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6 Day Morocco Desert Tour from Marrakech to Fes

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

Introduction :

An authentic 6 days Morocco desert tour from Marrakech, enjoy a camel ride in Erg chebbi dunes, spend a magical night in Merzouga Desert Camp, the 6 day trip itinerary ends in Fes by wandering through its famous charming sights of the medina.

Tour Description :

This fabulous private 6 Days/ 5 Nights desert tour starts from Marrakech towards Fes via Merzouga desert, our specialist team will take you on an adventure to discover the most beautiful places in Morocco including the imperial cities. Enjoy the incredible High Atlas Mountains with Berber villages and the famous kasbah of Ait Ben haddou and the Morocco’s Hollywood, Dades valley, Todra gorge, Erg chebbi dunes, camel ride and Grand Canyons. Moreover, admire the top spectacular sites of the Middle atlas, Then the cultural center fes via Volubilis the most essential archaeological site in Morocco.

Detailed Itinerary :

Day 01: Marrakesh > High Atlas Mountains > Ait ben haddou  > Atlas studio > Dades Canyon

Our specialist team will pick you up from your accommodation in Marrakech then start the Morocco 6 days tour from this point Marrakech to fes via Merzouga desert, crossing the fascinating landscapes of the high Atlas Mountains (Tizi N’tichka), Pass through some Berber villages as you’ll see the Berber farmers working on their terraced farms, and herding sheep. Then to the attractive & well-known kasbah of Ait Ben haddou. We stop for a visit. This is the kasbah (castle) where many movies have been shot (Ex: Lawrence of Arabia, Game of Thrones, Babel, … etc.).

At noon After the visit of the kasbah & lunch, we continue our road to the next spot which is Africa Hollywood and the grand-door of the Sahara Desert Ouarzazate. Then we head towards the dades valley through the palmery of Skoura and the roses’ valley. Half way, we will stop by a beautiful panoramic view of the roses’ valley. Thereafter, we head straight to our accommodation for the first night of our 6 Day Desert Tour in the Spectacular gorge of Boumalne dades.

Day 02: Dades gorge > Todra conyon > Merzouga  > Camel trekking

On the second day of our 6 day desert trip 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. From there, you’ll 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. Then monkey fingers. Afterwards 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 go on toward the Erg Chebbi dunes located in Merzouga desert. 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 time for you to experience camel riding and spectate the beautiful sunset while riding camel heading to camp oasis where there is a 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. Also, you can also spend your night playing drums with the experienced camel guide.

Day 03: 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’ll drive around the desert to discover unexplored places in the 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.) also 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 will be hospitably welcomed with a cup of mint tea while enjoying the silence of the desert. We drive back to Khamlia village, where we will have lunch in a local restaurant (Berber nomad pizza). After lunch, we push along to visit Yasmina Lake, which will be the last spot. Then drive to our hotel next to the golden sand dunes.

Day 04: Merzouga > Erfoud > Ziz valley > Midelt > Ifrane > Fes

On the fourth day of our Sahara 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 will continue our tour to fes via Ziz valley, the second-largest river in Morocco which crosses the whole Morocco to Algeria. Then drive across the middle Atlas Mountains where you’ll enjoy an amazing view.

After lunch break at a restaurant, we go towards the next spot, cedar forest or Michlifen where we’ll 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, then drop you off at your accommodation.

Day 05: Fes Guided Tour

After breakfast, you will start the city tour with your local guide, who will guide you into Medina (city). The oldest Fes city by walking on its crowded souks (markets), epic alleyways and historical monuments. First the great Royal Palace gate between the new and the old fes, then experience the wonderful panoramic view of the old city. Afterwards we’ll start visiting all the sites with cultural and historical interest including the famous such as “Al Qaraouine university, The Tanneries, and the Attarine museum “.

After lunch in a typical Moroccan restaurant in Medina, you’ll see the best area to stay in fes (Fes El Bali). It’s a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This is the most exotic and old section in the city with its alleyways, and epic Moroccan monuments such as Bab boujloud (the medina’s main gate), Fes el Bali is a paradise of local handy-made craft work with colorful Moroccan styles, leather-work, metalwork, …etc. So here the fes city tour ends and the local guide accompanies you back to your accommodation.

Day 06: Transfer to airport in Fes

Today, depending on your departure time, we’ll drive you to the airport for your flight time. End of 6 Day Morocco Desert Tour from Marrakech.

Map :

6 Day Desert Tour from Marrakech to Fes

4 Days Marrakech to Fes Desert Tour - Merzouga camel trek
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6 Day Desert Tour from Marrakech to Fez

6 Days Morocco desert tour itinerary from Marrakech | 6 day Morocco trip
Price Includes in : 

6 Days tour from Marrakech to Merzouga Desert

  • 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-day trip.
  • An English speaking driver.
  • Breakfast daily.
  • 3 nights dinner.
  • Camel trek & overnight stay in a private traditional nomad tent.
  • Local expert guide in Fes.
  • Free time to wander the Canyons, Kasbahs, Take photos,… etc.
  • No forced shopping stops during the tour.
Price Excludes in : 

6-Day tour from Marrakech to Merzouga Sahara

  • 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 our morocco 6 days desert tour 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. On the other hand, 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.

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.

Morocco Tour’s Payment Methods

How to book a Tour with Us:

To ensure your Morocco 6 days 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.

146 Reviews Authentic & Genuine Reviews from our Travellers

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 our 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 provides 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 / 29 September 2019

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