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12 Days Tour from Fes

Welcome to the mesmerizing journey from fes to Marrakech, a 12-day adventure that unveils the diverse landscapes, rich history, and vibrant culture of Morocco. This curated tour is a tapestry of experiences, weaving through the enchanting blue alleys of Chefchaouen, the ancient medinas of Fes and Marrakech, the golden dunes of the Sahara in Merzouga, and the historical treasures of Ouarzazate and Ait Benhaddou.

As you embark on this immersive exploration, be prepared to traverse the bustling markets, encounter traditional Berber communities, and marvel at the architectural wonders that have stood the test of time. Your journey is more than a tourist excursion; it’s a cultural odyssey that connects you with the heart and soul of Morocco.

The flexibility of this tour extends to the end, offering the option to conclude your adventure in either Marrakech or Casablanca, depending on your flight preferences. Whether you choose the vibrant energy of Marrakech’s Djemaa el-Fna or the coastal allure of Casablanca, your 12 days in Morocco promise an unforgettable blend of history, natural beauty, and warm hospitality.

Join us as we navigate the winding streets of ancient medinas, ride camels across the Sahara at sunset, and discover the timeless allure of Morocco—one captivating destination at a time. This is not just a tour; it’s an immersive experience that will leave you with a lifetime of memories. Welcome to the 12-day tour from Fes to Marrakech, a voyage through the heart of Morocco‘s magic.

Day 1: Arrival in Fes

Your journey begins with your arrival in Fes. Upon landing, our friendly driver will transfer you to your comfortable hotel where you can unwind and prepare for the adventures that await.

If you arrive early, take the opportunity to explore the charming city of Fes with an introductory tour, immersing yourself in its unique atmosphere.

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Day 2: Explore Fez with a local guide

In the heart of Morocco, Fes stands as a living testament to the country’s rich history and culture. As you embark on your exploration of this captivating city, your first destination is the enchanting Fes el-Bali, the Old Medina. This UNESCO-listed site is one of the world’s largest car-free urban areas, a true labyrinth of narrow streets that lead to bustling markets, ancient mosques, and traditional riads. The vibrant quarter is a sensory journey through time, where the air is filled with the scents of spices, the echoes of craftsmen, and the whispers of history.

Within Fes el-Bali, you’ll find the magnificent Al-Qarawiyyin Mosque and University. Founded in the 9th century, it stands as one of the world’s oldest universities and the largest mosque in Fes. The architectural marvel of this sacred space, adorned with intricate details and beautiful craftsmanship, is a testament to the enduring spiritual and academic legacy of Fes.

Continuing your exploration, the Bou Inania Madrasa beckons with its exquisite Islamic architecture. This renowned Islamic school is celebrated for its intricate tilework, carved stucco, and a tranquil courtyard that offers a moment of respite in the bustling medina. Nearby, the Attarine Madrasa captivates with its intricate designs, beautiful woodwork, and mesmerizing tile patterns. It’s a true masterpiece of Moroccan craftsmanship.

Passing through the monumental Bab Bou Jeloud, the main entrance to the old city, you’ll be greeted by its striking blue and green mosaic tilework. Beyond this gate lies the pulsating heart of Fes el-Bali, where the city’s rich heritage and traditions come to life.

For a deeper appreciation of Moroccan arts and crafts, visit the Dar Batha Museum. Housed in a former palace, it showcases ceramics, textiles, woodwork, and other artifacts, offering insights into the region’s traditional craftsmanship.

For panoramic views of the city, ascend to the Merenid Tombs perched atop a hill. The hike is rewarded with breathtaking vistas of Fes and its surrounding landscapes, offering a unique perspective on the city’s layout and historical significance.

Finally, don’t miss the opportunity to visit a Fes Ceramic/Poterie factory, where artisans create intricate ceramic pieces using traditional techniques and designs passed down through generations. Guided tours provide a fascinating insight into the artistic processes that have defined Moroccan ceramics for centuries.

