6 Days Tour From Tangier To Marrakech

6 Days Tour From Tangier To Marrakech

Overview of 6 days Sahara desert tour:

This six-day itinerary offers a nice balance of historical and modern cities in northern Morocco. Start in urban Tangier and end in Marrakesh before exploring Sahara desert region and the “blue city” of Chefchaouen in the Rif Mountains. Continue south to explore Meknes, the well-preserved Roman ruins at Volubilis, and the cultural capital of medieval Fes.

Highlights of Sahara desert tour:

Is this Morocco 6 days itinerary right for you?

This private all-inclusive 6 days tour from Tangier to Marrakech is suited to travelers who are determined not to leave Morocco without exploring the imperial cities of Fes and Marrakech or who decide at the last minute to incorporate a stay in the Sahara Desert. This 6-day Tangier to Marrakech is the best option for travelers who are on short time and don’t want to be in a hurry while they’re enjoying their Moroccan trip. As a desert country, Morocco can have extreme weather. Please consider the time of the year you wish to travel and your suitability to that season. Prefer to the section of Essential Travel Info for more details. There are some long traveling days on this trip as we cover a great deal of land. The road to the High Atlas Mountains is very windy, so please take this into consideration if you or your child suffers from motion sickness.

Why you’ll like this Morocco vacation!

During this Moroccan itinerary from Tangier, you’ll visit the painted-blue streets of Chefchaouen and explore the charming old streets of Fes with a local guide. Travel 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 busy city of Marrakech. 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 Sahara excursion from Tangier:




Day 1

Arrive in Tangier, travel to Chefchaouen and Fes


Day 2

Fes sightseeing with a local guide


Day 3

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


Day 4

Head to Rissani market, Todra Gorges and Dades Gorges


Day 5

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


Day 6

Explore Marrakech, Transfer to Marrakech Airport


Detailed itinerary 6 day tour:

Day 01: Tangier - Chefchaouen - Fes

Your 6 days tour Tangier to Marrakech via Sahara Desert runs after picking you up from your accommodation in Tangier. From there, 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 explore charming winding streets and narrow alleys along the northern hillside. Discover the Plaza Outa el-Hammam, the main square in the medina of Chefchaouen where the historical landmark Kasbah is, and maybe where to enjoy a bite to eat at one of the nearby restaurants or cafés.

Afterward, enjoy a private transfer to your accommodation in Fes. Along the way, we’ll stop at Volubilis, 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. Check-in to your typical hotel in Fes in the late afternoon.

  • 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: Exploring Fes

After breaking your fast, your guide is going to take you to visit Fes Medina. The Medina of Fes contains some beautiful sights that Morocco has to offer. You will walk through the narrow alleyways of the medina to visit the oldest leather tanneries in the world, watch how priceless rugs are hand-made on traditional looms, and walk through an active pottery factory as the craftsmen show you each step they take to create intricate mosaic artwork.

In addition to that, Fes is home to holy shrines, religious schools, the old Jewish quarter and Synagogue, and the University of Al Quaraouiyine, which is the oldest continuously functioning university in the world. Your guide will make sure that you’ve been to all the must-see sites of Fes before accompanying you back to your hotel.

  • Splurge
  • Mid-range
  • Don’t break the bank (Standard)
  • Breakfast
  • Fes – Medina guided walking tour

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 03: 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 have 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 04: Merzouga - Rissani - Todra Gorge - Dades Gorge

Wake early for the last walk in the Sahara desert to catch the desert sunrise, Meet your driver and travel toward Dades Gorge 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 an indrawn breath of awe as every turn reveals new sights in the spectacular Todra Gorge.

The first stop after the Sahara desert will be in Rissani. A market town and the ancient capital of Tafilalt and the foundation of the Alaouite dynasty market town, Rissani holds a livestock auction and is home to a “donkey parking lot”, a site worth (hearing) and experiencing! From there, drive through umbrella-shaped trees of the acacia forests to Alnif.

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

Travel along the Road of Thousand Kasbahs to Morocco’s most famous kasbah, Ait Ben Haddou. Pass through the Dades Valley and Rose Valley. Stop in Kalaat M’Gouna known as the town of roses. Attend locals at their cooperative to see the process of converting rose petals into rose water and oil. Purchase the rosewater, which will make your linen smell good a long time after your trip is over.

Continue to Ouarzazate, the Hollywood of Africa where you may join a movie studio tour and visit the Musée du Cinema to learn more about the filmmaking process and history of the area. From there, drive short to reach Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah. A UNESCO World Heritage site and the oldest Kasbah in Morocco where many films are filmed like, Game Of Thrones, Gladiator, Laurence Arabia, and more.

After lunch at the Kasbah Leave Ait Ben Haddou behind to begin the ascent over the High Atlas Mountains. following the winding road to the Tizi n’Tichka pass and stop to appreciate the panoramic view. Before our arrival to Marrakech, we’ll stop in a Berber village and tour the local Argan Oil Cooperative and discover how the local women extract the precious oil from the argan nut to make oil used in the health, food, and cosmetic industries.

  • 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.

Day 06: Exploring Marrakech & Transfer to the airport

After breakfast meet your local guide and start exploring Marrakech “the Red City of Morocco”. Your guide will ensure that you see most of the sites with historical and cultural interest – including the famous Jemaa El-Fna square, the Koutoubia Mosque, the Saadian tombs, the Palace of Bahia, and the Ben Youssef Coranic School.

If your flight is leaving in the late afternoon or evening, your driver is going to take on a short drive to Gueliz “the new city of Marrakech”. Chill out in The Majorelle Gardens and Menara Gardens thus, Your guide will ensure that you see the most important places of historical and cultural interest in before transferring to the airport to catch your flight to your next destination or back home, Safe travels! 

  • Breakfast
  • Marrakech – Medina guided walking tour
  • Marrakech – ATVing, buggy
  • Marrakech – Hot air balloon
  • Marrakech – Majorelle Gardens (online ticket) – MAD150

Transfer To Marrakech Airport.

Today will be determined by your departure flight.
Allow 20 minutes to arrive at Menara Airport Marrakech plus min 2hrs 30mins before your departure flight.

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.

Price & Booking


1 person

2 person

4 person

8 person

10 – 16 person

First option

$ 1260

$ 725

$ 540

$ 480

$ 350

Second option

$ 1590

$ 930

$ 760

$ 590

$ 440

Third option

$ 2170

$ 1385

$ 1140

$ 990

$ 780

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 an 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 5 day tour from Marrakech 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 5-day Marrakech desert trip 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.

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