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7-Days Tour from Marrakech To Fes

7-Days Tour from Marrakech To Fes

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Overview

Join Morocco’s finest travel agency on the ultimate 7-day desert tour from Marrakech to Fes. Your tour starts with two days of discovery in Marrakech, guided by a qualified local expert. On the third day, you’ll take a beautiful journey through lovely towns, villages, and Kasbahs, including well-known stops like Ait Benhaddou and Ouarzazate, before landing in Boumalne for the night. The fourth and fifth days are spent exploring the fascinating Merzouga desert. You’ll ride camels, sleep beneath the stars, and enjoy a desert excursion to see Berber Nomads and the lively Gnawa tribe. In the later half of your voyage, you’ll travel to Fes, traveling through many more interesting sights before delving into Fes’ rich legacy on the last day. Please keep in mind that this trip is completely customizable to your tastes. Please contact us to arrange your own 7-day Morocco vacation from Marrakech! Your Moroccan adventure is waiting for you.

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival Marrakech

Your 7-day tour commences with a warm welcome upon your arrival at the airport. Our dedicated team will be there to greet you and provide a comfortable transfer to your accommodation, allowing you to unwind and settle in. In the event that your arrival grants us extra time, particularly if you reach Marrakech early in the day, we’re eager to take you on an exploratory journey to some of the city’s captivating sites and attractions. Your adventure begins the moment you arrive in this vibrant and enchanting city.

Day 2: Marrakech Descovering

The second day of your comprehensive 7-day Marrakech to Fes desert tour presents an opportunity to immerse yourself in the vibrant culture and rich history of the “Red City.” Your adventure begins after a delightful breakfast, as our expert local guide joins you to navigate the city’s captivating streets.

We’ll commence our journey by exploring the renowned Majorelle Gardens and the serene Menara Gardens. These beautiful locations offer a glimpse into their fascinating histories, with Majorelle having been established by a French artist who chose Morocco as his home. Next on our agenda are visits to the splendid Bahia and El Badi Palaces, where you’ll be treated to extraordinary examples of Moroccan architectural excellence. These palaces speak volumes about the history and grandeur of Marrakech. Given that the city’s past was significantly shaped by the Saadian dynasty, we’ll guide you to their unique tombs, designed to safeguard their distinguished ancestors. Your journey continues with a visit to the Koutoubia Mosque, home to one of Morocco’s oldest and most majestic minarets. As the sun sets and Marrakech takes on a new aura, we’ll spend the evening exploring the famous Jamaa El Fna Square.

This bustling hub comes alive with enchanting lights, vibrant souks, and captivating stories told by local performers, making it a magical and unforgettable experience. This day is just the beginning of your exploration of Marrakech’s wonders.

Day 3: Marrakech - Ait Ben Haddou - Boumalne Dades

Today, after a hearty breakfast, we embark on a memorable journey toward Boumalne Dades, nestled amidst the majestic High Atlas Mountains. Our route traverses these stunning mountain ranges, known for their incredible beauty and unique landscapes. As we drive along the wellcrafted road that winds through the Tichka Pass, you’ll be captivated by the breathtaking vistas. The pass reaches an elevation of approximately 2260 meters, offering unparalleled panoramic views of the Atlas Mountains.

Our adventure continues southeast, and along the way, we’ll pause to explore the extraordinary Ait Benhaddou. This historic Ksar, with its impressive architecture, was a pivotal stop for traders and camel caravans in times gone by. We’ll give you ample time to traverse the river and make your way to the remarkable Ksar, a UNESCO World Heritage site . Subsequently, we’ll journey to Ouarzazate, often referred to as the “Hollywood of Morocco.” This city boasts an international airport and is renowned for its film studios. You’ll have the opportunity to visit the Atlas Studios, a fascinating attraction where numerous movies and series are filmed. Additionally, the studios occasionally rent equipment to directors, contributing to Ouarzazate’s status as a hub for the global film industry. Our exploration takes us through the enchanting Rose Valley, and we’ll make a stop at Kalaat Mgouna, a city famous for its production of cosmetic products derived from locally grown roses. Finally, we’ll make our way to Boumalne Dades, a charming location surrounded by small Berber villages and valleys, where you’ll enjoy dinner and spend the night.

Today’s journey unveils some of Morocco’s most remarkable landscapes and cultural gems, ensuring a memorable experience.

Day 4: Boumalne Dades - Gorges Todra - Merzouga Desert

The fourth day of our extraordinary 7 days Marrakech to Fes desert tour via Merzouga is an adventure like no other. We begin our day with a visit to the awe-inspiring Toudgha Canyons, a magnificent natural wonder with canyons towering about 300 meters in height. These majestic canyons are a haven for rock climbers, and their unique landscapes offer unparalleled opportunities for exploration. As we journey onward, we’ll pass through charming cities like Tinghir and Tinejdad, each with its own unique character and cultural treasures. If time permits, we might make a stop in either Erfoud or Rissani, two cities that play essential roles in the region’s commerce and heritage. Finally, the moment you’ve been waiting for arrives as we reach the enchanting Merzouga desert. Here, you’ll have the opportunity to embark on a magical camel ride. Our experienced team of camel handlers will ensure your safety and comfort as you mount these gentle creatures. Together, we’ll traverse the golden dunes, an experience that promises unforgettable moments.

