5 Day Trip from Fez to Marrakech via Erg Chigaga & Todra Gorge


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5 Day Trip from Fez to Marrakech via Erg Chigaga and Todra Gorge

Embark on an incredible 5 day trip from Fez to Marrakech via Erg Chigaga and Todra Gorge.

Starting in the ancient city of Fez and ending in the lively Marrakech, this trip is sure to be unforgettable. As you leave the city behind, you'll witness the stunning beauty of Morocco unfolding before you.

First, explore cedar forests where you might catch a glimpse of rare Barbary Macaques. Then, experience the golden sands of the Sahara Desert at Erg Chigaga.

Next, step into the world of movies at Ait Ben Haddou, a historic site filled with cinematic history. Every turn in the road brings a new adventure, from learning about the "Lord of Atlas" in Telouet to enjoying breathtaking views in the High Atlas Mountains.

But it's not just about the destinations – it's about the stories they hold. Experience Morocco's diverse landscapes, from mountain passes to bustling markets and serene desert camps under the stars. Each day brings new experiences and every night promises magical moments.

Check out the detailed itinerary below to discover a world of wonder. Embrace the desert, the mountains, and the ancient cities – adventure is calling!

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Route Map

Day 1

From Fez to the Majestic Todra Gorge through the Atlas Mountains

Start your 5 Day Trip from Fez to Marrakech via Erg Chigaga and Todra Gorge by leaving Fez and heading towards the Atlas Mountains.

Take a deep breath of the crisp mountain air and explore the cedar forests around Fez, home to the rare Barbary Macaques. Then we will travel to Ifrane, known for its beautiful scenery often compared to a Swiss village.

We will continue our journey to Midelt, where you can explore vibrant markets and discover unique treasures. The route itself is an adventure, leading you through rugged mountain terrain and less-traveled paths. Soon, you'll reach the impressive Todra Gorge, surrounded by towering cliffs that showcase nature's magnificence. Nearby, Tinghir's palm oasis provides a lush contrast to the rocky landscape.

You will end your day at a cozy guesthouse nestled in this serene oasis, letting the peaceful atmosphere prepare you for the adventures ahead.

Day 2

Sahara's Gateway: Zagora & Draa Valley

Embrace a day where towering mountain peaks give way to verdant oases. As we traverse the majestic Jebel Saghro, the Tizi n Tazazert mountain pass unfolds beneath, revealing beautiful panoramas that will leave you inspired.

Ahead lies the heart of Morocco's natural splendor: the Draa Valley River. As the country's longest river, it gracefully meanders through lush palm oases, punctuated by age-old kasbahs whispering tales of epochs gone by.

When evening descends, we find ourselves in Zagora's enchanting palm grove, often regarded as the very threshold to the vast Sahara. Here, under a canopy of stars, you'll rest in a traditional guest-house, soaking in the authentic ambiance of a land kissed by time.

Day 3

From Kasbahs to the Erg Chigaga Dunes

Kick-start your day with a hearty breakfast, gearing you up for an adventure! First up, a walk through lush palm groves leading straight to the ancient Kasbah of Amzerou in the old Jewish quarter. It’s like stepping into a Moroccan fairy tale.

Next, we’ll journey to Tamegroute. Here, the stories of the past come alive. Between checking out a centuries-old library and watching local artisans masterfully craft green pottery, you're in for a treat.

Hungry yet? We've got a treat for you. Whether you fancy digging into local flavors at a traditional eatery or indulging in a picnic amidst the desert, the choice is yours!

The afternoon cranks up the adventure. We'll swap paved roads for rugged tracks, dashing through the desert. Feel the thrill as we weave our way through to the breathtaking Erg Chigaga. And just when you think the day couldn't get any better, hop onto a camel and enjoy a sunset that paints the sky in shades of dreams.

As night falls, our Desert camp turns into a slice of paradise. Feast on a delectable dinner, sway to the rhythm of Berber tunes, and let the crackling campfire spark conversations that last into the night.

Day 4

From Desert Landscapes to Cinematic Marvels at Ait Ben Haddou

Imagine waking up to the soft glow of the desert sunrise. That's how you'll start your day, with nature's finest show. After fueling up with breakfast, we embark on a 3-hour off-road drive, unwrapping Morocco’s best-kept secrets. From the eerie beauty of dried salt flats at Lake Iriqui to the grandeur of the Jebel Bani mountains.

Midday hunger? Taznechkt's got you covered. As you enjoy a hearty lunch, don't miss out on the chance to feast your eyes on traditional Moroccan handicrafts. You might just find the perfect keepsake or gift.

But wait, there's more! We journey to the legendary Ait Ben Haddou. A living testament to Morocco's rich history, this UNESCO World Heritage Site has also doubled as a backdrop for epic films and TV favorites like Game of Thrones.

Wrap up your action-packed day at a cozy guesthouse right in the heart of Ait Ben Haddou. As you drift off to sleep, dream of the adventures of kings, queens, and movie stars that once trod these ancient pathways.

Day 5

Arrival in Marrakech

Kick off your final day with a hearty breakfast, energizing you for the journey from Fez to Marrakech. With spirits high, we'll navigate through the stunning Unila Valley, en route to the legendary Telouet. Every twist and turn of this journey offers a fresh canvas of natural beauty, making you feel like you're traveling through a dream.

Stepping into Telouet is akin to walking through the pages of history. Once the grand abode of the "Lord of Atlas," Pasha el Glawi, this place is rife with tales of power, intrigue, and ambition. Did you know Pasha once entertained the likes of Winston Churchill over tea here? Or that he pioneered Morocco's first bus company? Beneath its timeworn facade, Telouet reveals a world of opulence and grandeur that's bound to leave you spellbound.

As our journey nears its end, we embark on a thrilling traverse through the High Atlas Mountains. Built by the French Foreign Army, this route is a testament to human ingenuity, carved into some of nature's most challenging terrains. As we wind through valleys and ascend mountain peaks, the anticipation of our Marrakech arrival grows.

And by mid-afternoon, as the red city's skyline welcomes us, it’s time to toast to an expedition that's been nothing short of epic.

Services included

  • Private 4x4 van with air conditioning
  • Escorted by driver/guide
  • Pick up and drop off at your hotel or airport
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Accommodation for all nights (guest House/ riad / hotel / tent)
  • Private traditional nomad tent in the desert camp
  • Camel trekking in the Sahara desert

Services excluded

  • Drinks
  • Tips


  • Marrakech
  • Fez
  • High Atlas Mountains
  • Tizi-N-Tichka
  • Draa valley
  • Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou
  • Kasbah Telouet
  • Todra Gorge
  • Overnight in the desert
  • Camel trek
  • Erg Chigaga Dunes

Aditional information

  • This tour requires a minimum of 2 people
  • Tour can be customized upon request
  • Tour provided in English, French, Spanish or Italian

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