- Fes tanneries.
- The high and middle atlas mountains.
- Ziz valley.
- Camel trekking.
- Night at the desert camp.
- Visiting the nomads.
- Dades & Todgha gorges.
- Argan oil cooperative.
Morocco Tours Operator travel agency offers a 6 days Morocco tour from Fes to Marrakech via Merzouga desert and customized the best itinerary for that.
To start with, our professional staff will pick you up at the airport from Fes to drive to your accommodation. There, you will relax to visit the city the following day. On the visit day, we will start by exploring the beautiful old town of Fes, which can lead to the old Souks and leather shops…
Secondly, we will ahead to discover the old Moroccan architectural monument, Madrasa Bou Inania. The first religious school in Fes that non-Muslims can enter and ascertain.
At the end of the visit, we will visit the Chouara tanneries and admire the leather colors and the ground holes.
After visiting Fes attractions, we will move and pass by the gorgeous and clean Ifrane. A city attracted tourists to come to see how clean it is. In Morocco, it is the finest, and the eighth worldwide. Next, drive to visit the valley of Ziz and take some wide photos of the valley and Ziz’s river. After that, drive through Erfoud to arrive at Merzouga, famous for the tallest sand dunes in the kingdom. When arrived, we will ride camels through Erg Chebbi’s sand dunes to arrive at the camp and enjoy the Berber music show at night.
The following day, we will visit the interesting attractions of Merzouga, from the Gnaoua tribe to the nomads and back for the oasis. Subsequently, we will draw our way to the impressive town of Boumalne Dades to spend the night.
As a final point, we will drive through Ouarzazate and the High Atlas mountains to visit one of the Argan oil cooperatives and end the tour in Marrakech.
Day 1: Arrival and pick up service to the accommodation:
As the first day of the 6 days Morocco tour itinerary from Fes to Marrakech starts with pickup service. We will set our local team of guides under your needs. That is to say, they will come to pick you at any meeting point in Fes to show you your local accommodation.
Day 2: Visiting Fes attractions:
Fes is one of the most interesting cities of Morocco, rich in culture, architecture, and historical landmarks. Therefore, on the second day of our 6 days Morocco tour itinerary from Fes to Marrakech via the desert, we will visit the most impressive attractions in Fes. To start with, we will head to the Madrasa Bou Inania, one of the most architectonic schools in Morocco. Its founder was Abou Inan Faris during the AD 1351–56. It is mostly visited by tourists as they can also do that and not only Muslims. The second thing we will visit is Fes El Bali or the old city, the main gate to the area is through the Bab Boujeloud or the blue gate. The place is famous for Souks, Riads, and traditional spas.
From there, we will move to see the Mellah, the Jewish quarter of Fes, very popular if you are looking to discover the relation between Fes and the Jewish community. The early 20th-century houses are an indicator of the Jewish history in Fes.
After discovering the Jewish Quarter, we will ahead to see the largest tanneries in Fes, the Chouara leather tanneries. Visited mostly by tourists for shopping purposes. There, the craftsmen make holes in the ground and paint leather using spices like Safran. For any photographer, it is recommended to try shooting at the shop owners’ rooftops offered at good prices.
To sum up, with our Moroccan travel guide , you will discover the most important and interesting destinations in Fes.
Day 3: From Fes to Merzouga & camel trekking & night at the camp:
Our 6 days Morocco tour itinerary from Fes to Marrakech via desert’s second day starts in the early morning from Fes. A one-day excursion to the Sahara desert of Erg Chebbi to do the camel ride and spend the night at the camp. To begin with, we will cross the Middle Atlas mountains with far-reaching views of Berber villages, agricultural lands, and rivers. After about 1h 20mins, we will reach the impressive finest city in Morocco, Ifrane. Not only that, but it is the eighth cleanest worldwide. Characterized by the cold climate in winter where Ski lovers come to practice their activity. In the past years, they recorded a very low climate degree of -23 making it the coldest city in Morocco.
Ifrane during the second world war was a camp for prisoners. That is to say, there is a story about a German soldier who got his freedom when he carved the white lion statue in Ifrane.
During our visit, you will discover this magnificent area with the statue and have a walk for some pictures.
Next, we will ahead to see the impressive photography spot Ziz valley. They call it the valley of paradise for the water’s color. Besides, many palm trees are grown in the valley besides apricots, almonds…
From Ziz valley, we will drive and pass by Erfoud, small villages to arrive at Merzouga desert. There, you will enjoy fresh mint to restore, then ride camels through Erg Chebbi’s impressive sand dunes. On the way, your camel driver will take you to the best photo spots.
When you arrive at the camp, you can try different activities. For instance, Sandboarding, hiking the sand dunes. Also, Quadbikes can be chosen.
