Majestic Morocco trip

Majestic Morocco: From Marrakech to Fes via the Sahara

Description of the trip

Embark on an enchanting four-day journey through the heart of Morocco, from the bustling streets of Marrakech to the historic alleyways of Fes, via the breathtaking landscapes of the Atlas Mountains and the serene sands of the Sahara. This tour offers an immersive experience into the diverse geography and rich cultures of Morocco, highlighted by a visit to the famous Ait BenHaddou Kasbah and an unforgettable stay in a luxury desert camp. Travel through picturesque Berber villages, explore the majestic Todra Gorge, and marvel at the endless dunes of Erg Chebbi. Accompanied by expert guides, enjoy a blend of historical tours, leisurely camel rides, and cultural evenings under the stars, making this trip not just a journey, but a profound exploration of Moroccan heritage and natural beauty.

Day 1: Marrakech to Ouarzazate via Ait BenHaddou

We will pick you up from your hotel/riad in Marrakech at 8:30 AM and begin our journey towards Ouarzazate through the Tizi n‘Tichka pass. Along this spectacular route, you’ll witness stunning views of the snow-capped Atlas Mountains and picturesque Berber villages. After approximately 3 hours, we’ll explore the UNESCO World Heritage site of Ait BenHaddou, a well-preserved Kasbah that has served as the backdrop for numerous Hollywood films, including "Lawrence of Arabia" and "Gladiator". You will spend about 1.5 hours touring the Kasbah, learning about its historical importance in caravan routes. Post visit, a short drive takes us past Ouarzazate and into the Skoura Oasis.

Day 2: Skoura to Merzouga via Todra Gorge

Departing Skoura, our next major stop is the Todra Gorge, approximately 2.5 hours away. The gorge offers a breathtaking natural spectacle with cliffs rising 300 meters high. Spend an hour walking through the gorge and capturing photos of the stunning landscapes and occasional nomadic tribes. Moving on, we pass by Erfoud, reaching the pristine dunes of Erg Chebbi in Merzouga by late afternoon. Settle into a luxury desert camp, where you’ll be welcomed with traditional mint tea. Enjoy a relaxing evening with a delicious 3-course dinner, followed by a night of local music and storytelling around the campfire.

Day 3: Merzouga Exploration

Rise early for a photographic session of the sunrise over the Sahara Dunes, followed by a hearty breakfast. Explore the vastness of the dunes on a camel caravan, led by expert Berber guides. This 2-hour trek offers a profound sense of the desert's scale and beauty. Back at camp, choose to relax with a book, participate in sandboarding, or simply soak in the serene environment. The evening promises another scrumptious 3-course meal and special entertainment featuring local musicians and drummers, enhancing your desert experience.

Day 4: Merzouga to Fes via Ziz Valley

After breakfast, depart Merzouga and travel to Fes. The journey will take you through the scenic Ziz Valley Gorge and past the cedar forests of Azrou, where you can enjoy a light walk and possibly spot Barbary apes. This drive will be approximately 7 hours, including stops for photos and a lunch break in Midelt. Your arrival in Fes marks the end of the tour, where we hope you carry forward the magic and memories of your Moroccan adventure.

Additional Information

  • Transportation: Travel is in comfortable, air-conditioned 4x4 vehicles, suitable for the mountainous and desert terrain.
  • Accommodations: Overnight stays include a traditional Riad in Skoura and luxury tents in the Merzouga desert camp, equipped with full bedding and private facilities.
  • Meals: All meals are included from lunch on Day 1 to breakfast on Day 4. Dietary restrictions can be accommodated with prior notice.
  • Environmental Commitment: Our tours are conducted with respect to local cultures and environments, ensuring that we leave no trace in the natural landscapes we visit.


  • Day 1
  • Depart Marrakech
  • Visit Tizi n'Tichka pass
  • Visit Ait BenHaddou
  • Overnight in Skoura
  • Day 2
  • Travel to Todra Gorge
  • Continue to Merzouga
  • Enjoy evening entertainment at desert camp
  • Day 3
  • Morning camel trek in Erg Chebbi
  • Afternoon relaxation
  • Evening campfire with local entertainment
  • Day 4
  • Depart Merzouga
  • Pass through Ziz Valley
  • Pass through Azrou
  • Arrive in Fes

What's included

  • Transportation in air-conditioned 4x4 vehicles.
  • Professional tour guide.
  • Accommodation: Riad in Skoura, luxury desert tents in Merzouga.
  • All meals from lunch on Day 1 to breakfast on Day 4.
  • Camel trekking and sandboarding in the Sahara.
  • Evening entertainment and cultural experiences.
  • Entrance fees to all sites.

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