Affordable 6 days tour from Marrakech to Fes
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Highlights of our tour:
We’ve put together the greatest and most suitable 6 days Marrakech to Fes desert tour for you. However, you may always change it to suit your needs. In addition, if you wish to begin your 6 days in Morocco in the city of Fes, we have created a special schedule for you; check it out now. In general, our tour will begin when you arrive at the airport, where we will greet you and transport you to your hotel.
Depending on your arrival time, we may go sight-seeing in Marrakech if you arrive early. The second day will be spent entirely in Marrakech, accompanied by a native tour guide. Third, we’ll travel to Boumalne Dades on the other day, passing by Aitbenhaddou and Ouarzazate. We’ll travel to the Merzouga desert on the fourth day, where we’ll spend the night in a Berber camp under the stars. On the fifth day, we’ll go on an exploration excursion to learn more about the desert and its surroundings. Finally, on the last day, we will go to Fes, passing by several beautiful areas such as Midelt, Morocco’s small Switzerland, and the lovely cedar forest.
Day 1: Pick up service to the Hotel:
We will meet you at the airport on the first day of our 6 days Marrakech to Fes desert tour package and pick you up to take you to your hotel. If you come early, however, we may be able to take you to some magnificent locations, such as the Jamaa el-Fna area. We may take you there and spend the evening there because it gets more gorgeous at night. You will spend the night at your accommodation.
Day 2: Touring Marrakech:
Marrakech, often known as the Moroccan city of light or the city that never sleeps, is one of, if not the most, popular tourist destinations in the country. The red city provides its guests with a variety of attractive sights and places to explore that will undoubtedly astonish them. For these reasons, we decided to set aside an entire day, even if it was insufficient, to tour the city’s key attractions. Because Marrakech is Morocco’s fourth largest city, you’ll need a native guide to show you around. Travelling In Morocco provides the best local guides in Marrakech to help you fully explore the city’s main sights and attractions.
So, on the first day of our 6 days Marrakech to Fes desert tour package, you’ll be shown around Marrakech by a tour guide. We usually begin by visiting Majorelle Garden, which is considered one of Morocco’s best and most beautiful gardens. This location’s history begins in 1923, when a French orientalist artist arrived in Morocco and started up shop. As a result, this location has a distinct French flavor. Following that, we’ll visit Menara Garden, which is another lovely garden in the city. This one lies west of Marrakech, near the High Atlas Mountains.
We’ll take you to Bahia Palace in a little time, which is one of the interesting monuments that displays wonderful Moroccan architecture. Following that, we’ll visit a variety of additional locations. Finally, in the evening, you will visit the lovely Jamaa el Fna square.
Day 3: Marrakech to Boumalne Dades:
As part of our 6 days Marrakech to Fes desert tour program, we’ll be driving to Boumalne Dades on the third day of our journey to Merzouga. Our first stop is the High Atlas mountains. Tizi Ntichka Pass, a 200 km curved route, is the name of the road we will be taking. Many Berber tribes reside along this route, and their main source of revenue is from visitors, Argan oil, or owning a number of the herd. We’ll take you to some cooperatives that specialize in the production of Argan oil so you can witness the traditional methods of making cosmetics. On the way back, we’ll cross Tizi Ntichka Pass and the High Atlas Mountains.
We’ll stop at Ait Benhaddou, a spectacular stronghold at the very extremity of the High Atlas Mountains. To get to the Kasbah, you’ll have to cross the Ouad El Maleh River. It’s a beautiful stroll. This settlement, with its towering walls and towers, is a perfect example of Moroccan clay construction.
An Unesco World Heritage Site since 1987, Ait Benhaddou is located in the Sahara Desert. After a bit, we’ll head to Ouarzazate, a wonderful city in Morocco. Because it boasts a major international airport and the largest solar energy facility in the world it’s often referred to as Morocco’s “Ouallywood”. Ouarzazate is also noted for being an ideal location for filming movies and television series. It’s also home to two of Morocco’s top studios for shooting movies and renting the necessary equipment. Our last destination is Boumalne Dades, where we generally spend the night.
Day 4: Boumalne to Merzouga:
Our 6 days Marrakech to Fes desert tour program continues today after breakfast. On our way there, we will stop at Todra Gorges, also known as Toudgha Canyons. In this area, we’ll take a short break and take a stroll around the canyons. Because of its 300m-high canyons and a river that runs through them, this site offers some of the nicest and most picturesque vistas in the entire country.
Our second stop is in the Sahara Desert, where we’ll pass through numerous magnificent Berber villages and the cities of Tinegher and Tinjedad. Last but not least, we arrive at our final destination for the day. Camel rides and the desert’s magnificent sand dunes are widely regarded as the highlights of any Morocco vacation. The camels and camel drivers will be waiting for us when we arrive, ready to make your desert trip one to remember. Camels will be used to drive you across the dunes, with stops along the way to snap images of you riding a camel and surrounded by desert.
