Experience an unforgettable adventure in Morocco with our 4-day tour from Marrakech to Fes. Explore stunning landscapes and ancient sites. Get daily tour highlights and tips here.
Day 1: Marrakech – High Atlas – Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah – Ouarzazate – Dadés Valley
Start your tour with a pick-up at 8 am from your Marrakech accommodation. Travel through the High Atlas, Tizi N’Tichka port, and Berber villages. Visit Ait Ben Haddou’s famous Kasbah, a UNESCO World Heritage site seen in popular movies. After lunch, see the Taourirt kasbah in Ouarzazate and the Rose Valley before arriving at Dades valley for an overnight stay.
Day 2: Dadés Valley – Todra Gorges – Merzouga – Camel Trek and overnight in the Berber tent
Enjoy stunning views of the Dadées Valley’s kasbahs from a strategic mountain lookout after breakfast. Accessible via a good asphalt road from Tinerhir city to the desert.
After some stops on the way, you’ll reach the Todra Gorges. The scenery is spectacular, and local people live in the area and can be seen in their adobe villages. Thanks to its rock sides with many uneven surfaces, these gorges are popular among rock climbers.
Explore Todra Gorges, have lunch in Tinejdad or Touroug, ride a camel for an hour to your nomad camp in Merzouga’s dunes, watch the sunset from a dune top, and sleep under the stars in a tent.
The 3rd Day: Merzouga Desert – Nomads Families – Khamlia Village – Erg Chebbi
If you are in the Merzouga Desert, waking up early for a sunrise is a must. Witness the most spectacular sunrise you’ve ever seen from the top of a dune near your campsite and appreciate the breathtaking landscape that is a true gift of nature. After the sunrise, we will return to Merzouga on the camels and have a hearty breakfast waiting for us.
Our next destination is the Erg Chebbi, a vast extension of sandy desert where we can find the highest dune in Morocco, standing over 250 meters high. We will travel on the road formerly used for the Paris-Dakar rally, which ends in the mountains that limit with Agelia. Our first stop will be at the Tissardmin oasis, where we can find fossil quarries still present in the area.
Continuing on the road, we can see nomadic settlements and learn about their secrets and customs. The next stop will be at a viewpoint to contemplate the entire Erg Chebbi. Then, we will arrive at Khamlia Village, originally from Mali, where we can enjoy a cup of tea and a concert of the spiritual music of Gnawa. After this, we will transfer to our accommodation and enjoy a free afternoon to explore the town or the dunes next to the hotel to see the sunset. Finally, we will have dinner and spend the night at the hotel.
The 4th Day: Merzouga Desert – Ziz Valley – Cedar Forests and Monkey Troupes of Azrou – Fes
After breakfast, we start our last day towards the north through the Tafilalet palm grove, the largest in the world. We will witness thousands of palm trees along the 20km of road. This way leads us to the Ziz valley, which river comes down from the High Atlas and feeds the palm grove. We will make a stop here and enjoy a magnificent view of the valley and the town of Aoufous.
Our next stop is Visit Midelt, the Atlas mountains’ heart, for lunch and rest. Later, explore Cedar Woods, spot monkeys if lucky, and head to Ifrane, a city located at 1630 meters above sea level on the northwestern slope of the Middle Atlas.
Ifrane’s broad avenues, urban development with perfect cleanliness, gardens, green areas, and architecture make it look like a Swiss town. Hence, it is called the Moroccan Switzerland. And if that’s not enough, it also has an important ski resort, Michlifen.
About 6 pm we arrive at Fez, transfer to the hotel, and end of our services.