Marrakech, Desert and Fes

Special Tour 8 days / 7 nights

Marrakech – Dades – Merzouga, Erg Chebbi – Fes

This trip is especially recommended for people who wish to combine the culture and history of Morocco with its most impressive nature.

This great 8-day tour starts and ends in one of the two imperial cities of Morocco: Marrakech and Fes. During the tour, we will cross the Atlas and the Valleys where we can contemplate the beauty of its landscapes; we will travel the fabulous route of the Kasbash to enjoy its unique architecture and its lost villages and we will enter the desert of Erg Chebbi, where a show for the senses awaits us: endless dunes and a magical atmosphere that will allow us to spend an unforgettable night under the light of the stars and the music of the drums.

On this private trip, an English-speaking driver and an expert guide will accompany you on all the trips in a comfortable vehicle exclusively for you.

If you want to modify the route, add or remove days, you can make us your proposal and we will be happy to help you prepare your customized trip.

  • Transfer to and from the airport.
  • Private transportation with English-speaking driver throughout the tour.
  • Accommodation with breakfast in Marrakech and Fes.
  • Accommodation with breakfast and dinner in Dades and desert.
  • Cultural visits with local guide in Marrakech and Fes.

  • Airfare.
  • Personal extras in hotels.
  • Meals, drinks, personal expenses.
  • Entrance fees to museums and monuments.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Tips.
  • Everything not mentioned as included.

Day 1. Arrival in Marrakech

Welcome at Marrakech airport according to your arrival time and transfer to your accommodation.

√ Accommodation

Day 2. Marrakech, cultural visit with local guide

We will have breakfast and early in the morning we will be picked up at our accommodation by an official English speaking guide to visit the main monuments of Marrakech: Bahia Palace, the Saadiens Tombs, the Koutoubia Mosque, the central and famous Jamaa el Fna Square and the Souks.

√ Breakfast   √ Accommodation

Day 3. Ait Ben Haddou – Valley of the Roses – Dades Gorges

After breakfast, we will depart south to cross the High Atlas.
We will pass through one of the highest mountain passes of the Atlas, the Tizi N’Tichka, at 2,000 meters above sea level.

Then we will take a detour to visit the fortified village of Aït Ben Haddou and its famous Kasbah, one of the most exotic and best preserved Kasbahs, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

At the end of the visit, we will go to Ouarzazate and continue our route to the Valley of the Roses to end the day in the Dades Valley.

√ Breakfast   √ Dinner  √ Accommodation

Day 4. Todra Gorges – Erfoud – Erg Chebbi Desert

After breakfast, we will leave the Dades Valley and head towards the Todra Gorges which are a series of limestone river canyons, or wadi, in the eastern part of the High Atlas Mountains in Morocco. We will stop to walk and enjoy the water of the river and the rocky landscapes. We will continue our route south, passing through Erfoud.

In the afternoon we will reach the dunes of Erg Chebbi (the largest and most impressive in Morocco). That night we will sleep in a charming hotel in front of the dunes.

√ Breakfast   √ Dinner   √ Accommodation

Day 5. Erg Chebbi Desert

After breakfast, we will make a 4×4 tour around the whole Erg Chebbi and we will see part of the route followed by the former Paris-Dakar. Then, we will go to a nomad settlement to learn about the customs of the inhabitants of the desert.

We will continue until we reach the village of Khamlia, where its inhabitants will offer us tea and give us a small music concert. In the afternoon, we will be able to admire the immensity of the desert, entering its dunes and a camel ride to watch a fantastic sunset.

That night, we will live a magical moment and sleep in a tent camp in the middle of the desert, under the light of the stars, enjoying the absolute silence. After dinner, we will gather around the fire to listen to the live music of traditional drums.

√ Breakfast   √ Dinner   √ Accommodation in tent camp

Day 6. Rissani – Azrou – Ifrane – Fes

After watching the beautiful sunrise among the dunes and breakfast, we will visit Rissani and stroll through what is known as the most authentic and traditional souk in the area where all kinds of handicrafts, food and animals are traded.

