The Best 9 Days Itinerary Tour : 9 Days From Fes To Marrakesh

9 Days From Fes To Marrakesh Itinerary :

Itinerary highlights

  • Explore the imperial city of  Fes.
  • Explore the sights of Red City, Marrakesh.
  • 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.

Day 1 : Explore Fes

Explore Fes Sightseeing

Pick you up from the airport to your  Riad, then we go out to explore” Fez “ one of the imperial cities with more interest in history and handicrafts was founded by “ Idriss the First “ in the twelfth century,   known as the capital of artisans of Morocco.

It is one of the largest cities in the Arab world. Contains schools, the market (amazing in terms of quantity and quality of spices),  “ Karauin “ the oldest university in the world, mosques, Andalusian music, pottery, palaces, and museums. Finally, after dinner, we will stay in Riad.

Day 2 : From Fes to Midelt

Fes –> Imouzzer -> Ifrane -> Mashlifane –> Timahdet -> Zaida –> Midlet

After breakfast in your riad, you will leave towards the southeast following the Caravan road to Midlet. During this journey, you’ll experience glimpses of the Middle Atlas and Higher Atlas mountains. Stopping at the largest forest of  Cedar trees over the Middle Atlas, where you may see some  Monkeys. After lunch in Azrou or Ifran . we’ll continue to Midlt.  The Overnight at your accommodation hotel.

Day 3 : From Midelt to Merzouga

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

After breakfast, we go from Midlet to the Erg Chebbi Sahara desert in Merzouga. Berber villages are scattered along the way. We will have lunch during our journey in the Ziz Valley or at another local town on the route to  Erfoud.

Erfoud is a city located in southeast Morocco that was built by the French troops after the victory at Tafilalet which ended after years of battle in 1932. Erfoud is a modern Moroccan desert town,  an active city full of commerce, restaurants, street cafés, hotels, banks, handicrafts, and souvenir shops.

It still preserves the authenticity of a true Arab city .also it is a cinematic inspiration for movie directors where many movies have been filmed. including Prince of Persia, March or Die, and The Mummy. 

  Then we continue to Merzouga. After a glass of mint tea, you’ll have the time to relax and feel the desert surrounding you in the hotel, At the end of this exciting day you’ll admire one of the best sunsets in the world. Dinner and night in Hotel Merzouga.

Day 4 : Around Merzoga

Merzouga –> Rissani -> Erg-chebbi ( camel trekking , excursion with quads , night in camp …)

After breakfast and shower at the  Riad, you will start an explorative journey of the area. We’ll take the quad bike for our adventure in the Desert Dunes for one hour. Take your quad and cross the Erg-chebbi’s  Dunes. After that you’ll visit the Gnawa people, to listen to and enjoy their music.

Not far away there’s the lake of Merzouga with its beautiful birds. You may also visit the souk  ( large traditional market )  of  Rissani,  Here you could see a lot of men hooded and women veiled. We go back to Merzouga around 4:00 pm,  then we will have a trek with friendly camels to go to camp through the golden dunes of Erg Chabbi.

You will spend your night in a Camp and enjoy Berber music before going for a peaceful night under a nomad tent.

Day 5 : from Merzoga to Dades Valley

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

Have a traditional breakfast before we take the route towards Boumalne where you’ll stay the night, pass through clusters of palm trees and Berber villages towards the 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 6 : 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 7 : 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/ Hotel.

Day 8 : 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 9 : Drop off at the Airport

transfer to Airport Marrakech

After an early breakfast at the hotel, we will drive you to  Marrakech airport for your flight back home. Your tour 9 Days From Fes To Marrakesh 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