One-Week Morocco Itinerary From Marrakech to Fes
Enjoy on an exhilarating One-Week Morocco Itinerary from Marrakech to Fes, immersing yourself in the diverse landscapes and rich cultural tapestry of Morocco. Starting in Marrakech, the “Red City,” you’ll wander through bustling souks and visit iconic landmarks. Traverse the Atlas Mountains, explore the ancient Ait Benhaddou, and marvel at the dramatic Todra Gorge. The adventure continues in the Sahara Desert, where camel treks and nomadic encounters await. Discover the historic medina of Fes before venturing to the enchanting blue-hued streets of Chefchaouen. Finally, in Tangier, absorb the blend of Moroccan and European influences in this coastal city, culminating a journey that showcases the best of Morocco’s diverse landscapes and rich heritage. Morocco travel at its finest!
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What to Expect in this One-Week Morocco Itinerary
In this tour, you will :
- Seeing the monkeys in Azrou
- Strolling around the old cities
- Explore exotic markets and souks of Morocco
- Discover the Fes Medina and Marrakech with local guides
- Camel trekking and desert camping
After your arrival, our dedicated driver will be waiting for you at the gate, holding a sign with your name. They will assist you with your luggage and ensure a seamless transfer to your hotel.
This Marrakech city tour will give you a taste of the city’s vibrant culture, historic sites, and bustling markets, allowing you to immerse yourself in the unique atmosphere that Marrakech offers. Remember that the medina can be quite intricate, so having a local guide can enhance your experience by providing insights into the history and culture of the area.
At 8:30, you will start your One-Week Morocco Itinerary to Dades gorge through the Tizi-N- Tichka among the Atlas Mountains with an altitude of 2260M; which will give the chance to stray with your eyes between its beauty.
At the same time explore the traditional high Atlas Amazigh villages. Then, you will visit the kasbah of Ait Benhaddou which is declared as the UNESCO world heritage site. It is regarded as a preferred historical place by many international and famous film makers.
After that, we will have lunch at one of the most traditional restaurants of the kasbah where you cannot resist the taste of its dishes. Then, you will move the wheels to ouarzazate with an occasion to visit the Atlas studios and Taourirt kasbah side by side.
Then you continue to Dades Gorges across the huge palm- groves of Skoura and the long rose valley at the same line along the Mgoun river where the local community celebrates its annual festival of the rose of Damascus. The rose which blossoms between April and the Mid-May.
It is brought to Morocco many centuries ago by Amazigh merchants from Damascus. Coming back from the same road, you will seize the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful view to the valley and the outstanding rocks formation while we are driving to reach our hotel the day three of your Morocco tour will be ends here.
“After enjoying a hearty breakfast in the early morning, we will embark on the next leg of our One-Week Morocco Itinerary from Marrakech, driving from Todga Gorges to the Erg Chebbi Sahara Desert at Merzouga. Along the way, you’ll have the opportunity to take a leisurely stroll amidst the towering cliffs, soaking in the breathtaking scenery as we continue our journey southward, passing through the charming AMAZIGH villages of Tinjdad, Jorf, and Erfoud. These locales hold significance as they mark the inception of the Sahara Oasis of Tafilalt, surrounded by vast arid plateaus.
Upon your arrival in Merzouga, a short off-road ride will swiftly transport you to the fringes of the golden dunes, where our camels from Morocco Tour await you.
You’ll then embark on an enchanting camel ride over the undulating sand dunes, relishing the experience as you witness a magnificent desert sunset painting the horizon on your way to the camp. Once you reach your destination, you’ll be welcomed with the warmest hospitality, ensuring you feel right at home amidst the desert’s embrace. Rest assured, you’ll be treated with utmost kindness and care.
Later, you’ll have the choice to retire to your private, comfortable tent, thoughtfully equipped with everything you need for a serene evening before indulging in a delectable dinner.
Following your satisfying meal, you’ll have the pleasure of immersing yourself in the lively atmosphere, as the talented cameleers and their staff regale you with traditional songs and dances beneath the star-studded canopy of the desert night, creating memories that will stay with you forever during your Morocco Tour.”
As the first light of dawn graces the desert, the gracious hosts of the Morocco Tour desert camp stand ready to awaken you early, should you wish to witness the enchanting sunrise. The sun ascends gently, painting the horizon with hues of pink and orange, casting an ethereal glow over the dunes. In the early morning light, the sand dunes appear to emanate a subtle radiance, accompanied only by the gentle rustle of the wind. With the sun’s ascent, the colors grow more vivid, transforming the desert into a realm of unparalleled beauty. For a fleeting moment, time seems to stand still.
Following this breathtaking sunrise, a sumptuous breakfast awaits, preparing you for an extraordinary camel ride to behold the captivating sand dunes of Erg Chebbi. This experience is nothing short of extraordinary and is sure to leave an indelible mark on your memory. As you traverse atop these gentle giants, you’ll be enveloped in the mesmerizing scenery of the desert, a landscape unlike any other in the world. What makes this journey even more special is the companionship of a local guide, who will regale you with captivating tales and intriguing facts about the desert. Camel riding offers a unique perspective on the desert and a glimpse into the nomadic way of life.
Our next destination is Fes, but not before you get a chance to marvel at the picturesque Ziz Valley. Here, the river meanders through the Moroccan desert, flanked by an oasis adorned with palm trees and fortified ksours, resembling castles from another era.
A pit stop at Midelt allows for a delightful lunch. As we wind our way through the Middle Atlas Mountains, you’ll be treated to a spectacle of landscapes. The snow-capped peaks stand tall, their rugged crests piercing the heavens. Further on, the cedar forests provide a cool respite from the sun’s scorching embrace.
Finally, as evening descends, we arrive in Fes. The driver will escort you to your hotel, where your Morocco Desert Tour from Marrakech to Fes culminates in the comfort of your accommodation in Fes.
On the sixth day of your One-Week Morocco Itinerary, you’ll have the privilege to explore the culturally rich city of Fez, renowned as one of the four imperial cities in Morocco. It holds a special place in Moroccan hearts, being considered the religious and cultural epicenter of the country. Among its treasures, you’ll discover what is believed to be the world’s first university, revered for its teachings in Arabic and Islamic education. Accompanied by a knowledgeable local guide, you’ll have the opportunity to leisurely wander through its diverse districts, including the modern Fès el-Jdid, home to the historic Mellah, or Jewish Quarter. You’ll also traverse the ancient medina of Fez El-Bali, where narrow alleys are lined with ancient walls.
As you delve into the depths of the old medina, an extraordinary transformation occurs. Suddenly, you’re transported back in time, surrounded by potters, blacksmiths, skilled craftsmen, and laden donkeys traversing the labyrinthine passageways, creating a vivid tableau of vibrant cultures intermingling with curious tourists. Amidst this spectacle, you’ll witness the intricate process at the tanneries and even have the chance to engage in the age-old artisanal method of producing brilliantly hued leather.
Fez undoubtedly stands as one of Morocco’s most captivating cities, a place that deserves an esteemed spot on your travel itinerary.”
On the final day of our Marrakech tour to Fez, we’ll ensure you reach the airport in time for your flight. If, however, your departure is scheduled for later in the evening, we have the option to arrange a captivating one-day excursion to Meknes, yet another fascinating Moroccan city.
This marks the conclusion of your immersive One-Week Morocco Itinerary starting from Marrakech, and we trust you’ve relished every moment spent in our company.