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5 Days tour from Marrakech to Fes - Morocco Luxury Desert Trip

Experience Morocco desert’s beauty and history on this 5 day desert tour from Marrakech to Fes. See stunning landscapes, ride camels and camp under the stars. Learn about Berber culture, visit ancient kasbahs, and more on this can’t miss adventure. Book Now

5-Day Marrakech to Fes Desert Tour Itinerary | Best of Morocco
Marrakech to Fes: Perfect 5-Day Itinerary
  • 5 Days/ 4 Nights
  • Private Vehicle
  • Distance: 1108 KM
  • Guided Tours
  • Half Board
  • Accommodation

Tour Description: 5 Days Desert Tour from Marrakech to Fes

5 Days from Marrakech to Merzouga Desert

Experience the splendor of Morocco’s stunning scenery during these 5 days Morocco desert tour from Marrakech to Fes. Journey through the rugged High Atlas Mountains and stop to explore the ancient Telouet Kasbah. Furthermore, marvel at the clay ksar of Ait Ben Haddou, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Continue to Ouarzazate, known as “North Africa’s Hollywood” for its starring role in famous films. Travel through the fragrant Valley of Roses and past charming Berber villages.

Moreover, discover the spectacular rock formations of Dades Gorge and Todra Gorge. Ride a camel through the golden sand dunes of Merzouga and spend an unforgettable night under the stars in a luxury desert camp. Additionally, explore the Ziz Valley lined with palm trees, the mystical Cedar Forest, and the charming mountain town of Ifrane. Your epic adventure ends in the ancient imperial city of Fes.

What to Expect in Marrakech Itinerary 5 Days

5 day Morocco Desert tour from Marrakech
  • Trek through lush valleys and deep gorges in the Atlas Mountains
  • Explore Ait Benhaddou, an intricately beautiful ancient kasbah
  • Visit Ouarzazate, the exotic filming location for famous movies
  • Hike through Todra Gorge, surrounded by towering limestone cliffs
  • Ride a camel at sunset among the towering Erg Chebbi Dunes
  • Spend an unforgettable night camping under the Saharan stars
  • Engage with nomadic Berbers and enjoy lively Gnawa music
  • Stroll through the Cedar Forest, inhabited by Barbary macaques
  • Discover Ifrane town, Morocco’s charming “Little Switzerland”

Detailed Itinerary: 5 Day Marrakech to Fes Desert Tour

5 Days in Marrakech Itinerary

1st Day: Marrakech » Atlas Mountains » Ait Ben Haddou » Ouarzazate (4-hour drive)

Get ready for an unforgettable desert adventure after being picked up by your private driver from your Riad in lively Marrakech. Embark on an epic journey across the towering Atlas Mountains, camera in hand in order to capture the breathtaking landscape along the way. Make your first stop at the ancient Telouet Kasbah, providing a glimpse into Morocco’s storied past.

Next stop – the dramatic desert village of Ait Ben Haddou. This ancient walled village is a UNESCO World Heritage Site where winding alleys, grand kasbahs, and earthen buildings emerge from the rocky landscape. With its cinematic views, Ait Ben Haddou has starred as a filming location in many blockbuster movies.

Following a tasty lunch, head to Ouarzazate, the “gateway to the desert”. Upon arrival, take a tour of the Atlas Film Studio, where famous movies such as Lawrence of Arabia and Gladiator were filmed. Lastly, visit the magnificent Taourirt Kasbah fortress before checking into your hotel. Finally, relax after an incredible day of discovering Morocco’s rich history and culture.

√ Overnight: Ouarzazate

√ Included Meals: Dinner

2nd Day: Ouarzazate » Skoura » Rose Valley » Dades Gorge (2-hour drive)

Today’s journey takes you through the stunning landscape of Morocco’s desert region. After breakfast, say goodbye to Ouarzazate and you make your way to the Spectacular Dades Gorges. Along the way, stop to explore the ancient Amridil kasbah in the Oasis of Skoura. It is considered one of Morocco’s most impressive fortresses of its kind and has been featured on the country’s 50 dirham note as well as in the iconic film Lawrence of Arabia.

Your next stop awaits in Kalaat M’gouna, where you’ll enjoy panoramic views over the lush Valley of Roses. Also, learn about the process of cultivating and distilling the region’s famed rose products into perfumes, soaps, and more. Following a delightful lunch, continue on to see the remarkable monkey-finger rock formations – a natural wonder unique to this region. Take in the breathtaking views overlooking Dades Valley before you check into your hotel. To end your exciting day, unwind with a relaxing evening. Alternatively, for adventure-seekers, consider a trek into the Dades Canyon or valley for an extra thrill. With each new experience, your Moroccan desert trip becomes more unforgettable.

√ Overnight: Dades Gorge

√ Included Meals: Breakfast and dinner

3rd Day: Dades Valley » Todra gorge » Merzouga Desert (4-hour drive)

After a leisurely breakfast, embark on the next part of your Moroccan adventure – a journey to the majestic Sahara desert along the famed road of a thousand kasbahs. En route, make a stop to explore Todra Gorge, a breathtaking natural wonder carved by the Todra River through the mountains. Its soaring cliffs add a touch of awe. Additionally, lunch will be taken in Tinejdad.

Continue on to the iconic Erg Chebbi dunes, home to some of Morocco’s tallest dunes. While here, an exciting camel ride awaits, carrying you over the vast sandy landscape. Moreover, enjoy a stunning sunset over the charming sand dunes, creating a perfect backdrop for your desert getaway.

Later in the evening, savor a tasty dinner while listening to live Berber music around an open fire. Then get ready for a magical night unlike any other – lie back, watch the Milky Way, and enjoy the breathtaking beauty of the Sahara. Lose yourself in this enchanted desert wonderland.

