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5 Days tour from Fes

5 Days Tour to Imperial Cities. Explore with us Moroccan Imperial Cities by strolling the narrow street of Fes and Marrakech and enjoy the colorful souks/markets. This 5 days cultural and desert tour starts in Fes and takes you through the most attractive Imperial Cities of Marrakech, Meknes, and Rabat.

Experience the stunning beauty of the Sahara Desert with our affordable five-day tour from Fes. Explore the breathtaking Dades Valley and visit the iconic Kasbah of Ouarzazate. Immerse yourself in the local culture by riding a camel through the rolling dunes of Erg Chebbi and spend a night under the twinkling stars at a traditional desert camp.

DurationDuration 5 days / 4 nights
Tour locationDeparture point Fes
Tour locationEnding point Marrakech
Tour AvailabilityTour Availability Everyday
Tour typeTour Type Private Tour


1st day: Fes – Ifrane - Midelt

The 5 days desert tour starts with an early pick up from the airport or your accommodation in Fes. As you start your journey, you will pass through the charming town of Ifrane, where the houses have sloping roofs to cope with the yearly snowfall. This town is famous for its Alpine-style architecture, and it's a popular destination for skiers in winter.

As you continue on your journey, you will come across Azrou, a small town that is 1250 meters above sea level. Here, you can stop for a walk and witness the Barbary apes that live in the oak and cedar forests of the Middle Atlas. These apes are not shy and are often seen playing around the road, so be sure to have your camera ready.

After Azrou, you will drive along the N13 south over the Middle Atlas, passing through Timahdite, a town with a feminine Berber name that begins and ends with the letter "t." This charming town is an excellent place to stop for a quick break and grab a bite to eat.

Finally, you will reach Midelt, which is 1508 meters above sea level and is known as the "apple capital" of Morocco. This charming city lies at the foot of the Ayachi Mountain and serves as the commercial agricultural center for the surrounding area. In addition to its agricultural significance, Midelt is also one of Morocco's principal cities for the mining of several minerals, such as fluorite, vanadinite, quartz, and cerussite.

2nd day : Explore Merzouga region – Nomads – Khamlia – Merzouga lake – Erg Chebbi – palm grove

After enjoying a delicious breakfast in Midelt, the next leg of your journey takes you south over the Tizi-n-Talghemt pass, also known as "the she-camel" pass. As you continue on your journey, you'll descend through the stunning Ziz Valley, which is famous for its palm trees and the length of its oasis. Along the road, you'll also see innumerable "ksars", small villages of individual houses that are a common sight in this part of Morocco.

Your next stop will be the mining town of Er Rachidia, which is known for copper and malachite. From there, you'll reach Erfoud, which is famous for its date festival and the fossils that have been worked into artifacts. While in Erfoud, you can visit the shops, but there's no obligation to buy anything.

Continuing on your journey, you'll reach Rissani before finally arriving at the famous red Erg Chebbi dunes in Merzouga. Once you're there, you can take a camel ride of an hour to an hour and a half, either setting out from the camp or to it. Alternatively, it's also possible to take a 4x4 to the camp.

You'll be spending the night in a luxury camp that offers private bathrooms, king-sized beds, beautiful Moroccan furnishings, and tastefully arranged lamps that enhance the enjoyment of the silence and beauty of the dunes. This is a perfect opportunity to relax and soak up the beauty of the desert before continuing on your journey.

3rd day : Merzouga Sahara – Rissani – Erfoud – Todra Gorges – Dades Valley

Set your alarm early to catch the sunrise over the red Erg Chebbi dunes in Merzouga, it's a sight you won't want to miss. After a delicious breakfast, depart for Tinghir and the Toudgha Gorges.

As you travel, keep an eye out for the "khettarat" water channels that are used for irrigation and take a moment to appreciate their architecture. If you're interested in learning more about the channels, you can refer to Andrew Wilson's work.

Once you arrive at the Toudgha Gorges, take a walk beyond the gorge and explore the village gardens and fields. This is an excellent opportunity to take in the scenery and experience the local culture.

After exploring the gorges, continue on to the Dades Valley, which was once at the bottom of the sea and now features stunning sedimentary rocks like sandstone and limestone. This is a great place to take a break and soak up the natural beauty of Morocco.

Finally, spend the night in a hotel or kasbah, and rest up before continuing on your adventure.

