Discover the most spectacular landscapes of Morocco on this 4 Day Private Tour, from Fes to the Sahara Desert & Marrakech.
Our exclusive trip starts in Fes and ends in Marrakech, taking you through the astonishing winding roads of the High Atlas Mountains, through multi-coloured canyons, cliffs, palm oasis, and charming valleys to the majestic dunes of the great Sahara.
Discover the most iconic places of Morocco, from the lush valleys of cedar forests of the Middle Atlas Mountains, and mystical Sahara to the high peaks of the High Atlas Mountains.
Follow ancient caravan routes from Fes to Marrakech, indigenous nomadic trails, and major historical locations listed on UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
This unique trip is packed with breath-taking viewing spots, charming landscapes, locally made food, and a chance to be a part of local communities and their daily lives.
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∴ Our driver will pick you up from your accommodation in Fes, 7am. The first part of the journey takes you through the green peaks of the Middle Atlas Mountains and their charming cedar forests. The first stop is in the mountain town of Ifran known as Switzerland of Morocco. This famous winter ski resort offers beautiful views of the mountain valleys and local villages.
∴ The journey continues through the astonishing views of the mountains, with a distinctive smell of cedar woods around. The area of Middle Atlas is also home to its native apes, local Barbary monkeys which you will have a chance to see from a closeup.
∴ Your lunch spot is in the charming town of Azrou – the mountain village with its famous local market centre deep in the Middle Atlas. Visit the famous Ennour mosque, beautifully finished with local cedar woods. After visiting the town we will head south-east through the lush green meadows and Middle Atlas peaks.
∴ In the early evening, arrive in the town of Midelt, your resting spot for the night. Midelt is located in between the Middle and the High Atlas Mountains, and its landscape offers breathtaking views, especially of the eastern High Atlas. Enjoy locally made dinner and a night in a beautiful riad in the peaceful surroundings.
∴ After locally-made breakfast, head further south along the Ziz River, where the landscape starts to change to rocky deserts and lush palm oases. Ziz area is an astonishing valley stretching from the south of the Middle Atlas Mountains, covered with palm trees between the gorges which date to the Jurrasic period. Travel through the southern valley of the river Ziz and the oases of Tafilalt before reaching the golden dunes of the Sahara in the town of Merzouga.
∴ The adventure continues after arriving at the hotel in the Sahara where you will prepare for a camel trek to view the Saharan sunset. Immerse yourself in the captivating beauty of the desert and chase the light and colour of the sand when climbing dunes. Guided by the local camel herders you will ride through the majestic dunes of the Great Sahara.
∴ Before spending a night in traditional nomads tents you will be served a delicious dinner followed by live Tuareg music around the campfire under the starry desert skies.
∴ In the early hours of the morning, your day will start with a camel ride to witness the sun rising over the Great Sahara.
∴ After locally-made breakfast, the journey continues to Todgha canyons. A scenic drive through the multi-coloured walls of the gorges and historic kasbahs. Todgha Gorge is one of the most impressive canyons in the world. These rocks formations range up to 500 meters and stretch 160 km (100 miles) from Ouarzazate to the east of Tinghir. After locally made lunch in the beautiful huge rocky cliffs continue your journey passing the old Amazigh villages and stop at the major viewpoints to inhale the majestic landscapes.
∴ Your journey then continues to Dades Valley, through an astonishing landscape of palm oasis, along the ancient caravan trading route. The landscapes of red coloured canyons formed by the Dades River includes astonishing gorges and spectacular winding roads.
∴ The most famous canyon road – Tisdrin, a Tamazight name that means stairs, is located on the mountain range of the Anti-Atlas between the oasis of Boumalne Dades and Msemrir, a mountainous small village. Stop and enjoy the view of one of the most winding roads in the world, while having Moroccan mint tea at the beautiful café-restaurant overlooking the canyons. Charming Dades Valley will be our overnight accommodation, with locally made dinner and an evening of traditional local music.
∴ After locally-made breakfast in the charming surroundings of Dades Valley, continue your journey north through lush palm oases and roses valleys to the ancient town of Ouarzazate. Our local official guide will take you to discover the most impressive Kasbah – Taourirt. Originally built in the 19th century, it was owned by the el Glaoui clan, a family that had a powerful stronghold of one of Morocco’s most significant southern caravan routes to West Africa.
∴ At midday, you’ll arrive at the famous fortified city of Ait Benhaddou – the former caravan route between the Sahara and Marrakech in present-day Morocco. Travel back in time with your local official guide taking you around the kasbah.
∴ The Ksar of Aït-Benhaddou is a striking example of southern Moroccan architecture. Listed as UNESCO World Heritage Site, it has also been the backdrop for many Hollywood productions. Films and TV series that have used the services of the studio include The Mummy, Gladiator, Kingdom of Heaven, Babel, Game of Thrones, Vikings and many more.
∴ After locally-made lunch in Ait Benhaddou surroundings, the journey to Marrakech continues through picturesque views of the High Atlas Mountains. Our last stop before reaching Marrakech will be at a viewpoint Tizi N Tichka (2260m high) the highest point of the Atlas Mountains accessible by car, with panoramic views of the breathtaking landscape with local villages.
∴ Estimated arrival time in Marrakech 8pm.
Your Accommodation in Fes
• 4x Lunch
• 3x Dinner
• Traditional Local Accommodation & Eco-Luxury Desert Tents
• Entries & Admissions
• Camel Ride
• Staff Gratitude
• Personal Expenses
Q1.Is Guide included in the tour?
Our tour includes transport with a certified driver. Please note, due to the Moroccan touristic laws, drivers are not allowed to work as guides. Our tour does not include an official guide. Contact us for more options and upgrades.
Q2.What Should I Wear In a Desert Climate?
The Sahara Desert is one of the driest and hottest regions of the world. Average summer temperatures range from over 35°C (95°F) to 14°C (57°F) in winter months. Daily variations of temperature may also be extreme. The temperature also varies greatly depending on the location of the desert. Comfortable outdoor footwear and outerwear that you can layer are recommended. We advise our travellers to use eco-friendly sunscreen, a hat, and a scarf for body protection. Traditional Amazigh tents located in the desert are equipped with warm blankets and comfortable beds for chilly desertic nights.
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