Info about 10 Day Moroccan Sahara Trip from Tangier to Imperial Cities
- Duration: 10 Days/9 Nights
- Departure: 08/09 AM
- Starting Location: Tangier
- Ending Location: Marrakech
- Price: From 720€ / Person (It depend on the number of people)
- Confirmation: Confirmation will be received at time of booking.
Highlights of the 10 Day trip from Tangier
- Cross the high Atlas Mountains
- Visit Azrou cedar forest
- Middle Atlas
- Sahara Camel trek excursion
- Overnight desert camp
- Draa Valley
- Free time to walk in Todra gorges
- Visit Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah
How to pay for 10 Days Tangier and Moroccan Sahara Trip - Imperial Cities?
To confirm any tour or activity, we require a small deposit to be paid over PayPal to our account, the balance is due in cash at the pick up, to be paid to your driver in euros, or equivalent in dollar or dirhams.
Unfortunately we do not accept payments with credit cards because they are not very popluar nor practical in Morocco and they generate so many fees and hold some security risks.
Is it possible to pay the total with PayPal?:
Normally we ask for the balance payments in cash because paypal also has many transaction fees and operational delays since it's an international institution. We can in some cases accept the full payment via paypal however a 5% fee will be applied to cover the extra transaction charges. In case you are considering this method, it is best to arrange the payment before the tour.
For a full refund, cancel at least 15 days in advance of the start date of the experience.
10 Days Tangier trip to Imperial Cities reviews
10 days Trip Tangier to Erg Chebbi and Marrakech
I travelled with a girlfriend of mine for 15 days in Morocco, starting in Tangier and ending in Marrakech . While we wanted to mainly backpack on our own through the Country, we were very happy to have made the decision book a 10-day tour with Morocco Tours Company.
Having made a lot of research, I found that Morocco Tours agency were the most receptive to my emails. They required a 100Euro deposit through Paypal (Most companies in Morocco don't accept credit cards) and the transfer went without problem.
Rashid (our driver) picked us up promptly at 8am in Marrakesh and made all the stops promised (and more) along the way. Because he is at our full disposition, we were able to ask him to make specific stops (such as stopping in non-touristy super market to stock up on drinks, or stopping for a special picture, etc). Rashid was very friendly, kind and knowledgeable. He answered all our questions and talked about his life, his childhood as well as Moroccan culture and history in general.
Said met us in the desert and took us in the desert. The camels were wonderful and the desert guides were very nice. We sand-surfed, had tea, dinner and they even played music for us. We proceeded to sleep under the stars in the middle of the desert (the tents were there, but the weather was nice and fresh, so we slept outside). We woke up before the sunrise and walked up the biggest dune to see the sunrise before returning to our hotel to get our bags and take a shower.
All the meals included were great; and the ones that weren't included (lunches), we could ask our driver to stop somewhere else, if we didn't like what they had.
Best 10 day trip in Morocco
My 15yr old son Josh & I travelled through Morocco with Said's Morocco Tours agency. He organized the trip around the things we wanted to see & do. I wanted to see Volubilis ( the ancient Roman ruins) & Ait Ben Haddou. Josh wanted to Quad bike through the desert ( which was the most amazing fun) and ride camels at sunset. So Hassan designed a tour that went for 8 days including Volubilis & Fes in the north of Morocco, down through the desert for a couple of days, then across to Marrakesch via the mountains. Nothing was too much trouble for Hassan or for our driver,Brahim. Brahim's philosophy is "take it easy. It's your holiday you do what you like". This trip was the best value for money of all the sights I checked out, being half the price of the well known tour companies based in U.K. & U.S.A. & Australia. Not only that but we were with a company that knew the "real Morocco". I highly recommend Morocco Tours agency.
(10 Days/9 Nights from Tangier Trip
Day 1: Tangier » Tetouan » Chefchaouen [112.3 Km]
You will meet your guide in the Port or in the Airport to start your Trip towards Chefchaouen. On your way you will cross the Rif Mountains and you will enjoy the wonderful views that this mountain chain has to offer. when we get to Chefchaouen you will have a free afternoon to discover this beautiful blue and white and Overnight in local Riad or Hotel.
Day 2: Chefchaouen » Ancient Roman City Volubilis » Meknes » Fes [277.1 km]
Today we will depart to Fez in the morning through many villages in r the Rif mountains, Then we will continue and drive to Volubilis -an archaeological site and features the best-preserved Roman ruins in this part of northern Africa. (UNESCO World Heritage site in 1997). We head to Meknes where we will visit the famous gates Bab el-Mansour and Moulay Ismail Tombs… after lunch we will drive to Fes Overnight will be in a local Riad in the Medina.
