Merzouga Expedition

3 days Fes to Marrakech via Sahara desert

3 days Fes to Marrakech via Sahara desert


Departure: from fes to marrakech via Merzouga desert
Duration: 3 Days/2 Nights

Overview : The 3 days Fes to Marrakech via Sahara desert is offering the best chance to travel between the two imperial cities of Fes and Marrakech, with an unforgotten overnight at the Sahara desert camp and an other overnight at the heart of Dades valley in a traditional Berber House. Driving through the Atlas mountains and all along the road of thousand Kasbahs, enjoying wonderful panoramic views of well known and also of hidden landscapes, such as: the stunning gorges, caves, wide rivers, palm groves, oasis, green valleys, authentic villages, etc… 

On the first day within this 3 days Fes to Marrakech via Sahara desert, you’ll be enjoying your Morocco desert time, starting from the lovely golden sand dunes in Merzouga. Among the activities you’ll experience are: the camel trekking, a memorable overnight under the magical starry sky at the Nomadic desert Camp (situated at the heart of Erg Chebbi dunes), an amazing sunset and sunrise, visiting a Nomad family, and maybe also riding Buggy or an ATV Quad, etc …

This Morocco desert trip from Fes is possible in 3 days, but if you’re staying for more days in Morocco, we recommend you a slow pace over  4 days Fes to Marrakech via Sahara desert

Desert Trip itinerary
day 1: Fes - Ifrane - azrou - Midelt - Middle Atlas - Ziz Oasis - Merzouga - Camel Trek & Sunset: (480 Km)

We’ll pick you up from your accommodation Hotel/Riad in Fes at 8 am, and start the 3 days Fes to Marrakech via Sahara Desert. Travelling towards south Ifrane, a stop at the town, which is an European-style city called the Switzerland of Morocco. After, we’ll head via the Middle Atlas mountains, enjoying wonderful landscapes, offering numerous occasions to photograph amazing pictures.  There we’ll stop at the cedar forest,  to see the Wild Monkeys at their natural habitat, waiting for you to feed them. Later on, we drive via Tizi-N-Talghamt road pass (at 1907m altitude) in the city of Midelt; It is the province of the middle Atlas region, lunch will be in Midelt (the city is producing a wide quantity of apples).

After Lunch, the journey will be continued to Ziz Oasis, where we’ll stop again for those stunning volcanic gorges, close to the largest Palm grove, contains over millions of palm trees, rich of dates fruit. After, we’ll drive along a striking way that shows the transition to the desert. 

At the evening we’ll arrive to Merzouga, you will be welcomed with a cup of tea and have a safe room to be prepared to spend such a romantic overnight at the nomad desert camp. You will have about one hour of camel ride to cross the highest golden sand dunes in the north Africa, while you enjoying the show of the sunset till you arrive to the camp. you’ll have your own private tent, the tents are well equipped with mattresses, blankets, cushions, shower also toilets. You’ll be served a delicious Moroccan dinner, then you will gather around the fire to admire a typical Berber music performed using drums under the magical starry sky.

3 days Marrakech to Fes via Sahara desert
day 2: Camel Trek & Sunrise - Merzouga - Rissani - Erfoud - Todra Gorges - Dades Valley: (300 Km)

Wake up early in the morning to enjoy the view of the sunrise over the golden sand dunes. After freshening up and have your breakfast, ride the camels back to the car, then we’ll leave to Rissani , the town is considered as the largest and the most crowded weekly Market in the South of Morocco. Walk to see craft stores, date market, animal trades, such as: goats, sheep, donkeys, Camels and cows.

Morocco desert trips

After the Souk visit, we’ll head up to Erfoud: a Berber village, which became the destination for filmmakers due to the beauty of the surrounding Sahara desert and the town’s oasis areas. Erfoud has been a filming location for many films, including: The Mummy (1999) Prince of Persia (2010), SPECTER (2015), famous also for its fossilized marbles, where you will have the opportunity to visit a workshop produces marble and fossils.

Lunch will be in Touroug at a local restaurant, then the journey will be continue to the Todra gorges, also called the grand moroccan canyon, known for rock climbing at its rock walls that rises up to 300m in a narrow part, there you’ll have time for walking to smell the real nature of green agricultural lands at the middle of a wide river. At the evening we will arrive to Dades valley. Overnight and dinner at the Berber house.

day 3: Dades Valley - Roses Valley - Ouarzazate - Ait Benhaddou - High Atlas - Marrakech: (330 Km)

After a delicious breakfast at the Berber house, we’ll drive to the Roses valley town, called Kalaat M’gouna, it is well known for the “Roses Festival“: a festival that takes place on the city every year in May.   Then, we’ll be driving along what is commonly known as the “Road of  Thousand Kasbah“, to catch a spectacular view of a vast valley dotted with small oasis and hundreds of ancient fortifications. Arrival in Ouarzazate, named as The African Hollywood, because of the international movies made at the whole province. there you’ll visit Atlas Studios of cinema and Taourirte Kasbah.

After lunch, the journey will be continued via the famous Kasbah of Ait Benhadou, it is one of the 9 Morocco’s sites, that UNESCO declared world heritage. Kasbah ait benhaddou is a tribal, traditional pre Saharan moroccan concept, consisting of a group of buildings built in 1600 with organic materials, including a rich red mud, enclosed in high walls where some families still live today. The Kasbah was built on a hill in order to dominate the valley along the banks of the Ounila river at the foot of the high Atlas mountains. The Ksar is featured many films like: Gladiator, Lawrence of Arabia, Game of thrones, and many others more …

3 days Fes to Marrakech via sahara desert

After the visit, we’ll be crossing the High Atlas mountains and ‘Tizi N’tichka’ pass , which is the highest road pass in Morocco at 2260m altitude, where you will fresh up and enjoy various panoramic views over the mountains to take wonderful pictures. At the evening we will arrive to Marrakech, we’ll drop you off to your accommodation. End of “the 3 days Fes to Marrakech via Sahara desert”. End of our services.

INCLUDED :
  • Private service (without other travelers).
  • Comfortable transport with Air-conditioned in Wv, 4×4 Toyota or Mercedes minivan.
  • Experienced driver/guide speaking English.
  • Accommodation in rooms with private bathroom and shower.
  • Accommodation half board (dinner & breakfast) in 3*/  4*/  5*/  Hotels and Riads.
  • Overnight in a traditional Berber tent at the heart of Erg Chebbi dunes (dinner & Breakfast included).
  • Camel trek in Merzouga.
  • From/to your accommodation Hotel transfers.
  • No forced Shopping.
NOT INCLUDED :
  • Lunchs 
  • Drinks.
  • All what is not within the list of “INCLUDED”.

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