Fes desert tours and Trips

A spiritual and cultural experience 

Tours from Fes

The trips and desert tours on this page are just a sampling of the endless custom itineraries Morocco Countryside Tours can create for you.

The tours on this page start in Fes and end in Marrakesh; however, we are happy to create a tailor-made itinerary for you, culminating in Fes or starting and ending in any Moroccan city.

We offer family friendly tours starting from 1 day up to 30 days. 

We have many activities and adventures to satisfy everyone in your group.

Need help finding what you are looking for?

Tours from Fes

The trips and desert tours on this page are just a sampling of the endless custom itineraries Morocco Countryside Tours can create for you.

The tours on this page start in Fes and end in Marrakesh; however, we are happy to create a tailor-made itinerary for you, culminating in Fes or starting and ending in any Moroccan city.

We offer family friendly tours starting from 1 day up to 30 days. 

We have many activities and adventures to satisfy everyone in your group.

Need help finding what you are looking for?

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The family friendly trips and desert tours on this page are just a sampling of the endless custom itineraries Morocco Countryside Tours can create for you. Our tours can start any day of the week, at any time, and start and end in any Moroccan City. The choice is yours!

3 Day desert trip from Fes to Marrakesh

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Start Your Journey In Fes, Then Head To The Atlas Mountains, Ziz Valley And Erg Chebbi

Welcome to your first day!
This first morning, we will pick you up from your Riad at the appointed time and then travel to the desert. Our journey to the desert will take us through the scenic slopes of the Middle Atlas Mountain Range.

First, we stop in Ifrane, a charming town nicknamed 'Little Switzerland.' Although unusual in Morocco, the architecture of the Middle Atlas Mountains, being in the alpine style, gives this place the charm and magnetism of a European ski resort and is undoubtedly a popular destination for skiers.

Middle Atlas

Next, we take in the beauty of the cedar forests in the Middle Atlas and look out for the abundant Barbary Macaques as we drive through. We'll have the opportunity to meet with them in the forest, an experience you will remember forever. They like to travel in troops of 10 to 30 and are the only macaque species outside Asia. Indeed, they are the only primate found north of the Sahara!

We pass many mountain villages and continue through this glorious area to Midelt, between North and South Morocco.

Lunch will be in Midelt, nestled in between the Middle and High Atlas Mountains and was originally a base for the active mining in the area. However, it has now been transformed into a thriving pastoral area surrounded by orchards.

Sahara desert camels trekking tours with berbers adventure safari people riding and berber guiding excursion.

Ziz Valley

After lunch, we will continue our journey toward the desert via the Ziz Valley. Errachidia is the capital of the Ziz Valley and not only one of the largest Oasis in Africa but also one of the most significant date producers.

We continue to travel through the town of Erfoud. The area used to be underwater many millions of years ago. Thanks to that, a vast variety of fossils can be found here. It is also sometimes known as 'The Gate to the Sahara,' and it's one of the last stops before the Sahara.

Erg Chebbi

Our next stop will be Erg Chebbi sand dunes. Here, we will spend the night at the luxurious desert camp. As the sun sets on the horizon, we ride our camels through the desert for another magical evening.

As we settle into the camp and relax under a million stars, our guides will prepare a fresh and delicious Berber dinner. Weather permitting, a campfire will be lit, and music can be enjoyed outside.

The desert is pure freedom, and the choice is always yours!

Cost: Each Tour Is Tailor-Made. Please Contact Us For More Details. We Provide Standard, Upgraded, And Luxury Accommodation, Enabling A Budget For All Travellers And Their Custom Requests.

3 Day desert trip from Fes to Marrakesh

Day 1

Start Your Journey In Fes, Then Head To The Atlas Mountains, Ziz Valley And Erg Chebbi

Welcome To Your First Day!
This first morning, we will pick you up from your Riad at the appointed time and then travel to the desert. Our journey to the desert will take us through the scenic slopes of the Middle Atlas Mountain Range.

First, we stop in Ifrane, a charming town nicknamed 'Little Switzerland.' Although unusual in Morocco, the architecture of the Middle Atlas Mountains, being in the alpine style, gives this place the charm and magnetism of a European ski resort and is undoubtedly a popular destination for skiers.

Middle Atlas

Next, we take in the beauty of the cedar forests in the Middle Atlas and look out for the abundant Barbary Macaques as we drive through. We'll have the opportunity to meet with them in the forest, an experience you will remember forever. They like to travel in troops of 10 to 30 and are the only macaque species outside Asia. Indeed, they are the only primate found north of the Sahara!

