8 day tours from fes to marrakech

An 8-day desert tour from Fez to Marrakech in Morocco can be an incredible journey, allowing you to explore the diverse landscapes, historical sites, and vibrant culture of the country. Here is an example of a tour schedule like this:

8 Days Desert Tour From Fez to Marrakech

Day 1: Arrival in Fez

Arriving at the airport together, we head to our riad.

Day 2: Guided tour of Fez

You will begin your exploration of Morocco’s oldest city by meandering through its narrow streets and alleyways after breakfast at your riad. We start our journey by going to the Royal Palace entrance, the Jewish barracks, and the earliest Mellah ever constructed in Morocco, which dates back to the 16th century. We will see to it that you see all the historical and culturally significant locations, such as the renowned and oldest university in the area, Al Qaraouine University, the tanneries, the Attarine Museum, and the mausoleum of Mulay Idriss. You will tour the tile cooperative after lunch and spend the night in Riad, where you will be treated to a stunning panoramic view of the whole Fez Medina.

Day 3: Fez – Ifrane – Merzouga

After breakfast, depart to the Middle Atlas Mountains. We stop in the charming town of Ifrane, also called the Switzerland of Morocco. We cross the great cedar forests. Further south, we pass the High Atlas Mountains, we arrive in Errachidia, where the first large palm trip appears. These create an oasis of vegetation ideal for growing all kinds of fruit trees and vegetables in microclimate. We arrive in Erfoud, the economic capital of the Tafilalet region. In this area, fossils abound testifying past covered by the sea. From here the asphalt disappears, and Sahara traces adobe reaching the village of Merzouga. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 4: Merzouga – Nomads – Erg Chebbi

Today we explore Erg Chebbi more deeply. We visit the village of Khamlia and discover small villages and houses inhabited in unexpected places, far from civilization. We also visit nomads who are there and we will take you with them at night and leave the 4×4 camel ride to spend the night in the desert under the sky. We will spend the night in nomad tents in the desert.

Day 5: Merzouga – Todra Gorges – Dades Valley – Ouarzazate

After breakfast, depart to Risani, old Sijilmassa, the supply center of the ancient caravans of the Sahara. We continue our journey through a semi-desert landscape, we arrive at the oasis of Tinghir- possibly one of the most beautiful places in Morocco, and then we pass the Todra River, impressive gorges to reach more than 300 m. We visit the village, and 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 activity and cinematographic, taking its credit films like Gladiator, Troy, the Mummy, etc… Visit of the Kasbah of Taurirt. We will enjoy dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 6: Ouarzazate – Ait Ben Haddou – Telouet – Marrakech

After breakfast, we take the road towards Ait Ben Haddou, the queen of kasbahs (World Heritage of Unesco). Later we will visit one of the most beautiful tracks of Morocco, Kasbah of Telouet, former palace Glagui, and Pacha Marrakech. We continue passing through the highest mountain pass of Morocco – Tzin Tichca (2,260 m) to reach the imperial city of Marrakech. We stayed one night at the Riad.

Day 7: Guided tour of Marrakech

After breakfast, we spend a full day excursion to visit Marrakech. The stories tell that the city was inhabited by a tribe on the other side of the Atlas, with large quantities of dates, and bones, born from a palm. Called “the red city” because of the color of its walls and full of gardens, watered by subway wells (hectares), which were built by the Almoravids and Saharan nomads in the eleventh century We will visit Menara, the Casbah, the Saadi Tombs, the Bahia Palace, the Koutoubia, the Majorelle gardens and souks, are some of the unmissable visits. A unique experience will be to discover the “Djemaa El Fna” square, where the life and activity of the city are concentrated: dancers, storytellers, jugglers, artisans, merchants, and snake charmers. We stay in Marrakech overnight in the local Riad.

Day 8: Marrakech – Airport

Free time until we transfer to the airport before your departure flight and this will be the end of our services.

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