5 Day tour from Fes to Marrakech visit to Merzouga desert and Erg Chebbi dunes via Azrou ceder forest and enjoy a camel trekking and spend the night in a Berber beduin camp under millions of shining desert stars. Explore gorges of dades, visit Ait benhadou Kasbah and Ourzazate film studio. Live the experience of the 5-day guided tour in the desert from Fes to Marrakech.
At Marrakech Day Desert Tour we offer Private and Shared 5 Day tour from Fes to Marrakech; luxury and standard.
The price of the 5 Day desert tour from Fes to Marrakech depends on the number of travellers, type of accommodations (Standard or Luxury) and the season. Please feel free to contact us anytime.
Day 1 : Fes (Fez) » Ifrane » Azrou Cedar forest » Midelt » Merzouga desert Sahara [468 km]
Day 2 : Merzouga Sahara Desert » Explore Black desert & Erg Chebbi dunes » (Camel trek & Night in Desert Camp) [50 km]
Day 3 : Merzouga Sahara » Todra gorge » Dades valley [270 km]
Day 4 : Dades Valley » Todra gorge » Ouarzazate [132.5 km]
Day 5 : Ouarzazate » Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah » Marrakech (Marrakesh) [195.5 km]
Starting location : Fes
Ending location : Marrakech
Duration : 5 Days / 4 Nights
After breakfast, departure to Midelt through the mountains and cedar forests of the Middle Atlas. Pass by Ifrane, a lovely ski resort and Azrou an important handicraft center specializing in cedar wood works.
After the Zad Pass (2178m / 7146ft), we will arrive at Midelt for lunch. In the afternoon, we will descend to Erfoud and Errachidia through the Ziz Valley full of palm trees. Then we will go to the sand dunes of the Erg Chebbi. Dinner and night in Merzouga.
Today we will make a route through the desert through the 2 oases of Merzouga, the nomadic deposit, the village of Khamlia (village of the dark skin people), the Mifiss mines, the desert dishes to meet the Barber nomads of the desert, the Tisrdmine oasis. Return to the hostel around 3 o'clock in the afternoon for the departure of your Camel trkking to watch the sunset in the dunes. We will spend the night in a wild oasis located 2 hours walk in full desert. Dinner and night in bivouac under the tent.
We will wake up early to watch the sun rise over the dunes; back in dromedary at the foot of the dunes. After breakfast, departure at Rissani and Erfoud to visit the fossilized marble factory before continuing to the palm groves of Touroug and Tinjdad. Arrival at the Gorges of Toudra for lunch. In the afternoon, we will continue towards the Gorges of Dades passing through Boumalne and the Dades Valley. Dinner and night in the Gorges.
After breakfast, we will head towards the Dadès Valley until the kasbah of Aït Youl where we will take a road that will allow us to admire the kasbahs and the ksours of the Valley of the Roses to reunite Kelaa M 'gouna. Lunch, then continue to the palm grove of Skoura, visit the kasbah of Amredhyle, and arrival in Ouarzazate for the night.
After breakfast, we will spend the morning visiting Ouarzazate: kasbah of Taourirt, kasbah of Tifoultoute, film studios. Then we will go to Aït Benhaddou, where we will visit the old town, the kasbah (classified to UNESCO heritage. The afternoon, travel to Marrakech via the port of Tizi N'Tichka, arrival in Marrakech at 5.30 in the afternoon.
Shared 5 Day tour from Fes to Marrakech, including camel trek, night in the Sahara. During this tour you'll have your own room and private tent in the desert, you'll be sharing just the transportation.
1. Do I need to bring a sleeping bag?
You won't need a sleeping bag on our Morocco tours as for the most part you'll be staying in 3-4 star hotels and our desert camp provides all the bedding you need including pillows and blankets. For your own personal comfort, you may wish to bring a sleeping bag liner to use at the desert camp.
2. How long is the camel trek in the Sahara?
We journey there by camel for an authentic Berber experience. The camel trek is about an hour and a half. If you prefer to walk then you can walk alongside our camel caravan but bear in mind that walking in sand can be tiring.
3. Is there another option if I do not want camel riding?
Yes, travellers who are not intrested in camel ride and want to spend night in the desert, we transfer them by 4WD to the desert camp.
4. What is the standard of hotels on your trips?
On our Signature product you'll be staying in a mix of 4 & 3 star modern hotels and traditional Moroccan riads. This gives you a chance to experience the local hospitality and stay in accommodation that reflects the character of Morocco. On our Adventure range of tours in Morocco the standard of accommodation is equivalent to a Western 3 star.
5. How big are your tour groups?
The average group size on our Morocco tours is between 2-17 travellers.
6. Is Moroccan food suitable for vegetarians?
Vegetables feature prominently in Moroccan cuisine so vegetarians should have no issues. It's true that Moroccans like their meat but it's always accompanied by a delicious range of vegetables and grains. There's a huge variety of salads to choose from, soups can easily be made vegetarian-friendly on request and the ubiquitous tagine and couscous dishes come in vegetarian options too.
To confirm any tour or activity, we require a small deposit to be paid over PayPal to our account, the balance is due in cash at the pick up, to be paid to your driver in euros, or equivalent in dollar or dirhams.
Our Customers Talk
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Our experience in Morocco couldn't have been any better.
The package we booked included a driver and transport 24/7. We did not have to book anything, apart from the flights.
Transfers, excursions, hotel (riyadh) bookings, restaurants and anything else you can think of was organised by Marrakech Day Desert Tour.
Truly an amazing experience and one I would recommend”
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Their helpful suggestions regarding our itinerary, made out Sahara desert trip perfect!
The accomodations were wonderful, a mix of riads and boutique hotels with great staff and guides. Our driver was great, and details were all taken care of. They were also there to help when we had a health issue and a change of itinerary. All in all an excellent agency to work with. I would highly recommend!”
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