On this fabulous private 6 Days Morocco desert tour from Marrakech to Merzouga & Fes, our specialist team will take you on an adventure to discover the most beautiful places in Morocco, including part of the imperial cities. A Journey into the Sahara through a variety of spectacular scenery: Fertile valleys, Grand Canyons, Cedar and pine forests, and also barren, rocky landscapes to Merzouga Desert. Moreover, enjoy Camel trekking and spend a night in a traditional Berber camp under an endless canopy of stars. Finally, explore the oldest medieval city in the world and visit its Medina – Fez within 6-day road trip itinerary.
Today you’ll be met by your personal driver/guide at your preferred location in Marrakech, then start the Morocco 6 days 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. Afterward, 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, head on 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 Babel. 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, magnificent canyons of Dades and rose fields in Kalaat M’gouna, where roses bloom in profusion in springtime. Later on, make your lovely way into the Sahara with a medley of palm trees and rose fields in Kalaat M’gouna. Thereafter, check-into your hotel in the magnificent Canyon of Boumalne dades. This area offers up scenery like no other – sprawling green valleys give way to otherworldly rock formations carved out by the wind.
◈ Overnight: Boumalne Dades
◈ Meals: Dinner
On the second day of our 6-Days Morocco Desert tour to Merzouga goes on after breakfast. Drive a bit further into Tissadrine to get the panoramic view of the Dades valley, and then the beautiful rocks’ formation called «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 300 m, it is also known as Morocco’s Grand Canyon. 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 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 tea with some welcoming local 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”). It’s 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
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, home to the Barbary Macaque. Next stop in Ifrane, a beautiful town often likened to a Swiss Alpine resort, and also highlighted for its low temperatures and varied outdoor activities such as snowboarding which attract visitors from all over the kingdom. Arrive at the hotel in Fes later in the evening. Check-in and spend time at leisure.
◈ Overnight: Fes
◈ Meals: Breakfast
In the mid-morning, go on a half-day guided tour of the old town, known locally as Fes el Bali. Besides, it’s one of the world’s great centers of education and culture, both Islamic and Jewish. Your local guide will share stories of the city’s history as you walk through the twisting streets and alleyways, passing donkeys piled high with goods, and explore the specialty sections that divide the souk. The tour includes stops at the King’s Palace, the tanneries, Al Qaraouine university and the Attarine Madrasa. As well as a stop at a Mosaic museum to learn more about this unique activity which is famous in the region. Lastly, the panoramic view of the Medina, where you can see clearly how big this Medina is. By the end of the walk, you’ll be at Bab Boujloud, “Blue Gate” and then you have the afternoon at leisure for individual exploration.
◈ Overnight: Fes
◈ Meals: Breakfast
Your Morocco trip with us ends today after hotel check out. An included onward departure transfer to Fes airport will be provided.
⟐ 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: Morocco 6 days desert tour from Marrakech to Fes does not match what you’re looking for, then contact us, and we’ll tailor a customized Marrakech Private Tour 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.
➢ How to book a Tour with Us:
To get your booking confirmed for the 6 days Morocco desert tour, 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, GBP 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.
146 Reviews ★★★★★ Authentic & Genuine Reviews from our Travellers
We did a six-day/five-night customized Morocco tour organized by Morocco Tabiarte Tours which included Casablanca, Rabat, Fez, glamping in the Sahara Desert, Ouarzazate, and also Marrakech. That’s a lot of territory in just a few days, but it went like clockwork thanks to Hamid, our excellent guide/driver. He was always on time, courteous, helpful, and patient with our requests also. Besides, he was even kind enough to take us to his home (near the Sahara) to have tea with his family. Overall, a wonderful experience and highly recommend doing this tour with MTT and choose hamid.
Joe L 〉 5 out of 5 ★★★★★ 〉 Couple Traveller 〉 March 11th, 2023
Our travel through Morocco could not have been better without Moha, thanks to him and also our amazing driver. We were originally just going to go to a few cities. And try to explore on your own. At the end, we are very thrilled we chose this Morocco tour company instead. We have been all over the world, so we were excited to get to see Morocco. Our original plan was to hit Marrakech, Sahara Desert and maybe another city and explore on our own. Last minute, we decided to book our tour with Moha. He made all the reservations and also tailored the itinerary to our interests.
