Highlights of 6 Days tour from Marrakech to Fes :
- Camel ride in Erg chebbi dunes.
- Overnight in Berber luxury camp.
- Visit the canyons of Todgha.
- visit Ouallywood.
- The Kasbah of Ait ben Haddou.
6 Days tour from Marrakech to Fes itinerary:
Marrakech sightseeing tour :
Depending on the agreed time, the first day of the trip is devoted to visit the attractions of Marrakech city. No one can deny that the red city of Marrakech is one of the most visited tourist destinations in the world; for this reason, we will make sure you gain more sight into this city.
The city tour covers numerous monuments, Kasbahs, museums, gardens and palaces. Dar Si Said is an interesting museum known as the oldest in the city and offers plenty of exhibited items including the authentic Moroccan carpets. The famous Bahia Palace offers amazing chances to see the colourful walls and the unique Moroccan architecture. El Badi Palace is the notably preserved ruins of the historic palace of Ahmad al-Mansur who founded it in the 16th century to make one of the most impressive palaces of its time. Majorelle Gardens are of course included in the list to enjoy the views of the green garden and its blue walls.
Menara Gardens also offer great views of an old garden with a lake surrounded by olive trees. In the evening, stroll at the public square of Jemaa el-Fna and visit the largest mosque in Marrakech, Koutoubia mosque. Before sunset, have a seat in the terrace of café and enjoy the amazing views of the square filled with people to attend the different square shows. Night is spent in the riad or hotel.
Marrakech – Ait Benhaddou Kasbah – Ouarzazate – Dades Valley :
In the morning, we depart Marrakech and drive to the second day’s destination Dades Valley. The first amazing stop of today will be above the High Atlas Mountains in a mountain pass known as “Tizi N’Tishka” 2260m altitude. Descending the mountains, we will stop at the impressive Kasbah of Ait Benhaddou for lunch and a visit of the Kasbah which is famous for hosting international movies such as Game of Thrones and Lawrence of Arabia.
Half an hour drive will drop us in Ouarzazate city. It is known as Hollywood of Africa for its suitable environment that serves as the backdrop for plenty of worldwide films and movies. To gain more sight, we will visit the Atlas Film Studios to see the plentiful cinematic buildings and elements specially for filming. In the same city, we will visit the charming Kasbah of taourirt to see the building of Thami El Glaoui, the lord of the Atlas.
Finally, we will drive past the palm grove of Skoura and maybe have a visit into the Roses Valley in Kelaat M’Gouna before we end today’s journey in Dades Valley.
Dades Valley – Todgha Gorges – Erfoud – Merzouga Desert:
In the morning, we will begin today’s trip into the desert of Merzouga via interesting stops offering great views. Once leaving Dades Valley, we will drive on the road of Thousand Kasbahs to reach the Todgha Gorges for which the city of Tinghir is known.
As one of the best tourist attractions in the country, the gorge is simply a fascinating scene of a narrow road of very high mountains with a stream. We will have enough time to explore the area, capture some memorable photos, share the road with local inhabitants and have lunch in this amazing part of our way.
Afterwards, we will continue the road through Tinejdad town and cross the last town before the desert, Erfoud to finally arrive to Merzouga where we rest in the hotel before a great experience of camel trekking. Through the Erg-Chebbi sand dunes you will ride your camel to make your way to the camp in the middle of the desert.
After a magical sunset over the sand dunes, you will be cheerfully welcomed by the hosts in the camp whom will serve you a delicious dinner and play some drums music to make your stay unforgettable. Night is spent in your well-appointed tent in the middle of the desert under its sparkling sky.
Merzouga Desert exploration:
Early in the morning, you should not miss the chance to attend the amazing desert sunrise when the ambience is calm only the sun rises up from the distant mountains and lights the sand dunes in a changing colour scene.
After the shower and breakfast, we get back to the hotel where we start today’s journey to explore the desert. In the edges of Erg-Chebbi sand dunes, we will firstly stop at the harsh desert to visit the nomads living there in order to gain more sight on their traditions, customs and how they survive in this part of the desert.
