7 Days Tour From Fes To Merzouga
On this 7 days desert tour from Fes you would imagine the hills of endless dunes, adventurous camel trekking with a memorable night in the heart of the desert under the stars. Explore the Sahara desert surrounding on the most picturesque circuit between Fes and Marrakech, travel along the road of thousand kasbah and explore the dades and Todra valley. 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.
- Pick up and drop off at your hotel/airport
- An air conditioned 4x4 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
Day 1 : Fes Sightseeing
On this Fes Sahara Desert Tour, 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 craft and religious capital of Morocco. In fact Fez was founded by Idris 1 in the twelfth century and was for years, 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 medina 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, neighbourhood 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 Sahara Desert 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 to Errachidia, where the first big trip palm appear. In fact these create an oasis of greenery ideal for growing all kinds of fruit trees and vegetables 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, 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 Sahara 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 desert.
Day 4 : MERZOUGA – TODRA GORGE – DADES VALLEY – OUARZAZATE
After breakfast we depart to Risani , old Sijilmassa , sourcing center of ancient caravans from the Sahara. So we continue our journey of 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 of the kasbah of Taurirt . 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 , ancient palace Glagui , Pacha Marrakech. Afterwards we continue our Fes Sahara Desert Tour, passing through the port of highest mountain in Morocco – Tzin Tichca (2,260 m) to reach the imperial city of Marrakech. Finally we stay overnight at riad .
Day 6 : MARRAKECH CITY TOUR
After breakfast we spend full day tour to visit 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 is concentrated : dancers , storytellers , jugglers , artisans , merchants, and snake charmers . Then we stay in Marrakech overnight in local riad.
Day 7 : MARRAKECH – AIRPORT
Free time until we transfer you to the airport before your flight departure. Hence this will be end of our Fes Sahara Desert Tour.