4-Day morocco sahara desert tour from Fes to Marrakech



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4-Day morocco sahara desert tour from Fes to Marrakech

4-Day morocco sahara desert tour from Fes to Marrakech offers the ultimate adventure through Morocco's mesmerizing landscapes. Embark on an unforgettable journey through the heart of the country's southern region, exploring the renowned Erg Chebbi Dunes and other captivating destinations along the route with our meticulously crafted itinerary.

During this immersive experience, delve into the rich tapestry of local traditions, savor the delights of Moroccan gastronomy, and marvel at the diverse architecture that defines the southern region. From the ancient medinas to the sprawling desert vistas, each day promises new adventures and memorable experiences.

Our morocco sahara desert tour offers four days of exploration, allowing ample time to soak in the sights and sounds of this enchanting land. Whether you're traversing the dunes of Erg Chebbi, meeting nomadic communities, or wandering through historic kasbahs, every moment is filled with discovery and wonder.

Throughout your journey, our knowledgeable guides will accompany you, providing insights into the local culture, history, and traditions of the region. They ensure that your experience is not only enjoyable but also educational and enriching.

At the end of your 4-day desert tour, you'll arrive in Marrakech with memories that will last a lifetime. So why wait? Book your 4 day Fes to Marrakech desert tour with us today and experience the magic of Morocco's cultural and natural wonders firsthand.

Note: that at XabbiTours, we provide a range of options including private standard, luxury, or mixed (Medium) tours at competitive prices tailored to suit the number of travelers and accommodation preferences.

Additionally, we arrange budget-friendly 4-day shared small group tours from Fes to Marrakech & Sahara Desert on Morocco small group tours. Kindly note that you will only share transport on these tours. Should you have any inquiries, please do not hesitate to reach out to us at any time.

Highlights of the 4 Days morocco sahara desert tour from Fes to Marrakech:

  • Atlas Mountain Majesty: Traverse the majestic Atlas Mountains, witnessing their awe-inspiring beauty and diverse landscapes.
  • Ancient Kasbah Exploration: Visit ancient kasbahs, each telling a story of Morocco's rich history and architectural marvels.
  • Desert Oasis Discovery: Journey through the captivating Middle Atlas and Ziz Valley, discovering the golden dunes of Merzouga.
  • Camel Trekking Adventure: Experience the thrill of camel trekking, immersing yourself in the rhythm of the desert.
  • Traditional Desert Camp Nights: Spend enchanting nights in traditional desert camps, under a canopy of stars and Berber melodies.
  • Historical Towns: Explore the historical significance and cultural gems of Erfoud and Ouarzazate.
  • Todra Gorge Wonder: Witness the stunning Todra Gorge, hiking through its breathtaking cliffs and marveling at nature's artistry.
  • Marrakech Marvels: Immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of Marrakech, from bustling souks to stunning palaces and the lively Djemaa el-Fna square.

This extraordinary journey unfolds the best of Morocco, blending natural wonders, ancient heritage, and the lively spirit of its culture. Book your 4 Days Desert Tour from Fes to Marrakech today for an unforgettable experience.

Additional Information for the 4 Days morocco sahara desert tour from Fes to Marrakech:

  1. Accommodations: You will enjoy a private room of your preferred type during your stay.
  2. Desert Camp: Experience the desert in comfort with a private tent tailored to your preferences.
  3. Dietary Requirements: Vegetarian options are available; please notify us at the time of booking.
  4. Child Policy: Children must be accompanied by an adult.
  5. Attire Recommendations: Comfortable shoes are advised for walking and sandboarding, while sport sneakers are suitable. Long sleeves and pants or skirts are recommended for the camel trek.
  6. Optional Extras: Enhance your experience with quad bike and buggy rides in the dunes.
  7. Booking Confirmation: You will receive a confirmation of your booking at the time of reservation.


