4 Day Morocco Sahara Tour from Fes to Merzouga Desert

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  • 4D/3N
  • Hotel Pick-up
  • Hotel Drop-off
  • Guided Tour
  • Distance: 1239 KM

◈ Tour Description: 4 Day Morocco Sahara Tour from Fes to Merzouga

Embark on 4-Day Morocco Sahara Tour from Fes to Merzouga Desert, and uncover the very best of this enchanting country. Traverse the picturesque ski resort of Ifrane, witness the beauty of the Middle Atlas Mountains, and encounter pine groves and shepherds along the way. Explore the Cedar Forest, home to the Barbary macaques, and wander through fertile valleys adorned with palm trees, fields, and acacia. Indulge in the mesmerizing charm of the golden sand dunes in Erg Chebbi.

 Experience the thrill of a camel ride and spend an unforgettable night in a traditional Berber camp, surrounded by the awe-inspiring Saharan stars. Engage in heartfelt conversations over tea with hospitable local families in their nomadic Berber tents, and immerse yourself in the captivating rhythms of live Gnawa Music in Khamlia village. Join our expert team on this extraordinary Fes Desert Tours 4 Days, where every moment is filled with delights and unforgettable experiences. Discover the essence of Morocco in its most enchanting form.

Price Includes

    • Hotel/Airport pick-up and drop-off services.
    • Tour in an air-conditioned vehicle throughout 4-Day Morocco Desert Tour.
    • Hand-picked English-speaking driver.
    • 3-night stay in carefully selected Hotel/Riad/Camp (Private Tent).
    • Camel trek and Sand-boarding.
    • Meals: Dinner and Breakfast.
    • Free time to wander through canyons, explore kasbahs, take photos, and more.

Price Excludes

    • Lunches, drinks and any Private Expenses.
    • Tips for your tour guide & driver (the amount is at your discretion).

What to Expect in 4-Day Tour from Fes to Merzouga Desert

  • Explore Ifrane's Alpine charm and outdoor adventures.
  • Discover Barbary macaques in the Cedar Forest.
  • Marvel at Todra Gorge's stunning cliffs for hiking.
  • Venture into the desert for a magical camel ride and a night under the stars.
  • Engage with nomadic Berbers and Enjoy Gnawa Live Music
  • Scenic drive through fertile valleys, ancient kasbahs & Middle Atlas Mountains.

◈ Detailed Itinerary: 4-Day Desert Trip from Fez to Merzouga

❖ 1st Day: Fes » Ifrane » Cedar Forest » Dades Valley (518km)

In the morning, you’ll meet your personal driver/guide, and then depart Fes for Dade gorge. It’s a long drive today, however there will be plenty of stops to appreciate the ever-changing Moroccan landscape along the way. Giant pine trees, wind past olive groves, shepherds tending to their flocks and also Cedar Forest – all with views of the High Atlas Mountains in the distance. En route, stop in Ifrane, a beautiful town often likened to a Swiss Alpine resort and also highlighted for its cooler temperatures and varied outdoor activities such as snowboard, which attract visitors from all over the kingdom. Afterward, continue to Midelt via the Cedar Forest, where you may want to stop to see the Barbary macaques, which can often be seen roaming the forest in search of food.

 After a leisurely lunch, then we head out towards the beautiful Dades Valley. This area offers up scenery like no other – sprawling green valleys give way to otherworldly rock formations carved out by the wind. Your hotel offers a delightful pool and terrace overlooking the valley, so take some time to sit back and soak in the ethereal views.

◈ Overnight: Boumalne Dades

◈ Meals: Dinner

❖ 2nd Day: Dades Valley » Todra Canyon » Tinejdad » Merzouga » Camel trekking (253km)

On the second day of our 4-Day Morocco Sahara tour from Fes to Merzouga goes on after breakfast. Drive a bit further to Tissadrine to get the outstanding panoramic view of the Dades valley, and then the magical rocks’ formation called «Monkey fingers». Afterward, depart from Dades gorge on a journey through roads lined with ancient Kasbahs to Todra gorge. Surrounded by towering vertical limestone cliffs reaching heights of 300 m, it is known as Morocco’s Grand Canyon. Moreover, it’s a popular destination for hikers, climbers and nature enthusiasts who come to discover the rugged terrain and enjoy the stunning views. There’ll be time to marvel at this sight before you continue your journey to the Erg Chebbi dunes in Merzouga. En route, stop for lunch in the town of Tinejdad.

