Morocco in 5 days Itinerary: Marrakech to Fes Desert Tour

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Why this 5 days in Morocco, Marrakech to Fes desert tour?

These 5 days in Morocco, Marrakech to Fes desert tour, are the perfect 5 days in Morocco it's going to take you from Marrakech to the Sahara desert then Fez. The tour begins with exploring the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Kasbah Ait Benhaddou and visits the great Kasbah of Pasha Glaoui in Telouet. Also, the itinerary will take you to see the best gorges of Dades and Todra, the interesting tourists point of this trip is the Sahara desert, where you will have the chance to experience the best activity of Camel trekking over golden sand dunes, and enjoy the stunning view of the sunset and sunrise. Very calm night in a Berber Camp, watching the stars and the moon, listening to the Berber drums around fire. By leaving to Fes we are going to see the amazing view of Ziz valley, then stop in the famous Cedar forest of Azrou to see the Barbarian apes. Afterwards, the journey will finish in Fes. We hope you will enjoy with us.

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

Key Features
Tour Name: 5 Days Tour Marrakech to Fes
Tour Type: Private Tour
Duration: 5 days / 4 nights
Departure: Daily
Starting Point: Marrakech
Ending Point: Fes
Tour Highlights
Visiting Places: Marrakech, Ait Benhaddou, Ouarzazate, Merzouga, Boumalene Dades, Tinghir, Khamlia, Ifrane, Fes, Midelt, Azrou.
Key attractions: Desert of Merzouga, Ait Benhaddou Kasbah, High Atlas Mountains, Camel ride in desert & a wonderful sunset, sunrise, Spend night in a Berber Camp, Todra Gorge, Dades Gorges, Berber Villages, Roses Valley, Gnawa Music.
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Morocco 5 day tour from Marrakech to Fes Via Merzouga Desert

Morocco 5 day tour from Marrakech to Fes Via Merzouga Desert

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, 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 5 days desert tour Marrakech to Fes

From Marrakech to Fez, try to get the best 5-day/4-night desert tour to take you on a fantastic trip via the desert, this tour will show you to the best landscapes and beautiful attractions that Morocco has to bring to its tourists such as the High Atlas Mountains, Kasbahs, Gorges, Middle Atlas Mountains and Canyons. We will drive through the Sahara desert of Morocco, riding camels on the Erg Chebbi dunes in Merzouga, enjoying the spectacular sunset view in the Desert, also visiting the Desert Villages, Nomadic Families, Cedar Forest, and Berber towns. On this trip of 5 days tour from Marrakech to the desert, you will have the opportunity to discover the Morocco Sahara and you will live as if you are from in the desert for a long time, and enjoying a memorable night under stars and clear sky in a luxury desert camp.

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

Day 1: Marrakech - Ait Benhaddou - Ouarzazate - Skoura - Boumalene Dades

On the first day of 5 days tour itinerary in Morocco, the driver will pick you up from your accommodation in Marrakech and head toward Telouet Kasbah along the High Atlas mountains crossing the pass of Tizi N'Tichka (2260m in altitude), then we visit the great Kasbah of Pasha Glaoui in Telouet, we continue our way to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ksar Ait Benhaddou over the Ounila valley with its Berber villages on our road. You will visit the Kasbah of Ait Benhaddou before we continue our journey to Ouarzazate city, and we will take a break for lunch in Ait Benhaddou or Ouarzazate. After lunch in the afternoon, we continue our journey to Boumalne Dadas, where we will have dinner and overnight stay in Hotel or Riad.

Driving distance Approximately 331 kilometers
Estimated driving duration 5 hr 45 min (without stops)
Overnight Overnight stay in Boumalne Dades.
Meals Dinner
Day 2: Boumalene Dades - Todra Gorges - Erfoud - Rissani - Merzouga

After your breakfast in your accommodation, we drive back via the Dades valley to see the stunning rock formation "the monkey toes", and the Kasbah of Ait Yul 19th century that still-standing. Leaving the Dades valley behind to reach Tinghir and the Todra valley, you'll see the panoramic sceneries of the ancient mud Berber villages overlooking the valley. Arriving at the Todra gorge you'll walk under the 300m high red cliff, where many rock-climbers come to enjoy their preferred sport. We continue our trip to Merzouga through Erfoud and Rissani where we'll have lunch, then we head to Merzouga village, before you check into your accommodation, you'll be welcomed with a glass of mint tea.

Driving distance Approximately 264 kilometers
Estimated driving duration 4 hr 3 min (without stops)
Overnight Overnight stay in Merzouga Village.
Meals Breakfast Dinner
Day 3: Merzouga - Nomad Families - Black Desert - Merzouga (Camel Ride & Night in Desert)

After breakfast in your accommodation, you'll start your explorative trip of the region, you will visit the "village of the blacks Khamlia", originally slaves come from Sudan to experience their music and lifestyle. Not far away there is the lake of Merzouga, with its bird populations, including flamingos. You may also like to visit the nomad wire house where many Berber handicrafts are priced lower than in the big cities. In the afternoon you will ride your camel, guided by an experienced Camel man, to explore inside the ambiguous sand-sea of the Erg Chebbi, and enjoy the amazing view of the sunset. You'll spend your night under the stars in a Berber camp, or if you prefer, in a traditional Berber nomad tent. Your dinner will be served in the tent where you will spend the night.

Driving distance Approximately 86 kilometers
Overnight Overnight stay in Merzouga (desert camp).
Estimated driving duration 1 hr 8 min (without stops)
Meals Breakfast Dinner
Day 4: Merzouga - Ziz Valley - Aoufous - Middle Atlas - Medilt

In the early morning, your camel guide will wake you up to watch the best sunrise view that you had ever seen in your life. Then you will trek the camelback to your accommodation in Merzouga. After your breakfast, you'll travel to Medilt through the towns of Rissani and Erfoud. In Rissani you will have the opportunity to walk within the original Souk, a variety of vegetables, spices, and dates; you will also see a lot of conversations; hooded men, and veiled women. Your journey will continue to Errachidia over the impressive Ziz valley of Er-Rich city, where you'll stop to enjoy the panoramic scenery along the Ziz canyon before continuing to Midelt, where we will spend our night.

Driving distance Approximately 265 kilometers
Estimated driving duration 3 hr 54 min (without stops)
Overnight Overnight stay in Midelt.
Meals Breakfast Dinner
Day 5: Midelt - Azrou - Ifrane - Fes

For the last day, after you finish breakfast in the accommodation Hotel or Riad, you will travel to Fes through Azrou, a Berber village in the Middle Atlas Mountains, we stop to see the Barbarian apes in the famous Cedar forest of Azrou. Then drive to Ifrane “The French village”, you will have the chance to take some pictures or a drink before heading into your accommodation in Fes. End of our services: 5 days from Marrakech to Fes.

Driving distance Approximately 212 kilometers
Estimated driving duration 3 hr 29 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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