Fes to Marrakech via Sahara Desert
Sahara Desert tour and Atlantic Ocean discovery
Fes to Marrakech via the Sahara Desert tour is a 5-day trip from Fes to Marrakech via the Sahara desert, Todra gorges and Ait Benhaddou ksar. During this tour, you will experience camel riding, spend the night under the stars in the desert and explore southern Morocco.
Combining the two imperial cities of Marrakech and Fes with the Sahara desert will make your trip as rich as it can be.
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IncludedAccommondationAirport transfersBottled waterMeals as per tour descriptionPersonal guidePrivate transport
Not IncludedFlightsInsuranceSoft drinksTips for staff and guides
Day 1: Fes - Ifran - Midalt - Erfoud - Merzouga
Desert tour from Fes to Marrakech: Early start of our Fez to Marrakech via Sahara tour – our driver will pick you from your hotel in Fes and we cross the Atlas Mountains, to reach Azrou and nearby cedar forest. Then we drive to Midelt, famous for its minerals and apples. We continue passing Ziz valley to reach city of Erfoud, famous for its fossil products. once we rich Merzouga fresh mint-tea will be awaiting for us for the hospitality, afterwords we will get ready for our camel ride to the desert camp where we will spend the night.
Day 2: Fes - Ifran - Midalt - Erfoud - Merzouga
Today we cross the Atlas Mountains, to reach Azrou and nearby cedar forest. Then we drive to Midelt, famous for its minerals and apples. We continue passing Ziz valley to reach city of Erfoud, famous for its fossil products. Then we drive to Rissani to visit local souk and later today we reach Merzouga desert. We stay overnight in local desert hotel with dinner and breakfast.
Day 3: Merzouga desert
Today we explore Merzouga desert. We will also visit village of Khamlia, famous for musicians originally from Sudan and Mali. We will have lunch with Berber family living in desert and later today we prepare for camel ride in Sahara desert, guided by experienced camel guide. We will watch desert sunset in Merzouga desert. Once we reach desert camp we will enjoy Berber dinner, drum music at campfire in Merzouga. Overnight in tents in desert Merzouga.
Day 4: Merzouga desert - Rissani - Todra Gorges - Dades Gorges
Our private Morocco tour continues today and we ride camels back from Merzouga desert camp to village. After breakfast we drive towards Rissani to visit local souk, then to Todra Gorges. Here we will walk in narrow canyon we experience hiking. Later we continue to Dades Gorges where we stay overnight in local hotel with dinner and breakfast.
Day 5: Dades Gorges - Ouarzazatte - Ait Benhaddou - Marrakech
Today we continue our private Morocco tour to Ouarzazatte to visit local movie studio. Then we drive via the highest road pass in Morocco called Tizni Tichka and we arrive to Marrakech. That will be the end of our services and end of Fez to Marrakech via Sahara tour.
Day 6: Essaouira – Marrakech
Breakfast at the hotel, departure for Marrakech, free lunch and day. Return to the hotel Tichka Salam or similar for dinner and accommodation and an end of our Desert tour from Marrakech.
Day 7: Rabat - Casablanca
Today we drive to Rabat and then Casablanca passing by Volubilis ( the roman ruins). Overnight in Casablanca – and end of our 6 days Casablanca desert tour.
At the crossroads of Europe and Africa, surrounded by Mediterranean waters and opening onto the vastness of the Atlantic ocean, Morocco is a wonderland for nature lovers. It is the "land of the distant sunset", a destination rich in contrasts, with a two thousand year-old history, that will stimulate your curiosity. In these lands where several dynasties succeeded one another, you will discover remains of the greatest Mediterranean civilizations. In the north of the country, the Roman ruins of Volubilis stand. In Rabat, pieces of architecture are evidence of the ancient French presence. Everywhere else, there are several treasures tracing the Muslim civilizations: the Kasbah of the Oudayas, the green expanses of the Menara gardens. Between sea and mountains, desert sands and green plains, eye-popping panoramas are displayed to shower you with tranquility and natural beauty; enchanting vivid pictures with the richness of a brawling culture transport you into a most raw nature.