Desert tours from Tangier in 6 days

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Desert tours from Tangier in 6 days

Desert tours from Tangier offer an enchanting journey through the heart of Morocco's diverse landscapes, spanning six captivating days. Beginning in the vibrant city of Tangier, travelers embark on an odyssey that promises to immerse them in the rich tapestry of Moroccan culture and natural beauty.

The adventure kicks off with a scenic drive to Chefchaouen, renowned for its striking blue-washed buildings nestled against the dramatic backdrop of the Rif Mountains. Here, visitors can wander through narrow, winding streets adorned with colorful textiles and handicrafts, while savoring the tantalizing aromas of traditional Moroccan cuisine wafting from bustling cafes.

Next on the itinerary is the imperial city of Fes, where history comes alive amidst the labyrinthine medina, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Lose yourself in the maze of souks, where artisans ply their trade in ancient traditions passed down through generations. From intricately woven carpets to fragrant spices and ornate ceramics, Fes offers a treasure trove of souvenirs to delight the senses.

As the journey continues, travelers traverse the rugged terrain of the Middle Atlas Mountains, where snow-capped peaks contrast with verdant valleys dotted with Berber villages. Along the way, stop to admire cascading waterfalls and serene alpine lakes, each a testament to the raw beauty of Morocco's natural landscape.

The pinnacle of the desert tour

The pinnacle of the desert tour unfolds in Merzouga, where endless sand dunes stretch towards the horizon, casting an ethereal glow in the light of the setting sun. Here, visitors have the opportunity to experience the magic of the Sahara Desert firsthand, whether riding a camel across the undulating sands or camping beneath a canopy of stars in a traditional Berber tent.

Throughout the journey, immerse yourself in the warm hospitality of the Moroccan people, whose genuine warmth and generosity leave a lasting impression on all who venture through their homeland. From the vibrant colors of bustling markets to the serene silence of the desert, a desert tour from Tangier promises an unforgettable adventure that transcends time and leaves a lasting imprint on the soul.

Highlights of Desert tours from Tangier in 6 days :

    1. Chefchaouen: Explore the picturesque blue-washed streets of Chefchaouen, set against the majestic Rif Mountains. Immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of this charming city, renowned for its artisanal crafts and delectable cuisine.
    2. Fes: Step back in time as you wander through the ancient medina of Fes, a UNESCO World Heritage site brimming with history and tradition. Lose yourself in the labyrinthine streets lined with bustling souks, where the scent of spices fills the air and skilled artisans ply their trade.

Journey through the rugged terrain of the Middle Atlas

    1. Middle Atlas Mountains: Journey through the rugged terrain of the Middle Atlas Mountains, marveling at snow-capped peaks, cascading waterfalls, and serene alpine lakes. Encounter traditional Berber villages nestled amidst verdant valleys, offering a glimpse into Morocco's rural way of life.
    2. Merzouga: Experience the magic of the Sahara Desert in Merzouga, where towering sand dunes stretch as far as the eye can see. Ride a camel into the heart of the desert, camp beneath the stars in a traditional Berber tent, and witness the breathtaking beauty of sunrise over the dunes.

Throughout this Desert tours from Tangier in 6 days, savor the warm hospitality of the Moroccan people, whose genuine kindness and generosity make every moment memorable. From the vibrant colors of bustling markets to the serene silence of the desert, this journey promises an unforgettable adventure that will leave a lasting impression.

Note: This is a private tour. For inquiries about luxury or small group tours, please contact us.

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Included/Excluded

  • Transport by private modern vehicle with A/C
  • Car fuel
  • Experienced English speaking Driver/Guide
  • Food and drinks
  • Entrance fees
  • Tips and personal expenses

Tour Plan

Day 1 : Tanger

Collected by our guide at the port or airport of Tangier and Transfert to your hotel. Depending on your arrival time, possibility to explore the city of Tangier.

Diner and Overnight in Tangier.

