13 days Morocco tour from Tangier to Merzouga and Marrakech


13-day tour of Morocco, starting from the vibrant city of Tangier and ending in the same captivating locale. This journey takes you through the enchanting Blue City of Chefchaouen, the ancient medinas of Fes and Marrakech, the majestic Sahara Desert, and the bustling streets of Casablanca. Each day promises unique experiences, blending cultural immersion, natural wonders, and historical exploration.


Day 1: Arrival in Tangier

Begin your Moroccan adventure in Tangier, a city with a rich history and vibrant culture. Upon arrival at Ibn Battouta Airport, transfer to your hotel and take some time to relax. In the afternoon, explore the Kasbah Museum to learn about Tangier’s fascinating past. Don’t miss the opportunity to visit Cap Spartel, where the Atlantic Ocean meets the Mediterranean Sea, and enjoy panoramic views of the coastline. Conclude your day with a stroll through the bustling Tangier Medina, immersing yourself in its lively atmosphere and colorful souks.

Day 2: Tangier to Chefchaouen

On the second day, embark on a scenic drive to Chefchaouen, known as the Blue Pearl of Morocco. Nestled in the Rif Mountains, Chefchaouen is famous for its blue-washed buildings and picturesque alleyways. Spend the day wandering through the charming streets, admiring the unique architecture, and browsing the local handicrafts. Don’t forget to visit the Plaza Uta el-Hammam, the heart of the medina, where you can relax at a café and soak in the tranquil ambiance.

Day 3: Chefchaouen to Fes

After breakfast, depart Chefchaouen and head towards Fes, one of the oldest and most fascinating cities in Morocco. Along the way, enjoy breathtaking views of the Moroccan countryside as you drive through the picturesque landscapes of the Rif Mountains and the Middle Atlas. Upon arrival in Fes, check into your hotel and spend the evening exploring the bustling streets of the medina, filled with historic landmarks, vibrant markets, and traditional riads.

Day 4: Exploring Fes

Dedicate a full day to exploring the UNESCO-listed medina of Fes, a labyrinth of narrow alleys, ancient mosques, and bustling souks. Begin your day with a visit to the famous Al-Qarawiyyin University, founded in 859 AD and considered the oldest continuously operating educational institution in the world. Explore the vibrant tanneries of Chouara and the bustling streets of the medina, where you can shop for traditional handicrafts, spices, and textiles. Don’t miss the opportunity to visit the exquisite Bou Inania Madrasa and the iconic Bab Boujloud, the ornate gateway to the old city.

Day 5: Fes to Merzouga

Today, embark on a scenic journey from Fes to Merzouga, the gateway to the Sahara Desert. As you leave the city behind, you’ll traverse the stunning Middle Atlas Mountains, passing through charming Berber villages and lush cedar forests. Make a stop in Ifrane, often referred to as “Morocco’s Switzerland,” known for its alpine-style architecture and cool climate. Continue your drive, passing through the scenic Ziz Valley with its verdant palm groves and towering cliffs. Finally, arrive in Merzouga, where the golden dunes of the Sahara Desert await. Check into your desert camp and prepare for an unforgettable night under the stars.

Day 6: Merzouga Desert Experience

Wake up early to witness the breathtaking sunrise over the Sahara Desert. After breakfast, embark on a camel trek into the dunes of Erg Chebbi, led by experienced Berber guides. As you journey deeper into the desert, marvel at the ever-changing landscapes of shifting sands and towering dunes. Arrive at a traditional Berber camp nestled amidst the dunes, where you’ll enjoy mint tea and a delicious Moroccan dinner under the starlit sky. Immerse yourself in Berber culture as you listen to local music and folklore around the campfire before retiring to your comfortable tent for the night.

Day 7: Merzouga to Dades Valley

Bid farewell to the desert as you depart Merzouga and head towards the stunning Dades Valley. Along the way, stop to explore the dramatic Todra Gorge, renowned for its towering limestone cliffs and crystal-clear river. Continue your journey through the rugged landscapes of the High Atlas Mountains, passing through picturesque oases and traditional Berber villages. Arrive in the Dades Valley in the late afternoon, where you can admire the unique rock formations known as the “Monkey Fingers.” Check into your accommodation and spend the evening relaxing amidst the breathtaking scenery of the valley.

