The 6 days desert tour from marrakech Via Fes and Casablanca will allow you to explore the history of: Berbers, Roman invasions, Islamic conquests and European colonization, all of which have left their mark on its food, architecture and traditions.
Explore the medieval alleys of Fez, the cyclopean mosque of Casablanca, the whims of Marrakech, the casbahs of Unesco in Ouarzazate, the palm oases and an unforgettable night in the desert under the stars, camel ride; the smell of orange blossom and the kaleidoscope of rugs, scarves and leather in tanneries. The Atlas Mountains, dotted with tiny villages and the big dunes of the desert Sahara.
Your private 6 days desert tour from marrakech kicks off with a view of the Atlas Mountains as we snake through the Tizi-n-Tichka pass to the Unesco World Heritage site of Ait Ben Haddou, famous on the big screen for movies like the Gladiator and the famous HBO series Game of Thrones.
We’ll then continue to Ouarzazatte to visit Atlas Film Studios and a Kasbah located in the city and later towards valley of Roses, famous for its annual Festival of roses. Then, we’ll drive to Dades Gorges where we spend this night in a hotel with a complimentary dinner and breakfast.
Here, we’ll continue our tour by 4×4 and visit to Todra Gorge, a colorful narrow canyon famous to outdoor lovers. Then we’ll drive through The Ziz Valley to reach Erfoud, an oasis town known as the gate to the Sahara desert and recognized for its unique fossils.
There we can visit a local factory which produces artisans and house decor made from fossils, there is also a local shop where you may purchase such items as souvenirs. From there we’ll continue to Rissani, where we’ll visit the local souk and then drive towards the desert to reach Merzouga.
Arriving at a checkpoint we leave the vehicle and begin our camel ride into the desert dunes, accompanied by experienced guides, arriving at the Merzouga Desert Camp where we’ll stay overnight in Berbere tents. This spectacular night will be rendered unforgettable with a unique and traditional starlit Berbere dinner topped off by tribal music around a desert campfire.
This day 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 famous for its traditional music.
We simply can’t miss the opportunity of appreciating the sunset behind the dunes of the bewildering Sahara desert. Our night will be in local Hotel.
After fetching an early start to watch the sunrise in the desert, we’ll ride camelback to a nearby local hotel where you’ll get a chance to freshen up. After breakfast, at the hotel, we’ll drive through Rissani and Erfoud until we reach Midelt in Atlas Mountains. There, we can stop for lunch before driving to Fes where we’ll stay overnight in local hotel.
We’ll start the day exploring the oldest city in Morocco, snaking through its alleys and narrow streets. Fes consists of three distinct parts; Fes el Bali (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) being the oldest of the three with more than 9000 narrow streets and alleys fortified by a large wall, Fes-Jdid “new Fez” (home of the Jewish quarter) and the “Ville Nouvelle”, the newest sector of Fez created during the French occupation. Later in the day we’ll drive to Rabat and then Casablanca.
We’ll also visit the Tanneries, the Attarine museum and the Moulay Idriss mausoleum. After lunch you’ll visit many different cooperatives and then, experience a wonderful panoramic view over the whole Medina of Fes before driving to Casablanca where we’ll spend the night.
Today we visit the main attractions and monuments of Casablanca, including Hassan II Mosque, before ending our 6 day desert tour from Marrakechr via Fes in Marrakech.
It is roughly 1 hour for sunset and the other hour for sunrise the following day. Time depends on the season, Day light saving time, and sunset/sunrise time.
You can. a 4×4 will be offered to transfer you from Merzouga lodge to Erg Chebbi desert camp for an extra fee of 30 Euros ( Return transfer )
Yes you can. Your guide will assist you with that, and you directly pay the supplier in Merzouga. quad bikes cost 50 Euros per quad bike per hour.