Tangier Fes Sahara Tour

10 Days

The Tangier Fes and Sahara Tour is an exciting and varied journey. This enables you to explore the modern city of Tangier. From there, we will head to the cultural capital of the country, Fez, and then to the magnificent Sahara Desert. This tour combines urban exploration, historical immersion, and the enchanting grandeur of desert landscapes in a unique way.

Tangier Fes and Sahara Tour

Tangier Fes and Sahara Tour - The trip starts in Tangiers

The journey begins in the bustling city of Tangier, which is located at the crossroads of Europe and Africa. Tangier is also a great travel destination because of its well-known rich history and distinct cultural mix. Explore the bustling city, historic Alcazaba, and stunning vistas from the Cap Spartel lighthouse. Also experience the vibrant atmosphere of the city’s souks, where you can buy traditional handicrafts, spices, and regional delicacies.

From Tangier to the charming city of Fez

The tour continues from Tangiers to the charming city of Fez, the cultural and spiritual center of Morocco. The UNESCO-listed Medina of Fez is a maze of narrow streets, ancient mosques, and busy souks. Explore the vibrant tanneries and note the intricately designed mosques and madrasahs. Immerse yourself in the city’s rich history and traditions. Additionally, you can visit the famous Chouara Tannery, where traditional leather-making techniques have been used for centuries.

Tangier Fes and Sahara Tour - From Tangiers to the charming city of Fez

From Fez to the Sahara

Our next departure point is Fez, where the journey leads to the enchanting desert of Morocco. You can pass through picturesque towns as well as charming Berber villages as you wander in the stunning landscapes of the Middle Atlas Mountains. When you approach the desert, the landscape transforms into a picturesque expanse of golden sand dunes. On a thrilling camel ride, you will travel deep into the sand dunes of Erg Chebbi and witness the magical spectacle of sunrise and sunset over the vast desert horizon. Also spend the night in a traditional desert camp, enjoying local music, stargazing, and the nomadic hospitality of the desert.

Tangier Fes and Sahara Tour - From Tangiers to the charming city of Fez

Explore Todra Gorge and visit Ouarzazate

After a desert adventure, the tour allows you to explore the Todra Gorge, a dramatic valley carved into the banks of the Todra River. Take a leisurely stroll through the palm groves that line the gorge while admiring the steep cliffs. Also continue to the delightful town of Ouarzazate, also known as the “Gateway to the Desert,” where you can visit the famous Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that has served as the backdrop for many famous films.

From city life to the tranquility of nature

The Tangiers, Fez, and Deserts Tour also offers a variety of experiences, from bustling city life to the quiet grandeur of the desert landscape. Guides familiar with the history, culture, and traditions of the sites visited facilitate a deeper understanding and appreciation of the area.

This tour offers a rich and unforgettable experience that highlights the unique and diverse charm of Tangiers and Fez as well as the Sahara Desert.

Overview

Visit a Berber household in the High Atlas Mountains and explore the old medinas of these ancient cities.
Morocco is only an hour’s ferry ride from Spain, but it feels like another universe. From the famed medina of Marrakech to the vast dunes of the Sahara, Morocco’s exquisite landscapes and endearing cities will captivate you. This custom-tailored private guided tour brings you to an exotic, sun-drenched sea and mountainous region. Visit Fes, one of the most attractive Arab cities, as well as Chefchaoun, Marrakech, and Casablanca. Evenings are spent unwinding in luxurious riads with opulent settings and heavenly Moroccan attractions. This first-class voyage will allow you to experience the best of Morocco.

 

Tour Features

  • Explore the lovely blue metropolis of Chefchaouen.
  • Explore the ruins of Volubilis and the ancient city of Meknes.
  • Explore the alleys and lanes of Fez's bustling Medina.
  • Enjoy a picnic supper in the ruggedly beautiful Atlas Mountains.
  • Spend the night in a luxurious camp in the Sahara and ride a camel.
  • In Marrakech's souks, you can find authentic Moroccan relics.
  • Join the festivities at Djemaa el-Fna in Marrakech at sunset.
  • A skilled private driver will be with you the entire way.

Itinerary

When you arrive in Tangier, an English-speaking chauffeur from Morocco Trip Adviser will assist you with your luggage and transport you to your hotel. Afternoon the initial Orientation Tour of Tangier and its medina, highlighting the city's distinctive 20th-century history. With the remainder of the day free, you may wish to take a walk along the shoreline.
 

After breakfast in Tangier, we will travel to the picturesque city of Chechaoun, situated in the Rif Mountains. Chefchaoun is famous for its azure walls and narrow alleys.
On our way to Chefchaoun, we will halt in the northern Moroccan city of Tétouan for a visit. Tétouan is also located in Morocco. It is situated along the Martil Valley and is one of Morocco's two main ports on the Mediterranean Sea, a few miles south of Gibraltar and about 60 kilometers east-southeast of Tangier.
Spend the night in Chefchaoun.
 
