One week in Morocco From Fes to Marrakech

One week in Morocco. 7 days from Fes to Marrakech, through the desert.

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Tour Details: One week in Morocco

Location Of Departure

The driver will greet you at the airport or wherever you specify in Fes

Last Destination

We will transfer you to the location you specify in Marrakech

Duration Of The Tour

7 days and 6 nights

Time Of Departure

The tour vacation starts at 8:00 a.m.

7 days tour starting in Fes and ending in Marrakech through the desert and the thousand kasbahs.

Two Imperial Cities and the Sahara Desert, all in the same tour. These are the highlights of this one-week tour in Morocco, which will take you to discover Fez, Marrakech, the dunes of Erg Chebbi… and much more. It is a proposal designed to make the most of a 7-day stay in the country, with cultural visits, nature tours and free time to spend according to your preferences. Take note of this proposal and dare to discover the essence of a country full of attractions.

On this journey, see imperial cities and historical treasures.

In terms of monuments, this one-week tour in Morocco is one of the most interesting in our catalog. Although it is not as long as others, it has the advantage of including guided tours of the two cities of beginning and end: Fez and Marrakech, respectively, whose historic medinas were declared World Heritage by Unesco thanks to their extraordinary beauty. In addition, during the road route between the two cities and the desert, we will reserve time to visit other monuments of historical-artistic interest, especially the ksar of Ait Ben Haddou, which also has the highest recognition by Unesco. Undoubtedly, lovers of art, history, and culture, in general, will enjoy visiting the fortresses, the madrasas, and the most symbolic constructions of the route.

Desert, mountains and everything to see in a week in Morocco

A week in Morocco offers a lot, not only on a cultural level. The nature of the country is one of the great attractions thanks to its contrasts and its surprising diversity of landscapes. This is what you will see during this circuit, in which we will travel through natural areas as different as the great mountains of the High Atlas, the fine sand dunes in the desert of Merzouga, the valleys dotted with palm groves in the south of the country or the cedar forests in the Middle Atlas.

For all these reasons, it is advisable to keep your eyes wide open on each of the days of this route, both in the vehicle and on the open-air walking itineraries. And no less interesting is the spectacle that will be shown over our heads, in the sky: the sunrise, sunset, and the starry night of the desert will surely remain engraved on the retina and in the hearts of all the members of the expedition.

Highlights of One week in Morocco

Travel itinerary of 7 days in Morocco from Fes to Marrakech

For you to know in detail the route of this one-week tour in Morocco, here we show you how is the program in each of the 7 days that compose it, starting in Fes and ending in Marrakech.

Day 1: pick up from Airport to your accommodation in Fes

The first day of this week in Morocco is aimed at getting in touch with the country and settling in the city of Fes, the starting point of the tour. For this, a driver of our agency and English-speaking will pick you up at the airport on arrival. And aboard a comfortable vehicle, he will transfer you to the riad located in the historical center.

Depending on the arrival time of your flight, you will have free time for a first walk around the city, while waiting for the guided tour scheduled for the next day. After that and the corresponding check-in, you will rest at the riad in the medina.

Summary of the First day

Day 2: Fes

After resting from the trip and having breakfast at the riad in the medina of Fes, it’s time to start exploring this fascinating city, one of the great attractions in this one-week tour in Morocco. You will be accompanied by our official guide, in English, whom you will meet at the hotel or at the agreed place.

The guided tour, which will take place in the morning, will take you to the main monuments of the city and the most emblematic places of the medina, declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco. Some of these places may be the Karaouine mosque and the university it houses (one of the oldest in the world), the madrasas of Bou Inania and Attains, the most popular squares such as Nejjarine, the most authentic souks and neighborhoods of artisans such as the tanners … and so on and so forth.

a thorough understanding of the old medina's historical sites

The medina of Fes is one of the largest in North Africa, so some places of interest may be left out of the morning itinerary. Therefore, the free afternoon of this day can be a good complement to continue discovering the city: the Mellah (Jewish quarter), the Royal Palace with its spectacular Golden Gates or museums such as the Borj Nord are some interesting proposals for this time. Or the popular stores and establishments in the center, because the craftsmanship of this city is one of the most prestigious in the whole country.

The options are numerous and will result in an intense day, with a well-deserved rest at night in the riad of the medina.

Summary of the second day

Day 3: From Fes to Merzouga Desert via Ifrane and Monkey Forest

On the third day of this one-week tour in Morocco, we hit the road to start a road trip to remember. We will do it after breakfast at the riad in Fes and we will head to the far south, where we will arrive on this same day. On our way south we will come across the Middle High Mountains and we will discover that on its northern slopes there are really amazing towns and natural areas.

