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5 Days Marrakech to Fes Desert Tour

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  • 5 Days 4 Nights
  • Min People : 1
  • Every Days
  • Min Age : 1+
  • Pickup: Airpot/ Hotel

5 day Marrakech to Fes Desert Tour. During these 5 days and 4 nights, you will see a lot of beautiful attractions. Among these are the high Atlas mountains, the Tizi-N-Tichka pass, the Ait-Ben-Haddou Kasbah, and the city of Ouarzazate. In addition to Amridil Kasbah, there are the Dades Valley and Todra Gorges. Also, go to Merzouga Sahara Desert. Ride camels, watch stunning sunsets and sunrises, and spend the night in a desert camp. Explore Merzouga’s Sahara desert with a 4×4 automobile. In addition, you will visit the Rissani traditional market and Erfoud, the Fossil Town. Then visit Morocco’s Switzerland, Ifrane, as well as the cedar forest where the Barbary macaque lives. Finally, the tour ends in Fes.

Departure & Return Location

Marrakech/ Fes

Departure Time


What's Included in Your 5 days Marrakech to Fes desert tour:

Price Includes

  • Pick-up & Drop-off at your Hotel or Airport
  • Camel ride in the Sahara desert
  • Transport in a private 4×4 car or minibus with A/C
  • English / Spanish Speaking Driver
  • 1 Night in the desert camp.
  • Nights in hotels
  • Dinners and Breakfasts

Price Excludes

  • Lunches & drinks.
  • Entrance fees to monuments
  • Any Private Expenses

5 Days Marrakech to Fes Desert Tour Highlights:

A 5-day Marrakech to Fes desert tour will allow you to experience the enchantment of Morocco. This trip takes you from the busy markets of Marrakech through the picturesque High Atlas Mountains and into the heart of the Sahara Desert for a sunset camel trek and a night in a Berber tent. On your journey to Fes, Morocco’s cultural center, stop by the magnificent Kasbah of Ait Benhaddou and the verdant Ziz Valley. This tour provides a great balance of culture, history, and natural beauty, making it an excellent choice for those wishing to see the best of Morocco in just four days.

  • 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
  • Spend the night at your luxury Sahara desert camp
  • Visit Erfoud's Fossils museum

Itinerary of 5 Days Desert Tour from Marrakech to Fes:

Day 1:Marrakech – High Atlas mountains- Telouat Kasbah – Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah – Ouarzazate

The 5-day Morocco desert tour commences with an early pick-up from the airport or your Marrakech lodging. Then drive via the breathtaking High Atlas Mountains and Tizi-N-Tichka Pass. Stops will be made to get panoramic views of the beautiful countryside.

Following that, we will visit the well-known Kasbah of Ait Benhaddou. UNESCO recognizes a fortified settlement as a World Heritage Site. The Kasbah has appeared in several movies, including Gladiator, Alexander, and The Mummy. In addition, there are TV shows such as Game of Thrones. Then we travel to Ouarzazate, known as “The Gate of the Desert”. Dinner and overnight stay in a hotel.

Day 2:Ouarzazate – Agdz -Draa Valley – Nkob- Merzouga Desert – Camel trekking – overnight in a luxury camp

Following breakfast, we will go exploring Ouarzazate. First, we go to the Atlas Studios, where many great films have been shot, and then to the Taourirt Kasbah, a historic walled mud castle. We next head towards Agdz and enter the Draa Valley, Morocco’s longest river. We will drive along it, stopping for panoramic views of palm groves, beautiful Kasbahs, and Berber communities. Lunch is free in Nkob or Alnif.

After lunch, we travel to Merzouga Sahara via Rissani. When we reach the Erg Chebbi sand dunes, you’ll swap to camels to cross the Sahara desert. A halt will be made for you at the top of a large dune to watch the spectacular sunset. Then proceed to the camp, which combines traditional nomadic tents with the elegance of a hotel. In the campsite, you can listen to Berber drum music while dancing around the campfire under the open sky of shining stars. Dinner and overnight stay at the campsite.

Day 3: Explore Merzouga region – Nomads – Khamlia – Merzouga lake – Erg Chebbi – palm grove

Wake up early in the morning to admire the lovely sunrise in the middle of the desert. There is free time for breakfast. Then you ride camels back to Merzouga, where the driver is waiting. We spend the day exploring Merzouga. The area is full of magnificent sights, including sand dunes, natural lakes, mines, fossil areas, and spectacular oasis. Which are perfect locations for a wide range of activities outdoors.

