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4 Days Tour from Fes to Marrakech

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4 days 3 nights

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Daily Tour

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Overview

The 4 days tour from Fes to Marrakech invites you to discover the amazing Moroccan desert. The tour starts in Fes and ends in Marrakech and mix between culture and adventure.

In 4 days, you will camp in the desert for 1 night, ride camels twice, watch the sunset and sunrise, Eat Berber food, witness another lifestyle you have never thought existed, see amazing locations where science fiction and historic Hollywood movies were shot, and a lot of amazing things.

In fact, this tour doesn’t only take you in space, but also in time. When you travel to the desert, it not only for seeing the sand but for a lot more things that you can imagine.

Many travelers book their flight tickets to Casablanca and start their tours from there. While that’s a wise choice for long term tours, it doesn’t seem correct for short term vacations.

When you book a flight to Casablanca while you have only limited time, you waste at least 1 day traveling from Casablanca to Fes. You can for sure travel from Casablanca to the Desert on one day, but it’s more than 10 hours driving, without stops, and you won’t enjoy your time. Therefore, Fes or Marrakech is the best option to make the best of your time.

As you start your tour from Fes, you will enjoy your vacation from the first day while traveling comfortably. Also, you will make the best of use of your 4 days.

Besides, time is not the only factor that makes you book this tour, the pleasure and the unique experience of the desert also are to be counted. When you travel to the desert, you disconnect from the modern world.

If you check your mobile thousands of times a day, in the desert, you will discover how technology enslaved your mind. when you stop on its golden sand dunes, without wifi nor reception, you will sense the freedom of your soul. In its majestic silence, you will discover new perspectives and insight into who you are and what you want. You climb high dunes and you watch your breath and let your mind empty out.

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when you camp in the Sahara in traditional Berber tents, you return to an ancient way of life, where the only light provided at night comes from candles, every drop of water is precious, and the nights are as cold as the days are hot. After 4 days in the desert, you become stronger and more self-reliant than ever before.

The adventure in the desert is much more than what we can explain. It’s something to experience in 4 Days Tour from Fes to Marrakech.

What's the best time to travel to the desert?

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Spring (April and May) and early autumn (October and December) are good seasons to 4 Days Tour from Fes to Marrakech. Also September and March are good months but preferably to check the heat. Often, Morocco enjoys a good weather during those months.

Travelers in these months avoid the torrential rains of the rainy season (Mid-December to February, or even until March), also the excessive summer heat and the freezing cold of winter.

Nonetheless, winter in Morocco allows you to ski on the snow-capped peaks of the High Atlas, where winter is particularly freezing and harsh. The temperatures goes sometimes down to -20 ° C, and roads could remain blocked by snow.

In addition to winter, Ramadan (the holly month when muslems feast) is not good for traveling to Morocco nor booking tours to the desert. People feast and many shops get closed; also, streets empty from people. Unless you want to avoid crowds, Ramadan is to be avoided.

Indeed, for travelers who wanted to Book this Tour during the winter, it’s better to check the weather. The roads sometimes get closed especially in Tizi N’tichka pass.

The adventure in the desert is much more than what we can explain. It’s something to experience in 4 Days Tour from Fes to Marrakech.

4 Days Tour from Fes to Marrakech Alternatives

4 days tour from Fes to Marrakech start in Fes and ends in Marrakech. Therefore, it doesn’t include Fes and Marrakech guided tours.

Both cities are wonderful and you need to add some extra days for a visit. The best way to do so is to fly to Fes a few days before you start your Desert tour. You can discover Fes by hiring a local guide to show you some of the amazing places in this old city. In cases you don’t have connections and are afraid from scam, then we can suggest our guides.

Similarly, you need to discover Marrakech by yourself after the end of 4 day desert tour. In case you need to to save time and effort, you can add two extra days to the original tour.

Extend the original tour

By extending 4 days tour from Fes to Marrakech, you include Fez and Marrakech in the package. Therefore, we hire you local guides in both cities and we offer you pick up and drop off at the airport for free.

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Based on our experience, we think that the best tours ever – talking about short term tours – are those tour that start in Marrakech and ends in Fes and vice versa. These tours allow you to discover the most historical cities in Morocco while including the desert. It’s a perfect triangle.

The minimum number of days you need is 8 days. You arrive to Morocco on the 1st day, you discover Fes in the second, you travel to the desert for 4 days, then you discover Marrakech the next day, and finally you fly home the last one.

Nonetheless, some tourists discover fly in and discover Fes in the same day, especially if they flied to Morocco from Europe or another close destination. Then you can save one day but we think that Fes worths more than half a day.

