Fes to Marrakech Desert Tour – 4 days

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Fes to Marrakech desert tour 4 days – overview:

Book this 4-day Fes to Marrakech desert tour combining the two most famous Imperial Cities in Morocco. Travel across the Middle Atlas Mountains and the cedar forests outside of Azrou.

Drive through Berber villages and along the Ziz Valley, full of oases and Kasbahs. Stop at Erfoud to visit the fossil exhibits full of souvenirs and furniture.  Experience camel trekking in the Erg Chebbi wind-blown sand dunes. Admire the spectacle of the sunset from the top of the dunes and enjoy the tranquillity of the Sahara.

Taste dinner, prepared by the nomads, in a magical place lit by millions of stars. Share an evening of music and drumming with the other guest nomad and camp staff. Stay in comfortable nomad tents in a desert camp among the dunes of Merzouga. Enjoy a full day of trekking the Sahara Desert and have a picnic among the dunes. Or go for a 4×4 tour around the dunes and visit Khamlia village to learn about Gnawa music.

Hike the famous Toudgha Gorges, with a local guide. Explore the Dades Valley, full of olive trees and green palmeraie. Drive along the Road of a Thousand Kasbahs and stop at the beautiful Valley of the Roses. Explore Skoura Oasis palm tree fields and tour Kasbah Amredhil.

Explore Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou’s adobe-built houses and learn about its history. Tour the former palatial residence, Kasbah Telouet. Cross the High Atlas Mountains and the pass of Tizi-n-Tichka to arrive at Marrakech.

4-day desert tour from Fes to Marrakech – highlights:

  • Travel across the Middle Atlas Mountains and witness Barbary apes in the cedar forests
  • Drive along Ziz Valley, full of palm trees and fortified kasbahs
  • Stop by Berber villages, interact with the locals and discover the fossils exhibits in Erfoud
  • Experience camel trekking in the dunes of Erg Chebbi and take photos wearing blue turbans
  • Dine under a sky full of stars and enjoy an evening of Berber music around a fire camp
  • Stay in a comfortable nomad tent in a Merzouga desert camp near the big dunes
  • Hike the high Toudgha Gorges and take a walk in the Dades Valley along the riverbank
  • Drive off-track along the Valley of the Roses and through the Road of Thousand Kasbahs
  • Wander Skoura Oasis palm trees, visit the Kasbah Amredhil and tour its small museum
  • Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Kasbah, Ait Ben Haddou and tour Kasbah Telouet
  • Drive over the High Atlas Mountains and via the Tizi-n-Tichka pass
  • Stop at panoramic viewpoints and arrive back at Marrakech

What is included in this desert tour from Fes to Marrakech:

  • Private transportation in an air-conditioned comfortable 4×4 car or luxury minivan
  • Pick-up from your hotel in Fes and drop-off at your riad in Marrakech
  • Experienced English/French/Spanish Berber driver/ guide
  • Overnight in air-conditioned rooms with private bathrooms
  • 2 Overnights in an authentic/luxury Erg Chebbi Dunes desert camp
  • All meals, 3 breakfasts, 4 lunches, and 3 dinners with vegetarian and vegan options
  • Camel ride for an hour to an hour and a half and sand-boarding as much as you wish
  • Full-day trekking in the Sahara Desert with a picnic among the dunes
  • Or a half a day 4×4 tour around the dunes and a visit to Khamlia village
  • Option to go to and to come back from the desert camp in the 4×4 car
  • Berber music and drumming around a campfire in the desert
  • Free soft drinks and mineral water during your stay in the desert
  • The opportunity to ask the driver to stop for breaks whenever you wish
  • Entrance fees and local guides in the relevant places

What is not included:

  • Soft drinks
  • Tips
  • Extras

Good to know desert tours From Fes to Marrakech:

  • This Sahara Desert tour from Fes to Marrakech can be tailor-made to fit your points of interest
  • This day trip is free of hidden costs, cheap tourists’ traps, or forced shopping
  • You can choose to go to the camp on camelback or by 4×4 care. Ten, you go for a camel ride
  • To do this tour the other way around, please visit Marrakech to Fes Desert Trip 5 days

Price details

Number of persons2 Persons3 Persons4 Persons5 Persons6 Persons
Price per person495 €445 €405 €395 €375 €
Total price990 €1335 €1620 €1975 €2250 €

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Fes to Marrakech desert tour 4 days – itinerary:

1st day: Fes – Merzouga:

In the morning, you will be picked up at 08:00 by your driver/guide in a 4×4 air-conditioned car. The first scheduled stop will be in Ifrane, known as the Switzerland of Morocco, famous for its sloping roofs to deal with the yearly snowfall.  Here, there are plenty of opportunities to take photos and it is a good place for a coffee break.

Continuing south, near Azrou, we will stop in the oak and cedar forest where you can photograph and feed the Barbary monkeys. Your Fes to Marrakech desert tour continues driving over the Middle Atlas Mountains to arrive at Midelt which will be the venue for lunch.

In the afternoon, we will drive through Errachidia and along the Ziz Valley, full of green palm trees, and offer opportunities to take photos. The drive continues to Erg Chebbi dunes passing by Erfoud, very known for its many fossil artefacts exhibits which you could visit.

After arriving at Erg Chebbi dunes, you will be welcomed by a glass of mint tea and Moroccan biscuits. Later on, an hour to an hour and a half camel ride leads to the top of the dunes where you can witness the spectacle of the sunset.

Later at night, dinner is served, followed by a small party of Berber music and drumming and an overnight sleep in your private nomad tent near the big dunes.

2nd day: Merzouga

After breakfast, enjoy full-day trekking on a journey into the red wind-blown dunes of Erg Chebbi in Merzouga.

You will walk behind camels as they carry the equipment or choose to ride them whenever you wish. You will trek for three hours in the morning and another three hours in the afternoon.

Lunch will be prepared by your camel-men, who will guide you and navigate the desert for the best picnic spot.

After witnessing the sunset from the top of the dunes (250 m), dinner is served followed by Berber music and drumming and overnight in nomad tents.

3rd day: Merzouga – Dades Valley

Early in the morning, there will be an opportunity for a second camel ride to the summit of the captivating dunes where the sunset is an awesome sight.

After breakfast, our journey continues with a scenic drive along many Berber villages; Rissani, Erfoud, and Tinghir, where you can walk alongside the riverbank and visit small villages to learn about the lifestyle of the local inhabitants before you visit the expensive Toudgha Gorges and have lunch on the spot.

After lunch, we will continue to Dades Valley, with a stop to photograph the monkey feet, a fascinating rock formation, and drive through the curvy road of Dades Gorges, portrayed in many travel flyers as one of the most beautiful pieces of roads, before arriving at the hotel at the edge of the valley.

Here, you will enjoy a splendid dinner followed by occasionally a musical play and overnight in a beautiful guest-house.

4th day: Dades Valley – Marrakech

After breakfast, we drive along the Valley of the Roses to Kel’aa M’gouna, where you can visit the organic cosmetic products co-operatives and learn how the locals make rose-scented perfumes from the fragrant flowers of the valley.

The journey continues via the Road of a Thousand Kasbahs, to Skoura Oasis, famous for its date palm trees fields and the beautifully repaired Kasbah Amredhil, which you will visit.

After a short drive, we arrive at Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a backdrop to many Hollywood blockbusters; including “The Gladiator”, “Lawrence of Arabia” and the famous TV series “Game of Thrones”. We arrive back at Marrakech by the end of the day, which marks the end of your Fes to Marrakech desert tour.

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