6 Days Desert Tour From Fes To Imilchil

6 Days Desert Tour From Fes To Imilchil

Overview of 6 days desert tour from Fes:

Discover the real of Morocco with this exciting 6 days desert tour via the village of Imilchil. Begin in Fes and end in Marrakech, visiting the rocky peaks of the High Atlas mountains and the colossal dunes of the Sahara. You’ll wander the National Park of Ifrane and Berber villages, marvel at palaces and mosques, and explore ancient kasbahs and desert towns.

Highlights of desert tour from Fes in 6 days:

Is this Fes tour to Sahara via Imilchil right for you?

This private 6 days desert tour from Fes via Imilchil is suited to travelers with no interest in visiting the colorful city of Chefchaouen and the north, who instead prefer to focus on the varied culture, character, and history of the real inhabitants of Morocco who still live “Pure Berbers or Amazigh” and Imperial cities of Fes and Marrakech. You’re wondering to spend an unforgettable night in a luxury desert camp among the sand dunes of Erg Chebbi and experience the culture of nomads. This 6 Days Desert Tour From Fes To Imilchil involves a stay in the Middle of The Atlas Mountains in the unique Berber Villages of Imlchil. Please keep in mind that, it’s snowing a lot during the winter season in this place. Thus, you’ll admire the changeable landscapes.

Why you’ll like this desert adventure!

On this 6 Days Desert Tour From Fes To Imilchil, you’ll travel with a local knowledge leader who will share the magic and the real of Morocco with you and show you the best places ever in Morocco. Join a Berber family in the Atlas Mountains and learn more about their rich culture – then share a traditional meal with them at their local house. Spend the night in a luxury camp staring at the shiny stars. Join a traditional local band after dinner to have some fun with their music dancing around and open fire. Take a gentle walk in Ifrane city (the Switzerland of Morocco) and under the high cliff of Toudra Gorge and have fun with barbarian apes in the Cedar Forest on the Mid Atlas Mountains. Drive to Marrakech 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 that a car can reach.

Brief itinerary of Fes tour to Sahara:


Day 1

Fes, Ifrane cedar forest, Khenifra and Imilchil


Day 2

Er-Rich, Ziz Valley landscapes and arrive in Merzouga


Day 3

Explore the Sahara desert and visit nomads, do camel trekking


Day 4

Rissani market, Tinghir, and Todra Gorges, overnight in Dades Gorges


Day 5

Dades Gorges, Kalaat M’gouna and Skoura, arrive in Ouarzazate


Day 6

Visit Ait Ben Haddou kasbah, pass High Atlas Mountains and arrive in Marrakech


Detailed itinerary 6 day Morocco Tour:

Day 01: Fes - Ifrane - Azrou - Khnifra - Atlas Mountains - Imilchil

Your 6 Days Desert Tour From Fes To Imilchil begins with a pick up from your hotel, we will ascent our trip to Imilchil across the Middle Atlas Mountains. the journey to Imilchil is not one you’ll want to close your eyes on. this drive involves frequent stops along the way, for instance in Ifrane city, prettiest city in Morocco. For a short drive, we will reach the village of Azrou situated on the mountainside of Bab N-ouayad and famous for it is jungle full of monkeys.

Continue your desert tour to Imilchil via the gateway of the Atlas Mountains- Khnifra. After having lunch, we will drive to our destination in the Atlas Mountains. Arrive to Imilchil from Fes in the afternoon and explore the village of Imilchil, which is famous for its annual festival of Marriage in September. Lovely story two lovers behind this festival came from a couple who fell in love and couldn’t get married because of some circumstances and they were crying until they made a lake called Tislit d Isli according to legends. Overnight at the traditional hotel overlooking the lake.

  • Splurge
  • Mid-range
  • Don’t break the bank (Standard)
  • Imilchil – village walking tour
  • Atlas Mountains – Cedar forest walking tour
  • Ifrane – National Park walking tour
  • Dinner & Breakfast

Today’s total driving time is approximately 5 hours. 17 minutes
Today’s total driving distance is approximately 321 km

Day 02: Imilchil - Errich - Ziz Valley - Merzouga

This morning you’ll discover the village of Imilchil. Even a full morning can only touch all the sights, tastes, and quiet sounds Imilchil’s small village has to offer. You’ll visit the famous lakes of Isli and Tislit. The story behind this lake is created by the tears of two lovers. That would remind you of Romeo And Joliet.

You could also climb the mountain of Bab N-ouayad(2804 m) to have an incredible view of the village and lake as well. The local people here are very kind and polite, maybe you could join a family to know more about the culture and experience their lifestyle. Afterward, leave for the Sahara Desert with a quick stop in Ziz Valley for some pictures and to stretch your legs. In the late afternoon get Merzouga and check into your hotel facing the sand dunes.

  • Splurge
  • Mid-range
  • Don’t break the bank (Standard)
  • Breakfast & Dinner
  • Lunch
  • Erfoud – Fossils museum  
  • ATVing, buggy
  • Horseback riding

Today’s total driving time is approximately 5 hours. 30 minutes
Today’s total driving distance is approximately 331 km

Day 03: Exploring Merzouga

After breaking your fast, We will explore one of the most impressive places in Merzouga village before you jump on the back of your camel. Khamlia village. a small village on the edge of the orange-colored Erg Chebbi sand dunes. Known for the Gnaoua people. Originally slaves were brought from Sudan. They are known for their distinctive style of dancing and music. Lunch in the local restaurant nearby. You will get to see how the local specialty dish of pizza berber is made.

