5 days tour from Fes to Marrakech

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5 days tour from Fes to Marrakech

Overview:

Do you have some more free time in Morocco? great, we have this 5 days tour from Fes to Marrakech via the Sahara desert for you. This is a special Fes desert tour that will show you different views of Morocco and have an adventure camel ride in the Erg Chebbi sand dunes that includes a stunning night in the camp in the middle on nowhere. Book our 5 days tour from Fes to Marrakech and experience a different Morocco mainly with locals.

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.
  • Todgha and Dades gorges.
  • Enjoy roses valley.
  • Explore Ait Ben Haddou kasbah.

Itinerary of 5 days tour from Fes to Marrakech via Merzouga:

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

We start our 5 days tour from Fes to Marrakech, we pick up you and head towards Ifrane, described as the Switzerland of Morocco, then visit the Park of Cedar forest with its Barbarian apes. we cross by Midelt to have lunch, then we drive along the Ziz valley passing by Erfoud,  the city of dates and fossils. We reach the Merzouga village. Dinner and overnight in your riad or hotel.
 

Day 2: Merzouga 4×4 desert excursion

After breakfast, your day of exploring the Sahara desert will start by visiting the Khamlia village, its locals are from South Africa, you will listen to their style of music called Gnaoua. Next we go to visit a nomadic family who still lives in old tent, we have a cup of tea with them, and  they will tell us about their daily life. We will visit Miffis village as well. In the afternoon, we will transfer you from your hotel to the heart of the desert by lovely camels, your camel man will ensure to enjoy the golden sunset from a high dune. You get to the camp in a calm place and a sky full of stars. After dinner you will listen to the locals play drums around campfire and even they will teach you how to play too. Overnight of our 5 days tour from Fes to Marrakech will be  in your camp.
 
Day 3:  Merzouga towards Rissani, Todgha gorge and Dades gorge
 
We make sure to wake up you early to enjoy the stunning sunrise.  After breakfast, we ride back our camels to your hotel and take the road again towards Rissani or Sijlmassa, we walk inside its local and traditional markets.  Next we head to Todra Gorge via Todra valley. We will walk under the high Canyon of Todra (300meters high). After lunch we drive towards Dades valley, and visit “Monkey fingers”, an impressive  rock formations. Then go to Boumlaln Dades. Dinner and overnight in your local riad or hotel.
 
Day 4:  Dades gorge, valley of roses, Skoura and Ouarzazate
 
Our fourth day of the 5 days tour from Fes to Marrakech starts with a breakfast, and cross the Dades valley via the road of Thousand Kasbahs.  We will have many stops to enjoy the landscapes and stunning view of Berber villages, then we cross the palm grove of Skoura. Next we drive to Ouarzazate city which is described as the Hollywood of Africa. Dinner and overnight in local hotel.
 
Day 5:  Ouarzazate to Kasbah Taourirt, Ait Ben Haddou kasbah, Tichka and Marrakech
 
After a tasty breakfast, we start our day by discovering Ouarzazate city and its big Studio of Atlas. Later on we drive towards Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou, which is listed as UNESCO  world heritage site since 1987, we walk inside this fortified village and its architectural buildings, where some parts of international movies and series were filmed (Got, Gladiator, Indiana Jones…). After lunch, we take the road towards Marrakech crossing the high Atlas mountains and pass by the high Tizi nTichka pass of 2260 meters in its altitude. Then continue driving to Marrakch. End of 5 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.
  • Overnight stay in Dades gorge.
  • 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.

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