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8 Days 7 Nights

Starts in Fes

Ends In Marrakech


Discover a wonderful tour for those seeking a comfortable journey from Fez to Marrakesh, with minimal long stretches in a vehicle. Immerse yourself in the enchanting region surrounding Merzouga’s mesmerizing sand dunes (Erg Chebbi) and savor the rich nomadic desert culture. As a delightful bonus, indulge in an excursion to the breathtaking Ouzoud Waterfalls, adding another highlight to the trip before reaching Marrakesh. There, a guided tour of the city awaits, completing this extraordinary and memorable adventure.

Highlights of the 8-day desert tour from Fes to Marrakech:

✔ Fes: Explore the ancient medina, visit historic monuments, and immerse yourself in the spiritual city of Morocco.

✔ Merzouga: Experience the breathtaking Erg Chebbi sand dunes, camel trekking adventure, and a magical sunset and sunrise in the Sahara Desert.

✔ Rissani: Stroll through the famous traditional market and witness the vibrant local culture.

✔ Todra Gorge: Marvel at the stunning orange towering cliffs, take leisurely walks, and witness rock climbers in action.

✔ Ait Benhaddou: Discover the ancient Kasbah, a UNESCO World Heritage site, which has appeared in famous movies like Gladiator and Lawrence of Arabia.

✔ Ouarzazate: Visit the renowned Atlas Studios, one of the world’s leading cinema studios.

✔ Atlas Mountains: Drive through scenic mountain passes, enjoy stunning views, and make stops to savor the natural beauty.

✔ Marrakech: Explore the “Red City,” visit historic sites like Koutoubia Mosque and Saadian Tombs, wander through vibrant souks, and experience the lively atmosphere of Djemaa El-Fna Square.

This desert tour from Fes to Marrakech promises an unforgettable journey through Morocco’s cultural and natural treasures, offering a diverse and enriching experience for travelers.

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Tour Plan 8-day desert tour from Fes
  • Day One : Arrival to Morocco – Transfer to Fes

    For this incredible 8-day Morocco desert tour from Fes to Marrakech, you have the option to arrive at either Casablanca International Airport or Rabat International Airport if Fes International Airport is not accessible for you. Upon arrival, our driver guide will warmly welcome you and transfer you directly to Fes, known for its captivating old city. Enjoy a delicious dinner and spend the night in a local Riad or Hotel nestled in the heart of the Medina, ensuring a delightful start to your adventure.

  • Day 2 : Touring Fes

    After a delicious breakfast, your exploration of the most historical and culturally rich city in Morocco begins. In Fes, often referred to as "the spiritual city of Morocco," you'll venture into the medina, the enchanting old city with its stunning architecture. Our guided tour in Fes encompasses a wealth of remarkable monuments.

    You'll visit the Jewish Quarter (Mellah) and the Dar El Makhzen or Royal Palace, adorned with vibrant mosaics and golden doors. Witness the magnificence of the famous Chaouwara Tanneries, the largest leather workshop in the city dating back to the 11th century. Discover the Kairaouine Mosque, one of the oldest universities in the world and an esteemed center of Islamic learning, whose breathtaking courtyard you can admire from the gates.

    The tour also includes a visit to the Najjarine Marble Fountain and Al-Attarine Madrassa, a religious school boasting striking Islamic architecture. The Bou Inania Medersa, another theological college, showcases some of Fes' most stunning architectural beauty.

    You'll have time to savor a delightful lunch at a local Moroccan restaurant before continuing your exploration. Wander through the streets and markets of the medina, and don't miss the iconic Bab Boujloud archway, with its mosaics that change color from blue on the exterior wall to green on the interior wall, symbolizing the sacred color of Islam.

    Later, we'll take you to a panoramic spot to enjoy an awe-inspiring view over the sprawling medina of Fes El-Bali. Conclude your day with dinner and spend the night at the same Riad in the heart of the medina, ensuring a memorable and immersive experience in this captivating city.

  • Day 3 : Fes – Ifrane – Cedar Forest – Midelt – Atlas Mountains – Ziz Valley – Merzouga

    Following breakfast, we depart from Fes and embark on a scenic journey through the picturesque Middle Atlas Mountains. Our first stop is the charming city of Ifrane, often referred to as the "Switzerland of Morocco." We'll then visit the Cedar Forest near Azrou, a perfect spot to observe the playful Barbary Monkeys. Continuing on, we reach the renowned town of Midelt, famous for its delicious apples, where we'll have some leisure time for lunch.