 As soon as you arrive at the popular dunes of Erg Chebbi, one of the world’s iconic landscapes, with towering dunes up to 500ft in height, ride camels to your campsite. Taking in the charming scenery of the sand dunes surrounding you along the way. Make sure to catch the sunset in the heart of the desert. In addition to that, enjoy a nice dinner, listen to traditional Berber music, spend an amazing night under an endless canopy of Saharan stars, and digest the desert in all its beauty that will give you remarkable memories of Merzouga desert trip exploring.

◈ Overnight: Merzouga Desert

◈ Meals: Dinner & Breakfast


❖ 3rd Day: 4×4 Merzouga Desert tour: Khamlia «Gnawa House»

After a truly stunning sunrise, freshen up and breakfast in your camp, then start to discover unexplored sites of Merzouga on the edge of the Sahara Desert. Begin with a visit to the Gnawa tribe in a small village of Khamlia, enjoy the live Gnawa Music, traditionally practiced throughout Morocco and originating from the sub-Saharan regions. Along the way you might see some wild animals such as Fennec fox, …etc. 

⇒ Visit Nomadic Tribes » Desert Oasis

 Set off for a breathtaking panoramic view of Erg Chebbi Dunes from the Galb Nass Mountains. From Here, you’ll also start to see your first glimpse of Morocco’s nomadic Berbers – travelling across the desert and often staying in make shift tents as they head to their next destination. Stopping en route to share a cup of tea with some welcoming Berber families in their handwoven tent while enjoying the silence of the Sahara Desert.

 After that, drive back to Khamlia village, where you’ll enjoy your lunch in a local restaurant, you may like to try Medfouna (also called “Berber pizza”), is traditional stuffed bread prepared with meat, herbs and spices by the nomadic people. The Sahara excursion ends in the Oasis of Merzouga, a small patch of vegetation surrounded by desert, then return to your beautifully decorated riad. This afternoon why not walk to Erg chebbi dunes to witness sunset again or try out Quad Bike Tour or even Dune Buggy Ride, it is a wonderful experience that you should not miss out!

◈ Overnight: Merzouga Village

◈ Meals: Dinner & Breakfast

Activities in Merzouga Desert:

Dune Buggy Ride in the Erg Chebbi Dunes

Quad Biking Tour in the Erg Chebbi Dunes

❖ 4th Day: Merzouga » Erfoud » Ziz valley » Errachidia » Midelt » Fes (468km)

In the morning, the Morocco Sahara Desert Tour from Fes to Merzouga continues toward the north, inland through a variety of spectacular scenery: fertile valleys, ancient kasbahs and also barren, rocky landscapes to the small town of Midelt. After a leisurely lunch, then drive across the Middle Atlas Mountains towards Fes. Along the way, you’ll start to see your first glimpse of Morocco’s nomadic Berbers, travelling across the Atlas Mountains and often staying in make shift tents as they head to their next destination. Arrive into Fes in the early evening. Eventually, the end of the 4-days tour from Fes to Merzouga Desert.

⟐ Meals: Breakfast

Additional accommodation can be pre-booked if you wish to explore Fez. Find out things you can do during your stay in Fes.

◈ Road Map of 4 Days from Fes to Merzouga Desert

Important Note

If the above proposed 4 days Desert trip from Fes to Merzouga not align with your preferences, then feel free to contact us. We specialize in crafting personalized Morocco tours from Fes, tailored to suit your desired duration and interests. Whether you’re traveling with family, relatives, or friends, simply inform us of your timeframe and desired activities, and leave the rest to us. Our dedicated team at Morocco Tabiarte Tours is here to answer all your questions, provide detailed quotes for our Morocco Private tours, and offer valuable advice on optimal timings and destinations. Whether you’re seeking guidance or ready to make a booking, we’re committed to assisting you every step of the way.


How many days do I need in Fes? 1 or 2 Days?

To fully experience Fes, it is recommended to spend at least two to three days in the city. Begin with a guided tour of the Medina, exploring its hidden treasures and iconic sites like the Karaouine Mosque, Al-Attarine Madrasa & Chouara Tannery. Take a day to navigate the Medina’s souks and immerse yourself in the bustling atmosphere. If time allows, consider a day trip to the blue city of Chefchaouen, located approximately 200 kilometers away. This picturesque town offers stunning views and a charming ambiance. While two days are sufficient for a basic visit, extending your stay allows for a more immersive and leisurely exploration of Fes.

How far is Merzouga Desert from Fes?

The majestic Merzouga Desert lies at a distance of around 463 kilometers (287 miles) from the vibrant city of Fes. Embarking on this enchanting journey from Fes to the mesmerizing Merzouga sand dunes unveils a tapestry of awe-inspiring sceneries and captivating stops, creating an unforgettable adventure for travelers. Prepare to be enthralled as you traverse this remarkable distance, immersing yourself in the beauty of the landscapes that unfold before your eyes.

