|Duration||6 days / 5 nights|
|Tour Location||Marrakech / Merzouga Desert / Fes|
|Pickup & Drop Off||Marrakech Airport / Fes Airport|
|Tour Type||Private Tour|
6 Days Tour from Marrakech Overview
Experience the rich culture, stunning landscapes, and fascinating history of Morocco on a 6 days tour from Marrakech. During your tour, you will visit popular destinations such as the Atlas Mountains, the Sahara Desert, and Fes, one of the imperial cities of Morocco. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to explore charming Berber villages and hike through stunning mountain landscapes.
In the Sahara Desert, you will have the chance to ride camels and explore ancient Fes medina and well-preserved historical sites. Throughout your journey, experienced guides will educate you on the country's vibrant and diverse culture. You will also have the opportunity to enjoy delicious Moroccan cuisine and take part in exciting activities, such as traditional Moroccan music performances.
You can choose from group tours or private tours depending on your preferences. When planning your tour, it is important to consider the time of year and pack appropriate clothing and gear. A 6 day tour from Marrakech is an excellent way to experience the best of Morocco's stunning landscapes, rich culture, and friendly people.
Things To Do In 6 Days tour from Marrakech
- See the famous Jemaa el-Fnaa square, Bahia Palace, Saadian Tombs.
- Wander through the narrow streets of the Medina to experience the local markets and food.
- Take a scenic drive through the High Atlas Mountains.
- Stop at the Tizi-N-Tichka pass for panoramic views.
- Visit this UNESCO World Heritage Site, a fortified village made of mud-brick buildings.
- Explore the well-preserved kasbahs and winding streets.
- Discover the "gateway to the Sahara".
- Visit the Taourirt Kasbah, Atlas Studios, and Ouarzazate Museum.
- Experience a camel ride through the vast sand dunes.
- Witness the magical sunset and sunrise.
- Spend a night in a traditional Berber camp.
- Explore the Desert by 4x4.
- Visit the nearby Rissani market and fossil town of Erfoud.
- Visit one of Morocco's most famous imperial cities and explore its ancient medina and well-preserved historical sites.
- See the Bou Inania Madrasa, Al-Attarine Madrasa, and Chouara Tannery.
Day 1: Marrakech – High Atlas mountains – Telouat Kasbah – Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah – Ouarzazate
The 6 days Marrakech tour starts with an early pick up from your accommodation or the airport in Marrakech. You will be driven through the stunning High Atlas mountains and Tizi-N-Tichka pass with stops for breathtaking panoramic views.
You will visit the Kasbah of Telouat, an ancient fortress once home to the Glaoui family, and the famous Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou, a fortified village recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Ait Ben Haddou has been featured in popular movies and TV shows such as Gladiator, Alexander, The Mummy, and Game of Thrones.
After visiting these amazing sites, you will head to "The gate of the desert" Ouarzazate, a beautiful city known for its stunning architecture. You will enjoy dinner and an overnight stay in a comfortable hotel before continuing your journey the next day. This is the perfect opportunity to experience the beauty and wonder of Morocco's desert landscape.
Day 2: Ouarzazate – Skoura (Kasbah Amridil) – Rose valley – Dades Valley – Todra Gorges – Erfoud -Merzouga Sahara – overnight in a luxury camp
After breakfast, you'll visit Atlas Studio, where many famous movies have been shot, and the Taourirt Kasbah in Ourzazate, a stunning example of Moroccan architecture. You'll then drive southeast to the Amridil Kasbah, surrounded by palm groves in Skoura, and continue to the Rose Valley, where a Rose Festival is held annually in May. The locals offer a variety of rose products, including perfumes, rose water, oil, and cosmetic products. Next, you'll drive through the breathtaking Dades Valley and stop to enjoy the spectacular landscape of Dades Gorges. Then, you'll continue to Todra Gorges, where Todra River has carved out a grand canyon through the mountains.
In the afternoon, you'll reach the Sahara Desert of Merzouga. Here, you'll switch to camels and cross the sandy desert to a high dune to enjoy the magical sunset. Afterward, you'll continue to the desert luxury camp, where you'll enjoy Berber drums music and dancing around the campfire under the vast open sky of stars. Finally, you'll have dinner and spend the night in the camp, enjoying the unique experience of sleeping in the middle of the desert. This tour is an unforgettable way to experience the beauty and culture of Morocco's desert landscape.
Day 3: Explore Merzouga region – Nomads – Khamlia – Merzouga lake – Erg Chebbi – palm grove
On this day of the tour, you'll wake up early to witness the beautiful sunrise in the middle of the desert. After some free time for breakfast, you'll return on camels to Merzouga, where your driver awaits. You'll then dedicate the day to exploring the region of Merzouga. Your first stop will be to visit an ancient eyeliner mine, where you'll have the opportunity to see this traditional product being extracted.
