Fes to Marrakech Desert Tour – 4 days

Sahara Desert Trip from Fes to Marrakech 4 days:

Book your spot on this 4-day desert excursion from Fes to the Imperial City of Marrakech, offering an immersive journey through the spectacular Sahara Desert of Erg Chebbi in Merzouga, while also exploring the prominent highlights of the southern region. From the snow-capped Atlas Mountains to the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Kasbah of Ait Benhdaou, and the vast Todgha Gorges, you’ll traverse diverse landscapes and cultural landmarks.

This tour presents a distinctive chance to immerse yourself in the culture, traditions, and Berber way of life amidst the oases of southern Morocco. Additionally, you will relish a camel trek and a mesmerising overnight stay in the heart of the desert, where the captivating dunes and an awe-inspiring starlit sky combine to create an unforgettable ambience.

4 day desert tour from Fes – Highlights:

  • Traverse the stunning landscapes of the Atlas Mountains and meander through picturesque Berber villages.
  • Indulge in delectable traditional local cuisine, reside in an authentic guest house, and gain insight into life in the southern region and its oases.
  • Experience a sunset camel ride, attempt sandboarding, capture photographs, and sway to nomadic music and drumbeats.
  • Savour dinner beneath a star-filled sky and spend the night in a secluded tent at a luxurious desert camp amidst the vast dunes.
  • Rejuvenate amidst the verdant Dades Valley and trek through the imposing Toudgha Gorges and nearby mountains (if desired).
  • Explore historic Kasbahs – Kasbah Teleout and the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou.

What is included:

  • Transport in a private air-conditioned & comfortable van or 4WD vehicle
  • Experienced English-speaking nomad driver-guide
  • Pick-up from Fes and drop-off at your hotel in Marrakech
  • Meals: breakfast & dinner – with vegetarian and vegan options available
  • Two nights in comfortable hotels with air-conditioned rooms with private bathroom
  • One night in a luxury desert camp in Erg Chebbi under private & comfortable tents equipped with private bathrooms and shower
  • A camel ride for about two hours with a guide in Erg Chebbi and free sand-boarding, if desired
  • Berber drumming & music in the desert camp
  • Hiking amid beautiful scenery and free time to explore the sites of interest
  • Tea/ coffee in the desert camp

Not included:

  • Lunches
  • Local guides
  • Entrance fees
  • Tipping

Desert Tour from Fes to Marrakech 4 days – Itinerary:

1st day: Fes – Merzouga

Set off in the morning at 08:30 from your hotel or riad in Fes for the commencement of your 4-day desert tour from Fes to Marrakech. Heading southwards, you’ll pass through Ifrane, affectionately known as the Switzerland of Morocco, where houses sport-sloping roofs—a rarity in this North African country, designed to withstand the winter snowfall.

Afterwards, your journey traverses the Middle Atlas Mountains and the Tizi-n-Talremt pass, journeying along scenic routes bordered by oak and cedar trees up to Azou. Here, a stop is made to observe Barbary macaques playing and foraging for treats.

Next, you’ll proceed to Midelt just in time for lunch, dubbed the “apple capital” and nestled at the foot of Ayachi Mountain. Continuing southwards, you’ll traverse the mountains, enjoying splendid views and passing through Berber villages. As you descend the mountains, you’ll be captivated by the lush green oases and towering palm groves, marking the beginning of the Ziz Valley.

You’ll arrive in Errachdia and then Erfoud, renowned for its date festival and fossils. Here, you can visit a local workshop and witness the skilful transformation of fossil-rich rocks into practical and decorative artefacts.

Your day culminates with arrival at the dunes of Merzouga for a sunset camel ride, reaching the desert camp near the Erg Chebbi dunes (250m). The sunset from atop the dunes is a breathtaking spectacle. Here, amidst the Erg Chebbi dunes, dinner is served, and you’ll spend the night in a desert camp amidst the expansive dunes.

2nd day: Merzouga – Dades Gorges

An early wake-up allows you to witness the serene spectacle of the sunrise, casting enchanting hues over the dunes. The return journey to the hotel is by camelback, followed by breakfast before heading eastwards to Marrakech.

