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3-Day Fes to Marrakech Desert Tour

Fes, Morocco
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Duration

3 days

Tour Type

Private Tour

Languages

English, Multilingual

Free Cancellation

Up to 1 day

The 3-day desert tours from Fes to Marrakech include the camel trekking in Merzouga desert, The Berber villages, Oasis, Kasbahs, Gorges…etc. Both private and shared small groups are available and also if you wish to upgrade your accommodations (Hotels & desert camps) from standard, mid-range to luxury.

Brief itinerary of the 3-day tour from Fes to Marrakech

DayDepartureArrivalDistance
1stFesMerzouga471 km
2ndMerzougaDades300 km
3rdDadesMarrakech370 km

3-Day Fes to Marrakech Desert Tour Highlights

  • Enjoy the breathtaking landscapes of the Atlas
  • Discover Cedar forest and its wild monkeys
  • Enjoy the panoramic view of Ziz Valley
  • Ride a camel in the dunes
  • Watch the sunset and the sunrise over the dunes
  • Spend the night at a desert camp under millions of starts
  • Enjoy a walk through Todra canyons
  • Explore Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah

Itinerary

Day 1: Fes - Ifrane - Azrou - Ziz Valley - Erfoud - Merzouga Desert

Our driver/guide will pick you up from Fes in the morning and then start the journey to the desert passing through Ifrane, the Middle Atlas Mountains and the cedar forests of Azrou where the wild monkeys are located. We will stop at the forest to take some pictures of wilderness in Morocco. After the cedar forest we will continue to Zaida or Medilt (Berber Villages) where we will have lunch and then we continue through the middle atlas enjoying the view f the Mountains and landscapes of Medilt, Rich and we will have a stop at Ziz Valley where you can take lovely panoramic pictures of the valley before getting to Arfoud and Er-rissani city, the beginning of the desert and Oasis continuing to Erg Chebbi desert (Merzouga). When we arrive in Merzouga you will leave some of your staff at our desert hotel and take only the necessary for the night in camp, you will start riding camels from the hotel into the dunes for 1 hour and 30 minutes, you will stop for sunset in the middle of the dunes then continue to the camp where you can try the Sand Boarding. After dinner, campfire and Berber drums music at the camp, you can walk in dunes to enjoy the starry desert sky.

Day 2: Merzouga - Er rissani - El Jorf - Todra Gorges - Dades Valley & Gorges

Our camel guides will wake you up early in the morning to watch an unforgettable sunrise over the dunes. When the colors of the sand dunes make an awesome sight combined with the play of shadows. After the sunrise in dunes, we ride the camels back to the hotel in Merzouga, where you'll have the breakfast and shower before starting our journey to Tafilalt (Er-rissani) area at the edge of the Ziz Valley, Er-rissani is an old Berber and Bedouin city and it's the 1st ruler of the Alawite dynasty which thrived in the 17th century. Our 3-day tour continues to Dades Valley through the Mountains, the impressive Gorges and past the eastern slopes of the Atlas to Todra Oasis and Gorges, passing through valleys of palms and the old Berber villages continuing on an amazing scenic drive through the Dades Mountains. Overnight in Hotel at the Dades valley.

Day 3: Dades Valley - Roses Valley - Skoura - Ouarzazate - Ait Ben Haddou - Marrakech

After breakfast and shower at the hotel in Dades, We will start the last day or our 3-day tour to Ouarzazate (Holywood of Africa) via Skoura Oasis and stopping at the panoramic view of Taourirt Kasbah and for another stop will be near the Atlas Film Studio in Ouarzazate. After those few stops, we continue driving to visit and have lunch at Ait Ben Haddou Kasbahs, this old Kasbah is an old Ksar (Palace) along with the former Berber and Bedouin caravan route between the Sahara and the north of Morocco, the Kasbah has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1987 and a lot of movies have been shot there (Ex: The Mummy, Gladiator...etc.). After visiting the Kasbah we will continue driving to Marrakech via the High Atlas Mountains passing through the Tizi N’tichka pass (2260 m in altitude) and several few Berber Villages in the Mountains. We will arrive in Marrakech in the evening.

Included/Excluded

  • Private transportation with A/C
  • Experienced driver (Multilingual)
  • Car fuel
  • Hotel (Half board)
  • Camel ride in the dunes
  • Sandboarding (Optional)
  • One night in a desert camp (Half board)
  • Free time to explore sights, take pictures...etc.
  • Drinks
  • Lunches
  • Entrance fees

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Fes, Morocco

FAQs About the 3-Day Fes to Marrakech Desert Tour

Which accommodations are included?
The tour includes a standard hotel and desert camp, with an option to upgrade to luxury with an extra fee.
How is the weather like in the desert?
It gets hot both during the day (45 °C) and at night (30 °C) during the summer months(June to mid-September), and cold at night (0 °C) and warm during the day (26 °C) during the winter months(November to March). The rest of the year, the temperature remains nearly constant at 30 °C during the day and 15 °C at night.
How long does it take to get to Fes from Merzouga?
The tour's first day will be from Fes to Merzouga desert, which will take approximately 7/8 hours depending on the stops, and visits.
What is the price of the 3-day desert tour from Fes to Marrakech?
The tour cost varies depending on the number of travelers and the type of lodging. Both hotels and the desert camps can be upgraded from standard to luxury with an extra fee. Please check costs in the price section.
How to book and, what is the payment policy?
Deposit:
In order to confirm your booking, a deposit is requested to be paid in advance and the rest of the payment can be paid by PayPal, credit card, Bank transfer, or in cash. We accept PayPal, Bank Transfer, and Western Union for deposits.

Payments and terms of cancellations:
For more information about the payments and cancellations, please check our payments & terms of cancellations page.

Conditions:
Usually, we don’t book any accommodations before your confirmation, thus if the accommodations listed above are already fully booked, we will book another one with the same category and services.
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