6 day tour from Marrakech to Merzouga via Fes

Day 1: Marrakech » Telouet » Ait Benhaddou » Ouarzazate » Dades Gorges

Your private 6-day tour from Marrakech starts with a scene of the Atlas Mountains while we snake through the 2260m high Tizi ’Tichka pass to the Unesco World Heritage site of Ait Ben Haddou, it was added to the UNESCO list in 1987, famous on the big screen for movies like Gladiator (2000) and the famous HBO series Game of Thrones (2013).

We’ll then continue to Ouarzazate known as “The Gate to Desert” to visit Atlas Film Studios and the Taourirt Kasbah located in the city and later towards the Valley of Roses, well-known for its yearly festival of roses. Then, we’ll drive to Dades Gorges and its gorgeous canyons where we spend the first night in a traditional riad or hotel with a complimentary dinner and breakfast.

Day 2: Dades Gorges » Draa Valley » Rissani » Erg Chebbi Dunes (Merzouga) [269 km]

Here, we’ll continue our 6-day tour from Marrakech and visit Todra Gorge, a colorful tight canyon popular with outdoor enthusiasts. Then we’ll drive through The Ziz Valley to reach Erfoud via Tinjdad, an oasis town famous as the gate to the impressive Erg Chebbi dunes and recognized for its unique fossils and their manufacturers.

While there, we can visit a local fossils factory that produces artisans and home furniture fabricated from fossils. Then drive to the Sahara desert to reach Merzouga.

Arriving at the edge of the golden sand dunes you change the vehicle by the Desert ship, camel, to sail into the wavy desert dunes, guided by experienced guides, a date with a stop to admire one of the best sunset sceneries, as daylight decreases the sand changes color, while you enjoy sandboarding.

Arriving at the well-equipped Merzouga Desert Camp where we’ll stay overnight in Berber-style tents.

This spectacular night will be rendered memorable with a unique and traditional starlit Berbere dinner topped off by tribal music (Drums) around a desert campfire.

Day 3: Exploring Merzouga area & Visit nomad families

Today, 3rd day of our 6-day tour from Marrakech will be spent exploring the Merzouga desert. You’ll get a chance to “do your own thing”, with the option of camel trekking, or exploring via the comfort of a 4×4. We’ll also visit the Khamlia village well-known for its traditional Gnawa music.

We will continue our 4×4 excursion to an abandoned small town called Mefes and its lead mines, this town was and still is a source of different minerals since the French colonizer.

We simply can’t miss the opportunity of appreciating a visit to a generous nomad family living behind the dunes of the Merzouga Sahara desert. Our night will be topped off at Riad/Hotel in the Merzouga area.

Day 4: Merzouga » Ziz Valley » Azrou Cedar forest » Fes

After breakfast, at the hotel, we’ll drive through Rissani, and its local souk, the biggest market in the region, until we reach Midelt in the Atlas Mountains via Ziz Valley and palm groves.

There, we can stop for lunch in a local restaurant before driving to Azrou cedar forest and its Barbary Apes, before continuing to Fes where we’ll stay overnight in a local hotel.

We will visit Ifrane city, the stunning architecture, green gardens, very clean town, and the perfect destination for Ski lovers due to its big Ski resort of Mishlifen. Because of its magnificent characteristics and location, Ifrane knows “Switzerland of Morocco”.

Day 5: Fes (Visit the city with a local guide) » Casablanca

Fes is known as a Scientific city, and home to the oldest university in the world and consists of three distinct parts; Fes el Bali (a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1981).

Fes-Jdid “new Fez” is the oldest of the three with more than 8500 narrow alleys and streets supported by a high wall (home of the Jewish quarter), and the “Ville Nouvelle”, the most modern quarter of Fez built during the French occupation.

The guided sightseeing tour includes a visit to the Tanneries, the Attarine Museum, and the Moulay Idriss mausoleum. You’ll visit many different cooperatives and then, experience an enjoyable picturesque scene over the entire Medina of Fes.

After finishing the tour and having lunch, we’ll drive to Casablanca. Dinner and overnight in the biggest city in Morocco in terms of population, recognized as the economical city.

Day 6: Casablanca » Marrakesh

Today, we visit the main attraction and monuments of Casablanca, including the Hassan II Mosque, before driving toward the red city of Marrakech where our 6-day tour from Marrakech ends by dropping you at your accommodation or airport.


Price Includes

  • Pick-up & drop off at/from your accommodation
  • Transport by private modern vehicle with A/C
  • Experienced English-speaking Driver/Guide
  • Car Fuel
  • 4 nights in a private room in the hotel (Dinner & Breakfast)
  • Camel Trekking (Camel per person)
  • Sunset camel ride
  • Hearty dinner and party around the campfire (Berber Drums)
  • Overnight at a private tent in Camp (Breakfast & dinner)
  • 4×4 transfer from and to the camp (Alternative to Camels)
  • Local guide in Fes

Price Excludes

  • Drinks
  • Lunches
  • Entrance to monuments (Optional)
  • Tips