3 DAYS DESERT TOUR FROM MARRAKECH TO FES

OVERVIEW: 3 DAYS DESERT TOUR FROM MARRAKECH TO FES

In this 3 DAYS DESERT TOUR FROM MARRAKECH TO FES, you’ll travel through the Atlas Mountains, explore the historic Ait-Ben-Haddou Kasbah, discover the bustling city of Ouarzazate, and marvel at the breathtaking Dades and Todra gorges. Delve into the heart of the Merzouga Sahara desert, encountering Berber villages and embarking on camel rides amidst the dunes. Witness the enchanting spectacle of the Sahara’s sunset and sunrise. Explore the vibrant Rissani market and the fossil-rich town of Erfoud. Wander through the scenic landscapes of Ifrane, often dubbed the “Switzerland of Morocco,” and visit the cedar forest, home to the Barbary macaque. Concluding in Fes.

HIGHLIGHTS: 3 DAYS DESERT TOUR FROM MARRAKECH TO FES

  • Drive through the High Atlas Mountains, with scenic stops.
  • Visit the famous Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou, seen in movies like Gladiator.
  • Explore Ouarzazate and its film studios.
  • Drive through Dades Valley with a stop for a panoramic view.
  • Explore Todra Gorges, a majestic canyon.
  • Enjoy a camel ride into the desert for sunset.
  • overnight at a desert camp with dinner and music.
  • Pass through Ziz Valley and stop at Azrou’s cedar grove.
  • Explore Ifrane, known as Morocco’s Switzerland

ITINERARY: 3 DAYS DESERT TOUR FROM MARRAKECH TO FES

DAY 1: MARRAKECH – KASBAH OF AIT BEN HADDOU – OUARZAZATE – DADES VALLEY

The first day of a 3 DAYS TOUR FROM MARRAKECH, you will be picked up at your accommodation in Marrakech or from the airport in the morning to drive to the desert through the fascinating High Atlas Mountains and over the Tizi-N-Tichka pass in the Atlas Mountains. There will be stops along the way to view the breathtaking landscapes from a panoramic vantage point.

Our next stop is the famous Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou, which is a must-see on this tour. UNESCO has designated this fortified village as part of the World Heritage List as a World Heritage Site. In addition, the Kasbah has been featured in several films, including Gladiator, Alexander, The Mummy, etc.

After that, we continue to Ouarzazate and visit the film studios where many famous films were shot. We’ll have some time to eat lunch, then we’ll go see the Rose Valley, driving through a big group of palm trees in Skoura. Lastly, we’ll go to Boumalne Dades to sleep for the night.

DAY 2 : DADES VALLEY – TOUDGHHA GORGES-  TINJDAD – MERZOUGA DESERT

After breakfast, we’ll drive through the Dades Valley. We’ll stop at a place where we can see the valley from above and enjoy the amazing view of the Dades gorges. Then, we’ll continue to Todra Gorges. The Todra River has carved a big canyon in the mountains, making tall red cliffs on both sides. 

You can walk around and enjoy the beautiful scenery there. After that, we’ll drive through areas with lots of palm trees called Touroug and Tinjdad. You’ll have some time to eat lunch on the way.

Finally, we arrive at Erg Chebbi’s Merzouga Dunes, where you will check into your hotel and enjoy a magical dinner with traditional Berber music. The hotel provides unique and comfortable accommodations, allowing you to fully embrace the serene beauty of the desert night.

DAY 3: MERZOUGA – RISSANI – ARFOUD – ZIZ VALLEY – AZROU – IFRANE – FES

Today, make sure to wake up early to witness the breathtaking sunrise, as the dunes come alive with a mesmerizing display of colors and shadows, so you will not miss an awe-inspiring spectacle. After breakfast, you will ride your camel back to Merzouga, meet your driver and head to Fes.

 Along the way, we will stop at Rissani’s bustling traditional market. If you visit on a market day—Sundays, Tuesdays, or Thursdays—you’ll be greeted by a vibrant display of colors, fragrances, and sounds as you stroll through its bustling streets. Afterward, we drive to Arfoud, where you’ll have the opportunity to visit a workshop showcasing fossilized marble.

The journey continues through the picturesque palm groves of Ziz Valley and the middle Atlas Mountains. We will have to stop by Azrou’s cedar grove, which is home to some playful monkeys. Then drive to Ifrane, often referred to as Morocco’s Switzerland, where you can take magnificent images and observe the town’s splendor. Drop you off t your accommodation in Fes.

 

Info: 3 DAYS DESERT TOUR FROM MARRAKECH TO FES
what Included
  • Private A/C Vans or 4×4 vehicles
  • Fuel
  • English speaking driver.
  • Pick up & Drop off at your accommodation
  • Typical hotels, Kasbahs, Riads
  • Camel ride Per each
  • Overnight in a traditional nomad tent
  • All breakfasts
what Excluded
  • Lunches
  • Drinks
  • Entrance fees
  • Tipping Driver and Guides

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Important! This is a proposed tour schedule; if it doesn’t suit you, please contact us. A customized itinerary will be created based on your interests and stay duration. We provide personalized Morocco tours. As more people join the trip, the price drops. If the payment is fixed, transportation costs will be proportionate to the number of people. Cost depends on accommodation quality. Please contact us for a quotation.

Amar Amraoui

Moroccan Trips stands as a beacon of excellence in the realm of travel, founded in 2012 by the distinguished tour operator, Amar Amraoui. With a childhood spent amidst the awe-inspiring landscapes of the Sahara Desert, Amar possesses an unparalleled depth of knowledge and profound affinity for Morocco’s diverse terrain and cultural heritage.

Drawing from years of hands-on experience as an esteemed in-country agent for esteemed national and international travel entities, Amar has honed his craft in guiding discerning travelers across Morocco’s captivating landscapes. His career in the tourism industry began in 2007, and he has since remained steadfastly committed to promoting eco-friendly travel strategies.

A graduate with a Bachelor’s (BA) degree in Sustainable Tourism and Languages, Amar Amraoui embodies a blend of academic prowess and practical expertise. At Moroccan Trips, Amar’s mission is to transcend mere travel and curate transformative experiences that resonate with the soul of Morocco, offering bespoke journeys that blend cultural immersion with unparalleled adventure.

Experience the epitome of professionalism and personalized service with Moroccan Trips. Allow us to be your trusted partner in crafting bespoke travel experiences that leave an indelible mark on your heart and mind, as we invite you to discover the true essence of Morocco’s boundless beauty and timeless allure.

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