Sahara desert tour from Marrakech to Fes is one of the most required tour, desert tours in which you will find out about the most popular imperial cities in Morocco -Marrakech and Fes. In this 3 day desert tour you will discover the soothing Morocco's biggest part, departing from Marrakech city towards the Atlas mountains and crossing beautiful scenery on the curvy roads and perched Berber villages blending with the mountains, to the famous kasbahs of Ait benhaddou fortified village and Ouarzazate with its cinematic attractions, spending the first night in the heart of the Dades gorges. The following day you will get an enjoyable short walk in the Todra immense gorges before heading towards Merzouga in a more arid plains announcing the beginning of the deserts, once in Merzouga, you will ride the camels and go deep in the desert to spend a night in tents where you will enjoy the peace of Sahara, and a nice starry night under a clear and peaceful sky. The third day takes you through a different route heading towards Fez and crossing many villages and sceneries along with the beautiful cedar forest with its playful monkeys before reaching the Cultural capital of the country: Fes where your driver will drop you off in your hotel.
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- Cross the High Atlas Mountains
- Enjoy the beautiful landscapes between Merzouga and Fes
- See the Barbary Monkey in the Cedar forest of Azrou
- Drive through size gorge and its palm groves
- Take a short walk in Dades and Todra Gorges
- Drive the Tizi n Tichka Pass of the High Atlas Mountains
- Visit the UNESCO world heritage site of Ait Ben Haddou
- Camel rides, overnight in Tents
Day 1: Marrakech – Ait Ben Haddou – Dades Gorge
At 8:00am our tour starts in Marrakech, we’ll drive to Ouarzazate through the dramatic Tizi ‘n’ Tichka pass (2260m), over the High Atlas Mountains, appreciating the beauty of the landscape on the twisted roads through the Berber villages. Arriving at the famous Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah, the largest Kasbah in Morocco, now a UNESCO matrimonial historical site and house of many Glaoui family members, we’ll take lunch by the Kasbah before continuing to Dades Gorge via Ouarzazate, “the Hollywood of Africa”, along the “Road of the thousand Kasbahs”- the fascinating “sand castles”. Stopping at Kalaat Mgouna, “the rose’s city” known for roses and its annual festival during the rose harvest in May we’ll then continue to our hotel in the heart of the Dades Gorge. Overnight in our Hotel/Riad.
Day 2: Dades Gorge – Todra Gorge – Merzouga
After breakfast in the hotel, we’ll drive back through the valley to see the amazing rock formation known as “the monkey toes” and the still-standing 19th century Kasbah of Ait Yul. Leaving the Dades valley towards Tinrghir and the Todra valley you’ll see panoramic views of the old mud Berber villages overlooking the valley. Arriving at the Gorge is an opportunity to walk under the 300m high red cliff, where many rocks-climbers come to enjoy their preferred sport. Continuing on to Erfoud and Rissani where we’ll have lunch before heading into the village of Merzouga – the home of your guide Youssef – where your camel will be awaiting you. You will be welcomed with a glass of mint tea and a turban (desert scarf) before you mount your camel, guided by an experienced Camel Guide, to explore within the mysterious sand-sea of the Erg-Chebbi. Here you’ll spend your first night under the stars, or if you prefer, in a traditional Berber nomad tent.
Day 3: Merzouga – Fes:
Your camel guide will wake you up early in the morning to watch what well may be the best sunrise of your life. Afterwards, you’ll peacefully camel-trek back to your Riad appreciating the unique beauty of the spectacular Erg Chebbi dunes – changing with the light as the day progresses. After breakfast in the local guest house we’ll travel to Fes via Errachidia along the magnificent Ziz Gorges carved through volcanic rock, and through the Tizi Ntalghamt pass to Midelt, stopping at Zaida to enjoy a barbecue and refresh with a glass of mint tea before continuing to Azrou, a Berber village in the Middle Atlas Mountains, where we’ll stop to see the Barbarian apes in the cedar forest. Then it’s on to Ifrane “the French village”, stopping for a picture or a drink before arriving at your accommodation in Fes where the tour ends.
Tours can start from anywhere in Morocco. Our team will collect you from your hotel accommodation, an airport, railway station or port to start your private tour of Morocco. We will customize your experience as you wish to include camel trekking, trips to the Atlas Mountains, visits to our imperial cities and so much more. You’ll be provided a mobile phone and offered WIFI service (where available) while we explore the rich history and unlock the mysteries of Morocco.
Tour in 4x4 vehicle or minibus (with air-condition)
Driver -guide, fuel
Hotel overnight stays (breakfast & dinner included)
Camel ride and 1 night in desert camp
Lunches during Desert Tour
Tips and personal expense