4 Days Tour from Marrakech

4 Days

Overview

Take this wonderfule 4-day Marrakech to Fes desert tour, immersing yourself in the enchanting beauty of Morocco. Over the course of this journey, you’ll be treated to a plethora of extraordinary destinations and experiences. Traverse the majestic Atlas mountains, marvel at the ancient Ait-Ben-Haddou Kasbah, and explore the captivating city of Ouarzazate. Discover the awe-inspiring Dades and Todra gorges, witness the boundless expanse of the Merzouga Sahara desert, and encounter the vibrant Berber villages along the way.

Let camels guide you through the tranquil desert, basking in the mesmerizing hues of sunset and sunrise. Uncover the cultural richness of the Rissani traditional market and delve into the history of Erfoud, known for its fascinating fossils. Immerse yourself in the charm of Ifrane, often referred to as the Switzerland of Morocco, and encounter the lively Barbary macaques in the scenic cedars forest. Finally, your unforgettable journey concludes in the historical city of Fes.

Highlights

  • Marvel at the stunning landscapes of the Atlas mountains as you journey from Marrakech to Fes
  • Explore the UNESCO World Heritage site of Ait-Ben-Haddou Kasbah, an ancient fortified city that has been featured in numerous movies and TV shows.
  • Immerse yourself in the vibrant culture and history of Ouarzazate, known as the "Hollywood of Morocco," with its fascinating film studios and historical attractions.
  • Discover the dramatic beauty of the Dades and Todra gorges, with their towering cliffs and winding canyons that offer incredible photo opportunities.
  • Experience the magic of the Merzouga Sahara desert, where you can ride camels and venture into the golden dunes, witnessing the awe-inspiring sunset and sunrise.
  • Visit authentic Berber villages along the way, immersing yourself in the local culture and traditions of the indigenous people.
  • Explore the bustling Rissani traditional market, where you can indulge in the vibrant atmosphere and shop for unique local crafts and souvenirs
  • Discover Ifrane, a charming town often referred to as the "Switzerland of Morocco," with its picturesque streets, European architecture, and beautiful landscapes
  • Conclude your journey in the historical city of Fes, renowned for its labyrinthine medina, vibrant markets, and architectural wonders.

Itinerary

The 4-day Marrakech to Fes desert tour begins with an early pick-up from your accommodation or the airport in Marrakech. We embark on a thrilling journey through the captivating High Atlas mountains and the scenic Tizi-N-Tichka pass, making stops along the way to admire the breathtaking vistas.

Our first destination is the renowned Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou, a fortified village that has earned UNESCO World Heritage status. This ancient citadel has served as the backdrop for numerous blockbuster movies and popular TV series, including Gladiator, Alexander, The Mummy, and Game of Thrones. We explore the fascinating maze of narrow streets and architectural wonders within the Kasbah.

Next, we make our way to Ouarzazate, often referred to as "The gate of the desert." Here, we visit the famous Atlas Studio, where iconic movies have been filmed, immersing ourselves in the world of cinema. We also have the opportunity to explore the impressive Taourirt Kasbah, a historic site that offers insight into the region's rich cultural heritage.

Continuing our journey, we venture into the enchanting Rose Valley, famous for its vibrant Rose Festival held annually in May. During this time, locals showcase a variety of rose products, from perfumes and rose water to oils and cosmetics. The valley's scenic beauty and fragrant atmosphere create a truly captivating experience.

We then proceed to Boumalne Dades, where we will enjoy a delicious dinner and spend the night in a comfortable hotel or traditional Riad. This allows you to relax and recharge for the exciting adventures that await you in the following days of the tour.

Enjoy the breathtaking scenery of the Dades gorges after breakfast. Then we go to Todra Gorges, where the Todra River cut out a great canyon through the mountains, creating a towering red cliff-sided gorge. Lunch is on the house. Feel free to roam around the gorges and take in the scenery.

