Best 3 days Desert Tour – Fes – To – Marrakech
from Fes to Marrakech on a journey of a lifetime, complete with the chance to mingle with the people and have a real desert adventure.
Participating in the three-day Fes to Marrakech desert trip will allow you to ride camels over the golden dunes of Erg Chebbi, spend a memorable night in a desert tent, and experience the full solitude amid the high dunes in Merzouga.
Your three-day desert journey from Fes will take you over the Middle Atlas Mountains to Merzouga and across the High Atlas Mountains to Marrakech, in addition to the camel trekking experience, sunset and dawn over Erg Chebbi, and a night in the desert. The cedar forest near Azrou is home to the Barbary macaques, a well-known monkey species. Discover the Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah and the Todra Canyon, among many other places of interest.
FEATURES OF THE 3-DAY
On the road in the Middle Atlas Mountains
Hanging around with Barbary monkeys in the Middle Atlas’s cedar swamp
Trip through the Sahara Desert on camels
Viewing the sun set and rise over
The sand dunes of Erg Chebbi.
Having a once-in-a-lifetime experience at a desert camp
going for a walk under the shadow of the Todra Gorge
Discovering the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Tinghir
UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ait Ben Haddou
The Tizi n’Tichka pass in the High Atlas Mountains provides a breathtaking backdrop for a drive.
Day 1: Fes – Midelt – Erfoud – Merzouga – Erg Chebbi
Welcome to Morocco!
For the first day of this 3 days tour from Fes to Marrakech, we will be picking you up from your accommodation (hotel or Riad) and begin our journey to the Moroccan Sahara desert.
The journey will take us through the majestic Middle Atlas Mountains with their fertile green and rocky landscape. Our First stop today will be at perhaps the prettiest village in all of Morocco, Ifrane, nicknamed “The Switzerland of Morocco”.
In Ifrane, green parks fill the city alongside chalets and other typical European architecture. After a stroll through the town center, we will be moving forward toward our next destination, the Cedar forests of Azrou. What’s so special about these forests is that they are the natural habitat of the native Barbary monkey species. We can have a refreshing walk through the cedar trees and hopefully get a glimpse of the monkeys (they’re accustomed to visitors!).
Following this, our journey continues crossing the Atlas Mountains, until we start reaching Morocco’s desert with the first desert town: Erfoud. Erfoud is known locally for its high quality marble, fossils, and dates. We will take this opportunity to have a mouthwatering traditional lunch before continuing on to the village of Merzouga: the gateway to the Moroccan desert.
Situated at the edge of the Erg Chebbi dunes, Merzouga is the perfect location for us to begin our camel trekking expedition into the desert. The end destination of the camel trek is a lovely desert camp neatly hidden away between the dunes, where we will spend the night alongside the beats of Berber drums and end up this first day of tour from Fes to Marrakech.
Day 2: Merzouga – Tinjdad – Todra Gorges – Dades Gorges
The next day of this tour from Fes to Marrakech, we will be woken by the mesmerizing desert sunrise, after which we will camel trek back to Merzouga. Back at the town, you will be able to enjoy breakfast and a warm shower at our hotel. Following this, we will start heading to the final destination of this tour: Marrakech city. But before this, our journey will take us to the Todra Gorges near Tinjdad, which are mesmerizing rock formations that attract climbers from all over the world.
We will have lunch and spend some time exploring the site, before continuing to the Dades Valley. This is where we will have dinner and spend the last night of this tour from Fes to Marrakech .
Day 3: Dades Gorges- Ouarzazate- Ait Ben haddou – Marrakech (Last day of tour from Fes to Marrakech)
For the last day of our tour from Fes to Marrakech, we will have breakfast at the hotel and have some time to explore the Dades valley. When we are done with that, we will continue travelling alongside a road nicknamed “the road of the Thousand Kasbahs”, containing places such as the valley of Roses and Skoura. Our next stop will be the Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou, which is an iconic historical monument near Ouarzazate where many big Hollywood movies were shot (Gladiator, Lawrence of Arabia, Kingdom of heaven, etc.).
Following this amazing exploration, we will take on a famous mountain pass called Tizin-Tichka, before finally arriving at Marrakech. We can drop you off at your preferred location, after which our tour from Fes to Marrakech will be over.