Fes to Marrakech desert tour
Price per person
We have many customers staying in Fez who wish to travel to Morocco and who prefer to take the scenic route by booking our 3 to 4-day Sahara Desert tour from Fez to Marrakesh. So, we created this tailor-made Fes to Marrakech desert tour to suit these travelers. Especially, those who enjoy marveling at gorgeous landscapes.
- Our tour will begin by crossing the plains of Saiss and heading towards the Cedar forests of the Middle Atlas Mountains;
- Travel past Ifrane, Azrou, and Midelt; and see fortified Kasbahs and thousands of sky-scraping palm trees as we journey along the Ziz River;.
- Together we’ll watch a beautiful sunset over Erg Chebbi sand dunes, and we’ll enjoy a camel trek and ride like nomads;
- Spend an unforgettable night at our secluded Sahara Desert camp, then visit the Oasis of Tinghir;
- Wander along the banks of the Todgha River, as well as learn about the lifestyle of the local nomads, and we’ll visit Berber villages;
- We’ll explore the magnificent Todgha canyons, and we’ll visit the Dades Gorge, the Shoura Oasis, and the Ouarzazate Kasbah Taourirt;
- Together we’ll visit the UNESCO World Heritage Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou;
- We’ll travel through the Tizi-n-Tichka Pass as we cross the High Atlas Mountains.
- Stop at Unesco world heritage site of Kasbah and Ait ben haddou..
- Cross the High Atlas Mountains and Tizi n’Tichka pass.
On the first day of your Fes to Marrakech desert tour, your English-speaking guide will collect you at 7 am, in winter. As for summer, you’ll be picked up at 8 am, from your riad or hotel in Fez. We’ll start our tour by crossing the plains of Saiss and head to the Cedar forests of the Middle Atlas Mountains. After passing Ifran, Azrou, and Midelt. Subsequently, we’ll stop and enjoy a leisurely lunch. After that, you will continue our journey driving past fortified Kasbahs and thousands of sky-scraping palm trees as we cross the River Ziz and head to Erfoud, Merzouga, and then to Erg Chebbi.
It’s here at Erg Chebbi that we’ll meet up with our camel caravan. Accordingly, you’ll enjoy riding a camel. much like nomads used to do. As you watch the most amazing sunset over Erg Chebbi sand dunes, a leisurely camel ride back to our secluded Sahara Desert camp will take place. You’ll have time to freshen up before enjoying a beautiful Moroccan dinner beside a campfire. As you lay under the stars whilst being entertained by the local nomads as they serenade you with their drums. As you enjoy your comfortable overnight stay at our Sahara Desert camp you’ll be wondering what’s in store for you on day two of your Sahara Desert tour!
On the second day of your tour, you’ll visit the beautiful Oasis of Tinghir, and stroll beside the Todgha river bank. Together we’ll visit Berber villages and learn first-hand the lifestyle of the local inhabitants. From here we’ll travel to see the simply magnificent Todgha Canyons, which is where we’ll stop for lunch. The scenery you’ll see on our journey together is truly unbelievable. For this reason, we suggest that you do not forget to bring your camera with you. Before arriving at your boutique guest house, we’ll drive to Dade’s Valley, along the Kasbah road, where together we’ll visit one of the fortified Kasbahs.
After a leisurely breakfast, we’ll drive along the Valley of Roses to Kalaa Mgouna. To visit one of the Rose-water cooperatives. Where you’ll get see how locals use distilled rose-water to prepare rose scented perfumes. After that, We’ll continue on with our travels. You will be passing through the Shoura Oasis on our way to Ouarzazate and marvel at the Date palms as we continue on to our luncheon at Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou. This Kasbah has been used as a movie set for many Hollywood blockbusters. Other than the fact that it was used as a backdrop for numerous commercial and fashion shoots. It’s also a UNESCO World Heritage site. You’ll notice that, although appearing to be one single unit, the Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou is actually a series of combined Kasbahs.
After a leisurely lunch, we’ll begin our descent through the Atlas Mountains via the Tizi-n- Tichka Pass. In addition, you will travel through a number of Berber villages. Homes are built with mud and stone, which provides a stunning scene. You will notice that time has stood still. Life has changed very little, as most of the locals are still spending their days as shepherds.
Finally, you’ll arrive at Marrakesh. After which, your guide will take you to your hotel or riad. Which, will mark the end of your Fes to Marrakech desert tour.
Good to know
What You should expect on your tour:
- You will be escorted on your Fes to Marrakech desert tour by an English-speaking guide, who will pick you up from your riad or Fes hotel;
- A sunset camel trek in Erg Chebbi sand dunes is also included in your tour;
- Your overnight stay at our secluded Sahara Desert camp in Erg Chebbi will be in your own private accommodation, sharing bathroom facilities with other guests. Please note that your evening meal and breakfast are included in this tour. Showers are available in the morning at the camp operator’s lodge. You may choose to upgrade your accommodation to a deluxe camp. Which includes a private ensuite. For an additional cost of €70 per person. However, this should be done at the time of booking your tour;
- A sunrise camel trek is also included in your tour;
- The second night of your desert tour will include accommodation at the Hotel Babylon or Auberge Panorama in a private air-conditioned room with ensuite. More importantly, you should note that your meal and breakfast are included;
- At the completion of your tour, your driver will drop you off at your riad or Marrakesh hotel, or alternatively, at the closest accessible location.
People that possess the US, Canadian, UK nationalities do not require a visa to enter Morocco as a tourist.
If you’re a citizen in one of the countries listed below, you do not need a visa to enter Morocco:
Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Bahrain, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Congo, Cote d’Ivoire, Denmark, European Union, Finland, Guinea, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Korea, Kuwait, Libya, Liechtenstein, Mali, Malta, Mexico, Monaco, New Zealand, Niger, Norway, Oman, Peru, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Singapore, Sweden, Switzerland, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States of America, and Venezuela.
Your passport must be valid for atlas six months in order to enter Morocco. Please make sure that you stamp your passport once you’re in Morocco. That will allow you to stay for up to 90 days. Entry fees are not charged.
- You can wear clothes that are adequate to each season in Morocco.
- You can check information about the weather in Morocco.
- Not camels, we’ve got plenty.
- You may want to bring a pack to help you carry extra snacks and your bottled water. And, of course, a camera to make amazing moments immortal.
If you are to cancel your tour, your cancellation request must be written, either via fax or email.
In some cases, you are entitled to a partial refund. A standard fee will apply, as it is clearly outlined on your receipt, and Signature Morocco must receive your original voucher before your refund applies.
The following scale of charges will be applied if you cancel your tour prior to the balance due date:
- More than 40 days : 10% deposit retains + transaction fee.
- More than 30 days: 25% of the total will be charged.
- More than 15 days: 50% of the total will be charged.
- More than 08 days: 75% of the total will be charged.
- 7 days or less : 100% of the total will be charged.
No-show cases will not yield a refund.
You will be refunded once Signature Morocco has received the funds back from its suppliers (i.e. hotels, transport companies, service providers)
Unfortunately, you can not.
Reservations are required in order to have a guaranteed spot on all of our tours.
Reservations also help us determine what you might need. Otherwise, Signature Morocco will not be able to ensure that its tours to remain manageable and joyous.
You will be notified if the tour changed due to unwanted circumstances.