We pass many mountain villages and continue through this glorious area to Midelt, between North and South Morocco.

Lunch will be in Midelt, nestled in between the Middle and High Atlas Mountains and was originally a base for the active mining in the area. However, it has now been transformed into a thriving pastoral area surrounded by orchards.

Ziz Valley

After lunch, we will continue our journey toward the desert via the Ziz Valley. Errachidia is the capital of the Ziz Valley and not only one of the largest Oasis in Africa but also one of the most significant date producers.

We continue to travel through the town of Erfoud. The area used to be underwater many millions of years ago. Thanks to that, a vast variety of fossils can be found here. It is also sometimes known as 'The Gate to the Sahara,' and it's one of the last stops before the Sahara.

Erg Chebbi

Our next stop will be Erg Chebbi sand dunes. Here, we will spend the night at the luxurious desert camp. As the sun sets on the horizon, we ride our camels through the desert for another magical evening.

As we settle into the camp and relax under a million stars, our guides will prepare a fresh and delicious Berber dinner. Weather permitting, a campfire will be lit, and music can be enjoyed outside.

The desert is pure freedom, 

and the choice is always yours!

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Day 2

We Begin In Erg Chebbi, Then Travel To The Todra Gorge And Dades Valley

Better get your camera ready this morning! We watch the full Moroccan sunrise over the dunes for some of the most spectacular colors as the sun wakes the desert.

After breakfast, try sandboarding at our camp before our camels take us back to town. We then depart for Dades Valley.

Kheterra

As we make our way through the palm tree groves, we stop to visit an ancient underground system of irrigation called Kheterra. It was used many years ago to provide the local farmers with fresh water. While the water has dried up long ago, it is still possible to visit the tunnel systems.

Our journey continues with a stop for lunch at a restaurant in one of the Berber towns along the way.

Todra Gorge

Later, we will reach the Todra Gorge, a magnificent canyon in the High Atlas Mountains, the second day's highlight. There will be time for a walk on the canyon floor with the spectacular cliffs surrounding you on either side.

Dades Valley

We end the day in the Dades valley. It is a beautiful destination overlooking a fertile valley with a panorama of the mountains.

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Day 3

Our Last Day Starts In Dades Valley, Then On To Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah, Ending In Marrakesh

After breakfast at the hotel, we depart for Marrakesh. There are still many sites and things to explore on your final day before arriving in Marrakesh.

Valley Of The Roses

We will leave the Dades Valley for the Valley of the Roses. From there, we follow the road of a thousand Kasbahs, which cuts through the oasis of Skoura. We will stop in Ouarzazate, the Hollywood of Morocco, where you can visit a film studio.

Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah

From there, we carry on to Ait Benhadou Kasbah, the day's highlight. The Kasbah is now a protected UNESCO World Heritage site and is famous for being the location of film sets like Gladiator, Lawrence of Arabia, and many more. You can climb through the village to the top of the hill, where you will be rewarded with breathtaking views. It is in this ancient desert village that we will eat lunch.

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Cost: Each Tour Is Tailor-Made. Please Contact Us For More Details. We Provide Standard, Upgraded, And Luxury Accommodation, Enabling A Budget For All Travellers And Their Custom Requests.

11 Day desert trip from Fes to Marrakesh

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Fes Airport Pickup

Welcome to Morocco!
Welcome to Morocco! It is a country known for its mouth-watering Mediterranean food, Instagram-able riads, desert heat, and sunset views on camels.

Our driver will meet you at the airport according to your arrival time and bring you to the hotel in Fes Medina, where you will spend the night.

A line of camels laying in the desert resting waiting for their next journey.

Cost: Each Tour Is Tailor-Made. Please Contact Us For More Details. We Provide Standard, Upgraded, And Luxury Accommodation, Enabling A Budget For All Travellers And Their Custom Requests.

11 Day Desert Trip From Fes To Marrakesh

Day 1

Fes Airport Pickup

Welcome To Morocco!
Welcome to Morocco! It is a country known for its mouth-watering Mediterranean food, Instagram-able riads, desert heat, and sunset views on camels.

Our driver will meet you at the airport according to your arrival time and bring you to the hotel in Fes Medina, where you will spend the night.

The desert is pure freedom, 

and the choice is always yours!

