5 Days Tours From Marrakech To Fes Via Merzouga Sahara Desert
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Overview of the 5 Days Desert Tour from Marrakech to Fes
This five days Desert tour from Marrakech to Fes takes you on a captivating journey through the enchanting landscapes of Morocco. Starting from Marrakech, you’ll traverse the High Atlas Mountains, stopping at scenic viewpoints. The tour includes visits to the historic Kasbah Ait Benhaddou, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and the film studios in Ouarzazate. As you venture through the Skoura oasis and the picturesque Rose Valley, you’ll reach the stunning Dades Gorges for an overnight stay. The next day, you’ll explore Todra Gorge before heading to Merzouga, where you can embark on a camel trek and witness the breathtaking sunset over the majestic sand dunes of Erg Chebbi. The third day allows for further exploration of the region, including encounters with the Gnawa people and a visit to Merzouga Lake. In the evening, you’ll experience the magic of the desert as you stay in traditional Berber tents and enjoy local music and cuisine. Then, the journey continues through the Middle Atlas Mountains Road passing via Cedar Forest in Azrou and Ifran. Finally, you arrive in Fes where our 5 Days Desert Tour from Marrakech to Fes ends. We can plan any Desert Tour you like, contact us to customize a Memorable tour for your holiday in Morocco.
5 Days Desert Tour from Marrakech Highlights
- Drive via High Atlas Mountains
- Discover the UNESCO Hiratage, Kasbah Ait Benhaddou
- Visit Ouarzazate film studios
- Stop at Dades Gorges and Todra Gorge
- Explore Merzouga’s Sahara Desert
- Experience camel trekking
- Attend a Gnawa music party with Berber
- Visit Merzouga lake
- Drive via The Middle Atals Road
- Stop to feed Barbarian Monkeys in Cedar Forest, Azrou
- Arrive in Fes, the intellectual capital
5-Day Desert Tour from Marrakech to Fes Plan
Day 1 : Marrakech – High Atlas – Ait Ben Haddou – Ouarzazate
Pick up at the hotel or riad. We will head towards the High Atlas, this range has the highest altitudes around North Africa. In the higher elevations in winter and well into spring, you can enjoy the snow. We will continue to the fortified city called Ait Ben Haddou, a World Heritage Site by Unesco in 1987 and where various famous movies have been made as Lawrence of Arabia, Gladiator, and The Mummy. We will arrive in Ouarzazate where the major film studios are all in Morocco. You will have dinner and spend the night in Ouarzazate.
Day 2 : Ouarzazate – Dades Gorges
After breakfast, we will spend the morning seeing the film studios where many films are taxed as The Wars, The Mummy, and Gladiator …Later we will depart to the Kasbah of Taourirt, a World Heritage Site, full of towers and walls. The Islamic and Jewish religions are mixed. We will continue down the road of Thousand Kasbash, through the great palm Skoura, accompanied by hundreds of Kasbash that we will see along the way. Let’s enter the Dades Valley and we will admire the hundreds of kasbahs dotted along the route. We will continue on the river road entering the narrow valley. We will make a stop to enjoy it. Here you will have dinner and spend the night.
Day 3 : Dades Gorges – Todra Gorges – Erfoud – Merzouga
After breakfast we will depart through Todra Gorges, through the vast palm grove of Tinerhir, where agriculture stands out, date palms, and crafts … Later we will arrive at the gorge. Here we can see the spectacular landscape that for thousands of years has been forged thanks to the river that crosses it. Then we will drive to Merzouga, where will you leave your luggage at the hotel and will go to the desert by camel. Once in the Haima, you will have dinner, hear the drums echoing in the desert night, and lie down in the tent
Day 4 : Merzouga – Tour in the Dunes – Khamlia – Desert
The next morning of our Desert Tour from Marrakech to Fes, we will wake up early to watch the sunrise. At midday, we will visit a nomadic family. And eat under the shade of a tree, you will see how the Berber pizza is made and then will taste it. After lunch, you will rest a while and later we will make a route through the desert. We leave to see an oasis in the desert in 4×4, also visit the town of Khamlia (village of the blacks) mines of MIFISS, and you will meet the Berber nomads of the desert … Then you shall return to the Haima, you will have dinner, play music again and will be staying in the tent.
Day 5 : Desert – Ziz Valley – Cedar forest – Fes
After the camel back, a good shower, and a good breakfast we will go to Fez. We will cross Errachidia and then we will go to the Ziz Valley, we will see what the river has built for thousands of years eroding the rock and leading to large palms and adobe villages. Later we will go through Ifrane, where is the Cedar Forest, here we can see a lot of monkeys where we can feed them and enjoy the many cedars that bring this forest. The end of our 5 days desert tour from Marrakech ends in Fes.
- Pick up and drop off at your hotel/airport
- An air conditioned 4×4 Landcruiser or spacious minivan in case of a group
- English speaking driver
- Dinner & breakfast
- Cameld rides & overnight in a private nomad traditional tent
- No forced shopping stops during the tour
- lunch and drinks
- Entrance fees