4 Days Desert Tour from Fes to Marrakech

Overview of 4 Days Desert Tour from Fes to Marrakech

The 4 days tour from Fes to Marrakech via Merzouga dunes, immersing yourself in Morocco Middle and High Atlas mountains. Discover Ifrane, renowned for its alpine style architecture and nearby ski slopes and forests, including a stone lion statue.

Explore the unique Cedar forest in Azrou, home to wild monkeys in Morocco, and follow the Ziz Valley, the country’s second-longest river. Don’t miss the camel trek experience and an overnight stay at a desert camp, featuring enchanting Sunset & Sunrise over the Erg Chebbi dunes.

This 4 days desert tour from Fes unlocks extended moments in the Sahara, delving into the Merzouga region and connecting with Berber nomad families. On our trip from Fes to Marrakech in 4 days, visit the traditional weekly market of Rissani, the scenic Todra valley, Dades Valley, Kasbah of Taourirt, the film studios in Ouarzazate, and the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ksar Ait Ben Haddou. Your voyage promises an immersive and personalized encounter with the diverse landscapes and rich culture of Morocco.

Highlights of 4 Days Desert Tour from Fes to Marrakech

  • Viewing picturesque High Atlas Mountains.
  • Cedar forest, monkey troops, and fantastic mountain vistas.
  • Visiting Midelt, the Apple Town.
  • Desert camel rides and desert camping in the Sahara Dunes.
  • Enjoy luxury desert camp with berber music.
  • Popular Hollywood sites in Morocco (Game of Thrones and Gladiator).
  • Exploring the beauty of fortified Ait Ben Haddou Kasbahs.
  • Viewing picturesque High Atlas Mountains to Marrakech.


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Note: This itinerary is customizable to match your preferences and duration of stay. Contact us for personalized tour options and exact pricing based on group size and accommodation preferences.

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Itinerary of 4 Days Desert Tour from Fes to Marrakech

Day 1: Fes – Ifrane – Azrou – Midelt – Ziz Valley – Merzouga Desert [477 km]

The 4 days desert tour from Fes to Marrakech with a prompt 8:30 a.m. pick up by our Best Morocco Travel company driver from your Fes hotel. The journey to Merzouga unfolds through the scenic Middle Atlas mountains, allowing you to soak in the picturesque Berber villages.

Take a captivating pause in Ifrane, often referred to as the Moroccan Switzerland, before proceeding to Azrou, the renowned cedar forest, where playful monkeys can be spotted. Continue the expedition to the charming town of Midelt, offering a perfect spot for a leisurely lunch break.

Heading southward, venture to Erfoud, renowned for fossils and its annual festival of dates market, traversing the breathtaking Ziz Valley. Pause to admire a panoramic view of the oasis scenery. By late afternoon, you’ll arrive at the remarkable Erg Chebbi dunes, where the evening unfolds with a delightful dinner and an overnight stay at a Merzouga hotel.

Day 2: Merzouga Sightsseing [60 km]

After following breakfast at your hotel/riad, our Merzouga 4×4 excursion unveils a riad of fascinating sites around the Erg Chebbi dunes. We’ll explore the Hassi Labied oasis, marveling at its irrigation canal and agricultural landscape.

Heading south, our journey takes us to the seasonal Srij lake, contingent upon water presence. We then proceed to Khamlia village, offering the opportunity to appreciate Gnawa music, a traditional art form with roots in the history of dark-skinned immigrants who arrived in Morocco centuries ago, working as slaves.

Continuing to M’ifis mines, renowned for minerals and fossils, our Merzouga 4×4 desert tour integrates a visit to a nomad Berber family. Immerse yourself in their Sahara lifestyle, sharing a glass of mint tea and gaining insights into desert living.

Numerous stops at panoramic viewpoints provide opportunities to relish the scenery and capture memorable snapshots. After a local restaurant lunch, return to the village, where a camel trek awaits to transport you to our luxury camp in Merzouga. The 1 to 1:30-hour camel ride, with a break atop the dunes for a sunset spectacle and optional sandboarding, offers breathtaking views and photo opportunities.

Upon arrival at the camp, a warm welcome with mint tea precedes a relaxing time until dinner. The evening unfolds with traditional Berber drumming music under the starry sky, creating a serene atmosphere before retiring to sleep under the nomadic tent.

