5 Days Tour from Fes to Marrakech - Morocco Desert Trip

Explore the beauty of Morocco Desert with our 5 days tour from Fes to Marrakech via Merzouga. Experience culture, history, and stunning landscapes. Book your adventure now!

BEST 5 Days Tour from Fes to Marrakech - Morocco Desert Trip
Explore Morocco Desert: 5-Day Itinerary from Fes to Marrakech
  • 5 Days/ 4 Nights
  • Private Vehicle
  • Distance: 1120 KM
  • Guided Tours
  • Half Board
  • Accommodation

Tour Description: 5 Days desert tour from Fes to Marrakech

5 Day Morocco Desert Tour

Embark on an unforgettable 5 days desert tour from Fes to Marrakech, traversing Morocco’s majestic Atlas Mountains and exploring enchanting landscapes. Discover the charm of Ifrane, “Switzerland of Morocco”, and the mystical cedar forest within. Journey across the vast Ziz Valley, where breathtaking views unfold at every turn. Experience the magic of Merzouga Desert—ride camels and spend a night of splendor at a luxury camp in the iconic Erg chebbi dunes. Marvel at Todra Gorge’s natural wonders, Dades Canyon’s colorful rock formations, and the historic Road of a Thousand Kasbahs. Explore picturesque Rose Valley, cinematic Ouarzazate, and the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ait Ben Haddou.

This 5-day Morocco desert trip from Fes offers a perfect blend of natural wonders, cultural exploration, and authentic experiences, ensuring a memorable journey through the heart of Morocco. Book your adventure now to create lasting memories in this captivating corner of the world.

What to Expect in 5 Days Itinerary from Fes to Marrakech

Five Days in Morocco Itinerary
  • Explore the charming Swiss-inspired town of Ifrane & Cedar forest
  • Traverse Morocco's majestic Atlas Mountains and the vast Ziz Valley
  • Ride a camel at sunset amongst the iconic Erg Chebbi dunes
  • Camp overnight under the stars in Merzouga, deep in the Sahara
  • Traverse the Road of a Thousand Kasbahs, dotted with fortified villages
  • Marvel at the natural beauty of Todra Gorge's towering rock walls
  • Discover the natural beauty of Dades Canyon's rock formations
  • Discover the UNESCO-listed kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou & cinematic Ouarzazate

Detailed Itinerary: 5 Day tour from Fes to Merzouga Desert

Fes to Marrakech Itinerary 5 days

1st Day: Fes » Ifrane » Cedar Forest » Ziz valley » Merzouga desert (7-hour drive)

Meet your private driver at your riad in Fes then begin your journey to the captivating Merzouga Desert. Your first stop is in Ifrane, often called the “Switzerland of Morocco“, followed by a visit to the cedar forest to see and photograph the playful monkeys. Enjoy a delightful lunch in Midelt before a scenic drive through the majestic Atlas Mountains and picturesque Ziz Valley, with plenty of opportunities to stop and capture memorable photos of the awe-inspiring vistas surrounding every bend.

Upon arrival in Merzouga, embark on an enchanting Saharan adventure. Ride camels across golden sand dunes to a desert camp nestled in the heart of the Erg Chebbi. Watch the sun cast a magical glow over the vast landscape as it sets behind the mesmerizing dunes. Additionally, spend an amazing night under a canopy of stars in the tranquility of the desert. Finally, end your day with a tasty dinner amid the breathtaking beauty surrounding you. Besides, this immersive experience aims to create lasting memories of Morocco’s magnificent landscapes.

√ Overnight: Merzouga Desert Camp

√ Included Meals: Dinner

2nd Day: Take an exploration of Merzouga: visit Dar Gnawa » Nomadic tribe » Desert Oasis (2.5-hour drive)

Experience the magic of a new day in Merzouga as you wake up early to witness a spectacular sunrise over the desert landscape. After a delightful breakfast at your desert camp, embark on an immersive excursion around this enchanting region. Firstly, begin with a visit to Dar Gnawa in Khamlia village, where you can experience the rhythmic live music of Gnawa—a tradition deeply rooted in Moroccan culture with origins in sub-Saharan Africa.

Then next, enjoy a panoramic view of the impressive Erg Chebbi Dunes from the Galb Nass Mountains. You may catch a glimpse of elusive wildlife like the Fennec fox along the way, adding a touch of adventure. Following this, continue exploring with a visit to local nomads, sharing tea in their hand-woven tents and gaining insight into their fascinating culture.

After enjoying a tasty meal at a local restaurant, perhaps trying the savory Berber pizza, venture into the desert oasis within the Merzouga. Afterward, return to your riad and spend the evening in tranquil relaxation. Perhaps, take a leisurely walk to the Erg Chebbi dunes to experience another magnificent sunset. Alternatively, take advantage of the opportunity to experience an exhilarating Quad Bike or Dune Buggy ride. This day offers a blend of cultural exploration, stunning scenery, and thrilling adventures in the charming town of Merzouga.

