This is the itinerary of the 5 days desert trip from Fes to Marrakech:
Day 1: Fes – Ifrane town – Azrou – Midelt – Ziz Valley – Erfoud – Merzouga desert.
5 days trip from Fes to Marrakech. Firstly, in the morning, you go to Midelt through the mountains and Cedar Forests of the Middle of the Atlas, passing by Ifrane, you arrive at Midelt for lunch, next in the afternoon you drive to Erfoud via Errachidia, the Ziz Valley dotted with palm trees. Then, we continue to the sand dunes of Erg Chebbi for desert tours. Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Merzouga.
Day 2: Merzouga 4 × 4 Tour – Erg Chebbi – Camel Trekking and Night in Desert Camp.
After breakfast, you will explore the dunes through the oasis of Merzouga. Thus, we visit the village of Khamlia (village of the Gnaoua) and the nomad families. We then drive to the oasis of Tissardmine and we return to accommodation around 3 pm. At the end of the day, you will start your camel trip and watch the sunset and spend the night in Berber tents in the middle of the dunes. Finally, dinner and overnight in Bivouac.
Day 3: Merzouga – Rissani – Erfoud – Tinjdad – Tinghir – Todra Gorges – Boumalne – Dades Valley.
Wake up Early in the morning to see the sunrise, return by camels to the hotel after breakfast departure to Rissani and Erfoud to visit the fossilized marble treatment station before continuing to Tinjdad, and the Touroug palm grove. Arrival at the gorges and lunch on-site is there. After that, we drive through the Dades Gorge via Boumalne and the Dades valley. Later, dinner and overnight are in the hotel.
Day 4: Dades Valley – Rose Vally – Kalaat M’Gouna – Skoura – Ouarzazate.
The departure to Ouarzazate is when you have breakfast. In this part, you can see beautiful landscapes before arriving at Kalla Mgouna. There will be lunch there and we continue towards the palms of Skoura or we visit the Kasbah of Amridil, Ouarzazate. Finally, dinner and overnight in the hotel.
Day 5: Ouarzazate City – Ait Ben Haddou – Tizi N’Tichka – Marrakech City.
The whole day is planned to the visit of Ouarzazate after your breakfast. Firstly, you will visit the Kasbah of Taourirt and the cinema studio. Then, we move to the Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou. we depart to Marrakech via the Tizi-N-Ticha Pass. Finally, we arrive in Marrakech around 17:30 pm.
Included in our 5 days desert trip from Fes to Marrakech:
- – Tour in 4×4 vehicle with A/C
- – Driver guide
- – Fuel
- – Hotel overnight stays (breakfast & dinner included)
- – Camel Trekking
- – 1 night in desert camp (breakfast & dinner included)
- – Sandboarding in the dunes
- – Each person with a turban
- – Flight
- – Lunches
- – Drinks
Destinations overview of our 5 days desert trip from Fes to Marrakech
Middle Atlas Destinations:
5 days desert tour from Fes to Marrakech highlights some Middle Atlas sites. The Middle Atlas Mountains are the first one to travel through on this tour. You will travel via tourist sites on this first day. Firstly, the tour includes Ifrane town. The most beautiful town that is similar to Swiss towns. It offers Alpine-style design and nature. It is also known for a historical lion stone statue. Secondly, Azou is the next destination.
This town is a Berber Village where tourists stop to enjoy Cedar Forest. It is the largest forest in Morocco full of friendly apes. It is also a great destination for picnics and day trips from Fes. Finally, Midelt is the last town you will visit on this location. Therefore, Midlet is the capital town of apples in Morocco. It serves as a trading center for a large agricultural remote area. We usually make a stop here for a lunch break and resume the tour towards the Merzouga desert.
Merzouga Sahara Desert:
The Sahara of Erg Chebbi is the largest dune in Morocco. Thus, Merzouga is a small village on the edge of Erg Chebbi. Furthermore, Merzouga surrounded by high and golden dunes to be an impressive tourist town. Tourists take many desert activities on their visit. For example, they experience a camel trekking trip, crossing the dunes towards the camp for one or two nights. They also take a trip by 4×4 to visit desert areas, like nomad families, mines of Mifis, and Khamlia village. In this Khamlia village, they enjoy Gnawa music of Black people originally from Mali. In addition to that, they ride quad and buggies for a riding adventure through the dunes. Merzouga desert is an important tourist destination included in all trips in Morocco. Fes to Marrakech 5 days desert tour is one of them.
Fes to Marrakech desert tour 5 days also passes via this town. Hence, Kalaat M’Gouna is a town in the Tinghir Province. This town is one of the economic, social centers in this region thanks to its lively nature. That is to say, it is famous for its “Rose Festival” that takes place each year in May. After the harvest season, locals celebrate almost 7 days at this festival. Visitors from different areas come to attend this unique occasion. They come to discover rose products that range from rose soap, rose water, and cosmetics. They also explore the native handicrafts of this town. Therefore, with our tour, you can visit the Rose Valley and discover the rose cooperative, hoping to coincide with the Rose Festival.
About 1:30 hrs of driving from Klaat M’Gouna, we reach Ouarzazate. 5 days tour from Fes to Marrakech will switch to Tinghir Province. Ouarzazate town is also an important tourist destination in this province. It is the city of cinema and the city of an adobe house. Thus, the city is a film location where many movies filmed in the Atlas Studios. Furthermore, Ouarzazate is the Sahara door to the Sahara. It used to be a trading road that Africans selected to come to Morocco with their goods. Regardless of that, the town is famous for Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah. It is the largest Kasbahs in Morocco among the UNESCO World Heritage sites. It is the tourist station between Marrakech and Ouarzazate to Merzouga desert.
Marrakech is the last city to visit in 5 days desert trip from Fes from Marrakech. Therefore, Marrakech is one of the ancient imperial cities in Morocco. The city was established in 1070 by the leader of the Almoravid Empire. During the 12 century, Almoravids built many palaces, Quranic schools with Andalusian architecture. Marrakech city also takes the name of the Red city. This name simply refers to the red color of the buildings that Almohads built. In terms of the tourist field, the city is the tourist economic center. Marrakech is of the first cities, where tourists start their tours. Using international Marrakech airports. Finally, Marrakech is a historical city, where days trip and guided tours are organized. They all include all the historical and architectural tourist attractions in the city.