Best Morocco 5 days desert tour: our express tour, from Marrakech to Tangier

Morocco 5 days desert tour: from Marrakech to Tangier

Join us on a 5-day desert tour from Marrakech to Tangier and discover the enchanting charms of Morocco. Visit the lovely cities of Fes and Chouen, the historically significant Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou, and the majestic Atlas Mountains. The trip’s highlight is the awe-inspiring Erg Chebbi dunes at Merzouga, part of the Sahara desert, perfect for travelers looking to explore the desert and imperial cities and ending in Tangier.

Highlights

Discover the beauty of Morocco with a 5-day desert tour from Marrakech. Explore the stunning Atlas Mountains, ancient Ait Benhaddou Kasbah, and Atlas Studio in Ouarzazate. Experience the enchanting Draa Valley, Sahara Desert, and Skoura Oasis. Admire the lush Cedar forests of Azrou & Ifrane and the captivating blue hues of Chefchaouen. Enjoy a memorable camel ride across the Merzouga desert and experience a delightful combination of nature, culture, and breathtaking scenery.

Travel program

About 1,400 km. That is the approximate distance we will cover in this tour of Morocco in 5 days and 4 nights. And each of those kilometers offers some special attraction. The schedule is detailed below.

Day 1: Marrakech - High Atlas - Ait Ben Haddou - Ouarzazate - Dades Valley

At the beginning of your journey, our private driver will pick you up from either the airport terminal or your hotel in Marrakech. The first stop on our trip will be the Tizi n’Tichka Pass, located in the High Atlas Mountains. Here, you’ll see traditional Berber settlements and enjoy the stunning panoramic views. Our next destination is the Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou, a UNESCO World Heritage Site famously known as the Hollywood of Morocco.

You’ll have the opportunity to take photos and enjoy lunch here. After this, we’ll visit the Taourirt Kasbah before continuing our drive along the Road of Thousand Kasbahs. We’ll then arrive at the vast expanses of rose bushes in the Valley of the Roses. Our final destination for the day is the Dades Valley, home to palm trees, birch, and almond trees near its riverbanks. We’ll visit the “monkey fingers” rock formation and a spot on top of a mountain that overlooks the Dades Valley. We’ll conclude the day with dinner and an overnight stay at a hotel.

Summary of the first day

Day 2: Dades Valley - Todra Gorges - Erfoud - Merzouga

On the second day of our trip to Morocco, we’ll start with a delicious breakfast at the riad. After that, we’ll drive through Dades Valley and stop at a beautiful spot view of Dades Gorges. You’ll have the chance to admire the landscape and take it all in. Next, we’ll visit Todra Gorges, where the impressive rock walls carved by the Todra River offer breathtaking views. You’ll have time to explore the gorges, appreciate the natural beauty, and take a break for lunch in the palm groves of Touroug and Tinjdad.

We’ll end the day in Merzouga, the southernmost point of our journey. Here, we’ll switch to dromedaries to explore the Erg Chebbi dunes and witness a stunning sunset. After a two-hour ride, we’ll arrive at a luxury desert camp where we’ll have Berber tea and dinner. We’ll enjoy music and dance around the fire while admiring the starry sky for a magical night in the Sahara.

Summary of the second day

Day 3: Merzouga desert - Rissani - Ifrane - Fes

On the third day of the Morocco desert tour, we will watch the sunrise over the golden dunes of Erg Chebbi. After breakfast at the camp, we will return to Merzouga to continue our journey. Our destination is Rissani, a small town with a beautiful medina. Next, we will explore the Ziz Valley and the Middle Atlas, where we can witness breathtaking landscapes. Our journey will take us to Ifrane, famously known as Moroccan Switzerland. We will also visit the National Park of the Cedars, home to many Barbary monkeys. Later, we will drive through Berber villages and make stops to take pictures. Finally, we’ll reach Fes, where a lovely riad awaits us. Overnight stay in Fes.

Summary of the third day

Day 4: Fes - Chefchaouen

During your Morocco 5-day itinerary, you’ll have the chance to explore Fes, one of the imperial cities and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. After breakfast at the riad, a local guide will take you on a walking tour of the historical medina center. You will visit significant landmarks such as the Karaouine Mosque and University, which is one of the oldest in the world, as well as the Bou Inania and Cherratine Madrasahs, the Mausoleum of Moulay Idris, the Tanners Quarter, and the Mellah (Jewish quarter) or the Royal Palace, featuring the impressive Golden Gates. After a morning tour of Fes, we will visit the enchanting village. Chaouen, sometimes called Chefchaouen. Chaouen, the Blue City in Morocco, is a popular tourist destination famous for its blue-toned medina in the Rif Mountains. Overnight stay in Riad near Uta el-Hammam square.

Summary of the fourth day

Day 5: Chefchaouen - Tangier

On the last day of our 5-day Morocco tour, we’ll head to Tangier after breakfast at the Chaouen riad. If time permits, we’ll visit Tetouan, a UNESCO World Heritage site. The tour ends at the Tangier airport or port. We hope you enjoyed your tour and look forward to seeing you again soon for another incredible adventure in Morocco.

Summary of the fifth day

5 Days desert tour from Marrakech includes the following Activities:

5 Days desert tour from Marrakech excludes the following Activities:

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Reviews

In Morocco, I went on a 5-day excursion that included sightseeing. Hassan, our tour guide, was fantastic and thoroughly explained everything about the trip. The desert and the camel ride were my favorite parts of the trip. It was magical when we arrived at the camp; the sky was full of stars, and they performed music for us. In general, I'd like to express my gratitude for their assistance and suggest them to anyone planning a trip to Morocco.

Vincent

Vacations In Morocco

My family and I enjoyed a fantastic tour through the Sahara desert from Marrakech to Fes and Tangier. We had a great time together. The tour's highlight for me was when we arrived in the desert. My family was enthralled with it, and we went to see the nomads, which was an incredible experience. This is an experience I will definitely repeat in the future. Until then, I'd like to express my gratitude to these individuals for organizing our trip and making my family happy!

Wayne

Vacations In Morocco

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