4 days tour from Fes to Marrakech

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4 days tour from Fes to Marrakech


Do you have some free time in Fes city? Then we suggest you the 4 days tour from Fes to Marrakech via the Sahara desert. This is a unique Fes desert tour that will take you experience Merzouga desert camel ride, visit Draa valley, the beautiful mud kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou. In addition to all this, our 4 days tour from Fes to Marrakech allows you to enjoy thousands of unique Berber villages along the way.

Tour highlights:

  • Passing by the Atlas mountains.
  • Discover cedar forest of Azrou.
  • Passing by Ziz valley.
  • Camel ride in Merzouga desert.
  • Overnight in the desert camp.
  • Beautiful desert sunset/sunrise.
  • Visit local market of Rissani.
  • Visit Draa valley.
  • Explore Ait Ben Haddou kasbah.

Itinerary of 4 days tour from Fes to Marrakech via Merzouga:

Day 1: Fes to Ifran, Cedar forest, Midelt, Ziz valley and Merzouga desert

Our journey starts from the imperial city Fes towards Ifrane, enjoy  the Switzerland of Morocco, then move to the Cedar forest, it contains the Barbary apes and we may feed them. Next we cross the middle  Atlas  mountains and drive long the way surrounded by palm trees and kasbahs, until we arrive at Midelt city, famous of its source of apple. After lunch in this beautiful city. We drive passing by the Ziz Valley, and palm trees grove of Aoufous, then Erfoud city, which is known as the capital of dates. Finally arriving to Merzouga, where we spend the first night of the 4 days tour from Fes to Marrakech
Dinner and overnight in your local hotel or riad.

Day 2: Merzouga 4×4 desert excursion

We start our new day by having a delicious breakfast, We ride our 4×4 vehicle to discover the Erg Chebbi desert, we go towards Khamlia village, and enjoy their Gnaoua music played by the locals whose origins from Mali and Sudan. Later on we go to have a cup of tea with the nomads who still live in tents, and get in touch with them, and know about their daily life. Then we continue our 4 days tour from Fes to Marrakech to Mifis village, where the locals sell the fossils. After lunch and renewing the energy, we ride our lovely camels with a local and experienced camel man towards the heart of the desert. Before get to the camp, you will enjoy the golden sunset from a high dune, then cross the dunes to the camp. After dinner you will gather around the fire with the locals who will play drums for you and teach you how to play like them too. they may tell you some stories or riddles. 
Overnight in your camp in a calm weather and starry night.
Day 3:  Merzouga towards Rissani, Erfoud, Agdez and Ouarzazate
Our 4 days tour from Fes to Marrakech plan as follow; we make sure to wake you early to enjoy the stunning sunrise from high dunes. After breakfast we take the road and head to Sijlmassa before and Rissani now, we will discover its local traditional markets and walk inside its Souk. Next we pass by Erfoud, Agdez, and the palm grove of Skoura, then reach Ouarzazate. Dinner and Overnight in a local riad or hotel.
Day 4:  Ouarzazate to Kasbah Taourirt, Ait Ben Haddou kasbah, Tichka and Marrakech
After breakfast, we drive few minutes towards the Hollywood of Africa, Ouarzazate city, we will visit the biggest Studio in Africa, Atlas Studio. Next we head to Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou, a UNESCO world heritage site, which inspired many directors to take this architectural kasbah as location to film some parts of their movies and series (Game of thrones, Gladiator, The Mommy….). After lunch in this site, we drive along the way crossing the high Atlas mountains via the high pass of Tizi nTichka (2260 meters). then drive to Marrakech. End of our 4 days tour from Fes to Marrakech.

Tour includes:

  • Pick up at your accommodation in Fes.
  • Drop off at your accommodation in Marrakech.
  • English speaking driver/guide.
  • Private A/C transport during the tour.
  • Camel ride per each in Merzouga desert.
  • Overnight stay in Merzouga desert camp.
  • Diner and breakfast during the tour.
  • Overnight stay in Ouarzazate.

Not included:

  • Lunches and soft drinks.
  • Entrance fees to monuments.
  • Other personal expenses.

Important note

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Frequent Asked Questions

Both Zagora and Merzouga are popular tourist destinations in Morocco, known for their desert landscapes and opportunities for camel trekking and experiencing the Sahara Desert. However, determining which one is better depends on your personal preferences and what you are looking for in your desert experience.

Zagora is located in the Draa Valley region and offers a more accessible desert experience compared to Merzouga. It is closer to major cities like Marrakech, making it a convenient option for travelers with limited time. The desert in Zagora is still impressive, with beautiful dunes and picturesque sunsets. However, the dunes in Zagora are smaller compared to those in Merzouga.

On the other hand, Merzouga is renowned for its stunningly large dunes, including the famous Erg Chebbi. These dunes are among the highest in Morocco and offer a more dramatic and immersive desert experience. Merzouga is located in southeastern Morocco, close to the Algerian border, and a bit farther from major cities. This can make it a slightly longer journey to reach, but many travelers consider it worth the effort for the breathtaking dunes.

Can you do a day trip to the Sahara Desert from Marrakech?

Yes, it is possible to do a day trip to the Sahara Desert from Marrakech, but it is a long journey and involves a significant amount of travel time. The Sahara Desert is located quite far from Marrakech, so keep in mind that it will be a long day with limited time to spend in the desert itself.

Yes, Merzouga Desert is indeed part of the Sahara Desert. The Sahara Desert is the largest hot desert in the world, covering a vast expanse of North Africa.

Merzouga is a small village located in southeastern Morocco, near the border with Algeria. It is renowned for its towering sand dunes, including the famous Erg Chebbi dunes. These dunes are part of the larger Sahara Desert, which extends beyond Merzouga into other parts of Morocco, Algeria, and neighboring countries.

The desert landscape in Merzouga showcases the typical characteristics of the Sahara, with its golden sand dunes, vast open spaces, and arid climate. It offers visitors an opportunity to experience the beauty and tranquility of the Sahara Desert in Morocco.

Can you camp in the Sahara desert?

Yes, camping in the Sahara Desert is a popular and memorable experience for many travelers. There are several options available for camping in the Sahara, including both organized camps and independent camping.

Whether you choose an organized camp or independent camping, spending a night under the starry desert sky is a unique and enchanting experience. The silence, vastness, and beauty of the desert make it a memorable part of any journey to Morocco. Just remember to follow guidelines and respect the environment to minimize your impact on the delicate desert ecosystem.

The Merzouga Desert, located in Morocco, is generally considered safe for visitors. 

It’s recommended to hire a local guide or join a reputable tour company when exploring the desert. They are familiar with the terrain and can provide valuable guidance. Or travel in groups: If possible, travel in a group, especially when venturing into remote areas of the desert. This can enhance safety if any issues arise.

The desert environment can be challenging, with extreme temperatures during the day and potentially cold nights. Be prepared with appropriate clothing, sun protection, and sufficient water supplies.

We have extensive knowledge of the destination you’re visiting. We can provide valuable insights, recommendations, and access to hidden gems that you might not discover on your own. Our expertise can enhance your travel experience and help you make the most of your trip.

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Our Tours are well-planned by a professional local team to provide you with a memorable experience in Morocco. But all of our Tours are just suggested itineraries, so, you can customize your tour by contacting us if this tour doesn’t match your interests, needs, and budget.

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