- Marrakech, the red city
- Jamaa El Fna
- Cooperative of Argan oil
- AIt Benhaddou
- Todra Gorges
- Erg Chebbi sand dunes
- Camel trekking and Camping
- Meknes and volubilis
- Fes, the cultural city
The 8 days tour from Marrakech to Fes via Merzouga (Erg Chebbi) allows you to explore the High Atlas Mountains. Pay a visit to Ait Ben Haddou and Telouat Kasbah. Stop at Ouarzazate for photos near the “Atlas studio,” Roses Valley, and the Dades Gorges. Camel ride and overnight stay in the Sahara desert.
Overnight in Berber tents in the heart of the dunes, then back on our route to Fes in a different way. We’ll stop at Rissani’s traditional Market, Erfoud, Errachidia, Midelt, and Azrou. Then we’ll go to Meknes, Volubilis, Chefchaouen, Rabat, and Casablanca before arriving in Marrakech.
Day 1: Marrakech to Dades:
In the morning, depart from your hotel or airport on an 8 days tour from Marrakech to Fes via Merzouga and go to Dades Valley. We will go into the High Atlas Mountains, winding around the famed Tizi N-Tichka pass, which is 2260 meters high.
We will stop along the road to see Ait Benhaddou Kasbah, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1987. It has appeared in several films, including Lawrence of Arabia, Gladiator, Kingdom of Heaven, and others.
Enjoy breathtaking scenery with a variety of hues and tiny Berber settlements. We’ll stop at several overlooks to look around and take photographs. Then go to Ouarzazate, well known as “the gate to the desert” Visit the Kasbah Taourirt and Films Studios, then proceed to Dades Gorges along the magnificent route of a thousand Kasbahs, arriving in Boumalne Dades for supper and an overnight stay in a traditional Riad or hotel.
Day 2: Dades to Merzouga:
We will depart Dades after a typical Moroccan breakfast and go to Todra Gorges. Enjoy a stroll within the tight canyon of the Dades gorges and snap photographs along the canyons of around 300m high, a popular location for mountaineers, before traveling the route of 1000 kasbahs towards the village of Tinghir and the Todra Gorge.
After that, the journey continues to Merzouga Sahara Desert, where you will have time for lunch at a local restaurant before arriving late in the afternoon at the Erg Chebbi dunes.
Enjoy a wonderful meal accompanied by Berber drum music and dancing, and then spend the night in a Standard or Luxury Desert Camp beneath a beautiful sky filled with magnificent stars.
Day 3: Merzouga desert tour:
Your camel guide will wake you up early in the morning to view and enjoy the finest sunrise of your life. After breakfast, you will return by camel to your Riad or Hotel in Merzouga, where your driver/guide will be ready to begin our off-road adventure excursion across the sand dunes.
Take advantage of this opportunity to learn about the Merzouga area. Begin your exploration of Berber communities with a visit to the Khamlia settlement, often known as the Black People. Warmly welcomed with a cup of tea while listening to their soulful Gnawa music.
Enjoy the stunning panoramic picture of sand dunes and learn about nomad lives as they live under tents and tend to herds of goats and camels.
Visit some abandoned mines and a palm-tree oasis. Return to Merzouga. You have some free time to explore Merzouga’s streets.
Day 4: Merzouga to Midelt:
We are leaving the Sahara Desert today after a fantastic off-road trip and unforgettable nomad encounters.
After breakfast, we will continue our 8 days tour from Marrakech to Fes to Midelt via Rissani and Erfoud, where you will be able to wander around the genuine Souk and shop like a native. We continue on our way to Midelt, pausing along the way to take in the panoramic vistas of palm palms across the Ziz valley.
After Errachidia, we’ll go through the Rich Ziz Gorges, which were carved out of volcanic rock. And then through the Tizi N Talghamt pass to Midelt. Arrive in Midelt and spend the night at your hotel, which includes dinner, bed, and breakfast.
Day 5: Midelt to Fes:
Continuing our 8 days Tour from Marrakech to Fes via Merzouga, we will travel from Midlet to Fes today after breakfast in your accommodation. We will be passing through little ancient mud Berber settlements in the Middle Atlas Mountains.
We stop in the renowned Cedar forest before the little village of Azrou to observe and photograph the Barbarian apes (monkeys). Then go to Ifrane (Morocco’s Switzerland) before landing at Fes. Drop off at your hotel or riad in Fes.
Day 6: Touring Fes:
Exploring Fes’s oldest amazing structures is a must and a thrilling chance not to be missed while in Morocco. Enjoy a half-day walking guided tour of the medina with a local guide, followed by free time in the afternoon to explore more of the city. The Fes medina is the world’s biggest living historic medina and has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1981.
You will also see the ancient historical landmarks in the Old Medina (Fes-el-Bali), such as the Nejjarin Museum, Al Quaraouin, Morocco’s oldest university, and the Jewish Quarter, and observe Fes’ famed leather tannery from above, among other things. Stay the night in a hotel or riad.
Day 7: Fes to Rabat via Meknes and Volubilis:
After breakfast, take the Meknes-Fes route to Rabat. On the route, we’ll stop at the Volubilis archaeological site to learn about Moroccan life during the Roman Empire. In 1997, UNESCO designated this ancient Roman city as a World Heritage Site.
In Meknes, we will see the Bab El Mansour, Africa’s most renowned gate, the Lahdim plaza with its spices Souk (market), and the Mausoleum of Moulay Ismail, which was once the only mosque in Morocco that allowed non-Muslims to visit.
Then we will continue our journey to Rabat, Morocco’s political capital and also a seaside city, where we will view the crenelated red ocher walls, and visit the Kasbah of the Udayas, the famed Hassan 2 tower, and the Mohamed 5 tomb. At the Medina, spend the night in a hotel or riad.
Day 8: Rabat to Marrakech via Casablanca:
The final day of our 8 days tour from Marrakech to Fes via Merzouga. Depart in the morning from Rabat for Marrakech via Casablanca. After breakfast, we will begin our journey by exploring the magnificent Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca. The mosque is the second-largest in Africa and the seventh-largest in the world. Its minaret, at 689 feet, is the world’s second-highest minaret (210 meters). Before returning to Marrakech, your departure point.
After you arrive, you will have the remainder of the day to yourself. To wander around the famed Djemaa el Fna square, or to do anything you had planned to do in Marrakech before your trip to Morocco.
Then we will bring you to the hotel or riad or to the airport, depending on the time of departure. This is how our 8 days tour from Marrakech to Merzouga and the imperial cities ends.