- Touring Marrakech with a local guide.
- The Fortress of Ait Benhaddou.
- Ouarzazate, Atlas Studios.
- Todgha Gorges.
- Merzouga camel ride.
- Camping at Erg Chebbi dunes.
- Fes, the cultural city.
- The desert tour.
Join the best 7 days tour from Marrakech to Fes desert tour with the best travel agency in Morocco. In the first two days, you will have time to tour and discover the city of Marrakech with a local guide. Thereafter, on the third day, you will pass by many beautiful cities, villages, and Kasbah such as Ait Benhaddou and Ouarzazate until you arrive at Boumalne and spend the night.
Half of the Fourth day and the whole fifth day will be all spent in the desert of Merzouga. You will ride a camel, do camping and watch a beautiful starry sky. More importantly, you will do a discovery desert tour and go traveling to meet the Berber Nomads and the Gnawa people.
In the last days, you will be traveling to Fes, passing by many other beautiful spots, and going to discover the main attractions in Fes on the last day.
Day 1: Pickup service to accommodation:
The seven days tour starts with your arrival at the airport. We will pick you up heading to your accommodation to relax. If we got time and you arrived early on the day, we would go on a visit to some places in Marrakech.
Day 2: Touring Marrakech:
On the second day of our 7 days (one week) Marrakech to Fes desert tour itinerary, you are going to tour and explore the main attractions in the red city. After having breakfast, our local guide will come and pick you up and cross the city’s streets. Usually, we start by visiting the gardens of Majorelle and Menara. Here, you will discover the history of these beautiful places where most of the citizens head to relax. Majorelle, for example, is founded by a French artist who chose to settle in Morocco and make it his home.
Secondly, we take you to visit Bahia and El Badi Palace where you will see some of the greatest Moroccan architecture examples. Eventually, as the city was once settled by Saadian, we will take you to see how they managed to build a kind of unique Tombs to protect their victims. Thereafter, you will head to discover the Koutoubia mosque, one of the oldest and highest towers in Morocco. Finally, we will spend the whole evening exploring the famous square of Jamaa El Fna.
Day 3 : Marrakech to Boumaln Dades:
Today, After having breakfast, we are going to hit the road towards Boumalne Dades. Firstly, we will drive through the High Atlas mountains. As the road is all mountains, Morocco has succeeded to build a pass that allows you to reach the Southeast and travel to the desert. This pass is about 200 km and it is all a curved way until you reach the tip of the High Atlas mountains. Driving through the Tichka pass, you will stop by the highest point of this curved road( about 2260m). It offers one of the best panorama views of the Atlas mountains. In a while, we will continue traveling to the Southeast, this time we will pass by Ait Benhaddou. Here, you will have some time to cross the river and reach the great Ksar which was once a very important stop for traders and camel caravans.
Later on the day trip, we will be heading to discover the Ouallywood of Morocco. Ouarzazate is the only city that has an international airport in the Southeast. Here, we will take you to visit the Atlas studios which are the main attractions in the city. They are where they shoot movies and sometimes rent some materials for directors. After that, we hit the road again, the next destinations are Rose valley and the city of Kalaat Mgouna which are famous for cosmetic products.
Finally, we will travel to Boumalne Dades passing by some small Berber villages and valleys on the way. We drop you off, you have dinner, and spend the night at this site.
Day 4 : Boumalne Dades to Merzouga:
On the third day of our one-week (7 days) Marrakech to Fes desert tour via Merzouga, we are going to explore the Highlight of the tour and probably of all Morocco desert tours. However, before that, We are going to visit some worthy places such as the Toudgha or Toudra canyons which are about 300m and the best place for climbers. Besides, passing by cities like Tinghir and Tinejdad. If we have more time we could stop to visit Erfoud or Rissani cities.
Finally, we will have arrived at the Merzouga desert. We will head directly to the camel that will be waiting next to the dunes. Our team of camel men will help you to ride the camel in a safe way. We go crossing the golden dunes in a friendly mood. Most of the time we watch the sunset from the desert camp, yet if it happened that we got a bit late, we will watch it on the way to the camp. When arriving at the camp, you can take sandboarding and go skiing. At night, you will be served a delicious Moroccan meal and entertained with the Berber drums music under the stars.
Day 5: Merzouga desert tour:
On the fifth day of our Marrakech to Fes desert tour, a one-week itinerary via Merzouga is going to be all spent discovering the desert surroundings. Firstly, before taking the trip, you can wake up early and climb the sand dunes to watch the stunning sunrise. When coming back, you can take a shower and then have breakfast in the camp. Eventually, you will take the 4×4 and drive through the desert to meet the Berber Nomads and the original citizens of Merzouga. These people are still living in tents and get their income from raising goats and sheep and selling them in near souks mostly in Erfoud or Rissani.
Thereafter, we will drive to visit M’Ifiss where you will discover one of the oldest mines of kohl in the area. Next, we will take you to a place called Glb Nass English means “the people’s heart”, it is one of the unique panoramas that allow you to see the charming views of the desert from a different gaze.
In a while, we will leave heading to Khamlia village which is about 4 km from Merzouga center. Here, you will discover another lifestyle. Definitely, the Gnawas are one of the main parts that make the desert of Merzouga worth visiting. Every year, these people organize a festival they call the Gnawa festival and it lasts for three days. These days they show their culture and play different rhythms. When we arrive there, we will head to a place they call Dar Gnaoua. Here, you will discover their history and listen to their music. Thereafter, we are going to visit the Moroccan National Auto Museum, a place that belongs to an Emirati and it is where he shows different old 4×4 cars.
Day 6: Merzouga to Fes:
On the sixth day of our Marrakech to Fes desert tour itinerary, we are going to travel to the cultural city where we are supposed to end the tour.
Firstly, after having breakfast in the camp or the hotel. We are going to take the car and go to visit Erfoud which is only about 30 to 40 minutes from the desert. In this city, we are going to see different kinds of fossils that the area is famous for. Eventually, we will continue the tour heading to Errachidia dam. It is the main source of water in the whole desert area and Errachidia province. Next, we will carry on heading to Fes, this time we will pass by the two beautiful cities of Midelt and Zaida. Lunch will be served in one of these two.
After having lunch, we will drive again towards the cultural city. The next destination is the beautiful cedar forest next to the city of Azrou. In the latter, we are going to have a walk looking for Barbary macaques. In a while, we will travel to Little Switzerland of Morocco, Ifrane city, where you will go on a small trip to explore the Atlas lion statue as the main attraction in the city.
Finally, we will arrive at the last destination of today’s trip, Fes. We will take you to your accommodation where you will spend the nest and relax in the city the next day.
Day 7: Touring Fes:
On the last day of our Marrakech to Fes desert tour: Marrakech (7 days) one-week itinerary via Merzouga, you are going to tour Fes with a local guide. As known Fes is one of the four Moroccan imperial cities in Morocco and has a great history. Clearly, on this tour, you will go to discover the main available attractions. Firstly, you are going to discover the Chouara tannery, the biggest tannery of all three that are located in Fes. The history of these tanneries goes back deep in history as it was the main place where they used to paint their clothes and make leather products.
After visiting the tanneries, we usually head to explore the oldest existing university in the world. The University of Al Qarawiyyin was founded by Fatima al-Fihri in 859 and was attracting many people from all over the world to go and study there. Eventually, you will be taken on a visit to the Mellah which is a Jewish quarter. Finally, you will be heading to visit the old medina of Fes and explore its interesting streets. Clearly, there are many other attractions in Fes that you will discover with the local guide besides the history of the city.