3 Days Desert Tour From Fes To Marrakech

DAY 1: FES – MIDELT – ZIZ VALLEY – ERFOUD – MERZOUGA SAHARA

After the breakfast we will start our long driving  day to Merzouga crossing the Atlas Mountains,on the way we will pass through the clean and the most modern city in the country Ifrane arriving to the trailing edge of the Cedar Forest to – Azrou – a city located on a steep hill through a variety of woods to the famed cedar forests inhabited by endangered Barbary monkeys. We will have lunch in a berber village before driving down the curves and join the pre-Saharan zone passing first by Errachidia and Erfoud  famous for its pottery and the interesting fossil quarries in which we’ll feel the beginning of the Saharan oasis of Tafilalet then From a vast plateau you will get impressed by the huge sand dune of Merzouga appearing from the horizon,  you will ride camel to explore inside the mysterious sand-sea of the Erg-Chebbi, one of the most fascinating sights you will ever see. spend the night in a berber  desert camp and enjoy the stars.

Accommodation : DESERT CAMP

Included Activities :

Meet Nomads

Camel Trekking / Wildlife watch

Meals Included : Breakfast / Dinner

 

DAY 2: MERZOUGA – RISSANI – TODGHA GORGES -DADES GORGE

from merzouga we continue our journey towards rissani that was the location of the famed desert capital, Sijilmassa, between the 14th and 18th centuries, where fortunes in gold and slaves were traded via caravans crossing the sahel. We will  have a short visit to Zawiya Moulay Ali ash-Sharif and possibility to  explore the Souk (market) and  the Fondouks where donkeys gather. then we will drive  through the Dades Valley towards$the great canyons of Morocco Todgha Gorges situated beyond the central high Atlas Mountains. Here, the contrasting landscapes remind visitors of the Colorado, with its high plateau. we will go along the famous road of 1000 kasbahs, driving  through The Dades Valley where will visit the Dades gorge & valley. and we head to the Berber family for Lunch, cooking course, a walk to discover the valley and spend some time with the Berbers before we head to our hotel near the valley. Overnight in Roses valley. Car : 4 hours – Walk : 2:30 hours /

Accommodation : Kasbah

Included Activities

Guided walking tour Dades

OPTIONAL Cooking course / Lunch BERBER women / Henna

Included Activities

Guided walking tour of the valley and Gorge

Carpets co-operative

Visit underground irrigation channels

Errissani Markets

Meals included : Breakfast, Dinner

 

 

DAY 3: DADES GORGE – AIT BENAHDDOU – MARRAKECH

Aït Benhaddou Kasbah has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1987,this Unesco-protected red mudbrick ksar (fortified vilage) built in the 11th centuryand used to be  a strategic stop for caravans of camels, , often numbering hundreds, on the trans-Saharan trade route from the Sudan to Marrakech carrying gold, silver and slaves and returning with salt,Afterword we will  head to Marrakech via the tizin’tichka pass .we’ll stop to visit the town of Telouet and its ancient 17th century Kasbah then we’ll continue exploring the tIzin’tichka road especially its great landscape of Berber’s villages. Overnight in a local riad in the medina of Marrakech.

Accommodation : Riad

Included Activities

Visit Skoura

Visit Cinema Museum

Visit Studios

Optional Traditional Hammam & Massage

Free time to explore

Meals included : Breakfast

 

Visited Places

  • Tizi n’Tichka Pass
  • Fes
  • Merzouga
  • Ait Benhaddou Kasbah
  • Ouarzazate
  • Dades & Todra gorge & Valley
  • Valley of roses & Ziz Valley
  • Errissani Traditional Markets
  • High Atlas Mountains
  • Berber villages
  • Sahara Desert
  • Atlantic ocean

 

Travel Experience

  • Moroccan Culture & People, Food & History
  • Berber Culture
  • Camel trekking
  • Berber music and animation
  • Sleeping in desert camp

Pick Up : Pick up at Fes/

Drop Off : Drop off Marrakech /

What’s included?

  • A very comfortable and air conditioned Late Model Vehicule
  • Fuel for entire journey
  • English speaking guides during the tour (you can specify other languages)
  • Inside Visit to Hassan 2 Mosque
  • All nights accommodations en suite room Hotel
  • Camel trekking
  • Berber music and animation
  • Dinners and Breakfasts during the tour ( vegetarian welcome ) check itinerary for details
  • Breakfats daily
  • Marrakech, Fes, Rabat, Volubilis city sightseeing with local guides
  • Pick up & Drop off at Hotels / Airport
  • Visi to Oasis Museum
  • Visit to Essaouira
  • Trekking Atlas Mountains
  • Real life experiences

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What’s not included?

  • Flights & Travel insurnace
  • All Lunches – ( Dinners, See itinerary)
  • Drinks
  • Tips & gratuities for your guides and driver
  • Extra, Monuments Entrances