5 Days Desert Tour Fes To Marrakech



5 Days Desert Tour Fes To Marrakech is the perfect way to explore Morocco’s middle and high Atlas mountains, Ifrane is known for its alpine-style architecture and nearby ski slopes and forests. A stone statue of a lion.

Cedar forest in Azrou the unique place where wild monkeys are living in Morocco and Ziz valley the second longest river in the country, without forgetting camel trek experience and overnight stay at desert camp including Sunset & Sunrise over the dunes of Erg Chebbi.

This 5 days desert trip from Fes to Marrakech will give the opportunity to spend more time in the Sahara, explore the Merzouga area including a visit to the Berber nomadic families…

In our Fes to Marrakech 5 days private tour, you’ll visit the traditional Weekly market of Rissani, the beautiful Todra valley and gorge, Dades Valley, We’ll pass through Rose Valley, Skoura palm gove and visit Amridil and Taourirt Kasbah, Film studios in Ouarzazate as well as the UNESCO World Heritage Site of ksar Ait Benhaddou then we’ll arrive at Marrakech in the afternoon.

Highlights of: 5 Days Desert Tour Fes To Marrakech

Here are the highlights of the 5 days desert tour Fes to Marrakech:

  • Cross high & Middle Atlas mountains
  • Beautiful views & panoramics
  • Authentic Berber villages
  • Cedar forest in Azrou
  • Ziz Valley
  • Camel trek experience 
  • Overnight stay at Merzouga desert camp
  • Enjoy watching the starry sky
  • Wonderful sunrise & sunset in Erg Chebbi Desert
  • Visit the Berber nomad families
  • Rissani Market
  • Todra gorge
  • Dades valley
  • Ait ben Haddou kasbah

Tour Itinerary: 5 Days Desert Tour Fes To Marrakech

Day 1 : Fes - Ifrane - Azrou - Midelt - Errachidia - Ziz valley - Erfoud - Merzouga {470 km} 7 Hours

Your 5-day desert tour from Fes to Marrakech starts with pick up by our driver from Sahara Camel Trips company at 8:30 a.m from your hotel in Fes and drive to Merzouga via the middle Atlas mountains we’ll enjoy a nice drive through Berber villages.

Stop in the beautiful city of Ifrane (known as “Moroccan Switzerland “), continue to Azrou the famous cedar forest where you can see the monkeys, and continue to the town of Midelt where you can have a break for lunch.

After that, we’ll head south to Erfoud known for fossils and its yearly festival dates market through the beautiful Ziz Valley where we’ll stop to admire a nice panoramic view with the scenery of the oasis in the afternoon we’ll reach the impressive Erg Chebbi dunes dinner and overnight stay at Hotel in Merzouga.

Day 2 : Merzouga 4x4 Tour - Erg Chebbi - Camel Trekking and Night in Desert Camp {50 km} 3 Hours

After breakfast at your hotel we’ll start our Merzouga 4×4 excursion to explore different and interesting sites around Erg Chebbi dunes we’ll visit Hassi Labied oasis to see its irrigation canal and land agriculture, we’ll head south to the seasonal Srij lake ( if there’s water in it).

we’ll continue to Khamlia village if you are interested to listen to the Gnawa music of the dark skin people who were brought to Morocco as immigration over hundred years ago and they were working as slaves…

Afterward, we’ll continue to M’ifis mines Besides, the tourism Merzouga desert is also famous for minerals and fossils during our Merzouga 4×4 desert tour we’ll have the opportunity to visit a nomad Berber family who is still living in their tent in the middle of the Sahara we’ll have a glass of mint tea with them and learn about life in the desert…

we’ll make stops at different panoramic views to enjoy the scenery and take pictures of the sights…after lunch at a local restaurant, we’ll come back to the village.

From here you will do camel trekking to reach our Berber Camp in Merzouga the camel ride takes 1 – 1:30 h with a break on top of the dunes to watch the sunset, try the sandboarding if that’s an activity you’re interested in, enjoy the views, take photos.

Then after these beautiful moments you’ll continue to the camp where you’ll be welcomed with a glass of tea, and relax until dinner time, after having dinner there’s will be some traditional Berber drumming music, enjoy the starry sky then sleep under a nomadic tent.  

Day 3 : Merzouga - Rissani - Todra gorge - Dades valley {270 km} 4 Hours

Today as you’re already in the desert it worth getting up early in the morning to watch the sunrise near the camp after these lovely moments you will have breakfast and take shower at the camp then you can ride the camels or transfer by 4WD back to the original started location where you will meet your driver.

