Tour overview:

5 Day Desert Tour from Fes to Merzouga

Travel from Fes to Marrakech in 5 day desert tour. The best desert tour via the Erg Chebbi of Merzouga. 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 Day Desert Tour from Fes to Merzouga
5 day desert tour from Fes to Merzouga

ITINERARY: 5 Day Desert Tour from Fes to Merzouga

Day 1: Arrive in Fes

On this first day for 5 day desert tour from Fes. 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: City Tour

We offer a day tour around the old Medina of Fes. 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 centre 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 Marinid tomb up the hill. Finally, you spend another night at the same accommodation.

Day 3: Fes- Ifrane-Ziz Valley-Merzouga

We will pick you up after breakfast to 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 shotting 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: Merzouga-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 in Fossil museum in Erfoud and Berber cloth cooperative in Touroug. In Tinghir town (Todra Gorges), you will visit its narrow canyon aside 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.

Includes & Excludes

5 Day Desert Tour from Fes to Merzouga: Comprehend

  • 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 with guide (Private tents)
  • Water for your camel trip

5 Day Desert Tour from Fes to Merzouga: Preclude

  • Beverages
  • Lunches
  • Tips


Best Time of Morocco

Our 5 Day Desert Tour from Fes to Merzouga was just fantastic, and an awesome experience the whole way through.

From the beginning, our tour guides Aziz and Mostapha were very, very friendly. They took great care of us throughout the entire trip: driving safely, providing us with information about the history of all the places we stopped at or saw, answering any and all questions we had for them... and even trying their best to talk street/market merchants into not charging us tourist prices!! 😂

In addition, the activities and stops included with the tour allowed us to experience the culture of Morocco first hand (such as dancing to traditional Gnawa music, riding camels through the Sahara Desert...


The desert is magical and Ismael & crew made it even better

I agreed to go to this excursion without any idea of what I had signed up for. We were dropping my daughter for her study-abroad semester in Europe and our travel friends, who were accompanying us, suggested Morocco as a place to stop on the way there. They told us about sleeping in the desert and having to drive there. I didn't think much about it and just said yes.

Moreover, I am so glad I did because it was truly a magical experience. Spending the night in the desert overnight, riding the camels, and seeing the sunset and sunrise was simply spectacular. We got up in the middle of the night and clearly saw the Milky Way in all of its greatness.

Our trip was long all the way from Fez but Ismael found a way to make it...



5 Day Desert Tour from Fes to Merzouga

First of all... THIS WAS AMAZING! We had no idea what to expect going into this besides these other reviews on TripAdvisor so we went with this tour.

I went with my girlfriend to Morocco for a vacation/photo trip and this was the best decision we made.

We got picked up in Fes by Mohamed and from the beginning to the end we had a great time with him. He’s an amazing driver, we listened to music, laughed, pulled over when we wanted to take a photo or go to the bathroom. There is definitely a lot of driving on this trip but the car is really nice, basically, a Land Cruiser SUV, and is very comfortable!

The camel trip was amazing and the campsite we stayed at was...


Note: Please know that all our Fes Desert Tours could be tailor-made to suit your needs, for any change in the itinerary please don’t hesitate to contact us!

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