5 days tour from Marrakech to Fes via desert

Desert Merzouga Tours offers 5 Days tour from Marrakech to Fes via desert for a camel ride and camping.
5 days tour from Marrakech to Fes via desert overview:

At Desert Merzouga Tours Company, we have customized this 5 days tour from Marrakech to Fes through Merzouga just for our travelers to enjoy all the atlas mountains in Morocco starting from Marrakech, the high atlas  passing through Tizi n’tichka to Ouarzazate and the anti atlas mountains where the black, golden and rocky sand dunes are located and also the middle atlas from Merzouga to Fez.


5 Days & 4 Nights


Accommondation in Marrakech


Fes airport or accommodation


08:00 AM


Private tour



5 days tour from Marrakech to Fes via desert summary:

  • 1stMarrakech >> Atlas mountains >>  ait ben hadou kasbah >> Ouarzazate [198 Km].
  • 2nd: Ouarzazate >> Kelaat M’gouna >> Dades valley >> Todra Gorges >> [180 Km].
  • 3rd: Todra gorges >> Tinjdad >> Erfoud >> Merzouga desert [195 Km].
  • 4th: Merzouga >> Tour Around Erg Chabbi >> Merzouga [20 Km].
  • 5th: Merzouga desert >> Ziz Valley >> Midelt >> Cedar forest >> Ifran >> Fes  [468 Km]
Marrakech desert tour 5 days highlights:

5 days tour from Marrakech to Fes via desert itinerary:

  • Day 1: Travel from Marrakech to Ouarzazate via the High Atlas mountains, and Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah:

   Departure from Marrakech (Riad or Airport) towards Teoulet, we will cross the High Atlas Mountains where we will enjoy the extraordinary landscapes that these mountains offer us, the colors change from orange to green, the shoulders of the roads are occupied by vendors, and landscape worth seeing, we will cross the mountain pass Tizi’n Tichka, the highest point of this route with 2,260 meters high.

   Our first stop will be in Teoulet to visit the Kasbah of Pacha Glaoui built on an ancient kasbah of the eighteenth century in order to control the passage of commercial caravans, this palace was expanded using solid stone for its construction, although there are still several rooms that remain in good condition, is impressive contrast that creates the ruined adobe walls with the decorative luxury of the main rooms, tastefully decorated with mosaics, marble, silk tapestries, stucco ceilings, and cedar wood doors, after the view we will eat in the local restaurant of this small kasbah.

   After lunch, we will head to Aït Benhaddou (declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco), this fortified kasbah was inhabited by the Ben Haddou tribe until it began to deteriorate, it was when Unesco helped to rehabilitate much of it. Aït Benhaddou is a majestic sand-colored fortification, its interior looks like the set of a movie and it is impressive to wander through it. Its citadel is tiny and consists of narrow cobbled streets and narrow streets that are ascending to reach the top of the fortification, where there are splendid views with the shades of the mountains red and parched. Continue the route to Ouarzazate, which is the intermediate point linking the mountains and the desert where we will spend the night.

  • Day 2: Ouarzazate to Todra Gorges via Dades Valley, and Tinghir:

   In the morning after a good Moroccan breakfast we will head towards the Skoura Valley, we will visit the kasbah of Amredil, an imposing kasbah that deserves a visit for the treasures it contains, be surprised by its corners, its small villages, orchards, and olive groves hidden under its huge palm trees, all of the simplicity and suggestive beauty, an ideal place to visit.

   We will continue through the Valley of the Roses located at the foot of the High Atlas, as its name suggests is the most important and interesting growing area from the point of view of tourism, with 30 km of uninterrupted cultivation of roses, splendid greenery nestled at the foot of a canyon of ocher tones that offers a spectacle of beauty and is part of the most important sites in Morocco. We will cross the mountains and we will have the opportunity to visit one of the nomadic families living in the caves of the High Atlas where we will be offered a welcome tea and we will enjoy the hospitality of the Berber people, We will continue towards the Dades Gorges with its spectacular scenic views and its architectural value is completed by the various Ksur and numerous kasbah of adobe that we will find as we go, many of them in ruins but still dotted along the narrow valley to admire. We will continue towards Boumalen Dades where we will stop for lunch.

   Our route continues towards Tineghir and the impressive gorge of the Todra Gorges, a mandatory stop to contemplate the great canyon, formed by red limestone rock vertical walls and where the last 600 meters of the gorge are the most spectacular, the canyon narrows and happens to have a width of about 10 meters and 300 meters high, a paradise of stone where it houses a river of crystal clear waters and its picturesque setting makes it a must stop. Overnight and dinner in Riad/hotel in Toddra Valley.