Next, you'll pay a visit to nomads in their handmade woven tent and learn about their way of life while enjoying a cup of Berber tea. You'll also visit Khamlia village, where you'll enjoy Gnaoua music and dancing performances by inhabitants originating from sub-Saharan countries like Mali, Sudan, and Niger.
After some free time for lunch in a restaurant, you'll take a stroll in a palm trees grove before driving a few kilometers to see the wild lake of Merzouga, also called flamingos lake. Here, you can admire the stunning scenery and the many birds that inhabit the area. Finally, you'll have dinner and spend the night in a comfortable hotel, reflecting on the many incredible sites you've visited throughout the day. This tour is an unforgettable way to experience the beauty and culture of Morocco's desert landscape.
Day 4: Merzouga Dunes – Erfoud – Midelt – cedars forest – Ifrane – Fes
After breakfast, it'll be time to leave the desert and head to Rissani, the ancient capital of Tafilalet. Rissani, a vital commercial hub within its region, maintains its prominence to this day, boasting a grand souk that flourishes on specific days - Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays. Take a leisurely stroll through the souk before continuing on to Erfoud.
In Erfoud, you'll visit one of the workshops of fossilized marble, a unique and fascinating material that is found only in this region of Morocco. You'll then drive along the Ziz river and stop for a panoramic view of the Ziz valley, an incredible natural wonder that is sure to take your breath away.
After some free time for lunch in Midelt, you'll continue on to the cedars forest where the Barbary Macaques live. These playful primates are always a delight to watch, and you'll have the opportunity to feed them while wandering in the forest. Next, you'll visit Ifrane, a charming town that is famous for its low temperature, snow, and alpine-style houses, earning it the nickname "the Switzerland of Morocco." Take some time to explore the town and enjoy its unique atmosphere before being dropped off at your accommodation in Fes.
Day 5: Merzouga Dunes – Erfoud – Midelt – cedars forest – Ifrane – Fes
After breakfast, you will be picked up from your accommodation in Fes to start your day tour. The first stop is the Royal Palace gate, followed by a visit to the well-preserved medieval Medina, which is recognized as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Your local guide will accompany you as you enter the Medina through the Blue gate or Bab Boujloud. You will visit several historical sites, including the Medrasa Bouanania, the Najjarine fountain, the Tanneries, and the Quaraouin mosque and university, which is the oldest university in the world.
Afterward, you will leave the Medina and visit the Jewish quarter known as "the Mellah." Then, you will drive to an ancient fortress to enjoy panoramic views of the Medina and the city of Fes. Finally, you will return to your riad.
Day 6: Merzouga Dunes – Erfoud – Midelt – cedars forest – Ifrane – Fes
After having breakfast, we will take you on a short tour of Fes city before dropping you off at the airport. This marks the end of the 6 days tour from Marrakech.
What's Included in 6 Days Tour From Marrakech Fes
- English-speaking driver/guide
- Meet and assist services at Cairo Airport
- 1 night at the hotel / riad
- 1 night at the desert camp (Private tents)
- Camel trekking in the Sahara Desert
- The tour itinerary includes some optional activities, such as quad sandboarding
- Dinner & Breakfast
- Pickup and drop-off from your hotel or riad in Marrakech and Fes
- Transportation in a comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle
- Lunches and drinks
- Travel insurance
- International Airfare
- Morocco entry visa
- Entrance fees, other personal expenses and gratuities
Useful Information for the 6 Days Sahara Desert trip from Marrakech to Fes
- The tour is not recommended for individuals with mobility issues or health problems.
- It's important to bring cash for any additional expenses such as souvenirs or personal expenses.
- It is recommended to wear comfortable clothes and shoes suitable for walking and hiking.
- Sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat are essential to protect from the sun.
- It's important to bring a small backpack or bag to carry personal items during the trip.
- The tour involves long hours of driving and may include stops for photos or breaks.
- English-speaking guides are available, but it's always helpful to learn some basic phrases in Arabic or French to communicate with the locals.
- The tour involves camel trekking, so it's advisable to bring warm clothes and a sleeping bag for the overnight stay in the desert camp.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the distance between Marrakech and Merzouga?
The distance between Marrakech and Merzouga is approximately 559 kilometers (347 miles).
How many hours from Marrakech to Merzouga?
The journey from Marrakech to Merzouga can take around 8-10 hours by car.
Is 6 days in Morocco enough?
Six days in Morocco can be enough to see some of the country's highlights, but it may not be enough to explore everything that the country has to offer.
Is the tour suitable for children?
The tour is suitable for children and can be customized to accommodate families with young children. However, please note that the long drive times and desert camping may not be suitable for all children. It's recommended to discuss with the tour operator before booking.
What should I pack for the tour?
We recommend packing comfortable, lightweight clothing suitable for warm weather, as well as sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat. If you plan to participate in any outdoor activities, such as camel riding, we recommend packing closed-toe shoes and a light jacket for cooler evenings. It's also a good idea to bring a refillable water bottle and any necessary medications.
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