This is the perfect 9 Days Desert Tour From Fes To Marrakech - Imperial Cities Tour. This trip to Morocco is designed to visit fantastic places such as Fes, Rabat, Meknes, Volubilis, Casablanca, Marrakech, Ksar Ait Benhaddou (UNESCO site), Kasbah Telouet, Ouarzazate, Dades Valley, Gorges du Todra, Erg Chebbi Dunes, Azrou, and Ziz Valley. Explore most of Morocco’s charming places, from Imperial Cities to the dunes of the Sahara Desert, with a 9-day / 8-night Desert and Imperial Cities tour departing from Fes.
Day 1 – Arrival in Fez
Pick up at the Fez Airport and transfer to the center of the medina of Fez, the cultural capital of Morocco. Dinner and accommodation at the Hotel.
Day 2 – Fes Sightseeing Tour With Local Guide.
This morning after breakfast in the riad, you will start a sightseeing tour of the city with a local guide. Who will give you more information about the city and its attractions. You will visit the Medina (old city) while walking on foot. You’re going to visit the Bouanania and the Attarine Medersas constructed in the early 14th century by the Merinides, the Karaouine Mosque (The ancient educational center of Islamic learning), and the Nejjarine Marble Fountain. You will have a break for lunch at a typical Moroccan restaurant. Continuing on your visit, you will view the decorated gate of Bab Boujeloud, the medieval tanneries, the Royal Palace. Then visit the Souks (local markets) where merchants and craftsmen sell their hand-made jewelry, leather goods, copperware, and pottery. Back to the riad for relaxation. Bed and breakfast included.
Day 3 - Fes – Ifrane – Azrou – Midelt – Ziz Valley – Erg Chebbi Dunes.
Pick up from your hotel in Fes very earlier and depart for the south of Morocco. You will have a stop in Ifrane, known as the Switzerland of Morocco to enjoy its beauty and to have memorable photos. After that, you will head toward Azrou to see the monkies in the cedar forest. Continuing to Midelt for a lunch meal in a restaurant. In the afternoon, we will cross the pass of TIZI N TALGHAMT to reach Errachidia while admiring the views of Ziz gorges. Later on, you will have a stop for a panoramic view of Ziz valley. The drive continues to Erg Chebbi Dunes passing by Aoufous and Erfoud (the last is famous with fossils and dates) where you may want to visit a local fossil craft workshop. After that you will continue to the captivating dunes of Erg Chebbi, these dunes are called also Merzouga Dunes. Arrive at the hotel where you will spend the night. Dinner and breakfast in the hotel.
Day 4 - Merzouga – Hassi labied – Khamlia – Nomad family – fossil Site – Tour of the dunes.
This will be a stage where after breakfast, we will go through one of the tracks that they used in the "Paris-Dakar Rally", visiting desert nomads with whom we will have tea and we will see the oasis where some films such as "Sahara" were filmed, starring by Penelope Cruz. We will visit the town of "the blacks", named after the slave trade that they brought from the Sudan. And after eating we will change the traction of the 4×4 for that of animal traction. The dromedaries will take us into the dune desert to be able to contemplate an unforgettable sunset. This night will be special, we will sleep in the dunes in nomadic tents (Jaimas), as the Berbers do. Here we will enjoy a Berber dinner, music and a starry sky like you have never seen before. Dinner and accommodation in the unforgettable Jaima.
Day 5 – Erg Chebbi Dune-Erfoud-Tinejdad-Todra Gorges-Boumalne Du Dades
Wake up early morning to enjoy the sunrise on the top of the dune in the Sahara Desert then have your breakfast. After these beautiful moments, you will ride your camel back to the hotel where you can shower. We depart towards Tineghir passing by Erfoud and Tinejdad to have a break for lunch. In the afternoon, we will continue to Todra gorges via Tineghir. Stopping along the way for photos and admiring the views. Arrival to Todra Gorges to enjoy its marvelous Canyon views while hiking on foot. Later on, we drive to Boumalne du Dades and stopping for a panoramic view of Dades valley. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day 6 – Boumalne Du Dades - Boutghrar - Valley of Roses - Ouarzazate.
This morning after breakfast in the hotel, We depart to Ouarzazate via Boutghrar, Kalaa M’gouna, and Skoura. visit the Dades gorges with its beautiful rock formations. Later on, take the piste that leads to nomad families living in caves. Have a break to visit a nomad family and Sip a cup of tea in their shelter. Later on, we cross the piste and drive along the valley of roses to reach Kalaa M’gouna where you will enjoy your lunch. In the afternoon, we drive to Skoura and visit the 17th century Kasbah of Amridil. The journey ends in Ouarzazate. Dinner and overnight in a hotel.
Day 7 – Ouarzazate – Ait Ben Haddou – Marrakech
Today after breakfast in the hotel. You will have time to visit the kasbah of Taourirt then another photo stop near the atlas film studios. After that, you will visit the Kasbah of Ait Benhaddou and stop for lunch in a local restaurant in the village. In the afternoon we will drive to the kasbah of Telouet and stop for a visit then we continue to the red city of Marrakech over the mountains of high Atlas passing through the Tizi N’tichka pass (2260 m in altitude). Arrival to Marrakech and Drop off in the Riad or Hotel. Include only Bed and Breakfast.
Day 8 – Marrakech Sightseeing Tour With Official Guide.
Today after breakfast in the hotel, you will start to visit the most interesting monuments and attractions of the red city of Marrakech with a local guide who will provide you with more details. Enjoy an optional lunch in a restaurant then investigate the local markets. You will be returned to your hotel to relax in. Enjoy your evening in the square of Jamaa Al Fna. The dinner will be optional this night. Overnight in a riad or hotel.
Day 9 – Marrakech / Casablanca Airport
Today after breakfast in the hotel This 9 Days Desert Tour From Fes To Marrakech - Imperial Cities Tour will finish today as our driver will pick you up from your hotel/riad to transfer you to the airport of Marrakech / Casablanca on time to catch your flight, and this is the end of our services.
Private A/C Vans or 4×4 vehicles
English speaking driver or a driver+a personal guide who speaks English.
Pick up & Drop off at your accommodation
Typical hotels, Kasbahs, Riads
Camel man (guide of the camel caravan)
Overnight in a traditional nomad tent
(Vegetarian meal option available)
Enough time to explore the sites: Kasbahs, Walks, Canyons, stops for photos and toilet.
- International flights
- Travel insurance
- Entrance fees to all the sites and monuments
- Lunches, drinks, and extra
- Diner's In Marrakech
- Tips and gratuities