Morocco 8 day itinerary - Fes to Marrakech desert tour

Key Features
Tour Name: 8 Days Tour Fes to Marrakech
Tour Type: Private Grand Tour
Duration: 8 days / 7 nights
Departure: Daily
Starting Point: Fes
Ending Point: Marrakech
Tour Highlights
Visiting Places: Fes, Azrou, Ifrane, Midelt, Erfoud, Merzouga & Erg Chebbi, Aoufous, Khamlia, Tinghir, Boumalne Dades, Ouarzazate, Marrakech.
Key attractions: Desert of Merzouga, Cedar Forests, Middle Atlas Mountains, Camel ride in desert & the view of sunset, sunrise, Spend night in a desert Camp, Ait Benhaddou Kasbah, Telouet Kasbah, Dades Gorges, Todra Gorges, Historical monuments in Marrakech.
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Best Fes To Marrakech Grand Desert Tour - 8 days Morocco tour itinerary

Best Fes To Marrakech Grand Desert Tour - 8 days Morocco tour itinerary

How you will spend these 8 days in Morocco?

Days in Morocco company placed at your disposal this simple suggestion of this tour itinerary to give you the idea about how you will spend your 8 days in Morocco Itinerary, a day-by-day plan to guide your journey. This tour itinerary can be changed to suit your dream tour, and it will be customized to fit your needs.

Overview: of Fes to Marrakech desert tour 8 days

The 8 days private grand tour from Fes to Marrakech via Merzouga is the best option to explore the most highlights of Morocco, the best architectures, gorges, the Sahara Desert of Merzouga. This tour starts from Fes, it gives a chance to discover the old Medina of Fes, then leaving the scientific capital of Morocco Fes to our next destination through the Middle Atlas Mountains, and the largest cedar forest in North Africa and the home of barbary monkeys. The tour will allow you to discover the great kasbahs, Safsaf Oasis, the valley of Ziz, visiting the Berber Villages and Nomad families, visit Jamaa El-Fna which is a famous place in Marrakech, and more. On this tour, you'll spend six nights in the hotel or riad, one night in the desert camp including breakfast and dinner. The end of the 8 days tour in Morocco will be in Marrakech, and we hope to see you again.

Tour Itinerary: A day-by-day plan to guide your journey.

Day 1: Arrival at Fes airport - Transfer to your accommodation

In the first day of 8 days in Morocco, upon your arrival at Fes, the driver/guide on your trip will wait for you at the airport to pick you up at your accommodation. After that, we'll visit Fes city, and explore the old Medina of Fez, depending on the time of arrival. You'll be served dinner and spend the overnight at a local Riad or hotel.

Driving distance None
Estimated driving duration None
Overnight Overnight stay in Fes.
Meals None
Day 2: Fes sightseeing escorted by an official local guide

Today is programmed to visit and explore Fez city. It is the first founded imperial city in Morocco by Idriss I in the 12th-century. It served as Morocco's capital in the era of Almohad's. Fez has very interesting sites and monuments and sites including Al-Qarawiyyin University (the first established university in the world), Bou Inania Madrasa (theological colleges), the Jewish District (Millah), plazas, neighborhood Andaulisians, and potters, museums, Souks (traditional markets), and Bab Boujloud. Fez is also the artisan capital of Morocco. Overnight stay in Fes at Hotel or Riad.

Driving distance None
Estimated driving duration None
Overnight Overnight stay in Fes.
Meals Breakfast
Day 3: Fes - Ifrane - Azrou - Medalt - Ziz valley - Merzouga

After breakfast at your accommodation in Fes, the journey starts toward Merzouga by leaving Fes. Today the itinerary goes through the beautiful city of Ifrane (Switzerland of Morocco). Then cross the Cedar Forest of Azrou after that. It is the largest wood-land in Morocco. The way to Merzouga desert has to go through the amazing range of Atlas Mountains before we arrive at Errachidia and its Berber villages. From this point, you'll begin to feel the Sahara Desert by seeing the first large palm trees in Ziz valley. Traveling through the oasis of Ziz we'll reach Erfoud. Erfoud is where the fossils are produced. The journey continues until you arrive at the destination. After reaching Merzouga or Hassilabied village, you'll spend overnight at the hotel or riad.

Driving distance Approximately 469 kilometers
Estimated driving duration 7 hr 22 min (without stops)
Overnight Overnight stay in Merzouga.
Meals Breakfast Dinner
Day 4: Merzouga - Sahara Desert sightseeing - Camel ride - Desert camp

Today is devoted to exploring the sand dunes of Erg Chebbi and the village surrounded. After breakfast, at your accommodation, the journey starts by visiting the nomads that still live-in Berber tents in the middle of the Sahara desert; see how they are living and drink a cup of tea with them. Afterward, we continue our way to visit old mines that once used to be exploited by the French. Later, we'll visit the small village of Khamilia where Gnaoua people, and you'll enjoy listing to their Gnaoua music, the lunch will be in a restaurant in this small village. After that, back to Merzouga where we'll leave the car, and take the experience of camel trekking over the high sand dunes of the Erg Chebbi desert. You'll see the beautiful view of the sunset on top of a high dune, then we'll back to your desert camp where you are going to spend your night (the desert camp can be luxurious or standard as your choice). After a delicious dinner, time to listen to Berber music played by local nomads under stars, and if you love dancing you can dance on the tones of barbarian music.

