One of the best ways to explore Morocco is by taking a four-day desert tours in Morocco between Marrakech and Fes. There’s no better way to make the most of your time in Northern Africa!
Four-Day Desert Tour – What’s it All About?
The country of Morocco is just a bit larger than the state of California – and just as diverse. The geography ranges from oceanside beaches to mountains – from vast deserts to beautiful forests. With so much to see or do, you may feel that you need to stay for a month or more in order to truly explore this vast and enchanting country. Unfortunately, most people can’t afford to take such a long vacation.
That’s what makes our Four-Day Sahara Desert Tour of Morocco so special. Even if you only have a week to enjoy your Moroccan vacation, taking our tour will enable you to see a large part of the country. Starting off in Marrakech and ending in Fes (two of the four Imperial Cities, our tour takes you through some of the loveliest areas of Morocco. (You can also choose to travel from Fes to Marrakech – or round-trip from Marrakech to Fes and back to Marrakech!)
When you travel with Roaming Camels, you get a tour experience just right for you. You’ll travel in comfort with your tour guide who is happy to help you any way they can. And if you prefer luxurious amenities along the way, we can do that, too!
Places You’ll See On Your Tour
High Atlas Mountains
Enjoy scenic views of mountains, meadows, and trees as you travel a windy road up through the Tizi n’Tichka Pass. Several lovely Berber villages are scattered throughout this beautiful terrain, which features the highest point in North Africa at 2,260 meters.
Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou
This fortified village, known as a ksar, is home to a small group of Berber families. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is small but very familiar to fans of the Game of Thrones as the slave city Astapor. It was also a location in the movie Lawrence of Arabia and in Ridley Scott’s Gladiator.
Considered the Hollywood of Morocco, Ouarzazate has a laid-back and relaxing atmosphere despite the film industry’s presence. But don’t be surprised if you see a celebrity, as several of them – from Brad Pitt to Samuel L. Jackson – have spent time in the area!
This beautiful valley has been referred to by some as the Grand Canyon of Morocco. It is truly a hidden gem, with mountain slopes rising steeply above the valley. You’ll enjoy a short walk into the Todgra Gorge where you can take in the view of amazing rock formations and the winding river. You may even see some rock climbers making their way up the sheer rock face.
This small town near the border of Algeria was once a French administrative outpost and still retains a feeling of the frontier. Known as the Date Capital of Morocco, the town is the home of the Date Festival every year in October when dates are harvested. Some of the oldest fossils in the world are found here, as well!
This small town is in the arid plain at the beginning of the deserts. It is the perfect place to climb up on the back of a camel for an enchanting ride deep into the desert. Arrive at a nomad camp out in the desert near the beautiful Erg Chebbi sand dune. Climb the dunes for panoramic views all around, and sleep under the starry sky. This magical night is one of the best reasons to take a desert tour of Morocco.
Rissani is home to a large African market. Date palms fill the area, growing over 100 varieties of dates. The tomb of Moulay Ali Sherif is located there, making Rissani a place of religious importance, as well.
This broad sweeping valley is filled with date palms and surrounded on each side by vast barren hills. Dotted with a string of small villages, this picturesque valley is a great place to catch some beautiful pictures!
Located at the edge of a high plain, Midelt is an intriguing part of your desert tour of Morocco. It’s a wonderful place to learn about fossils and minerals, many of which come from the prehistoric time when the Sahara Desert was actually at the bottom of the ocean!
Although the peaks are not as high and dramatic as the High Atlas mountains, the Middle Atlas is no less beautiful. Enjoy the view of rolling hills and lovely meadows. There’s also an incredible cedar forest filled with lush trees and wildlife. This includes the adorable Barbary Apes (which are actually monkeys.)
Often referred to as the Switzerland of Morocco, this super clean European village was built in 1929. Filled with alpine chalets and European-style cafes, the village is located at an altitude of 5,460 feet. It is the location of two amazing ski resorts, too!
Fes is one of the four Imperial Cities of Morocco, Fes is also known as Morocco’s cultural center. It’s a great place to explore – whether for a few days or a few hours.
There are many tours of Morocco available, and taking a tour is a great way to get the most of your Moroccan vacation. We hope that you will consider booking a four-day desert tour of Morocco with us (or one of the other amazing tours we have available). We do custom tours, too. So be sure to get in touch with us here at Roaming Camels so we can help you plan the Moroccan vacation of your dreams!