8 Days Desert Tour from Fes to Marrakech Overview:
Enjoy this long tour that will take 8 days desert tour from Fes to Marrakech to discover many beautiful places, our trips will start from Fes towards the Sahara desert in southern Morocco and we will end in the red city in Morocco which is Marrakech, visit Fez, it is a charming city for its visitors, as it is an ancient city surrounded by hills and forests, which made it one of the most beautiful places in the region there, and it enjoys the original Moroccan architecture that was untouched by any modern architectural intervention, in addition to the narrow streets the city is characterized by mosaic art and arched entrances Beautiful ironworks, as well as a rich historical legacy, as it is possible to visit medieval Roman ruins, in addition to the ruins of an empire dating back to the third century.
We will discover the Atlas Mountains with their beautiful traditional buildings, Ride Camels in the Sahara desert of Erg Chebbi to see the beautiful sunset and you will spend a great night with a sky full of stars in a Desert camp( Berber tents), we will see The fantastic two valleys, Roses valley, and Dades valley then the Todra Gorge, then visit the Old Kasbah of Ait ben Haddou that has an old history, it’s Unesco world heritage. We will drive through the curvy road via the Atlas Mountains to reach Marrakech.
Fes 8 Days Tour to Marrakech Info:
+ Duration: 8 Days & 7 nights
+ Departure: 08:00 am
+ Starting Location: Fes
+ Ending Location: Marrakech
8 Days tour Fes to Marrakech Highlights
+ Pick you up from the Airport
+ The visit of Fes
+ Cross the High Atlas Mountains and its Tizi Ntichka pass
+ Visit the UNESCO world heritage site of Ait Ben Hadou
+ Drive to Dades Gorges
+ Visit The Todgha Gorges and drive across Erfoud To Desert
+ Ride a camel in Merzouga while assisting to a dramatic sunset
+ Sleep under the stars in Erg Chebbi Sahara camp
+ Drive through the Ziz valley and Atlas mountains to Marrakech
+ Visit Essaouira Beach
8 Days from Fes to Marrakech desert tour Itinerary:
Day 1: Fes - Pick up at the airport transfer to the hotel / Riad
Pick up at Fes Sais Airport, follow arrival time. And transfer to the hotel/Riad in the heart of the Medina of Fez. Depending on the time of arrival, the possibility of having a first contact with the visit of the Medina of Fez. Dinner and accommodation in hotel/Riad.
Day 2: Fes - World heritage site - (Day to know Fez)
An entire day devoted to discovering the most intellectual city in the kingdom. There are many monuments that you can visit: Medersas (Koranic Schools): Chahrij, Bouinania Attarin. Souks, Fes El-Jedid, the Karaouine Mosque (the first university in the world).
Day 3: Fes - Medilt - Azrou - The Ziz Valley - Merzouga Desert
After breakfast we leave Fez towards the middle Atlas, passing through Ifrane, we arrive at the Azrou forests where there are wild monkeys. It will be a good opportunity to take photos of Moroccan nature. We will have lunch in the Berber village of Zaida. We will continue crossing the Atlas Mountains enjoying the Medilt landscape until we reach the small town of Rich, Erfoud, where we begin to feel the air of the Sahara with the Tafilalet oasis. We will continue to Merzouga, after relaxing a little … we will go on the camels to spend a night in the desert. We will spend a night in the tent of the Berber nomads.
Day 4: Merzouga - KHamlia - Erg Chebbi Dunes Tour (Night in the tents)
You are already in the desert! … Enjoying the magic of the dunes. In the morning, early, when the heat still does not press. We will take the 4 × 4 and we will go to know these desert lands, the lake or Dayet Srij, full of flamingos, to the house of a family of Gnaouas or Bambara musicians, descendants of slaves who came from Black Africa, and who will delight us with its traditional music. We will enter the dunes, where the old «Paris-Dakar« passes, we will meet some nomadic families who live as they can in that sea of sand and stone … An authentic unforgettable adventure !! We return to the hotel and we will leave the 4 × 4 Vehicle there. and in the afternoon we will ride the dromedaries that will take us to the heart of the desert where we will contemplate an unforgettable sunset. Dinner and accommodation in a nomadic tent, in the heart of the “Erg Chebbi” dunes in Merzouga.
