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Tour Details

DurationDuration 4 days / 3 nights
Tour locationTour Location Marrakech / Merzouga Desert / Fes
Tour AvailabilityTour Availability Everyday
Pickup & Drop OffPickup & Drop Off Marrakech Airport / Fes Airport
Tour typeTour Type Private Tour

4 Days Tour from Marrakech To Fes

4 days tour from Marrakech to Fes through Sahara Desert is packed full of adventure. In this 4 days / 3 nights tour you will visit so many amazing sites. Firstly we will leave Marrakech to drive through the High Atlas Mountains and also Tizi-n-Tichka pass. Then you will see the Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou. You will visit the Hollywood of Morocco which is Ouarzazate. After that, we will enjoy the beautiful views of Dades valley, then you will reach the Todra Gorges, a series of spectacular canyons that are a must-see for any traveler in Morocco. Next, we will visit Merzouga to spend a night in a luxury desert camp and experience the beauty of the Sahara Desert, including camel rides, sandboarding, and stargazing. Furthermore you will visit the Rissani traditional market, and Erfoud the fossils town. After that, we will visit the Cedars Forest, a lush green forest that is home to many rare and endangered species. Finally, the tour ends in Fes after five days and four nights of adventure.

Things To Do In 4 Days tour from Marrakech To Fes

  • Sed as a filming location for numerous movies and TV shows.
  • Explore the fortified village and its beautiful kasbahs, which date back to the 17th century.
  • Enjoy a traditional Moroccan lunch at a local restaurant.
  • Continue to Ouarzazate, known as the "Gateway to the Desert," and visit the Taourirt Kasbah.
  • Overnight in a riad or hotel in Ouarzazate.
  • Drive through the stunning Dades Valley and visit the beautiful rock formations known as the Monkey Fingers.
  • Stop for lunch in the town of Tinghir, and then continue to the Todra Gorge.
  • Walk through the narrow canyon and admire the towering cliffs on either side.
  • Overnight in a riad or hotel near the gorge.
  • Drive through the rugged and picturesque landscapes of the eastern High Atlas mountains and arrive at Merzouga.
  • Take a camel ride into the Sahara desert and watch the sunset.
  • Enjoy a traditional Berber dinner and spend the night in a desert camp.
  • Wake up early to watch the sunrise over the desert and enjoy breakfast at the camp.
  • Visit the Draa Valley, the largest oasis in Morocco.
  • Arrive in Marrakech in the evening.


Day 1: Marrakech – High Atlas mountains- Telouat – Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah – Ouarzazate – Rose Valley – Boumalne Dades

Embark on an unforgettable 4 days Marrakech to Fes desert tour and discover the stunning landscapes, fascinating history, and vibrant culture of Morocco. The adventure begins with an early pick up from your accommodation or the airport in Marrakech. As you leave the bustling city behind, you'll traverse the majestic High Atlas mountains and cross the breathtaking Tizi-N-Tichka pass. Along the way, you'll make stops to admire the panoramic views of the landscapes and capture unforgettable memories. Next, you'll visit the famous Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, known for its exquisite architecture and historical significance. This iconic kasbah has also appeared in numerous blockbuster movies and TV series, including Gladiator, Alexander, The Mummy, and Game of Thrones.

After exploring Ait Ben Haddou, you'll head to "The gate of the desert" Ouarzazate, where you'll visit the renowned Atlas Studio. Here, you'll learn about the movie-making process and discover the incredible sets used in famous films such as Lawrence of Arabia, Kingdom of Heaven, and The Last Temptation of Christ. Your next stop will be at the magnificent Taourirt Kasbah in Ouarzazate, a true gem of Moroccan architecture and history. Continuing on your journey, you'll pass through the picturesque Rose Valley, famous for its annual Rose Festival held in May. The locals offer a range of rose products such as perfumes, rose water, oil, and cosmetic products. As the day draws to a close, you'll drive to Boumalne Dades, where you'll enjoy a delicious dinner and spend the night in a comfortable hotel or a traditional Moroccan riad.

Day 2: Boumalne Dades – Todra Gorges – Erfoud -Merzouga Sahara – overnight in a luxury camp

On the second day of your 4-day Marrakech to Fes desert tour, you'll enjoy a delicious breakfast before heading to the spectacular Dades gorges. Here, you'll be treated to a breathtaking landscape of towering rock formations and winding canyons that will leave you awe-inspired. Continuing on your journey, you'll travel to the Todra Gorges, where the Todra River has carved out a magnificent canyon through the mountains. You'll have some free time to enjoy lunch before wandering around the gorges and appreciating the natural beauty of the landscape.

In the afternoon, you will reach the Sahara desert of Merzouga, where you'll switch to camels and embark on an unforgettable journey across the sandy desert. As you ride through the dunes, you'll feel the warm desert breeze on your skin and the sun on your face, creating a truly magical experience. As the sun begins to set on the horizon, you'll stop to enjoy the breathtaking view from the top of a high dune. You'll witness a magical sunset, painting the sky with hues of orange, pink, and purple, creating an unforgettable sight. Continuing on your journey, you'll arrive at a luxurious desert camp where you'll enjoy the traditional Berber drums music and dance around the campfire under the vast open sky of stars. You'll be treated to a delicious dinner before settling in for the night in your cozy tent, surrounded by the peaceful silence of the desert.