Travelling on the paved road, you’ll reach Tinjdad. You’ll notice curious piles of sand flanking the road—these are the heads of the “khettarat,” ingenious underground water channels designed to reduce evaporation in the desert heat. Descending into these channels offers a cool respite and admiration for ancient engineering.

In the Todra Gorges, lunch is enjoyed at a local restaurant overlooking the valley, followed by a riverside stroll, exploring villages and venturing into the mountains. Arriving at the Dades Gorges, you’ll marvel at the stunning rock formations, kasbahs, and picturesque villages along a scenic walk.

You’ll spend the night in a charming guest house overlooking the valley.

3rd day: Dades Gorges – Ouarzazate

After breakfast, your journey continues through the beautiful Valley of the Roses, with an optional stop at the cosmetics cooperative in Kalaat M’Gouna, producing cosmetic products from the abundant roses of the valley.

Then, you’ll travel via the Road of One Thousand Kasbahs, reaching Skoura Oasis where you’ll visit Kasbah Amredhil with its museum. The Kasbah, once depicted on the old 50 dirham banknote, has been beautifully restored and is well worth the visit.

Just before reaching Ouarzazate, a stop is made to visit the Atlas Studios, a movie wonderland known for its versatile sets. Here, you can experience the unique thrill of movie sets and their reorganisation to cater to various production studios.

You’ll spend the night in a beautiful riad.

4th day: Ouarzazate – Marrakech

After breakfast, an hour’s drive takes you to Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the most famous kasbah in Morocco. After lunch, you’ll explore the kasbah, renowned for its appearance in numerous Hollywood blockbusters.

Continuing, you’ll traverse the Ounila Valley with its prosperous villages, stunning mountains, and views of Telouet. Finally, you’ll reach Kasbah Telouet, once the palatial residence of the Lords of the Atlas, the Glaoui Family. Although now in ruins, the architectural marvel of this historic home is sure to impress. Lunch is either here or later in the mountains.

Crossing the Atlas Mountains via the Tizi-n-Tichka pass, you’ll arrive in Marrakech by late afternoon. Your driver will transfer you to your riad, marking the end of your 4-day desert tour from Fes to Marrakech.

Price Details

Number of Participants 2 Persons 3 Persons 4 Persons 5 Persons 6 Persons
Price Per Person 565 € 535 € 495 € 465 € 450 €
Total Price 1130 € 1605 € 1980 € 2325 € 2700 €

