Private tour: Fez and desert 4 days 3 nights

→ Departure: Fez

→ Arrival: Marrakech

→ Summary: This 4-day trip from Fez to Marrakech immerses us in the heart of Morocco’s culture and landscapes. From the heights of the Middle Atlas in Ifrane, nicknamed the ‘Moroccan Switzerland’, to the depths of the Sahara desert in Merzouga, we live unique experiences such as sunrises over the dunes and encounters with ‘gnawa’ music. We cross the Todra Gorges and the Dades Valley, contemplate the ancient architecture of the ksar of Ait Ben Haddou and the kasbah of Telouet, and cross the impressive Tizi n’Tichka pass. The circuit culminates with the arrival in Marrakech, where history and modernity meet in the dynamic medina. This trip is not just a transfer between two cities, but an adventure full of history, culture and the unparalleled natural beauty of Morocco.

Tour Privado: Fez y Desierto - 4 Días

Sahara Trail: From Fez to the Dunes

From the ancestral Fez to the eternal dunes of Erg Chebbi, experience a magical getaway that blends culture, nature and adventure. Discover nomadic secrets, the gnawa melody and the treasures of Ouarzazate. It ends with the majesty of Aït Ben Haddou, returning to Marrakech full of stories and Saharan stars.


  • Day 1: Fez – Ifran – Monkey forest – Midelt – Erfoud – Desert Merzouga
  • Day 2: Desert – Nomadic visit – Black village – Erg Chebbi Desert
  • Day 3: Merzouga – Rissani – Erfoud – Todra Gorge – Dades Valley – Ouarzazate
  • Day 4: Ouarzazate – Aït Ben Haddou – Talouet – Marrakech

Type of accommodation

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Type of tour: Private

Standard accommodation

From 505€

Under 8 years old

Superior accommodations

From 630€

Under 8 years old

What will we see on the tour?

The adventure of this 4-day tour starts in Fez, where our English-speaking driver will be waiting for you at the agreed point, either at the airport or at your hotel, to begin the journey south, entering the wonders of the Middle Atlas.

We will first head towards Ifrane, known as ‘the Moroccan Switzerland’, a unique city in Morocco that surprises for its buildings with sloping roofs, adapted to its humid and snowy climate.

We will continue our route to Ifrane National Park, also called the Monkey Forest, a natural refuge for the Barbary macaque and an example of the biodiversity of the region, where large cedars offer shelter to this cold-adapted species.

Descending from the Middle Atlas, we will cross the Ziz Valley, entering the arid contrast of the pre-desert, until we reach Erfoud, known for its rich fossil deposits.

The highlight of the day is Merzouga, the gateway to the impressive Erg Chebbi dunes. Here, we will exchange our vehicle for camels or 4×4 vehicles to immerse ourselves in the heart of the desert for an unforgettable journey.

At dusk, we will enjoy a starry sky over our tents, offering one of the clearest and starry night views on the planet, followed by a traditional dinner and a night of rest in the camp, enjoying the silence and magic of the desert.

Summary of the day:

  • Meeting with the driver in Fez and departure to the south.
  • Tour of Ifrane and Ifrane National Park.
  • Crossing of the Middle Atlas and the Ziz Valley.
  • Visit to Erfoud and its paleontological treasures.
  • Excursion to the dunes of Erg Chebbi by camel or 4×4.
  • Dinner and overnight in a tented camp in the desert.

The second day of our trip allows us to immerse ourselves even more in the essence of the Merzouga desert. After waking up in the tents and enjoying breakfast at the camp, we will freshen up with a shower, either at the camp itself or at a nearby hotel, depending on what has been previously agreed upon in your travel package.

Our first stop will be in Khamlia, a village known for being home to descendants of former slaves from Sudan. Here, we will witness its rich artistic and musical tradition, with a live performance of ‘gnawa’ music, recognized by UNESCO as Intangible Heritage of Humanity for its profound sub-Saharan rhythm and cultural significance.

Afterwards, we will embark on an adrenaline-filled adventure aboard 4×4 vehicles, following a route that is part of the legendary Paris-Dakar Rally. We will visit the mines of Khol and explore the ruins of ancient Berber and French settlements, discovering an exceptional panoramic point that offers a breathtaking view of the vast sea of dunes of Erg Chebbi.

