7 days desert tour from Fes to Marrakech
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Highlights of our tour:
Join the best 7 days desert tour in Morocco from Fes to Marrakech. Book your arrival and drop-off service from and to the airport with the most comfortable vehicle. Explore the cultural city of Fes with one of the local guides, visit the Chouara Tannery, the king’s palace and much more. Also, experience a relaxing Hamma after a long day of strolling in the medina.
Get the best camel ride over the dunes of Merzouga and spend a magical night at Berber tents around Erg Chebbi sand dunes. Travel towards Marrakech, visit Todgha, Dades gorges and the atlas Mountains.
At the end of the trip, we will visit Marrakech attractions like Majorelle Garden, Jamaa El Fna, Koutoubia mosque and more site. Please check out the itinerary below.
Day 1: Arrival in Fes
We will start the 7 days desert tour from Fes by picking you at the airport of Fes Sais, we will take you to relax at a traditional riad, depending on your arrival time, we could take you to visit some sites in Fes.
Day 2: Fes guided tour
The second day of our seven-day desert excursion from Fes to Marakech, today, is a visit to the imperial town of Fes. A native guide from Fes will accompany you across the city after breakfast at your hotel / riad. There are numerous distinct sights such as Chouara tannery, the ancient Medina, the University of Alqarawiyin and many more.
First of all, as it is known, Fes is one of the major towns of Morocco’s history. As a result, stepping back in time to the old Medina is like discovering its wonderful past. Afterwards, Chouara tannery is Fes and Morocco’s largest tannery. Leather items are made and painted in various colours, occasionally adding spices. You will then have the opportunity to visit al-Qarawyin University which a woman, Fatima Al-Fihri, built. The college is believed to be the oldest in the world, not to mention. Of course there are many additional spots to see while touring Bab Boujloud and the Mellah neighborhoods in the town (Jewish quarters).
Day 3: Fes to Merzouga Sahara desert
Today is our third journeyed on the sand dunes of the desert of Merzouga on our fantastic 7 day itinerary from Fes to Marrakech. First, in the Middle Atlas highlands, we drive through the picturesque towns of Ifrane. The city also is known as the Swiss of Morocco and once the cleanest town in Africa has been nominated. It’s nearly all different in this city than other kingdom towns. The climate and the manner buildings are built have a particular touch and are different in Morocco from other countries. We’re stopping by this city and walking around some of its notable attractions, like the statue of the Atlas Lion.
In addition, throughout the journey, we will go through the towns of Midelt and Zaida where we will stop and eat lunch. We’ll have reached the biggest valley in Morocco after driving a while via the curves of Tizi Ntlghmt. This site will be a major stop because it offers some of the nicest vistas. We will next go to our last destination, Merzouga.
You will ride the camels and cross the golden sand dunes when we arrive in the desert. Surely the most beloved item on this tour is this evening. You will be seeing the sunset, the starry sky and you will also listen to Berber music and their dances. You will be listening.
Day 4: Merzouga to Boumalne Dades
We will continue our trek after having breakfast in the camp. But you can wake up early in the morning before that to enjoy the lovely sunset. We’ll go back to where we began on the last day by a morning camel tour. From there you will proceed by automobile, through many lovely spots, to Boumalne Dades, where you will spend the night. There are the lovely towns of Rissani, Erfou, Tinghire, and Tinjedad among some of those magnificent sites which you’ll pass along.
Rissani, the capital of the Tafilalte, the starting site of the Alaouite dynasty is the first destination. Erfoud, a place for dating around the country, is the second city. Erfoud is also the site of many small workshops on the production and export of fossils inside and outside the country. Tinjedad and Tinghir are the other places. Here you visit one of the few spots in the Southeast of Morocco, the Todra Gorges and its 300 m high canyons.
Day 5: Boumalne Dades to Marrakech
The fifth day of our seven day vacation from Fes to Marrakech will be a trip to Marrakech’s red city. The destinations of today are a little special and different from the last. First of all, the town of Ouarzazate signifies a place without noise in Berber. The city is also known as the Moroccan Oelywood, one of the main locations for filmmakers and directors worldwide. Here you will discover the studios in Atlas where you will make films in addition to renting content.
Secondly, as is known, you will be able to visit the most beautiful one in Morocco today, because of its unique kasbahs. At the very tip of the High Atlas mountains, Ait Benhaddou Kasbah is famous for its exceptional construction of clay.
