4 days tour from Marrakech to Fes

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4 days tour from Marrakech to Fes


Trips For Morocco recommends the 4 days tour from Marrakech to Fes to Morocco’s lovers who would love to start their journey from Marrakech and end it in Fes. Our 4 days trip from Marrakech to Fes will take you the Erg Chebbi sand dunes, where you will have the great chance to ride camels and spend the night in the Berber camp. In addition to all this, our 4 days tour from Marrakech to Fes will visit a variety of panoramic views between the Sahara desert and the ending point Fes.

Tour highlights:

  • Passing by the Atlas mountains.
  • Discover the Unesco world heritage site of Ait Ben-Haddou kasbah.
  • Discover Dades and Todgha gorges.
  • Camel ride in Merzouga desert.
  • Overnight in the desert camp.
  • Visit Erfoud and Ziz valley.
  • Feed the monkeys in Cedar forest.
  • Pass by the Switzerland of Morocco.

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

Day 1: Marrakech to Atlas mountains, Ait Ben Haddou and Dades gorge

Our 4 days tour from Marrakech to Fes begins morning in Marrakech, where we meet you in your location and start driving through the high pass of Tizi nTichka 2260m high. we will make a pause there to enjoy the landscapes, panoramic view of the High Atlas Mountains and the Berber villages from above. Next we go directly to a UNESCO world heritage site called kasbah Ait Ben Haddou and a location where many parts of internatioanl movies and series were filmed for example Gladiator, Game of thrones, and many others. After lunch there,  we drive to Boumaln dades crossing by the valley of roses Kalaat Magouna, we will have a stop there, and visit a workshop of roses. As soon as we arrive Boumalne we will visit a rock formations  called Monkey Fingers. Then go to the hotel/riad for your dinner and overnight.

Day 2: Dades to Todgha gorge, Tinijdad, Jorf, Erfoud, and Merzouga

After breakfast, we drive to the biggest valley of palm trees Draa valley. Then go to Todra Gorge, the highest gorge in the country about (300meters high). We walk under this impressive canyon After lunch, we drive towards Merzouga village crossing by the city of dates and fossils, Erfoud. Once we arrive at Merzouga, you will find your camels waiting for you. You ride them towards your camp with a well-experienced  camel man. in your way you will have a unique stop to enjoy the most shinning sunset from a high dune, after dinner and some rest. Locals will make the fire, they will play drums, Twareg music, for you and tell you some stories or riddles in a starry night. Overnight in your camp.
Day 3:  Merzouga 4×4 excursion
This new day of our 4 days trip from Marrakech to Fes begins early in order to catch up the sunrise in a high dune, and enjoying the golden dunes of Erg Chebbi. After breakfast, we will do the desert tour by a 4×4 vehicle. in which we will visit first the nomads who still live in tents, we will have a cup of tea with them and exploit the chance to know about their harsh life more. Then we visit Mifis. drive few minutes to Khamlia village, listen to Gnawa music played by the locals who are originally from Sudan and Mali, then drive to your riad/hotel. Dinner and overnight there.
Day 4: Merzouga to Rissani, Ziz valley, Midelt, Azrou, Ifrane and Fes
After breakfast we drive about 45 kilometers to Rissani (Sijlmassa before). discover its traditional market where sellers are active.  we cross the charming Ziz valley , a valley which is plan of palm trees. A stop in Ait Chaker to ejoy the panoramic view of the Valley, then reach Midelt to have lunch. After we take the road passing by the national Park of Cedar forest with its Barbarian apes. Then cross by Ifrane, described as the Switzerland of Morocco, then last stop in Fes city where we drop you off in your accommodation. End of “Trips For Morocco” 4 days tour from Marrakech to Fes services.

Tour includes:

  • Pick up at your accommodation in Marrakech.
  • Drop off at your accommodation in Fes.
  • English speaking driver/guide.
  • Private A/C transport during the tour.
  • Camel ride per each in Merzouga desert.
  • Overnight stay in Merzouga desert camp.
  • Overnight stay in Dades gorges.
  • Overnight stay in Ouarzazate.
  • Diners and breakfasts during the tour.
  • Visit cedar forest.

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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