The first of these stops will be Ifrane, at about 1,700 meters above sea level, a place without equal in the country thanks to its peculiar constructions: most of them are buildings with gable roofs in response to the abundant rain and snowfall that occur here in winter. And that has earned it the nickname ‘the Moroccan Switzerland’.

Nearby is the next attraction of the day: the Ifrane National Park, also called Monkey Forest or Cedar National Park. This is one of the natural areas of greatest environmental value, not only because of the great mass of this type of conifers but also because these trees are the perfect habitat for the Barbary macaque. These monkeys, the only ones living in the wild north of the Sahara, have a large population here, which makes them the main stronghold of this endangered species.

The Beauty of the valleys and sand dunes

After being surrounded by cedars and monkeys, we will definitely cross the Middle Atlas and enter the Ziz Valley, whose landscape is now quite different: arider, with some riverside palm groves but dominated by stony hamadas as we move away from the humble watercourse of the river. This valley will lead us precisely to the innermost part of the desert.

Erfoud, famous for its valuable fossils, will be the prelude to what comes next: Merzouga and its desert. In this small town, we will park our vehicle and get on camels for an excursion through the dunes of Erg Chebbi, formations of fine golden sand that hypnotize with their magic.

Precisely in the heart of Erg Chebbi is the tent camp where we will spend the night. Before we will be welcomed with a Berber tea and we will have dinner in a special atmosphere: the one formed under the sky full of stars and the absolute silence of one of the most remote places on the planet.

Summary of the third day

Day 4: From Merzouga Desert to Dades Valley via Rissani and Todra Gorges.

We will start this fourth day with one of the most beautiful experiences of our one-week stay in Morocco: the sunrise in the dunes of Erg Chebbi. The lights of dawn, which here acquire a special purity tone, will make it worth waking up very early. After contemplating the sunrise, we will have breakfast in the tents camp and make the return trip by camels to Merzouga. There will also be time for a shower, in the camp or in a hotel in Merzouga as contracted in the package.

In Merzouga, we will pick up our vehicle and return to the asphalt to continue the route. The first stop will be Rissani, with a beautiful medina and scenes that seem to take us back to another era, as its traditional market and its donkey parking.

Landscapes with dramatic colors

From here we will continue by road while, on the other side of the glass, there are landscapes full of contrasts: rocky elevations, palm groves, small Berber villages… All this is combined with Tinghir (or Tinerhir), a town that in the Tamazight language means “the city of the mountain” and keeps intact its picturesque atmosphere.

And shortly after leaving this beautiful town, we will enter one of the most unique landscapes of this one-week route in Morocco: the Todra Gorges. It is a rocky canyon carved for thousands of years by this humble river, whose water course has created a gorge through which you can walk today. Its views are also breathtaking from the road, which twists and turns in an implausible way.

After that, we enter the Dades Valley and, in the heart of this great natural area, we will arrive at the village where our riad will be located, full of charm: there we will have dinner and spend the night.

Summary of the fourth day

Day 5: From Dades Valley to Marrakech via Ouarzazate and Ait Ben Haddou

You will eat breakfast in our riad in the Dades Valley before we resume our one-week Moroccan tour. The Dades Valley and the Valley of the Roses, so named because of the economic significance of the production of this flower, are the next two valleys we will pass through on the fourth day. Due to the numerous Berber fortifications that serve as route markers, these valleys are a part of the famed Route of the Thousand Kasbahs.

And precisely in a few of them, we’ll make a morning halt. In the city of Ouarzazate, first, in the Taourirt kasbah. The fact that it was the home of the Atlas Sultan and Moroccan Pasha gives it historical significance. While the inside still conceals chambers with their old original decorating in ceramics, wood, and plasterwork, full of exoticism, the outside preserves most of its original construction in adobe.

The second fortress of this day is even bigger and more spectacular: the ksar of Ait Ben Haddou, a fortified village with large towers that extends over a hill, giving a picture of the most picturesque. For being the best example of Berber defensive architecture, it was recognized as a World Heritage Site by Unesco. And for its spectacular nature, it has convinced the major film producers to shoot here scenes of series and movies, from Game of Thrones to Lawrence of Arabia, through The Sheltering Sky or Babel.

until Marrakech, high atlas and breathtaking scenery

After visiting both fortresses, we will head for the Alto Altas, whose mountains appear closer on the horizon. We will cross them through the Tizi n’Tichka pass, at an altitude of more than 2,200 meters, a circumstance that has an advantage for our route: it offers us unparalleled panoramic views during this week in Morocco: a great mountain range, with snow-capped peaks for much of the year and with slopes dotted with humble and authentic villages.

