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4 DAYS DESERT TOUR FROM FES TO MARRAKECH

Fes, Morocco

Price

550

Duration

4 days

Max People

90

Min Age

5+

Reviews

3.4

overview : 4 DAYS DESERT TOUR FROM FES TO MARRAKECH

Embark on an incredible 4 days desert tour from Fes to Marrakech, where you'll be treated to a whirlwind adventure through captivating landscapes. This immersive journey offers a perfect blend of exploration and relaxation, allowing you to discover numerous remarkable destinations in a short span of time. Starting in Fes, your first stop will be the picturesque Ifrane, known as the "Switzerland of Morocco," followed by a visit to the enchanting cedars forest. After indulging in a delicious lunch break in Midelt, prepare to be mesmerized as you follow the course of the breathtaking Ziz River. As you approach the Sahara desert of Merzouga, anticipation builds for the unique experiences that lie ahead. Spend a night in a comfortable desert tent hidden among the dunes, ride camels, and take in the breathtaking Saharan sunsets and sunrises to truly experience the atmosphere of the desert. A thrilling 4x4 expedition that will allow you to explore even more of the huge Sahara awaits as well. Immerse yourself in the rich culture of Morocco with visits to the vibrant Rissani traditional market and the fascinating fossils town of Erfoud. Prepare to be awed by the natural wonders of the Todra and Dades gorges, and be transported back in time as you explore the historic Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah. Finally, cross the majestic High Atlas mountains and traverse the scenic Tizi-n-Tichka pass, arriving in the vibrant city of Marrakech, where your unforgettable 4 days desert tour from Fes to Marrakech comes to a close. Embrace the magic of this remarkable journey, creating memories that will last a lifetime.


HIGHLIGHTS OF 4 DAYS DESERT TOUR FROM FES TO MARRAKECH:

  • Ifrane: Immerse yourself in the unique charm of Ifrane, often hailed as the "Switzerland of Morocco," and admire its captivating architecture and splendid gardens.
  • Cedars Forest: Delve into the enchanting beauty of the Cedars Forest, a serene oasis boasting majestic trees and a tranquil ambiance.
  • Ziz River: Take a lovely drive along the beautiful Ziz River to experience spectacular sights and a verdant landscape.
  • Merzouga Sahara Desert: Discover the captivating beauty of the Merzouga Sahara Desert, where camel rides, an unforgettable night at a desert camp, and breathtaking sunrises and sunsets can all be enjoyed.
  • 4x4 Desert Exploration: Embark on an exhilarating 4x4 journey, unveiling the vast and captivating landscapes of the Sahara Desert.
  • Rissani Traditional Market: Immerse yourself in the vibrant ambiance of the traditional market in Rissani, where local culture comes to life, and you can indulge in unique shopping experiences.
  • Erfoud Fossils Town: Discover the captivating Erfoud Fossils Town, renowned for its flourishing fossil industry, and explore its intriguing array of fossil shops and museums.
  • Todra Gorges: Be mesmerized by the sheer beauty of the Todra Gorges, where towering limestone cliffs create a striking natural spectacle.
  • Dades Gorges: Explore the breathtaking Dades Gorges, characterized by dramatic rock formations and a meandering river, showcasing nature's grandeur.
  • Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah: Step back in time as you visit the well-preserved ancient fortified village of Ait Ben Haddou, a UNESCO World Heritage site that encapsulates Morocco's rich history and architectural splendor.
  • High Atlas Mountains: Traverse the majestic High Atlas Mountains, meandering through picturesque mountain passes, including the renowned Tizi-n-Tichka pass.
  • Marrakech: Conclude your enriching 4 days tour from Fes to Marrakech in the lively city of Marrakech, immersing yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of bustling souks, visiting iconic landmarks such as the Bahia Palace and Koutoubia Mosque, and indulging in the lively energy of Jemaa el-Fnaa square.

*This package trip requires a minimum of 2 people.

*Can be customized upon request, to meet traveler's needs

*3 Nights Standard Hotel/Lodge accommodation

Included/Excluded

  • Specialized bilingual driver
  • Transportation service for both pickup and drop-off is provided
  • Private Transport with fuel
  • Accommodation
  • Breakfasts
  • Each participant will have the opportunity to ride a camel and witness the sunrise or sunset
  • Entrance fees
  • Lunches
  • Drinks
  • Tips

Tour Plan : 4 DAYS DESERT TOUR FROM FES TO MARRAKECH

Day 1 : Fes ~ Ifrane ~ Cedars forest~ Midelt ~ Ziz valley ~ Merzouga Sahara

Commencing with an early pick-up from your accommodation or the airport in Fes, the mesmerizing 4 days desert tour from Fes to Marrakech unfolds with a series of captivating experiences. Our journey takes us south through Imouzzer, leading us to the renowned town of Ifrane, affectionately known as the "Switzerland of Morocco." Here, you'll be enchanted by its alpine-style houses and the snowy landscapes that define its allure. Continuing onwards, we venture into the cedar forest, home to the charming Barbary Macaques. Feel the sense of wonder as you explore the forest and have the opportunity to feed these delightful creatures. Following this delightful encounter, we proceed to Midelt, where a delectable lunch awaits you.

