your intended travel destination. Let’s break it down for you:

1. Check Your Nationality

Firstly, identify your home country and its visa agreements with the country you plan to visit. If there is no existing visa agreement, you will likely need to apply for a visa in advance of your departure.

2. Understand Visa Requirements by Country

Here’s a quick guide for citizens of specific countries:

a. US Citizens

Great news for Americans! US citizens typically don’t need a visa for many destinations. Nevertheless, always double-check the specific requirements for your chosen location.

b. UK Citizens

Likewise, citizens of the United Kingdom usually enjoy visa-free travel to most countries. Confirm the details based on your intended destination.

c. Australian Citizens

Australians often have the privilege of visa-free travel to various places. Before you pack, verify the visa requirements for your chosen destination.

d. New Zealand Citizens

If you’re a citizen of New Zealand, you likely won’t need a visa for many destinations. Still, it’s wise to check the specific requirements for your intended travel spot.

Special Note: Morocco

Good news for those planning a trip to Morocco! Citizens of most countries, including the ones mentioned above, typically don’t require a visa for Morocco. It’s a visa-free destination for many travelers.

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Daniel

Family Traveller

We could not have asked for a better experience with MTT. From start to finish, our 8-day Morocco Private tour was seamless, thanks to their excellent communication, organization, and guides. The knowledgeable and patient guides kept our group engaged and ensured everything ran smoothly for our family’s first visit to Morocco. I highly recommend MTT to anyone traveling to Morocco for the first time.

23 January 2024

Lucy

Family Traveller

We had an incredible 8-day Morocco trip, exploring the vibrant cities of Marrakech, the awe-inspiring Sahara desert, the historical Fes, and the picturesque Tangier. Our stay in lovely hotels added a touch of luxury to our adventure, and the comfortable vehicle, along with our professional driver, made the journey seamless and enjoyable. Highly recommend Morocco Tabiarte Tours for an unforgettable and well-organized experience!

22 January 2024

Adella

Couple Traveller

Our 8-day morocco road trip itinerary was nothing short of spectacular! We explored the best places of Morocco, from iconic landmarks to hidden gems, all expertly chosen by the Morocco tabiarte tours. The hotels were top-notch, providing comfort and luxury. Our journey was smooth in a well-maintained vehicle with a professional driver and guide who made the experience even more memorable. Highly recommended!

14 January 2024

Jennifer

Group Traveller

Wow, what an incredible 8-day tour in Morocco! We got to explore the vibrant city of Marrakech, take in the majestic Atlas Mountains, and visit ancient kasbahs steeped in history. A major highlight was riding a camel through the desert and staying at a luxury camp under the stars – it doesn’t get more magical than that! Throughout the journey, we traveled in total comfort thanks to our wonderful driver, who really made the trip extraordinary. I can’t recommend this adventure enough for anyone looking to experience the best of Morocco. It was 8 unforgettable days full of culture, natural beauty, and lasting memories.

30 December 2023
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