4-Day Marrakech to Fes Tour Via Morocco’s Sahara Desert

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Marrakech to Fes Desert Tour 4 Days

Experience the magic of Morocco on a 4-day Marrakech to Fes desert tour. This adventure takes you from the bustling markets of Marrakech, over the scenic High Atlas Mountains, and into the heart of the Sahara Desert for a sunset camel trek and a night in a Berber camp. Discover the historic kasbah of Ait Benhaddou and the lush Ziz Valley on your way to Fes, the cultural capital of Morocco. This tour offers a perfect blend of culture, history, and natural beauty, making it an ideal choice for those looking to explore the best of Morocco in just four days.

4-Day Marrakech to Fes Desert Tour Highlights:

  • Cross the high Atlas Mountains from Marrakech to Ouarzazate.
  • Discover the remarkably preserved Kasbahs of Ait Ben Haddou and Amrdil.
  • Join your guide for a walk in the oasis of Todgha to learn about the Berber culture.
  • Ride your camel in Erg Chebbi and watch a stunning sunset view in the horizon.
  • Spend the night at your luxury Sahara desert camp.
  • Visit Erfoud's Fossils museum.
  • Watch Barbary apes in Middle Atlas Mountains on your way to Fes.

Itinerary of 4 Days Desert Tour from Marrakech to Fes:

  • Day 1 : Marrakech → Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou → Boumalne Dades


    Start your journey with an early morning departure from Marrakech at 7:30 AM, heading towards the majestic High Atlas Mountains via the Tizi Ntichka pass. Enjoy the scenic drive through Berber villages before reaching the UNESCO-listed Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou, known for its appearances in Gladiator and Game of Thrones. Explore this historic site with a local Berber guide, then proceed to Ouarzazate, dubbed the Hollywood of Africa, where you can opt to visit the Atlas Film Studios. The journey continues through the oasis of Skoura and the Valley of the Roses, culminating at your hotel near the Dades Canyons.

    Accommodation Details:
    Hotel Panorama
    Hotel Babylon

  • Day 2 : Boumalne Dades → Tinghir → Merzouga


    The day begins with a drive to the oasis of Tinghir, where you can explore the lush palm groves and the breathtaking Todgha Canyons. Afterward, head to Rissani, the birthplace of Morocco’s ruling dynasty, and visit the local dates market. The day ends in Merzouga, where you’ll dine and spend the night at a lodge just steps away from the mesmerizing dunes of Erg Chebbi.

    Accommodation Details:
    Auberge du Sud
    Xaluca Tomboctou

  • Day 3 : Merzouga → Erg Chebbi


    After breakfast, visit the village of Khamlia to meet local Berber nomads and enjoy their hospitality and music. In the afternoon, embark on a camel trek through the Erg Chebbi dunes, where you’ll witness a spectacular sunset and spend the night in a desert camp under the stars, complete with dinner by the campfire and local entertainment.

    Accommodation Details:
    Comfortable camp
    Luxury camp

  • Day 4 : Merzouga → Midelt → Fes


    Opt for an early morning to watch the sunrise over the dunes before heading to Fes. The journey takes you through the Ziz Valley, Midelt in the Middle Atlas Mountains, and the cedar forests of Azrou, where you can spot Barbary apes. Arrive in Fes in the late afternoon, marking the end of your desert adventure.

    This 4-day itinerary from Marrakech to Fes offers a perfect blend of adventure, culture, and scenic beauty, making it an ideal choice for travelers eager to explore the heart of Morocco.

PS: From March 1st to September 30th, we propose that you kick off your trip by spending the second night at your Sahara desert camp, followed by an overnight stay at Merzouga Lodge. With longer hot days during this season, it’s much more comfortable for travelers who choose this option. You can check-in and relax in your air-conditioned room or take a dip in their swimming pool after 13h00!

