Marrakech to Fez Souks, Camels & Desert Grand Tour – 4 Days


Embark on a 4-day adventure from Marrakech to Fez, exploring the souks, riding camels in the Sahara Desert, and discovering the hidden gems of Morocco. This tour is perfect for travelers who want to experience the vibrant culture and stunning landscapes of Morocco in a short amount of time.

Included / Not Included

  • Transportation to and from Marrakech
  • Mountain guide, local guide, and cook
  • Muleteers and mules for luggage transportation
  • Full board on trek including mineral water, coffee, and tea
  • Accommodation in mountain huts
  • Comfortable transportation
  • Mess, cooking, and camping options
  • Equipment hire
  • Soft drinks
  • Snacks
  • Tips
  • Personal Expenses
  • Travel insurance

Tour Plan

After breakfast, we will start our circular desert journey through the Hamada (stone desert) and Erg (dune desert) landscapes. Our first stop will be the High Atlas Mountains, where we will discover traditional Berber villages and terraces, and drive up the spectacular Tichka Pass (2260m high). We will then continue to Ait Benhaddou via the amazing valley of Ounila, where we will discover the Pacha Glaoui Kasbah and the authentic villages of Ounila. This ex-caravan route has 100 kasbahs, and we will arrive at the most spectacular UNESCO site in southern Morocco, the Ait Benhaddou Kasbah. We will take a walk to discover the kasbah, where movies such as Gladiator, Game of Thrones, Lawrence of Arabia, and many others were shot. We will then have lunch in a local restaurant and set off for Ouarzazate, the largest Saharan center and Moroccan Hollywood.

We will start our day by visiting the Amrhidil Kasbah before heading along the road of 1000 kasbahs, where there are enormous kasbahs on both sides of the road. Some of those old fortified houses are restored, but unfortunately, a lot of them are ruins. We will drive up to visit the Dades Gorge and Valley and head to a Berber family for lunch, a cooking course, a walk to discover the valley, and spend some time with the Berbers. We will pass a town called Boumalen, situated on the edge of Dades Valley, which rises in the High Atlas Mountains and gives life to a huge Berber community by its rich agriculture. Along this valley, another valley called the Valley of Roses appears with the green colors of its Alfalfa plants, olive trees, fig trees, and grapes. This valley gives birth to a rose from which locals produce different cosmetic products like soap, perfumes, and skin creams. Locals here celebrate this rose by organizing a national festival each end of April. From here, we will make our way to the Todra Gorge, a 300m high canyon, where we will take a 2-hour walk to discover the valley and gardens and enjoy the afternoon at the gorge. We will then drive to our hotel in Tinghir, and an optional Hammam experience will be available tonight.

After breakfast at your hotel in Todra Gorge, we'll start our journey towards the Sahara Desert. Along the way, we'll stop in the town of Tinejdad, known for its large date palm groves and delicious dates. Here, you'll have the chance to taste some of the local produce and learn about the traditional ways of cultivating and harvesting dates.

Continuing on our journey, we'll arrive in Erfoud, a town famous for its fossil quarries and prehistoric artifacts. We'll stop to visit a local workshop where artisans create beautiful sculptures and objects from the local fossils. Afterward, we'll make our way to the Sahara Desert, specifically the Erg Chebbi dunes near the town of Merzouga.

In the late afternoon, we'll arrive at the desert campsite where you'll spend the night. You'll have some free time to relax and take in the stunning surroundings before enjoying a traditional Moroccan dinner around the campfire. You can also take a camel ride to watch the sunset over the sand dunes.

Early in the morning, enjoy the sunrise from the dunes of Erg Chebbi, which are located 20 km away from Algeria. Afterward, have breakfast in the camp and ride camels back or walk with the caravan to the hotel at the dunes line for a shower.

Then, we will drive across the Ziz valley, which is the second-largest date palm valley in Morocco, also known as the Moroccan Dates Basket. More than 300 types of dates are grown in this area. The Ziz valley was once one of the most important commercial caravan crossroads in history, known as Sijilmassa. Enjoy the beautiful canyons of the Ziz valley and have lunch at a restaurant before arriving at the Middle Atlas forests of Cedar trees. We will stop to see macaque monkeys and continue to Fes via Ifrane, a 1600m high Moroccan town also known as Switzerland of Morocco because it looks like European towns and is famous for its ski resorts.

In the afternoon, we will arrive at Fes and drop you off at your Riad, which marks the end of the tour.


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4 days

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