6 Days Marrakech to Fes Desert Tour

6 Days

Wonderful 6 Days Marrakech to Fes Desert Tour, is a complete guided tour done by a comfortable 4×4 vehicle as it includes off-roading. You will travel across the Atlas mountains ranges and get to the south of the country. Meet real nomads and do camel trekking at the dunes of Erg Chebbi.

Sleep at a campsite, and end up the tour in Fes. We can extend your tour to cover the sightseeing in the Medinas of Fes. Get In Touch Now To Book Your Perfect Morocco Trip in Six Days!

Trip Facts

  • Minibus or 4x4
  • Hotels
  • Marrakech
  • Fes
  • Private tours
  • English

Overview

Book your 6 days Marrakech to Fes desert tour. Cross the Atlas Mountains, discover the secrets of the Sahara on a trip you’ll never forget.

Highlights

  • 6 Day tour from Marrakech to Merzouga, via Dadès Valley, Erg Chebbi and Ziz Valley.
  • Traverse the High Atlas Mountains via Tizi-n-Tichka pass.
  • Discover the UNESCO World Heritage site of Aït Benhaddou kasbah.
  • Visit lush palm groves in the desert at Skoura.
  • Admire the Todra Gorge and follow the Dadès River to Boumalne Dades.
  • Drive through Ziz Valley and its palmgroves.
  • 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

Itinerary

After breakfast, depart early for Ouarzazate, a former caravan town on the silk and salt route in the eastern foothills of the Atlas Mountains. Ouarzazate is known as the Gateway to the Sahara. First of all, we will travel through the dramatic landscape of the High Atlas Mountains passing through the berber town of Taddert and over the 2260 meters high Tizi-in-Tichka pass. We will stop at the famous Kasbah Ait Benhaddou, 30 kilometers from Ouarzazate. The kasbah is one of the most intriguing red earth castles lining the ancient road of the Kasbahs, and is a UNESCO world heritage site.We continue on our way to Ouarzazate. We will stop to visit the Taourirt kasbah former home of the famous Pasha Glaoui. The painted ceilings, arches, beautiful small windows with wrought iron works and woodwork have helped make it another UNESCO site. The local guide will explain lifestyle of the pasha in the former feudalistic Moroccan society, stressing the status of his women, the favourites and common-law wives as well as the slaves. In the afternoon, enjoy a private visit of the Atlas Corporation Studio, a well –known cinematographic centre renowned for blockbuster productions including Asterix and Cleopatre directed by Alain Chabat; and the Oscar-wining Gladiator, directed by Ridley Scott. Overnight accommodation will be at the hotel or riad in Ouarzazate.

You will leave Ouarzazate to Todra Gorge by driving through the “Road of the thousand Kasbahs”- the fascinating “sand castles”.we will continue in our journey to stop at Kalaat Mgouna, “the rose’s city” known for roses and its annual festival during the roses harvest in May.After when we reach Boumalne Dades we will turn left to follow the valley to see the amazing rock formation “the monkey toes”, and the still-standing 19th century Kasbah of Ait Yul. Leave the Dades valley towards Tinghir and the Todra valley. Watch the panoramic views of the old mud Berber villages overlooking the valley. Get to the Gorge and walk under the 300m high red cliff,our trekking guide will take you in a short walk between the palmes trees “1 hour and half” where many Rock-climbers come to enjoy their preferred sport.Overnight accommodation will be in guesthouse.

Today our trip will lead us to Erfoud and Rissani where we have lunch; afterwards, we leave for the village of Merzouga , where your camel will be awaiting you. before you mount your camel, guided by an experienced Camel man, to explore within the mysterious sand-sea of the Erg-Chebbi. Here you will spend your night under the stars, or if you prefer, in a traditional Berber nomad tent.

After breakfast in your hotel you will start discovering Merzouga. We will drive all around Merzouga and the sand dunes and visit the nomads in their tents. Moreover you will visit the Gnawa house (live music of black people) in village called Khamlia. You will meet Gnawa people and hear their music and experience their lifestyle. Afterwards you will head to Rissani, and in this town you will visit traditional market that was in the pasr main station for the trades Caravans where they sell dates, clothing and some of the finest Moroccan handcrafts…. After lunch in Rissani you will drive back to Merzouga where you will find the camels waiting for you .you start your trek from there to the sand dunes of Erg Chebbi enjoying the sunset and spend a night in traditional Berber camp.

After wonderfull sunrise in Merzouga we will travel to Midelt via Errachidia along the magnificent Ziz Gorges carved through volcanic rock, and through the Tizi Ntalghamt Pass to Midelt. where we will spend the night.

