8 Days from Fes to Marrakech

Embark on an 8-day journey from the historic depths of Fes to the bustling vibrancy of Marrakech, weaving through the silent majesty of the Merzouga Desert. This expedition invites you to experience the full spectrum of Morocco’s cultural and natural wonders. Here’s how you can traverse this richly woven route and immerse yourself in a profound Moroccan experience.

Day 1: Fes – The Timeless Medina

Begin your adventure in the ancient city of Fes, a living museum of medieval architecture and vibrant cultural traditions. Explore the winding alleys of the Fes el Bali medina, admire the intricate tilework of the Bou Inania Madrasa, and witness the bustling tanneries. Spend your evening enjoying the hospitality and culinary delights of a traditional riad.

Day 2: Fes to Midelt – Journey Through the Atlas

Depart Fes and ascend into the cool air of the Middle Atlas Mountains. Traverse through forests of cedar and juniper, stopping at the charming town of Ifrane, known for its alpine-style architecture. Continue through the mountainous terrain and the apple capital of Midelt, where you’ll spend the night amidst the tranquility of the high plains.

Day 3: Midelt to Merzouga – The Desert Calls

Travel from Midelt towards the sweeping vistas of the Ziz Valley and the palm groves of Erfoud. As you approach Merzouga, the landscape transforms into the rolling dunes of the Erg Chebbi. Arrive in time to mount a camel and trek into the desert for an unforgettable sunset and a night under the stars at a Berber camp.

Day 4: Merzouga – Embrace the Sahara

Dedicate this day to the beauty of the Sahara. Wake early for a sunrise over the dunes, then explore the surroundings. Visit the nomadic Berber families, the village of Khamlia with its Gnawa music, or the fossil sites. Enjoy another night in the desert camp, relishing the peace and the panoramic night sky.

Day 5: Merzouga to Todra Gorge – Canyons and Palms

Bid farewell to the desert and head towards the Todra Gorge, a towering slit through the mountains and a climber’s paradise. On the way, explore the ancient market town of Rissani. Wander through the Todra palms and the high rock walls, and spend the night in this area of breathtaking natural beauty.

Day 6: Todra Gorge to Dades Valley – The Route of a Thousand Kasbahs

Travel from Todra Gorge to the Dades Valley, known as the Route of a Thousand Kasbahs. This path is lined with fortresses and traditional architecture amidst a backdrop of natural wonders like the Monkey Fingers rock formation. Overnight in the Dades Valley, enjoying the hospitality and scenery.

Day 7: Dades Valley to Ait Benhaddou – A Cinematic Journey

Journey to the celebrated Ksar of Ait Benhaddou, a striking example of Southern Moroccan architecture and a UNESCO World Heritage site. Explore the ancient dwellings and granaries, and learn about the village’s cinematic fame. Spend the night nearby, soaking in the history and the stars.

Day 8: Ait Benhaddou to Marrakech – The Red City Awaits

On your final day, travel over the Tizi n’Tichka pass, winding through the High Atlas Mountains with spectacular views. Arrive in Marrakech, the vibrant heart of Morocco, and dive into its bustling life. Visit the Koutoubia Mosque, the Saadian Tombs, and lose yourself in the souks. As night falls, experience the spectacle of Jemaa el-Fnaa square.

This 8-day journey from Fes to Marrakech via Merzouga is a deep dive into Morocco’s heart, offering a panorama of its historical, cultural, and natural beauty. It’s an odyssey that weaves together the threads of ancient cities, silent deserts, and living traditions into a tapestry of unforgettable experiences.

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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Found this company on the internet, we (2 of us) wanted a customized trip around Morocco with a driver, arranging everything was easy and matter of fact. Nothing went wrong, our driver Hassan was respectful, knowledgeable (almost funny lol) helpful .

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We came from Taiwan. we are so lucky to choose Tamlalt Tours. Our driver Hassan neither hesitate help us in everything. He took us to everywhere if we want to go. And help us to solve the problem of accommodation in Tangier. I'd recommend this company to anyone travelling to Morocco. and thank you so much ~Hassan

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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