4 Day Desert Tour From Marrakech To Fes

4 Day Desert Tour From Marrakech To Fes

Overview Of 4 Days Desert Tour:

Discover Morocco’s highlights with this fast-paced 4-day trip beginning in Marrakesh and ending in Fes. Visit Switzerland of Morocco. Travel along old caravan routes in the desert and spend the night camping among Saharan dunes and listening to traditional Berber music. Discover old fortified kasbahs and hidden oases before climbing over the Atlas mountains into the historical city of Fes. 

Highlights Of 4-Day Desert Tour From Marrakech:

Is this Marrakech to Fes desert tour right for you?

This private 4 day desert tour from Marrakech to Fes is suited to travelers who wish to experience Sahara desert from Marrakech and continue their journey onward to Fes. You’re wandering to leave the busy city of Marrakech and escape to an incredible place and quiet. You are on a short time and you’d like to explore the south of Morocco including a stay in a desert camp with an experience of camel ride, and decide to explore the charming streets of the old Medina of Fes.

Why you’ll like this desert voyage!

This 4 days itinerary Marrakech to Fes via Sahara desert lets you to experience and enjoy the Berber culture, unforgettable night in the desert and ancient kasbahs in the south. Travel with a local knowledge leader who will share the magic and the real of Morocco with you on this Marrakech desert tour. Drive to Sahara desert through the highest road in Africa while making stops along the way. The Tizi n’Tichka pass reaches the heady heights of 2260m (7415ft),the highest point where car can reach. Marvel at iconic sights during visits to the remarkable Sahara Desert, the timeless Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah, the tranquil oasis of Skoura, and the charming city of Fes.

Brief itinerary Of Desert adventure:




Day 1

Ouarzazate, exploring Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah & Rose Valley


Day 2

Tinghir, Todra Gorge, Erfoud Sahara Desert & Camel Ride


Day 3

Adventures around Merzouga, Rissani Market, Ziz Valley and Midelt


Day 4

National Park of Ifrane and Fes


Detailed itinerary 4 day desert trip:

Day 01: Marrakech - High Atlas Mountains - Ait Ben Haddou - Kalaat M'gouna - Dades Gorge

Your 4-day desert tour from Marrakech to Fes via Sahara begins with an ascent across the High Atlas Mountains. While the drive to our next destination is long, the journey is not one you’ll want to close your eyes on. With frequent stops and exquisite views around every corner, this drive is one of the shortest to the Sahara desert and the loveliest in Morocco.

After following the winding road to the Tizi n’Tichka pass, get to the fertile village of Ait Ben Haddou in the afternoon – Famous for its old dramatic kasbah in Morocco. Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah was declared a UNESCO World Heritage in 1987. Additionally, it’s a great location for numerous films including Lawrence of Arabia, GOT, gladiator, and more.

From there, continue east, traveling through the “Road of a Thousand Kasbahs”, many in disrepair as they’re constructed of pisé mud (rammed earth). As you head toward Dades Gorge, 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 Kalaat M’gouna, the “Valley of the Roses”. You’ll eventually arrive in Dades Gorge. Check into your hotel overlooking the Rose Valley.

  • Splurge
  • Mid-range
  • Don’t break the bank (Standard)
  • Atlas Mountains – Female’s cooperative of argan oil
  • Ait Ben Haddou – Kasbah walking tour
  • Kalaat M’gouna – Female’s cooperative of rose water
  • Ouarzazate – Atlas Studio & museum visit – MAD80
  • Dinner

Today’s total driving time is approximately 5 hrs. 24 minutes
Today’s total driving distance is approximately 312 km

Day 02: Dades Gorge - Todra Gorge - Erfoud - Merzouga

From Dades Gorge to Sahara desert, through the rural villages and Todra Gorge. Your camera won’t get much rest today! This region of Morocco is home to dramatic slot canyons, picturesque river valleys, and towering mountains. Prepare for an indrawn breath of awe as every turn reveals new sights in the spectacular Todra Gorge. take a gentle walk under the red cliff of Toudra Gorge. A massive trench that rises over 300 meters to form one of the most dramatic and spectacular natural sights in Morocco. Many people come to enjoy their preferred sport here.

After a traditional feast in a local restaurant on the way, reach Merzouga in the afternoon. Hop on your camel and cross the sand dunes toward your feature stay accommodation with an experienced camel for approximately 1 hour with a break on a high dune to enjoy the sunset that might be the best sunset ever in your life. Get to the camp, enjoy the nomad hospitality and a traditional feast under the sky jeweled with millions of stars. Followed by live local music around an open fire.

