4 day desert tour from Marrakech to Fes: Discover the rich cultural heritage of south up to north Morocco. Venture to the ancient fortified village of Ait Ben Haddou in the foothills of the Atlas Mountains. View the film studios in Ouarzazate, well-known for many blockbusters. Travel along the Road of a Thousand Kasbahs. Take a walking tour of one of Morocco’s most popular natural sights, the lush Todra gorge, Dades Canyon and the valley of Roses. Enjoy Camel trekking in the Erg chebbi dunes and overnight stay in a charming Berber Camp in the heart of the desert under an endless canopy of Saharan stars. Visit Cedar forest, Ziz valley and More within 4 days morocco Sahara desert trip.
Meet your Private English-speaking driver at your hotel and then depart Marrakech on a journey through the famous Tichka Pass to Boumalne Dades. Marvel at the scenic drive of High Atlas, 2260 m altitude. Upon Arrival at Ait ben haddou, embark on a visit to its Famous kasbah, a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Furthermore, it’s dotted with crenelated towers, is considered one of the most beautiful in the country and has often been a filming location for many series from Gladiator to Game of Thrones. Other than that, this fortified city’s high-angled towers stand out above the family dwellings.
After lunch at your convenience, then hit the road for Boumalne dades through Ouarzazate city, famed also for being a prime filming location for many Hollywood TV shows and Blockbusters, there’s an opportunity to view the World’s largest film studio. Afterwards, travel along the Road of a Thousand Kasbahs. Pass by the Rose’s valley in Kelaat M’gouna, famous for its roses and perfumes, then Skoura palm groves. Check into the hotel and enjoy time at leisure to relax.
After breakfast, drive a bit further for an amazing panoramic view of Dades Valley and the Mountains beyond. Next, a magnificent place known as Monkey fingers for taking some pictures. Afterwards, we set out towards the Majestic Merzouga desert. En route, stop at the captivating Gorge of Todra. One of Morocco’s popular natural sights moreover, the charm of Todra lies in its changing colors as the sun slowly moves from east to west over the towering vertical limestone cliffs that reach heights of 987ft, carved deep into the High Atlas Mountains. You’ve the opportunity to browse for Moroccan rugs in a carpet store here.
Plenty of time to experience the natural wonders of this unique landscape, and then continue the journey towards the Sahara Desert. Along the way, view glimpse of Morocco’s nomadic tribes, travelling across the mountains and also often staying in make shift tents as they head to their next destination.
Next, stop for lunch in the village of Tinjdad. Along the route there’s Khettarat, ancient wells dug by the nomads to find water, now dry. As approaching the destination, pass through Erfoud, the gateway to majestic Moroccan Sahara. It is well known among archeologists due to fossils dating back to hundreds of years. Upon arrival at Merzouga, you’ll then take a camel trek for an hour across the rolling sand dunes of Erg chebbi. Enjoy a mesmerizing sunset over the dunes and spend the night in a Berber Camp in the heart of the desert under an endless canopy of Saharan stars.
Wake up to enjoy an early morning sunrise just over a high dune of Erg chebbi near your Tent. After freshening up and breakfast, then take a tour around the Erg chebbi dunes by 4-wheel drive vehicle through the gorgeous landscapes on the edge of the Sahara desert dunes. Afterwards, stop at Khamlia village, enjoy some Gnawa music. Next, share a cup of tea with a nomadic Berber family in their tents, experience the nomadic lifestyle. Thereafter, head back to Merzouga center. Enjoy a Berber pizza for lunch in a traditional local restaurant, it is a Berber calzone filled with meat. Last but not least, visit the lake of Tifart (usually it’s dry due to lack of precipitation).
The balance of the day is at leisure. Opt to independently experience Quad biking and a chance to watch sunset once again in the heart of Erg chebbi.
After breakfast, take a long however quite scenic drive, heading up north into the remarkable Ziz Gorge, vast valleys and Middle Atlas. Once arrive at Midelt famed for its apple cultivation, Free time to enjoy your lunch in a local restaurant. Afterwards, continue along a beautiful route of Berber hamlets towards Cedar Forest (full of Barbary Macaque) and jagged rock faces as you cross the middle Atlas Mountains and begin to descend towards Fes. Eventually, drop off at your preferred location in Fes – End of Morocco desert tour – 4 days from Marrakech to Fes.
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You don’t need a sleeping bag since there’re well-equipped Desert camps provides all the bedding you need including pillows, blankets and even a private bathroom in the tent if you need to take a shower (Luxury camp).
Your booking with us should be made as far in advance as possible. The earlier you book, the more likely we are to be able to secure the accommodation and means of transport that best suit you. Besides, you will need to pay a deposit to get your booking confirmed with us. This deposit is indeed a part of your total payment.
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The camel trek is about an hour with a break in the heart of the desert in order to witness the sunset. If you prefer to walk then you can walk alongside our camel caravan but bear in mind that walking in the sand can be tiring.
We chose the 4-day tour from Marrakech to fes via the desert with my sister. It was a great experience, we had Said as our guide. He is very knowledgeable and nice to go with, he shows you the good spots. Before this experience, we did some days in tangier and Rabat on our own. This tour was a great chance to complete the picture of Morocco we got. I would do it again any time and can fully recommend it.