Day 5: Merzouga - Rissani - Erfoud Fossils - Gorges of Todra-Dades Valley
We will get up early to enjoy a spectacular sunrise, after breakfast, we will return to Merzouga by camel before leaving for Rissani. We will visit the largest market in the entire area, we will continue to Erfoud where you can visit the marble and fossil factory. We go through the palm grove of Touroug and Tinijda to reach the Gorges of Todra, a river bed that forms vertical-wall gorges, considered an attraction for climbers. We will have lunch there and walk to enjoy the gorges, in the afternoon we will continue towards the Valley Dades, dinner and night in the hotel.
Day 6: Dades Valley - Valley of Roses - SKoura - Ouarzazate - Ait Ben Haddou - High Atlas - Marrakech
We will enjoy the best views of the Dades Valley, a large number of Kasbah of tourist interest. Later we crossed the Valley of the Roses and the great palm grove of Skora before arriving in Quarzazate to visit the Kasbah de Taourit, former residence of the Pacha Glaoui. Then we follow the route to Ait Ben Haddou, where we will visit the famous Kasbah, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1986. Several films have been shot such as Gladiator, The Mummy, Obelix, The Jewel of the Nile, Free time to eat, in the afternoon we will follow the road to Marrakech, crossing the Tizi Ntichka mountain range, with stops to photograph. Arrival in Marrakech around 6:00 p.m., transfer to the hotel, and end of the trip.
Day 7: Marakech - Essaouira - back to Marakech
We will visit some monuments of La Menara and before starting the trip to the west coast to visit the old Portuguese port called Mogador, a small coastal fishing town, it preserves its walls that served as a defense against attacks by invaders from the sea. their defense systems. The climate of the city makes it always windy, it is an attraction for surfers. We will take a walk through its streets full of craft products and spices. The city is known for its Gnawa spiritual music festival where you can taste its seafood prepared at its small stops. spend the night in the hotel.
Day 8: Marrakech - Airport
After breakfast, transfer at the agreed time to the Marrakech Menara Airport, and end of the 8 Days Tour from Fes to Marrakech.
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8 Days Tour from Fes to Marrakech reviews
David H wrote a review ( June 2020 )
Unforgettable 8-day tour from Fez to Marrakech
Marrakech Tour Company is the best option for traveling in Morocco, its guides are very professional, they speak different languages and that’s why communication is easier, they make you very comfortable during the trip, which I have the most loved is the visit to the Dades Valley, it is a community that I particularly like, the wonderful 8-day tour from Fez to Marrakech takes you to discover the Sahara desert, you can camp in the clear moon and ride a camel
Highly recommend this tour.
Carlos D wrote a review (June 2020)
8 days Fes to Marrakech and Merzouga desert
After about 450 km of traveling with Said (and Hassan at the wheel) through Morocco, we can say that we enjoyed every moment of this exciting journey! The 8-day desert tour from Fez to Marrakech that Discover Morocco Trips composed us took us to Fez, before spending a night in the desert, enjoying a morning in Rissani on the way to the Dades Valley and with an incredible last day driving through the High Atlas mountains in Marrakech. As much as we remember the stunning scenery and colorful markets, we really enjoyed our interesting conversations with Said, joked, and laughed a lot; we feel so safe and comfortable traveling with these 2 young men who are truly great ambassadors for their country.
Rarely have we learned so much in such a short time about a country and in such an enjoyable way! And the Tajine breakfasts we share along the way will be remembered – until we return to this fascinating land. And when we do, rest assured that Hassan and Said de Marrakech Tour Company will be our partners again.
Shukran for making our trip to Morocco so special and memorable in the best way possible! First, we cannot say enough incredible things about Hassan. He was really friendly and had tons of local knowledge and history to share along the tour.
This experience was easily the highlight of our trip, we felt like we saw a lot of Morocco. Seeing, the dunes, riding the camels, taking the tour around the desert and we know some nomadic people, Gnawa Khamliya which is Berber Music, was an incredible memory that no one should miss out on.
We even had the perfect timing of using Hassan for our one-day tour to Chefchaouen, which was another highlight worth considering from Fes. The company was fast to reply, accommodating, and friendly. Would highly recommend this tour and company to anyone coming to visit Morocco.
