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5 Days Tour From Fes To Desert End in Marrakech

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Duration

5 Days 4 Nights

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

Unlimited

Languages

English, Espanol, Francais

Overview

Start on a 5 days tour from Fes to desert end in Marrakech, uncovering Morocco’s diverse landscapes, rich culture, and timeless history. Begin in Ifrane, known as “Little Switzerland,” and explore the Cedar Forest of Azrou. Traverse the Atlas Mountains, admire the lush palm groves of Ziz Valley, and visit the Fossil Museum in Erfoud. Experience camel trekking in Merzouga and camp under the starry Sahara sky.

On this 5 days tour from Fes to desert end in Marrakech, visit the lively Rissani Market, the Dades Valley’s cliffs, and the Todra Gorge. Discover nomadic caves in Boutghrar, the Rose Valley, and the palm groves of Skoura. Explore Ouarzazate’s film studios and the UNESCO-listed Ait Benhaddou. Finally, cross the Tizi N’Tichka pass to reach vibrant Marrakech, a city that blends tradition and modernity seamlessly.

This 5 days tour from Fes to desert ending in Marrakech showcases the best of Morocco, from its natural wonders to its cultural treasures. Enjoy the diverse landscapes, immerse yourself in the rich culture, and learn about the timeless history of this fascinating country. With carefully planned itineraries and expert guides, this Fes To Marrakech Desert Tour promises an unforgettable Moroccan Tour.

Highlights

  • Visit "Little Switzerland" with its unique European-inspired architecture.
  • Explore ancient cedar trees and spot Barbary macaque monkeys.
  • Traverse the Tizi N’Talghoumt Pass with its breathtaking vistas.
  • Admire lush palm groves and terraced fields.
  • Discover prehistoric treasures at the Fossil Museum.
  • Experience camel trekking and a night of desert camping under the stars.
  • Explore the vibrant market and enjoy a traditional Medfouna lunch.
  • Marvel at the striking cliffs and lush greenery.
  • Walk through massive cliffs and a refreshing river.
  • Visit nomadic caves and learn about traditional desert life.
  • Be enchanted by the fragrant beauty of blooming roses.
  • Relax in the tranquil palm groves.
  • Tour cinema studios and the UNESCO-listed Ksar of Ait Benhaddou.
  • Cross the scenic pass to reach vibrant Marrakech, where tradition meets modernity.

Itinerary

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Day 1: Fes - Ifrane - Azrou - Midelt - Merzouga

Join us for a memorable journey starting in Ifrane, often called “Little Switzerland.” This charming town features European-style buildings, lovely gardens, and a peaceful university campus. Stroll through its clean streets, enjoy the fresh air, and admire the blend of Moroccan and European styles. Next, we head to the Cedar Forest of Azrou. Here, you can walk among ancient cedar trees and spot playful Barbary macaque monkeys. We then travel through the Atlas Mountains, reaching the Tizi n’Talghoumt Pass. The views from this high pass are breathtaking, with rugged landscapes and dramatic gorges perfect for photos. As we descend, we enter the lush Ziz Valley. This oasis features green palm groves and terraced fields, a beautiful contrast to the surrounding desert. In Erfoud, we visit the Fossil Museum, home to fascinating ancient fossils. It’s a unique glimpse into the region's prehistoric past. We’ll also explore traditional Moroccan kasbahs, historical villages with unique architecture and rich history. Near Merzouga, enjoy a camel trek across the desert dunes, a classic Moroccan adventure. After a day of exploring, spend the night in a comfortable desert camp under a sky full of stars. The Sahara Desert offers some of the best stargazing. After a delicious Moroccan meal, relax on the dunes and marvel at the night sky. To end our adventure, enjoy traditional Amazigh (Berber) music by a campfire, immersing yourself in the rich culture of Morocco.

