Overview : 8 days tour from Fes to Merzouga Desert Morocco
This 8 days tour from Fes to Merzouga Desert Morocco is worth to book, You’ll have enough time to explore all interesting attractions in the whole itinerary. This tour will takes you to the most visited places and thing to do in Morocco including historical attractions in Fes and Marrakech. Visit the Erg chebbi dunes, a heaven on earth in the southern Morocco.
Itinerary: 8 days tour from Fes to Merzouga Desert Morocco
Day 1: Arrival in Fes Saiss Airport
Our staff from Gorgeous Morocco tours company will meet you in Fes Saiss Airport, and pick you up to your Hotel in Fes.
Day 2: Fes Sightseeing
Your driver from Gorgeous Morocco Tours company will pick you up After breakfast in your riad, you will start exploring Fes“ the Spiritual City of Morocco”. You’ll spend the whole half day to discover the Medina, visiting most of the sites with cultural and historical sights. Including the famous Al Karaouine Mosque and University (the oldest in the world), the Tanneries and the Najjarine fountain.
After lunch, we will drive outside the Medina to see the Royal Palace gate, walk through the Jewish quarter“ the Mellah”, then to visit the pottery cooperative. Afternoon, we will drive to one of the fortresses to experience an amazing panoramic view of the whole Medina of Fes. Overnight accommodation will be in an authentic riad in the heart of old Medina.
Day 3 : Fes-Ifrane – Azrou – Midelt – Errachidia – Ziz valley- Erg chebbi:
After breakfast in your Riad, we leave Fes and driving towards the magical Middle Atlas Mountains. We will stop in the charming town of Ifrane; which known as ‘Switzerland of Morocco’, because of the weather, architecture and historical events. We will have a short break in order to walk around before we continue to the largest cedar forest of Morocco beside a beautiful town of Azrou, where you will have chance to see Barbary Monkeys living in a wild area.
After that, we keep driving between the mountains passing through many Berber villages like Timhdit, Zaida and Medilt. Then we drive further south crossing the mountains of the High Atlas till we get to Errachidia where the Valley of palm trees appears, these create an Oasis of greenery ideal for growing all kinds of fruit trees and vegetables microclimate. After a while we reach Erfoud; the capital of Fossils, which abound testifying past covered by the sea. From here the asphalt disappears, Saharan tracks adobe till we reach the village of Merzouga; the main town in Sahara Desert. Overnight at the hotel closed to the dunes with dinner and breakfast.
Day 4 : Merzouga sightseeing :
After breakfast at your hotel we will explore Erg Chebbi more deeply. A visit to the town of Khamlia, we discover small villages and inhabited houses in unexpected places far from civilization. In addition to that, we will visit nomads who feel so happy to share their lifestyle with their visitors. Our journey continue to discover an old mines closed to the borders between Morocco and Algeria, found by French since many years ago.Later on we go back to the town where we will have a typical lunch especially of the area called” Berber Pizza”.
After having lunch you will have a lifetime experience starts by camel trekking; friendly camels guided by a man. With experience of many years going up and down on sand with different stops to take pictures of landscapes. And amazing sunset, around 1H30 walking we get to the camp; located in the heart of desert.
Where you will have your dinner and enjoy the Berber music played by locals under a starry sky. In the morning you will wake up early in order to admire the fascinating view of sunrise, before you go back to the hotel by riding your camel again till the hotel where you will have breakfast and take a shower.
Day 5 : Merzouga – Todra gorges – Dades valley – Ouarzazate :
Today we departure to Rissani; old Sijilmassa center of ancient caravans from Toumboukto to Marrakech as center market of Salt. After walking around the biggest market of the region we continue our trip through a semi-desert landscape till we reach the oasis of Tinghir, one of the wonderful places in Morocco. Then we get to Todra gorges highest and narrowest gorges with 300m which considered an attractive place for climbers.
After having lunch, we continue the way until another impressive valley of Dades and to the city of Roses; the area where the real flower grows called Damskina, short break if you are interested to see how they abstract different products from Roses in one of the cooperatives there.
Then, we drive through a famous road known as” road of thousand Kasbahs” to reach one of the most important cities of southern Morocco Ouarzazate, known for its intense and cinematic activity, having to his credit films like Gladiator, Troy, the Mummy etc made in a big studio Called Atlas Corporation Studios, you can have a visit before we get to the hotel where we will spend the night with dinner and breakfast.
Day 6 : Ouarzazate – Aitbenhaddou – Marrakech :
This morning we’ll head towards Ait Ben Haddou, the queen of kasbahs ( UNESCO World Heritage site since 1987) and walk around. Later we will visit one of the most wonderful tracks of Morocco”Kasbah of Telouet”, ancient Glagui’s palace Pacha of Marrakech. We continue our way through the port of highest pass in Morocco Tizi N Tichca (2,260 m), where we will have breaks for panoramic views and lunch before we reach the imperial city of Marrakech. Overnight at riad.
Day 7 : Marrakech Guided tour :
We’ll pegine our journey with a pick up from your Riad / hotel in Marrakech to spend a full day trip and Explore Marrakech. With a local tour guide, Called “the red city” because of the color of its walls and filled with gardens, watered by underground wells (khettaras), which were built by the Almoravids and Saharan nomads in the eleventh century.
In this day we will visit Menara, the Saadian Tombs, the Bahia Palace, the Koutoubia, Majorelle Gardens and souks, these are some of the unavoidable visits. A unique experience will be to discover the square of” Djemaa El Fna” where life and activity of the city is concentrated: dancers, storytellers, jugglers, artisans, merchants and snake charmers. While you discover these important places you will have free time to walk by yourselves. Overnight in the same riad.
Day 8 : Airport Transfer :
The last day of our 8 days from Fes to Marrakech, Your driver will transfer you to the airport at the right time of your flight deparature.
8 days tour from Fes to Merzouga Desert Morocco Booking Details:
- Morocco tour of 8 days
- Starting location: Fes
- Ending location : Marrakech
- Deparature : ( Arrival time)
- Confirmation: It will be received at booking time
Included: 8 days tour from Fes to Merzouga Desert Morocco
- Private vehicle with A/C
- Car fuell
- English speaking driver
- Local guide in Fes
- Hotel in Fes (B&B 2 Nights)
- Desert camp in Merzouga
- Private Equipped tent
- Riad in Merzouga
- Hotel in Ouarzazate
- Hotel in Marrakech (B&B 2 Nights)
- Camel trek Excursion ( 1/ Each)
- Dinner and Breakfast
- Sandboard ( Optional )
Excluded: 8 days tour from Fes to Merzouga Desert Morocco
- Dinner in Marrakech & Fes
(Note): In Case our 8 days Morocco tour from Fes to Marrakech via sahara desert doesn’t match your travel plan. Please get in touch with us, we can provide a different itinerary according to your desires.