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4-Day Trip from Marrakech to Fez

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On this incredible 4-day trip from Marrakech to Fez, we'll enjoy the best the interior of Morocco has to offer, such as the spectacular desert of Merzouga.

On this incredible 4-day trip from Marrakech to Fez, we'll enjoy the best the interior of Morocco has to offer, such as the spectacular desert of Merzouga.

4-Day Trip from Marrakech to Fez

Day 1: Marrakech - Ait Ben Haddou - Roses and Dades Valleys

After picking you up at the airport in Marrakech, or at the hotel or riad of your choice, we'll hit the road and begin this unforgettable 4-day route through the interior of Morocco. On this first road trip, we'll drive through the Atlas Mountains and cross Tizi n'Tichka. Located at 2260 meters (7414 feet) above sea level, this is the highest Moroccan road pass.

The journey through the Atlas Mountains will finally take us to Ouarzazate. We'll head to the outskirts of the city to visit the legendary Kasbah of Ait Ben Hadu: a citadel that has served as one of the scenic film sets for movies like Gladiator or Kingdom of Heaven.

From Ait Ben Hadu we'll continue in the direction of Skoura, where we'll find the jaw-dropping kasbah of Amredhyle. We'll conclude this unforgettable day crossing the Roses and Dades valleys. We'll finish with dinner and relaxing back at the hotel in the Dades Valley.

Day 2: Dades Valley - Todra Gorges - Merzouga

Refueled with a good breakfast at the hotel in the Dades Valley, we'll set off on the route to the Todra Gorges. We'll contemplate the amazing natural landscapes of these breathtaking gorges, whose steep terrain is populated by local people with ancient customs and traditions.

The route continues to the lush palm grove of Jorf and the small village of Erfoud, where we'll visit a traditional marble workshop. When the orange glow of sunset begins to fill the Moroccan sky, we'll reach the desert of Merzouga. We'll head to the haima camp where we'll spend the next two nights, and before dinner, we'll enjoy an exciting camel ride through the dunes. The day will conclude with a delicious dinner under the desert stars.

Day 3: Desert of Merzouga

No traffic jams. No exhausting schedules. No rush to catch this or that subway. Nope, none of that. Today we'll wake up with a feeling that's pretty different from what we're used to. Waking up will be a totally new experience: a sunrise over the desert of Merzouga, just at the moment when the scarlet tones tint the dunes. Hard to beat, isn't it? We'll have breakfast while we watch this dazzling sight. Then, we'll head out into the desert landscapes again, this time on an off-road tour of the Erg Chebbi dunes, the highest in Morocco.

Afterwards, we'll stop at the village of Khamlia so you can check it out on your own, and then we'll head to the riad hotels to eat dinner and rest up for the final day. 

Day 4: Merzouga - Rissani - Ifran - Fez

This morning, we'll again have breakfast at the foot of the dunes of Merzouga. Once ready to go, we'll move north towards Rissani: the ancient capital of the Alawite sultans. After learning about its fascinating history, we'll cross the landscapes of the Ziz Valley and the Middle Atlas to Ifran, considered the "Moroccan Switzerland".

From Ifran we'll finally head towards Fez. Three hours before your flight departure, we'll take you to the airport. We can also bring you to the hotel or riad in the city if you prefer.

Accommodation

When you make your reservation you can choose between two categories of hotels: 

Standard hotels (2 and 3 stars):

  • Dades Valley (first night): Hotel Babylon, Auberge Panorama, Kasbah Tifawen or similar.
  • Merzouga (second night): Tent camp.
  • Merzouga (third night): Riad Mamouche, Dar Tafouyte or similar.

 

Luxury hotels (4 stars):

  • Dades Valley (first night): Dar Rihana, Ksar Sultan, Hotel Xaluca Dades or similar.
  • Merzouga (second night): Azawad Luxury Desert Camp or similar.
  • Merzouga (third night): Riad Azawad, Riad Madu, Riad Nezha or similar.

 

Here you can see photos of both camps:

 

We don't currently offer single rooms in the hotels or in the desert camps, only double rooms. If you prefer, triple or family rooms are also available. Standard rooms have communal showers in the camp, while luxury rooms have private bathrooms in the haimas and showers in the camp.

Discounts

A 50% discount is offered for children between 5 and 10 years old. To take advantage of this offer, please get in touch with us.

Departure from Fez

If you prefer, we also have a tour available which departs from Fez and ends in Marrakech.

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Covid-19 Measures

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It is mandatory to present a complete vaccination certificate. This information is for guidance only and may change depending on local regulations. Always check the restrictions before travelling.

You'll need to present your certificate of complete vaccination and a negative PCR test. This information is for guidance only and may change depending on local regulations. Always check the restrictions before travelling.

You'll need to present your certificate of complete vaccination and a negative PCR test. This information is for guidance only and may change depending on local regulations. Always check the restrictions before travelling.

It is compulsory to display a complete Covid vaccination certificate or a negative PCR or antigen test. This information is for guidance only and may change depending on local regulations. Always check the restrictions before travelling.

Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough, and it is not necessary to print anything.

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Duration

4 days.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.

Included

Hotel or airport pickup and drop off

English–speaking driver/guide

3 nights accommodation (1 in Dades Valley and 2 in Merzouga) on half board basis (room, dinner, and breakfast)

Camel ride to the haima camp in the desert

Admission fees, tolls and other costs associated with travel in Morocco

Other excursions, guided tours and activities described in the itinerary

Private and exclusive tour, there won't be anyone else in your group

Not included

Lunch and drinks

When to book?

You can book up until 24 hours before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.

Type of voucher

Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.

Accessibility

Not wheelchair accessible.

Sustainability

All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code. Specifically, this activity applies the following practices: Show more

No printing of documentation required.

Has a gender equality policy.

Has a carbon footprint offset policy.

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Pets

Not permitted.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

If you have any other questions please contact us .

Free cancellation

Free! Free cancellation up to 7 days before the day of the activity. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.