4 Days Desert Trip From Tangier To Marrakech

4 Days Desert Trip From Tangier To Marrakech

Overview of 4 days Tangier to Marrakech tour:

This 4-day itinerary highlights Morocco’s northern cities, starting in Tangier and finishing in Marrakech. Wander blue streets in Chefchaouen, explore Roman Volubilis and Imperial Fes. Lose yourself in the golden sand dunes of Erg Chebbi in the south, and Visit the bustling city of Marrakech.

Highlights of 4-day desert tour from Tangier:

Is this Sahara trip from Tangier right for you?

This private all-inclusive 4 days desert trip from Tangier to Marrakech is suited to travelers who are determined not to leave Morocco without experiencing the local culture or who decide at the last minute to incorporate a stay in the Sahara Desert of Merzouga. This tour to Marrakech from Tangier is the best option for travelers who are short on time and want to make the most of their trip. As a desert country, Morocco can have extreme weather. Please consider the time of the year you wish to travel and your suitability for that season. Prefer to the section of Essential Travel Info for more details. This desert journey Tangier to Marrakech contains some long-distance driving, so if you’re not a hit road person or traveling with children, we highly recommend you to do this desert tour in 6 days instead of just 4 days. Contact us to customize your desert tour.

Why you’ll like this vacation!

During this 4 day Sahara desert tour, you’ll wander the colorful streets of Chefchaouen, Spend an unforgettable night in Fes medina and the Sahara Desert, and make a couple of stops on the Road of Thousand Kasbahs. Embark on a journey of a lifetime with a local knowledge leader who will share the magic and the real of Morocco with you. Take a gentle walk in Ifrane city (the Switzerland of Morocco). Witness the barbary apes in the cedar forest on the mid-Atlas mountains. Hop on your camel toward your luxury camp, count the shiny stars, and join a traditional local band after dinner to have some fun with their music dancing around an open fire. Marvel at iconic sights during visits to the remarkable Sahara Desert, the timeless Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah, the tranquil oasis of Skoura, and the old medina of Fes. Drive over the High Atlas Mountains on the highest road in Africa. Following the winding road to the Tizi n’Tichka pass and stop to appreciate the panoramic view.

Brief itinerary of desert adventure:




Day 1

Arrive in Tangier, travel to Chefchaouen and Fes


Day 2

Travel to Ifrane, Midelt, Erfoud, and Sahara & camel ride


Day 3

Head to Rissani market, Todra Gorges and Dades Gorges


Day 4

Kalaat M’gouna, visit Ait Ben Haddou and then to Marrakech


Detailed itinerary 4 day Morocco excursion:

Day 01: Tangier - Chefchaouen - Fes

Your 4 days desert trip from Tangier begins after meeting you at your accommodation in Tangier or Asilah. Today, we will venture into the old medina of Fes, known locally as Fez El-Bali, passing through the blue city of Chefchaouen known as the blue pearl of Morocco, and the Roman ruins of Volubilis. Upon our arrival in Chefchaouen city, we will get lost among its blue-washed walls, exploring this picturesque city and experiencing its culture.

After a tour of the city, we will grab lunch before heading to our next stop. Volubilis, is one of the Roman Empire’s most remote bases. The ruins are beautifully preserved here and it’s easy to believe you have stepped into the 2nd or 3rd century. Finally, we will finish our adventure today in Fez City.

  • Splurge
  • Mid-range
  • Don’t break the bank (Standard)
  • Chefchaouen – Medina walking tour
  • Volubilis – Roman ruins walking tour
  • No meals included today

Today’s total driving time is approximately 4 hours 23 minutes
Today’s total driving distance is approximately 297 km

Entrance fees to the monuments are not included. However, it’s simply possible to be included just let us know please while you are confirming your trip with one of our experts.

