Marrakech to Fes 3-day desert tour - Merzouga desert trip 2024

Duration

3 Days

Group size

Private Tour

Starting location

Marrakech

Ending location

Fes

Marrakech to Fes 3-day desert tour

This fantastic Marrakech to Fes 3-day desert tour offers the chance to experience a camel trek, camp overnight in the vast desert. Either in a standard or luxury camp, and explore the Rose Valley, the Todra and Dades Gorges. In addition to the Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah , well-known as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and much more.

Furthermore, we will start the first day by admiring and driving across the High Atlas Mountains via the Tizi-n-Tichka Pass, the highest pass in the country. You will visit the Film Studio in Ouarzazate, Taourirt Kasbah. As well as the Amridil Kasbah and Rose Valley before heading to Dades Gorges.

Moreover, our 3 days desert tour from Marrakech to Fes on the second day will take us through the Todra Gorges and Dades Valley. In the late afternoon, we will reach the Merzouga Sahara desert. From there, you will join a Morocco camel trekking excursion.

Moreover, your camel guide will lead you across sand dunes of erg chebbi to a Merzouga desert luxury camp. You’ll spend a magical night in the Merzouga desert under the starry sky, feeling the Sahara’s tranquility.

We will drive to Fes on the last day through Midelt, Ziz valley and Azrou cedar forest to meet the barbary apes. Finally, our adventure of the 3 days Sahara desert trip from Marrakech to Fes will come to an end when we drop you off at your accommodation or airport.

Highlights of three days Sahara trip from Marrakech to Fes:

  • Discover Morocco’s best attractions during this memorable Marrakech to Fes 3 day desert tour.
  • Enjoy Tizi n’Tichka pass, as well as the majestic high Atlas Mountains.
  • Visit the Kasbah of Ait ben Haddou, the UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Explore the Taourirt Kasbah in Ouarzazate.
  • Visit the historical Kasbah of Amridil.
  • Experience the camel ride through the sand dunes of Erg Chebbi.
  • Spend a memorable night in a hotel/riad in Dades Valley.
  • Enjoy a walking tour in Todra Gorges.
  • Spend a memorable night in the Erg Chebbi sand dunes, either in a Nomadic or luxury tent.
  • Admire both memorable sunset and sunrise.
  • Enjoy traditional Moroccan meals within this private Marrakech to Fes desert tour.
  • Music party with berbers around a bonfire.
  • Drive via Ziz Valley, as well as the Middle Atlas Mountains .
  • Visit the monkey cedar forests in Azrou.

Included/Excluded

  • Private A/C 4x4 Vehicle or Minivan+ fuel
  • English/Spanish speaking driver during the tour
  • Pick up & Drop off at your accommodation
  • Accommodation with dinner and breakfast
  • Camel Trek to overnight in nomad desert bivouac or luxury camp (Private tents)
  • Free time to explore sites such as Kasbah, Walks, Canyons, Breaks for photos,...Etc
  • Sandboarding in the dunes
  • Drinks
  • Lunch during the trip
  • Flights

Tour Plan

Day 1: Marrakech - Ait Ben Haddou - Ouarzazate - Dades Gorge

In the morning , you will be picked up by your driver/guide at your Marrakech accommodation, the airport, or wherever you are starting your Marrakech to Fes 3-Day Desert Tour via Merzouga.

We'll start the tour by departing Marrakech and starting a thrilling trip through the renowned High Atlas Mountains, where we will traverse the striking Tizin Tichka mountain pass (at 2260 meters of altitude).

Our next stop will be The Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou, one of the region's most famous historical sites. This UNESCO-designated world historic site, which dates back to the 17th century, continues to serve as the setting for significant Hollywood productions.

We will visit the Kasbah, after lunch, then go to the nearby city of Ouarzazate to visit Taourirt kasbah, we will continue driving to the Dades valley with its distinctive geological features.

We will stop on the way to visit the kasbah Amridil and valley of roses, the last destination will be the Dades gorges to see the monkey toes, dinner and overnight in a hotel or riad.

Day 2: Dades Gorges - Todra Gorges - Overnight Camel Trek Merzouga

The following morning, when you eat breakfast on a patio with a panoramic view, the crisp, pure air of the Dades Valley will awaken your senses.

We will continue our 3 days Tour from Marrakech to Fes  to the renowned Todra gorges, A Jurassic-era rock formation. The Todra River's flowing water created the gorges, leaving behind cliffs that rise 300 meters above the surrounding terrain.

We will devote some time exploring this well-known sight. And then we continue traveling through the Tinjdad palm groves, where you will have lunch. After that, we will drive to Merzouga.

When we finally get there, we will embark on a camel trek over the desert dunes before the sunset, accompanied by local desert guides. The camels will transport us to a camp that is discreetly tucked away in the center of the sand dunes.

During your trip, you will stop to enjoy the sunset and take lovely pictures. Once you get to the camp, you can spend the evening around a magnificent campfire, sharing stories, and enjoying good cuisine. Overnight in a private tent.

Day 3: Merzouga camel ride - Ziz Valley - Azrou Ceder Forest - Fes

One of the most breathtaking aspects of being in the Sahara will happen on the following morning of our 3 days tour from Marrakech to Fes via Merzouga . Of course, we're referring to the spectacular desert sunrise that reflects its rays on the gleaming sand.

After getting that out of the way, we'll eat breakfast before riding camels back to the town. You will reunite with your driver at Merzouga, and he will drive you through a variety of landscapes, including desert, gorges, mountains, rivers, and lakes.

We will stop in Midelt for lunch and then continue to the cedar forest, where we will see monkeys. We will travel through the Middle Atlas Mountains before arriving in Fes, where our  Marrakech to Fes 3-day tour will come to a close.

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