Fes to Marrakech Desert Tour 5 Days

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Fes to Marrakech Desert Tour 5 Days

This 5 Days Tour from Fes To Marrakech via Erg Chebbi Dunes is a great Sahara Desert Tour to discover the south of Morocco. It will give you an opportunity to travel through Moroccan desert, crossing the Atlas mountains, visit the Azrou cedar forest and see the monkeys (Barbay apes), crossing the Ziz Valley with its green palms, camel trek in Erg Chebbi dunes, admire the sunset and the sunrise over the dunes. Leaving the desert you will have a night in Dades Valley, Visit nomad families living in a cave and explore a  UNESCO world heritage site, the kasbahs of Ait Benhaddou before crossing the high Atlas mountains to reach Marrakech.

These 5 days tour is highly rewarding for those who arrive in Fes and they have time, since it covers a wide variety of areas and monuments of the magical Moroccan south.

Highlights

  • Experience Sunset and Sunrise Camel ride
  • Cedar forest in Azrou
  • Discover the Sahara Desert of Erg Chebbi with its impressive dunes
  • Visit the Berber Nomad Families
  • Visit Ouarzazate and visit Film Studios and Taourirt Kasbah
  • Drive the Tizi n Tichka Pass of the High Atlas Mountains
  • Visit the UNESCO world heritage site of Ait Ben Haddou
  • Visit the Ziz Valley, Dades valley and Todra gorges

Day 01 : Fes – Ifrane – Azrou – Midelt – Ziz Valley – Erfoud – Merzouga

After breakfast, you leave for Midelt through the mountains and the cedar woods of the middle Atlas, passing by Ifrane, a charming ski resort and Azrou an important handicraft centre specialised in the work of cedar wood. After the Zad pass (2,178m/7,146ft) you arrive in Midelt for lunch. Afternoon you will dive to Erfoud via Errachidia and the Ziz valley dotted with palm trees. Continuation to the sand dunes of Erg Chebbi for the desert tours. Dinner and over night in hotel in Merzouga.

Day 02 : Merzouga – Erg Chebbi – Camel Trekking Night in Desert Camp

After the breakfast, you will make the large turn of the dunes while passing by : 2 oases of MERZOUGA, the wandering deposit, the village of KHAMLIA (village of the Gnaoua) mines of MIFISS, the plates desert with the meeting of the Berber nomads of the desert, oasis TISSARDMINE, and return to the hotel around 3 p.m. for the departure of your caravan with back of dromedary so attending the sunset and spend the night in Berber tents in middle of the dunes. Dinner and over night in Bivouac.

Day  03 : Merzouga – Rissani – Tinghir – Boumalne – Dades Gorges

Early morning in order to see the sunrise, return by camels to the hotel after breakfast departure to Rissani and Erfoud in order to visit the treatment plant marble fossilized before continuing to touroug and tinjdad palm groves, arrival to toudra gorges and have lunch in the place, afternoon you will drive to Dades gorges via Boumalne and the dades valley. Dinner and over night in hotel.

Day 04 : Dades Gorges – Roses Valley – Skoura – Ouarzazate

After breakfast return by the dades valley until the kasbah of Ait youl, the track raod crossing rose valley with its Kasbah and ksours. in this part you can see very nice landscapes before you get to Kalla Mgouna. lunch in the way. after noon departure to the palme groves of skoura and visit of the Kasbah of amredhyle. continuation to Ouarzazate. Dinner and over night in hotel,

Day 05 : Ouarzazate – Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou – Marrakech

After breakfast, the entire day is devoted to the visit of Ouarzazate: the Kasbah of Taourirt, Tifoultout and the cinema studio. Then you will drive to the Kasbah of Ait Ben haddou (under Unesco protection) visit of the Kasbah and the old village afternoon departure to Marrakech via the Tizi-N-Ticha pass. arrival to Marrakech around 5:30 pm,

✅ What’s Included

  • High-end private vehicle with AC
  • Camel ride at sunset and sunrise
  • 1 night in Camp in the dunes of Erg Chebbi Merzouga, in nomad camps with dinner and breakfast
  • 1 night in Hotel in Merzouga with dinner and breakfast
  • 1 night in the hotel in Dades Valley with dinner & breakfast
  • 1 night at Riad in Ouarzazate with dinner & breakfast
  • Pick up and drop you at your accommodation in Marrakech
  • Driver/guide, Fuel

❌ What’s Not Included

  • Lunches
  • Drinks
  • Any Private Expenses or Extras

What to Remember

Please be sure to bring warm clothing in the winter (no sleeping bags are required), light clothing in the summer, sunscreen, a hat, good walking shoes, a flashlight, and trousers (for the camel trek). Shorts and skirts are not recommended for the trek as the saddles can cause skin irritation.

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