3 days Marrakech to Fes via Merzouga desert
3 days Marrakech to Fes via desert Overview :
One of the most popular desert trips from Marrakech that connects the two imperial capitals is the 3 days Marrakech to Fes through desert. The fantastic tour takes you through a large part of Morocco’s south, departing from Marrakech and heading towards the Atlas Mountains, passing through beautiful scenery on curvy roads and perched Berber villages that blend in with the mountains, to the infamous kasbahs of Ait Benhaddou fortified village and Ouarzazate with its cinematic attractions, and spending the first night in a traditional but comfortable hotel in the heart of the Dades gorges.
The second day allows you to take a short walk through the immense gorges of Toudgha before continuing on to Merzouga via more arid plains signaling the start of the deserts. Once in Merzouga, you will ride camels and travel deep into the desert to spend the night in a luxury camp ( you will have your own private tents equipped with comfortable beds and plenty of sheets for the cold nights, and ensuite bathroom and shower).
After a delicious dinner, enjoy a starry night under a clear and quiet sky while spending quality time with the staff while listening to music around the fire.The third day takes you on a different route towards Fez, passing through many villages and scenery, a short pause at the beautiful cedar forest with its playful monkeys, and a coffee break at Ifrane town, also known as “Little Switzerland” for its cleanliness and architecture, before arriving in the country’s cultural capital, Fes, where your driver will drop you off at your hotel.
Key Details of the 3 days Marrakech to Fes via desert
- Duration – 3 Days 2 and Nights
- Skip the Lines
- Instant Confirmation
- Available – Fill Booking Form to Reserve
- Live Guide (optional )
- Departure Location From Marrakech.
What You’ll Do in the 3 days Marrakech to Fes via desert
- Enjoy Marrakech, Atlas Mountains, Valleys and golden dunes of the Desert in 3 Days.
- Sahara desert Sightseeing, Dades valley, Todgha Gorge, Erg Chebbi.
- Ait Benhaddou World heritage Sightseeing
- Skoura Sightseeing.
- Morocco Sahara Desert Sightseeing – Camel Ride, luxury Desert Camp.
- Let an experienced tour guide explain the glorious culture of these cities.
Your driver will pick you up at 08:00 am from your hotel or the closest accessible point for the car, and you will start your 3 days desert tour from Marrakech to Fes heading to the Dades Gorges across the Tizi-n-Tichka pass of the high Atlas Mountains with an altitude of 2260m, with far-reaching views across the mountains, to the traditional High Atlas Berber villages. Then you continue to visit the UNESCO World Heritage site of Ait benhaddou, a site used by many film makers as a backdrop for their works, such as the “Gladiator”, “Lawrence of Arabia” and some shots of the famous TV series “Game of Thrones”. We will have lunch at one of the restaurants at the foothills of the Kasbahs. After lunch we will drive to Ouarzazate with option to visit the Atlas Studios and Taourirt Kasbah there, and then we continue to Dades gorges through the vast palm-groves of Skoura and the rose valley stretching along the M’Goun river ( the rose of Damascena was brought to Morocco centuries ago by a berber merchant from Damascus, hence the name, they blossom between April and mid-May ). Taking a detour form the main road, we will drive up the valley of Dades to reach our hotel with a couple of stops to enjoy the beautiful views of the valley and a bizarre rock formation called “The monkey feet” . We will spend the night in our hotel in Dades.
After breakfast, we will drive from Dades gorges to Erg chebbi Sahara desert at Merzouga. Taking another small detour from the main road, we will head up the Todra gorges for a while to reach the immense cliffs, where you can enjoy a short walk to fully take in the beauty of the place before continuing our drive south .Berber villages are scattered along the way, Tinjdad, Jorf and Erfoud in which you can feel the beginning of the Saharan oasis of Tafilalet and its immense arid plateaus, Once you arrive to Merzouga, a small off-road takes you to the edge of the golden dunes where camels are waiting for you, the luggage will be loaded in an 4×4 car and transported to the camp, and you can enjoy a beautiful camel ride over the sand dunes and watch a majestic desert sunset on your way to the camp. After reaching your destination, you will be greeted with tea and smiles. You will be shown to your beautiful comfortable private tents equipped with ensuite bathrooms and showers to relax and settle before dinner time. After a delicious meal, fire will be lit and a festive ambiance takes over with musical plays by the staff and cameleers under the starry night of the desert !
An early morning wake up is recommended to witness the amazing sunrise from the dunes. you will have breakfast in the camp, pack and go back either on camels or by 4×4 leaving the dunes behind. Back on the asphalt roads, you will head north towards Fez via the High Atlas Mountains. On the way, we will drive through Erfoud, Errachidia and Midelt. We’ll stop for lunch and pictures of wild monkeys on the Cedar forests of Azrou before arriving to Fez. Drop you off at your accommodation.