6 days tour from Fes to Marrakech – desert included
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Touring In Morocco travel agency offers a 6 days Morocco tour from Fes to Marrakech via Merzouga desert and customized the best itinerary for that.
To start with, our professional staff will pick you up at the airport from Fes to drive to your accommodation. There, you will relax to visit the city the following day. On the visit day, we will start by exploring the beautiful old town of Fes, which can lead to the old Souks and leather shops…
Secondly, we will ahead to discover the old Moroccan architectural monument, Madrasa Bou Inania. The first religious school in Fes that non-Muslims can enter and ascertain.
At the end of the visit, we will visit the Chouara tanneries and admire the leather colors and the ground holes.
After visiting Fes attractions, we will move and pass by the gorgeous and clean Ifrane. A city attracted tourists to come to see how clean it is. In Morocco, it is the finest, and the eighth worldwide. Next, drive to visit the valley of Ziz and take some wide photos of the valley and Ziz’s river. After that, drive through Erfoud to arrive at Merzouga, famous for the tallest sand dunes in the kingdom. When arrived, we will ride camels through Erg Chebbi’s sand dunes to arrive at the camp and enjoy the Berber music show at night.
The following day, we will visit the interesting attractions of Merzouga, from the Gnaoua tribe to the nomads and back for the oasis. Subsequently, we will draw our way to the impressive town of Boumalne Dades to spend the night.
As a final point, we will drive through Ouarzazate and the High Atlas mountains to visit one of the Argan oil cooperatives and end the tour in Marrakech.
6 days Morocco tour from Fes to Marrakech via Merzouga desert itinerary :
Day 1: Arrival and pick up service to the accommodation:
As the first day of the 6 days Morocco tour itinerary from Fes to Marrakech starts with pickup service. We will set our local team of guides under your needs. That is to say, they will come to pick you at any meeting point in Fes to show you your local accommodation.
Day 2: Visiting Fes attractions:
Fes is one of the most interesting cities of Morocco, rich in culture, architecture, and historical landmarks. Therefore, on the second day of our 6 days Morocco tour itinerary from Fes to Marrakech via the desert, we will visit the most impressive attractions in Fes. To start with, we will head to the Madrasa Bou Inania, one of the most architectonic schools in Morocco. Its founder was Abou Inan Faris during the AD 1351–56. It is mostly visited by tourists as they can also do that and not only Muslims. The second thing we will visit is Fes El Bali or the old city, the main gate to the area is through the Bab Boujeloud or the blue gate. The place is famous for Souks, Riads, and traditional spas.
From there, we will move to see the Mellah, the Jewish quarter of Fes, very popular if you are looking to discover the relation between Fes and the Jewish community. The early 20th-century houses are an indicator of the Jewish history in Fes.
After discovering the Jewish Quarter, we will ahead to see the largest tanneries in Fes, the Chouara leather tanneries. Visited mostly by tourists for shopping purposes. There, the craftsmen make holes in the ground and paint leather using spices like Safran. For any photographer, it is recommended to try shooting at the shop owners’ rooftops offered at good prices. Note: the place doesn’t smell good. Therefore, consider taking some fresh mint.
To sum up, with our Moroccan travel guide, you will discover the most important and interesting destinations in Fes.
Day 3: From Fes to Merzouga & camel trekking & night at the camp:
Our 6 days Morocco tour itinerary from Fes to Marrakech via desert‘s second day starts in the early morning from Fes. A one-day excursion to the Sahara desert of Erg Chebbi to do the camel ride and spend the night at the camp. To begin with, we will cross the Middle Atlas mountains with far-reaching views of Berber villages, agricultural lands, and rivers. After about 1h 20mins, we will reach the impressive finest city in Morocco, Ifrane. Not only that, but it is the eighth cleanest worldwide. Characterized by the cold climate in winter where Ski lovers come to practice their activity. In the past years, they recorded a very low climate degree of -23 making it the coldest city in Morocco.
Ifrane during the second world war was a camp for prisoners. That is to say, there is a story about a German soldier who got his freedom when he carved the white lion statue in Ifrane.
During our visit, you will discover this magnificent area with the statue and have a walk for some pictures.
