This 7-day desert tour from Marrakech to Fes takes you on a journey through some of the most beautiful and diverse regions of Morocco. You’ll start in Marrakech, a city known for its vibrant markets, historic palaces and gardens, and traditional architecture. From there, you’ll travel to Essaouira, a charming coastal town with a relaxed atmosphere and a rich cultural heritage.
You’ll then head to Agadir, a modern resort city with great beaches and a bustling atmosphere. Next, you’ll explore the stunning Dades Gorges, a series of dramatic canyons and rock formations. After that, you’ll journey to Merzouga, a desert oasis known for its towering sand dunes and traditional Berber villages. Finally, you’ll arrive in Fes, an ancient city with a rich history and a vibrant cultural scene. This tour offers a unique opportunity to experience the best of Morocco’s deserts, coast, and cities, all in one amazing trip. Book now to experience the adventure of a lifetime!
Your 7-day desert tour from Marrakech to Fes begins with a full day exploring the vibrant and historic city of Marrakech. Often referred to as the “Red City,” Marrakech is known for its stunning architecture, lively markets, and beautiful gardens.
One of the highlights of your day will be a visit to the Bahia Palace, a 19th-century palace that was built for a wealthy Moroccan nobleman. The palace’s intricate tile work, ornate stucco, and lush gardens make it a must-see destination.
Another highlight of the day will be a visit to the famous Djemaa El Fna square, the heart of Marrakech’s medina. This bustling square is home to street performers, food vendors, and traditional Moroccan crafts. You’ll have a chance to explore the square and take in the sights, sounds, and flavors of this vibrant city.
You will also have time to explore the famous Koutoubia Mosque, the Saadian Tombs and have a nice lunch in a Moroccan restaurant. The day will conclude with a stroll through the beautiful Menara Gardens, where you can enjoy the tranquil atmosphere and stunning views over the city.
After a full day exploring the city of Marrakech, your tour will head towards Essaouira, a charming coastal city known for its relaxed atmosphere, rich cultural heritage, and stunning sea views.
The drive to Essaouira will take you through the beautiful Moroccan countryside, offering an opportunity to take in the sights and sounds of rural life. Once you arrive in Essaouira, you’ll have the opportunity to explore the city’s historic medina, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Moreover, you will walk along the city’s ramparts, where you can enjoy stunning sea views and watch the local fisherman bring in their catch. You’ll also have the opportunity to explore the city’s artisans’ quarter, where you can find Moroccan crafts and souvenirs.
In the evening, you can enjoy a Moroccan dinner at one of the city’s many seafood restaurants, where you can sample the local delicacies such as grilled fish, seafood tagine, and other traditional dishes while enjoying the sea view.
Essaouira is also famous for its music scene. You can enjoy a live performance of Gnawa music, a music style that originated in sub-Saharan Africa.
This day will be a great opportunity to experience the laid-back atmosphere of Essaouira and to indulge in some delicious seafood while enjoying the view.
On the third day of your tour, you’ll leave Essaouira and head toward the modern resort city of Agadir. Along the way, you’ll make a stop at the Atlantic beach and Taghazout, a small fishing village known for its beautiful beaches and surf spots.
At the Atlantic beach, you’ll have the opportunity to take a dip in the cool waters of the Atlantic Ocean and enjoy the beautiful scenery. Taghazout is a popular spot for surfers, and you can take a lesson or rent a board and catch some waves.
After enjoying the beach and Taghazout, you’ll continue on to Agadir. This modern city is known for its wide, sandy beaches, luxury resorts, and bustling atmosphere.
In Agadir, you’ll have the opportunity to explore the city’s souk, which is a Moroccan market where you can find a wide variety of goods, including crafts, clothing, and spices. You can also visit the city’s new marina, where you can take a walk and enjoy the view.
In the evening, you can enjoy your dinner at one of the city’s many restaurants, where you can sample local delicacies such as tagine, couscous, and other Moroccan dishes.
This day will be a great opportunity to experience the beauty of the Atlantic coast and enjoy the beach and surf culture, and then discover the modern and dynamic city of Agadir.