4 Days Morocco Desert Tour from Marrakech to Fes 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's Included in Your Tour:

  • Transportation in a modern, air-conditioned 4x4 or van, accompanied by an English-speaking driver/guide.
  • Pick-up service from your hotel or Riad in Marrakech.
  • Accommodation for the first night at Hotel Panorama or Hotel Babylon, featuring a private room with air conditioning and an ensuite bathroom, including dinner and breakfast.
  • A mesmerizing sunset camel ride in the Erg Chebbi dunes.
  • The second night's stay in a comfortable lodge in Merzouga, inclusive of dinner and breakfast.
  • An overnight experience at a Sahara desert camp in Erg Chebbi, offering a private tent with access to shared bathroom facilities. Showers are available the following morning at the camp operator’s lodge. Dinner and breakfast included.
  • Option to upgrade to a deluxe camp with a private ensuite tent for an additional €70 per person, available at the time of booking your tour from Marrakech to Fes.
  • Drop-off service at your hotel in Fes or the nearest point accessible by car to your Riad in Fes.

What's Not Included:

  • Beverages during dinners.
  • Lunches throughout the tour.
  • Fees for local guides where applicable.
  • Entrance fees to any attractions or sites.

Tour Map

Map illustrating the Marrakech to Fes 4-day desert tour route through Morocco.

Know Before You Go

  • Driving times above do not include stops for sightseeing, photos, lunch, and cafe.
  • The tour price is per person and it depends on how many passengers in your party.
  • 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.
  • Hat, sunglasses, good walking shoes, and wet napkins are of good use during this tour.

Frequently Asked Questions

What makes the 4-Day Marrakech to Fes Desert Tour unique?

The 4-Day Marrakech to Fes Desert Tour stands out due to its immersive journey through Morocco’s diverse landscapes, including the majestic High Atlas Mountains, ancient kasbahs like Ait Benhaddou, and the vast Sahara Desert. This tour uniquely combines cultural exploration, adventure, and natural beauty, offering participants an authentic experience of Morocco’s rich heritage and breathtaking sceneries.

Can I experience a Sahara Desert sunrise and sunset on this tour?

Absolutely! The 4-Day Marrakech to Fes Desert Tour is designed to offer participants the unforgettable experience of both a Sahara Desert sunrise and sunset. Guests will spend a night in a traditional Berber camp in the Erg Chebbi dunes, allowing them to witness the spectacular sunset and the serene beauty of the sunrise over the desert landscape.

How does the 4-Day Desert Tour accommodate travelers with special dietary needs?

The 4-Day Desert Tour prioritizes guest comfort and safety, including dietary accommodations. Whether you have specific dietary requirements such as vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, or any allergies, our team ensures that all meals provided during the tour cater to your needs. Simply inform us in advance, and we’ll take care of the rest.

What should I pack for a 4-day desert tour from Marrakech to Fes?

For the 4-Day Desert Tour from Marrakech to Fes, packing light and smart is key. Essentials include comfortable walking shoes, light clothing for daytime, warm layers for cool evenings, sun protection (hat, sunscreen, sunglasses), a camera, and a power bank. Don’t forget to bring a small backpack for day trips and a sense of adventure!

Are children allowed on the Marrakech to Fes 4-Day Desert Tour?

Yes, children are welcome on the Marrakech to Fes 4-Day Desert Tour, making it an excellent option for families seeking an adventure. The tour offers a range of activities suitable for all ages, ensuring an enriching experience for both adults and children. Please contact us for specific age-related accommodations and any questions regarding family travel.

Is there an opportunity for adventure activities during the tour?

Yes, the Marrakech to Fes Desert Tour offers various adventure activities tailored to thrill-seekers. Highlights include camel trekking through the Erg Chebbi dunes, walking tours of the Atlas Mountains, and the option for quad biking or sandboarding in the desert. These activities are designed to enhance your Moroccan adventure.

What cultural experiences can I expect on this desert tour?

Participants of the Marrakech to Fes Desert Tour can look forward to a rich tapestry of cultural experiences, including exploring ancient kasbahs, visiting traditional Berber villages, enjoying local Moroccan cuisine, and experiencing a night in a Sahara desert camp. These activities provide an authentic insight into Morocco’s diverse heritage and way of life.