Next, we will ahead to see the impressive photography spot Ziz valley. They call it the valley of paradise for the water’s color. Besides, many palm trees are grown in the valley besides apricots, almonds…
From Ziz valley, we will drive and pass by Erfoud, small villages to arrive at Merzouga desert. There, you will enjoy fresh mint to restore, then ride camels through Erg Chebbi’s impressive sand dunes. On the way, your camel driver will take you to the best photo spots.
When you arrive at the camp, you can try different activities. For instance, Sandboarding, hiking the sand dunes. Also, Quadbikes can be chosen.
As a final point, you will enjoy a Berber Music show under the starry sky.
Day 4: Erg Chebbi 4WD tour & attractions discovery :
Erg Chebbi’s desert trip is the highlight of the 6 days Morocco tour itinerary from Fes to Marrakech via Merzouga desert. A one day trip with the comfortable 4WD to discover the interesting attractions of Merzouga.
Firstly, you will take breakfast either at the hotel or at the camp, then drive to see the Moroccan National Auto Museum. The latter is like a palace owned by an Emirati guy showing people the cars he loves. Inside, you will ascertain the old Japanese, Chinese, and British old hummers… Besides, the area is famous for a custom double Jeep car.
After discovering these cars, we will ahead to attain Khamlia’s village, famous for the Gnaoua music. This village is where the Touaregs immigrated in the past, they made it their homeland and used music to express their deep culture and traditions. During our visit, they will play us some of their music and let us know things about their history.
Next, we will drive to arrive at M’Ifiss, famous as it was inhabited by the French administration back to the 19th century. In there, you will discover how they used to make mascara out of Kohl, and also glass that is made out of Baryte.
Subsequently, our trip continues to visit the nomads, the real life of the Berber in the past. Morocco is known as it was tribal, nomads in Merzouga are from different tribes with different traditions. There is always a member of the tribe who takes care of the herd. During our visit, you will be welcomed by a family of nomads that will allow you to see how they live.
At final, we will drive and enjoy the agricultural lands of Merzouga’s oasis. From there, you will get back to the hotel and prepare for the next day.
Day 5: From Merzouga to Boumalne Dades via Tinghir :
On the fifth day of the 6 days Morocco tour itinerary from Fes to Marrakech via the Sahara desert, we will head to spend the night in Boumalne Dades from Merzouga. In the early morning, you will wake up and watch the sunrise hiking the sand dunes of Erg Chebbi. Not only that, but you can also take the sandboard with you and enjoy it. After that, breakfast is prepared for you to enjoy it either at the camp or at the hotel.
After breakfast, we will drive for about 40mins or less to reach Rissani, famous for the first souk in the Sahara desert of the south. Citizens from Merzouga, Erfoud, and nearby villages go there for shopping purposes. During our visit, our local travel guide will take you to see the spices as they say they brought them from India. Also, see the types of tea and herbs. In another area there, we will see the parking of donkeys and sheep, a place where you can buy or trade donkeys for house needs. From there, we will cross by many Berber villages to arrive at Fezna’s irrigation system to discover it.
From there we will ahead and drive through the city of Tinghir famous for the valley of Todgha and the highest canyons in Morocco. Tinghir a city called so referring to the Atlas mountains’ foothills, inhabitants are almost all Berbers coming from different Berber tribes.
Our visit will be to the canyons of Todgha, about 500m in height. Every year, the place attracts thousands of tourists to come to discover how the underground water waters hundreds of agricultural lands. In addition, it is where you can try climbing and also horsing. Therefore, let us know to book your activity with a company there.
At final, we will drive from Tinghir heading to Boumalne Dades gorges ton spend the night.
Day 6: From Boumalne Dades to Marrakech via Ouarzazate and Ait Ben Haddou :
The last day of our Morocco 6 days tour itinerary from Fes to Marrakech is going to be exciting, we will discover many interesting monuments.
To begin with, you will have a traditional breakfast at the local hotel in Boumalne Dades. There, we will see the curves of Tisdrine or the snake road as they call it. Cadillac as known made an impressive record in this road which made it famous and visited by tourists during their Morocco excursions.