Eventually, we’ll reach the desert camp. Since most of us arrive late in the evening, most tourists climb the dunes to catch the sunset when touring about the camp and exploring it. Sandboarding and skiing are other options as well. A typical Moroccan dinner will be served later in the evening. Meanwhile, our campers will be practicing their drumming skills and entertaining you with their music as well. After dinner, you’ll sit around the campfire listening to Berber music under the sky.
Day 5: Merzouga desert tour:
6 days from Marrakech to Fes desert tour plan has a particular fifth day that’s a touch different. For the rest of the time, we’ll be taking a tour of the desert. But before that, you can get up early and watch the sunrise. It’s a beautiful sight. In the morning, either by camel or by 44 vehicle, you will explore the desert after breakfast. Because it allows them to explore and visit more areas, most people pick a car. Then again, if you prefer a traditional camel tour like Lawrence of Arabia, we can arrange it for you as well.
Your first stop is a Berber Nomad village, where people still live in tents. Approximately 7 to 10 people live in the majority of them, and they rely solely on what nature provides them. As a result of eradicating goats and sheep to sell in nearby places like as Erfoud and Rissani, they earn the majority of their revenue. The friendliness and generosity that these individuals have in their hearts is unquestionably what makes them unique. After a relaxing stay, we’ll head out to one of Merzouga’s outstanding viewpoints, “Galb El Nas,” which translates to “people’s heart” in English.
And last but certainly not least, you’ll see the Gnawa, also known as the Gnoua, who live in the center of Khamliya town. You’ll spend some time here learning about their culture and listening to their music. As a bonus, the tour includes a visit to Hassi Labied’s Oases, which are a must-see.
Day 6: Merzouga to Fes:
The final day of our 6 days tour from Marrakech to Fes will be spent driving to Fes. In the beginning, we’ll drive through Erfoud and stopover in the Ziz Valley, Morocco’s largest date-producing region. Also on the itinerary is a trip to Midelt and Zaida, where we’ll have lunch. In the Cedar Forest, we’ll spend some time and learn about the Barbary Macaque.
After that, we’ll continue our exploration of Morocco’s Switzerland, Ifrane, the eighth cleanest city in the world, before returning to Fes. After stopping by the town, we’ll have a stroll around it before visiting the Atlas Lion statue. The latter was built by a German prisoner in exchange for his freedom from the French.
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You will visit Marrakech, Ait Benhaddou, Ouarzazate and many other beautiful cities and destinations in Morocco on this 6 day Morocco tour from Marrakech to Fes. Certain destinations are explained in great detail in the journey section, along with vital facts you should be aware of prior to your trip to these locations.
Over the past few years, the Merzouga desert has played a major role in Moroccan tourism and industry. As a result, it has become one of Morocco’s most popular tourist destinations. Even though it’s located in Morocco’s deep southeast, only 50 kilometers from Algeria, it’s not a secluded region by any means. There are many tourists that come considerable distances to spend a night in a Berber tent. Others take public transit, while others drive long miles to get to the desert.
There was formerly a family called “Merzoug” that resided in the area, and hence the name came from there. Tourists are therefore the main source of income in the area. However, agriculture is the main source of revenue in other communities.
There is a 30km long desert called Erg Chebbi that must be crossed in order to go to Khamlia from Tighmert. Traveling to Rmlia and Jdaid, on the other hand, will allow you to see many more deserts. Znigui, Merzouga’s most famous desert, is visited by roughly 10% of tourists.
What made the Merzouga desert famous are camel rides and glamping in the middle of the sand dunes. Aside from that, the sunsets and sunrises can be breathtaking.
Ait Ben haddou
Fortress Ait Benhaddou will be visited during our 6 days desert tour from Marrakech to Fes. Near Ouarzazate, it’s positioned at the very tip of the High Atlas Mountains. Fortified town recognized as Unesco World Heritage Site in 1987, and remains so to date.
Ait Benhaddou represents to me the greatest of Moroccan architecture. On top of all that, the fact that it was established by Berbers, yet with a Berber twist makes it unique. Around the city, which was created as a defensive fortress, are towers and walls that are as high as the sky. Its towers are ornamented in a special fashion with Moroccan clay art.
To tell the truth, it is stated that a wealthy family member named Thami el Glaoui built this mansion in 11th-century Morocco. Despite the fact that many of its residents have moved away, the building has remained standing for many decades. The village’s population has shrunk to a mere 40 homes. In fact, the bulk of them live in a settlement that is located on the other side of the river from where they lived. A significant number of visitors is necessary for them to survive. Around 130,000 people visit the area each year.
