4-Day desert trip from Marrakech to Fes

4-Day desert trip from Marrakech to Fes
4-Day desert trip from Marrakech to Fes

4-Day desert trip from Marrakech to Fes

Overview:

The 4-Day Desert trip from Marrakech to Fes is the best option for anybody visiting Morocco who wants to visit the important towns of Fes and Marrakech. Combining Marrakech and Fes with a Marrakech to Fes 4-Day desert trip is the finest way to experience Morocco’s desert holidays, enabling you to enjoy the magnificence of the Sahara desert as well as the Atlas Mountains.

Highlights of a 4-Day desert trip from Marrakech to Fes

Itinerary:

Day 1: Marrakech - Ait Ben Haddou - Ouarzazate

We’ll pick you up from your hotel at 08:00 and begin our trip from Marrakesh to Ouarzazate via the High Atlas mountains and the Tizi n’Tichka pass, where we’ll stop for photos and to take in the scenery. Visit the Telouet Kasbah and Ait Benhaddou’s ancient kasbah. We’ll continue to Ouarzazate and visit the Atlas Studio. Overnight in Ouarzazate.

Then we travel to Ouarzazate, passing through the unforgiving stone desert, to see the Kasbah of Taourirt and the famous film studios. After lunch, take a drive through the Dades Valley on the famed 1000 Kasbahs Road, passing via the intriguing hamlet of Skoura and on to Kelaat Magouna, known for its flowers. Enjoy supper and settle in for the night when you arrive to Boumalne Dades.

Day 2:Ouarzazate - Dades Valley - Todra Gorges - Merzouga Desert

We’ll travel from Ouarzazate to Merzouga the next day, then to Rose Valley and Dades Valley, but first we’ll stop at Ouarzazate’s Kasbah Taourirte. 

We’ll drive through various Berber towns before arriving at Todra Gorges, where we’ll have a walk to admire the gorge before continuing on to Merzouga Desert for the night.

Day 3:Merzouga Desert - Explore Sahara Desert

We’ll take a brief tour of the Erg-Chebbi sand dunes before heading to Khamlia village, a group of dark-skinned people who were once slaves in African countries but now dwell in the area and play Gnawa music. We’ll also pass by a miner’s village and meet nomadic Berber families who still live and travel in the desert. In the afternoon, we’ll travel to Merzouga town for a camel ride and a night in a desert tent.

Day 4: Ouarzazate - Ziz Valley - Fes

On the final day of our vacation, we’ll travel from Merzouga to Fes, which will be a long day. We’ll pull off to the side of the road to take in the views of the Ziz valley, Middle Atlas mountains, and cedar forest, as well as keep an eye out for monkeys.

WHAT IS INCLUDED?

WHAT IS EXCLUDED?

Additionl info about our 4-Day desert trip from Marrakech to Fes:

Travel Insurance:

At the risk of sounding like your parents, buy travel insurance before you leave. It’s one of those items you don’t want to leave the house without. Depending on your travel style, we recommend either World Nomads or Safety Wing.

Before departing on a tour, the client should get personal insurance from a reliable insurer to cover personal injury, medical expenses, repatriation fees, luggage loss, and tour cancellation penalties.

NOTES:

If you wish to change something about this trip, just let us know your ideas and travel plans, and we’ll come up with a comparable or alternative schedule that meets your needs. For further information, please contact us.

DEPOSIT & PAYMENT

To reserve your desert 4 day tour, we require a deposit via PayPal or bank transfer, with the remainder paid in cash upon your arrival. We are entirely flexible in arranging your customised trip based on your travel preferences and budget.

Cash or credit cards:

We accept cash in Euros(€), Pounds(£), USD($), or local Dirhams(MAD) for the three-day desert trip balance. We recommend paying cash to your guide on the first day of the tour. If you do not want to go with a lot of cash, we propose paying with credit or mastercard, however there is a 6% fee.

Cancellation Policy

We can cancel your 4-day tour for free if you notify us one week before the tour begins. Simply notify us of your cancellation by email, and we will issue a full refund. Also, if you wish to postpone your trip to a later date.

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FAQ of the 4-Day desert trip from Marrakech to Fes

Morocco Ultra Tours uses a comfortable automobile. As a result, for parties of less than six people, we use a Toyota Prado Land Cruiser. We used an 8-seater van and a 17-seater minibus for groups larger than 8 people.

The distance between Marrakech and Merzouga is 562 kilometers.

Yes, for travelers who choose not to ride camels, we employ a 4×4 vehicle to transport you to the camp at no additional cost. Optionally, ATV Quads / Buggy Dune can be rented for an additional fee. You only need to notify us at the time of booking.

Best thing to do & to see During the tour

4-Day desert trip from Marrakech to Fes

Explore the Benhaddou Kasbah.

Explore At Benhaddou Kasbah, a UNESCO World Heritage Site dating back to the 11th century. The kasbah is one of the most impressive man-made landmarks in the area, consisting of large clay structures crammed together behind defensive walls strengthened by corner towers.

Discover the Boumalne Dades Desert Oasis.

Discover the ancient and breathtaking desert village of Boumalne Dades. The name “Boumalene” is derived from the French phrase “Bou l’Male,” which means “a place of business and trade.” The Dades River has long been used to raise grass, fruits, and vegetables, and the area has a long history of cattle trafficking.

Visit the Valley of a Thousand Kasbahs & Rose Valley

Explore the Moroccan Desert’s diverse communities and two of the country’s most culturally significant areas: the Valley of a Thousand Kasbahs and Rose Valley. They can be combined with trips to Boumalne Dades and Ouarzazate, as well as trips between the Sahara and Marrakech.

Spend the night in a Leisure Desert Camp.

Spending the night in the Moroccan desert is a common cultural experience, but staying in a luxurious camp may enhance the experience! The camp’s owners are descended from nomadic Berber families who lived among the dunes and arid environment of the Sahara. They chose to build a luxury camp with an emphasis on eco-friendly operations to preserve the desert and the experience for future generations.

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Immersion in culture in the Ziz Valley and Atlas Mountains

Explore the Berber towns of the Atlas Mountains while passing through Erfoud, Morocco’s famous ziz Valley capital. Palm trees surround the densely farmed countryside.

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