5 Days Tour from Marrakech to Fes and Sahara Desert's overview
Discover the beauty of south Morocco in 5 Days Desert Tour from Marrakech to Fes that will begin in Marrakech and end in Fes, visiting the rocky peaks of the High Atlas mountains with the Beautiful traditional buildings of the Berber People and the colossal sand dunes of the Sahara. You’ll wander medieval medinas and souks, marvel at palaces and mosques, and explore ancient kasbahs and desert towns.
through your 5 Days from Marrakech to Fes Desert Tour, you will enjoy the breathtaking sceneries of the south of Morocco, The Beautiful Buildings of the Berber, gorges, green valleys, and old Kasbah, Oasis, and sand dunes. Ride your camels while you walk on the sand dunes to see the beautiful sunset and get to know about the Berber people and their lifestyle, in this 5 Day Tour from Marrakech to Fes, you will taste and discover The best desert camp of Merzouga Erg Chebbi.
5 Days Tour from Marrakech to Fes and Merzouga Desert Info
+ Duration: 5 Days & 4 nights
+ Departure: 08:00 am
+ Starting location: Marrakech
+ Ending Location: Fes
Highlights of 5 Days Tour from Marrakech to Fes via Desert
+ Cross the High Atlas Mountains and its Tizi Ntichka pass.
+ Visit the UNESCO world heritage site of Ait Ben Hadou.
+ Drive to Dades Gorges.
+ Visit The Todgha Gorges and drive across Erfoud To Desert.
+ Ride a camel in Merzouga while assisting to a dramatic sunset.
+ Sleep under the stars in Erg Chebbi Sahara camp.
+ drive through the Ziz valley To Fes.
+ the visiting of Fes.
5 Days Desert Tour from Marrakech to Fes Itinerary
Day 1: Marrakech - Atlas Mountains - Ait ben haddou Kasbah - Ouarzazate
we will start Our first Day in 5 Days Desert tour from Marrakech to Fes after breakfast from (the riad or the hotel ) where you spent a night and we’ll start our trip from there via Tizi-Ntichka (Atlas Mountains)with its panoramic view and landscapes.
We’ll have lunch at the restaurant in Ait ben Haddou kasbah after you visit it, we’ll continue the way to Ouarzazate via studios of that city, you can have a suggestion if you want to visit these studios or not, then we’ll have to spend our first night in the hotel/riad.
Day 2: Ouarzazate - Amridil kasbah - Roses valley - Dades Valley - Todra Gorges
Our second-day will start in the morning after breakfast we’ll continue our way via Atlas mountains to Skoura, we will visit Kasbah Amridil: One of the greatest reeds in Morocco, this seventeenth-century marvel appeared on the Dh 50 mark, Located just a few hundred meters from the main road, this living museum displays the life of a traditional kasbah over the centuries, with hand-carved door locks, olive oil piston, and baking ovens that were still working where animals were previously preserved, The Kasbah is divided into two parts, each with its own entrance – the one on the right retains an authentic feel and has a higher balcony. Then we’ll continue our way via roses valley to Dades Valley and Todra Gorges where we’ll spend our night.
Day 3: Todra Gorges - Erfoud - sahara Desert Erg Chebbi
after breakfast we’ll start the third-day of 5 Days Desert Tour Marrakech to Fes through small cities, we’ll take a break and lunch also in a local restaurant. after lunch we will continue our way via Erfoud city it’s the last town to Merzouga desert, we will arrive at noon then you will stay a night in at the Hotel/Riad near the dunes of Merzouga.
Day 4: Tour around Merzouga Desert
After breakfast at the hotel, you will begin your 5 Days Desert Tour from Marrakech to Fes, starting with a visit to the village of black people, originally slaves of Sudan, Mali, and Senegal to discover their music and lifestyle. Later we will cross the desert to meet nomadic families living in Berber tents and explore their lifestyle. Today you will have traditional Berber lunch (Berber pizza) in a Local family home.
You will also have the opportunity to visit the ancient city of Rissani – the foundation of the Alawite dynasty – the current ruling royal family in Morocco. Rissani is surrounded by about 360 Ksar (a fortified village with many towers) and has a large souk (a four-door open market), held three times a week. Once called Sijilmassa, it was the meeting place of the salt caravans, coming from Timbuktu in Mali. Here you will walk into the souk to find out. After this, we will return to the village of Merzouga. In the afternoon, you will ride a camel, led by an experienced camel guide to exploring what is hidden among the highest sand dunes in Morocco.
