7 Days tour from Marrakech to Fes
Highlights of 7 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.
7 Days tour from Marrakech to Fes itinerary:
Marrakech city tour :
Our 7 Days tour from Marrakech to Fes Marrakech or the red city is the center of tourism in the country due to its qualifications and its magnificent attractions that attracts the locals before the foreigners. Therefore, we will begin this 7 days trip with a city tour over the city of Marrakech to gather more information about this city’s history and culture.
Saadian dynasty was an important period in the history of the kingdom, which made Marrakech one of its capitals. For this reason, we will visit the Saadian Tombs to collect more knowledge about this dynasty and continue to visit El Badi Palace. It is an old palace founded by the Saadian Sultan Ahmad al-Mansour to glorify the memory of ‘the Battle of the Three Kings’. On another aspect of the city’s history, we are visiting one of the most interesting palaces in the city famous as Bahia Palace.
Built by Ahmed ben Moussa of the Alaouite who is known as Ba Hmad, the palace is a truly a masterpiece built by the grand vizier to make it the most beautiful in its time. We will also visit an amazing museum which is considered to be the oldest in the city and it exhibits a lot of Moroccan works such as carpets, arms and different old objects in Marrakech.
After that, to refresh and get away from the hustle and bustle of the city, our tour also offers good chances to visit the garden of Majorelle to walk through the nice views of different kinds of plants and blue walls.
Also, the Menara Gardens are on the list to see what an old garden looks like. In the evening, you can’t miss the opportunity to stroll through the busy square of Jemaa el-Fna and a visit to Koutoubia mosque. In the square, you will see plenty of people gather to shop, eat and enjoy the shows of storytellers, snake charmers, musicians and monkey trainers. Finally, the day ends with a panoramic view over the square from a near restaurant.
Marrakech – Ait Benhaddou – Ouarzazate – Dades Valley :
In the morning, we depart Marrakech and start the journey with a wonderful drive through the High Atlas Mountains. On the top of Tizi N’Tishka mountain pass, we will catch a panoramic scene of mountains and the road crossing them.
After this picturesque trip over the mountains, we will stop to rest in the well-known Kasbah of Ait Benhaddou. We will have enough time to explore and inspect its buildings and surrounding environment to see the charming views that attract worldwide film-makers to film part of their works in this part of Morocco. Leaving the Kasbah, we will drive straight to Ouarzazate city.
The first stop to the city will be at the Atlas Film Studios to learn more about cinematography in the area and visit the equipment and buildings used for this purpose. In the center of the city, we visit the Kasbah of Taourirt to see the Berber geometric patterns decorated on walls outside and the rooms decorated with carved cedar wood on the ceilings and stained stained zellige on the walls inside.
Next, we continue the journey through the palm grove of Skoura and then to Kelaat M’Gouna town which is known as Valley of Roses for the Damask rose that grows in the area. Finally, we reach Dades Valley in which we will spend this night.
Dades Valley – Todgha Gorges – Erfoud – Erg-Chebbi Desert:
Having breakfast in the amazing morning views of Dades, we will drive through the road of Thousand Kasbahs and past the green fields of the area to reach the Todgha Gorges nearby the city of Tinghir.
In the famous gorge, we will have a break to appreciate the beauty of nature. The impressive canyon penetrated by the Todgha River which runs throughout the year, offers fantastic opportunities for photographers to capture some of their best shots. It is also an amazing place for climbers due to the various climbing lanes equipped with fulcrums it includes. Afterwards, we finally cross the town of Erfoud to reach the Erg-Chebbi sand dunes in Merzouga Desert.
After a rest in the hotel, we drive out to the edges of the dunes to start the camel trekking experience through the sand dunes to get to the camp in the part of the dunes. Attending an amazing sunset from the dunes, you can rest in the camp and the hosts will serve you dinner and play drums music to enjoy your stay. At night, watch the amazing views of Milky Way which is very clear from the camp. Spend this night in the middle of the desert in your well organized tent.
Still in the camp, you can attend a wonderful scene of desert sunrise. After a shower and breakfast, we will go back to the hotel to get ready for the desert tour. On board a 4×4 car, we will start the desert tour through the dunes of Erg-Chebbi and drive on the off-roads until we get to the other side of the dunes where the Hamada, rocky flat desert, starts nearby the Algerian Borders.
In this place, we will have a break with nomads living here. We will shade the light on their lifestyle and culture; their nomadic tents for instance are marvelous, they were designed to resist cold water, summer heat as well as the strong sandstorms.
