The Sahara Desert is one of the most mesmerizing highlights of Morocco. This 4-day tour is our most popular tour as it allows you to travel in-depth with a full day to explore and enjoy the desert.
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||Fez to Marrakech|
|DURATION||4 Day 3 Night|
Ifrane, Azrou Cedar Forest, Erg Chebbi Desert, Camel Ride and Camping, Ait Benhaddou, High Atlas Mountain
- We offer choices of standard and luxury accommodation.
- For this 4 days 3 nights Fez Sahara Desert Tour, you can choose to stay 1 or 2 nights in the desert camp.
- The tour finishes in Marrakech in the above itinerary, but you can choose to finish the tour back in Fez.
- Depending on your travel plans, there are side trips from Marrakech and Fez. You can also add transfer, e.g. from or to Chefchaouen, Essaouira or anywhere else before and after the desert tour.
Day 1: Fez – Azrou Cedar Forest – Ziz Valley – Merzouga
Your 4-day desert tour starts with our driver picking you up from your accommodation in Fez. We head off towards picturesque Ifrane, known as little Switzerland of Morocco. Then a stop at Azrou Cedar Forest where you can see wild monkeys. Then pass through Middle Atlas Mountains, Midelt, and Ziz Valley. Shortly after, the magical dunes of Erg Chebbi will start appearing before your eyes. Head to your accommodation at Merzouga, the town right by the desert with a view of the dunes, enjoy dinner and rest up.
Day 2: Around Erg Chebbi Desert
A full day to explore and enjoy Erg Chebbi Desert. For those who love adventure and adrenaline rush, we can arrange for you to drive your own quad on the sand dunes. We will visit nomad Berber families to see their way of life. Also, visit the village of Khamlia to enjoy Gnawa music performance and even try a Berber pizza. In the late afternoon, camels will be waiting to take you for a stroll in the desert while enjoying the sunset. Spend some time relaxing at the desert camp, then enjoy a Moroccan dinner and drum music performance by local Berbers or lie on the sand to stargaze.
Day 3: Erg Chebbi – Todra Gorges – Boumalne Dades
Rise and shine, we will climb to the top of a sand dune to watch the sunrise and see the sand turn gold and sparkly. Have breakfast at campsite or Merzouga town before saying goodbye to the Sahara. We then depart for the journey to Todra Gorges, one of the most spectacular canyons in the world and where you can take a walk along the river bank. Continue onwards to Boumalne Dades where you will check-in at the accommodation for dinner and overnight.
Day 4: Boumalne Dades – Ait Ben Haddou – Marrakech
After breakfast, we start making our way to Ouarzazate with an optional visit to the Atlas Film Studio. Then we visit a UNESCO site – Ait Benhaddou, the backdrop of Hollywood blockbusters including Gladiator, IndianaJones, and Game of Thrones. Continue onwards to venture across the high pass of Tizi N’tichka with stops to admire the breathtaking landscape and Berber villages. We then arrive at Marrakech, and your 4-day desert tour finishes here with a drop off at your accommodation.