Explore the picturesque journey through the Morocco Sahara desert to connect between the two cities of imperial importance in a shared Marrakech and Fes Desert tour. The desert safari should take minimum of three days in order to take advantage of it to the fullest. Its distance from Marrakech as well as Fes is 530 kilometers You will travel through the ancient Kasbahs as well as Berber villages, and meet the nomads, and stay the night in the Merzouga camp in the desert. While it is a tour for groups it will be in your private room and tent the two nights. It is only shared transportation between Marrakech until Fes.
The scheduled Marrakech tour from Marrakech to Fez desert tour will begin at dawn, and will include pickup at your accommodation or a nearby access point to your accommodation. After passing by Marrakech suburbs, dotted with tiny towns and farms, we drive uphill until we traverse across the High Atlas Mountains. There will be a brief stop for coffee and use a bathroom before arriving at legendary Tizi Ntichka mountain pass (2260 meters high).
There will be numerous stops to snap photos and stretch your legs prior to the landscape changes dramatically upon getting close to Kasbah Air Ben Hadou. The UNESCO designated village is among the most frequented landmarks in Morocco. It is well-known because it was and has been- utilized in various Hollywood dramas (Game of Thrones, Kingdom of Heaven, Gladiator)
If you'd like to engage a local guide together with the rest of the group ( an option ) to explore the village prior to choosing the local restaurant for lunch.
After lunch, we travel on to Dades Valley past Ouarzazate, Skoura Oasis, and Klaa Mgouna The latter is renowned because of its Damascus rose distillation plant and roses. The route from Ouarzazate and Dades is known as "The road of 1001 Kasbahs."
When you arrive in Boumalne Dades, deviate to the minor road, driving through stunning landscape that stretches along the Dades River, with different fortified Berber villages in the background.
Check into the Dads Hotel just before it is dark, and then have a delicious dinner.
After a breakfast at the hotel, prepare for a thrilling journey. You will first arrive at Tinghir oasis and you will get the opportunity to walk through the stream in the shade of olive and palm trees, and observe the local Berbers caring for their fields, or grazing their cattle.
The hike will take you to the stunning Cliffs that make up Todgha Gorges, from where you'll have the chance to snap some photographs and take in the tranquility.
After a leisurely lunch in one of the local cafes you'll continue on to Rissani passing through small towns, oases and the Ksours (fortified communities). The pink dunes advancing towards the landscape.
When you arrive at Merzouga and upon arrival, you will meet your caravan of camels, and then embark on a one-hour camel ride across Erg Chebbi sand dunes, taking in the most stunning sunset views.
Continue your camel trek to your Sahara desert camp. A tasty Moroccan dinner is served in the evening in your Bedouin camp. In addition, your Nomad hosts will be entertaining guests around the campfire playing their drums beneath the crystal blue sky.
Overnight at your Merzouga desert camp.
After a sunrise camel ride through Erg Chebbi dunes, arrive at the camp's lodge at Merzouga in time for breakfast. a shower and perhaps a quick bath. Meet your driver who will drive you to Fes this morning. The journey will take through to the Ziz Valley, dotted with hundreds of date palm trees with stunning perspectives of the best oasis of Morocco.
After that, you'll traverse over the Middle Atlas Mountains to Midelt which is a tiny town half way from Fez which is where you'll take a break for lunch in the afternoon. Later in the day, you'll travel through the cedar forest in which you may be able to spot wild monkeys ( often referred to Barbary Apes ) before arriving at Ifran, a small town. Ifran that is known for its status as a favored winter getaway for Moroccans.
The estimated time of your arrival in Fes is 17h00. the 3 days shared desert trip beginning in Marrakech until Fes will conclude with a pickup to your Hotel or at the closest access point for your Riad.
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Absolutely, you’ll be able to enjoy the privacy of a room with a bathroom that is ensuite and air conditioning during the first time within Dades Valley.
Yes you will receive a tent in a private area on Erg Chebbi desert camp. Erg Chebbi desert camp for the second night of your stay.
The bathrooms in Camp Merzouga are communal. Merzouga Sahara desert camp will be communal equipped with flushable toilets in the Western style and sinks that are located outside of your camping tent. Showers can be used in the morning from the camp’s lodge located in Merzouga. Upgrades to the luxury camp is possible in the event that you want the privacy of a tent that has a bathroom.
In fact, the journey between Merzouga to Fes includes stops, most notably to observe the Barbary Apes in the Middle Atlas Mountains If they happen to be observed on the way. There’s also a planned stop in Midelt in which you can have lunch.
The luggage you bring will be secure stored at the camp’s hotel in Merzouga. It will be returned to the lodge prior to meeting your driver for your journey back to Fes the following day.
The tour cost is set, so long as there’s minimum 2 people taking part in the shared Marrakech tour. Fes Desert tour.
Yes, you are able to opt to go riding quad bikes within Merzouga in the course of the trip. Just inform the camp manager at the time you check-in, and they’ll arrange the quad bike ride to last about an hour early in the morning. It can be a substitute for the camel ride.
Camels within Erg Chebbi typically lasts about an hour for the trek to sunset and another half hour for the sunrise trek the next day. The exact time may vary based on seasons, daylight saving adjustments as well as the exact timings for sunrise and sunset.