Fes to Marrakech via Sahara Desert 4D

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Tour Overview

We highly recommend you this desert tour from Fes to Marrakech because it is the perfect way to explore the middle and high Atlas mountains, 4 days tour from Fes to Marrakech will take you to Erg Chebbi Dunes, and some other interesting and memorable destinations along the way. Our 4 Days Desert Tour from Fes to Marrakech via Sahara desert Merzouga gives you the opportunity to see the best of Morocco in just 4 days by seeing the barbary Macacs in Azrou, meeting some nomads living in caves, visiting the donkey market in Rissani, wandering with a local guide in palmary or hiking in Dades valley or Todra gorges, riding camels and gathering around the fire enjoying the sound of traditional Berber drums in the desert, visiting the Hollywood of Africa where was shouted many movies such as gladiator, prince of Persia ana many more.

Tour Itinerary

Pick up from your hotel in Fes at 08:0 am and departure for the south of Morocco. You will have a stop in Ifrane, known as the Switzerland of Morocco, to enjoy its beauty and to have a memorable photos. After that, you will head toward Azrou to see the monkeys in the cedar forest. Continuing to Midelt for a lunch meal in a restaurant. In the afternoon, we will cross the pass of Tizi n Tlghamt to reach Errachidia while admiring the views of Ziz gorges. Later on, you will have a stop for a panoramic view of Ziz valley. The drive continues to Erg Chebbi Dunes, passing by Aoufous and Erfoud (the last is famous with fossils and dates) where you may want to visit a local fossil craft workshop. After that you will continue to the captivating dunes of Erg Chebbi, these dunes are also called Merzouga Dunes. Arrive to the hotel and get ready for a camel trek for an hour and half to enjoy the sunset. While on the back of your dromedary, you will continue to the camp for an overnight in a traditional nomad tent. Dinner and spend the night in a bivouac in the middle of the dunes.

Overnight Options
  • GOLD
    • Sahara stars Camp

After breakfast and shower to dust off, we will drive from Merzouga to Rissani, Erfoud and Tinghir, where we will stop for lunch and a short walk in Todra gorges and its magnificent palm-groves and old ruins blinding perfectly with the scenery. In the afternoon, we will continue to Boumalen Dades and take the detour to the north through the curvy road of the Dades gorges, stop for a couple pictures at the monkey feet, a rock formation that looks like fingers (probably formed from lava thousands of years ago), then continue to see the infamous gorges at the top portrayed in many travel flyers as one of the most beautiful pieces of roads before heading back to our hotel at the foothills of the gorges, where we will enjoy a nice dinner and occasionally a musical play with the staff and other clients before going to bed.

Overnight Options
  • SILVER
    • Dar blues
    • Jnan Tiouira
    • Ksar Sultan
  • GOLD
    • Xaluca Dades
    • Chez pierre

Have breakfast, get ready, then we go for a walk through the  Dades valley by the river. After the walk we continue our journey driving to Ouarzazate, we will drive along the Rose Valley to the village of Kelaa M’gouna where ‘Festival of Roses’ is held in May every year. Here you can visit shops with all products made from the roses such as rose water and oils. After a tour in klaa, we carry our journey along the kasbahs of Skoura to Ouarzazate where we will have dinner and spend the night in a Riad.

Overnight Options
  • SILVER
    • Le petit Riad
    • Dar Amoudou
    • Riad Tama
  • GOLD
    • OZ Palace
    • Temple Des Arts
    • La sultana Royal Golf
  • DIAMOND
    • Berber Palace

Leaving after leisurely breakfast to Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou, a UNESCO world heritage and the backdrop for many Hollywood films such as Lawrence of Arabia and Gladiator. From there we continue our Journey via the Ounila Valley is stunning and features some of the most photogenic Berber Villages in an idyllic setting. After about 1 hour you reach the Glaoui (who was known as Lord of the Atlas) inspired Kasbah of Telouet, featuring some magnificent tile and zellij (woodwork) craftsmanship. The adjacent café serves a very tasty fig tajine. After more magnificent scenery you join the main road to Marrakech via the Tiz n’Tichka pass over the High Atlas. The driving time is about 4 hours.

Itinerary on Map

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Tour Inclusions

  • 4 days transportation with an air-conditioned 4x4 or Minivan,
  • English-speaking driver during the tour
  • Pick up & Drop off at your accommodations
  • Camel Trek to overnight in Luxury Camp
  • Overnight under the tent in Merzouga.
  • Overnight in Dades gorges comfortable Riad
  • Overnight in Ouarzazate
  • Private rooms/tents with private bathrooms and shower
  • Dinner and breakfast are daily included
  • Free time to explore the sites such as Ait Benhaddou kasbah, Walks, Canyons, Breaks for photos… Etc
  • Local guide in Ait Benhaddou

  • Lunch
  • Drinks
  • Entrance fees to optional visits
Important notice:

The tour can be reversed, shortened, extended or altered in any way to suite your specific needs and schedule ! Don't hesitate to contact us and ask for other combinations

Frequently Asked Questions

With the rise in interest in vegan and vegetarian food, all our partners are now accommodating this need and offer completely vegan and vegetarian meals. However, this needs to be communicated in advance, either when booking or when meeting your driver for early preparation purposes.

A frequent and definitely good question, if you are not well-prepared, you might not enjoy your time fully in the desert due to the extreme weather conditions. Deserts get super hot in summer, in Morocco, August is the hottest month of the year, with temperatures reaching 50 °C—122ºF, you can literally cook eggs on the asphalt (great for a TikTok clip). With this said, if you can't take that much heat, please avoid visiting the deserts during July and August. If you are okay with this kind of temperatures; it is still highly recommended to come prepared with good sunscreen, sunglasses, a wide hat, light but covering pieces of clothing and some insect repellent, you can also purchase all these items in Morocco. And let's not forget winter days, starry nights are freezing. The mountainous parts of the roads are usually snowy, but all our vehicles are equipped with A/C for that matter, so make sure to bring warm clothes if you take this tour during December-January.

Arriving at the edge of the dunes, there is a meeting point where camels from different camps in the area are waiting for us, we will get out of the car, put on a scarf if you have one (the cameleer or your driver can help you properly install it) and then you will be introduced to your camel. Once your caravane is ready and onboard, you can take pictures or stories to memorize the moment, then take off and travel on the golden sands to see the sunset on high dune before continuing to the camp. Next morning, you can take the camels again on your way back to the meeting point or take a 4x4 . If a member doesn't want or cannot take the camel ride, the camp is accessible by 4x4 vehicle and it will get you there.

This once was a hustle indeed but no more, all camps nowadays have dedicated 4x4 vehicles that can transport your luggage from your tour car to the camp directly, so you don't have to carry anything during the camel ride. However, we highly recommend you only pack the things you will need for the desert night and transport it to the camp, while leaving the rest of the luggage with your driver.

Yes, you will have your own private hotel rooms and camp tents in all our tours, you can choose between different combinations of twin/triple/quadruple (separate beds) or double (single large bed) rooms and tents depending on your number and preferences but you will never share them with other travelers. All rooms/tents are equipped with private bathrooms and showers with hot water.

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