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 (2260 m) 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.
Meet your personal 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 (2260 m), 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 and also known as the gateway to the Sahara Desert. 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 then Taourirt kasbah, a former palace of the Glaoui dynasty. Later on, make your lovely way into the Sahara with a medley of palm trees and rose fields in Kalaat M’gouna. The city is known for its annual Rose Festival, which takes place every year in May to celebrate the harvest of roses grown in the region. Thereafter, check-into your hotel in the magnificent gorge of Boumalne dades. Offering breathtaking natural scenery and a fascinating glimpse into the country’s rich cultural heritage.
◈ Overnight: Boumalne Dades
◈ Meals: Dinner
On the second day of our Morocco Desert tour to Merzouga goes on after breakfast. Drive a bit further to Tissadrine to get the panoramic view of the Dades valley. A stunning valley that has eroded the surrounding rock formations over time, creating scenic gorges and rock formations. Next, the mountain ridge called Monkey Fingers. A magical rock formation through erosion that looks like fingers rising from the Dades River.
Afterward, depart from Dades gorge on a journey through roads lined with ancient Kasbahs to Todra gorge, also known as Morocco’s Grand Canyon. Surrounded by towering vertical limestone cliffs reaching heights of 300 meters. 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 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
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.
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
In the morning, the desert adventure from Marrakech to Fes continues toward the 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, where you may like to stop to see the Barbary macaques, which can often be seen roaming the forest in search of food. Next 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 snowboarding which attract visitors from all over the kingdom. Perhaps get into Fes in the early evening. Drop you off at your preferred location in the city, then your Marrakech to Fes desert tour 4 Days with us ends right here and hope you enjoy it.
⟐ 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.
If the above proposed Itinerary: 4 days tour from Marrakech to Fes via the Sahara Desert Safari does not match what you’re looking for, then contact us, and we’ll tailor a customized desert trip in Morocco specifically designed to match 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 the best time and places to visit. Whether you’re seeking guidance or ready to make a booking, we’re committed to assisting you every step of the way.
Our valued guests often ask about the differences between our 2, 3, and 4-day desert tours. Allow us to provide you with a concise explanation. Please refer to the figure below for clarity.
⇒ INTRODUCTION OF MARRAKECH TO FES DESERT TOUR 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.
⇒ DISADVANTAGES OF MARRAKECH TO FES DESERT TOURS 3 DAYS:
⇒ ADVANTAGES OF MARRAKECH TO FES DESERT TOURS 4 DAYS:
Escape to the desert’s embrace between June and mid-August, when temperatures reach a sizzling 37-44 degrees Celsius. To make the most of your experience while ensuring your comfort, we highly recommend our specially curated 3-day/2-night desert tours during this period.
➢ 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 remaining balance is to be settled in cash, upon meeting your driver 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?
Kindly note that we do not accept credit card payments due to excessive fees and security risks. While we prefer cash for the remaining balance, we can make exceptions in certain cases for PayPal payments. However, please note that a 5% fee will be added to cover additional transaction charges. If you opt for this method, it is advisable to arrange payment prior to your trip to Morocco.
➢ Cancellation process:
In the event of cancellation more than a month before the tour’s start date, the deposit is non-refundable. However, rest assured that we will credit the deposit towards any future trip with Morocco Tabiarte Tours, allowing you to choose an alternative date that suits you.
173 Reviews ★★★★★ Authentic & Genuine Reviews from our Travellers
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 〉 May 25th, 2023
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 19th, 2023
Last April 2023, 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 Tour. We will be back soon for another adventure. Read More Morocco tour’s reviews
Nicole 〉 5 out of 5 ★★★★★ 〉 Family Traveller 〉 April 25th, 2023
◈ Marrakech to Fez Private Sahara Tour‘s FAQ
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.
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.
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.
You don’t need a sleeping bag since there’re 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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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