5 days desert tour from Marrakech to Fes

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Marrakech
Fes

Details: 5 days desert tour from Marrakech to Fes

Our 5 days desert tour from Marrakech to Fes is a great opportunity to explore Morocco’s prominent and most visited destinations, mainly the High Atlas Mountains, Ouarzazate, the Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou, the Dades and Todgha Gorges, and the amazing Sahara desert.

You will also visit a nomad family, explore Ifrane, and have a chance to feed wild monkeys in the Cedar forest. The highlight of our 5-day tour from Marrakech to Fes via Merzouga desert is the camel ride across the Erg Chebbi desert, and spending a memorable night at a luxury desert camp.

Departure & Return Location

The 5-day desert tour starts in Marrakech and ends in Fes

Departure Time

At 08 Am from your accommodation

Price Includes

  • Pick up and drop off service
  • 1 night in a hotel in Dades
  • 1 night in a desert camp
  • 1 night in riad in Merzouga
  • English Tour Guide
  • Transportation with fuel included
  • Breakfasts and dinners included in all accommodations
  • Camel ride through the desert dunes; a camel for each person
  • 1 night in a hotel in Midalt

Price Excludes

  • Lunches
  • Drinks
  • Monument entrance fees
  • Travel insurance

Highlights: 5 days desert tour from Marrakech to Fes

  • Visit Ifrane, the "Little Switzerland" of Morocco.
  • Feed wild monkeys at the Cedar Forest
  • Stops on the way to enjoy the Atlas mountains, Ziz canyon and Valley and much more
  • Camel trekking across the Erg Chebbi Dunes, sandboarding and the chance to enjoy a spectacular desert sunset
  • Overnight stay in a luxury desert camp
  • Evening entertainment including a drum circle and a camp fire are also available
  • Visit the traditional market of Rissani and Erfoud.
  • Visit the Todra and Dades Gorges
  • Explore Ouarzazate, and visit the world-famous Kasbah Aït Ben Haddou
  • Stops along the High-Atlas Mountains near Marrakech for panoramic views

Itinerary: 5 days desert tour from Marrakech to Fes

Day I: MARRAKECH- HIGH ATLAS MOUNTAINS- KASBAH OF AIT BEN HADDOU- OUARZAZATE- BOUMALNE DADES

The first day of our  5 days desert tour from Marrakech to Fes is one of our unique itineraries, in the sense that we’ll take you on an unforgettable journey across the High Atlas Mountains with the most magical panoramic views all the way to the little Hollywood of Africa, the Kasbah of Ait Benhaddou & the neighboring city of Ouarzazate, known for its fancy museums, Kasbahs, Atlas studios, and traditional architecture and the fact that it resembles Marrakesh in a way.

We’ll make a stop in the Kasbah of Ait Benhaddou to explore it. After that, we will have lunch and continue driving to Ouarzazate to see the Atlas studios. Then we will continue our way to Boumalne Dades, and the Gorge of Dades, where we’ll spend the night at a Riad.

Day II:DADES GORGES- GORGES of TOUDGHA- TINGHIR- TINJDAD- ERFOUD- MERZOUGA- SAHARA DESERTt- ERG CHEBBI

On the second day of our 5-day desert tour from Marrakech to Fes, we’re gonna get up early, have breakfast, and drive over to the Sahara Desert. On the way there, we’ll get to see a bunch of interesting places & towns, such as the Toudgha Gorge, known worldwide for its mountains and cliffs and is a number one destination for tourists and hikers.

We’ll take a walk and explore the place together. After that, we’ll continue driving to the great Sahara Desert and pass through numerous Berber villages along the way, namely Tinjdad, and Eljorf, Mellab all the way to Erfoud, a town known as the gateway to the Sahara Desert. 

When in the Sahara Desert, we’ll ride camels & enjoy the beauty of the Erg Chebbi Desert as well as take amazing pictures both of the golden sand and the beautiful Saharan sunset. We’ll spend the night there at a luxury desert camp and have a great Saharan and Berber time there ( Evening entertainment including a drum circle and a campfire).

Day III: SAHARA DESERT- ERG CHEBBI- LOCAL TOUR

On the third day of your 5 days desert tour from Marrakech to Fes, we’ll take you on a local tour around the Sahara desert to explore the desert lifestyle and meet local nomads. After that, we’ll drive over to a place called Glb Nass to see its beauty and take some amazing pictures.

Then we’ll continue driving to Khamlia, the village of Gnawa (people who arrived from Southern countries of Africa such as Mali and Gabon. Last but not, least, we’ll drive over the Sand dunes, do some snowboarding, and visit the Saharan Oases of Hassi Labied. Today you will stay in a hotel in Merzouga with a sand dunes view.

Day IV: MERZOUGA SAHARA DESERT- RISSANI- TIZI N TALGHOMT- MIDELT

On the fourth day of our 5 days tour from Marrakech to Fes via Merzouga desert, we’ll get up early, have breakfast take a shower, and then head over to Midelt city. On the way, we’ll get to stop and see some wonderful spots and take pictures. We’ll pay Rissani a visit to see its traditional market and then visit Erfoud, A desert town known for fossils.

After that, we’ll stop to enjoy the beauty of Ait Chakr Pass and then Ziz Valley, the number one source of dates in the area and even in Morocco. After that, we will carry on driving through the Tizi Talghomt Pass with its panoramic views and giant mountains all the way to Midelt City where we’ll spend the night

DAY V: MIDELT CITY- CEDAR FOREST- ATLAS MOUNTAINS- FES

On the fifth day, unfortunately, the last day of our 5 days desert tour from Marrakech to Fes via the Sahara Desert, we’ll continue driving to Fes, one of the four imperial cities in Morocco and the scientific capital of Morocco. In fact, the first University in the whole world was founded in Fes (Al Quaraouiyine University).

On the way there, we’ll stop in Meknes City and explore its prominent places and monuments; we’ll start by Lahdim Square, a marketplace in the heart of the old Medina. It resembles Jamaa Lfna square. We’ll get to see the Ismaeli architecture from the past and take some pictures of those giant walls and gates.

After that, we’ll visit the Roman ruins, Volubilis, and then continue driving to Fes. When we get there, our 5 days desert tour from Marrakech to Fes comes to an end

Our 5 days desert tour from Marrakech to Fes with full map routes

Reviews about our 5 days tour from Marrakech to Fes

This 5-day tour from Marrakesh to Fez is worth it; we saw the most important places in Morocco and spend a great time with our kind driver, Rachid.

Steven P

Great itinerary & kind driver. We did enjoy our 5-day tour from Marrakesh to Fez. Thank you, Holidayz in Morocco,

Jessie Moran

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