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One Week in Morocco Itinerary from Fes

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Duration

7 Days 6 Nights

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

Unlimited

Languages

English, Espanol, Francais

Overview

Join us for an unforgettable Morocco trip on our One Week in Morocco tour, taking you from the historic city of Fez to the vibrant city of Marrakech. Along the way, you’ll pass through stunning deserts and some of Morocco’s most fascinating cities.

Start your adventure in Fez, a city rich in history and culture dating back to the 11th century. Wander through the narrow, winding streets of the Medina, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Experience traditional Moroccan life, marvel at ancient architecture, and explore bustling souks and vibrant markets.

Travel through the Middle Atlas Mountains, where you’ll visit the lush forests of Azrou and see wild monkeys in their natural habitat. This scenic drive showcases Morocco’s diverse landscapes, transitioning from green valleys to arid deserts.

The highlight of the tour is the Sahara Desert. Arrive in Merzouga and start on a thrilling camel trek across the golden dunes of Erg Chebbi. Watch the sunset over the desert, casting a magical glow on the sands. Spend the night in a traditional desert camp, enjoying a delicious Moroccan dinner under a star-filled sky, with Berber music and storytelling around the campfire.

Continue your Morocco itinerary to the lively city of Marrakech. Here, the energy of Jamaa El Fna Square is palpable, with its street performances, food stalls, and enchanting atmosphere. Explore beautiful gardens, historical palaces, and vibrant souks that make Marrakech a must-visit destination.

Throughout this one week in Morocco tour, you’ll experience a perfect blend of culture, adventure, and exotic charm. From the historic streets of Fez to serene desert nights and the lively ambiance of Marrakech, this journey offers a taste of Morocco’s rich heritage and stunning natural beauty. Join us for an adventure that will leave you with lasting memories and a deep appreciation for this extraordinary country.

Highlights

  • Exploring Fez with a Local Guide
  • Camel Trekking & Desert Camping
  • See wild monkeys in Azrou,
  • Hiking in Todra Gorges &
  • Visiting the Cinema Studio
  • Visiting Hollywood Movie Locations & Game of Thrones Sites
  • Guided Marrakech Visit

Itinerary

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Day 1: Arrival in Fez Airport

Arrive at Fez Airport, where your Moroccan tour begins. Upon landing, you'll be greeted and assisted with your transfer to your accommodation in the heart of Fez. Take some time to relax and settle in. Depending on your arrival time, you might have the opportunity to start exploring this historic city or simply unwind and prepare for the exciting days ahead. Enjoy your first evening in Fez, soaking in the unique atmosphere of this ancient and vibrant city.

Day 2: Fes Walking Tour

On the second day of your week in Morocco, you'll dive into the cultural heart of the country. Start your morning with a visit to the old medina of Fez, exploring its winding streets and rich history. You'll see the Royal Palace, the Mellah (Jewish quarter), and the iconic Bab Boujloud entrance. The Fez medina is the oldest surviving city in the world and is filled with historical monuments that will undoubtedly captivate you. In addition to these landmarks, you'll explore Fes el-Bali, the ancient part of the city. Visit the 17th-century madrasa, a Quoranic school, and Al Quaraouine University, the oldest university in the world. Enjoy some free time for lunch at one of the traditional restaurants in the area. After lunch, continue your exploration of Fez's fascinating sites. Spend the night at your riad, resting up for the next leg of your journey.

Day 3: Tour to Merzouga and Camel Trekking in the Sahara

Today, you'll start your journey around 8:00 AM, traveling to Merzouga via Ifrane, Azrou, and Midelt. Your first stop is in Ifrane, known for its beautiful scenery, where you'll have the chance to take some stunning photos. Next, you'll head to the Cedar Forest of Azrou, where you can watch wild monkeys, feed them, and capture memorable moments. After visiting Azrou, you'll continue to Midelt for lunch. Post-lunch, the journey takes you through the breathtaking Ziz Gorges, showcasing magnificent geological formations. You'll pass through Errachidia, a major city in the southeast, and then on to Rissani. Along the way, enjoy the panoramic views of the Ziz Valley before arriving in Merzouga. Upon arrival in Merzouga, another adventure begins. If you've never ridden a camel before, this is your chance. Accompanied by a camel guide, you'll trek into the heart of the Sahara Desert for about an hour. Enjoy the stunning Erg Chebbi dunes during your ride and witness one of the most beautiful sunsets in the Sahara. You’ll spend the night at a luxurious camp in the heart of the Merzouga desert. Under the starry sky, enjoy a delicious dinner followed by traditional Berber songs and dances. This night in the desert will be a truly unforgettable experience.

