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  • Airport Pick-up
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  • Guided Tour

Tour Description: 4-Day Desert Tour from Marrakech to Fes

In these fabulous 4 Days tour from Marrakech to Fes, our team will take you to explore the south of Morocco, over Morocco’s highest pass, Tizi N’Tichka (2260m) to Ait Ben Haddou kasbah, Hollywood of North Africa – Ouarzazate. Furthermore, enjoy a journey into the Sahara Desert with a medley of palm groves, fertile valleys, barren & rocky landscapes, Grand canyons of Dades & Todra and Rose fields in Kalaat M’gouna. Likewise, share a cup of tea with the Berber nomads, Camel ride and an amazing night in a Berber nomadic tent under an endless sky of Saharan stars. Then drive across the Middle Atlas Mountains, monkeys climbing the cedar forest and lastly Ifrane, a beautiful town often likened to a Swiss Alpine resort in 4-day Morocco desert trip itinerary.

Detailed Itinerary: Marrakech Desert Tours 4 Days

⇒ 1st Day: Marrakesh » Tizi N’Tichka » Ait Ben Haddou » Ouarzazate » Dades Gorge (313km)

Meet your Driver/Guide at your preferred location in Marrakech then start the 4-day desert tour from Marrakech to Fes via Merzouga desert. Travel along mountain roads and climbing over Morocco’s highest pass, Tizi N’Tichka (2260m), to Ait Benhaddou. It is one of Morocco’s most iconic sites and a stunningly well-preserved medieval village which has famously featured in many blockbuster movies, including Gladiator, Game of Thrones and many more. Enjoy a short walk through the winding alleyways of the ancient kasbah, making your way to the top of the hill for the great views across the surrounding plains.

 After a leisurely lunch near the Kasbah, drive to the Hollywood of North Africa – Ouarzazate. It’s famed for being the filming location for many other Hollywood blockbusters and famous TV shows including Lawrence of Arabia, The Mummy and more recently Game of Thrones. View the Atlas Studio and Taourirt kasbah. Later on, make your lovely way into the Sahara with a medley of palm trees, magnificent canyons of Dades and rose fields in Kalaat M’gouna, where roses bloom in profusion in springtime. Thereafter, check-into your hotel in the magnificent canyon of Boumalne dades.

Overnight: Boumalne Dades

⇒ Meals: Dinner & Breakfast

⇒ 2nd Day: Dades Canyon » Todra gorge » Tinejdad » Merzouga » Camel trekking (250km)

On the second day of our Morocco Desert tour to Merzouga goes on after breakfast. Drive a bit further to Tissadrine to the beautiful panoramic view of the Dades valley, and then 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 300m, it is known as Morocco’s Grand Canyon. Moreover, the charm of Todra lies in its changing colors as the sun slowly moves from east to west. There’ll be time to marvel at this sight before you continue your journey to the Erg Chebbi dunes in Merzouga. Next, stop for lunch in the village 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 the stars, and digest the desert in all its beauty that will give you remarkable memories of the 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 explore the small village of Merzouga on the edge of the Sahara Desert. Along the way you might see some wild animals such as Fennec fox, Camels, …etc. Likewise, some desert reptiles and mammals. Furthermore, en route stop in khamlia village, a traditional house built of thick earthen bricks made from a mixture of clay and straw, enjoy the live Gnawa Music which is played by the locals.

⇒ Visit Nomadic Tribes » Desert Oasis

 Set off for a breath-taking 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 tea with some welcoming local families in a Berber 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 a 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.

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 » Midelt » Ifrane » Fes (468km)

In the morning, the desert adventure from Marrakech to Fes continues toward north, inland through a variety of spectacular scenery: fertile valleys, cedar and pine forests and also barren, rocky landscapes to the small town of Midelt. After a leisurely lunch, then drive across the middle Atlas Mountains and Cedar Forest, home to the Barbary Macaque. Next stop in Ifrane, a beautiful town often likened to a Swiss Alpine resort.

Perhaps get into Fes in the early evening. Drop you off at your preferred location in the city then our 4 Days Marrakech to Fes desert tour with you ends here and hope you enjoy it.

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Road Map of 4 Day Tour from Marrakech to Fes via Merzouga

4 Days Marrakech to Fes Desert Tour's Price Includes:

    • Daily Pick up and drop off at your hotel/airport.
    • 2 nights accommodation in a hotel/riad.
    • Tour in an air-conditioned vehicle Toyota Land Cruiser or spacious minivan in case of a group throughout 4 days.
    • Hand-Picked English-speaking driver.
    • Food: Dinner and Breakfast.
    • Overnight in a Desert Camp (Private Tent).
    • Camel ride (a camel per person).
    • Free time to wander the Canyons, Kasbahs, Take photos, … etc.

4 Days Marrakech to Fes Desert Tour's Price Excludes:

  • Lunch, Drinks and any Private Expenses.
  • Entrance fees to monuments (Ex: Atlas studio, Telouet Kasbah, … etc).

