When experiencing all that Morocco has to offer between these two great cities. It’s important to dedicate more than just one day, to see all the sights and sounds the country has to offer. Marrakech to Fes desert tours 2023/2024, cover the most impressive sights, and cannot be missed for those that want an authentic Moroccan holiday.
Our day trips cover some of the amazing cities, moreover on tours from Marrakech to Fes desert tours. Morocco desert tour can include:
Three days trip Marrakech to Fes desert tours, and extraordinary landscape
Day 1: Marrakech – Ait Benhaddou – Ouarzazate – Dades Gorge Marrakech to fes desert tours
Pick up provided from hotel/Riad, then toward to Ouarzazate. Through the famous Tizi-n-Tichka pass situated at a height of 2,260m within the High Atlas Mountains. This is how the first of our Marrakech to Fes tours. Then enjoy the colorful landscapes along with the villages on your way from Marrakech. Which is known as the doorway to the Sahara Desert. Ait Benhaddou, the UNESCO world heritage site. Falls on the way and is a famous spot with movies like “Lawrence of Arabia” and “Jesus of Nazareth” shot in this location.
Walk across the river to visit the fortified Kasbah, situated atop the hill. Then Continue towards Ouarzazate through the Skoura palm grove and the Valley of the Roses. This valley is the center of Moroccan roses and roses products. Travel through the strange rock creation of Tamnalt Hills and Dades gorge, carved by the Dades River for centuries. Then enjoying a mystical night right at the heart of the gorge.
Day 2: Dades Gorge – Todra Gorge – Erg Chebbi (sand boarding)
On the second day of your trip from Marrakech to Fes desert tours. Another gorge named Todra awaits you with the roads through the Berber village and Dades valley. You can trek the canyons, which are around 300m high, and a favorite place for mountain climbers. Once finished, with the trekking, head towards the Erg Chebbi dunes in Merzouga Sahara Desert. Lunch will be served before arriving at Erfoud. From Erg Chebbi, you can enjoy a 2 hour camel ride towards the camp behind an oasis. Enjoying the fabulous sunset on the way. Feel like a nomad as you spend the night under a sky, within lit up by millions of stars and amidst Berber music.
Day 3: Merzouga – Midelt – Ifran – Fez (Marrakech to fes desert tours)
Wake up early to enjoy the sunrise over the dunes of Erg Chebbi, the best thing within the desert. Complete your breakfast and set out towards Fes, alongside the Ziz Valley Gorge and Azrou. Be amused by the monkeys within green lush cedar forests on your way. Get a drop off at your hotel by the evening on Day 3.
A longer Marrakech to fes desert tours over four days
Day 1: Marrakech – Telouet – Ait Benhaddou
The second option in our multi Marrakakech to Fes desert tours. Pick up from the hotel in the morning. Move towards Ouarzazate with the great view of High Atlas Mountains, through the 2,260m high Tizi-n-Tichka pass. Let the mountain landscapes. Then to the valleys unfold their beauty to you in different colours, along with the Berber villages.
Kasbah of Telouet, occupied by the Pacha Glaoui during his reign, is worth paying a visit. This is situated in the village of Telouet, near the Onilla Valley. The Harem, along with the reception hall stands tall to speak for the luxurious life of El Glaoui. Moreover, it also depicts the Andalusian decorating style. The older parts of Kasbah are completely in ruins and make it difficult to visit. You’ll want to get lost in the crumbled passageways, which are more like a maze.
Next, you will continue to Kasbah Ait Benhaddou in your Marrakech to Fes tours 2023/2024. This is a World Heritage site announced by UNESCO. The Moroccan Government, in 1994, announced Kasbah as a National Heritage and took up the preservation responsibility. This place was a major stop for camel caravans, carrying salt through the Sahara and coming back with gold, silver, and slaves. Overnight stay will be at Ait Benhaddou.
