The Sahara Desert is one of the most amazing places on earth and now you can experience it for yourself with this 4 Days Fes to Marrakech Desert Tour. This is your chance to see the desert up close and personal and explore all that it has to offer. You’ll start your journey in Fes, where you’ll spend the first day getting to know the city and its sights. Then it’s off to the desert via high atlas mountain, where you’ll spend the remaining days exploring all that it has to offer.
From sand dunes to oasis villages, you’ll get to see it all while riding camels and sleeping under the stars. And from the center of the fossil to the filming center, you will witness the ancient sight and some fortified cities and let you enjoy the day tour of Marrakech.
However, we will provide you with everything you need including accommodation, transportation, a private driver, dinner in a luxury camp, and Rose Valley.
This is an incredible opportunity to see one of the most beautiful places on earth in our Morocco desert tours, so don’t miss your chance. Book 4 Days Fes to Marrakech Desert Tour now and get ready for an adventure of a lifetime!
Fes to Marrakech Desert Tour 4 Days Itinerary Highlights
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||Fes – Marrakech|
|DEPARTURE TIME||8:30 AM|
|WEAR||Baggy trousers for camel trekking, Warm clothing for evenings and nights in winter, sunblock, lip balm, UV-safe sunglasses, Sneakers, small bag with a water bottle and torch|
Highlights of the Fes to Marrakech Desert Tour 4 days itinerary
Let us give you some quick highlights of the Fes to Marrakech Desert Tour 4 Days Itinerary:
- Start the journey from Fes and Travel through Ifrane via the Middle Atlas mountain
- see the Barbary Macaques( monkeys) and visit the cedar forest
- Stop at Midelt for Lunch
- Continue drive from Ziz Valley to Erfoud
- camel ride through Erg Chebbi dunes
- Night stay at the luxury desert camp
- Visit the ancient city of Rissani and Khamlia village
- Night stay in nearby Sahara desert Hotel
- visit the Berber villages and families
- Hike through Todra Gorge
- visit and spend the night in Rose Valley
- stop by Skoura Palm and Dades Valley
- travel to the international filming center
- visit the UNESCO heritage site of Ait ben haddou
- admire Pacha’s palace in Kasbah Telouate
- Drop off at Marrakech
Day 1: Fes – Midelt – Erfoud – Merzouga- Erg Chebbi
You’ll start your journey in the city of Fes. From there, you’ll head to the first stop on your journey Ifrane, a beautiful mountain town that is known for its picturesque setting and cool, refreshing air. Ifrane is the perfect place to take a break from the heat of the desert, and you’ll find plenty of things to keep you occupied here. There are plenty of shops and restaurants to explore, and you can also visit the Ifrane Museum or take a walk in the lush gardens.
After spending some time in Ifrane, on the way to Midelt, you will also be able to see Azrou cedar forest and funky Barbary Macaques on the roadside.
Further, you’ll continue your journey to Midelt, a small town located in the heart of the Atlas Mountains, and it’s the perfect place to get away from it all as it is known for its beautiful views. You can also visit the Midelt Museum or take a camel ride through the desert and have your lunch there.
Next, you’ll head to Erfoud. This town is located in the Sahara Desert, and it’s the perfect place to experience the true beauty of Morocco. Erfoud is home to some of the most stunning sand dunes in the world, and you’ll find plenty of activities to keep you busy here. You can go camel riding, sandboarding, or even take a 4×4 tour of the desert.
Finally, you’ll arrive in Merzouga, located on the edge of the Sahara Desert, and it’s the perfect place to see the captivating Erg Chebbi dunes and watch the most beautiful sunsets in the world, and you’ll find plenty of things to do here. You can go hiking, biking, or even take a camel trek through the desert and visit the nearby Berber village.
In last spend the night in traditional Berber tents with dinner and breakfast.
Day 2: Erg Chebbi – Rissani Market– Khamlia – Merzouga
On the second day of the Fes to Marrakech Desert Tour, after breakfast under a clear blue sky and red sand dunes, If you’re feeling adventurous, you can even try sandboarding down the dunes! It’s a great way to experience the desert trip in a unique way.
