6 days tour from Tangier to Merzouga
6 days tour from Tangier to Merzouga
The 6 days trip from Tangier to Merzouga is a good choice for travellers travelling from Spain to Tangier by boat and interested in visiting the Sahara desert experiencing the camel ride and spending the night in the desert camp. Besides, our 6 days tour from Tangier to Merzouga allows you to take a tour around the Merzouga desert and explore its surroundings such as; the black-skinned village of Khamlia to live a new lifestyle and enjoy their unique type of music. In addition, 6 day trip from Tangier to Merzouga offers you a visit to the authentic market of Rissani and its parking of hundreds of donkeys.
Highlights of the 6 days desert tour from Tangier
- Arrive in the “Blue City” and wander through its charming blue-washed streets. Enjoy the relaxed atmosphere and unique architecture.
- Visit the “Switzerland of Morocco,” known for its European-style architecture and clean streets.
- Encounter Barbary macaques and enjoy the scenic beauty of this cedar forest.
- Embark on a camel trek into the Sahara Desert, experience a magical sunset, and spend a night in a traditional desert camp.
- Explore the historical city of Rissani, known for its vibrant markets and historical sites.
- Explore the village of Merzouga. Visit the nearby Khamlia village, known for its Gnawa music, and enjoy a traditional performance.
Suggested itinerary for 6 days trip from Tangier to Merzouga :
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Day 1: Tangier – Chefchaouen
Pick up from your accommodation or at the airport or the port, and the 6 days tour from Tangier to Merzouga drive you to Chefchaouen. Its charm is to get lost in its narrow streets, full of small stores, observing its houses painted in blue and white. (Optional guide). Accommodation and breakfast in the hotel.
Day 2: Chefchaouen – Ifrane – Midelt
At the scheduled time, we move to Midelt via Ifrane, Fez and the great cedar forests. We will stop in the city of Ifrane, called the little Switzerland of Morocco, which stands out for its central European urban style given its cold climate in winter (1,713 m.) and the lion’s statue, which testifies to the lions of the Middle Atlas that once lived there. We will also pass by the village of Azrou, known for its cedar forests and the friendly monkeys that inhabit them. The night will be spent in Midelt. (accommodation, breakfast and dinner).
Day 3: Midelt – Ziz valley – Merzouga
The 3rd day of our 6 days tour from Tangier to Merzouga will continue in the direction of Merzouga, crossing different villages, to Erfoud, crossing the famous Ziz valley, where you can admire the palm groves and observe the daily life of the people who live on its sides. The Ziz River flows about 300 kilometres until it enters the Sahara desert on the border of Algeria. At noon, we will arrive in Erfoud, well known for its fossils and the wonderful desert roses, and where we will have lunch. Then we will proceed on our 6 days tour from Tangier to Merzouga to the Sahara desert, where we will arrive in the afternoon. We will stay right at the foot of the great dunes of the Sahara desert, and those who wish can take a walk in the dunes and watch the sunset. Overnight at the selected hotel. (accommodation, breakfast and dinner).
Day 4: Merzouga desert excursion
We are in front of the impressive Sahara desert, which will offer us a day to visit the oasis of Merzouga, as well as the village of Khamlia, where the Gnawas live. This 4th day of the 6 days tour from Tangier to Merzouga will offer you a cultural and adventurous time in the Sahara desert.
We will visit the oasis of Merzouga, as well as the village of Khamlia, where the Gnawas (descendants of slaves who came from black Africa), and can enjoy their peculiar music (Intangible Heritage of Unesco). Afterwards, we will pass by a sand river and a panoramic view from a mountain to observe the desert in all its glory. We will head to the village of Mefis, where there was a French settlement that worked in the desert in the “Kohl” mines, now abandoned. Our cultural 6 days tour from Tangier to Merzouga will give us the chance to visit a nomadic family in the middle of the dunes and enjoy their company over tea. In the afternoon, we will ride the camels to the desert camp and enjoy the impressive sunset in the dunes, dinner and drum party under the stars, and a night in a typical Berber tent. If the weather is good we can enjoy the wonderful blanket of stars in the desert.
Day 5: Merzouga – Rissani – Fez
In the morning after we enjoy a beautiful sunrise and have a delicious breakfast, our 6 days tour from Tangier to Merzouga will give us a ride by camels back to the hotel. Later on, we head to Fez. We will pass through Rissani to visit and see its traditional local market, which was one of the bases of the ancient caravans that crossed the Sahara to Tombouctou. We will go through various Berber villages until we arrive in Fez. You can visit the city this afternoon/evening on your own or the next morning with an official local guide, and will spend the night in Fez. (bed and breakfast in a hotel)
Day 6: Fez – Tangier
According to the program, you will have either a guided visit of the city, or depart to Tangier where our 6 days tour from Tangier to Merzouga ends.
⇒ For any other service, please feel free to contact us and we will be happy to organise it for you.
Included in the 6 days tour from Tangier to Merzouga
- All hotel/riad transfers.
- Private travel from Tangier in a comfortable A/C vehicle.
- English-speaking driver/guide.
- All dinners and breakfasts.
- Camel excursion to Merzouga camp.
- Comfortable accommodation in riad/hotel and Sahara camp.
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Frequently asked questions:
The 6 days desert tour from Tangier to Merzouga takes around 11 hours to reach Merzouga desert, However, we include nights in Chefchaouen and Midelt to reduce the driving hours.
- Pack appropriate clothing for the desert, including lightweight, breathable clothing, a hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen.
- Comfortable walking shoes are essential for exploring desert terrain.
- Bring a warm jacket or layers for cooler evenings in the desert.
The cost can vary significantly depending on the duration, type of accommodations, and inclusions. Budget options can start at around 200$ per person, while luxury tours can cost several hundred dollars or more.
Yes, a 4×4 car is available to take you to the camp as an alternative to dromedaries.
You will be staying at a private tent in the desert camp and have a private bathroom.
The answer is yes, you can bring your drinks with you to the camp.