In addition to attracting tourists, the Kasbah is a popular filming site. Using Gladiator, Lawrence of Arabia, and many others as examples. Unquestionably, travelers from within and outside of Morocco are drawn to this area by the generosity of the locals and Moroccans as a whole.
The entryway to the Sahara Desert is a must-see site. From Marrakech to Fes, you’ll pass through the picturesque city of Ouarzazate on your 6 day desert tour through Morocco’s Saharan desert. In part because of its airport, it’s popular with tourists looking to take part in desert expeditions. Ouarzazate may be the most important city in the world when it comes to solar energy because it is home to the world’s largest solar power station. Both are available to the public only when they are being utilized for the production of films and television programmes for which this city is famous.
Around midway between Merzouga and the Sahara desert, it is located in the middle of both of these areas. Therefore, it is a well-known tourist site. A tranquil city or location is what its ancient Berber name denotes. Even if there isn’t much noise, it’s nonetheless well-known around the world.
Atlas Studios is a popular tourist destination. Upon entering the city, you’ll find two Atlas Studios to pick from. Naturally, The Oscar Studio is the most popular. You may find it about 5 kilometers away from downtown. This is a place where you can catch a glimpse of some of history’s most beautiful creations. As an alternative to the Oscar Studios, CLA Atlas Studio is located a bit further away. Even though it’s the city’s oldest studio, it doesn’t get a lot of attention from tourists.
Aside from being a popular tourist site, Ouarzazate is also a fantastic place to film movies and television series. Prison Break’s fifth season is a good example of what I’m trying to say.
The bulk of the routes on our 6 days desert tour from Marrakech to Fes package pass through beautiful valleys. All of them have one thing in common: stunning landscapes. Some of them are more significant than others, thus they’re presented in ascending order of importance.
It’s a valley located in the southeast region of the High Atlas mountains, called Draa or Dra. It’s a beautiful place to visit and explore. With a length of around 1,100 km, it is Morocco’s longest river and valley. Many palm and olive groves can be seen in the surrounding area as well. From this valley’s products, two major cities benefit: Agdz and Ouarzazate. Some of the Berber groups that live along this river, however, rely solely on this type of funding.
On the other hand, dates are grown in abundance in Ziz Valley, the country’s largest date-producing region. As a result of this, it has been renamed to “Erfoud”. For this reason, the city of Erfoud conducts an annual festival to commemorate the valley and its dates each year.
The majority of the other major valleys are located between Marrakech and the Merzouga desert. Ait Benhaddou fortress is located in the Ounila valley, which is also the same valley that runs in front of the stronghold. Maleh means salty river and this stretch of the Oued is called Out of the Maleh. They call it that because it used to be a salt market. In the Rose Valley, known for its cosmetics, there is a third valley. Dades is one of the smaller valleys of Boumalne.
The first stop is Rissani, the capital of Tafilalt. When translated to English as a Berber word, Tafilalt refers to a jug of some sort. On the Niger-Morocco caravan route from Sijilmassa, this was the main stopping station. It gained fame and fortune as a result of this. Actually, the Alaouiet dynasty and the current royal line are descended from the Alaouiet family, which was founded here.
One of the world’s largest palm groves may be found at Tafilalt, one of Morocco’s largest Oasise. There is also a traditional Souk in Rissani that is the largest in the Southeast, if not the whole country. Locals rely on traditional means for moving and selling things. Also, donkeys and horses are the principal mode of transportation for citizens and sellers. Rissani provides Morocco with a substantial amount of dates, as well as contributing to the development of the desert region.
Every Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday, a large crowd comes here since it is the only time when a larger range of goods is on show for the public. Rissani has a large number of buyers, thus this city is very busy.
Ifrane and cedar Forest
As part of the 6 days desert tour from Marrakech to Fes, we’ll accompany you to Ifrane and the cedar forest.
Ifrane, or Little Moroccan Switzerland as it is popularly called by locals, is a beautiful place. Temperatures and weather conditions are extreme in the Middle Atlas Mountains of Morocco. In Berber, it means “cave”. Known as Morocco’s “Switzerland,” it is Africa’s cleanest metropolis and ranks eighth globally.
As a result of this, the ski resort has become increasingly popular. In the winter, the city attracts a large number of people from both within and outside of the country. At the heart of Ifrane sits one of Morocco’s most prestigious universities, Al Akhawayn. Visitors from around the world, including Moroccans, flock to this spot. The city’s famed Atlas Lion statue is a major draw for tourists because of its placement on the mountain range. Supposedly, an escaped German prisoner built it to obtain his freedom.
You’ll drive through a magnificent cedar forest on your way to Fes. As well as being called Gouraud Forest. This area was once home to a wide variety of critters, but they have all disappeared. People just go to view the Barbary macaque these days.