Fes to Marrakech Desert Tours 5 days



Overview of This 5 Days Desert Tours from Fes:

Book this 5-day Fes to Marrakech desert tours – combining Imperial Cities and the Sahara Desert. Visit Ifrane town and travel over the Middle Atlas Mountains. Enjoy a scenic drive through the cedar forests and feed Barbary macaques in Azrou.

Drive through Berber villages; Midelt and Errachidia. Travel along the Ziz Valley, full of oases and fortified Kasbahs. Stop at Erfoud to visit the fossils exhibits featuring souvenirs and furniture.  Experience sunset camel riding in the Erg Chebbi sand dunes. Admire the sunset from the summit of the dunes and enjoy the tranquillity of the Sahara.

Taste dinner under the Saharan shiny sky. Share an evening of traditional music with the nomads and the other guests. Stay in private nomad tents in a Merzouga desert camp among the dunes. Go on a full-day camel trekking in the Sahara Desert and have a picnic among the dunes. Or go for a 4×4 tour around the dunes and visit Khamlia village – and learn about Gnawa music.

Hike the Toudgha Gorges with a local guide. Explore the Dades Valley, full of olive trees and garden fields. Travel along the Road of a Thousand Kasbahs and stop at the Valley of the Roses. Explore Skoura Oasis palm tree fields and visit Kasbah Amredhil. Tour Ouarzazate local market and stay in a beautiful riad.

Explore Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou and learn about its history. Tour the former palatial residence, Kasbah Telouet. Cross the High Atlas Mountains and the pass of Tizi-n-Tichka. Stop at panoramic viewpoints and arrive at Marrakech.


5 Days Tours Fes to Marrakech Highlights:

  • Visit Ifrane town and travel over the Middle Atlas Mountains
  • Enjoy a scenic drive through the cedar forests and feed Barbary macaques
  • Explore Azrou, Midelt, and Errachidia and learn about life in the south
  • Travel along the 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 riding in the dunes of Erg Chebbi and take photos wearing blue turbans
  • Dine under a sky full of stars and enjoy an evening of nomad music around a fire camp
  • Spend a full day trekking the Sahara Desert and have a picnic among the dunes
  • Or go for a half a day 4×4 tour & visit Khamlia village to learn about Gnawa music
  • Stay in a private 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 the Road of Thousand Kasbahs
  • Explore Skoura Oasis palm trees and visit the beautiful Kasbah Amredhil
  • Visit Ouarzazate town, explore its local markets and stay in a beautiful riad
  • Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site, 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
  • Taste some of Morocco’s cuisines most delicious dishes

What is included in This Fes Desert Tour:

  • 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 desert camp with shared bathroom facilities
  • Option to upgrade to luxury Merzouga desert camp with en-suite bathroom
  • 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 and a visit to Khamlia village to learn about Gnawa music
  • Option to go to and to come back from the desert camp in the 4×4
  • 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 About Fes to Marrakech Desert Tours:


Below is 5 Days Desert Tours from Fes to Marrakech Itinerary:

1st day: Fes – Merzouga:

Your driver will pick you up from your hotel in a comfortable 4×4 car – and you start your 5 Days Desert Tour from Fes to Marrakech. The first stop of your trip will be the delightful city of Ifrane. It is known as the Switzerland of Morocco because of its Alpine chalet-style houses, which is very unusual in Morocco.

Next, enjoy a scenic drive through the cedar forest as far as Azrou. Here, stop to feed and play with the Barbary marquees. Then, travel over the Middle Atlas Mountains and arrive at Midelt in time for lunch.

Next, you drive via the Tizi-n-Talghemt pass and along the Ziz Valley. This valley is full of huge palm groves and unlimited kasbahs perfectly positioned among the palm trees.

Then, you arrive at Erfoud where you will visit the fossils exhibits where you can see how the locally found fossils and marble are worked into souvenirs and artefacts. There is no obligation to buy, but the exhibits are worth exploring!

