4 Days tour from Marrakech to Fes via Merzouga desert

Desert Merzouga Tours offers 4 days tour from Marrakech to Fes via Sahara desert
4 Days tour from Marrakech to Fes itinerary's overview:

Your 4 days tour from Marrakech to Fes will start from your hotel in Marrakech and will introduce you to the desert, villages, and mountainous regions of the incredible Moroccan Sahara. On this tour, you will cross high mountain passes with views over several kilometers, Kasbahs, and enjoy a camel ride in Merzouga over the Erg Chebbi Dunes. There is nothing more spectacular than an overnight stay in a camp in the desert. This will give you and your group the opportunity to gaze at the sky, watch the sunset and sunrise while riding camels, and see hundreds of Kasbahs. This shared tour will end in the magical city of Fez.


4 Days & 3 Nights


Accommondation in Marrakech


Fes airport or accommodation


08:00 AM


Private tour



4 Days tour from Marrakech to Fes via summary:

  • 1st: Marrakech >> Atlas mountains >>  ait ben hadou kasbah >> Ouarzazate>> Dades valley [321 Km].
  • 2nd:Dades valley >> Todra Gorges >> Erfoud >> Merzouga Desert [250 Km].
  • 3rd: Merzouga >> Tour Around Erg Chabbi >> Merzouga [20 Km].
  • 4th: Merzouga desert >> Ziz Valley >> Midelt >> Cedar forest >> Ifran >> Fes [458 Km].
4 Days tour from Marrakech to Fes itinerary's highlights:

4 Days tour from Marrakech to Fes itinerary:

  • Day 1: Travel from Marrakech to Dades Valley via Ait Ben Haddou kasbah, and Ouarzazate:

   After breakfast, we will leave Marrakech heading south crossing the High Atlas Mountains to the gate of Tizi n’Tichka (2,260m altitude) where we will make several stops to contemplate beautiful panoramic views where we can take nice pictures. We will continue our route between the Atlas Mountains with different colors and beautiful landscapes, until we reach the Kasbah of Telouat, and visit the Kasbah, Our journey continues along the road. passing in the valley of Ounilla by various Berber villages where families live in adobe houses. We will visit the famous Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou (declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO). In this spectacular setting have been filmed several famous movies like Gladiator, Obelix, Sahara with Penelope, Cruz … etc.. After visiting the Kasbah and having lunch in a typical restaurant in the village. In the afternoon we will head to Ouarzazate. (the city of cinema) considered the great gateway to the desert and also famous for movies. Next, we will take the Route of the Thousand Kasbahs to Skoura. Here, we will stop to explore the Kasbah of Amridil before heading to Kelaat M’Gouna, a beautiful town in the province of Tinghir and the capital of the Valley of the Roses. At the end of the first day, we will head to the Dades Gorges, where we will spend the night.

  • Day 2: Dades Valley to Merzouga Desert via Tinghir, Todra Gorges, Tinjdad, and Erfoud:

   Breakfast at the hotel. We head to the Todra Gorges, where you can take a pleasant walk between its imposing canyon walls of more than 300 meters high, until the exit to the desert through the palm grove of Tafilalet. Arrive at the hotel at the foot of the dunes, where you can walk on the fine sand of Erg Chebbi, relax and enjoy this breathtaking scenery. In the evening, you will taste a delicious Moroccan dish. Overnight at the hotel.

  • Day 3: Merzouga sightseeing tour, and camel ride:

   After breakfast and a shower, we leave the hotel for an excursion to know the surroundings: the village of Hassi Lbiad and its palm grove, the village of Merzouga, and the village of Khamlia. (originally from Sudan, from slaves), where we will dance and enjoy their traditional spiritual music called Gnawa, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. We will eat the typical Berber pizza and according to the weather, in the afternoon, we will change the 4×4 for camels, and ride the camels, we will cross the dunes to reach the remote camp of tents located in the heart of the desert, starry night accompanied by the silence of the desert. Drums party…(An unforgettable night.!!!).

