Marrakech to Fes Desert Tour – 3 days


Desert Tour from Marrakech to Fes 3 days

Embark on an enchanting 4-day desert voyage from Marrakech to Fes, where you’ll immerse yourself in the allure of Morocco’s majestic southern landscapes and the vast Sahara Desert. This extraordinary expedition promises to unveil the diverse beauty of the region, starting with the awe-inspiring Atlas Mountains, adorned with their ever-changing vistas. Explore the storied past of ancient fortresses like Kasbah Telouet and the esteemed UNESCO World Heritage Site, Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou.

Journey through picturesque Berber hamlets, traverse the fertile valleys of Dades and conquer the immense Todra Gorges on foot. As twilight descends over the Merzouga Desert, mount a camel for a captivating trek across the rippling Erg Chebbi dunes, serenaded by the hypnotic rhythms of traditional Moroccan drumming under a celestial canopy. Your night unfolds in opulence at a deluxe desert encampment, nestled amidst the tranquil sands.

3-day Sahara tour from Marrakech to Fes – highlights:

  • Explore the stunning Atlas Mountains, including the famous Tizi-n-Tichka pass, with its varied landscapes and captivating vistas.
  • Discover ancient fortresses like Kasbah Teleout and the UNESCO-listed Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou, delving into their rich historical significance.
  • Enjoy the rich flavours of local cuisine while immersing yourself in the charm of Berber villages and the peaceful oasis lifestyle.
  • Relax in the lush surroundings of the Dades Valley and challenge yourself with a rewarding hike through the majestic Todra Gorges and nearby mountains.
  • Embark on an exhilarating camel ride through the desert dunes, try sandboarding, capture unforgettable moments, and groove to nomadic music.
  • Indulge in a sumptuous dinner beneath the starry night sky, then retreat to your private tent in a luxurious desert camp for a peaceful night’s sleep.

What is included in the price:

  • Transport in a private air-conditioned & comfortable van or 4WD vehicle
  • Experienced English-speaking nomad driver-guide
  • Pick-up from Marrakech and drop-off at your hotel in Fes
  • Meals: breakfast & dinner – with vegetarian and vegan options available
  • Accommodation in comfortable hotels with air-conditioned rooms with private bathroom
  • One night in a luxury desert camp in Erg Chebbi under private & comfortable tents equipped with private bathrooms and shower
  • A camel ride for about two hours with a guide in Erg Chebbi and free sand-boarding, if desired
  • Berber drumming & music in the desert camp
  • Hiking in beautiful scenery and free time to explore the sites of interest
  • Tea/ coffee in the desert camp

What is not included:

  • Lunches
  • Local guides
  • Entrance fees
  • Tipping

Itinerary:

Day 1: Marrakech – Dades Valley

Commence your captivating Morocco desert journey from Marrakech to Fes with a prompt 8:30 pick-up from your riad. Your expert driver-guide will navigate through picturesque vistas of the High Atlas mountains, unveiling the remote charm of Berber villages along the route. Your first stop lands you amidst the timeless beauty of the 17th-century Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou, a UNESCO World Heritage Site famed for its role in cinematic masterpieces like “Game of Thrones” and “Gladiator”.

Following a leisurely exploration of the kasbah, indulge in a delicious lunch at a local eatery before journeying onwards to Ouarzazate, dubbed “the Hollywood of Africa”. Here, an optional visit to the Atlas Film Studios awaits, nestled amidst striking red desert landscapes. Continue along the renowned Route of the Thousand Kasbahs, arriving at the enchanting Kalaat M’gouna, celebrated for its annual Rose Festival in May. Rejuvenate in a hotel overlooking the valley, savouring a delectable dinner under the starry skies.

Day 2: Dades Valley – Merzouga

Awaken to a delightful breakfast in your riad before embarking towards the majestic Erg Chebbi dunes of the Sahara desert. Traverse through an ever-changing landscape, encountering ancient Berber villages and captivating palmeraies along the way. A brief stop at Todra Gorge presents a mesmerising vista, renowned as one of the world’s most spectacular canyons and a premier rock climbing destination.

Indulge in a scrumptious lunch at a local restaurant before continuing your journey to Erfoud, renowned as the fossil town, offering insight into Moroccan archaeology. Here, an optional visit to Erfoud’s fossil museums unveils the intriguing process behind transforming fossils into exquisite artefacts. Arrive at the Merzouga desert by late afternoon, where your camel guide awaits to lead you into the golden dunes of Erg Chebbi. Revel in the serene beauty of the Sahara Desert, culminating in an overnight stay at a desert camp under the starlit sky.

Day 3: Merzouga – Fes

Begin your day with an early rise to witness a spectacular sunrise atop the dunes of Erg Chebbi. After refreshing and enjoying breakfast at the camp, bid farewell to the dunes and embark on an adventurous journey towards Fes. Traverse through the awe-inspiring Ziz Valley, a verdant oasis amidst Morocco’s desert landscape, before ascending the Middle Atlas mountains.

Pause for a scenic lunch in Midelt, affectionately known as the Apple City, before delving deeper into the Middle Atlas Mountains to Azrou. Here, immerse yourself in the natural beauty of cedar and pine forests, encountering Barbary Macaque Monkeys in their habitat. Conclude your journey with a visit to Ifrane, a charming town reminiscent of Switzerland, boasting meticulous architecture and serene parks.

As the day draws to a close, arrive in Fes, where your driver will escort you to your riad, marking the end of your enchanting 3-day Marrakech to Fes desert adventure.

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