7-Day Ruins and Dunes Tour from Tangier to Marrakesh

7-Day Ruins and Dunes Tour from Tangier to Marrakesh

A diverse journey from the Mediterranean, past ancient Roman ruins, through the medieval medina of Fez, all the way down to the remote saharan sand dunes of Erg Chebbi before continuing on to the lush gardens and bustling markets and squares of Marrakesh.



Morocco Tours and Trips from Tangier Meet our guide at Tanger port and you make your way to chefchaouen in the Rif Mountains, Tour of Chefchaouen : (or Chaouen) in the Rif Mountains, founded by the Muslims and Jews who were pushed by Christians on 15th century. the town was not known until the 20th century and had remained relatively unchanged for 500 years. It is said to give the best possible view of what an Andalucian town would look like in the time of the Moors. The city becomes a tourist destination, its narrow medinastreets, white and blue coloured houses and its beautiful situation in themiddle of the mountains makes it unique, There are cafes around the main square and hotels. Car : 1 hours – Walk : 3 hours


Departing to Fes at 10:00 pm. We will drive throughout green hills, open vast lands and wheat fields. We stop for lunch near Ouazane and we continue to Volubilis. It is the best-preserved roman ruins in Morocco. Aguided tour inside the roman site will takeyou back to the myths of Rome bythe stunning mosaic, streets, columns and baths. Not far, there is an old village of Moulay Driss Zerhoune where the founder of the first Arab Islamic dynasty in Morocco is buried. If time permits a stop for mint tea in this town before we head to Fez. Hotel/Riad. Car : 5 hours – Walk : 1 hour


After breakfast, you will have a guided visit at 10:00 Am in the medina of Fès. To begin with thesouthern tower and the fortress of 16th century face to face with northern one, a panoramic view over the medieval city. We will visit a pottery cooperative. It will enhance your knowledge about the making of Moroccan mosaic “zellij” and the blue pottery of Fez. A true labyrinthine old city of the 8th century. You will travel in time back to the medieval period of the city where people still work in small narrow streets, several tiny stalls of all kinds of traditional crafts, and donkeys loaded with supplies are going up and down in the streets of the medina. You will feel no sense of direction and time for a while. The medina of Fez is rich of its Islamic monuments: the fascinating old mosques, the University of El-Karaouiyine and its libraries. All These elements made Fez the spiritual and cultural capital of the country. Enhance the day by an optional dinner with belly dancers. Car :1 hour – Walk : 4 hours


Morning drive through the Middle Atlas mountains. It is home for Barbary apes called “themaggot” , native to the forest of cedar wood in the Middle Atlas. A break in Ifran town will be very appreciated. Itis a famous place for ski resorts in Morocco and it is established during the French protectorate. We are having lunch in Medilt known for the best production of apples in Morocco. Stop for the photo in Ziz valley which is the beginning of palm groves and dates. Erfoud is the capital of Fossils in Morocco so you will have this chance to visit one of the factories where they make beautiful articles out of marble. And right after that we visit the mausoleum of Mouay Ali Chref in Rissani, the founder of the Alaouite dynasty of Morocco during the 17th century.We drive to Erg Chebbi time for a cup of tea and packing for desert camp. Meet up with Camels for camel-ride and head to the dunes to watch the sunset. Overnight in the Berber tent. Car: 7 hours -Walk: 2 hours


Meet Nomads
Gnaoua Music
Free Time
Car: 4 hours – Walk: 2 hours


Early wake up for the sun rise and camel ride back to dunes line. Time for breakfast and shower after we Head to Tinjidad and we pull over to see the old underground system of irrigation “khatarat” which is still used in the oasis of Jorf. Lunch inTodra valley. It has beautiful kasbahs and mountains along 15 km of palm groves. To Arrive the spectacular gorges of 300 m high and to enjoy a little walk near the river of Toudra. Overnight in Kasbah hotel. Car: 4 hours – Walk: 2 hours


We head to Dades Valley to seethe beautiful formations of High Atlas Mountains and of its one thousand Kasbah. Green fields of figs, almonds, apricots, peach, walnut and pomegranate trees. Next will be Rose valley, famous for rosewater and beauty creams extracted from the Damask Rose, used as a key ingredient in many perfumes, skin care, body care, cosmetics, hair care, medicine, etc. Women pick the blossoms in the very early morning. In May locals celebrate the harvest of roses in a festival. And you see kids on both sides of the road selling necklaces made of roses. Crossing the old palmery of Skoura to arrive Ouarzazate. Car: 3 hours – Walk: 2 hours

Day 8 Ouarzazate – Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah – Marrakech

Ouarzazate has 3 studios of cinema and beautiful kasbahs  Optional visit of Taourert Kasbah. Then we drive to Ait ben Haddou village. We explore the most preserved village of the south of the country, classified as one of world’s heritages by UNESCO in 1987 and a series of movies were made in this village (Gladiator , Prince of Persia), We will do some walking inside the village and we continue along Ounila valley to reach Telouet Kasbah, a big fort of the Pacha who was the most powerful man of the south. Crossing the spectacular High Atlas Mountains Pass (Tizi-n-Tichka 2260 m ALT ) to arrive Marrakech.


  • Transportation (4×4 SUV or minibus with air-conditioning)
  • English-speaking driver/guide
  • Hotel/riad overnight stays
  • Breakfast & Dinner (except for breakfast on first day and dinner on last day)
  • Local city guides where applicable
  • Camel trekking at Erg Chebbi
  • Accommodation in traditional nomad tent
  • Turbans for protection from sun and sand
  • Sandboarding in The Dunes


  • Flights
  • Lunches
  • Drinks
  • Admittance fees (for optional attractions such as museums and mosques)
NOTE: If the tours that we offer do not match what you’re looking for, contact us and we will prepare a custom itinerary according to your wishes.

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