As the sun begins to descend on the horizon, we typically have the privilege of witnessing a mesmerizing desert sunset from the comfort of our desert camp. In the rare event that we arrive a bit later, we’ll catch the sunset as we make our way to the camp. Regardless of the timing, the desert’s transformation under the evening sun is a sight to behold. Upon arriving at our desert camp, you’ll have the opportunity to engage in sandboarding, a thrilling activity that allows you to glide down the dunes. As day turns into night, a sumptuous Moroccan feast will be served, providing you with a taste of authentic local cuisine. To make your evening even more special, our camp team will delight you with traditional Berber drum music beneath a canopy of stars. This night in the desert promises to be an unforgettable highlight of your journey.

Day 5: Merzouga Desert Discovering

The fifth day of our remarkable Marrakech to Fes desert tour promises a day brimming with exploration of the stunning desert surroundings. It kicks off with a breathtaking opportunity to witness the sunrise. Whether you choose to rise early, ascend the majestic sand dunes, and observe the desert bathed in the warm hues of the morning sun, the view from the dunes is nothing short of spectacular, offering a truly magical experience as the desert comes to life.

Upon returning to the camp, a refreshing shower and a delicious breakfast await, energizing you for the day ahead. Following breakfast, we embark on a 4x4 desert excursion that takes us to meet the Berber Nomads, the original inhabitants of Merzouga. Living in traditional tents, they embrace a way of life that has endured for generations, sustaining their livelihood through the raising and selling of goats and sheep at local markets, predominantly in Erfoud or Rissani.

Our journey then leads to M'Ifiss, home to one of the region's oldest kohl mines. The cultural significance of collecting kohl is explored, and you'll learn about the traditional methods and importance of this substance in Berber culture. The desert adventure continues to an extraordinary vantage point known as "Glb Nass," translating to "the people's heart" in English, offering breathtaking views of the desert unlike any other.

From there, we proceed to Khamlia village, located about 4 kilometers from Merzouga's center. Here, you'll encounter another facet of desert life as the Gnawa people play a pivotal role in making the desert of Merzouga a destination of cultural richness and significance. The Gnawa community annually hosts the Gnawa festival, a three-day celebration showcasing their cultural heritage through mesmerizing rhythms and dances.

In Khamlia, a visit to "Dar Gnaoua" awaits, a special place where you'll learn about Gnawa history and have the opportunity to listen to their captivating music. To round out this diverse day, we'll take you to the Moroccan National Auto Museum, a unique establishment belonging to an Emirati individual. The museum features a captivating collection of vintage 4x4 vehicles, adding a distinct and intriguing touch to your desert journey.

Day 6: Merzouga Desert - Ziz Valley - Fes

On the sixth day of our desert expedition from Marrakech to Fes, we embark on a remarkable journey to the final cultural highlight of our tour – the historic city of Fes.

The day commences with a delightful breakfast, which can be savored either at the camp or your chosen hotel. Post breakfast, our expedition continues as we hop into a vehicle headed for Erfoud, a city situated a short 30 to 40-minute drive from the desert. Erfoud is renowned for its exceptional array of fossil specimens, offering you the chance to delve into the exploration and admiration of these captivating geological wonders.

Moving forward on our itinerary, we make a stop at the Errachidia dam, a crucial reservoir that acts as the primary water source for the entire desert region and Errachidia province. This dam plays a vital role in sustaining life and agriculture in the otherwise arid landscape.

Our journey towards Fes takes us through the charming cities of Midelt and Zaida, where we'll pause for a satisfying lunch break in one of these picturesque locations.

Following our rejuvenating lunch, we resume our drive towards Fes, with an enchanting detour to the cedar forest near Azrou. This forest is renowned for its mesmerizing beauty and serves as the habitat for Barbary macaques. During your visit, take the opportunity to leisurely stroll through the forest and observe these unique creatures in their natural environment.

Next on our route is the alluring city of Ifrane, often referred to as the "Little Switzerland of Morocco." Ifrane holds cultural significance with its pristine streets and distinctive architectural style. While in Ifrane, explore the city and visit the Atlas lion statue, a prominent landmark in the area.

Our final destination for the day is the historic city of Fes. Upon arrival, you will be escorted to your accommodation in Fes, providing you with the chance to unwind and prepare for an exploration of the city's rich cultural heritage the following day. Fes is celebrated for its profound history, captivating architecture, and vibrant culture, offering you the opportunity to immerse yourself in its unique ambiance and attractions.

Day 7: Transfer to the airport

After breakfast at your accommodation in Fes, our driver will transfer you to the airport .

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