4 Days Morocco Sahara desert tour from Fes to Marrakech

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4-Day Fes to Marrakech Desert Tour

Take the 4-Day Fes to Marrakech desert tour and combine the two imperial cities of Marrakech and Fes with a road trip through the magnificent Morocco Sahara desert. Travel from Fes to Marrakech on a four-day tour exploring the Moroccan desert, ride camels in Erg Chebbi, and spend a night at your Berber Sahara desert camp in Erg Chebbi dunes.

Fes to Marrakech 4-Day Sahara Desert Tour Highlights:

  • Capture the essence of Morocco with a tour from Fes to Marrakech through Sahara desert.
  • Delve deep into Erg Chebbi Dunes on the back of your camel.
  • Witness the most spectacular sunset with color changing dunes in the horizon.
  • Spend a night in a Sahara desert camp with crystal clear skies.
  • Discover Adobe Kasbahs and learn about Berbers lifestyle.

Fes to Marrakech 4 Days Desert Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: Fes - Midelt - Merzouga

After breakfast at your riad or hotel, meet your driver-guide. Start your journey with a drive across the Saiss plains to Ifran, famous for its unique modern architecture and a significant winter holiday destination for the locals. Continue crossing Cedar forests to the Berber town of Azrou, located in the heart of the Middle Atlas Mountains.
Make a quick stop to watch some Barbary Apes roaming around and taking some photos.
We will carry on to Midelt, where we will stop for lunch. Midelt is the major commercial and agricultural center in the area: Famous for its mining industry and modern apple farms.
We descend to Ziz Valley early in the afternoon, well known for its eye-catching oasis full of date palm trees and scattered Kasbah villages. We will feel the desert approaching as we notice a sharp change in scenery from here.
Late in the afternoon, we arrive at Merzouga and check into your lodge located at the edge of Erg Chebbi dunes.
Dinner and overnight at your Merzouga lodge.

(7 Hours Drive)
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Day 2: Merzouga - Erg Chebbi Camp

After a late breakfast and a lazy morning, meet your guide for a day of adventure in the Merzouga area: Drive to the village of Khamlia and meet the local Berber nomads who will play Gnaoua music and share a cup of mint tea with them. Hunt for some fossils in the area and experience sand bashing with your experienced driver.
In the mid-afternoon, meet your camel caravan for a unique ride over the color-changing dunes. After stopping at the top of one of the sand dunes and watching the sunset on the horizon, we will continue to Your Sahara desert camp.
Dinner will be served under the stars (Weather permitting), followed by a Tam Tam drum session entertained by local nomads.

(1 Hour Drive)
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Day 3: Merzouga - Tinghir - Boumalne Dades

In the morning, you have the option to wake up early and climb one of the nearby dunes to watch a spectacular sunrise before breakfast. Ride your camel back to the main town and meet your driver.
Then today’s adventure will commence with a visit to the holy town of Rissani, the birthplace of the founder of the dynasty ruling Morocco until today. While there, you might want to visit the local dates market and learn about the varieties of delicious dates Tafilalet Region is famous for.
We continue to Tinghir, a former military bastion during the French occupation, and Berber Village inhabited by a big Berber Jewish community until the 1660s before they mostly immigrated. Local Berbers inherited silver jewelry craftsmanship from the Jewish community, and visiting their shops is worth it.
Meet your local guide and walk along the oasis next to the stream, watching locals herding goats or working in their fields. End your walk with a stunning view of Todgha Canyons, a series of 400m high limestone river canyons.
Late in the afternoon, continue to Boumalne Dades for dinner and overnight at your hotel.

(4 Hours Drive)
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Day 4: Boumalne Dades - Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou - Marrakech

Just outside Boumalne Dades lays the Valley of the Roses. If you are visiting during spring, open your car window, and the Damascus Roses smell will strike you! You can seize the opportunity to visit an artisanal rose water distilling facility. From here, take the road of 1001 Kasbahs to the oasis of Skoura.
Walk to Kasbah Amridil, one of the best-preserved Kasbahs in Morocco, now serves as a private museum. If you are keen to learn about Berber's culture, architecture, and amazing irrigation techniques, a guided visit to the Kasbah is worth it.
Continue to Ouarzazate for a quick stop before reaching the nearby Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou. It is one of the world heritage sites of Morocco and one of the most visited landmarks in the country. Its unique earthen architecture served as a set to various Biblical epics and blockbusters.
Meet your guide and take a walk across the river to visit the Village.
After lunch at one of the local cafes, we head towards Marrakech, driving through the High Atlas Mountains and Tizi Ntichka pass.
By late afternoon, we reach Marrakech, and your 4-day tour from Fes will come to an end with a drop off at your hotel, riad, or a location of your choice.

(6 Hours Drive)

4-Day Morocco Desert Tour from Fes to Marrakech Prices:

Number of Participants: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7-9 10-13 14-17
Price per person: 875€ 495€ 390€ 340€ 290€ 265€ 250€ 230€ 190€
Number of Participants: Price per person:
1 875€
2 495€
3 390€
4 340€
5 290€
6 265€
7-9 250€
10-13 230€
14-17 190€

What is included in this 4 Days Desert Tour from Fes to Marrakech:

A/C modern 4×4 or van driven by an English speaking river/guide.

