Best desert tours from Marrakech, If you are planning a trip to Morocco, don’t miss out on the opportunity to explore the Sahara Desert! This tour will take you on a Marrakech to Fes desert tour 15 days journey through some of the most beautiful and iconic desert landscapes in the world.

You will start your adventure in Marrakech, where you will explore the city’s vibrant markets and historic landmarks. From there, you will travel to the Sahara Desert, where you will spend time exploring the sand dunes, oases, and ancient castles. You will also have the opportunity to ride a camel and sleep under the stars!

This tour is the perfect way to experience the beauty and mystery of the Sahara Desert. Read on to learn more about what this tour has to offer.

Best Marrakech to Fes desert tour 

Highlights:

Here are some potential highlights for a Marrakech to Fes desert tour 15 days Itinerary:

  • Visit the kasbahs of the Sahara Desert at Ait Ben haddou and Skoura.
  • Experience authentic Moroccan cuisine during a private cooking lesson.
  • Discovering the Imperials cities of Marrakech and Fes.
  • Visit the UNESCO world heritage sites of Volubilis and Ait ben Haddou.
  • In Marrakech, enjoy a peaceful hammam and spa experience.
  • the opportunity to ride a camel and sleep under the stars in ERG CHABBI.
  • Enjoy the best memories with monkeys in AZROU Forest.
  • Visit the nomadic family and Gnawa Village.
  • The oldest university in the world.

Brief Itinerary of Marrakech to Fes desert tour

Day: Highlights  of  Marrakech to Fes desert tours in 15 days Itinerary

Day 1:  Arrive in Marrakech

Day 2: Explore Marrakech, the “Red City”

Day 3: Travel to Dades Valley via Ait ben Haddou and Skoura

Day 4: Hike and Lunch in Dadès Valley with a Local Family

Day 5: Travel to ERG CHABBI through TODGRA VALLEY, then take a sunset camel ride.

Day 6: Desert Adventures in the Merzouga ” Erg Chabbi”

Day 7: Merzouga to Midelt the Apple town

Day 8: Midelt to Fes through the Azrou Forest

Day 9: Explore Fes, the “spiritual city”

Day 10: Fes to Chefchaouen “the blue city”

Day 11: Chefchaouen to Meknes via Volubilis “UNESCO SITE” 

Day 12: Meknes to Casablanca via Rabat” the capital city”

Day 13: Casablanca to Marrakech

Day 14: Moroccan Hammam/Massage Experience & Food Tour in Marrakech or “Day trip To Essaouira” or Fes

Day 15: Depart Marrakech end of Marrakech to Fes desert tour 15 days Itinerary

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION From Marrakech end in Marraech
DEPARTURE TIME Please arrive by 8:15 am for a prompt departure at 8:30 am.
ARRIVED TIME At approximately 18:30 pm.
INCLUDED
Pick up from and back to your accommodation
Transport in a comfortable A/C vehicle
Professional speaking driver/guide
Accommodation in Hotels/riads
Dinners and breakfasts
Camel ride in the Sahara desert
A night in Merzouga desert camp
 

EXCLUDED

Lunches and drinks
Plane tickets to and from Morocco
What is not included in the program
Travel insurance

 

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Day 1: Arrive in Marrakech or Casablanca

Marhaba and welcome to the Best Marrakech to Fes desert tour 15 days Itinerary From Marrakech! Upon arrival, you will enjoy a private transfer from Menara Airport (RAK) or Casablanca to your accommodation. Your driver will meet you at the airport and will gladly recommend activities for your stay in Marrakech.

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Day 2: Explore the 'Red City' of Marrakech.

Marrakech, Morocco’s second-largest city, is known as the “Red City” because of the natural red pigment in its walls. On a self-guided tour of the city’s bustling center, you’ll encounter the city’s vibrant sights, smells, and sounds. First, get oriented at Jemaa el-Fna Square, the city’s iconic plaza filled with markets, street food, and performers. To the north, there are souks (markets), to the west, there is the Koutoubia Mosque & Gardens, and to the south, there is the Kasbah area with the Saadian Tombs, Bahia Palace, and El Badi Palace.

After you’ve seen the main attractions at the center, go to Majorelle Gardens to walk among the subtropical plants, bamboo, lilies, and palms. If you have time, you could also go to the Almoravid Koubba, the Marrakech Museum (which is housed in the 19th-century Dar Mnebhi Palace), or the Museum of Moroccan Arts.

