Marrakech to Fes via Desert 4D

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Tour Overview

The 4 days trip from Marrakech to Fes via Merzouga is one of our best seller tours. On the 1st day, we will drive about 200km with many stops to take photos in the high Atlas Mountains, visit the Telouate Kasbah, drive along Ounila valley to reach the famous fortified village of Ait Ben Haddou, and spend the night in Ouarzazate city known as the Hollywood of Africa. However, our 2nd day will give us time to discover both gorges Dades and Todra and do some hiking to enjoy the gardens. Moreover, after the night in the Todra gorges, we will head to the fabulous dune of Merzouga where you will ride the camels to watch the sunset and reach the camp for your last night. Finally, on our last day, we will head to Fes, during our journey we will do stops in the cities of Midelt,Azrou, and Ifrane

Tour Itinerary

Departure at 09:00 am from your hotel or Riad in Marrakech to the High Atlas Mountains across the Tizi-n-Tichka pass (2260 m), we reach the other side of the Mountains, to the traditional High Atlas Berber villages passing by the kasbah Telouate (visit the kasbah) and lunchtime. We drive along Ounila Valley and arrive at the UNESCO World Heritage site, Ait Benhaddou Kser, which is the most famous of all Moroccan villages, largely due to its appearance in many Hollywood blockbusters. After the visit to the Kser, we continue to Ouarzazate for an overnight in a nice Riad.

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

After breakfast, you will drive through the Road named the road of 1000 kasbahs to Dades Gorges along the valley of Roses you will enjoy the beautiful green gardens with all kinds of fruit trees such as figs and almonds. Enjoy going through many Berber villages along the way to see how the locals live arriving at Dades Gorges short walk inside. Overnight in a nice guest house.

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

This morning, Our journey will continue towards the Sahara sand dunes along the desert landscapes between the high and Anti-Atlas Mountains. We will stop for lunch in Erfoud known for the Fossils and the best dates in Morocco, you will visit one of the factories where they make beautiful articles and then we head to Rissani to visit the mausoleum of Moulay Ali Cherif the founder of the actual Alaouite dynasty of Morocco at 17th century. Arriving at the sand dunes of Merzouga, Ride the camels to reach your luxury camo for the overnight under tent.

Overnight Options
  • GOLD
    • Sahara stars Camp

After breakfast, you can ride back the camel or 4WD to reach the car. After that, we will drive to Fes, with many stops on the way to enjoy the panoramic views over the Ziz valley before we continue through the High Atlas Mountains to reach Midelt the capital of Appel where we will stop for lunch. Later we drive through a huge cedar wood forest where you will see the Berber monkey to Ifrane and we continue to the legendary imperial and spiritual city of Fes.

Itinerary on Map

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Tour Inclusions

4 Days Private tour

A private tour with your personal driver, for ultimate flexibility.

3 nights accommodations

Private rooms/tents with private sanitaries and showers.

Luxury desert camp

Overnight in luxury desert camp, for a cozy and unforgettable night

Luxury vehicle with A/C

Air-conditioned luxury vehicle for enjoyable drives.

Language speaking driver

Our tours are in English, however you can request another language.

Car Wifi

Driver can share Wifi hotspot connection on-demand.

Bottled water

Bottled water will be provided throughout the tour.

Daily breakfast

Breakfast is included in all accommodations during the tour.

Dinner meals

Dinner meals are included in the southern part of our tours.

Certified city guides

Certified guides speaking your chosen language for city visits.

Tickets to city monuments

Entrance fees for all monuments included in the cities visits.

Local taxes

Local taxes and toll fees are included.

Photo breaks & pauses

Photo breaks and pauses in sites of interest throughout the tour.

Camel ride in Desert

Included in desert tours but not mandatory if you prefer not to.

Baby Car Seat

On-demand baby car seat for the kids comfort and security.

Not included :
  • 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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