Trip Details

4-Day Morocco Desert Tour: Marrakech to Fes

3 Days

Trip Info

  • Marrakech
  • English
  • Private Air conditioned Vehicule

Overview

Enjoy a remarkable 4-day desert tour from Marrakech to Fes, traveling through the stunning Atlas Mountains and the vast Sahara Desert. Experience a camel trek to explore the desert dunes and embrace the Berber way of life. This tour is ideal for those arriving in Marrakech and departing from Fes (or vice versa). While the tour can be completed in 2 nights and 3 days, we recommend 3 nights and 4 days for the best experience.

Highlights

  • Discover palm groves and magnificent canyons in Dades, Todra, and Ziz valleys.
  • Visit the enchanting world heritage Kasbahs in Ouarzazate.
  • Journey through the highest road of Tichka pass at 2260 meters.
  • See Barbary apes in the cedar forests of the Middle Atlas.
  • Explore traditional villages, towns, and picturesque valleys.
  • Witness the sunset and sunrise in the Sahara Desert.
  • Savor an authentic Moroccan dinner under the stars in a desert camp.
  • Enjoy a camel ride in the desert.
  • Marvel at the breathtaking views of Erg Chebbi dunes and learn about nomadic life.

Itinerary

Your private tour begins with a scenic drive through the Atlas Mountains, crossing the Tizi-n-Tichka pass to reach the UNESCO World Heritage site of Ait Ben Haddou, renowned for its appearances in films like "Gladiator" and the HBO series "Game of Thrones." We’ll then proceed to Ouarzazate to visit Atlas Film Studios and a Ksar.

Location: Marrakesh
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

We'll continue our tour by 4×4, visiting the Todra Gorge, a striking narrow canyon popular with outdoor enthusiasts. We’ll travel through the Ziz Valley to reach Erfoud, known as the gateway to the Sahara Desert and famous for its unique fossils. Here, we can visit a local factory that creates artisan items from fossils, with a shop offering souvenirs. We’ll then drive to Rissani, visit the local souk, and head towards Merzouga for an overnight stay at a local riad.

Location: Merzouga
Accommodation: Camp
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Spend the day exploring the Merzouga desert with options for camel trekking or 4×4 tours. Visit the Khamlia village, known for its traditional music, and don’t miss the sunset behind the Sahara dunes. Our night concludes with local music and traditional Berber food around a campfire.

Location: Merzouga
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We’ll start early to catch the sunrise, then return to our hotel by camel. After breakfast, we’ll drive past Rissani and Erfoud, stopping in Midelt in the Atlas Mountains for lunch. We’ll then proceed to Fes, where our private tour concludes.

Location: Fes
Accommodation: Hotel, Riad
Meals Included: Breakfast

Map

From €420
/ Person

Trip Info

  • Marrakech
  • English
  • Private Air conditioned Vehicule