8 Days Fes To Essaouira Desert Tour, Explore Morocco’s stunning imperial cities on a 8-days tour from Fez, and experience the country’s most striking landscapes, architecture and traditional cultures, end tour in Essaouira.
8 Days Fes To Essaouira Desert Tour
DAY 1: FES SIGHTSEEING – IFRAN – CEDAR FOREST – MIDELT
After breakfast, we continue our private tour of Morocco to discover the oldest city of Morocco with it’s largest Medina in our amazing kingdom (with local guide). We will drive through Borj Aljanob to have a panoramic view for Fes El Bali, then drive to the workshops of the beautiful art of Mosaic and Ceramic. We walk in narrow streets of the Medina and small streets, we will visit the door of the Royal Palace, the Jewish quarter and other cultural and historical sites, after lunch in the Medina, heading to Ifran, the Switzerland of Africa crossing the beautiful landscapes of ElHajeb, Azrou, and the cedar forest, where we observe the monkeys in their natural life which is located within The Middle Atlas Mountains. Overnight in a hotel Midelt.
DAY 2: MIDELT – ZIZ VALLEY – ERFOUD – ERISSANI – MERZOUGA
Departure from Midelt around 9:00 am, heading to Ziz Valley, Pictures Stops in the High Atlas Mountains, Zaabel Tunnel, which is the only tunnel in the southern east of Morocco, as well we will stop in the beautiful Dam of Hassan Addakhil. After stopping in the valley of Palms trees -Ziz Valley-, heading to Erfoud the Capital of Fossils and dates, then to Errisani the first Capital of The reign of the Alawites. Overnight in the hotel beside the sand dunes of Erg Chebbi.
DAY 3: MERZOUGA – HALF DAY DESERT TOUR
After a hearty breakfast in the hotel, we will start our half day desert tour around Erg Chebbi dunes, first we will take a walk in the Oasis of Merzouga, then heading to El Khamlia, the village of black people, called Bambaras, to explore their special kind of music and dance, which called Gnaoua. Then we will drive through Some Nomadic families to experience the nomadic a wild life crossing a panoramic view for the Erg Chebbi dunes called Galb Annas. After drink a cup of tea with nomads we will drive through the mines of Mifis, the ancient Merzouga which know for it’s mines of minerals and
fossils, then we will go back to El Khamlia at lunch time, for a special, delicious and famous meal in the area of Tafilalt called Medfouna or Berber Pizza. Before the sunset time by 1h 30 mins, you will start the Camel Trek to your desert camp. After a 50 mins of riding camels you will stop in the highest dune in the area to watch the sunset, after you reach the camp and dinning, you will enjoy a fire party under the starry sky, as well you can climb a dune beside you camp to enjoy the view of millions of stars in the clear sky.
DAY 4: MERZOUGA -TODGHA GORGES – DADES VALLEY
Wake up in the early morning to watch the sunrise, a camel trek back to the hotel where you will have breakfast and shower, then heading to Todgha Gorges crossing a very old water system called Khetarat, befor reaching todgha gorges for a 20 mins of hiking we will stop in a magical view for Todgha Valley. After having lunch in the valley we will drive through Dades Valley, where we will have a panoramic stops in the valley of birds. Overnight in hotel.
DAY 5: DADES VALLEY – BOUTAHRAR – ROSES VALLEY – SKOURA – OUAZAZATE
Today we will start from Dades Valley heading to boutahrar to visit nomad families living in caves, crossing a part of the High Atlas with it’s amazing landscapes and off-roads. Then to Kalaat M’Gouna named also Roses City which is located in Roses Valley then to Skoura Oasis where we will visit Kasbah Amridil, after, continue to Ouarzazate, nicknamed “Hollywood of Africa”. Here we can visit the local movie studio and the kasbah of Taourirte. Night in local hotel.
DAY 6: OUARZAZATE – AIT BEN HADOU – HIGH ATLAS – MARRAKECH
After a hearty breakfast in hotel, direction to Ksar Ait Benhaddou, visit the local kasbah, the largest kasbah of Morocco and UNESCO historic site, where too many famous movies filmed, The Gladiator, The Mommy, Prince pf Persia and many other films. We continue on the mountains of the High Atlas to Marrakech .
DAY 7: MARRAKECH SIGHTSEEING WITH LOCAL GUIDE
Departure from your hotel/riad at 9:00 am to start a sightseeing city tour with your local guide. This guided tour of Marrakech includes a visit to the Majorelle Gardens, the Koutoubia Tower, the Saadian Tombs and the Bahia Palace, Madrasa Ibn Yousef, as well a you will take a walk in the heart of the Medina. In the afternoon we will have a free program. We spend this night in the traditional riad of the medina.
DAY 8: MARRAKECH – ESSAOUIRA
Today in our 12 days tour we will start the 10th day of the tour heading to Essaouira from Marrakech around 8:00 am, the drive will takes 3 hours to reach it. In our way we will stop to watch the climber goats in the Argan trees which Essaouira’s area are known for. After we arrive to Essaouira you will have a free time to explore the Medina and the beach, as well enjoying a delicious fish meal in local restaurants. Night in local hotel/riad.
end tour: 8 Days Fes To Essaouira Desert Tour
- Pick up and drop off from Fez
- Private transport A/C vehicle
- Dinners,breakfasts as itinerary
- Camel trekking in Merzouga
- Accommodation in Sahara desert camp, Hotel
- Experienced tour driver
- Drop off in Marrakech hotel
- Lunches and soft drinks
- Plane tickets
- Travel insurance
- Personal expenses
NOTE : We can customize your desired private tour in Morocco based on your budget and travel plans. We offer also group discounts. The price for this tour depends on season you wish to travel and on accommodation type – budget / standard / luxury.