4 days Desert tour Marrakech to Fes
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The Sahara desert awaits! From the red city of Marrakech to the Athens of Africa Fes, discover the charms of Southeast Morocco. Enjoy a wonderful itinerary of 4 days Marrakech to Fes desert tour. During this desert tour, you’ll drive through the dramatic landscapes of the High Atlas mountains to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah. Then, you will visit the Hollywood of Africa Ouarzazate and spend a night in a beautiful valley in Boumalne Dades. Also, you will enjoy breathtaking sights including Todra canyon and an oasis in Tinghir. The most exciting thing about your Marrakech to Fez desert trip is that you’ll get to ride a camel in the golden dunes of Erg Chebbi and spend an unforgettable night between the dunes in a desert camp under billions of stars.
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE 4 DAYS MARRAKECH TO FES DESERT TOUR
- Travel through the High Atlas Mountains on a road trip.
- In the High Atlas Mountains, visit several lovely and traditional Berber settlements.
- Explore the old Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou.
- Take a trip down the path of 1000 kasbahs.
- A camel ride is a great way to see the desert.
- Watch the dawn and sunset over Erg Chebbi, which are both stunning.
- Spend an unforgettable evening beneath a spectacular and colourful night sky.
- In the Middle Atlas forest, you can spot some Barbary apes.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF A PRIVATE MARRAKECH TO FEZ DESERT TOUR?
You’ll travel in a comfy automobile with your driver/guide who will lead you all the way from Marrakech to Fes and share the culture of the southeast with you if you choose one of our private Marrakech to Fes desert trips. You can travel like a local on a private Marrakech Fes desert excursion. Then, you’ll receive a customized trip itinerary based on your interests, needs, and budget. Moreover, you have the option of selecting the lodgings that best suit your needs. To get a sense of what to expect, look out the tour’s itinerary below.
Program itinerary of our 4-day desert trip from Marrakech to Fes
Day 1: Marrakech to Dades:
At 08:30 a.m., our guide will meet you at your riad in Marrakech. The departure of our 4 days trip from Marrakech to Fes via Merzouga desert, will start to Ouarzazate via the High Atlas Mountains of Tizi n’Tichka, at a height of 2,260m, where we will be treated to stunning scenery, including multiple photo stops of Berber communities that merge in with the earth’s colour. Then, we will continue our 4 days desert trip from Marrakech to Fes by driving to Ait Ben Haddou, a fortified town where we will visit the famed Kasbah (declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1986). Several well-known films, including Gladiator, Obelix, Sahara with Penelope Cruz, and others, were shot in this stunning setting.
After lunch, we drive to Ouarzazate, commonly known as the “Gateway to the Desert,”. We continue our drive to the Valley of Roses through Skoura’s vast palm grove, where we may marvel at the more than 700 palm trees and densely packed kasbahs that dot the oasis and its environs. The Valley of Roses is a wonderful region where the most beautiful roses grow, which are used to make cosmetics like rose water, which is a highly popular product. The Museum of Roses is held in this valley once a year, in the month of May. Finally, we arrive in the Dades Valley, where we will stay in a Kasbah or Riad for the night.
Day 2: Dades to Merzouga:
After breakfast, we will travel to one of the most important locations in the Dades Valley to experience one of the best views of the valley: we will do so from one of the most strategic locations that offer us the mountains, from which we can observe the number of kasbahs present. Then, we arrive at the Todra Gorge after several stops along the road, it is near the town of Tineghir and is surrounded by palm trees and cottages all the way down the valley. In addition, climbers love the mountains here. The cliffs of Todra and Dades are among the best-known and most magnificent in Morocco.
We proceed to Merzouga after a brief hike in the Todra gorges and lunch in Touroug, where camels will be waiting to take you into the heart of the desert for an incredible sunset. Moreover, you’ll continue your journey after seeing the sunset to the tented camp, where you’ll have dinner and spend the night in a traditional nomadic tent.
Day 3: Merzouga desert excursion:
This is a special day dedicated entirely to the desert. Firstly, we’ll get up early in the morning to catch a spectacular sunrise over the sand dunes. Following that, we’ll return to Merzouga and, after a full breakfast, we’ll drive around Erg Chebbi, where we’ll connect to an off-road track, part of the former Paris-Dakar route. Also, the mountains near the Algerian border serve as the backdrop.
Then we’ll stop at Tissardmin’s oasis before continuing on to a nomadic community where we’ll learn about the Berbers’ lives and customs. After that, we will arrive in the village of Khamlia, originally from Mali, where you may relax with a cup of tea and a short concert of Gnawa spiritual music, with possible stops at panoramic sites of Erg Chebbi.
Return to the hotel, where you will have the afternoon free, as well as dinner and overnight accommodations.
Day 4: Merzouga to Fes:
After breakfast, we’ll go to the north of Morocco, passing via Tafilalet’s palm grove, where we’ll see one of the world’s largest palm groves, with 20 kilometres of palm trees. Then, when we arrive in the Ziz Valley, we’ll take some photos, fly over the valley, and look at the village of Aoufous.
Stop for a break and lunch at Midelt, which is located in the middle of the Middle Atlas. In the afternoon, we’ll continue our journey into the cedar forest of Azrou, where we might be able to spot some monkeys if we’re lucky. Then we carry on to Ifrane, which is 1,630 meters above sea level and located on the northwest edge of the Middle Atlas. Ifrane is known as “The Switzerland of Morocco” because of the width of its streets, urban growth, and architecture, which are all typical of an alpine city, making it feel out of place in Morocco.
At around 18h00, we arrive in Fes.
- We will pick you up from your Marrakesh hotel.
- 4×4 car, van, or minivan with air conditioning.
- A driver who speaks English or a driver who speaks English and a guide who speaks English.
- In Boumalne Dades, there is a hotel.
- Trek with camels.
- In a Sahara camp for the night.
- Two dinners and two breakfasts are included in the meal plan.
- You will be dropped off at your Fez hotel.
What’s not included:
- Entrance fees
The cost varies depending on the number of people in your party, the type of accommodations you select, and the month you travel. The price decreases as the number of persons in your group grow (the price is per person).
For further information about rates, please send us an email.
You can change the tour’s itinerary to fit your budget, schedule, and interests. The journey can be cut short or extended. It can begin and end in cities other than those indicated on the itinerary. As a result, you’ll be able to plan a journey that’s unique to you. Visit our home page for more options.