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  • 6 Days & 5 Nights
  • Airport Pick-up
  • Airport Transfer
  • Guided Tour

Tour Description: 6 Days Start from Marrakech to Sahara Desert

In 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 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 trip itinerary.

Detailed Itinerary: 6 Day Desert Tour from Marrakech to Fez

⇒ 1st Day: Marrakesh » Tizi N’Tichka » Ait Ben Haddou » North Africa Hollywood » Dades Gorge (313km)

Meet your 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 (2260m), 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, drive 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 more recently Game of Thrones. View the Atlas Studio and Taourirt kasbah. 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. Thereafter, check-into your hotel in the magnificent canyon of Boumalne dades.

Overnight: Boumalne Dades

⇒ Meals: Dinner & Breakfast

⇒ 2nd Day: Dades Valley » Todra gorge » Tinejdad » Merzouga » Camel trekking (250km)

On the second day of our 6-Days Morocco Desert tour to Merzouga goes on after breakfast. Drive a bit further to Tissadrine to the beautiful panoramic view of the Dades valley, and then 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 300m, it is known as Morocco’s Grand Canyon. Moreover, the charm of Todra lies in its changing colors as the sun slowly moves from east to west. There’ll be time to marvel at this sight before you continue your journey to the Erg Chebbi dunes in Merzouga. Next, stop for lunch in the village 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

⇒ 3rd Day: 4×4 Merzouga Desert tour: Khamlia « Gnawa House» 

After a truly stunning sunrise, freshen up and breakfast in your camp. This morning, explore the small village of Merzouga on the edge of the Sahara Desert. Along the way you might see some wild animals such as Fennec fox, Camels, …etc. Likewise, some desert reptiles and mammals. Furthermore, en route stop in khamlia village, a traditional house built of thick earthen bricks made from a mixture of clay and straw. Enjoy the live Gnawa Music which is played by the locals.

Visit Nomadic Tribes » Desert Oasis

 Set off for a breath-taking 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 a Berber 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 a 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.

Overnight: Merzouga Village

⇒ Meals: Dinner & Breakfast

◊ Activities in Merzouga Desert:

Dune Buggy Ride in the Erg Chebbi Dunes

Quad Biking Tour in the Erg Chebbi Dunes

⇒ 4th Day: Merzouga » Erfoud » Ziz valley » Midelt » Ifrane » Fes (468km)

In the morning, the desert adventure from Marrakech to Fes continues toward 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. Arrive at the hotel in Fes later in the evening. Check-in and spend time at leisure.

Overnight: Fes

⇒ Meals: Breakfast

⇒ 5th Day: Fes Sightseeing Tour

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 factory 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

⇒ 6th Day: Depart Morocco

Your Morocco trip with us ends today after hotel check out. An included onward departure transfer to Fes airport will be provided.

Road Map of 6 Day Desert Tour from Marrakech to Fes

Gallery of 6 Day Morocco Desert Tour from Marrakech

6 Days tour from Marrakech to Merzouga Desert's Price Includes:

    • Pick-up and drop-off at your hotel/airport.
    • 4 nights accommodation in a hotel/riad.
    • Tour in an air-conditioned vehicle Toyota Land Cruiser or spacious minivan in case of a group throughout 6 days.
    • Experienced English-speaking driver.
    • Daily Breakfast and 3 nights dinner.
    • Camel trek & overnight stay in a desert camp (Private Tent).
    • Local expert guide in Fes.
    • Free time to wander the Canyons, Kasbahs, Take photos,… etc

6-Day Tour from Marrakech to Merzouga Sahara's Price Excludes:

    • Lunch, Drinks and 2 nights dinner.
    • Entrance fees to monuments (Ex: Atlas studio, … etc).
    • Any Private Expenses

Note About Morocco 6 days Desert Trip from Marrakech

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. We provide customized Morocco Desert Tours starting in Marrakech 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 leave the rest to us, we’ll create a unique itinerary to suit your tastes and budget. Besides, our Expert Team at Morocco Tabiarte Tours is at your service to reply all your questions, give you detailed quotes about our Morocco Private tours, and tips about the best time and places to visit. Whether you’re thinking about leading a tour or making a request, we’re here to help.

Morocco Travel’s FAQ

Do I need a visa to enter Moroccan kingdom 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.

Is it safe for tourists in Moroccan kingdom?

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 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?

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 Moroccan kingdom?

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?

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 of a 6-Day Tour from Marrakech

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

Excellent value for touring Morocco

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 to do this tour with MTT and choose hamid.

Joe L 〉 5 out of 5 〉 Couple Traveller 〉 September 8th, 2022


 

Spectacular Family Vacation – 6 Days Desert Tour in Morocco

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 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.

The camp had electricity and plumbing and was by far the nicest “tent camp” I’ve ever seen

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 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 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 〉 September 7th, 2022

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