Day 3: Fes to Merzouga via Ifrane, Azrou, and Ziz Valley

 

After breakfast, you leave Fes. On the way, the first stop will be Ifrane. It is a small city located in the Middle Atlas region of Morocco. The city is renowned for its cleanliness, fresh air, and scenic mountain views. Because of its altitude and location, Ifrane has a cooler climate than most other Moroccan cities. This makes it an ideal destination for tourists seeking to escape the heat of summer.

The city is home to a number of attractions, including the Royal Palace, the Ifrane National Park, and the Moroccan winter resort of Oukaimeden. It is also has a vibrant nightlife, with many bars and clubs located in its center. After exploring Ifrane, you will continue your journey towards Midelt, a nice city in the Atlas Mountains.

After a shirt stop in Ifrane, you head to the Cedar Forests of Azrou where you watch and take pictures with wild monkeys.

Once in Midelt, you will have lunch and you go south via Talghomt pass praising the beautiful sights and landscapes that nature offers to you.

Once you reach the area of Ziz valley, you will pause for a thrilling panoramic view of oases filled with high palm trees. Within around one hour, you will reach the Sahara desert where you find camels waiting for you.

As you begin to approach Desert, the landscape will shift gradually. Finally, by the end of the afternoon, you will have arrived. Another journey will begin as the camels take you into heart of the desert. You drive through the sand dunes of Erg Chebbi which can reach up to 150 meters in height. The dunes are constantly shifting and moving, creating an ever-changing landscape.

Once you reach your camps, you will enjoy a traditional Berber Dinner.

Later, you can have a great experience of stargazing. There is something special about stargazing there; it is the wide open spaces, the lack of light pollution, or the feeling of being at one with the universe. Whatever the reason, a desert night sky is an unforgettable experience. The stars seem brighter and closer, and the constellations stand out in sharp relief.

Finally, you can sing and dance with Berbers around the fire. It is a traditional habit that reflects the joy and the happiness of Berber people.

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Day 4: Exploring the Desert and Amazigh Life

Start your day with an unforgettable sunrise activity as you witness the Sahara Desert’s magical transformation, painting the dunes in hues of gold and pink. Enjoy a traditional breakfast in the desert, savoring aromatic mint tea, freshly baked bread, honey, olives, and Moroccan delicacies.

Embark on a camel trek back to Merzouga, reflecting on the desert’s serenity and the sense of connection it brings. Visit Khamlia Village, known for its lively music scene, engage with local Gnaoua musicians, and perhaps participate in a traditional dance.

For an adrenaline rush, try sandboarding down the dunes, combining excitement with stunning desert scenery. Discover the nomadic lifestyle of local Berber communities and their time-honored traditions, and share in their hospitality.

Savor the unique flavors of Berber cuisine with a meal called “Medfouna,” consisting of layers of dough filled with a delectable mixture of meat, vegetables, and aromatic spices. Before leaving Merzouga, visit Lake Dayet Srji, a pristine desert lake nestled amidst the dunes.

Your time in Merzouga offers a multifaceted exploration of the Sahara Desert, from the mesmerizing sunrise to cultural encounters, culinary delights, and outdoor adventures. Each experience adds a unique layer to your Sahara adventure, creating lasting memories.

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Day 5: Merzouga to Boumaln Dades

Your Moroccan adventure begins with the serene beauty of a sunrise over the vast, golden dunes of Merzouga. Feel the early morning tranquility as you witness the day break in spectacular colors. After soaking in the dawn, savor a traditional Moroccan breakfast, readying yourself for the day’s adventures.

Next, embark on a memorable camel trek from the camp back to the village of Merzouga. For those who prefer a more comfortable ride, SUVs are available to transport you through the stunning landscape.

Embarking on an exhilarating journey from the golden dunes of Merzouga, your day kicks off with a morning departure towards the captivating destination of Boumaln Dades. As you traverse the Saharan landscape, your first stop is Errisani, a town rich in history and a gateway to the Tafilalt Oasis. Explore the local market, known for its vibrant atmosphere and traditional Berber crafts.