Note About 4 Days Sahara Tour from Marrakech to Fes

If the above proposed Itinerary: 4 days tour from Marrakech to Fes via the Sahara Desert does not match what you’re looking for, then contact us. We provide customized desert trips in Morocco according to your duration of stay and your preferences. You can come with your family, relatives, friends or all of them. Just let us know your duration, what you wish to do in the state, and leave the rest to us, we’ll create a unique itinerary to suit your tastes and budget. Besides, our Expert Team at Morocco Tabiarte Tours is at your service to reply all your questions, give you detailed quotes about our Morocco Private tours, and tips about the best time and places to visit. Whether you’re thinking about leading a tour or making a request, we’re here to help.

Morocco Travel’s FAQ

Do I need a visa to enter Morocco or only with passport?

First of all, most of travelers needs only passport to enter Morocco, however your visit shouldn’t be over 3 months. here are some countries that don’t need a visa for Morocco : 

  • British
  • European Union (EU)
  • Australian
  • Canadian
  • USA
  • Japanese 
  • Hong kongers
  • Chinese 
  • Macau

For all other passport nationals, please check with the Moroccan Embassy.

What are the best destinations that I shouldn't miss?

Firstly Morocco is one of the largest countries in North Africa with a lot of different and spectacular places, the atlas mountains, north, south ( especially the sahara desert ), the imperial cities…etc. here is a list of the best destinations to visit in morocco.

  • Chefchaouen
  • Marrakech
  • Merzouga ( Sahara desert ) 
  • Fes 
  • Casablanca
  • Essaouira
  • Rabat
  • Agadir
  • Tangier
  • Ouarzazate
  • Meknes

Is it safe for tourists in Morocco?

In fact Morocco is a safe place to visit as it was updated to level 1 in early 2018, which means it’s now considered super safe to travel to the country and tourists should exercise a normal level of caution while visiting. furthermore, the solo female traveler, you need to watch out a little more carefully but overall, you are still unlikely to encounter serious problems.
 

What type of adapters do I need for Morocco?

For Morocco adapter, there are two associated plug types C and E. moreover, plug type C is the one which has two round pins and plug type E is the one which has two round pins and a hole for the socket’s male earthing pin. morocco operates on a 220V supply voltage and 50Hz.

Can I use any other currency except Dirham in Morocco?

Here is a list of the currencies you can use

Sure. Euro, US and CAD dollar are always accepted in Morocco and that will save time for you to bring cash to convert, doing away with bank lineups or non-active cash machines to acquire dirhams. additionally, you can also use your visa card at bank machines ( Attijariwafa bank or Bmce bank are common ).

What can buy in Morocco?

  • Berber Carpet.
  • Moroccan pottery.
  • Lanterns ( Gorgeous lighting ).
  • Argan Oil.
  • Straw Basket Bags.
  • Leather Pouffes.
  • Moroccan Mint Tea.
  • Thuya Wood Boxes.
  • Fossils.
  • Dates.
  • Moroccan Rose Water.

Can I use my credit card in Morocco?

Absolutely Yes, you can this process in every city in Morocco. on the other hand, visa and Mastercard are most vastly accepted. However take enough cash for your travel, just in case you can’t be able to find an ATM to withdraw cash easily.

How long does it take to visit Morocco?

From 7 to 14 days is a fixed amount of time to discover unexplored of Morocco such as desert and the imperial cities, as well as hiking in the Atlas Mountains and relaxation on the Atlantic coast.

How do I get see to the desert in Morocco?

The best and easiest way to get to the Morocco Sahara Desert is to go on a guided tour from Marrakech, Fez with round-trip transportation included. in addition to that, Merzouga and Zagora are the gateway towns to the desert dunes.

Good to Know Before Booking a Tour of 4 Days from Marrakech to Fes

About Desert Tour
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Frequently asked questions by most of our valuable Guests about the difference between a desert tour of 2, 3 and 4 days. So, we got you a clear explanation, please refer to the figure below:

⇒ INTRODUCTION OF THE DESERT ITINERARY:

Morocco Sahara Tour departs either from Marrakech or Fez, and includes a night on the half route in the Sahara Desert (1 night or 2 nights) and end wherever you want, Fez or Marrakesh. Furthermore, the total distance from Marrakech back to Marrakech is 1124 kilometers and for Marrakech to Fez is 1033 kilometers.

  • 2 Day Morocco Desert Tour: Spend overnight in Merzouga Desert, however you might not be able to see the sunset, starry sky and the sunrise due to 14 hours’ drive and the weather conditions sometimes.
  • 3 Day Morocco Desert Tour: (depending on the starting point “Fez or Marrakech”) The first night will be spent in Dades Canyon (half way) in order to see more and break up the long journey. The Next night is in the desert. Although you might not be able to see the Erg Chebbi dunes till 5 pm, So for a 3-day tour, there is only one night in the desert for about 14 hours, arranged to stay in a desert camp, If the weather is good, you can see the sunset, starry sky and an amazing sunrise as well.

⇒ DISADVANTAGES OF THE 2 DAY ITINERARY:

  1. Few stops, fewer opportunities to take photos, not enough time to enjoy the sunset as the arrival will be late in the afternoon, however plenty of time to watch the starry sky, and sunrise (depending on weather conditions), departure will be earlier on the following day.