Day 02: Fes - Ifrane - Cedar Forest - Atlas Mountains - Erfoud - Merzouga

Good morning! After a traditional breakfast at your typical Riad/hotel, we will leave Fez traveling toward the village of Merzouga over the Middle Atlas Mountains. Our first stop will stop in Ifrane city known as the ‶Switzerland of Morocco″ due to its architecture and weather. Continue our leisurely journey to Midelt through the Cedar Forest. The largest forest in Morocco. Where we will have fun with some barbarian monkeys. Appreciate the beauty of the landscapes along the farmer’s road.

After lunch at a traditional restaurant in Midelt. We will cross the dramatic Tizi n‘ Talrhemt pass(6184 altitude). Once we reach Errachidia city, we will stop in Ziz Valley(the second largest river in Morocco) to admire its panoramic views over the Ziz Canyon full of palm trees before we get to Merzouga.

Get to Merzouga in the afternoon. After a nap, Mount your camel through the sand dunes toward your feature stay accommodation with an experienced camel for approximately 1 hour with a break on a high dune to enjoy the sunset that might be the best sunset ever in your life. Get to the camp. You will be greeted with a cup of mint tea, enjoy the nomad hospitality, and a traditional feast under the sky jeweled with millions of stars. Followed by live local music around an open fire.

  • Splurge
  • Mid-range
  • Don’t break the bank (Standard)
  • Ifrane – National Park walking tour
  • Atlas Mountains – Cedar Forest walking tour
  • Sahara Desert – Camel trekking
  • Sahara Desert – Sandboarding
  • Sahara Desert –ATVing, buggy
  • Sahara Desert –Horseback riding
  • Breakfast & Dinner

Today’s total driving time is approximately 7 hours
Today’s total driving distance is approximately 477 km

The camel rides are really romantic activities to explore and enjoy the Sahara desert. But if you’d prefer, it’s simply possible to do another activity instead with a few extra fees or to be driven to and from the camp. Please let us know.

Day 03: Merzouga - Rissani - Todra Gorge - Dades Gorge

Today, It’s time to say farewell to the Sahara desert and continue west, through the rural villages and Todra Gorge. Your camera won’t get much rest today! This region of Morocco is home to dramatic slots of canyons, picturesque river valleys, and towering mountains. Prepare for the indrawn breath of awe as every turn reveals new sights in the spectacular Todra Gorge.

 Wake up early to enjoy the sun coming out on the high dune nearby. We definitely recommend that. After a yummy breakfast, you will peacefully camel trek back to the village of Merzouga. Then, drive to Rissan. Rissani is the ancient capital of Tafilalt and the foundation of the Alaouite dynasty known for its ancient caravan market. Be sure to visit the donkey parking lot prior to leaving for Todra Gorge.

Arrive in Tinghir town, this desert town offers awesome views of neighboring towns hugging the length of the extensive river oasis (30 miles or 48 km of palm trees). after lunch take a gentle walk under the red cliff of Toudra Gorge. A massive trench that rises over 984 feet (300 m) high to form one of the most dramatic and spectacular natural sights in Morocco. Many people come to enjoy their preferred sport here. In the afternoon we will reach our destination – Dades Gorge. This village is located in the Atlas Mountains and spread along the Rose Valley, where many hikers come to enjoy their preferred sport.

  • Splurge
  • Mid-range
  • Don’t break the bank (Standard)
  • Breakfast & Dinner
  • Sahara Desert – Camel trekking
  • Sahara Desert – Sandboarding
  • Rissani – Traditional market walking tour
  • Tinghir – Todra Gorge walking tour
  • Sahara Desert – ATVing, buggy
  • Sahara Desert – Horseback riding

Today’s total driving time is approximately 3h.41 minutes
Today’s total driving distance is approximately 354 km.

Day 04: Dades Gorge - Kalaat M'gouna - Ait Ben Haddou - High Atlas Mountains - Marrakech

After After breakfast and a visit to the rock formation known as Monkey Toes at the bottom of the valley, we will leave for Ait Ben Haddou. Stop in Kalaat M’gouna, known as Rose’s City famous for its annual festival in May. Continue to Ouarzazate on the ‶Road Of Thousand Kasbahs″. On our way, we may visit Kasbah Amridil in Skoura if we have some time to spare.