Day 2 : Tanger – Tétouan – Chefchaouen

After breakfast you will go around the city (in case of late arrival on day 1) after exploring the city we departe to the beautiful blue and white-washed Andalusian town; Chefchaouen a holy town perched on the mountain,

we embark on a mesmerizing day tour of Chefchaouen, a jewel nestled amidst the Rif Mountains of Morocco. Begin your exploration in the heart of the city's famed blue-washed streets, where every corner reveals a new shade of azure against the sun-drenched backdrop.

Stroll through the narrow alleys adorned with vibrant potted plants and intricate Moorish architecture, capturing the essence of this enchanting locale. Pause to admire the intricate details of the ancient Kasbah, a fortress dating back to the 15th century, and immerse yourself in the rich history of the region.

As you wander, indulge in the sensory delights of Chefchaouen's bustling markets, where the aroma of freshly baked bread mingles with the scent of exotic spices. Discover a treasure trove of handicrafts, from handwoven textiles to intricately designed ceramics, each a testament to the city's artisanal heritage.

For panoramic views of the surrounding mountains, venture to the iconic Ras El Ma spring, where cascading waterfalls provide a tranquil oasis amidst the bustling streets. Finally, savor the flavors of traditional Moroccan cuisine at a local restaurant, where the warmth of hospitality is as abundant as the tantalizing dishes served.

With its captivating beauty and rich cultural tapestry, a day tour of Chefchaouen promises an unforgettable journey through one of Morocco's most picturesque destinations.

Dinner and overnight.

Day 3 : Chefchaouen – Fes

After breakfast, depart for the oldest imperial city. Fes was founded in 789 AD by Idris I, a descendant of the prophet. we will go on a guided tour with our local guide to explore Fez, the ancient medina of Fez

After we arrived from Chefchaouen, our guide awaited us to embark on an enchanting journey through the labyrinthine streets of Fes. Leading us through the historic medina of Fes el Bali, the guide unveiled the hidden treasures and timeless beauty of Morocco's cultural capital.

Navigating the bustling souks, our senses were tantalized by the vibrant colors and aromatic spices that filled the air. With each step, we delved deeper into the rich tapestry of Fes' artisanal heritage, witnessing craftsmen at work and marveling at their skillful creations.

At the iconic madrasa Bou Inania, we were captivated by the intricate mosaics and exquisite architecture that adorned the centuries-old walls. Continuing our exploration, we ventured to the University of Al-Karaouine, the oldest continually operating university in the world, where the echoes of scholarly pursuits reverberated through the hallowed halls.

As the day unfolded, we wandered through the medrasa of Attarine, its ornate design a testament to Fes' enduring legacy of Islamic scholarship and architectural mastery. With each landmark visited, our appreciation for Fes' cultural significance deepened, leaving an indelible impression on our journey through Morocco's storied past.

Dinner and overnight in Fez

Day 4 : Fez – Ifrane – Midelt – Ziz Gorges – Merzouga

Desert tours from Tangier kick off early in the morning, whisking you away on an unforgettable journey. Traversing the rugged terrain of the Middle Atlas mountains, the landscape gradually morphs into a scene reminiscent of Switzerland as we reach Ifrane. A brief encounter with the apes in the cedar forest of Azrou adds a touch of wildlife charm to the adventure.

Continuing our expedition, we make our way to Midelt, renowned for its succulent apples. Amidst the quaint village ambiance, a lunch break offers a chance to soak in the local atmosphere. The afternoon unfolds with a scenic drive towards the desert of Erg Chebbi, passing through the captivating Ziz Gorges. Here, nature's grandeur unfolds with picturesque valleys adorned by palm trees, ancient Kasbahs, and majestic mountains.

As dusk descends upon Erg Chebbi, anticipation heightens for a delightful dinner experience. Whether nestled in a traditional riad or amidst the allure of a local Kasbah, savoring Moroccan flavors under the desert sky promises to be a memorable finale to an enriching day of exploration.

Dinner and overnight in a Berber tent at the foot of Erg Chebbi

Day 5: Merzouga

Experience the magic of Morocco's Sahara desert with a day filled with exploration and cultural immersion. Begin your journey with the awe-inspiring spectacle of a desert sunrise over the towering dunes of Erg Chebbi.

