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Marrakech To Fes Desert Tour




3 Days Private Desert Trip from Marrakech to Fes:

Discover the finest of Morocco during a 3-day Sahara desert tour that takes you from Marrakech from Fes. Visit famous sites such as Kasbah Ait Ben Hadou Dades Valley, and Tinghir Oasis. Ride camels through Erg Chebbi sand dunes, and then stay in the Merzouga Camp in the desert. Take a look at the vivacious Barbary Apes in the Middle Atlas Mountains before arriving in Fes. This tour is a fascinating look at the diversity of Morocco’s cultural heritage as well as its natural beauty.


Marrakech to Fes Desert Tour Highlights:

Itinerary of the 3 Day Desert Tour from Marrakech to Fes:

The Marrakech journey to Fes desert tour departs in the morning from either your hotel around 08:00 am. In the beginning, you'll cross across the High Atlas Mountains and Tizi N'Tichka Pass (2260m in elevation). Take in the stunning scenery on the way, as you meet gorgeous clay-brick Berber villages as well as shepherds with their flocks on lush green plateaus, with snow-capped mountains in the distance. There will be numerous stops throughout the journey to capture photographs or stretch your legs, and sip a cup coffee.

In the afternoon it's time to visit by noon, you'll arrive at the UNESCO world heritage village of Kasbah Ben Haddou, which was used as the location for a variety of Hollywood blockbusters such as Lawrence of Arabia, Gladiator and Games of Thrones. After a guided tour of the village of mud bricks it's time to travel toward Ouarzazate (the Hollywood of Africa) where you'll find the biggest production studios of Africa.

In the afternoon, after lunch (at your own pace) After lunch, you'll go to the oasis in Skoura along with one of the most well-preserved Kasbahs within Morocco: Amridil. From here, you'll go towards Kalaa Mgouna through The Valley of the Roses before arriving at your luxury guesthouse located in Dades Valley for dinner and the night.

Your second and final day on Your Marrakech tour to Fes Sahara desert tour will begin with a drive on the 1001 Kasbahs to Tinghir oasis. You'll get to experience the stunning landscape along the fortified villages which used to be the sites of caravan routes from the mid 20th century onwards.

When you arrive at Tinghir the military base under Tinghir, a military post during the French occupation, you'll take a different road to get to the oasis. It is possible to walk to the stream, and take a look at the locals cultivating and raising their livestock. The walk will conclude at an beautiful moments of your trip: Todgha Gorges.

After a leisurely lunch in one of the cafes in town After lunch, you'll travel to Rissani one of Morocco's most sacred towns. The person who founded the original kingdom's dynasty, "The Alaouites," was born here and is believed to be buried in the local area. Rissani is also renowned as the point where you can start the old caravan routes that crossed the Sahara desert and reach Tombouctou.

Then, in the late afternoon you'll travel across the terrain that is rocky to Merzouga and then your camel caravan is there waiting to welcome you. Prior to arriving to your Sahara desert campsite, you'll take riding on camels through your Erg Chebbi dunes to watch the stunning sunset.

Dinner will be under the stars, while enjoying the entertainment of the local nomad hosts who play drums all night. Then, you'll stay the night in your Sahara camp in the desert.

After a early rise to experience a stunning dawn camel ride across the dunes at Erg Chebbi, you will arrive at the lodge for camp operators in Merzouga for breakfast and a shower (If you opt to upgrade to a luxury camp breakfast will be provided at the camp, and showers will be available within your camp site).

Begin by meeting your driver/guide. Then, leave on a scenic journey to Fes traversing The Ziz Valley through Errachidia, which is the capital city of the Tafilalt region.

Continue on to Midelt and we'll take lunch in the afternoon before heading across Midelt to the Middle Atlas Mountains with its Cedar Forests and Berber towns like Imouzzar and Ifran Imouzzar and Ifran, both well-known as winter ski areas for Moroccans.

Your driver could spot Barbary Apes on the way to Fez and take the time to snap photos. Then you'll be arriving in Fez later in the afternoon. your desert adventure will come to an end with a transfer to your hotel or the riad.

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Know Before You Go:

Frequently Asked Questions:

The trip between Marrakech to Fes through The Merzouga Sahara desert is about 1030 km, allowing an extensive tour of the diverse landscapes of Morocco.

It takes about 1 hour to watch sunset and then another hour to rise the next day. The time will vary based on the time of the year, the daylight saving time and the sunset/sunrise times.

Private tours are conducted in a comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle. We have options from minivans to SUVs, making sure you have a memorable and personal travel experience.

The prices are according to the number of guests and the time of year, as well as your preference of either luxury or standard camping. This ensures an experience that is tailored to your budget and needs.

Yes, there is. Many ATV rental firms in Merzouga provide high-quality dunes buggies and quad bikes within the Erg Chebbi dunes. Your guide will help you in this and then you’ll pay the vendor in Merzouga. The cost is 50 euros per hour, per quad.

Yes the luggage you bring will be safely transported along with you throughout the trip, including during your time in the camp in the desert.

Experience a thrilling camel trek across the desert, offering the chance to see breathtaking sunsets or sunrises over the dunes. This is an integral part of the Sahara adventure.

Standard camp facilities are basic with shared facilities, whereas luxurious camps offer more luxury with private tents bathroom facilities, ensuite toilets, and, often, more personal services.

Policies on cancellations vary. Please go through the booking conditions for more information on the timelines and refunds that may be possible to make informed choices.

While dinner and breakfast are generally included, lunches aren’t covered, allowing you to discover the local cuisine to suit your taste.

Take comfortable clothing as well as sun protection, personal hygiene items, as well as any medication you may need. Layered clothing is suggested for different temperatures.

Desert Camps have essential amenities, such as solar power to charge devices as well as lighting, along with the essentials such as towels and toiletries provided.

The tour begins at your hotel in Marrakech and ends at the destination you want to visit in Fes with access to the door and convenience.

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