    As the afternoon unfolds, we head towards the Sahara desert, passing through the captivating Tizi N'talghoumte pass at an elevation of 1907 meters. Along the way, we'll be captivated by small Berber villages and the breathtaking Ziz Valley, nestled close to Errachidia city.

    Our journey continues to Merzouga, passing through Aoufous and Erfoud. In approximately 2 hours, we'll reach the enchanting land of sand dunes, Erg Chebbi. There, we'll enjoy a delightful dinner and find comfort in a local hotel or Riad, preparing for an unforgettable experience in this captivating desert oasis.

  • Day 4 : Desert Tour – Merzouga LAKE – Khamliya village – Nomad Family – Camel Trekking & Overnight in Desert Camp

    Next, we'll head to Khamliya village, where you'll have the delightful opportunity to listen to the mesmerizing African music, known as Gnawa, performed by the talented people originally from black Africa. Our off-road desert tour continues to the captivating black desert situated behind the Erg Chebbi sand dunes. There, we'll explore an abandoned village where the locals once worked with mineral fossils.

    Our journey then takes us to visit a nomadic Berber family, providing a unique insight into their traditional lifestyle. We'll return to Khamliya for a scrumptious lunch at a local restaurant.

    In the afternoon, an unforgettable Camel Trekking Adventure awaits you. Traverse the stunning orange-hued sand dunes as you make your way to the desert camp. Embrace the soul-nourishing experience of witnessing the breathtaking sunset from the heart of the dunes. As night falls, indulge in a delightful dinner at the camp, with mesmerizing music filling the air. You'll have the chance to frolic on the sand dunes beneath the twinkling canopy of stars, creating cherished memories that will linger in your heart. The night will be spent in the camp, surrounded by the enchanting ambiance of the desert.

  • Day 5 : Merzouga – Rissani Town – Tinghir – Todra Valley & Gorges – Dades Valley – City of Roses – Ouarzazate

    On the morning of the next day, waking up early to witness the lovely sunrise is highly recommended. After enjoying a hearty breakfast and refreshing shower, you have the option to return to Merzouga village either by camel ride or vehicle. From there, we'll make our way to the charming town of Rissani.

    In Rissani, we'll explore the famous, traditional, and largest market in the area, where you can immerse yourself in the local-made goods and art crafts. It's particularly delightful to visit Rissani on Sundays, Tuesdays, or Thursdays when the souk is bustling with activity, making it the perfect time for those from the desert area to enjoy shopping and trade.

    Continuing our journey, we'll travel to Tinghir, passing along the mesmerizing Tafilalt Oasis, where you can witness the ancient system of irrigation used in the region. Our next stop is Tinjdad town, where you'll have some leisure time to savor a delicious lunch.

    In the afternoon, we reach Tinghir to explore the breathtaking views of Todra valley and take a leisurely walk along the awe-inspiring Todra Gorge, flanked by towering orange cliffs that reach almost 1,000 feet in depth. This gorge is a preferred destination for climbers seeking thrilling experiences.

    As the day comes to an end, we'll continue our journey to Ouarzazate, passing through the enchanting Dades Valley, known as the "road of 1000 Kasbahs" and the land of Roses in Kalaat M'Gonna town. Upon arrival in Ouarzazate, we'll stop to photograph the amazing architecture of Kasbah Taourirte before checking into your hotel or Riad for relaxation. A delicious dinner awaits you, followed by a restful overnight stay.

  • Day 6 :Ouarzazate – Atlas Studios – Ait Benhaddou Kasbah – Ounila Valley – Telouet Kasbah – High Atlas – Marrakech

    After a delightful breakfast, our first stop is the renowned Atlas Studios in Ouarzazate, a world-famous cinema studio. From there, our journey takes us to the ancient Kasbah of Ait Benhaddou. This fortified walled city was strategically built along the caravan path between Marrakech and the Sahara, thriving as a bustling trading post during the 17th century. Inside its high mud walls are 6 Kasbahs and a few homes. Ait Benhaddou has gained international fame as it has been featured in iconic movies such as Gladiator and Lawrence of Arabia.