Day 3: Merzouga Desert – Todra Gorges – Dades Gorges [271 km]

As you wake up amidst the desert, seize the opportunity to witness the breathtaking sunrise near the camp, setting the tone for a remarkable day. Following these enchanting moments, indulge in a delicious breakfast and a refreshing shower at the camp. Choose between a camel ride or a 4WD transfer back to the original starting point, where your driver awaits.

Resuming your 4 days tour from Fes to Marrakech, explore the Rissani weekly market if it aligns with market days (Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday). Traverse small Berber villages like Touroug, Tinjdad, and Tinghir, where a pause reveals the picturesque Todra valley, adorned with palm trees and lush vegetation.

Continue to the Todra Gorge, nestled at the base of the High Atlas mountains, renowned among rock climbers. Enjoy free time to meander through its imposing canyons. A lunch break precedes an afternoon journey to Boumalne Dades, culminating in the evening arrival at Dades Valley. Conclude the day with dinner and an overnight stay at a hotel or riad.

Day 4: Dades Gorges – Ouarzazate – Ait Ben Haddou – Marrakech [330 km]

The final day of our 4 days desert tour from Fes to Marrakech, our journey unfolds towards Marrakech through captivating locales such as Kalaat M’gouna, Rose Valley, and the Skoura palm grove. En route, we explore the historic Kasbah Taourirte and have the option to visit the film studios in Ouarzazate.

Next on our itinerary is Ait Benhaddou, where we delve into the exploration of its renowned and ancient kasbah, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1986. This spectacular site has served as the backdrop for cinematic masterpieces like Gladiator, Obelix, the Mummy, and Sahara with Penélope Cruz. Enjoy some free time for lunch amidst this historic setting.

Our trip then leads us over the High Atlas mountains via the highest road pass in Morocco, Tizi N’tichka, standing at 2260 meters above sea level. Revel in the impressive panoramic views of valleys, mountains, and neighboring Berber villages. As we arrive in the afternoon/evening in Marrakech, you will be transferred to your hotel, marking the conclusion of your memorable 4 days desert tour from Fes to Marrakech.

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FAQ's of 4 Days Desert Tour from Fes to Marrakech

The journey spans 463 kilometers (287 miles) to reach the Merzouga dunes. Along the way, travelers are treated to breathtaking landscapes and opportunities for various stops.
The distance between the two cities is 520 kilometers if you take the motorway through Casablanca and Rabat. Opting for a route via the Middle Atlas Mountains and Beni Mellal extends the distance to 570 kilometers. Although the drive through the Middle Atlas Mountains offers stunning scenery, it’s advisable to allocate an entire day to fully appreciate the journey. Another popular route from Marrakech to Fes involves passing through Merzouga and the Moroccan Sahara desert, spanning 1030 kilometers and necessitating a minimum of 3 days for the trip.
Yes, you can find them in the public areas, restaurants, and camp courtyard. However, it’s worth noting that the electric generators are typically shut down around midnight.
Absolutely! Merzouga boasts numerous ATV rental companies that offer high-quality quad bikes and dune buggies for exploring the Erg Chebbi dunes. Your guide will facilitate the rental process, and you can pay the supplier directly in Merzouga. Typically, the cost is 50 Euros per quad per hour.

Ensuring our guests’ comfort is paramount to us. That’s why we provide a selection of comfortable transportation options, including the Toyota Prado Land Cruiser TX, Ford Tourneo Custom, and Mercedes Benz Sprinter minibus for larger groups. These vehicles are chosen to enhance your journey’s enjoyment.

Standard Desert Camps:

Our standard Merzouga desert camps cater to travelers who appreciate comfort without the luxury of our Morocco luxury desert camps. The tents offer a comfortable setting for a restful night’s sleep, while restroom and shower facilities are shared among all camp guests.

Luxury Desert Camps:

Experience the ultimate luxury camping in the Moroccan Sahara desert with our exclusive camp. Our tents are elegantly furnished to provide the utmost comfort, offering a variety of bed sizes including king, double, twin, or single beds. Each tent features en-suite facilities complete with a full-size shower with hot and cold water, a sink, and a toilet for your convenience. Our dedicated staff at the camp are committed to ensuring your stay is unforgettable, always available to assist and enhance your desert experience.