Next on the itinerary is Tinghir, a picturesque town nestled between the High Atlas and the Anti-Atlas Mountains. Explore the vibrant Todra Gorges, where the Todra River has sculpted breathtaking canyons into the rocky landscape. Admire the sheer cliffs that rise dramatically on both sides, creating a mesmerizing natural spectacle.

As you approach Boumaln Dades, traverse the captivating Dades Valley, renowned for its stunning rock formations and verdant landscapes. Arriving in Boumaln Dades, take in the serenity of this oasis town situated along the Dades River. Enjoy the unique blend of nature and traditional architecture, and perhaps take a leisurely stroll to absorb the peaceful ambiance.

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Day 6: Boumaln to Marrakech via Ouarzazate and Ait Ben Haddou

The journey from Boumaln Dades to Marrakech promises a diverse tapestry of landscapes, each more captivating than the last. Departing from Boumaln Dades, your route takes you through a remarkable transformation from arid plains to lush mountain terrain.

Your first stop is the enchanting Valley of Roses, you’ll witness the region’s vibrant hues during the rose harvest season in April and May. The Skoura Oasis will beguile you with its lush palm groves and traditional mud-brick kasbahs, a testament to nature’s harmonious coexistence with human culture.

Next, you’ll arrive in Ouarzazate, a city steeped in history and culture. Explore the Taourirt Kasbah, a historical fortress that was once the residence of the Glaoui family. The kasbah’s intricate architecture and beautifully decorated interiors are nothing short of mesmerizing.

Then, you continue to the cinema cinema studio of Ouarzazate where many Hallywood movies were shot; gladiator, Game of Thrones, the Mummy, just to name a few. Next, you head to the ancient fortified ksar of Aït Ben Haddou, a UNESCO World Heritage site. As you wander through its maze-like alleys, the earthen architecture tells tales of ancient trade routes and cinematic history. It’s a place where caravans once rested, and where movies like “Gladiator” and “Game of Thrones” brought the past to life.

Crossing the High Atlas Mountains via the scenic Tizi n’Tichka Pass, you’ll find yourself amidst dramatic vistas. The winding roads offer breathtaking views of valleys and peaks, inviting you to stop and savor the breathtaking panoramas. The air is crisp, and the majesty of the mountains is sure to leave you awe-inspired.

After an enchanting day, you will arrive to your final destination Marrakech at the end of the day. It is time to relax and enjoy Marrakech atmosphere.

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Day 7: Exploring Marrakech

Prepare to embark on a journey through the enchanting city of Marrakech, Morocco, where history, culture, and beauty intertwine to create a tapestry of experiences that will leave you awestruck. With your dedicated local guide, you’ll uncover the secrets of this vibrant metropolis, beginning at the beating heart of the city, Jemaa el-Fnaa. This UNESCO World Heritage site springs to life during the day as you explore the bustling souks and artisan stalls, and it transforms into a mesmerizing spectacle at night, with musicians, storytellers, and enticing food vendors inviting you to partake in the city’s vivacious spirit.

Venture deeper into the city’s soul, and you’ll find the Bahia Palace, an architectural masterpiece from the 19th century. Its intricately decorated rooms, courtyards, and gardens offer a glimpse into the opulence of Moroccan royalty. Your journey through history continues with the Saadian Tombs, a mesmerizing collection of mausoleums and ornate decorations dating back to the 16th century.

Marvel at the iconic Koutoubia Mosque, the largest in Marrakech, with its stunning minaret soaring over the city’s skyline. While non-Muslims cannot enter the mosque, its impressive architecture can be admired from the outside.

One of the highlights of your visit is sure to be the Majorelle Garden, once owned by the French painter Jacques Majorelle. Here, you’ll find an oasis of exotic plants, vibrant blue structures, and a museum dedicated to Berber culture. Don’t forget to secure your ticket a day in advance to ensure a hassle-free visit.

