Marrakech to Fes 3 Days Desert Tour

Around Merzouga

Marrakech to Fes 3 Days Desert Tour

A private desert tour that will take your party from the hotel in Marrakech and over the next three days, out into the desert and on to Fes. A private guesthouse awaits you and your party for the first night’s stay and an overnight stay in a desert camp awaits you all for your final night out. The desert camp is reached by means of a camel trek and the experience of sleeping to the gentle sounds of Moroccan drums whilst stargazing is an experience to hold in the memories for a long time to come.

Highlights

  • Visit Kasbah Ait ben Haddou UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Drive through the high Atlas Mountains.
  • Visit Ouarzazate Hollywood of Morocco with Morocco biggest studios.
  • Sunset camel trek to Berber desert camp
  • Early morning camel trek
  • Spend night in Dades Valley
  • Visit Todra Gorges
  • Spend night in Berber desert camp with bonfire and music entertainment

DAY 1: MARRAKECH – AIT BENHADDOU – OUARZAZATE – DADES VALLEY

This 3 day tour starts from Marrakech, continues to the Sahara Desert and finishes in Fes. We will leave Marrakech at 08.00 am and drive towards the High Atlas Mountains. A winding road takes us on an impressive journey past verdant valleys and Berber villages as it climbs up to the highest drivable pass in Morocco. Tizi n´Tichka stands at 2260 metres of altitude. There will be a stop on the way for coffee or mint tea and photos. In the afternoon, you will be visiting the UNESCO world heritage site of Ait Benhaddou; best known as a set location for international filmmakers and directors. Many movies have been made in this Kasbah which was once an important fortress stronghold on the old Salt route where caravans brought slaves, gold, ivory and salt to trade from the distant lands to the cities of Morocco. Our journey continues to the city of Ouarzazate; known as the Hollywood of Africa as it has several film studios. From here, the landscape changes as we travel south east along the route of a thousand kasbahs through towns and Berber villages on our way to the Dades Valley where we will spend the first night.

DAY 2: DADES VALLEY – TODRA GORGE – MERZOUGA

After a delicious local breakfast, we depart from our accommodation and continue our adventure. The route takes us along the Dades Valley to the Todra Gorge; an impressive canyon favoured by international rock climbers. After a visit and a lunch break we journey south towards the Sahara. Beautiful landscapes, oases and palm groves line the way, adobe kasbahs and ancient ruins, fossil museums and dinosaur relics. Erfoud is the city of fossils as this region was once an ocean, many fossils and minerals are found in the area and are worked into beautiful pieces of furniture and decorative items.

Continuing south, we drive to the sea of sand that is the end of our road today; Erg Chebbi dunes, where your camels and guide will be waiting to take you across the high golden dunes of the Moroccan Sahara to your desert camp for the night. If the sky is clear, you will be amazed at the show of stars above you. Dinner will be served and local tradition music will be played as you absorb the tranquil atmosphere before retiring to your luxury desert camp tent.

DAY 3: MERZOUGA – ZIZ VALLEY – MIDELT – FES

In the desert, the most amazing part of the day is often the sunrise, so it´s an early wake up to witness this ever-changing daily wonder. We ride the camels´ back to the accommodation where you can take a shower and enjoy a relaxed breakfast. Our journey today takes us to the Medina of Fes, on the way, we will make some stops to drink tea with a nomad family, follow the great Ziz Valley northwards and have lunch in the town famous for apples and its minerals. Midelt sits at 1488 metres of altitude and is overshadowed by Jbel Ayachi at 3737metres. We pass through the Middle Atlas mountains to reach Fes by late afternoon.

✅ What’s Included 

  • Free Marrakech Airport arrival transfer to your hotel on the day that you arrive in Marrakech
  • Pick up from your hotel in Marrakech
  • Modern air conditioned minibus .
  • Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou visit, Dades gorge valley, Todra gorge
  • Camel treks into sahara dunes
  • 1st night in Dades Valley hotel incl. dinner and breakfast
  • Private tent at the comfortable desert camp for 1 night
  • Shower and breakfast at Merzouga hotel, bring your own towel and bathroom condiments.

❌ What’s Not Included

  • Approx. € 3 for guide in Ait Ben Haddou
  • Lunches.
  • Beverages & Bottled Water.
  • Entrance Fees.
  • Tips.

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