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The Ultimate 5-Day Marrakech to Fes Tour

  • 5 Days
  • Pickup: Marrakech
  • Destination : Erg Chebbi - Fes
From the Medina to the Sahara:

A 5-Day Itinerary from Marrakech to Fes

Embark on an unforgettable journey through the mystical landscapes of Morocco, as we take you from the bustling Medina of Marrakech to the mesmerizing Sahara Desert and the enchanting city of Fes. This 5-day itinerary is designed to immerse you in the rich culture, vibrant colors, and captivating history of this fascinating North African country. From wandering through the labyrinthine streets of Marrakech’s Medina, where ancient traditions blend seamlessly with modern life, to experiencing the breathtaking beauty of the Sahara Desert as you ride a camel into the sunset, this adventure promises to be an exhilarating escape from the ordinary.

Along the way, you’ll discover hidden gems, indulge in mouthwatering cuisine, and encounter warm and hospitable locals who will welcome you with open arms. So, pack your bags and get ready to embark on a journey that will leave you with memories to last a lifetime.

Departure & Return Location

Marrakech – Fes

Departure Time

8 am

Price Includes

  • Air-conditioned & Comfortable vehicle 4x4/ van
  • Tour Guide
  • Overnight in Luxury Kasbah at the Dades Valley with dinner & Breakfast
  • Camel Trekking ( Camel for each)
  • Overnight in a Private tent at the Luxury Nomadic Desert Camp
  • Camp fire show + Dinner & Breakfast
  • Kasbah Ait Benhaddou Entrance fee + Local guide

Price Excludes

  • Tipping
  • Any Private Expenses
  • Lunches

Essential items to pack for the trip

  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Sunscreen and sunglasses
  • Hat or scarf to protect yourself from the sun
  • Light jacket or sweater for cooler evenings
  • Travel adapter for electronic devices
  • Medications and necessary toiletries
What to Expect

Morocco, a land of mystique and allure, holds a wealth of treasures waiting to be discovered. The journey from Marrakech to Fes is a popular route that takes you on a whirlwind adventure, immersing you in the country’s vibrant culture, breathtaking landscapes, and architectural marvels. Brace yourself for an unforgettable expedition that will open your eyes to the wonders of Morocco.

  • Explore the UNESCO World Heritage site of Ait Benhaddou.
  • Drive through the Road of a Thousand Kasbahs.
  • Experience the majestic Todra Gorges.
  • Take a sunset camel trek across the mesmerizing dunes of Erg Chebbi.
  • Spend a night in a Luxury Berber desert camp under the starlit sky.
  • Witness the breathtaking sunrise over the Sahara Desert.
  • Drive through the picturesque Ziz Valley with its palm groves.
  • Pass through the beautiful cedar forests of the Middle Atlas.

Day 1Marrakech - Kasbah Ait Benhaddou - Rose Valley - Dades Valley

Your adventure begins in Marrakech, the vibrant city that serves as the gateway to Morocco’s wonders. Start your day by exploring Marrakech’s bustling Medina, a UNESCO World Heritage site filled with narrow alleyways, bustling souks, and stunning architecture. Lose yourself in the maze-like streets and be captivated by the vibrant colors, enticing smells, and lively atmosphere.

After immersing yourself in the Medina, it’s time to hit the road towards Kasbah Ait Benhaddou, a fortified city that has been the backdrop for many famous movies, including “Gladiator” and “Game of Thrones”. As you approach this ancient city, you’ll be greeted by a stunning panorama of red earth and towering walls that have withstood the test of time.

From Ait Benhaddou, continue your journey through the stunning Rose Valley, a place known for its breathtaking landscapes and fragrant rose gardens. Take in the natural beauty as you drive through the valley, and make sure to stop and capture some Instagram-worthy photos along the way.

As the day comes to an end, arrive at your final destination for the day – the Dades Valley. This picturesque valley is famous for its stunning rock formations, known as the “Monkey Fingers”, and offers a serene and peaceful setting for your overnight stay. Relax and unwind as you take in the beauty of the surroundings, and get ready for another exciting day ahead.

Day 2Dades - Todra gorge - Merzouga - Erg Chebbi Luxury Desert Camp

Wake up to the breathtaking beauty of the Dades Valley and get ready for an action-packed day ahead. After a delicious breakfast, embark on a journey to the Todra Gorge, a dramatic canyon carved by the Todra River. Marvel at the towering cliffs that surround you and take a leisurely stroll along the riverbed, soaking in the natural beauty that surrounds you.

From the Todra Gorge, continue your journey towards Merzouga, the gateway to the Sahara Desert. As you approach this magical place, you’ll be greeted by towering sand dunes that seem to stretch endlessly into the horizon. Get ready for an unforgettable experience as you hop onto a camel and ride into the sunset, with the golden sands beneath your feet and the warm desert breeze on your face.