  • Splurge
  • Mid-range
  • Don’t break the bank (Standard)
  • Breakfast & Dinner
  • Lunch
  • Tinghir – Todra Gorge walking tour
  • Sahara Desert -Camel trekking
  • Sahara Desert – Sandboarding
  • Sahara Desert – ATVing, buggy
  • Sahara Desert – Horseback riding

Today’s total driving time is approximately 3 hrs. 41 minutes
Today’s total driving distance is approximately 354 km

The camel rides are really romantic activities to explore and enjoy the Sahara desert. But if you’d prefer, it’s simply possible to do another activity instead with a few extra fees or to be driven to and from the camp. Please let us know.

Day 03: Exploring Merwouga area - Rissani - Ziz Valley - High Atlas Mountains - Midelt

As today is your last day in the Sahara desert, you’ll embark on a 4WD journey to discover everything that the Sahara desert has to offer. Leave the dunes and head to nomad families on the edge of the sand dunes of Erg Chebbi. then move to Khemliya to experience a traditional Saharan village—its people originally from Sudan.

Continue west to pass through a dramatic gate into Rissani. A market town, Rissani holds a livestock auction and is home to a “donkey parking lot”, a site worth (hearing) and experiencing! Make your way to the desert town of Aoufous before reaching Midelt. You’ll have time to explore the Saharan oases and lunch in Ziz Valley. 

  • Breakfast & Dinner
  • Sahara desert – Exploring Merzouga area
  • Rissani – Traditional market walking tour
  • Erfoud – Fossil’s museum visit 

Today’s total driving time is approximately 4 hours
Today’s total driving distance is approximately 262 km

Day 04: Midelt - Cedar Forest - Ifrane - Fes

Start your day bright and early and travel north toward Fes. Along the way, we’ll drive over the Middle Atlas Mountains and through its Cedar Forest. Enjoy sightings of the local Barbary macaque monkeys before stopping for lunch in Ifrane city referred to as the ‶Switzerland of Morocco″.

After wandering around the national park of Ifrane, drive the short distance up to Fes. Fes is home to holy shrines, religious schools, the old Jewish quarter and Synagogue, and the University of Al Quaraouiyine, which is the oldest continuously functioning university in the world. Time permitting, we may take to visit the Royal Palace and walk through an active pottery factory as the craftsmen show you each step they take to create intricate mosaic artwork. Later, drop you off at your hotel/riad, and here is where our service and tour of the 4-day desert tour from Marrakech to Fes ends.

  • Atlas Mountains – Cedar Forest walking tour
  • Ifrane – National Park walking tour
  • Fes – Medina walking tour
  • Breakfast

Today’s total driving time is approximately 3 hours
Today’s total driving distance is approximately 204 km

Inclusive & Exclusive


We select the best accommodations carefully to make your stay comfortable and enjoyable. hospitality

* If those accommodations above are not available at the time of booking. You’ll be staying at similar ones and we will let you in advance. If you have preferred ones in mind to stay at and not mentioned above, let us know and we’re happy to book it for you.

* April and December are peak travel times! Make sure you book in advance to get preferred accommodations.

Price & Booking


1 person

2 person

4 person

8 person

10 – 16 person

First option

$ 970

$ 695

$ 410

$ 300

$ 250

Second option

$ 1140

$ 860

$ 595

$ 480

$ 320

Third option

$ 1750

$ 1200

$ 920

$ 680

$ 450

The prices of our tours depend on the packages you select(Splurge, Mid-range, or Don’t break the bank accommodations), the number of travelers on your journey, and the season of your travel.

* All prices are in Euro, US Dollars, Pounds, or Moroccan Dirhams, per person. There is additional 10% fee for tours including the dates between Dec.20 – Jan.5(Peak Season). For single rooms, a single supplement fee will be applied. Those prices mentioned above are without discounts. We offer a discount of 30% to our travelers.

For the bookings of our tours, we kindly request a small deposit of 20% of the total price to be sent to our bank account, Paypal or Wise account. The balance is to be paid to your driver/guide at the meeting.

Trip preparation

Know Before You Go

Although most of the planning and preparation is taken care of for you, there are still a few things you should know and some details you should take care of to ensure your comfort, safety and peace of mind. Please review the following information before your departure to ensure that any surprises along the way will only be pleasant ones.

