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5 Days Desert Tour from Tangier

5 Days Desert Tour from Tangier

5 Days Desert Tour from Tangier


On this 5 days desert tour from Tangier, you will have the opportunity to visit key cities and traditional villages in Morocco, experiencing the life and hospitality of Moroccan desert people. Starting from Tangier, the journey takes you to Chefchaouen, the “blue city,” and then on to Volubilis, Meknes, and Fes, the oldest city in Morocco, where you will delve into Moroccan history.

Leaving Fes, we will head to Ifrane, Azrou, and Midelt, ultimately reaching Merzouga. Here, camels will guide you to a Berber camp, where you will spend the night and experience the nomadic Berber lifestyle. The tour continues with visits to Erfoud, Tinghir, Todra Gorges, and Dades Valley.

On the next day, we will drive to Ouarzazate, known as the “Hollywood of Africa,” exploring the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ait Ben Haddou village. Traversing the High Atlas Mountains, we will arrive in Marrakech, where the tour concludes. This 5 days tour from Tangier offers an unforgettable journey through Morocco’s rich cultural and natural landscapes. Book your trip today!


Day 1: Tangier – Chefchaouen

We will meet you at the port or your hotel, then go on our journey to the charming blue town of Chefchaouen, known as “the blue Jewellery.” Nestled in the Rif Mountains, Chefchaouen buildings and houses are all painted in stunning blue and white, making it one of the most picturesque towns in the region. You will have free time to explore this beautiful town at your own pace. We will spend the night at a local hotel, enjoying the unique ambiance of Chefchaouen as part of our 5 days desert tour from Tangier.

Day 2: Chefchouen – Volubilis – Meknes – Fes

After breakfast, the tour continues towards the must-visit Roman archaeological site of Volubilis. Next, we will head to Meknes to explore this former Imperial city and its most fascinating monuments. Known as “the Moroccan Versailles,” Meknes symbolizes the power of Sultan Moulay Ismail, with its grandeur epitomized by the imposing Bab-El-Mansour Gate. In the late afternoon, you will reach Fes, where you will check in at a local riad for an overnight stay, continuing our 5 days Morocco tour from Tangier.

Day 3: Fes – Ifrane – Azrou – Midelt – Ziz Valley – Merzouga

We will pick you up at 08:00 AM from your riad, then drive south to Ifrane and Azrou forest through the Middle Atlas mountains. Along the way, we’ll stop at the cedar forests to see the Barbarian Apes in their natural habitat. Traveling through the Tizi Ntalghamt pass, we’ll continue to Midelt and along the magnificent Ziz Gorges, carved through volcanic rock. As we approach the city of Errachidia, you’ll notice the scenery changing, revealing hints of the desert.

After lunch, we will journey through the Ziz Valley to Erfoud and finally to Merzouga. Upon arrival, we’ll enjoy a refreshing glass of mint tea before embarking on a camel trek. The camels will take us to a Berber camp in the middle of an oasis amidst the sand dunes of Erg Chebbi, known as the highest sand dunes in North Africa. This 20 km long and 5 km wide area offers a unique and diverse environment.

The camel trek lasts about 1 hour and 30 minutes, leading us to the camp where we’ll settle into well-equipped Berber tents for a magical night in the desert. As the sun sets behind the dunes, you’ll savor a traditional nomadic Berber dinner. After dinner, we’ll gather around the fire to enjoy the sound of traditional Berber drums under the stars, creating an unforgettable experience on our 5 days desert tour from Tangier.

Day 4: Merzouga Desert – Rissani – Todra Gorges – Dades Gorges

Wake up early in the morning to enjoy the stunning sunrise atop the dunes of the Sahara desert, then have your breakfast. After the amazing moments, you will ride your camel back to the hotel and then depart towards Tinghir, passing by Erfoud and Tinejdad, with a break for lunch along the way.

In the afternoon, we will continue to Todra Gorges via Tinghir, stopping along the way for photos and to admire the landscape. The journey reveals a diversity of incredible scenery, from the vastness of the desert to breathtaking mountains, green valleys, and lush palm trees. Upon arrival at Todra Gorges, we will enjoy the marvelous canyon views while hiking on foot. Finally, we will arrive in the Dades Valley, where we will have dinner and spend the night, continuing our adventure on the 5-day trip in Morocco from Tangier.

Day 5: Dades Gorges – Ouarzazate – Ait Ben Haddou – High Atlas – Marrakech

After breakfast, we will drive through the Dades Valley towards Kelaat Mgouna and Ouarzazate. The route through the Dades Valley, known as the “way of the thousand Kasbahs,” offers numerous photo opportunities. We will visit the Roses Valley and Skoura village before continuing to Ouarzazate, “the Hollywood of Africa.”

You will have lunch at the famous Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah, the largest Kasbah in Morocco. After touring this UNESCO World Heritage site, our journey will continue through the majestic Tizi n’Tichka pass, reaching an altitude of 2260 meters over the High Atlas Mountains. We will stop to enjoy the impressive scenery and visit an argan oil cooperative.

We will arrive in Marrakech in the late afternoon, with a drop-off at your Marrakech riad/hotel around 17:30-18:00 PM, marking the end of our unforgettable 5 days desert tour from Tangier.


  • Private tour & Transportation with A/C and seat-belt.
  • Pick you up from Tangier & drop you off at your accommodation in Marrakech.
  • 1 night hotel accommodation & breakfast in Chefchaouen.
  • 1 night hotel accommodation & breakfast in Fez.
  • 1 night in the desert camp with dinner and breakfast (Vegetarians are welcome).
  • 1 night in Dades Valley with dinner and breakfast (Vegetarians are welcome).
  • Experienced driver/guide English speaking.
  • Fuel, tolls and all associated expenses.
  • Camel warden.
  • Camel ride for 1 hour. (If you are not interested to ride the camels, it is possible to drive you to the camp with the 4×4).
  • Sand boards ( available in the camp without charge).

Not Included

  • Airfare (Flight Ticket)
    Noon meal. (Possibility of picnic or restaurants).
  • Dinners in Chefchaouen and Fez.
  • Drinks at the meals.
  • Tips and personal miscellaneous expenses.
  • Entry fees to Monuments / Museums / Kasbahs
  • Travel insurance
  • Anything not mentioned in the program

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