Sahara Desert & Marrakech Tour from Fes
4-day vacation trip from Fes to Marrakech trough the golden Sahara Desert of Erg Chebbi and the beautiful canyons of Todra. Ride camel in Erg Chebbi dunes and explore the UNESCO fortified village of Ait Ben Haddou
- Enjoy the natural views of middle and high Atlas mountains
- Explore the Erg Chebbi area and enjoy the quietness of the Sahara
- Experience camel riding over the sand dunes of Erg Chebbi
- Getting back in the history and learn about the UNESCO fortified village of Ait Ben Haddou and Berber culture
Day 1: Fes - Atlas mountains - Merzouga
After breakfast we’ll drive to the desert town of Merzouga via Ifran, « little Switzerland » as they call it for it’s beauty and purity. On to Azrou, we’ll stop at Cedar Forest, the largest in Morocco. We’ll have lunch in the town of Midelt before we go on through Ziz valley, passing by Tizi n Talghamt pass, Errachidia city, and Aoufous to finally reach the gate of Sahara, Erfoud. Erfoud is famous for fossils and the international date festival. By the afternoon, we’ll arrive in Merzouga. Check in to your accommodation near the golden sand dunes.
Overnight: Merzouga | Diner & Breakfast
Day 2: Exploring Merzouga
Merzouga, according to its tourists, is one of the world’s best places. The town derives its magic from Mother Nature: the sand dunes, known as ‘Erg Chebbi’, and so many other things you’ll discover on this day. We’ll head to the village of the black-skinned people who will delight you with their original Gnaoua music. From there, drive to the lake of Merouga, also known as ‘the lake of birds’ for the different types of birds living or migrating there, take some photographs. Back to your riad/hotel to lunch.
In the afternoon, experience camel trekking , cross the quiet desert on camels led by local, experienced guys, feel the calm of the desert and take what will probably be your best shots. Watch the breath-taking view of sunset. As you arrive at the camp, you will be welcomed with a cup of tea and shown you tent. Have a walk on the dunes or relax at your tent until dinner is ready. After you dine, come around the campfire and enjoy listening to Berber music made by local guys and watch millions of stars above you.
Overnight: Merzouga | Diner & Breakfast
Day 3: Merzouga - Todra Canyons - Skoura
Wake up early and climb up a dune to watch a spectacular sunrise before have a shower and breakfast. Afterwards, start your journey towards Todra Gorges, the highest and the narrowest gorges in Morocco offering beautiful scenery of canyons with water flowing along the road. Have lunch at a restaurant, wander within the cliffs and roam around. Along Dades valley, enjoy Berber earthen villages on your way to Skoura. Skoura is an oasis consisting of palm trees and kasbahs. The most famous of which is Amerhidil Kasbah, built in the 17th century and could resist for centuries thanks to its efficient structure. Explore the oasis and check in to your accommodation.
Overnight: Skoura | Diner & Breakfast
Day 4: Skoura - Ait Ben Hadou - Marrakesh
After breakfast, leave for Ouarzazate. This city is referred to as the Hollywood of Africa because of the Film Studios founded there. Atlas Film Studio is one of the world’s largest studios. In this city you will visit the kasbah of Taourirt, an old structure used in the past as a strategic meeting location for caravans coming from south Africa. Then drive to a similar but more glorious Kasbah. It’s the kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou -the oldest and the largest one in Morocco-, learn about the deep-rooted history of this UNESCO world heritage site, walk within it and step back in history many centuries. After lunch, you’ll have some free time to wander around before heading to Marrakesh through Tizi N Tichka, a pass in the High Atlas Mountains, high(2,260 m) and winding, which makes it enjoyable to go through, watch Berber villages along the way and the wonderful landscapes. Arrive in Marrakesh where your tour with us ends.
- Transportation in private AC and comfortable 4wd car
- Fluent English speaking driver
- Fule and tolls
- 2 nights with half board (diner, bed and breakfast) in Hotel/Riad in Merzouga and Skoura.
- Night with half board in desert camp in erg Chebbi dunes
- Camel riding or transfer by 4wd car
- Lunches and drinks
- Gratuities (optional)
The following hotels are the ones we are accustomed to using on this tour. We bear in mind replacing them to others of the same category when we have to.
Merzouga: Riad Madu
Merzouga: Bivouac Azawad
Skoura: Ait Ben Damiette Kasbah
The prices bellow concern every group travelling and based on twin, double and triple occupancy. If anyone wants his own room the single supplement will be added to the group price
Duration 4 days
Tour Guide Yes
Meals Breakfast: 4, Diners: 3
Why book with us?
- Best price guarantee
- Tour with locals
- No additional cost