Day 3: Fes guided tour
Today we will explore the oldest city in Morocco. We will walk in its alleys and small streets and we visit places like Royal Palace gate, the Jewish headquarter. We will visit famous Al Karaouine University, the oldest in the region, the Tanneries, the Attarine museum and Moulay Idriss mausoleum. We stay here overnight in the medina.
Day 4: Fes » Azrou cadar forest » Midelt » Merzouga (Erg Chebbi Dunes) [469 km]
Today we pass through Ifrane (winter ski resort built by the French in the 1930s to resemble a Swiss village), then we drive across the Middle Atlas Mountains and most of the morning we will be spent enjoying the beautiful forests, jagged rock faces, and Berber villages we cross the Atlas Mountains. Then we stop for lunch in the town of Midelt, famous for its fossils and apples then we continue to Merzouga via Ziz Valley and Erfoud, the capital of the dates and we will be in Merzouga afternoon where we stay in a local hotel near the dunes.
Day 5: Merzouga Area » Camel Trek And Overnight In The Camp [45 km]
After a luxurious breakfast, you’ll start exploring the area. You’ll be visiting the Gnawa people in their village Khamlia, where you will learn about the Gnawa music and their lifestyle. Afterwards, we’ll drive in Sahara desert area where we can meet nomad families still living under Berber tents which are made from the wool of their animals. Today our lunch will be a local meal (Berber pizza) after that we will drive back to our Hotel where your camel will be waiting for you, Guided by an experienced camel man . the camel ride takes about 1 hour and 30 mn to arrive to the camp where you will spend the night- in the middle of the highest sand dunes to enjoy the sunset and watch stars. the dinner will be served at the camp.
Day 6: Merzouga » Jerf » Todgha Gorges » Dades Valley [269.6 km]
Your camel man will wake you up early in the morning to watch what well may be the best sunrise in your life, then you’ll peacefully camel-trek back to the village. En-route you won’t fail to appreciate the unique beauty of the spectacular Erg Chebbi dunes – changing with the light as the day progresses. After breakfast and shower in the Riad, you’ll leave for Rissani, Tinghir and Todra gorges – the highest, narrowest gorges in Morocco. After lunch in the heart of the gorge, we’ll drive through the Dades Valley, where you’ll see the majestic sand castles and the amazing rock formations known as “monkey toes”. Overnight in our traditional guest house with dinner and breakfast.
Day 7: Dades valley » Ouarzazate [132.5 km]
After breakfast in the hotel, you will travel through the Dades Valley towards Kalaa M’gouna and Ouarzazate. The route through Dades Valley is the way of the thousand Kasbah providing numerous opportunities to take some of your best photographic shots of the trip. Today you will have the opportunity to meet Berber Nomads in their caves and then you will enjoy the fertile Rose valley and the rock formations along the way. We’ll stop at Kalaat M’gouna, “the rose city”, to purchase the rosewater, which will make your linen smell good a long time after your trip is over. Continuing on to Skoura and the bird's valley, you’ll visit the Kasbah Amridil, a well-preserved kasbah in this area after, we will be Afternoon in Ouarzazate, “the Hollywood of Africa”.over night will be in a Local Hotel or Riad.
Day 8: Ouarzazate » Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah » Marrakech [196.3 km]
Today we’ll continue our journey to Marrakech, one of the four imperial cities in Morocco. We will have a small stop to visit or to take pictures of the movie studios of Ouarzazate. On our way to Marrakech, we will visit Aït Ben Haddou old Kasbah (UNESCO as world heritage). Then we’ll continue towards Marrakech. On our way, we will pass the highest road pass in North Africa. We will be in Marrakech afternoon.
Day 9: Marrakesh Sightseeing (Local guide)
Today your local guide will come to your Hotel or Riad around 09 am to start exploring the highlights of Marrakech – Koutoubia mosque, Saadian tombs, El Bahia Palace, Djemaa el Fna square and its souk … after lunch we will take you by car to visit Majorelle Garden after that we take you back to your Hotel.
Day 10: Transfer to the airport
Today,depends on your flight, you will be transferred to the airport to attend your flight.
- Pick-up & drop off at/from your hotel, Riad or Airport
- Transport by private vehicle with A/C
- Driver/Guide speaking English
- 8 Nights in Hotel/Riad (Breakfast & dinner)
- Camel Trekking ( Camel per person)
- Overnight in Desert Camp (Breakfast & dinner)
- SandBoarding (if interested)
- Local guide in Fes & Marrakech
- Entrance to monuments
- Hotel in Marrakech
Additional info about the 10 day trip from Tangier
- - Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required.
- - Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
- - Children must be accompanied by an adult.
- - Quad bike & Buggy driving in the dunes are not included in the price, but it is possible to add them as an extra.