3 days desert tour from Marrakech to Fes via Merzouga
Desert tour from Marrakech to Fes, 3 days Marrakech to Fes via Sahara desert
Take an amazing 3 days tour from Marrakech to Fes via Merzouga and enjoy two of the best beautiful imperial cities of Morocco and the desert only in 3-day. Spend a night at a Sahara camp in Merzouga and enjoy a camel ride while learning the secrets of the local spots. Booking this 3 days tour will allow you to experience a Berber adventure like a nomad for a short time.
This 3 days desert trip from Marrakech to Fez is one of the popular tours that enable you to make a lifetime. Moreover, you will be able to enjoy the road and you can have a stop wherever you want, visit fascinating attractions. for example, visit the Unesco Kasbah it is famous in Morocco called Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah, enjoy watching the sunset and sunrise in the middle of the Sahara desert and over a big orange sand dune. Besides, spend an unforgettable night in a luxury or traditional desert camp. Also, on the road to Fes, you will enjoy the cedar forests and you will visit the beautiful city Ifran which known as the Switzerland of Morocco.
Info about the 3 days tour from Marrakech to Fes via Merzouga:
- Duration: 3 Days/ 2 Night
- Departure: 08:00 AM
- Starting: from Marrakech
- Ending: in Fes
- Cross the High Atlas Mountains
- Authentic Berber Villages
- Ait Ben Hddou Kasbah
- Experience camel trek
- Overnight starry sky
- Cedar forest
Program itinerary of the 3 days tour from Marrakech to Fes via Merzouga:
DAY 1: Marrakech – Berber Villages – Ouarzazate – Dades Gorges:
Our 3 days desert tour from Marrakech to Fes starts in the 8 mornings. Thus, we will pick you up at your accommodation in Marrakech and drive to the Tizi n’ Tichka mountain pass in the High Atlas Mountains. Thereafter, you will explore the largest UNESCO Kasbah in Morocco called Ait Benhaddou. Moreover, you will visit the local kasbah (Taourirt kasbah) and movie studio in Ouarzazate. Then, we drive along the “road of the 1000s Kasbahs” to Skoura and Roses city. It is famous for its rose products and its Roses Valley. After that, we reach Dades Gorges where we spend a night in a hotel with dinner and breakfast.
DAY 2: Dades – Todra Valley – Merzouga desert:
After breakfast. Firstly, we take the road of Tinghir to explore the Todra Gorge. Then, we continue to Tourog, where we will stop for a few minutes to see kinds of Amazigh traditional clothes. Thereafter, we drive to Erfoud city, this city is often called the capital of fossils and dates. You will also visit the village of Merzouga before we prepare for an adventure of a camel ride into the Sahara desert. Our camel trip will take about 90 minutes to reach the camp including a stopover at a big dune to enjoy watching the sunset of a lifetime. Here, you will spend the night under a traditional Berber tent or luxury camp with a tasty dinner. Also, after dinner, you can enjoy the Berber music around the fire and watching a beautiful sky full of stars.
DAY 3: Merzouga -Errachidia – Midelt – Fes:
On the last day of our Marrakech to Fes desert trip after watching the sunrise over the dunes and getting breakfast, you will ride camels back to the village to meet your driver. Furthermore, we pass through the Ziz Valley towards Midelt in the Middle Atlas Mountains. After that, you will visit the capital of apples “Midelt city”, then we reach Azrou. It is a Berber village where we watch the Barbarian apes in Cedar Forest. Also, we visit Ifrane which is known as the Switzerland of Morocco. Thereafter, we will drive to Fes the last station where we drop you off at your accommodation or at the airport. Then, our service will ends.
Day 1: Marrakech – Ouarzazate – Skoura – Todra gorges:
After a hearty breakfast, we will leave for the High Atlas, passing along the Tizi-N-Tichka pass, a mountain pass that is located at a height of 2,260 meters. We will visit the Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou (World Heritage Site – Unesco), a set of famous films, including Asterix and Obelix, The Gladiator, Tea in the Desert and many others. Lunch and short rest. Then, we will continue our 3-day desert tour from Marrakech to Fes towards Ouarzazate, the valley of the palm groves in Skoura, the Valley of the roses. Also, you can stop to see the ladies of the town make rosewater. After that, drive to Dades and Todra gorges. Spend a night in Todra gorges.
Day 2: Todra Gorges – Erfoud – Merzouga:
After breakfast, we will start our 3 days trip from Marrakech to Fes by exploring the Todra valley and you will have the opportunity to walk along the walls of Todra gorges admire the fantastic views and take some photos. Thereafter, we will drive towards Erfoud which is known as the capital of the fossils. Here, you will have a chance to visit the fossils factories. After that, we will arrive at the dunes of Erg Chebbi (Merzouga), in time to mount the Camel and admire the fantastic spectacle of the sunset in the middle of the desert. An unforgettable night in a Berber tent, where we will enjoy an excellent typical dinner, with dances, songs and a sea of stars.