After that, we will drive on an off-road through a desert valley which was in the past a racing way for Rally Dakar to end up in a mountain next to the valley. Above the mountain, there is a great point to see the clear transition from the sand dunes to the harsh desert and the valley separating them; as well as, a panoramic view of the Erg-Chebbi sand dunes and the various camping tents dotted in the dunes. Taking some amazing photos, we drive in the harsh desert direction to visit an old French village known today as M’Fis. The visit to the village will cover remaining buildings and the mines in the area.
Next, we will cross the valley into the inhabited area exactly in Khamlia village which is popular for Gnaoua music sung by the locals. Finally, we come back to the hotel to rest with an option of free time to explore the area yourself.
Merzouga – Ziz Valley – Midelt – Azrou Cedar Forest – Fes:
In the fourth day of the trip, we will depart the desert and make our way to the High Atlas Mountains to have lunch break in the city of Midelt and continue to the Middle Atlas, from where we will get in to the city of Fes. In the morning, we will leave the desert and make our way to Ziz Valley in which we will stop to catch an amazing panoramic scene of palm trees.
Next, we carry on the way via Errachidia city and stop above the High Atlas Mountains in “Tizi N’Talghemt” mountain pass to enjoy another panoramic view of the distant villages. Finishing the drive in the mountains, we will stop at Midelt city which is famous in Morocco as the city of apples and important mines.
Refreshed and full of energy, we start our way through the Middle Atlas where we have a stop at the Cedar Forest of Azrou to see the Barbary apes and the old trees in the jungle. Not too far from the forest, we have another stop at Ifrane city to visit the carved lion statue and then continue driving past Imouzzar Kandar town, from which we will step in Fes. Arrive in Fes and transfer to the appointed hotel or riad.
Fes sightseeing tour:
The last day of the trip is going to be special as it is fully devoted to cover the imperial city of Fes. Fes is separated on three different parts; the old medina is the most important part as it resembles a medieval street. Stroll through the narrow streets of the medina and see various markets selling different Moroccan authentic products especially made of leather like shoes and bags.
The tour covers many places of interest that will make you satisfied and aware of the city’s history and culture. Beginning with the golden gates of the royal palace in which you can capture some amazing photos, to the gate of Bab Bou Jeloud which serves as the main gate to the old medina.
Also, Al Qaraouiyyine University is in the list as it is one of the oldest universities in the world. Still in education, Fes is considered to be the country’s cultural capital. For this reason, we will have time to visit Bou Inania Madrasa and Al Attarine Madrasa. Moreover, we will also visit the Chouara Tanneries to closely see the approach of cleaning and dyeing in a traditional way. At the end of the day, we will ascend to the fort of Borj Nord to catch a wonderful panoramic view of the Fes.
6 Days tour from Marrakech to Fes includes and excludes:
- Pick-up service if needed.
- Transfer in a comfortable vehicle.
- English speaking driver/guide.
- Breakfasts and dinners.
- A night in Erg Chebbi desert camp.
- Camel ride in the Sahara desert.
- Berber scarf in the desert.
- Plane tickets.
- Travel insurance.
- Soft drinks.
What to say about our stay organized by Medhi. We were very apprehensive about the negative comments from other tour operators. And yet, we had an incredible 6 days which will be remembered forever. The minibus was top notch, lots of space and air conditioning, the driver very friendly and careful on the roads!
The first riad was a little corner of paradise, Omar's welcome was the icing on the gift. Finally, the Sahara, straight out of the movies, incredible tents and heated despite the cold temperatures of the night. Evening by the fireside to sing and dance under the stars.
My boyfriend and I had a wonderful experience with this 6 days tour .. visit the Berber villages and learn about their way of life, the views of the Dades and Todra gorges and the priceless sunset and sunrise in the desert! Excellent organization and company of the group.