5 Days Tour from Marrakech to Fes
Marrakech » Tizi n’Tichka » Ait Ben Haddou » Ouarzazate » Dades Valley » Todra Gorges » Merzouga Desert » Ziz Valley » Midelt » Azrou » Ifrane » Fes
5 Days Tour from Marrakech to Fes
The 5 days tour from Marrakech to Fes offers a captivating journey through the stunning natural beauty of Morocco. This route encompasses major attractions, desert towns, and historic cities, providing you with a true adventure filled with scenic desert drives and diverse landscapes, along with exciting off-road activities. You will have the opportunity to explore ancient Kasbahs, marvel at magnificent sand dunes, experience Berber camping, and enjoy a camel ride at sunset.
The highlight of this journey undoubtedly lies in the Sahara desert. The Sahara holds a unique and mystical allure that goes beyond what you may have read in books, heard in songs, or seen in movies – it’s a real, tangible experience. The Sahara will captivate not only your body but also your mind and spirit. There is a saying that once you visit the Sahara desert, you will be forever changed. This 5 days desert tour promises to be a transformative and unforgettable experience of a lifetime.
- We offer both standard and luxury accommodations. Please let us know what your preferences are and we will send you the available options.
- All Sahara tours include a camel ride to the sunset in the Sahara Desert & delicious dinners at a beautiful campsite along with the bonfire and Berber music.
- In addition to the first-class service, we have free wifi, water, pillows, and a wide variety of music in our vehicles for your amazing journey.
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Day 1: Marrakech » Ait Ben Haddou » Ouarzazate » Dades Valley [336 km]
Your 5 days tour from Marrakech to Fes begins with a pick-up from your riad in Marrakech at 8:30 am. On the first day, we will drive on a 336-kilometer journey. We will start by crossing the 2,260-meter-high Tizi Ntichka pass, which stretches for 200 kilometers. Along the way, we will make a stop at an argan oil cooperative, providing you with the opportunity to relax and learn about the argan oil production process for cosmetics. Our next destination is the Ait Ben Haddou kasbah, with brief stops at other kasbahs en route, including Telouet.
Ait Benhaddou, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, has attracted visitors from all over the world, including those in the film industry. Our journey will then take us to Ouarzazate, often referred to as the Hollywood of Morocco, where we will explore the renowned Atlas Studios. The Ouarzazate region has been a filming location for numerous movies and popular TV shows like Game of Thrones and Prison Break. We will enjoy lunch in this vibrant city.
Continuing our Morocco desert trip, we will pass through the enchanting Valley of Roses, known for its sprawling Skoura palm grove and the cultivation of Damask roses used to produce coveted rose water. Don’t miss the annual Rose Festival in May. Finally, we will arrive at the Dades Valley, where you will spend the night in a comfortable riad overlooking the valley.
Day 2: Dades Valley » Todra Gorges » Merzouga Desert [267 km]
The first day of our 5 days tour from Marrakech to Fes begins with a journey towards the Todra Gorges, passing through breathtaking valleys. We will take some time to explore the local culture and take a stroll through the famous Todra canyons, which can reach heights of up to 300 meters. These canyons are a favorite spot for climbers and photographers in Morocco. Afterward, we will continue our journey through quaint Berber towns until we reach Tinghir or Tinjedad, where we’ll break for lunch.
In the afternoon, we will make our way to the Merzouga desert, a focal point of many visitors’ Morocco itineraries. Our desert adventure will likely commence with a camel ride through the dunes. Along the way, we will pause to admire the scenery and witness a captivating sunset. Ultimately, we will reach the desert camp where Nomads live. To kick off the evening, a traditional Moroccan dinner will be served. Afterward, we will gather around a campfire, enjoy music, and spend a memorable night in traditional Berber nomadic tents amid the Merzouga dunes.
Day 3: Merzouga Sightseeing [60 km]
We will start the day early to witness the magical sunrise over the Sahara desert dunes. This unique experience allows you to see the Sahara, a rare sight in Morocco. After a camel ride back to Merzouga, our driver will be waiting to take us on a deeper exploration of the desert.
We will freshen up and hop into a 4×4 off-road vehicle to visit the Hassilabied and Khamlia villages. Along the way, we will encounter nomads living in the desert and listen to live Gnawa music performed by local tribes. Our desert adventure will take us to Lake Dayte Sarje, an oasis amidst the dunes, and a visit to see black volcanic rocks. In the afternoon, we’ll explore Rissani, an important commercial town known for its famous souks. In the evening, we will return to Merzouga.
Day 4: Merzouga Desert » Ziz Valley » Midelt [263 km]
On the fourth morning, after breakfast at your desert hotel, we will check out and head to Midelt. Our journey will take us through Rissani, where we will explore one of the largest traditional marketplaces in southeast Morocco. We will also make a stop in Erfoud for a chance to participate in fossil workshops, as the region is known for its various fossils that can be examined up close.
Continuing, we will explore the Ziz Valley, Morocco primary date-producing region. We will make a pit stop at one of the most panoramic spots in Morocco, above the pass of Ait Chakr, offering stunning views of the Ziz Valley and countless palm trees. Our journey will then take us to Midelt, where you will spend the night.
Day 5: Midelt » Azrou » Ifrane » Fes [204 km]
On the final day of our 5 days tour from Marrakech to Fes, we will have a different itinerary. Today, we will explore one of Morocco royal cities. Our first stop will be at a cedar forest in the High Atlas Mountains. We will then proceed to Meknes, where we will start our tour at Sahrij Souani, a central lake. Our exploration of Meknes will also include visits to Lhdim Square and the Bab Mansour gate.
Next, we will venture out of town to explore the nearby ancient Roman remains of Volubilis, once a major city in the Kingdom of Mauritius. From there, we will head to Fes, where our journey will officially come to an end.
Good To Know:
5 days Tour from Marrakech to Fes doesn’t necessarily have to strictly follow the path we laid down here. In other words, 5 days Tour from Marrakech to Fes can be customized the way you like it. A tour itinerary is only limited by imagination. If you have any suggestions, we’re happy to include them in the itinerary.
Also, if you’re not familiar with Morocco, feel free to contact us so we can help you. We are always ready to hear from you as well as help you to make your decisions.