Our adventure takes us on a captivating camelback ride through the undulating sands, offering a unique perspective of the desert landscape. Engage with the fascinating lifestyle of desert nomads as we share traditional tea and gain insights into their ancient customs.

Feel the rhythm of Gnawa music in the vibrant village of Khamlia, where lively melodies will enchant your senses. Explore the ancient city of Rissani, steeped in desert heritage, and indulge in local delicacies amidst bustling markets.

As the sun sets, ascend to the summit of Erg Chebbi for a breathtaking panoramic view. At our desert camp, savor the flavors of Morocco with a sumptuous tagine dinner, followed by an evening of stargazing under the vast desert sky.

Immerse yourself in the enchanting ambiance of desert tales and melodies around the campfire, creating cherished memories that will last a lifetime. Whether you retreat to your cozy tent or choose to sleep beneath the stars, embrace the allure of the desert night.

Day 6: Merzouga– Erfoud – Midelt – Azrou – Fes

Rise with the sun for a magical morning experience as we embark on a stroll through the towering dunes of Erg Chebbi, witnessing the breathtaking spectacle of sunrise painting the desert sky. Afterward, saddle up your trusty camel for a leisurely journey back to the hotel, traversing the majestic dunes once more.

Indulge in a hearty breakfast and refreshing shower before we commence our return adventure to Fes, traversing diverse landscapes along the Atlas Mountains. Our journey includes a stop in the charming town of Midelt for a delightful lunch, offering a taste of local cuisine amidst stunning mountain vistas.

Continuing our exploration, we venture into the famed cedar forest of Azrou, home to a thriving community of Barbary macaques. Encounter these playful primates in their natural habitat, a highlight of our scenic journey.

As the day draws to a close, we arrive in Fes, the cultural heart of Morocco, where our memorable Desert tours from Tangier  concludes. Reflect on the adventures and sights encountered along the way, cherishing the memories of our journey from Tangier to Merzouga.

At the conclusion of our desert tour originating from Tangier, our itinerary culminates in the city of Fes. Should you desire transportation back to Tangier via car, please kindly inform us during the booking process.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I customize my tour itinerary?

Yes, we understand that each traveler has unique preferences. We offer the flexibility to customize your tour itinerary to better suit your interests, schedule, and preferences. Contact our customer service team, and we will work with you to create a personalized experience.

What is the payment process for booking this tour?

To secure your booking, we require a 20% deposit at the time of reservation. The remaining balance can be paid up to 30 days before the tour start date. We accept payments through PayPal, Visa card, Western Union, or a direct deposit into our bank account. Our booking process is secure, and you will receive a confirmation email with all the details once the payment is completed. Please ensure to make the final payment by the specified deadline to guarantee your reservation. If you have any questions or need assistance with the payment process, feel free to contact our customer service team

Is travel insurance included in the tour package?

Travel insurance is not automatically included in our tour packages. However, we strongly recommend that all our customers have comprehensive travel insurance to cover unexpected events such as trip cancellations, medical emergencies, and lost baggage. You can either arrange your own travel insurance or inquire with us about available options.

Are there any specific health or fitness requirements for this tour?

Our tours are designed to be accessible to a wide range of participants. However, some tours may involve activities such as hiking, walking tours, or other physical activities. If you have any specific health concerns or physical limitations, please inform us during the booking process. We can provide more detailed information about the level of physical activity involved in each tour, ensuring you have a comfortable and enjoyable experience.

Do I need to bring a sleeping bag?

No, a sleeping bag is not necessary for our overnight camel ride. The desert camp is equipped with all the bedding you’ll need.

Is there any way to spend the night in the desert without using camels?

Indeed, an alternative to camels is available. We provide a 4WD transfer to and from the desert camp, with an additional charge.

Is there a place to charge phones and cameras at the Camp?

Absolutely, we utilize solar panels at the camp to ensure you have the means to charge your phone and camera.

What clothing and special items should I bring for an overnight stay in the Merzouga desert camp?

When preparing for your overnight stay, consider bringing comfortable and breathable clothing, a sun hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, a jacket for cooler evenings, and sturdy shoes suitable for walking on the sand. Remember to pack your camera to capture the mesmerizing desert landscapes!

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