Discover the Sahara: 5 Days Desert tour from Fes to Marrakech

Discover the Sahara: 5-Day Desert Tour from Fes to Marrakech Overview :

Embark on an Unforgettable 5-Day Sahara Desert Tour from Fes to Marrakech, immersing yourself in the breathtaking beauty of Morocco's diverse landscapes. Starting in Fes, your journey will lead you south, traversing the picturesque Middle Atlas mountains before reaching the awe-inspiring Sahara Desert. Riding a camel through the vast desert expanse, witnessing the captivating sunset over the sand dunes, and stargazing under the enchanting night sky will undoubtedly leave you with unforgettable memories.

The tour also includes visits to Todra and Dades, renowned for their stunning rock formations, adding an extra touch of natural wonder to your adventure. Along the way, you'll have the delightful opportunity to interact with the welcoming Berber communities, gaining insights into their rich culture and traditions.

The final leg of your expedition will take you over the majestic High Atlas mountains, culminating in the vibrant city of Marrakech. This carefully curated itinerary is designed to provide you with an immersive experience, allowing you to relish the very best of southern Morocco and its diverse beauty. Prepare to be captivated by the wonders that await you on this remarkable desert adventure. Book now to create memories that will last a lifetime.

5-day Sahara desert tour from Fes to Marrakech Itinerary:

Day 1: Fes - Midelt - Erfoud - Merzouga - Erg Chebbi (532km)

Embark on a Spectacular 4-Day Fez to Marrakech Sahara Desert Tour. Our remarkable 4-day desert tour from Fez to Marrakech via the Sahara Desert begins at 8:00 a.m. We venture through the breathtaking Atlas Mountains, traversing the enchanting cedar forests of the middle Atlas. Along the way, we encounter Ifrane, fondly known as "Little Switzerland" for its European architecture, pleasant weather, and pristine cleanliness. Continuing our journey, we reach Azrou, a vital handicraft center renowned for its exquisite cedar woodwork.

Savor a delectable lunch in Midelt, famously known as the capital of apples. In the afternoon, we proceed to Erfoud and venture into the captivating desert landscape. As the sun sets, we arrive at a charming hotel nestled at the foothills of Erg Chebbi Sahara Dunes. Delight in a sumptuous dinner and settle in for a restful overnight stay, surrounded by the mesmerizing beauty of the desert.

Day 2: Discover the Magic of Merzouga: Sightseeing Tour and Camel Ride in the Sahara Desert

Today's adventure takes us to the awe-inspiring Erg Chebbi desert dunes, where we'll be immersed in the marvels of this mesmerizing region. Our journey encompasses a circuit of the desert dunes, offering a unique opportunity to witness the nomadic way of life and experience the captivating, ever-changing contrasts of the desert landscape.

A visit to the charming village of Khamlia awaits, where we'll be enchanted by the soul-stirring melodies of the Gnawa musicians. For lunch, we'll indulge in a traditional Berber pizza in the ancient capital of Rissani, savoring the flavors of authentic local cuisine.

In the afternoon, an unforgettable camel ride awaits, allowing us to traverse the dunes and witness the enchanting desert sunset. Our night will be spent in the heart of the desert, at a cozy desert camp. A sumptuous traditional tagine dinner awaits us, followed by the delight of sipping delicious mint tea under the starry sky. As the soothing sounds of traditional Berber music fill the air, we'll be mesmerized by the spectacle of the stars and the rising moon, creating an unforgettable experience in the captivating Sahara desert.

Day 3: Merzouga - Todra Gorges - Dades Valley

Start your day early with an awe-inspiring desert sunrise, creating a breathtaking backdrop as you relish an open-air breakfast at the campsite in Merzouga. As you bid farewell to the enchanting dunes, your journey takes you to the oasis town of Tinghir, a tranquil haven that promises delightful surprises.

Continue your adventure to the renowned Todra Gorge, a natural wonder boasting deep-sided canyons with cliffs soaring to a height of 300 meters (985 feet). This impressive landscape showcases some of the most striking cliffs in southern Morocco, providing an unforgettable backdrop for your exploration.

Todra Gorge's dramatic terrain, streams flowing into palmeraies, and stunning natural vistas offer a captivating experience. With the guidance of a local expert, you'll have ample time to explore this majestic gorge, unwind by the cool waters of the Todra River, and savor a delightful lunch in this picturesque setting.

