7 Days from Fes to Marrakech via Merzouga Desert
We will start this tour from Fes the old imperial city of Morocco, goes through the middle Atlas mountains via Ifrane the Moroccan Switzeland, Azrou where we will explore the Cedar Forest, Midelt, Imtghren, Merzouga desert, tour around dunes of Erg Chebbi. Camel trekkin and overnight in the berber tent, Rissani markt, Oasis of palms. we will explore also Dades gorges, Dades Valley or Asif N’dades in Berber, Roses valley, Ouarzazat and the famous Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou, Tizi N-tichka pass and Full day to explore Marrakech with local guide.
1st Day : full day to explore Fes with local guide
We will transfer you from the airport to your hotel or riad in Fez and then you visit the new part of town. you will see craft and religious capital of Morocco. Fez was founded by Idris 1 in the twelfth century and was for years, cultural capital and focus of the Almohad. It is one of the imperial cities with more interest in history and crafts and 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, neighbourhood Andalusians and potters, palaces and museums. Fez is the artisan capital of Morocco, after dinner we stay overnight at the riad.
2nd Day – Fez – Ifrane – Azrou – Midelt –Imtghern – Merzouga
After breakfast we departure to southeast through the middle Atlas via Ifrane the Moroccan Switzerland then Azrou where we will have a stop at the famous cedar forest the largest in Morocco for to see and play with Barbary apes. From here we drive further south passing by several towns and you will get the opportunity to view nomads living in tents on the way. then you will stop in Midelt where you will enjoy your lunch , we arrive to Errachidia or Imtghren , where the first big trip palm appear . These create an oasis of greenery ideal for growing all kinds of fruit trees and vegetables microclimate. 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. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
3rd – full day in Erg chebbi Merzouga
Today we explore Erg Chebbi more deeply. 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. Overnight in the Berber tents in the middle of the dunes.
4th Day – Merzouga – Rissani – Todra gorge – Dades Valley – Ouarzazate
After breakfast we departure to Rissani markt , old Sijilmassa , sourcing center of ancient caravans from the Sahara. We continue journey through a semi-desert landscape , 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. 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 . Visit of the kasbah of Taurirt. We will enjoy dinner and we stay overnight at the hotel.
5th Day – Ouarzazate – Ait Benhaddou – Marrakech
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. We continue passing through the port of highest mountain in Morocco – Tzi N TichKa (2,260 m) to reach the imperial city of Marrakech. We stay overnight at riad .
6th Day – Full day to explore Marrakech with local guide
After breakfast we spend full day tour to visit Marrakech. 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 , Majorelle Gardens and souks, are some of the unavoidable visits. 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.
7th Day – Marrakech – Airport
Free time until we transfer you to the airport before your flight departure and this will be end of our services.
• Private Transport : 4×4 , Minibus , bus, / air-conditioned vehicles
• Driver/Guid (Multilingual)
• Car fuel
• 4 Nights in Hotel or Riad (Dinner & breakfast)
• 1 Night in desert Camp (Dinner & breakfast )
• Camel Ride in desert
• Sandboarding in Dunes
What’s Not Included:
• Drinks and Lunches
• Flight Tichets
• Hotel in Fes
• Monumetns ticket
Note: In case you want to modify any of these tours, just be in contact with us beforehand and we will make it happen.