Driving distance Approximately 86 kilometers
Estimated driving duration 1 hr 09 min (without stops)
Overnight Overnight stay in Merzouga.
Meals Breakfast Dinner
Day 5: Merzouga - Erfoud - Todra Gorge - Dades Valley - Ouarzazate

Today, we'll leave Merzouga toward Rissani. It was before a commercial focal where caravans used to come for trading from different places. After that, our day proceeds with visiting Tinghir where the astonishing oases. We resume our journey by heading to Todra gorges where the highest and narrowest gorges in Morocco. Here, you'll enjoy taking a walking alongside the wonderful Todra river. Leaving Todra gorges, we'll head to the town of Ouarzazate. It is nicknamed the Hollywood of Africa thanks to the several Hollywood movies that have shot in this area such as "Lawrance Of Arabia", "Gladiator", and "The Mummy". Then visiting the amazing Kasbah of Taourirt, the night will be in Ouarzazate at a hotel or Riad.

Driving distance Approximately 367 kilometers
Estimated driving duration 5 hr 15 min (without stops)
Overnight Overnight stay in Ouarzazate.
Meals Breakfast Dinner
Day 6: Ouarzazate - Ait Benhaddou - Telouet Kasbah - Marrakech

After breakfast at your accommodation. The journey starts toward Marrakech by leaving Ouarzazate. The program of today includes visiting the famous Kasbah of Ait Benhaddou, the UNESCO world heritage sites. The journey continues to visit the Kasbah of Telouet. Then we go toward Marrakech through the highest pass in Morocco, called Tizi N'Tichka (2260 meters in altitude). We'll arrive in Marrakech in the evening at about 6 PM, the night will be at a Riad or Hotel.

Driving distance Approximately 194 kilometers
Estimated driving duration 3 hr 42 min (without stops)
Overnight Overnight stay in Marrakech.
Meals Breakfast
Day 7: Marrakech sightseeing escorted by an official local guide

Today's devoted to visiting Marrakech (called Morocco Red City). The journey begins after having breakfast at your accommodation. It's nicknamed the Red City because of the color of its great walls. The journey of visiting Marrakech includes the Menara, the Saadian Tombs, the Bahia Palace, the Koutoubia Mosque, the Majorelle Gardens, and the Souks. In Marrakech, you'll also have the opportunity to visit the square of Jamma El-Fna. In this large square, visitors see attend dancers, storytellers, jugglers, artisans, and snake charmers perform to entertain. The overnight is at the Riad or Hotel in Marrakech.

Driving distance None
Estimated driving duration None
Overnight Overnight stay in Marrakech.
Meals Breakfast
Day 8: Marrakech - Transfer to the airport

You'll enjoy a complete free time before we drive you to the airport depending the flight time. End of our services: Fes to Marrakech desert tour, 8 days in Morocco itinerary.

Driving distance Transfer to the airport
Estimated driving duration None
Meals Breakfast


Journey times and distances are estimates and are based on the direct route between the start location and end location for each day of the itinerary, where applicable. They do not include detours or stops for sightseeing.

Tour Map: Here's a map of your travel route.

What's Included: Don't worry, we've got this covered.

Prices Included

  • Pick you up from airport to your accommodation;
  • Pick you up from your accommodation;
  • Drop you off at your accommodation;
  • Tour Commentary;
  • Transport by private vehicle with A/C;
  • English speaking driver/guide;
  • Car Fuel;
  • Camel trek (Camel per person);
  • 1 night stay at luxurious or standard desert camp (as your choice);
  • 6 night stay at Hotel or Riad;
  • All dinners;
  • Daily breakfast;
  • Confirmation at time of booking;
  • Plus many surprises stops on the way.

Prices Not Included

  • Flights to/from Morocco;
  • Meals, drinks & entrance fees;
  • Personal travel insurance;
  • Tips & Personal expenses.

Optional Extras

  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase);
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required;
  • Children's must be accompanied by an adult.

Free cancellation

FREE! If you cancel at least 3 days in advance of most activities, you will receive a complete refund if you paid all the price.

Tourism Transport in Morocco - Our Cars

It's our goal to make memories that last a lifetime when you visit Morocco. That is we only offer the best at our disposal.

Our vehicles are fully-equipped for your comfort and adventure. Air conditioned and comfortable, these rugged vehicles are built for the road. Our cars have 6 seats. They're clean. The fleet includes the Toyota Prado TX, Toyota Prado VX, and Mitsubishi Pajero Sport.

Our drivers are connoisseurs of their regions. No one knows Morocco better than them. When they bring you on your journey, it will feel like travelling with a trusted friend.

For groups ranging from 7 to 17 in size, we offer minibusses and minivans such as the Hyundai H-1 Minivan, Mercedes Minibus's, and the Mercedes Vito.

Feel free to travel with our guide by your own vehicle, if you have one. Or use our 4-wheeled-drive. The choice is always yours.

Tourism Transport In Morocco - Our Cars

Toyota Prado TX (4x4)

  • Capacity: 6 Seater;
  • Fuel type: Diesel fuel;
  • Air-conditioned car;
  • Manual / Automatic.
Tourism Transport In Morocco - Our Cars

Toyota Prado VX (4x4)

  • Capacity: 6 Seater
  • Fuel type: Diesel fuel
  • Air-conditioned car;
  • Manual.
Tourism Transport In Morocco - Our Cars

Mercedes-Benz Vito

  • Capacity: 7/8 Seater;
  • Fuel type: Diesel fuel;
  • Air-conditioned car;
  • Manual / Automatic.

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