√ Overnight: Merzouga Desert Camp

√ Included Meals: Breakfast and dinner

4th Day: Merzouga Off-Road Adventure: Dar Gnawa » Nomadic Tribe » Desert Oasis (2.5-hour drive)

Begin your day by waking up to witness a mesmerizing sunrise over the vast Sahara desert—one of the most spectacular you’ll ever see. After breakfast, embark on an off-road exploration of Merzouga. Firstly, visit the Dar Gnawa in the Khamlia village, immersing yourself in the rhythmic melodies of Gnawa music.

Continue your desert adventure with a visit to a nomadic tribe. Join them for a cup of tea in their tent and gain insight into their unique way of life. Next, take in the awe-inspiring panoramic view of the Erg Chebbi dunes, a picturesque landscape that defines the beauty of the Sahara. Later on, enjoy a delicious lunch, perhaps by trying the local specialty of Berber pizza.

The Sahara expedition continues to a hidden oasis nestled among the rolling dunes. Afterward, check into your riad and relax by the swimming pool, providing a perfect retreat in the middle of the desert. Alternatively, take a leisurely stroll to the Erg Chebbi Dunes to witness a mesmerizing sunset, or opt for exhilarating quad biking or dune buggy rides – a thrilling experience not to be missed as it adds an extra layer of excitement to your Moroccan adventure.

√ Overnight: Merzouga

√ Included Meals: Breakfast and dinner

 

5th Day: Merzouga » Ziz valley » Midelt » Cedar forest » Ifrane » Fes (7-hour drive)

Bid farewell to Merzouga and set off towards the historic city of Fes. The first stop offers breathtaking views of the fertile Ziz Valley, dotted with verdant oases and quaint Berber villages that provide a picture-perfect backdrop.

Then, drive onward, crossing the majestic Atlas Mountains, and enjoy the scenic beauty that reveals itself along the route. Next, stop in Midelt to enjoy a tasty Moroccan lunch with vibrant local flavors. Afterward, take an exciting detour through the cedar forest to glimpse monkeys frolicking freely in their natural habitat and capture memorable photos.

The next destination is the charming alpine town of Ifrane. Take some time to soak up its tranquil atmosphere before arriving in Fes’s medieval Medina. Your driver will drop you off at your chosen spot in the city, marking the end of this captivating journey. Take a moment to reflect on the diverse landscapes, cultural encounters, and unique experiences that have enriched your adventure.

√ Included Meals: Breakfast

Important Note

What you see here is just a suggested plan for your Marrakech itinerary 5 days. 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 Marrakech cover all of Morocco, 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 Marrakech to Fes Desert Tour Price

BEST 5 Days Morocco Sahara Tour
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.
  • 3-night stay in carefully selected Hotel/Riad.
  • 1-night stay in a Deluxe desert camp (Private Tent).
  • Daily Dinner and Breakfast.
  • Camel trek and Sand-boarding.
  • Free time to wander through Gorges, explore kasbahs, take photos, and more.
  • Lunches, drinks and any Private Expenses.
  • Tips for your tour guide & driver (the amount is at your discretion).

Frequently Asked Questions

Where to go for 5 days in Morocco?

For a 5-day trip in Morocco, explore the vibrant city of Marrakech with its bustling souks and historic sites. Venture into the magical Sahara Desert for a unique desert experience, including camel rides and stargazing. Lastly, immerse yourself in the rich culture and history of Fes, known for its medieval architecture and labyrinthine streets.

How many days in Marrakech and Fes?

Generally, 2–3 days are often enough to explore the main attractions in both Marrakech and Fes. This allows you to experience the vibrant culture, visit historical sites, and immerse yourself in the unique atmosphere of each city. Of course, the ideal duration may vary based on individual preferences and travel pace.

What to see between Marrakech and Fes?

The journey between Marrakech and Fes offers a diverse tapestry of landscapes. From majestic snow-capped mountains to sweeping Saharan dunes. Explore ancient castles, traverse green valleys, and be captivated by the breathtaking gorges and canyons along the way.

Should I go to the desert in Morocco?

Absolutely! A visit to Morocco is incomplete without experiencing the majestic desert landscape. The vast dunes, unique culture, and starry nights make it an essential part of your Moroccan adventure. Don’t miss the chance to ride camels, camp under the stars, and witness the breathtaking beauty of the Sahara.

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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Good to Know

Currency

MAD, د.م. (Dirham)

Plugs and Adapters

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

Visa

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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Nancy

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Well organized 5 Days Tour from Marrakech to the Desert and efficient

Short tour of Morocco to see the Sahara Desert, however it was the holiday of a lifetime. Starting in Marrakech, travelling all the road of a thousand kasbahs, Great views of the Atlas Mountains, Dades Valley to the dunes of Erg Chebbi in Merzouga for a Camel ride and overnight stay in the desert camp, and then across into Africa Hollywood and finishing up at Jemaa El Fna square in Marrakech. It was superbly organized and a seamless experience from booking to the tour itself, nice guides and lots of wonderful sights. We learned the history of the country and a glimpse into the lifestyle of the Local people. Definitely recommend MTT, and we plan to do another tour with them again.

9 November 2023

Alex

Family Traveller

Majestic 5 Days/ 4 night Morocco Desert Tour from Marrakech

We were fortunate enough to have Hami 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 regarding 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, hami for making these a memorable 5 days from Marrakech and for ensuring we felt safe at all times.

1 November 2023

Adrian

Couple Traveller

Majestic 5 Days/ 4 night Morocco Desert Tour from Marrakech

We were fortunate enough to have Hami 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 regarding 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, hami for making these a memorable 5 days from Marrakech and for ensuring we felt safe at all times.

25 October 2023
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