We will continue to arrive at the city of Kalaat Megouna or the pink bride. There, you will admire how beautiful is the valley of Roses, almost all the types can be found there. Citizens from Kalaat Megouna have shops of roses cosmetics and that’s what almost all of them do for a living. When we get there, you can visit one of Rose water’s cooperatives and even buy some products(optional).
From Kalaat Megouna, we will pass through the city of Kasbahs(Skoura) then reach Ouarzazate to see the Atlas studios.
Ouarzazate is famous as the main gate to the Sahara desert and the start of the thousand kasbah’s road, its name means without noise. This city is also famous for the biggest solar energy project in the world, cost 9 billion $ and they call it Nour which means light.
When talking about the Atlas studios, it is the place where the Gladiator, Alexander, Cleopatra, and many other famous movies and Tv series are shot. In addition, at the studios, there is a cinematic area where you can watch the last-mentioned.
After visiting Ouarzazate’s city, you will drive and reach Ait Ben Haddou’s Kasbah and the fortified village. We will go all the way to the top of the Kasbah and admire the views of the valley and the village.
In the end, we will cross the High Atlas mountains to visit one of the Argan oil cooperatives and end the tour in Marrakech.
6 days Morocco tour itinerary from Fes to Marrakech via desert customer's reviews:
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Then we arrived in the desert and everyone welcomed us wonderfully, the camp was beautiful, and the tents were really beautiful. Even more, they were better than a hotel, in an unbeatable environment. The food was very rich and then in the evening, we could enjoy the Berber music and dance with them, surrounded by the night in the desert and a beautiful campfire. In the morning to see the sunrise among the dunes, certainly a unique experience that could only be seen improved by the hand.
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With our Morocco 6 days tour from Fes to Marrakech via Merzouga desert, we will take you to stunning views. For instance, we will enjoy the views of the High/Middle Atlas mountains. Also, we will stop at the panoramic view of the Ziz valley, Todgha Gorges…
Our service includes a pickup service from the airport to your accommodation. Also, a dropoff if needed to the airport. Moreover, with our Morocco tour itinerary in 6 days, you can choose to be dropped off or picked up from the hotel you are staying in.
We will send you a professional driver/guide to explain to you anything concerning our trip’s attraction.
On our trip, you will be taken to the best places for photography. Like, Merzouga, Ziz valley, Todgha Gorges…
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Morocco six days tour itinerary from Fes to Marrakech's destinations:
The cultural Fes:
We will start the 6 days Morocco tour itinerary from Fes to Marrakech by visiting this cultural city. Our team of professional local guides gives you here a list of the most visited attractions in Fes.
These are the most important and visited attractions in Fes:
The Madrasa Bou Inania is a very famous old school in Fes Morocco, characterized by the Moroccan architectural style. In addition to that, non-muslims can visit this impressive monument. Built-in AD 1351–56 by the Sultan Abou Inan Faris or under the Merinid dynasty.
Fes El Bali and Fes El Jedid:
Fes El Bali is translated as the old Medina of Fes, famous for the old monuments of Fes; shops, and leather works… Also, you can access there through Bab Boujeloud or the blue gate.
When talking about the new city, it’s visited by tourists to discover the luxurious life of Fes, from hotels, restaurants, and casinos…
Mellah, Jewish Quarter :
The largest Jewish quarter in Fes refers to the Jewish community in the past that inhabited parts of Fes. By the early made houses and walls of the 20th century, you will discover how Jewish were affecting the architecture in Morocco.
Chouara Tanneries :
The Chouara Tanneries are the largest leather area in the cultural city. Craftsmen or the artisans use spices and dig holes on the ground painting the leather with Safran and other popular spices… Furthermore, the place has a bad smell, and citizens or visitors, in general, bring fresh mint for that. For tourists, it is recommended to go there in the evening when the wholes are dry and the leather is colorful. Also, for photographers, we recommend the shops’ rooftops for a wide great view.
From Fes starts the 6 days Morocco tour itinerary to Marrakech to reach the lovely city of Ifrane. It is famous as the finest city of Africa and the eighth worldwide. For that reason, they call it little Switzerland. Not only that, but it is the coldest in Morocco with a record of -23 degrees in winter. This city is famous also for ski clubs and snow activities.