 

Following breakfast in Chefchaoun, we'll travel to Fes. Explore the Imperial City of Meknes and the Roman City of Volubilis during the transfer. Volubilis was an ancient Roman city located near the westernmost frontier of the Roman Empire. It was constructed on the location of a third-century BC Carthaginian settlement.
Volubilis was the administrative center of Roman Africa's Mauretania Tingitana province. Many agricultural products, such as grain and olive oil, were produced on the province's fertile territories and exported to Rome, thereby contributing to the province's wealth and prosperity.
Explore Meknes, also known as the "Moroccan Versailles." In the 17th century, King Moulay Ismail founded Meknes. The city is renowned for its 25-mile-long fortifications.
Arrive at your riad in the late afternoon.
 
 
 

Spend the day exploring Fez, the oldest of the imperial cities and the country’s religious and cultural heart. See the old medina, the largest living Islamic medieval city in the world, before visiting the Kairaouine mosque, where a meeting with a senior cleric in the private library has been arranged. Continue through the Jewish quarter to the Nejjarine Museum of Woods and Crafts and the nearby fountain. After lunch, visit the Bou Inania madrassa, an excellent example of Marinid architecture and one of the few religious sites accessible to non-Muslims. Finish the day with a short drive to the Merenid tombs. Formerly a 16th-century palace and necropolis, the ruins offer panoramic views of the city ramparts.

Today, we will travel south toward the Sahara Desert. The drive will take approximately 6.5 hours, which may seem like a long time, but don't fear; our drivers will make the trip very enjoyable. We will spend the night in the city of Erfoud so that the following day we will have a full day to explore the desert.A vehicle will travel through lush valleys, cedar forests, and breathtaking lakes to reach the Middle Atlas Mountains. Stop for a picnic lunch at the Midelt nature reserve before descending through the impressive palm plantations and fortified villages of the Ziz valley, arriving in Erfoud at approximately 4 p.m.


After a morning at leisure in Erfoud, we will travel to the village of Merzouga via the sacred city of Rissani, where the Mausoleum of Moulay Ali Sherif contains the remains of the ancestors of the Alaouite Dynasty. Kasbah dating from the 17th century, Ksar Abbar, is visited for its ruins. Continue to the village of Khamlia, renowned for its jazz and gnawa music, before arriving at the auberge close to the dunes, where we will have lunch and relax for a couple of hours before embarking on an hour-long camel excursion to watch the sun set over the golden dunes of Erg Chebbi before retiring for the night.

An early morning camel excursion back to the hotel, followed by a visit to the sunrise and a breakfast in the midst of the dunes Once there, you will exchange your camels for private vehicles and travel to Dades Gorge, where an overnight stay is scheduled. En route, we will stop at the Todgha, where you will witness the awe-inspiring grandeur of the 300-meter-tall (900-foot-tall) canyon walls that continue for another 100 meters (300 feet). If time permits, we will schedule a brief walk through the Todgha Valley during our drive through several small Berber villages and the city of Tinjdad.

After breakfast in Dades Gorge, we will continue our journey to Marrakech, one of the country's most popular tourist destinations. We will pass through the oasis of Skoura and the city of Ouarzazate en route to Ait Ben Haadou Kasbah, a Unesco World Heritage Site. The entire route offers wonderful photo opportunities, particularly at the Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou, where Gladiator, The Mummy, Laurence Arabia, and Jesus of Nazareth were filmed. After visiting Ait Ben Haddou, we will proceed across Tizi Ntichka and into Marrakech, where we will arrive in the afternoon.Check into your hotel or riad and spend the remainder of the day at leisure.
 

Join one of our licensed local tour guides on a private tour of the Saadian Tombs, El Badi Palace, and Koutoubia Mosque from the 12th century. Exploring an infinite procession of souqs, mosques, and medersas, meander through the medina. Visit Djemaa el-Fna, the vast square and atmospheric wonderland of torch-lit food vendors, snake charmers, storytellers, and acrobats, just before sunset.
 
 

After breakfast and depending on your flight time, we will transfer you to the international airport in Marrakech, assist you with all formalities, and conclude our service.

Included/not Included

Included in your Tour

  • 10 days and 9 nights of lodging in the specified option with daily breakfast
  • 3 dinners (Erfoud, Merzouga, and Dades Gorge)
  • Private SUV including fuel
  • A trustworthy English chauffeur throughout the journey
  • Local aides are licensed in Fes, Meknes, Volubilis, and Marrakech.
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Not Included

  • Drinks
  • Meals not specified under inclusions
  • Flights

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Tangier Fes Sahara Tour
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