5 days tour from Fes to Marrakech
Fes to Marrakech tour in 5 Days passing by Merzouga Desert itinerary's Overview:
With our tours from Fes, you will enjoy 5 days journey from Fes to Marrakech to discover the Sahara desert of Morocco. As usual, our 5 days start in Fes and end in Marrakech, If you would like to end somewhere else. For instance, start from Fes and end in Fes you must declare it first.
with that being meant, our desert tour starts with picking you up from Fes directly to the desert, crossing the High and Middle Atlas Mountains, Our first stops will be at Switzerland of Morocco and cedar forest before continuing to Midelt to have a break for lunch. Later on, We drive towards the desert to ride camels and do camping in the middle of the dunes. Last but not least, On the second day, We will take the 4×4 car to discover the desert and its surroundings, Before ending your trip to bustling Marrakech.
Fes to Marrakech tour in 5 days via Merzouga desert includes and excludes:
5 days tour from Fes to Marrakech via Merzouga desert highlights:
Itinerary for our Fes to Marrakech 5 days tour via Merzouga desert:
Day 1: Arrival and pick up service to the accommodation:
On the first day of our 5 days tour from Fes to Marrakech, you are going to be picked up at the arrival time, and your driver/guide will come to pick you up from the airport to your accommodation Hotel/Riad. Where you will enjoy fresh tea and relax from your flight.
Day 2: Visiting Fes attractions:
Our one-day visit to Fes during 5 days tour from Fes to Marrakech will start in the morning from your accommodation, to start with, your local Moroccan travel guide will come to pick you up to visit Bou Inania Madrasa A beautiful example of Islamic architecture located in the heart of Medina, this madrasa was founded in the 14th century as a theological school.
Secondly, we will visit Dar Batha Museum This renovated 19th-century palace is now a museum that showcases Moroccan art and craftsmanship, including ceramics, textiles, and wood carvings.
Thirdly, you and your guide will ahead to visit Chouara Tannery Located in Medina, this tannery is one of the oldest in the world and still uses traditional methods to produce leather.
Another visit is going to be for Jewish Quarter or Mellah Once home to a thriving Jewish community, today it’s a quiet neighborhood with synagogues, museums, and traditional Moroccan houses.
Day 3: From Fes to Merzouga & Camel trekking & night at the camp:
On the third day of our 5 days tour from Fes to Marrakech, you will be picked up from your Hotel/Riad in the morning. A journey to some special Morocco destinations. For a start, we will drive to
Ifrane directly, known as the Switzerland of Morocco to enjoy its beauty and to have memorable pictures. After that, we will head towards Azrou to see the monkeys in the cedar forest. Continuing to Midelt for a lunch meal.
In the afternoon, we will cross the pass of TIZI N TALGHAMT to reach Errachidia while admiring the scenery Later on, we will stop for a panoramic view of Ziz valley. The drive continues to Erg Chebbi dunes passing by Aoufous and Erfoud famed for fossils and dates. After that we will continue to the captivating dunes of Erg Chebbi, these dunes are called also Merzouga Dunes. Arrive at the hotel and get ready for a camel trek for one hour and a half to enjoy the sunset, try sandboarding if that’s an activity you are interested in, take pictures and enjoy the view, after the sun goes down your camel ride continues to the camp where you will be welcomed with a glass of mint tea, delicious dinner, listen to the Berber drumming music, watch a sky full of bright stars and then spend a night at the desert camp.
Day 4: Merzouga desert to Boumalne Dades via Tinghir:
On the Fourth day of Fes to Marrakech 5 days tour of the Sahara desert will start after breakfast at the Hotel or the Camp. A journey to the lovely Boumalne Dades, Before we reach there, we will visit Rissani, famous for the festival of donkeys whenever it is the day of the market. It is also where the Caranas come from Mauritania, Southern Mali used to stay and take breaks. Next, we will continue the journey toward the southern point of Morocco. You will visit Tinghir and the Todra gorge, which is one of the most monumental canyons in Morocco.
After visiting the Canyons, we will continue the way to Boumalne Dadea to spend the night at a local Hotel with the view of the Valley.
Day 5: Boumalne Dades to Marrakech via Ouarzazate:
Our Fes to Marrakech 5 days tour via the Sahara desert’s last day will start after breakfast at Boumalne Dades. To begin with, we will visit Ouarzazate, the gate to the Sahara desert, passing by the Valley of Roses, which is renowned for its rose festival in May. Then, you’ll visit Ait Ben Haddou, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that has been the stage for many movies. When talking about Ait ben Haddou, we should mention the movies that were shot there. For example, in the TV series Game of Thrones, Cleopatra, Alexander…
After visiting the Kasbah, we will cross the High mountains at an altitude of 2260m at Tizi NTichka and visit one of Argan’s oil cooperatives. Eventually, get to Marrakech where our Fes to Marrakech 5 days tour ends.