The Marrakech to Fes 3 Day Sahara Desert Tour is an approach and ideal idea to combine both Marrakech and Fes via Morocco Sahara desert of Merzouga - Erg Chebbi dunes - Camel trekking, overnight in desert camp (tent) in just 3 days desert tour from Marrakech ending in Fes visiting all intresting places along the way including Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah, Atlas mountains,berber villages , Kasbahs, Canyon, Palm Groves, Todra Gorges, Medilt, Ifrane and Azrou cedar forest.
With this 3-day tour of Morocco from Marrakech to Fes you will live the unique landscapes of the desert and visit exotic cities and local villages. An adventure in which you will not stop enjoying even a second!
At Marrakech Day Desert Tour we offer Standard and Luxury Marrakech to Fes desert tours, as well as Shared - (Budget small Group) 3 Day Desert trip Marrakech to Fes in small Morocco group desert tours and Excursions, sharing only the transportation (4x4 vehicule A/C or modern minivan A/C...) with private room in Hotel / Riad including camel trekking and private tente in Merzouga Sahara Desert.
The 3 Day desert tour Marrakech to Fes price depends on the number of travellers, type of accommodations (Standard or Luxury) and the season. Please feel free to contact us anytime.
Day 1: Marrakech » Atlas Mountains » Ait Ben Haddou » Ouarzazate » Roses & Dades Valley [315 Km]
Day 2: Dades » Todra Gorges » El Jorf » Erfoud » Merzouga (Night in Desert Camp) [255 km]
Day 3: Merzouga Desert » Ziz Valley » Midelt » Ifran » Fes [467 Km]
Starting location: Marrakech
Ending location: Fes
Duration: 3 Days / 2 Nights
Our 3 day desert tour from Marrakech to Fes will start from your accommodation in Marrakech at 08:30 AM, and depart to the High Atlas, subrange of moroccan Atlas mountains, going through Tizi N´Tichka port with stops for panoramic views and taking pictures of the Berber small villages that camouflage in the landscape. Then we continue south to the ksar (fortified village) of Ait Ben Haddou where we will visit the famous Kasbah (declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1986). Famous films have been shot in this spectacular stage, including Gladiator , Obelix, The Mummy, The Jewel of the Nile, Sahara with Penélope Cruz…etc. Free time for lunch in town.
Then we continue the Marrakech sahara desert trip 3 days to Ouarzazate also known as “The gate of the desert” that in berber language means “noiseless or without confusion”. Here we´ll see the Taourirt kasbah, one of the most spectacular ksars in Morocco.
The next site to visit in our Moroccan 3 day trip Marrakech to Fes is the Rose Valley going through the big Skoura palm grove; a beautiful place to contemplate more than 700.000 palms and numerous kasbahs that are built in the surrounding area. In this Valley damascenes roses are raised for cosmetic use such as the valued rosewater. The Rose Festival is held here annually in May, it is an important moussem for Moroccan culture.Finally we reach the Dades valley where we´ll spend the night.
The second day of our Marrakech to Fes Sahara desert tour three days after breakfast we´ll enjoy one of the most beautiful views of the Dadées Valley from one strategic lookout in the mountains, from there we can appreciate the great number of kasbahs and the scenic characteristics of each one. A very good asphalt road leads up the valley from the city of Tinerhir to the gorge and then to the desert. After some stops on the way we´ll reach the Todra Gorges. The scenery is spectacular. Local people live in the area and can be seen in their adobe villages. Thanks to its rock sides with many uneven surfaces, these gorges are popular among rock climbers.
After a short walk in the Todra gorges you´l have free time for lunch in Tinejdad or Touroug and then we continue our way to the desert to reach the spectacular dunes of Merzouga.
We´ll take there a camel ride of one hour to our nomad camp located in the middle of a sea of dunes (Erg Chebbi). Before dinner we´ll see the sunset at the top of a dune for then sleep in a tent under a beautiful starry sky.
Very early in the morning of our third day of the Marrakech to Fes Sahara desert tour we have a “Date with the sunrise”. In the middle of the desert, waking up early is a “must do” to contemplate the most spectacular sunrise you´ve ever seen at the top of a dune close to the camp.
Then we return to Merzouga on the camels where a delicious breakfast is waiting for us. Once ready, we start our last day to the north through the Tafilalet palm grove, the biggest in the world. You´ll see thousands of palm trees along the 20km of road. This way leads us to the Ziz valley, which river comes down from the high Atlas and feeds the palm grove. Here we make a stop and from this high viewpoint, enjoy a magnificent view of the valley and the town of Aoufous.
We make another stop in Midelt, just in the heart of the Atlas where you´ll have free time for lunch and rest for a while. In the afternoon we continue our way through the Cedar Woods where, if we are lucky, we´ll see some monkeys. The next place we´ll visit is the city of Ifrane, situated in the northwestern slope of the Middle Atlas at 1630 meters above the water level. Its broad avenues, its urban development with perfect cleanness, the gardens, the green areas and its architecture make this city look like a swiss town. Ifrane feels misplaced in Morocco. Thats why it´s named the moroccan Switzerland, and if that´s not enough it has an important ski resort, Michlifen,About 6 pm we arrive at Fez, transfer to the hotel, and end of our Moroccan desert 3-day tour from Marrakech to Fes.
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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