OVERNIGHT TOURS FROM TANGIER
Camel Trek through tangier desert tours in Morocco. Our tours from tangier to the Sahara Desert camel trek highlights include:
- Tizi-n-Tichka Pass
- Kasbah Ait Benhaddou
- Taourirt Kasbah
- Valley of the Roses
- Dades Gorge
- Valley of the Ziz
See our options below to book online or contact [email protected] for custom tours and questions. Prices below are based off of double occupancy and luxury camps in the Sahara Desert — discounts are available for 3+ travelers. Learn more about our camel treks.
Private and group tangier desert tours may be designed to meet your specific needs.
Tours from Tangier:
Tangier is a must-see if you find yourself in Morocco. As a result, we have adapted some of the most popular itineraries for our clients. Furthermore, we provide desert trips We also provide individual and small-group desert tours from Tangier. Please review the itineraries listed below if you are open to departing from Tangier. But if none of those options work for you, feel free to get in touch with us so that we can craft a unique plan specifically for you.
Desert tours from Tangier:
You may see the intriguing city of Tangier on one of our Tangier desert tours. The White City was and is a major economic and cultural center for all of Morocco. Its strategic position makes it an important player on the global stage. It drew a diverse range of tourists and merchants due to its strategic location at the crossroads of three continents. Tangier also has the distinction of being the site of the first American properties outside of the original thirteen colonies.
We will show you the best of what this location has to offer. Tangier, like every other Moroccan city, is home to a magnificent mosque, and its minaret is among the highest in the world. Originally, the mosque was a Roman temple. After the Portuguese takeover in the 18th century, it was converted into a church. Following that, it was subject to several conversions from Christian to Muslim use. By the end of the 13th century, it had been converted into a mosque and given the name Grand Mosque of Tangier.
Morocco was the first country to officially acknowledge the United States, and it also hosted the first American properties outside of the United States. So they constructed the American Legation Museum to commemorate the event. The moment you step foot in this incredible location, you are transported to another time and another world.
Apart from the famed Kasbah and St. Andrew’s Church, Tangier is home to many other stunning spots that our desert tours will take you to visit.
Visit Chefchaouen on one of our desert tours from Tangier:
Get ready to see one of Morocco’s most vibrant and attractive towns on one of our tours from Tangier. Chefchaouen, sometimes known as “the blue pearl,” is one of Morocco’s most sought-after tourist destinations. Tangier desert tours no longer go without stopping at Chaouen, whose blue walls symbolize the city’s cultural richness. People often say that the town of Mosquito is painted blue to keep mosquitoes away. Some claim the Jews were responsible for the blue color. The Jews were the first people to live there, so the color blue has a spiritual meaning for them.
The majority of homes in Chefchaouen are still painted blue by their owners, a practice they maintain by painting over old paint every year or two. As an added bonus, many visitors fall in love with Chaouen and wish they had more time to spend exploring the city. Some people want to go trekking in the Rif mountains to see the landscape from a new vantage point.
Desert tours from Tangier to Fes
One of Morocco’s four imperial cities, Fes is known as the Cultural Capital of the Country. Founded in 789 under the reign of Idriss I, the first ruler of the Idrisid dynasty. Fes is Morocco’s historical capital and has been occupied by several cultures throughout the centuries. Each contributed significantly to the city’s development and character.
Discover the wonders of the desert on one of our trips leaving from Tangier. The first thing we do is hire a local guide and go to the ancient Madina. A variety of sights, from quaint souks to winding lanes brimming with color, await you here. We next go to Fes’s oldest tannery, the Choura tannery, an original 11th-century building on the city’s oldest street. Tourists in Fes can’t miss this one-of-a-kind leather shop. It’s incredible that some communities are still adhering to ancient practices like using spices as paint.
The oldest continuously operating university in the world is another must-see. In 859, the religious center of Al-Qarawiyyin was established. Madrassa is the term used by Moroccans for a place of learning. For much of the Muslim world, this institution stood as the pinnacle of higher learning. After a few years, however, they expanded its curriculum to include courses other than science, such as French and English. People of both sexes were enrolled in the Sheikhs’ classes. The fact that a woman built this building is important because it shows how strong and determined the American spirit is and how much we value women.
