8 days in Morocco - Best Tour itinerary from Tangier to Marrakech
Tangier to Marrakech via Chefchaouen best 8 days tour in Morocco itinerary
How you will spend these 8 days in Morocco?
Days in Morocco company placed at your disposal this simple suggestion of this tour itinerary to give you the idea about how you will spend your 8 days in Morocco, a day-by-day plan to guide your journey. This tour itinerary can be changed to suit your dream tour, and it will be customized to fit your needs.
Overview: of 8 days trip from Tangier to Marrakech
If you are traveling to Morocco by Tangier this 8 days tour will be a great and the best option to discover Morocco. On this 8 days tour from Tangier to Marrakech through the Sahara Desert, you are going to discover many cities like Chefchaouan, Meknes, Fes, Merzouga, Ouarzazate...etc. In Merzouga, you are going to have a memorable experience on a camel trekking trip over Erg Chebbi sand dunes. Also, you'll enjoy the guided tour in Marrakech, and see the beautiful sceneries in Fes city, and you will have the chance to explore the old Medina of Fes. This tour includes also many landscapes such as the desert dunes of Morocco, Todra Gorges, Dades Gorges, explore the Atlas Mountains, the kasbah of Ait Benhaddou, and much is still included in our program, our tour will end in Marrakech city. We hope you enjoy our eight days tour in Morocco.
Tour Itinerary: A day-by-day plan to guide your journey.
For the first day of your tour from Tangier, we'll pick you up from your accommodation or where you indicate, to begin our tour itinerary. We will pass through the Rif Mountains located in the north of Morocco which are a great botanical interest and inhabited by Rif Berbers, one of the themes that make this mountain range authentic is that they are dotted with endless villages whose inhabitants are full of life, we will be able to see all the villages and see how life is in the mountains for people who live there. We will arrive Chefchaouen, Chaouen, Xauen, Chichauen (all these names are used to refer to a magical town situated in the Rif Mountains), nestled between the slopes of two mountains and surrounded by fields that highlight the white of its houses, the indigo blue paint used to repel mosquitoes displays a rich palette of shades, confusing their horizon with the sky. Its narrow streets seem unpredictable, it is one of the more quiet places in Morocco and an ideal place for strolling and admiring this wonderful town. One of the most stunning places in the medina is the Square of Outa El-Hammam. Because of the color of homes it has a very special attraction and formed by a maze of narrow streets that many of them cul-de-sacs, it is also a quiet and safe place where you will feel at home, as the inhabitants are very hospitable. Overnight and dinner in a riad.
After your breakfast at your accommodation, today we will start our journey by leaving Chefchaouen behind and continue our trip in the direction of Volubilis, we pass over the winding and vertiginous roads of the Rif, this is a very interesting mountain range with some landscapes that are not publicized and offer you a great experience that you will not forget. Then we arrive in Volubilis Roman Empire. In 1997, the archaeological site of Volubilis was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage Site List, we will have a long tour around these Roman ruins. Many of the mosaics are still in good condition. Then we continue traveling to Meknes where we will have lunch in a local restaurant near the square of El-Hedim, Meknes is an imperial city, despite the small size, this city hides sublimely beautiful treasures of an architectural nature, such as Bab El Mansour of 1732, the largest gate in Morocco, and the whole of Africa which is the symbolic town. Also, you will have a chance to stroll the square of El-Hedim, and visit Moulay Ismail Tomb. After we visit Meknes, we will travel directly and head to Fes city where you will spend the night.
Today we are going to visit the main attractions of Fes city, which still retains all its walls and its entrance gates undamaged and known as the cultural center of Morocco and the oldest of Africa. Walking around Fes is akin to travel back to spend some time when the neighborhoods were divided by the guild and you could only go on foot, avoiding donkeys carrying the merchandise. There are some interesting places and attractions in Fes like "The Chouara Tannery", "Karaouine Mosque", "Madrassas", "the Royal Palace of Fes", the "Moulay Idriss Mausoleum", Seffarine Square, and "the Door of Bab Boujloud". We will stop for lunch and in the afternoon, we continue on our trip by visiting the tile makers cooperative. Your full-day trip in Fes includes a short visit to the famous ceramic factory, and then you can enjoy a wonderful panoramic view over the whole Medina of Fes. Overnight at the hotel or riad.
Today after breakfast, your guide/driver will pick you up from your accommodation in Fes. We have a long way today to reach Merzouga desert from Fes, by leaving Fes we will cross the mountains of the Middle Atlas in the direction of Merzouga where the landscape appears inhospitable but is full of life and stories, you will have the chance to take pictures as we pass the town of Ifrane which known worldwide as the Switzerland of Morocco; for its alpine-style European houses with sloping roofs, not like the traditional architecture of Morocco, it is surrounded by striking nature due to its height (1630 meters), particularly the National Park which is worth a stop to visit one of the interesting inhabitants, the Barbary monkeys that live in the extensive cedar tree forest. The landscape changes leaving behind trees and becoming more barren, but we will make a stop in Midelt to eat before we continue our road via the Ziz valley, a long stretch of palm trees that seem to disappear on the horizon and following the course of the river there are some 8000 palm trees here. It is indeed a hidden treasure in Morocco. For lovers of nature now comes a real pleasure; to be able to admire the immense mountain and its water erosion that has been produced over years of forceful and powerful waters that formerly came from the High Atlas Mountains, the contrasting of the green palm trees and red earth and the small Berber houses typically ochre in a color that is all over the course of this valley and accommodated in a spectacular landscape are not to be missed. Noting of the landscape have changed, we go on and little by little till we reach the desert sand, we see the first small dune as we reach Merzouga, we will arrive at the riad or hotel situated at the foot of Erg Chebbi where we will have a cup of tea while the camels are prepared to take us to the camp in the desert, during the trip we can take many memorable photos, as this is an amazing visual experience. You'll see the beautiful view of the sunset on top of a high dune. At night the desert will take you on a very different color and possibly become quite cool depending on the time of year you go. You will have dinner in your desert camp, after this, you will have a magical night under the stars.
