6 Day Marrakech to fes desert tour

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Tour Overview of 6 Day Marrakech to fes desert tour

6 Day Marrakech to Fes desert tour is a wonderful way to explore Morocco’s diverse landscapes, cultures, and history. Here is a suggested itinerary for your journey:

Tour Highlights of 6 Day Marrakech to fes desert tour

  • Marrakech to Merzouga, via Dades Valley, Erg Chebbi and Ziz Valley
  • Traverse the High Atlas Mountains via Tizi-n-Tichka pass
  • Visit lush palm groves in the desert at Skoura
  • Take a camel trek from Merzouga to Erg Chebbi and enjoy dinner under the stars in a Berber desert camp
  • See the barbary Monkey in the Cedar forest of Azrou

Tour Itinerary of 6 Day Marrakech to fes desert tour

Day 1: Marrakech – Atlas Mountains – Ouarzazate – Dades Gorges 

Your driver/guide will pick you up at your accommodation in Marrakech in the morning and start the journey towards Dades Gorges via Tizi n’Tichka Pass, which is the highest road pass in Morocco at 2,260 meters above sea level.

You will visit the UNESCO World Heritage site of Ait Ben Haddou, an ancient Kasbah (fortified village) that has been used as a backdrop for many Hollywood movies.

After lunch in Ouarzazate, the Hollywood of Morocco, you will drive towards Dades Gorges, where you will have dinner and spend the night.

Day 2: Dades Gorges – Todra Gorges – Erg Chebbi Dunes

After breakfast, you will explore the Dades Gorges, which is a series of rugged canyons carved by the Dades River.

Then, you will drive towards Tinghir and Todra Gorges, which are famous for their towering cliffs that reach up to 300 meters in height.

After lunch in a local restaurant, you will continue to Erfoud, where you will take a 4×4 ride into the Sahara desert and spend the night in a traditional Berber camp in Erg Chebbi Dunes.

Day 3: Erg Chebbi Dunes – Gnawa village of Khamlia – Merzouga

Wake up early to watch the sunrise over the sand dunes, and then enjoy a traditional Berber breakfast at the camp.

Afterward, you will ride camels back to the hotel to freshen up before continuing to Rissani and the ancient ruins of Sijilmasa.

After lunch, you will visit the Gnawa village of Khamlia, where you will learn about the music and culture of the Gnawa people.

You will then return to your hotel in Merzouga for dinner and overnight.

Day 4: Merzouga – Ziz Valley – Midelt

After breakfast, you will leave Merzouga and drive towards Midelt through the Ziz Valley and the cedar forests of the Middle Atlas Mountains.

You will have lunch in Midelt and then explore the local area before dinner and overnight in a local hotel.

Day 5: Midelt – Ifrane – Fes

After breakfast, you will continue your journey towards Fes via the city of Ifrane, known as the Switzerland of Morocco.

You will arrive in Fes in the afternoon, where you will have dinner and spend the night in a local hotel.

Day 6: Fes City tour and Departure

After breakfast, you will explore the old city of Fes, which is the cultural and spiritual capital of Morocco.

You will visit the medina (old town), which is a labyrinth of narrow alleys and bustling souks (markets), and the historic Al Quaraouiyine University, which was founded in 859 AD and is one of the oldest universities in the world.

You will have lunch in a traditional Moroccan restaurant before transferring to the airport for your departure flight.

What’s Included

  • Pick up service from your accommodation in Marrakech
  • Private Transport by an A/C vehicle
  • Overnight in desert camp dinner and breakfast are included
  • Camel ride for sunset and sunrise (one camel each)
  • Official art historian guide in Fes
  • Professional English speaking driver
  • Water, Tea in the desert
  • Transfer by 4×4 as an option from and to the camp
  • Sand boarding
  • You can stop everywhere to take photos

Note: this itinerary is changeable up to your interest. Contact us we are happy to assist you to customize your trip.
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Marrakech to fes desert tour

Marrakech to Fes desert tour is a popular way to explore Morocco’s breathtaking landscapes and cultural heritage.

The journey typically takes you through the stunning Atlas Mountains, Berber villages, and the Sahara Desert.

Here’s a general overview of what you might expect on a Marrakech to Fes desert tour:

Day 1: Marrakech to Ouarzazate
Your tour will start in Marrakech, where you’ll meet your guide and travel through the Atlas Mountains to the historic city of Ouarzazate. Along the way, you’ll stop at several scenic viewpoints and Berber villages.

Day 2: Ouarzazate to Merzouga
On day two, you’ll drive through the Valley of Roses and visit the ancient Kasbah of Ait Benhaddou, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You’ll then continue through the Dadès Valley and onto the Erg Chebbi dunes, where you’ll spend the night in a traditional Berber camp.

Day 3: Merzouga to Fes
On the final day of the tour, you’ll watch the sunrise over the dunes and take a camel ride back to your vehicle. You’ll then drive through the Ziz Valley and visit the town of Midelt before continuing on to Fes, where your tour will conclude.

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