- 3 Days
- Superb1187 Reviews4.9
Delve deep into the Moroccan Sahara desert on a 3-day Marrakech to Fes desert tour. Ride camels in Erg Chebbi dunes, watch a spectacular sunset and spend a night in a Merzouga luxury Sahara desert camp. This Morocco desert tour from Marrakech to Fez will introduce you to the best Moroccan Sahara desert has to offer: From High Atlas Mountains to desert canyons, oases, and sand dunes. Visit adobe Casbahs and Berber nomads. Finally, stop in the Middle Atlas Mountains’ cedar forests to watch Barbary Apes on your way from Merzouga to Fes.
Your 3-day tour from Marrakech to Fes will depart from your hotel or riad at 07h30 AM to Kasbah Ait Ben Hadou through Tizi Ntichka pass and the high Atlas Mountains.
You will make various stops along the way. Visit the UNESCO world heritage Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou, which served as a set for various Hollywood blockbusters, before continuing to Ouarzazate for lunch (At leisure).
In the afternoon, we drive to the oasis of Skoura and visit one of the best-preserved Kasbahs in Morocco: Amridil. From here, we continue to Kalaa Mgouna via the Valley of the Roses before we reach our boutique guest house located in Dades Valley.
Dinner and overnight.
After breakfast, the second day of our Marrakech to Fes Sahara desert tour will start by driving along the road of 1001 Kasbahs to Tinghir oasis.
You will enjoy the amazing scenery along the way of the remaining fortified villages hosting the caravan roads until the early 20th century.
Upon arrival at Tinghir, a military post during the French occupation, we will deviate into a secondary road to the oasis. Feel free to walk next to the stream and watch the locals farming and herding their cattle. Your walk will end at one of the magnificent scenes of your tour: Todgha Gorges.
After lunch at leisure at one of the local cafés, we continue to Rissani, one of Morocco's holiest towns, as the actual dynasty ruling the Kingdom, "The Alaouites," originated here founder is buried locally. Rissani is also famous as a starting point of the ancient caravan roads crossing the Sahara desert to Tombouctou.
In the Mid-afternoon, we will cross some rocky terrain to Merzouga, where our camel caravan will be waiting for you. Enjoy a camel ride over Erg Chebbi dunes to watch an amazing sunset before arriving at your Sahara desert camp.
Enjoy dinner under the stars while entertained by your local nomad hosts playing their drums all night.
Overnight at your Sahara desert camp.
After an early wake up to enjoy a fantastic sunrise camel trek over the dunes of Erg Chebbi, we will reach the camp operator's lodge in Merzouga for breakfast and shower (If you choose to upgrade to the luxury camp, breakfast will be served at the camp, and showers are available at your tent) Meet your driver/guide and depart on a scenic drive to Fes crossing the Ziz Valley through Errachidia, which is the capital of the Tafilalt region.
We travel to Midelt, where we will have lunch at leisure before driving across the Middle Atlas Mountains with its Cedar Forests and Berber towns of Imouzzar and Ifran, which are both famous as winter ski resorts for Moroccans. Your driver might spot some Barbary apes on the way and seize the opportunity to take some pictures.
We arrive at Fes late in the afternoon. Your Morocco desert tour from Marrakech to Fes will end with a drop-off at your Fez hotel or riad.
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The tour was incredible! Our party consisted of four people, and we took a three-day tour from Marrakech the Sahara desert and a stay at an amazing luxury camp in Merzouga. I chatted with Abdessamad for three months since my group was concerned about COVID, and he answered immediately, providing a wealth of information up to the day before the trip to ensure we were prepared. Throughout the journey, he checked in with our driver and was very sensitive to our requirements.
Our three-day excursion to Fes was fantastic! We saw a variety of locations, cities, landscapes, and traditions, as well as learning about Moroccan history and cuisine. Our tour guide, Mohamed, ensured that we were always comfortable, safe, and extremely satisfied. We'll carry many memories and a close friend with us from Morocco; thank you, Mohamed, for being a wonderful part of our journey; we hope to see you again, my buddy!
We visited Morocco last month and took the Marrakech desert trip from to Fez. It was fantastic. For the four of us, we had a good driver named Mohammed (2 couples). He was quite competent. It took a lot of driving, but it was well worth it. I saw a lot of diverse sights and camped in a nice tent in a Saharan camp. I'd want to return sometime. Unforgettable adventure.