5 days Fes to Merzouga tour

5 days Fes to Merzouga tour


On this 5 days tour from Fes to Marrakech, you will get the occasion to explore Morocco’s different cultures and ways of living through locals. This Fes desert tour will allow you to see the Atlas with all its stunning villages, visit the largest palm grove of Ziz Valley, and the antique desert camel ride in the Sahara desert while spending a night in the desert camp of Merzouga. The 5 days tour from Fes to Marrakech will take you through different Unesco World Heritage sites, Kasbahs, and visit the famous Atlas studio in Ouarzazate, Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah and the pass of Tizi N’Tichka. Our 5 days tour from Fes to Marrakech will drop you off in Marrakech to surprise you with a different and unique way of living.

Highlights of the 5 days desert tour from Fes to Marrakech

  • Visit Ifrane, often referred to as the “Switzerland of Morocco,” known for its European-style architecture and scenic surroundings.
  • Pass through the cedar forests of the Middle Atlas, where you might encounter Barbary macaques.
  • Descend into the Ziz Valley, known for its palm groves and stunning landscapes.
  • Enjoy a camel trek into the desert and spend the night in the desert camp.
  • Witness the enchanting sunset over the Sahara Desert.
  • Visit Rissani and explore its traditional souks. Connect with local nomadic communities and learn about their way of life.
  • Drive through the scenic Dades Valley, known for its kasbahs and unique rock formations.
  • Explore the UNESCO World Heritage site of Ait Ben Haddou, a well-preserved kasbah used as a filming location.
  • Cross the Tizi n’Tichka Pass, the highest mountain pass in North Africa.

Suggested itinerary for the 5 days tour from Fes to Merzouga:

Day 1: Fes – Ifrane – Azrou – Ziz Valley – Merzouga

Explore the best of the Sahara in Merzouga during your private travel with Our Morocco Tours. This 5 days tour from Fes to Merzouga starts with an early departure from your hotel in Fez and we drive through Berber villages, we explore Ifrane known as Moroccan Switzerland. You visit Azrou, situated in the famous cedar forest. After lunch in Midelt we continue to Erfoud and you arrive in Merzouga, where we spend the night in a local hotel with dinner.

Day 2: Merzouga Excursion And Camel Ride

Today we explore the best of Merzouga dunes we visit Khamlia, then Hassilabiad and Rissani. We ride camels to watch and admire the desert Sunset. After having dinner we listen to Berber songs and you will spend the night in a traditional  Berber camp.

Day 3: Merzouga Desert – Todra Gorges – Dades

Today after breakfast our 5 days desert tour from Fes to Marrakech takes us to Erfoud and Tinghir, we explore impressive gorges which reach more than 300 m. We visit Dades Gorges where we spend the night in riad with dinner.

Day 4: Dades Gorges – Ouarzazate

Today in the morning, the 5 days Fes to Merzouga tour departs towards Kalaat Mgouna where the Festival of Roses takes place every year. We explore the Valley of Roses and Kasbah in Skoura Ameridil. Afterwards, you go to visit the largest Kasbah Taourirt, inside Ouarzazate. Have dinner and stay overnight at the hotel or a traditional Riad.

Day 5: Ouarzazate – Ait Benhaddou – Marrakech

After breakfast, we visit film studios and then we continue to Ait Ben-Haddou, to visit one of the most beautiful places in Morocco. Then you visit the Kasbah of Telouet and we continue through the High Atlas mountains to reach the imperial city of Marrakech and our 5 days desert tour from Fes to Marrakech finishes.

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Included in the 5 days desert tour from Fes to Marrakech

  • All hotel/riad transfers.
  • Private travel from Fes in a comfortable A/C vehicle.
  • English-speaking driver/guide.
  • All dinners and breakfasts.
  • Camel excursion to Merzouga camp.
  • Comfortable accommodation in riad/hotel and Sahara camp.

Booking Inquiries

Frequently asked questions:

The 5 days desert tour from Fes to Merzouga takes around 8 hours to reach the Merzouga desert, including stops in the panoramic views, breaks and lunch.

  • Pack appropriate clothing for the desert, including lightweight, breathable clothing, a hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen.
  • Comfortable walking shoes are essential for exploring desert terrain.
  • Bring a warm jacket or layers for cooler evenings in the desert.

The cost can vary significantly depending on the duration, type of accommodations, and inclusions. Budget options can start at around 200$ per person, while luxury tours can cost several hundred dollars or more.

Yes, a 4×4 car is available to take you to the camp as an alternative to dromedaries.

You will be staying at a private tent in the desert camp and have a private bathroom.

The answer is yes, you can bring your drinks with you to the camp.

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