Standard Tour Luxury Tour Mixed Tour ( Medium)
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The stages of this journey:

  • Fes and Merzouga is approximately 470 kilometers
  • Merzouga and Dades Valley is approximately 330 kilometers
  • Dades Valley and Marrakech is approximately 340 kilometers
  • The total distance covered in this desert tour is approximately 1,140 kilometers.

Know Before You Go:

  • Dietary Requirements: Inform us of any dietary restrictions, including vegetarian or vegan preferences, when booking. We'll ensure your meals are tailored accordingly.
  • Dining Experience: Your guide will select restaurants serving freshly prepared food to maintain your well-being. Share any specific preferences, and we'll strive to accommodate them.
  • Flexible Itinerary: Commence your journey from either Fes or Marrakech, providing the option to start in one city and conclude in the other, enriching your experience.
  • Exciting Add-Ons: Indulge in adrenaline-pumping activities like quad biking or buggy driving in the Erg Chebbi Dunes upon request. Let your guide know your preferences to arrange these activities seamlessly.

Prepare for an unforgettable desert adventure from Fes to Marrakech, tailored to your preferences and interests.


Enhance your 4 Days Sahara Desert Tour from Fes to Marrakech with additional activities and tours. Simply inform us of your preferences during the booking process, and we'll ensure these enriching experiences are seamlessly integrated into your itinerary.

TOUR MAP of this 4-Day morocco sahara desert tour from Fes to Marrakech


  • Transport by private modern vehicle with A/C
  • Pick up & Drop off at your accommodation.
  • Car Fuel
  • Experienced English speaking Driver/Guide
  • Overnight at the Desert Camp
  • Breakfast & Dinner
  • Camel trekking (camel per person)
  • Food and drinks
  • Entrance fees
  • Tips and personal expenses

Tour Plan

Day 1: Fes ⇨ Ifran ⇨ Cedar Forest ⇨ Midelt ⇨ Ziz Valley ⇨ Sahara Desert

3 Stops
Embark on an exhilarating journey from Fes to the captivating Merzouga Desert, exploring diverse landscapes and cultural gems along the way.

Stop 1: Ifrane - The "Switzerland of Morocco"
At 8 AM, meet at the designated starting point to venture through the Middle Atlas Mountains. Enroute, pause at Ifrane, a charming town often referred to as the "Switzerland of Morocco" due to its alpine resemblance. Capture the town's cleanliness and unique charm through fascinating pictures.

Stop 2: Cedar Forest and Barbary Monkeys
Continue southward, passing through the largest cedar forest in North Africa, a habitat for Barbary monkeys. Spend an hour amidst this natural spectacle, taking in breathtaking views and even feeding the playful monkeys.

Stop 3: Merzouga Desert - Gateway to the Sahara
Following lunch in Midelt, journey south via the Talghomt pass, reveling in the beauty of the landscapes. Arrive at the Ziz Valley region, where a stop provides a panoramic view of hidden oases adorned with palm groves. After an hour's drive, reach the Sahara Desert, where camels await. Rest, then embark on a camel ride across the high dunes of Erg Chebbi, witnessing a mesmerizing sunset. Trek to your nomadic-style camp for a night under the stars.

Accommodation: Overnight at a Luxury Nomad Camp in Erg Chebbi Sahara Desert.

Meals: Dinner

Day 2: Tour of The Dunes ⇨ Visit Nomad Families ⇨ Merzouga

1 Stops

Experience the magic of the Sahara Desert with an exploration that unveils its diverse landscapes, nomadic traditions, and hidden gems.

Stop 1: Erg Chebbi - Nomad Families, Merzouga Excursion

Begin your day with an early morning rise to witness what could be the most beautiful sunrise of your life. Following breakfast, delve into a desert excursion through the enchanting Sahara.

Lake of Merzouga: Visit the scenic Merzouga lake, a tranquil habitat for exotic birds.

Nomad Families: Explore the heart of the Sahara, where nomadic families maintain a traditional way of life. Engage in conversations over a cup of tea, gaining insights into their daily routines and traditions.

