Marrakech to Fes desert tours
Price per person
Please Note: This desert trip requires a minimum of two participants per booking.
Anyone visiting Morocco knows that the major cities of Marrakesh and Fez are a must-see. Combining Fez and Marrakesh with a Marrakech to Fes desert tours is the absolute ultimate in trips – you get to experience the beauty and mystique of the great Morocco Sahara Desert tours and you’ll experience two of Morocco’s most beautiful cities.
- On departing from Marrakesh, we’ll pass through Tizi-n-Tichka Pass, a mountain pass that links the south-east of Marrakesh to Ouarzazate through the High Atlas Mountains. The views from the Pass are incredible, so cameras are a must!;
- We’ll visit Ait Ben Haddou, the world-famous fortified village where many Hollywood blockbuster movies have been shot;
- Together we’ll watch a beautiful sunset over Erg Chebbi sand dunes, and we’ll enjoy a camel trek and ride like nomads;
- We’ll visit the cinema studios and the Kasbah of Taourirt in the city center. This is a very impressive fortification! This immense structure is only connected to the outside world by a narrow entrance doorway, but once inside it’s a maze of passageways, keylock doors, steps, and a whopping 300 rooms!
- Together we’ll enjoy historical monuments such as Roses Valley, Skoura, El Kelaa des M’Gouna, and Boumalene Dades, all the while marveling at the magnificent natural beauty of this region;
- On our journey to Fez we’ll pass through many fascinating places, like Arfoud, Errachidia, Ziz Valley, Meditlt, the Cedar Forests of Azrou, and Ifrane;
- We’ll pass through Tinjdad and many Berber villages as we explore Todra Gorge.
Your English-speaking guide will pick you up from your riad or hotel in Marrakesh at 7:30 am. After that, we’ll begin our journey through the High Atlas Mountains via the Tizi-n-Tichka Pass. Firstly, you’ll make a stop at Ait Ben Haddou. In addition, you’ll make several stops along the way. Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou is a UNESCO World Heritage site. It’s famous thanks to several Hollywood blockbuster movies that were filmed here, namely, The Gladiator and Game of Thrones. We’ll visit Taourirt Kasbah and we’ll pass through the Valley of Roses on our way to Boumalne Dades. Subsequently, you’ll head for our boutique guest house in Dade’s Valley.
Our evening meal and overnight accommodation will be in Dade’s Valley.
After breakfast, we’ll travel along the road of 1001 Kasbahs as we journey to the Tinghir oasis. The scenery on this route is simply amazing. Especially after passing fortified villages. Incidentally, until the early 20th century, this place hosted camel caravans. On arrival at Tinghir, a city in the Drâa-Tafilalet region which, during the French occupation was a military post, we’ll change course and visit the oasis. It’s always fascinating watching the local farmers taking care of their cattle as we stroll along the stream. You’ll be amazed at the beauty of Todgha Gorge, which is at the end of our walk. We’ll enjoy a leisurely lunch at one of the local cafes, then continue our journey on to Rissani.
Rissani, one of Morocco’s holiest towns, is the closest town of significant size to the largest sand desert in Morocco, the Erg Chebbi. Between the 14th and 18th centuries, Rissani was where the desert capital Sijilmassa existed, where slaves and gold were traded via camel caravans crossing the Sahara Desert all the way to Tombouctou. Today, Rissani consists of one square and a single street, but echoes of the past still remain in this fascinating town. After leaving Rissani we’ll travel across some rocky terrain to meet up with our camel caravan at Merzouga.
We’ll now enjoy camel trekking across the Erg Chebbi sand dunes to watch a magnificent sunrise, before trekking back to our secluded authentic Sahara Desert camp, tucked somewhere in the sand dunes. The evening will include entertainment by local nomads serenading us with the music of their drums, while we enjoy a Moroccan dinner under the stars, next to the campfire.
After enjoying a leisurely breakfast at our desert camp, we’ll start our journey to Fez. We’ll pass through Errachidia, the capital of the Tafilalt region; we’ll cross The Ziz Valley then continue on to enjoy lunch at Midelt. Traveling across the Middle Atlas Mountains, we’ll see the beautiful Cedar forests and pass through the fascinating Berber towns of Imouzzar and Ifran. Finally, in the late afternoon, your Marrakech to Fes desert tours comes to an end when we arrive in Fez. Your driver will take you to your Riad or Hotel.
Good to know
What you should expect on Your Fes desert trip from Marrakech:
- You’ll be picked up from your riad or hotel in Marrakech by our English-speaking driver/guide in our modern air-conditioned van or 4×4.
- Your first night will be spent in a private air-conditioned ensuite room at either the Hotel Babylon or the Auberge Panorama. Your evening meal and breakfast are included in your Marrakech to Fes desert tours.
- We’ll go camel trekking together across the Erg Chebbi sand dunes
- Your overnight stay at our secluded Sahara Desert camp in the Erg Chebbi sand dunes will be spent in a private tent, with guests sharing bathrooms. Morning showers are available at the camp operator’s lodge. Please note that your evening meal and breakfast are included in your Marrakech to Fes desert tours. If you’d prefer accommodation in a deluxe camp with an ensuite, you can upgrade at the time of booking for an additional fee of €70 per person.
- Your Marrakech to Fes desert tours will be over when your tour guide drops you off at your riad or hotel in Fez.
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- You can wear clothes that are adequate to each season in Morocco.
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- 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.
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