3 days tour from Fes to Marrakech via Merzouga desert: Discover the rich cultural heritage of the south within the best 3-day morocco Sahara trip. Travel along the route of the montane cedar woods of the middle Atlas Mountains and a charming ski resort – Ifrane. Admire views of the remarkable Ziz oasis and its stunning valley. Experience Camel trekking in the Erg chebbi dunes and overnight camping in the heart of the desert under an endless canopy of Saharan stars. Take a stroll in one of Morocco’s most popular natural sights, the magnificent Todra gorge. View the film studios in Ouarzazate, well-known for many blockbusters. Last but not least, tour the famous ancient kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou in the foothills of the Atlas Mountains.
Upon meeting your private English-speaking driver, depart Fes for Merzouga. Stop in Ifrane, a charming ski resort. Pass through Cedar forest, a woodland area in the Middle Atlas Mountains range. Moreover, it’s home to Barbary Macaque, also known as Barbary ape. Admire great views of tiny Berber villages since you begin to descend towards the Majestic Sahara desert. Along the way, view glimpse of Morocco’s nomadic tribes, travelling across the mountains and often staying in make shift tents as they head to their next destination.
After lunch in Midelt or near Errachidia, hit the road again for Merzouga. En route, stop at Ziz oasis for its magnificent panoramic view. As approaching the destination, pass through Erfoud, the gateway to majestic Moroccan Sahara, Furthermore, it’s well-known for its fossil and marble products (Dates, Fossils, … Etc). On arrival in Merzouga, you’ll then set off by camel for an hour trek out onto the Erg chebbi dunes to witness one of the best sunset ever with overnight stay in a well-equipped Berber Camp in the heart of the desert under an endless canopy of Saharan stars.
Enjoy an early morning sunrise over a high dune of Erg chebbi. After freshening up and breakfast, ride camels back to Merzouga village. Then make our lovely way to Todra Gorge near Tinghir region, a popular natural sight, the charm of Todgha 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. Furthermore, it’s carved deep into the High Atlas Mountains. Pass through Erfoud, famous for its marble products & Dates.
Plenty of time to stroll around this sumptuous site, and then continue south-west to the city of Boumalne Dades. En route, stop by a Place known as Monkey fingers for taking some pictures. Next, a wonderful panoramic view of Dades Valley and the Mountains beyond. Once arrived, check-in and free time to relax. Dinner and overnight at your hotel.
After breakfast, we’ll set out in the morning to one of the jewels of morocco, Ait ben haddou kasbah via the Rose’s valley in Kelaat M’gouna where roses bloom in profusion in springtime. Then continue toward Ouarzazate along the Road of 1000 Kasbahs and Skoura Palm groves. By the way Ouarzazate is famed 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.
Upon arrival at the famous kasbah, in actuality, this setting has been used for more films than any other location in Morocco: Lawrence of Arabia, Babel, gladiator and many more. After lunch and a visit to this historic fortified village, hit the road for Marrakech over the high atlas mountains. Eventually, drop off at your preferred location in Marrakech – End of 3 days Fes desert tour.
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Ali was our tour guide and he was amazing ! Did I mention he was amazing? He was informative and shared so much information on Berber history and culture. As a journalist, I asked him many questions, and he seemed to really enjoy sharing his culture and life with us. The car was very clean, safe and comfortable. The tour is luxury, nice the hotels were (boutique charming!!!) and the high quality guide we had. The guide is Everything on a trip, and Ali, who has been featured on National Geographic, is the best guide. We really loved meeting his family. They made the most amazing meal (the best meal we had in all of Morocco) so delicious. We are looking forward for more trips with his company in future for visiting other places in Morocco.