5 days Fes to Marrakech desert trip Overview

5 days Fes to Marrakech desert trip begins with leaving Fez to visit Midelt. To reah this destination, you will travel through Ifrane city  and the town of Azrou. On the following day, you will make your way to Merzouga through Errachidia, Rissani and Erfoud. This tour includes camping in the sand dunes of Merzouga and visit the areas surrounded to do some activities and observe the lifestyle. The includes also visiting Dades Valley and the famous Ouarzazate (Hollywood of Africa) before you drive back to Marrakech.

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5 days Fes to Marrakech desert trip highlights

  • Travel through the High Atlas Mountains/Cedar Forest/ Ifrane / Azrou
  • Visit Midelt
  • Camel trek and camp in the high dunes of Erg Chebbi
  • Explore Merzouga’s area/ visit Dades Valley/ Rissani / Tinghir
  • Visit Ouarzazate and Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou(UNESCO World Heritage)
  • Drive to Marrakech through the pass of Tizi N’Tichka

Day 1 : Fes –  Ifran -Azrou – Midelt.

 The journey starts toward Midelt from Fes. You will travel through the Atlas Mountains and alongside the Berber village of Kandar, Immozer, and the wonderful Ifrane (Switzerland oc Morocco). During your journey, you will have the chance to appreciate the Grand and Middle Atlas Mountains. You will also have stop at the largest wood-land in Morocco. It is named Cedar Forest where you can see the Berber monkeys. Leaving that wood-land, you will proceed with your journey to reach Midelt. After you arrive at Midelt, you will spend the overnight at a luxurious hotel. Dinner and breakfast.

Day 2:  Midelt – Errachidia – Erfoud – Rissani – Merzouga.

Having breakfast at your hotel is followed by trveling to Merzouga. During your journey, you will cross the wonderful Tiz Ntalghamt and Ziz Gorge. Enjoying the scenery landscapes of the Atlas Mountains will be a great experience. Before you reach Merzouga, you will drive through Errachidia, the fascinating Ziz Valley, Erfoud and Rissani. In Merzouga, you will be guided by an expeienced camelman to explore the sand dunes of Erg Chebbi. On the way, you will enjoy the lovely sunset over the dunes, and ride camels to camp in the middle of the Saara Desert. In a nomad tent, you will be served dinner and spend the overnight under the endless stars.

Day 3 : Merzouga – Errissani – Merzouga “Culture and tradition”.

In the morningh, you will have the chance to enjoy the fascinating sunrise over the sand dunes of Erg Cebbi before you ride camel back to Merzouga. After having breakfast, we will drive to visit Er rissani. It is one of the Alouite dynasty and the Mauseloum of Moulay Ali Sherif. Er rissani is also famous for the large Souks (traditional markets). In this small town, you will visit the ruins of Ksar Abdar, a Kasbah that was built in the 17th-century, and Ksar Oulad Abdelhalim (built in 1900 by Sultan Moulah Hassan). There is 360 Ksars that surround Er rissani (small villages with towers). The visit will make you able to observe the lifestyle of the population.

After that, we will be back to your accommodation in Merzouga to spend the overnight.

Day 4 : Merzouga – Rissani – Tinghir – Boumanle Dades – Ouarzazate.

After breakfast, the journey begins by leaving Merzouga to Rissani, Tinghir, and Boilmane Dades through the amzing Road of Thousand Kasbahs. On the way, you will travel through Souka’s palm trees and the Valley of Roses where you can buy the wonderful rosewater before you reach your destination. Ouarzazate is knowns as the Hollywood of Africa. It has been a direction for many film makers. Many movies have been shot in Ouarzazate such as Gladiator and The Mumy. It is also known for the wonderful cimatographic center.

The overnight will be spent in Ouarzazate at a local Riad.

Day5 :Ouarzazate – Marrakesh.

On the day number five of the tour, we will make our way to Marrakech after haing breakfast. During the journey, we will visit Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou. It is the famous Kasbah in Morocco and a UNESCO world heritage site.The day continues to travel through the amzing lanscapes of the Grand Atlas Mountains via the Berber village Taddart. We will also drive through the pass of Tizi N’Tichka. It is 2260 meters over the High (Grand)ountains. After having lunch Tizi N’Tichka, we will proceed with our day to Marrakesh where the tour comes to an end.



If the itineraries we offer do not match what you are looking for, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will prepare a trip to suit your needs and requirements.


Included in the trip

  • Private A/C Comfortable Vehicle + fuel
  • Hotels
  • English/French/Spanish speaking driver during the tour
  • Pick up & Drop off at your accommodation
  • Night in The desert Camp
  • Camel Trekking for sunset and sunrise
  • Overnight in a traditional hotel
  • Dinner and Breakfast are daily included
  • Free time to explore the sites, Breaks for photos,…Etc

Not included:

  • Lunches
  • Drinks
  • Tips
  • Entrance fees to monuments, studios, and Kasbahs

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