7 Days desert tour from Fes to Marrakech – New Adventure
Itinerary of the tour
This desert tour from Fes of 7-day will take you on an enjoyable experience in Morocco. You will travel from Fes to Marrakech. First, you will discover the Medina of Fes and then, via the Atlas Mountains road, you will cross over the largest forest in North Africa, the Cedar forest in Azrou, and you will reach the famous sand dunes Erg Chebbi in the Merzouga desert. Also, you will spend one night in a camp before you leave for Ouarzazate the next day passing over the impressive gorges of Todgha. You will explore the fortified Kasbah of Ait ben Haddou before your tour end in the red city of Marrakech.
- Explore the Karouine Mosque in Fes.
- Take pictures in the beautiful cedar forest of Azrou.
- Visit the filming studios in Ouarzazate.
- Discover the fortified UNESCO Heritage Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou.
- Enjoy the sunrise, sunset, camel trek, and starry sky in the famous Erg Chebbi dunes in Merzouga.
- Admire the Koutoubia Minaret in Marrakech.
Details of our desert tour from Fes, Morocco:
Day 1: Arrival day – First day of the desert tour from Fes
Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel or riad in Fez. Depending on your arrival time, a private tour of Fez can be arranged. Return to your room and enjoy dinner.
Day 2: Discovery tour of Fez
Before we start our desert tour from Fes, we will first explore the city. After breakfast, a private guided tour to discover Fez. Your local guide will pick you up from your hotel and take you to the most attractions and must-see sights of this ancient city. Visit the golden gates of the Royal Palace, stroll through the Fes E’lbali (Old medina), and see Medrasat El Bou Ananias, Nejarine Fountain. Of course, we cannot forget the Mellah, a Jewish quarter of Fez, the tannery quarter, and the crafts guilds. A delicious free lunch will be served on the day.
Visiting Fes is incomplete without visiting the main attraction Qaraouin Mosque. It’s one of the oldest and most famous mosques in the Muslim world and was the first university in Morocco to be attended by famous scholars such as Ibn Khaldun, Ibn al-Khatib, and Averroes. It is still considered one of the most important spiritual and intellectual centers of Islam and is named after the neighborhood in which it was built, the Kairouan refugee quarter. Built-in several stages, the Karawin Mosque was first founded in 859 by Fatima el Bint Mohamed ben Abdella el Fihri, a pious woman from Kairouan.
An overnight stay awaits you.
Day 3: Fez – Midelt – Errachidia – Erfoud – Mezouga Desert
On the third day of our desert tour from Fes, after breakfast at your hotel, visit the beautiful town of Yifranu. Crossing a cedar forest, you will reach the town of Midelt, where you will have lunch. We then continue our way to Errachidia, Erfoud, and Rissani, the gateway to the desert. Upon arrival in Erg Chebi, in the Merzouga desert, we will take a camel ride and go on a wonderful journey to explore the most spectacular sights in the desert and also to attend the panoramic sunset over the dunes. After this unforgettable experience, you will return to your camp in the heart of the desert. Spend the night under the magical starry sky.
Day 4: Merzouga Desert – Rissani – Todra – Ouarzazat
Today you will have the opportunity to attend the breathtaking sunrise in the early morning. Back at our camp, we will have breakfast and then head to Palmeraie Rissani, an ancient imperial city and the birthplace of the current royal family. Where we will visit the big traditional Souk, it’s a great opportunity for those who want to buy a souvenir from Morocco. We then drive to Todra Gorge, one of the most beautiful landscapes of the trip. We will have a lunch break while visiting the Todra Gorge and then continue along the ‘Kasbah Road’, a series of earthen fortresses, towards Ouarzazate, known as the African Studio. Dinner and overnight stay here.
Day 5: Ouarzazte – Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou – Marrakech
After breakfast around 8 am, visit the Kasbah Taourirt, the former residence, and harem of the Pasha of Marrakech, with a local guide. The journey continues to the famous walled city of Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Lunch will be served at one of its beautiful traditional restaurants. You will then continue to Marrakech, where you will stay overnight and have dinner in a hotel or riad.
Day 6: Private guided tour of Marrakech
On the sixth day of our desert tour from Fes, after breakfast in your hotel or riad, you will take a guided tour of Marrakech to explore this charming city. You will have several visits: the Menara Gardens, the Koutoubia Mosque (admission for non-Muslims only), the Bahia Palace, Jemaa-e-Fna Square, the Old Medina, the Jewish Quarter (Mellah) of Marrakech, and the Majorelle Gardens. Return to your hotel or riad by the end of the day.
Day 7: Marrakech – transfer to the airport.
The last day begins with breakfast and, depending on the time of your transfer to Marrakech airport, free time, an optional private tour of Marrakech.
Contact us to customize a desert tour from Fes.