David K wrote a review ( June 2020 )
Fes to Marrakech via Merzouga desert 8 days
I wanted a safe experience for an adventurous middle-aged woman traveling alone. Traveling in a group or in a combination is not really what I like, as I don’t like to adapt to the schedules of other people whose interests are not the same as mine. My route was well planned, but it also allowed enough flexibility for spontaneous changes. Mubarek, my guide, was professional and treated me like a rock star. I felt safe walking the back roads and also seeing the sights of the most famous cities in Morocco. I would recommend this company to anyone.
Places to see on your 8 Days Desert tour from Fes to Marrakech
History of Fes Morocco
The city of Fez is one of the great Moroccan cities with a rich heritage and beating history in its corners, hills, and religions.
The city of Fez has three parts. The first is:
Fez el Bali:
the ancient city is considered to be the most historically Iraqi, with the building of the Mosque of Villagers (the oldest mosque in the Maghreb) and the University of Villagers attached to it (the oldest university in the world), and the Bali Fez contains many archaeological hotels.
The new Fez:
built by the Marines during the thirteenth century, contains the royal palace of the Marine Age as well as the Grand Mosque, located in the city’s ancient Jewish neighborhood, abandoned by its inhabitants to Israel in 1948.
The new city:
founded by French colonists in 1916, is located in a train station and most of the city’s industrial facilities.
Ifrane ( little Switzerland )
The city of Ifran is one of Morocco’s oldest mountain cities, located near the cities of Meknes and Fas, With a population of 73,782 people, located 1,655 meters above the shine of the sea, Its climate is cold and harsh in winter, and in summer and spring it is mild, There are gorgeous waterfalls and green nature, making it a place to attract tourists And the word “Ifran” means caves, and its name comes from the rampant caves around it, an old Orti, who had been nicknamed a little Switzerland because it had a European character.
Cedar Forest of Azrou
About 13 kilometers from the administrative city of Azrou of the province of Efran, the Goro rice forest, dubbed at the beginning of the 19th century as French General Henri Joseph Goreau, appointed by French colonialism as governor of Efran and the periphery, is located according to many oral accounts by the Hespress newspaper of tourist guides of the region.
The height of the Goro rice tree is more than 45 meters, although it died years ago it is considered the most famous tree that brings visitors to this forest known the spread of endangered barbaric macaques; This is to discover the secrets of the past and the history of the region within its land veins.
Many monkeys hover over this ecological tourist shrine, where they are used to getting food and drink from tourists and visitors wanting to earn monkey affection and for taking photographs near these animals, which are regarded by water and forests as wild animals.
Midelt is a Moroccan city located between the Mediterranean and Grand Atlas mountains along the mountain of Ayashi (Aarey and Ayash).
The city is known for producing apples where apple season takes place every year and is also known for a range of semi-precious metals such as vanadinites.
The river of Ziz
Valley of Ziz is a river in the southern Kingdom of Morocco.  Its source is found in the mountains of the Mediterranean Atlas in Morocco and is located in the Sahara desert. Important cities on the River Ziz include Rashidiya, Aoud, and Sijilmasa.
Merzouga Sahara desert
Marzouka is a small city located in southeastern Morocco that has become a tourist place thanks to its access to sub-Saharan dunes. It is a way of reaching a place that is sparsely populated and close to the point where the Sahara is in contact with Morocco. So it can become one of those trips that become a great experience.
Let’s see how you get to this point in MoroccoNearby things and what you can see and do in the area. Although Marzuka is a small place, it has already become a tourist city ready to receive tourists from all over the world.
The activities that can be carried out in this desert are many and varied, each of which is more enjoyable. Walking through dunes is essential, but it can not only be done on foot, as its extension is too large. Expeditions are also organized in 4 × 4 or Atv quad. But one of the best experiences is undoubtedly to ride camels to walk on these dunes.
It is not a metaphor if we say that the city of Arvod, an open historical book, is between Wadi Ziz, and a slick ditch standing in Shmukh, guarding this archaeological place, adored with smells from dust history.
