4 days tour from Fes to Marrakech

4 days tour from Fes to Marrakech via Merzouga desert

At Moroccan Desert Tours, we have designed this 4 days tour from Marrakech to Fes via Merzouga specifically for our visitors to enjoy the Atlas mountains of Morocco, starting with the high atlas from Marrakech and passing through Tizi n Tikka to Ouarzazate, as well as the anti atlas mountains with their black rocky and golden sand dunes, as well as the middle atlas from Merzouga to Fes.

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Departure location:

Fes

Return location:

Marrakech

Departure time:

08:00 AM

Itinerary duration

4 days/ 3 nights

4 days tour from Fes​ to Marrakech overview:

The 4 days tour from Fes to Marrakech is also a popular Moroccan itinerary. Tourists may see the breathtaking vistas of the central Atlas mountains in only four days. Furthermore, it is Morocco’s and Africa’s most beautiful city. After that, go to Midelt, also known as the Apple City. Then traverse the high Atlas mountains again, this time to visit Errachidia’s dam.

You will reach the Merzouga desert through Errachidia and Erfoud, where the adventure starts. In addition, you will ride camels to a desert tent and enjoy the sunset in Erg Chebbi’s heart.

Spend the night in a nomadic camp.

The next day, you will travel through Merzouga, from its oasis to its settlements.

The next day will be spent on a day journey to Ouarzazate, often known as Africa’s Wallywood. You’ll reach there after passing through the Draa Valley and various Berber communities to see the city’s largest movie studios.

You will traverse the High Atlas mountains and see the Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou on the last day of your 4-day travel from Fes to Marrakech itinerary.

Finally, you will go to Telouet to see its spectacular vistas before continuing on to Marrakech, where our journey will come to a close.

Highlights of our 4 days tour from Fes to Marrakech:

The Itinerary of our 4 Days tour from Fes to Marrakech

Day 1: Fes to Merzouga, travelling via Ifrane and Erfoud:

Our 4 Days tour from Fes to Marrakech typically begins at 8:00 a.m. Your driver/guide will arrive at your Fes hotel to fetch you up. The journey will also begin with a departure from Fes and a traverse to the Middle Atlas Mountains. To begin, you will be treated to far-reaching vistas of lush mountains and Berber hamlet… Your driver will make a coffee break along the route. After that, you’ll arrive at Ifrane, sometimes known as Little Switzerland. The latter is so titled because it is Africa’s most beautiful city, and its buildings have the same triangular roofs as Swiss cities.

You’ll have some time to explore the city before heading to the cedar forest. Your driver will take you to view the Barbary macaque monkeys once you arrive. Not to mention, you’ll feed them a little before continuing on to Midelt. Because of the lush agricultural regions where apples are grown, this city is also known as the City of Apples. The route Tizi-Ntlghamt will next take you across the High Atlas mountains to the Errachidia dam. If you want to snap some photos, you may stop by, then continue on to Merzouga through Errachidia and Erfoud. The latter is Morocco’s most popular Sahara desert. Furthermore, your driver will drop you off at your desired location.

To get to the camp, you’ll have to ride camels. You’ll see a stunning sunset in the heart of the Sahara desert along the trip.

Finally, beneath the stars, you will enjoy a campfire with a Berberine Music presentation.

Day 2: Merzouga exploration day trip:

On the second day of our 4 Days tour from Fes to Marrakech, we’ll take a day excursion to the Merzouga desert to experience its splendor.

In the morning, the staff will wake you up to see the stunning sunrise. You’ll return to the camp for breakfast after that.

Your driver will pick you up after breakfast to begin the trip, which will include a visit to the Moroccan Auto National Museum to see classic foreign automobiles. After that, travel the route to Khamlia, which is populated by black people who have migrated from Gabon, northern Mali… You’ll enjoy their music and learn about their history before heading to the Kohl and Baryte mines. The site was owned by the French authorities in the past. You’ll drive to see the nomads once you’ve explored the region.

They live in hand-made tents, and you’ll see where they cook and where the ladies manufacture hand-made carpets.

Following that, you’ll be treated to a panoramic view from the top of a hill, providing an opportunity to get some memorable images of the campers and the stunning dunes.

Above all, you’ll return to the Berber town for lunch; the region is famed for a dish called Berber pizza, which you should taste if you’re interested.

After lunch, you’ll go to Merzouga to explore the oasis before returning to your accommodation for the night.

Day 3: Ouarzazate to Merzouga:


The third day of the 4 Days tour from Fes to Marrakech itinerary will begin with breakfast at the local hotel. You will first go to Rissani to see the Souk (Market). Then you’ll go through the lovely city of Alnif, taking in the sights of the valleys’ towering palm palms. Also, pass via Nkob to cross the Anti-Atlas mountains. From there, you’ll be treated to stunning views of Morocco’s longest river, the Draa.