Next, you will visit the Rissani, the ancient capital of the Alaouite dynasty, and explore Rissani Market, which is the largest souk in Morocco. There’s not a lot to do in Rissani itself, but it’s a great place to stock up on supplies before heading into the desert.
There are plenty of small shops and stalls selling everything from food to souvenirs, so you’ll be able to find everything you need including traditional handicrafts, spices, and food. Be sure to bargain with the vendors – it’s all part of the fun!
Afterward, you will continue to travel to the nearby village, Khamlia located in the Sahara Desert. It’s home to the Gnawa, a group of people originally from sub-Saharan Africa who were brought to Morocco as slaves. However, today, the Gnawa are known for their music, which has a trance-like quality that is said to be healing. so you get the opportunity to listen to authentic Gnawa music and enjoy traditional Moroccan dance.
Finally, at the end of the day, you will check in to the hotel located at the edge of the Erg Chebbi desert, and spend the night there while enjoying dinner in the windy atmosphere.
Day 3: Merzouga – Todra Gorges – Dades Gorge- Rose valley
You will start your third day with an early morning camel trek across the vast sea of sand dunes in the Merzouga desert to watch the sunrise. After a few hours of camel riding, you will arrive at the edge of the desert, where we could see the Tafilalet oasis in the distance.
Then make your way down to the Tafilalet oasis, and greet by the sight of lush green date palms and crystal-clear water. you can spend a few hours relaxing in the oasis, before setting off on the next leg of our journey.
Next, you will drive through the Sijilmassa region, which is known for its beautiful landscapes and ancient ruins. and stop at the Tinjdad oasis for a quick break, before continuing on to Tinghir as this region is home to the Todgha Gorges, located in the High Atlas Mountains and they offer breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape which are an absolutely incredible sight.
You will spend some time exploring the gorges and see a series of dramatic cliffs that tower over the Todra River. where you will hike through the gorge, admiring the soaring rock faces and stunning scenery before making your way to the Dades Gorge.
After lunch, you’ll continue on to the Dades Gorge. This gorge is narrower than the Todra Gorges but no less spectacular. We’ll wander through the winding canyon, admiring the towering cliffs and rushing river.
On the way to Dades valley, you will also get to see the Tamnalt rock formations which are absolutely stunning, and the views from the top are incredible.
However, you can spend the afternoon hiking through the gorge and finally end up at the Rose Valley, a beautiful region of Morocco that is known for its production of rose water.
Hence you will feel the scent of roses filled in the air all over the valley and spend the night there between the millions of rose bushes.
Day 4: Rose valley – Ouarzazate – Marrakech
After breakfast in stunning Rose Valley, you will leave for El Kalaa Mgouna, known as the “Valley of a Thousand Roses”. This valley is home to a huge variety of roses, which are used to make rosewater, an important ingredient in many Moroccan dishes.
Next, you’ll head to the Skoura palm groves, where you’ll see some of the largest palm trees in the world and also get to visit the Amridil Ouarzazate, a traditional Moroccan house that has been converted into a museum.
After that, you will travel through the Aït ben Haddou Kasbah, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This fortified city is a great example of Moroccan architecture and this imposing fortress is one of the most well-preserved in Morocco, serving as the setting for many famous Hollywood movies. You can explore this city’s narrow streets and learn about its history from the local people.
Next, you will visit the Kasbah Telouate, which is home to the Pacha Tehami Glaoui Palace. This palace was once the home of one of the most powerful families of the 20th century in Morocco and is now a museum.
Finally, you will make your way to the Tizi-n’Tichka pass, where you will experience the amazing views of the Atlas Mountains, and head to the bustling city of Marrakech, where your Fes to Marrakech Desert Tour will come to an end with a drop-off at your accommodation.
You can also book the 3 days tour from Marrakech to see beyond the bustling city.
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