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Day 2

Fes Tour

Our adventures begin with a visit to the highly decorated and exuberant golden Royal Palace Gate, the Jewish headquarters, and the first Mellah ever built in Morocco during the 16th century.

From there, we drive to visit the tiles cooperative to see and understand the craft behind Morocco's detailed and renowned architecture and then upwards to experience a fantastic panoramic view over Medina.  
We ensure your visit encompasses all the sites of cultural and historical interest, including the Tanneries, Mulay Idriss mausoleum, and the famous Al Karaouine University, the oldest in the region.


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Day 3

Fes To Chefchaouen

After breakfast at the Riad, we will leave Fes and drive through the Rif mountains to explore Chefchaouen-blue city!

Upon arrival, you will be directed to the hotel. You will have the rest of the day to immerse yourself in the otherworldly blue palette. You will have the entire evening to take in the wonders of this unique town on your own. You can walk and explore the white and blue-washed walls of the Medina, a photographer's delight. Its local markets also offer some unique and interesting handicrafts.

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Day 4

Chefchaouen To Volubilis To Midelt

After breakfast, we embark on a historical quest and leave Chefchaouen to travel through the Rif Mountains to Volubilis.

Volubilis

On arrival, immerse yourself in Roman history and dive into the ancient ruins, the Roman settlement city famous for its mosaic floors, authentic bathhouses, hustling marketplace, and towering palaces.

After visiting Volubilis, we drive through the scenic slopes of the Middle Atlas Mountain Range to Midelt.

First, we stop at the cedar forests in the Middle Atlas and look out for the abundant Barbary Macaques as we drive through. We'll have the opportunity to meet with them in the forest, an experience you will remember forever. They like to travel in troops of 10 to 30 and are the only macaque species outside Asia. Indeed, they are the only primate found north of the Sahara!

We pass many mountain villages as we continue through this glorious area to Midelt, between North and South Morocco.

Midelt

Midelt is nestled in between the Middle and High Atlas Mountains. It was originally a base for active mining in the area. However, it has now been transformed into a thriving pastoral area surrounded by orchards. 

We will spend the night here and enjoy the unique backdrop of this town!


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Day 5

Midelt To Ziz Valley To Erg Chebbi

After breakfast at the hotel, We continue our journey toward the desert via the Ziz Valley. Errachidia is the capital of the Ziz Valley and not only one of the largest Oasis in Africa but also one of the most significant date producers.

We continue to travel through the town of Erfoud. The area used to be underwater many millions of years ago. Thanks to that, a vast variety of fossils can be found here. It is also sometimes known as 'The Gate to the Sahara,' one of the last stops before the Sahara.

Erg Chebbi

Our next stop will be Erg Chebbi sand dunes. We will spend the night at the luxurious desert camp before venturing into the desert the following day. With comfortable beds, delicious home-cooked Berber dinner, and an astonishing display of stars, you'll feel settled and at home in no time.


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Day 6

The day is dedicated to discovering the oriental Sahara desert. We will drive through the area in a 4×4 vehicle. The nomad families we will visit will welcome us with a cup of tea and maybe even an opportunity to taste some bread baked in their makeshift oven and show us their way of life.

We will also go to the village of the dark-skinned people, named Khamlia, and enjoy their original Gnawa music and folk songs.

From there we will drive to visit Rissani market. From the 8th to the 14th century, it was a separate kingdom known as Sijilmassa. A rich market was established there, thanks to the prosperous caravan routes originating in Mali's capital, Tombouctou, and leading to different Moroccan cities like Marrakech and Fes. The market survives to this day. It is interesting because it is not a tourist souk but serves the people living there. 3 times a week (Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday), it grows to double its size due to the farmers and nomads meeting to sell their animals, vegetables, dates, and other produce

Erg Chebbi Dunes

After having your traditional lunch in one of the small restaurants in the village, we will start the camel trek across the beautiful Erg Chebbi dunes. 

As the sun sets on the horizon, we ride our camels through the desert for another magical evening. As we settle into the camp and relax under a million stars, our guides will prepare a fresh and delicious Berber dinner.

Weather permitting, a campfire will be lit, and music can be enjoyed outside.


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Day 7

Erg Chebbi To Todra Gorge To Dades Valley

Better get your camera ready this morning! We watch the full Moroccan sunrise over the dunes for some of the most spectacular colors as the sun wakes the desert.