The camel ride takes about 1 hour and 30 minutes to the camp, where you can enjoy the sunset and watch the stars. Dinner will be at the restaurant in a Desert camp where you will spend the night. And as you finish your dinner, typical drum music played by the locals will make your evening more enjoyable. spend the fourth day of our 5 Days Desert tour from Marrakech to Fes in Hotel/Riad
Day 5: desert camp - Errachidia - Midalt - Azrou - Ifran - Fes
In the morning after the sunrise and breakfast, we have to leave the desert camp via Erfoud to Errachidia where a panoramic view exists, we’ll see the forest of the Ziz valley, take some pictures then continue the way to Midelt that famous for apples, we have lunch at the way after Midelt we’ll see some village and small cities besides the way to Azrou forest where monkeys wild existing, we see the monkeys for a little time then continue the way to the second cleanest city in Morocco and the second Australia which is Ifran city, we’ll see the stone lion, after that, we’ll leave it to Fes. and This day is Last Day of Our 5 Days Desert Tour from Marrakech to Fes.
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5 Days Tour from Marrakech to Fes Reviews
Carlos H wrote a review ( April 2019 )
Perfect 5 Days Tour from Marrakech to Fes and desert Itinerary
We had an amazing experience in the Sahara Desert. This experience involved just my partner and me, our camels, and our amazing Berber guide. We rode into the desert and enjoyed an amazing lunch cooked in the desert and were able to explore, relax, and take in the awe-inspiring views the Sahara Desert has to offer. The trip continued as we rode to a beautiful spot to watch the sunset.
We then stayed overnight in a village in the desert and enjoyed a delicious dinner and had lots of fun dancing to the drums next to the fire. We then woke up the next morning to watch the most beautiful sunrise over the sand dunes before we headed back with our camels to Merzouga.
This was a once-in-a-lifetime experience and we will never forget it. Marrakech Tour Company was an amazing guide company from the start of 5 Days Desert tour from Marrakech to Fes to the finish, we could not have chosen a better company to take us on this adventure!
Tania A wrote a review (April 2019)
Top 5 Days desert tour from Marrakech to Fes
A perfect experience from start to finish. We made the desert of Merzouga; The trip is 5 days tour from Marrakech to Fes desert tour with a 4×4 car to get there, but thanks to Hassan (our guide) the trip was more enjoyable, he was attentive to all our requests and even anticipated our needs. The truth is that the walk, the night in the desert, and what you see until you get there are worth it if you have a few days to have the first contact with the desert. Thanks to Said who organized everything with great patience from the beginning since we were 3 people and at all times he was watching us before, during, and after the excursion, although he could not come with us. Thank you for this experience that we will always remember!
Lidia wrote a review (Feb. 2019)
Best 5 Days from Marrakech to Fes desert tour
It has been a journey that has certainly exceeded all of our expectations. Guided by Hassan, with his fun conversations, he discovered a magical Morocco, Desert tour 5 days from Marrakech to Fes desert tour via Merzouga, and passing through the desert, we have been learning a little more about its culture, religion, and customs, …
Between crazy and funny anecdotes lived together with Moha, we have lived 3 unforgettable days.
Without a doubt, we will repeat to discover new corners and take our little ones to the great desert adventure so that they can make sandboards with us and Hassan explains to them at night that so magical sky that can only be seen between the dunes.
Hassan !! Now you can prepare to put up with our 5 children.
Places to see in Your 5 Days Desert Tour from Marrakech to Fes
Marrakech may be the fourth most important of Morocco’s former imperial cities (cities built during the era of the Amazigh-Moroccan empires). Since Neolithic times, the area has been settled by Amazigh farmers, but the city was actually founded in 1062 by Abubakar Ben Omar, a tribal leader, and cousin of the King of Murabaten Yusuf bin Tashvin. In the 12th century, Maraboun built many schools (as tables) and mosques in Marrakech that were Andalusian-style. The walls of the Red City, built by Ali Ben-Youssef in 1122-1123, and the various buildings built from red sandy bricks in that period, gave the city the name “Red City.” Marrakech soon grew into a cultural, religious, and commercial center in Morocco and sub-Saharan Africa.
The city includes Manara International Airport and Marrakech Railway Station, which connects the city to Casablanca and northern Morocco. Marrakech also has many universities and schools, including Sidi Ayad University. A number of football clubs are located in the city, including Marrakech Star, Marrakech Football Club, Molodia Marrakech and Olympic Club Marrakech.
Ait Benhaddou Kasbah
Our 5 Days Desert Tour from Marrakech to Fes will take you to discover Ait Benhaddou which is About 30 kilometers from the city of Ouarzazate, the palace of Ait Benhaddou, whose clay walls and towers have been standing for centuries, has not succumbed to the climate factor and humans, one of the most prominent places where nature and history integrate into a single point.
The Ait Benhaddou Palace, located in Ait Zainab, south-east of the Kingdom, is the most significant historical shortcoming on the UNESCO World Heritage List since 1987, as a model of an authentic Moroccan architectural edifice.
