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7 Days Desert Tour from Fes to Marrakech

7 Days Desert Tour from Fes to Marrakech

7 Days Desert Tour from Fes to Marrakech


The 7 days desert tour from Fes to Marrakech, where you’ll delve into the rich tapestry of Moroccan culture and history while immersing yourself in the desert life. Our journey commences in Fes, a city steeped in ancient allure, before venturing to the captivating “blue city” of Chefchaouen and the ancient ruins of Volubilis, offering glimpses into Morocco past. Next, we’ll explore the imperial city of Meknes, adorned with ornate architecture, before returning to Fes to unravel more of its storied past.

Leaving the city behind, our path winds through the enchanting landscapes of Ifrane, Azrou, and Midelt, culminating in the breathtaking dunes of Merzouga, where the desert adventure unfolds. Traverse the golden sands atop camelback to a tranquil Berber camp, where the allure of nomadic life awaits under the star-studded desert sky. Continuing our odyssey, we’ll journey through Erfoud, Tinghir, and the dramatic Todra Gorges, then onward to the rugged beauty of Dades Gorges and the cinematic allure of Ouarzazate, fondly dubbed “the Hollywood of Africa”. Our exploration crescendos with a visit to the ancient village of Ait Ben Haddou, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, before traversing the majestic High Atlas Mountains en route to our final destination, Marrakech, where our unforgettable journey concludes. Book your trip today!


Day 1: Fes – Chechaouen

After breakfast at your Riad/Hotel at 08:00 AM, we will do a day trip to Chefchaouen, a picturesque town nestled in the Rif Mountains of northwest Morocco. Renowned as the “blue city” for its distinctive azure-hued buildings, Chefchaouen boasts a charming Medina adorned with white and blue-washed walls. Take a leisurely stroll through the labyrinthine streets, exploring bustling markets brimming with unique native handicrafts. Capture the breathtaking vistas of the Rif Mountains, making Chefchaouen a photographer’s paradise. After a day of exploration, retire to your hotel for a comfortable overnight stay. This enriching experience marks the beginning of your 7 days desert tour from Fes to Marrakech.

Day 2: Chefchaouen the blue city – Volubilis – Meknes – Fes

After indulging in a delicious breakfast at the riad/hotel, our journey commences towards Volubilis, traversing the Rif mountains via Wazan and other scenic Rif villages. Upon arrival in Volubilis, we will delve into the ancient Roman ruins, immersing ourselves in the rich archaeological history of Morocco. Following the exploration of the ruins, we will proceed to the captivating city of Meknes, renowned for its 17th-century heritage and often referred to as “the Moroccan Versailles”. Marvel at the grandeur of Sultan Moulay Ismail’s reign, epitomized by the majestic Bab-El-Mansour Gate. Indulge in a delightful lunch and wander amidst the historical walls of the medina, admiring the iconic Bab el Mansour gate and visiting Moulay Ismail’s shrine. After our enriching visit to Meknes, we will drive directly to Fes, where you will spend the night in a traditional riad, marking another memorable day on your 7 days desert tour from Fes to Marrakech.

Day 3: Exploring Fes with a Local Guide

After a hearty breakfast, your exploration of the oldest city in Morocco begins as you meander through its winding alleys and charming streets. Fes will captivate you with its enigmatic medina, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Our journey commences with a visit to the majestic Royal Palace gate, followed by an exploration of the Jewish quarter, home to the first Mellah ever built in Morocco during the 14th century. We ensure you experience all the culturally and historically significant sites, including the renowned Al Karaouine University, recognized as the oldest university in the world, the vibrant Tanneries, and the revered Moulay Idriss mausoleum. Following a delightful lunch at a traditional Moroccan restaurant, you will have the opportunity to visit a tiles cooperative and soak in the breathtaking panoramic view of the entire Medina of Fes. Your overnight stay awaits you at the riad, marking another memorable day on your 7 days desert tour from Fes to Marrakech.

Day 4: Fes – Ifrane – Azrou – Ziz Valley- Merzouga Desert

After a fulfilling breakfast, our journey through the middle Atlas begins, traversing picturesque landscapes via Ifrane, often referred to as the “Moroccan Switzerland,” and Azrou. A stop at the cedar forest allows for a visit to the Cedre Gouraud Tree, home to the fascinating Barbary apes. Continuing southward, you’ll encounter nomadic communities residing in tents amidst the scenic towns and volcanic rock formations. Lunch awaits in Midelt, providing a moment of culinary delight. Crossing the Tizi N’Talghomt Pass (1907 m), you’ll be treated to panoramic vistas, including the breathtaking Ziz Gorge and tunnel. A sight to behold awaits near Errachidia at the Barrage Hassan Al-Dakhil, boasting turquoise blue waters. En route to Erfoud, pause to admire the panoramic view of Aoufous Palme trees lining the Ziz River. Our journey persists through the Tafilalet oasis, home to the largest date palm grove in Morocco, until we arrive at Merzouga, a charming village heralded as one of the gates to the Sahara. Check-in at your hotel awaits in the afternoon, followed by a delightful dinner and a restful overnight stay, marking another memorable day on your 7 days Morocco tour from Fes to Marrakech.

