Highlights of 3 days Marrakech to Fes desert tour:
- Views of the High-Atlas mountains.
- Visit Ait-Ben-Haddou Kasbah.
- Dades Gorges.
- Todgha Gorges.
- Camel ride in Erg Chebbi.
- Sunset in the middle of the desert.
- A night in the nomad camp.
- Sunrise in Merzouga desert.
- Ziz valley, the big source of dates.
- Feeding the Barbary Macaque in the Cedar forest
3 days Marrakech to Fes desert tour itinerary:
Marrakech to Boumalne Dades.
Our Marrakech to Fes desert tour will start after breakfast from your accommodation in Marrakech, a journey to the beautiful city of Boumalne Dades. Firstly, we will cross the High Atlas range with its gorgeous views. More importantly, you will be able to take some pictures of the Valleys and the old Berber villages. After that, you will enjoy the far-reaching views of Tizi-N-Tichka road pass.
Secondly, you will arrive at the fascinating Kasbah of Ait-Ben-Haddou, the latter was for the Glaoui familly. Besides, it’s built out of mud which makes it look old and real. Also, some Hollywood actors gave it a part of their movies like « Marco Polo ». You will explore it and move to Ouarzazate city for another Film studios where lots of other movies are shot. The driver will drop you off to discover the area before you move again through the city of Skoura, what they call the Kasbah’s city. You probably would see some hiding between the tall palm trees close to the river. Above all, you will cross the city of Roses heading to Boumalne Dades city which takes about 40min. When you arrive there, They will welcome you with tea as usual. Overnight at the hotel
Boumalne Dades to Merzouga Desert.
The second day of our Marrakech to Fes desert tour will start after you take your traditional breakfast at the hotel. You will drive to the city of Tinghir to see the highest canyons in Morocco, the Todgha Gorges, this is more like a place for picnics and climbing. Not to mention that you will take a walk to discover the area and then move for the panoramic views.
After all, you will draw your way to Merzouga desert via Erfoud and some other villages. When arrived, the adventure will begin, the staff again will welcome you with a cup of mint tea to restore, after that, your driver will take you to ride camels in the heart of Erg-Chebbi’s sand dunes. After about a 1-hour camel ride, you will get to our nomad camp where you can try different activities like sandboarding. Not only this but after having dinner, you will enjoy the Berber music(drumming) under the lovely starry sky.
Merzouga desert to Fes.
In the morning, we will make sure you wake up so you won’t miss the beautiful sunrise. After breakfast at the camp or back to the hotel, we will begin our Marrakech to Fes desert tour heading to Fes. Firstly, we will leave Merzouga desert passing by Erfoud and Errachidia. We will see the valley of Ziz, a huge source of dates in the country. We will stop for some pictures and leave crossing the middle-Atlas mountains this time. You will enjoy the green
mountains’ views before you arrive at the city of apples or Midelt. The latter is the first producer of apples in Morocco. We will continue again through the Atlas mountains to see the Barbary macaque monkeys and feed them before we reach Ifrane. They call it also Switzerland of Morocco for its finest. We will have a walk to discover it. Subsequently, we will continue to Fes where you will spend the night in a local Riad/hotel and where our Marrakech to Fes desert tour will end
Marrakech to Fes desert tour in 3 days includes and excludes:
- Pick-up service if needed.
- Transfer in a comfortable vehicle.
- English speaking driver/guide.
- Breakfasts and dinners.
- A night in Erg Chebbi desert camp.
- Camel ride in the Sahara desert.
- Berber scarf in the desert.
- Plane tickets.
- Travel insurance.
- Soft drinks.
I don't think words can describe how good the tour was. Our driver and guide Aziz was amazing. Furthermore, he told us a lot of stories and things about Moroccan cultures. The 3 days Marrakech to Fes desert tour is definitely a good choice. Not to mention, I really loved Merzouga desert. Highly recommended for travelers!
The tour was just amazing. Great service, accommodation, food. We did the tour with Hassan as a guide, he was very knowledgeable about his country. There is no doubt that I will repeat this tour again when I go back to Morocco. Highly recommended!