Marrakech to Fez

About this tour

This 4 Days Marrakech Sahara Desert Tours, to Merzouga dunes and the surrounding will make you explore the imaginative Morocco Sahara desert at ease. Follow the path of the old Caravan road while passing the road of 1000 kasbah rose valley, oases of palm trees and fortified Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou, cross the volcanic gorges and anti-Atlas Mountains, trek with your camel into Erg Chebbi dunes and spend your night under the stars. Combining the Sahara desert with two major cities (Marrakech and Fes) that everyone can’t miss during his journey to Morocco can create an experience of lifetime in one trip.

What to expect

  • Venture into the Sahara Desert for an unforgettable meal and overnight in a berber camp beneath the stars
  • Stroll around the renowned city of Aït Ben Haddou, seen in films from Gladiator to Oscar winning Babel
  • Visit the rose capital of Morocco to see the miles of hedges that produce enticing aromas and stunning colors
  • Journey through the marvelous rock formations of Todra Gorge
  • Marvel at the stunning natural beauty of the Middle Atlas mountains and discover the Berber villages
  • Take a pause at the cedar forest and witness the Barbary apes in their natural habitat


Marrakech – Ait Benhaddou – Ouarzazate – Rose Valley – Dades Gorges

Start from Marrakech in the morning as you follow a well-maintained path to the High Atlas Mountains crossing tizi-n-tichka (2,260 m height), Berber villages along the way and endless views of wheat palm trees fields. Then stop at Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah for lunch and tour this UNESCO heritage site which looms up like a mirage. This Kasbah is a kind of citadel consisting of high-walled buildings with clay and straw. After lunch set off again and continue Sahara Vacation Tour, drive to Ouarzazate the prime city of cinema studios, you’ll visit the Kasbah of Taourirt at leisure, then continue to the valley of roses. This latter is an incredible romantic place full of roses, besides they have a rose festival on may each year. In the afternoon we reach Dades gorges surrounded by bright palm valleys and rugged mountains. Enjoy hiking in this stunning rock formation until you reach the hotel for dinner and overnight.

Dades Gorges – Todra Gorges – Erfoud – Rissani – Merzouga

Next morning enjoy a breakfast in the hotel then travel towards the Todra gorges via Tinghir Oasis and the road of thousands Kasbahs, the wonderful road of turreted sand castles along the old caravan trading route. Then we arrive in Todra gorges a massive canyon rising to 300m thick studded with Berber villages and with primaries. After lunch in the gorge we continue to our Sahara Vacation Tour, drive to Erfoud the capital of fossils and Rissani an important and holy town in Morocco as it is an actual dynasty of the rolling family ” The Alaouite”. From here we will continue further you will see the sea sand dunes of Erg Chebbi as you get closer to Merzouga. Upon arrival to Merzouga you’ll check in your accommodation and spend your night coupled with dinner.

Merzouga – Rissani – Desert Adventure – Camel Trekking – Erg Chebbi Dunes

Today is dedicated to exploring the local life in the Sahara desert and the nearby nomad towns. After breakfast in the hotel broad your air conditioned vehicle and start discovering the berber villages, including khamlia village whose people are originated from Mali and Sudan, you will have the chance to visit them in their houses and learn about how the nomadic life looks like. Then we continue to Rissani an ancient town where caravans meet and it has a souk (market) live only on Thursdays and Sundays. From there we depart to Erfoud and explore the fossils there and we can take our lunch. In the afternoon we go back to Merzouga hotel relax a little bit, then we meet our camel caravan and start out the desert adventure so as not to miss the sunset. Venture deep in the far reaches dunes of Erg Chebbi and enjoy the last few hours before it gets dark, you will climb the dunes and experience the sunset. Then trek back to the desert to enjoy your dinner and pass the night. After dinner watch the Berbers playing their folks and experience your first night under the stars.

Erg Chebbi – Ziz Valley – Midelt – Azrou – Ifrane- Fes

The next day an early wake up will be required to admire the breathtaking sunrise in the Sahara dunes. This will be one of the memorable moments in this Sahara Vacation Tour. Then journey back to Merzouga hotel by camel to enjoy the morning breeze and the spectacular quietness of the place. After your shower and breakfast meet your driver again and start your trip to Fes. On the way we will pass through Erfoud and stop at the Ziz Valley to admire the panoramic views. We will stop for lunch at Midelt then continue to the Cedar forests in the Middle Atlas Mountains. Upon arrival to this incredible forest near Azrou we will stop to picture the wild monkeys while enjoying the refreshing air. Finally continue driving through the Atlas mountains via Ifrane (Morocco’s Switzerland) and Immouzer, we arrive to Fes in the afternoon and drop off to your accommodation, end of our special tour.