Rally Paris Dakar Route: Navigate the route once traversed by the Rally Paris Dakar, experiencing the vastness of the desert.

Mifis Mines: Discover the historical Mifis mines, formerly exploited by France. Explore this fascinating site, stepping back in time.

Khamlia Village: Head to Khamlia village, home to black Berber people from Mali and Niger. Immerse yourself in their culture, enjoying their music and dance. Lunch in the village, featuring Berber Pizza.

Oases Exploration: Visit an impressive oasis on the edge of the sand dunes, adding a touch of greenery to the desert landscape.

Conclude your day with a return to your hotel, reflecting on the rich experiences gained during your Sahara Desert exploration.

Accommodation: We choose a hotel based on availability.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 3: Merzouga ⇨ Rissani ⇨ Arfoud ⇨ Todra Gorges ⇨ Dades Valley

4 Stops

Experience the enchantment of transitioning from the Sahara Desert to the mesmerizing Todra Gorges, unfolding vibrant markets, fossil treasures, and picturesque valleys.

Stop 1: Rissani Market

Commence the day with a delightful breakfast at your hotel before departing for Rissani. This historically significant town, once a pivotal stop on the Saharan caravan route, comes alive with its bustling market on specific days – Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays. If your visit coincides with market day, immerse yourself in the region's largest souk.

Duration: 1 hour
Admission: Free

Stop 2: Fossils of Erfoud

Continue your journey towards Erfoud, renowned for its fossil-related treasures. Explore market stalls showcasing crystals, precious stones, and fascinating fossils. Don't miss the opportunity to witness the craftsmanship of fossil workshops using Marmar, open for visitors.

Duration: 1 minute
Admission: Free

Stop 3: Todra Gorges

Travel onward to Dades Valley, passing through charming villages such as Millab, Tinjdad, and Toroug. Reach Todra Valley, embraced by mud villages and surrounded by mountains. A short drive takes you to Todra Gorges, a narrow passage with towering cliffs – a haven for climbing enthusiasts. Enjoy a delightful lunch in the town.

Duration: 1 minute
Admission: Free

Stop 4: Dades Gorges

Continue your exploration to Dades Valley, where captivating rock formations, locally known as "monkey's fingers," and mud kasbahs dot the landscape. Spend the night in a hotel providing a panoramic view of the valley.

Duration: 1 day
Admission: Included

Accommodation: We select a hotel or traditional riad based on availability.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 4: Dades Valley ⇨ Rose Town ⇨ Ouarzazate ⇨ Ait Benhaddou ⇨ Marrakech

2 Stops

In the morning, depart from the enchanting Dades Valley, traversing Rose Town, Ouarzazate, and the iconic Ait Benhaddou on your way to the bustling city of Marrakech.

Stop 1: Kasbah Amridil

Commence your day with a visit to El Kalaa Mgou'na, also known as Rose Town. Famous for its annual rose festival, witness the gathering of over 400 tonnes of rose petals. Explore the town's charm and understand the rosewater-making process. As you continue towards Skoura, take in the scenic views of numerous kasbahs nestled amid the greenery of Dades Valley.

Duration: 1 hour
Admission: Not Included

Stop 2: Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou

Next, head to Ouarzazate, renowned as the "Hollywood of Africa," boasting the largest cinema studios in Morocco. Explore the historic Ait Benhaddou, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Enjoy free time to wander through the kasbah, have lunch in the village, and capture the essence of this cultural marvel. Later, travel to Marrakech via the High Atlas Mountains, soaking in breathtaking views and glimpses of picturesque Berber villages clinging to the mountainsides.

Duration: 2 minutes
Admission: Free

Accommodation: Not Included

Meals: Breakfast


Frequently Asked Questions

Can I customize my tour itinerary?

Yes, we understand that each traveler has unique preferences. We offer the flexibility to customize your tour itinerary to better suit your interests, schedule, and preferences. Contact our customer service team, and we will work with you to create a personalized experience.

What is the payment process for booking this tour?

