MARRAKECH TO FES
4 DAYS DESERT TOUR
An unforgettable and exciting 4 Days excursion
See the impressive Atlas Mountains
Visit The Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou UNESCO World Heritage Site
Enjoy some free time to visit Ouarzazate and the studios of cinema
Take a guided tour of the Tinghir oasis and Todra gorges
Enjoy a camel ride at sunset and witness sunrise
Sleep under the bright stars at the Sahara desert camp in Erg Chebbi with bonfire and Berber music dance.
Drive to Fes through the Middle Atlas Mountains with its cedar forests along Ziz Valley.
Spending two nights in the Golden Sahara Desert of Merzouga is an unforgettable experience for visitors to Morocco and this four-days tour lets you travel further and explore more along the way. Visit UNESCO-listed Ait Ben Haddou, the Valley of the Roses, and Tinghir ; stop at traditional Berber villages around the Todra Gorge; then take a camel trek through the Erg Chebbi dunes the highest in Morocco and sleep under the starry sky at the camp in the Berber tent for two respectively dramatic nights.
Day 1: Marrakech– Tizi-N-Tichka – Ait Benhaddou – Ouarzazate – Dades Gorges (6 HOURS DRIVE)
Our staff will pick you up from your Hotel in Marrakech around ~ 7:10 to 7:30 am and escort you to the departure point which is located in the main square Jamaa El Funa.
Departure around 7:45 am, crossing the High Atlas mountains and Col Tichka of 2260m, visit of the Kasbah Ait Benhaddou that is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, lunch at Ouarzazate,You will traverse Skoura oasis, Kalaat M’gouna, the Valley of Roses to reach the Dadès Valley.
Stay the night in a hotel in Dadès on half board (dinner & breakfast) included.
Day 2: Dades Gorges – Tenghir – Todra Gorges – Tinjdad – Erfoud – Merzouga (4 HOURS DRIVE)
After breakfast at your hotel, leave the gorges of Dades for Erg Chebbi at the gateway to the Sahara desert. See the Berber villages scattered along the way, and pass through Tinjdad, Jorf and Erfoud to get a feel for the Saharan landscape. See the oasis of Tafilalet before your arrival in Merzouga. Break to relax in Merzouga for a few moments, as the sun sets we climb on the back of a camels for 1h:30min and cross the sand dunes en route to a nomadic Berber camp. See the sand dunes and the desert landscape in a timeless perspective as you listen to the camp drums in the desert in the middle of the Sahara.
Take pictures of the spectacular sunset from the top of a high dune. Then, go camping to enjoy the night in a nomad camp with bonefire and berber music dance, resting under the starry sky, before you fall asleep.
Day 3: Erg Cheebi dunes – Merzouga Auberge – Erg Cheebi dunes
Wake up in the early morning to watch the sunrise over the dunes.
Ride your camel back to Merzouga to have breakfast at the Auberge, you will have time to refresh your body by taking shower.
This day is your opportunity to explore the Sahara and maybe live the life of nomad people, far away from the all cities noise, cars pollution, tall building, and lightings.
Around 5pm, a new passengers will arrive Merzouga from Marrakech, you will have the chance to repeat your unforgettable experience and climb on the back of a camels for 1h:30min enjoying the sunset, cross the sand dunes en route to a nomadic Berber camp. See the sand dunes and the desert landscape in a timeless perspective as you listen to the camp drums in the desert in the middle of the Sahara.
Take pictures of the spectacular sunset from the top of a high dune. Then, go camping to enjoy your 2nd night in a nomad camp with bonfire and berber music entertainment, resting under the starry sky, before you fall asleep.
Both Accommodations (Basic Camp and Upgraded Camp) on the 3rd night are going to be the same as the night before.
Day 4: Merzouga – Midelt – Ifran - Fes (8 HOURS DRIVE)
Wake up in the early morning to watch the sunrise over the dunes. Ride your camel back to Merzouga to have breakfast at the Auberge in Merzouga, then get study for a fresh day start farawy from Merzouga on your way to Fes where you change the driver but you never change the performance. Before you knock on Fes a time off will be necessary to smooth the transition to the new van.
The driving road is to cross the Ziz Vlley through Errachidia or Ighrem n Ulzuz meaning Ksar Essouk to stop Midelt to feed your travel soul’s hungry belly before driving across the Middle Atlas Mountains and the gems of the pine woods i.e Imouzzar and Ifran known in Morocco as a “Little Switzerland”.
We arrive in Fes at around 18:00 pm.
✔︎ Pick up from your Hotel or Riad in Marrakech
✔︎ Transport in an air-conditioned minibus (Max 17 seats)
✔︎ Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou visit, Dades Gorge Valley, Todra Gorge
✔︎ 1st night in a hotel in Dades Valley with dinner and breakfast
✔︎ 2nd night at Erg Cheebi in the berber camp with a camel ride to enjoy the sunset, dinner & music entertainment
✔︎ 3rd day morning camel ride to enjoy the sunrise, then breakfast
✔︎ 3rd night at Erg Cheebi in the berber tent, camel ride to enjoy the sunset, dinner & music entertainment
✔︎ 4th day morning camel ride as the sunrise, breakfast at Merzouga Auberge
✔︎ Transfer from Merzouga to Fes
✖️ Local guides and entrance fee to the Kasbah (Ait Ben Haddou guide usually ~ 3 euro)
✖️ Personal purchases