Day 3: Merzouga – Midelt – Fes:
In the morning, after breakfast, departure for Fes, passing through the enchanting Ziz Valley, where we will stop to admire the view and take some photos. After that, we will continue our journey to Midelt, where we will stop for a relaxing lunch. Then, we drive towards Ifrane known as “The Moroccan Switzerland”. We will make a short stop in Azrou to visit its enchanting cedar grove and meet the nice monkeys that live there. Finally, we will arrive in Fes in the late evening, where our 3 days from Marrakech to Fes ends.
Included in our 3 days tour from Marrakech to Fes via Merzouga:
- Pick up from your hotel/riad.
- Private Marrakech Tour in comfortable A/C vehicle.
- Driver speaking English for this Marrakech desert tour.
- Camel ride in the desert & 1 camel for each person.
- Accommodation in riad / hotel
- Spend an unforgettable night in a desert camp with dinner and breakfast.
– Airline tickets.
– All lunches and drinks.
– Entry fees and Tickets, Tips.
How to Reserve This 3 days tour from Marrakech to Fes via Merzouga?
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Some of the places in our 3 days tour from Marrakech to Fes via Merzouga:
AIT BEN HADDOU:
Ait Benhaddou is one of the most typical examples of traditional Moroccan adobe architecture. The Kasbah dwellings are built of reddish-brown clay, and houses with flat roofs are located on the hillside with terraces, the streets are connected by arches and narrow passages, which gives the feeling of being in an Aladdin movie. Speaking of movies!
This is one of the favourite places for Hollywood filmmakers. Many films were filmed here, such as the mummy, the gladiator, Alexander, the Prince of Persia, and even the famous TV series Clone. The place has been included in the UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1987, and in the XI, Ksar was built to guard the caravan route, carried out by the Sahara trade.
Dades Gorges or Boumalne Gorges:
The Dades Gorges are a series of rugged gorges carved out by the River of Dades in Morocco and are filled with spring water. In addition, the River originates in the High Atlas Mountains, flowing about 350 km southwest before joining The River of Draa at the Sahara desert. Moreover, the strait is 45km long and contains the largest and most dramatic red rock formations. Also, the walls of the Dades Strait are about 500 meters high. The road to the strait brings you a wonderful experience of driving down a road littered with interesting Berber villages and green oases with palm trees.
Todra Gorges or Tinghir Gorges:
The Todra Gorges are a series of limestone river canyons. Its valley filled with spring water and it belongs to the city of Tinghir. Also, It is known for the beauty of its strait, which is attracting many visitors and Dades valley, both are responsible for carving out these deep cliff-sided canyons. Besides, It is an important tourist destination in the southeast of the Kingdom of Morocco.
If in Morocco there is a place that smells of mint tea and the sunsets are brighter than ever, it is Merzouga, an outpost of the most beautiful desert in North Africa, where the sand is tinged with red and becomes silkier. Here, you will follow the caravans on the dunes, get to know the ancient tribes and visit Erg Chebbi, the highest expanse of dunes in the country. Also, it is possible to experience the true lifestyle of nomads by spending the night in a desert camp.
To visit Merzouga, contact us then will notify you about the great tour depend on your start point, you can choose to travel by camel or opt for an exciting tour in a 4 x 4 that cuts through the high sand dunes. Merzouga and its dunes offer an incredible spectacle. The sensation one feels in front of this spectacle of nature is one of almost helplessness.
City of Azrou (Middle Atlas) and the cedar forest growing in its district, named after General Henri Gouraud. Massive 800-year-old cedar was discovered by French troops during a campaign to suppress anti-colonial uprisings of 1917-1919, the cedar forest that grows along the road connecting Azrou and Ifrane is also named after Gouraud. Known as the home of the Berber macaques, the Magots, an endangered species of monkeys. They are not aggressive, if they are not harshly, not loudly and calmly, but still, extra caution does not hurt.
These macaques live in the forests of the highlands near Azrou, which is not far from Moroccan Switzerland (Ifrane).
Ifrane is a snowy city as it sits over 1,600 meters above sea level. The climate here is appropriate. Snow lies in the city from January to March. The city of Ifrane is called “Moroccan Switzerland”, cause it is somewhat reminiscent of a standard European town, initially, Ifran was founded by the Berber tribes and in translation, the name of the city is designated as “caves”. It is located among the Middle Atlas mountain range. This is due to the fact that the locals built their homes right in the ground. In 1929, after the establishment of the French protectorate, Ifrane began to actively defend.
The souk of Fez is a labyrinth of streets full of stalls. A real explosion of colours smells and flavours where you can find ceramics, mosaics, carpets and other handicrafts. To get to the tannery you can do it in two ways:
By cab to the door or, for me the best and most beautiful, walking through the Medina through the famous and beautiful Blue Door. Of course, always guided by someone who knows it well, since getting into the narrow streets of the Medina is getting into a maze from which it is not easy to get out. The tannery is surrounded by leather goods stores, with terraces from which you can see the very hard work of the people in the vats.