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 sand 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

    (7 Hours Drive)

    After breakfast at your riad or hotel, meet your driver guide, and start your journey with a drive across the Saiss plains to Ifran, famous for its unique modern architecture, and a major 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.
    On your way, make a quick stop to watch some Barbary Apes roaming around and take some photos.
    From here we will carry on to Midelt, where we will stop for lunch. Midelt is the major commercial and agricultural centre in the area: Famous for its mining industry as well as modern apple farms.
    Early in the afternoon, we descend to Ziz Valley, well known for its eye-catching oasis full of date palm trees, and scattered Kasbah villages. From here, we will feel the desert approaching as we notice a sharp change in scenery.
    Late in the afternoon, we arrive to Merzouga and check into your lodge located at the edge of Erg Chebbi dunes.
    Dinner and overnight at your Merzouga lodge.

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  • Day 2: Merzouga - Erg Chebbi Camp

    (1 Hour Drive)

    After a late breakfast, and a lazy morning, meet your guide for a day of adventure in Merzouga area: Drive to Tisserdmine oasis and meet the nomads on your way there. Hunt for some fossils in the area and experience some sand bashing with your experienced driver.
    In the mid afternoon, meet your camel caravan for a unique ride over the color changing dunes. After a stop at the top of one of the sand dunes and watching the sunset in 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.

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  • Day 3: Merzouga - Tinghir - Boumalne Dades

    (4 Hours Drive)

    In the morning, you have the option to wake up early and climb one of the nearby sand 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 of the holly 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 1660s before they mostly immigrated. Local Berbers inherited silver jewelry craftsmanship from the Jewish community and visiting their shops is really worth it.
    Meet your local guide and take a 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 a 400m high limestone river canyons.
    Late in the afternoon, continue to Boumalne Dades for dinner and overnight at your hotel.

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  • Day 4: Boumalne Dades - Kasbah Ait Ben Hadou - Marrakech

    (6 Hours Drive)

    Just outside Boumalne Dades, lays the Valley of the Roses. If you are visiting during spring, just 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, and now serves as a sort of private museum. If you are keen to learn about Berbers culture, architecture and amazing irrigation techniques, a guided visit of the Kasbah is really worth it.
    Continue to Ouarzazate, for quick stop before we reach the nearby Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou. It is one of the world heritage sites of Morocco, and one of the most visited landmarks of 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 days tour from Fes will come to an end with a drop off at your hotel, riad or a location of your choice.

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

Pick up from your Fes hotel / Riad

First night in Merzouga lodge including dinner and breakfast.

Sunset camel ride in Erg Chebbi

Overnight at a Saharara 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)

Sand boarding

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
  • 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.

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€
Frequently Asked Questions
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!

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!

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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