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Best FES TO MARRAKECH DESERT TOUR–5 DAYS 4 NIGHTS

Overview

This 5-days tour from Fes to Marrakech allows you to see the Middle Atlas Mountains and ride camels in the Merzouga Sahara Desert. You will also have the opportunity to see the most beautiful valleys of Ziz, Todra, and Dades, as well as the Todra and Dades Gorges. You will also tour Ouarzazate’s largest film studios before visiting Ait Ben Haddou’s famed Kasbah. Finally, take in the unique Berber communities found deep within the High Atlas Mountains.

Highlights

 

  • Stop at Azrou cedar forest and see Barbary Apes
  • Panoramic aspects of Erg Chebbi dunes
  • Experience Camel ride in Merzouga Sahara
  • Watch Sunset over the sand dunes
  • Do Sand Boarding activity
  • Hearty dinner and party around campfire (Berber Drums)
  • Overnight Camping at Merzouga Desert Camp
  • Merzouga explore tour & a visit to a nomad family
  • Visit Atlas Studio & Taourirt Kasbah in Ouarzazate
  • Visit the UNESCO world heritage of Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah
  • Spectacular views of the Atlas Mountains landscapes
Fes to Marrakech

Day 1: Fez – Ifrane{Cedar Forest} – Midelt – Erfoud – Merzouga [467Km]

Pick up from your Fes riad/Hotel around 8:30 am by your driver and begin your 5-day desert tour Fes to Marrakech via Merzouga, departure to Sahara where the sand see dunes of Erg Chebbi are located.

An 8 hours journey that takes you across the Atlas Mountains to southern Morocco’s largest oasis; Tafilalet; composed of many villages, palmers, and a couple of main Saharan towns, Erfoud and Rissani.

We will make many stops along the road at the alpine town of Ifrane, Azrou cedar forest where are the monkeys, Midelt for lunch, and Ziz valley at the panoramic and impressive views over the palm trees, the green valley in the middle of the Sahara. Then we’ll head for the Erg Chebbi sand dunes.

We continue deeper into the desert landscape until the dunes appear in the middle of nowhere. Dinner & Overnight in a hotel with a pool at the dune line of Erg Chebbi to relax for the first night of your 5 days desert tour Fes to Marrakech.

Day 2: Discover Merzouga desert – Overnight at Desert Camp [45Km]

Today, we are going to explore the desert region and the marvel that is the Erg Chebbi desert dunes. We will make a circuit of the desert dunes where you will have the chance to see the nomad’s way of life and also the amazing changing contrasts of the desert.

Then, visit the “black village” of Khamliato see the Gnawa musicians. Also, a traditional Berber pizza for lunch in the ancient capital of Rissani. In the afternoon, we will ride the camels to watch the sunset over the dunes and spend the night in the desert camp.

We will have a traditional tagine dinner, drink delicious mint tea, hear a nomadic Berber music while watching the stars and the rising moon in the amazing Sahara.

Day 3: Merzouga – Ziz Valley – Todgha Gorges – Dades Valley [255Km]

We will make up early in the morning to watch the best sunrise of your life and casting different shadows and colors over the sea of sand dunes, the highest in Morocco, before returning to our desert hotel.

After breakfast, We will continue to Tinghir and the stunning Todra Gorge the highest, narrowest gorges in Morocco. the gorge is a great spot for hiking and relaxing on the edge of the river or sampling some local Berber delicacies.

Lunch in the heart of the gorge, we’ll drive through the Dades Valley where we will end our day spending the night in a nice hotel located on the top of the mountain.

Day 4: Dades Gorge – Glaat Magouna – Ouarzazate [168Km]

Breakfast at the hotel, we begin our journey along the road of 1000 Thousand Kasbahs, since there are enormous kasbahs on both sides of the road. Some of those old fortified houses are restored but unfortunately, a lot of them are ruins.

We pass through Dades valley and go up to the mountainous area through an off-road trail where many Berber villages and few nomads living in caves, here we will have the chance to visit one of these families and take a look at their daily life and their main activity looking after herds of goats sheep.

We will be impressed by the landscapes of the colorful rose valley before we reach the Skoura palm grove. 45km further, we reach Ouarzazate for the dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 5: Ouarzazate – Ait Ben-Haddou – Marrakech

After breakfast, we will visit Taourirt Kasbah before departing to Ait Benhaddou to visit the World Heritage Site. We will continue with a visit to the traditional High Atlas Berber village of Telouet and the Kasbah el Glaoui.

We will have lunch in a local restaurant in Telouet before descending the Tizi-n-Tichka to Marrakech where our 5 days desert tour Fes to Marrakech via Merzouga Sahara ends..

NOTE:

If our 5 days tour from Fes to Marrakech do not suit your needs, contact us and we will prepare your trip according to your needs and requirements.

Included in this Tour

  • A private and very comfortable air conditioned vehicle
  • Private English speaking driver/guide
  • Pick up and transfer at your Riad / Hotel / airport

Not included in this Tour

  • Lunch
  • Drinks
  • Tips

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When is the best time to visit Morocco?

There is really no time of year where you wouldn’t enjoy your trip to Morocco; although you should keep in mind that it tends to get a little too crowded with tourists during the winter holidays season. Then it’s up to you to decide what season suits you the best to come visit, according to your schedule and preferences. The weather in Morocco is more on the mild side during Spring and Autumn (from March to May and from September to November respectively). For these seasons the temperatures could be ranging anywhere from 11° to 32°C. Winter usually lasts from December to February, with a relatively low temperature range (7° to 21°C). You should also expect to see snowfall in Morocco’s mountainous regions. As for Summer (from June to August), temperatures can land anywhere between 19°C and 40°C in the middle of the day.

When is the peak season to visit Morocco?

The tourist flow in Morocco reaches its peak during December and April of each year, for these are the holiday seasons. The emerging high demand for accommodations during these months makes the prices go up very significantly in comparison to other months, and all of the best accommodations get booked up very early on. Therefore, if you’re thinking of coming during one of these seasons, we suggest you start looking in advance, in order to have enough time to find an accommodation that suits your needs. We would also suggest you avoid these months altogether, so that you’ll be able to get the best out of your Morocco experience.

Are the tours private?

Yes! The tours our company offers are all completely private. This will allow to experience Morocco the way YOU want to. In addition to that, you will of course be always welcome to request stops along the way during the tours, in order to take memorable photographs (or whatever other reason you want!).

In case you are interested in booking a group desert tour, please go ahead and contact us to provide you with a suitable group tour you want.

Will the price be the same if we are 2, 3 or more persons?

The price for each individual person participating in the tours goes lower the more people there are in the group participating.

Will the price be cheaper for last minute booking?

Actually, it could be quite the opposite. Our team makes sure to select the best quality accommodations for our clients, and those tend to get booked full pretty quickly, that’s why it’s not always easy for us to accommodate last minute bookings. Therefore, you shouldn’t expect a lower price for such inquiries, but instead a higher one maybe. To avoid such incidents, we strongly advise you to book your tour with us early on, so that we will be able to pick out the best accommodations for you, and offer you an unforgettable Morocco experience.

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