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5 DAYS TOUR FROM MARRAKECH TO FES

Marrakech, Morocco

Price

700

Duration

5 days

Max People

90

Min Age

10+

Reviews

4.28 5 reviews

overview : 5 DAYS TOUR FROM MARRAKECH TO FES

Embark on a 5 days tour from Marrakech to Fes. Explore breathtaking sites including the Ait-Ben-Haddou Kasbah, Todra Gorges, and Merzouga desert. Ride camels, witness stunning sunrises and sunsets, and spend a night in a desert camp. Discover Rissani's traditional market and Erfoud's fossil town. Visit the picturesque town of Ifrane and the cedar forest. The tour concludes in Fes, a city rich in history and culture. Experience the diverse landscapes of Morocco in this unforgettable adventure.


5 DAYS TOUR FROM MARRAKECH TO FES HIGHLIGHTS

  • Casablanca Exploration: Discover the vibrant city known for its modern architecture, including a visit to the iconic Hassan II Mosque.
  • Historic Rabat: Explore the capital city's treasures, such as the Royal Palace, Chellah Ruins, and the impressive Kasbah of the Udayas.
  • Imperial Meknes: Experience the grandeur of this imperial city with its architectural wonders like Bab Mansour gate, Sahrij Swani Basin, and the Moulay Ismail Mausoleum.
  • Ancient Volubilis: Marvel at the well-preserved Roman ruins, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, featuring stunning mosaics and ancient structures.
  • Enchanting Chefchaouen: Immerse yourself in the charm of the blue city, nestled in the Rif Mountains, as you wander through its picturesque blue and white streets.
  • Cultural Delights in Fes: Explore the cultural gem of Morocco, with its ancient medina, historical landmarks, and vibrant artisan workshops.
  • Authentic Experiences: Engage with local culture, interact with artisans, and enjoy camel rides, creating unforgettable memories.
  • Diverse Landscapes: Witness the varied landscapes of Morocco, from bustling cities to ancient ruins and breathtaking mountains.
  • UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Visit multiple UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including Volubilis, the Fes medina, and the Kasbah of the Udayas.
  • Unforgettable Moments: Indulge in vibrant souks, savor local cuisine, and embrace the unique experiences offered during this immersive 5 days tour from Marrakech to Fes.

*This package trip requires a minimum of 2 people.

*Can be customized upon request, to meet traveler's needs

*4 Nights Standard Hotel/Lodge accommodation

Included/Excluded

  • Specialized bilingual driver
  • Private Transport with fuel
  • Transportation service for both pickup and drop-off is provided.
  • Accommodation
  • Breakfasts
  • Each participant will have the opportunity to ride a camel and witness the sunrise or sunset
  • Entrance fees
  • Lunches
  • Drinks
  • Tips

Tour Plan : 5 DAYS TOUR FROM MARRAKECH TO FES

Day 1 : Marrakech ~ High Atlas mountains ~ Tizi N Tichka pass ~ Telouat Kasbah ~ Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah ~ Ouarzazate

The 5 days tour from Marrakech to Fes commences with an early pickup from your accommodation or Marrakech airport. As we embark on our journey, we traverse the captivating High Atlas mountains, passing through the awe-inspiring Tizi-N-Tichka pass. Along the way, we pause to soak in the breathtaking vistas that unfold before us. Our first stop is the enchanting Telouat Kasbah, a testament to the region's rich history. Continuing our expedition, we arrive at the renowned Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah, a UNESCO World Heritage Site renowned for its architectural splendor and celebrated appearances in iconic films and TV series. Our final destination for the day is Ouarzazate, often referred to as "The gate of the desert." Here, we indulge in a delightful dinner and retreat to a comfortable hotel for a restful overnight stay.

Day 2 Ouarzazate ~ palm groves of Skoura ~ Amridil Kasbah ~ Rose valley -Dades Valley

On the second day of your 5 days tour from Marrakech to Fes, we begin our exploration after a satisfying breakfast. Our first destination is the captivating city of Ouarzazate, where we delve into its rich history and cultural heritage. Our first stop is the renowned Atlas Studios, a hub of film production that has witnessed the creation of many famous movies. We then visit the impressive Taourirt Kasbah, a magnificent fortified mud castle that stands as a testament to Morocco's ancient architecture and craftsmanship.

