Suggested Itineraries for Tours in Morocco
Fes to Marrakech Tours
Authentic Morocco Tours Fes to Marrakech
Private Morocco Tours and desert safaris from Fes to Marrakech or Essaouira with an overnight camel trek in the Erg Chebbi dunes. Highlights of the trip are Todra Gorge, rose valley in Spring, the World Heritage Site of Ait Benhaddou with a 360 degree view from the top, Ounila Valley, Kasbah of el Glaoui in the traditional Berber village of Telouet and the highest Atlas road pass of Tizi-n-Tichka.
A private tour from Fes to Marrakech, via the dunes of the Erg Chebbi sand sea, is a good way to get from one city to the other and a great use of time. The route, via the desert and the southern oases, gives you the opportunity to experience the best of the south of Morocco with an overnight camel treks to sleep in a deep desert camp. Camel trekking in Erg Chebbi is optional and you may prefer to sleep in a hotel at the dune line.
3 day Fes to Marrakech desert tours are a popular choice however it is a long drive and you may wish to add in another day to slow down the pace. Our authentic tours Fes to Marrakech can be incorporated into longer tours from Casablanca or Tangier and are suitable for couples, friends, groups and family tours.
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- Fes to Marrakech Tours – Recommended number of days
- Fes to Marrakech Tours – 3day
- Fes to Marrakech Tours – 4day, 5day or longer
- Fes to Essaouira Desert Tours – 4day, 5day or longer
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Fes to Marrakech Tours – Recommended days for Desert Tours
We recommend at least 3 days, preferably 4 days or 5 days, for a Fes to Marrakech desert tour that includes camel trekking in Erg Chebbi or a night in a hotel at the dune line from where you can safely walk in the immediate dunes.
If you have more time we can add in additional days to include:
- a full day in the desert to explore with your driver or hire quad bikes and sand boards.
- get off the beaten track and cross the Jbel Sarhro to experience the remoteness of the mountains
- include a day’s hike with a Mountain Guide
3day Fes to Marrakech Desert Tours
You need at least 3 full days for a Fes to Marrakech desert tour to include an overnight camel trek in the Erg Chebbi dunes to sleep in a deep desert camp. However, if you have time, we recommend that you consider adding in a day or two to slow down the pace and there are various options depending what you would like to do and see.
Day 1 – Fes to Merzouga. Erg Chebbi Camel trek to Desert Camp
Transfer across the Middle Atlas to the dunes of the Erg Chebbi sand sea via Ifrane, Azrou, cedar forests and the Ziz valley gorge. It’s an interesting route with a stop for lunch. Arrive at the edge of the Erg Chebbi sand sea to meet your desert guide and the camels that will carry you across the sand dunes to a deep desert nomad-tented desert camp where dinner is freshly prepared and served under the stars.
Day 2 – Merzouga to Skoura via Todra Gorge and Kelaa Mgouna
Sunrise and return camel trek to shower, breakfast and depart. Transfer to Skoura Palm Grove via Todra Gorge and Kelaa Mgouna where the roses bloom in spring and fill the air with their delicate fragrance.
Day 3 – Skoura to Marrakech via Ouarzazate, Ait Benhaddou and Telouet
Transfer to Marrakech via Ouarzazate, World Heritage Site of Ait Benhaddou, Ounila Valley, Kasbah of el Glaoui in Telouet and the Tizi-n-Tichka highest Atlas road pass. Early evening drop off at your riad or hotel.
Fes to Marrakech Private Tours – 4day and 5day Desert Trips
As it is around a seventeen hours’ drive from Fes to Marrakech, with an overnight Erg Chbbi camel trek, you need a minimum of three days. However you can slow down the pace of the tour by adding in an extra day and some of the options are:
- Spend an extra day in the desert to relax and explore with your driver
- Get off the beaten track with a night in a village north of Todra Gorge
- Get off the beaten track and drive off-road across the Jbel Sarhro
- Include a day’s hike from Skoura with a Mountain Guide and picnic lunch.
Fes to Essaouira Desert Tours – 4 day and 5 days
For a Fes to Essaouira Sahara tour we recommend at least 4 days as Essaouira lies a further 3 hours drive to the east of Marrakech. Contact us for a suggested 4day or 5day itinerary.
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