Day 3: Explore Merzouga region – Nomads – Khamlia – Merzouga lake – Erg Chebbi – palm grove

On the third day of your 4-day Marrakech to Fes desert tour, you'll wake up early in the morning to witness the beautiful sunrise in the middle of the desert. After taking in the stunning views, you'll have some free time for breakfast before returning on camels to Merzouga, where your driver awaits. Today, you'll spend the day exploring the fascinating region of Merzouga, visiting incredible sites such as sand dunes, wild lakes, mines, fossils areas, and oases, which are perfect for outdoor activities. You'll even have the opportunity to drive off-road to visit an ancient eyeliner mine and learn about its history.

During your tour, you'll also have the chance to pay a visit to nomads in their handmade woven tent and learn about their traditional way of life while drinking Berber tea. Next, you'll visit the Khamlia village and enjoy Gnaoua music and dancing performances by inhabitants originating from sub-Saharan countries like Mali, Sudan, and Niger. After some free time for lunch in a local restaurant, you'll take a stroll through a beautiful palm trees grove. You'll then drive a few kilometers to see the stunning wild lake of Merzouga, also known as flamingos lake, where you can appreciate the serene beauty of the water and watch the flamingos in their natural habitat. In the evening, you'll enjoy a delicious dinner before settling in for the night at a comfortable hotel, where you can rest and recharge for the next day of your adventure. This day of your Marrakech to Fes desert tour offers a unique and unforgettable experience, with stunning landscapes and cultural encounters that you will cherish forever.

Day 4: Merzouga Dunes – Erfoud – Midelt – Cedars forest – Ifrane – Fes

On the final day of your 4 days Marrakech to Fes desert tour, you'll wake up early morning to witness the stunning sunrise in the middle of the desert. After breakfast, you'll return on camels to Merzouga, where your driver will be waiting for you. Leaving the desert behind, your first stop will be Rissani town, the ancient capital of Tafilalet. Rissani is still a major trading center in the region, with a large souk that is bustling on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays. You'll have the opportunity to stroll through the souk and experience the local market culture. Next, you'll continue to Erfoud and visit one of the workshops of fossilized marble, where you'll learn about the fascinating geology of the region. Then, you'll drive along the Ziz river and stop for a panoramic view of the stunning Ziz valley, with its breathtaking landscapes and palm groves. You'll have some free time for lunch in Midelt before continuing to the cedar forest, where the Barbary Macaques live. Here, you'll have the chance to feed them and wander through the forest, taking in the natural beauty of the area.

Your final stop will be Ifrane, famous for its low temperature, snow, and alpine-style houses. Often referred to as the Switzerland of Morocco, Ifrane is a picturesque and charming town that offers a unique contrast to the desert landscapes you've seen earlier in your tour. Finally, your driver will drop you off at the airport or your accommodation in Fes, marking the end of your incredible 4 days tour. This unforgettable adventure has provided you with unforgettable memories of stunning landscapes, cultural encounters, and unique experiences that will stay with you for a lifetime.


What's Included in 2 Days Tour From Marrakech to Fes


  • English-speaking driver/guide
  • Meet and assist services at Cairo Airport
  • 1 night at the hotel / riad
  • 1 night at the desert camp (Private tents)
  • Camel trekking in the Sahara Desert
  • The tour itinerary includes some optional activities, such as quad sandboarding
  • Dinner & Breakfast
  • Pickup and drop-off from your hotel or riad in Marrakech and Fes
  • Transportation in a comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle

Not Included

  • Lunches and drinks
  • Travel insurance
  • International Airfare
  • Tipping
  • Morocco entry visa
  • Entrance fees, other personal expenses and gratuities
Tour Map

Tour Map

Useful Information for the 4 Days Sahara Desert trip from Marrakech to Fes

  • The tour is not recommended for individuals with mobility issues or health problems.
  • It's important to bring cash for any additional expenses such as souvenirs or personal expenses.
  • It is recommended to wear comfortable clothes and shoes suitable for walking and hiking.
  • Sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat are essential to protect from the sun.
  • It's important to bring a small backpack or bag to carry personal items during the trip.
  • The tour involves long hours of driving and may include stops for photos or breaks.
  • English-speaking guides are available, but it's always helpful to learn some basic phrases in Arabic or French to communicate with the locals.
  • The tour involves camel trekking, so it's advisable to bring warm clothes and a sleeping bag for the overnight stay in the desert camp.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the distance between Marrakech and Merzouga?

The distance between Marrakech and Merzouga is approximately 559 kilometers (347 miles).

How many hours from Marrakech to Merzouga?

The journey from Marrakech to Merzouga can take around 8-10 hours by car.

Is 4 days in Morocco enough?

Four days in Morocco can be enough to see some of the country's highlights, but it may not be enough to explore everything that the country has to offer.

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.

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