8 days Morocco tour from Fes

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8 days Morocco tour from Fes

Overview:

Trips For Morocco lists this 8 days Morocco tour from Fes to be a cultural experience while visiting beautiful places around the kingdom. The 8 days tour from Fes we offer offers you different activities and things to do around Morocco, from being in imperial cities to Kasbahs, Berber villages, gorges, valleys and the Sahara desert of Erg chebbi.

Tour highlights:

  • Visit Chefchaouen.
  • Enjoy Marrakech old medina.
  • Cross high Atlas mountains.
  • Visit Ait Ben Haddou kasbah.
  • Valley of roses.
  • Dades and Todgha gorges.
  • Have a great desert camel ride.
  • Go through Ziz valley.
  • Feed monkeys in cedar forest.
  • Enjoy monuments of Fes city.

Itinerary of 8 days Morocco tour from Fes:

Day 1: Fes to Chefchaouen

We pick up you from your location in Fes city, and we drive towards Chefchaoun or Chaoun crossing by Ouazane. we will explore Chefchaoun, or the nicknamed by the Blue city, based on its blue color everywhere, and one of the best place to take pictures. First overnight of the 8 days Morocco tour from Fes will be in a local hotel.
 

Day 2: Chefchaouen towards Casablanca and Marrakech

After breakfast we leave the blue city behind and head to the economic capital of Morocco, Casablanca, where we will visit The 7th biggest mosque in the world, the second in Africa and the first in Morocco. After lunch beside the Cornish Coast of the city, we take the road to the red city, Marrakech.  Overnight in the hotel.
 
Day 3:  Marrakech day tour
 
This day will not be driving the long roads in order to renew the energy. The 8 days Morocco tour from Fes will give you the chance to explore Marrakech the red city by a local guide. We will visit many historical  locations such as, Jamaa Elfna the busy square, Koutoubia Mosque, Bahia Palace, Ksar El Badii, Menara Garden, and Majorelle Garden. Dinner and overnight in your hotel.
 
Day 4: Marrakech to high Atlas mountains, Ait Ben Haddou, Ouarzazate and Dades
 
After breakfast, our 8 days Morocco tour from Fes continues. We hit the road crossing the High Atlas Mountains via the 2260meters high pass of Tizi Ntichka. A stop there to enjoy the landscapes and watching old Berber villages from above. Next we head to the old Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou, a UNESCO world heritage site, and a location for many movies and series (Got, Gladiator, Indiana Jones…). After lunch we pass by Ouarzazate city, Kalaat Magouna the Roses valley, Dades valley, then reach Boumaln Dades. Dinner and overnight in your hotel or riad.
 
Day 5:  Dades gorge towards, Todgha gorge, Erfoud and Merzouga desert
 
We start our new 8 days Morocco tour from Fes with a Moroccan breakfast and head to Todra Gorge of Tinghir, we walk under this high cliffs. Next we drive towards Merzouga via Erfoud known of its dates and fossils. Arrival in Merzouga and ride our camels toward the camp. Enjoying the golden sunset from high dunes. After dinner in the camp, you will listen to Drums music played  by the locals around the campfire, and will teach you how to play as well. Overnight in your camp in a calm weather.
 
Day 6:  Merzouga desert 4×4 excursion
 
After enjoying the early stunning sunrise and breakfast. We will ride our 4×4 vehicle exploring the Erg Chebbi desert more deeply, we will visit the Khamlia village and listen to their style of music (Gnaoua music). Then proceed our 8 days Morocco tour from Fes to the Nomads who still live in tents far away from the modernity and technology, we drink a cup of tea with them and know more deeply about their life. Free afternoon to discover the town of Merzouga. Dinner and overnight in your hotel/riad.
 
Day 7:  Merzouga to Rissani, Midelt, Azrou, Ifrane and Fes
 
 After breakfast we head to Rissani, we walk in its local Souk, then cross the long Ziz valley, we pass by Midelt (The capital of apples). After lunch we drive towards the national Park of Cedar forest, you will watch the Barbarian apes and feed them. Later on we drive to Ifrane, the Switzerland of Morocco,  then go to the imperial city of Fes. Dinner and overnight in your hotel/riad.
 
