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Do we arrive in Fes or Marakesh?

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Sydney, Australia
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Do we arrive in Fes or Marakesh?

We have two weeks in Morocco from 10 Oct to 24 Oct.

We have a choice of flying in from Rome to either Fes or Marakesh and likewise leaving for Paris by Fes or Marakesh.

Can anyone advice of whether it would be better to arrive in Fes or Marakesh? Or does it matter?



Stockholm, Sweden
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1. Re: Do we arrive in Fes or Marakesh?

Can you not land in one city and leave from the other city?

Otherwise it depend much of where in Morocco you want to go. If you want explore North so it is better to Fes, if South so Marrakech. If you want see also the desert, then it is better this as I suggest first, land in one and leave from other.

Marrakech, Morocco
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2. Re: Do we arrive in Fes or Marakesh?

I agree with Khamlia - if you have the option of arriving in one city and leaving from the other then you would have the best of both worlds as it were. The train from Marrakech to Fes (and vice versa obviously) takes a little over 7 hours.

Buckhorn, Canada
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3. Re: Do we arrive in Fes or Marakesh?

We arrived in Marrakech and departed from Casablanca (Fes wasn't available for us) but it was so much better than backtracking to Marrakech to catch a plane. We took the train from Fes to Casablanca to catch our flight.

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4. Re: Do we arrive in Fes or Marakesh?

we arrived from barcelona to fes..toured morocco and left from marrakech to madrid..it would be really nice to land in one city and leave from the other..

have fun.

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5. Re: Do we arrive in Fes or Marakesh?

I 'd recommend to land in Fes, stay 3 night in it, having a Day trip to Meknes, Volubilis and Moulay Driss then to the desert via the road of thousands Kasbahs to Ouarzazate, to Tarroudant to Essaouira to End the Trip in Marrakech spending the rest of Your trip in it, as you will enjoy it by visiting all of those places starting from Fes to leave Marrakech for the end where you can spend some magical time including the Highlights of Morocco.

Enjoy it.

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