On the whole, Fes is filled with wonderful places to see and activities to enjoy. For further information, or to reserve your spot on one of our Tangier desert tours, please get in touch with us now.
Customized desert tours from Tangier to Meknes
On our private tours of Tangier, you may see Meknes, another imperial city in Morocco. While it may not be as popular with vacationers as other destinations, you won’t want to miss out on all the beauty this area has to offer. Bab Mansour is a well-known example of a huge door in Morocco. The Almoravids established the city of Meknes, with its massive wall and military layout.
Qara Prison in Meknes is one of the world’s longest and deepest subterranean jails. Reports place its reach as far as Fes, the capital city of Morocco. According to the locals, the jail is laid out like a labyrinth, and anybody who ventures too far within will quickly get disoriented.
In addition, we will take you to the second biggest square in all of Morocco. People from all throughout Lhdim come to the square to see performances. There will be a wide variety of performers promoting their acts. We’ll take you a little distance from here to see the Shrij Souani. The middle of the medina is occupied by a lake. Next to it is a spot called Lhri Swani, where people used to store away provisions.
The Roman remains of Volubilis are seen in the second image from the right. Located between Fes and Meknes, in the vicinity of Moulay Zerhour, lies this tourist hotspot. The ruins were also the political and administrative heart of Mauretania. The Lisbon earthquake of the 18th century, however, proved too much for the city, and it was eventually abandoned. Though not all of the original structures remain, those that do are safeguarded as part of the UNESCO World Heritage List.
The cedar forest and the city of Ifrane are two of the stops on our desert tours.
The cedar forest and the town of Ifrane are regular stops on the road from Fes to the desert. First, we visit the stunning city of Ifrane. People often refer to Morocco as “the Switzerland of Africa” because Casablanca is so pristine. Here, we’ll take you on a stroll to see the statue of Atlas, the man who carried the world on his shoulders.
An historical narrative suggests that it was created by a German prisoner. In the past, when Morocco was under French domination, they erected various military bases all around their zone. One of these bases was in Ifrane. During the conflict, they apprehended a German soldier. They gave him a unique task to do in exchange for his freedom. Because the Atlas Lions are an important part of Moroccan culture, he made a statue that looks like them.
Moving to the cedar forest. There were numerous ancient animals living in this massive forest. Unfortunately, some of them have become extinct. Take a stroll in the woods with me while I’m in town. Besides, you will get an opportunity to feed the Barbary macaque.
The Merzouga desert is a highlight of the Tangier desert tours.
The Sahara desert is a must-visit destination and one of the top things to do and see while in Morocco. The Sahara desert is without a doubt the most unforgettable experience on any trip to Morocco. Upon arriving, you will get the feeling of being in a different environment than before. In most cases, we get here relatively early in the evening so that we can catch the breathtaking desert sunset. We travel across the desert on camels and desert ships before entering the Berber camp through the sand dunes. While we were traveling, we would pull over frequently in order to take pictures and take in the scenery.
After that, the nighttime in the desert begins when we go to our desert camp, which is fully outfitted. To begin, a hot cup of mint tea made from fresh mint leaves will be brought to you. After that, you are free to wander about the desert on your own at your own pace. Sandboarding equipment may be found inside the tents, and visitors can use it to climb the dunes and go skiing.
When evening arrives, a mouthwatering Moroccan cuisine will be prepared and delivered to you as supper. While this is going on, members of our crew will be preparing the fire, getting themselves geared up to play drums, and getting ready to entertain you with Berber music. A night spent in the desert beneath the stars is unquestionably an experience of a lifetime.
capitals of dates Erfoud and Rissani :
Our desert tours from Tangier will take you to the two most important towns in the southeast region of Morocco, which are Erfoud and Rissani. Therefore, depending on the length of your journey, you may or may not have the opportunity to visit either of these two places. To begin with, there is the town of Erfoud, which is located around 60 kilometers from the Sahara desert.
The city is home to a large number of fossil workers, and our desert tours that depart from Tangier will take you to see them. In addition to that, the city of Erfoud has a date festival each and every year. It attracts participants from all over the globe who come to exhibit and sell various kinds of dates.
