Grand 9 days desert trip from Fes to Marrakech via Chefchaouen and Essaouira highlights:
Marrakech and Fes are the major imperial cities everyone sould not miss on his trip to Morocco. Our top 9 days desert trip from Fes to Marrakech via Chefchaouen and Essaouira; is tour combining the best things to see and that Morocco has to offer; it will alow you to discover Chefchaouen blue city and Meknes, Experience Merzouga camel trekking. Visit Dades avalley and Ait Benhaddou Kasbah, Explore Berber villages along the way and much more attractions.
Best Fes to Chefchaouen, Essaouira and Marrakech trip itinerary details:
✪✪✪✪✪Day 1 – From Fes to Chefchaouen blue city of Morocco
Our tour guide will pick you up to start your grand 9 days desert trip from Fes to Marrakech via Chefchaouen and Essaouira in the morning to travel to Chefchaouen on a full day from Fes city. We will arrive in the blue city of Morocco to explore its beauty as you please. As this is a private Morocco tour, you will have free time to stroll the blue narrow alleys alone; and experience it for yourself. Since the city is easy to navigate you have the luxury to decide how you would like to spend your time and there are many activities to choose from.
You can discover the local shops and cafes and see the main square known as Plaza Uta el-Hammam. To experience some culture you may wish to head to the Kasbah Museum. the Grand Mosque or the Ethnographic Museum; which contains musical instruments antique weapons, and photographs of the old town. You can also stop off at the Ras Elma river that runs through the old city. Spend the night at a Riad in this charming Morocco Medina.
Trip from Fes to ChefchaouenDay 2 – From Chefchaouen to Fes via Volubilis and Meknes imperial city
After having your breakfast, we will leave this amazing city driving to Volubilis where you can visit well preserved Roman ruins in Morocco; while learning about the historical and cultural Roman city, enjoy some free time to discover the place and capture photos. Then go on to Idris Zerhoun. This city is open for Muslims, and gives an excellent impression from just a glance down a hallway. Breath in the panoramic view, surrounding this great place. After that we will countinue our journey to Meknes imperial city. Where you will take a tour to see the ancient walls with monumental gates dating back to the 17th century. Learn about Bab Mansour, Bab Khemis, El Heri es-Souan, Moulay Ismail Mausoleum, Place-El-Hedim great monumental. Travel to Fes for an overnight in a Riad.Day 3 – Explore and visit Fes city tour
Fez sightseeing tour will take you back in time to explore the secrets of this enchanting and lovely city; discovering the capital of medieval Morocco (Morocco’s first capital city) with a private local guide. Touring a 13th-century Medina, admire the ornate gate of a royal palace. Fez is full of winding alleys and wonderful architecture. Its Medina is the largest in the Morocco and one of UNESCO’s world heritage site. Its palaces, mosques, Madrasas, Zaouias; and fountains of Fès el-Bali are among the most beautiful things to see and do in Morocco to explore. You will have the opportunity to visit the religious, artistic and intellectual Morocco. You will see the oldest Medina, the Medersas of Cherratine and El-Attarine, the Quaraouine university; which is the oldest still functioning in the world. Overnight in the same accommodation.
discover Fes sightseeing guided tourDay 4 – From Fes to Merzouga desert via Azrou cedar forest and Midelt
The trip to Merzouga from Fes is a pretty long journey, we start our day passing by Ifrane. This city is known as the Switzerland of Morocco. We will have a stop here and the famous Azrou cedar forest to take lovely pictures; with wild monkeys walking beside the route. Then we drive further direction Midelt the capital of apples; where we have a lunch break before continuing the journey to the Ziz valley; while enjoying the panoramic view of palm trees along the river. Arrive in Erfoud known for its fossils and dates market; Also it is the last town before we reach to Merzouga sand dunes in the end of the day. Night at a hotel in front of Erg Chebbi sand dunes.
travel from Merzouga to Dades valleyDay 5 – Around Merzouga exploration trip and Rissani
After breakfast we will start our journey to explore around Merzouga; begin with a visit to Khamlia village, enjoy their spiritual Gnawa music and lifestyle. Just nearby here there is a seasonal lake which has migratory birds of flamingos. Then we drive to Rissani; also called Sijilmassa. It has a traditional weekly souk. Here we will walk through the souk shooping like locals, it packed with aromatic spices, colourful vegetables and clothes. After a tasty pizza or Madfouna is a local speciality for lunch.
