If you desire to visit the desert from Marrakech, this Sahara Desert tour from Marrakech To Fes 4 days is the best for you. Experience camel trekking and enjoy the atmosphere of the desert. Stay in nomad tents in a Merzouga desert camp and beautiful guest houses. Drive over the High Atlas Mountains and travel via the fascinating pass of Tizi-n-Tichka.
Stop at panoramic viewpoints to capture photos of the mountains, the lively valleys and the Berber villages. Visit Kasbah Telouet and the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou.
Wander Skoura Oasis green palm trees and tour the beautifully restored Kasbah Amredhil. Travel through the Road of Thousand Kasbahs and the beautiful Valley of the Roses.
pay a visit to cooperatives making cosmetic products from the abundant flowers of the valley. Stay in an authentic guest-house in the Dades Gorges and take a walk in the Dades Valley. Hike in the Toudgha Gorges with a local guide and travel through Berber villages.
Experience a sunset camel ride in Erg Chebbi dunes and practice sand-boarding. Dine under a sky full of stars and share an evening of Berber music with the nomads. Stay in a comfortable nomad tent in a Merzouga desert camp near the big dunes.
Drive along the Ziz Valley, full of green oases and fortified kasbahs. Travel through Errachidia, Midelt, and aver the Middle Atlas Mountains. Witness the Barbary monkeys in Azrou and arrive at Fes.
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Start your Marrakech to Fes desert tour by morning departure from your hotel in an air-conditioned 4×4 car. Travel over the high Atlas Mountains and drive via the Tizi-n-Tichka pass, the highest peak in Africa (2260m).
Along the road, stop at panoramic viewpoints to capture views of the mountains, the green valleys. Stop in one of the beautiful Berber villages perched on the mountain’s entourage for a tea break.
After descending the Tizi-n-Tichka pass, a side road leads to the once glorious Kasbah Telouet. Tour the kasbah with a local guide to learn about its history as a former palatial residence for the Glaoui family.
Afterwards, you continue your Marrakech to Fes desert tour via the varying landscapes of the Ounila Valley as far as the kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou. Here, you can savour lunch in one of the many restaurants on the riverbank of the Salt River and the fortified Kasbah.
After lunch, you will visit the kasbah with a local guide. Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou is one of Morocco’s eight UNESCO World Heritage Sites. It is also, a film set where several cinematic artworks such as “Gladiator” and “Lawrence of Arabia”.
In the afternoon, a 30 min drive leads to Ouarzazate, where a beautiful riad offers dinner and a night’s rest.
Following breakfast in the riad, you will continue your desert trip from Ouarzazate to the Dades Gorges. Enjoy a scenic drive through the Road of a Thousand Kasbahs, where many kasbahs stand tall among the trees. Shortly after, you will arrive at Skoura Oasis, full of green fields and palm trees.
Here, you will visit the beautifully restored Kasbah Amredhil and tour its small museum. Next, you travel along the fertile Valley of the Roses as far as Kel’aa M’gouna. Pay a visit to the local cooperatives producing cosmetic products from the flowers of the valley.
Shortly after, you will drive off-track to the Dades Gorges which will be the venue for lunch. In the afternoon, explore the Dades Valley’s red canyons and breathtaking lush oases and go for a walk alongside the Boumalne Dades river.
The itinerary takes you to the Toudgha Gorges, where you will have dinner and spend the night in a beautiful guest house.
After breakfast, wander the Tinghir green palm grove, where you can witness dates and figs. From here, you travel through many Berber villages where you will stop for breaks and to learn about life in southern Morocco.
Then, you drive along the Ziz Valley, full of palm trees, and fortified Kasbahs, and arrive in Erfoud in time for lunch. Afterwards, you can visit the fossil exhibits, where you can see how the fossils are processed into souvenirs.
In the afternoon, you will continue your desert trip to the dunes of Erg Chebbi in Merzouga. Here, an hour to an hour and a half leads to the summit of the high dunes, from which the sunset is spectacular.
At the campsite, you will be welcomed with mint tea and biscuits. At night, taste a traditional Moroccan dinner under the Saharan night sky, followed by Berber drumming, and singing. Sleep in a comfortable private nomad tent in a desert camp near the big dunes.
Get up early in the morning and climb up to the summit of the dunes. You will be rewarded with amazing views of the spectacular sunrise and the sand dunes that stretch as far as you can see.
Back at the camp, enjoyed breakfast like a nomad and then continue your Marrakech to Fes desert tour. Next, you travel north along Berber villages; Rissani, Errachidia, and then Midelt. Lunch will be in Midelt, which is called “the apple capital”, situated in the Middle Atlas and at the foot of the Ayachi Mountain.
After lunch, you will travel across the Tizi-n-Talremt pass and along the cedar forest full of green oaks and cedar trees to reach Azrou. Here, you can see Barbary apes looking out for titbits. Next, we travel through Ifrane, remarkable for its slopy rooftops, and reach Fes by the end of the afternoon. You just had a wonderful Marrakech to Fes desert tour.