Fez >Azrou > Merzouga (Desert) > Todra Gorge > Ouarzazat > Ait ben hadou > Marrakech
Day 1: Fes » Azrou (Cedar forest) » Midelt » Erfoud » Merzouga (Night in Desert Camp) [467 Km]
We will pick you up from your riad/hotel to start your 3-Day Fes to Marrakech Desert Tour then drive south to Ifrane and Azrou through the Middle Atlas mountains.
On the way, we will stop at the cedar forests to see the Barbarian Apes in their natural habitat. Traveling through the Tizi Ntalghamt pass to Midelt and along the magnificent Ziz Gorges carved through volcanic rock, you’ll see views of the Middle-Atlas plateau and the scenery changing to reveal hints of the desert as you approach the city of Errachidia.
After lunch, we’ll continue our journey through the Ziz Valley to Erfoud, Rissani, and Merzouga. After a glass of mint tea, we’ll leave our luggage in a safe room then take a camel ride to a Berber camp in the middle of the Erg Chebbi Sad Dunes which are the highest in North Africa. The camel trek takes about 1h 30 min from the camp to set up Berber tents for our night in the desert.
The tents are well equipped with mattresses, blankets, and cushions. After dinner, we will gather around the fire and enjoy the sound of traditional Berber drums under the stars. That’s the end of 1st day of our Fes to Marrakech Desert Tour.
Day 2: Merzouga » Todra Gorges » Dades Gorges [255 km]
We will see an amazing sunrise over the sea of dunes. After a delicious breakfast and a hot shower in the camp, we will return to Merzouga again by camels or 4WD as an option.
Then, we will leave the Sahara desert towards Tinghir “the city of the mountain” in Tamazight, another beautiful Berber village where we will delight with the contrast of their palm trees and the peculiar color of their houses. route where the landscape shows its contrasts.
We are in the gorges of Todra formed by rock walls of more than 200m and after visiting them, we will go to the Dades Valley, a Berber village famous for its high gorges and its views over the Atlas, now on the horizon. Second night of the Fes to Marrakech desert tour in riad with charm.
Day 3: Dades » Ouarzazate » Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah » Marrakech [315 Km]
On the last day of our 3-Day Fes to Marrakech Desert Tour, we will cross the Valley of the Dades and the Valley of the Roses until arriving at Ouarzazate, where we will visit the Kasbah of Taourirt.
After about 25 km of the road, we will see the Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou, declared World Heritage by UNESCO famous for being the scenario of cinematographic blockbusters like the Oscar-winning “Lawrence of Arabia”, “The Protective Sky” or “Babel”.
We will follow the road through the Tizi N-Tichka pass and the beautiful landscapes of the High Atlas mountains that will lead us to the “Red City”, Marrakech and here you can say goodbye to your guide.
Info about the tour:
– Imperial cities of Merzouga , Ouarzazate, Marrakech
– Sacred town of Moulay Idriss
– Scenic “Route of a Thousand Kasbahs”
– Camel trek in Merzouga (desert)
– Dramatic Todra Gorges
– Kasbah of Ait ben-Haddou
– Visits to UNESCO World Heritage sites
– Charming city of Fes
Included in the price :
– English speaking driver
– Private transportation during the excursion ( 4 WD or minivan Mercedes-Vito with driver )
– 02 nights in good quality accommodations (Rooms with private bathroom& A/c )
– All the breakfasts
– All the Dinners
– Camel trip in the Sahara Desert
– Camel guide
– Local taxes
– One night in luxury desert camp
– Free time to visit the markets, monuments…or take pic’s
– Tickets to the sites
– Drinks and lunches