With its distinctive cinematic look, this world-renowned city offers many architectural treasures that you can explore, and you can taste a range of authentic eaters that you will enjoy during your visit to this area. Ouarzazat is a city located between the Sahara and the Green Valleys and between the past and the present, the starting point of a journey to Morocco’s great south to explore a number of luxurious castles and palaces, as well as dunes, as well as the authentic and conservative pattern that characterizes the lives of the inhabitants and people of the region.
It was changed in the old called “Todght” and the tale says that one of the residents of the mountain Jat to Oasis to water her walk in the valley, called “Todgha”, a misrepresentation of the word “Tuddart, which means “life”, she settled with. And at the expense of naming the elders in the oasis, which gives us another explanation of why Wade is named after a woman. Ait Sanan “Teeth” for their presence in Vah al-Wadi, Ait Ecclar “Neck” and Ait Aghir “Shoulder, Ait Namast” Abdomen “and Aet Tezuka” Waist “Tudgee Valley is an oasis in a semi-arid rocky desert. this 5 Days Tour from Marrakech to Fes will drop you to spend a night in this beautiful city.
The origin of her name belongs to Mount Eghir, which means the shoulder in Amazigh. The label comes from “tin” to “Tinghir”.
Check this small dusty city in eastern Morocco in Our 5 Days Desert Tour Marrakech to Fes. Although the town itself has little to offer to the bold traveler (along with a handful of hotels and restaurants), it is renowned as a gateway to the large young man’s dunes. Here, high peak peaks of color change with changing dawn and dusk light. Beauty trains create romantic silhouettes, and Berber villages operate as distant oases in an environment that has remained unchanged for thousands of years.
Medalt is a Moroccan city belonging to Dara ‘a-Tafilalt, located between the median Atlas mountains along Mount Ayashi in Morocco, a city famous for apple production, where apple season takes place every year. It is also known for a range of semi-precious metals such as Vanadenite, which is located almost between the cities of Rashidiya and Meknes.
Cedra forest of Azrou
Our 5 Days Desert Tour from Marrakech to Fes will take you to explore The Azrou Cedar Forest, It is a forest in Morocco’s Atlas Mountains. It is located about 26 km from Ifran. It was named after French General Henri Guro, who ruled the area at the time. The forest is characterized by the spread of endangered ( Barbaric Macaques ). The Cedar Forest tree is probably the oldest of its kind in Africa, with over 800 years of age.
In the central Atlas mountain range near Azrou, the largest area of these trees amid the sprawling forests was counted as a 42-meter-high dead cedar tree, about 900 years old.
Ifrane or what it called as the second Switzerland becuase of its houses like the houses in Switezrland ( Europe ), It is one of Morocco’s oldest mountain towns, located 1,655 metres above sea level. It is characterized by extreme cold and snow covering its foothills in autumn, winter and moderate summer and spring atmosphere. It attracts visitors with its waterfalls and picturesque green nature. Ifran, as pronounced by its original inhabitants, the Amazigh Atlas, maintained the special architectural character of the French colonial population in 1930. The town continued to maintain this elegant architectural style, inspired by the elegance of mountain winter houses found in world stations such as “San Moritz” and others.
The city of Fes is the third largest city in the Kingdom of Morocco with a population of more than 1.7 million and more than two million with the calculation of neighboring areas (Bensouda Ayn Allah’s marriage. Fez is divided into 3 sections, Fez Bali, an Old City, and New Fass, built in the 13th century AD, and the new city was built by the French during the French colonial period.
UNESCO selected Fes as a World Heritage Site in 1981. The Old City of Fes is the largest vehicle-free zone in the world, explore this city in 5 Days from Marrakech to Fes Desert Tour.
5 Days Tour from Marrakech to Fes FAQ
How long does it take to get from Marrakech to the Sahara desert?
There are several options from Marrakech to the Sahara desert, bus, plane or car. Most travelers choose to drive with a private driver.
to reach the Merzouga Desert and you’re in Marrakech, you will have at least 2 Days to arrive at the Desert, You will start your trip from Marrakech to Boumaln Dades which is the middle point between Marrakech and Merzouga, then you will continue your way in the morning to Merzouga Desert.
there is a Supratour bus that start from there at 7:30 Am and then arrives at Merzouga at 8:00 Pm
At Marrakech Menara Airport you will take a flight to Errachidia Moulay Ali Echarif Airport which is the nearest point about 135km to the Merzouga Desert, Then from there, you can take a Tourism Transport or Taxi to reach the Desert.
Does 5 days too long in Marrakech?
In terms of how many days you need in Marrakech, we believe that 5 days is the perfect time to spend in the red city
Is 5 days in Morocco enough?
Whether you are fascinated by the charm of urban medinas or are dying to explore the Sahara, you can do a lot with 5 days in Morocco. Divide your time between cities, mountains, and deserts, using imperial cities like Fes, Rabat, or Marrakech as starting points.
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