4 days desert tour from Marrakesh to Fez via Merzouga


4-Days / 3 Nights

Departure Time

8/9 am

Meeting Point

Wherever you want in Marrakesh city

Ending Point

Wherever you want in Fez city

Best Palces to Visit

Marrakech - Dades Valley - Ouarzazate - Merzouga - Todra Gorges - Ifran - Fez


Berber Villages, Kasbahs, Gorges, Ziz Valley, Camel trekking, Night in Sahara Desert & more...

4 days desert tour from Marrakesh To Fez via the Sahara desert and Ziz Valley

old Medina via the vast Sahara desert will give you the chance to discover the authenticity of Morocco and enjoy different landscapes of the southeast. This perfect option will take you further to visit the popular Kasbah of Ait Benhaddou, Ouarzazate attractions, Rose valley, Boumalne Dades, Todgha Gorges, Erg Chebbi Sahara desert, Ziz valley, Middle Atlas Mountains, Forest of Azrou and Ifrane. Many travellers around the world demand this trip especially those who want to explore Merzouga region, enjoy the view of sunset/sunrise over the the Golden sand dunes, visit the local Nomads, spend unforgettable night in a desert camp under stars and experience the best Morocco's activities including Hiking, Camel trekking and 4WD tour around the Sahara desert.

4 days desert tour from Marrakesh To Fez via the Sahara desert and Ziz Valley
4 days desert tour from Marrakesh To Fez via the Sahara desert and Ziz Valley

Tour Itinerary

Day 1 : Marrakech - Ait Benhaddou - Ouarzazate - Rose valley - Boumalne Dades

First day of the tour will commence at 8am from Marrakesh towards the High Atlas Mountains by passing through Tizi N’Tichka path where you stop to appreciate the mountain landscapes. Passing Tizi N’Tichka bends you will head to Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah which is the largest Kasbah in Morocco and also has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1987 and several films have been shot here. You will break for lunch in Ait Ben Haddou and continue on your drive to Ouarzazate city which is nicknamed the “Hollywood of Morocco” and Morocco’s filmmaking location. There it existed the world’s largest film studio in the Atlas Studios. You will visit historical monuments of Taourirt Kasbah. After Ouarzazate you will drive and experience the charm landscapes of Kasbahs through the Berber villages of Skoura and Roses Valley renowned for rose festival that organized every year in May.night will be in Bomalne Dades the valley of birds.

Day 2 : Boumalne Dades - Tinghir Gorges - Tinjdad - Erfoud - Merzouga

Second day of tour will start from Bomalne Dades into Merzouga which has the largest and highest sand dunes in Morocco, Erg Chebbi. Then we will pass Tinghir and head to Gorge Todra which is the narrowest Gorge in Morocco. When we leave Todra Gorge we will pass through different Berber villages of Tinjdad, Mallab and Tourog.next stop will be in Jourf where you will see an old system of irrigation used by the ancient people in 16th centry. Thereafter, continue to Erfoud the land of fossils where it existed many fossils mining. The lunch will be in one of many restaurants on the way. you make your way to Merzouga where you will find your camels waiting for you ride them to enjoy the sunset and stay in a traditional Berber camp overnight in the middle of the sand dunes and listen to some Berber drum music under the moon and stars.

Day 3 : 4WD tour around Merzouga - visit local Nomads

After watching the sunrise next to your berber camp you'll have breakfast then ride your camels and return to the meeting point in Merzouga (if you want we can start the 4WD tour directly from the camp). Today we'll take the road that was used for the Paris Dakar rally, discovering the Erg Chebbi Sahara desert and making stops at the most famous sahara spots. Our first stop will be in Tissardmine village where fossil quarries are still present in the region, after that we continue to visit the berber Nomads and spend time with them to find out about their secrets and manners. From there we'll take you to explore the old mines of Mfis, then go on to Khamlia village where you'll have a lunch break in a traditional restaurant, afterward you'll get to visit Gnaoua people and enjoy their unique music and African dance. Your 4WD tour around Merzouga ends after that in your hotel.

Day 4 : Merzouga - Erfoud - Ziz Valley - Azrou Forest - Fez

After breakfast your driver will pick you up from your accommodation then leave the sahara desert taking the main road towards Fes old Medina passing through Erfoud, Ziz valley, Al Hassan Eddakhil dam, Midelt, Azrou forest and Ifrane city. Our first stop will be in Ziz valley where you'll admire the panoramic view of the palm groves from above, from there we'll go on to Midelt passing through Tizi Ntelghamt pass, having stops to take pictures. After lunch break our trip will be continued to Azrou forest, home of Barbary apes and Ifrane city (the Moroccan Switzerland). In the late afternoon your 4 days Morocco tour will end at your hotel or riad in Fes.

What's included in this tour:
  • All vehicle transfers in 4WD or minivan with fuel.
  • Experienced English-speaking driver (guide).
  • Pick-up from your accommodation in Marrakesh and drop-off in your accommodation.
  • En suite rooms with A/C heater.
  • Professional Camel Guide & Camels, Sandboarding.
  • Breakfast and Dinner.
  • Consultation on every aspect of preparation.
  • Option to visit to Nomads or Berber families.
  • Overnight in nomad desert camp.
  • 2 nights accommodation in Hotel or Riad.
  • 4WD tour around the sahara desert.
What's not included in this tour:
  • Lunches.
  • Drinks.
  • Flight tickets.
  • Tips.
  • Entrances to monuments.
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