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Marrakech to Fez 5 Day Trip

The Atlas Mountains, the Dades Valley, the Merzouga dunes... Discover the beautiful treasures of the Moroccan hinterland with this Marrakech to Fez 5 Day Trip.

Marrakech to Fez 5 Day Trip

Day 1: Marrakech - Ait Ben Haddou - Ouarzazate - Dades Valley

We'll leave Marrakech at 8 am in the direction of Ouarzazate. During the journey, we'll cross the captivating landscapes of the Atlas, one of the main mountain ranges of Morocco. On this route, we'll also pass through Tizi n'Tichka: the highest stretch of road in North Africa. 2,260 metres!

Another stop will be the Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou, whose natural surroundings have been the setting for films such as Gladiator. We'll continue to discover Morocco's links with the seventh art in Ouarzazate, where we'll visit its famous film studios. Our day will end by staying in the Dades Valley until the next day.

Day 2: Dades Valley - Todra Gorges - Mharech Gorges

We'll start the day crossing different Berber towns and villages in the direction of the Todra Gorges. Do you know how their spectacular rocky landscapes originated? The tour will continue to another well-known gorge, the Mharech Gorges. To reach this point we will go through some points of the old route of the Dakar Rally.

In the late afternoon, we'll arrive at a riad in Mharech. In this typical desert accommodation, we can admire the stars in the sky as we have never seen them before.

Day 3: Mharech - Ramlia Oasis - Ouzina Dunes - Merzouga

After breakfast in Mharech, we'll start a route along wadis (dry riverbeds) and dunes that will take us to the Ramlila Oasis. Then, the next stop on the journey will be the Ouzina dunes. At this point, it will no longer be possible to travel in our all-terrain jeep. So, we'll enjoy a camel ride through the Moroccan desert!

The camels will leave us in the Merzouga desert, a majestic natural area where we'll spend the night in a real haima.

Day 4: Merzouga desert

On this day we'll be in the middle of the Merzouga desert, away from the hustle and bustle of modern life. Once we have breakfast we won't have to worry about anything. Just enjoy the view of the landscapes during a tour of the area in a 4x4 jeep. The nomadic Berber peoples we'll meet by the Erg Chebbi dunes, the highest in Morocco, will teach us a valuable lesson: we're so preoccupied with looking at the screen of our mobile phone or tablet that we often lose sight of what is really important: observing life through our eyes and, above all, our soul.

We'll continue to enjoy the local culture and traditions in Khamlia, a small village where we'll attend a folk music show. At the end of the show, we'll return to our desert haima.

Day 5: Rissani - Ziz Valley - Middle Atlas - Fez

We'll say goodbye to the Merzouga desert with breakfast at the foot of its dunes. Our itinerary will continue to Rissani, the ancient capital of the Alaouite sultans. From here, we'll continue the route through the Ziz Valley and the Middle Atlas to Ifrane, whose natural landscapes have earned it the nickname of the "Moroccan Switzerland".

In the late afternoon, we'll arrive in the city of Fez, the final destination of our itinerary.

End in Marrakech

If you want the tour to end in Marrakech, you can also choose this circuit (with a very similar itinerary) of the same duration and price for the interior of Morocco, 5 Day Dakar Track and Merzouga Desert Trip.

Accommodation

When making your reservation you can choose from the following categories of accommodation:

Standard hotels:

  • Dades (first night): Hotel Dar Essyaha, Hotel Babylon, Kasbah Tifawen or similar.
  • Mharech (second night): Riad Nomad, Riad Les Jardins de Tafraoute, Kasbah Ramlia or similar
  • Merzouga (third night): Haima camp (see photos below).
  • Merzouga (fourth night): Dar Tafouyte, Riad Amara, Riad Mamouche or similar.

 

Superior hotels:

  • Dades (first night): Xaluca Dades, Hotel La Perle du dades, Auberge Chez Pierre or similar
  • Mharech (second night): Riad Nomad, Riad Les Jardins de Tafraoute, Kasbah Ramlia or similar
  • Merzouga (third night): Azawad Luxury Desert Camp or similar
  • Merzouga (fourth night): Riad Azawad, Riad Madu, Riad Nezha or similar.

 

Haima Camps

Standard category rooms have common showers in the camp, while superior category rooms have private bathrooms in the haimas and showers in the camp.

Here you can see the photos of the two types of haima camps:

 

In the hotels and desert camps, single rooms aren't available, they are always double rooms. If you prefer, triple or family rooms are also available. Standard rooms have common showers in the camp, while superior rooms have a private bathroom in the haimas and showers in the camp.

Discounts

This tour includes a 50% discount for children between 2 and 10 years old. Children under 2 years old can take the tour for free. To take advantage of these offers you can contact us.

Covid-19 Measures

All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations regarding protection and safety, to help avoid the spread of Covid-19. Specifically, the provider of this tour will apply the following measures:

  • A safe distance of one metre between clients will be maintained whenever possible.
  • The use of masks is obligatory. The client must bring their own mask.
  • Alcohol gel will be available before, during, and after the service.
  • All those running the service (guide, driver etc...) will wear a mask throughout its duration.
  • All those running the service (guide, driver etc...) will wear gloves throughout its duration.
  • Handing out of printed material such as maps or brochures will be avoided.
  • The temperature and wellness of all those taking part in the service will be monitored daily, excluding and maintaining in quarantine any who display fever or symptoms.
  • The temperature of all attendees will be taken, and admission will be denied to those with a temperature of more than 37 degrees Celsius (99 Fahrenheit), and a full refund applied.
  • The transport used will be disinfected before and after each service and deep-cleaned every 24 hours.
  • The capacity of all means of transport will be reduced to 75% of their maximum capacity.
  • Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough, and it is not necessary to print anything.
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Price

This tour is done privately for you and your partner, family or friends.

Standard
2 people 3 people 4 people 5 people 6 people
US$ 1,200
US$ 1,382
US$ 1,551
US$ 1,697
US$ 1,891
Superior
2 people 3 people 4 people 5 people 6 people
US$ 1,503
US$ 1,745
US$ 2,133
US$ 2,400
US$ 2,764

Standard

  • 2 people

    US$ 1,200
  • 3 people

    US$ 1,382
  • 4 people

    US$ 1,551
  • 5 people

    US$ 1,697
  • 6 people

    US$ 1,891

Superior

  • 2 people

    US$ 1,503
  • 3 people

    US$ 1,745
  • 4 people

    US$ 2,133
  • 5 people

    US$ 2,400
  • 6 people

    US$ 2,764

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Duration

5 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

Pick up at the hotel, riad, airport or place of your choice.

Transport in 4x4 or minibus.

English speaking driver.

4 nights accommodation with half board (breakfast and dinner) in accommodation of the chosen category.

Fuel, tolls and all associated expenses.

Camel ride to get to the camp.

Private and exclusive tour, there will be no more people in the group.

Not included

Lunch and drinks.

Entrance to kasbahs and film studios.

When to book?

Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.

Bookings are permitted up until 18 hours before the activity as long as there are still places.

Digital voucher

Show the voucher on your phone to take part in the activity.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - Can we do this tour if we are more than six people?

    A - Yes, there would be no problem, but you'll have to book the necessary tours until you reach the total number of your group and indicate that you're going together in the comments section. This is because the maximum capacity of the 4x4 is six people.

  • 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.

Accessibility

No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).

Per group from
US$ 1,202
No hidden fees or surcharges
Free cancellation up to 7 days before

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.