Then, we will get to the nomadic Berber families. Many families still practice the wildlife at the goat fur tents. Afterward, it’s time for your camel trek. Ride a camel through the Erg-Chebbi sand dunes toward your feature stay accommodation. A luxury camp with large beds and private bathrooms surrounded by sand dunes. Tonight, you will spend an unforgettable Desert night under the thousands of stars. Enjoying lively nomadic music and dancing under the stars

  • Splurge
  • Mid-range
  • Don’t break the bank (Standard)
  • Sahara Desert – Camel trekking
  • Sahara Desert – Sandboarding
  • Sahara desert – Exploring the Merzouga area
  • ATVing, buggy
  • Horseback riding
  • Rissani – market walking tour
  • Breakfast & Dinner

Today your Sahara desert sightseeing tour includes Desert nomads and Gnaoua families, and there are no entrance fees to join those people, but it’s required to leave a donation after. Ask your leader for more information or check our essential travel information.

Day 04: Merzouga - Rissani - Alnif - Tinghir - Todra Gorge - Dades Gorge

Today is your last day in the Sahara desert. Wouldn’t watching the sunrise over the sand dunes be a great way to start a day? Well, Mount your camel back to Merzouga village, then drive west toward the Dades gorge. Our first stop will be in the city of Rissani. the ancient capital of Tafilalt and the foundation of the Alaouite dynasty known for its ancient caravan market and donkey parking lot.

After a walking tour, we will head toward Todra Gorge via some Berber villages. Appreciate the natural landscape along the way. Upon arrival in Tinghir, we will take a gentle walk under the massive cliff of Todra Gorge. Where many people come to enjoy their preferred sports. Feel free to join the locals to learn about their culture and lifestyle. Later, continue on to boumalne dades. Overnight in a traditional hotel looking over the Dades Valley

  • Dinner & Breakfast
  • Tinghir – Todra Gorge walking tour 
  • Tinghir – Female’s cooperative of handmade rugs
  • Rissani – Traditional market walking tour

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

Day 05: Dades Gorge - Kalaat M'gouna - Skoura - Ouarzazate

From Dades Gorge to Ouarzazate, first, we will drive along the Rose Valley to visit the rock formation known as Monkey Fingers. Then, start out on the 2-hour journey to Ouarzazate ” The Hollywood of Africa” through the road of a thousand kasbahs. On our way, we will visit the fertile village of Skoura which is famous for its 17th-century Kasbahs. 

Upon our arrival in Ouarzazate, we will take you to visit what the Hollywood of Africa has to offer. Taourirt Kasbah in the center of Ouarzazate and the Atlas Studios. You have the option to visit and see many props used in movies you may already have seen such as Gladiator, and Alexander the Great. Overnight accommodation will be in a hotel in Ouarzazate.

  • Splurge
  • Mid-range
  • Don’t break the bank (Standard)
  • Dinner & Breakfast
  • Boumalne Dades –  Short Dades walking tour
  • Kalaat M’gouna – Female’s cooperative of rose water
  • Skoura – Kasbah amridil MAD40 
  • Ouarzazate – Atlas Studio & museum – MAD80
  • Ouarzazate – Kasbah Taourirt – MAD80

Today’s total driving time is approximately 1 hour. 43minutes
Today’s total driving distance is approximately 123 km.

Day 06: Ouarzazate - Ait Ben Haddou - High Atlas Mountains - Marrakech

Film buffs may recognize more sites from their favorite films as we explore this dramatic kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou in the countryside of Ouarzazate. The Kasbah is recognized as a UNESCO matrimonial historical site and was once a vital stopping point along the caravan route between Marrakech and Tombouctou.

Afterward, we will embark on the four-hour journey to Marrakech through the famous Tizi Ntichka pass (2260m), over the High Atlas Mountains, with snow on its peaks most of the year. Appreciate the beauty of the landscape on the twisted road and the remarkable Berber villages along the journey. Time permitting, you may have a guided walking tour through the Medina of Marrakech before taking you to your Hotel. Where this 6 Days Desert Tour From Fes To Imilchil ends.

  • Breakfast
  • Ait Ben Haddou – Kasbah alking tour
  • High Atlas Mountains – Female’s cooperative of argan oil
  • Marrakech – guided walking tour
  • High atlas Mountains – Kasbah Telouet

Today’s total driving time is approximately 3 hours. 34 minutes
Today’s total driving distance is approximately 192 km

Inclusive & Exclusive


We select the best accommodations carefully to make your stay comfortable and enjoyable. Hospitality and everything makes you feel like home.

* 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

$ 1260

$ 725

$ 540

$ 480

$ 350

Second option

$ 1590

$ 930

$ 760

$ 590

$ 440

Third option

$ 2170

$ 1385

$ 1140

$ 990

$ 780

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 an 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.

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.
  • During your stay in Sahara Desert (desert camp) your luggage will be transferred directly and safely to your camp.
  • As a desert country, Morocco can have extreme weather. Please consider the time of the year you wish to travel and your suitability for that season. Prefer to the section of Essential Travel Info for more details.
  • During your stay in Sahara Desert (desert camp) your luggage will be transferred directly and safely to your camp.
  • Children under 5 years old are free of charge. 6 – 8 (- 70 %). 10 years old is considered as an adult.


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 6 day tour from Fes via Imilchil 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 desert journey from Fes via Imilchil in 6 day 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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