5 Days Desert Tour from Fes to Marrakech

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Along these 5 Days desert tour from Fes to Marrakech, you will discover the southeast of Morocco. Firstly, visit Ifrane, cedar forest and via the middle Atlas Mountains to reach midelt. After that, to Sahara Desert where you will enjoy the camel trekking and overnight in a desert camp. In addition, you will visit beautiful kasbahs and valleys.


  • Cross the middle Atlas Mountains
  • Visit the Moroccan Switzerland” IFRANE”
  • Pass through the panoramic view of Ziz Valley
  • Stay at Sahara Desert camp
  • Catch an amazing sunset and sunrise in the Desert
  • Observe a lovely starry night in the desert
  • Enjoy a life changing camel ride in Merzouga desert
  • Visit nomad people
  • Enjoy the spectacular landscapes of the southeast of Morocco
  • Visit the two spectacular Gorges of Dades and Todra
  • Explore Ouarzazate the Hollywood of Africa
  • Pay a visit to Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah
  • Cross the High Atlas Mountains   


Day 1Fes – cedar forest – Ziz valley – Merzouga

This private 5 Days Fes to Marrakech Desert Tour starts After breakfast, we drive to south-eastward passing by Moroccan Switzerland” IFRANE” a charming ski resort. After that, through the cedar woods of the middle Atlas Mountains. We’ll stop for pictures of wild monkeys on the Cedar forests before arriving at Errachidia  and the 1000 Palms of Ziz valley with small kasbahs.

Continuation to the sand dunes of Erg Chebbi, passing from Erfoud, the workshop of fossils, Tent of Berber Nomad who living in the solitude of the Sahara, after continuation to our camp in the desert. Arrive the stunning accommodation rest for a while before get ready to take the next journey which is camel trek. Now you will ride camel and head to the high sand dune to watch the sunset. After then, you will ride back the camels to the camp where you will spend 1nd night in the lodge in a Berber tent, and you will be playing drums after dinner.

Day 2Explore Merzouga region

Wake up early in the morning to enjoy the beautiful sunrise, in the middle of the desert. Free time for breakfast. Then start your second day of our 5 Days desert trip Fes to Marrakech, to explore the region of Merzouga. The area has so many incredible sites, from sand dunes, wild lake, mines, fossils areas and fabulous oases. Which are ideal places for so many outdoor activities. Firstly, we start our journey in Merzouga, by driving off-road to visit an ancient eyeliner mine.

Then, we pay the nomads a visit, in their handmade woven tent. Learn how they live while drinking a Berber tea. Our next destination is the Khamlia village, where you will enjoy the Gnaoua music, and dancing performances. Its inhabitants are originating from sub-Saharan countries like Mali, Sudan and Niger. Free time for lunch in a local restaurant specialized in Berber pizza. After that, we take a stroll in palm trees grove. Then drive a few kilometers to see the wild lake of Merzouga, also called flamingos lake. Dinner and overnight in a hotel.

Day 3Merzouga – Erfoud – Todra gorge – Dades valley

Wake up early morning to enjoy the sunrise on the top of the sand dunes. Afterwards, you will back to your camp for breakfast and shower. Thereafter, we depart towards tinghir passing by Tafilalet, Erfoud and tinejdad. After a break for lunch, we will continue to Todra gorges via Tinghir. Stopping along the way for photos and admiring the views. Arrival to Todra Gorges to enjoy its marvelous Canyons while hiking on foot, and finally arrive in the Dades Valley.

Day 4 Dades Valley – Rose Town – Ouarzazate – Ait Ben Haddou.

Today, we start our 5 Day desert trip Fes to Marrakech with visiting El Kalaa Mgouna rose town where more than 400 tones of rose petals are picked every spring to be processed into rosewater or exported to perfume industries. The festival of roses is held here every May. As we travel from Rose town to Skoura you will see many kasbahs. The small town of Skoura is surrounded by thousands of palm groves and the most beautiful kasbahs in southeast Morocco are found here.

We will visit one of this kasbahs wich is Kasbah Amridil. Continue our journey to Ouarzazate” Hollywood of Africa” with one of the biggest cinema studios in Morocco, then to the kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou A UNESCO World Heritage site. Overnight in hotel in the village.

Day 5Ait Ben Haddou – High Atlas – Marrakech

the last day of our Fes to Marrakech 5 Day desert trip, start with visit the Ait ben haddou kasbah. here where many famous movies have been shot such as: prince of Persia, Gladiator, Babel…etc. later we head to Marrakech via high Atlas Mountains (2260m), admiring the impressive mountain’s sides. Arrive in Marrakech in the late afternoon. Drop off in your hotel/riad.

Departure & Return Location

 Fes – Merzouga – Ait ben haddou -Marrakech

Departure Time

About 8 O’clock

Price Includes

  • Pick up from your riad/hotel
  • Private car with A/C
  • Fuel
  • English/speaking driver
  • 2 Nights in private tent
  • Over night in dades valley
  • Over night in Ait ben haddou
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Camel treking
  • Drop off at your riad/hotel

Price Excludes

  • Lunch
  • Drinks
  • Ticket to monuments

Frequently Asked Questions

How far is Merzouga from Fes?

Fes to Merzouga distance is 468 Km, it does take about 7/8 hours, depending on the stops.

How long does it take to get to Marrakech from the Sahara Desert?

Merzouga to Marrakech distance is 560 Km. However, it will be split in three days on the way, with a night in Dades Valley and Ait-ben-haddou

Which accommodations are included?

You have the choice between standard and luxury accommodation.

Do I need a sleeping bag for the overnight in the Desert?

No, you don’t need a sleeping bag, you will stay at an equipped desert camp with all amenities.

Are there showers at your Sahara Desert camp?

If you prefer to stay in a standard tent the shower and toilets are shared, but if you choose to upgrade to a luxury desert camp, you will have a private shower and toilet inside your tent.

Is It Possible To Have Vegetarian Or Vegan Food?

Yes, it’s possible to provide vegetarian or vegan food. Please let your driver/guide know on the first day.

How to book and pay?

To confirm This tour, we require a small deposit to be paid over PayPal to our account, the balance is payable in cash at the pick-up, to be paid to your driver in euros, or equal in dollars or dirhams.
Usually, we request balance payments in cash because PayPal also has many transaction fees and operational delays since it’s a world institution. Also, we can in some cases accept the complete payment via PayPal however a 5% fee is going to be applied to hide the additional transaction charges. Just in case you’re considering this method, it’s best to rearrange the payment before the tour.



If this Tour does not match what you’re looking for, then contact us. we provide anatomized desert tours in Morocco according to your duration of stay and your preferences. our Team at Excursion in Morocco is at your service to answer any questions and give you detailed quotes about tours, and also an advice about the best time and places to visit. Whether you’re thinking about leading a tour or simply have questions we’re here to help. 

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5 Days Desert Tour from fes to marrakech

Group Traveller

Ibrahim was the best tourist guide in the world, He took us on a trip for 5 days, as two women travelers we always felt safe with him, his English is perfect, he explained everything for us, stopped everywhere we wanted and has been so king and nice. The car was always clean, he became a good friend to us in our journey and made it special and unforgettable. We highly recommend him you will enjoy his big smile and company.
Roni and Shelly

November 4, 2021