5 Days Tour From Marrakech To Tangier:
This 5 days tour from Marrakech to Tangier is the perfect package for travelers with arrival flights in Marrakech and departures in Tangier. It offers an opportunity to visit the Sahara desert, the imperial city of Fez, and more.
Explore the charming and historical cities in southern Morocco, including the High Atlas Mountains, the Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah, Ouarzazate city, and the Roses and Dades Valleys.
Discover the beauty of the Merzouga desert, visit the Todra Gorges and its valleys, palm groves, oasis, Erfoud, and many Berber villages.
Take a memorable camel ride at sunset and sunrise over the Sahara sand dunes and participate in sandboarding. Spend a night in a traditional Berber desert camp under a starry sky with Berber drum music. Travel across the stunning panoramic views of Ziz Valley, Tizi Ntalghamt pass, Midlet, Azrou’s Cedar forest, and the town of “Ifrane.” Visit the Fez medina with a local guide, wander through the Rif Mountains, and explore Chefchaouen on this 5-day desert tour from Marrakech to Tangier.
There are many options for 5 day Marrakech to Tangier Morocco tours, but what sets ours apart is the visit to Fez city with a local guide. In our opinion, a 1-night stay in Fez without a tour would be incomplete, so we offer a full or half-day tour to ensure you get to experience the highlights of the medina.
What's included and excluded in 5 days tour from Marrakech to Tangier :
Itinerary of 5 days tour from Marrakech to Tangier :
Our 5 days Marrakech to Tangier desert tour begins at 8:00 AM with a pick-up from your Riad or hotel in Marrakech by our knowledgeable driver/guide. We will head to the departure location and embark on our journey to Dades valley, passing through the stunning Atlas Mountains and over the Tizi Ntichka Pass (2260m altitude). There will be short stops along the way to admire the panoramic views of the High Atlas Mountains and authentic Berber villages.
Next, we will visit the famous Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah, which has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. This castle has served as a backdrop for numerous films, including "Gladiator," "The Mummy," and "Sahara." We will take a short walking tour of the kasbah and have free time for lunch (optional).
Continuing on, we will reach Ouarzazate, known as the "Gate of the Desert" and the "Hollywood of Africa." We will then travel to the Roses Valley, passing by the Skoura oasis and its lush palm groves. This valley is famous for producing roses used in cosmetics, and every year, there is a festival of roses in May. Our first-day tour will conclude with an overnight stay in a Riad in the Dades Gorges.
On the second day of our 5 day Marrakech to Tangier tour, you will start the day with a traditional and delicious breakfast with stunning views of the Dades Valley. From there, we will drive through roads dotted with historic Kasbahs and charming Berber villages in the Dades Canyon. You will be able to admire the beautiful scenery as we pass by the remaining fortified villages that served as rest stops for travelers on the caravan routes until the early 20th century. Our journey will then take us to Todra, a 15 km valley filled with palm trees and surrounded by towering grey and pink rock walls. You will have the opportunity to explore the Todra canyons on a walking tour.
Next, we will head towards the Sahara desert and Erg Chebbi dunes. You will then embark on a 1 hour and 30 minute camel excursion to reach your Berber desert camp in the heart of Merzouga. During the camel ride, you will take a break to watch the sunset and participate in sandboarding (if you desire). You will have time to take photos and enjoy the breathtaking views. After the sun sets, your Merzouga Camel tour will continue to the camp where you will be welcomed with a glass of mint tea. At the camp, you will be able to enjoy Berber music, a campfire, a starry sky, dinner, and an overnight stay in a nomadic desert camp in the middle of the Merzouga desert.
On the third day of our 5 day Morocco itinerary from Marrakech to Tangier, you will have the chance to witness a beautiful sunrise by climbing the sand dunes of Erg Chebbi. After having breakfast and taking a shower at the desert camp, you can choose to return to Merzouga village by riding a camel or by using a 4WD. During our journey to Fes, we will make several stops to visit various attractions and take in the breathtaking views. We will pause to appreciate the stunning Ziz Valley, travel through the Middle Atlas Mountains to Midelt city, have a lunch break, and visit the cedar forests of Ifrane where you can interact with the playful Barbary monkeys. Finally, we will continue to Fez, where you will spend the third night of your 5 day Morocco vacation.
On this day, you will embark on a guided tour of the city of Fes, the oldest in Morocco. Your tour guide will take you through its narrow alleys and streets, showcasing its rich cultural and historical heritage. You will visit the royal palace gate, the Jewish quarter, and the 16th century Mellah. You will also have the opportunity to explore the renowned Al Qaraouine University, the oldest in the region, the tanneries, the Attarine Museum, and the Mausoleum of Molay Idriss. After lunch, you will visit a tiles cooperative and enjoy a breathtaking view of the entire Medina of Fes. Later in the afternoon, you will head to the new city for a refreshment before returning to your Riad.
On the final day of our 5 day Marrakech to Tangier desert tour, we will make a direct trip to Chefchaouen, taking a break to visit its historic medina, famous for its Spanish-style square and abundance of artisan shops, restaurants, cafes, and terraces. From there, we will continue our journey north to the Rif Mountains and finally reach Tangier, where our private Morocco Marrakech to Tangier tour comes to a close.
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see what some of our clients say about this tour :
We had a fantastic New Year's Eve in Morocco. Our relatives suggested a tour from Marrakech to the Sahara desert, which we booked. We were excited to try camel trekking, and it was perfect timing because it was New Year's Eve. We were surprised by the large number of tourists and parties in the area. We stayed at a Berber camp where they celebrated with drumming and fireworks. If you're visiting Morocco on New Year's Eve, we recommend going to the Merzouga desert. It's an incredible experience!Michelle D
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We offer two different tour options to choose from (Private and Shared). And the client can choose from either options.
The tour starts from Marrakech at your hotel and ends at Marrakech.
Yes, you can do sandboarding in Merzouga desert
The camel trek ride lasts for about 1 hour and half.
Wear long pants and long sleeves.
The tents are always private, but the main difference is that in a standard camp you share a bathroom with others, while in a luxury camp, each tent has its own private bathroom.
Yes you can, a 4x4 will take you there instead.
Yes, there is electricity in the camp, since the camp runs on solar panels, and sure there are power sockets in the rooms.
Here is a list of what to pack for this trip:
- Long pants ( for the camel ride).
- Sun screen.
- Hat or scarf.
- Sandals, shoes or flip flops.
- Long sleeves.
- A small carry on bag.
It's cold during winter, but it's warm in the summer.