We begin our excursion in Merzouga by driving off-road to see an ancient eyeliner mine. Then we pay the nomads a visit in their hand-woven tent. Drink Berber tea and learn about their way of life. Our next stop is Khamlia village, where you may enjoy Gnaoua music and dance performances. Its residents are from sub-Saharan African nations such as Mali, Sudan, and Niger. Free time for lunch at a restaurant. Following that, we take a stroll around the palm tree grove. Then drive a few kilometers to visit the wild lake of Merzouga, commonly known as Flamingo Lake. Dinner and overnight At a hotel.

Day 4Erg Chebbi - Ziz Valley - Midelt - Azrou - Ifrane - Fes

After breakfast, the camels return to the accommodation near the dune line for a short shower. We drive to Fes, stopping along the way to admire the panoramic vistas of the Ziz valley before crossing the High Atlas mountains again. We stop at Midelt for lunch. We pass through Azrou and Ifrane, with its massive cedar wood forest, to visit the monkeys. We proceed to the legendary city of Fes.

Day 5:Exploring Fez

Visit Fes, Morocco’s spiritual center and one of the kingdom’s oldest cities. The city is referred to as the “Athens of Africa” because to its rich cultural, religious, and educational institutions.
You will be taken on a guided tour of the ancient imperial capital, beginning with the Royal Palace’s large esplanade, which features exquisite architecture. Then you’ll head to the 16th-century Borj Sud for a breathtaking view of the fortified city. From there, you will travel deep into the UNESCO World Heritage Medina.

Explore the narrow lanes, beautiful bazaars, historic madrassas (Korean schools), and hillside sanctuaries. Visit the busy Nejjarine Square and the Dar Batha Museum to learn about Moroccan art. Fes will captivate you with its numerous attractions.
After your tour of the city, return to your hotel or riad and spend the remainder of the evening.

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5 Day Private Morocco Tour From Marrakech FAQ

How far is Fes from Marrakech?

The distance between Marrakech and Fes is 520 kilometers via the freeway through Casablanca and Rabat. If you prefer to drive across the Middle Atlas Mountains and Beni Mellal, the trip is 570 kilometers. The journey across the Middle Atlas Mountains is more spectacular, but you’ll need a whole day to complete the schedule. There is an even longer and more popular route to Fes from Marrakech: Merzouga and the Moroccan Sahara desert. It is 1030 kilometers and takes at least three days.

can we hire quad bikes in Merzouga?

– Yes, you can. There are numerous ATV rental firms in Merzouga that provide high-quality quad bikes and dune buggies on the Erg Chebbi dunes. Your guide will assist you with this, and you will pay the supplier directly in Merzouga. They charge 50 euros per quad each hour.

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

You certainly can. If you prefer not to ride a camel, a separate 4×4 can transport you to the desert tent for an additional price of 30 Euros per return journey. Upgrade to the deluxe desert tent and receive a complimentary 4×4 return transfer.

How far is Fes from Merzouga?

The distance from Fes to the Sahara Desert (Merzouga dunes) is 463 kilometers (287 miles). However, the route is filled with breathtaking scenery and many pauses.

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Sarah B.

Couple Traveller

Our 5-day Marrakech to Fes desert tour with Said as our driver and guide was an unforgettable adventure! Said’s extensive knowledge of the area, coupled with his warm personality, made the journey truly special. From the stunning landscapes to the cultural insights he shared along the way, every moment felt enriching and immersive. Highly recommend!

April 1, 2024


Family Traveller

The Marrakech to Fes desert tour with Said was a total joy! His professionalism and skill made the entire process run smoothly and fun. We felt absolutely protected and well-cared for during the vacation, allowing us to fully appreciate the magnificence of Morocco’s desert scenery and rich culture. Said’s warm personality and genuine desire to share his homeland with visitors made this excursion a highlight of our journey. Thank you, Said, for an amazing adventure!

February 22, 2024

Vanessa. S

Family Traveller

Our 5-day Marrakech to Fes Desert Tour was fantastic! Said, our guide, made the trip memorable. He was knowledgeable, friendly, and always went the extra mile to ensure we had a great experience.

From the stunning landscapes to the cultural insights, every part of the journey was well-planned. The highlight was the night in the Sahara Desert, where Said made sure we were comfortable and well taken care of.

The accommodations and meals were excellent, giving us a true taste of Moroccan hospitality. Said’s dedication and expertise made this tour an unforgettable adventure. Highly recommend!

January 5, 2024
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