With this 2 day desert tour to the desert and Fes from Marrakech you will discover the soul of Morocco spending an unforgettable night among the dunes of the Merzouga desert and making a trip through several historical villages and spectacular landscapes of the interior of the country.
At Marrakech Day Desert Tour we offer only private 2 day desert tour Marrakech to Fes via Merzouga; luxury and standard.
The price of the 2 Day Sahara desert tour from Marrakech to Fes depends on the number of travellers, type of desert camp (Standard or Luxury) and the season. Please feel free to contact us anytime.
Day 1 : Marrakech » Ait Ben Haddou » Todra & Dades Gorges » Merzouga (Camel trek & Night in Desert Camp) [560 km]
Day 2 : Merzouga Desert » Rissani » Azrou & Ifrane » Fes [460 km]
Starting location : Marrakech
Ending location : Fes
Duration : 2 Days / 1 Night
When the guide has picked you up at your hotel in Marrakech, you will start this exciting 2-day tour in which you will live an unforgettable experience knowing the Merzouga desert and the most charming corners of its surroundings.
You will begin your journey through Tizi n'Tichka, a network of winding roads that run more than 2,200 meters high, as they cross part of the Atlas Mountains. Along the way, you will meet Ait Ben Haddou, an impressive kasbah with buildings made of adobe that has been declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco.
After knowing one of the most spectacular kasbahs in Morocco and crossing the city of Ouarzazate, you will travel part of the famous Route of the Thousand Kasbahs until you reach Skuora, a city famous for housing the Kasbah Amridil, a 17th century fortified enclosure that has been inhabited until a few decades ago.
Then, you will arrive at Kelaa M'Gouna, a city located within the Valley of the Roses, a beautiful natural environment full of different types of roses that fill the atmosphere with a bewitching smell.
Then, you will enter the heart of the Dades Valley that will take you to get to know in depth the landscape of the Dades Gorges, an impressive canyon in the center of Morocco. Within this canyon you will be taken to the area known as the Todra Gorges, a corner where the steep rocky walls exceed 150 meters high.
After lunch, you will embark on the journey to Erfoud through a valley of palm trees. Once there, you will walk through the famous souk this city to see the curious pieces of local crafts and even several fossil specimens.
In the afternoon, they will take you to Merzouga to enjoy a camel ride through the dunes of Erg Chebbi. As the sun sets behind the endless sea of desert dunes, you will fall in love with the breathtaking view you will have before your eyes. After the walk, you will arrive at the camp, where a delicious dinner with a cup of traditional tea will be waiting for you. After witnessing an authentic show with Berber music, you will spend your first night in the desert.
You will wake up early to enjoy one of the most beautiful moments of this tour: sunrise in the desert. You will get on a camel to take a walk through the dunes while the sun rises over the sky and then you will return to the camp for breakfast.
When finished, you will start a trip through the city of Rissani, known for its colorful spice market. You will also visit the Ziz Valley and the Ziz Gorges, an arid landscape where the green color of the valley vegetation contrasts with the brown tones of the canyon.
After lunch in the Middle Atlas mountains, you will visit the city of Azrou, known for its famous monkey forest, and Ifrán, a curious European-looking Moroccan city located more than 1,700 meters high. The moment you see its picturesque houses, you will understand why many know it as "little Switzerland".
1. Do I need to bring a sleeping bag?
You won't need a sleeping bag on our Morocco tours as for the most part you'll be staying in 3-4 star hotels and our desert camp provides all the bedding you need including pillows and blankets. For your own personal comfort, you may wish to bring a sleeping bag liner to use at the desert camp.
2. How long is the camel trek in the Sahara?
We journey there by camel for an authentic Berber experience. The camel trek is about an hour and a half. If you prefer to walk then you can walk alongside our camel caravan but bear in mind that walking in sand can be tiring.
3. Is there another option if I do not want camel riding?
Yes, travellers who are not intrested in camel ride and want to spend night in the desert, we transfer them by 4WD to the desert camp.
4. What is the standard of hotels on your trips?
On our Signature product you'll be staying in a mix of 4 & 3 star modern hotels and traditional Moroccan riads. This gives you a chance to experience the local hospitality and stay in accommodation that reflects the character of Morocco. On our Adventure range of tours in Morocco the standard of accommodation is equivalent to a Western 3 star.
5. Is Moroccan food suitable for vegetarians?
Vegetables feature prominently in Moroccan cuisine so vegetarians should have no issues. It's true that Moroccans like their meat but it's always accompanied by a delicious range of vegetables and grains. There's a huge variety of salads to choose from, soups can easily be made vegetarian-friendly on request and the ubiquitous tagine and couscous dishes come in vegetarian options too.
To confirm any tour or activity, we require a small deposit to be paid over PayPal to our account, the balance is due in cash at the pick up, to be paid to your driver in euros, or equivalent in dollar or dirhams.
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