Get to Ouarzazate known as the ‶Hollywood of Africa. Visit Taourirt Kasbah and the Atlas Studio. Later we will drive to the countryside of Ouarzazate to explore the fascinating Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah. The largest Kasbah in Morocco. Was built by Ben Haddou in the 17th century and has been a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1987. Also, it’s a location for numerous films including Lawrence of Arabia, GOT, The Gladiator…

Afterward, we will leave for Marrakech crossing the High Atlas Mountains and enjoying the spectacular views on the twisted road 7414 feet ( 2260 m) high. Get to your accommodation in the late afternoon when your 4 days desert trip from Tangier and service ends.

  • Splurge
  • Mid-range
  • Don’t break the bank (Standard)
  • Breakfast
  • Kalaat M’gouna – Female’s cooperative of rose water
  • Ait Ben Haddou – Kasbah walking tour
  • Atlas Mountains – Female’s cooperative of argan oil
  • Ouarzazate – Atlas Studio & museum – MAD80
  • Ouarzazate – Kasbah Taourirt – MAD80

Today’s total driving time is approximately 5 hours. 24 minutes
Today’s total driving distance is approximately 312 km

Entrance fees to the monuments are not included. However, it’s simply possible to be included just let us know please while you are confirming your trip with one of our experts.

Inclusive & Exclusive


We select the best accommodations carefully to make your stay comfortable and enjoyable. Hospitality and everything makes you feel like home.

* If those accommodations above are not available at the time of booking. You’ll be staying at similar ones and we will let you in advance. If you have preferred ones in mind to stay at and not mentioned above, let us know and we’re happy to book it for you.

* April and December are peak travel times! Make sure you book in advance to get preferred accommodations.

* Please keep in mind that there is no 5 star hotel in Boumalne Dades, But you’ll be staying at a luxury hotel that has the atmosphere of 5-star.

Price & Booking


1 person

2 person

4 person

8 person

10 – 16 person

First option

$ 1060

$ 645

$ 410

$ 300

$ 250

Second option

$ 1140

$ 860

$ 595

$ 480

$ 320

Third option

$ 1750

$ 1200

$ 920

$ 680

$ 450

The prices of our tours depend on the packages you select(Splurge, Mid-range, or Don’t break the bank accommodations), the number of travelers on your journey, and the season of your travel.

* All prices are in Euro, US Dollars, Pounds, or Moroccan Dirhams, per person. There is additional 10% fee for tours including the dates between Dec.20 – Jan.5(Peak Season). For single rooms, a single supplement fee will be applied.

For the bookings of our tours, we kindly request a small deposit of 20% of the total price to be sent to our bank account, PayPal, or Wise account. The balance is to be paid to your driver/guide at the meeting.

Trip preparation

Know Before You Go

Although most of the planning and preparation is taken care of for you, there are still a few things you should know and some details you should take care of to ensure your comfort, safety and peace of mind. Please review the following information before your departure to ensure that any surprises along the way will only be pleasant ones.

  • During the booking process please let us know if you have any food restrictions or allergies.

  • Since lunches are not included, your guide will suggest restaurants where the food is tasty and fresh in order not to get sick. However, if you have a particular restaurant in mind. Inform your guide to accommodate your choices. On the other hand, based on his experiences, he will be glad to assist you whether their service and meals are marvelous.

  • Alternatively, your driver will make frequent stops along the way, especially in breathtaking places. This tour is flexible, if you recognize a worthy place to stop in, feel free to ask your gently driver.

  • Respect tour departures times to avoid delay and loss of sightseeing opportunities. If necessary, let your guide and driver know.

