If you’re looking for an action-packed and varied 5-day tour from Fes to Marrakech, look no further than this itinerary. From exploring the ancient city of Fes to riding a camel in the desert and hiking in the Todra Gorge, there’s something for everyone. You’ll also get to see some of Morocco’s most iconic sights, like the Ait Benhaddou kasbah and the Atlas Studios in Ouarzazate. To top it all off, you’ll end your trip with a few days exploring the vibrant city of Marrakech.
Fes to Marrakech
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In this 5 days tour from Fes to Marrakech, you will explore all what the desert has to offer.
First up, you will depart from Fes. The driver will pick you up from your hotel and your journey begins. The first stop will be at Ifrane.
It is a small city located in the Middle Atlas Mountains of Morocco. Despite its size, Ifrane has earned the nickname “Switzerland of Morocco” due to its cleanliness and Alpine-like setting. The city is home to a number of universities and institutes, as well as several hotels and tourist attractions. In the winter, snow often covers the streets and rooftops, making Ifrane look like a scene from a postcard. And in the spring and summer, the city is full of blooming flowers and green parks.
After a short stop at Ifrane, you continue your travel. Lunch will be served at a stop in Midelt. Then you continue your journey through the cedar forests of Azrou. As you begin to descend the mountains, the landscape will change dramatically. Finally, you reach at Merzouga Desert.
Dinner and overnight stay at a hotel.
After the breakfast, you set out to explore the Merzouga Desert.
It is known for its sand dunes, which are some of the tallest in the world, and its native plant and animal life. The desert covers an area of about 9,000 square miles (23,000 square kilometers) and experiences hot, dry weather most of the year.
You will also visit the Khamlia Village and interact with the locals there. The village is home to a community of blacksmiths and jewellers who create traditional metalwork and jewellery. It is also known for its music, which combines elements of Moroccan folk music with West African sounds.
Later on, you head towards Rissani Market.
You will find a bustling market loaded with stalls selling everything from jewelry to spices. The market is a great place to pick up souvenirs and gifts, and it’s also a great opportunity to get a taste of the local culture. The market is especially known for its selection of handmade crafts, which make for unique and memorable souvenirs.
In the Afternoon, you return to your hotel and prepare for a camel ride in the Erg Chebbi dunes. It is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Morocco. It is a large sand dune that stretches for miles. The area is known for its stunning sand dunes, which can reach up to 150 meters in height.
Dinner and overnight stay in a camp in the desert as you do stargazing .
The hosts will wake you up in the morning to experience the sunrise of Merzouga Desert. The sky is ablaze with colours, a tapestry of oranges, pinks and reds. The sun slowly rises above the horizon, its rays spilling across the desert landscape. The light transforms the desert, making the sand glow. For a few moments, the world is at peace.
Now, you will return to the village of Merzouga and head towards Todra Gorges after your breakfast. On the way, you will make a short stop at Erfoud where you will learn about the Fossil Mining there. Finally, you will arrive at Todra Gorges.
It is a canyon located in the eastern part of the High Atlas Mountains in Morocco. The gorge is about 10 kilometers long and has walls that are up to 300 meters high in some places. There are several villages located within the gorge, including the village of Tinghir.
You can choose to hike a bit or just take a relaxing stroll here. Then, you drive along the Dades River to finally arrive at Boumalne Dades. Dinner and overnight stay here.
Dades Valley is a beautiful valley located in the Moroccan Atlas Mountains. The valley is home to a number of small villages and towns, as well as some stunning natural scenery.
The Dades Valley is a popular destination for tourists, as it offers a great opportunity to experience traditional Moroccan culture and see some of the country’s most stunning landscapes. It is also home to a number of important historical and archaeological sites.
After having breakfast, you will explore whole of the Dades Valley including the Dades Gorges. Then, you travel towards Rose Valley.
In the spring, the valley is blanketed in a carpet of roses. As you stroll through the valley, you’ll be treated to a colourful display of bluebells, daisies, and poppies.
Then, you make a stop at Skoura for lunch and then continue towards Ouarzazate. Dinner and overnight stay at Ouarzazate.
Ouarzazate is a city in Morocco known as the “Gateway to the Desert”. It is also a popular filming location, due to its unique desert landscape. Some famous films that have been filmed there including Lawrence of Arabia, The Mummy, and Gladiator.
After breakfast, you will visit the Atlas Studios. It has served as a shooting location for the movies mentioned above. It is also known for its high quality music productions and its attention to detail. The studio employs a team of experienced engineers and producers who work to create the perfect sound for each artist. In addition, it is home to a large collection of musical instruments, which are used to create the unique sound of Moroccan and Arab music.
After visiting the studi, we drive to the next location, Ait Benhaddou. It is a small village located in the Atlas Mountains of Morocco. The village is known for its traditional earthen architecture, which has been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
You can tour the earthen buildings, learn about traditional Moroccan life, and enjoy the stunning views of the surrounding mountains.
Later on, your driver will take you to Marrakech. You stop for lunch in a Berber Village. Once you arrive in Marrakech, the driver will drop you off at the hotel.
This marks the end of you 5 days tour from Fes to Marrakech. We hope you enjoyed it.