3-Days Desert Tour from Fes to Marrakech via Merzouga

3 days
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On a 3-day desert tour, travel from Fes to Marrakech over the Atlas Mountains and Morocco’s huge Sahara desert. Our 3-day Fes to Marrakech Desert tour is the ideal way to see the finest of Morocco. For instance, cedar forests, lush green oases, sand dunes, canyons, and brick Kasbahs in the Middle Atlas Mountains. Despite the fact that the tour covers a large area of Morocco in a short amount of time, the breathtaking scenery will keep you entertained at all times.

Day 1: Fes – Ifrane – Midelt – Merzouga – Erg Chebbi

Your driver/guide will pick you up as early as possible after an early breakfast at your hotel or riad in Fez, at 07h00 AM in winter and 08h00 AM in summer

Your Fes to Marrakech desert tour will begin with a drive across the Saiss plains, past Ifran and Azrou, to the Cedar woods of the Middle Atlas Mountains. On the side of the road, you can see Barbary apes and stop for photos.

Proceed to Midelt, where you will have lunch. From here, you’ll cross the Ziz River, passing thousands of sky-scraping palm trees and fortified Kasbahs on your way to Erfoud, Merzouga, and Erg Chebbi, where your camel caravan will be waiting for you to ride your camels like nomads and watch the changing colors of the sunset over the Erg Chebbi sand dunes.

Return your camels to your Sahara desert camp to freshen up before preparing for your dinner under the stars, accompanied by the sounds of the local nomads’ Tam-tam drums.

Overnight at your Luxury Sahara desert camp.

Day 2: Erg Chebbi – Merzouga – Tinghir – Rose Valley

Meet your guide in Merzouga after an early morning camel ride. Today’s trip will take you through one breathtaking sight after another. including the stunning oasis of Tinghir, where you can take a walk along the Todgha riverside. More than that, see Berber communities and learn about the local people’s way of life. Continue your road to the stunning Todgha Valley and stop for a tasty lunch at a nearby cafe.

Finally, Before arriving at your riad, drive down the Kasbahs Road to Dades Valley in the afternoon.

Overnight at your Riad

Day 3: Rose valley – Ouarzazate – Atlas Mountains - Marrakech

After breakfast, drive along the Valley of the Roses, where you can visit one of the Rosewater cooperatives and discover how the villagers make rose-scented perfumes using distilled rose water.

We continue to Ouarzazate, passing through the Skoura Oasis. It’s also known for its date palm trees, and then for Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou. A UNESCO world heritage site that has been used as a set for numerous Hollywood films, fashion shoots, and commercials. The Kasbah has been carefully conserved and is made up of several Kasbahs that have been crammed together to form a single structure.

We start our descent through the Atlas Mountains in the afternoon. going through Tizi Ntichka Pass and passing through several Berber villages with stone and mud buildings. You notice right away that life here hasn’t changed in millennia!! Shepherds make up the majority of the population.

We arrive late in the afternoon in Marrakech, and your driver will drop you out at your riad or hotel.

Included:

  • Private transportation and all related costs (gas, parking, tolls, etc)
  • Experienced English-speaking driver / Guide
  • En suite rooms with private bathrooms, and with dinner and breakfast.
  • Overnight in a luxury desert camp with guide (private tents) with dinner and breakfast/ Sandboarding
  • Accommodations with breakfast in Dades Valley
  • Pick-up from and drop-off at your accommodation.
  • Option to visit a nomad or berber family
  • Free time to explore interesting sites such as Ait Benhaddou,kasbahs, walks and canyons, breaks for photos etc.

Not included:

  • Personal and Alcoholic beverages
  • Lunch
  • Tips and gratuities

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