Marrakech To Fez Or Fes To Marrakech 3, 4 & 5 Days Desert Tours

Marrakech to Fes Desert Tours are private trips operated on a daily basis over 3 different plans: Also referring to the number of days spent on each tour connecting between two famous Moroccan cities Marrakech & Fes. Our Marrakesh to Fez or Fes to Marrakech road trips run 3, 4, or 5-day tours that include at least one-night camping and a sunset camel ride in Erg Chebbi, one of the most popular desert destinations of Morocco also known as Merzouga.

The 3 Days Marrakesh to Fez or Fes to Marrakech desert tour with Erg Chebbi sunset camel trek is the shortest Morocco Sahara tour. Longer options of 4 and 5 days are highly recommended not only to make the tour pace more relaxing but also to include more places to see, explore and visit around besides camel riding and overnight in tents. All our Marrakech to Fez or Fes to Marrakech tours & desert trips can depart any day with 2 persons or more, if you are a solo traveler, you can join a pre-booked tour or drop us a line for a quote. Accommodations can be upgraded from mid-range to boutique hotels and luxury desert camps in Erg Chebbi.

Marrakech To Fes 3D/2N Short Desert Trip

Day 1: Marrakech – Ait Benhaddou – Ouarzazate

Pick from your hotel at 8 am and travel from Marrakesh to Ouarzazate via the High Atlas mountains Tizi n’Tichka pass throughout the high Atlas Mountains, we will have time to stop and enjoy impressive landscapes and Berber hamlets and break for coffee or mint tea. In the afternoon, you will get a chance to visit the universal Heritage Site of Ait Benhaddou Kasbah named by UNESCO since 1987. This Berber Kasbahs which has been used as a very important destination for international filmmakers for more than 20 films was also one of the most important fortress strongholds on the old Salt Road where caravans brought slaves, gold, ivory, salt and silk from sub-Saharan countries to Marrakech and beyond. We’ll pass through Ouarzazate, or what we call Hollywood of Africa since it’s has been as well a very famous destination for filmmakers. Here you will get the chance to visit many film studios and spend the night here in Ouarzazate.

Day 2: Ouarzazate – Todgha Gorges – Merzouga (Erg Chebbi)

After breakfast, we leave Ouarzazate and drive southeast Morocco along the Valley of Roses (April& May), here you can get the chance to visit a rose factory to see how those locals make different products from the Persian rose. We go on towards Todgha Gorges, one of the most beautiful and impressive canyons in Morocco. This is what makes them an exciting place for half and full-day trekking trips and interesting canyons for serious climbers. From Todgha gorges we head towards Merzouga through arid landscapes and along many oases of palm grooves. We pass Erfoud or what we call the capital of fossils as it’s very known with it’s fossil’s factories where they make beautiful shapes and pieces from rock of mountains. Then we’ll head for the Erg Chebbi sand sea. We continue deeper into the desert landscape until dunes appear in the middle of nowhere. Once, we arrive at our auberge (Inn) you meet your camel guide and ride into the bivouac (camp) under the evening stars shining brilliantly in the clear night sky. Climb the dunes and watch the moon rise before retiring to your bed in a nomad tent.

Day 3: Merzouga – Ziz valley – Midelt – Fes

After enjoying the amazing sunrise among the sand dunes, you ride back your camels back to the auberge (Inn). After having breakfast and shower we drive along a different road, drive towards Fez. We stop on the way to enjoy a cup of tea with nomadic families before we passing through the High Atlas mountains again. We stop by a town called Midelt where we’ll have lunch. This town is a very impressive mountain city at 1488 meters of altitude, well situated lower down the Jbel Ayachi (3737 m). In the afternoon we’ll continue to the legendary city of Fes. The estimated arrival to Fes is around 6 pm.

Marrakech To Fez 4d/3n Desert Trip & Erg Chebbi Camel Trekking

Day 1: Marrakech – Ait Benhaddou – Ouarzazate

Depart at 08:00 from Marrakesh to Ouarzazate via the High Atlas mountains Tizi n’Tichka pass. Throughout the high Atlas Mountains, we will have time to stop and enjoy impressive landscapes and Berber hamlets and break for coffee and mint tea. In the afternoon we will get the chance the visit the universal Heritage Site of Ait Benhaddou Kasbah named by UNESCO since 1987. This Berber Kasbahs which has been used as a very important destination for international filmmakers for more than 20 films, was also one of the most important fortress strongholds on the old Salt Road where caravans brought slaves, gold, ivory, salt and silk from sub-Saharan countries to Marrakesh and beyond. We’ll pass through Ouarzazate, or what we call Hollywood of Africa since it’s has been as well a very famous destination for filmmakers. Here you will get the chance to visit many filmmaking studios. Here we spend the night.

Day 2: Ouarzazate – Dades Valley – Todgha Gorges

From Ouarzazate, we drive to Todgha gorges but before we travel through the Valley of Roses, where you can get the chance to visit a rose factory unit to see how those locals make different products from the Persian rose. When we arrive at Todgha Gorges you will figure out how beautiful and impressive canyons we have here in Morocco. This is what makes them a serious place for half and full-day trekking trips and interesting canyons for serious rock climbers. We spend the night in Todgha gorges or upper in a Berber village.