√ Overnight: Merzouga

√ Included Meals: Breakfast and dinner

3rd Day: Merzouga » Erfoud » Todra Gorge/Oasis » Dades Gorge (4-hour drive)

After breakfast, bid farewell to enchanting Merzouga and head toward the stunning Dades Gorge. Along the way, stop in Erfoud in order to discover the intriguing world of fossils, offering a glimpse into the region’s rich geological history.

After that, continue your journey along the scenic Road of a Thousand Kasbahs toward the famous Todra Gorge. Marvel at the Gorge’s stunning rock formations and natural beauty as you explore this area. Following this enriching experience and a delightful lunch, head toward your final destination—the breathtaking Dades Gorge.

Upon arrival, settle into your lodging and relax for the evening in this peaceful retreat nestled in a serene setting. After a memorable day of traveling through Morocco’s scenic landscapes, Dades Gorge offers a tranquil escape.

√ Overnight: Dades Gorge

√ Meals Included: Dinner and Breakfast

4th Day: Dades Canyon » Rose valley » Amridil Kasbah » Ouarzazate » Ait Ben Haddou (2-hour drive)

Today, before bidding farewell to the spectacular scenery of Dades Gorge, travel further into the Dades Valley in order to see the striking monkey-finger rock formations and take in the panoramic views of the gorge road—a sight that leaves a lasting impression. After exploring the marvelous sights of Dades Gorge, continue your journey to the iconic Ait Ben Haddou.

On your journey, pass through the charming Rose Valley in Kalaat M’gouna, where bright roses blossom abundantly in the spring. Additionally, make a brief stop in Amridil, a historic fortified kasbah nestled in the Skoura oasis, offering a glimpse of Morocco’s rich architectural heritage.

Continuing on, arrive in Ouarzazate to explore the Taourirt Kasbah and also the famous Atlas Studio, a hub of cinematic creativity. Then head to Ait Ben Haddou and upon arrival, check into your accommodation. Relax in the serene ambiance of this ancient UNESCO-listed kasbah, ending your day with a tranquil evening in this remarkable historic site.

√ Overnight: Ait Ben Haddou

√ Meals Included: Breakfast and Dinner

5th Day: Ait Ben Haddou » High Atlas Mountains » Marrakech (3.5-hour drive)

After a leisurely breakfast, start your day by exploring the ancient fortified village of Ait Ben Haddou, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Take a stroll through this iconic location, which has been featured in numerous films and TV shows, earning it international acclaim. Subsequently, soak in the historical and cinematic allure that defines this destination.

Afterward, set out on a scenic drive to Marrakech, crossing the incredible High Atlas Mountains and the Tizi’n Tichka Pass. Furthermore, the route provides many opportunities to stop and take photos of the breathtaking scenery at various lookout points. Get to Marrakech early, giving you plenty of time to independently explore the lively city before saying goodbye to Morocco. 

End of the 5-Day desert tour from Fes to Marrakech, kindly inform us should you wish to extend your stay in Morocco. We are delighted to assist with any travel arrangements you may require.

√ Meals Included: Breakfast

Important Note

What you see here is just a suggested plan for your 5 Days Morocco Sahara Tour from Fes to Marrakech. If it doesn’t quite match what you have in mind, don’t hesitate to reach out. We’re all about creating a tour that fits your preferences and specific duration.

Our tours from Fes cover all that the Moroccan desert has to offer, and here’s the deal: the more friends you bring along, the lower the cost per person. We split the fixed transportation fee among everyone, and the overall price also depends on your choice of accommodation, varying with options such as 3-star, 4-star, or 5-star hotels.

For the exact cost and all the details, contact us. We’re here to make your trip just right for you.

5-Day Fes to Marrakech Desert Tour Price/Cost

BEST 5 Days Tour from Fes to Marrakech
Price Includes
Price Excludes
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off services.
  • Tour in an air-conditioned vehicle throughout 5 Days in Morocco.
  • Hand-picked English-speaking driver.
  • 4-night stay in carefully selected Hotel/Riad/Camp (Private Tent).
  • Daily breakfast and dinner.
  • Camel trek and Sand-boarding.
  • Leisure time to stroll through gorges, explore kasbahs, capture photos, and more.
  • Lunches, drinks and fees for entry to monuments (Ex: Atlas studio, Amridil kasbah, …etc.).
  • Gratuities for your tour guide & driver (the amount is at your discretion).

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Fes Morocco worth visiting?

Yes, Fes is definitely worth visiting. Known for its ancient Medina, vibrant souks, and rich cultural heritage, Fes offers a unique and immersive experience. Explore the historic architecture, enjoy traditional Moroccan cuisine, and soak in the authentic atmosphere of this enchanting city.

What to do in Fes Morocco?