We arrive in the afternoon in the Sahara desert of Merzouga. Where you transfer to camels to traverse the dusty desert. You will be taken to the top of a high dune to see the spectacular sunset. Then go to the desert luxury camp, where you may listen to Berber drum music while dancing around a bonfire beneath a big open sky of stars. Dinner and sleeping at the camp.

Getting up early in the morning is essential if you want to see the lovely sunrise in the midst of the desert. Breakfast is optional. Then you return to Merzouga on camels, where the driver awaits. We plan to spend the day exploring the Merzouga area. There are other wonderful features in the region, including sand dunes, natural lakes, mines, fossil places, and spectacular oasis. Which are perfect locations for a variety of outdoor sports.

To begin our tour in Merzouga, we drive off-road to an old eyeliner mine. Then we pay a visit to the nomads in their handwoven tent. Learn about their way of life while sipping a cup of Berber tea. The Khamlia village is our next stop, where you will experience Gnaoua music and dance performances. Its residents come from Sub-Saharan African nations such as Mali, Sudan, and Niger. Lunch at a restaurant is optional. After that, we go for a walk in a palm tree forest. Then travel a few kilometers to witness Merzouga's wild lake, commonly known as Flamingo Lake. Dinner and an overnight stay In a hotel room.

On the final day of your 4-day Marrakech to Fes desert tour, you'll wake up early to witness the mesmerizing sunrise in the heart of the desert. Take a moment to soak in the tranquil beauty of the surroundings before enjoying a leisurely breakfast. We then embark on a camel ride back to Merzouga, where our driver will be waiting for you.

Leaving the desert behind, our next stop is Rissani, the ancient capital of Tafilalet. Rissani maintains its status as a prominent trading center in the region, and its bustling souk comes alive on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays. Take a stroll through the vibrant market, immersing yourself in the lively atmosphere and experiencing the local culture.

Continuing our journey, we arrive in Erfoud, where we have the opportunity to visit one of the workshops specializing in fossilized marble. Discover the intricate craftsmanship and learn about the fascinating geological history preserved in these unique creations.

As we drive along the picturesque Ziz River, we make a stop to marvel at the panoramic view of the stunning Ziz Valley. Take in the sweeping vistas of the lush palm groves and the winding river, capturing the essence of this breathtaking landscape.

Afterward, we enjoy a well-deserved lunch break in the charming town of Midelt, where you can savor the flavors of Moroccan cuisine at a local restaurant.

Our next destination is the cedars forest, a sanctuary for the Barbary Macaques. Feel free to wander among these fascinating creatures and even feed them, creating unforgettable memories in the midst of nature's splendor.

Finally, we visit Ifrane, renowned for its cool climate, picturesque snow-covered landscapes, and charming alpine-style houses. This quaint town has earned the nickname "the Switzerland of Morocco" due to its resemblance to Swiss mountain villages.

At the end of the tour, we bid you farewell and drop you off either at the Fes airport or your accommodation in Fes. As you reflect on your incredible journey from Marrakech to Fes, you'll carry with you cherished memories of the desert, vibrant souks, scenic valleys, and the unique charm of Morocco.

Includes/Excludes

Includes

  • Transportation
  • Make stops everywhere
  • English speaking driver
  • dinner and breakfast
  • Camel ride

Excludes

  • Personal expenses
  • Lunches and Drinks
  • Tips and gratuities

FAQs

Is the tour suitable for all ages?

Yes, the tour is suitable for travelers of all ages. However, please note that certain activities, such as camel riding in the desert, may have age restrictions or physical requirements.

What is the accommodation like during the tour?

Accommodation varies throughout the tour and includes a mix of comfortable hotels, riads (traditional Moroccan houses), and a luxury desert camp in Merzouga. Each accommodation provides a unique and authentic experience.

Are meals included in the tour?

Yes, daily breakfast is included in the tour package. Some lunches and dinners may also be included, depending on the specific itinerary. However, please check with the tour operator for detailed information regarding meals

Is transportation included?

Yes, transportation is provided throughout the tour in a comfortable air-conditioned vehicle. You will have a knowledgeable driver/guide who will accompany you during the journey.

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