5 Days Desert Excursion Fes to Marrakech via Merzouga

Tour Overview of the 5 Days Desert excursion:

5 days desert excursion from Fes to Marrakech is one of the best sahara tours. Here, you experience a camel trekking trip. Also, you explore the Middle Atlas Mountains, passing by Ifrane, Cedar Forest, and Ziz Valley. Then, discover the High Atlas Mountains, passing by Todra Gorges, Rose Valley, and the Atlas Studios. After that, you visit the oldest Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou and end in Marrakech.

5 days desert excursion from Fes Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrive in Fes

On this first day for 5 days desert excursion. We meet you at the airport, and we will pick you up to check into a Riad in the old Medina. You will be welcomed with mint tea then you can rest. You will explore the old Medina the following day.

Day 2: Fes City Tour

We offer a day tour around the old Medina of Fes on our second day of the 5 days desert excursion. You will discover historical attractions with our local guide. Thus, you will start with the Quranic schools of Bouanania and the Attarine. They were constructed during the 14th century by the Marinids. Also, our guide will lead you to the oldest University in the world. It was an ancient Islamic educational center for learning religious courses. Besides, you explore a traditional artwork of wood and ceramic in Najjarine and Seffarine. Later, you walk to the famous Blue Gate and Chaoura Ternary. After you explore all the important tourist attractions in the heart of the Medina, you visit the Marinid tomb up the hill. Finally, you spend another night at the same accommodation.

Day 3: Fes – Ifrane – Ziz Valley – Merzouga desert

on the third day of the Desert excursion, 5 days we drive along the Middle Atlas Mountains. Hence, we will pass through the Swiss town of Ifrane to Cedar Forest. It is a great chance to take pictures with wild apes and feed them in this forest. Then, we have a local lunch in Midelt and keep our way to Ziz Valley for shooting panoramic landscapes. In Erfoud, you visit the dates fruits market and we drive to Merzouga. In the desert, you ride camels to the heart of the desert of a night under the stars. You will have a delicious dinner and enjoy music beside the campfire.

Day 4: Desert – Todra Gorges – Dades Valley

Starting your day with a magical sunrise view is the best experience. Then we start our journey to Dades Valley after a hot shower and breakfast. Firstly, we stop in Risssani town. It is the original town for the Family of the Alaouite dynasty where they brought up. We will then stop at Fossil museum in Erfoud and Berber cloth cooperative in Touroug. In Tinghir town (Todra Gorges), you will visit its narrow canyon aside from high rocks for hiking and relaxing. This oasis also attracts climbers and families for picnics. Thereafter, we visit Monkey’s Fingers site or the Rock Formation and spend a night in Dades Valley.

Day 5: Dades Valley – Rose Valley – Ouarzazate – Marrakech

The last day of our 5-day desert tour will end up with different discoveries. That is to say, you will have an insight into different attractions and landscapes. Firstly, we stop in Rose Valley. Every April and May, the valley gets full of local women who pick roses. They take the entire outcome to local factories to make rose products. This will be an opportunity to explore rose cooperative.

After that, we shift to an ideal point for movies in Ouarzazate. There, we will visit Atlas Studios and visit the Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah. The kasbah is among the UNESCO Site and it was built during the 18th century by El Glaoui. This area is a strategic site for movies, such as the previous ones: Jesus of Nazareth in 1977, Time Bandits in 1981 and Marco Polo in 1982, and others.
Finally, you experience driving via the Tizi-N-Tichka mountain pass and then reach the imperial city of Marrakech. We will drop you off at your Riad or airport. End of our 5 days desert excursion.

Included & Excluded in the 5 days desert excursion

Tour includes:Tour excludes:
Private A/C Vehicle
Experienced driver/guide
Guided visit of Fes
Accommodation for 4 night
All breakfast & dinners (Vegetarians are welcome)
Camel Trek to overnight in nomad desert camp
(Private tents)
Water for your camel trip
Lunches
Drinks
Tips

Reviews

– Jenny D: Morocco has part of my heart!

“WOW. I had no idea I’d fall in love with Morocco so easily, and want to thank Ismail for making this a trip I’ll never forget. We originally were going to do a quick 2-day excursion, but Ismail created a 5-days itinerary with a pick-up and drop-off at the airport that we couldn’t resist. He went out of his way to come to Casablanca to pick us up in order to make the travel easier for us.

We saw the most incredible sunset on our way to Marrakech. Ismail saw my friends and I awing over the sunset, so he stopped to allow us to take pictures and enjoy the moment. Once in Marrakech, we went to an incredible Riad where we had our first taste of Moroccan food. Delicious!

Early the next morning we got to see the sights of Marrakech before leaving for the Atlas Mountains. Unbelievable mountains. Every picture we took looked fake. Along the way to our next destination, we saw the famous Kasbah ait Ben Haddou. After a long day of exploring we stayed in a Riad with the most beautiful pool where we drank Moroccan wine and enjoyed the luxury of a Las Vegas poolside in the Desert.”

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“Next up, the desert! What an amazing experience….Riding the camels, listening to the guides sing and play the drums, and the stars! I wish pictures could show how amazing the stars were….You could actually see the Milky Way, which we’re not able to see at home, unfortunately. Sleeping under them was a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Sad to leave the desert, but we had to head back towards Casablanca before we flew out to our next destination.

We stopped on the way to Fes to feed the monkeys in the road. So fun! They would literally take the food from your hands and pull at your clothes looking for more food. Quite the experience. Our guide in Fes, Mily, was amazing. Ismail drove, Mily spoke of Fes. They were a good team. Unfortunately, we were short on time in Fes due to a flight, but what we did see of the Leather making process and ceramic making process was incredible.

There was so much we saw and learned that isn’t included in this review, but I would recommend Camel Excursions Morocco to anyone and everyone! Ismail was amazing, and explained so much about everything we saw, and would answer all of our random questions to get to know the culture and country. We quickly got to know Ismail and have a friend for life! Missing Morocco so much, and cannot wait to come back!”

– Song: Camel Excursion completed my memories in Morocco

“Morocco was a wonderful experience for us with Camel Excursions, all the riad that was included were nice and pretty, the food they provide us was good too.

Since me and my friend are both girls, we feel really insecure to come to Morocco ourselves, but our guide Mohammed is a really nice person, he makes us feels really safe in Morocco.

The experience of Sahara was a highlight in our trip, the stars were so pretty and our camp is nice and comfy. Love this trip and will come back to Morocco with Camel excursions again!”

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Note 1: Please know that the 5 days desert excursion, could be tailor-made to suit your needs, for any change in the itinerary please don’t hesitate to contact us!

Note 2: Desert excursion from Fes to Marrakech via Merzouga (5 days tour) is available all over the year, and suitable for all ages. After confirming your reservation with us we ask for a small deposit to close the booking, the rest of the payment will be paid upon arrival.

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