    Continuing our drive to Marrakech, we'll traverse the picturesque Ounila valley, passing through charming Berber villages along the way. We'll make a stop at Telouet village, where we can explore the impressive Telouet Kasbah, built in the 18th and 19th centuries for the influential el Glaoui family. Adorned in vibrant mosaics and red stucco, the Kasbah boasts a strategic location on the historic caravan trail.

    Enjoy a delightful lunch at a local restaurant before continuing our journey through the Atlas Passes. Along the road, we'll make stops to relish the stunning views of the majestic Atlas Mountains and the breathtaking Tizi N'tichka pass (2260m).

    By evening, we'll arrive in Marrakech, where you'll spend the night in a charming Riad or Hotel nestled in the heart of the medina. The day's adventures will leave you with treasured memories of the captivating landscapes and cultural wonders of Morocco.

  • Day 7 : Marrakech Sightseeing

    After a delightful breakfast, your Marrakech adventure begins in the heart of this imperial city, often referred to as the "Red City" due to its captivating sandstone buildings. Accompanied by a knowledgeable local guide, you'll embark on a journey to explore the most famous historic sites, museums, and vibrant souks (markets) of the medina.

    Your itinerary includes visits to the iconic Koutoubia Mosque, the intriguing Saadian Tombs, the exquisite Bahia Palace, and the enchanting Jardin Majorelle, a botanical garden blending art deco and Moorish elements.

    Following a leisurely lunch, your sightseeing continues with a delightful walk around the focal point of the Medina, Djemaa El-Fna, the main square. Here, you'll be immersed in the vibrant theater of the streets, teeming with snake charmers, musicians, acrobats, storytellers, and magicians.

    As the day draws to a close, you'll have some free time to savor the sunset from a restaurant terrace overlooking the captivating Djemaa El-Fna Square. Enjoy a delicious dinner and retire for the night in the same hotel or Riad, relishing the memories of the captivating experiences Marrakech has to offer.

  • Day 1: End Your Morocco desert Tour

    After a fulfilling breakfast, it's the last day of your remarkable 8-day Morocco desert tour from Fes to Marrakech. We will arrange a comfortable transfer for you to either Marrakech or Casablanca airport, where our services will come to an end. We hope you had a truly unforgettable journey filled with cultural exploration, natural wonders, and cherished memories. Safe travels and thank you for choosing our services!

Services Included:
  • Private A/C 4WD Toyota Land Cruiser or Deluxe Van with experienced English-speaking driver/guide

  • Pick-up and drop-off at your accommodation

  • Accommodation for 6 nights in a private room at a hotel/riad (Choose your preferred room type).

  • Camel trek to the desert camp

  • Overnight stay at the Desert Camp (Select your preferred tent type).

  • Fuel and all associated transportation costs

Services Not Included:
  • Lunch and beverages

  • Gratuities/tips

FAQs of the Fes to Marrakech Desert Tour - 8 Days with Dazzling Morocco Tours
  • 1. Do I need a sleeping bag for the night in the desert?

    No, you don't need a sleeping bag. During our 8 days desert tour from Fes to Marrakech with Dazzling Morocco Tours, you will stay at a well-equipped desert camp that provides all necessary amenities, including comfortable bedding for a restful night's sleep.

  • 2. Is there any other way to reach the camp instead of Camels?

     Yes, there is an alternative option to reach the desert camp. If you prefer not to ride camels, Dazzling Morocco Tours offers a 4x4 transfer service that will take you to and from the camp, ensuring a comfortable and convenient journey.

  • 3. How to book this tour? Any Cancellation policy?

     To book the 8 days desert tour from Fes to Marrakech with Dazzling Morocco Tours, you can contact us directly through our website or by phone. Our friendly team will assist you with the booking process and provide all the necessary details.

    Regarding the Cancellation policy, if you need to cancel your reservation, please inform us as soon as possible. Our cancellation policy may vary depending on the time of cancellation. We advise you to review the specific terms and conditions during the booking process or inquire with our team for further details. We strive to be flexible and understanding of our customers' needs.

We hope these answers have been helpful. If you have any further inquiries or require additional information, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We look forward to providing you with an exceptional desert tour experience.