5-Day Morocco Desert Tour From Fes to Marrakech
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Join our exciting journey for 5 days from Fes to the Merzouga Desert and Marrakech. Your adventure begins when you arrive in Fes and are warmly welcomed. Next, explore the cultural attractions of Fes on day two, including the Madrasa Bou Inania, Chouara Tanneries, and the Boujloud Blue Gate.
The third day will take you to the mesmerizing Merzouga desert through Ifrane, also known as “Little Switzerland”. You’ll get to experience the magic of this desert with a comfortable camel ride and spend the night in a well-equipped desert camp.
On day four, we explore Boumalne Dades, a beautiful valley with stunning views. Finally, the fifth day concludes your journey with a transfer to Marrakech, where you can choose to head to your accommodation or the airport. Enjoy an unforgettable trip through the diverse and rich culture and landscape of Morocco.
5-Day Morocco desert tour from Fes to Marrakech Itinerary
Day 1: Arrival and pick up service to the accommodation
On your first day of the 5-day Morocco tour from Fes to Marrakech, once you arrive at the airport, your driver/guide will be there to take you to your hotel. You will be given a cup of tea to help you relax after your flight.
Day 2: Visiting Fes attractions
During our 5-day Morocco tour from Fes to Marrakech, we will start the day by picking you up from your accommodation. You’ll be guided to Madrasa Bou Inania, which was built in the 14th century, and non-Muslims are welcome to explore. Then, we’ll visit Fes El Bali, the old city, famous for its Riads and places accessible through the main Bab Boujloud gate. Among the attractions are the Al-Andalus Mosque and Medersa Sehrij.
We will head to the Chouara tanneries, the largest in the city, where craftsmen utilize unique spices and techniques to make handmade leather goods. The best view of this process is from nearby rooftops. We will visit the Mellah, the Jewish Quarter, to explore the 20th-century homes and heritage of Fes’ Jewish community. Finally, we will take you to Fes’ ceramic workshops, where skilled artisans make mosaic tiles and intricate designs on ceramic plates. It’s an opportunity to learn about their artistry.
Day 3: From Fes to Merzouga, camel trekking and night at the camp
On day 3 of our 5-day Morocco desert tour from Fes to Marrakech, our team will pick you up from your hotel or Riad in the morning. You will go to Ifrane, a village with a cool climate and famous for its white lion statue. During World War II, Ifrane was used as a camp for soldiers.
Afterward, you will travel to Ziz Valley, which has beautiful views of the desert and palm groves. The day ends in the Merzouga Desert, where you will ride camels to travel through the dunes of Erg Chebbi. You will arrive at a camp with activities like Berber music and campfires.
Day 4: Merzouga desert to Boumalne Dades via Tinghir
We’re on day 4 of our 5-day Morocco tour through the desert from Fes to Marrakech. Today, we’re going to a lovely place called Boumalne Dades, but on the way, we’re stopping at a cool market called Rissani Souk. They have a special festival there for donkeys on market days! Rissani used to be an important place for people traveling on caravans from Mauritania and Southern Mali to rest during their long journeys.
Then, we’re checking out a pretty irrigation system called the Fezna system, which uses wells and canals to water the fields. After that, we’re going to see the amazing Todgha Gorges. They’re tall canyons with water flowing inside, and people come here for outdoor activities and family fun. Finally, we’ll spend the night in Boumalne Dades at a hotel with a great view of the valley.
Day 5: Boumalne Dades to Marrakech via Ouarzazate
On the final day of the 5-day Morocco tour from Fes to Marrakech through the Merzouga desert, we start in the morning at Boumalne Dades. Our first stop is Kalaat Megouna, also known as the “Capital of Roses,” which has an annual festival celebrating roses and a lot of taxis painted pink. There’s a possibility to go shopping at one of the cooperatives in the area.
We then travel on towards the Atlas Studios in Ouarzazate, which is a popular place for making movies like “Gladiator,” “Alexander,” “The Message,” and “Cleopatra.” We will also visit the impressive Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou, a mud and straw structure that has been used as a filming location for “Game of Thrones,” “Lawrence of Arabia,” and others. We will climb stairs to explore the Kasbah and find some local artisans who paint beautiful souvenirs.
