4 Days Tour from Tangier to Marrakech via Merzouga desert

4 days tour from Tangier to Marrakech via Merzouga desert

Travelers to Morocco, especially those who wish to see as much of the country’s splendor as possible quickly, are encouraged to take the 4-day tour from Tangier to Marrakech. The four-day Tangier vacation cruise visits the Fes Medina, the blue city of Chefchouen, and Merzouga in the Sahara Desert for one night.

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Tour overview

  This 4-day tour from Tangier to Marrakech to explore the best of Morocco. Enjoy the breathtaking scenery of the Rif Mountains and the charming little town of Chefchaouen known as the blue pearl of Morocco.

   You will also discover the spectacular Middle and High Atlas Mountains, Ifrane known for its alpine-style architecture and its nearby ski resorts, the cedar forest in Azrou one of the places where monkeys live in their natural habits in Morocco, and the magnificent Ziz valley the second longest river in the country.

   Experience the camel ride and overnight in the desert camp, including Sunrise and Sunset over the dunes of Erg Chebbi. This 4-day Morocco tour from Tangier to Marrakech will give you the opportunity to visit so many different and interesting places in a short time…

   On our desert tour from Tangier to Marrakech, you will visit the local weekly market of Rissani, the spectacular Todra Gorge and Todra Valley, Dades Valley, Kasbah Taourirt, Ouarzazate’s film studios, and the Ksar Ait Benhaddou UNESCO World Heritage Site are both nearby.

   You will also cross the high Atlas Mountains, where we will make several stops to admire its panoramic views and authentic Berber villages … before arriving in Marrakech.

Trip itinerary

Day 1: Travel from Tangier to Fes via Chefchaouen {305 km} 5 Hours.

We will pick you up from your hotel, airport or port and start our 4 days tour from Tangier to Marrakech, traveling through the beautiful Rif Mountains passing through Tetouan and continue to the blue city “Chefchaouen”.

Where we will have free time to explore this small and charming town walking through its narrow streets painted with blue and white colors that will give you the opportunity to take some beautiful pictures, visit its old medina, Ras el Ma “head of the water” this is the point where the cool mountain waterfall seeps into the city…

You will have a delicious lunch in a local restaurant in the famous square of Uta el-Hammam Square. And in the afternoon once your tour ends we will travel in the direction of Fez while enjoying wonderful views of the rif mountains and green landscapes of northern Morocco, arrival in Fez late afternoon, overnight in hotel / riad decorated.
Day 2: From Fes to Merzouga desert via Ifrane, Cedar forest , Middle Atlas, and Ziz Valley {470 km} 7 Hours.

On the second day of your 4 day desert tour from Tangier to Marrakech after breakfast, we will pick you up from your hotel / Riad in the morning and take you to Merzouga crossing the middle Atlas Mountains where you will savor the beauty of the aromatic cedar forest and fertile green valleys.

Along this route we will pass through the town of Ifrane where you will see the sculpture of a lion in a park, then we will continue to Azrou and you will have a stop in the cedar forest to see the monkeys. From here we will drive through several villages and you will have the opportunity to see the nomads who live in nomad tents along the way.

Then continue to Midelt along the green hills and the Middle Atlas Mountains. Free time in the city of Midelt for lunch and then we will continue our journey crossing the Tizi N’talghomt pass and the Ziz gorge near Errachidia where you will see the Hassan Al’Dakhil reservoir.

We will continue our journey to Erfoud with a stop to enjoy a panoramic view of the palm grove of Aoufous along the Ziz River and also pass through the small town of Erfoud to reach Merzouga.

From here, we start the camel ride to reach our Berber camp in the desert of Merzouga.

The camel ride lasts from 1 to 1:30 h with a stop at the top of the dune to watch the sunset, try the sandboard if you are interested in this activity, enjoy the view, take pictures and after these beautiful moments we continue to the camp where you will be welcomed with a glass of tea and rest until dinner time, after dinner we will listen to Berber music from the drums, enjoy the starry sky and then sleep under a nomad tent.

Day 3: Merzouga Desert to Dades Valley via Rissani Market, Erfoud, and Todra Gorges {270 km} 4 Hours.

Today, as you are already in the desert, it is worth getting up early in the morning to see the sunrise near the camp. After these lovely moments, you will have breakfast and a shower at the camp.

Then you can ride camels or transfer by 4×4 to the original starting location where you will meet your driver and continue your 4-day tour from Tangier to Marrakech visiting the weekly market of Rissani if it is one of the market days (Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday) we will pass through small Berber villages like Touroug, Tinjdad and Tinghir where we will stop to take in the stunning Todra Valley’s lush foliage and palm trees.

Continue to the Togra Gorge located at the foot of the high Atlas Mountains a famous place for climbers who will have free time to walk through its high canyons … Free time for lunch. Then in the afternoon, we will travel to Boumalne Dades to reach the Dades Valley, have dinner, and overnight at the hotel/riad.

Day 4: Travel from Dades Valley to Marrakech via Ouarzazate, Ait Ben Haddou, and High Atlas{320 km} 7 Hours

Today is the last day of our excursion from Tanger to Marrakech, our journey continues in the direction of Marrakech through Kalaat M’gouna the valley of roses, and the palm grove of Skoura.

We will visit Kasbah Taourirt and the film studios in Ouarzazate (optional) then we will head to Ait Benhaddou where we will visit its famous and oldest kasbah (declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1986).

Famous movies have been filmed in this spectacular place, including Gladiator, Obelix, the Mummy, the Jewel of the Nile, Sahara with Penelope Cruz … etc. Free time for lunch.

Then we continue our journey crossing the High Atlas Mountains through the highest road pass in Morocco called Tizi N’tichka at 2260 meters above sea level offering breathtaking views of valleys, mountains, and many Berber villages. Arrival in the afternoon/evening in Marrakech, transfer to your hotel, and end of our 4-day tour from Tanger to Marrakech.

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Excellent 4 days over the Sahara Desert from Tangier to Marrakech

Excellent service from the company Desert Merzouga Tours Starting in Tangier and ending in Marrakech, we completed the route in a 4x4 over the course of four days. We had an amazing time with Hassan (the driver) and Aziz (the guide). Both showed excellent warmth and attention. They made for excellent traveling companions. They traveled with us the entire time. Among others, we encountered Tanger, Fez, Chefchouane, Ifrane, Dades Valley, and Merzouga.
It was a great night in the luxury camp in the desert. In the middle of the Sahara, the dromedary trek, shelter, and food are all waste-free. special moments.

We want to thank Hassan and Aziz again for some amazing days in Morocco and HIGHLY recommend the tour.


Fantastic 4 days!

Hassan is a wonderful and accommodating driver who attends to our requirements and takes us to very nearby restaurants! We always get a nice night's sleep thanks to his punctuality, neatness, and safe driving.

We visited Tanger, Chefchaouen, Fes, Todra Gorge, Dades Valley, and Merrakech on our tour of the entirety of Morocco. Each location is tastefully decorated, particularly the Merzouga Luxury Desert camp. The meal is delicious, and everyone is extremely friendly. Sandboarding is also a lot of fun! Friendly and helpful, our camel guide even offers to snap our pictures as we travel.

Cynthia P

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