Shared desert trip from Marrakech to desert and Fez

This is a trip from Marrakech to Fes with 2 nights stay in the desert. One night stay in the Erg Chebbi dunes, one night in Tizi or Nakhla desert camp near Zagora and the last night in a hotel in the Dades Valley.

Day 1: Marrakech – Ait Ben Haddou – Zagora

Departure from Marrakech before 8:00. We travel through the High Atlas Mountains via the Tizi n’Tichka to reach the first place of interest – the Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou (free entrance). We continue our trip to Ouarzazate – the Hollywood of Morocco. Afterwards the trip goes to the Draa Valley, crossing the Berber desert villages and palm groves to reach the desert town Zagora. There we take a camel trek through the dunes to reach our desert camp where we will be welcomed with fresh mint tea and served a traditional Berber dinner.

Day 2: Zagora – Dades Gorge – Dades Valley

After an early Berber breakfast, we take morning camel trek to reach Zagora. Then we drive to Ouarzazate where we have lunch and change the vehicle for the remaining part of the tour. Our journey continues through the Valley of Roses to the Dades Valley. Here we will stay for the night in a typical Moroccan hotel and enjoy beautiful views of the Dades Valley.

Day 3: Dades Valley –Todra – Todra Gorge – Merzouga

The next day we depart from the Dades Valley to Todra and Todra Gorge to explore the sights of the region. After a lunch break and we head to Merzouga. In Merzouga we take camels for sunset camel ride through the dunes of Erg Chebbi to reach our desert camp. We spend the evening beside the fireplace, enjoying Moroccan “whiskey” with fresh mint and waiting for the Tajine to be served for the dinner. The evening continues with drum music party and story telling. You can sleep under the stars to enjoy the beauty of the desert sky, as there are no artificial lights around. Tents are provided with full bedding.

Day 4: Erg Chebbi - Ziz Valley - Midelt - Azrou - Ifrane - Fez

We wake up early to enjoy  camel ride in Erg Chebbi. Afterwards we have a breakfast in a hotel in Merzouga and prepare to start the journey to Fes with stops on the way for photos and lunch. The approximate arrival time to Fes is around 16:00 or 17:00.

Included services

  • Modern and air conditioned vehicle
  • 2 nights stay in a Berber desert camp in Zagora and Merzouga
  • Sightseeing in Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou (Note that there is not an entrance fee to enter the Kasbah and you are not obliged to hire a guide.)
  • Dades Valley and Todra Gorge sightseeing
  • Zagora and Erg Chebbi sunset camel trek
  • Zagora and Erg Chebbi sunrise camel trek
  • Evening meals and breakfasts
  • Transfer from Merzouga To Fes
  • 1 night stay in a hotel in the Dades Valley in a private room with bathroom

Excluded Services

  • Flights
  • Travel Insurance
  • Beverages & Lunches