And continue your 5 days desert tour Fes to Marrakech, you will visit the weekly market of Rissani if it’s one of the market days ( Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday) we’ll pass through small Berber villages such as Touroug, Tinjdad and the Tinghir where we’ll stop to admire its beautiful Todra valley full of palm trees and vegetation we continue to Todra gorge located in the feet of the high atlas mountains a famous place for rock climbers.

we’ll have free time to walk through its high canyons…we’ll have a break for lunch then in the afternoon we’ll travel to Boumalne Dades and in the afternoon we’ll arrive in Dades valley, dinner and overnight stay at hotel/riad.

Day 4 : Dades valley - Roses valley - Kelaa M'gouna - Skoura -Ouarzazate {140 km} 2 Hours

After breakfast at our hotel in Dades valley, we will pass through Rose valley with its Kasbahs and Ksours, in this area you can see very nice landscapes before you get to Kalla Mgouna. We will have lunch.

Then afternoon departure to the palm grove of Skoura, and we visit the Kasbah of Amredhyle. We continue to Ouarzazate to visit Taourirte kasbah and film studios (optional) after that we’ll drop you off at your hotel/riad, dinner, and overnight stay.


Day 5 : Ouarzazate - Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou - Marrakech {200 km} 3:30 Hours

After having breakfast at our hotel in Ouarzazate our 5 days desert tour Fes to Marrakech continues direction to Marrakech we will drive to Ait Benhaddou where we will visit its famous and oldest kasbah (declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1986).

Famous films have been shot in this spectacular place including Gladiator, Obelix, the Mummy, the Jewel of the Nile, Sahara with Penélope Cruz…etc free time to have lunch.

We continue our trip crossing the High Atlas mountains via the highest road pass in Morocco called Tizi N’tichka at 2260 meters above sea level it offers impressive views of valleys, mountains, and many Berber villages nearby.

Arrive in the afternoon/evening to Marrakech, transfer to your hotel, and your 5 days desert tour Fes to Marrakech ends.

5 Days Desert Tour Fes To Marrakech Pricing Includes

Here are the things included in the pricing of the 5 Days Fes Desert Tour:

  • Pick up and drop off you at your hotel in Marrakesh
  • Tour in air-condition vehicle A/C
  • Experienced English speaking driver
  • 3 night stay at private room at hotel ( dinner & breakfast included )
  • 1-night stay at a private tent at desert camp ( Dinner & breakfast included )
  • Camel trek in desert
  • Sandboarding in the dunes (optional)
  • Moroccan mint tea at the camp
  • Fuel
  • Visit all interesting places along the way
  • Stops for panoramic views, take pictures, and free time for lunch

Fes Desert Tours 5 Days Pricing Excludes

Here are the things NOT included in the pricing of the Overnight Camel Trek in Merzouga desert camp:

  •  Lunches
  •  Drinks
  • Entrances to monuments (optional)
Frequently Asked Questions

The distance from Fes to Marrakech is 565 km through the highway, 466 km through the national road via Azilal & Beni Mellal, or 1034 km traveling from Marrakech to Merzouga desert and then to Fes exploring the best that south Morocco has to offer.

In Fes 5 day tour we have only private option available.
This Fes 5 desert tour will start from your Fes accommodation and end at your hotel in Marrakech.
Yes, you can do the sandboarding in Erg Chebbi dunes in Merzouga desert.
The camel ride takes around 1:30 h to reach the camp.
The tents are always private but the difference is that at standard camp the bathroom is common and at luxury camp, the tents are private with ensuite bathrooms.
Yes,  we’ll take you in our 4WD from and to the camp.
We’ll transport all your luggage to the camp so you’ll have it with you in your tent once you get there.
Yes, there are towels and toilet paper at the desert camp, but it’s recommended to have yours in case.
Yes, the camp is equipped with electricity from solar panels energy.
Here’s a list of what to pack for your Morocco desert tour:
– Sunglasses 
– Sun cream 
– Scarf or Hat 
– Long jean pants ( comfortable for the camel trek )
– Long light sleeves
– Rugged sandals or shoes 
– Flip flops
– Hand sanitizers
– Portable charger
– First Aid Kit 
– A small backpack where to pack everything
– A wallet to secure your valuables like phone, cards…
What To Know?

Before you book this 5 days desert tour Fes to Marrakech kindly read the following points: 

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