7 Days Desert Tour from Fes to Desert and Marrakech


7 Days Desert Tour from Fes to Desert and Marrakech

itinerary overview And details

Day 1: Fes sightseeing

            After having breakfast, we will sightsee with a local official tour guide one of the oldest living Medinas in the world, the old medina of Fez. First, we will explore the narrow alleys of the old medina with its traditional souks. Then, we will visit other main corners of the old medina such as the 9th century Karouine Mosque and University, El-Attarine school and the Fontaine Ennajarine. We will also visit the mausoleum of the city founder “Moulay Idriss II” and some of the tanneries to see how leather is traditionally made. After lunch, we will visit the Batha Museum to go on a historical journey about the city of Fez.

Day 2: Fes – Merzouga                

            In the early morning, we will head towards the city of Imouzzer, which is known for its vast forests and breathtaking beauty. After exploring the most important landmarks of Imouzzer, we will continue our way to Fez vie the high Atlas Mountains. Along the way, you will enjoy looking at many impressive views such as, nomad families in their tents and other beautiful natural landscapes. After having lunch in Middelt, we will continue our way to Merzouga through a number of Berber villages like Rich, a small Berber village marks the end of the high Atlas mountains, Errachidia, the main city of the region, and Erfoud, which is famous for its date festival and fossils shops.  In the evening, we will be at the doors of Merzouga where we will spend the night.

Day 3: Tour around Erg Chebbi by 4×4 – camel ride and night in desert camp

            After having breakfast, we will go on an exploratory tour in the surrounding areas of Erg Chebbi dunes. We will first see some black volcanic rocks and marble fossils. Then, we will visit a nomad family in their tent to learn about their traditions and share some of their practices. After that, we will head towards Khamlia, which is regionally known as the village of black people coming from Sudan, to visit Dar Gnawa (the house of Gnawa) and enjoy their music. Following this, we will head back to Merzouga to have lunch and rest a little bit before riding camels to cross the desert to enjoy a marvelous sunset. Night will be spent in a bivouac (camp) in the middle of the desert.

Day 4: Merzouga – Ouarzazate

Today’s trip will begin with waking up early so as to enjoy a spectacular sunrise. Then, we will ride the camels back to the hotel to have breakfast and take a shower. As you get ready, we will leave Merzouga towards Ouarzazate. But before we will stop to visit some fossils, carpets, and leather shops if case you want to buy souvenirs and gifts for your families and friends. We will stop also in Todra Gorges, a series of high limestone river canyons, where you will have lunch and explore the place on your own. After that, we will continue our trip to Ouarzazate vie Dades valley, Kelaat Mgouna and Skoura. By the late evening, we will be in the Hollywood of Africa, Ouarzazate.

Day 5: Ouarzazate – Marrakech

After having breakfast, we will head towards the Aït Benhaddou Kasbah, a fortified village and a UNESCO World Heritage. This well-known Kasbah in Morocco is situated on a hill near the Ouarzazate River. Therefore, to walk inside the Kasbah you will need to equip yourself with comfortable shoes to cross a river and climb the Kasbah’s hill to enjoy looking at the Kasbah from the top. The Kasbah is also well-known for being the setting for many international films such as, Lawrence of Arabia and Gladiator. As we finish exploring the Kasbah, we will leave to Marrakech via the high Atlas Mountains. Late in the evening, we will arrive to Marrakech and then we will accompany you to check into your hotel.

Day 6: Marrakesh

            Today, we will have a full-day tour to explore the Red city, Marrakech. We will start visiting the Medina to make you feel the sort of popular lifestyle that cannot be found anywhere else except the old medina in Marrakech. Our sightseeing tour will cover also a number of beautiful places such as, El-Koutoubia Mosque, the Majorelle Garden and the Menara Garden. Besides, you will explore one of the famous squares in Morocco, Jemaa el Fnaa. In this place, you will see how many aspects of the Moroccan culture are uniting and blending into a one picture full of beauty, diversity, and entertainment. Late in the evening, we will head the hotel to have dinner and rest from a tiring day.

Day 7: Marrakesh – Fes

After having breakfast, we will head back to Fez where we will accompany you to the airport.

What is included And what is not included in this tour

What’s Included :

  • Pick up and drop off from Hotel/airport accommodation.
  • Comfortable private transport with air condition.
  • Provisional Driver/Guide.
  • Fuel
  • Accomoditionof Your choice.
  • Camel Trekking in the Desert Tours
  • A night in the camp in The Desert Tours.

Not Included :

  • Lunches.
  • Drinks.
  • Tips.

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