Day 2: Merzouga Desert Tour

Start on an unforgettable journey through the Merzouga Desert, where each stop reveals a unique aspect of Moroccan culture and natural beauty. Start your adventure by visiting a traditional nomad family living in the desert. Experience their way of life, enjoy a cup of Berber tea, and learn about their customs and traditions. This encounter offers a rare glimpse into a lifestyle that has remained unchanged for centuries. Next, head to Khamlia, a small village known for its rich musical heritage. The villagers, descendants of African slaves from countries like Mali and Sudan, will mesmerize you with their Gnaoua music and dance. Feel the rhythmic beats and soulful melodies that tell stories of their heritage and history. Continue your tour with a visit to Rissani, a town steeped in history. Wander through its bustling market, where traders sell everything from fresh produce to handcrafted goods. Don’t miss the opportunity to try Medfouna, a traditional Berber pizza, and visit the Mausoleum of Moulay Ali Cherif, the founder of the Alaouite dynasty. Journey through the serene palm groves of a desert oasis. These lush havens provide a striking contrast to the surrounding arid landscape. Walk among the tall palms, see the irrigation channels that sustain the greenery, and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere. End your day with a camel trek across the stunning sand dunes of Merzouga. As the sun sets, casting a golden hue over the landscape, you’ll arrive at a luxury desert camp. Here, you can enjoy a traditional Moroccan dinner, listen to Berber music around the campfire, and sleep under a sky filled with stars. This Merzouga Desert tour offers a perfect blend of cultural immersion and natural wonders, making it a truly memorable experience.

Day 3: Merzouga - Taouz - Ouzina

We'll journey onwards to the village of Taouz, reconnecting with the renowned Paris-Dakar Rally track. From there, we'll head to the breathtaking Erg of Ouzina and the nearby village of Ouzina. Nestled near the Algerian border, Ouzina offers a glimpse into traditional Berber desert life. Our next destination is the captivating dunes of the Erg of Ouzina, where Riad Ouzina - your desert sanctuary. This charming riad promises both comfort and authenticity, providing the perfect oasis amidst the endless sands. After a delectable dinner, immerse yourself in the enchanting rhythms of live Berber music, featuring traditional drums. It's an experience that will stay with you forever, beneath the star-studded desert sky.

Day 4: Ouzina- Tfraout- Alnif - Dades Valley

We're leaving Riad Ouzina and heading to Ramlia village, following the same path as the Dakar Rally. Along the way, you'll see lots of desert scenes with sand dunes, nomads, and camels for about 3 hours. Then, we'll reach Alnif and the Toldra Gorges near Tinerhir. These gorges are famous in Morocco and stretch about 300 meters along a kilometer. After that, we'll go to the Dades Gorges, where we'll have dinner and stay overnight in a hotel or Riad.

Day 5: Dades Valley - Ouarzazate - Ait Ben Haddou

Today, we'll head to Ouarzazate, passing through the stunning Valley of Roses. Along the way, you'll see beautiful oases and ancient Kasbahs, some of which are abandoned. When we reach Ouarzazate, known as the city of cinema, we can visit film studios. We'll also explore Ait Ben Haddou, the oldest Ksar in Morocco and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This historic site has been featured in movies like Gladiator and The Kingdom of Heaven. Next, we'll cross the High Atlas Mountains through a mountain pass at 2260 meters. In the afternoon, we'll arrive in Marrakech.

Included/Excluded

  • Private tour
  • Modern all-terrain vehicle, typically Toyota Land Cruiser Prado
  • Driver fluent in your language
  • All mentioned transfers
  • Complimentary bottled water in each vehicle
  • Local SIM card for internet access (one per vehicle)
  • Camel ride, one per person
  • Overnight stay in a fully equipped tent with a private bathroom
  • Accommodation, including breakfast and dinner
  • Drinks during dinners
  • Entrance fees and optional visits
  • Lunches
  • Tips (optional)

Durations

5 Days

Tour's Location

Fes

FAQs

Is the tour suitable for children?

Yes, the tour is suitable for children. However, please consider the activities involved, such as the camel ride, and ensure your children are comfortable with them.

Can the tour be customized?

Yes, we are happy to customize the tour to suit your preferences and needs. Please let us know your specific requirements when booking.

Are meals included in the tour?

Yes, breakfast and dinner are included each day. You'll have the opportunity to enjoy traditional Moroccan cuisine during your journey.

What kind of accommodation is provided?

You will stay in a cozy riad in the Dades Valley and a luxury tent in a desert camp in Merzouga. Both accommodations offer comfortable amenities and an authentic Moroccan experience.

How do I book the tour?

You can book the tour through our website or contact our customer service team for assistance. Early booking is recommended to secure your preferred dates.

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