3 Days Tour from Marrakech to Fes via Sahara Desert
This 3 days tour from Marrakech to Fes via the Sahara desert starts in Marrakesh and ends in Fes. We will go through Tizi N’Tichka pass to Ouarzazate. And visit Telouet and the famous Kasbah of Ait ben Haddou (declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1986). Then continue to Todgha gorges, passing by different Berber villages and valleys to Tinghir, arriving at Merzouga dunes, where you will enjoy the silence of the desert and the sunrise in nomad tents. Visiting Rissani market, Erfoud, and drive across the Atlas Mountains, through Azrou, Ifrane, the Moroccan Switzerland, arriving in Fes, the old imperial city of Morocco.
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Private 3 Days / 2 Nights Desert Trip from Marrakech to Fez
(Tour starts from Marrakech and ends in Fes)
Day 1: Marrakech — Tizi N’Tichka Pass — Ait Benhaddou — Ouarzazate — Kelaa M’gouna
This day will start when we pick you up from your hotel in Marrakech and depart to Ait Benhaddou over the mountains of high Atlas passing through the Tizi N’Tichka pass (2260 m), visit the Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou, and stop for lunch in a local restaurant. In the afternoon we will drive to Ouarzazate and stop near the atlas film studios for a photo then continue to the city center for a panoramic view of the kasbah of Taourirt. After that, you will head to Kalaat M’gouna or Boumalne Dades for a night. Dinner and overnight at the hotel or Riad.
- Overnight at Hotel or Riad
- Included Meal(s): Dinner
Day 2: Kelaa Mgouna — Boumalne Dades — Todra Gorges — Tinjdad — Erfoud — Erg-Chebbi
The next day morning after breakfast in the hotel, we will drive towards Tinghir passing by Boumalne Dades, and stope for a panoramic view of Dades valley. Later on, we will continue to Todra gorges via Imider and Tinghir. Stopping along the way for pictures and admiring the views. Arrive at Todra Gorges to enjoy its marvelous Canyons views while hiking on foot. In the afternoon we continue to Tinjdad and have a break for lunch then to Erfoud where you will visit a local fossil craft workshop. After that, you will continue to the Sahara Desert the, captivating dunes of Erg- Chebbi. Arriving in the afternoon at the hotel. There, your camels will be waiting to take you into Erg Chebbi, which is the highest dunes in North Africa. As you trek deeper into the Saharan dunes, you will experience the unique silence of the desert and leave all your worries behind. After about 90 minutes on the camels, you will arrive at an encampment of traditional Nomad Berber tents. You can watch the sun setting over the dunes and take pictures while your guides prepare a traditional Moroccan meal for you. After dinner, you will be entertained by local Berber and Beduoin musicians playing traditional music with drums, singing, and dancing around the campfire. Be ready to join in the fun! Before you go to sleep, don’t forget to look up into the sky. In the dunes, there are no city lights to dim the stars and if the weather is clear, you will see millions of them!
- Overnight in Sahara Desert Luxury Camp
- Included Meal(s): Breakfast and Dinner
Day 3: Merzouga — Erfoud — Errachidia — Midelt — Azrou — Ifrane — Fes — End of Services
Make sure to wake up early morning to enjoy the sunrise on the top of the dune in the Sahara Desert, then have your breakfast and shower. After these beautiful moments, you will ride your camel back to the hotel where your driver is awaiting for you. You will depart to Errachidia via Erfoud, Aoufous and the valley of Ziz then stop for a panoramic view of the oasis of Aoufous in the Tafilalte region. Continue to Midelt across the pass of Tizi N’Talghamt and have a lunch break. After lunch, you will be driven to Fes (the medieval city) via the Cedar forest near Azrou and the mountain of the middle Atlas with the possibility to see the Barbary apes (monkeys). You may have a stop in Ifrane (the Switzerland of Morocco) before arriving in Fes. Drop off in Fes. This will be the end of our tour service.
- Included Meal(s): Breakfast
INCLUDED in the Tour Price:
- Pick up and drop off from your hotel
- Transport in comfortable air-conditioned 4×4 vehicle
- Experienced English speaking driver
- Camel trek to reach the desert camp (1 camel per person)
- Accommodation in hotel / Riad / then desert camp in desert tents
- 1 night in the Sahara Desert dunes with dinner and breakfast
- Drinks and lunches not included during your tour.
- Accommodation in Marrakech & Fes
- Tips and what’s not mentioned.
- The order of the itinerary is indicative and subject to change, but all visits described will take place.