We will then traverse the High Atlas mountains, stopping by one of the Argan cooperatives, before finally reaching Marrakech and concluding our five-day trip.
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On a 5-day Morocco tour from Fes to Marrakech through the Merzouga desert, you’ll see the High and Anti Atlas mountains and the Ziz Valley. You’ll experience both natural beauty and cultural exploration, making it an unforgettable trip.
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5-Day Fes to Marrakech Desert Tour Destinations' Overview
Fes Unveiled: The Commencement of Your 5-Day Desert Tour Adventure from Fes to Marrakech
Fes is the first place on a 5-day tour to Marrakech, where you’ll experience Morocco’s history and culture. Fes is a noteworthy city as it was an imperial city and is the second-largest city in Morocco. During the trip, you will visit several iconic attractions in Fes. These include Madrasa Bou Inania, which is an ancient school that was built in the 14th century. The school is known for its beautiful architecture and zellige tilework courtyard.
Fes El Bali is also part of the tour and is known for its opulent Riads, rejuvenating spas, and traditional souks. The Mellah (Jewish Quarter) is a well-preserved old-style district that provides a glimpse into Morocco’s Jewish heritage. Finally, you will see the Chouara Tanneries, which are famous for their quality leather products and vibrant colors. It is best to visit in the late afternoon for optimal views and photo opportunities.
Ifrane's Charms on Display: Your Moroccan 5-day tour from Fes to Marrakech
Ifrane is a great city that’s often called “Little Switzerland”. It’s a really nice place in Africa and it’s ranked as the top eighth city in the world. Especially during winter, it gets very cold – up to -23 degrees – and there is a lot of snow. This makes it a good place for ski clubs where people can try skiing. When you go from Fes to Marrakech, Ifrane is a good place to visit because it has a famous statue of a white lion in a garden. During World War II, Ifrane was a military camp and a German soldier made the statue there. Also, one of the King of Morocco’s 12 palaces is in Ifrane.
Ziz Valley's Oasis Charm: A Highlight of Your 5-Day Morocco Desert Tour from Fes to Marrakech
The Ziz Valley is a place in the High Atlas mountains that has lots of dates and is great for people who like taking pictures. Not too far away is Aoufous, a town where most people are farmers. People who live in the valley use water from the Ziz River to grow crops and palm trees.
The Ziz River is one of the longest rivers in the country and the valley is about 50 kilometers long. Our 5-day tour from Fes to Marrakech goes through the Merzouga desert, and we’ll take you to the Ziz Valley where you can take amazing pictures. If you like taking pictures, we’re happy to show you amazing views that are perfect for your photos.
Erfoud: A Gateway to Morocco's Desert Wonders
Erfoud is a city in southern Morocco with a history tied to fossils and its social life. The area was once underwater, but today, companies dig up precious fossils from the nearby mountain. You can visit one of these companies during a journey with our expert guides to see how rocks turn into pretty things like decorative plates that you can buy.
Erfoud is also known as the “City of Dates.” Every year, a big festival invites people to try different kinds of dates and join in the seasonal festivities. The city also has a special place for Jewish tourists – a historical Jewish cemetery that is one of the oldest in the area.
Experience Merzouga's Sahara Beauty on Your 5-Day Desert Adventure from Fes to Marrakech
Merzouga Desert is a popular place to visit in Morocco. It’s the highlight of our 5-day tour from Fes to Marrakech. You’ll hop on a camel and ride through the desert to an authentic Berber camp. You can try sandboarding, quad biking, or watch the sunset from a tall sand dune.
At night, you’ll listen to Berber music and see stars in the sky. We might also visit some interesting places, like a museum of old cars or a nomadic community. Our guides will be there to help you enjoy every moment.
