We personally curated this perfect short-week Moroccan tour filled with our favorite hand-selected activities, riads (traditional Moroccan lodging with courtyards, gardens, and pools), and eateries.
This tour begins in Fes and ends in Marrakesh. It involves camel trekking in the desert, authentic riad stays, the stunning Dades Valley, Draa Valley, Tudra gorge, and more.
Our team experienced this tour first-hand and we partnered with the best local suppliers so you can fully enjoy this tour without the stress or planning.
Pick up from Fes airport and check into your riad (upgrades available).
Enjoy a leisure day in Fes.
Overnight in Fes.
After breakfast in your riad, we'll head southeast following the Caravan roads to Merzouga.
During this journey you’ll experience glimpses of the Middle Atlas and Higher Atlas mountains. Stopping at the Cedar forest, the largest one in Morocco, over the Middle Atlas Mountains – where you may well sight Barbarian apes. After lunch in Midelt, you will continue through the large open high desert, and notice how the scenery changes to reveal hints of the desert as you approach the city Er Rachidia. Your journey continues along the luxuriant Ziz Valley and the Tafilalet date palm grove, famous for date cultivation. This area is the foundation of the Alaouite dynasty – the current ruling royal family in Morocco. You’ll arrive at Merzouga at the end of the afternoon – welcomed with a glass of mint tea before you check into your riad.
After breakfast, we'll visit the Gnawa people -to experience their music and lifestyle. Not far away there’s the lake of Merzouga, with its bird populations. You may also visit the souk in Rissani , a traditional town which was the origin of the ruling family in Morocco and the meeting place of the Caravans trading as far as Timbuctou in Mali. Back to the village of Merzouga for some rest, in the afternoon you will camel trek and explore the sand-sea of Merzouga. When we reach the desert camp, you'll be greeted with Berber tea and snacks. Then you'll enjoy a traditional Moroccan dinner and enjoy the beautiful starry sky.
Overnight in a Berber tent with glamorous decor (bathroom and hot showers included in each tent).
In order to make the most of the sunrise over the desert, we'll get up early for the breath taking sunrise, close to the camp. Early in the morning, your camel guide will wake you up to watch what well may be the best sunrise of your life. After sunrise you will trek back to the village of Merzouga. You'' appreciate the spectacular Erg Chebbi sand dunes – changing with the light as the day progresses. After your hearty breakfast at the desert camp, you’ll leave for Rissani, Tinghir, and Todra gorges – the highest, narrowest gorges in Morocco. After lunch in the heart of the gorge we’ll drive through the Dades Valley, where you’ll see the majestic sand castles and the amazing rock formations known as “monkey toes”.
Overnight in the Dades valley.
After breakfast in the hotel we’ll drive through the Dades Valley towards Kalaat Mgouna and Ouarzazat. The route through Dades Valley is the way of the thousand Kasbahs – providing numerous opportunities to take some of your best photographic shots of the trip. We’ll stop at Kalaat Mgouna, “the rose city”, to purchase rosewater, which will make your linen smell good a long time after your trip is over. Continue to Ouarzazate via the Amridil Kasbah, one of the last Berber chieftains during the 18th century, now the Kasbah is a house of many Glaoui people.
Overnight in Ouarzazat.
After an early breakfast in the riad, we'll drive to the ksar (fortified village) of Ait Ben Haddou where we will visit the famous Kasbah (declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1986). Famous films and series have been shot here, including Game of Thrones, Gladiator, The Mummy, etc. After visiting the kasbah, we´ll go to Marrakech and see the Tizi Ntichka port and enjoy the beautiful landscapes from the viewpoints. We'll make some stops for photo ops of Berber villages and by the 5pm, we'll drop you off in Marrakesh to end our wonderful journey.
- Super cool and knowledgable guide (English speaking)
- Accommodation: riads or hotels (5 nights)
- Meals: 4 breakfasts, 2 dinners
- Private transportation with air conditioning, including airport transfers and between destinations to/from activities
- Sahara Desert camel rides
- Visits to Berber villages and shops (supporting locals)
- Stops at our favorite eateries
- Admissions to all museums and parks
- 24/7 Nomoon customer service (in case of emergency)
- Travel Insurance
- Meals on your own
- Personal Expenses
$1,300 USD base price per person with 3 star accommodations. Price varies by season, hotel selection, and group size.
Keep in mind that hotels suggestions can be changed to meet your expectations.
Please contact us for upgraded options.
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Our groups are limited to 8 people to maintain the quality of the service.
Customized for private tour only, minimum of 2 persons.
If you are a solo traveler, you can be added to an existing group tour. Please contact us for availability and rate.
Please note that we can customize anything and everything. You can extend, adjust or shorten, add or skip stops and towns. We recommend the best routes, schedules, and activities to fit all your interests in an efficient yet comfortable itinerary.
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We currently offer this package all year round. Please contact us for availability. ☎
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