Whether you start the tour from Fes or Marrakech, the available options are the same; you need to be concerned more about flight details. If you face any issue and get lost, Please contact us and save you a lot of time and effort.

The following are suggested alternatives for this tour.

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • See all Hollywood film locations in Morocco
  • Discover the beautiful architecture of the UNESCO Kasbah, Ait Benhaddou
  • Watch Wild monkeys in the cedar forest of Azrou
  • Ride camels and camp in the desert of Merzouga
  • Enjoy a romantic dinner under the stars
  • Dance under Berber Music and meet local families
  • Explore the green palm of Ziz valley and Dades Georges

Itinerary

Day 1: Fes – Midelt – Erfoud – Merzouga – Erg Chebbi

In the first day of our 4 days tour from Fes to Marrakech, you wake up early at 8:00 a.m. You leave Fez towards Midelt via the Mountains and the cedar forests of the Middle Atlas. Before you arrive to Midelt, you stop several times to see the beautiful places along the way. You stop in Ifran; a beautiful clean city in Morocco. Then you drive to Azrou where to take pictures of the barbarian monkey. When you arrive to Midelt, you will have lunch.

In the afternoon, you will leave to Erg Chebbi via Erfoud. When you cross Erfoud, you will start your journey in the Morocco Desert. In the end, you arrive at your hotel in the foothills of Erg Chebbi Sahara dunes. After the dinner is served, you get time to enjoy your sweety night.

Day 2: Merzouga – Erg Chebbi Dunes – tour around Erg Chebbi desert) ( Camel ride & Night in a desert Camp)

After breakfast in your hotel, we travel to Khamlia, a village populated by black people brought from the grand Sahara during to slavery era. The people there are nice and kind. you will enjoy their music and dance following the rhythm of the Gnawa music. You continue through an off-track road to have a tour of the sand dunes. Then, you stop to have a cup of tea with nomads living in tents. What makes this tour amazing is that you discover a whole new dimension in life. Your travel to Morocco will uncover a lot of things.

In this 4 days tour from Fes to Marrakech, you will discover a lot of secrets which Moroccan desert hides. Indeed, you will have a chance to eat a Berber pizza for lunch. After a while, you go back to your hotel before you join the camel guide in a desert tour by camels. You ride camels to take you into the heart of the desert where you camp. Along the way, you watch the beautiful sunset.

After one hour, you arrive to your lux camp where you spend the night. Desert camping is amazing. It allows you to discover one chapter of Arabian nights.

Day 3: Merzouga – Todra Gorges – Ouarzazate

In the fourth day of this desert tour, you wake up early to see the sunrise. The sunrise in the Sahar is different from any other sunrise in the world. It is beautiful and spectacular. The colors of the dunes meet the play of shadows and give a majestic sight that cannot be explained by words.

After the sunrise, you will have a traditional breakfast. Then, you ride camels again to take you back to your hotels. You will have a shower and you drive after towards Ouarzazate. You stop in Erfoud; a city famous for its fossilized marbles. There you will visit the workshop production of marble fossils. After this break, you travel to the Todra Gorges which is an ideal place for walking and exploring on your own. After lunch, you drive through the town of Roses, Kelaa Mgouna. You continue your travel through the Road of a Thousand-Kasbahs passing the Skoura palm grove until you arrive to Ouarzazate; a place named “Hollywood of Morocco.” Overnight at your hotel/riad.

Day 4: Ouarzazate – Ait Ben Haddou – Marrakech

In the last day of our Desert tour, you travel to Ait Ben Haddou. The village of Ait Ben Haddou is famous worldwide for its amazing Kasbah named Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou. It is a ‘fortified place’, situated along the former caravan route between the Sahara and Marrakech. Its place at the hill along the Ouarzazate River makes it as one of the best tourist attractions in Morocco. Almost all tourists who visit Morocco travel to see this place. It was used as a background for many Hollywood movies and recently used in Game of Thrones.

In addition, the Kasbah has been selected by UNESCO as a World Heritage site. After having lunch, you travel to Marrakech via the high Atlas Mountains. Overnight at your hotel in Marrakech city.

Please note that this desert tour can be customized. In case you need to make any change, just contact us to help. The Morocco Travel is happy to help.

This will be the end of our 4 days tour from Fes to Marrakech and we hope you enjoyed it.

Included/Excluded

  • Hotels and accommodation
  • Comfortable air-conditioned 4×4/minibus vehicle
  • Pick up and drop off from Airport/Hotel/Riad
  • Multilingual driver/guide
  • camel ride and desert camps
  • Dinners & breakfasts
  • Local guides
  • Fuel & parking
  • Flight tickets & visa
  • Entrance tickets to monuments and museums
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips to guide and driver

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