What is the best season to book the Marrakech to Fes Desert Tour?

The optimal time for embarking on the Marrakech to Fes Desert Tour is during the spring (March to May) and fall (September to November) seasons. These months offer the most pleasant weather conditions—mild temperatures and minimal rainfall—ideal for desert excursions and exploring Morocco’s scenic landscapes and historic sites.

How does the Marrakech to Fes Desert Tour ensure traveler safety?

Traveler safety is paramount on the Marrakech to Fes Desert Tour. We ensure all vehicles are well-maintained and equipped for various terrains, and our experienced guides are trained in first aid and emergency procedures. Moreover, we continuously monitor local conditions to provide the safest and most enjoyable experience possible.

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Liam Davis

Family Traveller

My family and I embarked on a fantastic journey from Marrakech to Fes, led by the wonderful guide Hassan. The diversity of landscapes and people in this country was truly captivating. Having Hassan with us was a bonus – he knew all the right places to discover, including where to support hardworking artisans selling items like rugs and headscarves. A special highlight was being invited into the home of an Amazigh (Berber) nomadic family. Our trip was a perfect blend of cultural insights and enjoyable moments. And let me tell you, splurging a bit on quad biking in the Sahara was absolutely worth it. A big shoutout to our guide Hassan for making it all the more memorable.

August 25, 2023

Hiroshi Tanaka

Family Traveller

What an incredible journey! From camel rides and nights under the stars in the Sahara Desert, to exhilarating quad biking adventures and sharing warm mint tea with the Nomads – this trip exceeded all expectations. It’s an experience my family and I will cherish forever. Our driver, Lahcen, was a true gem – attentive, patient, and full of knowledge. He even let the younger ones play their music in the car, creating a relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere. Lahcen genuinely cared about our interests, going the extra mile to fulfill our requests and ensuring our comfort. The itinerary was perfectly balanced, providing ample time for exploration while covering a multitude of destinations. This trip was ideal for our family with young adults, offering exceptional value for the experiences we gained. Thank you, Lahcen, for making our journey truly unforgettable.

August 24, 2023

Mateo Rodriguez

Family Traveller

Our desert tour experience was absolutely amazing, and it was all thanks to our fantastic tour guide, Abdel. Despite the challenges of traveling with three young kids during the scorching heat, Abdel made the journey enjoyable and effortless for us. His respectfulness, patience, and sense of fun made him an incredible travel companion. In fact, it felt like we were exploring with a close friend rather than a stranger. Lahcen is fluent in English, ensures safe travel, and possesses an extensive knowledge of the areas we visited. There’s nothing quite like having a true local guide to show you around. You can sense Lahcen’s genuine love for his country and its people, and he takes great pride in sharing his culture with visitors. As a delightful bonus, he’s also a skilled photographer! The tour company provided exactly what was promised, and the service was top-notch. The accommodations were not only beautiful but also comfortable. We wholeheartedly recommend this experience – a 100% must-try!

August 19, 2023

James Carter

Couple Traveller

Marrakech Desert Trips was truly professional and maintained excellent communication in the lead-up to the tour. Our guide, Mohamed, was not only friendly but also consistently punctual and a safe driver. The accommodations and meals at both the desert camp and riad met our expectations. We’re grateful for the wonderful time we had and for the unforgettable experience of exploring the Sahara for the first time.

August 18, 2023

Henry Adams

Group Traveller

So, where do I begin? I travel frequently, and have had wonderful experiences. Marrakech Desert Trips provided one of, if not the greatest tours. I was pleasantly delighted by their willingness to meet our requirements, as well as the quickness with which everything was set up and organized. Everything was delivered on schedule and in accordance with their website’s description. The itinerary of our 4 day Marrakech to Fes desert tour was perfect: each stop was planned with just enough time to enjoy the Sahara desert flavour, but not too much.

August 16, 2023
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