Great 8 days Marrakech desert tour to Fes and Chefchaouen via Merzouga trip highlights:


Our 7 nights / 8 days Marrakech desert tour to Fes and Chefchaouen via Merzouga; is a great Morocco desert tour from Marrakech that will allow you to discover the top and popular tourists destinations and attractions in Morocco. Our team will help you to experience best sites of southern Morocco through the beautiful high Atlas Mountains with Berber villages; Kasbahs, gorges, and palm groves. And much more amazing things to see and do in Morocco.

Tour itinerary maps:

Main attractions of the trip:

  • Drive across Tizi-n-Tichka ZigZag road.
  • Visit Ait Benhaddou Kasbah.
  • Visit Taourirt Kasbah Ouarzazate.
  • Explore Dades valley and Todra gorges.
  • Merzouga desert camel ride.
  • Enjoy overnight at a desert camp.
  • Crossing the Cedar forest of Azrou.
  • Visit Ifrane the Switzerland of Morocco.
  • Explore Marrakech and Fes imperial cities.
  • Discover Chefchouen blue pearl of Morocco

Private 8 days Marrakech desert tour to Fes and Chefchaouen via Merzouga trip itinerary details:

  • Day 1 – Explore Marrakech imperial city sightseeing day tour

Our Marrakech tour guide will pick up you from your Riad for an enlightening city day tour of Marrrakech. It will lets you immerse yourself into the history, art and culture of this magnificent walled pink city. Marrakech is a city that sums up all of Morocco’s exotic North African charm. With one of our local guide you will visit the Koutoubia Mosque built in 1162 one of the great achievements of our architecture, the Majorelle Garden full of cacti, palms and ferns, are the work of painter Jacques Majorelle, Saadian Tombs this 16th century burial ground is home to the Saadian dynasty full of mosaic tiles; and the 19th century Bahia Palace with its beautiful eastern Architecture. Also you will have time to explore the fascinating Souks( local markets ) it’s the town’s best attraction you shouldn’t miss the Babouche (shoe) Souk, Chouari (carpenter’s) Souk; El-Attarine (perfume and spice) Souk; and the Cherratine (leather) Souk; and the narrow alleys around the Djemâa El-Fna Square where in the evening, you will be enchanted with snake charmers, singers, acrobats, dancers, narrators and story-tellers moving from one group to another. Overnight at a Riad in Marrakech.

  • Day 2 – Travel from Marrakech to Dades valley via Ouarzazate and Ait Benhaddou Kasbah

Depart from Marrakech on a private 8 days Marrakech desert tour to Fes and Chefchaouen via Merzouga. After breakfast, Leave Marrakech traveling to Dades valley. We will cross the high Atlas Mountains via Zigzag road of Tizi-nTichka pass. Enjoying amazing panoramic views with different colorful small Berber villages. Then continue towards Ouarzazate town known as “the gate of the Sahara desert”. On the way, we will visit the UNESCO world heritage site of Ait Benhaddou Kasbah. It has been used in many famous films like Gladiator, The Game of the ThroneS, Kingdom of Heaven, and more. Visit the Kasbah Taourirte and Atlas studios in Ouarzazate, then continue to Dades gorges cross the most beautiful road of one 1000 Kasbahs; arrival to Boumalne Dades have dinner and overnight at hotel or Riad.

  • Day 3 – From Dades gorges to Merzouga desert Sahara via Todra gorges

After a traditional Moroccan breakfast, we will leave Dades valley head to Toudra gorges. Enjoy a time to visit Dades gorges and take pictures of its amazing landscapes; before taking the road towards Tinghir and the Todra Gorges famous for its canyons of about 300m high; a preferred place of mountain climbers and adventurers. Afterwards the journey continues on to Merzouga desert Sahara, and you will have time for lunch on our way. We reach the Erg Chebbi sand dunes in the afternoon. Take a camel ride trekking to get to the heart of Morocco desert Sahara; also be able to admire a beautiful sunset from the top of Erg Chebbi sand dunes on the road to desert camp. Have a delicious Moroccan dinner at the rate of Berber drums music and dancing. Spend  quiet night at an equipped tent under a clear sky studded with brilliant stars. Have sweet dreams after your desert dream become true and real.