To secure your booking, we require a 20% deposit at the time of reservation. The remaining balance can be paid up to 30 days before the tour start date. We accept payments through PayPal, Visa card, Western Union, or a direct deposit into our bank account. Our booking process is secure, and you will receive a confirmation email with all the details once the payment is completed. Please ensure to make the final payment by the specified deadline to guarantee your reservation. If you have any questions or need assistance with the payment process, feel free to contact our customer service team

Is travel insurance included in the tour package?

Travel insurance is not automatically included in our tour packages. However, we strongly recommend that all our customers have comprehensive travel insurance to cover unexpected events such as trip cancellations, medical emergencies, and lost baggage. You can either arrange your own travel insurance or inquire with us about available options.

Are there any specific health or fitness requirements for this tour?

Our tours are designed to be accessible to a wide range of participants. However, some tours may involve activities such as hiking, walking tours, or other physical activities. If you have any specific health concerns or physical limitations, please inform us during the booking process. We can provide more detailed information about the level of physical activity involved in each tour, ensuring you have a comfortable and enjoyable experience.

Do I need to bring a sleeping bag?

No, a sleeping bag is not necessary for our overnight camel ride. The desert camp is equipped with all the bedding you’ll need.

Is there any way to spend the night in the desert without using camels?

Indeed, an alternative to camels is available. We provide a 4WD transfer to and from the desert camp, with an additional charge.

Is there a place to charge phones and cameras at the Camp?

Absolutely, we utilize solar panels at the camp to ensure you have the means to charge your phone and camera.

What clothing and special items should I bring for an overnight stay in the Merzouga desert camp?

When preparing for your overnight stay, consider bringing comfortable and breathable clothing, a sun hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, a jacket for cooler evenings, and sturdy shoes suitable for walking on the sand. Remember to pack your camera to capture the mesmerizing desert landscapes!


3 verified reviews
Location 5/5
Amenities 4.67/5
Services 4.33/5
Price 4.67/5
Rooms 4/5


  1. 4.2

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    I want to extend my deepest appreciation to Xabbitours for organizing a remarkable 4-day desert tour to Merzouga and Marrakech. From the moment we set foot in the desert, we were captivated by its ethereal beauty. The camel ride, the breathtaking sunsets, and the starry nights in the desert camp were nothing short of magical. The journey to Marrakech was equally delightful, with its vibrant markets and historical sites. Xabbitours ensured that every detail was taken care of, allowing us to relax and fully immerse ourselves in this unforgettable experience. I highly recommend Xabbitours for their exceptional service and commitment to creating lifelong memories.

  2. 4.4

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    Quiero expresar mi más sincero agradecimiento a Xabbitours por organizar un increíble tour de 4 días por el desierto desde Fes hasta Marrakech. Fue una experiencia inolvidable llena de aventura y descubrimientos. El recorrido por el desierto de Merzouga fue absolutamente mágico, con sus dunas imponentes y las puestas de sol de ensueño. La noche en el campamento en el corazón del desierto fue una experiencia única bajo el manto estrellado. El trayecto por los impresionantes paisajes del Atlas y la llegada a Marrakech añadieron una dimensión cultural fascinante. Los alojamientos fueron cómodos, los guías muy amables y el itinerario estuvo bien planificado. Xabbitours hizo posible este viaje extraordinario, y los recomiendo encarecidamente para aquellos que busquen una aventura inolvidable por el desierto de Marruecos.

  3. 5

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    I recently embarked on a captivating 4-day Morocco photography tour with XabbiTours, and it exceeded all expectations. The journey from Fes to Marrakech was seamlessly orchestrated, thanks to the exceptional guidance of Hicham, our dedicated driver. His expertise and warmth made the experience truly unforgettable. Heartfelt thanks to XabbiTours for a remarkable Morocco photography tour, and a special shoutout to Hicham for his invaluable contributions to our journey. Highly recommend this tour for an enriching exploration of Morocco’s picturesque landscapes.

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