During this journey you’ll experience glimpses of the Middle Atlas and Higher Atlas mountains. Stopping at Azrou, a Berber village in the middle of the famous cedar forest – the largest in Morocco – where you may well sight Barbary apes. After sometime within the forest, your journey continues to the Middle Atlas Mountains and the berber village of Immouzer Kandar and Ifrane, a wonderful mountains village, referred to as “the Switzerland of Morocco”On to Ifran “the French village”, stop for a picture or a drink then drive to Fes where the tour ends.

Includes/Excludes

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
  • You can stop everywhere to take photos
  • Professional English speaking driver

What’s Not Included

  • Drinks.
  • Lunch.
  • Tips.
  • Personal expenses.

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FAQs

What is the best time to visit Morocco?

Morocco with its climate diversity makes it a perfect destination all along the year. Subsequently, Your trip in Morocco is are running its Morocco Travel Packages all the year. Some (to northern parts of Spain, for example) – are only running from March till October. In any case, under each tour’s description, it says exactly when it runs. Example: ‘’Sundays all year’’ – means that on every single Sunday of the year the tour will start, no matter how many people signed up, even if it’s you only.

What is the official currency in Morocco?

The currency of Morocco is The Moroccan Dirham (MAD). The currency for Morocco was issued by the Bank of Al-Maghrib which is Morocco’s central bank. Historically, the Moroccan Dirham originates from the Byzantine Empire’s Drachm, and was used in Arabia and the Levant in pre-Islamic times. The name “Dirham” came from the Roman word “denarius”.

Is Morocco a safe country to visit?

Morocco has been a safe tourist destination for years. Moroccan people have gained their reputation for warmth and kindness towards visitors. Moroccan cities are generally very safe, especially in touristic areas where tourists are frequently there. Morocco is a very well secured country, where Police is in every location and so many checking points are available, this is what makes Morocco a safe and 100% secured destination.

Is Morocco safe for travel?

Transparently, Morocco could be considered one of the calmest and safe destination in North-Africa. Morocco has a very low crime rate in comparison to other countries of the world. If travelers take sensible precautions during their Morroco Travel Packages, they will surely be safe. Accompanied by your tour guide and leader you will be in the highest level of safety during your Morocco vacations.

How can I obtain my visa to visit Morocco?

Visitors to Morocco must have a passport valid for at least 6 months beyond the scheduled return date to enter Morocco and you can obtain a visa from Morocco Consulate before departure. Also, entry visa with USD 27 per passport is available upon arrival in Morocco airports for specific nationalities and you will need to check before. -Some nationalities don’t need a visa to visit Morocco for the purpose of tourism for up to 3 months such as United States of America, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, Denmark, Netherlands, New Zealand, and Switzerland. For more info and details on entry visa to Morocco please check with the Moroccan consulate or embassy at your country

Do Moroccans speak languages other than Arabic?

English and French are studied in school all over Morocco. This is why most Moroccans, who live in the cities, speak or understand at least some English words or phrases, and most of Moroccans are speaking French well. Fewer Moroccans can speak Italian, Spanish, and German; however, professionals in the tourism sector are accustomed to visitors who cannot speak Arabic. They speak enough English and many other languages to fulfill the needs of most travelers.

Do I have to learn Arabic in order to enjoy my visit to Morocco?

Many travelers enjoy their stay in Morocco without learning a single word of Arabic; however, it is always good to learn a few Arabic words to expressing greetings or thanks. It is advisable to learn some basic Arabic terms if you are planning to visit some unpopular tourist destinations. Moroccans are friendly and will be happy to help you anytime, even if there is a language barrier.

Is it a common practice to give tips in Morocco?

Many people in the tourism sector depend on tips, as a major part of their income. Therefore, tipping is considered customary in Morocco. You are not obliged to give tips, but it would be great if you are willing to offer it.

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Rated 5 out of 5
20/01/2023

Best Experience! Our guide Lahcen was super nice and friendly. Camel ride, sand boarding and started nights

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Amazing tour

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29/06/2021

Amazing tour! Camping in the desert and watching the sunset/sunrise is the most incredible experience – I would recommend to anyone. The camp is very luxurious (big double beds, showers and even a restaurant). The whole trip is really good value for money and the tour guides are very fun and full of energy.

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6 Days Marrakech to Fes Desert Tour

Trip Facts

  • Minibus or 4x4
  • Hotels
  • Marrakech
  • Fes
  • Private tours
  • English

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