Morocco Splendid Tours

4 days tour from Fes to Marrakech

tour description

Discover the diverse landscapes and cultural wonders of Morocco on a 4 days desert tour from Fes to Marrakech via Merzouga. This captivating journey guides you through the Atlas Mountains, where ancient kasbahs and traditional villages invite exploration. Traverse the picturesque landscapes of the Dadès and Todra Gorges, witness the expansive Sahara Desert, and savor an enchanting overnight stay at a desert camp near Merzouga. Immerse yourself in the hospitality of local Berber communities, explore historic towns, and marvel at the ever-changing scenery.

This comprehensive expedition guarantees an unforgettable blend of natural beauty, cultural discovery, and the enchanting allure of the Merzouga desert.

Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Fes - Midelt - Erfoud - Merzouga - Erg Chebbi

At 8:00 am, we commence our four-day desert tour from Fes to Marrakech via the Sahara. We depart for Midelt, traversing the mountains and cedar forests of the Middle Atlas. En route, we pass through Ifrane, a delightful ski resort, and Azrou, a significant handicraft center specializing in cedar woodwork. We reach Midelt for lunch. In the afternoon, our journey progresses to Erfoud and into the desert. Dinner and overnight accommodation will be arranged in a hotel at the foothills of the captivating Erg Chebbi sand dunes.

Day 2: Merzouga - tour around Erg Chebbi Sahara dunes

After breakfast, we head to Khamlia village to enjoy live Gnawa music, continue through an off-track road to have a tour around the sand dunes, and then we stop for a cup of tea with nomads living in Berber tents. You will discover a new sense of life from there and enjoy Berber pizza for lunch. You will get back to the hotel to relax before starting your camel trip into the dunes to watch sunset. After that, you will go to the camp to spend the night in a nomadic tent.

Day 3: Merzouga - Todra Gorges - Ouarzazate

You will wake up early to watch the spectacular sunrise at a place where the color of the sand dunes and the play of shadows make an awesome sight. Then, you will have breakfast and a shower at the hotel/riad. We will continue to Ouarzazate via Rissani and stop in Erfoud, a city famous for its fossilized marbles, where you will visit a workshop that produces marble fossils. Afterwards, we continue to the Todra Gorges, an ideal place for walking and exploring on your own. After lunch, we drive through the town of Roses, named Kelaa Mgouna. We continue through the Road of a Thousand-Kasbahs, passing the Skoura palm grove until we arrive to Ouarzazate, the "Hollywood of Morocco" and check into the hotel/riad.

Day 4: Ouarzazate - Ait Ben Haddou - Marrakech

After breakfast, we head to Aït Benhaddou, a 'fortified kasbah', situated along the former caravan route between the Sahara and Marrakech. It is built on a hill along the Ouarzazate River and boasts some beautiful examples of kasbahs, some of which remain inhabited. Granted UNESCO World Heritage listing, the site had been the setting for many films including Lawrence of Arabia, Gladiator and Game of Thrones. After stopping for lunch we continue to Marrakech over the High Atlas Mountains.

Tour Inclusions

  • Transportation: Comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle for the entire journey.
  • Professional Guide: Knowledgeable English-speaking guide to enhance your experience.
  • Accommodation: Overnight stays in a guesthouse in Merzouga, Dades Valley, Ouarzazate and desert camp in Merzouga.
  • Camel Trek: Experience a camel trek into the Sahara Desert for a sunset and sunrise adventure.
  • Meals: Breakfast and dinner during the tour.

Tour Exclusions

  • Lunch and Beverages: Not included in the package.
  • Personal Expenses: Any personal spending during the trip is not included.
  • Travel Insurance: It is recommended to have travel insurance to cover unexpected events.
  • Tips: Gratuities for guides, drivers, and camp staff are not included but greatly appreciated.
  • Optional Activities: Any optional activities or excursions not specified in the itinerary.

NB: This 4 days expedition from Fes to Marrakech via Merzouga encapsulates a vivid experience through Morocco's historical, cultural, and natural wonders, ending with an enchanting Sahara Desert adventure. Always verify details with the tour operator for the best experience.

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Please feel free to contact us at any time, whether you have already found the trip and activities that perfectly suit your needs and interests, or if you would like us to customize an itinerary tailored to your preferences. At Morocco Splendid Tours, we are genuinely enthusiastic about the opportunity to contribute to making your journey in Morocco the most fortuitous and enjoyable experience possible. Your satisfaction is our priority, and we are here to assist you in creating a travel adventure that not only meets your expectations but also exceeds them. Our team is ready to answer any questions, provide expert advice, and ensure that every aspect of your Moroccan adventure is finely tuned to your desires. We look forward to helping you craft an extraordinary and personalized experience that will leave you with lasting memories of Morocco.

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