The people of Arvod say; The capital of one of Morocco’s largest southeast oases, bordering Algeria; Their destination is the world’s largest open museum of excavations.
in the arid rock mountains, surrounding the city; There are giant rocks containing remnants, traces and fingerprints of wild extinct animals, from the dinosaurs of sharks to several types of sea shells, dating back tens of millions of years, even before humans appeared.
However, it is not necessary to go to these mountains, or to go out to the desert to discover these fossils, where the city is abundant with commercial spaces, a mix of shops and museums, where thousands of pieces are offered, mostly for sale.
Rissani Morocco is known for its wildlife and nature. It is an ideal terminal to experience plants and animals in Africa. Rissani is located in the east of Morocco, near Erfoud, and is closest to Erbbi, Morocco’s largest sand desert.
Things to Do in Rissani
The city will give you a great local experience. Stroll through the streets and enjoy local vendors, especially water sellers. Note that some buildings and religious sites are not allowed to non-Muslims, but they are so amazing to see from the outside. Rissani is a great place where you can enjoy the local life of its people as well as have walked in its narrow but beautiful streets.
Compared to Fes and Marrakech markets, the market of Rissani is small. However, it is noteworthy for a real experience of the sheep and cattle market and the affairs of the locals. You will have the opportunity to buy souvenirs and gifts.
Todgha gorges occupy an intrinsic place in the valley. It protects the riverbed that waters rich fields and oases, and its function does not end here, but is an integral part of the identity and zeitgeist symbol of the region’s inhabitants.
The Dades Valley is a river in Morocco to the east of the country. It is born in the Great Atlas, crosses the south of Fudge Dades, and heads west between the mountain ranges of the Great Atlas and the small Atlas. Finally meets the river Warzazat to pour together into the river Dara ‘a.
Fudge Dadds is easily accessible by taxi from nearby Tangier.
The scene is very beautiful with views of interesting rock formations. The fig tree of the valley is a lush and green area in front of the river, while the surrounding area is a rocky desert. There are simple village communities whose inhabitants still live in traditional houses. Women can also be seen washing clothes in the river, scattering their washes to dry apart in the surrounding trees.
A beautiful mountain city, founded in the first third of the twentieth century, this castle is located in the southeast of the Kingdom of Morocco, where it belongs to the province of Tangier and is renowned for growing roses. It is known for its human, tourist, natural, cultural, and peasant qualities. It is also known for its products of high-quality roses, In her honor, a festival is held every year that acquires a global reputation.
Ouarzazate ( Hollywood of Morocco )
With its distinctive cinematic look, this world-renowned city offers many architectural treasures that you can explore, and you can enjoy a number of authentic restaurants that you can enjoy when visiting this area. Warzazat is a city located between the Sahara and the Green Valleys and between past and present, the starting point for a trip to the great south of Morocco to explore a number of luxury castles and palaces, and the dunes, as well as the authentic and conservative model that characterizes the lives of the inhabitants and people of the region.
Ait Benhaddou Kasbah
The Moroccan palace of Ait bin Haddou is one of the palaces retaining its valuable architectural characteristics on which it was built, despite the harsh erosion factors it has experienced across different times.
Situated 30 kilometers from Warzazat, the Palais or Kasba Ite Bin Haddou is a castle of sand built in the middle of a field filled with almond trees.
The presence of this palace in the middle of this flowering oasis is a spectacular view, especially in the spring, making it a distinctive decor for a number of international films.
The interest of cinematographers, archaeologists and tourists in this historic landmark has made it worthy of UNESCO’s sponsorship and its inclusion in the UNESCO “World Heritage List” since 1987.
These films were filmed at the Moroccan archaeological site: “Lawrence of Arabia, Living Day Lights, Howling Sky, Mummy, Christ Ibn Nazareth, Alexander, Warrior.
Marrakech is known as the red city cause of the color of its buildings. It is abundant in many historical monuments and is renowned for its geometry that mimics Andalusian architecture. French colonialism has left its mark on it in many areas beyond its architectural art.
Marrakech is located south of central Morocco and is the Kingdom of Morocco’s third-largest city in terms of population density. Founded in 1062 by Youssef bin Tashvin, the city played a political role in Morocco’s history. Marrakech embraces many of the world’s cultural and political events, and its iconic “Jamaa al-Fna” arena is classified as a human world heritage.
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