A story says that in the past, Ifrane was a camp for worldwide prisoners. Thus, the one who carved the white lion statue in the new city is a German prisoner who wanted his freedom.
Many other destinations are worth visiting in Ifrane. Including the university of Alakhaouain, and the center of the city.
Near Ifrane, you will see the huge cedar forest inhabited by Barbary Macaque monkeys.
As a final point, the king Mohammed 6 has a huge palace in this city and prefers to stay there a lot.
Ziz valley :
Morocco is very famous for its valleys and rivers, Ziz valley is one of the biggest sources of dates in the country. Undoubtedly, it is the best spot for photography in the south.
For the river passing in the middle of the last mentioned, people call it the Ziz river and it is about 250kms long.
Not very far from the valley, there is the small town of Aoufous situated in the High Atlas mountains. Citizens from the latter have several lands of agriculture in Ziz’s valley and use the river to water them.
Tourists usually visit the town of Aoufous for discovery purposes. In other words, it has a very deep culture, from arranged weddings, music…
Every tourist coming to Morocco to visit the Sahara desert passes by Erfoud. It is called so referring to a plant they call Onfood. People call it the capital of fossils.
In the past million years, the Saharian cities, Merzouga, Rissani… Were a vast prehistoric ocean. Thus, many archeologists made their companies extracting fossils and exporting them abroad.
During the 6 days Morocco tour itinerary from Fes to Marrakech via the desert, it is optional for you to visit a company. There you can get information about fossils like Ammonites, goniatites, and more before you reach Merzouga desert
The most famous Sahara desert in Morocco, Merzouga is the first visited for activities like Camel trekking and camping in Berber camps. It has the tallest sand dunes in Morocco, about 150m in height at Lalla Merzouga’s famous sand dune.
Also, there you can try very impressive activities. For example, snowboarding, quad biking, and hiking Erg Chebbi’s sand dunes.
Our Morocco 6 day tour itinerary from Fes to Marrakech is the best choice for a full discovery experience of Merzouga and nearby areas.
Tourists can get to this lovely Saharian destination from any point in Morocco and the imperial city… Also, they can drive in the country and get to Merzouga where they can meet our team of Morocco tour experts. With a lifetime camel ride through the sand dunes, we welcome our dear clients to arrive at the nomad camp. Cultural music with a campfire is the best experience you will have in the Erg Chebbi desert.
Other tourists prefer a Jeep tour to discover the attractions. At first, they visit the Museum of cars, the Gnaoua tribe, and end by visiting the nomads to discover their life.
In addition, if you are looking for an experience of a Lifetime, you can try a picnic in Sefsaf with our Moroccan travel guides.
Rissani and the souk :
Rissani is a city 1h from Merzouga desert, famous for the first Souk(Market) in the Sahara desert of Morocco’s south.
This city is also called Sijilmassa in the past and it was popular as a park for the caravan routes coming from different African countries to trade in Rissani and Marrakech to get to Europe. From there started the traditional Souk and people from different Moroccan cities and tourists kept coming to discover all the parts of it.
Our Morocco 6 days trip itinerary from Fes to Marrakech via the Sahara desert includes a visit of the Souk with our local travel guide.
As mentioned the caravans that came to Sijilmassa left many priceless things, including spices that we will discover.
Fezna’s Irrigation system :
Fezna’s Irrigation system is an example of the old technics used to water the agricultural lands in the past. Citizens have very large lands where they grow different plants and trees including palm ones. The famous Irrigation system in Fezna is visited most of the time to discover how wells are connected to each other. Also, the technics they used to connect them.
In summer, the wells are semi-dry because of the hot climate but that helps palm trees to grow in Fezna.
Concerning the depth of wells, it’s only around 15 meters, because the land was green in the past and there were rivers passing to the south.
Dades and Todgha Gorges :
Todgha Gorges are the highest canyons in Morocco, a must-visit destination during any tour in Morocco.
Tinghir or Tinerhir, the city where the canyons of Todgha are is popular for dates. Huge festivals are made to celebrate this fruit’s seasons.
