Marrakech to Fes 5 day desert tour
Marrakech to Fes 5 Day Desert Tour, Presented to you by Prime Morocco Tours.
Morocco Tour Package: 5 Days desert tour from Marrakech to Fes via Merzouga
Overview of the 5 days tour from Marrakech to Fes via the Sahara desert
This 5 days tour from Marrakech to Fes will allow you to cover a variety of Morocco’s landscapes and sights, starting with Marrakech and the Atlas Mountains, Ait Ben Haddou and Ouarzazate, Skoura and Dades Valley, Todra Gorge and Jorf, Er Rissani and Erfoud, Merzouga, the Black Desert, and Nomad families. On our way to Fes, we will cross over Midelt, Azrou, Cedar Forest, and Ifrane. Along the way, you’ll witness incredible architecture and stunning sights, as well as enjoy activities such as rock climbing, visiting nomad families, and spending a night in the desert. This tour is the perfect way to get an overview of the beauty and diversity of Morocco. Remember: this tour can be edited or changed to suit your interests, needs, and budget. Don’t hesitate to contact us to plan your Morocco Travel Holiday.
Highlights of the 5 Days tour from Marrakech to Fes via Merzouga Desert
- Drive through the High Atlas Mountains and Tizi N’Tichka Passage
- Visit the Kasbah of Ait Ben Hadou
- Explore the beautiful landscapes of the Dades Valley
- Visit the Todra Valley and its panoramic landscape views
- Visit the villages surrounding the Erg Chebbi dunes
- Meet locals, desert reptiles and mammals, and nomads of the region
- Enjoy a cup of tea made in the desert manner (Amazigh whiskey) and listen to their lovely spiritual Gnawi music
- Have a picnic lunch under the shadow of a tree
- Spend a night in a traditional Amazigh tent watching the stars
- Cross Errachidia and the Ziz gorges along the way
- Pass through Tunnel Zaabal
- Explore Midelt city and its apple production and old Plumb mines
- Visit the Cedar Forest of Azrou and feed Monkeys
- Stop in Ifrane City, known as a European city in Morocco
- Arrive in Fez City and explore its old Karawiyin Madrassa and its World Heritage status by UNESCO
Directions of the tour: 5 days tour from Marrakech to Fes
Tizi N'Tichka Passa
Cedar forest / Azrou
Detailed Itinerary: 5 Days Tour from Marrakech to Fes Via Merzouga
Day1: Marrakech – Atlas Mountains – Ait Ben Haddou – Ouarzazate – Skoura – Dades
The 5 days tour from Marrakech to Fes will start with meeting you for the first time. Marrakech was the old capital of Morocco’s ancient monarchs, and it is named to be the capital of the Maghreb Union. At 8 am we will drive through the High Atlas Mountains which is known as the highest top in Morocco 4,167m named Toubkal go Through the Tizi N’Tichka passage on the mountain and enjoy the various landscape views. On the route, we will have a break for tea with mint or coffee at one of the Amazigh Hamlets. The next break will be at Ait Ben Hadou village to visit the Kasbah of Ait Ben Hadou; an old building that is for collective living, this Kasbah is nominated as a UNESCO Heritage in 1987. This Kasbah and the region, in general, are very important for the industry of film making (famous movies like the man who would be king in 1975 and many others) it is also a fortress on the Salt Road where caravans from different regions came to buy slaves, gold, ivory, and salt. Here we will enjoy the lunchtime special food of the region. Then we will continue the path towards the Dades Valley, through the Kalaat Magouna; a town is known for its thousands of hectares of roses you can admire on May, Skoura Amazigh villages surrounding the valley of Dades; this valley which is shaped in a form of gorges long time ago, here we can spend the first night.
Day2 : Dades – Todra Gorges – Jorf – Er rissani – Erfoud – Merzouga
The following day after your breakfast meal. The caravan will continue the road through the valley admiring the amazing rock formation ( the monkey toes) and the integration of the Kasbahs within the beautiful nature to name but a few of the amazing Kasbah of AitYul from the 19 century. Entering Tinrghir region and the Todra Valley and its panoramic landscape view and surrounding Amazigh villages. In the Todra Valley, we will have a walk through the river with its amazing 300m high red cliff which is a favorite destination for many rock-limbers to practice this sport. Lunchtime will be served either in Rissani or Erfoud; two town oases in the Sahara, before leaving for Merzouga the village of the golden sand where you will be welcomed with tea with mint then check in a Hotel.
Day 3: Merzouga – Nomad Families – Black Desert – Merzouga (Camel Ride & Night in Desert)
The next day will start at the place of your stay in Merzouga with breakfast then go towards the Algerian borders to visit to the villages surrounding Erg Chebbi dunes such as Hassi Labied, Merdani, Khamlia, and M’fis. We will meet locals on the way to Khamlia who will show you their desert fausses. On the sand, you will probably encounter desert reptiles and mammals. Arriving in Khamilia known as the Gnawi village, black people coming from southern countries of Africa as slaves in the past, who get integrated into Moroccan society. The people there will be welcoming you very hospitably with a cup of tea made in the desert manner (Amazigh whiskey) and listening to their lovely spiritual Gnawi music. Leaving Khamilia we will go toward the Algerian borders to have a panoramic view of the golden dunes before having a picnic lunch under the shadow of a tree. The ride will continue visiting nomads of the region living under an Amazigh tent and taking care of their herds. On the way back to Merzouga to have dinner and sleep the night at the hotel, you will come across the volcanic rocks and the Yasmina Lake where you will be surprised by the natural postcard of the dunes surrounding the lake ( in spring). Here you will spend your first night under a traditional Amazigh tent watching the stars after a delicious dinner and fun time with drum music.
Day 4: Merzouga – Erfoud – Er rachidia – Ziz Valley – Middle Atlas – Midelt
On the morning of the 4th day, you will wake up and have your breakfast at the hotel. Then the tour will continue to Midelt. Before you will be taking a shower and breakfast, we are going to cross Errachidia the capital of the Daraa Tafillat Region, we will enjoy the Ziz gorges along the way and pass through Tunnel Zaabal which is if we can say the border to start a new landscape view. 30 minutes from the city of Midelt; there is the Tizi N’talghamt or the passage of the camel in the Middle Atlas Mountain, we will find Midelt city which is known for its apple production and old Plumb mines of Minladen and Ahouli. After lunch, you will be having a tour of Midelt’s most known places and go back to the hotel where you will overnight.
Day 5:Midelt – Azrou – Ceder Forest – Ifrane – Fes
Before checking out you will have a tasty breakfast at your hotel in Midelt. The tour then will continue to its last point Fez City; the old capital of Morocco known as the scientific capital of Morocco because of its old Karawiyin Madrassa or the oldest University in the world recognized; the city is a world heritage by UNESCO in 1981, going through the middle Atlas Mountains you will come across the forest Of Azrou city where you will stop for lunch after feeding Monkeys next the forest. Leaving Azrou you will Pass via Ifran City known as a European city in Morocco because of its beautiful architecture. At the end of our 5 days tour from Marrakech to Fes via the desert, you will finally arrive in Fez where our driver will take you to your place of stay.
Itinerary on Map: 5 days tour from Marrakech to Fes via Merzouga Desert
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