As we forge ahead towards the Sahara desert, we traverse the majestic Tizi-n-Tilghmt pass, reveling in the stunning views it offers. Our journey is further accompanied by the enchanting presence of the Ziz River. In the afternoon, our arrival at the Merzouga Sahara desert marks a pivotal moment of the tour. Here, you'll embrace the quintessential desert experience as you transition from camels to embark on an unforgettable ride across the golden sands. A special stop is made atop a towering dune, allowing you to witness the spellbinding spectacle of a magical sunset that paints the desert in hues of gold and orange.

Continuing our desert odyssey, we arrive at the luxurious desert camp where you'll spend the night. As darkness envelops the vast expanse above, you'll find yourself immersed in a captivating ambiance. The rhythmic beats of Berber drums fill the air as you dance around the flickering campfire, creating memories under the breathtaking canopy of stars. Savor a delicious dinner amidst this enchanting setting before retiring for a peaceful overnight stay in the camp.

The 4 days tour from Fes to Marrakech encompasses these awe-inspiring moments, promising an unforgettable adventure that showcases the beauty of Morocco's landscapes and the warmth of its culture.

Day 2 : Explore Merzouga region ~ Nomads ~ Khamlia ~ Merzouga lake ~ Erg Chebbi ~ palm grove

In order to properly appreciate the beauty of the desert, it is highly recommended to get up early in the morning to witness the stunning sunrise in the middle of this intriguing landscape. You will have some free time after this astounding adventure to eat some delicious food. We will then ride camels back to Merzouga, where our driver awaits for us. The day will be devoted to discovering the amazing Merzouga region, which is known for its wonderful and diverse sights, including magnificent sand dunes, clear lakes, intriguing mines, fossil locations, and a charming oasis. These settings offer the ideal setting for a wide range of outdoor activities.

Our exploration of Merzouga commences by venturing off-road to visit an ancient eyeliner mine, unraveling the history and significance of this unique resource. As we continue our journey, we will have the opportunity to visit nomads residing in their traditional handwoven tents. Engage with these welcoming individuals, savoring the taste of Berber tea while gaining insights into their way of life. Our next destination will be the village of Khamlia, renowned for its mesmerizing Gnaoua music and captivating dancing performances. The inhabitants of Khamlia trace their origins to sub-Saharan countries such as Mali, Sudan, and Niger. Following this captivating cultural experience, you will have free time to enjoy a delectable lunch at a local restaurant.

We will take a leisurely stroll through a grove of palm palms after refueling to take in the peace and natural beauty of the area. Then, after a brief journey, we will arrive at the pristine, wild lake of Merzouga, also known as the flamingo's lake. Admire these graceful birds and take in the tranquility the lake radiates. As the day comes to an end, we will travel to a hotel where a delicious meal with Moroccan cuisine is waiting for you. Enjoy a peaceful night's sleep as you get ready for the next part of our unforgettable 4 days desert tour from Fes to Marrakech.

Day 3 : Merzouga Sahara ~ Rissani ~ Erfoud ~ Todra Gorges ~ Dades Valley

Following a satisfying breakfast, we bid farewell to the enchanting desert and embark on a journey to explore the captivating town of Rissani, once the esteemed capital of Tafilalet. Rissani remains a bustling trading center in the region, and its vibrant souk comes alive on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays, offering a vibrant atmosphere and an array of intriguing goods.

After a leisurely stroll through the bustling Rissani Souk, our adventure continues to Erfoud, where we have the opportunity to visit one of the workshops specializing in the art of fossilized marble. Discover the intricate craftsmanship and unique beauty of these fossilized creations. We then proceed through the scenic palm groves of Touroug and Tinjdad, immersing ourselves in the tranquility of these lush oases. Our destination is the breathtaking Todra Gorges, where the coursing waters of the Todra River have carved a magnificent canyon through the mountains, resulting in towering red cliff faces. Rock climbers will find this stunning setting to be the perfect playground, providing exciting prospects for adventure. Take your time to explore the hills and admire the beauty of nature around you. You’ll get a well-earned break for lunch at a nearby restaurant, where you can sample local dishes.

As we continue our 4 days desert tour from Fes to Marrakech, we travel via the quaint village of Boumalne Dades before entering the gorgeous Dades Valley. A wonderful natural wonder that strikes the mind is the well-known "monkey fingers" rock formation, which we come across along the journey. We also stop at a lookout point on a peak that provides expansive views of the Dades Valley and its breathtaking beauty. Finally, we enjoy a delicious meal and a pleasant overnight stay at a hotel to cap off our busy day.

