Best 5 Days in Morocco, Fes To Marrakech Desert Tour

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Why these 5 days in Morocco?

With these 5 days in Morocco, you will enjoy a real desert experience. This desert trip will take you to pass through the both Middle Atlas Mountains and the High Atlas Mountains in the same itinerary. The tour allows you to enjoy the best places and scenery in Morocco includes the cedar forest of Azrou the home of Barbary macaque, the panoramic view of Ziz valley, the Sahara desert, visit the nomad families, explore Todra gorges, and Dades valley. Enjoying a desert experience on camels and overnight staying at a desert camp, also dance with rhythms of Berber drums around the campfire. With this desert tour, you can also try the activity of ATV quad biking.

Regarding the price and the accommodations on this trip, you will spend one night in Berber camp in Merzouga, and the others in a Hotel/Riad. All this with affordable price and best quality services.

Key Features
Tour Name: Morocco in 5 days itinerary
Tour Type: Private Tour
Duration: 5 days / 4 nights
Departure: Daily
Starting Point: Fes
Ending Point: Marrakech
Tour Highlights
Visiting Places: Fes, Azrou, Ifrane, Midelt, Erfoud, Merzouga & Erg Chebbi, Tinghir, Boumalne Dades, Kalaat M'Gouna, Skoura, Ouarzazate, Marrakech.
Key attractions: Desert of Merzouga, Cedar Forests, Middle Atlas Mountains, Ait Benhaddou Kasbah, High Atlas Mountains, Camel ride in desert & the view of sunset, sunrise, Spend night in a Berber Camp, Todra Gorge, Dades Gorges.
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Best Itinerary of 5 Days in Morocco, Fes to Marrakech Desert Tour

Best Itinerary of 5 Days in Morocco, Fes to Marrakech Desert Tour

How you will spend these 5 days in Morocco?

Days in Morocco company placed at your disposal this simple suggestion of this tour itinerary to give you the idea about how you will spend your 5 days in Morocco itinerary from Fes to Marrakech and Sahara desert, a day-by-day plan to guide your journey. This tour itinerary can be changed to suit your dream tour, and it will be customized to fit your needs.

Overview: of Fes to Marrakech desert tour - 5 Days Itinerary

On this Morocco desert tour from Fes to Marrakech through the Sahara desert, you will spend five days in Morocco and have a great opportunity to see the most beautiful valleys of Ziz, as well as the Todra gorges, Tizi N'Tichka, and Dades gorges, and you will also enjoy the Middle Atlas Mountains through Azrou where we can take a short time to take pictures with apes. Then to Merzouga Sahara desert where you'll try the experience of the desert by a ride on camels in Erg Chebbi dunes and watch the view of the sunrise and sunset from up the dunes. In addition, you can visit the biggest movie studios in Ouarzazate, then visit the popular kasbah in the village of Ait Benhaddou. Finally, in the heart of the High Atlas Mountains, enjoy the unique Berber villages.

Tour Itinerary: A day-by-day plan to guide your journey.

Day 1: Fes - Ifrane - Azrou - Midelt - Merzouga - Erg Chebbi

In the early morning for the first day in your 5 days Morocco itinerary, we are going to leave Fes to the southeast, then we travel via the heart of the Middle Atlas Mountains to Ifrane which known as "Switzerland of Morocco" because of its similarity to a Swiss ski resort. Then, we head to the largest cedar forest in North Africa and the home of barbary monkeys, time to give them food, and take some photos with them. We continue south crossing through Berber villages, countryside, and see nomadic shepherds with their flocks spread out in the terrain. In the middle of the way, we'll stop for lunch in Midelt. Our first day of 5 days from Fes to Marrakech through the desert of Morocco, will take us via the pass of Tizi N'Talghmt, then to Ziz gorge, before we get to the Sahara desert, we'll stop for some panoramic sceneries to the impressive hidden oasis of Ziz valley filled with palm trees and mud villages. In the late afternoon, we'll get to the Sahara desert, your first overnight will be in the desert, at a hotel or riad.

Driving distance Approximately 469 kilometers
Estimated driving duration 7 hr 22 min (without stops)
Overnight Overnight stay in Merzouga.
Meals Dinner
Day 2: Merzouga - Erg Chebbi desert sightseeing - Camel ride - Desert camp

After your breakfast at your accommodation in Merzouga or Hasslabied, we'll begin our desert excursion for a half-day in the Sahara desert. Our driver will take you to visit nomads that still live-in Berber tents in the middle of the Sahara desert; see how they are living and drink a cup of tea with them. Afterward, we continue our way to visit old mines that once used to be exploited by the French. Later, we'll visit the Khamlia village which is the home of black Berber people who are descendants from Sudan, Mali, we'll have the opportunity to listen to their Gnaoua music and have lunch in the town. Before riding camels; we'll see an oasis on the edge of the Sahara desert. After you take a rest in your hotel or riad. Then you take the luggage that you will need for your night in the desert camp. After that, you'll start the experience of camel trekking over the high sand dunes of the Erg Chebbi desert. You'll see the beautiful view of the sunset on top of a high dune, then we'll back to your desert camp where you are going to spend your second night (the desert camp can be luxurious or standard as your choice). After a delicious dinner, time to listen to Berber music played by local nomads under stars, and if you love dancing you can dance on the tones of barbarian music.