- Transport in 4×4 or minibus
- Transfers from the airport and back
- Camel trekking
- Night in a luxury camp with dinner and breakfast
- Midday meal
- Entrance fees
- Gratuities and what is not in the program
- Flight tickets
What to visit in Marrakech during your tour
New Year Holidays are the perfect time to relax, travel and discover new horizons. And there’s nothing better for that than a trip to Marrakech:
The city of art, myth and folklore. Marrakech is a city of sunshine and palm trees. Whether you’re a couple, with family or friends, a holiday in Marrakech is the best idea if you want to leave the country.
The best idea is if you want to get away from the country to a new place and get away from the routine of everyday life.
For a unique holiday, there is nothing better than travelling through time, colours, cultures and above all tastes!
We’ll tell you about the most beautiful places and activities you can do without spoiling your life! After all, as you probably already know, travel is good for you, but travelling with a good programme, from booking to the end of your stay, is even better!
Here’s a guide to what you can and should do during your stay in Marrakech:
1- Take a walk around the medina and Souks of Marrakech:
An easy and free activity that can be done as a couple, with family or with friends. This walk allows you to travel between tastes and colours.
If you don’t want to take this walk alone, you can opt for a guided tour of the medina.
Your guide will take you on a journey back in time through the monuments, myths, legends, crafts, colours, materials and spicy aromas of Marrakech’s souks.
Don’t like walking? No problem, you can take taxis or buses with several stops and tourist routes. This option will allow you to explore the history of the medina and visit as many places as possible!
If you like romance, you can enjoy a ride in a horse-drawn carriage! Who can top that?
2- An evening in Jemaa el-Fna Square:
Do you love lights, entertainment and a party atmosphere? There’s nothing like Jemaa el-Fna Square: it’s a very famous square with several popular restaurants and creative groups. You can take part in storytelling and myth-making workshops: people telling stories, legends, true and sometimes strange facts, or recounting the history of Marrakech. This event is not to be missed as it is an exceptional journey that will make young and old dream!
3- Visit the Majorelle Garden:
The Majorelle Garden belonged to the French artist Jacques Majorelle: you will have the impression of travelling back in time and moving into the living image of the artist Majorelle!
4- Admire the Qoutubiyah Mosque:
The Koutoubia Mosque is today a symbol of Marrakech.
It is a 12th-century mosque located in the heart of the medina.
Did you know that?
The Qutubiyah Mosque has a minaret that is 77 meters high!
If you love history, culture and architecture, this map is for you!
5- Hiking in Marrakech:
The countryside around Marrakech is rich in magnificent natural landscapes. In less than 3 hours by car, you can explore the Atlas Mountains and their Berber villages. Not forgetting the Ourika Valley and the magnificent Ouzoud waterfalls.
An excursion not to be missed if you love nature and discovery. Here you can also sample Marrakech’s specialities and other Moroccan dishes rich in flavours and spices!
No need to change your schedule, you can also take day trips and stay in Marrakech!
We recommend you take advantage of guides who will save you time on your visit: a solution that will save you time and money!
6- Enjoy Moroccan gastronomy:
A journey through time, colours, materials and spices whet your appetite… Perfect! Now it’s time to take a journey through flavours and aromas.
While in Marrakech, you can try Moroccan dishes such as couscous and tagine, as well as Marrakech specialities such as tanjia.
This tender meat dish will make your mouth water at first sight. Don’t forget the famous mint tea which is served with almost all sweet and savoury dishes.
If you are passionate about gastronomy, this trip will give you the opportunity to discover new recipes that you can recreate at home or in your restaurant – a great idea!
That’s why we recommend that you take part in cooking workshops!
There will be various activities where you can try and learn at the same time! Great, isn’t it?
7- Take a camel or quad bike ride through a palm grove:
Do you love nature and adventure and want to share unique moments with family, friends or lovers? Then this activity is for you!
The Palmerai de Marrakech is a place that combines nature and architecture. Here you’ll find thousands of palm trees, as well as many residential or under-construction houses.
To get to know the place, we recommend a camel or quad bike ride!
8- Relax in the hammams of Marrakech:
After fatigue, comfort! Have you discovered Medina and now you want to relax? Hammams are your solution! These establishments are decorated in the purest oriental style and offer various baths and wet rooms as well as massage rooms!
If you choose packages, you can take advantage of very attractive discounts and rates to enjoy moments of wellness without going broke!
9- Visit the Saadian Tombs:
If you’re interested in antiquity, history and architecture, a visit to the Saadian tombs is a must!
10- Visit the Bahia Palace:
To visit Marrakech and miss its magnificent palaces is crazy! The Bahia Palace is one of the masterpieces of Moroccan architecture and Islamic art.
Moroccan architecture and Islamic art. It is one of the most important monuments of the country’s cultural heritage and one of Morocco’s main tourist attractions.
In all the routes of our site, you can modify the circuits and the category of the hotels. The price depends on the number of people and days of the tour.