TripAdvisor Reviews

Great experience and memories from Morocco We have a wonderful experience with Private Tours Marrakesh for our trip. We picked our own itinerary of cities to visit and Private provided all the logistics between each city. Our driver Mohammad is very helpful and accommodated. He took us to places we would like and more. He picked us up from Marrakesh to the Desert camps. What a great adventure through the desert plain in Zagora then to Chegara. The camps we were in are amazing and what a great time we have from music around the camp fire to riding the camel around the sand dunes. We stop by Taroudant and Private Tours Marrakesh arranged a spectacular Riad for to us overnight. We then head to coastal city of Essaouira. Mohammad brings us to the beach with big sand dunes to watch the sunset. It was very pretty to be on the beach to see horseback riding on the sand. Next we stop by Casablanca then head to Rabat overnight before arriving at Fes. Mohammad drive us to see The mosque in Casablanca and the Rick’s cafe. When we were in Rabat before heading to Fes. Mohammad took us to all the main sites in Rabat. From Fes we head to Chefchouen. On the night before we left Chefchouen, Mohammad cooked us a delicious Tajin meal. That’s the icing on the cake for this trip. We had such a great experience of Morocco and Private Tours Marrakesh made a great memory for our trip. I highly recommended them if you visit Morocco in the near future.
Hiram R
Hiram R
Not just a tour: a fantastic experience We had an unforgettable experience with Mohamed, our guide and friend. We booked an 11 day private tour (very reasonably priced I should add) and it was awesome. Mohamed is a very safe driver and very attentive as well. He took us to some unusual places off the main tourist route...especially loved the petrol station restaurants popular with local families. Do yourself a favor and book with them!
Fulvio M
Fulvio M
Moroc&Roll Grande Mohammed! Tour fantastico, ci siamo trovati benissimo! Un piacere stare insieme ed esplorare il Marocco del sud! Super consigliato!
Maria Jose C
Maria Jose C
Excursión a Ourika, genial. Hemos elegido private tours Marrakech para nuestro viaje a Marrakech, fuimos un grupo de amigos, todo genial y muy recomendable. Bonita visita guiada a la ciudad con Mohamed. Un guía muy agradable y simpático desde nuestra llegada. Fuimos de excursión a Ourika, excursión muy organizada y muy recomendable. Os recomiendo private tours Marrakech con Mohamed.
Alejandra V
Alejandra V
Excelente mohamed fue muy buen guía, fuimos quatros amigas en un excursión a las cascadas de ouzoud fue muy linda experiencia, nos gustó mucho el lugar.
Juan Manuel R
Juan Manuel R
Experiencia inolvidable Fue una experiencia inolvidable. Tenía ganas de hacer un viaje en solitario y estar conmigo mismo rodeado de naturaleza y personas auténticas. El objetivo se ha cumplido. Mohamed ha sido un guía estupendo. Recomiendo totalmente a esta empresa
Patri C
Patri C
Increíble experiencia para todos los sentidos Después de encontrar la agencia private tours marrakech en Internet y leer los comentarios he reservado con ellos un viaje al desierto de 4 días donde hemos visitado lugares increíbles como las Kasbahs que se ven en las películas y los valles. Lo más espectacular ha sido estar una noche en el desierto. 100 % recomendable. Ha sido una experiencia inolvidable! Gracias private tours marrakech y sobre todo, gracias a Mohamed, ha sido fundamental contar con él! Súper atento, amable y divertido! Volveremos a repetir con ellos! Una experiencia para todos los sentidos!
Angela M
Angela M
Top Abbiamo fatto un viaggio in Marocco per Capodanno, abbiamo definito il tutto prima della partenza assieme a Mohamed che è stato sempre molto cortese nell' assecondare le nostre richieste anche durante il soggiorno. Il nostro autista Karim è stato il valore aggiunto , sempre disponibile e mai invadente ed ha contribuito a farci immergere nella cultura marocchina. Bellissimi e curatissimi i Riad di Rabat e Marracash, un po' più vecchiotti quelli di Fes e Chefchaouen, in tutti però ho trovato un'eccellente pulizia, anche le colazioni sono state ottime. Insomma Mohamed super consigliato e simpatico!
Mimi C
Mimi C
Thank you for the special memories Mohammad our guide and driver was amazing. I can’t say or recommend enough how wonderful he helped make this trip. Our children adored him. He even celebrated our daughter’s 5th birthday! We took many great photos and had insightful conversations on the long car rides. Everyone was happy. Morocco was an adventure of a lifetime. Thank you!!!! We will miss Morocco, Mohammad, and his team but wish them well in making more memories for other families like ours.
Pedro GG
Pedro GG
Un viaje inolvidable!!!!! Cuando decidimos hacer un viaje por el desierto de Marruecos, elegimos la agencia Desert Majesty porque nos la habían recomendado previamente, pero el resultado fue muchísimo mejor de lo esperado, gracias a nuestro conductor-guía Mohamed Omari, al que le debemos en gran medida el buen recuerdo que nos ha dejado No sólo fue absolutamente profesional en todo aquello relacionado con el viaje (conducción, puntualidad, etc.), sino que es una persona amigable y cercana, dispuesta a ayudarte en cualquier momento y a darte toda la información que le solicites sobre costumbres, cultura, paisaje, historia..., lo que hizo que nuestra experiencia fuera magnífica y disfrutáramos al 100% del tour. Tenemos claro que si en algún momento volvemos a hacer otro tour en Marruecos, repetiremos con el mismo guía y agencia. Gracias Mohamed