5 Days Tour From Fes To Marrakech

5 Days Tour From Fes To Marrakech

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travel on a captivating 5-day journey from Fes to Marrakech and the Merzouga Desert. Your adventure starts with a warm welcome and a comfortable transfer to your accommodation in Fes. Explore Fes’ cultural gems on the second day, including the Madrasa Bou Inania, Chouara Tanneries, and the iconic Boujloud blue gate. On day three, journey to Ifrane, “Little Switzerland,” and continue to the mesmerizing Merzouga desert, with stunning Atlas Mountains and Ziz Valley views. Experience the magic of Merzouga with a comfortable camel ride, capturing sunset and sunrise moments. Spend the night in a well-equipped desert camp. On the fourth day, we head to Boumalne Dades, known for its gorges, snake roads, and valleys. Conclude your 5-day adventure with a transfer to vibrant Marrakech, with the option to choose between your accommodation or the airport. Prepare for an unforgettable journey through Morocco’s diverse landscapes and rich culture.


Day 1: Arrival Fes

During the initial day of your 5-day journey commencing in Fes and concluding in Marrakech, you will be greeted promptly upon your arrival. Your designated driver/guide will be awaiting your landing at the airport, prepared to transport you to your chosen local accommodation in Fes. Upon reaching your hotel or Riad, a refreshing cup of tea will be served, providing an opportunity to rejuvenate after your flight and unwind.

Day 2 : Full Day in Fes

Our day in Fes during the 5-day journey from Fes to Marrakech begins with a morning pick-up from your accommodation. Your local guide will first take you to the Madrasa Bou Inania, an ancient educational institution founded in the 14th century. Notably, non-Muslims can explore its premises. Next, we’ll visit Fes El Bali , the old city of Fes, known for its local Riads and historical sites accessible through the main gate, “Bab Boujloud.” Highlights include the Al-Andalus Mosque and Medersa Sehrij. Our tour continues to the Chouara tanneries, the largest in Fes, where artisans create handmade leather goods using unique spices and age-old techniques. To witness this process from the best vantage points, we recommend visiting nearby rooftops. We’ll also explore the Jewish Quarter, Mellah, showcasing the 20th-century homes and heritage of Fes’ Jewish community. Our journey concludes with a visit to Fes’ ceramic workshops, where skilled artisans craft mosaic tiles and ornate designs on ceramic plates, offering a fascinating glimpse into their intricate artistry.

Day 3 : Fes - Ziz Valley - Merzouga Desert

On the third day of our 5-day desert journey from Fes to Marrakech, your morning begins with a pick-up from your hotel or Riad. We embark on an unforgettable trip to some of Morocco’s most remarkable destinations. Our excursion commences as we traverse the Middle Atlas mountains, relishing the picturesque green landscapes, before reaching Ifrane. Often referred to as “Little Switzerland” by Moroccans, this city boasts the title of being Africa’s finest and the eighth finest globally. Its distinct triangular rooftops and cool climate set it apart. We’ll stop by the well-known city garden in Ifrane, a well-liked destination with a prominent white lion statue that draws lots of tourists. During World War II, Ifrane served as a camp for soldiers, and the story behind the carved lion relates to a German soldier’s quest for freedom.

Continuing our journey, we arrive at the magnificent Ziz valley. This 200-kilometer-long valley is home to a winding river, which nourishes an extensive expanse of palm groves. Tourists flock here to witness the intricate water system that sustains these palm trees and capture captivating desert and verdant landscapes. The valley is also celebrated as the primary source of dates in the Draa Tafilalet region. Our path takes us through Erfoud and finally leads us to the Merzouga Desert. There, a warm welcome awaits you. After a brief relaxation, we drive to the point where you’ll embark on a camel ride through the mesmerizing sand dunes of Erg Chebbi. Following an hour and a half of camel trekking, we reach the camp, where a range of activities await. As the day comes to a close, you’ll revel in the warmth of a campfire and savor a captivating Berber music performance under the starry desert sky.

Day 4 : Merzouga Desert - Gorges Todgha - Boumalne Dades

The fourth day of our 5-day desert journey from Fes to Marrakech via the Merzouga desert commences after a hearty breakfast at the hotel or desert camp.

Today, we travel on an enchanting journey to the charming Boumalne Dades. But before reaching this picturesque destination, we’ll make a memorable stop at the vibrant Rissani Souk, renowned for its unique Festival of Donkeys, celebrated on market days. Rissani holds historical significance as a haven for caravans traveling from Mauritania and Southern Mali, providing them respite during their arduous journeys. Our adventure continues with a visit to the intricate Fezna irrigation system, a land marked by numerous wells and a network of water canals nourishing the surrounding agricultural fields. Our exploration of this unique locale reveals the ingenious underground water canals and the methods employed for water transfer. Subsequently, we journey to the awe-inspiring Todgha Gorges, a captivating destination that has lured countless climbers and adventure seekers. These limestone river canyons stand approximately 250 meters high and are characterized by year-round underground water flow.

Additionally, it’s a favorite spot for the local citizens of Tinghir, who gather here for family picnics and special celebrations. Following our exploration of the canyons, we continue our journey to Boumalne Dades, where we’ll spend the night at a local hotel offering breathtaking views of the valley.

Day 5 : Boumalne Dades - Ait Ben Haddou - Marrakech

The concluding day of our 5-day tour from Fes to Marrakech via the Merzouga desert commences after breakfast in Boumalne Dades.

 Our first destination is the captivating city of Kalaat Megouna, renowned as the “Capital of Roses.” This city hosts an annual festival celebrating the rose harvest, attracting a staggering 500,000 visitors in 2015. The city is so steeped in rose culture that even the local taxis are painted shades of pink. You have the option to visit one of the cooperatives in the city, offering an opportunity for shopping. Continuing our excursion, we move on to explore the renowned Atlas Studios of Ouarzazate, a location that has been the backdrop for numerous film productions, including classics like “Gladiator,” “Alexander,” “The Message,” and “Cleopatra.” Our journey progresses to the stunning Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou, also known as the Ksar of Glaoua. Founded by Ben Haddou in the eighteenth century, this impressive structure was associated with the Glaoui family, particularly Thami El Glaoui, who was the tribal leader responsible for its creation.

Constructed from mud and straw, the Kasbah’s resilience against harsh weather conditions is truly remarkable. Exploring the Kasbah involves ascending the stairs and encountering local artisans known for their unique painting techniques. These artists utilize indigo, green, and black pigments, which are heated to create exquisite paintings that tourists often acquire as souvenirs. Ait Ben Haddou’s fame extends to its use as a filming location for various movies and TV series, including the iconic “Game of Thrones” and the classic “Lawrence of Arabia.” After our visit to the Kasbah, we traverse the High Atlas mountains, reaching an altitude of 2260 meters at Tizi Ntichka. Along the way, we have the opportunity to visit one of the Argan  cooperatives. Ultimately, our journey leads us to the vibrant city of Marrakech, where our 5-day excursion from Fes to Marrakech comes to a close.

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