Continuing our journey, we venture eastwards to discover the enchanting Amridil Kasbah, surrounded by lush palm groves in Skoura. The picturesque scenery sets the stage for a serene and memorable experience. Our next destination is Kalaa Magouna, celebrated for its vibrant Rose Valley. In May, the annual Rose Festival takes place, offering a delightful showcase of rose-based products, including perfumes, rose water, oil, and cosmetics.

Our adventure leads us to the captivating Dades Valley as we drive through Boumalne Dades. Along the way, we make sure to pause and appreciate the remarkable "monkey fingers" rock formation, a natural wonder that never fails to captivate visitors. Additionally, we stop at a panoramic viewpoint atop a mountain, treating our eyes to breathtaking vistas of the Dades Valley.

As the day winds down, we retreat to a comfortable hotel in Boumalne Dades, where we savor a delicious dinner and enjoy a peaceful overnight stay, preparing for the next leg of our journey.

Day 3 : Boumalne Dades ~ Todra Gorges ~ Erfoud -Merzouga Sahara ~ overnight in a luxury camp

On the third day of your 5 days tour from Marrakech to Fes, we embark on an exciting journey after a delightful breakfast. Our next stop is the stunning Todra Gorges. The Todra River has sculpted a breathtaking canyon with towering red cliffs. You'll have plenty of time to wander, admire the incredible scenery, and soak in the natural beauty all around.

Continuing our adventure, we traverse the scenic palm groves of Touroug and Tinjdad, offering you the opportunity to enjoy a leisurely lunch amidst the picturesque surroundings.

In the afternoon, we arrive at the mesmerizing Sahara Desert in Merzouga. Here, a unique experience awaits as we switch from vehicles to camels and embark on an unforgettable journey across the vast expanse of sandy dunes. As the sun begins to set, we make a special stop on a towering dune, allowing you to witness the enchanting colors of the sunset casting a magical glow over the desert.

We then make our way to a luxurious desert camp, where you will be immersed in the warm hospitality of the Berber people. As evening falls, embrace the captivating atmosphere while enjoying the rhythmic beats of traditional Berber drums and partaking in joyful dancing around the crackling campfire, all beneath a mesmerizing canopy of stars that adorn the expansive desert sky. Indulge in a delectable dinner and spend a peaceful night's rest in the comfort of the camp, surrounded by the tranquility of the desert.

Day 4 : Explore Merzouga region ~ Nomads ~ Khamlia ~ Merzouga lake ~ Erg Chebbi ~ palm grove

On the fourth day of your 5 days tour from Marrakech to Fes, we suggest you rise early to catch the mesmerizing desert sunrise. After a leisurely breakfast, you'll ride camels back to Merzouga, where your driver will be ready and waiting for you. This day is dedicated to exploring the mesmerizing region of Merzouga, which is adorned with numerous extraordinary attractions such as dunes, a pristine lake, mineral-rich areas, and enchanting oases. These locations offer a perfect setting for engaging in various outdoor activities.

To commence our exploration, we begin by venturing off-road in Merzouga to visit an ancient mine where eyeliner was once extracted. We then have the opportunity to visit the nomads, who reside in their traditional handcrafted tents. Immerse yourself in their way of life while savoring a cup of Berber tea. Our next stop is the Khamlia village, where you can indulge in the vibrant performances of Gnaoua music and dance. The people in this village originally come from places like Mali, Sudan, and Niger. You'll have a break for lunch at a nearby restaurant. Then, we'll walk through a palm tree grove and head to Merzouga Lake, often called the flamingo's lake. After that, a pleasant dinner awaits, and you'll spend the night in a cozy hotel.

We then make our way to a luxurious desert camp, where you will be immersed in the warm hospitality of the Berber people. As evening falls, embrace the captivating atmosphere while enjoying the rhythmic beats of traditional Berber drums and partaking in joyful dancing around the crackling campfire, all beneath a mesmerizing canopy of stars that adorn the expansive desert sky. Indulge in a delectable dinner and spend a peaceful night's rest in the comfort of the camp, surrounded by the tranquility of the desert.

