8 DAYS TOUR FROM FES TO MARRAKECH VIA DESERT
8 DAYS TOUR FROM FES TO MARRAKECH VIA DESERT
Customized 7 days Marrakesh Coast Sahara Tour to suite all your travel needs. Starting and ending Marrakech visiting the coastals line and the arid desert.
Itinerary 8 days Tours
This 8 days trip from Fes to Marrakech takes you via the Sahara Desert, the Middle and High Atlas Mountains, historic Kasbah like Ait Ben haddou, Ziz oasis and gorges. With a camel trekking experience and overnight in berber tents. Benefit from a cultural and guided tour in both Fes and Marrakech city to discover the superb imperial cities of Morocco and one of the oldest maze-like towns.
Arrival to Fes
Greeting at Fes airport, transfer to your hotel or Riad.
So after breakfast we spend full day with a tour in Fez. Hence on this Fez Morocco Tours, we will see craft and religious capital of Morocco. In fact, Fez was founded by Idris 1 in the twelfth century and was for years, cultural capital and focus of the Almohad . So it is one of the imperial cities with more interest in history and crafts. Moreover it’s one of the largest medina in the Arab world; Madrasas, the souk (spectacular by the amount and variety of spices ), Karauin , the oldest university in the world , mosques , plazas, neighborhood Andalusians and potters, palaces and museums. Hence, Fez is the artisan capital of Morocco. Finally, after dinner we stay overnight at the riad
FEZ – MERZOUGA
After breakfast we continue our Fez Morocco Tours. Hence departure to the Middle Atlas Mountains. Then we stop in the charming town of Ifrane, also called as Switzerland of Morocco. Then we cross the great cedar forests. Further south, we will pass the mountains of the High Atlas. Later on we arrive to Errachidia, where the first big trip palm appear . These create an oasis of greenery ideal for growing all kinds of fruit trees and vegetables microclimate. Afterwards we reach Erfoud , the economic capital of the Tafilalet region. In this area, the fossils abound testifying past covered by the sea. From here the asphalt disappears, Saharan tracks adobe reach the village of Merzouga. Finally, dinner and overnight at the hotel.
So today we explore Erg Chebbi more deeply. Hence we visit the town of Khamlia, we discover small villages and inhabited houses in unexpected places, far from civilization. We also visit nomads who are there and we will take you with them in the evening and leave the 4×4 camel ride to spend the night in the desert under the sky. Then overnight in nomad tents in desert, and enjoy your Fez Morocco Tours.
MERZOUGA – TODRA GORGE – DADES VALLEY – OUARZAZATE
After breakfast we departure to Risani , old Sijilmassa , sourcing center of ancient caravans from the Sahara. Then we continue our journey of Fez Morocco Tours, through a semi-desert landscape. Later on we reach the oasis of Tinghir- possibly one of the most beautiful places in Morocco .Then we pass the Todra river, impressive gorges to reach over 300m. Here we visit the village, we take the road of a thousand Kasbahs to Ouarzazate, to reach one of the most important cities of southern Morocco, known for its intense and cinematic activity, having to his credit films like Gladiator , Troy, the Mummy etc . Then a visit of the kasbah of Taurirt . Finally we will enjoy dinner and we stay overnight at the hotel.
OUARZAZATE – AIT BENHADDOU -MARRAKECH
So today after breakfast we take the road towards Ait Ben Haddou, the queen of kasbahs (Unesco World Heritage). Later we will visit one of the most beautiful tracks of Morocco , Kasbah of Telouet , ancient palace Glagui , Pacha Marrakech. Afterwards we continue our Fez Morocco Tours, passing through the port of highest mountain in Morocco – Tzin Tichca (2,260 m) to reach the imperial city of Marrakech. Finally we stay overnight at riad .
MARRAKECH CITY TOUR
After breakfast we spend full day tour to visit Marrakech. In fact, the stories tell that city was inhabited by a tribe on the other side of the Atlas , with large supplies of dates, and bones , born a palm . 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 We will visit Menara , the Casbah, the Saadian Tombs , the Bahia Palace , the Koutoubia. Moreover Majorelle Gardens and souks, are some of the unavoidable visits. Later on a unique experience will be to discover the square ” Djemaa El Fna ” where life and activity of the city is concentrated: dancers , storytellers , jugglers , artisans , merchants, and snake charmers . We stay in Marrakech overnight in local riad.
Marrakech - Departure
Transfer to the airport of Marrakech or Casablanca, end of service.
What to Remember
Please be sure to bring warm clothing in the winter (no sleeping bags are required), light clothing in the summer, sunscreen, a hat, good walking shoes, a flashlight, and trousers (for the camel trek). Shorts and skirts are not recommended for the trek as the saddles can cause skin irritation.
What is included :
- Pickup & drop off service
- Air-conditioned minivan or 4WD car
- English speaking driver
- Overnight accommodation in a traditional desert camp (private tents)
- Camel ride.
- Local guide in Ait Ben Haddou
- Breakfast and dinner.
- No Shopping strops
What is not included :
- Tips & personal expanses
- Soft & alcoholic drinks
- Travel insurance
- Lunch and Drinks
- Entrance fees to monuments