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Whether you’re looking to explore the ancient ruins of Marrakech, relax on a sandy beach in the stunningly scenic Essaouira, or camel ride through the sand dunes to watch sunset and sunrise, Morocco has something for everyone. Plus, with our expert advice and help, you’re guaranteed to have a truly unforgettable travel experience. Book your 6 days private tour from Fes now and let us show you the best of Morocco Desert Tour.
Highlights of 6 Days Desert Tour from Fes to Marrakech via Merzouga Desert
Here we’ll be sharing highlights of our 6 days desert tour from Fes. We’re so excited to share what we are offering in 6 days package. If you want to start the 9-day tour from tangier or 7 days trip from Casablanca you can check out these tours as well. If you want to alter something then feel free to contact us and plan a customized trip with us
Quick Overview of 6 days Fes Morocco Tour Itinerary
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||Fes – Marrakech|
|DEPARTURE TIME||8:30-9:00 AM|
|WEAR||Baggy trousers for camel trekking, Warm clothing for evenings and nights in winter, sunblock, lip balm, UV safe sunglasses, Sneakers, small bag with a water bottle and torch|
- Day 1: Departure from Fes at 8:30 am and night stay in the traditional desert camp in Erg Chebbi
- Day 2: Drive through Erg Chebbi to visit Rissani Market and Khamlia village and overnight stay in Merzouga
- Day 3: Continue through the high atlas mountains to admire Todra gorge with a night stay in Rose valley
- Day 4: Explore the Rose and Dades valley and travel through Ouarzazate and ait ben haddou to Marrakech
- Day 5: Day to explore Marrakech
- Day 6: Travel from Marrakech to Essaouira
Day 1: Fes – Midelt – Erfoud – Merzouga- Erg Chebbi
After an early morning pickup from your hotel in Fes, your 6-day desert tour from Fes begins! The journey from Fes to Midelt takes about six hours by car. However, it’s worth taking your time and enjoying the scenery along the way.
First, you will travel into the Middle Atlas via the mountain station Ifrane, known for its ski resort and beautiful scenery. and continue to the national park which is home to many animals, including lions, leopards, and Barbary macaques.
Later as you drive through the Middle Atlas Mountains, you will see the native Atlas cedar trees. They are a beautiful sight. The journey will take you past towering peaks and verdant valleys, providing ample opportunity to snap some photos of Morocco’s natural beauty.
Then it’s off to Midelt for lunch, followed by a journey through the Eastern High Atlas Mountains into the Sahara Desert. You will enter Erfoud, spending the day exploring the town and its surroundings before heading to Merzouga and the Erg Chebbi dunes.
However, it is a small town in the southeast of Morocco, near the border with Algeria. known for its fossil-rich phosphate mines and as a gateway to the Sahara Desert. These days, it’s a popular tourist destination for those wanting to explore the Sahara.
There’s plenty to see and do in Erfoud, from visiting the phosphate mines to exploring the ancient Roman ruins. And, of course, no visit to Erfoud would be complete without a camel ride into the desert! Meanwhile, you will also be able to see the Ziz valley full of palm trees where you can stop for a moment to capture some photos.
Afterward, you’ll head out to the desert in the evening and arrive in Merzouga in time for sunset, when the dunes are at their most beautiful.
You’ll spend the night in a traditional nomad tent in Merzouga, where you’ll have the opportunity to watch the sunset over the dunes of Erg Chebbi and taste the Berber traditional food with Berber families under the stars.
Day 2: Erg Chebbi – Rissani Market– Khamlia – Merzouga
Today after an earlier breakfast you will get to see the sunrise over the dunes of the Sahara desert! There’s nothing quite like watching the sun slowly peek over the horizon, casting its first rays of light over the vast and empty desert. It’s a moment that takes your breath away and fills you with a sense of wonder. As the sun rises higher in the sky, the colors of the desert come to life. The oranges and reds of the sand dunes contrast stunningly with the deep blue of the sky. To make these moments more enchanting you can take an optional camel ride before heading to the next location.
After the sun has risen, you’ll explore the ancient city of Rissani. This city was once the home of the Alawite dynasty, as well as Moulay er Rachid. It’s a cultural destination in Morocco that boasts beautiful examples of early Moroccan architectural styles, as well as noteworthy palaces and temples therefore you will see men wearing indigo-blue robes which is quite unique as compared to the Saharan people.
Also, You’ll also see the souqs of Rissani, which is the main market in the town. Moreover, this market is divided into different sections, such as the clothes souq, the sweets souq, the date souq, and the animal souq. However, the animal souq is particularly interesting, as it’s a great opportunity to see donkeys, cows, bulls, goats, and chickens up close.
After exploring the city, you’ll continue to travel to Khamlia village known for its Gnaoua music, a must-listen for tourists in Morocco! Since Gnaoua music is the traditional music of black Africans who were enslaved and brought to Morocco centuries ago. Today, their descendants still practice this music and live in the Khamlia village. When you visit, you’ll have the opportunity to listen to this music and learn about the culture and history behind it as it is incredibly unique and mesmerizing. It’s often compared to the blues, but it has its own distinct sound that you won’t find anywhere else. It’s powerful and emotional music that will stay with you long after you’ve left the village.
Finally, you will head back to Merzouga where you will have an overnight stay in Hotel and get served with Moroccan cuisine followed by the next day’s breakfast.
