TOUR ROUTE: THE 9-DAYS FES TO MARRAKECH ROUTE:
- Day 1: Fes
- Day 2: Fes Sightseeing Tour With Local Guide.
- Day 3: Fes – Ifrane – Azrou – Midelt – Ziz Valley – Erg Chebbi Dunes.
- Day 4: Merzouga – Hassi labied – Khamlia – Nomad family – fossil Site – Tour of the dunes
- Day 5: Erg Chebbi Dune-Erfoud-Tinejdad-Todra Gorges-Boumalne Du Dades
- Day 6: Boumalne Du Dades-Boutghrar-Valley of Roses-Kelaa M’gouna-Ouarzazate.
- Day 7 : Ouarzazate-Ait benhaddou-Telouet-Tizi N’tichka Pass- High Atlas Mounatins-Marrakech.
- Day 8: Marrakech Sightseeing Tour With Official Guide.
- Day 9: Marrakech
TOUR ITINERARY: THE BEST 9 DAYS IN MOROCCO ITINERARY / 8 NIGHTS, FES TO MARRAKECH DESERT TOUR – VIA ERG CHEBBI DUNES:
The 9 Days Fez to Marrakech Sahara Desert Tour, covers most of the attractions that you are looking for.
Day 1: Fes
Upon arrival at Fes–Saïss Airport In Fes, we will welcome you and transfer you to the hotel or Riad where you can relax and will spend the night. It will include Bed & Breakfast.
Day 2: Fes Sightseeing Tour With Local Guide.
This morning after breakfast in the riad, you will start a sightseeing tour of the city with a local guide. He will give you more information about the city and its attractions. You will visit the Medina (old city) while walking on foot. You will visit the Bouanania and the Attarine Medersas constructed in the early 14th century by the Merinides, the Karaouine Mosque (The ancient educational center of Islamic learning), and the Nejjarine Marble Fountain. You will have a break for lunch at a typical Moroccan restaurant. Continuing on your visit, you will view the decorated gate of Bab Boujeloud, the medieval tanneries, the Royal Palace . Then visit the Souks (local markets) where merchants and craftsmen sell their hand-made jewelry, leather goods, copperware, and pottery. Back to the riad for relaxation. Bed and breakfast included.
Day 3: Fes – Ifrane – Azrou – Midelt – Ziz Valley – Erg Chebbi Dunes.
Pick up from your hotel in Fes very earlier and depart for the south of Morocco. You will have a stop in Ifrane, known as the Switzerland of Morocco to enjoy its beauty and to have memorable photos. After that, you will head toward Azrou to see the monkies in the cedar forest. Continuing to Midelt for a lunch meal in a restaurant. In the afternoon, we will cross the pass of TIZI N TALGHAMT to reach Errachidia while admiring the views of Ziz gorges. Later on, you will have a stop for a panoramic view of Ziz valley. The drive continues to Erg Chebbi Dunes passing by Aoufous and Erfoud (the last is famous with fossils and dates) where you may want to visit a local fossil craft workshop. After that you will continue to the captivating dunes of Erg Chebbi, these dunes are called also Merzouga Dunes. Arrive at the hotel where you will spend the night. Dinner and breakfast in the hotel.
Day 4: Merzouga – Hassi labied – Khamlia – Nomad family – fossil Site – Tour of the dunes
This morning after breakfast in the hotel. You will have a tour of the dunes on 4×4 allowing you to visit the black volcanic rocks of fossils, visit a nomad family living in a tent, visit Khamlia village and entertainment of their spiritual music of Gnawa, and visit the lake Dayte Sarji that forms in springtime which attracts pink flamingos and wildlife. Then you will have a break for lunch in Merzouga or Hassi Labied. After lunch, you will see the canal irrigation system and have a walk on the oasis located at the foot of the dunes. Continue to your hotel to relax. Arrive at the hotel and get ready for a camel trek for an hour and a half to enjoy the sunset. While on the back of your dromedary, you will continue to the camp for an overnight in a traditional nomad tent. Dinner and spend the night in a bivouac in the middle of the dunes.
Day 5: Erg Chebbi Dune-Erfoud-Tinejdad-Todra Gorges-Boumalne Du Dades
Wake up early morning to enjoy the sunrise on the top of the dune in the Sahara Desert then have your breakfast. After these beautiful moments, you will ride your camel back to the hotel where you can shower. We depart towards Tineghir passing by Erfoud and Tinejdad to have a break for lunch. In the afternoon, we will continue to Todra gorges via Tineghir. Stopping along the way for photos and admiring the views. Arrive at Todra Gorges to enjoy its marvelous Canyons views while hiking on foot. Later on, we drive to Boumalne du Dades and stopping for a panoramic view of Dades valley. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day 6: Boumalne Du Dades-Boutghrar-Valley of Roses-Kelaa M’gouna-Ouarzazate.
This morning after breakfast in the hotel, We depart to Ouarzazate via Boutghrar, Kalaa M’gouna, and Skoura. visit the Dades gorges with its beautiful rock formations. Later on, take the piste that leads to nomad families living in caves. Have a break to visit a nomad family and Sip a cup of tea in their shelter. Later on, we cross the piste and drive along the valley of roses to reach Kalaa M’gouna where you will enjoy your lunch. In the afternoon, we drive to Skoura and visit the 17th century Kasbah of Amridil. The journey ends in Ouarzazate. Dinner and overnight in a hotel.
Day 7 : Ouarzazate-Ait benhaddou-Telouet-Tizi N’tichka Pass- High Atlas Mounatins-Marrakech.
Today after breakfast in the hotel. You will have time to visit the kasbah of Taourirt then another photo stop near the atlas film studios. After that, you will visit the Kasbah of Ait Benhaddou and stop for lunch in a local restaurant in the village. In the afternoon we will drive to the kasbah of Telouet and stop for a visit then we continue to the red city of Marrakech over the mountains of high Atlas passing through the Tizi N’tichka pass (2260 m in altitude). Arrival at Marrakech and Drop off in the Riad or Hotel. Include only Bed and Breakfast.
Day 8: Marrakech Sightseeing Tour With Official Guide.
Today after breakfast in the hotel, you will start to visit the most interesting monuments and attractions of the red city of Marrakech with a local guide who will provide you with more details. Enjoy an optional lunch in a restaurant then investigate the local markets. You will be returned to your hotel to relax. Enjoy your evening in the square of Jamaa Al Fna. The dinner will be optional this night. Overnight in a riad or hotel.
Day 9: Marrakech
Today we will transfer you to Marrakech Airport for your flight back home.
TOUR PRICE INCLUDES: 9-Days Fes To Marrakech Desert Trips:
- Private Transportation: AC & comfortable 4×4 vehicle, Mini-bus for large groups + Fuel.
- Professional and well-experienced Drivers/Guides Speaking English.
- Accommodations in clean hotels/riads/Auberge/Kasbah and Camps).
- Camel Ride to watch the sunset and sunrise on the dunes along with a Desert guide.
- Overnight in a nomad traditional Berber tent( standard camp) or Luxury desert camp (bivouac in the middle of nowhere)
- Dinners and Breakfasts (Vegetarian food always available)
- Stops whenever it is possible for photos, shopping, toilets…
TOUR PRICE DOESN’T INCLUDES:
- Admission fee: All entrances fees to all sites and monuments on tour (Example: Kasbah Ait Benhaddou: 1 EUR per person + 5 EUR for the local guide)
- Lunch meals: Can be taken to good local restaurants along the way.
- Beverages and drinks.
- Tipping Driver/Guides & staffs of hotels and camps.