You should not miss one of the greatest spectacles in the desert; the dawn, so today we will wack up early to enjoy the wonderful sunrise view, with changes of colors on the dunes as the sunrise over the horizon, a spectacular view that you will never forget. After that, you will ride camels returning to your accommodation in Merzouga for a shower and traditional Moroccan breakfast. Later on, we head to Rissani to visit its traditional market considered to be the largest in the whole of Southern Morocco. Then we continue on our route until we reach Tinghir; then to the stunning Todra Gorges, at more than 300 meters in height, with its houses excavated in the rock, a magical place of vertical rocky walls caused by water and air erosion during centuries, an ideal place for climbers. Surrounded by a low-flow river of crystalline water that we can enjoy for a quiet stroll. After the break lunch in the heart of the gorge, we will continue our journey to Dades Valley, we will arrive at the Valley in the early evening, where we will have dinner and spend the night.
For this day, after breakfast in your accommodation, we'll drive via the Dades Valley toward Kalaat M'Gouna (the city of roses) and Ouarzazate. The Dades Valley road is the way of a thousand kasbahs providing numerous opportunities to take some beautiful pictures of your trip, then we will have a short stop in atlas movies studio of Ouarzazate before we drive to Ait Benhaddou Kasbah, which is the largest Kasbah in Morocco, built by Thami El Glaoui, one of the last Berber chieftains during the beginning of the XXth Century, it used to be one of his stops during his long travel from the Sahara to Marrakech city and now it is one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites since 1987. We will have a break for lunch in this amazing Kasbah. After your break lunch, we will continue the way to cross high atlas mountains full of panoramic views and attractive Berber villages all along the way via the Tizi N'Tichka pass, the highest point of the route, with 2260 meters of altitude, till we arrive at Marrakech. Overnight in Marrakech at a Hotel or Riad.
Today is dedicated to visiting Marrakech's important sightseeing and monuments, after breakfast at your accommodation, you will explore Marrakech which considered ”the red city of Morocco”. We will ensure that you see the most important sites of historical and cultural interest, including "the Majorelle Gardens", " the Menara", "the Koutoubia Tower", "the Saadian Tombs", and "the Bahia Palace". In Marrakech, you'll also have the opportunity to visit the square of Jamma El-Fna. In this large square, visitors see attend dancers, storytellers, jugglers, artisans, and snake charmers perform to entertain. After lunch at a restaurant near the square, you will walk through the souks and see hundreds of handicrafts. In the afternoon, you will have some free time to wander by yourself via the other parts of the city. Dinner and overnight at the Riad or Hotel in Marrakech.
After your breakfast at a convenient time, our driver will pick you up to the airport, where we will finish our services of our eight days. End of our services: 8 days trip from Tangier to Marrakech via Chefchaouen and Merzouga desert.
We hope you enjoy your time with our company.
Journey times and distances are estimates and are based on the direct route between the start location and end location for each day of the itinerary, where applicable. They do not include detours or stops for sightseeing.
Tour Map: Here's a map of your travel route.
What's Included: Don't worry, we've got this covered.
- Pick you up from airport to your accommodation;
- Pick you up from your accommodation;
- Drop you off at your accommodation;
- Tour Commentary;
- Transport by private vehicle with A/C;
- English speaking driver/guide;
- Car Fuel;
- Camel trek (Camel per person);
- 1 night stay at luxurious or standard desert camp (as your choice);
- 6 night stay at Hotel or Riad;
- All dinners;
- Daily breakfast;
- Confirmation at time of booking;
- Plus many surprises stops on the way.
Prices Not Included
- Flights to/from Morocco;
- Meals, drinks & entrance fees;
- Personal travel insurance;
- Tips & Personal expenses.
- Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase);
- Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required;
- Children's must be accompanied by an adult.
Tour Images: These pictures maybe will give a good image of your trip.
FREE! If you cancel at least 3 days in advance of most activities, you will receive a complete refund if you paid all the price.
Tourism Transport in Morocco - Our Cars
It's our goal to make memories that last a lifetime when you visit Morocco. That is we only offer the best at our disposal.
Our vehicles are fully-equipped for your comfort and adventure. Air conditioned and comfortable, these rugged vehicles are built for the road. Our cars have 6 seats. They're clean. The fleet includes the Toyota Prado TX, Toyota Prado VX, and Mitsubishi Pajero Sport.
Our drivers are connoisseurs of their regions. No one knows Morocco better than them. When they bring you on your journey, it will feel like travelling with a trusted friend.
For groups ranging from 7 to 17 in size, we offer minibusses and minivans such as the Hyundai H-1 Minivan, Mercedes Minibus's, and the Mercedes Vito.
Feel free to travel with our guide by your own vehicle, if you have one. Or use our 4-wheeled-drive. The choice is always yours.
Toyota Prado TX (4x4)
- Capacity: 6 Seater;
- Fuel type: Diesel fuel;
- Air-conditioned car;
- Manual / Automatic.
Toyota Prado VX (4x4)
- Capacity: 6 Seater
- Fuel type: Diesel fuel
- Air-conditioned car;
- Capacity: 7/8 Seater;
- Fuel type: Diesel fuel;
- Air-conditioned car;
- Manual / Automatic.