We will travel through many other gorgeous spots on the road from Boumalnes Dades to Marrakech. Taking the Teleouat Kasbah examples, Tizi Ntichka curves, Rose valley etc. Tizi Ttichka offers one of the best views over the sea which is around 2260m high and you can watch the curved Tichka from a new perspective, probably the nicest feature about Tizi Ttichka.
Day 6: Marrakech guided tour
The sixth day of the seven days of Fes will all spend discovering Marrakesh’s magnificent city. Fortunately, we offer a local tour to visit the town thoroughly and to learn something more about Traveling In Morocco for the first time.
The iconic Square of Jamaa El-Fna and the Koutoubia Mosque are among the places you see. Both destinations are not far away, so you’ll visit them in the same time period. You will also visit Majorelle, Menara and Secret Garden in gorgeous gardens. Besides the palace of Bahia, the tombs of Saad and the quarters of the Mellah.
Day 7: Departure to the airport
This will be the end of our 7 days tour in Morocco from Fes to Marrakech via Merzouga desert, we will take you to the airport.
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Fes is renowned for its historical preservation among the imperial cities in the country. It is certainly one of Morocco’s most important destinations, since it has retained old structures and buildings. Make your way to comfy footwear, because there are many lovely attractions.
The Moulay Idriss II Mausoleum, the Bab Bou Jeloud entrance, and spectacular Al Karaouin Mosque are all to be explored. For example. This is the world’s oldest university that a woman, Fatima al-Fihri, actually built. It was established as a mosque at first and was a meeting place for various students from different countries. It was actually one of the most effective spiritual schools in the history of Morocco.
We will ensure that you tour the several tanneries in town and look closely at the places that prepare the hides. We’re obviously going to take you to Choura’s biggest tannery. The place is a little smelly due to the smell of the leather. You’ll see there how people make leather things and paint them, sometimes using spices, in different colors. You will certainly take great images of the Moroccan cultural city of Fes.
Merzouga, the Sahara desert
You will surely be impressed by the gorgeous Merzouga and most of our Moroccan excursions. First, it’s preferable to talk about history and where the name of this village comes from, before we start to talk about the key sites in this beautiful hamlet and the main activities to do. The origin of a name is told through two separate stories. First of all, some people think that Merzouga was originally named after the Merzoug family who settled in the desert before the entrance of tourists.
Originally the Berber Nomads are most of the citizens in the desert of Merzouga. In other words, at first the majority of the population lived in tents and lived by cattle, sheep and camels.
In the other tale, the origins of the name are Arabic, because Merzouka in this latter is the rich, prosperous country.
The desert of Merzouga is where tranquility and calmness can be found. You only want to spend a lovely evening in Erg Chebbi’s golden and calm dunes and take a camel ride to the Berber nomads under the starry sky. In Merzouga, if you have plenty of time, such as desert tour, buggies and quad hire, you may perform many additional activities.
Marrakech, which is regarded to be the national tourist hub, is one of the most attractive cities of Morocco. It is impossible not to fall in love with it, beautiful, exotic, and with red brick structures.
The tone of its buildings makes it known as the red city. It’s exciting and colorful. Upon your arrival in Marrakech, you could start your journey by visiting Koutubia Mosque, the region’s main mosque. Visit Bab Agnaou, built by Almohad Yacube Almanssour during the reign of Caliph, who is one of the city’s 19 doors. Apart from the Saadian cemeteries, there are graves of 60 dynasty members.
Jemaa el-Fna Square, Unesco’s Intangible Heritage, is the attraction you will be seduced to enjoy in one of Morocco’s most famous cities. There are various stalls that sell the most different things and acts. Many acrobatics and music. It’ll all be on your seven days Fes tour, and much more.
Lovely vistas in the quaint hamlet Tinghir are not lacking! The architecture of its buildings, which is surrounded by palm palms, captures the attention of travelers, but nature impresses. Todra Gorges, a red mountain complex that combines with giant palm trees is the most important. Tinghir is a substantial meal for individuals who want to climb. The rivers, which initially originate in a spring, are located about 300 meters apart by a river. The vibe here is simply excellent. Here are various small stores that sell diverse leather products, like Djellabas and tapestries.
Trekking across these areas is one of the most popular events. You can walk down the riverside to the Gorges du Todgha Pass, an enormous canyon. You’re free of charge. Also, the Tinghir Valley, full of palm trees, and very green, visit the natural reserve.
Morocco’s Ouallywood, the doorway to the Sahara Wilderness, or Ouarzazate, all describe a major city in the southeast of Morocco. Two words were used to make up the original name. First of all, and it means “ouar” without Berber, while “zazate” is the other word for noise. The complete name is meant by the noise of a city or an area.
