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4 Days Desert Tour from Fes to Merzouga & Marrakech

The Best Desert Tour from Fes to Merzouga

Starting Location

Fes/Airport or Accommodation

Starting time

Around 08:00 am

Tour’s Duration

4 Days

Ending Location

Marrakech / Airport or Accommodation

Overview of the 4 Days Desert Tour from Fes to Merzouga

On this 4-day Desert Tour from Fes to Merzouga and Marrakech, you will explore the magical desert and learn about the Moroccan nomads. Our Morocco Tours are designed to let you live an unforgettable experience and enjoy your holiday in Morocco’s most attractions. You will see the Barbarian monkeys in the Cedar Forest, explore the desert, experience Nomad Life, ride a camel, and attend the beautiful sunset and sunrise. Before you end your tour in Marrakech, you will visit the famous Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou. This tour is just a suggested itinerary, you can contact us to edit or customize a new Morocco Tour.

Highlights: 4-Day Desert Tour from Fes to Merzouga and Marrakech

  • Visit Fes el Bali, Mellah, Qarouian mosque, Royal Palace
  • Drive via the road of the Middle Atlas Mountains
  • Stop at Cedra Forest in Azrou
  • Explore the Desert of Merzouga
  • Experience camel trekking
  • Experience Desert Night in the heart of the desert
  • Attend the beautiful sunrise and sunset over the high dunes of Erg Chebbi
  • Walk along the impressive Todgha Gorges
  • Visit the well-known Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou
  • Marrakech Guided Tour: visit Jamaa el-Fna, Menara Gardens, Bahia Palace, Majorelle Gardens…

Itinerary: Desert Tour from Fes to Merzouga and Marrakech

1 Day: Fes – Ifrane – Cedar Forest – Middle Atlas – Ziz Valley – Merzouga Desert

Pick up at where you stay (hotel or Riad) or meet you at the airport. After having our breakfast, we will start our Desert Tour from Fes to Merzouga by driving southward to cross the Middle Atlas Mountains to reach Ifrane, called ” Little Switzerland Moroccan ” for its resemblance to the country. One of the animals that once lived here was the lion of the Atlas, which has now become the symbol of the city and has been dedicated to a stone statue in the middle of it. Take the opportunity to take some photos. We cross the famous cedar forests We may admire the Great Cedar Gouraud, the largest in the region of ancient cedar, and also feed the hundreds of Gibraltar monkeys that inhabit the area.

Lunch and afternoon we pass the Ziz Valley. Over 20km of palm and palm 10 million make it one of the largest in the world. Arrive in Merzouga and tea hospitality in our hotel, then enjoy our first contact with the desert, get on the nearest dune, and relax with a spectacular sunset. Dinner and accommodation at very serca dunes of Erg Chebbi hotel.

Day 2: Explore Merzouga

Today will be a day of Total Desert. After a hearty and rich breakfast, will surround the Erg Chebbi sand expanse of desert where the Great Dune of Morocco, over 250 meters, and connect on track with part of the route taken by the former Paris-Dakar and the mountains bordering Algeria background. Stop at the oasis of Tissardmin where we can find Fossile’s career that is still in this region and continue towards a nomadic settlement where we will learn some of the secrets of her life and customs.

Rear stop at a vantage point where we can contemplate the Erg Chebbi as a whole. Reach the village of Khamlia originally from Mali, where we will relax with a cup of tea while enjoying a short concert of the spiritual music of Gnawa. Return to the hotel to get in a caravan of camels to enter the heart of the dunes and enjoy an unforgettable sunset. Arrive with the camels to camp where we stay in Haim ” Stores made with camel’s hair ” as used by desert nomads. Dinner and overnight at Haimas in the heart of the desert under a spectacular canopy of stars.

Day 3: Desert Merzouga – Rissani Market – Todra Gorges – Dades Valley

” Date with the Dawn ” as they are in the desert is recommended to wake up to walk to the highest dune that is around the camp to enjoy the sunrise and the relaxing scenery that nature offers us, back in the dromedaries the village of Merzouga. After a delicious breakfast, we have to say goodbye to the desert and leave for Rissani, visit its market (if we’re lucky and is one of the market days: Tuesday, Thursday, or Sunday) follow the road to Erfoud where there is also the possibility to visit the fossilized marble factory before continuing on to the palm of Touroug and Tinjdad. 4 Days from Fes to Marrakech

1 hour later reach one of the strongest points of the High Atlas: The Todra Gorges. The bed of the river has formed a Todra gorge walls of enormous proportions and great beauty; It is a paradise for climbers and a unique place. Lunch at the site and a half-hour hike would recommend seeing and enjoying the Gorges in detail. In the afternoon continue to the Dades Valley, also known as the Valley of figs, to Boumalne Dades stop at the ‘legs mono’ ‘Dinner and night in the Gorges du Dades.

Day 4: Dades Valley – Ouarzazate – Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou – Marrakech

After breakfast, we enjoy one of the best views of the Dades Valley. We will do so from one of the most strategic locations that offer us the mountains. From there we can see the amount of kasbah there and picturesque each is, then output to a dotted with several very interesting Kasbah roads. After several stops to enjoy the route of the Thousand Kasbah, Valley of the Roses, and Skoura Palm Great arrive in Ouarzazate and visit the Kasbah of Taourirt, former residence of Glaoui or Pasha of Marrakech, Film Studies, and MuseumCine if interested. We will also go to the fortified village of Ait Ben Haddou, and visit its famous Kasbah (Declared World Heritage by UNESCO in 1986).In this spectacular setting were filmed several famous films like Gladiator, Obelix, Sahara with Penelope Cruz … etc. 4 Days from Fes to Marrakech

Lunch in the village and in the afternoon departure to Marrakech. Crossing the mountain pass of Tizi Ntichka with photo stops. Here we will leave the lunar landscape that will give way to the prevailing green, ocher colors … etc. Arrive in Marrakech, then transfer to the hotel or the airport. End of the Desert Tour from Fes to Merzouga.

Tour Include :

  • English-speaking driver
  • Private 4×4 with AC
  • Accommodation
  • Desert Camp
  • Camel trekking (1 for each person)
  • Sandboarding in the dunes (if you’re interested)
  • Fuel

Not included :

  • Flight ticket
  • Drinks
  • Lunches
  • What is not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Entrance to the monument

All the above-mentioned are not included in the price.

Map: Desert Tour from Fes to Merzouga and Marrakech