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Marrakech to Fes Desert Tour 4 Days in Morocco

Marrakech to Fes Desert Tour 4 Days in Morocco

Overview:

In this Marrakech to Fes Desert tour 4 days in Morocco, where you’ll delve into Moroccan culture, explore traditional villages, and surrender to the allure of the Sahara Desert. Starting in Marrakech, we’ll journey through the stunning Tizi-n-Tichka pass in the High Atlas Mountains, reaching Ouarzazate and the famed Ait Ben Haddou village, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Our adventure continues as we traverse Roses Valley and visit charming Berber villages like Skoura, El Kelaa des MGouna, and Boumalne Dades. The following day, we’ll explore Todra Gorges and Erfoud before arriving in Merzouga, where the desert experience unfolds. Let your camels guide you to a Berber camp nestled in the dunes for a night of authentic Berber hospitality.

Our journey concludes as we visit Khamlia, Errachidia, Ziz Valley, Medilt, Cedar Forests of Azrou, and Ifrane, before reaching the vibrant city of Fes, where our 4 days tour from Marrakech to Fes comes to an end. Book your trip today!

Itinerary:

Day 1: Marrakech – Ait Ben Haddou – Ouarzazate – Dades Gorges

We’ll pick you up from your Riad or Hotel at 08:00 AM to kick off our Marrakech to Fes Desert tour 4 days in Morocco, heading towards the mesmerizing Dades Valley. En route, we’ll traverse the breathtaking Tizi-n-Tichka pass in the High Atlas Mountains, pausing to soak in the awe-inspiring mountain vistas.

Our next highlight is the iconic Ait Ben Haddou village, a UNESCO World Heritage Site renowned for its starring role in blockbuster films like ‘Lawrence of Arabia’ and ‘Gladiator’. After a satisfying lunch amidst this historic backdrop, we’ll continue our journey, immersing ourselves in the natural beauty of landscapes and historical wonders like the Taourirt Kasbah in Ouarzazate and the enchanting Roses Valley, known for its vibrant Festival of Roses.

As we pass through charming Berber villages like Skoura, El Kelaa des MGouna, and Boumalne Dades, we’ll arrive at our final destination for the day, Boumalne Dades, where a comfortable hotel awaits. Here, you’ll enjoy a delightful dinner and a restful overnight stay, preparing for more adventures on our 4 days tour from Marrakech to Fes.

Day 2: Dades Gorges – Todra Gorges – Erfoud – Merzouga Desert

After delicious breakfast at your riad in Boumalne Dades, our journey takes us to Merzouga, home to one of the largest wind-blown dunes in Morocco, Erg Chebbi. En route, we’ll pass through the picturesque Berber village of Tinghir to explore the awe-inspiring Todra Gorge, where towering cliffs reach heights of up to 600 meters with just a 10-meter gap between them.

Continuing our adventure, we’ll traverse numerous Berber villages until we reach Tinjdad, where we’ll have the option to stop for a leisurely lunch or continue to Erfoud, known as the capital of fossils and dates. Here, you can savor traditional cuisine and delve into the fascinating world of fossils at the museum.

After lunch, we’ll drive to Merzouga, where our camel trek awaits. The camels will lead us to a Berber camp nestled amidst the sand dunes of Erg Chebbi, stretching 20 kilometers in length and 5 kilometers in width. This unique and diverse environment sets the stage for an unforgettable experience.

The camel trek to the camp takes approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes, where we’ll settle into Berber tents equipped with all modern facilities, ensuring a comfortable stay. As the sun sets behind the dunes, enjoy a nomadic Berber dinner in the heart of the desert. Afterward, gather around the campfire to revel in the mesmerizing rhythms of traditional Berber drums under the starlit sky, creating memories that will last a lifetime.

Day 3: Tour around Merzouga Desert

We’ll start the day early to witness the breathtaking spectacle of the sunrise over the dunes of the Sahara Desert, a truly magical experience. Afterward, we’ll head back to the hotel for a satisfying breakfast and a refreshing shower, preparing for the adventures ahead.

Our next stop is a circuit of the desert dunes, where you’ll marvel at the mesmerizing changing contrasts of the desert landscape. Along the way, we’ll visit the ‘black village’ of Khamlia to enjoy the soulful rhythms of Gnawa musicians, immersing ourselves in the rich cultural tapestry of Morocco.

Before lunch, we’ll indulge in a traditional Berber pizza at a local family restaurant, savoring the authentic flavors of Moroccan cuisine. After a delicious meal, we’ll return to the hotel, where you’ll enjoy dinner and a comfortable overnight stay, reflecting on the day’s unforgettable experiences.

Day 4: Merzouga Desert – Ziz Valley – Midelt – Azrou – Ifrane – Fez

After a hearty breakfast, we’ll bid farewell to Merzouga and go on our journey to Fes, passing through a variety of captivating destinations. From Errachidia to the picturesque Ziz Valley, the quaint town of Medilt, and the scenic Cedar Forests of Azrou, each stop offers its own unique charm.

Keep your eyes peeled as we traverse these enchanting landscapes, as you might be fortunate enough to catch a glimpse of the monkeys that call the forests home. We’ll make a stop for lunch at one of the inviting restaurants, where you can refuel and savor the flavors of Moroccan cuisine.

Under the guidance of our expert guide, we’ll ensure your safe arrival at your chosen Riad or Hotel in Fes, where our unforgettable Marrakech to Fes Desert tour 4 days in Morocco comes to an end

Included

  • Private tour & Transportation with A/C and seat-belt.
  • Pick you up from your accommodation in Marrakech & drop off at your accommodation in Fez.
  • 1 night hotel accommodation in Dades Valley.
  • 1 night accommodation in desert camp.
  • 1 night hotel accommodation in Merzouga.
  • Experienced driver/guide English speaking.
  • Fuel, tolls and all associated expenses.
    Dinners and breakfasts (Vegetarians are welcome).
  • Camel warden.
  • Camel ride for 1 hour. (If you are not interested to ride the camels, it is possible to drive you to the camp with the 4×4).
  • Sand boards ( available in the camp without charge).

Not Included

  • Airfare (Flight Ticket)
    Noon meal. (Possibility of picnic or restaurants).
  • Drinks at meal.
  • Tips and personal miscellaneous expenses.
  • Entry fees to Monuments / Museums / Kasbahs
  • Travel insurance
  • Anything not mentioned in the program

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