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Fes to Marrakech Desert Tour - 3 Days

Morocco Desert Tour from Fes to Marrakech  via Erg Chebbi dunes - Camel Ride, Sand-boarding and Overnight Stay in a Sahara Desert Camp

The best way to travel from Fes to Marrakech is through the Sahara desert. That is why we created this amazing 3 day Fes to Marrakech desert tour, one of the most recommended desert tours in Morocco.


During this 3 day Morocco desert tour from Fes to Marrakech, you will:
  • Visit Ifrane City with its red-roofed houses, blooming flower beds and beautiful parks.
  • Enjoy magnificent views of cedar and pine forests in the Berber village of Azrou
  • Experience beautiful glimpse of the Middle Atlas Mountains.
  • Take in views of the luxurious Ziz Valley
  • Ride a camel through Erg Chebbi dunes in the Sahara desert enjoying magnificent sunset and sunrise.
  • Hike in Todra Gorge Canyons
  • Explore green lush Valley of Dades
  • Visit the 18th century Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou
  • Venture through the High Atlas Mountains and its remote Berber Villages before you reach Marrakech.

Pick up will be from your hotel (Riad) in Fes by your tour guide and driver. You will travel in a private, air-conditioned car (modern 4x4 or Mini-van) for the entire 3 day Fes to Marrakech desert tour.

3 Day Fes to Marrakech Desert Tour Itinerary in Details: 

Day 1: Driving to Merzouga Desert (Erg Chebbi Dunes) via Ifrane, Azrou and Ziz Valley (Camel Ride and Sahara Desert Glamping)

Your Fes to Marrakech Desert Tour starts with an early pick up from your riad (hotel) in Fes a 8:00 am by your driver guide and journey South of Morocco towards the majestic Sahara desert. Today, you will enjoy beautiful views of the middle Atlas mountains and its remote Berber villages. Our first stop will be at Ifrane town: built in the 1930s by French Colonization. It is tidy and modern, it feels more like Switzerland with its red-roofed houses, blooming flower beds and beautiful parks, all kept impeccably tidy. 


We will journey deep through the middle Atlas mountains to Azrou; a Berber town with magnificent views of cedar and pine forests. Here, you will be able to see and hand-feed Barbary Macaque Monkeys living in Cedar Forest, the largest forest in Morocco. Lunch will be taken in a local restaurant in Midelt (the Apple city). 


We will then continue along the lush Ziz Valley, one of the best Morocco’s desert-like landscape with thousands of palm and olive trees surrounding fortified villages , stopping for panoramic views along the way. Arriving in Merzouga around 3 pm. You will take an hour break to relax or enjoy a swim before you ride camels and venture into the beautiful Erg Chebbi, enjoying wonderful views of the sunset over the dunes. You will notice how the color of the dunes changes as the afternoon sun descends. Overnight in your Sahara desert camp includes dinner with Berber drums live show.

Day 2: Travel to Dades Valley via Rissani and Todra Gorge.

Your camel man will wake up in the early morning to climb the dunes and watch the beautiful sunrise of the Sahara desert. After breakfast in the camp, we will leave the Sahara and drive towards Dades Valley. Our first stop will be Rissani, where the Alaouite dynasty was founded - the current ruling royal family in Morocco. You will visit its traditional souk located in the city center that splits into several sectors: dates, vegetables, spices, animals, cloth and craft. After that, we will continue our journey passing by green palmeries and Berber villages to the 984 feet (300 m) deep Todra Gorge. We will have time to enjoy a hike through the gorge and relax in the cool water of the amazing Todra River. 


After a break for lunch, we will head west towards the Dades Valley to see majestic sand castles and the amazing rock formations known as "monkey toes". Overnight accommodation will be in your hotel overlooking the green, lush Dades valley.

Day 3: From Dades Valley to Marrakech via Kalaat M'gouna, Ouarzazate, Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou, and the High Atlas Mountains

After breakfast in the hotel, we will leave the Dades Valley heading towards Kalaat Mgouna and Ouarzazat. We will take the route of the thousand Kasbahs, allowing you to take some of your best photos of the trip. In Kalaat Mgouna, "the Rose City", you have the option to stop and purchase rose products such as the rosewater, rose perfume, lotion, or any other locally made products that will make your linen smell good.


Followed by continuing our journey driving through remote Berber villages until we reach Ouarzazate - “the Hollywood of Africa” with its beautiful landscapes that attracted many world class movie producers. Here, you have the option to visit the Atlas Film Studio; considered to be the largest film studio in the world. Located in an exotic, red desert scenery, it hosted international movies such as the Gladiator, the Mummy and Game of Thrones...


After that, we will drive 15 miles to the UNISCO Heritage Site of Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah which was built during the beginning of the 18th Century by a Berber chieftains, T-hami El Glaoui. Today, the Kasbah is a UNESCO world heritage site. 


After your guided tour of the Kasbah, you will have a break for lunch before we continue our travels to Marrakech via the 7,415ft high Tizi-n-tichka Pass in the Atlas mountains.


Arriving at your accommodation in Marrakech around 4-5 pm. You can go out and enjoy Marrakech's main square and open air theater. End of your Fes to Marrakech Desert Tour.

INCLUSIONS

  • 3 day private transport in an air-conditioned 4x4 or mini-van.
  • 2 nights in authentic Moroccan riads.
  • All breakfasts and dinners.
  • Multi-lingual driver (guide) for the entire trip.
  • Camel trekking through Erg Chebbi dunes along with an overnight in a Sahara camp.

EXCLUSIONS

  • Lunches.
  • Airfare (Flight Tickets).
  • Beverages (Drinks).
  • Tips for guide, drivers.
  • Travel insurance.

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