3 Days Tour To Fes Via Merzouga Desert From Marrakech

3 DAYS - 2 NIGHTS
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Description

During this 3 days desert tour from Marrakech to Fes through the sahara desert of Merzouga, we invite you to let yourself be immersed into the Moroccan culture and traditions, stroll the narrow alleys and streets of the old medina’s of Marrakech and Fes, enjoy the contrast of southern morocco landscapes, its customs, its millenary culture and the elaboration of its artisan products that surprise the traveler so much. Ride camel to enjoy a lifetime sunset and sunrise over the great dunes of Sahara and spend an unforgettable night under the starry sky in the desert camp. Explore the Berber villages, meet the locals and learn about their daily life and culture.

DESTINATION Fes via Merzouga Desert & Ouarzazate
DEPARTURE LOCATION                          Marrakech
RETURN LOCATION Fes
DEPARTURE TIME Please arrive by 08:45 AM for a prompt departure at 09:00 AM
RETURN TIME Approximately 6:00 PM
DRESS CODE Casual, comfortable athletic clothing, hat and sun glaces
INCLUDED
Hotel pickup and drop-off service Fuel included
Transport by an air-conditioned vehicle Professional driver/guide during the tour
Bottled water during the tour Overnight in desert camp dinner and breakfast included
Half-board accommodations in selected hotels and Kasbahs Camel ride for sunset and sunrise (one camel each)
NOT INCLUDED
Entrance fees Personal expenses
Tips and gratuities Lunch and drinks
Anything not mentioned in the program

Highlights

  • Discover the beautiful world heritage Kasbahs in Ouarzazate
  • Drive through the highest road of Tichka pass 2260 M
  • Explore the palm groves and the great canyons in Dades, Todra and Ziz valley
  • Meet the Barbary apes in cedar forest in the middle atlas
  • Visit traditional villages, towns and beautiful valleys
  • Stroll by camel in the desert
  • Admire the sunset and the sunrise in the Sahara Desert
  • Enjoy an authentic Moroccan traditional dinner under the stars in desert camp
  • This desert tour ends in Fes

 

Itinerary

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Day 1: Marrakech – Kasbah Ait ben Haddou – Skoura – Rose valley – Dades Gorges

Your 3 days desert tour from Marrakech begin with a pick up from your accommodation in Marrakech at 8 AM, Your professional driver/guide will pick you up in an air conditioned vehicle and drive towards the Kasbah ait ben haddou, you will cross the high atlas mountains road enjoying the various villages of adobe settled at the foothills of the high mountains, during th road, you wil have many stops for some amazing photos, continue through the old road of Caravans to reach the Kasbah of Ait Ben haddou, an old fortified village, marked as world heritage by UNESCO since 1987. A site where many famous international movies shot,  such as, Gladiator, the Lawrence of Arabia, the Alexander, ….After exploring the village with your guide you will enjoy a traditional lunch in a local restaurant. And then, continue our journey to Ouarzazate, once in Ouarzazate you will have the opportunity to explore the cinema studios of Atlas, to discover the old staff and the movies shot on this sites, continue the*n, to explore another world heritage 18th century Kasbah in Ouarzazate. After that, we will head towards the Rose valley, through the palm grove of Skoura. Visit of the magnificent Kasbah of Amridil (Optional). Then, Departure to reach the rose valley, where e will have a stop to visit a rose cooperative to get an idea about the benefits of the products made from the unique rose, if you come on may then, we will enjoy a moments at the annual festival of roses. Our trip will continue through the valley of thousand Kasbahs to reach the Gorges of Dades, crossing the Berber villages, arrival at the gorges and check in to your hotel, Overnight night in the Gorges.

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Day 2: Dades valley – Todra Gorges – Erfoud – Desert of Merzouga

After a traditional breakfast at your hotel, we will first visit the Gorges of Dades for some amazing photos of the great canyon, then, start a new journey towards the desert of Merzouga. Our first stop will be the visit to the village of Todra and the Todra Gorges. After exploring the Gorges of Todra, our explorative journey will continue to the desert,  passing through the city of Erfoud (city of fossils and dates) until you reach Merzouga.

We Once in Merzouga and after a welcoming mint tea, we will start a new adventure  in a caravan of camels, an hour and a half the stroll the great golden dunes of Erg Chebbi and reach the desert camp at the foot of the Great Dune. During the camel trek, you will enjoy a lifetime beautiful sunset  over the sand dunes.

Dinner at the camp and overnight in private tent in the heart of the desert under its spectacular starry sky.

NB: If you book a luxury tour, then, you will had breakfast and take shower at the desert camp, else, the breakfast and the shower will be at the hotel after you camel ride back in the morning.

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Day 3: Merzouga – Ziz Valley – Cedar Forest – Ifran – Fes

Early wake up to enjoy a beautiful sunrise over the sand dunes of Erg chebbi, take breakfast and get ready to start a new journey towards the eldest imperial city in Morocco, Fes, we will drive towards Errachidia, passing through Erfoud, our next stop will be at the Oasis de Aoufous (located in the palm grove of Ziz, a panoramic view of the oasis for lovers of photography), continue towards the city of Errachidia,  where our next stop will be at the Dam, which offers to travelers beautiful panoramic views because of its various contrasts of its blue/green water and its ocher-colored mountains. In addition, our journey continues through the Middle Altas crossing the Pass of Tizi N’talghom at 1,907 meters.

Stop for lunch at the city of Midelte, the capital of Apples, after lunch continue to reach the village of Azrou, where you will have the opportunity to see the old tree (800 years and called Cèdre Gouraud), as well as the opportunity to see the monkeys (Barbary apes) at cedar forest, from here we will go to Ifran (also known as Switzerland Morocco), located in a mountainous area at a height of 1713 meters, in its vicinity is the Ifrane National Park, representative of its figure of stone the lion, one of the animals that formerly lived there.

Finally, we will continue our journey to Fez and passing through Imouzar Kander, we will arrive in Fez in the afternoon, where we will drop you off at your Riad / Hotel.

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