    For the benefit of all tour participants, we ask tour members to be considerate of their fellow travelers in the following ways:

  • Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) or “drone” technology has quickly become affordable and is increasingly popular with recreational users. While some countries have clear, established drone laws, others do not, or existing regulations are undergoing review and change. Travelers who wish to bring a drone on their trip are responsible to research and abide by the laws and regulations, as well as to check with their airline(s) regarding their rules for transporting drones. Please note that tours are unable to extend the length of scheduled visits and stops to accommodate use of drones. If you’re coming with your drone, let us know in advance to schedule the time for it.

  • Ramadan may make your trip excruciating, due to most of the restaurants and shops would be closed. And alcohol beverages will not be served in restaurants and hard to find.
  • Our guides are fluent in languages, and they are happy to share all what they have known so far, if you’d like skip or add an activity to your daily itinerary feel free to ask your guide.
  • During your stay in Sahara Desert (desert camp) your luggage will be transferred directly and safely to your camp.
  • Children under 5 years old are free of charge. 6 – 8 (- 70 %). 10 years old is considered as an adult.


PAMELA ROBERTS@Pamelaroberts
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Just had the trip of a lifetime. First, our Your Guide Mohamed was amazing. He truly cared about us and our experiences and strived to keep us all happy. Everyone should be as lucky as us to have Mohamed as a guide. And we saw an experienced all aspects of life in Morocco from the marketplace to Sahara Desert. We were engaged at every opportunity from eating hot bread in the market place to riding camels to traditional dancing and music. Every moment was a "wow" moment. Thank you for a top-notch tour and guide.
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Absolutely phenomenal! This was our very first group tour and Morocco Vacation Travel exceeded our expectations! We did not expect such phenomenal hotels, restaurants, tour sites, and more. So, thank you to MVT. But most importantly, we can not exclaim enough about Mohammed, our tour manager. He is knowledgeable, kind, organized, understanding, and patient. The perfect representative for MVT.
Marilyn D
Marilyn D@Marilynd
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It was a very wonderful experience. The sites that we've come to see and visit were all great! Our guide Abdel was very knowledgeable, understanding, kind, considerate, attentive to our needs and very patient with all of us. The camp and food in the desert were all great! The driver and the assistant were also very helpful.


Yes! Absolutely, this 4 day Tangier to Marrakech desert tour is available every day, except summer the temperature can reach 40 degrees Celsius – 104 degrees Fahrenheit.

The early bird catches the warm! As soon as you know your exact dates of your desert trip, contact us. 

It depends on the period you’d like to experience Sahara Desert. The tents are well-equipped (enough blankets, hot water, and extra pillows).

  • Summer: (end of June – Augusts) light and soft clothes, such as scarf, skirts, slippers, skin protection, sunglasses.
  • Winter: (October – end of March) warm clothes, sneakers, extra jacket or coat.

The best time to do this 4-day desert trip from Tangier is all seasons of the year except summer. You might feel overwhelmed by sandstorms and high temperatures.

The best way to experience Sahara desert is by camel ride. To enjoy this ancient transport, put comfortable clothes on, loose pants, sneakers and a small bag where you can put some stuff in, like a bottle of water, sunscreen, sunglasses, and a camera if you have any.

So many Sahara desert adventures get confused between Sahara Desert of Erg Chigaga and Sahara Desert of Erg Chebbi. Both of them would take your breath away! But here is one thing to keep in mind, if you’re looking for a typical lifestyle and would like to stay away from touristy places, then Sahara Desert of Erg Chigaga means you. On the other hand, Sahara Desert of Erg Chebbi in Merzouga attracts tons of visitors all over the world, due to its high clean oragned-sand dunes and luxury camps.

Talk To Us Today:

“We don’t believe that one size fits all! We’d love to work with you to create a customized trip that is perfect for you and your group. Let’s start planning your adventure of a lifetime today!”

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⚠️Note: If you are not enable to find any activity you are looking for, or to modify anything in this itinerary,  we are available 24/7 for any questions or requests. do not hesitate to contact us, we are more than happy to customize your itinerary according to your exact needs and requirements.

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