Pick up from your Fes hotel or Riad.

First night in Merzouga lodge including dinner and breakfast.

Sunset camel ride in Erg Chebbi.

Overnight at a Sahara desert camp in Erg Chebbi (Private tent) with shared bathrooms – Showers available in the morning at the camp operator’s lodge – Dinner and breakfast are included.

Sunrise camel trek in Erg Chebbi.

Breakfast at the camp operator's lodge in Merzouga or at your Sahara desert camp (Luxury camp upgrade only).

Sandboarding in Erg Chebbi dunes.

Upgrade to a deluxe camp with an ensuite tent available upon booking your desert tour ( €70 per person ).

Second night at Auberge Panorama or Hotel Babylon (Private A/C ensuite room) with dinner & breakfast.

Drop off at your Marrakech hotel or the closest accessible location to your riad if not car accessible.

Not included


Lunches on the way

Entrance fees if any

Local guides if any

Know Before You Go:

  • This tour can be tailored to a 3 or 5 days Fez to Marrakech desert tour if you wish.
  • The tour price is per person and it depends on how many passengers in your party.
  • Driving times above do not include stops for sightseeing, photos, lunch, and cafe.
  • Pick up from Fes can be flexible during spring and summer.
  • Local guides and entrance fees (if any) are not included. You pay for those directly to the suppliers.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How far is the Sahara desert from Fes?

    The distance from Fes to the Sahara desert (Merzouga dunes) is 463 Km (287 miles). However, the journey is full of amazing sceneries and various stops.

  • How far is Fes from Marrakech?

    The distance between Marrakech and Fes is 520 Km via the motorway through Casablanca and Rabat. If you choose to drive via the Middle Atlas Mountains and Beni Mellal, the distance is 570 Km. The drive through the Middle Atlas Mountains is more scenic, but you need to spare a whole day to enjoy the itinerary. There is an even longer and more popular way to get to Fes from Marrakech: Through Merzouga and the Moroccan Sahara desert. It is 1030 Km, and it requires a minimum of 3 days.

  • Are there any electricity outlets in Mezouga camp?

    There will be electrical outlets in your Merzouga Sahara desert camp public areas, restaurants, and camp courtyard. However, the electric generators are shut down around midnight.

  • Are there showers in the desert camp in Merzouga?

    No, Showers are available at the camp operator’s lodge in Merzouga the following day. However, if you choose to upgrade to the luxury camp, your tent will have an ensuite bathroom with hot showers.

  • Can we skip the camel ride in Erg chebbi to the luxury desert camp?

    Yes, you can. A separate 4×4 can take you to the desert camp with an extra fee of 30 Euros ( Return transfer ). If you choose to upgrade to the luxury desert camp, a 4×4 return transfer will be offered with no extra fee.

  • can we hire quad bikes in Merzouga?

    Yes, you can. There are plenty of ATV rental companies in Merzouga that supply good quality quad bikes and dunes buggies in Erg Chebbi dunes. Your guide will assist you with that, and you will directly pay the supplier in Merzouga. They cost 50 Euros per quad per hour

  • We are a couple and we want to join a small group on your private tour. Is that possible?

    Unfortunately, it is not. Our private tours are reserved for the party who had booked the tour. The tour price per person depends on how many are at your party. Feel free to join our shared terms if you are on a budget.


Luxury Fes to Marrakech desert tour with Ahmed

Martha M – Nov 2021:

Our driver Ahmed and the Toyota land cruiser in which we were driven left an indelible impression on me. Our luxury desert camp in Merzouga was fantastic, and the service was outstanding. Jamal was really kind, courteous, and professional. He certainly made our four-day trip from Fes to Marrakech an unforgettable experience. Marrakech Desert Trips is fortunate to have him on board!

Fantastic four-day Fes to Marrakech desert tour

Alan S – Oct 2021:

We enjoyed a fantastic four-day Sahara desert tour from Fes to Marrakech. There's a lot to see and do, and it's all quite intriguing. Mohammad, our driver, was fantastic—knowledgeable, entertaining, and a highly safe driver. we stayed in a luxury Sahara desert camp in Merzouga, and it was excellent. The food there was delicious While traveling over vast terrains, we always felt safe, and everyone we met was quite nice. Marrakech Desert Trips comes highly recommended!

Best Fes to Marrakech 4 Days Tour

Vivian A – Aug 2021:

Marrakech Desert Trips supplied us with an excellent Fes to Marrakech 4 day Tour! Everything was just as advertised! Our driver/ guide was fantastic! We had a nice time in the car for several hours on multiple day excursions since we appreciated his company, got along well, and everyone had a good time. He was informed, fluent in English, had a nice sense of humor, and was prepared to go above and above for us on a few instances. I can't express my gratitude enough for Hassan!!

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