Leaving Tinghir behind, your journey continues to the scenic Dades Valley. Upon reaching Boumalne Dades, a secondary route beckons, leading you to the stunning Dades Gorges. Prepare to be amazed by the landscape, adorned with captivating rock formations, charming kasbahs, and attractive stone and pisé villages. As you traverse along the riverbanks, you'll encounter lush cultivated lands boasting almond, fig, walnut, and polar trees, adding a touch of splendor to your journey.

This glorious road offers one of the most scenic drives in the world, promising an unforgettable experience filled with natural wonders and captivating vistas. Embrace the magic of Morocco's landscapes and immerse yourself in the beauty that lies ahead.

Day 4: Dades valley - Skoura - Ouarzazate - Ait Ben Haddou

After enjoying a delightful breakfast, we'll commence our day with a leisurely walk through the enchanting Gorges of Dades. From there, we'll embark on a journey towards Ait Boutaghrar via an off-road route, offering an opportunity to connect with the local nomadic community, should they be present during our visit.

As we proceed, we'll be captivated by the awe-inspiring M'goun Valley, eventually arriving at Kelaa M'Gouna, renowned for its vibrant Festival of Roses. Here, the landscape unfolds into extensive farmlands adorned with fragrant pink rose bushes, creating a delightful spectacle for the senses.

Continuing our drive towards Skoura, we'll traverse the iconic Road of 1000 Kasbahs, leading us to the charming town that houses several impressive kasbahs. Among them, the most imposing is the 17th-century Amridil Kasbah, a masterpiece that has even been featured on the country's 50 Dirham note. Skoura's beauty lies in its lush oases, and we'll have the opportunity to explore the palmery gardens and immerse ourselves in the abundance of nature.

Next, we arrive in Ouarzazate, aptly nicknamed the "Hollywood of Africa" due to its popularity as a prominent filming location. For decades, this region has played host to numerous iconic movies such as Lawrence of Arabia, Gladiator, Game of Thrones, Kingdom of Heaven, and many more. Consider joining a studio tour to discover how the nearby desert landscapes have been artfully showcased in various films. Savor a delectable lunch at one of the local restaurants, immersing yourself in the town's vibrant ambiance.

Afterward, we'll journey to the nearby village of Ait Benhadou, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, renowned for its timeless charm and architectural marvels. With the guidance of a local expert, we'll have ample time to explore this historically significant location.

As the day comes to a close, we'll retreat to a beautiful kasbah, where a memorable dinner awaits, ensuring a peaceful and restful overnight stay.

This last leg of your tour from Skoura to Marrakech will leave you with indelible memories of Morocco's rich history, diverse landscapes, and warm hospitality. From the serene beauty of Skoura to the cinematic allure of Ouarzazate, the ancient charm of Ait Ben Haddou, and the majestic splendor of the High Atlas, you'll discover the true essence of Morocco on this extraordinary journey.

Day 5: Ait Ben Haddou - Telouat - High Atlas Mountains

After a satisfying breakfast, we'll embark on a scenic drive along the captivating Ounila Valley, a true marvel adorned with twists and turns, offering delightful surprises through its vibrant rock and soil hues, flourishing gardens, and charming Berber villages. Along the way, you'll encounter small Kasbahs that add to the region's allure, all culminating in the picturesque village of Telouet.

As we arrive at Telouet Kasbah, you'll be captivated by the splendor of the Glaoui family's main seat. This historic kasbah boasts exquisite Andalusian architecture, adorned with intricate engraved stuccowork, colorful zellij tilework, painted cedar ceilings, and doors. Your knowledgeable guide will share fascinating insights into the village's rich history and its significant role in Morocco's struggle for independence, enriching your understanding of this remarkable yet crumbling village.

Next, we journey across the High Atlas Mountains, North Africa's highest mountain range, where you'll be treated to uninterrupted views of the majestic peaks and the charming Berber villages dotting the landscape. Near the mountain's summit, we'll make a stop for you to stretch your legs and savor a panoramic view of the awe-inspiring surroundings.

Our adventure reaches its conclusion as we continue to Marrakech, where you'll be dropped off at your Riad/Hotel or the nearest parking lot to it around 3 pm. Relish the memories of this captivating journey through the breathtaking landscapes and culturally rich villages of Morocco, knowing that you have experienced the best this enchanting country has to offer.

