Fes to Marrakech Package Tour
Through the Desert of Merzouga Erg Chebbi
Duration: 8 days, 7 nights
Highlights: Fes,Ifrane,Midelt,Ziz Gorges,Erfoud,Rissani,Merzouga,Todra Gorges,Dades Valley,Roses Valley,Ouarzazate,Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah,High Atlas Mountain,Marrakech
Tour price: from $710 per person
Day 1 Arrive Fes
Upon arrival, we will pick you up and drive you to your riad a the heart of the Medina. Dinner and overnight at the riad.
Day 2 Fes Sightseeing
After breakfast in your riad , you will start exploring the oldest city in Morocco, walking in its alleys and small streets. Our visit starts by visiting the Royal Palace gate, the Jewish headquarter,the first Mellah ever built in Morocco, built during the 16th century. We will ensure that you visit all sites with cultural and historical interest including the famous Al Qaraouine University, the oldest in the region, the Tanneries, the Attarine museum and Mulay Idriss mausoleum. After lunch, you will visit the tiles cooperative and then experience a wonderful panoramic view over the whole Medina of Fes.
Day 3 Fes Ifrane Midelt Ziz Gorges Erfoud Rissani Merzouga
After the Breakfast Leaving Fes and going to Merzouga , passing through Ifrane to arrive to the cedar forests of Azrou where the wild monkeys are located. It will be good opportunity to take pictures of wilderness in Morocco. Lunch in a small Berber village of Zaida. We continue the way through the Atlas Mountains enjoying the landscapes of Medilt to arrive to the small town of Rich,Erfoud in which we’ll feel the beginning of the Saharan oasis of Tafilalet. And then continue to Merzouga. we will spend the night in a hotel in Merzouga.
Day 4 Merzouga area and the Camel Trek
After breakfast in your riad, you will start an explorative journey of the area; you will visit the nomads in their goat hair tent and learn about the desert life, afterwards you visit the Gnaoua people, originally slaves brought from Sudan; here you will have the opportunity to listen to their music and learn about their culture and lifestyle. Depending on what time of year you visit, you may have a visit to the lake of Merzouga and its bird population such as the “Flamingos”. On the afternoon, we will drive you to the desert camp, to explore within the mysterious sand-sea of the Erg-Chebbi. You will enjoy the beauty of the Sahara desert and the sunset over the golden dunes. After the sunset you will enjoy your dinner in front of the camp where you will spend your first night under, or if you prefer, under the stars. Our camp is equipped with western bathrooms.
Day 5 : Merzouga Toudra Gorges Dades valley
Your camelman will wake you up early in the morning to watch what well may be the best sunrise of your life. You’ll peacefully camel-trek back to the village of Merzouga. Enroute you couldn’t fail to appreciate the unique beauty of the spectacular Erg Chebbi sand dunes – changing with the light as the day progresses. After breakfast in the riad, you’ll leave for Rissani , Tinghir, and Todra gorges – the highest, narrowest gorges in Morocco. After lunch in the heart of the gorge we’ll drive through the Dades Valley, where you’ll see the majestic sand castles and the amazing rock formations known as “monkey toes”. Overnight accommodation will be in a fancy hotel overlooking the Dades valley.
Day 6 : Dades valley Roses valley Ouarzazate Ait Ben Haddou kasbah High Atlas mountain Marrakech
After breakfast in the hotel, you will travel through the Dades Valley towards Kalaa M’gouna and Ouarzazate. The route through Dades Valley is the way of the thousand kasbahs – providing numerous opportunities to take some of your best photographic shots of the trip in both the valley rose roses and cinema city of ouarzazate passing by Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah. the largest Kasbah in Morocco, built by Thami El Glaoui, one of the last Berber chieftains during the beginning of the XXth Century, it used to be one of his stops during his long travel from the Sahara to Marrakech., now one of the UNESCO heritage site. after that we will shift the way to cross high atlas mountains full of panoramic view and attractive berber villages all along the way timm marrakech, dinner and overnight in the riad.
Day 7 Marrakech Sightseeing Tour
After breakfast in the riad , you can start exploring Marrakech ” the red city of Morocco”. We will ensure that you see the most important sites of historical and cultural interest, including the Majorelle Gardens, the Koutoubia Tower, the Saadian tombs, the Bahia Palace. After Lunch at a restaurant near the square, you will walk through the souks and view hundreds of handicrafts. On the afternoon, you will have some free time to explore by yourself the other parts of the city .
Day 8 Transfer to the Airport
After breakfast in your riad, we will drive you to the airport for your departure flight. Tour ends at Marrakech airport.
PRIVATE TOUR PRICE & DEPARTURE DATES (Minumum 2 participants)
Ps: Prices are US Dolar, Per person- Everyday
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Note: The prices depends on the number of the travelers and the accommodations category.
What the Price Includes
- Private A/C Vehicle, 4WD Toyota Land Cruiser or Prado throughout the tour + fuel.
- Experienced driver
- Pick you up from your accommodation in Marrakech and drop off at your accommodation in Fes.
- All breakfast & dinners (Vegetarians are welcome).
- Kasbah Ait ben Haddou visit.
- Camel Trek to overnight in nomad desert bivouac with guide (Private tents).
- Sandboarding in dunes.
- Water for your camel trip.
- Noon meals. (Possibility of picnic or restaurants)
- Drinks at meals.
- Entrance fees.
- Tips and personal miscellaneous expenses.