Truly exceptional 4 days Marrakech to Fes Desert Tour itinerary with experienced guides! You will spend four days discovering Morocco. The experience is unforgettable: from unique landscapes to historical places to modern sustainable infrastructure to drumming lessons to monkey forests. It is hard to imagine a more diverse itinerary!
The route is well prepared to make every hour of a ride count. You will leave with an impressive collection of photos from every breathtaking panoramic view spot on the Essaouira, High Atlas Mountains, Dades gorge, Ait Benhaddou, and Erg Chebbi dunes.
What to Expect in Marrakech to Fes Desert Tour 4 Day
On the 4 Days Marrakech to Fes Desert Tour, you can expect to see some of the most incredible desert scenery in the world. The tour will take them through the Sahara Desert, where you will be able to see sand dunes, oasis villages, and ancient ruins.
You’ll start by traveling from Marrakech to Essaouira, where you can explore the city’s beautiful medina and ramparts. Then it’s off to Tizi N Tichka pass, where you’ll get stunning views of the High Atlas Mountains. From there, you’ll visit kasbahs Teleout and Ait Benhaddou before continuing on to Ouarzazate and Skoura.
Day 3 will be spent exploring Dades Gorge and Todra Gorge before heading into the Sahara Desert for an unforgettable camel ride and stargazing experience. On the final day of your tour, you’ll enjoy a beautiful sunrise in the desert before heading to Fes via Midelt, Azrou, and Ifrane.
4 Days Highlights: Marrakech to Fes Desert Tour
- Travel from Marrakech to Essaouira and explore the city’s medina and ramparts
- Enjoy stunning views of the High Atlas Mountains from Tizi N Tichka pass
- Visit kasbahs Teleout and Ait Benhaddou
- Visit an Oasis village
- Explore Dades Gorge and Todra Gorge
- See how the locals live; a visit to an ancient ruin and Berber village
- Camel ride through the Sahara Desert and stargaze in wonder
- Stay in a luxury desert camp
- Watch the sunrise over the Sahara Desert
- End the tour in Fes
Morocco Travel Itinerary from Marrakech to Fes Desert Tour and Beyond
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||Marrakech – Fes|
|DEPARTURE TIME||9:00 AM|
What to Bring
|Comfortable clothing and shoes, Sunscreen, Hat, Sunglasses, Water Bottle, camera, and Power bank!|
Day 1: Travel from Marrakech to explore Essaouira and return to Marrakech
After breakfast at your hotel in Marrakech, you’ll begin your journey to Essaouira. The drive will take approximately 3 hours, during which time you’ll have plenty of opportunity to take in the stunning scenery of Morocco’s countryside. On the way, there are several scenic spots along the route where you can pull over and snap some photos.
You can also take a break along the way to stretch your legs and stop by the famous argan tree and purchase fresh organic oil from there. Upon arrival in the coastal town of Essaouira, it’s a short walk to the main square and the waterfront. There are plenty of things you will do in Essaouira, allow yourself plenty of time to explore.
First, you will stroll around the ramparts, which offer stunning views of the ocean and the city below. Then head down to the water’s edge to watch the surfers and kitesurfers riding the waves. If you’re feeling hungry, stop for lunch at one of Essaouira’s many cafes or restaurants. The town is known for its fresh seafood, so be sure to try dishes like grilled sardines or calamari salad.
After lunch, stroll through the Medina, Essaouira’s old city walls. This atmospheric area is filled with narrow streets lined with shops and stalls selling everything from spices to handmade crafts. When you’re ready for a break from sightseeing, you will head to one of Essaouira’s beaches for some relaxation time. Plage des Nations is a popular spot for swimming and sunbathing, while Plage Sidi Kaouki is ideal for windsurfing and kitesurfing. If you’re lucky enough to be in town during whale season (July-September), don’t miss out on a boat tour to see these majestic creatures up close.
Before heading back to Marrakech, make sure to pick up some souvenirs at one of Essaouira’s markets. The Marché des Grands Crus sells local wine and olives, while the Souk des Teinturiers is filled with colorful fabrics dyed using traditional methods. If you’re looking for something truly unique, stop by Place Moulay Hassan II to browse the wares of local artisans.
