4 DAY MARRAKECH TO FES DESERT TOUR
Every day there will be a departure from Marrakech for this four-day adventure in the heart of the desert. It will involve camel riding and sleeping in a Berber tent overnight, so there is an opportunity to upgrade your accommodations in Dades valley , Erg Chebbi or Zagora, should you wish for more comfort.
This desert tour is packed full of adventure from the outset and will include such features as the stunning drive through the High Atlas Mountains and Tizin Tichka.
Driving through steep mountain passes on tight, winding and sometimes breath-taking roads is a thrill in itself. You will see all these fascinating sights from the very first day of your journey from Marrakech. We will also have a chance to visit the Kasbah at Ait Ben Haddou – a renowned UNESCO World Heritage Site and see the magical city of Ouarzazate, often called the Hollywood of Morocco, as there are so many feature movies filmed on location here.
Camel riding through the sunset or sunrise is definitely an experience you won’t forget, and on this tour there will be on opportunity to ride atop this caravan of the desert on two separate locations. We move to the desert camps in Zagora and, again, at the Dunes of Erg Chebbi
4 Days Marrakech to Fez Desert Tour Highlights
• Cross the High Atlas Mountains & its Tizi Ntichka pass
• Visit the UNESCO world heritage site of Ait Ben Haddou
• Drive along Draa Valley with its fortified Kasbahs and dates palm trees dotted oases
• Drive past the volcanic peaks of Saghro Massif
• Ride a camel in Erg Chebbi while assisting to a dramatic sunset
• Sleep under the stars in Erg Chebbi
• Walk in Todra oasis along the stream
• Visit a Berber village, and share a cup of mint tea with a Berber family
• Drive along the Valley of the roses & the road of 1001 Kasbahs
• Climb up to Dades Gorges
• Visit Ouarzazate with its film studios
4 Days Morocco Desert Tour Itinerary
Day 1: Marrakech – Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou – Zagora
Your 4 days Morocco desert tour from marrakech Departs from your hotel or riad at 07h30 by winding up through the Atlas Mountains over the Tizi N’ Tichka Pass, the pass rises to 2260 meters above sea level, so the views are quite splendid. Plenty of stops are made for taking in the scenery and photography. We arrive in ouarzazate and visit Taourirte Kasbahs. Lunch ( At leisure ) before we continue to Zagora. The Draa river has given life to a huge oasis about 200 Km at the foothill of the anti Atlas mountains. This valley has been for many years coveted by the nomads. On the way, stop at Tinzouline to see the graffiti on the rocks.
All along, several palm groves will bring their shades between Kasbahs and Ksours dotted with fields of corn, barley, Vegetables and henna plantations. Dinner and Overnight in Zagora.
Day 2: Zagora – Dades
We wake up in the desert with the nomads heating up a traditional breakfast, a beautiful sunrise coming up over the dunes and the camels getting prepared for our trek back into Zagora. Our trip continues on the Gateway to the Desert City of Ouarzazate, where we shall enjoy lunch (at any café) and take our vehicle for the next leg of our adventure into the Dades Valley.
It is on our second night where we will stay in the comfort of a guesthouse with private rooms and bathrooms attached. There will be a splendid evening meal to round off this evening, so everyone will feel fresh and revived for day three. The guesthouse is in the heart of the Dades Valley, so you’ll be able to wake up surrounded by golden, sandstone and picturesque valley vistas.
Day 3: Dades – Merzouga
After breakfast our trip will take us through the picturesque Dades Valley before encountering the magnificent Todra Gorge. Exploring the sights of this beauty spot is awe-inspiring. Lunch can be taken at any café on our way to Merzouga, where the next leg of our journey goes. Merzouga is where we will meet up with the camels and trek through the evening sunset to our Berber camp. We will be taken across the magical desert that is the Dunes of Erg Chebbi; with those soft, golden sands windswept over time but effortlessly navigated by our camels.
We will have an evening meal, a sleep in a Berber tent (or under the stars) and a hearty morning breakfast on our last night
Day 4: Merzouga – Fez
The camels will transport us back to Merzouga after breakfast, along the same routs we took during sunset. On this final morning, however, you will be able to experience the rising sun over the dunes – which is every bit as exciting as the sunset.
The journey to Fes is our final leg of this adventure, and it will begin with a breakfast at a hotel and an amazing drive to take you all the way to this great Saharan city. We will have lunch on the way and arrive into Fes sometime between 5.00 pm and 6.00 pm..
• A/C modern vehicle driven by an English speaking driver
• Pick up from your Marrakech hotel / Riad
• Sunset camel ride
• Overnight at a Saharara desert camp in Erg Chebbi
• Dinner and breakfast
• Upgrade to a deluxe camp with an ensuite tent available upon booking your desert tour
• Sunrise camel ride
• Drop off at your Fes hotel.
• Lunches on the way
• Optional local guide in Kasbah Ait Ben Hadou
• Personal expenses
Know Before You Go:
• Sun cream
• Jeans or trousers for the camel trekking
• Camera & phone chargers
• Warm clothes in winter season