8 days tour from Marrakech to Merzouga desert
8 Days itinerary From Marrakech to Fes tour overview:
Marrakech to Fes desert tour, 8 days itinerary is your gateway to discover Morocco with our travel expert. We will find Marrakech city and the Atlas mountains on the first day. Therefore, our 8 days will take us to many beautiful places, villages, and Kasbahs such as Ait Benhaddou, and Ouarzazate until you arrive in Boumalne Dades where you will spend the night.
Half of the third and fourth days will be spent in the Sahara desert of Erg Chebb where you’ll experience a camel trek and camping at our luxury camp. Also, The perfect 8-day itinerary in Marrakech will allow you to visit the Berber nomad families and have a glass of mint tea. Learn about their way of living under their tent for those who want to discover the real Morocco.
For the last days of our journey days itinerary from Marrakech to Fes desert tour, you will be traveling to Fes, and discovering its beautiful attractions. and from there to Casablanca and back to Marrakech.
Marrakech to Fes 8 days itinerary includes and excludes:
8 days itinerary from Marrakech to Fes highlights:
8 days itinerary from Marrakech to Fes :
Day 1: Marrakech to Boumalne Dades:
In the morning, we will pick you up from your accommodation in Marrakech. Our 8 days will take us towards the High Atlas Mountains. You will cross the Tizi n’Tichka pass which is the highest pass in Morocco with a height of 2260m. We will have stops for photos and to visit the famous Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Then, we will continue to Ouarzazate, known as the “Hollywood of Africa” due to its film studios. After lunch, we will drive to the Skoura Oasis, known for its beautiful kasbahs and palm groves. From Skoura, we will continue to the Dades Gorges where you will spend the night in a traditional Hotel/Riad with a view of the Valley.
Day 2: From Boumalne to Merzouga desert:
We will continue our journey of the 8-days tour from Marrakech to Fes itinerary. First, we will have a small drive to Todgha Gorges known as Todgha Canyons. Here, we can hike and walk along the river to explore these cliffs before continuing to Erfoud, famous for its fossils and marble.
We’ll then enter the desert and enjoy a camel trek to reach the Erg Chebbi dunes, where we’ll spend the night in a traditional Berber camp. You’ll have the opportunity to watch the sunset over the dunes. Once, the sun does down you will continue your way through the desert to the camp. Later on, you will enjoy a traditional dinner under the stars while listening to Berber music.
Day 3: Merzouga 4x4 jeep tour:
Today, our 8 days tour from Marrakech will be a day tour to explore the Sahara desert, To start with a comfortable 4×4 car to discover the interesting attractions of Merzouga. We will start either from the Hotel or the Camp in Merzouga, why this day is so special because we are going to discover the desert surroundings, firstly we will see the Sahara museum, owned by Qatar man. Moreover, it is famed for old cars. secondly, we will visit a Berber village which is called “Khamlia” it is a small village at the edge of the desert where most of its people immigrated from the south and middle of Africa like “chad” and” Nigeria” you are going to taste their mint tea and enjoy their traditional music which called “Gnaoua”.
After you get to know the story we are going to a beautiful place near the Algeria borders, where we will travel to the 19 century to see two villages of French people while the French occupation.
thirdly your driver will pick you up again to discover the nomad’s life. you will see so many tents which are considered their home town, furthermore, you will see how the transportation and their simple way to make fresh food also their handcrafts stuff. to sum it up you will cross the dunes of the Merzouga desert back to your hotel where you will relax and spend your night.
Day 4: Merzouga to Midelt:
The following day, after breakfast, we will continue our journey of the 8 days tour from Marrakech to Fes. First, we will drive to Rissani to visit its traditional souk before continuing to Erfoud to visit the fossil museum.
After Errachidia, we will go through Ziz Rich Gorges, which were carved out of volcanic rocks. And then through Tizi N Talghamt’s pass to Midelt. Arrive in Midelt and spend the night at your hotel, which includes dinner, bed, and breakfast.
Day 5: From Midelt to Fes :
Continuing our 8 days tour from Marrakech to Fes via Merzouga, we will travel from Midelt to Fes today after breakfast at your accommodation. We will drive through a few ancient mud Berber settlements in the middle of the Atlas mountains.
We will be passing through the Cedar Forest of Azrou, a national park that’s home to Barbary macaques. You can then continue to Ifrane, a charming Swiss-style town, before reaching Fes to check into your hotel.
Day 6: discovering Fes :
Exploring the fascinating city of Fes, Morocco’s spiritual and cultural capital. Enjoying a half day in the old Medina with a local guide to discover its attractions. Followed by free time in the afternoon to explore the city more. Fes is one of the best-preserved medieval cities in the world.
We will visit the Royal Palace, Bab Boujeloud, the old Jewish Quarter, and the pottery and ceramics cooperative. We’ll break for lunch and continue our tour to the University of Al-Qarawiyyin and the tanneries. In the evening we will pick you up back to your accommodation to spend the night.
Day 7: Fes to Rabat via Meknes and Volubilis :
After breakfast, we will take the Fes Meknes route to Rabat. On the route, we will stop for Volubilis, The archaeological site is one of the most impressive in Morocco and dates back to the 3rd century BC.
We’ll have lunch in Meknes, one of Morocco’s imperial cities, known for historic sites such as the Bab Mansour Gate and the huge walls of the Medina.
After visiting Meknes attractions, we will continue our journey to Rabat, the capital of Morocco, which is known for its rich history and cultural heritage. First, we will see Hassan Tower: The next stop on the tour is the Hassan Tower, an iconic landmark of Rabat. The tower is a minaret of an incomplete mosque that was built in the 12th century. Secondly, we are going to discover the Royal Palace of Rabat, which is the official residence of King Mohammed VI. And many other attractions.
Finally, we will drive to your accommodation to spend the night in the political capital of Morocco.
Day 8: Rabat to Marrakech via Casablanca :
On the final day of our 8-day tour from Marrakech to Fes via Merzouga, Depart from Rabat to Marrakech via Casablanca. After breakfast, we will begin our journey by exploring the magnificent Hassan II mosque in Casablanca. his stunning mosque is one of the largest in the world and an iconic symbol of Casablanca. The intricate and impressive architecture and the location by the ocean offer an excellent spot for photographs.
After visiting Casablanca we will head back to Marrakech, Later on, we could take you to Jamaa el Fna Square to do some shopping or to explore some more attractions. And with that our 8 days tour from Marrakech to Fes via Merzouga comes to an end.