As you explore further, you’ll discover the remnants of grandeur at El Badi Palace, delve into the history of Islamic scholarship at the Ben Youssef Madrasa, and get lost in the labyrinthine souks where spices, textiles, ceramics, lamps, and other traditional handicrafts await. To enrich your cultural experience, a visit to the historic Jewish Quarter, Mellah, with its rich heritage and synagogues, is a must.

Marrakech is a city that effortlessly weaves together history, culture, and architecture, creating a colorful tapestry of Moroccan life. As you journey through these captivating places, you’ll find yourself immersed in the essence of Marrakech, where each step leads to a new discovery and a deeper appreciation of this remarkable city.

Day 8: Marrakech to Essaouira

After a delicious breakfast, you depart from Marrakech and head to Essaouira, a charming coastal town on the Atlantic Ocean. The drive takes approximately 2.5 hours, passing through beautiful scenery, including the picturesque village of Chichaoua and the argan tree forest. Along the way, visitors can stop to admire the views, take photos, and stretch their legs, all part of your 12-day tour from Fes.

Once in Essaouira, head straight to the beach to enjoy the fresh sea air and explore the bustling port. The beach is a popular spot for water sports, and visitors can try their hand at windsurfing, kiteboarding, or stand-up paddleboarding. Alternatively, they can simply relax on the golden sands and take in the stunning ocean views, adding coastal charm to your 12-day tour from Fes.

After exploring the beach, head to the historic Medina of Essaouira, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Visitors can wander through the labyrinthine streets and alleys, admiring the stunning architecture and browsing the local shops and markets. The Medina is known for its vibrant atmosphere, with street performers, musicians, and artists adding to the lively ambiance, another delightful aspect of your 12-day tour from Fes.

Next, take a break for lunch at one of the local restaurants, which serve up delicious fresh seafood dishes. Essaouira is renowned for its seafood, and visitors can enjoy everything from grilled fish to traditional tagines and salads. Many restaurants offer outdoor seating with stunning views of the ocean and the bustling port, providing a culinary experience that’s part of your 12-day tour from Fes.

After lunch, head to the Essaouira port to see the colorful fishing boats and the bustling fish market. Visitors can watch the fishermen bring in their catch and see the local fishmongers selling fresh seafood. The port is also home to a historic fortification and a lighthouse, both of which offer great views of the town and the ocean, adding a coastal touch to your 12-day tour from Fes.

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Day 9: Essaouira to Marrakech

After breakfast, you leave Essaouira and drive back to Marrakech, arriving in the late morning. You can enjoy Marrakech in your own way, from shopping for souvenirs to experiencing a Moroccan Hammam, enjoying a spa day, taking a cooking class, or any other activity that suits your preferences. This free day allows you to make the most of your time in Marrakech and add personal touches

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Day 12: Home sweet home

Our 12-day tour from Fes has come to a close here. Even while it makes us happy when a tour goes as planned, this is one of the aspects of our profession that we dislike the most. After traveling together for 12 days, we develop relationships, share our experiences, and open up about ourselves. True, saying bye has never been an easy task.

Today, the driver will transfer you to the airport either in Marrakech or Casablanca and you leave Morocco with a lot of memories and stories to tell. It was a rich experience that took you to the very heart of Morocco.

Price of the Trip

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The price includes

✔️ Hotels and accommodation  

✔️ Comfortable air-conditioned vehicle  

✔️ Fuel, parking, and all car’s related fees

✔️ Personal English-speaking driver

✔️ Pick up and drop off from the airport/Riads

✔️ Personal local guide in Marrakech, Fes, & Volubilis

✔️ Lux camp in the desert

✔️ Camel trekking

✔️ 2 dinners (in the desert and Boumaln Dades)

✔️ Breakfasts,

The price doesn't include

✖️ Drinks

✖️ Entrance tickets to monuments and museums (often free and cheap)

✖️ Lunches and dinners except those mentioned

✖️ Flight tickets  

✖️ Personal expenses

✖️ Tips to guide and driver (optional)

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