5 Days Tour from Fes to Marrakech via Desert


Embark on a 5 Day from Fes to Marrakech via the desert. Departing from Fes, pass through scenic landscapes, including the Middle Atlas and cedar forests. 

Reach Merzouga near the Erg Chebbi Desert, where you can enjoy a camel trek, visit a nomadic Berber village, and spend nights in a desert camp. 

Continue through the Todra and Dades Gorges, explore the Dades Valley and Skoura Oasis, and visit the iconic Ait Ben Haddou. 

Finally, cross the High Atlas Mountains and arrive in Marrakech, where you can immerse yourself in the vibrant city’s culture and attractions.

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Highlight of the Tour
  • Depart from Fes, pass through scenic landscapes, and arrive in Merzouga.
  • Enjoy a traditional Moroccan dinner and spend the night in a desert camp.
  • Witness the sunrise over the dunes, take a camel trek, and visit a nomadic Berber village.
  • Return to the camp and spend another night in the desert.
  • Drive through the Sahara, visit Todra Gorges, and explore the Dades Gorges.
  • Overnight stay in the Dades Valley.
  • Explore the Dades Valley, visit Skoura Oasis, and head to Ouarzazate.
  • Visit Ait Ben Haddou and overnight stay in Ouarzazate.
  • Drive through the High Atlas Mountains, crossing Tizi n’Tichka Pass.
  • Arrive in Marrakech, explore the city’s attractions, and end the journey.
Ititnerary of: 5 Days tour from Fes to Marrakech

Our 5-day journey from Fes to Marrakech commences with a scenic drive through the Middle Atlas Mountains, reaching Ifrane, often referred to as the "Switzerland of Morocco" due to its picturesque resemblance to a Swiss ski resort. Next, we venture to the cedar forest, where we encounter and interact with the lively Barbary monkeys, capturing memorable photographs with them. Continuing our route southward, we pass through charming Berber villages and traverse the countryside, witnessing nomadic shepherds tending to their flocks amidst the vast terrain. After a refreshing lunch break in Midelt, we proceed through the Talghmt Pass, treated to panoramic views of the stunning hidden oasis in the Ziz Valley, adorned with palm trees and mud villages. As the day progresses, we reach the Sahara Desert in the late afternoon, where we settle into our hotel for a delightful dinner and a restful overnight stay.

Following breakfast, we will commence our desert adventure with a half-day excursion into the Sahara. Our first stop will be a visit to nomadic communities residing in traditional tents amidst the vast Sahara desert. Immerse yourself in their way of life, engage in conversation, and share a cup of tea with them. Continuing our journey, we will explore former French-operated mines, delving into their historical significance. Next, we will venture to the village of Khamlia, inhabited by black Berber people tracing their ancestry back to Sudan and Mali. Here, we will have the opportunity to experience the captivating Gnaoua music and enjoy a delightful lunch. Prior to our camel ride, we will marvel at the beauty of an oasis on the fringes of the Sahara desert. After a brief respite, we embark on a camel trek, traversing the majestic towering dunes of the erg-Chebbi desert. As the sun begins its descent, witness a breathtaking sunset atop one of the lofty dunes, eventually arriving at our desert camp nestled in the heart of the Sahara. Following a delicious dinner, indulge in an enchanting evening of Berber music performed by local nomads beneath a canopy of shimmering stars.

To fully embrace the breathtaking beauty of the Sahara, an early morning wake-up call is essential, allowing you to witness the sunrise of a lifetime. Mount the camels and journey back to the hotel, reuniting with your driver. Our westward route takes us through Rissani, a city once renowned as a vital trading hub for caravans traversing Morocco and neighboring countries. If our timing coincides with the day markets held on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays, we'll have the opportunity to explore the largest souk in the region. Continuing our expedition, we reach Erfoud, a town famous for its fossil discoveries. Driving through picturesque Atlas mountains and charming towns, we make our way to the enchanting Todra Valley—a verdant oasis encircled by ancient adobe villages. Enjoy a delightful lunch in the town before venturing approximately 15 kilometers to reach the awe-inspiring Todra Gorges. Here, vertical cliffs soar up to 300 meters, while natural springs cascade with water. Our journey proceeds through the captivating Dades Valley, where you'll marvel at the sandcastle-like formations and the peculiar rock structures affectionately known as "monkey toes." Conclude the day with an overnight stay in a hotel or riad offering picturesque views of the Dades Valley.

After a satisfying breakfast, we embark on our journey towards Ouarzazate, traversing captivating destinations along the way. Our first stop takes us to the famous snaky road, renowned for its appearances in numerous car advertisements. Next, we explore the impressive Dades Gorges, marveling at their striking rock formations. Venturing off the beaten path, we arrive at Boutghrar, a place where nature's beauty harmonizes with vibrant colors. Here, we have the opportunity to visit nomads residing in caves, sharing a warm cup of tea with them. Continuing our expedition, we reach El Kalaa Mgouna, also known as Rose Town, where locals annually collect over 400 tons of rose petals, which are skillfully processed into exquisite rosewater, creams, and perfumes at local cooperatives. This vibrant town hosts a festival in May, celebrating the blooming roses. Enjoy a delightful lunch in the town before proceeding along the Road of a Thousand Kasbahs towards Skoura. Skoura is renowned for its captivating kasbahs, and we visit the 17th-century Kasbah of Amridil. Driving through the lush oases of Skoura, we ultimately make our way to Ouarzazate, where we will indulge in a delicious dinner and spend the night in a comfortable hotel or riad, ready to continue our adventure.

Our day begins with a visit to the renowned cinema studios in Ouarzazate, often referred to as the "Hollywood of Africa." These studios have served as the backdrop for numerous films, including popular productions like Game of Thrones and Prison Break Season 4. Ouarzazate is also notable for being home to the largest solar power station in Africa and is renowned for its handicrafts, such as wooden gates, silverware, and rugs. Continuing our journey, we proceed to the iconic Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah, a UNESCO World Heritage site. This historic fortress has been featured in various international movies, including Gladiator, Lawrence of Arabia, and Game of Thrones. As our adventure nears its end, we embark on a breathtaking drive through the scenic Tizi n'Tichka Pass, reaching an altitude of 2260 meters as we traverse the High Atlas Mountains. Along the way, you'll have the opportunity to admire the unique Berber villages that dot the landscape. Finally, we arrive at your hotel in Marrakesh, marking the conclusion of our remarkable 5-day Fez to Marrakech desert tour.

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