4 Days Desert Tour from Marrakech to Fez

The 4 days desert tour from Marrakech to Fes is an awesome option to travel between the two imperial cities while exploring the deep south of the country. Cross the High Atlas Mountains admiring its breathtaking views, visit The Kasbah Telouet,  Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou, stop at the cinema town Ouarzazate and explore the Skoura Oasis with its palm.  Go off-road in 4x4 vehicle from valley of roses to Dades valley, sip tea with cave-living nomads...See the majestic Canions of Dades & Todra gorge, ride the camel and witness the mesmerizing sunset of the sahara, take photos, shared a laughter and recharge your soul.  On the last leg of our 4 days sahara desert adventure from Marrakech to Fez we will travel north to Fes, view all the date palms in the Ziz Valley, famous for the date festival, cross the Middle Atlas Mountains, watch Barbary apes in the cedar forests in Azrou and so much more. 


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4 Days
Shared Group Size
8 pax
Service Level
Start Location
End Location

Marrakech - Ait Ben Haddou

Your driver will pick you up at 08:00 am from your hotel or the closest accessible point for the car, and you will start your 4 days adventure desert tour from Marrakech to Fez heading south to Ait Ben Haddou. Pass through the  Atlas Mountains via the stunning Tizi n'Tichka mountain pass and enjoy the mountainous road and the spectacular Berber villages. Several stops for coffee, toilets and to appreciate the panoramic views and to take pictures.  Reach Telouet Kasbah where you will be introduced to your Local guide and learn about the history of the lords of the Atlas " Ethami El Glaoui". From here we will drive along the beautiful and awe-inspiring Ounila Valley, full of bends in the roads, surprises at the hues of the rock and soil, Berber villages and gardens, as well as smaller Kasbahs until you reach the village of Ait Ben Haddou, and your home for the evening.

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Accommodation:Riad Tamdakht (or similar)
Meals included:dinner
Transportation:Private Vehicle
  • Guided Visit of Telouet
    Duration: 30min

    Delve into the world of El Glaoui and visit the fascinating Kasbah. The kasbah is named in honor of “El Haj T’hami el Mezouari el Glaoui” who was the highly respected head of the Glaoua tribe in Morocco.

  • Ait Ben Haddou
    Duration: 1h

    Go on a walk with a local guide crossing the river to the other side to discover The Ksar and climb to the top of the hill through the alleys of

  • Hiking in Telouet
    35 € per personDuration: 1h - 2h

    Enjoy an hour or two of hiking, to reach the salt mine and explore the stunning sceneries of the area. Then, have a picnic lunch before continuin

Ait Ben Haddou - Dades Valley

Today we will continue further east, traveling through the Valley of a Thousand Kasbahs, many in disrepair as they're constructed of pisé mud (rammed earth). As you head toward Boumalne Dades, you will pass many small towns where you can see traditional farming methods in use. Be on the lookout for nomads tending to their animals as you make your way through fragrant Kela'a M'gouna, the "Valley of the Roses". You'll eventually arrive in Boumalne Dades, a major town bridging the Dades River, and your home for the evening. On the route to Erfoud, you will notice strange piles of sand following the road. These are the heads of the “khettarat”, the ingenious underground water channels designed to minimize evaporation in the desert heat. It is fascinating to climb down to experience the coolness below ground and to wonder at the ancient engineering involved.

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Accommodation:Riad Rihana Tamlalte (or similar)
Meals included:breakfast | dinner
Transportation:Private Vehicle
  • Amredil Kasbah
    Duration: 30min

    Visit Amredil Kasbah with a local guide. The kasbah has been beautifully restored and is well worth visiting; constructed entirely of adobe, an excellent building material – keeps room temperature, due to the thickness of the walls.

  • Taourirt Kasbah
    5 € per personDuration: 30min

    Take a guided tour of the historic structure to explore its endless chambers and stairwells, discover the carvings and decor of the palace interi

  • Film Studio
    8 € per personDuration: 30min

    Join a film studio tour and visit the cinema Musuem to learn more about the filmmaking process and the history of the area.

Dades Gorge - Merzouga

After a good night's rest, you will have breakfast at the hotel, and enjoy a cup of tea or coffee in the terrace to get some fresh air of the beautiful valley, before hitting the road again and heading to the second gorges on our route : Todra gorge, you will have free walking time to fully explore and enjoy these magnificent edgy mountain and the vibrant green valley of Todra. Continue to Erg Chebbi Dunes in Merzouga with a couple of foto stops, on the route to Erfoud, you will notice strange piles of sand following the road. These are the heads of the “khettarat”, the ingenious underground water channels designed to minimize evaporation in the desert heat. It is fascinating to climb down to experience the coolness below ground and to wonder at the ancient engineering involved. Upon reaching the edge of the dune, the camels will be waiting for you, you will ride with the caravane into the dunes while the luggage will be transported to the camp in an SUV.

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Accommodation:Pueblo Touareg (or similar)
Meals included:breakfast | dinner
Transportation:Private Vehicle | Camel Ride
  • Underground Canals

    Visit the “khettarat”, the ingenious underground water channels designed to minimize evaporation in the desert heat.

  • Todra Gorge Guided Walk

    Embark in a guided walk in Todra valley and Gorge to stretch your legs and get a glimpse of a daily life in berber villages.

  • Quad Biking
    75 € per personDuration: 2h

    Admire the spectacular contrasts between the arid lands of the plateaus, ride quads to enjoy the magnificent views of the Atlas Mountains and the

  • 4x4 to The Camp

    If the camel ride is not for you, you have the option to go to and return from the camp by 4×4.

Merzouga - Fes

An early wake up to enjoy the sunrise over the highest dune of Erg Chebbi in Merzouga one of the best moments of the desert, afterwards you will have breakfast in the camp, pack and go back either on camels or by 4x4 leaving the dunes behind to meet your driver. Drive along the Ziz Valley, remarkable for the extent of its palm trees and the volume of dates produced each year. Notice the many ksars, fortified houses merchants built to protect their wares. Stopping for a panoramic view of the oasis of Aoufous in the Tafilalte region. After lunch you continue further north to Fes (the medieval city) via the Cedar forest near Azrou and the mountain of the middle Atlas with the possibility to see the Barbary apes (monkies). You may have a stop in Ifrane (the Switzerland of Morocco). After a long day on the road we drop you off at your accommodation.

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Meals included:breakfast
Transportation:Camel Ride | Private Vehicle
    • Skip the Camel ride and Return with 4x4

      There is a possibility to skip the morning camel ride and drive back in an SUV.

    What's Included

    • Private SUV Toyota Landcruiser
    • Pick up & Drop off at your Hotels
    • Local Guides in Telouet, Ait Ben Haddou & Todra Gorge
    • Camel Trek to and from the camp
    • Option to go to and return from the camp by 4×4
    • Private rooms/tents with en suite bathroom
    • Entrance fees in Skoura & Telouet
    • Luggage service to the camp and all accommodation
    • Berber drumming and music in the camp
    • The opportunity to ask the driver to stop when and where you wish
    • Free time to explore the sites such, Walks, Breaks for photos,..Etc
    • No forced Shopping stops
    • Lunch
    • Drinks
    • Entrance fees to monuments, studios and Kasbahs ( these are optional visits )