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5 Days Morocco Desert Tour from Marrakech to Fes

  • 5 Days 4 Nights
  • Airport pick-up
  • Airport Transfer

Introduction :

5 days tour from Marrakech to Fes, discover unearthed places in southern Morocco in 5 day Sahara desert trip including Camel trek in Merzouga, Gorges, Ancient kasbahs.

Tour Description :

This fabulous private 5 days/ 4 nights starts from Marrakech to Fes. Our specialist team will take you on an adventure to discover the most incredible destinations of Morocco by driving across the High Atlas Mountains towards Ait Ben haddou kasbah, view Atlas studio, and the beautiful Roses valley, Dades valley and Todra gorge, Moreover, Join Merzouga camel trekking and overnight stay in a luxury camp in the Erg chebbi dunes, pass by Cedar Forest, Middle atlas.

Detailed Itinerary :

Day 01: Marrakesh > Tizi N’Tichka > Ait Ben haddou > Ouarzazate

In the morning you will meet your driver/guide, and we leave for Ouarzazaate via the High Atlas Mountains: (Tizi N’tichka, 2260 m altitude). Today you will enjoy the wonderful scenery over the high Atlas Mountains and appreciate the remarkable Berber villages before you get to Ait Ben haddou kasbah. The largest kasbah in Morocco (we stop for a visit) a Berber castle where many movies have been shot such as: the one who wants to be the king, Babel, the kingdom of heaven and Prince of Persia…etc. Last but not least, it was built by the last Berber chieftain El Glaoui Et-Hami in the late 19th century; It’s now a UNESCO matrimonial historical site.

Lunch might be in the kasbah before we continue to Ouarzazate. Thereafter, we drive to the Hollywood of Morocco in Ouarzazate, here you have the option of visiting the studio to see props used in some movies you might have seen before, such as «Gladiator» or «Jewel of the Nile». Thus, we visit taourirt kasbah then check into your accommodation.

Day 02: Ouarzazate > Skoura > Dades Gorge > Todra gorge

After breakfast, depart to skoura to visit the amredhyle kasbah then head towards fascinating Dades and Rose valley. Our first stop will be at skoura in amredhyle kasbah for A visit. Afterward, we’ll continue to the village of kalaa M’gouna. It’s famous for rose fields and rose products. Roses festival is held here every year in May for 7 days. Since the road is full of thousands of kasbahs you’ll have plenty of opportunities to take memorable pictures. After lunch in Kalaa M’gouna, we continue driving to Dades gorge where you will enjoy seeing the beautiful rocks’ formation called «the monkey fingers» and standing kasbah of Ait Yul. Check into your accommodation.

Day 03 : Dades gorge > Todra gorge > Merzouga Desert > Camel trekking

Our 5 days desert tour to Merzouga goes on after enjoying a traditional delicious Breakfast. We will then take a drive through roads lined with ancient kasbahs and many attractive Berber villages at the boumalne Dades. You will be enjoying the amazing scenery along the way of the remaining fortified villages that were hosting the caravan roads till the early 20th century. Our first spot will be in Tissadrine taking some pictures of the beautiful panorama of the dades valley, and then monkey fingers. After that, we head to Tinghir within a 15 km breath-taking valley full of palm trees. Experience the high walls of grey and pink rock around the road, as we continue trekking along the 300 m high canyons.  

Thereafter, we continue driving toward the Erg Chebbi dunes located in Merzouga Desert, and you’ll enjoy your lunch in Tinejdad. As soon as you arrive at the popular dunes of Erg Chebbi, we are pleased to prepare camels. There is an hour for you to experience camel riding and spectate the beautiful sunset while riding a camel heading to camp oasis where is the luxurious tent that you will stay there overnight. As you’ll watch the sunset in style heading to the oasis where a camp is located. Spending a night living by traditional nomadic tents inside or sleeping under spectacular starry sky outside the tent at Merzouga desert dune that will give you remarkable memory in the desert trip exploring. You can also spend your night playing drums with the experienced camel guide.

Day 04: Merzouga 4×4 tour > Gnaoua house > Visit Nomadic tribes

After enjoying an amazing sunrise, you will have to go back to your camp for breakfast and shower before the largest tour starts. Today we will drive around the desert to discover unexplored places in the Erg Chebbi desert. On our way to the desert villages (Ex: khamlia, Merdani, Mifis), we might meet some locals with different desert animals (Ex: Goats, Camels, Foxes, … etc.). As well as some desert reptiles and mammals. Our first stop is in the khamlia village in a traditional home built of thick earthen bricks made from a mixture of clay to enjoy the live Gnaoua Music which is played by the locals. Set off to another sight in some mountains near the dunes for a panoramic view of the sand dunes and also from where you can start seeing the border between Morocco and Algeria.