As night falls, arrive at the Erg Chebbi Luxury Desert Camp, your home for the night. Experience the true magic of the desert as you indulge in a traditional Moroccan dinner under the starlit sky. Listen to the rhythmic beats of traditional Berber music and let the tranquility of the desert wash over you. Fall asleep in your comfortable tent, surrounded by the silence of the desert, and wake up to the stunning sunrise over the dunes.

Day 34x4 Sand dunes Tour & meet the Nomads

Rise early and witness the breathtaking sunrise over the Sahara Desert. The golden hues of the sand dunes come alive as the first rays of sunlight touch the desert landscape. Take a moment to appreciate the beauty of nature and capture this magical moment before starting your day.

After breakfast, embark on a thrilling 4×4 sand dunes tour, where you’ll explore the vast stretches of sand and discover the hidden treasures of the desert. Feel the adrenaline rush as your experienced driver navigates the challenging terrain, taking you to places that few have the opportunity to see.

As you explore the desert, you’ll have the chance to meet the nomadic people who have called the Sahara Desert their home for centuries. Learn about their way of life, hear their stories, and gain a deeper understanding of their rich cultural heritage. The warmth and hospitality of the nomads will leave a lasting impression on you, and you’ll be inspired by their resilience and connection to nature.

As the day comes to an end, return to your luxury desert camp and savor a delicious dinner prepared with love and care. Take a moment to gaze at the star-filled sky, and let the tranquility of the desert wash over you as you drift off to sleep.

Day 4Merzouga - Midelt - Cedar Woods & Monkeys - Fes

Bid farewell to the desert as you make your way towards the captivating city of Fes. On your journey, you’ll pass through the town of Midelt, nestled in the heart of the Middle Atlas Mountains. Take a moment to stretch your legs and explore this charming town, known for its apple orchards and beautiful landscapes.

Continue your journey through the picturesque Cedar Woods, home to the famous Barbary macaques. These playful monkeys will delight you with their antics and provide a unique opportunity for an up-close encounter with wildlife. Take a leisurely walk through the forest, surrounded by the peacefulness of nature, and enjoy the serenity of this hidden gem.

As you make your way towards Fes, the cultural and spiritual heart of Morocco, you’ll feel a sense of anticipation building. Known for its vibrant markets, ancient mosques, and stunning architecture, Fes offers a glimpse into Morocco’s rich history and cultural heritage. Immerse yourself in the hustle and bustle of the Medina, navigate the narrow streets lined with colorful shops, and discover hidden treasures around every corner.

Day 4Full-day Fes Medina guided tour

On your final day in Morocco, embark on a full-day guided tour of Fes Medina, a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of the world’s largest car-free urban areas. Follow in the footsteps of ancient scholars as you explore the winding streets, visit the historic madrasas, and marvel at the intricate tilework and stunning architecture of the mosques.

As you wander through the Medina, let your senses be overwhelmed by the vibrant colors, enticing smells, and lively atmosphere. Explore the famous tanneries, where traditional methods of leather production have remained unchanged for centuries. Watch as skilled artisans transform raw hides into beautiful leather goods, and perhaps even purchase a souvenir to take home.

Immerse yourself in the rich history and culture of Fes as your knowledgeable guide shares fascinating stories and insights into the city’s past. From the bustling markets to the peaceful courtyards, every corner of Fes has a story to tell.



Is it safe to travel from Marrakech to Fes?

Yes, traveling from Marrakech to Fes is generally safe. It is advisable to take necessary precautions and follow the guidance of local authorities.

What is the best time to visit Morocco?

Morocco reveals its true splendor during the idyllic seasons of spring, which grace the land from March to May, and autumn, enchanting visitors from September to November. These delightful periods boast a pleasant and temperate climate, setting the stage for an unforgettable exploration of this captivating country.

What sets a comfortable tent apart from a luxury upgraded option?

Luxury Upgraded Option: A luxury private tent takes your desert camping experience to the next level. It offers exclusive amenities and enhanced privacy. The standout feature of a luxury tent is the private ensuite bathroom and shower. Within the confines of your tent, you’ll find a well-appointed bathroom equipped with shower condiments and fresh towels. This ensures convenience and comfort, allowing you to enjoy a refreshing shower in the privacy of your own space.

Standard Tent: On the other hand, a comfortable tent provides a cozy and more basic accommodation option. While it still offers a comfortable place to rest, the facilities are shared. The bathrooms and hot showers are located outside the tent and are commonly shared among the guests in the camp. It’s worth noting that these shared facilities are maintained to a good standard, providing cleanliness and functionality.

