7-Day Desert Tour from Fes to Marrakech
With this 7-Day Desert Tour from Fes to Marrakech, you will see so many amazing places in such a short time. The trip starts in Fez. First we will visit Ifrane, the Switzerland of Morocco, and the cedar forest. After lunch in Midelt, we will travel along the magnificent Ziz River. Finally we will arrive in the region of Merzouga, in the Sahara desert. In the heart of the desert, where you can ride camels, there is a magnificent tent where you can spend the night. In addition, you will enjoy the breathtaking sunrises and sunsets over the desert. You will also visit the historic market of Rissani and the city of Erfoud, rich in fossils. You will then explore the Todra and Dades Gorges and the Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou. Finally, you will cross the Tizi-n-Tichka Gorge and the High Atlas Mountains.
Day 1: Fes – Merzouga:
After breakfast at the hotel, we will depart Fez for the desert of Marrakech to enter the Middle Atlas Mountains. Here you will find Berber communities. They are traditionally semi-nomadic herders. On the way you will pass through the town of Ifrane, known as the “Moroccan Switzerland”. Here you will enjoy a panorama of spectacular cedar forests, inhabited by colonies of monkeys. Shortly after, you will find a cozy and quiet village where the locals live by farming and shepherding. Leaving the Middle Atlas, the journey continues through the High Atlas towards the nearby town of Errachidia. You will pass through gorges and the Ziz valley, the city of “Erfoud” and finally arrive in “Merzouga”. Dinner and overnight in Hotel.
Day 2: Merzouga – Erg Chebbi – Merzouga:
Breakfast and departure from the hotel for the excursion of this day. Following our 7-Day Desert Tour from Fes to Marrakech, you will pass through one of the tracks used in the Paris-Dakar Rally and also on the side of the dunes where you will visit the two oasis of Merzouga. Then you will go to nomadic lands, the Berber people, in the city of Khamlia. Here you will find the mines called “Mifiss”.
The desert plateaus, the fields and the wonderful oasis of “Tissardmine”. Return to the hotel for lunch and rest. In the afternoon, an exciting camel ride. A slow and contemplative adventure through the vast expanse of golden sandy landscape that offers the desert sunset, to Astendas. We continue our itinerary, ending with a very special night in nomad tents. After enjoying dinner to the sound of Berber music and feeling the spirit of the desert, covered by a splendid starry sky like you have never seen anywhere else, we will sleep like kings in the nomad tents.
Day 3: Erg Chebbi – Todra Gorges – Dades Valley:
We continue our itinerary. This day, everyone will get up very early for a very special reason, which is to climb the dunes to see the sunrise. Then breakfast. Then departure to visit the village of Rissani.
Rissani is an attractive village both for its environment and its history. It is considered the ancient capital of Tafilalet. It has more than 100,000 inhabitants. It is a sacred city. Legend has it that in the twelfth century, after a severe drought in Tafilalet, the governor of the time… We will pass through Erfoud, where we will visit fossil quarries of more than 350 million years old. Continue to the famous Todgha Gorges, one of the strongest points of southern Morocco, free time for lunch, and in the afternoon we will finish our tour in the Dades Valley. Dinner and overnight at hotel.
Day 4: Dades Valley – Roses Valley – Skoura – Ouarzazate:
We will start our itinerary with a delicious breakfast and then set course for the “Dades Valley” along the “Route of the Thousand Kasbahs”. Continue along a path of beautiful roses. A rose garden that intoxicates with its perfume to all who pass until “El Kelaa Magouna”, the most beautiful garden in the valley. Here a festival is held in May with dances and parades under a continuous rain of petals. On the way you will find Skoura, a palm tree typical of the palm groves of the region. Then continue towards Ouarzazate to visit the Kasbah of Taourirt and end the evening at the Riad.
Day 5: Ouarzazate – Marrakech:
Breakfast and continuation of our itinerary. The exciting journey passes through the port of Tizi-N-Tichka, at 2,260 meters above sea level. Known as the “pass of the pastures” for being the highest road pass in Morocco. You will visit the famous Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Arrival in Marrakech in the late afternoon. Overnight in Riad/hotel.
Day 6: Marrakech – City tour:
This will be a day dedicated to visit the red city, Marrakech, starting with the Menara gardens with its lagoon, the Saadian tombs. You will also meet its founders, the Bahia Palace, residence of the former vizier, the Koutobia, a splendid minaret. To finish in the morning at the Djemaa El Fna, the great souk. And in the evening a magic show. Overnight in Riad / hotel.
Day 7: Marrakech – Airport:
Transfer to Marrakech Airport. and end of the 7-Day Desert Tour from Fes to Marrakech
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