3-Day Tour From Fez to Marrakech & Sahara Desert
The Best Tour From Fez to The Sahara Desert Overview:
Amazing Tour to the Sahara Desert From Fez to explore the great dunes of Erg Chebbi Merzouga, cross palm groves and valleys, ride camels and sleep in a camp in the desert. Discover the local culture and traditions, visit the Kasbahs and gorges, explore the beautiful landscapes and landscapes of the Atlas Mountains, and follow the road of the Sahara caravans in Marrakech.
During this visit, we will enjoy the beautiful landscapes of the Middle Atlas, the anti-atlas and the High Atlas. We will cross the beautiful canyons and gorges of the Ziz valley, the Dades valley and the Todra valley.
We will explore the great dunes of Erg Chebbi, ride camels and sleep in a camp in the desert, we will discover the fortified fortress of the Kasbah caravan route from Ouarzazate to Marrakech through the spectacular pass of the Tichka Road.
Tour Itinerary: Amazing 3-Day Tour from Fez to Marrakech
Day 1st: Fez – Ifrane – Midelt – Ziz Valley – Erfoud – Merzouga Desert
After greetings, we will pick you up from your Hotel and then drive south to Ifrane and Azrou via the Middle Atlas mountains. On the way, we will stop at the cedar forests to see the Barbarian Apes in their natural habitat.
Through the Tizi Ntalghamt pass we travel to Midelt and along the Ziz Valley carved through volcanic rock, you’ll see a panoramic view of the Middle-Atlas landscapes and the scenery changing to reveal hints of the desert as you approach the city of Errachidia.
After having lunch we’ll continue our trip via the Ziz Valley to Erfoud, Rissani and Merzouga. When we drink a glass of mint tea, we will leave our luggage in a safe room and then take a camel ride to a Berber camp in the middle of the Erg Chebbi Sad Dunes, which are the highest sand dunes in North Africa.
The camel trek takes about 1hr 30 min to the camp where we will 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 looking at the stars.
Day 2nd: Merzouga – Gorges of Todra – Valley of Dades – Valley of roses
Wake up early to see the sunrise, then have your breakfast; Return by camel to your hotel and get ready for another day full of adventures. We will start in Rissani, we will visit Zawiya Moulay Ali Ash-Sharif and we will also investigate the Souk (local market), then continue our way to Tineghir via Erfoud “the capital of fossils and marble”.
You can visit the Khatarat (irrigation canal) on our way. Our next stop is at Tinejdad or Tineghir where you can have lunch. Later, we will continue the road along the river to reach the gorges where you can take a short walk, through this extraordinary place, while enjoying the view of the high rock faces (up to 300 meters).
Then we will head to Boumalne Du Dades, then to the gorge where you will have time to explore the Dades Gorge and see its rock formations “human bodies, fingers of the monkeys”. Dinner and overnight at the Kasbah or the hotel in the Dades Valley.
Day 3rd: Rose Valley – Skoura – Ouarzazate – kasbah Ait ben Hadou – Marrakech
After breakfast, we will cross the Dades valley towards Kalaat Mgouna and Ouarzazate. The road through the Dades Valley, the street of the thousand kasbahs, offers many opportunities to take pictures.
We will visit the valley of roses and the village of Skoura and continue to Ouarzazate, “the Hollywood of Africa” Lunch at a local restaurant near the famous Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou, the largest Kasbah of Morocco.
After visiting this UNESCO World Heritage Site, our journey will continue along the majestic Tizi nTichka Pass to reach an altitude of 2,260m above the High Atlas Mountains. We will stop to enjoy the magnificent views and visit the argan oil cooperative. And then, continue to arrive in Marrakech at the end of the afternoon.
* Pick up from your hotel in Fes
* Drop off you at your hotel in Marrakech
* Tour in air condition vehicle A/C
* Experienced English-speaking driver
* 2-night stay at a private room at hotel/riad ( dinner & breakfast included )
* 1-night stay at the private tent at desert camp ( dinner & breakfast included )
* Camel trek
* Moroccan mint tea at the camp
* Visit some interesting places along the way