5-Day Tour from Fes to Marrakech

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Morocco Travel Itineraries > Tours from Fes > 5-Day Tour from Fes to Marrakech


The 5-day Tour from Fes to Marrakech offers an incredible experience allowing you to explore many beautiful cities and small towns of Morocco. The tour begins in Fes where we will depart from your accommodation then we will visit Ifrane and continue traveling to other destinations before spending the night in the desert.

The second day is going to be dedicated to desert exploration, allowing you to immerse yourself in its beauty. on the third day, we will take you through Berber rural settlements and have an overnight stay at the Todra Gorges. Afterward, we’ll visit the Dades Gorges, Roses Valley Skoura, and many more places and we’ll end our 5-day Tour from Fes to Marrakech with a visit to the historic Ait Benhaddou, a UNESCO World Heritage site, before driving back to Marrakech.

What is the desert tour of FES to Marrakech highlights?

  • Camel trek in the Moroccan Sahara Desert
  • Tour the Ait Benhaddou Kasbah
  • Visit the famed Moroccan Dades
  • Stop by the palm groves of Skora

Itinerary of the Tour from Fes to Marrakech

Day 1: Fes – Ifrane – Cedars forest – Midelt – Ziz valley – Merzouga

The exciting Tour from Fes to Marrakech is now beginning! Just like normal we pick our guests up from their lodging in Fes and drive through Imouzzer to reach Ifrane. The city is famous for its cold climate, occasional snowfall, and houses with Alpine architectural style. That’s why it’s often called “Morocco’s Switzerland.”

Our next destination is the cedar forest, where you get the chance to feed monkeys while exploring the forest. Afterward, we will have lunch in Midelt and continue our journey passing through the Tizi-n-Tilghmt pass and the Ziz Valley, as well as taking breaks to enjoy the panoramic views.

In the late afternoon, we head towards Merzouga, a captivating Saharan desert where you will have the opportunity to ride a camel and explore. We will take a break to witness the beautiful sunset from the top of a tall sand dune. Finally, we arrive at the camp, which combines traditional nomadic tents with comfortable accommodations.

we’ll together enjoy the enchanting atmosphere there while dancing around the bonfire, listening to the rhythmic beats of Berber drums, and marveling at the night sky above. So that at the end of the day, we’ll have a delicious dinner and a restful overnight stay at the desert camp.

Day 2: Merzouga – Nomads – Khamlia – Merzouga lake – Erg Chebbi – Palm Grove

After a delicious Moroccan breakfast, we’ll go on an exciting off-road journey to an eyeliner mine. Later, we’ll have the chance to observe and explore the way of life of the nomads where you’ll even get to taste a cup of Moroccan mint tea with a Berber nomad family who reside under a traditional Amazigh tent in the Sahara.

Then we’ll make a stop at Khamlia Hamlet to enjoy the enchanting sounds of Gnaoua music. We’ll also have a satisfying lunch there. Afterward, we’ll continue the journey, exploring the palm tree grove and admiring the breathtaking view from a nearby flamingo lake near Merzouga. Finally, we’ll end the day with a delightful dinner and a comfortable overnight stay in a hotel.

Day 3: Merzouga – Rissani – Erfoud – Todgha gorges – Dades valley

After breakfast, we will make our way to Rissani Town, and explore souk of this town. Then we’ll make our way to Erfoud, where we’ll visit a workshop for crafting beautiful items from fossilized marble. Then we’ll pass through palm fields in Touroug and Tinjdad before arriving at Todra Gorges.

Afterward, we continue our adventure to the Dades Valley and pass through Boumalne Dades. After we will make a stop at the ” Monkey Fingers” a unique rock formation known for stunning views of the Dades Valley. At the end of the day, we’ll have dinner and a comfortable overnight stay in a cozy hotel.

Day 4: Dades Valley – Roses Valley – Skoura – Ouarzazate

On the fourth day of our Desert Tour from Marrakech, we’ll travel to Kalaa Magouna to see the Rose Valley, and explore the Rose Festival that is held annually in May. Locals showcase various rose-related products like perfumes, rose water, oils, and cosmetics. Later we’ll explore Skoura’s palm groves, to eventually arrive to Ouarzazate. later we’ll stop at one of the biggest film studios in the world Atlas Studios, where many famous movies were produced, then we’ll visit the Kasbah of Taourirt and end the day with Dinner and an overnight stay.

Day 5: Ait Benhaddou Kasbah – High Atlas Mountains – Marrakech

On the last day of our Tour from Fes to Marrakech, We’ll head to Kasbah of Ait Benhaddou, a walled fortified town recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it also has been featured in several popular movies and TV series like Game of Thrones.

Afterward, we head to the spectacular High Atlas Mountains and then drive through the Tizi-N-Tichka pass, marking the end of your Desert Tour from Marrakech with a lunch break in Marrakech and dropping you off at your hotel or airport.

Price Includes and Excludes of Tour from Fes to Marrakech

Price includes

  • Hotel Accommodation
  • Tour Guide
  • All transportation in destination location

Price Excludes

  • Any Private Expenses
  • Room Service Fees

Frequently asked questions.

How far is Marrakesh from Fes?

The shortest distance between Fes and Marrakech is through the national road via Azilal & Beni Mellal 389.05 km, while it is 535.32 km through the driving route.

How long does it take to get to the desert from Marrakech?

Morocco’s Sahara desert of  Zagora desert is about 6 hours away from Marrakech, and about 10 hours for Merzouga desert.

What should I pack for this trip?

We recommend bringing with you:

  • Sunscreen for regular use.
  • Sports sandals, trainers, or hiking boots.
  • A light jacket if you’re coming in November – March.
  • Long comfortable jeans.
  • sunglasses.
  • A hat or headscarf to block the sun & dust.
  • Don’t forget to bring with you any medications you might require during this trip.

How do I pay for the tour?

We require a small deposit to be paid via PayPal to our account just to confirm your 5 days desert tour from Marrakech, then the rest is paid in cash to our guide/ driver in Euros, Dollars, or in Dirhams.

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