Following some stunning photographs, you will continue on to Ouarzazate along the Ait-Saoun bends.

Spend the night at a riad in the area.

Day 4: Ouarzazate to Marrakech:

The last day of our 4 Days tour from Fes to Marrakech begins at your Ouarzazate hotel.

To begin, you will go to Wallywood’s Atlas Studios (Ouarzazate). It was given this name since numerous filmmakers included it in their films or series. For example, Game of Thrones and Gladiator… After exploring the region, you’ll go to Ait-Ben-Haddou or Glaoua’s stronghold. The Glaoui family, or Thami El Glaoui, constructed the latter in the eleventh century. Your driver will drop you off there so you may tour it and take in the breathtaking views from the top.

At a height of 2260 meters, you will next traverse the High Atlas mountains. Tizi N Tichka is the name of the road junction. Not to add, you’ll stop along the road at an Argan oil cooperative to learn about how they produce cosmetics with it.

Finally, you will travel to Marrakech over the Tizi N Tichka pass, where our 4 day Morocco trip from Fes to Marrakech itinerary comes to a conclusion.

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Testimonials:

4 Days tour from Fes to Marrakech 

We took a four-day vacation from Fes to Marrakech with a genuine organization, and our driver/guide Hassan, who is fluent in Spanish, is courteous, timely, and quite helpful.
The only problem is that there are a lot of kilometers to cover each day.

Marcos H

Merzouga tour from Fes

We just returned from a four-day excursion from Fez to Marrakech through the Merzouga desert, with Hassan as our driver/guide. They picked us up in Fez and took us on a journey that included stops at Merzouga, where we stayed for two nights before continuing on to Marrakesh. They have taken excellent care of us and have been sensitive to our every need. Morocco is lovely, but Hassan has made it much more so; we even brought a desert companion with us. This is an experience I would suggest to anybody who wishes to see all of Morocco.

Adam S

Hamid is the best 

I had already made an excursion to the desert that disappointed me a lot and that's why I didn't want to go back, it seemed like a money grabber. My friends, who had never been there, wanted to go, so I had to repeat. We did the excursion to the desert from Fez to Marrakech for 4 days and 3 nights. The truth is that with them I have changed my mind about desert excursions. From not wanting to go, now I want to repeat. I found it an incredible experience. This company has no point of comparison with the rest. The treatment received in all the hotels and places where we have been, the quality of the camp, the comfort of a private tour with the possibility of customization, and of course the kindness of the guide (Hamid) who explained the history and traditions of all the places. Everything 10. I recommend it 100%.

Audrey C

11 days itinerary

We went 4 friends to Morocco and we wanted to try the experience of spending a night in the desert, at first we hired only the 4 days tour but we liked it so much that we asked the guide (Hassan) if we could extend one more day and without any inconvenience, he arranged everything for us. The places were wonderful, the hotels very comfortable and the guide very attentive and friendly at all times, explaining the history and local traditions. We learned a lot and in the best way. TOTALLY RECOMMENDABLE 100% and the guide a 10.

 

Cesar C

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Highlights overview:

The 4 days desert tour from Fes to Marrakech is full with stunning sights to visit. As a result, we’d like to provide you with an outline of what you’ll see and experience during your trip with us.

Ifrane:

Ifrane is renowned as Morocco’s Little Switzerland; according to some sources, it is Africa’s cleanest city and the eighth in the world, which is why it is thus titled. The area’s oldest permanent habitation originates from the 16th century, while the current city was founded in 1928 by the French government.

Ifrane means caverns in Tamazight or Berber. According to legend, the city used to have caverns with white lions residing in them.

Another attraction in Ifrane is the Alkhawayn Institution, a well-known luxury university in Morocco and across the globe. Students from the United States and France come to study and graduate at the aforementioned institution.

Ski clubs in the Middle-Atlas mountains, where it snows in the winter, are very popular in the city.

Citizens love roaming about in Ifrane’s enormous cedar woods, which are home to Barbary macaque monkeys. The government provides sports places where families may camp.

During WWII, this city served as a prisoner of war camp for people from all over the globe. According to legend, a German prisoner created a white lion monument in the Garden City to gain his release. You will love roaming around this wonderful city on our 4 day Morocco trip from Fes to Marrakech. In other words, you’ll go to the white lion statue area and locate eateries named after Swiss cities.

Ziz valley:

Ziz valley, a huge valley of palm groves, is one of Morocco’s most important dates sources. It is primarily frequented by visitors for photography and to learn about how locals live with agriculture.

