between the atlantic ocean and the desert

8-Day Morocco Desert Tour from Fes to Marrakech

 

From the imperial city of Fes to the red city of Marrakech via the beautiful Atlas Mountains. We visit oases, valleys, gorges, and Berber villages, showing you life between the Atlas Mountains and the Moroccan desert.


Day 1: Airport in Fes to Riad

 

We will transfer you from the airport to your riad in Fes, and then we visit the new part of town, where we will have dinner.

Overnight at a local Riad.

 

Day 2: Fes guided visit

 

After breakfast, the day will be devoted to the discovering Fes, the oldest imperial city and a center of Arab-Muslim culture. Its old town was founded by Idriss II in the 8th and 9th centuries. We will visit the Mosque of the Andalusianstanneries, the district potters, and the medina. After lunch at a palace in the medina, we visit Hispano-Moorish buildings, the Medersasand, and Nejjarine.

 overnight at a Riad in Fes.

 

Day 3: Fes - Midelt - Ziz Valley - Erfoud - Merzouga Dunes

 

After breakfast, we depart to Midelt through the Middle Atlas Mountains and stop there for lunch. We continue to Erfoud along the Ziz Valley and a series of beautiful fortified villages whose architecture announces the pre-Saharan oases. We arrive at the dunes of Merzouga (Erg Chebbi).

Dinner and accommodation in a Kasbah.

 

Day 4: Dunes Erg Chebbi

 

After breakfast, you will have time to enjoy the Sahara of Erg Chebbi, the desert with highest dunes in the world. We depart to Rissani, also called old Sijilmassa, which was the sourcing center of ancient caravans from the Sahara. We visit the old and traditional market. You will have a lunch of the typical food Mdfouna (pizza tradition). You will take your camel caravan in time to watch the sunset in the dunes (about an hour and a half by camel). You will spend the night in a nomadic tent in the Sahara to enjoy the silence of the desert sky filled with stars.

Dinner and overnight in a private nomad tent.

 

Day 5: Merzouga - Rissani - Todra Gorges - Roses Valley - Dades Boumalen - Ouarzazate

 

After enjoying the sunrise, we go back to the oasis by camel. At your hotel, breakfast is already waiting for you. We depart to Tineghir via Rissani, Erfoud, Tinejdad, and visit the Todra Gorges. We have lunch and contine to Ouarzazate through the Dades Valley and the Valley of Roses. We make a stop to visit the Kasbah Ameridil and then continue to Ouarzazate. 

Dinner and overnight at a hotel in Ouarzazate.

 

Day 6: Ouarzazate - Ait Ben Haddou - Marrakech

 

We visit the town of Ouarzazate, founded in 1928, which has a famous film studio where many movies and series such as Secret of Sahara, The Mummy, Prince of Persia, and Game of Thrones were filmed. We stop on the way to visit the Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou and arrive in Marrakech in the late afternoon.

 overnight in a traditional Riad.

 

Day 7: Marrakech Guided Visit

 

After breakfast, all day will be devoted to visiting Marrakech, the "Pearl of the South", founded in the eleventh century. We will visit the Koutoubia, the Saadians Tombs, the Menara Gardens, and Bahia Palace. We go back to the hotel for lunch. In the afternoon, we visit the souks, the medina, and Jmaa El Fna Square.

 overnight in the Rotel.

 

 Day 8: Marrakech - Airport

 

You have free time until we transfer you to the airport for your flight.

 

 

What's Included

Meals

7 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 7 dinners

Transport

 Pick up & drop off at the airport or your preferred location

 Private transport with A/C

 Driver/Guide (Multilingual)

Accommodation

Luxury camp (1 night), Hotel (1 night), Riads (4 nights), Kasbah (1 night)

Included activities

Local guide in Marrakesh (Multilingual)

Local guide in Fes (Multilingual)

Dinner in the Jemma el-Fna square in Marrakech

Traditional Hammam

Camel ride in desert

Cooking class (1 Lunch)

Sand-boarding in dunes

Tea preparation lesson

Other

 Moroccan sim card

 Turbans for the desert

 

What's Not Included

 Drinks

 6 Lunches

 Flight tickets

Booking

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