  • Day 4: From Merzouga desert to Fes via Ziz Valley, Midelt, Cedar forest, and Ifran:

   Your camel guide will wake you up early in the morning and you will have the opportunity to see the best sunrise of your life. Then, you will enjoy a camel ride back to your hotel/riad, crossing the unique dunes of Erg Chebbi – changing with the light as the day progresses. After a tasty breakfast at the local guesthouse, we will travel to Fes via Erfoud, Aoufous, and Errachidia along the magnificent Ziz gorges carved into the volcanic rock and through the Tizi Ntalghamt pass to Midelt. We will stop in Zaida to enjoy a barbecue and refresh ourselves with a glass of mint tea, and then continue to Azrou, a Berber village in the Middle Atlas Mountains. Here we will stop to see the barbarian monkeys in the famous cedar forest. Then we head to Ifrane – “the French village”, stopping for a photo and a drink before arriving in Fes, where the tour ends.

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Testimonials & Reviews

Best time ever!

This was the most incredible experience!!! I’m really delighted we chose this firm. We took a four-day tour that included two nights in the desert. Aside from having an incredible time, we also gained incredible friends. They handled everything and made everyone feel special and important. Almost everyone spoke English or Spanish, which was quite helpful. The tour guides were all hilarious and lovely. If you’re travelling to Morocco, I highly recommend this tour. I strongly advise spending at least two nights in tents in the Sahara. We went just a few weeks ago, so at the end of January. It was freezing, but I think it was ideal timing because I hear it gets really hot in the summer. Anyway, the guides we met were all such nice people, and I’m pleased to call them my friends, and I can’t wait to go again! (When you go on THIS desert walk, you will eat the best meals you will consume in Morocco).


Amazing 4 day desert tour from Marrakech to Fez

We arranged a four-day desert excursion that brought us from Marrakech to Fez, through the Atlas Mountains and the Sahara desert. Lhoucine, our tour guide in Marrakech, met us at our riad and was an excellent host. As we drove through Morocco on the tour, he spent time teaching Moroccan history and culture, particularly the Berber culture. We saw so many beautiful vistas, and Lhoucine always made sure to stop at the finest photo opportunities. When we observed a local herd of camels at a well while traveling, he stopped and showed us how to water them! The entire staff at Riad Seria, where we stayed following our camel trip into the desert, was really friendly and accommodating. I’ll never forget climbing to the top of a dune in the Sahara with my daughter. I would do it again in a heartbeat, and if you go, be sure to request Lhoucine!

Joshua Y

Highlight of our Moroccan Adventure!

I just returned from a four-day desert tour from Marrakesh to Fes, which was great! Our guide/driver Aziz met us at our Riad in Marrakesh just on time. Everything went on time and with perfection from then on. My wife and kid and I were carried away via breathtaking scenery, gorges, woods, desert camping, and camel rides. Aziz took excellent care of us throughout the ride and dropped us off at our hotel in Fes. This excursion is highly recommended. I would also recommend 4 days because I believe 3 days will necessitate some longer days due to driving durations between settlements. Having an extra day to tour the Dunes and adjacent Berber settlements allowed us to relax and enjoy the amazing amenities of the Riad Serai in Merzouga. It was difficult to say goodbye on the last day because the entire crew was responsive to all of our needs. But we were in good hands since Aziz capped off the last day with a fantastic lunch in Midelt before dropping us off at Fes. Thank you to the great team and Aziz for providing us with an incredible Moroccan experience!!

Frequently asked questions

1. What kinds of vehicles are in use?
This is an excellent question! The vehicle we use is determined by the number of passengers in your group. We typically use Toyota Prado Land Cruiser TX, Ford 8 seater van, Mercedes Benz sprinter minibus, and other comfy vehicles.

2. How early should I reserve the tour?
Because the early bird gets the worm, it’s best to book as soon as you know the dates.

3.  How do I pay for the trip?
To confirm any tour, we require a small deposit to be made to our PayPal account. The remainder of the payment is in cash and should be made to our guide on the first day in Euros or Dollars, or the equivalent in Dirhams.

If you require any additional information, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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