Day 5 : Merzouga Dunes ~ Erfoud ~ Midelt ~ cedars forest ~ Ifrane ~ Fes

On the final day of your 5 days tour from Marrakech to Fes, an early morning wake-up call is essential to witness the breathtaking sunrise in the midst of the desert. Take your time to enjoy a leisurely breakfast before embarking on a camel ride back to Merzouga, where your driver will be awaiting your arrival. From there, we bid farewell to the desert and make our way to Rissani, the ancient capital of Tafilalet. Rissani remains a bustling trading hub in the region, particularly vibrant on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays when its grand souk comes to life. After exploring the souk in Rissani, our journey continues to Erfoud, where we have the opportunity to visit one of the workshops specializing in fossilized marble.

Following this fascinating visit, we drive alongside the scenic Ziz River, pausing to admire a panoramic view of the picturesque Ziz Valley. You'll have some free time to enjoy lunch in Midelt, a charming town along the way. Our next destination takes us to the Cedars Forest, home to the Barbary Macaques. Feel free to interact with these delightful creatures as you wander through the forest. Continuing our journey, we reach Ifrane, renowned for its cool climate, snowy landscapes, and charming alpine-style houses. It comes as no surprise that Ifrane is often referred to as the "Switzerland of Morocco." Finally, we conclude the tour by dropping you off at the airport or your accommodation in Fes, marking the end of this remarkable itinerary.

Tour Map : 5 DAYS TOUR FROM MARRAKECH TO FES

Questions & Answers

Is sandboarding available in the Merzouga desert?

Sandboarding is possible in the Erg Chebbi dunes of the Merzouga desert.

What is the duration of the camel trek in Merzouga desert?

The duration of the camel trek in the Merzouga desert can vary, but it generally lasts between one to two hours.

Are the tents at the desert camp private or shared?

The tents at the desert camp are always private, but there is a distinction between standard and luxury camps. In the standard camp, the bathroom facilities are shared, while in the luxury camp, the tents have private ensuite bathrooms.

Can I trust that my luggage will be secure during my stay in the Sahara desert?

Rest assured that we will transport all your luggage to the camp, ensuring that it will be waiting for you in your tent upon your arrival

Can I find towels and toilet paper provided at the camp?

Certainly, towels and toilet paper are available at the desert camp. However, it is advisable to bring your own as a precautionary measure.

Is there access to electricity at the desert camp?

Yes, the desert camp is powered by solar panels, providing electricity.

What are the essential items to pack for this trip?

Here is a suggested packing list for your Morocco desert tour:
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat or scarf
  • Comfortable long pants for the camel trek
  • Lightweight long-sleeved shirts
  • Sturdy sandals or shoes
  • Flip flops
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Portable charger
  • First aid kit
  • Small backpack for carrying essentials
  • Wallet for securing valuables such as phones and cards

How can I make a reservation for this tour? What is the cancellation policy?

To confirm your reservation for the Trip, we kindly request a small deposit to be paid via PayPal, Wise, or bank transfer. The remaining balance can be paid in cash at the time of pick-up, in euros, dollars, or dirhams to your driver. Is it possible to pay the entire amount using PayPal? While we usually prefer cash payments to avoid transaction fees and delays associated with PayPal, we can accept complete payments via PayPal in some cases. Please note that a 5% fee will be applied to cover the additional transaction charges. If you prefer this payment method, we recommend arranging the payment prior to the tour. Is it possible to pay the entire amount via Wise or bank transfer? Certainly, we accept the full payment through Wise or bank transfer. However, a 2% surcharge will be applied to cover the transaction fees. Cancellation Policy: To receive a full refund, please cancel your reservation at least 15 days prior to the start date of the tour.

Are there alternative transportation options to reach the camp instead of using camels?

Certainly! For travelers who prefer not to ride camels, we offer the option of transportation in a 4×4 car to transfer you to and from the camp. This alternative mode of transportation is available at no extra cost. Simply inform us of your preference at the time of booking, and we will make the necessary arrangements for your comfortable transfer to the camp.

Is it necessary to bring a sleeping bag for the overnight desert trip in Marrakech?

No, a sleeping bag is not required for the overnight Marrakech desert tour. The desert camp we provide is equipped with all the necessary amenities to ensure your comfort during your stay.

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