After breakfast, try sandboarding at our camp before our camels take us back to town. We then depart for Dades Valley. 

As we make our way through the palm tree groves, we stop to visit an ancient underground system of irrigation called Kheterra. It was used many years ago to provide the local farmers with fresh water. Whilst the water has dried up long ago, it is still possible to visit the tunnel systems.

We continue our journey to stop for lunch at a restaurant in one of the Berber towns along the way.

Todra Gorge

Later, we will reach the Todra Gorge, a magnificent canyon in the High Atlas Mountains, the second day's highlight. There will be time for a walk on the canyon floor with the spectacular cliffs surrounding you on either side.

Dades Valley

We end the day in the Dades valley. It is a beautiful destination overlooking a fertile valley with a panorama of the mountains.


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Day 8

Dades Valley To Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah To Marrakesh

After breakfast at the hotel, we depart for Marrakesh. There are still many sites and things to explore on your final day before arriving in Marrakesh.

Valley Of The Roses

We leave the Dades Valley for the Valley of the Roses. From there, we follow the road of a thousand Kasbahs, which cuts through the oasis of Skoura. 

UNESCO World Heritage Site

Our next stop is Ouarzazate, the Hollywood of Morocco, where you can visit a film studio. From there, we carry on to Ait Benhadou Kasbah, the day's highlight. The Kasbah is now a protected UNESCO World Heritage site and is famous for being the location of film sets like Gladiator, Lawrence of Arabia, and many more.

You can climb through the village to the top of the hill, where you will be rewarded with breathtaking views. It is in this ancient desert village that we will eat lunch.

We will drive via Tichka Pass to explore the stunning High Atlas Mountains. Many Berber villages can be found along this route.


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Day 9

Marrakesh Tour

Enjoy a slower pace this morning with a home-cooked breakfast before starting your exciting day.

Our local guide will come to meet you for your tour of the cultural and historic highlights in the Medina: Bahia Palace, Koutoubia Mosque, Saadian Tombs, and Jemaa El Fna, the thriving centre at the heart of Marrakesh.

Having had lunch at a restaurant near the square, we'll walk through the bustling souks and then drive to visit the tranquil and inspirational Jardin Majorelle and Yves Saint Laurent Mansion. The rest of the day will then be at your leisure.


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Day 10

Free Full Day In Marrakesh

We would like to offer you 2 options for this day.

OPTION 1:

After breakfast at the Riad, we can keep the day free for you to do any last-minute exploration/shopping in the city or justrelax.  

OPTION 2: 

After breakfast at the Riad, you can experience an authentic and indulgent Moroccan hammam (Spa) and massage, an essential Moroccan experience! Hammams are deeply rooted in everyday communal life and involve an intense steam bath and invigorating scrub.

A massage with oils to leave you feeling pampered and refreshed. After 10 days of touring the country, a Hammam and massage will leave you deeply relaxed and ready for your journey home. 


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Day 11

Transfer To Marrakesh Airport


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Cost: Each Tour Is Tailor-Made. Please Contact Us For More Details. We Provide Standard, Upgraded, And Luxury Accommodation, Enabling A Budget For All Travellers And Their Custom Requests.

Day Trips from Fes

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  • Chefchaouen

  • Volubilis and Meknes

Day Trip to the Atlas Mountains

This first morning, we will pick you up from the Riad at the appointed time and then drive to explore the Atlas mountains.

Our journey will take us through the scenic slopes of the Middle Atlas Mountain Range.

Ifrane

First, we stop in Ifrane, a charming town nicknamed 'Little Switzerland.' Although unusual in Morocco, the architecture of the Middle Atlas Mountains, being in the alpine style, gives this place the charm and magnetism of a European ski resort and is undoubtedly a popular destination for skiers.

Middle Atlas

Next, we take in the beauty of the cedar forests in the Middle Atlas and look out for the abundant Barbary Macaques as we drive through. We'll have the opportunity to meet with them in the forest, an experience you will remember forever. They like to travel in troops of 10 to 30 and are the only macaque species outside Asia. Indeed, they are the only primate found north of the Sahara!

Moroccan ruins in Atlas Mountains, Morocco, Africa

Azrou

We will also pass through Azrou, an important handicraft center specializing in cedar woodwork.

From there, we will drive back to Fes.

Discover the best of Morocco with day trips!

We can also tailor additional day trips for you

Cost: Each Tour Is Tailor-Made. Please Contact Us For More Details. We Provide Standard, Upgraded, And Luxury Accommodation, Enabling A Budget For All Travellers And Their Custom Requests.