Day 4: Sunrise in the Desert and Journey to Ouarzazate

On the third day of your 7-day Fes desert tour, you'll wake up early to watch the magical sunrise over the Sahara Desert. After breakfast, your adventure begins at around 8:00 AM with a camel ride back to Merzouga. From Merzouga, you will travel to Ouarzazate, but not before exploring some of the desert's most beautiful spots. Your first stop is Erfoud, known for its fossilized marbles. Here, you'll visit a workshop that produces marble fossils, learning about the unique geology of the area. Next, you'll head to the Todra Gorges, an ideal place for walking and exploring on your own. After a leisurely lunch in the gorges, the journey continues through the town of Roses, Kelaa Mgouna, famous for its annual Rose Festival. You'll then travel along the Road of a Thousand Kasbahs, passing through the Skoura palm grove, until you reach Ouarzazate, famously known as the "Hollywood of Morocco." You'll spend the night in a comfortable hotel or Riad.

Day 5: Discovering Ait Ben Haddou and Journey to Marrakech

On the fourth day of your one-week tour in Morocco, you will visit one of the country's most iconic destinations: the village of Ait Ben Haddou. Known for its stunning architecture, Ait Ben Haddou is a UNESCO World Heritage site and has served as the backdrop for numerous Hollywood films, including "Gladiator," "Lawrence of Arabia," and "The Mummy." Situated along the former caravan route between the Sahara and Marrakech, this picturesque village lies on a hill along the Ouarzazate River, making it one of Morocco's top tourist attractions. You'll have the chance to explore the village and its impressive Kasbahs, soaking in the rich history and beautiful landscapes. In the afternoon, you'll travel to Marrakech via the famous Tizi N’tichka pass, a scenic and winding road through the High Atlas Mountains. Upon arrival, you'll settle into your hotel in Marrakech for an overnight stay, ready to explore the vibrant city the next day.

Day 6: Marrakech walking tour

If you travel to Morocco, you must see Marrakech. Excursion Morocco Tours operator is excited to show you this enchanting city. Marrakech is one of Morocco's best cities, a former imperial city, and a top tourist destination in the Maghreb. Marrakech showcases the beauty of Morocco with its stunning monuments, including beautiful mosques, palaces, gardens, exotic markets, and the famous Jemaa el-Fnaa square. With a blend of medieval and modern attractions, Marrakech is a captivating city. The Morocco Travel guide will take you to all the must-see attractions. Your journey with the guide begins in the morning after breakfast. You'll visit Medersa Ben Youssef, Saadian Tombs, Bahia Palace, Koutoubia Mosque, and Majorelle Garden, among others. Lunch will be in one of the old medina's restaurants. Afterward, you'll continue exploring the city's highlights. In the evening, return to Jemaa el-Fnaa square to experience the lively activities of artists, snake charmers, and clowns. Marrakech will captivate you, offering a unique and vibrant experience. The "7 Days Fes Desert Tour and Best Morocco Cities" allows you to see the Sahara Desert and explore Morocco's most beautiful cities.

Day 7: End of one week in Morocco

As your one week in Morocco comes to an end, we hope you've fallen in love with the beauty of Morocco and enjoyed our company. Depending on your flight details, our driver will pick you up from your hotel or Riad and take you to the airport. If you're flying from Casablanca, we'll ensure you're safely transferred there.

Included/Excluded

  • Lodging in hotels and accommodations.
  • A multilingual driver/guide to assist you.
  • Travel in a comfortable air-conditioned 4WD/minibus vehicle.
  • Convenient pick-up and drop-off services from Airport/Hotel/Riad.
  • local Guides in Marrakech
  • 2 dinners in the desert.
  • Start each day with breakfast.
  • Flight tickets and visa expenses.
  • Entrance tickets to monuments and museums.
  • Personal expenses.
  • Tips (optional)

Durations

7 Days

Tour's Location

Fes

FAQs

What should I bring for the tour?
  • Comfortable clothing and footwear suitable for walking and varying climates
  • Warm layers for the cooler evenings, especially in the desert
  • A hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen
  • A camera to capture the stunning landscapes and vibrant culture
  • Personal toiletries and any medications you may need
How physically demanding is the tour?

The tour involves some walking, including a camel trek in the desert. It is suitable for most fitness levels, but please inform us if you have any specific concerns or requirements.

What kind of accommodation is provided?

You will stay in traditional Moroccan riads and hotels, as well as a comfortable desert camp in Merzouga. All accommodations offer modern amenities and an authentic Moroccan experience.

Can the tour be customized?

Yes, we can customize the tour to suit your preferences and needs. Please let us know your specific requirements when booking.

How do I book the One Week in Morocco Itinerary?

You can book the tour through our website or contact our customer service team for assistance. Early booking is recommended to secure your preferred dates.

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