We’ll continue driving toward the old Berber villages and some nomadic families, where we’ll be hospitably welcomed with a cup of mint tea while enjoying the silence of the desert. Later we drive back to Khamlia village where we’ll have lunch in a local restaurant (Berber nomad pizza). After lunch, we’ll continue our excursion to visit Yasmina Lake, which will be the last spot. Then drive to our hotel next to the golden sand dunes.

Day 05: Merzouga > Erfoud > Ziz valley > Midelt > Ifrane > Fes

On the last day of our desert tour Marrakech to Fes. An early sunrise experience is recommended from the Erg chebbi sand dunes or your hotel. Enjoying the spectacular sunrise may be the best sunrise you have seen in your life. Thereafter, you will have to go back for breakfast and a shower.

Today we’ll continue our trip to fes via Ziz valley, the second-largest river in Morocco which crosses the whole Morocco to Algeria. Then cross the middle Atlas Mountains where you’ll enjoy amazing views, lunch break at a restaurant. In the afternoon we go towards the next spot, Cedar Forest or Michlifen where we will take a short walk to see the wild monkeys and take some pictures. We will stop at Ifrane. The little Switzerland of Morocco for a Coffee or WS, then up to fes. Probably arrive at fes in the evening. Drop you off at your accommodation. So, our tour with you ends here and hope you enjoy it. Eventually, the end of 5 days desert tour from Marrakech.

Map :

Marrakech to Fes Desert Tour

4 Days Marrakech to Fes Desert Tour - Merzouga camel trek
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Marrakech to Fes Desert Trip

5 days tour from Marrakech to Fes | Morocco 5 day Desert Trip
Price Includes in

5 Days Marrakech to Fez Desert Tour

  • Pick up and drop off at your hotel/airport.
  • 3 nights accommodation in a hotel/riad.
  • Tour in an air conditioned vehicle Toyota Land Cruiser or spacious minivan in case of a group throughout 5-day trip.
  • An English speaking driver.
  • Dinner and breakfast daily.
  • Camel trek & overnight stay in a private traditional nomad tent.
  • Free time to wander the Canyons, Kasbahs, Take photos,… etc.
  • No forced shopping stops during the tour.
Price Excludes in

5 Days Marrakech to Fes Desert Tour

  • Lunch and drinks.
  • Entrance fees to monuments ( Ex: atlas studio,…etc ).
  • Any Private Expenses
Note about

5 Day desert tour Marrakech to Fes

If our Marrakech desert tours 5 days does not match what you’re looking for, then simply 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 we’ll plan the itinerary according to your interests. Besides, our Team at Morocco Tabiarte Tours is at your service to answer any questions, give you detailed quotes about tours, and advise about the best time and places to visit. Whether you’re thinking about leading a tour or simply have questions, we’re here to help.


5 Day desert Trip Marrakech to Fes

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

First, most of the 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 the 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.

Payment Methods

5 Day desert tour Marrakech to Fez

How to book a Tour with Us:

To ensure your 5 days Morocco desert tour, a small 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 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 up the extra transaction charges. If you’re thinking of this method, it is better to arrange the payment before the tour.

Cancellation process:

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

202 Reviews Authentic & Genuine Reviews from our Travellers

Majestic 5 Days/ 4 night Morocco Desert tour from Marrakech

We were fortunate enough to have hamme as our private driver as we embarked on our trip itinerary through the Sahara desert. additionally, He was very friendly and gave us information about each stop in route. He was also very attentive to our needs of what time we wanted to eat and stay at each location. Moreover, we learned a lot about the culture and met some locals along the way to try non-tourist food. Besides, Upgrading to the luxury camp in the desert was well worth it. thanks hamme for making this a memorable 5 days from Marrakech and for ensuring we felt safe at all times.

Alex / 5 out of 5 / Family Traveller / 10 October 2019


So brilliant! Highly recommended Morocco 5 days Desert Tour

An unforgettable experience, we would do it once again for sure: all the spots from Marrakech to Fes were so fantastic and worth visiting i meant it. Especially the fascinating sunset and sunrise in Merzouga dunes, the camel ride experience and the night in the camp. Sooo exciting! Our driver/guide was so kind and friendly, We really enjoyed the time with him. Read More Morocco tour’s reviews

Adrian / 5 out of 5 / Couple Traveller / 12 September 2019


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