5-Day Desert Tour From Marrakech to Fes
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Join us on a 5-day desert tour from Marrakech to Fes and immerse yourself in Morocco’s finest attractions. On the first day, we’ll travel via the High Atlas Mountains to Ouarzazate, our overnight destination. The second day is spent exploring the desert, which is the peak of all Moroccan travels. The third day will be spent in the desert, visiting Nomad Berbers and learning about their way of life. On the fourth day, we’ll take a different route to Midelt. Finally, on the last day, we’ll take you to Meknes before wrapping out our journey in Fes. Join us on an unforgettable adventure around Morocco’s most beautiful attractions!
5-Day Marrakech to Fes Tour Itinerary
Day 1: Marrakech to Dades Gorges
The 5-day desert tour from Marrakech to Fes begins with your pickup from our meeting place in Marrakech. Our first leg takes us across the Tizi Ntichka pass, which has a height of 2260 meters and a length of around 200 kilometers. We’ll stop along the road to see a cooperative that produces argan oil, which is used in cosmetics. Following that, we’ll go to the famed Ait Benhaddou Kasbah, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, passing via other kasbahs like as Telouet.
Ait Benhaddou is a world-renowned tourist destination as well as a sought-after site for filmmakers. We’ll next go to Ouarzazate, sometimes known as “Ouallywood” owing to the presence of Atlas Studios, a film production and renting center. Ouarzazate has served as the setting for a number of well-known films, including Game of Thrones and Prison Break. After lunch in town, we’ll continue on to Dades Gorges, where we’ll spend the night. This is only the start of your Moroccan trip!
Day 2: Dades Gorges to Merzouga desert
Today is devoted to our desert excursion on the 5-day desert tour from Marrakech to Fes. Our journey begins with a drive through picturesque valleys on the way to our first destination, the Todra Gorges. Here, we will pause to investigate the surrounding area and take a leisurely meander along the renowned Todra canyons. These canyons, which reach heights of approximately 300 meters, are renowned for being a primary climbing and photography destination in Morocco. We will then resume our journey, passing through small Berber villages and stopping for lunch in Tinghir or Tinjedad.
We embark on the final phase of our trip following our meal. The Merzouga desert is widely regarded as the zenith of all excursions in Morocco. To begin our desert journey, we will ride camels through the mesmerizing golden sands. Along the way, we will stop to take in the majestic scenery and behold a magnificent arid sunset. Our Nomadic camp, situated in the center of the desert, will be reached at last. The evening begins with a delectable traditional Moroccan feast, after which our team builds a campfire and performs mesmerizing drumming under the twinkling stars. It’s a memorable evening.
Day 3: Merzouga desert/The desert trip
On the third day of our 5-day desert trip from Marrakech to Fes, we engage in desert exploration. Typically, our desert excursions begin with a visit to the Nomads, Morocco’s indigenous people. Spending time with these Berber Nomads provides invaluable insight into the genuine Moroccan way of life, as they scrupulously preserve the nation’s original traditions and culture.
After our Nomadic encounter, we’ll make our way to Glb Nass, which translates to “the people’s heart” in English, where we’ll stop to take in the view and admire the majesty of the Sahara dunes. The kohl mine in M’Ifiss, once possessed and utilized by the French colonial dominion, is our next destination.
Then, we will travel to Khamlia, where we will experience a delicious supper and have the chance to meet the Gnawa people. These people are originally from Mali and Gabon, but they have made Morocco their home, establishing in villages similar to the one we are visiting. You will have the opportunity to enjoy their music and watch their distinctive dance performances.
The rest of the day will be spent investigating additional locations, such as the Hassi Labied Oases.
Day 4: Merzouga desert to Midelt
After breakfast at your desert lodging, we will embark on our trip to Midelt. In Rissani, one of the greatest traditional markets in the southeast of Morocco, will be our first visit.
We will then travel to Erfoud, a city known for its fossil workshops. Here, you will have the opportunity to view numerous fossils that are indigenous to the area.
The next stop on our journey is the Ziz Valley, the largest source of dates in Morocco. While traveling along the Ait Chakr pass, we will halt at one of Morocco’s most magnificent viewpoints. From this vantage point, you can observe the tens of thousands of palm trees in the Ziz Valley.
Our journey continues towards Midelt, with the Errachidia Dam serving as our next stop. The government created this reservoir to provide a vital water source for the residents of the region.
You will spend the night in Midelt, signaling the conclusion of the fourth day of your five-day excursion from Marrakech to Fes through the desert.
Day 5: Midelt to Fes
The last day of your 5 days desert trip from Marrakech to Fes features a welcome change of scenery. We will begin the day by driving again through the High Atlas Mountains, passing through the Cedar forest, where we will make our first halt. We will reach the city of Meknes upon exiting the forest.
Our exploration of Meknes begins with a visit to Sahrij Souani, a picturesque lake in the city’s center. The tour of Meknes will resume with visits to Lhdim square and Bab Mansour. After exploring the grandeur and history of Meknes, we will travel to the neighboring city of Volubilis, home to Roman ruins and the former capital of the kingdom of Mauritanian.
Our tour will then take us directly to Fes, where our services will conclude.