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Fes to Marrakech desert tour 4 days

Overview Fes to Marrakech desert tour 4 days

Explore a captivating 4-day Fes to Marrakech desert tour and delve into the enchanting beauty of Morocco’s Sahara desert. This guided expedition promises an unforgettable journey through the cultural and geographic wonders of Southern Morocco.

On the first day, traverse the Middle Atlas Mountains and soak in the picturesque landscapes along the scenic Ziz Valley as you make your way to Merzouga.

Day two invites you to connect with local desert life as you visit a desert family, partake in a camel ride across the mesmerizing Erg Chebbi dunes, and camp under the starry desert sky.

Continue your adventure on the third day with a visit to the magnificent Todra Gorges in Tinghir and the rugged beauty of Dades Gorges.

On the fourth and final day, journey along the renowned “Road of 1000 Kasbahs” and explore the iconic Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Conclude your journey by crossing the majestic High Atlas Mountains before arriving in Marrakech, where you bid farewell to your desert adventure.

Highlights of Fes to Marrakech desert tour 4 days
  • Observe the playful Barbary apes amidst the majestic cedar forest of Azrou.
  • Admire the breathtaking sunset over the iconic Erg Chebbi Dunes, painting the sky with vibrant hues.
  • Immerse yourself in the rich culture of the desert as you meet and spend time with a welcoming Berber family.
  • Embark on a camel ride across the vast desert landscape, creating memories that will last a lifetime.
  • Experience the magic of sleeping under the stars in the heart of the Moroccan desert, surrounded by tranquility.
  • Explore the stunning rock formations of Todgha Canyon, a natural wonder that captivates the senses.
  • Step back in time as you wander through the ancient walls and courtyards of the Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Delight in panoramic views of the majestic High Atlas Mountains, offering a breathtaking backdrop to your desert adventure.
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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 Fes to Marrakech desert tour 4 days

Day 1: Fes to Merzouga

Embark on your 4-day Fes to Marrakech desert tour with a morning pick-up from your hotel or riad in Fes. Depart towards Ifrane, known as the “Switzerland of Morocco,” where a brief stop allows for a refreshing break. Continue your journey through the captivating cedar forest of Azrou in the Middle Atlas Mountains, offering the chance to observe the playful Barbary monkeys.

Drive onwards to Merzouga via Midelt, passing through the picturesque Ziz Valley adorned with lush palm trees. Arrive in Merzouga in the afternoon and settle into your charming riad overlooking the mesmerizing golden sand dunes.

Day 2: Full Day to Explore the Merzouga Desert

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Embark on a full day of exploration in the Merzouga desert after a delicious breakfast at your riad. Begin by visiting the quaint town of Khamlia to experience the unique Gnawa music performed by local artists. Next, journey off-road to M’Fis, an abandoned village with Galena mines, offering insight into Morocco’s rich mineral history.

Continue your adventure with a visit to a nomadic Berber family near the Erg Chebbi dunes, where you can learn about their traditional way of life over a cup of tea. In the afternoon, embark on an exhilarating camel ride across the towering dunes to your desert camp. Pause on a high dune to enjoy sandboarding and witness a breathtaking sunset before indulging in a magical evening around the campfire under the starlit sky.

Day 3: Merzouga to Todra Gorge to Dades Gorge

Begin the day with an early wake-up to catch a stunning sunrise over the desert, followed by a delicious breakfast at your desert camp. Embark on a scenic road trip through Rissani, Erfoud, Tinghir, and finally, Todra Gorge, renowned for its towering cliffs and picturesque landscapes.

If your journey coincides with a market day in Rissani, immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of a traditional Moroccan market. Continue your drive to Dades Gorge, stopping along the way to capture memorable photos and learn about local customs and traditions. Arrive in Dades Gorge in the afternoon, where your hotel awaits for a relaxing evening and overnight stay.

Day 4: Dades Gorge to Ouarzazate to Ait Ben Haddou to Marrakech

Enjoy a delightful breakfast at your hotel before exploring the picturesque surroundings of Dades Gorge. Journey along the famous “Road of 1000 Kasbahs” to Ouarzazate, where you can visit the renowned Atlas Studios or admire the exterior of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah.

Indulge in a delicious lunch before continuing your journey to Marrakech, crossing the majestic High Atlas Mountains and passing through charming Berber villages along the way. Enjoy scenic stops before reaching Marrakech, where your memorable 4-day tour concludes with drop-off at your accommodation.

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FAQ's of Fes to Marrakech desert tour 4 days

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.
No, showers are not available at the camp itself. However, you can use the showers at the camp operator’s lodge in Merzouga the next day. Alternatively, if you opt for the luxury camp upgrade, your tent will include an ensuite bathroom with hot showers.
Yes, you have the option to skip the camel ride. Instead, you can arrange for a separate 4×4 transfer to the desert camp for an additional fee of 30 Euros for a return trip. However, if you decide to upgrade to the luxury desert camp, a 4×4 return transfer will be provided at no extra cost.
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.

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