3-Day Desert Tour from Marrakech to Fes
Embark on an unforgettable 3-day adventure through the heart of Morocco with our Desert Tour from Marrakech to Fes. This tour offers an exciting blend of natural wonders, historical sites, and cultural experiences. You’ll traverse the High Atlas Mountains, explore ancient kasbahs, wander through lush valleys, and immerse yourself in the vastness of the Sahara.
The journey begins in the bustling city of Marrakech, known for its vibrant souks, intriguing palaces, and lively atmosphere. As you travel to Fes, you’ll be enchanted by the ever-changing landscapes, from the snow-capped peaks of the Atlas Mountains to the expansive golden sand dunes of Erg Chebbi.
You’ll have the opportunity to visit the famous Ait Ben Haddou, a well-preserved kasbah featured in countless films. Admire the Todra Gorges, a natural wonder that will leave you speechless about the artistry of Mother Nature. Spend a night under the stars in a traditional Berber desert camp, where you can enjoy local cuisine and the warm hospitality of the desert dwellers.
Throughout the tour, our expert guides will share stories of Morocco’s rich history and traditions, providing you with deeper insights into the country’s culture. Whether it’s exploring ancient fortified villages, hiking through lush valleys, or gazing at the desert’s starry sky, our 3-day Desert Tour promises to be an enchanting and authentic Moroccan experience.
Join us on this remarkable journey and let Morocco Travel Experts be your gateway to the wonders of Morocco!
Things to Do During the Journey to Fes via the Desert
- Explore Ait Ben Haddou: Spend time in the enchanting ancient fortified village of Ait Ben Haddou, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Explore the narrow streets and admire the stunning architecture that has served as a backdrop for many films.
- Enjoy the Tizi N’Tichka Pass: Drive through the breathtaking Tizi N’Tichka Pass in the High Atlas Mountains and enjoy panoramic views of the mountain landscape.
- Discover Ouarzazate: Visit the “Hollywood of Africa” – Ouarzazate – and explore the impressive Taourirt Kasbah and film studios.
- Stroll through the Todra Gorges: Explore the impressive Todra Gorges, with towering rock walls and trails perfect for hikers and climbers.
- Experience Erfoud: Learn about the fascinating geological history of the region in Erfoud, known for its fossil workshops.
- Experience the Sahara by Camel: Take an unforgettable camel ride through the dunes of Erg Chebbi and enjoy an enchanting desert sunset and sunrise.
- Overnight in a Berber Desert Camp: Experience traditional Berber hospitality by spending a night in a desert camp. Enjoy locally prepared dishes, traditional music, and stargazing.
- Visit the Ziz Valley: Admire the picturesque landscape of the Ziz Valley, with its palm groves and ancient irrigation systems.
- Explore Midelt: Spend some time in the charming town of Midelt, located between the Middle Atlas and High Atlas mountains.
- Walk through Ifrane: Explore the unique city of Ifrane, also known as “Little Switzerland” due to its European architecture and clean streets.
- Experience the Culture of Fes: Conclude your journey in the ancient city of Fes, a cultural treasure with winding streets, historical monuments, and bustling markets.
- Photo Opportunities: Don’t forget to bring your camera to capture the enchanting landscapes, local culture, and the beauty of the desert.
- Taste the Local Cuisine: Sample traditional Moroccan dishes and specialties during your journey, such as tagine, couscous, and fresh dates.
- Meet the Locals: Learn about the lifestyle and traditions of the Berber communities residing in the region, and make valuable connections with the local people.
- Enjoy the Silence: Take time to relax, meditate, and enjoy the peace and quiet of the vast desert.
Day 1: Marrakech – Tizi N’Tichka Pass – Ait Ben Haddou – Ouarzazate – Dades Valley
Depart early in the morning from Marrakech towards the High Atlas Mountains. Cross the breathtaking Tizi N’Tichka Pass, with stunning panoramic views of the surrounding landscapes. Visit the UNESCO-recognized World Heritage site of Ait Ben Haddou, a famous ancient fortified village that served as the backdrop for many Hollywood films. Continue to Ouarzazate, also known as the “Hollywood of Africa,” and visit the Taourirt Kasbah. Journey through the Valley of Roses and reach the Dades Valley for an overnight stay in a charming riad or hotel.
Day 2: Dades Valley – Todra Gorges – Erfoud – Merzouga (Erg Chebbi)
After breakfast, explore the impressive Todra Gorges, with their towering rock walls, a paradise for rock climbers. Drive through the desert landscape, passing picturesque oases and small Berber villages. Arrive in Erfoud, known for its fossil workshops, where you can learn more about the ancient geological history of the region. Reach Merzouga, the gateway to the majestic Erg Chebbi dunes. Take a camel ride to the heart of the desert, witness the enchanting sunset over the sand dunes, and spend the night in a traditional Berber desert camp. Enjoy a traditional Moroccan dinner under the desert’s starry sky and experience the tranquility of the Sahara.
Day 3: Merzouga – Ziz Valley – Midelt – Ifrane – Fes
Rise early to admire the magical sunrise over the dunes, an experience you’ll never forget. Return to Merzouga by camel, where you can have breakfast and shower at the hotel. Depart for Fes, via the Ziz Valley, and enjoy the scenic views of palm groves and ancient irrigation systems. Visit Midelt, a charming town located between the Middle Atlas and High Atlas mountains. Continue the journey to Ifrane, often referred to as the “Little Switzerland” due to its European architecture and clean streets. Arrive in Fes, the end of the tour, where you’ll be dropped off at your accommodation.
You can also book this tour on the Desert Morocco Adventure website: 3 Days Desert Tour From Marrakech to Fes
The prices of this 3-day Sahara Desert trip from Marrakech include:
- The tour price includes a vehicle, driver/guide, accommodation, and half board (dinner and breakfast), and a camel ride.
- Lunch and drinks are not included in the tour price.
Frequently Asked Questions - 3-Day Marrakech Desert Tour
Yes, the Marrakech to Erg Chegaga Desert trip is generally available year-round. The best times to visit are during spring and fall for pleasant weather. Summers can be extremely hot, and winters can get cold.
No! Morocco Travel Experts specializes in private tours in Morocco, offering personalized experiences tailored to your unique preferences. Whether you’re traveling solo or with companions, our dedicated team is ready to provide an unforgettable journey. Explore Morocco’s enchanting landscapes and cultural treasures with privacy, comfort, and fun guaranteed on your exclusive private tour.
Absolutely! The Marrakech to Erg Chegaga Desert tour with Morocco Travel Experts can be combined with other trips, such as city tours in Marrakech, excursions to the Atlas Mountains, visits to Fes or Chefchaouen, and beach holidays in Essaouira. Customization options are available to meet your preferences and schedule.
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