We have a perfect 7 Days Tour from Tangier to Marrakech via the Merzouga Sahara desert with camel ride and camping under the frosty sky from stars in the middle of the big large sand dunes. Meet people and discover Gorges, palm trees with dates, and old kasbahs. A great chance to discover Morocco like a native local.
Experience 1 week in Morocco, feeling the atmosphere in this proposed trip program. From the ancient medieval medinas also high altitude mountains crossing by the massive sand dunes under the starry skies in the Sahara desert, there is a lot to see, do and admire in Morocco.
Our perfect Program of the 7 Days Trip from Tangier to Marrakech :
On our first day of this 7 days tour from Tangier to Marrakech, we will pick you up from the Airport/ Port or at any accommodation then drive to Chfchaouen the Blue Pearl city, via the RIF mountains and Tetouan city to enjoy the view of the extraordinary mountains. Overnight in Chefchaouen at your Riad/Hotel.
After having breakfast in the riad/hotel, our superb journey will start by visiting Volubilis crossing through Ouazzan and other villages. In Volubilis, we will see the one of the preserved Roman ruins in Morocco and know about the archaeological area of the Moroccan history.
After the visit of the ruins, we will change our way to Meknes one of the imperial cities in the early 17th century heritage. From there we will stop for lunch and walk around the historical big long walls of the old medina, including the great gate of Bab el Mansour also Moulay Ismail’s tomb one of the ex rulers of Morocco. After the visit of Meknes, we will drive for 50km straight to Fes city where you will spend the night.
Today you will have a full guiding tour to explore the old medina and the famous Souks/Markets of Fes and its narrow streets that are almost more or less than 1720 routes that no motorbike or bicycles are allowed to go inside. In addition the streets are contains with ancient mosques and towering with green glazed minarets including the unique Andalusian architecture in every single corner of the old medina and its unique monuments.
We will ensure that you are going to visit all the sites with historical and cultural interest without forgetting the famous Al Qaraouine University the first university in the world that was estalished by Fatima Fihriya during the 7th century. The tour will include also a visit of the tanneries that is a place where they color the leathers by soaking them in different holes with different color. And the ceramic cooperative to see traditional Moroccan handicrafts. The last is overnight at hotel/riad.
The driver will pick you up from your Riad/Hotel then, drive to Azrou via Ifrane (Switzerland city) and then toward the middle Atlas mountains to stop by cedar forest to take pictures with the Barbarian Mackay monkeys.
Later we will continue the journey through the Atlas Mountains by enjoying the landscapes of Midelt (the apple city), After lunch, we will continue our trip through the Valley of Ziz toward Erfoud, Rissani before we arrive to Merzouga.
Day 5: Full day in Merzouga with the Camel riding with a Night in desert camp :
After your breakfast, we will start to explore the area with 4x4WD, by visiting AlKhamlia village of people originally from Mali and South Ghenia to enjoy their music show and the way they dance to show their traditions and feelings.
After that music show, we will drive to M’fiis Mines to explore how they get Kohl or Mascara over there before reaching behind the Dunes with charming views where we will sit for a warm cup of mint tea with the local Nomads. Later on have lunch in the village in a restaurant/home to try Berber pizza called Madfouna.
Day 6: from Merzouga – Jerf – Toudgha Gorges to Dades Valley :
The next day of our 7 Days trip from Tangier to Marrakech, you will wake up early in the morning to enjoy the best sunrise of your life and notice different shadows with varieties of colors over the sand dunes, the highest in Morocco.
Before to return to your hotel, We will continue driving to Tinghir and the stunning Toudgha Gorge the highest, narrow gorges in Morocco. the gorge is the perfect spot for hiking activity and relaxing on the river as it is the only fresh area during summer where people enjoy with the cooling river.
After lunch in the center of Tinghir, we will drive through the Valley of Dades where you will finish our day by spending the night in nice hotel that is close to the gorge or the snake road.
Day 7: from Dades Valley – Ouarzazat – Ait BenHaddou kasbah to Marrakech :
We will drive through the Dades Valley towards Kalaa Meggouna (the Rose city) and Ouarzazat. The road through Dades Valley is called the road of thousands kasbahs offering many chances to take some of the best photographic shots during your trip.