Next, you cross Rissani and then arrive at Erg Chebbi dunes. From here, a camel ride leads to the summit of the dunes from which the sunset is spectacular. At the campsite, you will be shown your private nomad tent and served a welcoming glass of mint tea and Moroccan biscuits.

At night, taste dinner in the middle of the Sahara. Share an evening of traditional music around a fire camp with the nomads and the other guests. Later at night, your private nomad tent in a Merzouga desert camp offers night rest.

2nd day: Merzouga

After breakfast in the camp, we offer you 2 options to choose for your desert adventure.

Option 1: Enjoy a full day camel trekking in the wind-blown dunes of Merzouga. You can either ride the camels or walk behind them as they warry what’s needed for your lunch. Your nomad camel men will guide you through the Sahara Desert and prepare you lunch.

Experience transportation the nomadic way and enjoy lunch in an oasis among the dunes. You will trek for about 3 hours in the morning – to discover the most beautiful sand dunes in Morocco. After lunch, you will trek for another 3 hours returning to the desert camp.

Option 2: Spend half a day in the desert and after lunch, you take the car and experience 4×4 driving around the sand dunes. Drive to Khamlia village to sip a glass of tea with a nomad family.

Then, watch the Sub-Saharan perform Gnawa music. Back at the camp, enjoy a sunset camel ride to the summit of the Erg Chebbi dunes.

At night dinner is served and followed by an evening of Berber music and drumming. Overnight in your private nomad tent.

3rd day: Merzouga – Dades Valley

Get up early in the morning and ascent the dunes. You will witness a gorgeous sunrise and experience moments of pure peacefulness. Back at the camp, breakfast is served, then you continue your Fes desert trip to Dades Gorges.

Travel along Berber villages; Rissani, the first village after the desert and then Tinghir. In Toudgha Gorges, take a walk alongside the riverbank and through the massive canyons.  If you desire, you could go for a short hike beyond the gorges with a local guide.

After lunch, your itinerary continues to the Dades Gorges with a stop to photograph the monkey rock formation. In the Dades Valley, you will explore the valley, full of olive trees and green gardens. At night, dinner and overnight in a beautiful guest-house overlooking the valley.

4th day: Dades Valley – Ouarzazate

After breakfast, there will opportunities to explore more of the valley. Back in the car, your adventure continues with an off-road drive along the Boutartar piste to visit the nomads and sip a glass of tea with them. Next, you continue through the valley of the Roses as far as Kel’aa M’gouna. Here, you will visit the local cosmetic co-operatives, producing fragrant perfumes and organic beauty products.

From here, you travel through the Road of a Thousand Kasbahs. Stop to explore the Valley of the Roses, then continue to Skoura Oasis for lunch. Here, you can wander the palm tree fields and learn about life in the south. Then, visit the beautiful Kasbah Amredhil and tour its small museum. This kasbah is built of adobe and represents the old housing in southern Morocco.

Next, a 45-minute drive leads to Ouarzazate, where a beautiful riad offers dinner and night’s rest.

5th day: Ouarzazate – Marrakech

Today, after breakfast in the riad, continue your Fes to Marrakech desert tour. The first stop will be in Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou. This is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a backdrop for many Hollywood movies – Including “Gladiator” and some scenes of the famous TV series “Game of Thrones”.

You will visit the Kasbah with a local guide. He will explain the history of this site and will point out interesting features.

From here, you travel along the beautiful Ounila Valley as far as Kasbah Telouet. It is a former palatial residence to the last Pasha of Marrakech and the Glaoui tribe. You will visit the kasbah with a local guide and have lunch.

In the afternoon, you travel via the Tizi-n-Tichka pass and over the Atlas Mountains. Along the road, stop at panoramic viewpoints for photos and breaks. Your 5 day Fes to Marrakech desert tours at around 18:00 – as your driver will escort you to your riad.


Map of 5-day Desert Tour from Fes to Marrakech:


Prices Table

Number of Persons2 Persons3 Persons4 Persons5 Persons6 Persons
Price Per Person605 €585 €565 €525 €505 €
Total Price1210 €2925 €2260 €2625 €3030 €
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