From Marrakech to Fes
– 4 DAYS –
Tour from Marrakech to Fes passing through the Sahara desert
Duration: 3 nights 4 days
Type: City, mountaind, culture, kasbah, oasis, desert, camel ride, stars
Period: All the year
Day 1 Marrakech - Ait Ben Haddou - Ouarzazate - Roses Valley - Boumalne Dades
– 6 hours
You will begin your journey leaving the bustling city of Marrakesh behind you and heading towards the highest pass in the Atlas Mountains: Tizi N’Tichka.
At an impressive altitude of 2,260 metres, this pass offers a stunning vantage point to admire the surrounding landscape made of green forests, towering peaks and endless horizons. You will also be able to see a number of small, traditional Berber villages along the way.
As you make your way back down from the mountains, your second stop will be the enchanting Ait Ben Haddou kasbah. This fortified village was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site and it looks as thought it has risen out of the desert.
This location featured in a number of films including The Gladiator, Game of Thrones and Lawrence of Arabia. It is located in the valley of the Ouarzazate river and its fortress provides breathtaking views of the rocky desert that lies at its feet.
Your journey will then continue toward Ouarzazate, the largest Berber city in southern Morocco. It is also known as Africa’s Hollywood due to the many film studios that are based there.
You will spend the first night in Dades Gorges.
Day 2 Boumalne Dades - Dades Gorges - Todra Gorges - Erfoud - Rissani - Merzouga
– 4 hours
The following morning, after breakfast, you will leave the red Dades Gorges valley and head for the Todgha Gorge. This striking, saffron-coloured split in the rocks extends for hundreds of metres.
You can visit the canyon by car or on foot, taking a leisurely walk along the river it crosses.
You will then continue the journey towards the city of Merzouga. Along this stretch of the road you will see an ever-changing landscape, from the red rocks of the Gorges mountains, to the lush palm forests and the rocky expanse of desert that gradually gives way to rolling hills of sand. Here you will reach the border of the immense Sahara desert.
You will then pass through Erfoud (capital of fossils) and Rissani (famous for its market, which is the largest in southern Morocco).
Once you arrive in Merzouga, you will leave the car and climb onto camels for the last stretch.
After watching the sun set among the dunes, you will be able to enjoy the starry desert sky and a traditional dinner accompanied by Berber music.
DAY 3 Merzouga - Khamilia - Tissardmine - Dene di Erg Chebbi - Merzouga
– 4 hours
After breakfast, we will take you to the immense dunes of Erg Chebbi, where you can take plenty of pictures.
You will then continue your journey to Khamlia, whose villagers come from the innermost regions of Africa.
Here you will have the chance to watch a tribal music show known as Gnawans.
After that we will head to the ancient mines of Mifiss, where you will enjoy breathtaking views over the vast expanse of the desert and visit a family of nomads.
We will then make our way back to Merzouga, where you can choose to relax at the hotel or watch another sunset over the sand dunes.
Day 4 Merzouga - Ziz Valley - Midelt - Azrou - Ifrane - Fes
– 7 hours
After a hearty breakfast we will head towards Fes, driving through the palm forests of the Ziz Valley and Errachidia, a modern military city.
The journey will then continue among Midelt’s cedar groves, through the Atlas Mountains and on to Ifrane, known as the Switzerland of Morocco.
This charming town with its red roofs and countless little lakes is one of the most popular winter holiday destinations for Moroccans.
After visiting Ifrane you will get back on the road and reach Fes in the late afternoon.
Route on the map
A preview of what we will see
Choose your accomodation
Enjoy your stay in 3 stars hotel
Enjoy your stay in 4 o 5 stars hotel
Private car 4×4 / mini-bus or van
Pickup & Dropoff
Driver/guide english speaking or french/spanish/italian
Overnight stay in hotel in Boumalne Dades
Overnight stay in the camp in Erg Chebbi
Overnight stay in hotel in Merzouga
Price NOT includes
Tips and personal shopping
Entrance fee (Monuments)