Day 3: Merzouga – Todra Gorges – Dades Gorge- Rose valley
After spending a great night in the desert you have to wake up early to get a scenic view of the desert’s sunrise. Then continue the tour by visiting the Tafilalet oasis and get absolutely blown away by the beauty of the landscape. The oasis is situated in the middle of the desert, and it was truly a sight to behold also stop by the stunning ruins of Sijilmassa, which was once the largest city in Africa.
Later, turn to the west where you will follow through some typical desert scenery before arriving at the volcanic mountain of Tinjdad.
There, you will visit the Berber Museum and have lunch before continuing your journey west. Next, you will drive through the picturesque Todgha Gorge, which is Morocco’s equivalent of the Grand Canyon, and then up into the Dades Valley. However, this valley is famous for its strange rock formations, and you will get to see the Tamnalt Hills, which are a series of odd-shaped rocks that have been carved out by the wind over time.
Finally, you will make your way to Rose Valley, where you will have a night’s stay in a traditional Moroccan Riad.
Day 4: Rose valley – Dades Gorge – Ouarzazate – Ait benhaddou -Marrakech
After early breakfast in Rose valley, you can explore these pink-hued cliffs and mountains that make for a stunning backdrop, where you can hike for an hour before continuing to the El Kalaa Mgouna, Valley of the Roses, located in the Dades Valley which is famous for its rosewater and rose products and then pass through Skoura palm oasis, home to over 20,000 palm trees and is a beautiful sight.
Then continue to the Amridil until reaching the Ouarzazate, it is a popular film destination, as it has been used as a filming location for many movies and TV shows. The city is also home to Atlas Studios, the largest film studio in Africa.
Next, visit the Ait Benhaddou Kasbah the most popular tourist destination in Morocco. The village is home to several earthen architecture sites, including the Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou. The Ksar is a fortified granary that was built in the 11th century and has four towers and is surrounded by a high wall.
Since Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou is one of the most well-preserved earthen architecture sites in the world. The site was added to the UNESCO World Heritage Site list in 1987. Thus this kasbah is a large fortified city located in the Sahara Desert. It is one of the most well-preserved examples of Berber architecture.
After a delicious Moroccan meal, and then it’s time to hit the road again. Thus you will visit another must-see tourist destination i.e. The Pacha Tehami Glaoui’s former Kasbah in Telouat. The Kasbah was once a grand city, full of life and activity. Now, it is a shadow of its former self, a reminder of a time long gone. and since the condition of PAcha’s Palace is not very good but still it is possible to see the Harem and reception hall areas which gives one a good idea of the former luxury in which the El Glaoui family lived. The Andalusian style of decorating is also evident in these areas
In the afternoon, you will move north passing through some of the most stunning scenery in the world, with deep dales and adobe hamlets dotting the landscape on the spectacular road of the Tizi-n’Tichka pass before reaching Marrakech where you will spend the rest of two days.
Day 5: Marrakech sightseeing
Once you are done with breakfast the driver will pick you up to explore the sights of Marrakech! This vibrant city is full of incredible architecture, colorful markets, and delicious food, so get ready to be amazed! As you wander through the streets, you’ll be mesmerized by the ornate architecture of the buildings and the intricate patterns of the tiles.
First, you will stop at Koutoubia Mosque, one of the largest in the city. Next, visit the necropolis of the Saadian Dynasty, where you’ll see the tomb of the famous Sultan Ahmed al-Mansur. Then head to the Bahia Palace, one of the most beautiful buildings in the city.
Finally, end our day at the Djemaa el-Fna, one of the busiest squares in Marrakech where you can watch snake charmers, acrobats and storytellers perform. The markets are another highlight of Marrakech and you’ll find everything from spices to jewelry. haggle with the vendors and see if you can get a bargain!
After a busy day of sightseeing, relax with a traditional Moroccan meal. The rich flavors of the food will tantalize your taste buds and leave you wanting more.
Day 6: Marrakech Day Trip to Essaouira
You will begin your day with a lovely breakfast at your hotel and set off for the coastal town of Essaouira. The journey will take you through the Atlas Mountains, so you’ll be able to enjoy some stunning views along the way.
Once you arrive in Essaouira, you’ll have the afternoon to explore the town where you can wander through the maze of narrow streets, check out the local markets, and maybe even take a camel ride on the beach!
There are plenty of things to do in Essaouira, and no matter what your interests are, you’ll find something to keep you busy. Here’s a rundown of some of the best things to do in Essaouira:
First, you will Visit the Medina The old city of Essaouira, it’s a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Medina is a maze of narrow streets and alleyways, and it’s full of shops and stalls selling everything from spices to souvenirs.
Then Explore the Ramparts and the walls that surround the Medina, which offer great views of the city.
Next, Visit the Souks they’re a great place to bargain for souvenirs and gifts.
Afterward, Go to the Beach as it is perfect for relaxing, swimming, Windsurfing, and sunbathing.
Also, take a Camel Ride to see the city, they’re a lot of fun and visit The Museum of Moroccan Art, located in the Medina, which houses a collection of Moroccan art and artifacts.
In the last relax and enjoy the laid-back atmosphere before heading back to Marrakech at your accommodation.
Now you can also head back to Fes by booking: 5-day trip from Marrakech to Fes