Day 2: Ait Benhaddou – Ouarzazate – Dades Gorge – Todra Gorge
After breakfast, travel to the city of Ouazazate, visiting the Kasbah Taourirt within. The journey to the city will take your party along the Road of One Thousand Kasbahs, and feature a stop at the picturesque Skoura Oasis, flanked by palm groves. You’ll continue on into the Rose Valley, where the majority of the world’s perfume flowers are grown.
Depending on conditions and preference. Then you can opt for a shorter route to the Dades Gorge. Passing the Tamnalt Hills with their bizarre, and enticing rock formations resembling monkey feet. From Dades Gorge we’ll travel to Todra Gorge. Another famous gorge with soaring canyon walls framing a narrow path. Where we’ll stay the night.
Day 3: Todra Gorge – Merzouga – Erg Chebbi
On the third day of your trip from Marrakech to Fes desert tours. Then leave Todra Gorge behind to continue the journey towards Tourong Erfoud via Tinejdad. The fossils centre along with the ancient city of Rissani, which thrived in the earlier centuries due to caravan routes to Sijilmassa. Alaouite, the early conquerors of Morocco, lived here. You can notice people wearing indigo blue robes. Enjoy the late afternoon with a 2 hour journey on the camel to Erg Chebbi, while boasting of the magical sunset on the desert. You will be spending the night at Erg Chebbi in the Nomadic style tent with a crystal clear sky full of stars.
Day 4 : Merzouga – Midelt – Ifran – Fez( Marrakech to Fes desert tours)
On the last day of your Marrakech to Fes desert tours, make sure you wake up as early as possible to enjoy desert sunrise over the huge sand dunes of Erg Chebbi. The best moment of Merzouga desert. After you have changed your clothes and finished breakfast. then the journey towards Fes will start through the Ziz Valley gorge and Azrou. On the way, the views of lush green cedar forests. Along with numerous monkeys on the trees, then will keep you entertained. In the evening, you will be dropped at your hotel.
Take 2 day trips for a shorter adventure Marrakech to fes desert tours
Day 1: Marrakech – Ouarzazate – Agdez – Erg Chebbi
We offer shorter two day trips from Marrakech to Fes tours, that pack so much into your time. This tour sees you start with an early morning journey from your hotel, Then towards Ouarzazate, through the famous Tizi-n-Tichka pass within the High Atlas Mountains. Beautiful landscapes, vibrant colours, and Berber villages, are there to welcome you on your way from Marrakech to Ouarzazate. The next stop in your day trip is at Agdez, the first village in Draa valley.
Next, advance towards the Sarhro volcanic mountains with dramatic formation of rocks and gorges. In the afternoon, arrive to Merzouga at the outskirts of Sahara desert. Then take a camel safari to reach the night camp after a splendid 2 hours of beauty, including the sunset. Spend the night at Erg Chebbi in the Nomadic style. While counting the bright stars in the sky. This an unforgettable experience that you won’t get from single day trips from Marrakech.
Day 2: Erg Chebbi – Midelt – Ifran – Fez
Wake up early to enjoy the sunrise, (the most beautiful thing in the desert) over the sand dunes of Erg Chebbi. A quick breakfast and change of clothes, make you ready for the journey to Fes along Ziz Valley Gorge and Azrou. Then lush cedar forests and the monkeys that play in them will keep you amused on the way. In the evening, the drop off will be at your hotel.
One of the most comprehensive desert trips over five days
Day 1: Marrakech – Imlil – Sidi Chamharouch – Toubkal refuge
On your first first day on one of our 5 day trips from Marrakech to Fes desert tours. The driver will pick you up from the hotel. Then will drive to the heart of the High Atlas Mountains. The trip starts from Imlil (1,740m), a big Berber village 65km south of Marrakech. You will be dropped off at the village. Then meet our guide and muleteers. They will take care of your luggage, food, and other requirements. Within half an hour. Furthermore, the journey to the Berber village, accompanied by an experienced mountain guide will follow. Shortly, you will reach the mountain hut by the shrine of Sidi Chamharouch at 2,500m to enjoy your picnic lunch. All things will be prepared in advance by the cook. After the lunch, which is followed by a short break. Then you can continue your journey towards the refuge at 3,200m height.