Day 3: Todgha Gorges – Erfoud – Rissani – Merzouga (Erg Chebbi)

Leaving Todgha gorges behind, we head towards Merzouga through arid landscapes and along many oases of palm grooves. We pass Erfoud or what we call the capital of fossils as it’s very known for its fossil’s factories where they make beautiful shapes and pieces from rock of mountain cliffs surrounding the area. Then we’ll head for the Erg Chebbi sand sea. We continue deeper into the desert landscape until dunes appear in the middle of nowhere. When we arrive at our auberge, you meet your camel guide and ride into the bivouac (camp). under the evening stars shining brilliantly in the clear night sky. Climb the dunes and watch the moon rise before retiring to your bed in a nomad tent.

Day 4: Merzouga – Ziz valley – Midelt – Fez

After enjoying the amazing sunrise among the sand dunes, you ride back your camels back to the auberge. After having breakfast and a shower, we drive along a different road towards Fez. We stop on the road to enjoy tea with a nomadic family before we passing through the High Atlas Mountains again. We stop by a town called Midelt where we’ll have lunch. This town is a very impressive mountain city at 1488 meters of altitude, well situated lower down the Jbel Ayachi (3737 m). In the afternoon we’ll continue to the legendary city of Fez, the end and final destination of the trip.

Marrakesh To Fez 5d/4n Erg Chebbi Camel Trek & Desert Tour

Day 1: Marrakesh – High Atlas Mountains – Ait Benhaddou – Ouarzazate

Depart at 08:00 from Marrakesh to Ouarzazate via the High Atlas mountains Tizi n’Tichka pass throughout the high Atlas Mountains we will have time to stop and enjoy impressive landscapes and Berber hamlets, and break for coffee and mint tea. In the afternoon we will get the chance the visit the universal Heritage Site of Ait Benhaddou Kasbah as it has been named by UNESCO in 1987. This Berber Kasbahs which has been used as a very important destination for international filmmakers for more than 20 films was also one of the most important fortress strongholds on the old Salt Road where caravans brought slaves, gold, ivory, salt and silk from sub-Saharan countries to Marrakesh and beyond. We’ll pass through Ouarzazate, or what we call Hollywood of Africa since it’s has been as well a very famous destination for filmmakers. Here you will get the chance to visit many filmmaking studios and we spend the night in Ouarzazate.

Day 2: Ouarzazate – Valley of Roses – Boutaghrar – Dades valley & Gorges

Leaving Ouarzazate towards Dades Gorges and driving along the valley of Roses, here you can get the chance to visit a rose factory/distillation unit to see how those locals make different products (Perfumes, Soap, creams…etc) from the Persian rose. After passing Kalaa Magouna Town we curve to the left before we drive on an off-road for about 25 Kms. We get directly to Dades valley where we will enjoy the beautiful green fields of figs and almonds. We will pass through many hamlets and villages along the way before we arrive at Dades Gorges. Here we spend the night.

Day 3: Dades valley – Todghra Gorges – Tamtatoucht

After breakfast at your Dades Gorges hotel, you leave to the desert via Todgha gorges with a drive along with the arid landscapes and mountains. You head along Todgha valley which is huge by its oasis and palm grooves. Why not a short walk across the palmary with a local guide to explore the daily life of the locals, women weeding cornfields or gathering herbs for cows, old men gathering dates in October or olives in November to January, small kids riding donkeys. You continue up through the canyons of Todra which is famous for rock climbing until the Berber village of Tamtatoucht where you spend the night in an Auberge.

Day 4: Tamtatoucht – Todgha Gorges – Merzouga Dunes (Erg Chebbi)

After breakfast, you leave Tamtatoucht and head to Merzouga through arid landscapes and along many oases of palm grooves. You pass Erfoud, a small town known for its fossil factories where they make beautiful shapes and pieces from rock of mountain extracted from the surrounding cliffs. Then we’ll head for the Erg Chebbi sand sea. We continue deeper into the desert landscape until dunes appear in the middle of nowhere. When we arrive at our auberge, you meet your camel guide and ride into the bivouac (camp).under the evening stars shining brilliantly in the clear night sky. Climb the dunes and watch the moon rise before retiring to your bed in a nomad tent.

Day 5: (Erg Chebbi) Merzouga – Ziz valley – Ifrane – Fez

After enjoying the amazing sunrise among the sand dunes, you ride back your camels back to the auberge. After having breakfast and a shower we drive along a different road. We drive towards Fes, we stop on the road to enjoy having tea with a nomadic family before we passing through the High Atlas mountains again. We stop by a town called Midelt where we’ll have lunch. This town is a very impressive mountain city at 1488 meters of altitude, well situated lower down the Jbel Ayachi (3737 m). In the afternoon we’ll continue to the legendary city of Fes. Arrival at Fes is the end of the trip.

MARRAKECH TO FES 3,4, AND 5 DAYS DESERT TOUR, WHAT′S INCLUDED?

  1. Transportation in private 4WD or Minibus with A/C, fuel throughout the tour
  2. English speaking driver
  3. Accommodations in typical Moroccan hotels, Kasbahs, Riads and Inns with Ensuite rooms, air conditioning/heating
  4. Half Board – 2 meals each day Dinner & Breakfast, (Vegetarians are welcome)
  5. Possibility to upgrade accommodations category with extra cost
  6. Swimming stops (April to September), we select hotels that have a swimming pool facility for this period
  7. Walks & Explorations for example in Ait Benhaddou & Gorges
  8. Night at Erg Chebbi desert dune in a nomad tented camp (possibility to upgrade to Luxury camp)
  9. Erg Chebbi Camel Trekking tour at sunset
  10. Local Taxes

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