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Day 3: Travel to Dades Valley via Ait ben Haddou and Skoura

The driver/guide will meet you at the hotel or riad at 08:00 a.m. We will drive through the High Atlas Mountains in a comfortable 4×4 or Van, passing through the highest pass Tizi n Tichka (2260 m), towards Ouarzazate.

We’ll pass through Berber villages and stop along the way to photograph the breathtaking scenery. Otherwise, we’ll stop at the old ksar of Ait Ben Haddou around midday, and you have free time to explore the ksar on foot. Ksar Ait Ben Haddou is a fortified city that is a UNESCO World Heritage site, and it has been the location for several famous Hollywood films.

After lunch, it will be the perfect time to stop at Taourirt Kasbah in Ouarzazate before continuing to Dades Valley and the City of Roses. On the way, we’ll pass through Skoura, a beautiful oasis with an impressive 17th-century Amerhidl Kasbah, among other things.

The tour through the valley of thousands of kasbahs is legendary and a must-do in Morocco. The scenery is breathtaking as it winds through the red Atlas Mountains, Berber villages, and green valleys dotted with palm groves and pink rose gardens. Every city and village have a red kasbah or ksar as well as a mosque. Carpets of various colors hang from the windows.

in the evening, finally, we’ll arrive at a hotel for the night “Dades valley”.

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Day 4: Hike and Lunch with a Local Family in Dades Valley.

After breakfast at the hotel, depart on a leisurely walking tour, where you’ll have the opportunity to interact with some local Berber families. Admire the distinctive architecture, hear stories about regional history, participate in fun activities, observe traditional farming techniques, and more. Join a family in their traditional home for a lunch of Berber and Moroccan cuisine in the afternoon. Finish your meal with an authentic tea ceremony, then return to your Boumalne Dades accommodation.

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Day 5: Travel to ERG CHABBI through TODGRA VALLEY, then take a sunset camel ride.

After visiting the Todra gorges, we head to the village of Merzouga via Tinjdad. After lunch, continue through Erfoud and Rissani. In the afternoon, you can go on a 1-2-hours camel ride through the Sahara. The sunset is spectacular from the camel back at the top of the dunes (255m) Arrival at Erg Chebbi at your desert camp/palmyra luxury camp, dinner and night with a local music.

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Day 6: Desert Adventures in the Merzouga 'Erg Chabbi'

Day trip by 4×4 through the dunes of Erg Chebbi to discover the hidden secrets of this magical land. You’ll meet local nomads, have tea with a local family, and explore traditional music at the Gnawa House in Khemliya village. After that, you can rent a sandboard and test your skills on the dunes, or you can go on a quad ATV tour. Climb the nearest dune to watch the sunset in the early evening, then return to camp for another night under the stars.

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Day 7: Merzouga to Midelt the apples town

After breakfast, depart from Merzouga in the direction of MIDELT, passing through the Ziz Valley rich in fossil stones and the Errachidia in palm groves and Berber villages, arriving in Ait Shakr at the desert’s gates. Arrival in the city of Midelt in the afternoon. Dinner and overnight stay in a riad or hotel.

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Day 8: Midelt to Fes through the Azrou Forest

You begin ‘early in the morning. We arrive in Azrou’s cedar forest after crossing the Middle Atlas Mountains, where we meet some apes. We drive to Ifrane, also known as “Little Switzerland,” so that there appear to be in Morocco for a brief moment. Through this unusual landscape. After lunch, we’ll continue on to Fes. Along the way, you will be able to admire the beautiful Sais plateaux with their picturesque green olive trees, mountains, and ancient views. When you arrive in Fes in the evening, you can eat a delicious meal in a traditional riad or explore the city.

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Day 9: Investigate Fes, the 'spiritual city.'

Begin your Fes Guided Sightseeing Tour at the Merenid Tombs of Fès, which stand among olive trees and blue agaves and face a breathtaking view of Fès. Take a photo, then walk along the old curtain wall of the medina, stopping at the Musée des Armes, a fortress that once protected Fès. Next, enter Fès el- Bali through the symmetrical bed, as the sea of rooftops embellished with minarets and domes is too narrow for cars. Aside from walking, donkeys and mules are the best ways to get around the city’s old walls.

When you enter Rue Talaa Kebira, the medina’s main street, you will see lines of shops leading to the Karaouiyine Mosque. The Mosque, located in the Karaouiyine quarter, is one of the world’s oldest and served as Morocco’s first university.