Day 5: Tour around Merzouga Desert

After breakfast at the hotel/riad, we will go into the heart of the desert. Begin by visiting the nomadic communities inhabiting their traditional goat-hair tents, offering insights into their resilient way of life amidst the harsh desert environment. Next, immerse yourself in the vibrant culture of the Gnaoua people, tracing their roots back to Sudanese slaves and indulging in their captivating music and cultural heritage. Depending on the season, you may also have the opportunity to explore the serene beauty of Lake Merzouga, home to a diverse bird population including the elegant “Flamingos.”

As the afternoon unfolds, prepare for a memorable camel trek through the captivating dunes of Erg Chebbi. Accompanied by these gentle desert companions, traverse the expansive 20 km long and 5 km wide sand dunes, renowned as the highest in North Africa. Arriving at a Berber camp nestled amidst an oasis, you’ll be welcomed into traditional tents adorned with modern amenities, ensuring a comfortable desert retreat. As the sun dips below the horizon, relish in a sumptuous nomadic Berber dinner, savoring the flavors of Moroccan cuisine under the star-studded desert sky. Cap off the evening with rhythmic beats of traditional Berber drums, serenading the tranquil desert night and creating lasting memories of an unforgettable desert experience on your 7 days desert tour from Fes to Marrakech.

Day 6: Merzouga Desert – Rissani – Todra Gorges – Dades Gorges

As the morning sun paints the Sahara dunes in golden hues, rise early to witness the mesmerizing sunrise over the desert horizon, a breathtaking spectacle to start your day. Following this serene moment, indulge in a hearty breakfast before bidding farewell to the desert and returning to your hotel atop your trusty camel companion. Our journey continues towards Tinghir, tracing a path through Erfoud and Tinejdad, where a pause for a leisurely lunch awaits.

In the afternoon, our adventure unfolds amidst a tapestry of diverse landscapes, from the boundless expanse of the desert to the majestic mountains, verdant valleys, and swaying palm trees. Along the way, we’ll pause for photo opportunities, capturing the beauty of our surroundings and allowing time to truly appreciate the natural splendor. Upon reaching Todra Gorges, be prepared to be captivated by the awe-inspiring views of these magnificent canyons, perfect for a scenic hike amidst nature’s grandeur. Finally, as the day draws to a close, we’ll find solace in the tranquil embrace of the Dades Valley, where a delicious dinner awaits, marking the end of another memorable day on your 7 days tour from Fes to Marrakech.

Day 7: Dades Gorges – Ouarzazate – Ait Ben Haddou – Marrakech

After delicious breakfast, our journey leads us through the enchanting Dades Valley towards Kelaat Mgouna and Ouarzazate. As we traverse the Dades Valley, famously known as the way of the thousand Kasbahs, prepare for a plethora of picturesque moments, each offering an opportunity for capturing the essence of Morocco rich heritage. Our route takes us through the Roses Valley and Skoura village, immersing ourselves in the charm of these quaint locales before reaching Ouarzazate, affectionately dubbed “the Hollywood of Africa”.

Here, amidst the iconic landscapes, you’ll indulge in a sumptuous lunch at the renowned Ait Ben Haddou kasbah, an architectural marvel and UNESCO World Heritage site. After a captivating tour of this historical gem, our odyssey continues through the majestic Tizi n’Tichka pass, ascending to an elevation of 2260 meters over the High Atlas Mountains. Amidst this breathtaking panorama, we’ll pause to relish the awe-inspiring scenery and visit an argan oil cooperative, where you’ll discover the secrets of this prized Moroccan treasure. As the sun begins its descent, we’ll arrive in Marrakech, a vibrant tapestry of colors and culture, where our journey culminates. Bid adieu as we drop you off at your Marrakech riad or hotel, concluding your unforgettable 7 days Morocco tour from Fes to Marrakech.


  • Private tour & Transportation with A/C and seat-belt.
  • Pick you up from your accommodation in Fez & drop off at your accommodation in Marrakech.
  • 3 nights hotel accommodation & breakfast in Chefchaouen & Fez.
  • 2 nights hotel accommodation, dinner & breakfast in Merzouga & Dades Valley (Vegetarians are welcome).
  • 1 night accommodation in desert camp.
  • Experienced driver/guide English speaking.
  • Fuel, tolls and all associated expenses.
  • Camel warden.
  • Camel ride for 1 hour. (If you are not interested to ride the camels, it is possible to drive you to the camp with the 4×4).
  • Sand boards (available in the camp without charge).

Not Included

  • Airfare (Flight Ticket)
    Noon meal. (Possibility of picnic or restaurants).
  • Drinks at meal.
  • Tips and personal miscellaneous expenses.
  • Entry fees to Monuments / Museums / Kasbahs
  • Travel insurance
  • Anything not mentioned in the program

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