6 Days Trip from Marrakech to Tangier

6 Days

Overview

This 6-day itinerary from Marrakech to Tangier takes you on a captivating journey through Morocco’s diverse landscapes and cultural wonders. Begin in Marrakech, exploring its lively medina and iconic landmarks before venturing southeast to Merzouga, where a camel trek through the Sahara Desert awaits. Witness breathtaking sunsets and spend a night under the stars in a desert camp. Next, make your way to Fes, immersing yourself in the city’s rich history and vibrant medina. Discover the ancient architecture and bustling souks before heading northwest to Chefchaouen, known for its enchanting blue-washed streets. Finally, reach Tangier, enjoying its coastal charm and exploring its vibrant medina. This itinerary promises an unforgettable adventure through Morocco’s captivating landscapes and cultural gems.

 

Highlights

  • Immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of Marrakech's medina, visit iconic landmarks like the Bahia Palace and Koutoubia Mosque
  • Embark on a camel trek into the golden dunes of Erg Chebbi, experience the magic of a desert sunset and sunrise, and spend a night at a traditional desert camp
  • Discover the UNESCO-listed Fes medina, navigate its labyrinthine streets, visit exquisite madrasas and mosques
  • Explore the blue-washed streets of Chefchaouen, stroll through its charming medina
  • Experience the coastal beauty of Tangier, visit its vibrant medina, enjoy the scenic views of the Mediterranean Sea
  • Journey through the breathtaking landscapes of the High Atlas Mountains, passing traditional Berber villages
  • Engage with local traditions, taste Moroccan cuisine, and interact with Berber communities along the way,

Itinerary

Start your journey in Marrakech and explore the vibrant city. Visit popular attractions like the Bahia Palace, Koutoubia Mosque, and the Jemaa el-Fnaa square. Get lost in the winding streets of the medina, shop at the bustling souks, and enjoy delicious Moroccan cuisine.
Then, spend the night in a Riad/hotel and enjoy delicious Moroccan dinner and get ready for the day after.

The trip from Marrakech to Merzouga via Toudgha takes you on a remarkable journey through Morocco's diverse landscapes. Starting in Marrakech, you'll traverse the stunning High Atlas Mountains, passing through Ouarzazate, the Skoura Oasis, and the dramatic Dades Valley. Continuing towards Toudgha, you'll encounter the awe-inspiring Todra Gorges, known for their towering cliffs. Finally, you'll arrive in Merzouga, where the Sahara Desert awaits. Embark on a camel trek through the golden sand dunes of Erg Chebbi, witness breathtaking sunsets, and spend a night in a traditional desert camp, immersing yourself in the magical atmosphere of the desert. This journey offers a blend of natural beauty and cultural encounters, leaving you with unforgettable memories.

Get up early to watch sunrise before attempting sandboarding. Before continuing your journey to Fes, return to your tent for breakfast and a brief wash. Stop in the "Welad Chaker" oasis, Morocco's second-largest palm grove. Cross the Tizi n'Talremt pass mountains. After lunch, go to Azrou, where you will have free time to encounter Berber apes in the Cedar Forest. For a brief stay, change the location to Ifran, Morocco's "Little Swaziland." You'll conclude the day at Fes, where you'll spend the night.

Dedicate the whole day to discovering Fes, the spiritual and cultural heart of Morocco. Explore the maze-like streets of the medina, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and visit attractions such as the Bou Inania Madrasa, Al-Attarine Madrasa, and the famous Chouara Tannery. Immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere and enjoy the traditional cuisine of Fes.
Spend the whole night in your Riad/hotel and get prepared for the next day of your journey.

Be prepared to modify your itinerary from south to north, before Chefchaouen, to see the UNESCO-protected Roman remains of Volubilis. Continue directly to the Blue Painted City through Ouazzane. Arrive at Chefchaouen, which has the most relaxing environment, and then visit famous sites like Outa el Hammam for a break and a drink of mint tea in surrounding restaurants. a

If you're fortunate, you'll travel through little alleyways with blue-painted walls, capture beautiful and unforgettable images, and be brought to your Local Riad with a fantastic view.

On your final day, travel from Chefchaouen to Tangier, a port city located on the Strait of Gibraltar. Explore Tangier's medina, visit the Kasbah Museum, and take a walk along the promenade to enjoy views of the Mediterranean Sea. If time permits, you can also visit the Caves of Hercules or take a boat ride to see the famous Hercules' Pillars. In the evening, depart from Tangier or spend an extra night to explore more of the city.

This itinerary offers a mix of cultural exploration, natural beauty, and desert experiences, allowing you to discover the diverse facets of Morocco. Adjust the itinerary as per your preferences and available time.

Includes

  • Transportation
  • Make stops everywhere
  • English speaking driver
  • dinner and breakfast
  • Camel ride

Excludes

  • Personal expenses
  • Lunches and Drinks
  • Tips and gratuities

FAQs

What should I pack for the trip?

It is recommended to pack comfortable clothing suitable for both warm and cooler temperatures, as desert nights can be chilly. Don’t forget to bring sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses, a water bottle, and comfortable walking shoes for exploring the gorges and dunes. Also, consider bringing a scarf or shawl to protect from the desert wind and sand.

What is the best time of year to visit Merzouga and the Sahara Desert?

The best time to visit Merzouga and the Sahara Desert is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) when the weather is pleasant and temperatures are more moderate. It is advisable to avoid the extreme summer heat and the colder winter months.

Can I extend my stay in Merzouga or visit other nearby destinations?

Absolutely! Many travelers choose to spend additional nights in Merzouga to explore the area further or to participate in activities such as sandboarding or quad biking. You can also extend your trip to visit other nearby destinations like Rissani or Erfoud, famous for their unique attractions and cultural experiences.

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