A story says that the name of Tinghir came from Toudert(feminine name) which means life, this was a woman who lived in the city in the past. Also, the valley’s name refers to her name as she used to get her herd to eat and drink water from the river.
Our tour itinerary of 6 days from Fes to Marrakech via Merzouga desert will lead you to the best panoramic views of the valley. Even more, we will draw our way passing through the city to arrive at the Gorges. They are 500mitres in height and rocks are limestone’s type.
In the city, there are many companies offering locals and tourists the chance to try climbing at Todgha’s canyons. Additionally, you can also try a picnic and enjoy lunch in this magnificent area.
For Dades Gorges, it is the destination of tourists starting their tours from Marrakech to the Sahara desert. The places you can visit there are the Monkey fingers’ hills. Called see because their foothills look like the fingers of monkeys(toes). Also, the snake road, it is where Cadillac’s car made a record of 3 seconds going all the way to the top of the hill.
Kalaat Megouna and Roses valley :
Kalaat Megouna is the visited city after Tinghir during the 6 days Morocco tour itinerary from Fes to Marrakech. It is nicknamed the capital of roses for the valley and the river passing in the middle of it. Another thing that makes it special is the Kasbahs along the river and the valley of Roses.
The name refers to the mountain of Megoun from where the tribes came in the past, it is about 4071 meters.
What citizens do for a living is that they make products out of roses and even export them outside of the country.
It is optional during our Morocco tours to Marrakech visiting one of the cooperatives of Rose water’s cosmetics. Therefore, let your travel guide know about your choice.
Ouarzazate and Atlas studios :
Ouarzazate is a very popular Moroccan city nicknamed the door to the rocky Sahara desert in the south. This city has a very hot climate. It is very famous for Kasbahs, Atlas studios, and festivals. The road from Ouarzazate to the south is what they call the road of a thousand Kasbah. There, you will find the biggest solar energy project in the world. Further, it is made by an agency for sole energy in Morocco and cost 9 billion $. Per peak, it generates above 150 MWH.
When talking about attractions in Ouarzazate, you can start by the famous Kasbah of Taourirt, it contains above 300 rooms which make walking around feel like a maze.
With our local team during the 6 days Morocco tour from Fes to Marrakech via Merzouga desert, you will visit the Atlas Oscar Studio. The latter is the biggest in Ouarzazate. A place where many film producers took shots of their movies or series. For instance, the Gladiator, Prison Break, and the famous Cleopatra.
Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou :
Ait Ben Haddou is the first destination you will visit during any Marrakech trip. They call it the Palace or Ksar of Glaoua. Thami El Glaoui was the leader of the Glaoua’s tribe, they were above 500 people from different tribes and religions. For the security of the leather, they made the village fortified and built the Kasbah for Ben Haddou. In the eleventh century saying the Archeologists, Ben Haddou found the Kasbah and made it home for his tribe, Ait Ben Haddou.
The Kasbah is built our of mud and wheat grain with Bamboo rooftops. Down the gate, there is the long river of Ounila passing.
As the Kasbah is on top of a hill, the tribe decided to protect their leader and made a place for him above where he can keep his gold…
Many other tribes were in the area fighting for the lands where they can build their Kasbahs.
Behind the Kasbah, there is a very famous mosque where the tribe used to pray and celebrate special days for the leader.
When we talk about the traditions of the tribe, during weddings, special events, men and women have to wear special clothes and jewels.
Also, marriages are always arranged by families of the grooms.
At the present time, to get to the top, you need to use the stairs which are about 11. On the way, you will meet the Kasbah’s painters, shops with movies shot in the Kasbah, and more to ascertain.
For photographers, there is a very popular hill where you can hike and get wide beautiful shots of the mud buildings.
Argan oil cooperative :
Morocco is famous for the amazing Argan oil, it is endemic to the Kingdom and can be found in the Southwest of the country. with the 6 days Morocco tour itinerary from Fes to Marrakech via Merzouga desert, we will visit one of the cooperatives. It is optional to but any type of cosmetics. In addition, you may choose to try some food cooked using this oil.