  • Day 4 – Experience Merzouga desert Sahara trip

At early morning your camel trekking guide will wake up you to watch; and enjoy the best sunrise in your lifetime take amazing pictures to share with your family and friends. After breakfast, you will ride camels back to your Riad or hotel in Merzouga; where your driver / tour guide awaiting to start a day trip to Rissani town known for its tradtional souk where you will have time to taste delicious Berber Pizza and shopping like locals. And around Erg Chbbi sand dunes. Take the advantage to explore small Berber villages begin by a visit to Khamlia village known as the black people. The hospitably welcomed with a cup of tea while enjoying their spiritual Gnawa music. After that we will head to enjoy the panoramic view of sand dunes; and experience nomad’s lifestyle as they are living under tents and taking care of herds of goats and camels. Head back to Merzouga village. Overnight at a Riad or Auberge in Merzouga

  • Day 5 – Travel from Merzouga desert to Fes via Ziz valley, Cedar forest and Ifrane

After breakfast; you will leave the Morocco desert Sahara after a great adventure and amazing desert experiences. We will continue our 4th journey of 8 days Marrakech desert tour to Fes and Chefchaouen via Merzouga to Fes imperial city via Ziz valley; where you will stop to take pictures of the panoramic view of palms trees over the Ziz river. After that, we will head to Cedar forest of Azrou, via small villages across the Middle Atlas Mountains; with the possibility to see the Barbary apes (Monkeys). You may have a stop in Ifrane (the Switzerland of Morocco) before arriving to Fes. Overnight at a Riad in Fes.

  • Day 6 – Sightseeing day tour to explore and visit Fes imperial city

Today our Fes local guide will help you to explore Fez imperial city’s oldest stunning monuments; is a must and an interesting opportunity that shouldn’t be missed while you are traveling to Morocco. Enjoy a guided tour around the Medina of Fes, it is the the world’s largest living medieval Medina and a UNESCO world heritage site. You will discover the ancient historical monuments in the old Medina including: Al Quaraouin (the oldest University in Morocco); Nejjarin Museum, Jewish Quarter, and view Fes’ famous leather tannery from above. And more things to do and see that Fes imperial city has to offer in the afternoon. Overnight at the hotel or Riad  in Fes old city.

  • Day 7 – Travel from Fes to Chefchaouen via Meknes city and Volubilis ruins

Today, we will travel to Chefchaouen the blue pearl  of Morocco via Meknes where we will stop to see the fascinating gate Bab Mansour; the Mulay Ismail Mausoleum and the Sahrij Swani; before head to Volubilis Romain ruins it is one of the amazing UNESCO world heritage sites in Morocco. You will have a time to visit this archaeological site; to learn more about the Roman Empire dating to 225 BC in Morocco. Continue our 7 journey of 8 days Marrakech desert tour to Fes and Chefchaouen via Merzouga traveling to Chefchaouen Medina; situated at the footstep of Rif Mountains. Have free time to discover this amazing small town for yourself easy to navigate. Then overnight at Riad situated in the heart of the blue Medina of Chefchaouen.

  • Day 8 – Explore Chefchaouen travel back to Fes and the end of our tour services

After having your breakfast; you will have more time in the morning to explore other attractions that you did not experience the last day. The blue city of Morocco is a beautiful unique city, with its white washed walls and blue doors and windows. Unlike many parts of Morocco, Chefchaouen was occupied by Spain; therefore there is much influence from the Spanish civilization and Moorish architecture. After that, we will travel back to Fes city via Rif moutains again to end your amazing 8 days Marrakech desert tour to Fes and Chefchaouen via Merzouga services by a drop off at a Riad in Fes or airport depends on your departure time. Farewell and have great flight back home; with a suitcase full of amazing memories and experiences that you could treasure for life and share with your family and friends.

What’s included in private tour price:
  • Pick up and drop off at / from your hotel, Riad, airport or any other desired location.
  • Private transport in a comfortable and air conditioned vehicle.
  • Overnight stay at a hotel or Riad
  • Experienced and friendly tour guide / driver.
  • Camel trekking in Merzouga desert Sahara.
  • Overnight stay in Merzouga desert camp.
  • Sandboarding in the Erg Chebbi sand dunes
What’s excluded in private tour price:
  • Ferry tickets.
  • Flight tickets.
  • Lunches.
  • Drinks.
  • Tips.
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All our Morocco travel tours could be start from anywhere in Morocco. Our team will collect you from your accommodation, airport, or any place of your choice. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if our grand 8 days Marrakech desert tour to Fes and Chefchaouen via Merzouga trip does not match what you’re looking for, and dreamed to see and do in Morocco; to prepare and customize your ideal private Marrakech desert trip as you wish it to be; that suits your needs, budget, and requirements.

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Ait Ben Hadoou Kasbah

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Chefchaouen Blue City

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