Explore the historic Medina of Fes, visit the iconic Bou Inania Madrasa, wander through the vibrant souks, and don’t miss the fascinating tanneries. Immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage by visiting the Royal Palace, Al Quaraouiyine University, and the charming Jardin Jnan Sbil. Enjoy traditional Moroccan cuisine in local restaurants and experience the lively atmosphere of the city’s markets.

When should I go to Merzouga?

Merzouga, a stunning desert destination in Morocco, can be visited anytime throughout the year. However, the optimal time to experience its beauty is from October to April. During these months, the weather is pleasant, and you can enjoy the desert landscape comfortably. Summers can be hot, but don’t let that deter you—there are camps equipped with air conditioning and upscale hotels featuring refreshing swimming pools to make your stay enjoyable even in warmer weather.

Is Merzouga desert safe?

Yes, absolutely. Merzouga desert is considered safe for visitors. However, like any travel destination, it’s advisable to take standard precautions and be aware of your surroundings to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience.

What is the most beautiful desert in Morocco?

The Merzouga Desert is widely considered one of the most beautiful deserts in Morocco. Known for its stunning golden sand dunes, particularly Erg Chebbi, Merzouga offers a picturesque and unforgettable desert experience. Travelers often visit to witness breathtaking sunsets and sunrises, as well as to engage in various desert activities such as camel trekking and galmping.

How do I book a tour?

Booking a tour with us is a breeze. Follow these simple steps:

A) Reach Out: Start by emailing us to express your interest and inquire about availability.

B) Reservation Confirmation: Upon reaching out, we’ll guide you through the reservation process. Typically, a deposit is required to secure your spot.

2. Is a deposit required, and how much is it?

Yes, indeed, a deposit is typically required to confirm your booking. Furthermore, the amount varies based on the specific tour package you choose. Importantly, this initial payment is crucial, as it not only secures your spot but also enables us to make all necessary arrangements for your upcoming adventure.

3. What payment methods are available for the deposit?

We strive to make the deposit process as convenient as possible. Additionally, you can make your deposit through various methods, with debit card payments via PayPal being one of the options. This flexibility ensures that you can choose the method that suits you best.

4. When is the balance payment due and how?

The balance payment for your tour is typically due either before the start of your trip or upon arrival. We accept various payment methods, including bank transfers, making it convenient for you to settle the balance. If you ever have questions or need assistance with the balance payment, our dedicated customer service team is here to help.

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As a traveler from the USA, Canada, Australia, or New Zealand, you will need an adapter for Type C and Type E connectors.


Are you planning an international trip and wondering about the complexities of visa applications? Unfortunately, we cannot offer you a visa application service, but we can provide you with valuable insights into understanding whether you need one or not. The visa application process can be intricate, but fear not; we’ve compiled a comprehensive guide to help you navigate through the basics.

Do I Need a Visa?

The necessity for a visa depends on your nationality and your intended travel destination. Let’s break it down for you:

1. Check Your Nationality

Firstly, identify your home country and its visa agreements with the country you plan to visit. If there is no existing visa agreement, you will likely need to apply for a visa in advance of your departure.

2. Understand Visa Requirements by Country

Here’s a quick guide for citizens of specific countries:

a. US Citizens

Great news for Americans! US citizens typically don’t need a visa for many destinations. Nevertheless, always double-check the specific requirements for your chosen location.

b. UK Citizens

Likewise, citizens of the United Kingdom usually enjoy visa-free travel to most countries. Confirm the details based on your intended destination.

c. Australian Citizens

Australians often have the privilege of visa-free travel to various places. Before you pack, verify the visa requirements for your chosen destination.

d. New Zealand Citizens

If you’re a citizen of New Zealand, you likely won’t need a visa for many destinations. Still, it’s wise to check the specific requirements for your intended travel spot.

Special Note: Morocco

Good news for those planning a trip to Morocco! Citizens of most countries, including the ones mentioned above, typically don’t require a visa for Morocco. It’s a visa-free destination for many travelers.

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Group Traveller

The 5-Day Fes to Marrakech desert tour surpassed our expectations. It offered a perfect blend of cultural immersion and breathtaking landscapes. Our knowledgeable guide added depth to the journey, sharing stories and insights. The hotels and desert camp were all excellent, comfortable vehicle, and the local cuisine was a delightful bonus. Highly recommended for an authentic Moroccan adventure.

5 January 2024


Family Traveller

The 5-day trip from Fes to Merzouga Desert was an extremely enjoyable experience. The most memorable part was certainly the camel ride at sunrise, which was an unforgettable adventure that added excitement to the trip. Also, staying overnight in a luxury camp in the Sahara desert brought a sense of wonder to the journey, creating lasting recollections. Furthermore, we visited many ancient kasbahs, each with its own distinctive appeal and background. Besides, the lodging was better than expected, providing both comfort and authenticity, while the vehicle offered a smooth and pleasant ride the whole time. This Fes desert tour is highly recommended for those looking for the ideal combination of adventure, culture, and comfort while in Morocco.

28 December 2023
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