travel from Fes to Merzouga desert
We will travel back to our accommodation where our camels awaiting to take us on a camel trekking adventure to the heart of Erg Chebbi golden sand dunes; while enjoying amazing views from the back of your camel and chance to take beautiful pictures. Once we arrive in at our desert camp, you will be welcomed with a cup of tea; and free time for sandboarding and climbing the dunes. A traditional dinner will be served follwed by Berber music under a starry night.Day 6 – From Merzouga desert to Boumalne Dades valley via Todra gorges
We recommend an early morning to watch the wonder of the sunrise. Have breakfast before we camel trek back to Merzouga village. Our 9 days desert trip from Fes to Marrakech via Chefchaouen and Essaouira; continues as we leave the Sahara desert traveling to Tinghir and Todra Gorges where we will have lunch; and explore this canyon of 300m high vertical walls and crystalline clear water as you walk along the river’s edge; a preffered place for mountain climbers. Then after lunch we will drive through the Dades valley to see the amazing rock formation; known as “the monkey fingers”. You will also see the 19th century Kasbah of Ait Youl which is still-standing nowadays. We stay overnight at hotel in Boumalne Dades.
travel from Dades valley to MarrakechDay 7 – From Dades gorges to Marrakech via Ouarzazte and Ait Benhaddou Kasbah
Today we will drive through the Dades Valley towards Kelaat M´gouna; the road of a thousand Kasbahs. We will stop at Kelaat M´gouna; “the rose city”, where you can purchase the rosewater, which will make your clothes smell good long. Then we continue to Ouarzazate; “the Hollywood of Africa” where we will stop for lunch at the famous Ait Benhaddou Kasbah; the largest Kasbah in Morocco, and a UNESCO heritage site. Then our journey continues through the Tizi n’Tichka Pass of the High Atlas Mountains; crossing small Berber villages along the route. Then we arrive in Marrakech overnight stay in a Riad.
travel from Marrakech to EssaouiraDay 8 – Full day trip to Essaouira from Marrakech
After breakfast; we will travel to Essaouira Mogador the pearl of to the Atlantic coast of Morocco; for full day trip to Essaouira from Marrakech. There are a lot of things see and do along the way; such as a visit to women’s cooperative where Argan oil is produced. Continue our journey to reach Essaouira where you will have chance to explore the ancient Medina ‘Mogador’; a name given by the Portuguese. Its charm is undeniable with its white washed and blue shuttered houses, art galleries, wood workshops, fishermen and colorful boats; all enclosed by ancient red walls of the Portuguese colonial age. The town is surrounded by a clean sandy beach. While, it is the perfect place to enjoy some local seafood depends on your tastes for lunch. In the afternoon, we will travel back to Marrakech and overnight in your Riad or Hotel.
Explore Marrakech imperiil cityDay 9 – Discover imperial Marrakech city tour
Our Marrakech local guide will helps you to discover red city of Morocco; on a Marrakech city tour to the famous medina in Morocco. First of all you will explore the maze of colorful Souk (Market), see the impressive Koutoubia Mosque; with its high minaret, learn about Morocco’s history of education; and scholars at the Ben Youssef Medersa, Saadian Tombs. And enjoy the opulence of the stunning Bahia Palace and the Majorelle Gardens. Experience the excitement and energy of the street performers at Marrakech’s Djemaa el Fna square including Morocco’s legendary storytellers.
In the afternoon, enjoy free time to explore the Medina on your own; practice your bargaining skills shopping like locals for lovely gifts to take home with you; or do what you had decided to do and see in Marrakech before your travel to Morocco. End of our 9 days desert trip from Fes to Marrakech via Chefchaouen and Essaouira; a great Morocco desert trip full of amazing landscapes and memories to treasure forever.
|What’s included on the tour price:||What’s not included on the tour price:|
|+ Pick up and drop off in Fes (to / from your h otel, the airport or any other desired location).|
+ Private transport in a comfortable and air conditioned vehicle.
+ Experienced and friendly tour guide / driver.
+ Camel trekking in Merzouga desert Sahara.
+ Overnight stay in a Merzouga luxury desert camp.
|+ Ferry tickets.|
+ Flight tickets.
That all our Morocco desert tours could be start from anywhere in Morocco. Our team will collect you from your hotel accommodation, airport, or port. Please don’t hesitate to contact us to prepare; and costumize your Fes Sahara desert tour as you wish it to be; that suits your needs, budget, and requirements; if our amazing 9 days desert trip from Fes to Marrakech via Chefchaouen and Essaouira does not match what you’re looking for; and dreamed to do and see in Morocco.