Day 4 : Dades Valley ~ Roses Valley ~ Palm Groves of Skoura ~ Ouarzazate ~ Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah ~ High Atlas Mountains ~ Marrakesh

On the final day of your mesmerizing 4 days desert tour from Fes to Marrakech, our journey continues as we make our way to Kalaa Magouna, a captivating town renowned for its Rose Valley. Every year, in the month of May, a vibrant Rose Festival takes place, where locals showcase their exquisite rose products, ranging from perfumes and rose water to oils and cosmetic items. Immerse yourself in the aromatic allure of this festival, celebrating the beauty and essence of roses. Our expedition then takes us through the picturesque palm groves of Skoura, a verdant oasis that enchants with its lush greenery.

Next, we arrive at Ouarzazate, known as the gateway to the desert. This fascinating city is home to renowned film studios, where numerous iconic movies have been filmed. Explore these studios, delving into the world of cinema and discovering the behind-the-scenes magic that has brought countless stories to life.

Continuing our adventure, we set out to visit the famous Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou, a fortified village recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This extraordinary architectural gem has played a significant role in the film industry, having appeared in renowned movies such as Gladiator, Alexander, The Mummy, and popular TV series like Game of Thrones. Marvel at the ancient beauty and rich history preserved within these walls.

As our journey nears its conclusion, we proceed towards the vibrant city of Marrakesh, traversing the majestic Tizi-N-Tichka pass and taking in the breathtaking vistas of the High Atlas Mountains. Along the way, we make stops for lunch, allowing you to savor the flavors of the region, and to capture memorable photographs at noteworthy locations. Finally, we reach Marrakesh, where we bid you farewell, dropping you off at the airport or your chosen accommodation, marking the end of this remarkable 4 days tour from Fes to Marrakech.

Tour Map : 4 DAYS DESERT TOUR FROM FES TO MARRAKECH

Questions & Answers

Is sandboarding available in the Merzouga desert?

Sandboarding is possible in the Erg Chebbi dunes of the Merzouga desert.

What is the duration of the camel trek in Merzouga desert?

The duration of the camel trek in the Merzouga desert can vary, but it generally lasts between one to two hours.

Are the tents at the desert camp private or shared?

The tents at the desert camp are always private, but there is a distinction between standard and luxury camps. In the standard camp, the bathroom facilities are shared, while in the luxury camp, the tents have private ensuite bathrooms.

Can I trust that my luggage will be secure during my stay in the Sahara desert?

Rest assured that we will transport all your luggage to the camp, ensuring that it will be waiting for you in your tent upon your arrival

Can I find towels and toilet paper provided at the camp?

Certainly, towels and toilet paper are available at the desert camp. However, it is advisable to bring your own as a precautionary measure.

Is there access to electricity at the desert camp?

Yes, the desert camp is powered by solar panels, providing electricity.

What are the essential items to pack for this trip?

Here is a suggested packing list for your Morocco desert tour:
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat or scarf
  • Comfortable long pants for the camel trek
  • Lightweight long-sleeved shirts
  • Sturdy sandals or shoes
  • Flip flops
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Portable charger
  • First aid kit
  • Small backpack for carrying essentials
  • Wallet for securing valuables such as phones and cards

How can I make a reservation for this tour? What is the cancellation policy?

To confirm your reservation for the Trip, we kindly request a small deposit to be paid via PayPal, Wise, or bank transfer. The remaining balance can be paid in cash at the time of pick-up, in euros, dollars, or dirhams to your driver. Is it possible to pay the entire amount using PayPal? While we usually prefer cash payments to avoid transaction fees and delays associated with PayPal, we can accept complete payments via PayPal in some cases. Please note that a 5% fee will be applied to cover the additional transaction charges. If you prefer this payment method, we recommend arranging the payment prior to the tour. Is it possible to pay the entire amount via Wise or bank transfer? Certainly, we accept the full payment through Wise or bank transfer. However, a 2% surcharge will be applied to cover the transaction fees. Cancellation Policy: To receive a full refund, please cancel your reservation at least 15 days prior to the start date of the tour.

Are there alternative transportation options to reach the camp instead of using camels?

Certainly! For travelers who prefer not to ride camels, we offer the option of transportation in a 4×4 car to transfer you to and from the camp. This alternative mode of transportation is available at no extra cost. Simply inform us of your preference at the time of booking, and we will make the necessary arrangements for your comfortable transfer to the camp.

Is it necessary to bring a sleeping bag for the overnight desert trip in Marrakech?

No, a sleeping bag is not required for the overnight Marrakech desert tour. The desert camp we provide is equipped with all the necessary amenities to ensure your comfort during your stay.

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