After a nice session with nomads, we will take an off-road which will take us to a mountain in the edges of the dunes. The mountain is the best point from where we will be able to see the difference between the Hamada flat desert and Erg-Chebbi sand dunes. After that, we move a bit forward the Hamada to visit an abandoned French village used its time to serve as a military spot.
Another village in the list is Khamlia village, but this time this village is inhabited by friendly people whose ancestors actually came from the Sub-Saharan countries and settled in different places including this village. We have a break in the village for a cup of tea and listen to their Gnaoua music. In the evening, we would be in the hotel with an optional small trip to see the neighboring villages.
Merzouga – Ziz Valley – Midelt – Cedar Forest – Fes:
He fourth day of the trip will start by departing Merzouga and make our way towards the city of Fes. We will leave Merzouga early in the morning to arrive at Rissani which is the place where the Alaouite dynasty appeared.
After a visit to its traditional market, we continue the road through Ziz Valley and stop above a point from which we will see a clear panoramic view of the valley that serves as the first producer of dates in the country. Through Al-Hassan Addakhil dam in Errachidia, the water source for the region, we will continue the journey to Midelt city in which we will stop for lunch. Full of energy, we carry on the way in a clear transmission from the flat desert lands to green fields of the Middle Atlas to reach the Cedar Forest f Azrou.
In the forest, we will have a break to see the jungle of cedar trees and the Barbary apes living in it; these monkeys are playful you will see them in front of your eyes. Ifrane city is the next stop which is not too far from Azrou; in the city, we will visit the cared lion statue for the city is famous. Afterwards, we drive past the town of Imouzzar Kandar to make it to Fes city where we spend this night.
Fes city tour:
Fes city is seen as the cultural capital of the country and it is the oldest among the imperial cities. The magnificent palaces and museums of Fes are teemed with civilization and its schools gave birth to greatest scholars. Fes is a land where many different civilizations have succeeded. Our tour in the city starts in the old medina exactly in the main entrance to it, Bab Bou Jeloud gate.
Next, you will visit Bou Inania Madrasa which was found to be an educational institution for students, and it is today an example of Moroccan architecture. Dar Batha Museum is the next stop which is distinguished by its Moroccan and Moorish architecture; the museum was firstly designed for royal receptions before it turns into a museum exhibiting artistic and handmade articrafts. Al Attarine Madrasa is another beautiful architectural masterpiece famous for its walls of the courtyard that are adorned with decorations and ceramic mosaics.
Also, the tour will shade the light on the Chouara Tanneries to closely see the leather dyeing process. To conclude the tour, we will head off to Borj Nord which was designed by the Saadians to be one of the most important watchtowers of the ancient city of Fes, and now it is a museum for traditional weapons and rare pieces. From this place, we will have the chance to catch an amazing scene of Fes panoramically. Night is spent in the riad or hotel in Fes.
Volubilis – Meknes – Fes:
The last of the trip will be devoted to visit the Roman ruins and the imperial city of Meknes. In the morning, we will start from Fes and head off to Volubilis through villages and fields on the way. Once in Volubilis, you can stroll through this impressive ancient city to see the beautiful columns and the well-preserved mosaics. This site is truly one of the best preserved archeological sites in Morocco.
After that, we drive to Meknes city which is not too far from Volubilis. Meknes is famous for the Sultan Moulay Ismail who made it his capital in the 17th century. It is also known for its great gate of Bab Mansour which is bounded frontally by the square of Lehdim that is considered a sister of Jemaa el-Fna in Marrakech. The visit to Meknes also includes a tour in the Prison of Qara which is still a mystery. The prison is under the ground and has no door to get in or out, but now there is a current built door used to see the inside of the prison which has been limited so that people would not get lost its maze that no one knows its end. Next to the prison, we will visit the mausoleum of the city’s founder Moulay Ismail.
After lunch in a local restaurant, we continue to visit the Heri es-Souani which also includes a lake; the place was built by the Sultan Moulay Ismail in the 18th century to be a strategic importance as it was established to store grain and is protected by strong fortifications with high walls and watchtowers. In the evening, we will drive back to Fes where the tour ends when we drop you at your hotel.
7 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.
We are in morocco for a week and I must say that we especially enjoyed the experience in the desert ... we had excellent guides ... excellent Riad hotel ... the camp in the new desert was an experience in contact with Berber boys very human locals ... all organized with Morocco tours organizer ... to make a quiet experience with the children ... Keep it up
tour perfectly organized by real professionals. The journey to get to the desert is long but on the way we made beautiful stages. The experience on the desert and on the camp was then beyond expectations, truly unforgettable. The added value is given by the guides, young guys, super nice and willing to meet every need. Congratulations. And thanks!!