Rissani, also known as Tafilalt, is considered to be one of the oldest cities in the southeast of Morocco. In addition to this, it was a hub for a great deal of commercial activity in the past, serving as both a point of departure and arrival for a multitude of merchants. Consider the case of the merchants who were traveling to Tombouctou. This city is home to the most extensive and historically significant souk in the surrounding region. Join one of our Tangier desert tours and learn more about it for yourself.
You will explore a variety of valleys with Tangier desert tours
Morocco is a wealthy nation with various valleys that each specialize in producing a unique product. As a result, we are able to provide you with Tangier tours that cover most of them.
The Ziz valley is widely regarded as the nation’s most important source of dates due to its proximity to the city of Erfoud and its abundance of date palms. In addition, the scenery of this valley is very mesmerizing due to the presence of hundreds of palm trees. In addition, the water that flows through the river comes from the Errachidia dam, even though it was originally sourced from the Atlas Mountains. Not to mention the fact that the river is also known by another name; locals from the town of Awfous, which is located nearby, call it Ait Chaker.
The distance from the city of Marrakech to the Ourika Valley is about 40 kilometers (24 miles). People from the area visit this site so that they may get away from the hustle and bustle of the city. In addition, the majority of individuals that visit here do so on the weekends for the purpose of going camping.
Todgha and Gorges valleys: The Todgha valley is well-known for its canyons and also for several old kasbahs. The Gorges valley is home to a number of gorges. In addition, the canyons reach heights of around 300 meters, and visitors may enjoy spending the day hiding out among the rocks.
You may choose to spend the night in the valley of Dades, whether you are traveling from Marrakech to Merzouga or vice versa. Additionally, the bends of Tissdrine are the location where the Cadillac was able to beat the record for going up and down three times in 3 minutes and 19 seconds.
On one of our tours from Tangier, you will travel to Ouarzazate.
Not only will you be able to see Ouarzazate on one of our tours from Tangier, but also on one of our tours departing from Marrakech, Casablanca, or Fes. In light of this, get ready to go on a journey to Morocco and explore the city of film, Ouarzazate, also known as Ouallywood. The name of this city comes from two different terms in the Berber language: ouar, which means “without,” and zazate, which means “noise.” The surrounding Kasbahs are a large part of the reason for the influx of film producers. For example, the kasbah of Taourirt is located in the same city as Ouarzazate, while the kasbah of Ait Benhaddou is located around 30 kilometers outside of Ouarzazate.
The Atlas Cinema Studios are another point of interest for movie makers since this is where they shoot their films and also where they rent out their facilities to other production companies. In addition to that, there is a small international airport in the vicinity. It’s not fair to expect actors and directors to be able to drive through the winding roads of the High Atlas Mountains in four hours.
In addition to this, Ouarzazate is also known as the entryway to the Sahara desert. After that, the government constructed the largest solar station ever at that location. Please see a photo of it attached.
The following is an example of a Kasbah that you will see on one of our tours from Tangier:
Kasbahs are plentiful in Morocco. Nevertheless, the Kasbah of Ait Benhaddou is the largest and the one that attracts the most tourists. To begin, the name “Kasbah” originates from the Arabic word “Kasab,” which literally translates to “bamboo,” since that material is used to construct the rooftops of the Kasbah. They don’t refer to it as a palace since it wasn’t built for monarchs. In the 11th century, members of the Glawi family, who were members of the Almoravid dynasty, constructed the Kasbah. Additionally, there is no charge to enter the Kasbah.
The word “kasab” originates from the Arabic word “kasab,” which literally translates to “bamboo,” since that material is used to construct the rooftops of the Kasbah. They don’t refer to it as a palace since it wasn’t built for monarchs. In the 11th century, members of the Glawi family, who were members of the Almoravid dynasty, constructed the Kasbah. Additionally, there is no charge to enter the Kasbah.
The Touareg people are responsible for making the Kasbah renowned. They traveled all the way to Morocco from Tombouctou in only 52 days. At this location, they dealt in salt as well as other items.
In addition to this, several well-known movie scenes were shot in the Kasbah, contributing to its notoriety.
The Gladiator, a co-production between the United States and the United Kingdom, is one of the most well-known and significant films produced in the United States.You may see a little segment of the film that was shot at the Kasbah right here on Youtube.
