Fez to Marrakech

About this tour

Embark in the beauty of the Moroccan Sahara Desert on this Fes Desert Tours 4 Days, and enjoy a wonderful journey through the Middle Atlas Mountains, Cedar Forests and Ziz valley. You will discover the breathtaking canyons of Todra and Dades Valley and visit the stunning Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou, passing through the road of thousand Kasbah. View the picturesque landscapes and Berber villages of the desert on a day totally dedicated to exploring the Sahara desert and its surroundings. If this is not enough, take a camel trek into the huge dunes of Erg Chebbi and benefit from a delicious Berber dinner and overnight in the desert camp.

What to expect

  • Experience the persistent Berber culture in mountain villages
  • Drive through a cedar forest and see the resident monkeys
  • Experience the beauty of the Sahara Desert from the back of a camel
  • Wake early to watch the sunrise over the desert dunes
  • Spend the night in a Berber tent
  • Explore the fortified village of Aït Benhaddou
  • Stroll through the stunning Todra Gorge


Fes – Ifrane – Cedar Forest – Midelt – Ziz Valley – Merzouga

In the morning you will be at your accommodation by your professional driver and depart from Fes to Merzouga. Travelling through the Middle Atlas Mountains, your first stop will be at Ifrane Morocco’s winter ski resort with its exceptional French building design. We visit the Cedar Forests in Azrou for an opportunity to see the monkeys in their natural habitat. Most of the day will be through the picturesque springs, forests, Berber village. Lunch will be at Midelt a Berber town renowned for rocks and fossils. Then we carry on our Fes Desert Tours 4 Days, to Merzouga passing by a massive palm trees oasis (Ziz Valley), we will stop to admire the panoramic views. From there we across Erfoud and Rissani and arrive to Merzouga hotel where we will spend the night with dinner and breakfast.

Merzouga – Rissani – Desert Adventure – Camel Trekking

Today is dedicated to exploring the local life in the Sahara desert and the nearby nomad towns. After breakfast in the hotel broad your air conditioned vehicle and start discovering the Berber villages, including khamlia village whose people are originated from Mali and Sudan, you will have the chance to visit them in their houses and learn about how the nomadic life looks like. Then we continue to Rissani an ancient town where caravans meet and it has a souk (market) live only on Thursdays and Sundays. From there we depart to Erfoud and explore the fossils there and we can take our lunch. In the afternoon we go back to Merzouga hotel relax a little bit, then we meet our camel caravan and start out the desert adventure so as not to miss the sunset. Venture deep in the far away reaches dunes of Erg Chebbi and enjoy the last few hours before it gets dark, you will climb the dunes and experience the sunset. Then trek back to the desert to enjoy your dinner and pass the night. After dinner watch the berbers playing their folks and experience your first night under the stars.

Merzouga – Tinghir – Todra Gorges – Dades Valley – Ouarzazate

After an early wake-up to watch the sunrise, we take a camel ride once again enjoying the beautiful scene to Merzouga. After an exhilarating breakfast and shower, we will leave for Tinghir a town of lush oasis that covers 30 miles of palm trees. Then we continue to the Todra Gorges our way through the stunning landscapes and Berber villages. Arriving at Todra gorges we will stop for lunch and have a short hike in this stunning deep canyon. From there we’ll continue Fes Desert Tours 4 Days, to Ouarzazate along the Thousand Kasbahs road that rise like turrets castles in the old caravan trading path. In fact this area is a popular location for Hollywood movies like, Jewel of the Nile and The Last Temptation of Christ… Before arriving to Ouarzazate we will pass by the most romantic destination nestled along the Rose Valley and Dades valley where we will stop to glimpse the dramatic escarpment. We reach Ouarzazate in afternoon for dinner and overnight.

Ouarzazate – Ait Ben Haddou – Tizi N Tichka Pass – Marrakech

After your breakfast in the hotel start the last day of 4 Days Fes desert tour. In the morning you will start by a visit to the Kasbah of Taourirt and the Cinema Studios; they are the famous and largest ones in Africa. From here we continue to Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah the largest and famous sand castle (declared UNESCO World Heritage). Besides this place is the scene for movies like The Gladiator, Lawrence of Arabia and Babel. In the afternoon we will begin to travel through the Atlas Mountains via Tizi n Tichka pass (up to 2260 m above) and various Berber villages. Finally we arrive to Marrakech and return to your accommodation.