The Best 8 Days Itinerary Tour : 8 Days From Fes To Marrakesh

8 Days From Fes To Marrakesh Itinerary :

Itinerary highlights

  • Explore the Atlas Mountains, Berber Kasbahs.
  • Cross the mountains of the High Atlas via the majestic Tichka Pass.
  •  Cross the three valleys: Rose’s Valley, Todra Valley, and Dades Valley.
  • Enjoy the large dunes of  Merzouga on a camel while admiring the attractive change of color at sunrise or sunset.
  • Enjoy the beauty of the dunes of Merzouga on top of camels.
  •  Sleep under the stars in a Tent in the middle of the dunes of Merzouga.
  • Discover the lifestyle of the Berber inhabitants of the Atlas and Merzouga desert.

Day 1 : from Fes to Midelt

Fes -> Imouzzer -> Ifrane -> Mashlifane -> Timahdte -> Zaida -> Midlet

After breakfast in your Riad, you will be headed to the southeast, passing by the Middle Atlas Mountains and having remarkable glimpses over there, stop at the largest forest of cedar trees in Morocco. you’ll have lunch in Ifrane or  Arzou, then you continue the route to your accommodation hotel in Midlet.

Day 2 : from Midelt to Merzouga

Midlet -> Errachidia -> Valley Ziz -> Aoufous -> Erfoud -> Merzouga

you’ll get the route to the village of  Merzouga, and many ancient fortified villages and towns scattered along the way to Errachidia. We will have lunch during our journey in the Ziz Valley or at another local town. Then Erfoud the city that is known for black marble fossils and its dry red buildings.

After a glass of mint tea in Mezouga. you’ll have the time to relax and get some rest, then you can take a walk in the village, at the end of this exciting day you’ll admire one of the best sunsets in the world. after that, you go back to the hotel where you dine and sleep.

Day 3 : Around Merzoga

Merzouga -> Rissani -> Erg Chebbi ( Quad bicking - Camel trekking-Luxury Camp )

After breakfast in the Riad, you will start an explorative journey of the area, by using a Quad bike which is a great chance to ride one If you never have one, you’ll take a trek that lasts for one hour across the Erg-Chebbi dunes. Then we go to the association of Gnawa and hear and enjoy music from another dimension.

Not far away there’s the lake of Merzouga known with its beautiful birds. You may also have the chance to visit the souk of  Rissani village (traditional market) Then we go back to Merzouga to go to the camp riding camels inside the sand sea of  Erg-Chebbi.

Day 4 : from Merzoga to Dades Valley

Merzouga -> Erfoud -> Touroug -> Tinejdad -> Todra Gorges -> Dades Valley

Your camel guide will wake you up to see what may be the best sunrise in your life. After breakfast and a hot shower in the Camp, you’ll peacefully camel-trek back to the village of Merzouga appreciating the unique beauty of the spectacular dunes of Erg Chabbi.

You’ll get the route towards Boumalne where you’ll stay the night, pass through clusters of palm trees and Berber villages towards  Todra Gorges .,  Walk up the Gorge and enjoy the feeling of being surrounded by such splendor views. See how locals live their lives as you pass by some shepherds on the way to Boulmane.

Day 5 : from Dades Valley to Marrakesh

Dades Valley –> Rose Valley–> Skoura Valley –> Ouarzazate –> Ait-Ben Haddou –> Marrakesh

After breakfast in the hotel, we will drive through The Dades Valley,  known as the  Road of 1000 Kasbahs. We’ll stop at Kalaat Mgouna, “the rose city” famous for its annual festival of roses. Continuing to Skoura passing by a lot of Kasbahs made of mud brick, Oaurzazat the  “Hollywood of Africa”  where some of the famous movies had been filmed ( Sheltering Sky, Gladiator, and Prince of Persia).

Afterward, we’ll drive to   Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah, one of the most beautiful Kasbahs in the area. it has magnificent views of the surrounding palms. Before heading to Marrakech via the Tizi n’tichka path we’ll stop to visit the town of Telouet.

Day 6 : Discove Merrakech; the red city.

Marrakesh Sightseeing with a special local guide

After breakfast, you will enjoy a morning guided tour of Marrakech “the Red City of Morocco”. Your guide will ensure that you see all the sites with historical and cultural interest, including the Koutoubia Menara, the Saadian tombs; the beautiful Palace of Bahia, and the”  Ben  Youssef   “School. Finally, finish the morning by walking through the medina alleys and get the chance to admire all of the different artisans performing their crafts before arriving at the famous  “ Jamaa El Fna “  yard to enjoy watching different people doing what we call “ Lhal9a “.  