Day 8: Dades Valley to Ouarzazate

Today, continue your journey towards the desert oasis of Ouarzazate, known as the “Hollywood of Morocco” for its role in numerous films and television productions. En route, make a stop at the iconic Ait Benhaddou, a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of Morocco’s most well-preserved kasbahs. Explore the ancient streets and mud-brick buildings of this historic ksar, which has served as the backdrop for countless Hollywood blockbusters. Afterward, continue your drive to Ouarzazate, where you can visit the Taourirt Kasbah and learn about the city’s rich cultural heritage. Check into your hotel and unwind after a day of exploration.

Day 9: Ouarzazate to Marrakech

Today, leave Ouarzazate behind and journey towards the vibrant city of Marrakech. As you traverse the High Atlas Mountains via the scenic Tizi n’Tichka pass, marvel at the breathtaking views of snow-capped peaks and lush valleys below. Along the way, make stops to visit traditional Berber villages and admire the stunning landscapes of the Atlas Mountains. Arrive in Marrakech in the late afternoon and check into your hotel. Spend the evening exploring the bustling streets of the medina, where you can shop for souvenirs, sample delicious street food, and immerse yourself in the city’s vibrant atmosphere.

Day 10: Exploring Marrakech

Dedicate a full day to exploring the enchanting city of Marrakech, known for its vibrant souks, historic monuments, and bustling squares. Begin your day with a visit to the iconic Koutoubia Mosque, with its towering minaret and beautiful gardens. Explore the lively Jemaa el-Fnaa square, where you can watch snake charmers, street performers, and storytellers ply their trade. Visit the historic Bahia Palace, with its exquisite Moorish architecture and tranquil courtyards. In the afternoon, wander through the colorful souks of the medina, where you can haggle for spices, textiles, and handicrafts. End your day with a relaxing stroll through the serene Majorelle Garden, with its vibrant botanical displays and stunning architecture.

Day 11: Marrakech to Casablanca

Today, depart Marrakech and head towards the cosmopolitan city of Casablanca. Upon arrival, visit the iconic Hassan II Mosque, one of the largest mosques in the world and a masterpiece of modern Islamic architecture. Admire the intricate tilework, marble columns, and stunning ocean views before exploring the bustling streets of the Corniche, with its trendy cafes, restaurants, and shops. In the evening, enjoy a leisurely dinner at Rick’s Café, a legendary establishment inspired by the classic film “Casablanca.” Reflect on your journey as you savor delicious Moroccan cuisine and soak in the romantic ambiance of this iconic restaurant.

Day 12: Casablanca to Tangier

Today, bid farewell to Casablanca as you embark on your journey back to Tangier. Enjoy a scenic drive along the picturesque coastline of the Atlantic Ocean, passing charming seaside towns and sandy beaches along the way. Arrive in Tangier in the late afternoon and check into your hotel. Spend the evening exploring the vibrant streets of the city one last time, perhaps indulging in some last-minute shopping or sampling delicious Moroccan cuisine at a local restaurant.

Day 13: Departure from Tangier

Today marks the end of your unforgettable Moroccan adventure. After breakfast, transfer to Ibn Battouta Airport for your onward journey. Depart with cherished memories of vibrant souks, stunning landscapes, and warm hospitality, knowing that Morocco will always hold a special place in your heart.

Departure & Return Location:

Marrakesh city (Google Map)

Departure Time:

09:00 Morning

  • Private A/C Van Or 4×4
  • Driver English Speaking
  • Pick Up And Drop Off Every Day From Hotel/Riad
  • Local Guides In Major cites
  • Dinners And Breakfast
  • Hotels/Riad During The Trip
  • Camel Ride In Desert /
  • 1 Night In Desert Luxury camp
  • Lunchs / Drinks
  • Entry fees for monuments

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