This 5 days tour from Marrakech to Fes via Merzouga offers an enchanting journey through Morocco’s diverse landscapes and cultural highlights. Starting in Marrakech, you’ll explore the vibrant city known for its bustling medina, colorful souks, and iconic landmarks like the Koutoubia Mosque and Bahia Palace. From there, you’ll venture into the stunning Atlas Mountains, crossing scenic valleys and picturesque Berber villages.

Continuing eastward, you’ll reach the mesmerizing Sahara Desert in Merzouga. Experience the thrill of riding a camel through the golden dunes, witness breathtaking sunsets, and spend a night in a traditional desert camp, immersing yourself in the magic of the desert.

The tour then takes you through the charming towns of Erfoud and Tinghir, where you can explore ancient ruins and wander through lush palm groves. You’ll visit the dramatic Todgha Gorge, known for its towering canyon walls, and have opportunities to interact with local Berber communities along the way.

As you head north towards Fes, you’ll journey through the Middle Atlas region, passing through cedar forests and encountering Barbary macaques in Ifrane. Arriving in Fes, the cultural and spiritual capital of Morocco, you’ll delve into the labyrinthine medina, visit historical sites such as the Bou Inania Madrasa and Al-Attarine Mosque, and absorb the bustling atmosphere of this UNESCO World Heritage city.

This 5-day tour offers a perfect blend of natural wonders, cultural immersion, and historical exploration, showcasing the best of Morocco as you travel from Marrakech to Fes via the captivating Merzouga desert.

Enjoy our Attractions: 5 Days tour from Marrakech to Fes

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Highlight of the Tour
  • Enjoy a peaceful camel ride through the Sahara Desert.
  • Relish the beauty of the sunset and sunrise.
  • Spend the night in your own desert tent in the Erg Chebbi dunes of Merzouga.
  • Experience the local culture by staying in charming riads and traditional guesthouses.
  • Explore two of Morocco’s famous kasbahs, Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou and Kasbah Telouet.
  • Learn about Berber culture and the nomadic way of life.
  • Admire the stunning views of valleys, villages
  • Savor the palm groves while traveling through the Atlas Mountains on the way to the desert.
  • Visit the Todra Gorges and Dades Giant Canyons.
  • Revel in the fortified adobe village of Ait Benhaddou and Amridil.
  • Drive through the High Atlas Mountains, which reach an altitude of 2260m above sea level.
Ititnerary of: 5 Days tour from Marrakech to Fes

Upon your arrival at the airport in Marrakech, you can expect a seamless start to your 5 DAYS TOUR FROM MARRAKECH TO FES VIA THE MERZOUGA with Popular Morocco Tours agency. Your dedicated driver will be waiting for you, ready to assist with your luggage and provide a warm welcome.

Sit back and relax as you are comfortably transferred to your chosen Hotel or Riad in Marrakech. Your driver will ensure a smooth and safe journey, allowing you to start your Moroccan adventure with peace of mind.

Enjoy the convenience and personalized service provided by Popular Morocco Tours agency from the moment you arrive in Marrakech.

We will rise early to commence our journey to Ait Benhaddou, making it a priority before our breakfast. To reach this renowned destination, we will traverse the scenic Tizi N Tichka mountain pass, unveiling the most famous Kasbah in Morocco. Ait Benhaddou Kasbah, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, captivates with its panoramic clay fortress adorned with exquisite architecture. Presently, this Kasbah is divided into two sections: one in ruins and the other still inhabited, showcasing a harmonious blend of nature and human ingenuity. Its otherworldly location grants it a mesmerizing allure. Our lunch will be savored amidst this remarkable setting. Ait Benhaddou Kasbah has attracted international recognition through its feature in numerous prominent films, further establishing its worthiness of your time, effort, and presence. In the afternoon, we will journey towards Dades Gorges, traversing breathtaking vistas along the way.

Following breakfast, we will embark on a journey to Todra Gorges, a narrow valley nestled between towering mountains. Here, we will be immersed in unforgettable moments, surrounded by panoramic mountain vistas and the serene beauty of the Oasis that adds a delightful touch to this tranquil valley. Our stay in Todra Gorges will extend until mid-day, allowing ample time to relish the surroundings before we enjoy a satisfying lunch.

From there, we will continue our expedition towards Merzouga, passing through Tinjdad, a vital center and village that holds significant economic importance in the area. Our route will take us through small Berber villages until we reach Erfoud, known as the city of fossils, where natural stones are transformed into exquisite decorative pieces. Our journey will also lead us through Rissani, a bustling city renowned for its vibrant market, before finally arriving in Merzouga, the gateway to the desert.

In Merzouga, we will embark on a camel ride through the golden dunes, venturing into the heart of the desert. There, we will spend a captivating night in a desert camp, surrounded by the awe-inspiring panorama of starlit skies. The evening will be filled with enchantment as we indulge in the rhythmic beats of the Berber drum, creating memories that will last a lifetime.

After enjoying our breakfast, we will set out to explore the area. Our first stop will be the village of Khamlia, also known as the Gnaoua Village, where descendants of Sudanese slaves reside. We will have the opportunity to spend time with the locals, learning about their culture and experiencing the captivating rhythms of Gnaoua Music. A delicious lunch will be served in the village before we return to Merzouga.

In the afternoon, we will embark on a camel ride, venturing deep into the Sahara Desert. As we journey across the mesmerizing dunes of sand, we will witness the breathtaking reflections of the sunset and marvel at the celestial display of stars at night. Accompanied by the rhythmic beats of the Berber drum, we will arrive at our destination—a luxurious desert camp. There, we will indulge in a delectable dinner and spend a tranquil night immersed in the enchanting ambiance of the desert.

On the final day of our desert tour from Marrakech to Fes, we will bid farewell to the serene desert landscape and return to Merzouga on camelback. From there, we will embark on a scenic drive to Ifrane, a captivating city nestled in the Atlas Mountains and often referred to as the "Little Switzerland" of Morocco due to its alpine-like setting and occasional snowfall during winter.

Depending on the schedule, we can enjoy lunch in Ifrane or opt to make a stopover in the picturesque Ziz Valley. This route offers breathtaking vistas, including dramatic gorges, golden dunes, and mesmerizing oases within the Tafilalt region. You will be captivated by the lush palm trees that flourish along the cliff faces, creating a stunning contrast against the rose-tinted golden sandstone buildings and the winding gorges that adorn this picturesque valley.

Our journey continues as we make our way to Fes, a vibrant and culturally rich city. By approximately 5:00 or 6:00 p.m., we will arrive in Fes, where our modern air-conditioned minibus (or minivan for shared tours) will drop you off at your hotel or riad. It marks the end of our fascinating adventure, leaving you with unforgettable memories of the stunning landscapes and vibrant cities of Morocco.

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