7 Days in Morocco tour itinerary to Fes
Highlights of 7 days in Morocco tour itinerary from Marrakech:
- Views of the High-Atlas mountains.
- Visit Ait-Ben-Haddou Kasbah.
- Dades Gorges.
- Todgha Gorges.
- Camel ride in Erg Chebbi.
- Sunset in the middle of the desert.
- A night in the nomad camp.
- Sunrise in Merzouga desert.
- Ziz valley, the big source of dates.
- Feeding the Barbary Macaque in the Cedar forest
- Visiting Fes
7 days in Morocco tour itinerary:
Arrival & Exploring Marrakech
In the first day of our 7 days in Morocco tour itinerary, arrival in Marrakech, free day to make contact with the place.
Nicknamed the Red City for its old red sandstone city walls and buildings, Marrakech is one of the four imperial cities of Morocco which has Berber rather than Arab roots and was once an important trading capital for tribes of the Atlas Mountains.
Distinguished with its numerous monuments recognized as world heritage and its popular square of Jemaa el Fna, you can take a walk inside the different and characteristic neighbourhoods for a unique way to tour the medina (old quarter).
the modern city: Guéliz Hivernage Palmeraie, Mellah (the Jewish Quarter) … or carried away through the winding streets of the Medina, to Jamaa el Fna Square, the scene of countless outdoor activities: jugglers, musicians, fakirs, snake charmers … to awaken all your senses with its multiple sounds, aromas and flavours.
In addition to the colours that characterize it. Accommodation in the Riad.
Marrakech – Tizi N’Tishka – Ait
Benhaddou – Dades Gorges
You will Have breakfast in Marrakech, then we will begin today’s journey driving to the second-day destination, Dades Gorge. On the way, we will cross the High Atlas Mountains and the pass of Tizi N’Tishka, threading our way among many peoples of nomadic Berbers who inhabit the area.
Continuing the road through the mountains enjoying the spectacular sceneries would drop us in the Kasbah of Ait Benhaddou, better known as the scene of more than two dozen films, considerable films and movie series took place in this Kasbah such as Babel, Lawrence of Arabia, Kingdom of Heaven and Gladiator….
Stop to refresh and have a local tasty lunch in the area, we keep driving to Ouarzazate city where we may pay a visit to the charming Kasbah of Tourirt and the Atlas Corporation Studios.
Along the Valley of Roses, we shall stick to the way to get into the Dades gorge the second day’s night is spent.
Dades Gorge – Todra Gorges –
Breakfast in the hotel, we leave Dades Gorge and make our way towards the Todra Gorge.
Unlike any other, this Gorge consists of incredible canyon walls reaching for the sky with a river at the bottom so the water cools the air, you can take a leisurely stroll through. The next destination would be the Sahara Desert of Merzouga.
We will obviously stop at different stations so you won’t miss any interesting views. Ziz Valley leaves its craggy gorges behind at the city of Errachidia and continues its southward journey to the desert. Along the way the largely hidden river waters around 800 000 palm trees for which the area’s economy relies on.
At the end of the day, we would have got in the Merzouga desert. With its stunning vast sand dunes called Erg Chebbi and the quiet atmosphere, you can relax and enjoy the fragile and soft sand, dinner and overnight in the hotel.
Merzouga – Tour around Erg Chebbi –
After a hearty Moroccan breakfast in the desert. we embark on a 4×4 vehicle in order to begin our tour around the Erg Chebbi sand dunes, populated desert region of sand.
Among the many stops that lie ahead, we will discover how and where nomadic families live going deeply into their culture and traditions. Also, wild oasis in the middle of nowhere.
In addition to the spectacular desert landscapes and small towns, palm…. Inevitable stop as we go through the village of Khamelia where people originating from Mali will cheerfully host us with mint tea and a nice concert of Gnaoua music.
After lunch and little break in the hotel, camels are fully prepared, threading our way among the dunes and into the heart of the Sahara Desert. A striking sunset will be attended over the dunes, from which you can take memorable photos. Wrapped by the great dunes in the center of the Sahara Desert you got the chance to live an unforgettable experience.
Enjoying the music of drums, dinner and Moroccan tea, you can contemplate the immense sky of brilliant stars and sleep in full equipped nomadic tents.
Merzouga – Rissani – Ziz Valley –
Middle Atlas – Fez
On the fifth day of your 7 days in Morocco itinerary, you can wake up early in the morning so as to not to miss the great show only the desert offers, the spectacular sunrise.
Riding camels back to the hotel, you will have breakfast and shower. Driving for 36km away from Merzouga we’ll surely stop at Rissani. This city is the origin and birthplace of the Alaouites dynasty which still sitting on the throne today.
Rissani has one of the most authentic and traditional souks in Morocco, where they trade with all types of crafts, food, and animals. We continue via Erfoud, the ancient gateway to the desert. The city of Erfoud is famous for fossils excavating. Crossed the Tizi N’Talghemnt mountain pass, we’ll stop for lunch in Midelt city.
Along the way through the The Middle Atlas we will stop in the Cedar Forest of Azrou where you can see the Barbary apes moving around. Not too far from Azrou city, we will have another worthy station in the city of Ifrane.
The city is known as “Switzerland of Morocco” thanks to its aesthetics buildings, clean streets, and snowing winter. In the evening we arrive at Fez and you’ll be transferred to the hotel.
Day 6: Fes – Fes
To fully discover the city of Fez you need days and maybe months, for this reason, the sixth day of this 7 days in Morocco tour is a free day to explore the maximum about the city.
Being one of the four imperial cities in Morocco, it is considered as the religious and cultural center of the country. Its university famous for the study of Arabic and Islam. It is a crossing point of many Moroccan students.
You will have the time to stroll and meet its various districts, the new area or what we call it Fès elJdid, where a visitation to the Mellah (Jewish Quarter), the Ville Nouvelle (Villa Nueva) French zone in the northwest of the city and of course the Fez El-Bali, the old medina surrounded by walls will enrich you this city’s history and customs.
walking around the streets will make you feel transported to past worlds in which potters, blacksmiths, craftsmen, and donkeys laden with goods from diverse backgrounds coexist with tourists transiting its labyrinthine alleys.
A visit to Fes will definitely pass through the wealthiest market in the Medina, the tanners’ souk, in which you will be able to partake of medieval roots artisan process by which they get to take those brightly colored leather. Accommodation in Riad or hotel.
Fez – Airport
In the last day of your 7 days in morocco itinerary, we drop you off at the airport for your flight out. (The tour ends the moment you are safely transported to the airport).
7 days in Morocco tour itinerary 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.
Although our title says "friends", our trip was a daughter/daughter trip! We had both independently wished to visit this part of our world for our own reasons. The tour itself took us to absolutely beautiful sights both in terms of places and people. We were able to visit many different areas and our guide knew not only EVERYTHING but EVERYWHERE and yes, he can reverse it. I am in awe of the guide and the country.
Morocco tours organizer assisted us throughout our trip. He gave us a private and personalized service according to our requirements. The driver who picked us up in Marrakech and transferred us every day and the guide who assigned us only for Marrakech spoke Engles fluently and were very friendly and entertaining. Hiring a private tour is not cheap but it is highly recommended. We are satisfied!