After spending a day exploring Essaouira and Skala du Port, you will drive back to Marrakech for a night of relaxation.
Day 2: Marrakech – Ait Benhaddou – Ouarzazate –Skoura– Rose valley – Dades Gorge
After breakfast at your hotel in Marrakech, you’ll begin your journey towards Ouarzazate through Tizi N Tichka pass – one of Morocco’s most scenic routes.
In the afternoon, you’ll arrive at Dades Gorge for a sunset hike before settling down for the night.
You will pass through the Kasbah of Telouet, which was once the home of the Pasha of Marrakech. The Kasbah is now in ruins but it is still an impressive sight. You will also visit Kasbah Ait ben haddou, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This is one of the best-preserved fortified villages in Morocco and it has been used as a filming location for many Hollywood movies, including Gladiator and Lawrence of Arabia.
You will then continue to Ouarzazate, sometimes referred to as ‘the gateway to the Sahara’. This is a bustling town with a lot to see and do. However, you will get a guided tour of its film studios before heading to Skoura for a look around its rose gardens where you can explore the palm groves, and then on to Rose valley. The valley gets its name from the roses that grow in abundance here.
Finally, you will reach Dades Gorge. The gorge is located in the High Atlas Mountains and it offers breathtaking views. The canyon is approximately 20 kilometers long and offers stunning views of the mountains and valleys below. Moreover, you can take a hike through the gorge or simply relax and enjoy the scenery.
And you’ll spend the night in a local guesthouse in Dades valley, where you can relax and enjoy the stunning views while having dinner.
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Day 3: Dades Gorge – Todra Gorge – Merzouga – Erg Chebbi
On the third day of your Moroccan adventure, After an early morning breakfast in the Dades Gorge, you’ll begin your drive towards Todgha Gorge. However, the Todra Gorge is even more impressive than the Dades Gorge. The cliffs here are even taller, and the views are even more stunning. Thus you can spend some time exploring this gorge before continuing on to our final destination for the day, Merzouga.
On the way, you can explore the market center and get a taste of the local culture and make a few stops to take in the stunning views of the Moroccan landscape.
In the early afternoon, you will arrive at Todgha Gorge and have some time to explore this natural wonder before continuing on to Merzouga. After that, you’ll visit the Tinjdad Museum to learn about the history, and culture of this region and have your lunch there.
Later in the day, you’ll explore the Tafilalet oasis before heading to Rissani to see the ruins of Sijilmassa. This ancient city was once a major trading hub and is now an interesting archaeological site.
After a long drive as you approach Merzouga, you’ll see the Erg Chebbi dunes of the Sahara Desert in the distance. You’ll then check into our hotel and go for a camel ride and continue on to the Sahara Desert for an unforgettable experience through its vast expanse. Since dunes of erg Chebbi are truly a sight to behold, and they make for an incredible sunset experience followed by some stargazing under a blanket of stars. You’ll spend the night sleeping in a traditional Berber camp in the desert.
Day 4: Erg Chebbi – Merzouga – Midelt – Azrou – Ifrane- Fes
After enjoying a beautiful sunrise over the Sahara Desert on your final day of Marrakech to Fes Desert Tour, you’ll have breakfast at your campsite before beginning your journey to Fes via Midelt, Azrou, and Ifrane.
During the drive to Eastern High Atlas, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to take in more of Morocco’s stunning scenery until you reach Midelt, a town in central Morocco, located between the Atlas Mountains and the Sahara Desert.
After lunch, you will get the time to see its fossils, stunning rock formations, and mines.
Then continue to Azrou where you will stop to admire the beautiful cedar forests and meet a troupe of Barbary Macaques.
Afterward, you continue the drive through the Middle Atlas mountain and arrive at Ifrane, known for its ski resort and alpine scenery so you can stop there to click some snaps and admire the beauty.
Later in the evening, you will finally reach Fes, known for its medieval medina, universities, and mosques. You can explore the city on your own or take 3- day Fes to Casablanca tour to get more insights into this country.
You will then drop by your accommodation or Airport in Fes where your Marrakech to Fes Desert Tour 4 day will end. To make the most of your trip, be sure to consult the Fez Travel Guide. This comprehensive guide offers insider tips on the best places to stay, eat, and explore.
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