3 day desert tour from Marrakech to Fes: Discover the rich cultural heritage of south Morocco. Venture to the ancient fortified village of Ait Ben Haddou in the foothills of the Atlas Mountains. View the film studios in Ouarzazate, well-known for many blockbusters. Travel along the Road of a Thousand Kasbahs. Take a walking tour of one of Morocco’s most popular natural sights, the lush Todra gorge. Enjoy Camel trekking in the Erg chebbi dunes and spend a memorable night in a charming Berber Camp in the heart of the desert under an endless canopy of Saharan stars. Lastly visit Cedar forest, Ziz valley and More.
Meet your Private English-speaking driver at your hotel and then depart Marrakech to Dades Canyon via the impressive landscape of the atlas mountains. Marvel at the scenic drive of Tizi N’tichka Pass, 2260 m altitude. Upon Arrival at Ait ben haddou, embark on a visit to its Famous kasbah, a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Furthermore, it’s dotted with crenelated towers, is considered one of the most beautiful in the country and has often been a filming location for many series from Gladiator to the Game of Thrones.
After lunch at your convenience, then hit the road for Boumalne dades through Ouarzazate city, famed also for being a prime filming location for many Hollywood TV shows and Blockbusters, there’s an opportunity to view the World’s largest film studio. Afterwards, travel along the Road of a Thousand Kasbahs. Pass by the Rose’s valley in Kelaat M’gouna, famous for its roses and perfumes, then Skoura palm groves. Check in hotel and enjoy time at leisure to relax.
After breakfast, drive a bit further for an amazing panoramic view of Dades Valley and the Mountains beyond. Next, a magnificent place known as Monkey fingers for taking some pictures. Afterwards, we set out towards the Majestic Merzouga desert. En route, stop at the captivating Gorge of Todra. One of Morocco’s popular natural sights moreover, the charm of Todra lies in its changing colors as the sun slowly moves from east to west over the towering vertical limestone cliffs that reach heights of 987ft, carved deep into the High Atlas Mountains.
Plenty of time to experience the natural wonders of this unique landscape, and then continue the journey towards the Sahara desert. Along the way, view glimpse of Morocco’s nomadic tribes, travelling across the mountains and also often staying in make shift tents as they head to their next destination.
Next, stop for lunch in the village of Tinjdad. As approaching the destination, pass through Erfoud, the gateway to majestic Moroccan Sahara. It is well known among archeologist due to fossils dating back to hundreds of years. Upon arrival at Merzouga, you’ll then set off by camel for an hour trek out into the Erg chebbi dunes to witness a gorgeous sunset and spend the night in a Berber Camp in the heart of the desert under an endless canopy of Saharan stars.
Wake up to enjoy an early morning sunrise just over a high dune of Erg chebbi near your Tent. After freshening up and breakfast, ride camels back to Merzouga center. Then get back on the road, today’s way will lead you to the remarkable Ziz Gorge and vast valleys. Once arrive at Midelt known for its apple cultivation, Free time to enjoy your lunch in a local restaurant. Afterwards, continue along a beautiful route of tiny Berber villages towards Cedar forest (full of Barbary Macaque monkeys) and jagged rock faces as you cross the middle atlas mountains and begin to descend towards Fes. Eventually, drop off at your preferred location in Fes – End of 3 days Marrakech to Fes Sahara desert trip.
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Every part of our journey was perfect. The camel ride was great, the hike to the top of the dunes was exhausting, but the sunset made it worth it. The tent was amazing and the drum circle after dinner was inspiring.
Thanks to our driver, Hassan. He spent 3 days with us from Marrakesh to the desert to Fez. We will leave Morocco with a new friend.