FROM MARRAKECH: 4 Days Desert Tour: Ouarzazate – Dades Gorges – Erg Chebbi dunes – Fes

On this trip you will experience the amazing contrasts of Morocco.

From the red and bustling city of Marrakech – crossing the majestic High Atlas mountains – to pittoresque valleys with Kasbahs and canyons in the south – to camel trekking in Erg Chebbi dunes at the edge of Sahara – through cedar forests and ski resorts in North Morocco – ending in the ancient and holy city of Fes.

  • From Marrakech to Fes
  • Start/stop: At your hotel or riad
  • Duration: 4 days
  • Transport: Landcruiser 4×4 car with aircondition
  • Language: Driver/guide speaks English and French

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    Day 1: Marrakech - High Atlas - Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou - Ouarzazate
    We pick you up at 09:00 morning at your riad/hotel in Marrakech. We travel over the stunning Tiz’n Tichka (2.260 metres). Enjoy the spectacular scenery, Berber villages and ever-changing landscape along the way.

    You visit the magnificent 12th century Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou, a UNESCO World heritage site. A local guide takes you for a guided tour inside the walls.

    Lunch in Ait Ben Haddou.

    After the visit we continue to the hotel in Ouarzazate where you will have your dinner and spend the night.

    Ouarzazate is nicknamed “the gate to the desert” and “Morocco’s Hollywood”. This is the capital of the Ouarzazate Province.

    Day 2: Ouarzazate - Skoura - Valley of Roses - Dades Gorges – Todra Gorge
    After breakfast at the hotel, we start the tour to the green oasis of Skoura, with old kasbahs situated among palm trees. We stop for a visit at Kasbah Amridil, which was founded in 17th century and the most well-known kasbah in the area.

    Then the tour continues through the “Valley of Roses”. We cross small mountains and you have nice views to Berber villages and valleys. Along the route, we turn off road to visit nomad caves in the mountains and stop for a glass of tea.

    The landscape is sensational, going through the red Atlas mountains, Berber villages and green valleys with palm groves and pink rose gardens (in springtime). Each village has its red colored Kasbah or ksar and a mosque. This is a very picturesque part of Morocco.

    We continue the drive along the road of the thousand Kasbahs towards Dades Gorges. The Dades Gorges is amazing with its “finger-formed” rocks.

    Lunch in Dades Gorges.

    After lunch we drive to a charming guesthouse in Todra Gorge to spend the night. Dinner in the guesthouse.

    Day 3: Todra Gorge - Rissani - Merzouga - Erg Chebbi - Desert Camp
    After breakfast there is time for a walk in Todra Valley with a local guide. You will make a small visit to see the cliffs of Todra Gorge.

    We continue through an area with fossils, small villages and oases. We take a break in Rissani for lunch.

    After lunch we visit an old kasbah before heading for the dunes of Merzouga. Here the camels are waiting to take you into the desert for 1 hour trekking. When arriving to the desert camp you can try some sandboarding and view the beautiful sunset over the dunes.

    In the evening you can enjoy local Berber music and dinner before you go to sleep in a luxury desert camp with toilet and shower.

    Day 4: Merzouga - Erfoud - Errachidia - Midelt - Azrou - Ifrane - Fes
    Early breakfast in Sahara and return by camels to your 4wd Landcruiser.

    We drive North via Errachidia and the Ziz Valley and Gorge. We pass abandoned kasbahs and villages along the route of the Oued Ziz. It is a long 9 to 10-hour drive this day.

    We pass through the agricultural town of Midelt where we stop for lunch. Continue over the Middle Atlas Mountains. You may encounter snowfields in winter as we climb towards the ski resort at Ifrane, known as “Switzerland of Morocco”.

    Then we drive through the cedar forest at Azrou. We can stop to stretch the legs and seek out the Barbary apes that live in this protected habitat. At the end of the day you arrive to the spiritual capital of Morocco; Fes. We drop you off at your hotel or other preferred place.

    Our services end here and we hope you have had a memorable trip.

    Price information
    The starting price is EUR 570 per person, when 2 persons travel together on a private basis and transport in 4wdLandcruiser.

    For bigger groups, please contact us for price.


    • Private transport in 4wd Landcuiser
    • Guide/driver
    • 1 night in desert camp
    • 2 nights in riad/hotel
    • 3 dinners
    • 3 breakfasts
    • Camel ride
    • Sandboarding
    • Local music around camp fire

    Not included:

    • Lunches
    • Drink
    • Tip
    • Travel insurance

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