After your visit, continue along the streets to some of Fes’ most important buildings, such as Dar el- Magana, a fourteenth-century water clock, and Zaouia el Tijaniya, which contains the tomb of Ahmed el Tijani, who spread his infamous doctrine Tariqq el- Tijaniya (The Way) throughout Morocco. Several of these mezas will be brought to your table prior to the large midday meal: Choukchouka salad, Zaalouk salad, Carrots with Cumin Seed, Raisin and Orange Salad, Cold radish, orange, and Fennel Salad. The mezas are traditionally followed by the main course, which will include a lamb, prune, and date tagine, a chicken tagine with olives and preserved lemons, or a vegetable tagine. Dessert will consist of fruit/local Moroccan pastries and Mint Tea.

Afterward, enter Bab el Ftouh, the “Gateway of the Aperture,” to explore the Andalusian quarter, a residential part of the city.

Non-Islamic tourists can visit Morocco.

Fatima built Morocco’s second largest mosque, the Kiraouine Mosque, in 857. At the turn of the millennium, the Kairaouine Mosque housed the West’s first university and the world’s foremost center of learning.

University of Al-Karaouine: Founded in 859, this university is one of the leading spiritual and educational centers of the Muslim world, as well as the world’s oldest continuously operating institution of higher learning.

Medersa el Attarin: A (Koranic school) named after local spice merchants known as attar. It was built in the 14th century as a students’ dormitory by Sultan Abou Sad and is attached to the Kairaouine Mosque.

Zaouia Moulay Idriss II: A zaouia (shrine) dedicated to Moulay Idriss II Zaouia: A zaouia (shrine) dedicated to and containing the tomb of Moulay Idriss II, who ruled Morocco from 807 to 828 and founded Fès for the second time in 810. Today is the Moroccan Experience of Marrakech to Fes desert tour 15 days Itinerary From Marrakech

Dar Batha: A Hispano-Moorish palace from the end of the nineteenth century that houses impressive collections of traditional Fès art. Overnight in a Boutique Riad or Hotel in Fes.

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Day 10: From Fes to 'the Blue City,' Chefchaouen

We begin our day from Fez to Chefchaouen by being picked up at the hotel and travel to the Rif mountains, where we will visit Chefchaouen. The blue city is a great place to unwind. The city is one of the most tourist places I’ve visited in Morocco, and you can also explore the Rif Mountains and medina also known as Chaouen.

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Day 11: Chefchaouen to Meknes via Volubilis 'UNESCO SITE'

Drive to Meknes with a local guide to see the ancient walls with monumental gates dating back to the XVII-century such as Bab Mansour, Bab Khemis, El Heri es-Souan huge granaries and stables built by Moulay Ismail’s and Moulay Ismail Mausoleum, Place-El-Hedim.

Volubilis, an attractive preserved Roman ruin in North Africa, is the final stop. Learn about the historical and cultural Roman city from a local guide. Free time to explore the area and take photos. Transfer to Meknes for an overnight stay.

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Day 12: Meknes to Casablanca via Rabat 'the capital city'

After breakfast, we’ll depart to Rabat the administrative capital of Morocco. In addition, stopping in Hassan Tower and Kasbah Uday’s will be necessary. departing for Casablanca, Morocco’s largest city and economic capital, steeped in history and full of famous landmarks such as the magnificent Hassan II Mosque, Africa’s largest and the world’s seventh largest, with its towering minaret, which at 210 meters is the world’s tallest.

We will possible to visit both the old medina and Place Mohammed V, a busy shopping street lined by 1930s-era residential blocks, as well as the United Nations Square and the League of Arab States Park with its palm trees.

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Day 13: Casablanca to Marrakech

Travelling through the high ways back to Marrakech is interesting.

When we arrive in Marrakech you have a free time.

Booking dinner somewhere or we’ll drive you to a party.

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Day 14: Moroccan Hammam/Massage Experience & Food Tour in Marrakech or 'Day trip To Essaouira'

A Moroccan hammam will provide you with a relaxing and refreshing spa experience in Marrakech (public bath). Visitors are traditionally treated to a steam session followed by a scrub based on historical Roman bath practices. After your bath, you’ll get a relaxing massage with argan and essential oils to soothe and soften your skin. Before returning to the hustle and bustle of Marrakech for a private food tour through the city’s medina, rehydrate with mint tea or herb-infused water. You’ll sample ten traditional Moroccan dishes, ranging from Moroccan sweets to an authentic and savory tagine. Discover the country’s key ingredients, cooking techniques, and culinary culture.

