Fes Desert Tours via Erg Chebbi Dunes Merzouga to Marrakech 5 Days


Itinerary Overview

1st day: Fes - Merzouga
Departure from Fes at 8 o’clock, travelling via Azrou, where you can see Barbary apes in the forest of the Middle Atlas. Lunch is in Midelt, “the apple capital”, at the foot of the Ayachi Mountain. We continue over the Tizi-n-Talremt pass and through the Ziz Valley. From here we reach Errachidia and then Erfoud, famous for its date festival and fossils. Our trip continues to the dunes of Merzouga to spend the night in a desert camp.

2nd day: Merzouga
This morning after breakfast in the hotel, you will have a tour of the dunes on 4×4 allowing you to visit the black volcanic rocks of fossils, visit a nomad family living in tent, visit to khamlia village and entertainment of their spiritual music of Gnawa, and visit the lake Dayte Sarji that forms in springtime which attract pink flamingos and wildlife. Then you will have a break for lunch in Merzouga or Hassi Labied. After lunch you will see the canal irrigation system and have a walk on the oasis located on the foot of the dunes. Continue to your hotel for relax.Arrive to the hotel and get ready for a camel trek for an hour and half to enjoy the sunset. While on the back of your dromedary, you will continue to the camp for an overnight in traditional nomad tent. Dinner and the overnight in a bivouac in the middle of the dunes.

3rd day: Merzouga - Dades Gorges
In the morning, a three-hour camel ride across the great sand dunes and through the stony Sahara, is scheduled, stopping to prepare lunch among the dunes. In the afternoon, a camel ride for another three hours is programmed to reach the dunes of Erg Chebbi so as to watch the sunset from the summit (250m). After sunset, the night is spent in a nomad tent, which is also the venue for dinner.

4th day: Dades Gorges - Ouarzazate
If you wake up early enough, you can watch the spectacle of the sunrise, when the colour of the dunes and the play of shadows are an awesome sight. The return to the hotel in Merzouga for having a shower is on camel back and, after having breakfast, we drive from Merzouga to the Todra gorges for lunch. The road passes through Rissani, Erfoud, Tinjdad, Tinghir and the Todra valley. Here there are plenty of opportunities to walk. In the afternoon, the itinerary continues to Ouarzazate via the road of a thousand kasbahs, the valley of the roses and the oasis of Skoura. In Ouarzazate, you stay in a hotel.

5th day: Ouarzazate - Marrakech
After breakfast, we visit the kasbah of Tifoultoute which belonged to the “Glaoui family” and the Atlas Film Studios. Driving north, you leave the main road and take a side road to the kasbah of Ait ben Haddou for a visit (this site has frequently been used as the background for some memorable scenes in many film masterpieces, such as “Lawrence of Arabia” and “The Gladiator”). From here, you drive along the Ounila valley with beautiful and prosperous villages, stunning mountains and views to Telouet, you will stop to visit the kasbah of Telouet. After having lunch, we cross the Tizi-n-Tichka pass, the highest pass in Morocco, and reach Marrakesh at the end of the afternoon.


Trip At A Glance

Fes - Ifrane - Azrou - Midelt - Errachidia - Merzouga - Erg Chebbi dunes - 2 Camel rides - 2 Overnights in the desert - Rissani - Todra Gorge - Dades Gorge - Dades Valley - Skoura Oasis - Kasbah Ameredil - Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou - Ouarzazate - Kasbah Taourirt - Film Studios - Tizi n'Tichka Pass - Marrakech


What is Included?

  • Transportaion in a 4x4 air-conditioned Toyota Prado Tx and Fuel
  • Pick-up from and drop-off to your hotel/ riad or airport
  • Experienced local Bereber/ Nomad Multilingual-speaking driver/ guide
  • All nights accommodations in air-conditioned rooms with private bathrooms
  • 2 Overnight in an authentic/ luxury Erg Chebbi Dunes desert camp
  • All meals, 4 breakfasts, 5 lunches and 4 dinners with vegetarian and vegan options available
  • Option to go to and come back from the camp in 4x4
  • Camel ride for an hour to an hour and a half with the camel-man and free sand-boarding
  • Free tea, coffee and water during your stay in the desert
  • Berber music and drumming around the fire under the stars at night
  • The opportunity to ask the driver to stop for breaks whenever you wish
  • Entrance fees and local guides in the relevant places

What is Not Included?

  • Drinks
  • Tips
  • Extra

Number of Participants 2 3 4 5 6
Price per person 565 € 495 € 455 € 415 € 415 €
Total price 1130 € 1485 € 1820 € 2075 € 2490 €


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