Rissani's Souk: A Feast for the Senses in Morocco
Rissani is a great place to visit just a short 30-minute drive from Erg Chebbi. In the past, it was known as Sijil Massa and was an important place for trade caravans from Mali and Gabon. You’ll have a local guide to show you around the Souk, which is divided into different areas. The first area is for spices, where you can learn about different spices and their cultural significance.
The second area is a marketplace for buying and selling donkeys, and it’s a lively sight to see. There are also areas for buying different types of meat. Rissani is well-known for a type of bread called Medfouna which is delicious and worth trying during your visit.
Fezna's Ancient Water System: A Testament to Sustainability
Discover Fezna’s remarkable underground water canals in Morocco, a fascinating system utilized by locals to irrigate their crops. This irrigation system is made up of more than 30 interconnected wells and plays a critical role in the town’s agricultural industry. On a 5-day Morocco desert tour from Fes to Marrakech, you can visit these wells and learn about the sophisticated operations that allow water to flow seamlessly through the canals.
In summer, the wells may run semi-dry because of the hot weather, while in winter, there is an abundance of water from nearby rivers. To ensure the sustainable use of this critical resource, a regulatory system is in place. Everyone must comply with specific guidelines and pay fees for access, emphasizing the importance of responsible water management in the region.
Dades and Todgha Gorges: A Journey into Morocco's Canyons
The Todgha and Dades gorges in Morocco are very beautiful and popular. People like to climb and drive through them to have amazing experiences. The Todgha Gorges are limestone canyons near Tinghir, where there are lots of date palms and an underground river that provides water for the valley. The gorges are very high, around 500 meters, and are good places for people who like to climb. People also go there for picnics and to celebrate special occasions.
Boumalne Dades is a city near the longest street in Morocco and also the gorges. The city has a lot of history and traditions, with many different tribes living there. People still wear traditional clothing for weddings that are arranged by the groom’s family. The Boumalne Gorges are also popular because of their display of Cadillacs. You can explore this area by booking our 5-day Fes to Marrakech journey.
Kalaat Megouna and Roses Valley: Where Blooms Create Beauty
Our team knows a lot about exploring Morocco and wants you to see Kalaat Megouna and the Rose Valley. It’s a great place to go because all the houses, stores, and taxis are pink. Lots of different roses grow there every year, and locals use them to make beauty products for women.
There’s even a festival every year celebrating the roses, and lots of people come to see it. If you take our 5-day tour from Fes to Marrakech through the Merzouga Desert, you can go to a shop that sells these products if you’re interested.
Ouarzazate and the Magic of Atlas Studios: Morocco's Hollywood
Ouarzazate is known as the entrance to the Sahara desert and the starting point for a popular route called Thousand Kasbahs. One interesting thing about this place is its hot weather. So, a solar energy agency started a big project called Nour (Light) to generate power using solar energy. This project has four parts and can produce up to 580 MW of electricity. It costs a lot of money, around 9 billion dollars.
Ouarzazate is also famous for the Atlas Studios, which is the biggest one in Morocco. Many popular movies were filmed there, like Gladiator, Prison Break, and Cleopatra. They have a cool section in the studio where you can experience scenes from these movies. Our local guides will take you to explore this attraction during our 5-day trip from Fes to Marrakech.
Step Back in Time at Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou on Your 5-Day Desert Tour from Fes to Marrakech
Ait Ben Haddou is a village in Morocco. It is special because it has ancient buildings made out of red mud-brick. These buildings have pretty designs and show the history and culture of the area. Ait Ben Haddou is famous because many movies and TV shows have been filmed there. It is a great place to visit and learn about the architecture and culture of the region.
Moroccan Argan Oil Cooperatives: Where Tradition Meets Innovation
In Morocco, cooperatives run by local women are important for making argan oil. This oil is in demand because it is really good for your health and skin. It has lots of vitamins and healthy fats. The women in these cooperatives work together to take the kernels out of the argan nuts and extract the oil using traditional methods.
The process is hard work, but makes high-quality oil that people use for cooking and skin care products. If you visit Morocco, you can go to these cooperatives and watch how the oil is made. You can also buy real argan oil products and help the local women. This is important because the cooperatives support the environment by keeping the argan tree safe.
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