Possible cooking class at famous Moroccan restaurant such la Maison Arab or somewhere similar.

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Day 14: Arrive in Marrakech or Casablanca

Maa Salama!

Say farewell to Morocco as you transfer from your Marrakech hotel (or a predetermined location) to Menara Airport (RAK). The ride usually lasts 30 minutes. Your driver will make certain that you arrive at the airport well in advance of your flight. Have a pleasant and safe trip home or to your next destination! End of Best Marrakech to Fes desert tour 15 days Itinerary

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April 19, 2023

Great Desert Tour from Marrakech.

May 13, 2023

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May 27, 2023

it’s always great to hear positive feedback from satisfied customers. Excellent service is a key factor in creating a memorable and enjoyable travel experience, and it’s important for tour companies to prioritize customer satisfaction.

My Marrakech to Fes Desert Tour with Moroccan Trips was hands down the best travel experience of my life! From the moment I booked the tour until the very end, everything was flawlessly organized, and the journey itself was nothing short of extraordinary.

Right from the start, the team at Moroccan Trips impressed me with their exceptional customer service. They promptly responded to all my inquiries and were incredibly helpful in tailoring the tour to suit my interests and preferences. The booking process was straightforward, and they provided detailed information and instructions that made preparing for the trip a breeze.

The highlight of the tour, undoubtedly, was the mesmerizing desert adventure. The landscapes we encountered were out of this world, and our knowledgeable guide added a depth of understanding to the places we visited. I was fascinated by the stories and history behind each location, and it gave me a profound appreciation for Morocco’s rich culture.

The desert camp experience was unlike anything I’ve ever encountered. Surrounded by majestic sand dunes, the tranquility of the desert was truly awe-inspiring. The camp itself was beautifully set up, and the traditional Berber music around the campfire created a magical atmosphere. The overnight stay in the comfortable tents allowed us to fully immerse ourselves in the spirit of the desert.

Safety was a top priority throughout the tour. The vehicles were well-maintained, and the drivers were highly skilled, making the long drives enjoyable and worry-free. I felt secure in their hands, allowing me to relax and fully enjoy the journey.

Another highlight was the opportunity to sample delicious Moroccan cuisine along the way. The meals served were flavorful and authentic, giving us a taste of the country’s diverse culinary traditions.

Moroccan Trips’ attention to detail and commitment to providing an enriching experience were evident throughout the entire tour. Their passion for showcasing the beauty of Morocco and their dedication to ensuring their guests’ satisfaction truly sets them apart from other tour operators.

I would highly recommend Moroccan Trips to anyone looking to explore the wonders of Morocco. Whether you’re an adventure seeker, a culture enthusiast, or simply looking for a unique travel experience, this tour will exceed your expectations. Thank you, Moroccan Trips, for making my journey an unforgettable one! I can’t wait to embark on another adventure with you in the future!

July 19, 2023

I recently had the most incredible experience with Moroccan Trips on their Marrakech to Fes Desert Tour. From start to finish, this journey exceeded all my expectations and left me with memories that will last a lifetime.

First and foremost, the communication and planning process with the Moroccan Trips team was seamless. They were incredibly responsive and accommodating, tailoring the tour to suit my preferences and interests. The booking process was straightforward, and they provided all the necessary details to ensure a smooth and worry-free trip.

The highlight of the tour was, of course, the desert adventure. The landscapes were simply breathtaking, and the knowledgeable and friendly guide provided fascinating insights into the local culture, history, and traditions along the way. I loved the stops at various charming villages and historical sites, allowing me to truly immerse myself in the Moroccan way of life.

The desert camp experience was the most magical part of the journey. Surrounded by golden sand dunes and under a sky full of stars, it felt like a scene out of a dream. The traditional Berber music around the campfire created a warm and inviting atmosphere, and the hospitality of the staff was top-notch. Sleeping in the comfortable tents provided a unique and authentic experience.

I cannot stress enough how safe and well-organized the entire tour was. The vehicles used were well-maintained, and the drivers were experienced, ensuring a comfortable and secure ride throughout the trip.

The food served during the tour was delicious and offered a variety of local dishes. It was a great opportunity to savor the flavors of Morocco and try some new culinary delights.

Moroccan Trips truly knows how to create a memorable adventure, and I am so grateful for the experiences they provided. Their attention to detail, dedication to customer satisfaction, and passion for sharing the beauty of Morocco make them stand out among tour operators.

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