4 Days from Marrakech to Fes

Embarking on a 4-day journey from Marrakech to Fes, with a special focus on Merzouga and the Sahara Desert, unfolds an adventure that’s nothing short of magical. Let’s delve into this itinerary, shall we?

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Day 1: Marrakech to Dades Valley

Imagine starting your day leaving the bustling city of Marrakech, traversing the awe-inspiring High Atlas Mountains via Tizi n’Tichka pass. Picture those panoramic mountain views! Aren’t they a sight to behold? And those traditional Berber villages – they’re like a portal into a timeless world.
By midday, you’re stepping into the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ait Benhaddou. Ever wondered about Morocco’s rich history and culture? Here’s your living example. And as the afternoon sun stretches across the sky, you find yourself in Ouarzazate, the ‘Gateway to the Sahara’. If time’s on your side, why not explore the Taourirt Kasbah or the Atlas Film Studios?
Come evening, the Dades Valley welcomes you with its breathtaking landscapes. Here’s where you’ll spend the night, indulging in traditional Moroccan cuisine. Sounds inviting, doesn’t it?

Jemaa el-Fna Marrakech
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Day 2: Dades Valley to Merzouga

Rise and shine! Post-breakfast, your journey leads to the stunning Todra Gorge. Ever seen canyon walls that high? After a village lunch, the path takes you to Erfoud, known for its fossils. And then, the moment you’ve been waiting for – arriving in Merzouga, a gateway to the majestic Erg Chebbi dunes.
As the sun begins to set, embark on a camel trek into the dunes. Ever witnessed a Sahara sunset? It’s a spectacle of nature! The night is spent in a desert camp under a starlit sky, enjoying traditional Berber hospitality. Can you feel the magic in the air?

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Desert Camping Camel

Day 3: Full Day in the Sahara Desert

This day is all about the Sahara. Start with a sunrise camel trek – ever seen the sun burst into life in the desert? After breakfast, a 4×4 desert tour awaits. Visiting nomadic families, enjoying Gnaoua music in Khamlia village, and marveling at the desert’s unique landscapes – isn’t this the essence of exploration? And what about a picnic lunch in a serene desert spot? As evening falls, return to your desert camp for another celestial night.

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Desert Camp by Night Stars

Day 4: Merzouga to Fes

Your last day starts with a farewell to Merzouga post-breakfast. As you journey through the Ziz Valley, its palm groves and ancient kasbahs are a visual treat. Lunch in Midelt splits your travel through the Middle Atlas Mountains, showcasing Morocco’s diverse landscapes.
By evening, you’re in Fes. Depending on your arrival time, the old city beckons with its historical medina, ancient architecture, and vibrant souks. Can you imagine walking through those streets, soaking in centuries of history?

Desert Camp in Merzouga sand dunes
Bab Rcif Fes
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