4-day Marrakech to Fes desert tour

4-day Marrakech to Fes desert tour

We designed this Marrakech to Fes desert tour 4 day Sahara tour specifically for our travelers to enjoy all of Morocco’s Atlas mountains, beginning with the high atlas from Marrakech, passing through Tizi n’Tichka to Ouarzazate and the anti-atlas mountains, where the black rocky and golden sand dunes are located, as well as the middle atlas to¬†Fes from Merzouga.

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Marrakech to Fes desert trip overview

The 4 days Marrakech desert tour, in this fabulous tour we will explore the heart of Morocco. Our departure, as you know, is in Marrakech, the Imperial City, which is the most important city in Morocco. It has numerous World Heritage monuments that make it the country’s main tourist attraction. We will enjoy the landscapes between the cities. We will also enjoy a camel ride and a crossing of the great dunes, with a fantastic overnight stay in a nomadic tent. Our 4 days desert tour Marrakech to Fes Holiday ends in the city of Fez.

4 days desert tour from marrakech to fes itinerary

Day 1: Travel from Marrakech to Dades Valley via Ouarzazate Ait Ben Haddou.
Our guide will pick you up from your riad or any location of your choice to start our private 4 days tour from Marrakech to Merzouga, crossing the Tizi N Tichka pass of the High Atlas Mountains (2260 m) into the Dades Valley to reach the UNESCO World Heritage Site Ait Benhaddou Kasbah, the fortified Ksar with its beautiful Kasbahs (berber villages). Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah has served as a natural backdrop for many films. After lunch, we continue our Fes desert excursions to the Dades Gorge via Ouarzazate and the Rose Valley. On arrival at Boumalne Dades, we turn onto a side road that leads through the gorges of Dades. With the sunset as a backdrop, we admire the magnificent Monkey Fingers panoramically, fortified Kasbahs, and some more stops to admire the majestic scenery of this valley before we settle to our riad. Dinner and overnight. (DBB)
Day 2: From Dades valley to Merzouga Desert camel ride via Todra Canyons and gorges.

We will continue our Marrakech to Sahara desert after breakfast at your hotel in the Dades Valley, our journey begins today with a drive along the Road of 1000 Kasbahs to the oasis of Tighir, where we turn off for Todgha, stopping for a walk along the canyons. After some time at leisure to enjoy the vastness of the huge cliffs and lunch at a local restaurant (“At leisure”), we continue our journey to Erfoud, known for its date market and fossil factories.

After a short stopover, we continue to reach the Merzouga Sahara where a caravan of camels are waiting for us to start our camel ride through the big dunes of Erg Chebbi, during your way to the luxur desert camp you will enjoy the golden dunes and a sunset view before you reach your the luxury camp. After some time to admire the sand dunes and surrounding landscape with the opportunity to take beautiful photos, prepare for a traditional Moroccan dinner under the stars around the campfire. They will enjoy and entertain you with their drums danced and sung by the camp hosts.

Day 3: Merzouga sightseeing tour and Camel ride.
We are on a 4 day desert tour Marrakech. On the third day,your camel guide will wake you up very early in the morning to enjoy the sunrise over the Erg Chebbi sand dunes, perhaps the best moment of the Merzouga Sahara, followed by a typical breakfast at the camp, then you will drive the camels back to meet your friendly driver and start an amazing day tour around the Erg Chebbi sand dunes. This desert excursion will give you the opportunity to explore the surroundings of the Merzouga by visiting the small villages (e.g. Khamlia, the village of the black people famous for Gnawa music). We enjoy the time and listen to their beautiful songs with a glass of tea after half an hour of fun. We make our way through the nomads explore their way of life. Then we start again towards Mefiss, the most amazing place of the Berbers, where they have been working for many years to extract eyeliner from the mountains and where the colonial French army used to live. We continue to a local restaurant for lunch, which is a delicious pizza, Berber. After lunch, we drive back to your hotel/riad for dinner and overnight.
Day 4: Travel from Merzouga Sahara to Fes city via Ziz valley and cedar forest.
Our last day of the 4-day desert tour from Marrakech to Fes after a delicious breakfast at the local guesthouse, we drive to Fes via Erfoud and Errachidia along the magnificent Ziz gorges, carved into volcanic rocks and palm trees along the river. We continue through the Tizi Ntalghamt pass to Midelt. We stop for a barbecue and a cup of mint tea in Zaida before heading to Azrou, a Berber town in the Middle Atlas Mountains. Here we stop to see the barbarian monkeys in the famous cedar forest. We then drive to Ifran, known as the Switzerland of Morocco, before arriving in Fes where your amazing Marrakech to Fes desert tour services ends.

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4 days Sahara Desert tour from Marrakech to Fes

It was an incredible experience. Ibrahim picked us up from our Riad in Marrakech, loaded us into his Japanese Camel (landcruiser), and took us on the nicest trip we'd ever been on.

First and foremost, Ibrahim was an excellent guide. We were frequently teasing one other and sharing anecdotes from our lives and experiences, even giving each other nicknames. He seemed to have the answer to almost every question we had. He even changed our camel trek plans in Merzouga when the weather forecast for the chosen day did not appear promising. He made a wise decision because the sand storm the next day prevented us from sitting outside for dinner. Ibrahim also seemed to know just where to park at the bus stations in order to avoid a large gathering of visitors.

John D

The best four days from Marrakech to Fes!

With my teen twins, I took a four-day journey that began in Marrakech and ended in Fes, opting for a private tour to avoid the crowds. Everything worked out perfectly. Lhoucine and his colleagues are all really kind and professional, making us feel like family. Our guide was extremely knowledgable, and we learned a great deal about Moroccan culture. Lhoucine and his staff make our trip the finest it's ever been, and we're appreciative for all of the amazing local experiences. Thank you, Lhucine; we'll see you soon.


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