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5-day Sahara desert tour from Fes to Marrakech Pricing :

Private Desert Tour:

Experience the enchanting 5 Days Morocco Desert Tour from Fez to Marrakech vie the Merzouga Dunes with prices tailored to suit your preferences. The cost varies based on the number of travelers, the season you choose, and your accommodation preferences, ensuring you get the best value for your unforgettable journey.

For groups and families seeking a remarkable desert adventure, the tour begins at an attractive rate of 350€ per person, offering an incredible experience that you can share with your loved ones.

If you're seeking a romantic escape for you and your partner, the tour presents a special offer of 580€ per person, designed to provide an intimate and magical experience for couples, crafting cherished memories that will last a lifetime.

Shared Desert Tour:

the price for the shared group tour is fixed at 350€ per person, it might seem a bit higher than some so called "similar" offers in the market but do not be fooled, our groups are limited to 8 people max and require only 4 participants to start. The small number makes the tour quite similar to a private one with flexibility, same quality accommodation choice and attention from the company, hotels and driver.

5-day Sahara desert tour from Fes to Marrakech Inclusions :

  • An air conditioned 4x4 or Minivan, depending on the number of the group
  • Fuel
  • English/French/Spanish speaking driver during the tour
  • Pick up & Drop off at your accommodation
  • Camel Trek to overnight in Luxury Camp with Ensuite-bathroom and shower
  • Overnight in a traditional comfortable Hotel at the dunes line.
  • Overnight in Dades Gorge in a traditional comfortable Hotel.
  • Overnight in Ait Ben Haddou in a traditional comfortable Hotel.
  • Private rooms/tents
  • Dinner and breakfast are daily included
  • Free time to explore the sites such as Ait Ben Haddou kasbah, Walks, Canyons, Breaks for photos,..Etc
  • Local guide in Ait Ben Haddou
  • No forced Shopping
  • No hidden costs

Extra costs to be expected :

  • Lunch (Full Menus cost an average of 10€, and you can order "á la carte" in most places)
  • Drinks ( if you drink a lot of water, you can purchase a package of 6 bottles from a small shop)
  • Entrance fees to optional ouarzazate and Skoura visits.
  • Gratuities (optional)

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1. What's the difference between private and shared tour?

The main differences between private and shared tours are the vehicle, you will only be sharing the transportation, rooms and tents are private, and even for meals you can chose to stay separated from the group if that is your preference. The other difference is that private tours are guaranteed, once you confirm your booking, we are commited to offer the tour, however shared tours depend on demand and require a minimum of 4 participants to run, if the minimum number is not met, you have the choice between a free cancellation or negotiate a deal to continue as a private tour.

2. Is it possible to have vegetarian/vegan food ?

Yes it is possile to provide vegetarian or vegan food during the tour, all you need is to let us know during the booking process and maybe remind your driver during the tour.

3. Is it possible to reach the camp without riding the camels?

Yes the camp has a dedicated 4x4 car to transport the luggage and clients who are not interested in riding the camels at all or at least do it only once. If you go on a private tour, you will be traveling in a comfortable 4x4 car that can access the camp if needed.

4. Does the camp have private bathrooms ?

Yes our camp is considered a luxury camp yet we include it in our basic packages without a significant raise in the price, all the tents are equipped with ensuite bathroom and showers

5. Can I take my luggage during the tour?

Yes, you can take your luggage during the tour, the vehicles are spacious enough to hold many big suitecases, and your luggage will be with you at all times so it's safe, even in the desert, your luggage will be transported to the camp with a 4x4 car to the tents.

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How to pay for my desert tour:

To confirm your booking for any tour or activity, we kindly request a small deposit to be paid via PayPal or with credit card to our account. The remaining balance can be settled in cash or with credit card at the time of pickup

Credit cards :

We are delighted to offer credit card payment options for your convenience. We accept major credit cards to make your booking process seamless and hassle-free. Rest assured that your payment details will be handled securely to ensure a safe transaction. If you prefer to pay with your credit card, simply provide the necessary information during the booking process, and we'll take care of the rest. Enjoy your adventure with peace of mind, knowing that your payment is secure and accepted.

Is it possible to pay the total with PayPal or Credit Card:

We are pleased to offer you flexible payment options for the remaining balance of your tour. You can choose to settle the balance either with a credit card or via PayPal, based on your convenience and preference.

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