  • During the booking process please let us know if you have any food restrictions or allergies.

  • Since lunches are not included, your guide will suggest restaurants where the food is tasty and fresh in order not to get sick. However, if you have a particular restaurant in mind. Inform your guide to accommodate your choices. On the other hand, based on his experiences, he will be glad to assist you whether their service and meals are marvelous.

  • Alternatively, your driver will make frequent stops along the way, especially in breathtaking places. This tour is flexible, if you recognize a worthy place to stop in, feel free to ask your gently driver.

  • Respect tour departures times to avoid delay and loss of sightseeing opportunities. If necessary, let your guide and driver know.

    For the benefit of all tour participants, we ask tour members to be considerate of their fellow travelers in the following ways:

  • Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) or “drone” technology has quickly become affordable and is increasingly popular with recreational users. While some countries have clear, established drone laws, others do not, or existing regulations are undergoing review and change. Travelers who wish to bring a drone on their trip are responsible to research and abide by the laws and regulations, as well as to check with their airline(s) regarding their rules for transporting drones. Please note that tours are unable to extend the length of scheduled visits and stops to accommodate use of drones. If you’re coming with your drone, let us know in advance to schedule the time for it.

  • Ramadan may make your trip excruciating, due to most of the restaurants and shops would be closed. And alcohol beverages will not be served in restaurants and hard to find.
  • Our guides are fluent in languages, and they are happy to share all what they have known so far, if you’d like skip or add an activity to your daily itinerary feel free to ask your guide.


PAMELA ROBERTS@Pamelaroberts
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Just had the trip of a lifetime. First, our Your Guide Mohamed was amazing. He truly cared about us and our experiences and strived to keep us all happy. Everyone should be as lucky as us to have Mohamed as a guide. And we saw an experienced all aspects of life in Morocco from the marketplace to Sahara Desert. We were engaged at every opportunity from eating hot bread in the market place to riding camels to traditional dancing and music. Every moment was a "wow" moment. Thank you for a top-notch tour and guide.
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Absolutely phenomenal! This was our very first group tour and Morocco Vacation Travel exceeded our expectations! We did not expect such phenomenal hotels, restaurants, tour sites, and more. So, thank you to MVT. But most importantly, we can not exclaim enough about Mohammed, our tour manager. He is knowledgeable, kind, organized, understanding, and patient. The perfect representative for MVT.
Marilyn D
Marilyn D@Marilynd
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It was a very wonderful experience. The sites that we've come to see and visit were all great! Our guide Abdel was very knowledgeable, understanding, kind, considerate, attentive to our needs and very patient with all of us. The camp and food in the desert were all great! The driver and the assistant were also very helpful.


Yes! Absolutely, this 2 day Marrakech to Erg Chigaga desert tour is available every day, except summer the temperature can reach 40 degrees Celsius – 104 degrees Fahrenheit.

The early bird catches the warm! As soon as you know your exact dates of your desert trip, contact us. 

It depends on the period you’d like to experience Sahara Desert. The tents are well-equipped (enough blankets, hot water, and extra pillows).

  • Summer: (end of June – Augusts) light and soft clothes, such as scarf, skirts, slippers, skin protection, sunglasses.
  • Winter: (October – end of March) warm clothes, sneakers, extra jacket or coat.

The best time to do this 2-day Marrakech desert tour is all seasons of the year except summer. You might feel overwhelmed by sandstorms and high temperatures.

The best way to experience Sahara desert is by camel ride. To enjoy this ancient transport, put comfortable clothes on, loose pants, sneakers and a small bag where you can put some stuff in, like a bottle of water, sunscreen, sunglasses, and a camera if you have any.

So many Sahara desert adventures get confused between Sahara Desert of Erg Chigaga and Sahara Desert of Erg Chebbi. Both of them would take your breath away! But here is one thing to keep in mind, if you’re looking for a typical lifestyle and would like to stay away from touristy places, then Sahara Desert of Erg Chigaga means you. On the other hand, Sahara Desert of Erg Chebbi in Merzouga attracts tons of visitors all over the world, due to its high clean oragned-sand dunes and luxury camps.

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⚠️Note: If you are not enable to find any activity you are looking for, or to modify anything in this itinerary,  we are available 24/7 for any questions or requests. do not hesitate to contact us, we are more than happy to customize your itinerary according to your exact needs and requirements.

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