2 Days from Fes to Marrakech

Embark on a whirlwind 2-day journey from the cultural heart of Fes to the bustling streets of Marrakech, with a life-altering detour through the stunning Merzouga Desert. This fast-paced adventure is perfect for those who want to experience the essence of Morocco’s diverse landscapes and rich cultural tapestry in a short amount of time. Here’s how you can make the most of this brief but breathtaking journey.

Day 1: Fes to Merzouga Desert – A Leap into the Sahara

Begin your journey early from Fes, the spiritual and cultural capital of Morocco. As you leave the city, you’ll quickly find yourself immersed in the changing landscapes of the Middle Atlas Mountains. Along the way, stop at Ifrane, known as the “Switzerland of Morocco,” and marvel at its alpine-style architecture and cool climate.

Continue through cedar forests, perhaps catching a glimpse of Barbary apes, and pass through the Ziz Valley with its dramatic gorges and palm groves. As the day progresses, watch as the landscape transforms into the arid pre-Sahara.

Arrive in Merzouga by the afternoon, where the golden dunes of Erg Chebbi stretch out before you. These are some of the most spectacular sand dunes in the Sahara Desert. From here, embark on a camel trek, an essential Moroccan experience, and journey into the desert for an overnight stay at a Berber camp. As night falls, enjoy traditional music and a Moroccan feast under a sky filled with stars.

Day 2: Merzouga Desert to Marrakech – Across the Atlas to the Red City

Wake up early to witness a breathtaking sunrise over the dunes. After breakfast, begin the long journey to Marrakech. This route will take you through a variety of landscapes, including rugged mountains and fertile valleys.

The journey will be punctuated with stops in small towns and villages, offering a glimpse into the daily life of the Moroccan countryside. You’ll pass through Tazarine and Nkob, as well as the Draa Valley, with its picturesque string of oases and kasbahs.

As you approach Marrakech, you’ll cross the Tizi n’Tichka pass in the High Atlas Mountains, winding through dramatic peaks and valleys with spectacular views. By the time you descend into Marrakech, the landscape will have transformed once again, this time into the lush, palm-filled oasis of this bustling city.

Arriving in Marrakech, you’ll feel worlds away from the quiet of the desert and the traditional life of the villages you passed. Spend the evening exploring this vibrant city, visiting the famous Jemaa el-Fnaa square, where the air is filled with the scent of spices and the sounds of music and chatter, the perfect end to your whirlwind tour.

This 2-day journey from Fes to Marrakech via the Merzouga Desert is a challenging but incredibly rewarding experience. It offers a taste of Morocco’s stunning natural beauty, rich culture, and unforgettable landscapes, all packed into an intense 48 hours.

Tour Included :

– Tour in 4×4 vehicle/Minibus with A/C
– Driver/guide
– Fuel
– Hotel/riad overnight stays (breakfast & dinner included)
– Camel Trekking & Night in Desert
– Camel Per person
– Turban each for the Camel trip in Desert
– Sandboarding in The Dunes

Not included :

– Flight
– Lunchs
– Drinks

From €1,230 / per person


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Found this company on the internet, we (2 of us) wanted a customized trip around Morocco with a driver, arranging everything was easy and matter of fact. Nothing went wrong, our driver Hassan was respectful, knowledgeable (almost funny lol) helpful .

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I would definitely come back!! Best tour ever!!!! Sofia arballo

We came all the way from mexico, and would love to do it again!!! I cannot thank enough Brahim for everything he did for us! Ali drove us all the way from Marrakech to the desert for two days, making several stops , visiting amazing little towns and beautiful sceneries, like the Dades Gorges, this little town called Ait Benhaddou and more! Ali was very nice to us all the time,

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Our driver, Ali, came to our hotel in Marrakech to pick us up. After that we drove through Atlas to Ait Ben Haddou then Dades gorges. Next day, we visited Toudra gorges and Merzouga, where we enjoyed an marvelous sunshine on the top of a dune and a camel trek.

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