⇒ DISADVANTAGES OF THE 3 DAY ITINERARY:

  1. Round tour of 14 hours, there is only one opportunity to watch the sunset, starry sky, and sunrise almost the same as the 2-day tour. If the weather is cloudy, you will miss it.
  2. There are at least 7 hours of sleep out of 14 hours, 4-5 hours of daylight and the rest of the time is night. As well as short breaks to wander around the kasbahs, Canyons and photos.

⇒ ADVANTAGES OF THE 4 DAY ITINERARY:

  1. The 4-day sahara tour allows you to spend a full 24 hours in the desert and have plenty of time to experience the Sahara Desert in depth and comfort.
  2. If the weather is cloudy on the first day, then no worries since there’s one more day left to catch the sunset, starry sky and also sunrise.
  3. The 4-day desert tour includes 2 nights in the Sahara Desert. We will arrange one night in the desert camp and the 2nd night in a Riad/Hotel, if you wish to spend two nights in the camp, please do let us know your preferred option at the time of booking.
  4. Experience the culture and lifestyle of the nomadic Berbers in the desert for more than 24 hours and free time to relax and take photos of the dunes, Sand-Board, Camel ride, Dune Buggy or Quad Bike.

⇒ SUMMER HOLIDAY ARRANGEMENT:

  • Due to the temperature from June to mid-August. About 37-44 degrees C, only 3 days/ 2 nights of desert tours will be arranged during this period (Recommended)

How to book a Tour with Us:

To get your booking confirmed for the 4 day tour from Marrakech to Fes, a deposit is required and can be done easily and securely over PayPal. Regardless of the balance, it is in cash to your driver once you meet each other at the airport or accommodation. Besides, the currency EURO, USD, CAD and MAD are both acceptable.

Is it possible to pay the total amount with credit card or PayPal?

Please be notified that we don’t accept payments with credit cards due to many fees and hold security risks. Although we ask for the balance in cash because PayPal also has too many transaction fees and operational delays as it’s an international institution. In addition to that, we can accept it in some cases via PayPal, but a 5% fee will be added to cover the extra transaction charges. If you’re thinking of this method, it is better to arrange the payment before your trip to Morocco.

Cancellation process:

More than a month before the start date of the tour, deposit is non-refundable, but no worries since we’re going to hold any deposit towards a trip with Morocco Tabiarte Tours at any later date you select.

173 Reviews Authentic & Genuine Reviews from our Travellers

Great Tour and highlight of our Morocco Sahara Trip

We are a group of three girls joining the 4 days trip from Marrakech to Fes to the Sahara Desert and ending in Fez. Choosing this Morocco Private Desert tour is the best decision I have made. From day 1 when I started to contact Mohamed, he has been very friendly, professional and unbelievably responsive (normally he just replies straight away or within 15 mins). The whole program is very well planned and the timing for each attraction is perfect. I have asked him for a lot of extra help, and he said yes to all of them and put in 100% effort. He is also energetic and informative; he makes you laugh and at the same time tell you a lot of fun facts of Morocco. Our driver Hamme is also very nice, he picks us up punctually and drives nicely and safely.

I have compared a lot of different Morocco Tour companies before applying for the tour and Mohamed definitely provides a very reasonable price. The 3 nights of accommodation we stayed in were superb and worth the price. There is no cheat, we did everything of the schedule like he sent me beforehand. They are just so trustworthy and following them, you won’t need to worry about a thing!

Eunice Lee 〉 5 out of 5 〉 Group Traveller 〉 July 19th, 2022


 

Great Marrakech to Fes 4 day Morocco Sahara Tour

Everything was well organized and all the stops were mesmerizing in the Atlas Mountains, Berber villages, Sahara Desert. The Food in each restaurant was a fair price. Our driver/guide Hammi was so kind and friendly with knowledge and a hard worker. If you are in Morocco and wondering what else must see of the country instead of only Marrakech, then you definitely need to do this tour. You won’t regret it.

John 〉 5 out of 5 〉 Group Traveller 〉 May 28th, 2022


 

Incredible Driver/Guide the whole 4 Days Morocco Trip from Marrakech to Fes

Last April 2022, my family and I spent about 10 days in Morocco, around Casablanca, Marrakech, Essaouira. Moha was our tour guide for the 4 days desert tour from Marrakech to Fes and was incredibly fabulous! He catered to our interests while making perfect suggestions for our family about what to do and to see. Moreover, He also taught us so much about Morocco, in regard to its culture, tradition, landscape and also the environment.

Besides, we were so thankful to have him take the reins driving us around each day. Likewise, Moha was knowledgeable, kind and patient the whole Morocco desert tour. He really made the trip that much more special! It would not have been the same without him, and we would not have gotten to experience as much of this charming country. Overall, Many thanks to Moha and Morocco Tabiarte Tours! We will be back soon for another adventure. Read More Morocco tour’s reviews

Nicole 〉 5 out of 5 〉 Family Traveller 〉 April 25th, 2022

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