  • Day 3: Todra gorges to Merzouga desert via Tinjdad and Erfoud:

    We will start our exciting day with a walk in the delightful Todra oasis to discover the local lifestyle and how they make their agricultural living. Then, we drive toward the Sahara desert through the village of Tinjdad and Touroug town where we have an optional stop with one of the associations to take memorable pictures of the traditional Berber dressing and have our lunch. Later on, we will continue to the Sahara desert where we will meet our camel caravan at some point over there, to begin our camel trek toward our camp through the golden sand dunes and have some moments over there to take some pictures of the sunset view. Hence, to our camp in which we will be warmly hosted by a cup of tea and show us our sweet tent. After relaxing and resting, we will have our dinner and get ready to finish our night with a traditional drumming party played by talented guys in the fire square under the wide sky full of numerous stars. Finally to our tent to have our dream night.

  • Day 4: Merzouga sightseeing tour:

   Early in the morning, we will get up early to see the sunrise that takes a spectacular reddish color and as the sun rises, the color is more yellowish. Back with our camels to take a shower, have breakfast, and continue our route making a tour of the dunes in 4×4  beyond the desert of Erg Chebbi over 170 meters high, an expanse of fine sand desert where natural scenes become an immemorial landscape, following to nomadic family with another living style and have a cup of tea under their sweet tent. we will make different stops, and we will visit the Black Volcanic Rocks of fossils, and rock engravings that are in the middle of the desert, then to the village of Khamlia (the original people of black Africa, where we will enjoy their traditional music (Gnawa) while we take a delicious tea and enjoy the hospitality of the people, continue to visit the beautiful lake of Dayte Sarji where we can find pink flamingos bathing and a contrast between the orange colors offered by the desert and the blue of the sky and water. We will stop for lunch in Merzouga or Hasie Labied and continue to discover the oasis located at the foot of the dunes. mid-afternoon arrival at the hotel.

  • Day 5: Merzouga desert to Fes via Ziz Valley, Midelt, Cedar Forest, and Ifran:

   After breakfast, we will continue to RISSANI, very famous for its market, this city shows dignity and is proud to be the last commercial stop before the desert, the atmosphere that you breathe walking through the souks of Rissani is not found anywhere else in Morocco, a penumbra due to the roofs that filter the sun’s rays, an explosion of colors and smells that stand out to the combination of spices so well known, we can stroll through its souks and its local market where we will discover a different world. We will continue to Erfoud where we will have the opportunity to visit the factory of fossilized marble and the Museum of Fossils and Minerals where they house a collection of fossils out of the ordinary, our route continues to the Ziz Valley a hidden treasure in Morocco, for all those who love nature and natural areas is a pleasure to admire the immensity of the mountain and erosion over the years have produced the waters that once came from the High Atlas with great force. The contrast of the green of the palm trees with the red earth of the mountains and the small typical Berber houses of ocher color along the valley are accommodated in a spectacular landscape that we can not miss. We will continue towards Midelt through the mountain pass Tizi N’talghamt where we will stop for lunch. We will continue to Fez passing through Azrou, an important Berber village located in the interior of the Middle Atlas and known for its cedar forest that surrounds it where we can admire the many monkeys that live in complete freedom in this forest, we will pass through IFRANE, a small mountain village that will captivate you by its cleanliness and its good condition also called “The Switzerland of Morocco”, a holiday destination for the wealthiest people in the country. In the afternoon we will arrive in Fez. End of our 5 days tour from Marrakech to Fes.

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Testimonials & Reviews

Professional agency

Desert Merzouga Tours is fantastic! They provide excellent service from the moment you arrive to the moment you leave. They are very accommodating and helpful while arranging your trip, and they do not hesitate to assist when something goes wrong. They are quite nice, communicate effectively, and provide you with the desired experience. I had the incredible opportunity to see the Sahara desert; it was an incredible journey! I can tell you that it is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and one of the best times of my life. Aziz and Ahmed were fantastic tour guides; I had a great day, and everything was well-organized and absolutely spectacular. If you get the chance to go, I wholeheartedly recommend it! I’m grateful for the opportunity.

alejandra G

Amazing Tour Company

My friend and I just returned from a 5-day desert trip with Desert Merzouga Tours from Marrakech to Fes. It was an amazing experience. The Sahara camp was a fascinating circumstance, the tent is foreign, and the camel trip is an outstanding experience.

A particular thanks to our driver, Lhoucine, who accompanied us during the journey. He was always kind and willing to help us in any way he could and to answer all of our inquiries. Thank you very much!

We thoroughly liked our desert excursion with Desert Merzouga Tours.


Amazing Morocco Experience

I was completely satisfied with the tour arranged by Hassan and my overall experience. Hassan answered swiftly to emails and recommended wonderful accommodations at a reasonable price. The company is reliable and responsive to my demands. We discovered incredible spots thanks to our great guide, Lhoucine, who is really nice, helpful, and knowledgable. The transportation we used was in excellent shape, large, and comfy. The accommodation and facilities in the Sahara were far superior than my expectations. We are quite impressed with Desert Merzouga Tours’ service, organization, and assistance!!

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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