Byt hen, we will stop for a short stop in Atlas Movies Studio of Ouarzazate where they have made and still do movies and series such as Gladiator and Games of Thrones…etc. Before we drive to Ait BenHaddou Kasbah, the largest Kasbah in Morocco that was built by Thami El Glaoui, one of the last Berber ruler during the early of the 20th Century, it used to be one of his main stops during his way long journey from Sahara toward Marrakech.
Also, visit Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah one of the UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites since 1987. After lunch, we will drive the way a cross High Atlas Mountains full of panoramic views with high snowy top mountains and many Berber villages that built with mod and bamboo all along the way untill Marrakech where our 7 Days trip from Tangier to Marrakech via Sahara desert ends.
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How long is the train from Tangier to Marrakech?
The train journey from Tangier to Marrakech takes around 9 hours and 30 minutes. However, the exact duration of the journey may vary depending on the train schedule, the type of train, and any potential delays. It is recommended to check the current train schedule and timings before planning your trip.
How long should I spend in Tangier?
The amount of time you should spend in Tangier depends on your travel itinerary and personal preferences.
If you’re only visiting Tangier as a stopover or as a starting point for exploring other destinations in Morocco, then you can probably see the main sights in a day or two. This would include visiting the Kasbah Museum, the Grand Socco, and the medina (old town) with its narrow streets and colorful markets.
However, if you’re interested in exploring Tangier more deeply, soaking in its unique blend of cultures, and experiencing its vibrant art and music scene, then you may want to spend several days or even a week in the city. This will give you more time to discover hidden gems, such as the American Legation Museum, the Caves of Hercules, and the stunning beaches along the Mediterranean coast.
Overall, I would suggest spending at least 2-3 days in Tangier to get a good taste of the city’s culture and history.
How to spend 7 days in Morocco?
Morocco is a fascinating country with a rich history, diverse culture, and stunning natural landscapes. If you have 7 days to spend in Morocco, here’s a suggested itinerary that will allow you to see some of the country’s highlights:
Day 1: Casablanca Start your trip in Casablanca, the economic capital of Morocco. Visit the Hassan II Mosque, one of the largest mosques in the world, and stroll along the Corniche, a scenic coastal promenade.
Day 2: Rabat Take a short train ride to Rabat, the capital city of Morocco. Visit the Kasbah des Oudaias, a picturesque blue-and-white neighborhood, and the Hassan Tower, a 12th-century minaret that was never completed.
Day 3-4: Fes Travel to Fes, one of Morocco’s most enchanting cities. Spend two days exploring the medina, a labyrinthine maze of narrow alleys and colorful markets. Visit the Bou Inania Madrasa, the Al-Attarine Madrasa, and the stunning blue-tiled Bab Boujloud gate.
Day 5: Merzouga Take a long drive through the Atlas Mountains to Merzouga, a small town on the edge of the Sahara Desert. Go on a camel trek to explore the sand dunes and watch the sunset over the desert.
Day 6: Ouarzazate Drive to Ouarzazate, a city that has served as the backdrop for many Hollywood films. Visit the UNESCO World Heritage site of Ait Benhaddou, a fortified village that has been used as a location for many movies and TV shows.
Day 7: Marrakech End your trip in Marrakech, one of Morocco’s most vibrant and colorful cities. Visit the Bahia Palace, the Koutoubia Mosque, and the Saadian Tombs. Spend the evening in the Jemaa el-Fnaa square, where you can watch street performers, listen to music, and sample traditional Moroccan cuisine.
Of course, this itinerary can be customized to suit your interests and preferences. If you have more time, consider adding additional destinations such as Chefchaouen or Essaouira.
Is Tangier cheaper than Marrakech?
Generally speaking, Tangier is considered to be less expensive than Marrakech, but the cost of living can vary depending on your individual spending habits and the time of year that you visit.
In Tangier, you can find affordable accommodations, meals, and transportation options. For example, you can find budget-friendly hostels, local restaurants with inexpensive street food, and cheap public transportation.
Marrakech, on the other hand, is a popular tourist destination and prices for accommodations, meals, and transportation can be higher. However, you can still find affordable options if you look for local establishments and avoid the more expensive tourist traps.
It’s important to note that prices can also vary depending on the time of year you visit. During peak tourist season, prices in both Tangier and Marrakech can be higher than during the off-season. So, it’s always a good idea to research prices and plan your budget accordingly before your trip.