Do the tents offer privacy?

Yes, all tents provided on the private tour ensure complete privacy.

What is the duration of the drive to Merzouga?

The duration of the drive from Marrakech to Merzouga can vary depending on various factors such as traffic conditions and stops along the way. Typically, the drive takes approximately 8 to 9 hours, covering a distance of around 560 kilometers. It’s important to note that the drive includes breaks for rest, refreshments, and sightseeing opportunities to make the journey more enjoyable. The stunning landscapes and scenic routes along the drive make it an integral part of the overall experience, allowing you to soak in the beauty of Morocco’s diverse landscapes.

What should I pack for the trip?

Pack comfortable clothing, sunscreen, a hat, sturdy walking shoes, and a reusable water bottle. Don’t forget to carry a camera to capture the stunning landscapes.

What is the duration of the camel ride?

The camel ride during sunset lasts approximately 1 hour, providing you with ample time to immerse yourself in the beauty of the desert landscape. For the sunrise trek, the camel ride is approximately 40 minutes, allowing you to witness the breathtaking sunrise over the horizon.

Can we skip the Camel ride ?

Yes of course you can, we will provide you with a private 4×4 instead.

How is the weather in the desert?

The weather in the desert can vary depending on the season and the time of day. Generally, the desert experiences extreme temperature fluctuations between day and night. During the day, especially in the summer months, the desert can get extremely hot with temperatures soaring high. It’s important to protect yourself from the sun and stay hydrated. In contrast, nights in the desert tend to be cooler, with temperatures dropping significantly. It is advisable to bring layers of clothing to adapt to these temperature changes and to ensure your comfort throughout the day and night.

Can I extend my trip beyond Fes?

Absolutely! Morocco has many other incredible destinations to explore. You can extend your trip to visit cities like Chefchaouen, and Casablanca, or even venture into the Sahara Desert.

Tips for a successful

5-day adventure in Morocco

– Pack lightweight, breathable clothing that covers your shoulders and knees to respect the local customs.

– Ensure you stay well-hydrated by consuming ample amounts of water throughout the day, particularly in arid regions like the desert.

– Apply sunscreen and wear a hat to protect yourself from the strong African sun.

– Bring comfortable walking shoes for exploring the medinas and hiking in the mountains.

– Respect the local culture and traditions by asking for permission before taking photographs of people or religious sites.

– Exercise caution with your personal belongings and refrain from showcasing valuable possessions in densely populated areas.

– Learn a few basic Arabic phrases to communicate with locals and show your appreciation for their culture.

Safety Precautions and cultural considerations

for Travelers

– Be cautious of your belongings in crowded areas and avoid displaying expensive items.

– Respect the local customs and traditions, especially when visiting religious sites.

– Drink bottled water and avoid tap water to prevent any potential stomach issues.

How to make the most of your:

4-day journey

– Wake up early to catch the sunrise over the desert dunes.

– Take the time to interact with the local Berber communities and learn about their way of life.

– Capture magical moments and stunning landscapes through photography.

– Embrace the slower pace of life and savor each moment of your journey.

What to pack for:

A desert adventure

– Sunscreen, hat, and sunglasses to protect yourself from the desert sun.

– Comfortable walking shoes for exploring and climbing sand dunes.

– Scarf or shawl to cover your head and shoulders when visiting religious sites.

– Camera and extra batteries to capture stunning landscapes and moments.

along the way

Local cuisine and dining options

– Tagine: A traditional Moroccan dish cooked in a cone-shaped clay pot, usually consisting of meat, vegetables, and aromatic spices.

– Couscous: A staple Moroccan dish made from steamed semolina grains and served with a variety of vegetables and meats.

– Mint tea: A refreshing drink made with green tea, fresh mint leaves, and sugar.

– Berber pizza: A delicious street food made with a crispy flatbread filled with a variety of toppings such as vegetables, cheese, and meat.

Cultural Etiquette and :

Customs in Morocco

  • It is advisable to dress modestly, particularly when visiting religious sites or rural areas.
  • Kindly take off your shoes when entering someone’s home or a mosque.
Conclusion and final thoughts on

the unforgettable journey through Morocco

As your 5-day journey from Marrakech to Fes comes to an end, you’ll be left with memories to last a lifetime. From the vibrant streets of Marrakech’s Medina to the vast expanse of the Sahara Desert, and the ancient charm of Fes, Morocco offers a truly unique and captivating experience. Immerse yourself in the rich history, vibrant culture, and warm hospitality of this enchanting country, and let the magic of Morocco leave an indelible mark on your soul. So, pack your bags and get ready for an adventure like no other. The wonders of Morocco are waiting to be explored.

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