Second, there’s the British film Lawrence of Arabia, which was released in 1962 and is known for its dramatic content. This fantastic film helped make The Kasbah a household name.
Thirdly, there is the film “Kingdom of Heaven,” which was produced in 2005 and offered many residents of the area the opportunity to join and assist in the making of the film. Despite this, they were only able to make a tiny portion of it here.
Fourthly, “The Mummy.” A lot of people are under the impression that the portion of the desert that was filmed in the movie took place in Egypt, whereas in fact it was filmed near Merzouga and Ait Benhaddou.
Sahara Desert tours from Tangier and travel via the Atlas Mountains.
We will travel by car across both the high and middle Atlas mountains as we make our way from the western part of Morocco to the Sahara desert.
The High Atlas Mountains are well-known for their highest peak, which is located near Toubkal and is about 4,167 meters in altitude. When arriving from Marrakech, the route that travels via the High Atlas Mountains is the one that is going to be the quickest.
The road ascends to a height of about 2260 meters there. Also, if you start one of our sahara desert tours from Fes, you will travel through these high Atlas Mountains, but not as much as if you started from Marrakech. The Middle Atlas Mountains are known for the apple capital of the world, Midelt, which is located in their midst. In addition, during the winter months, on the weekends, people from Morocco come here to enjoy the snowy weather.
Zagora Desert tours
When you book one of our desert tours from Tangier, you will not only explore the desert of Merzouga but also the desert of Zagora. As a result, you will have the opportunity to plan a big tours from Tangier to the desert of Zagora. In this area, in addition to the camel ride, you may also go camping in traditional Berber tents. However, a significant number of vacationers had a negative experience since they went there with the expectation of seeing sand dunes. Merzouga’s Erg Dunes and Erg Chebbi’s Erg Dunes are better places to camp and ride camels.
There are a lot of nomads in the Zagora desert, and many of them have camels that are pregnant or nursing infants, which they milk. They then offer it to a large number of residents as well as visitors due to the fact that it is beneficial to one’s health.
On the road to Zagora, you’ll pass through the largest valley of date palm trees in Morocco; in fact, this is where the majority of the country’s dates originate from.
When you book one of our Tangier desert tours, you absolutely must stop in Marrakech.
The popular tourist destination of Marrakech is the final stop on some of our tours from Tangier. Most visitors either begin or end their journey here. When it comes to tourism, Marrakech is the most popular destination in all of Morocco. And it’s the fourth largest city in Morocco, so that’s a plus.
To the Berbers, Marrakech was and still is the Land of God, hence the name Amurakuc. It’s also a major cultural center and one of Morocco’s imperial cities. That is to say, the Almoravid dynasty ruled and the city served as their capital. There is a wide variety of tourist destinations in Marrakech.
First, there is the Majorelle garden, which was named after the French artist Jhon Jack Majorelle. Beginning in 1923, the artist labored on it for the better part of four decades before finally finishing it in 2013. Afterwards, artists Yves Saint-Laurent and Pierre Bergé came to perform maintenance, then opened the museum to paying visitors.
The Menara Garden, located to the southwest of Marrakech, features a Menara and a pool in its foreground; it dates back to the 12th century. The word “Menara” is Arabic for “lighthouse,” which is another meaning of the name.
Third, the mosque of Koutoubia, where Muslims gather to pray to Allah. This one, located in the vicinity of Jamaa El fan, is the largest and highest in all of Morocco. Although non-Muslims are not permitted inside, the building itself is a tourist attraction.
That brings us to number four: Jamaa El Fna is the most popular place to see in the area. That being the case, a trip to Marrakech would be incomplete without checking it out. Here you’ll find monkey charmers, monkeys, and other creatures, as well as shops and tourist attractions.
From Tangier to Essaouira, we provide both private and small-group desert tours.
Essaouira is another name for Morocco’s City of the Wind and Mogador. You may find it along the seashore. The abundance of fresh fish available here explains the city’s notoriety. There are numerous activities available here. To begin with, the city’s historic district, known as the Medina, is a major draw for tourists. Both the Sqala and Citadel ports have gained international renown.