4 Days Tour From Marrakech to Fes
All Morocco Tours is a travel company that prides itself on offering tailor-made trips and itineraries that cater to the specific interests and desires of our clients. Our company has designed a 4 days tour from Marrakech to Fes via Merzouga, which has been thoughtfully curated to provide our travelers with an immersive and unforgettable experience of the Atlas Mountains in Morocco.
Starting from Marrakech, the journey takes you through the majestic High Atlas Mountains, where you will be able to witness the awe-inspiring views of the mountainous region. As you travel through the Tizi n Tichka pass, you will be treated to breathtaking vistas of the rugged landscape, dotted with small Berber villages and surrounded by snow-capped peaks.
Next, you will make your way to Ouarzazate, a city located at the gateway to the Sahara Desert, which is often referred to as the “Hollywood of Morocco.” The city boasts a thriving film industry, and visitors can take a tour of the Atlas Studios, where many famous movies and TV shows have been filmed.
From there, the journey takes you to the Anti-Atlas Mountains, where you will be able to see the striking black rocky formations and the golden sand dunes that are synonymous with the Sahara Desert. The stark beauty of this region is truly awe-inspiring and provides an excellent opportunity for nature lovers to witness the raw power of nature at its finest.
Finally, the trip concludes with a drive through the Middle Atlas Mountains, where you will be able to admire the lush green forests and verdant landscapes that provide a stark contrast to the arid desert terrain you have just left behind. The journey ends in Fes, a city that is steeped in history and culture, and is renowned for its well-preserved medieval architecture and its bustling souks.
Overall, this 4 days trip from Marrakech to Fes via Merzouga has been designed to offer our travelers an immersive and unforgettable experience of the Atlas Mountains in Morocco. It is the perfect way to explore the diverse landscapes, rich culture, and vibrant history of this fascinating region and is sure to leave you with memories that will last a lifetime.
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Itinerary for 4 days tour from Marrakech to Fes :
At 8 o'clock in the morning, we will pick you up from your Marrakech accommodation and embark on a journey to the High Atlas, a subrange of the Moroccan Atlas mountains. As we pass through the Tizi N'Tichka port, we will make stops for panoramic views and take pictures of the Berber small villages that blend seamlessly into the landscape. Continuing our journey further south, we will arrive at the ksar (fortified village) of Ait Ben Haddou, where we will visit the famous Kasbah that was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1986. This spectacular stage has been the backdrop for numerous famous films like Gladiator, Obelix, The Mummy, The Jewel of the Nile, and Sahara featuring Penélope Cruz, to name a few. After some free time for lunch in town, we will proceed to Ouarzazate, also known as “The gate of the desert” or "noiseless or without confusion" in Berber language. Here, we will witness the Taourirt kasbah, one of the most impressive ksars in Morocco. Our next destination is the Rose Valley, which we will reach by passing through the big Skoura palm grove, an excellent place to admire more than 700,000 palms and numerous kasbahs built in the surrounding area. In this valley, damascene roses are cultivated for cosmetic use, such as the highly valued rosewater. The Rose Festival, an important moussem for Moroccan culture, is held annually in May in this area. Finally, we will arrive at the Dades valley, where we will spend the night.
Following breakfast on the second day of your 4 days tour from Marrakech to Fes, we will head to a strategic lookout point in the mountains to witness one of the most stunning views of the Dades Valley. From here, we will be able to admire the great number of kasbahs and unique characteristics of each one. The valley is easily accessible by a well-maintained asphalt road that leads from the city of Tinerhir up to the gorge and eventually to the desert. Our next destination will be the Todra Gorges, where we will make several stops along the way to take in the breathtaking scenery. The local people who live in adobe villages in the area will also be visible. The rock sides of the gorges with their many uneven surfaces make it a popular spot for rock climbers. After a short walk in the Todra Gorges, you will have free time for lunch in either Tinejdad or Touroug before continuing our journey to the desert to reach the spectacular dunes of Merzouga. Here, we will embark on an hour-long camel ride to reach our nomad camp located in the middle of a sea of dunes (Erg Chebbi). Before dinner, we will witness a spectacular sunset from the top of a dune, followed by a night spent in a tent under a beautiful starry sky.
On the 3rd day of the 4 days tour from Marrakech to Fes you will experience a full day in the desert starting with an early morning wake-up call for a sunrise view from the top of a dune close to the camp. This natural landscape is truly a sight to behold. After enjoying the sunrise, we'll return to Merzouga on camels and indulge in a hearty breakfast. Then, we'll travel along the Erg Chebbi, a vast extension of sandy desert that includes the Big Dune of Morocco, towering over 250 meters high. Following the former route of the "Paris-Dakar," we'll reach the mountains that border Agelia. Along the way, we'll stop at the Tissardmin oasis, where we'll find fossil quarries still present in the area. We'll continue on a road where we can observe nomadic settlements and learn about their ways of life. The next stop is at a viewpoint overlooking the entire Erg Chebbi. We'll then arrive at Kamilia Village, originally from Mali, where we'll enjoy a relaxing cup of tea and listen to the spiritual music of Gnawa in a concert. Afterward, we'll return to your accommodation and have a free afternoon to explore the town or the dunes near the hotel, where we can also catch the sunset. We'll end the day with dinner and a night's stay at the hotel.
Our last day begins with breakfast, after which we set off towards the north, passing through the Tafilalet palm grove, which is the largest in the world. A 20km stretch of road is lined with thousands of palm trees, leading us to the Ziz valley. This valley is fed by the river that flows down from the High Atlas Mountains. We stop here to take in the magnificent view of the valley and the town of Aoufous. Our next stop is in Midelt, in the heart of the Atlas Mountains, where you can take some free time for lunch and rest. In the afternoon, we continue through the Cedar Woods, where we may be fortunate enough to spot some monkeys. Our next destination is Ifrane, located on the northwestern slope of the Middle Atlas at an elevation of 1630 meters above sea level. The city's broad avenues, clean urban development, gardens, green areas, and architecture make it look like a Swiss town, which is why it is known as the "Moroccan Switzerland." If that's not enough, it also boasts an important ski resort, Michlifen. We arrive at Fez around 6 pm, transfer to the hotel, and our 4 days tour from Marrakech to Fes come to an end.
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We offer two different tour options to choose from (Private and Shared). And the client can choose from either options.
The tour starts from your accommodation or airport in Marrakech and ends at your accommodation or airport in Fes.
Yes, you can do sandboarding in Merzouga desert
The camel trek ride lasts for about 1 hour and half.
Wear long pants and long sleeves.
The tents are always private, but the main difference is that in a standard camp you share a bathroom with others, while in a luxury camp, each tent has its own private bathroom.
Yes you can, a 4x4 will take you there instead.
Yes, there is electricity in the camp, since the camp runs on solar panels, and sure there are power sockets in the rooms.
Here is a list of what to pack for this trip:
- Long pants ( for the camel ride).
- Sun screen.
- Hat or scarf.
- Sandals, shoes or flip flops.
- Long sleeves.
- A small carry on bag.
It's cold during winter, but it's warm in the summer.