7 Days from Fes to Marrakech

Embark on a 7-day journey through the heart of Morocco, from the historical depth of Fes to the bustling energy of Marrakech, with an unforgettable detour through the serene Merzouga Desert. This adventure offers a deep dive into Morocco’s rich tapestry of culture, landscapes, and traditions. Here’s how to immerse yourself in this incredible journey.

Day 1: Fes – The Ancient Labyrinth

Begin your adventure in Fes, the spiritual and cultural heartbeat of Morocco. Explore the ancient medina, Fes el Bali, with its winding alleyways, vibrant souks, and historical marvels like the Al-Qarawiyyin University and the Bou Inania Madrasa. Wander through the tanneries and partake in the rich culinary heritage of the city. Overnight in Fes to soak up the atmosphere of this ancient city.

Day 2: Fes to Midelt – Through the Middle Atlas

Depart Fes and ascend into the Middle Atlas Mountains. Pass through Ifrane, a clean and well-maintained town known as the “Switzerland of Morocco,” and Azrou, an important market center for the region’s Berber tribes. The journey takes you through beautiful forests, jagged rock faces, and Berber villages before descending to the lovely city of Midelt, where you’ll spend the night.

Day 3: Midelt to Merzouga – Doorway to the Desert

Travel from Midelt to Merzouga. This journey takes you through the dramatic Ziz Valley, known for its palm trees and length, and the Tafilalt oasis. As you near Merzouga, the landscape shifts, giving way to the stunning Erg Chebbi dunes. The afternoon is perfect for a camel trek to witness the sunset over the dunes before retiring to a desert camp for a night under the stars.

Day 4: Exploring Merzouga and the Erg Chebbi Dunes

Dedicate this day to exploring the enchanting desert landscape. Wake early to catch the sunrise over the dunes. After breakfast, consider a visit to the village of Khamlia to enjoy Gnawa music, a tour of the fossil beds, or an excursion to see the nomadic families. Spend another magical night in the desert, enjoying Berber hospitality.

Day 5: Merzouga to Dades Valley – Valleys and Gorges

After one last desert sunrise, set off towards the Dades Valley. Along the way, stop at Rissani and Erfoud to explore the local market and fossil crafts. Continue through the Todra Gorge, a towering canyon, before arriving in the Dades Valley. The valley, known for its stunning scenery and Berber villages, is an ideal place for an overnight stay.

Day 6: Dades Valley to Ouarzazate and Ait Benhaddou

Journey from the Dades Valley through the Valley of Roses to Ouarzazate, a city famous for its film studios. Visit the Taourirt Kasbah and, if interested, the Atlas Studios. Drive to the fortified village of Ait Benhaddou, a UNESCO World Heritage site that has featured in many films. Explore the ancient dwellings and enjoy the panoramic views.

Day 7: Ait Benhaddou to Marrakech – The Red City

On your final day, travel from Ait Benhaddou to Marrakech over the High Atlas Mountains via the Tizi n’Tichka pass. Arriving in Marrakech, immerse yourself in the vibrant chaos of the city. Visit the Koutoubia Mosque, explore the Saadian Tombs, and lose yourself in the alleys of the souk. As evening falls, head to Jemaa el-Fnaa, a bustling square filled with performers, food stalls, and storytellers.

This 7-day journey from Fes to Marrakech via the Merzouga Desert offers a rich and varied tapestry of experiences, from ancient cities and lush valleys to the serene beauty of the Sahara. It’s a trip that will fill your soul with the essence of Morocco and leave you with memories to last a lifetime.

Tour Included :

– Tour in 4×4 vehicle/Minibus with A/C
– Driver/guide
– Fuel
– Hotel/riad overnight stays (breakfast & dinner included)
– Camel Trekking & Night in Desert
– Camel Per person
– Turban each for the Camel trip in Desert
– Sandboarding in The Dunes

Not included :

– Flight
– Lunchs
– Drinks

From €1,230 / per person
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I would definitely come back!! Best tour ever!!!! Sofia arballo

We came all the way from mexico, and would love to do it again!!! I cannot thank enough Brahim for everything he did for us! Ali drove us all the way from Marrakech to the desert for two days, making several stops , visiting amazing little towns and beautiful sceneries, like the Dades Gorges, this little town called Ait Benhaddou and more! Ali was very nice to us all the time,

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Our driver, Ali, came to our hotel in Marrakech to pick us up. After that we drove through Atlas to Ait Ben Haddou then Dades gorges. Next day, we visited Toudra gorges and Merzouga, where we enjoyed an marvelous sunshine on the top of a dune and a camel trek.

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