Why should I choose a private tour?

Booking a private tour offers a unique and personalized experience tailored to your interests. You enjoy privacy, comfort, and the freedom to customize the itinerary and pace. With exclusive access and an expert guide dedicated to your group, you gain a deeper understanding of the destinations. While private tours can be more expensive, the benefits outweigh the cost for those seeking an exceptional and unforgettable travel experience.

What should I pack for a desert tour?

It’s recommended to pack comfortable clothing suitable for warm weather during the day and cooler temperatures at night. Essentials include sunscreen, sunglasses, a hat, a scarf for protection from the desert wind, comfortable shoes for walking, and a small backpack for personal items. It’s also advisable to bring a camera to capture the stunning landscapes and memorable moments.

Do I need to bring a sleeping bag to the Desert?

You don’t need a sleeping bag since there are well-equipped Desert camps provides all the bedding you need including pillows, blankets and even a private bathroom in the tent if you need to take a shower (Luxury camp).

What are the activities in Merzouga Desert?

  • Camel Trekking: Enjoy a camel ride through the majestic Sahara desert, immersing yourself in the serene landscape.
  • Sand-boarding: Slide down the sandy slopes of the dunes on a sand-board, experiencing the thrill of this desert sport.
  • Desert Camping: Spend a night in a desert camp, where you can relax, enjoy traditional Moroccan cuisine, and marvel at the starry night sky.
  • Quad Biking: Embark on an adrenaline-filled quad bike ride across the desert, exploring the sandy terrain and experiencing the exhilaration of off-road riding.
  • Dune Buggy Rides: Hop on a dune buggy and embark on an adventure across the dunes. These off-road vehicles offer a thrilling and fast-paced experience in the desert.
  • Off-Road Adventures: Embark on off-road excursions in 4×4 vehicles, exploring the rugged desert landscape, visiting hidden oases, and discovering remote areas not easily accessible by regular vehicles.

How long is the Camel ride in Erg Chebbi Sand dunes?

The camel trek is about an hour, with a break in the heart of the desert in order to witness the sunset. If you prefer to walk, then you can walk alongside our camel caravan, but bear in mind that walking in the sand can be tiring.

Whether you choose to embrace the adventure of a camel ride or opt for the convenience of a 4×4 transfer, the choice is yours. Erg Chebbi’s enchanting desert camp awaits, promising an unforgettable getaway amidst the breathtaking dunes.

Is Wi-Fi available in the desert Camp?

Wi-Fi availability in the desert camps can vary depending on the specific camp you choose. Some desert camps may offer Wi-Fi access to their guests, while others may not have this facility available.

How far is Merzouga Desert from Marrakech?

It takes around 9–10 hours drive to get to Merzouga desert from Marrakech, approximately 563 kilometers (350 miles). But it’s possible to break up this long journey with overnight stops, either in Ouarzazate or Dades Gorge along the way.

How many days do I need in Marrakech? 2 or 3 Days?

The number of days you need in Marrakech is at least 2 days to fully explore and experience the city’s rich culture, history, and attractions. Discover 10 best things to do in Marrakech

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Fes Desert Tours 4 Days

Couple Traveller

Outstanding 4-Day Custom Sahara Tour in Morocco

Our thoughtfully organized 4-day Fes desert trip not only covered the essential southern attractions but also showcased the incredible diversity of Morocco’s geography and rich culture. The accommodations were of top-notch quality, and the night spent in the Sahara was truly unforgettable, highlighted by a camel experience.

Our driver, Ali, proved to be professional, courteous, punctual, responsive, and highly knowledgeable. Moha efficiently managed the tour, providing everything from practical details to tipping practices. Considering a trip to Morocco next year, we wouldn’t hesitate to choose them again for another adventure.

16 October 2023

4-Day Tour from Fes to The Desert

Family Traveller

Memorable Journey with Morocco Tabiarte Tours

An unforgettable Moroccan adventure unfolded during the fantastic 4-day Fes to Merzouga desert excursion with my wife and two kids. Our guide, Said, was exceptional, treating us like family and ensuring our well-being. Proficient in multiple languages, he kept us entertained with his humor throughout the journey. Our stay in a luxurious camp, complete with live music and a bonfire under the stars, was truly enchanting.

Said thoughtfully paused at numerous picturesque spots, displaying immense patience during our photo stops. His excellent service has earned my trust, and I plan to entrust Morocco Tabiarte Tours with my parents’ upcoming trip to Morocco. Gratitude to Morocco Tabiarte Tours, Moha, and Said for creating such a memorable experience.

23 September 2023
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