Then we will go to the Ziz Valley, where we will make a stop to observe the palm grove landscape. We will continue our trip to the Cedar Forest where we can see the monkeys that live in this area, until we reach Ifrane (known as the Moroccan Switzerland). In the afternoon we will arrive in Fes and we will accompany you to your accommodation.

√ Breakfast  √ Accommodation

Day 7. Fes, cultural visit with local guide

After breakfast, we will have the full day to visit the city with an official guide. We will take a guided tour of the main monuments: Royal Palace, Jewish Quarter, Medina, Souks, Madrasas, and Tanners. We will also go by vehicle to the surrounding area for a panoramic view.

Fez was founded by Idris I in the 12th century and was for years the cultural capital and center of Almohad interest. It is one of the imperial cities with more touristic interest for its history and craftsmanship and has one of the largest medinas in the Arab world.
We will visit the Madrasa Attarine, one of the most beautiful Koranic schools in the city.

√ Breakfast   √ Accommodation

Day 8. Fes. End of your stay.

Breakfast and free day until the agreed time. Transfer to the airport and end of our services.

√ Breakfast

5 Reviews

  1. Morgan I(Fullerton, CA)
    10:18 am - July 17, 2023 /

    We had a great time on our trip around Morocco. We got to see some great highlights, both big cities and smaller towns. Getting to walk around the old city in Fes was one of my favorite parts of the trip. Our guide, Moha, was great. He was very friendly and answered any questions we had. He also taught us a lot about Morocco and the different cultures. I’d highly recommend this tour to anyone looking to travel to Morocco.

  2. Mark S(Minneapolis, MN)
    10:17 am - July 17, 2023 /

    It’s hard to describe all of our emotions in a few words. This was a fantastic and unforgettable trip. Extremely well-organized and very smooth from start to finish. All of the accommodation was charming, comfortable, and elegant. Moha was our driver who was were super friendly, happy to answer any questions, and made the trip easy in every way. The local tour guides in Fez and Marrakech were similarly excellent and gave a very informative and engaging introduction to both cities. The evening in the luxury desert camp was a particular highlight. Gorgeous scenery and peaceful setting, coupled with all the comforts you would expect from a hotel. The camel ride to camp and the Berber music around the campfire after dinner were particularly memorable. Can’t recommend this tour highly enough—The best trip we have ever taken as a family. Like a dream come true. Definitely worth it.

  3. Sarah C(Nokomis, FL)
    10:15 am - July 17, 2023 /

    Our 7 day customized Morocco tour with Mytravel Morocco was easy and full of new discoveries.
    Hicham did all the driving through hills, valleys, traffic circles and more we were able to relax and enjoyed all the scenic landscapes from Marrakech > Dades Valley> Merzouga Desert> Ziz Gorges> Ifran> Fes> chefchaouen (the bleu city)> Casablanca
    Hicham is always calm we didn’t feel rushed at all as a group of 6.
    We saw many sights and animals/wildlife associated with the Morocco region and had some laughs as we exchanged cultural stories.
    He always welcomed curious questions historical & otherwise.
    I would strongly recommend
    Enjoy Mytravel Morocco and his team!

  4. Peter E(Gungahlin, Australia)
    10:13 am - July 17, 2023 /

    This trip was wonderful! Moha, our driver/guide/caretaker was fantastic. He is so gracious and caring as well as knowledgeable about his country in all its beauty, history and culture. The itinerary was perfect and the accommodations were quite comfortable – the riads were a special experience. We had local guides in Fes and Marrakech, both of whom were excellent
    – with deep knowledge of the medinas The camel trek and desert was a once in a lifetime adventure.

  5. Kelly(Seattle, WA)
    10:11 am - July 17, 2023 /

    This tour was epic! It deserves every penny we paid. The hotels we stayed in, our transportation, and the meticulously planned itinerary were amazing.
    Hicham accompanied us for the past week. He is an open-minded, friendly, helpful, and sweetheart of a person. You can tell within a minute that he truly loves what he does. The world needs more people like Hicham.
    Thank you once again for this wonderful journey! Wishing you the best 🙂


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