5 Days Marrakech to Fes via Sahara desert tour is a great and slow option to travel between the two imperial cities (Marrakech and Fes). In these 5 days in Morocco you will explore and visit so many beautiful places and fascinating views: the high Atlas Mountains, the Valley Ounila in Telouet, Ait Benhaddou Kasbah, Ouarzazate, Valley of Roses, Todra valley, Todra gorges and Ziz valley; for sure we will not miss the magical Sahara desert of Erg-Chebbi sand dunes, Middle Atlas Mountains, the Cedar forest and Ifrane city end in Fes, Book Us Now.
⦁ High Atlas Mountains.
⦁ Telouet Kasbah.
⦁ Ounila Valley.
⦁ Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah.
⦁ Atlas Studios.
⦁ Todra Valley.
⦁ Todra Gorges.
⦁ Sahara desert (Erg-Chebbi).
⦁ Ziz Valley.
⦁ Cedar forest.
⦁ The Switzerland city (Ifrane).
Departure of 5 days Marrakech to Fes via Sahara desert tour, our driver guide will pick you up from your accommodation and drive through the Atlas Passes. On the road we will make stops to enjoy the stunning views of the Atlas Mountains and Tizi N’tichka pass (2260m). We will arrive to a small Berber village Telouet, in this village we’ll visit the Telouet Kasbah built in the 18th and 19th centuries for the powerful el Glaoui family; Telouet Kasbah is a rare sight to behold. Adorned in colorful mosaics and red stucco, the Kasbah had a strategic location on the caravan trail.
Take rest there to have lunch in a local restaurant. Later we will drive to Ouarzazate city along the stunning Ounila valley passing via Berber villages to reach the ancient Kasbah Ait-Benhaddou. This fortified walled city was built right on the caravan path between Marrakech and the Sahara and was once a thriving trading post during the 17th century. Inside the high mud walls are 6 Kasbahs and a small number of homes. Ait Benhaddou has appeared in several movies, including Gladiator & Lawrence of Arabia. In the afternoon we will visit Atlas Studios in Ouarzazate. Dinner & overnight will be in a hotel / or Riad in Ouarzazate.
After breakfast we will initiate our journey from Ouarzazate known as “the door of Sahara desert” to Merzouga. We will stop to discover the beautiful architecture of Kasbah Taourirte situated in Ouarzazate city. After that we’ll drive along the road of thousands Kasbah, Rose valley, Dades valley and Todra Valley. We will enjoy the green views full of palms grove and almonds trees.
Later we arrive at Todra Gorge a chilly and natural place with it orange towering cliffs, the canyons of Todra Gorge are almost 1,000 feet deep. Also it’s a preferred place for the climbers, where we will take time to discover this incredible place. In the afternoon we continue our way to Sahara desert along many Berber villages such as: Tinjdad, Melaab and Erfoud. We will have free time for lunch, before arriving to the magical land of sand dunes, Dinner and overnight in a hotel / or Riad in Merzouga.
After breakfast, we will start our journey around Erg-Chebbi sand dunes. We will explore many interesting places of the area such as: Merzouga Lake (not always full of water) to see the kinds of birds (ducks & flamingos) that coming to live in this lake especially in spring time. We will visit khamliya village where you will listen African music (Gnawa) played by the people originally from the black Africa, than we will continue our off-road desert tour to the black desert behind Erg-Chebbi sand dunes. We will visit an abandoned village where the working mineral fossils, then drive to visit a nomadic Berber family to see them lifestyle.
We’ll back to khamliya to have a delicious lunch in Local restaurant. In the afternoon you will start Camel Trekking Adventure, across the beautiful unique orange colored sand dunes to desert camp. The great experience where you can feed your soul, enjoy the wonderful sunset from the middle of dunes. Dinner & overnight will be in camp, music played and you can frolic on the sand dunes under zillions of stars.
In the morning your camel man will wake you up early and climb the sand dunes to see the beautiful sunrise. After breakfast and shower in the camp you will ride camel back to Merzouga village while coming back, you couldn’t fail to appreciate the unique beauty of the spectacular Erg-Chebbi sand dunes. Travel to Rissani, where we will stroll around the famous, traditional and biggest Market of the area exploring the local-made goods and art crafts. It’s better to visit Rissani in one of the following days: Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday. In these three days is Souks, so it’s good days for the people of desert area that want to do shopping.
Then, continue our way passing by villages Erfoud and Aoufous to reach Ziz valley situated in Errachidia city. It is a big valley, we will definitely stop to enjoy the green oasis full of thousands palms. After that we will continue to Midelt through Errachidia and plateau of the middle Atlas Mountains Tizi N’talghoumte pass (1907m), dinner and overnight will be in a Hotel in Midelt.
After breakfast in the Hotel, we will leave Midelt and continue our journey to Fes via the Middle Atlas where you can enjoy amazing views of mountains. Next, we will make stop in the Cedar forest known for the huge apes. Then, we continue to Ifrane city referred as “the Switzerland of Morocco” where we can stop for a while. After that we will join Fes the oldest city in Morocco. At the end of our 5 days Marrakech to Fes via Sahara desert tour and our services we will drop you off in Fes at your Riad, Hotel or airport.
⦁ Pick up in & drop off in your accommodation.
⦁ Comfortable with air-conditioned vehicle + Fuel.
⦁ Driver guide during the tour.
⦁ Overnight in desert camp.
⦁ One Breakfast and dinner (vegetarians are welcome).
⦁ Visit Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah.
⦁ Camel ride and night in desert camp.
⦁ Bottle water and scarf each one for camel trip.
x Water & Drinks.
x Entrance fees.