9 Days Morocco Desert Tour From Tangier to Merzouga


Experience the diverse beauty of Morocco with a thrilling 9-day journey from the northern city of Tangier to the heart of the Sahara Desert, ending in the vibrant city of Marrakech. This itinerary covers picturesque coastal towns, the majestic Atlas Mountains, and the golden dunes of the Sahara, offering a rich blend of cultural and natural wonders.


Day 1: Arrival in Tangier

Begin your Moroccan adventure in Tangier, a historic port city on the Strait of Gibraltar. After arriving at Ibn Battouta Airport, transfer to your hotel and freshen up. Spend the afternoon exploring the Kasbah Museum, which offers insights into the city’s history and culture. Head to Cap Spartel, where the Mediterranean Sea meets the Atlantic Ocean, for stunning views. Conclude your day with a stroll through Tangier Medina, experiencing its vibrant markets and lively atmosphere.

Day 2: Tangier to Chefchaouen

On the second day, drive to Chefchaouen, the famous Blue City nestled in the Rif Mountains. The journey takes about two and a half hours. Upon arrival, you’ll be enchanted by the city’s unique blue-washed buildings. Spend the afternoon wandering through the narrow streets, visiting the Plaza Uta el-Hammam, and soaking in the tranquil ambiance. Chefchaouen’s blue hues create a serene and picturesque setting, perfect for leisurely exploration.

Day 3: Chefchaouen to Fes

Enjoy a peaceful morning in Chefchaouen before departing for Fes, one of Morocco’s most historic cities. The drive to Fes takes around four hours, with scenic views along the way. Arrive in Fes in the late afternoon, check into your hotel, and take an evening stroll through the vibrant medina, soaking in the lively atmosphere and preparing for the explorations ahead.

Day 4: Exploring Fes

Dedicate a full day to exploring Fes, starting with the ancient University of Al-Qarawiyyin, the oldest continuously operating educational institution in the world. Visit the Bou Inania Madrasa, renowned for its exquisite architecture. Take a guided tour of the Fes el-Bali medina, a UNESCO World Heritage site, where you can discover historical landmarks, traditional tanneries, and artisan workshops. Enjoy lunch at a rooftop restaurant with panoramic views of the medina.

Day 5: Fes to Merzouga

Set out early for a long drive to Merzouga, the gateway to the Sahara Desert. Travel through the scenic Middle Atlas Mountains, stopping in Ifrane, known as “Little Switzerland,” and Azrou to see the famous cedar forests and Barbary macaques. Continue through the Ziz Valley, with its lush palm groves and dramatic landscapes, before reaching Merzouga in the late afternoon. Settle into your desert accommodation and prepare for the adventure ahead.

Day 6: Merzouga Desert Experience

Experience the magic of the Sahara Desert with a sunrise camel trek across the golden dunes of Erg Chebbi. The serene desert landscape and the stunning sunrise make for an unforgettable experience. Spend the day exploring the desert environment, engaging in activities like sandboarding, or simply relaxing at your Berber camp. Enjoy a traditional dinner under the stars, accompanied by Berber music and storytelling.

Day 7: Merzouga to Dades Valley

After breakfast, leave Merzouga and head towards the Dades Valley. Along the way, stop at the breathtaking Todra Gorge, known for its towering cliffs and dramatic scenery. Continue to the Dades Valley, a region famous for its unique rock formations and picturesque landscapes. Check into your accommodation and spend the evening exploring the valley or relaxing at your hotel.

Day 8: Dades Valley to Marrakech

Depart the Dades Valley and journey to Marrakech, traveling through the High Atlas Mountains. Along the way, visit the ancient Kasbah of Ait Benhaddou, a UNESCO World Heritage site and iconic ksar (fortified village) that has appeared in numerous films and TV shows. Arrive in Marrakech in the late afternoon, check into your hotel, and take an evening walk through the bustling Jemaa el-Fnaa square.

Day 9: Exploring Marrakech

Spend your final day exploring the vibrant city of Marrakech. Visit the Koutoubia Mosque with its impressive minaret, and the beautiful Bahia Palace known for its stunning architecture and lush gardens. Wander through the lively souks, where you can shop for spices, textiles, and handicrafts. Take a relaxing stroll through the Jardin Majorelle, a beautiful garden designed by French artist Jacques Majorelle and later restored by Yves Saint Laurent. End your day at Jemaa el-Fnaa square, where you can experience the bustling evening scene with food stalls, entertainers, and a lively atmosphere.


This 9-day tour through Morocco offers a perfect blend of cultural exploration, historical landmarks, and natural beauty. From the historic city of Tangier to the enchanting Blue City of Chefchaouen, the ancient medinas of Fes and Marrakech, and the serene landscapes of the Sahara Desert, each day brings new adventures and unforgettable experiences. This itinerary ensures you get a comprehensive taste of what Morocco has to offer, leaving you with memories to last a lifetime.

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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