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Fez to Marrakech via Erg Chebbi 5-Day Desert Tour

                   Duration     Run     Type    

Price Per Person

                  5 Days / 4 Nights     Everyday      Private Tour    

From 499

                This 5-Day tour will take you from Fes to Marrakech, across the breathtaking scenery of the Middle and High Atlas Mountains, picturesque dunes, green oases and deep gorges. Explore this beautiful region, dotted with desert kasbahs and mud-brick villages.                


Day 1 : Fez - Azrou - Midelt - Merzouga
After pick-up from your hotel in Fez we will travel into the mountains to a region known as Imouzzer, blanketed

by forests of cedar, juniper and cork oak. The area is well known for its abundant wildlife, and we may see many types of birds, wild boards and Barbary apes on our scenic drive. Then, the road will start climbing into the Middle Atlas Mountains where we may see slopes dotted by the tents and goat herds of nomadic Berbers who call this rugged region home. After lunch in Midelt, we continue to the wide flowing Oued Ziz Valley. Passing many Kasbahs and palm groves we slowly start approaching the first dunes of Merzouga. We will spend the night in a hotel right on the outskirts of the desert.

Day 2 : Merzouga - Rissani - Erg Chebbi
Today we will explore a region of desert landscapes, but will start with a visit to the seasonal lake of Dayet Srji, where we might encounter pink flamingos. The desert against the lake provides a beautiful contrast.

We will also visit the Khamila village, where we listen to the Gnaoua music, a style typical in the region.

Then, explore the ancient city of Rissani, which thrived from the 8th to 14th century due to the caravan routes. Here you will have the chance to visit the famous market that takes place 3 times a week. In the afternoon before the sunset we will get set to cross the desert landscape with a camel trek for about 2 hours to reach our oasis

in the desert for the night. We will spend the night in the sand dunes of Erg Chebbi in the desert.

Day 3 : Erg Chebbi -
Merzouga - Todra Gorge - Dades Gorge
After breakfast and a stunning sunrise we return to Merzouga on our camels for breakfast and to shower.

Today we will be exploring the region of many dotted Kasbahs, palmeries and gorges creating photographers paradise. We will visit the Todra Gorge, the highest oasis in Morocco, with walls of 1000 feet (300 m),

and a mere 20 meters apart at their most narrow point. We will end our day in another spectacular gorge of Dades, lined by red and mauve rock that towers high above the road.

Day 4 : Dades Gorge - Rose Valley - Ouarzazate - Ait BenHaddou
This morning we will descend into the Rose Valley , home to beautiful scents especially during April and May

when the roses are in bloom. After our visit, we will follow the road of Thousand Kasbahs to the Skoura Oasis,

lined by palm groves. Here we visit one of the Kasbah, Amerhidil, once an important Kasbah in Moroccan history. Then we arrive to the developing city of Ouarzazate. We will have the chance to visit the movie studios

and a center Kasbah of this town, Taourirt. We will spend the night at Ait Benhaddou .

Day 5 : Ait Ben haddou - Marrakech
In the morning we will visit the unique and well-preserved Kasbah of Ait BenHaddou. We recommend

a walk through the winding streets of the Kasbah for awe-inspiring views. The Kasbah is quite extraordinary

and it is no surprise that it has inspired many films and directors. After our visit it will be time to cross the High

Atlas Mountains on a dramatic drive over the Tizi Tichka Pass. We will then drop you off at your accommodation

back in Fez, where our tour will end.


Experience Highlights

Explore the beautiful landscape of Morocco including desert, palmeries, gorges,

mountains and old Kasbahs along the way
Spend a night in a bivouc in the desert landscape to recharge your batteries
Get the great flexibility to stop whenever you like for as long as you wish
Travel with a local driver and experience an authentic tour through Morocco


About this activity

Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live guide English, French



Transportation in 4x4 or minibus
Driver and guide
3 nights of hotel accommodation
One night in bivouc tent in the desert
Dinners and breakfasts
Camel ride


Pick-up service

Pick-up from hotels and riads in Marrakech. If your riad is in the medina,

the pick-up location will be the nearest accessible place to the riad.


Easy cancellation

Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund.


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