Day Trips From Fes

Atlas Mountain

Day Trip To The Atlas Mountains

This first morning, we will pick you up from the Riad at the appointed time and then drive to explore the Atlas mountains.

Our journey will take us through the scenic slopes of the Middle Atlas Mountain Range.

Ifrane

First, we stop in Ifrane, a charming town nicknamed 'Little Switzerland.' Although unusual in Morocco, the architecture of the Middle Atlas Mountains, being in the alpine style, gives this place the charm and magnetism of a European ski resort and is undoubtedly a popular destination for skiers.

Middle Atlas

Next, we take in the beauty of the cedar forests in the Middle Atlas and look out for the abundant Barbary Macaques as we drive through. We'll have the opportunity to meet with them in the forest, an experience you will remember forever. They like to travel in troops of 10 to 30 and are the only macaque species outside Asia. Indeed, they are the only primate found north of the Sahara!

Azrou

We will also pass through Azrou, an important handicraft center specializing in cedar woodwork.

From there, we will drive back to Fes.

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Chefchaouen

Day Trip To Chefchaouen—The Blue City

This first morning, we will pick you up from the Riad at the appointed time, then drive to explore Chefchaouen-Blue City!

Upon arrival, you will be directed to the hotel. You will have the rest of the day to immerse yourself in the otherworldly blue palette.

You will have the entire evening to take in the wonders of this unique town on your own. You can walk and explore the white and blue-washed walls of the Medina, a photographer's delight. Its local markets also offer some unique and interesting handicrafts.

With enough time afterward, we'll return to Fes.


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Volubilis And Meknes

Day Trip To Volubilis And Meknes

This first morning, we will pick you up from your accommodation at the appointed time, then drive through the Middle Atlas mountains to visit Volubilis.

Volubilis

After visiting Volubilis, we then drive to Moulay Idris's town, where you will have some free time for a short walk before we continue the journey to explore Meknes, which is one of the imperial cities and once the capital of Morocco under the rule of Moulay Ismail. The old city of Meknes is surrounded by thick ramparts. 

Meknes

After having lunch in Meknes, we will drive back to Fes.


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Cost: Each Tour Is Tailor-Made. Please Contact Us For More Details. We Provide Standard, Upgraded, And Luxury Accommodation, Enabling A Budget For All Travellers And Their Custom Requests.

Activities and adventures of a lifetime

an incredible and unforgettable experience

Morocco Countryside Tours offers activities and adventures to suit everyone in your group

We can arrange a truly unique and personalized holiday so you can discover the complete freedom of Morocco: a country rich in culture, history, color, flavor, and vitality that will enchant you!

  • ATV rides through the sand dunes
  • Horseback riding
  • Cooking classes
  • Hot Air balloon rides

Our goal is to help you live your best experience, creating a relaxed, spontaneous, and friendly atmosphere, which not only allows you to discover those places that interest you but also brings you closer to our customs and way of life.

Two ladies standing on either side of a table taking a cooking lesson from a native Moroccan man in a colorful blue and yellow room.
A yellow and red hot air ballon taking off from the desert. A hot air balloon ride adventure.
A person sitting on a 4-wheeler in the desert ready for a Moroccan adventure.
A woman and her Berber guide riding on horses through the desert.
Side by Side sitting in the desert ready for a Moroccan adventure.

Activities and adventures of a lifetime

an incredible and unforgettable experience

Morocco Countryside Tours offers activities and adventures to suit everyone in your group

We can arrange a truly unique and personalized holiday so you can discover the complete freedom of Morocco: a country rich in culture, history, color, flavor, and vitality that will enchant you!

  • ATV rides through the sand dunes
  • Horseback riding
  • Cooking classes
  • Hot Air balloon rides
Two ladies standing on either side of a table taking a cooking lesson from a native Moroccan man in a colorful blue and yellow room.
A yellow and red hot air ballon taking off from the desert. A hot air balloon ride adventure.
A person sitting on a 4-wheeler in the desert ready for a Moroccan adventure.
A woman and her Berber guide riding on horses through the desert.
Side by Side sitting in the desert ready for a Moroccan adventure.

Our goal is to help you live your best experience, creating a relaxed, spontaneous, and friendly atmosphere, which not only allows you to discover those places that interest you but also brings you closer to our customs and way of life.

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