5 Days From Fez To Marrakech (Atlas & Sahara )
Step out from the Moroccan comfort zone to the Moroccan travel excursion and adventure this 5 days from Fes to Marrakech (Atlas and Sahara) be in the heart of what those words you see on each travel vlog mean when Morocco is tagged under 5 days of desert tour, camel trip in the Sahara of Morocco or the best excursion experience in Morocco including Atlas mountains and the deep Moroccan Sahara tours
with passes covering Erg Chebbi and all the Grande cups of tea that follow a
camel ride through the Sahara desert.
- Pick-up from your hotel/riad /Aeroport in Fez
- A modern air-conditioned vehicle driven by an English-Italian-Spanish speaking guide-driver
- Private room with dinner and breakfast
- Camel trekking in Erg Chebbi
- Overnight at a nomads’ luxury desert camp in Erg Chebbi
- Private luxury tent with dinner and breakfast
- Berbere music+ dance…
- Drop off at your Marrakech Hotel/Riad;
- Lunches on the way
- Personal expenses
Travel With Bus
Pick up from your Fes riad/Hotel at 8:00 a.m by your driver, departure to Merzouga where the sand see dunes of Erg Chebbi are located. An 8 hours journey that takes you across the Atlas Mountains to the southern Morocco’s largest oasis; Tafilalet; composed of many villages, palmeries and 2 main Saharan towns, Erfoud and Rissani. We will make many stops along the road at the alpine town of Ifrane, Azrou cedar forest where are the monkeys, Midelt for lunch and Ziz valley at the panoramic and impressive views over the palm trees, the green valley in the middle of the Sahara. Then we’ll head for the Erg Chebbi sand dunes. We continue deeper into the desert landscape, until the dunes appear in the middle of nowhere. Dinner & Overnight in a hotel with pool at the dune line of Erg Chebbi to relax for the first night.
After breakfast at the hotel, many options are available for you: You may go to explore the neighboring villages of Merzouga such as Hassi Labied, Khamlia where the black musicians. You may also enjoy an offroad drive around the dunes of Erg Chebbi and see the nomads living in tents in the desert. Enjoy the swiming pool in summer months, or climb dunes in front of your hotel at Erg Chebbi dune line.
After having breakfast, camel trek back to the hotel at the dune line for a quick shower. We leave the Sahara desert dunes of Erg Chebbi, an off-road drive across the hamada (black Desert) to get to the Sahara town of Rissani, optional visit of the animated local market. Afterwards, we head north to Erfoud that is known for the fossils; here we can stop to visit a fossil workshop before we continue to the impressive Todra canyons, known for rock climbing, where you can hike before we check into to the hotel, Dinner and overnight.
Breakfast at the hotel, we begin our journey along the road of 1000 Thousand Kasbahs, since there are enormous kasbahs on both sides of the road. Some of those old fortified houses are restored but unfortunately a lot of them are ruins. We pass through Dades valley and go up to the mountainous area through an off-road trail where many Berber villages and few nomads living in caves, here we will have the chance to visit one of this families and take a look at their daily life and their main activity “Looking after herds of goats & cheep”. We will be impressed by the landscapes of the colorful rose valley before we reach Skoura palm grove. 45km further, we reach Ouarzazate for the dinner and overnight at the hotel.
After breakfast, we can enjoy a visit of cinema sets & studios located in Ouarzazate which is known as Hollywood of Africa. Afterwards we will visit the universal Heritage Site of Ait Benhaddou Kasbah as it has been named by UNESCO in 1987. Ait Benhaddou is the World Heritage site that has been used as a backdrop for more than 20 films including “Gladiator” “Indiana Jones” and “Lawrence of Arabia”. Enjoy a walk to explore the traditional Moroccan style of architecture in which the Kasbahs are built. We continue our way to Marrakesh through the High Atlas Mountains and Tizi n’Tichka pass. Break for lunch in the middle of the Atlas Mountains. Drop off at your Marrakech Riad/Hotel.