Experience the allure of Berber culture on an enthralling 5-day desert tour from Fes to Marrakech. Revel in the picturesque scenery of the Atlas Mountains and delight in an unforgettable camel ride and night spent amid the Sahara desert dunes. Be captivated by stunning vistas as you journey through the Valley of a Thousand Kasbahs, explore the striking Todra Gorges and Dades Valley, and traverse the High Atlas Mountains en route to Marrakech. This enriching 5-day adventure from Fes to Marrakech culminates at your Marrakech accommodations.
Day 1 : Fes – Ifrane – Midelt – Erfoud – Merzouga Dunes
Begin your 5-day Fes to Marrakech desert tour with a driver/guide picking you up from your accommodation in Fes. Drive south through the Atlas Mountains, palm groves, valleys, and Berber villages, stopping first in Ifrane, also known as "Switzerland of Morocco." Next, visit Azrou's cedar forests, home to Barbary Apes. Continue through the stunning Atlas Mountains to Midelt for lunch, followed by a drive through the Tizi-Ntalghamt Pass and Ziz Valley. Spend the night in a hotel near Merzouga's sand dunes.
Day 2 : Merzouga – Erg Chebbi – Merzouga
Explore the Merzouga area, visiting the Gnaoua village of Khamlia and meeting the Gnaoua people, known for their unique drum-based music. Discover Moroccan magic by visiting a nomad family and enjoying Berber pizza for lunch. Ride camels through Erg Chebbi Sand Dunes, watch the sunset, and spend the night in a desert camp, enjoying traditional music and stargazing.
Day 3 : Erg Chebbi – Rissani – Todra Gorges – Dades Valley
Wake up early to watch the sunrise over the dunes before having breakfast and camel-trekking back to Merzouga. Drive to Rissani and explore the local market before continuing to the spectacular Todra Gorges. Spend the night in the Dades Valley.
Day 4 : Dades Valley – Skoura – Ouarzazate
After breakfast, visit the Dades Gorges and take an off-road adventure to Boutghrare, where you'll visit a family living in caves. Continue to the Rose Valley in Kelaat M'gouna, known for its cosmetic products made from roses. Spend the night in Ouarzazate, visiting the famous Atlas Studio, where movies like Gladiator and Lawrence of Arabia were filmed.
Day 5 : Ait Ben Haddou, the High Atlas Mountains, and Marrakech
Explore the renowned Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah, a UNESCO World Heritage site, before journeying through the majestic Tizi n Tichka pass over the High Atlas Mountains. Enjoy the breathtaking views and visit an Argan oil cooperative if interested. Arrive in Marrakech, where your driver will drop you off at your desired location, marking the end of your 5-day desert tour from Fes to Marrakech.