4-day Morocco Desert Tour from Marrakech to Fez

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Itinerary overview

The desert tour will cover a huge proportion of the Moroccan territory starting from the south. The trip will start from Marrakech and head towards one UNESCO World Heritage Kasbah. The tour will head towards Ouarzazate. We will explore many Kasbahs during this trip. After that, the tour will head to the dunes of Merzouga where the visitors may camp and enjoy time with nomads. The tour will head north to Fez after we explore the apple city, Midelt, the Middle Atlas Mountains and forests, the Barbary monkeys, and the lovely cities Azrou & Ifrane.

Highlights of the trip

  • Exploring the rich culture and buildings of Marrakech

  • Spending time exploring some amazing Kasbahs

  • Camping in the desert with the nomads in the depths of the Sahara Dunes

  • Visiting the forests of the Middle Atlas and meeting monkeys and other animals

  • Reaching the spiritual capital: Fez

Morocco desert tour Itinerary

Day 1: Marrakech – Tizi N’tichka Pass – Telouet – Ait Benhaddou Kasbah – Ouarzazate

Our 4-day Morocco desert tour starts after we meet up. We will drive across the mountainous landscapes of Tizi N’Tichka. We can stop by some villages and landscapes along the way in case you want to explore something. For example, at Telouet, we might stop to explore the Kasbah of Pacha Glaoui, who is notorious for his wealth, power, and evil.

Before reaching Ouarzazate, we will explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site Ait Benhaddou Kasbah via Ounila Valley.

The latter site is a fortified city that captures the sights with its unique buildings. Ait Benhaddou is very popular as a filming site for Hollywood blockbusters.  After we reach Ouarzazate, we will stay in a nice hotel for the night where we can relax and have something to eat or drink.

Day 2: Ouarzazate – Skoura – Kelaa M’gouna – Valley of Roses – Dades Gorges – Boumalne – Tineghir – Todra Gorges

On the next morning of the Morocco desert tour, we will explore the luscious oasis of Skoura, one of the biggest oases in Morocco. From there, we will head to Dades Valley across a road marked with its palm groves and Kasbahs. The warm colors of the landscapes are surely something to admire.

The journey will take us to Tinghir after that. The latter town is one of the most important urban areas of the region. Then, we will head to Toudra Gorges to witness the beauty of the highest canyons in Morocco.

Day 3: Todra Gorges – Tinejdad – Touroug town – Erfoud – Erg Chebbi (Merzouga)

After having a hearty breakfast, we will take a walking tour across the palm groves of Tinghir.  Afterward, we will head to Erfoud, the town of fossils and precious stones. We will head after that to Tinjdad where we will have our lunch, crossing Touroug. After lunch, we will head to Merzouga where we will be close to the dunes. After visiting Rissani, we will stop at a hotel in Merzouga. After leaving the unnecessary luggage in the hotel room, we will head to the desert camps in the middle of Erg Chebbi Dunes, where we will spend the night. Riding the camels will be the transportation from there onward.

Erg Chebbi dunes are all that you imagine when you picture exotic deserts, especially when riding a camel. We will spend time with nomads who can keep us entertained with their spiritual desert music. Under the super-starry night sky.

Morocco desert tour from Marrakech.       

Day 4: Merzouga – Rissani – Erfoud – Midelt – Azrou – Ifrane – Fes

At the beginning of the day, we will leave Merzouga and head to Rissani to explore the market that used to host sub-Saharan caravans. After that, we will travel across many cities like Errachidia, Erfoud, and Aoufous before we leave the Sahara region. Traveling across Ziz Valley, we will head to the apple city of Morocco: Midelt. After lunch in this lovely city, we will go to the Middle Atlas forests at Azrou and Ifrane where we can meet Barbary Monkeys.

Our Morocco desert tour will end in Fez: one of the imperial cities of Morocco and its spiritual capital.


What is included

  • Private A/C Vehicle or Minivan (plus fuel)
  • English/Spanish/French speaking driver during the tour
  • Pick up & Drop off at your accommodation
  • Accommodation with evening meals & breakfasts
  • Camel Trek to overnight in nomad desert or luxury camp (Private tents)
  • Free time to explore sites such as Ait Benhaddou, Kasbah, Walks, Canyons, and Breaks for photos, etc…

What is not included

  • Flights
  • Drinks
  • Lunches