6 Days Fez to Marrakech tour via the desert.
DAY 1: Fes – Merzouga desert:
Our first day of Fez to Marrakech tour: At 8:00 am, our wonderful tour is going to start with your accommodation in Fes. The first thing we will see is “Ifrane”. They also call it “Switzerland of Morocco”. Then we will pass through the middle atlas mountains which contain the largest forests of cedar trees, that are inhabited by monkeys.
After a quiet stay, we will resume the Tizi Ntalghamt pass to Midelt. We will head out to the magnificent Merzouga via Erfoud. Passing by the spectacular Ziz gorges and Errachidia where you are going to have a traditional lunch among Berber people. Next, we will continue towards Merzouga along Ziz Valley. Finally, stopping for the panoramic views along the way. After all, arriving at Merzouga where they will welcome you with mint tea. Then we will switch to camels that will take you through the magnificent world of the sandy dunes “Erg Chebbi”. In a memorable experience on the camels, you will admire the spectacular sunset in the middle of the Sahara. Finally, the camels will take you to our traditional well-equipped camp where you will enjoy a traditional dinner. Even more, you will be listening to a berberine music show in a friendly mood under the stars.
DAY 2: Merzouga desert 4×4 tour:
Our second day of Fez to Marrakech tour: Today is a very special day. Your driver will come to pick you up from your hotel to start the tour. What makes this day special, is that you are going to discover the desert life and get to know the culture more. The first thing you are going to see is the national auto museum. Moreover, it’s owned by a guy from Qatar and it’s a museum of old cars.
Secondly, you are going to move to see a Berber village which they call “Khamlia”. This small village is where most of the people that immigrated from the other African countries like “Gabon” live. You will be able to try their tea and also listen to the music that they call “Gnaoua”. After you get to know their story, you will move to a very beautiful place close to the Algerian borders. Furthermore, this area is where a mine of Kohl is.
Thirdly, your driver again will take you this time to discover the life of nomads. These people are about 20km from the borders, you will get to know all the parts of their tents, also where they cook and what they use for transportation. After all your driver will show you where the best food is. Even more, after lunch, you will move to see the oasis, where the agricultural lands are. Besides, you will see the water system in the area. Eventually, our staff will take you to the hotel where you will relax and spend the night.
DAY 3: Merzouga – Todra Gorges – Dades Gorges:
Our third day of Fez to Marrakech tour: Firstly, before breakfast, we recommend you wake-up early so you cannot miss the spectacular sunrise. After a relaxing shower and breakfast. Again, we will be resuming our tour towards Todgha gorge, the highest canyons in Morocco. Passing by the beautiful Ziz valley. Today you will have the opportunity to hike among local people to enjoy the canyon’s beauty. At final we will reach Dades gorges, where you will spend the night in a traditional kasbah.
Day 4: Dades Gorges – Skoura– Ouarzazate:
Our fourth day of Fez to Marrakech tour: After breakfast, we will resume our journey through the Dades Valley, towards the beautiful city of Kalaat Mgouna, a city literally covered in roses. Then Ouarzazate, also known as ”African Hollywood“. Next, we are going to continue towards Skoura, where you are going to explore the well preserved Kasbah of Amrhidil. After lunch in front of the spectacular area, we will continue towards the gates of the desert, we are going to explore Ouarzazate, the city that has the biggest film studios in Morocco. Eventually, your driver will take you to the hotel where you will spend the night.
Day 5:Ouarzazate – Ait Benhaddou – Marrakech:
Our fifth day of Fez to Marrakech tour: Firstly, after taking breakfast at the hotel in Ouarzazate, we will visit the biggest film studios in Morocco. Then, you are going to head out to explore the famous Kasbah of Ait-Ben-Hadou. A Unesco World Heritage site since 1987. In addition, it was also a part of many universal films such as “Gladiator”. Furthermore, this is where we will have lunch, with a beautiful panoramic view of the Kasbah.
Secondly, you are going to experience the beauty of the Atlas mountains via the road of Tizi-n-Tichka, the highest road in Morocco. It has an altitude of 2260m, offering you charming views, valleys, oasis, mountains, and Berber villages. Finally, arriving at the red city “Marrakech”, where you are going to stay in a local Riad with dinner included.
DAY 6: Marrakech – Essaouira – Marrakech:
Our sixth day of Fez to Marrakech tour: Early in the morning, your driver will come to pick you up. The first thing you are going to see and stop for is the goats that climb the trees. This is a very famous thing in the area, also, you will see the Argan trees. After that, when you get to the city of Essaouira, you are going to start exploring the great historical sides of Essaouira. The first thing is “Scala” the kasbah. It’s a copy of the French coastal town Saint-Malo. Next, you are going to walk through the old Medina and enjoy the rich handicraft products that the city provides.
At lunch, you will try a special dish with some seafood.
Essaouira is known for its annual Gnaoua Music Festival that attracts 300,000+ people in June. It also has an expensive beach for surfing called Plage de Safi. Besides, you will discover the Jewish headquarters in the old medina.
Eventually, you will draw your way back to Marrakech where the tour ends. Dinner and overnight will be in the same Riad.
What is included in this tour:
Here is what is included in this Fez to Marrakech tour:
- Transfer from your hotel/ Riad.
- Private transfer in a comfortable vehicle.
- English speaking driver.
- Breakfasts and dinners as per itinerary.
- Hotels /riads accommodation.
- A night in Erg Chebbi desert camp(only if desert tours).
- Camel ride in the Sahara desert(only if desert tours).
What is not included:
Here is what is included in this Fez to Marrakech tour:
- Lunches, soft drinks.
- Plane tickets.
- Travel insurance and tips.