Marrakech to Fes desert tour 3 days
The Best 3 Days Marrakech to Fes desert tour including Camel Trek & night in the Sahara desert of Merzouga, Our Three days trip from Marrakech to Fes will take you to the Erg-Chebbi sand dunes throughout the High Atlas mountains to Kasbah Ait Benhaddou, Ouarzazate, Dades Valley, Todra Gorges, Ziz Valley...
Day 1 : Marrakech - Ait Ben Haddou - Ouarzazate - Dades Valley :
Departure takes place in front of your hotel or riad in Marrakech towards Ouarzazate through the Tizi- N-Tichka pass (2260m) in the High Atlas Mountains. From Marrakech to Ouarzazate, you will enjoy a snaky road, beautiful landscapes with different colors, and the Berber villages along the way between Marrakech and Ouarzazate, the doorway to the Sahara desert. The next destination is a UNESCO world heritage site since 1987 called the Ksar of "Ait Benhaddou". A few Berber families are still living in this fortified village and supported by UNESCO. Ait Benhaddou Kasbahs is one of many locations served as a natural decor for many movies which were shot in the area such as "Lawrence of Arabia and Jesus of Nazareth" Take a walk and cross the dried river with your guide to discover Ait Benhaddou and dominate the Kasbahs once you get to the top of the hill. The next stop in your Marrakech to Fes desert tour will be a visit to Ouarzazate, before heading to the Dades gorge through Skoura and the rose valley. Once you reach the Dades gorge, you will end the day and retire at a traditional kasbah.
Day 2 : DadesValley - Todra Gorge - Rissani - Merzouga :
On the second day of your trip from Marrakech to Fes. After breakfast, a departure from your hotel in Dades valley at 8 a.m., we will drive to the Erg Chebbi dunes in Merzouga (the Sahara desert). Along the way, you will pass through Berber villages, you will get to Tineghir with its beautiful palm grove, and the Jewish quarter. You continue to the gorges of Todra, free time for lunch, and trek along the canyons of about 300 m high. Afterward, you will leave to Erg Chebbi dunes in the Merzouga Sahara desert. Enjoy a camel ride for 1h30 at the sunset to get to the oasis where the camp is located. Spend the night in the bivouac at Merzouga Sahara dunes under nomadic tents or outside under shooting stars. Play drums with camel drivers. Dinner and overnight in Merzouga Sahara desert camp.
Day 3 : Merzouga - Erfoud - Ziz Valley - Midelt -Azrou - Ifrane - Fes :
We will wake you up early in the morning to watch the sunrise on the dunes in the Sahara Desert, After these beautiful moments, you will ride your camel back to the hotel, after breakfast and having a shower. You will depart to Fes via Erfoud, Aoufous, and the valley of Ziz then stopping for a panoramic view of the oasis of Aoufous in the Tafilalte region. Continuation 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. End of your Marrakech to Fes 3 days desert tour with Drop off at your accommodation.