Lunch at a restaurant near the square. Then in the afternoon visit the Majorelle Gardens, and have a short tour at Gueliz. After dinner, you will have the option to walk through the square and get some entertainment from the magicians, storytellers, and food sellers. Overnight accommodation will be in Riad.

Day 7 : From Merrakesh To Essaouira

Marrakesh –> Essaouira

We will start our trip in the morning traveling from Marrakech to Essaouira, which will take us 3 hours to get there. The narrow streets of the medina show a lot of craftsmen working with jewels and wood people there are installed below the bastions of the city, and you’ll visit the wooden crafts museum which is located in an ancient palace. after a little excursion in the beautiful alleys of Essaouira, you’ll have lunch, and dinner will be there too.

Day 8 : Essaouira To Merrakesh

Essaouira –> transfer to Marrakech Airport

After an early breakfast in your Hotel, we will drive you to Marrakech airport for your flight back home. Your tour ends at the airport.

The price Includes

  •  pick up and drop off at your accommodation (Airport, hotel, Riad ..)
  • Private Air-conditioned vehicle 
  • Private Experienced Guide/driver
  • Overnight in desert  camp ( dinner and Breakfast )
  • Camel trekking ( camel for each person)
  • Car fuel and  insurance 
  • stops anywhere  you like  for  pics 

The price doesn't include :

  •  flights ( Air tickets )
  • Lunches 
  • Drinks
  • Tips 
  • insurance 
  • Any not mentioned in our 3 days from Fes to Fes itinerary.

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Most frequent questions and answers​

Morocco is a welcoming destination, however, some countries need visas to get into Morocco. For most foreign nationals, such as Americans, Canadians, Australians/New Zealand, Europeans, and other passport holders, in length is restricted to three months (90 days), If your stay is longer you will need to apply for an extension visa with a local police station. Read More

Tourism in Morocco is growing at an incredible rate. Because of this, the level of security in the country is upgraded every year. The Moroccan government dedicates a lot of resources, especially human resources, to ensure that the tourists are safe while they are in Morocco; this includes tourist police and highly competent guides. And therefore Morocco is a safe country to travel to, and it’s regarded as one of the most stable countries in North Africa and the Middle East.  Read More 

The official currency of Morocco is the Dirham commonly represented by the symbol (DH) and consists of coins and banknotes, and it’s a closed currency, meaning that technically you can’t buy or sell it outside of Morocco, So you’ll need to wait until you arrive in Morocco to exchange your cash (currency) to Dirhams. Read More

Ramadan is a month-long Islamic holiday. A sacred month is when people fast, which is not limited only to food, but also includes water or any drinks, cigarettes, and even sex. Muslims fast from dawn till dusk, They eat a meal before sunrise (Suhor) and break their fasting after sunset (Iftar) with friends and family. This holy month follows the lunar pattern, so it moves 10 days forward on the Gregorian calendar every year.


Many travelers tend to avoid coming to Morocco during this sacred month when Most shops and restaurants get closed and most of the streets are empty. But the thing is that the shops, restaurants, hotels, bazaars, and everything with tourist interest are open and working during this time of the year. Read More

It’s a good idea to have travel insurance, to protect you from unforeseen scenarios for your Morocco Tour. It is something we hope you will never need, but you will eventually. It covers those minor incidents, such as losing your items breaking your camera, or covering an emergency while you are traveling.


Traveling is one of the most exciting experiences, so don’t end up losing all the money you own and have invested in your vacation by not having travel insurance.

Dressing decent and shy is a nice thing to do, especially for women to show respect to the inhabitants of Morocco because some of them consider a short dress that reveals much of the body disrespectful, especially in villages, small towns, and holy places.

 

Taking pictures is one of the things you should know about while you are in Morocco. So if you want to take pictures, you should ask first because some people don’t like it, and some of them are payable, for example, the snake charmer (in Jamaa Alfna at Marrakech) if you want to take a picture it will cost 20 DH or maybe more.

 The Internet in Morocco is readily available and reliable. The majority of “Riads” and hotels or even restaurants have Wi-Fi. Usually, Wi-Fi is best in the public areas of the Riad or the hotel, like the central courtyards.
Skype should work just fine for you if you’d like to make calls at home, so traveling with your laptop or tablet would be nice. Read More

Any time during the year is a great and suitable time to visit Morocco, depending on how you like things to be; warmer, colder, or just cool nice, and depending on what you planning to do too.

If you come around in Spring or Autumn, you will enjoy the warm and pleasant weather all across Morocco not just in the North (the amazing spot for Nature lovers).
It can be very hot in Summer but the nights can be cold because the temperature drops and tends to plummet.

In the Winter between November and January, the Peaks get full of snowfall, which is the best time to visit Morocco for skiing and enjoy the snow in the little Switzerland Of Morocco ” Ifrane”.  Read More