We will also have the unique opportunity to meet a group of desert nomads. Despite being in a process of sedentarization, these nomads maintain many of their ancestral traditions. We will share tea with them, an act of hospitality that reflects the essence of Berber culture.

We will conclude the day by returning to Merzouga, where we will enjoy dinner and rest in a hotel located in the vicinity of the desert.

Summary of the day:

  • Breakfast and shower in the desert tent camp.
  • Visit to Khamlia to enjoy the ‘gnawa’ music and culture.
  • Exciting 4×4 route on the tracks of the Paris-Dakar Rally.
  • Meeting and tea with desert nomads.
  • Dinner and overnight in a hotel in Merzouga.

The third day begins with the breathtaking sunrise in Erg Chebbi, where the first rays of sun give life to a chromatic spectacle in the desert. After breakfast in this incomparable setting, we will return to Merzouga on the back of our camels, followed by an opportunity to freshen up with a shower, either at the camp or in a local hotel.

We will continue our journey by road to Rissani, a city that stands out for its historic medina and a traditional market full of life and color. Here, the authenticity of the desert is evident in every corner.

We will continue to the Dades Valley, entering an environment of stunning scenery. The Todra Gorges await us with their imposing rock walls that rise up to 200 meters, forming a canyon of unique natural beauty.

The adventure continues along the Route of the Thousand Kasbahs and the Valley of the Roses, a route that takes us through palm groves and Berber fortresses that tell the history of these lands. At the end of the day, the kasbah of Taourirt in Ouarzazate, a Pasha residence that still preserves its splendor and architectural details, awaits us.

If time permits, we will explore the famous film studios of Ouarzazate, where great films such as ‘Lawrence of Arabia’ and ‘Gladiator’ were brought to life.

The day concludes with dinner and a well-deserved rest in a hotel in Ouarzazate, known as the ‘Hollywood of Morocco’.

Summary of the day:

  • Sunrise and breakfast in the dunes of Erg Chebbi.
  • Excursion back to Merzouga by camel and time for shower.
  • Visit to Rissani and its traditional market.
  • Tour of the Todra Gorges and the Dades Valley.
  • Route through the Thousand Kasbahs and the Valley of the Roses.
  • Visit the kasbah of Taourirt and, if possible, the film studios.
  • Dinner and overnight in a hotel in Ouarzazate.

This last day of the circuit begins with breakfast at the hotel in Ouarzazate, followed by a visit to the emblematic ksar of Ait Ben Haddou, a Berber architectural jewel of adobe that stands as a testimony to centuries of history. Declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, this place is a film set par excellence, having been part of productions such as ‘Game of Thrones’.

After touring and appreciating the majesty of Ait Ben Haddou, we will continue to Marrakech. En route, we will stop at the kasbah of Telouet, located in the heights of the High Atlas. This kasbah will dazzle us with its ornate interiors with tiles and coffered ceilings, reflecting the opulence of the El Glaoui family.

The adventure continues up the High Atlas Mountains to the Tizi n’Tichka pass, offering spectacular views of Morocco’s highest mountain range and its picturesque villages. This will be an ideal time to capture the beauty of the landscape with your camera.

At sunset, we will arrive in Marrakech, where we will conclude our journey full of discoveries and unforgettable experiences. Here, our service comes to an end.

Summary of the day:

  • Breakfast in Ouarzazate and departure to Ait Ben Haddou.
  • Visit the ksar of Ait Ben Haddou and its impressive legacy.
  • Crossing through the kasbah of Telouet and the port of Tizi n’Tichka.
  • Arrival in Marrakech, end of the trip and end of our services.


In order to make the most of the experience of this 4-day tour from Fez to Marrakech, we have included a number of services in the package. They are as follows:

  • Transfers to and from Fez and Marrakech airports, or to hotels or pre-arranged locations.
  • Spanish-speaking chauffeur and comfortable private vehicle throughout the trip
  • Night in a tent camp in the middle of the desert, half board (dinner and breakfast).
  • Night in a desert hotel, half-board (dinner and breakfast)
  • Night in Ouarzazate on half board basis (dinner and breakfast)
  • Dromedary excursions in the dunes of Erg Chebbi (can be replaced by 4×4 vehicles).


The following services are not included in this tour:

  • Inbound and outbound flights
  • Midday lunches
  • Beverages
  • Entrance fees to museums or monuments
  • Tips