Day 2: Toubkal refuge – Summit – Return to Imlil
Wake up as early as possible to avoid the heat of the sun. We will finish up with breakfast by 5am and start climbing by 5.30am. Take careful steps towards the point above the hut, where you can take a short break with nuts, oranges and water. After 3 or 4 hours of uphill walking, then you can notice the High Atlas Mountains. Then the fabulous valleys around them, and the Berber villages.
Take a break of around 45 minutes to the summit, then take the pictures and enjoy the beauty before going all the way down to the hut. The cook will be ready with the lunch there. After the lunch, enjoy what you wouldn’t be able to on a single day trip from Marrakech. Then walking down the same route, and spending the night with a Berber family with dinner and breakfast (suite with private bath will be provided).
Day 3: Imlil – Ait Benhaddou – Rose Valley – Dades Gorge
The third day of your trip from Marrakech to Fes tours. Then you will depart from Imlil at 8am and start your journey towards Ouarzazate. You will be able to pass through Tizi-n-Tichka Pass at 2,260m, the highest road pass in Morocco. The natural beauty of the High Atlas Mountains. The small Berber villages scattered in the valleys of the mountain, surely leave you amazed. The UNESCO World Heritage Site at Ait Benhaddou is hard to miss. The Kasbah welcomes with the best, and the most impressive fortress cities of the country. This is situated on the top of the hill, and is a favorite place among movie directors. Famous movies like Gladiator and Lawrence of Arabia were shot here. The upper area of Kasbah provides a breathtaking view, totally worth the steep climb through the windy streets.
The journey continues through the Road of One Thousand Kasbahs and the Skoura oasis. The Valley of Roses. Then carry on the journey by passing the Tamlalt Hills and its strange rock creations. Before you arrive at the Dades Gorge, which has been carved for centuries by the famous Dades River. Then the red and mauve rocks create beautiful natural scenery along with the tower above the road. Spend the night in the Dades Gorge, where you will receive the dinner and the breakfast.
Day 4: Dades Gorge – Todra Gorge – Tinjdad – Merzouga – Erg Chebbi
Enjoy a breakfast in the morning before departing the Dades Gorge. Then find your way to another gorge – the Todra Gorge (also the highest oasis in Morocco). This gorge is actually cut deep into the colored cliffs of the High Atlas Mountains. and around 300 meter high walls. The narrowest parts are merely 20 meters apart from each other.
From the Todra Gorge, your next stop will be at Merzouga. The oasis in the heart of Sahara Desert, at the foot of the famous Erg Chebbi dunes. Then, you can find the guides as well as the camels to guide you, through the Moroccan Sahara. The journey through the desert landscape will take around 2 hours and finally. Then you will reach the desert camp for night. On the way, you can witness the elegance of a magical sunset on the desert. The guide will prepare refreshing mint tea for you at the camp along with a great tagine dinner. A Nomad tent will be there for overnight, along with the breakfast for the upcoming day.
Day 5: Erg Chebbi – Merzouga – Erfoud – Midelt – Fes
The final leg of our five day trips from Marrakech to Fes desert tours, is just as amazing as any other. Wake up early to enjoy the sunrise over Erg Chebbi sand dunes. In what might be the highlight of your time in the Morocco desert. After breakfast, continue the journey towards Merzouga Fes through the beautiful Ziz Valley Gorge via Azrou. In addition the green cedar forests and the playful monkeys will keep you amused. Then you will be dropped at the hotel.
Finally, exploring the majesty of Morocco desert tour, is something you’ll never regret. For information on our Sahara excursions, and our camel trekking packages, contact us today. Use our contact form to get in touch with us and begin your Marrakech to fes desert tours !