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From Fes to Marrakech: Private 4 Days-Tour with overnight in Desert Camp

This is your perfect short trip to combine the two fascinating cities of Fes and Marrakech in a short time, but with a lot to discover. From northern Morocco over the middle atlas to the desert, and further over the high atlas mountains to bustling Marrakech – such a lot to see and discover!

Visit a local Berber family and learn about Nomadic life in the southern Morocco
Ride a camel in Erg Chebbi to reach your desert camp
Spend the night at a Luxury Desert camp
Spend day around the desert to explore local life and about nomadic family
Explore Todra Gorges and Dades Gorges
Visit the legendary world heritage site of Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou and Taourirt Kasbah
Explore the old Telouet Kasbah together with a local guide
Cross the fantastic Views of High Atlas Mountains with its pass of Tizi N'Tichka

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4 days


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  • What's included :
    • 3x Breakfast
    • 3x Dinner
    • 1x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 4 nights
    • Camel ride in Merzouga
    • Local guide in Ait Ben Haddou
    • Parking Fees
    • Private transportation
    • WiFi on board
    • Dunes Safari by 4x4 in Merzouga Desert
    • Private Tour with local driver-guide
    What's excluded :
    • Flights
    • Lunches, drinks
    • Personal expenses
    • Gratuities
    • Entrance fees for museums and monuments
    • Entry/Admission - Taourirt Kasbah
    • Entry/Admission - Telouet Kasbah

  • Day 1: Fes - Ifrane - Monkey Forest - Midelt - Erfoud - Merzouga Desert

    Stop At: Ifrane, Ifrane, Meknes-Tafilalet Region
    We start our journey early in the morning and head for the Middle Atlas Mountains. Stop for a coffee in Ifran, also known as «Switzerland of Morocco» with its chalet like houses.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Pass By: Middle Atlas, Skoura M'Daz Morocco
    From here we are heading south through several typical villages and you will have the opportunity to spot nomad families living in their tents along the road.

    Stop At: Midelt, Midelt, Meknes-Tafilalet Region
    After our lunch in Midelt we continue our drive and enjoy panoramic views crossing the Tizi N' Talghoumt pass.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Erfoud, Erfoud, Meknes-Tafilalet Region
    In Erfoud, you can enjoy a fantastic view of the valley of the river Ziz lined with thousands of date palms.
    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Erg Chebbi, Erg Chebbi, Meknes-Tafilalet Region
    Now we’re almost at the dunes! After arriving in Merzouga, you will experience a one hour camel ride to reach the desert camp while the sun sinks down behind the dunes. Enjoy your evening dining in a berber tent, look for shooting stars at the camp fire and sleep in nomad tent!
    Duration: 14 hours

    Meals included:
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight in a luxury desert Camp in the dunes of Merzouga, for example Camp Madu or Tassili Luxury Camp

    Day 2: Merzouga 4x4 Dunes Tour

    Stop At: Erg Chebbi, Erg Chebbi, Meknes-Tafilalet Region
    Today will be devoted entirely to enjoy the desert. We'll cross the dunes with our 4x4, visit nomads for tea in their tents, explore an oasis and ride through the dunes of Erg Chebbi.
    Duration: 4 hours

    Stop At: Khamlia, Khamlia, Meknes-Tafilalet Region
    Visit the black people in the village of Khamlia and enjoy their music and dance. You have the opportunity to try their instruments and learn to play some desert music on your own!
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Erg Chebbi, Erg Chebbi, Meknes-Tafilalet Region
    Cross desert plateaus far away from the concrete road and visit a Berber family in their tent for lunch. You can explore how they live in their tents with their goats, sheep and working donkeys. Learn how to prepare a Berber Pizza on the fire and enjoy the meal at their home.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Erg Chebbi, Erg Chebbi, Meknes-Tafilalet Region
    Afterwards, we catch a 4x4 gravel road to the lake of Merzouga (also named Lake Tamezguida), which appears seasonal from November to May when it is rainy season in the Middle Atlas. It is the best spot to observe desert birds and sometimes even Flamingos.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Dinner
    • Lunch
    Accommodation included: Overnight in a Riad in the Village of Merzouga or Hassilabied, for example Riad Madu or Riad Dar Hassan

    Day 3: Merzouga - Rissani - Erfoud - Todra Gorges - Dades Gorges

    Stop At: Rissani, Rissani, Meknes-Tafilalet Region
    In Rissani we will have the opportunity to visit the local market with the «donkey parking» and have a look at some fossils outside the city.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Gargantas del Todra, Tinerhir 45800 Morocco
    After lunch break, we will follow the road along the river to reach the gorges of Todra, where you can take a short but spectacular hike between the up to 300 m high rock walls.
    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: Boumalne Dades, Boumalne Dades, Souss-Massa
    Before arriving at our Riad for the night in the Dades valley, we head to Boumalne Dades where you can make some nice pictures of the special rock formations which look like monkey hands. Dinner and overnight at a riad in Dades.
    Duration: 12 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight in Dades Valley in a Standard Riad, for example Riad Babylon or Riad Chez Ichou

    Day 4: Dades Valley - Skoura Valley - Ouarzazate - Ait ben Haddou - Telouet - Marrakech

    Stop At: Skoura, Skoura, Tadla-Azilal Region
    Today we will see a lot of different landscapes on our way to Marrakech. Admire the views of the Valley of a thousand Kasbahs and the famous Valley of Roses along the road.
    Duration: 3 hours

    Stop At: Taourirt Kasbah, Avenue Mohammed V, Ouarzazate 45000 Morocco
    In the desert city Ouarzazate, also knows as «Hollywood of Morocco»,you can explore the acient Kasbah of Taourirt, which was built in the Glaoui dynasty.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou, Douar Ait Ben Haddou, Ait Ben Haddou 45000 Morocco
    A little outside of Ouarzazate lies Aït Ben Haddou, the fortified clay city with its numerous ksars and kasbahs, where several famous movies such as Gladiator, Kingdom of Heaven and Prince of Persia have been shot. This photogenic city is also listed as UNESCO World Heritage Site.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Telouet Kasbah, Telouet Morocco
    We continue through beautiful mountain landscapes until we reach Telouet. This fortress was occupied by Thami el Glaoui before he was expelled by independence efforts. One section has unfortunately disintegrated into red sand, but you can still visit the beautiful rooms with mosaic tiles and wood carvings.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Pass By: High Atlas Mountains, 40000 Morocco
    Afterwards, we pass the High Atlas mountains over the Tizi n’Tichka pass with scenic views along the road and many opportunities to take photos.

    Pass By: Marrakesh, Morocco
    Evening arrival in Marrakech at your Riad or Hotel.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: No accommodation included
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Please wait in the reception area of your accommodation. Pick up at the airport Fes-Saiss (arrivals) also possiblePick ups at AirBnB's/private residences not possible - in this case, your meeting point will be in front of the Hotel Bab Boujloud Airports
    • Fes Sais International Airport, Aéroport Fes Saïss Oulad Tayeb، Fes 30000, Morocco
    Return Detail :
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
    • Infant seats available
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • If you cancel at least 4 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    If you cancel within 3 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.


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Organised by Explore Morocco Travel SARL

Activity ID: V-33279P40

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