From here, the road will take us for about 100 km in continuous descent to Marrakech, the last major attraction of this one-week tour of Morocco. But not for this reason, the least interesting. In fact, we will dedicate a full day to this city the next day, so the afternoon of this day will be free to make contact with it and take the first walk. And at night, you will sleep in a riad in the medina.

Summary of the fifth day

Day 6: Marrakech

Marrakech is one of the liveliest cities in the country and its historic center was declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco, thanks to its beauty and monumentality. Therefore, in a circuit like this, a week in Morocco, it is mandatory to devote a full day to its discovery. That will happen on this sixth day, with one of our official guides in English, whom you will meet after breakfast at the riad.

Together you will visit the most interesting places in the medina, a list that can be composed of such iconic monuments as the Koutoubia Mosque (exterior), the Madrasa of Ben Youssef, the Saadian Tombs, and the Bahia Palace. Of course, you will discover squares, neighborhoods, and corners of great popular charm, such as its souks and its Jemaa el-Fna Square, itself declared an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity thanks to its characteristic atmosphere.

The afternoon will be free and you can consider it as a good time to access the main museums, such as the Museum of Marrakech, the Yves Saint Laurent Museum or the Orientalist Museum, among other examples. Another option is to visit its parks and gardens, among which the colorful Majorelle Garden stands out. Shopping lovers can make their particular route through the craft stalls of the medina or go to the renowned stores located in the Gueliz district. Gastronomy shows or leisure activities are other proposals to complete the day at your leisure.

Whatever plan you choose for the afternoon, you will enjoy a well-deserved rest in the evening in the central riad.

Summary of the sixth day

Day 7: Marrakech - Airport

On the last day of your one-week stay in Morocco, you may still have some free time to do some last shopping or sightseeing. Everything will depend on the scheduled time of your return home. In any case, breakfast is included at the riad in the medina, as well as the transfer service to the airport: at the agreed time, our driver will pick you up at the hotel in a private vehicle to reach the terminal.

And there we will say goodbye with the hope of having fulfilled the expectations and with the illusion of seeing each other again on a new tour of Morocco.

Summary of the seventh day

One week in Morocco starting from Fes includes the following Activities:

In the 7 days that make up this one week tour in Morocco, we offer the necessary services to enjoy the experience:

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Flexible Cancellation

When canceling a reservation at least 4 days before check-in, visitors are entitled to a full refund under the Flexible Cancellation Policy. The first night of the stay will not be returned if a reservation is canceled less than 24 hours before check-in.

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Morocco is already a dream destination; it is magnificent and unique in terms of its culture, population, and cuisine. A lovely location that you never forget and that leaves an impression... We enjoyed the Sahara desert, Fes, and the overnight stay in Riad Dades in Boumalne on the tour we took with Vacations In Morocco. But if anyone or anything has made this vacation ideal, it would have to be our tour guide Mohamed and the staff at the camp, who introduced us to the real Morocco—its people and customs—and who never failed to make us feel at home. They took us to some amazing places, and we had a lot of fun and laughter. One week in Morocco is highly advised.
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For 7 days, my husband and I traveled with our two kids, ages 16 and 19, and everything went perfectly. We did not want to leave the desert because it was the greatest of the best because of how much fun we had there. Our journey through the desert and stop at the Nomads were both wonderful experiences. Hassan, our tour guide, showed us the finest of Morocco and its surrounds and customized our itinerary to suit our needs, the weather, and our list of sights to see. We conduct numerous excursions both in the summer and the winter, but this is the only one that everyone agrees we must repeat. I wholeheartedly endorse the 7-day tour of Morocco.

Frequently Asked Questions About this week in Morocco

Here you can find a list of frequently asked questions and answers concerning the 7 days from Fes.

Yes, we do all of our journeys in a private vehicle with a driver that speaks your language.

All of our tours are in a private vehicle with a driver that is fluent in your local language. In the major cities, we’ll also offer a private guided walking tour of the medina with an official guide from the Tourism Ministry so you can learn everything about the city’s secrets.

Yes, a baby seat is included in our outings. Just remember to mention it while making your reservation.

You can make a reservation by filling out the contact form below, and we will take care of all the specifics of the reservation and expedition.

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