7 Days Tour From Fes To Merzouga
On this 7 days desert tour from Fes, you would imagine the hills of endless dunes, and adventurous camel trekking with a memorable night in the heart of the desert under the stars. Explore the Sahara desert surrounding the most picturesque circuit between Fes and Marrakech, travel along the road of thousand kasbah, and explore the Dades and Todra valleys. stroll in Morocco’s cinema studios of Ouarzazate and Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah. Immerse yourself in the remarkable architecture and highlights of Fes and Marrakech city.
Please note that every route on our website is just a starting point. We can customise anything and everything to suit your timing, budget and preferences. You can extend, adjust or shorten, add or skip stops and towns in a reasonable frame. We will recommend the best routes and schedules to fit all your interests in an efficient yet comfortable itinerary.
Fes to Merzouga Tour Plan
Day 1: Fes Sightseeing
On this tour from Fes to Merzouga, we will transfer you from the airport to your hotel in Fez and then we visit the new part of town. In the first place, we will see the craft and religious capital of Morocco. In fact, Fez was founded by Idris 1 in the twelfth century and was for years, the cultural capital and focus of the Almohad. So it is one of the imperial cities with more interest in history and crafts. Moreover, it is one of the largest medinas in the Arab world. Containing Madrasas, the souk (spectacular by the amount and variety of spices ), Karauin, the oldest university in the world, mosques, plazas, neighborhood Andalusians and potters, palaces, and museums. Hence, Fez is the artisan capital of Morocco. Finally, after dinner, we stay overnight at the riad.
Day 2 : FEZ – MERZOUGA
After breakfast, we continue our Fes to Merzouga Tour. Hence departure to the Middle Atlas Mountains. We stop in the charming town of Ifrane, also called as Switzerland of Morocco. Then we cross the great cedar forests. Further south, we will pass the mountains of the High Atlas. Then we arrive at Errachidia, where the first big trip palm appears. In fact, these create an oasis of greenery ideal for growing all kinds of fruit trees and vegetable microclimate. Later on, we reach Erfoud, the economic capital of the Tafilalet region. In this area, the fossils abound testifying past covered by the sea. From here the asphalt disappears, and Saharan tracks adobe reach the village of Merzouga. Finally dinner and overnight at the hotel, enjoy your Fes Sahara Desert Tour.
Day 3: AROUND MERZOUGA SAHARA DESERT
So today we explore Erg Chebbi more deeply. So on this Fes to Merzouga Desert Tour, we visit the town of Khamlia, we discover small villages and inhabited houses in unexpected places, far from civilization. We also visit nomads who are there and we will take you with them in the evening and leave the 4×4 camel ride to spend the night in the desert under the sky. Then overnight in nomad tents in the desert.
Day 4 : MERZOUGA – TODRA GORGE – DADES VALLEY – OUARZAZATE
On the fourth day of our tor from Fes to Merzouga and after breakfast, we depart to Risani, old Sijilmassa, the sourcing center of ancient caravans from the Sahara. So we continue our journey on Fes Sahara Desert Tour, through a semi-desert landscape, we reach the oasis of Tinghir- possibly one of the most beautiful places in Morocco. Then we pass the Todra river, impressive gorges to reach over 300m. in addition we visit the village, we take the road of a thousand Kasbahs to Ouarzazate, to reach one of the most important cities of southern Morocco, known for its intense and cinematic activity, having to his credit films like Gladiator, Troy, the Mummy, etc. Then a visit to the kasbah of Tourirt. Finally, we will enjoy dinner and we stay overnight at the hotel.
Day 5: OUARZAZATE – AIT BENHADDOU -MARRAKECH
After breakfast, we take the road towards Ait Ben Haddou, the queen of kasbahs (Unesco World Heritage). Later we will visit one of the most beautiful tracks of Morocco, Kasbah of Telouet, the ancient palace Glagui, and Pacha Marrakech. Afterward, we continue our Fes Sahara Desert Tour, passing through the port of the highest mountain in Morocco – Tzin Tichca (2,260 m) to reach the imperial city of Marrakech. Finally, we stay overnight at the riad.
Day 6: MARRAKECH CITY TOUR
That day of our tour from Fes to Merzouga is dedicated to visiting Marrakech. In fact, the stories tell that city was inhabited by a tribe on the other side of the Atlas, with large supplies of dates, and bones, born a palm. Called ” the red city ” because of the color of its walls and filled with gardens, watered by underground wells (khettaras), which were built by the Almoravids and Saharan nomads in the eleventh century We will visit Menara, the Casbah, the Saadian Tombs, the Bahia Palace, the Koutoubia. Moreover, Majorelle Gardens and souks, are some of the unavoidable visits. Later on, a unique experience will be to discover the square ” Djemaa El Fna ” where life and activity of the city are concentrated: dancers, storytellers, jugglers, artisans, merchants, and snake charmers. Then we stay in Marrakech overnight in the local riad.
Day 7: MARRAKECH – AIRPORT
Free time until we transfer you to the airport before your flight departure. Hence this will be the end of our Fes to Merzouga Desert Tour.
Contact us to customize your tour from Fes to Merzouga or for more details.
- Pick up and drop off at your hotel/airport
- An air conditioned 4×4 Landcruiser or spacious minivan in case of a group
- English speaking driver
- Dinner & breakfast
- Cameld rides & overnight in a private nomad traditional tent
- No forced shopping stops during the tour
- lunch and drinks
- Entrance fees