During these 5 days desert trip from Marrakech to Fes via Merzouga, you won’t drive that much and you will slow pace. Also, the 4 days tour is recommended because you will explore a lot of worth visiting places.
On the 5 days tour, you will enjoy the charming atlas mountains. After that, you will explore the Kasbah of the Glaoui family, and the famous fortified village Ait Benhaddou.
Not to mention, the Todgha Gorge in Tinghir… The 5 tour includes two nights in the desert so you can explore it more. The highlights of the 5 days tour from Marrakech to Fes via Sahara desert is the camel ride to see the sunset, overnight in a desert camp. Also, the Kasbahs that we will visit.
First, we are going to pick you up at the hotel or riad. After that, we will head towards the High Atlas to enjoy the beauty of those mountains. Also, to enjoy some of the Berber villages. This range has the highest altitudes in North Africa. The mountain’s name is Tizi n’Tichka ( 2260m). After crossing the high atlas mountains, we will get to kasbah ait Benhaddou. The famous fortified village and a World Heritage Site by Unesco in 1987. Several famous movies were filmed there such as Lawrence of Arabia, Gladiator, The Mummy… From the Kasbah Ait Benhaddou to our final destination is just 40 km. You will have dinner and spend the night in Ouarzazate.
After breakfast, we will spend the morning seeing the film studios where many films are taxed as The Wars, Game of Thrones, Presin break, Gladiator… Later we will depart to the Kasbah of Taourirt, a World Heritage Site, full of towers and walls. Inside the Islamic and Jewish religions are merged. After that, we will continue down the road of Thousand Kasbahs, through the great palmeriea valley of Skoura, accompanied by hundreds of Kasbash that we will see along the way. Let’s enter the Dades Valley and we will admire the hundreds of kasbahs dotted along the route. We will continue on the river road entering the narrow valley. We will make stops to enjoy it. Here you will have dinner and spend the night.
Our first destination for the day will be Tinghir. We will enjoy Todghra palmeriea. Later we will arrive at the gorge. It has spectacular landscapes. You will have some time to explore it. After that, we will drive to Erfoud. The later is famous for its museums of fossils. After that, we will drive to Merzouga, where will you get prepared, and ready to explore the Sahara desert on camels. Once in the tent, you will have the chance to play the sandboard before watching the sunset. After that, you will have dinner, hear the drums echoing in the desert night, and lie down in the tent.
The next morning, we will wake up early to watch the sunrise. After that, you will do a camel ride back to the hotel. In the middle of the day, we will visit a nomadic family. And eat under the shade of a tree, you will see how the Berber pizza is made and then will taste it. After lunch, you will rest for a while, and later we will make a route through the desert. We leave to see an oasis in the desert in 4×4. Also, visit the town of Khamlia (village of the blacks), mines of MFISS. Then you will be taken to the Hotel, where you will have dinner and spend the fourth night of this desert trip from Marrakech to Fes.
Today we will be driving to Fez, the final destination of our desert trip from Marrakech to Fes. We will cross Errachidia and then we will go to the Ziz Valley, we will see what the river has built for thousands of years eroded the rock and leading to large palms and adobe villages. Later we will go through Ifrane, where is the Cedar Forest, where we can see a lot of monkeys, so we can feed them and enjoy the many cedars that bring these wild monkeys. We will follow the road to Fes, where the 5 days desert trip from Marrakech to Fes will end.
The trip to Sahara was unforgettable because of the spectacular Sahara view, our cheerful and friendly guide, the cute camels, the beautiful starry night sky. our guide Hassan led us to different areas in Sahara to help us take wonderful photos. He got very great photo shooting skills that our pictures look amazing! We have also enjoyed the fun sandboarding a lot under his lead! He was knowledgable and had shared with us fun facts of Sahara. After the camel ride, we had enjoyed a great night watching the fire dance and having the delicious dinner in the tent. The stargazing part amazed me. This trip was definitely a very special experience leaving me with delightful memories!
5 Day Tour: Enjoy The Morocco Coast
My guide Rachid was very tentative, knowledgeable, cheerful and friendly. He made sure I was comfortable at all times, was always making sure I had bottled water when I needed it.
He took me to so many amazing places I was overwhelmed much of the time. I especially loved Essaouira Medina, Beach and Harbour. In fact I had such a wonderful holiday I want to go back and do it all again!
Thank you so much Rachid!