Driving distance Approximately 86 kilometers
Estimated driving duration 1 hr 09 min (without stops)
Overnight Overnight stay in Merzouga.
Meals Breakfast Dinner
Day 3: Merzouga - Rissani - Erfoud - Todra Gorge - Dades Valley

On the third day, you'll wake up in the early morning to see the sunrise view. Then ride back the camels to the hotel or riad where you'll meet your driver. We set off west via the Rissani city. Once a major stop for trade-caravans across and from Morocco to neighboring countries. If it is coincidence day markets will take place every Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays, we will visit the largest souk in the region. Then, we continue to Erfoud, the town of fossils, drive-by Atlas Mountains, and towns towards the valley of Todra; a fertile green valley surrounded by old mud villages. We'll have lunch in the town, then drive around 15 kilometers, we get to Todra gorges; a corridor rising dramatically up to 300m with vertical cliffs and water streaming from natural springs, time to enjoy it. Later, we'll go through the Dades Valley, where you'll see the spectacular sandcastles and the astonishing rock formations known locally as “monkey toes”. You will spend the night in a hotel or riad overlooking the valley of Dades.

Driving distance Approximately 264 kilometers
Estimated driving duration 4 hr 7 min (without stops)
Overnight Overnight stay in Dades Valley.
Meals Breakfast Dinner
Day 4: Dades Valley - Boutghrar - Rose valley - Skoura - Ouarzazate

This morning, after breakfast, we leave for Ouarzazate through Boutghrar, Skoura, and Rose valley. We start our trip by visiting the snaky road - the backdrop for so many car advertisements and the Dades gorges with its impressive rock formations. We travel via the off-road to Boutghrar, a place where nature and colors meet, the path will lead us to visit the nomad's families who are living in caves and drink a cup of tea with them. We continue to Kalaat M'Gouna (Roses Town) where locals pick over 400 tons of rose petals that are processed into rosewater, cremes, and perfumes in local cooperatives. A festival is held every May here. Time to enjoy your lunch in the town. Then, we take the road of thousand kasbahs to Skoura which is home to the most beautiful kasbahs in Morocco, we visit the 17th century Kasbah of Amridil, drive in the oasis of Skoura towards Ouarzazate. Dinner and overnight in a hotel or riad in Ouarzazate.

Driving distance Approximately 133 kilometers
Estimated driving duration 2 hr 8 min (without stops)
Overnight Overnight stay in Ouarzazate.
Meals Breakfast Dinner
Day 5: Ouarzazate - Ait Benhaddou Kasbah - Tizi N'Tichka - Marrakech

Today, we start our journey by visiting the biggest cinema studios of "Hollywood of Africa", Ouarzazate where so many movies were filmed such as "Games Of Thrones", "Lawrance Of Arabia", "Gladiator"...etc. Ouarzazate is also home to the biggest solar power station in Africa, and famous for its handicrafts (wooden gates, silver, rugs...). Later, we head to visit the famous kasbah of Ait Benhaddou, the UNESCO world heritage site, where many international movies were filmed. Your adventure will continue through the breathtaking Tizi N'Tichka pass (2260 meters high) along the High Atlas Mountains where you'll admire the special Berber villages before arriving at your accommodation in Marrakech. Our driver will make sure to drop you off at your accommodation we have covered that don't worry. End of our services: Fes to Marrakech 5 days desert tour.

Driving distance Approximately 194 kilometers
Estimated driving duration 3 hr 40 min (without stops)
Meals Breakfast


Journey times and distances are estimates and are based on the direct route between the start location and end location for each day of the itinerary, where applicable. They do not include detours or stops for sightseeing.

Tour Map: Here's a map of your travel route.

What's Included: Don't worry, we've got this covered.

Prices Included

  • Pick you up from airport to your accommodation;
  • Pick you up from your accommodation;
  • Drop you off at your accommodation;
  • Tour Commentary;
  • Transport by private vehicle with A/C;
  • English speaking driver/guide;
  • Car Fuel;
  • Camel trek (Camel per person);
  • 1 night stay at luxurious or standard desert camp (as your choice);
  • 3 night stay at Hotel or Riad;
  • All dinners;
  • Daily breakfast;
  • Confirmation at time of booking;
  • Plus many surprises stops on the way.

Prices Not Included

  • Flights to/from Morocco;
  • Meals, drinks & entrance fees;
  • Personal travel insurance;
  • Tips & Personal expenses.

Optional Extras

  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase);
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required;
  • Children's must be accompanied by an adult.

Free cancellation

FREE! If you cancel at least 3 days in advance of most activities, you will receive a complete refund if you paid all the price.

Tourism Transport in Morocco - Our Cars

It's our goal to make memories that last a lifetime when you visit Morocco. That is we only offer the best at our disposal.

Our vehicles are fully-equipped for your comfort and adventure. Air conditioned and comfortable, these rugged vehicles are built for the road. Our cars have 6 seats. They're clean. The fleet includes the Toyota Prado TX, Toyota Prado VX, and Mitsubishi Pajero Sport.

Our drivers are connoisseurs of their regions. No one knows Morocco better than them. When they bring you on your journey, it will feel like travelling with a trusted friend.

For groups ranging from 7 to 17 in size, we offer minibusses and minivans such as the Hyundai H-1 Minivan, Mercedes Minibus's, and the Mercedes Vito.

Feel free to travel with our guide by your own vehicle, if you have one. Or use our 4-wheeled-drive. The choice is always yours.

Tourism Transport In Morocco - Our Cars

Toyota Prado TX (4x4)

  • Capacity: 6 Seater;
  • Fuel type: Diesel fuel;
  • Air-conditioned car;
  • Manual / Automatic.
Tourism Transport In Morocco - Our Cars

Toyota Prado VX (4x4)

  • Capacity: 6 Seater
  • Fuel type: Diesel fuel
  • Air-conditioned car;
  • Manual.
Tourism Transport In Morocco - Our Cars

Mercedes-Benz Vito

  • Capacity: 7/8 Seater;
  • Fuel type: Diesel fuel;
  • Air-conditioned car;
  • Manual / Automatic.

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