As a final point, you will enjoy a Berber Music show under the starry sky.
Day 4: Erg Chebbi 4WD tour & attractions discovery:
Erg Chebbi’s desert trip is the highlight of the 6 days Morocco tour itinerary from Fes to Marrakech via Merzouga desert. A one day trip with the comfortable 4WD to discover the interesting attractions of Merzouga.
Firstly, you will take breakfast either at the hotel or at the camp, then drive to see the Moroccan National Auto Museum. The latter is like a palace owned by an Emirati guy showing people the cars he loves. Inside, you will ascertain the old Japanese, Chinese, and British old hummers… Besides, the area is famous for a custom double Jeep car.
After discovering these cars, we will ahead to attain Khamlia’s village, famous for the Gnaoua music. This village is where the Touaregs immigrated in the past, they made it their homeland and used music to express their deep culture and traditions. During our visit, they will play us some of their music and let us know things about their history.
Next, we will drive to arrive at M’Ifiss, famous as it was inhabited by the French administration back to the 19th century. In there, you will discover how they used to make mascara out of Kohl, and also glass that is made out of Baryte.
Subsequently, our trip continues to visit the nomads, the real life of the Berber in the past. Morocco is known as it was tribal, nomads in Merzouga are from different tribes with different traditions. There is always a member of the tribe who takes care of the herd. During our visit, you will be welcomed by a family of nomads that will allow you to see how they live.
At final, we will drive and enjoy the agricultural lands of Merzouga’s oasis. From there, you will get back to the hotel and prepare for the next day.
Day 5: From Merzouga to Boumalne Dades via Tinghir:
On the fifth day of the 6 days Morocco tour itinerary from Fes to Marrakech via the Sahara desert, we will head to spend the night in Boumalne Dades from Merzouga. In the early morning, you will wake up and watch the sunrise hiking the sand dunes of Erg Chebbi. Not only that, but you can also take the sandboard with you and enjoy it. After that, breakfast is prepared for you to enjoy it either at the camp or at the hotel.
After breakfast, we will drive for about 40mins or less to reach Rissani, famous for the first souk in the Sahara desert of the south. Citizens from Merzouga, Erfoud, and nearby villages go there for shopping purposes. During our visit, our local travel guide will take you to see the spices as they say they brought them from India. Also, see the types of tea and herbs. In another area there, we will see the parking of donkeys and sheep, a place where you can buy or trade donkeys for house needs. From there, we will cross by many Berber villages to arrive at Fezna’s irrigation system to discover it.
From there we will ahead and drive through the city of Tinghir famous for the valley of Todgha and the highest canyons in Morocco. Tinghir a city called so referring to the Atlas mountains’ foothills, inhabitants are almost all Berbers coming from different Berber tribes.
Our visit will be to the canyons of Todgha, about 500m in height. Every year, the place attracts thousands of tourists to come to discover how the underground water waters hundreds of agricultural lands. In addition, it is where you can try climbing and also horsing. Therefore, let us know to book your activity with a company there.
At final, we will drive from Tinghir heading to Boumalne Dades gorges ton spend the night.
Day 6: From Boumalne Dades to Marrakech via Ouarzazate and Ait Ben Haddou:
The last day of our Morocco 6 days tour itinerary from Fes to Marrakech is going to be exciting, we will discover many interesting monuments.
To begin with, you will have a traditional breakfast at the local hotel in Boumalne Dades. There, we will see the curves of Tisdrine or the snake road as they call it. Cadillac as known made an impressive record in this road which made it famous and visited by tourists during their Morocco excursions.
We will continue to arrive at the city of Kalaat Megouna or the pink bride. There, you will admire how beautiful is the valley of Roses, almost all the types can be found there. Citizens from Kalaat Megouna have shops of roses cosmetics and that’s what almost all of them do for a living. When we get there, you can visit one of Rose water’s cooperatives and even buy some products(optional).
From Kalaat Megouna, we will pass through the city of Kasbahs(Skoura) and then reach Ouarzazate to see the Atlas studios.
Ouarzazate is famous as the main gate to the Sahara desert and the start of the thousand kasbah’s road, its name means without noise. This city is also famous for the biggest solar energy project in the world, which cost 9 billion $ and they call it Nour which means light.
When talking the Atlas studios, it is the place where Gladiator, Alexander, Cleopatra, and many other famous movies and Tv series are shot. In addition, at the studios, there is a cinematic area where you can watch the last-mentioned.
After visiting Ouarzazate’s city, you will drive and reach Ait Ben Haddou’s Kasbah and the fortified village. We will go all the way to the top of the Kasbah and admire the views of the valley and the village.
In the end, we will cross the High Atlas mountains to visit one of the Argan oil cooperatives and end the tour in Marrakech.