4th day : Dades Valley – Roses Valley – Palm Groves of Skoura – Ouarzazate

After breakfast, the itinerary includes a visit to the Dades Gorges with a short walk. Then, the journey to Ouarzazate continues off-road along the Boutaghar Piste to visit Berber nomads in their caves and enjoy a glass of tea with them. This visit provides insight into the harsh living conditions of these nomads in the dry landscape, as they try to raise their goats and children.

The next stop is the Valley of the Roses, famous for its Rose Festival in May and the production of cosmetics and toiletry items. In Skoura, the Kasbah Amredhil is a must-see, as it has been beautifully restored and gives a clear idea of life within such housing. Made entirely of adobe, an excellent building material that provides warmth in winter and coolness in summer due to the thickness of the walls. After a 45-minute drive, you will reach Ouarzazate, where you will spend the night in a guest house.

5th day : Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah- Telouet – High Atlas Mountains – Marrakech

After breakfast, the tour continues to Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou, one of Morocco’s seven World Heritage sites, and a popular filming location for Hollywood movies. Some of the buildings in the Kasbah date back to the 17th century.

Next, you will drive through the scenic Ounila Valley, which is full of twists and turns and stunning views of the Berber villages, gardens, and smaller Kasbahs.

Afterward, the tour stops at Telouet, which was once the seat of the last Pasha of Marrakech, El Glaoui. The highest pass in Africa, Tizi-n-Tichka, was controlled from here. The building additions are now ruins, having been abandoned and plundered after Thami El Glaoui fled the country following the French departure in 1956. The traditional interior decoration at the farthest end of the Kasbah is sure to impress.

At the end of the day, after crossing the Tizi-n-Tichka pass, you will arrive in Marrakech. The Morocco desert tour from Fes to Marrakech, which is 5 days long, will come to an end around 6:00 PM.


5 Days Fes tour Highlights

  • Stroll the streets of Fes & explore its main attractions on this 5 days tour
  • Visit Ifrane, the cleanest big town in Morocco, and see the statue of the Atlas lion
  • Visit the cedar forest of Azrou and see the monkeys
  • Visit Midelt, the city of apples
  • Walk up the dunes to watch the stars and the Milkyway
  • Enjoy Berber music in the tents after dinner
  • Camel trek to the Berber camp and watch the sunset on the dunes
  • Visit Todgha Gorges, about 300m high with water passing through the rocks
  • Stop at Monkey Toes and Tisdrine curves
  • Visit to a movie studio in Ouarzazate
  • Discover Ait Benhaddou Kasbah, a Berber fortress featured in many movies
  • Drive to Dades Gorges through the High Atlas Mountains

What's Included and not included in 5 Days Tour From Fes


  • Private Transport 4x4 or minivan with fuel and AC / heater.
  • English speaking driver / guide.
  • Dinner and breakfast.
  • Sandboarding in Merzouga
  • Pick up & Drop off at your accommodation.
  • 1 night at the desert camp (Private tents).
  • Camel Trekking in the Sahara Merzouga.
  • Professional Camel guide.
  • The Camp in the desert.

Not Included

  • Drinks.
  • Lunches.
  • Entrance fees, other personal expenses and gratuities.
Tour Map

Tour Map


5 Days Tour from Fes FAQs

What are the highlights of the 5 Days Tour from Fes to Marrakech?

The highlights of this tour include exploring the medieval city of Fes, camping in the Sahara Desert, visiting traditional Berber villages, exploring the Todra Gorge, and visiting the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ait Benhaddou.

What kind of transportation is provided during the tour?

The tour includes private transportation in a comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle with a professional driver.

Is the tour suitable for children?

The tour is suitable for children and can be customized to accommodate families with young children. However, please note that the long drive times and desert camping may not be suitable for all children. It's recommended to discuss with the tour operator before booking.

What should I pack for the tour?

We recommend packing comfortable, lightweight clothing suitable for warm weather, as well as sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat. If you plan to participate in any outdoor activities, such as camel riding, we recommend packing closed-toe shoes and a light jacket for cooler evenings. It's also a good idea to bring a refillable water bottle and any necessary medications.

Contact Us

Contact Us

To book this tour, you can contact us through several methods, including phone, email, website, and social media. Our team is ready to assist you with any questions you may have and help you book your reservation for an unforgettable tour experience.

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