We In Merzouga, we get a taste of the Sahara desert. and camel trek in desert
We enjoy Middle Atlas mountains around Azrou
We explore Dades and Todgha gorges with optional trekking (if time allows)
We enjoy High Atlas mountains around Ouarzazate
We will Visit Ait Benhaddou and Ouarzazate's film studios.
We will Visit Ait Benhaddou and Ouarzazate's film studios.
DAY 1: FES - AZROU - MIDELT - ZIZ VALLEY - MERZOUGA:
After breakfast , we will meet you at your accommodation and start travelling south to Merzouga via Midelt and Errachidia. Your first stop will be at Ifrane city, named as "the Switzerland of Morocco", and then to Merzouga via Midelt and the Ziz Valley. During this journey you’ll experience glimpses of the Middle Atlas and Higher Atlas mountains. Stopping at the famous cedar forest - the largest one in Morocco - where you will have chance to see Barbarian apes. You’ll notice how the scenery changes to reveal hints of the desert as you approach the province of the southeast ; Errachidia city. After lunch in Midelt, your journey continues along the fantastic Ziz Valley, stopping for panoramic views along the way. We will drive through Berber villages to Erfoud, and then Rissani, the foundation of the Alaouite dynasty - the current ruling royal family in Morocco. Arriving in Merzouga at the end of the day, you’ll be welcomed with a glass of mint tea before you check in to our riad (dinner and breakfast)
DAY 2: MERZOUGA AREA - CAMEL TREK AND OVERNIGHT IN THE DESERT CAMP:
After a breakfast in your riad we will continue tour from Fes exploring desert in Merzouga. You will visit the Gnawa people - originally from Mali, Senegal and Sudan- in their village Khamlia , where you will learn about their music and their lifestyle . later, we will drive in the desert area to meet nomad families to explore their way of life . today our lunch will be a traditional meal (Berber pizza) with a local family. You will have the option also to visit the old city of Rissani - the foundation of the Alaouite dynasty - the current ruling royal family in Morocco. Rissani is surrounded by about 360 ksar (a fortified village with many towers) and has a big souk (an open market), held three times a week. Once called Sijilmassa, this was the meeting place for the salt caravans, coming from Tombouctou in Mali. Here you’ll walk through the souk, selling spices, vegetables and cloths. After that we will Drive back to the village of Merzouga. In the afternoon, you will ride your camel, guided by an experienced camel man to explore what is hidden in the middle of the highest sand dunes in morocco. Dinner will be served in front of the tent where you will spend the night.
DAY 3: MERZOUGA - TODGHA GORGES - DADES VALLEY:
Early in the morning, our camel-guide will wake you up to watch what well may be the best sunrise in your life. After that , you will peacefully camel-trek back to the village of Merzouga. Enroute you couldn’t fail to appreciate the unique beauty of the spectacular Erg Chebbi dunes - changing with the light as the day progresses. After shower and breakfast in the riad, you’ll leave for Rissani , Tinghir, and Todgha gorges - the highest, narrowest gorges in Morocco. Here you will have the option to hike for an hour within the valley, where you will meet locals and learn about the culture and geography. Then we continue tour from Fes to the Dades Valley, where you’ll see the majestic sand castles and the amazing rock formations known as "monkey toes". Our accommodation will be a fancy guest house with dinner and breakfast.
DAY 4: DADES VALLEY - KASBAH AIT BENHADDOU - MARRAKECH:
Today in the morning we continue our tour from Fes travelling through the Dades Valley towards Ouarzazate and then to Marrakech. The route through Dades Valley is called the way of the thousand Kasbahs - providing numerous opportunities to take some of your best photographic shots of the trip. You will stop at Kalaat M'Gouna -the centre of roses valley-, where you will have the option to visit the cooperative for the roses, to purchase the rosewater, which will make your linen smell good a long time after your trip is over. Continue to Marrakech via the Ait Benhaddou Kasbah. Built by Et Hami El Glaoui, one of the last Berber chieftains during the 19th century, now the Kasbah is a house of many Glaoui people. Your journey will continue through the majestic Tizi n'Tichka Pass (2260 m) over the High Atlas Mountains,where you will have the opportunity to explore the process of producing the Argan oil- existing only in morocco - by Berber women in their cooperative, before arriving at your accommodation in Marrakech and the end of our service.
PROGRAM FOR 4 DAYS TOUR FROM FES TO MARRAKECH
English-speaking driver/guide with years of experience
Transport in comfortable air conditioned 4x4 vehicle
Pick up / drop off from your hotel
Tips and what's not mentioned
Plane ticket to and from Morocco
Drinks and lunches
INCLUDED IN 4 DAYS TOUR FROM FES TO MARRAKECH VIA DESERT
Your overnight stay in the Sahara desert includes dinner and breakfast.
Accommodation in a hotel or riad, or in desert tents in a desert camp.
Camel ride to the desert camp (1 camel per person)
Morocco Tours 4x4 offers affordable private Morocco tour from Fes do not compromise on quality service, reliable transport or comfortable accommodation. We do not provide ‘cheap’ tours but we can provide affordable tours for individuals, couples and small or large groups. We have designed our tours for the mid-level budget traveller but can modify some options for those with a limited budget or for those seeking a more luxurious experience.
Let us know what you are looking for and we will be happy to design a tour that best fits your budget and travel style. Your private tour from Fes includes travel in an air-conditioned four wheel drive, the services of an English speaking local driver, accommodation and breakfasts and most of dinners. Lunches, drinks and other extras such as entrance fees or tips are not included.
Bookings for tour from Fes are confirmed on receipt of a 25 % deposit. At your request, we will send an invoice with payment details.
Deposits can be paid via direct bank transfer or western union . Receipts will be issued on receipt of the deposit. The balance can be paid in cash (Euro or Dollars or Moroccan Dirham) to the driver on commencement of the tour from Fes.
You can pay the balance by credit card or direct bank transfer but this will incur a 4% fee.
Please refer to information about tipping when considering the total cost of your tour from Fes.