Hmad met us at the airport, and we headed out on our adventure in our own 4×4. Over the course of 6 days desert tour, we drove all the south of the country. At each stop, we were shown sights we would never have experienced on our own. Being accustomed to traveling in Europe, we were unprepared for the narrow and confusing streets of Morocco; especially how hidden things are from those streets. Thankfully, we had a local guide almost all the time. Each guide led us to incredible places that from the street seemed like just another private door.
After each day of exploring, we were taken to a great Riad. Each time, Hmad made sure we were comfortable. All the places we stayed provided tasty food. One of the best nights was spent in the Berber camp. The employees served us an amazing dinner after our camel ride to camp.
Best of all for us was how well everyone treated our 2-year-old kid. From providing a car seat to get him a ride to just entertaining him through all the driving, we really appreciated everything they did for him. By the end of the trip, he was very sad to leave Morocco and Hmad. Lastly, we have been to local cooperatives where we were able to purchase genuine Moroccan goods at affordable prices. While we didn’t expect to purchase much when we have gone there, these crafts were too nice to pass up. Each time we bought something, Hmad carefully packed it away in the car for us.
If you are thinking of going to Morocco, book with this company. every day of your trip, you will be so glad you did. we had an amazing time and you will too. Read More Morocco tour’s reviews
Leo S 〉 5 out of 5 ★★★★★ 〉 Family Traveller 〉 February 7th, 2023
◈ Morocco Travel‘s FAQ
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In Morocco, you will need Type C and Type E adapters. Type C plugs have two round pins and are similar to the Europe plug. On the other hand, Type E plugs have two round pins with an additional grounding pin. If your country uses a different plug type, you will need an adapter. Consider getting a universal travel adapter that supports Type C and Type E plugs. In addition, it’s important to note that the standard voltage in Morocco is 220-240 volts, with a frequency of 50 Hz.
In Morocco, the official currency is the Moroccan Dirham (MAD). Moreover, it is the widely accepted currency for most transactions within the country. Although larger hotels and tourist establishments may accept other foreign currencies such Euro, USD, GBP and CAD, it is generally recommended to use Moroccan Dirhams for most purchases. To acquire Moroccan Dirhams, you can exchange your currency at banks, exchange offices, or ATMs conveniently located throughout the country. It is advisable to have some local currency on hand, especially for smaller establishments or places that may not accept foreign currencies.
Morocco is a diverse and culturally rich country with many fascinating destinations to explore. Here are some of the best places to visit in Morocco:
These destinations showcase the diverse cultural, historical, and also natural wonders of Morocco.
For most nationalities, a valid passport is sufficient to enter Morocco for tourism or business purposes. Additionally, Morocco allows visa-free entry for citizens of many countries. These countries include the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, most European Union countries, and Asian countries, among others.
However, it’s important to note that visa requirements can vary depending on your nationality, the purpose and duration of your stay, and any bilateral agreements between Morocco and your country. In addition, some nationalities may require a visa to enter Morocco, whereas others may be eligible for visa-free entry or visa-on-arrival.
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To ensure utmost convenience during your trip to Morocco, it is highly recommended to have a combination of cash and credit cards at hand. While credit cards are generally accepted in larger establishments like hotels, upscale restaurants, and major stores, it is important to acknowledge that cash remains the preferred payment method in many instances, particularly in smaller shops, local markets, and rural areas. By carrying both cash and cards, you can effortlessly navigate various transactions and enjoy the flexibility of payment options throughout your entire stay in Morocco.
The duration of a visit to Morocco can vary depending on your preferences, but a recommended minimum is around 7 to 10 days for a comprehensive trip. However, shorter trips of 3 to 5 days can still be enjoyable, focusing on one or two cities or regions. The longer you can allocate, the more you can explore and experience the diverse attractions Morocco has to offer. Ultimately, the duration depends on your goals and available time.
When preparing for your trip to Morocco, it is advisable to pack comfortable clothing that is suitable for warm daytime temperatures and cooler evenings. Essential items to include are sunscreen, sunglasses, a hat, a scarf for protection against desert winds, comfortable walking shoes, and a small backpack for personal belongings. Additionally, bringing a camera is recommended to capture the breathtaking landscapes and create lasting memories of your journey.
Booking a private tour offers a unique and personalized experience tailored to your interests. Moreover, you enjoy privacy, comfort, and the freedom to customize the itinerary and pace. Additionally, 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.