Palm trees, apricots, almonds… are all grown in the valley.

There is a river named the Ziz that runs through the valley. The bedouins of Aoufous utilize it to irrigate their agricultural holdings, and it runs for roughly 200 kilometers to the south of Morocco.

If you want to visit Ziz Valley as a photographer, join our 4 day Morocco trip from Marrakech to Fes, and our guides will take you to the finest sites.

Erfoud:

Known as the “Fossil City,” Erfoud offers tourists stores selling pebbles mined from the surrounding mountains. Erfoud, Rissani, Merzouga, and the other places around Erfoud were the bottom of a massive ancient ocean for roughly 350 million years before it turned into a desert. As a result, firms from Erfoud and archeologists from all over the globe come to remove the rocks and discover the mountains’ hidden riches. Please contact us if you want to learn more about this city.

Merzouga camel trekking and camping:

Merzouga is home to Morocco’s highest sand dunes, the Erg Chebbi Sahara desert. In 2018, the city’s population was estimated to be about 4,000 people.

Camel rides, quad biking, skiing, and other sports are available to visitors at Merzouga. That is to say, on our 4 days tour from Fes to Marrakech, you will be picked up in Fes and transported to Merzouga, where you will go on a once-in-a-lifetime camel ride to the camp.

To begin, relax with a cup of Berber tea, then ride the comfy camels to one of Erg Chebbi’s largest sand dunes for sunset. You’ll go to the camp for activities like sandboarding after enjoying the beautiful sunset. Finally, supper will be served, followed by a Berber music presentation around the campfire.

The finest sights in the Merzouga desert and adjacent settlements will be discovered on the second day of the trip.

The National Auto Museum of International Cars will be your first stop, followed by a visit to the Gnaoua tribe in Khamlia.

Second, you’ll go towards the Kohl and baryte mines, which were formerly occupied by the French authorities.

Finally, a visit to the nomads to learn about their way of life and the region where they maintain their herd.

Finally, if asked, you will be returned to your hotel or to the camp for another night.

Rissani’s Souk:

One of the most popular souks (markets) in the south is the one in Rissani. Following your visit to Merzouga as part of our 4 days tour from Fes to Marrakech, you will travel to Tafilalet, Morocco’s capital. A city is known for its large desert Souk of Dates, where donkeys are traded…

In 2004, the city had a population of about 20,469 thousand people. Students from Merzouga attend Rissani since Merzouga does not have a high school.

The souk is divided into around five sections, each with its own set of vendors.

Caravans traveling through Rissani on their way to trade in Marrakech and other places used to bring various spices for Rissani residents.

They still offer spices to visitors at extremely low costs and of high quality at this time.

Every time the Souk opens, there is a venue in the city where locals may exchange donkeys called the festival of animals.

Ouarzazate

Ouarzazate, often known as Africa’s Wallywood, is a city known for its magnificent monuments and has attracted many filmmakers. In the Draa Tafilalet area, it is also the capital of Ouarzazate Province. The city is also known as the “Door to the Desert.” The route from Ouarzazate is known as the “Road of a Thousand Kasbahs” because of the many Kasbahs along the way.

The Atlas Studios, where many Hollywood movies have been filmed, will be seen on our 4 days tour from Fes to Marrakech. The Gladiator, Alexander, the Message, and a slew of others come to mind.

Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah: The Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou is one of Morocco’s most frequented Ksars or Fortresses. Every year, thousands of visitors visit. It is known as the Ksar of Glaoui, after the architect Thami El Glaoui. Ben Haddou is also credited with founding the Kasbah in the seventeenth century. Many archeologists believe it is from the 11th century, notwithstanding what other sources claim.

You will explore the Kasbah with one of our Moroccan travel advisors on the 4 days tour from Fes to Marrakech. Because the Kasbah is located on a hill, you will first choose the bridge route to utilize the steps and arrive at the top of the Kasbah. You’ll learn how they use Indigo and green or black tea to paint the Kasbah along the way. It’s an ancient method of communicating amongst the Glaoui tribal people.

Ait Ben Haddou

Ait Ben Haddou is more of a film and television series studio. Lawrence of Arabia and Game of Thrones, for example…

After seeing Ait Ben Haddou, you have the option of visiting one of the Argan oil cooperatives operated by a family from Essaouira on your way back to Marrakech (the origin).

It’s a Moroccan endemic that’s utilized in cosmetics. All of the employees are female, and their duty is to demonstrate to visitors how they make oil and cosmetics.

You may also sample some dishes prepared with Argan oil before continuing on to Marrakech, where the 4 days tour from Fes to Marrakech concludes.

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