4 days Fes Morocco desert trip to Marrakech overview:
Duration: 4 days – 3 nights
4 days Fes to Marrakech itinerary:
Day 1: FES- Ifrane- Azrou- Medalt- Errachidia-Merzouga(Erg Chabbi).
4 days Fes Morocco desert trip to Marrakech departure: The guide of Morocco Helping Tours will pick you up from the Hotel/Riad. We will start our trip from the first imperial city (Fes) passing through the middle Atlas Mountains. The first stop will be at the city of Ifrane (Moroccan Switzerland), we will have a walk in the city for 15 minutes to discover its beauty and specificities. Some of the remarkable features of the city are: it is considered the cleanest city in Morocco and it is inspired by the European architecture. After spending few times in Ifrane our trip continues to the biggest and the largest forest in Morocco where you will enjoy the time with Barbarian Apes (monkeys). After then we will be heading to Medalt (the capital of the apple) via the highest point of the middle Atlas Mountains. In the apple city we will have our lunch, then we will drive to pass through Zibell Tunnel which is made by the French colonial in order to pass the weapons to the borders. For a while we will have a stop on the panoramic view of Ziz Valley which is full of palm trees and considered the main source of the date. The final stop we will drive through welcoming Berber villages to Erfoud, and then Rissani, the foundation of the Alaouite dynasty – the current ruling royal family in Morocco. Arriving in Merzouga at the end of the day, you’ll be welcomed with a glass of mint tea before you check in to your riad/ hotel.
Day 2: Exploring the desert area (culture and history).
After breakfast in the riad/hotel you will start an explorative journey of the area. You’ll visit the Gnawa people, originally slaves brought from Sudan, to experience their music and lifestyle. After that, we will drive in desert area where you will have the opportunity to meet the nomad families still living in Berber tents and explore their way of life. Today our lunch will be local meal (Berber pezza) with a local family. You may also visit the souk in Rissani, a traditional town which was the origin of the ruling family in Morocco and the meeting place of the Caravans trading as far as Timbuctou in Mali. Here you will see a lot of men hooded and women veiled. The final stop will be at the camel place where we are going to ride them and spend an overnight in the nomadic tent and enjoy the company of a band playing Berber music under the stars in the heart of the desert/ Sahara, This a beautiful experience that you might need to film. the desert/ Sahara.
Day 3: Merzouga(Erg Chabbi) – Erfoud -Toudra gorges- Dades valley
Your camel guides will weak you up in the early morning to experience the magic and best sunrise among the dunes which will be the fabulous one in your life. Afterward you will peacefully ride camels back to the riad/hotel where you are going to have a traditional breakfast and take a hot shower. After then we will drive to Erfoud (the capital of fossils and date) where we are going to discover the process of beautiful mineral fossils, then we will leave to Toudra gorges: the highest and narrowest gorge in Morocco and it is about 500m above the sea. Here you will have the chance to hike a long it’s valley. We will drive towards Dades valley where we will see the majestic sand castles and amazing rock formation named “fingers of monkeys”. The overnight accommodation will be in a hotel/riad in the heart of the valley with dinner and breakfast included.
Day 4: Dades valley – Roses valley – Ouarzazat – Ait bn Haddou – Marrakech
Once you finish your breakfast, we will continue our tour that started from Fes. Today we will drive to take the road named the route of thousand Kasbah, providing several opportunities to take beautiful pictures of the trip. The first stop of today will be at Roses valley “The rose city” where you see the how they do the distillation of Roses in one of the cooperatives that offer the product of the roses. Continue to the city of Ouarzazat “the Hollywood of Africa, The door of the desert”. Our mid-day meal will be in the famous Kasbah of Ait bn Haddou. It is recognized by UNESCO as world patrimony. It is famous as backdrop for many films such as: (Gladiator, the Sheltering Sky, Game of Throne). Our journey will continue to Marrakech passing through the high Atlas Mountains and the majestic Tizi n’Tichka pass(2260m) and the Berber villages near to the road, also you will have a stop to explore the process of making Argan oil at the women Cooperatives before arriving to your hotel/ Riad accommodation in Marrakech, where your experience tour finish with Morocco Helping Tours.4 days Fes Morocco desert trip to Marrakech
Fes to Marrakech 4 day tour includes:
Free pick up from Airport is “Optional”
Private 4×4 vehicle/minibus
Several languages speaking driver
Tour guide “Optional”
Accommodation including “Bed, dinner and breakfast”
Camel trekking in Merzouga dunes
1 night in a desert camp including “Bed, dinner and breakfast”
Free pick up to the airport “just if your departure is the same day as the tour finishes or the next day”
Note: Please contact us for any tour reservation, our team will get back in touch with you as soon as possible. Thank you.
What our customers said
I am so glad I book our tour with Morocco Helping Tours. The level of serivice, the professionalism, attention to detail – all was top notch. Mohammed and Said were amazing! We felt like we know each other forever and I think we made friends for life. I highly recomend to hire Mohammed and his team if you are planning to go to this beatiful country! Once again, thank you for everything!… Read more
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My husband and I visited Morocco for our honeymoon and chose this company for our desert tour. They were absolutely amazing. Mohammed was incredibly informative and full of fun facts about every location we visited. He really knew his stuff. Hassan, our drivers was amazing too. They thought of everything for us to make our trip extra special and romantic as it was our honeymoon. We actually initially only booked them for the desert tour but ended up extending with them and traveled with them the rest of the time we were in Morocco. I could not say enough kind things about this company. They were great. I highly recommend them… Read more
We were group of 15 people from Russia and we choose to book the tour with this company. We had a great time and were pleased our choice. They have a lot of different option tours and pretty flexible. We chose this company for cheap price and real local experience. Thanks to Omar for guiding and showing us around his country… Read more