5 Days Morocco Trip From Tanger to Marrakech via Sahara desert

Embark on an unforgettable journey through the diverse landscapes and rich culture of Morocco with our 5-day adventure from Tangier to Marrakech via the enchanting Sahara Desert.

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Day 1: Tangier to Chefchaouen

Begin your journey in Tangier, a vibrant port city at the crossroads of Africa and Europe.
Travel towards Chefchaouen, known as the Blue Pearl of Morocco. This drive takes about 2-3 hours.
Spend the afternoon exploring Chefchaouen’s blue-washed streets, local markets, and enjoy the relaxed atmosphere.
Overnight stay in Chefchaouen.

Tangier Beach Mosquee
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Day 2: Chefchaouen to Fes

Depart Chefchaouen after breakfast and head towards Fes. The journey is approximately 4 hours.
On the way, consider stopping at the Roman ruins of Volubilis and the holy city of Moulay Idriss.
Arrive in Fes, one of the world’s oldest medieval cities, by the afternoon.
Explore the bustling medinas and historical sites like Al-Qarawiyyin University and the Chouara Tannery.
Overnight in Fes.

Tradition in Chefchaoun city

Day 3: Fes to Merzouga (Gateway to the Sahara)

Set off early for a long but scenic drive to Merzouga, which takes around 7 hours.
The route takes you through the Middle Atlas Mountains and Ziz Valley.
Arrive in Merzouga by the evening.
Experience a camel trek and witness the stunning Sahara sunset.
Spend the night in a desert camp under the stars.

Maryam Tours Remparts Fes
Gold in the Sahara Desert

Day 4: Merzouga to Dades Valley

Enjoy a sunrise in the Sahara before departing Merzouga.
Travel to the Dades Valley, about a 4-hour drive. Along the way, visit the Todra Gorges, a spectacular canyon.
The Dades Valley is known for its amazing rock formations and fortresses.
Overnight stay in Dades Valley.

Desert Camp by Night Stars
Forest Atlas

Day 5: Dades Valley to Marrakech

Depart Dades Valley and head towards Marrakech. The journey takes around 6 hours. En route, consider visiting Ait Benhaddou, a UNESCO World Heritage site famous for its Kasbahs and film history.
Arrive in Marrakech by the evening. Depending on your time, start exploring the vibrant Jemaa el-Fnaa square and the historic medina.

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El Koutbia Marrakech Date palms fountain

In Conclusion

Remember, this itinerary is quite packed and involves a lot of driving. The distances in Morocco can be long, and the terrain varies. Always check local travel advisories and road conditions, and consider hiring a local guide or driver for the best experience.

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