Day 8:  Cultural day tour of Fes city
 
This day will be a visitation to the main places in Fes city with a local guide. You will walk in Old Medina with its narrow streets, then go to the University of Al Quaraouyine, the oldest university in the world, then visit the Tanneries, golden doors of Royal palace, and the Moulay Idriss Mausoleum. Dinner and overnight in your riad. End of our 8 days Morocco tour from Fes itinerary.
 

Tour includes:

  • Pick up/drop off at your accommodation in Fes.
  • English speaking driver/guide.
  • Private A/C transport during the tour.
  • Camel ride per each in Merzouga desert.
  • Marrakech day tour.
  • Fes day tour.
  • Overnight stays during the Morocco tour.
  • Breakfasts and diners.

Not included:

  • Lunches and soft drinks.
  • Entrance fees to monuments.
  • Other personal expenses.

Important note

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Frequent Asked Questions

Both Zagora and Merzouga are popular tourist destinations in Morocco, known for their desert landscapes and opportunities for camel trekking and experiencing the Sahara Desert. However, determining which one is better depends on your personal preferences and what you are looking for in your desert experience.

Zagora is located in the Draa Valley region and offers a more accessible desert experience compared to Merzouga. It is closer to major cities like Marrakech, making it a convenient option for travelers with limited time. The desert in Zagora is still impressive, with beautiful dunes and picturesque sunsets. However, the dunes in Zagora are smaller compared to those in Merzouga.

On the other hand, Merzouga is renowned for its stunningly large dunes, including the famous Erg Chebbi. These dunes are among the highest in Morocco and offer a more dramatic and immersive desert experience. Merzouga is located in southeastern Morocco, close to the Algerian border, and a bit farther from major cities. This can make it a slightly longer journey to reach, but many travelers consider it worth the effort for the breathtaking dunes.

Can you do a day trip to the Sahara Desert from Marrakech?

Yes, it is possible to do a day trip to the Sahara Desert from Marrakech, but it is a long journey and involves a significant amount of travel time. The Sahara Desert is located quite far from Marrakech, so keep in mind that it will be a long day with limited time to spend in the desert itself.

Yes, Merzouga Desert is indeed part of the Sahara Desert. The Sahara Desert is the largest hot desert in the world, covering a vast expanse of North Africa.

Merzouga is a small village located in southeastern Morocco, near the border with Algeria. It is renowned for its towering sand dunes, including the famous Erg Chebbi dunes. These dunes are part of the larger Sahara Desert, which extends beyond Merzouga into other parts of Morocco, Algeria, and neighboring countries.

The desert landscape in Merzouga showcases the typical characteristics of the Sahara, with its golden sand dunes, vast open spaces, and arid climate. It offers visitors an opportunity to experience the beauty and tranquility of the Sahara Desert in Morocco.

Can you camp in the Sahara desert?

Yes, camping in the Sahara Desert is a popular and memorable experience for many travelers. There are several options available for camping in the Sahara, including both organized camps and independent camping.

Whether you choose an organized camp or independent camping, spending a night under the starry desert sky is a unique and enchanting experience. The silence, vastness, and beauty of the desert make it a memorable part of any journey to Morocco. Just remember to follow guidelines and respect the environment to minimize your impact on the delicate desert ecosystem.

The Merzouga Desert, located in Morocco, is generally considered safe for visitors. 

It’s recommended to hire a local guide or join a reputable tour company when exploring the desert. They are familiar with the terrain and can provide valuable guidance. Or travel in groups: If possible, travel in a group, especially when venturing into remote areas of the desert. This can enhance safety if any issues arise.

The desert environment can be challenging, with extreme temperatures during the day and potentially cold nights. Be prepared with appropriate clothing, sun protection, and sufficient water supplies.

We have extensive knowledge of the destination you’re visiting. We can provide valuable insights, recommendations, and access to hidden gems that you might not discover on your own. Our expertise can enhance your travel experience and help you make the most of your trip.

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