Ouarzazate has two big film studios (Atlas and CLA Cinema) that may be visited and increasingly attract significant American projects. The “Moroccan Hollywood” has been affectionately named. The enormous success of Ouarzazate is attributable to the location’s inexpensive cost, the sun that shines 300 days annually. To say nothing, the security of the Moroccan people, their goodwill and their excitation. It is also, obviously, one of the world’s most unusual and gorgeous dry settings.
The city provides travelers the opportunity to visit the Museum of Cinema and the Taourirt Kasbah, as well as the studios. The museum, founded in 2007, was an initiative for preserving Ouarzazate’s movie memory and promoting the city’s tourism. Every day, the Museum will be open between 8 am and 6 pm.
Skoura is one of Marrakech’s most essential stops as it is the entryway to the Erg Chebbi desert region. Although not one of Morocco’s most famous towns, it attracts spectacular attractions. It contains lovely architecture, charming streets, lovely castles and stunning monuments. Visit Thami El Glaoui’s old Kasbah Amridil Castle, built on red ground.
Erfoud and Rissani
You will go via these two desert towns along the path to the Sahara Desert of Merzouga, whether it from Marrakech or Fes. First of all, the largest city close the Merzouga desert is Erfoud. It organizes every year a festival that brings people from throughout the world. The essential point about this city is … Not to say that Erfoud is the principal city responsible for Morocco’s greatest data source, that in the Ziz valley. In addition to the dates, Erfoud is an important town where plenty of fossil stores lie and its area is famous for the work of fossils.
The capital city of Tafilalte is, on the contrary, Rissani. This site is known to be the point of departure of Morocco’s current Alauite dynasty. The city houses one of Marocco’s oldest traditional souks and is the place where most desert inhabitants buy and trade merchandise. One of the distinctive characteristics about this city is that it has a dedicated spot for donkeys, so any individual with a donkey should park them there.
The mountains of the Atlas region are the three countries of North Africa, Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia. The High, Anti and Middle Atlas mountains we can divide into three parts. As many people do, these areas should not very well be named chains, because in certain locations they are separated by distances called plateaus.
You will pass the Middle Atlas in your 7-day tour from Fes, and the main station is the town of Irfane. Then you will cross the High Atlas Mountains on your journey back to Marrakech, right after passing through Ait Benhaddou’s stronghold. The most wonderful thing about the high Atlas is the curved Tizi Ntichka road, a piece of art which can only be reached by Marrakech in the southeast of Morocco.
On the way from Fes to the desert of Merzouga, Ifrane or small Switzerland of Morocco is located. Just in the highlands of the Middle Atlas. Being in this location makes it Morocco’s coldest town and receives large numbers of tourists, Moroccans and externals, who go snowboarding there. Not to mention that Ifrane’s buildings are significantly different. It has a European touch, actually.
Ifrane is home to numerous large investments with its unique and ideal weather. Take Al Akhawain University, which offers high schooling and is open for students worldwide. There is also Lmaamoura, a place where the national soccer team often trains.
Ifrane is also the home of the statue of the Atlas lion, one of the only statues of a German prisoner in Marocco. It is from Morocco under the control of France that this statue tells the story. France built an Ifrane military base and arrested several inmates at that time. The myth tells that France offered him freedom, if he did something distinctive and innovative, among those inmates. Then he sculpted the statue of the Atlas lion.
Ait Benhaddou, the most unique village in the 7 days tour from Fes
The walled city, Aït Ben-Haddou, is a UNESCO world heritage site, with many Kasbahs, situated on a hill. The city is encircled by the Ounila River and the hamlet needs to pass a bridge. The setting of Aït-Ben-Haddou has included films and shows such as The Bible, The Cleopatra, The Mummy, Gladiator, Alexander and The Game of Thrones, as well as Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves.
It should be noted that for those who enjoy soapopres, The Clone, made by Rede Globo from 2001 to 2002, also contained sequences taken in the cistern of El Jadida in Portugal, in a historic medina at Fes as well as in the Aït-Ben-Haddou market in Marrakesh.
Now all these attractions in Morocco are a world heritage site and worth visiting! The Kasbah of Aït Ben Haddou does not have to pay entry fees because it is the community itself. In essence, you climb through the whole hamlet and reach the summit from where you enjoy a 360-degree perspective of the area. You will visit the terroir houses, stores and many craftsmen along the path.