Starting the day leaving the west to the south. You will embark on a journey through the scenic landscapes of the Atlas Mountains, visiting a number of historic and cultural highlights along the way. Your first stop will be Taroudant, a charming ancient city that is known as the “Little Marrakech” due to its resemblance to the Red City in terms of its architecture and atmosphere. Taroudant is a great place to explore the traditional souks and visit the impressive Taroudant city walls.
Next, you will visit Ait ben Haddou, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most famous kasbahs in Morocco. This ancient fortress-village is a great example of earthen architecture, and it has been used as a location for many films such as Gladiator and Game of Thrones.
After exploring Ait ben Haddou, you will head to Ouarzazate, the “Hollywood of Morocco” known for its film studios and the Atlas Film Corporation. You will have the opportunity to visit the studio and learn about the history of film production in Morocco.
Your final destination for the day will be Dades Gorges, a stunning natural wonder located in the Atlas Mountains. The Dades Valley is known for its towering rock formations and the Dades River that runs through it.
This day will be a great opportunity to experience the natural beauty of the Atlas Mountains and the traditional culture of the Berber people, while also discovering the history of film production in Morocco.
On Day 5, you will have the opportunity to explore one of the most stunning natural wonders in Morocco and embark on an unforgettable adventure in the Sahara Desert.
Your first destination for the day will be Todra Gorges, a magnificent natural canyon located in the eastern part of the High Atlas Mountains. The Todra Gorges offer a stunning view of towering red cliffs that reach up to 300 meters high, and the Todra River that runs through it, making it a popular spot for hiking and rock climbing. The Todra Gorges are also known for their diverse flora and fauna, and the Berber villages that are located nearby.
After visiting Todra Gorges, you will continue your journey toward the desert. Once you reach the desert, you will have the opportunity to embark on a camel ride and experience the magic of the Sahara Desert. The camel ride will take you to a luxury desert camp where you can enjoy the beautiful sunset and spend the night under the stars.
This day will be a great opportunity to experience the natural beauty of the Todra Gorges and the Sahara Desert and to discover the culture of the Berber people.
You’ll be covering a lot of ground today as you work your way north toward your final destination to Fes. Wake up early in the morning to catch the sunrise at the top of the dunes, before trying your skill on a sandboarding and applying your own creative ideas. Take your breakfast and take a shower at your camp.
Depart from Merzouga and start your journey towards Fes. You will stop in the town of Erfoud, known for its fossil workshops and the traditional market, where you can find a variety of fossils and minerals.
You will also pass through the Ziz Valley, a beautiful oasis surrounded by palm groves and mountains. Next, you will visit the Cedar Forest, a beautiful and unique forest located in the Middle Atlas Mountains. The forest is known for its cedar trees, which are considered to be a symbol of Morocco, and for its diverse flora and fauna. This forest is also a great place for hiking and photography.
After exploring the Cedar Forest, you will head to Ifrane, a charming and picturesque mountain town that is known as the “Switzerland of Morocco” due to its resemblance to European mountain towns.
Your final destination for the day will be Fes, an ancient city that is known for its rich history and culture. Fes is home to many historical and cultural landmarks.
On the final day of your 7-day tour, you will have the opportunity to fully explore the city of Fes, one of the most fascinating and historically rich cities in Morocco.
Fes is home to a number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including the famous Fes El Bali, the old medina of Fes. This area is a maze of narrow streets, traditional markets, and ancient buildings, and is a great place to explore on foot. You can visit the Bou Inania Madrasa, the Bou Anania Medersa, and the Dar Batha Museum.
Another highlight of Fes is the Royal Palace of Fes, which is a great example of Moroccan architecture. The palace was built in the 14th century and is open to visitors.
You will also have the opportunity to visit the famous leather tanneries of Fes, where you can see the process of making leather goods and even purchase a unique piece to take home as a souvenir.
In the evening, you can enjoy your meal, which consists of a variety of delicious dishes such as couscous, tajine, and pastilla, that you can taste in one of the many local restaurants. From here your 7 Days Desert Tour From Marrakech to Fes will end.
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