4 days desert tour from Marrakech to Fes - 2024

Duration

4 Days

Group size

Private Tour

Starting location

Marrakech

Ending location

Fes

4 days desert tour from Marrakech to Fes:

Join Marrakech desert excursions on this special 4 days desert tour from Marrakech to Fes that’s includes. One night in Dades Valley and two nights in the Merzouga Desert. During the first day of this private desert tour from Marrakech to Fes, you’ll travel through the high Atlas Mountains, stopping at Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah before heading to Dades Valley via Skoura and Rose Valley.

On the second day, the Marrakech to Fes 4-day Sahara desert trip begins with a visit to Todra Gorges before heading south to Merzouga. Moreover, in Merzouga desert, you’ll experience a camel trekking excursion. Witness stunning sunsets and sunrises in the sand dunes of Erg Chebbi desert.

Moreover, you’ll spend an unforgettable night in the Sahara desert, either in a Merzouga luxury desert camp or a Berber traditional tent. The entire third day of this 4 day desert tour from Marrakech to Fes is spent in the desert. Visiting nomad families, deserted settlements and much more.

Additionally, you can also add extra desert activities  during this fantastic 4 days tour from Marrakech to Fes. Such as the ATV quad biking and dune Buggy excursion.

On the final day of the four days Sahara desert tour from Marrakech to Fes, you’ll depart for Fes early in the morning, traveling through Ifrane, Ziz Valley, Medilt, and Cedar Forest. Finally adventure concludes upon arrival in the imperial city of Fes, where you’ll be dropped off. Either at your accommodation, airport or at the agdreed location.

Moreover, accommodations are included in this trip. We offer three different types of lodging: hotels, riads, and desert camps, ranging from standard to mid-range and luxury options.

Highlights of Marrakech to Fes four days Sahara trip:

  • Explore the south Morocco during this 4 day tour from Marrakech to Fes.
  • Breathtaking panoramas of the Atlas Mountains landscape.
  • Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah.
  • Visit Ouarzazate Film Studio and the fabulous Taourirt Kasbah.
  • Wander through the magnificent Dades valley and Todra Gorges.
  • Enjoy the vast dunes of Erg Chebbi within this 4 days tour from Marrakech.
  • Experience a camel ride in Merzouga Sahara while crossing the sand dunes.
  • Witness majestic sunsets and sunrises over the sand dunes of Erg Chebbi.
  • Indulge in sandboarding activity and spend a memorable night in a desert camp.
  • Enjoy delicious food and a campfire party.
  • Visit the Azrou Cedar Forest to see the Barbary Apes.

Included/Excluded

  • Private A/C 4x4 Vehicle or Minivan+ fuel
  • English/Spanish speaking driver during the tour
  • Pick up & Drop off at your accommodation
  • Accommodation with dinner and breakfast
  • Camel Trek to overnight in nomad desert bivouac or luxury camp (Private tents)
  • Free time to explore sites such as Kasbah, Walks, Canyons, Breaks for photos,...Etc
  • Sandboarding in the dunes
  • Drinks
  • Lunch during the trip
  • Flights

Tour Plan

Day 1: Marrakech – Ait Benhaddou Kasbah – Ouarzazate - Dades

You will be picked up by our driver/guide at your Marrakech accommodation to begin the 4 days desert tour from Marrakech to Fes. We will go to the Ait Benhaddou Kasbah, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1987, across the high Atlas mountains via the 2260 m-high Tizi N'tichka Pass. We will visit the Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah, a well-known historical structure in Morocco, and have lunch in a nearby restaurant.

We'll drive to Ouarzazate city in the afternoon and stop for a snapshot at the Atlas film Studios. And then, we'll stop again in the town center for a stunning view of the Taourirt kasbah, a former defensive residence. You will then pass by Kalaa M'gouna and Boumalne Dades, where you will have dinner and a night's stay at a riad or hotel.

Day 2: Dades – Todra Gorges – Erfoud - Merzouga (Camel ride & Night in the desert Camp)

After breakfast in the hotel, we will start our 4 Days Marrakech to Fes desert tour by leaving towards Tinghir, passing via Boumalne Dades and pausing to take in the magnificent vista of the Dades valley. We will thereafter proceed through Imider and Tinghir to the Todra gorges.

You will stop several times along the journey to take pictures and to take in the scenery. When you go to Todra Gorges, you can stroll through its confined valleys and take in the breathtaking Canyon beauty.

We carry on to Tinjdad in the afternoon after a break for lunch, and from there we travel to Erfoud, a town known for its producers of fossils. Following that, you will continue to the magnificent Erg Chebbi Dunes, popularly known as Merzouga Dunes.

When you get to the edge of the sand dunes, prepare for an hour and a half camel trek, so you can take in the sunset while having fun and experiencing something unique. You will head to the camp for an overnight stay in a typical nomad tent or luxury tent while riding the back of your dromedary in silence, with the only sound of the camel's footfall on the sand.

Before spending the night in a beautiful desert camp with all the conveniences in the middle of the desert, there will be a great dinner and amusement around the fire (Berber drums).

Day 3: Merzouga - Mifis - Black desert - nomadic family - Merzouga

On the third day of your 4 days desert trip from Marrakech to Fes, we advise you to get up early to soak in the breathtaking sunrise. After eating breakfast, taking a shower, and starting your day. Today is our entire day to go on an off-road excursion through the desert.

Merzouga is a lovely desert village encircled by picturesque desert vistas, Oasis, and deserted villages. The seasonal lake of Merzouga known as Dayet Srij, where we can sight some flamingos and other birds with dunes in the background, will be our first destination.

The next stop is the village of Khamlia, where the majority are originally from Mali and Sudan. We will stop here to listen to their music and dance, known as Gnawa music. After that, we will head t o Mifis . There are several mineral and fossil mines in this old French town that we shall explore. We will then continue on a short drive to a tiny hill with a panoramic view of the dunes on one side and the Moroccan-Algerian border on the other.

Afterwards, we will go on our trek to the nomadic families that live in tents designed after Berber architecture at the base of the Erg Chebbi sand dunes. We'll discover their daily activities and lifestyle. We may stop in one of their tents for lunch and share a cup of mint tea. Before heading back to the hotel in Merzouga, we'll stop at a desert oasis. You can stroll to the village or nearby dunes after a brief break to soak in the serene sunset.

Day 4: Merzouga – Rissani - Ziz Valley – Midelt – Azrou – Ifrane – Fes

We will begin the ultimate day of our 4-day desert trip from Marrakech to Fes after breakfast by traveling via Tafilalet Palm plantation, the largest in Morocco.
Along the 20 kilometers of route, you'll notice a ton of palm trees. the road to the Ziz valley, the source of the water used to irrigate this palm grove. Here, we pause and enjoy the spectacular panorama of the valley and the village of Aoufous from a high point.

We will stop in the city of Midelt, right in the center of the Atlas Mountains, where you'll have some free time for lunch. In the afternoon, we will continue traveling through Azrou's cedar forest, and if we're lucky, we'll come across some Barbary Apes by the side of the road.

Our next stop is the city of Ifrane, which is 1630 meters above sea level and located on the Middle Atlas' northwest slope. This city resembles a Swiss town due to its large avenues, excellently clean urban development, outdoor areas, gardens, and architectural style.
Our 4 Days desert tour from Marrakech to Fes comes to an end when we arrive in Fes in the evening.

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