3 days Trip from Marrakech to Fes

3 day trip from Marrakech to Fes via Merzouga Desert

This is a fantastic 3 days tour from Marrakech to Fes includes a camel trek and overnight camping in the deep desert (in a luxury/standard camp), as well as visits to Todra canyons,  Dades gorges, Rose Valley, Ouarzazate, and the World Heritage Sites of Ait Benhaddou and Azrou.

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Marrakech to Fes desert trip overview

Many of the visitors who come to Morocco each year fly to Marrakech or Fez, two cities known for their beauty and monumental architecture. Most tourists come to experience the Sahara desert night and the famous camel ride in the dunes. In other words, our Moroccan travel agency ( Desert Merzouga Tours) has designed an itinerary to suit all your needs for a 3 days desert tour from Marrakech to Fes. First of all, we will start the best Marrakech to Fes desert tour in the morning from Marrakech via Ait Ben Haddou and Ouarzazate to discover them. From there, we will set off via Skoura to reach Boumalne Dades.

After exploring its gorges, We will spend the night in one of the local hotels. On the second day, we will start with a fresh and tasty breakfast and then we will take the road to get to Tinghir. There, we will visit the Todgha Gorges and enjoy its incredible atmosphere. Afterward, we will pass through Melaab to try the traditional Berber costume. Afterward, the journey continues through many Berber villages to pass through Erfoud and arrive in Merzouga for the camel ride and overnight in the luxury camp. night in the camp.

Finally, many activities are possible, but it is recommended to try sandboarding while watching the sunset. In the evening, after dinner, the Berber staff will offer you a show where you can enjoy traditional music and dance.

The third day will begin with a sunrise and brunch before traveling through Errachidia to see the region’s largest dam. the largest dam in the region. We will then visit Ifrane or Little Switzerland, the cleanest in Morocco. After a break, we will continue to Fez, where our trip ends.

Marrakech to Fes Trip itinerary

Day 1: Travel from Marrakech to Dades Valley via Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah and Ouarzazate.

The first day of the Marrakech to Fes desert tour starts in the morning. Pick up service by your professional driver/guide. In the beginning, you will leave Marrakech through the High Atlas Mountains. On the way, you can stop for some photos at the cole Tizi N Tichka, an altitude of 2260 meters where you enjoy the best views of the mountains and villages. Stopping at one of the argan oil cooperatives, you can see how they use argan oil to make cosmetics. You will also be able to taste the food cooked with it.

From there, we will set off through Telouet, a town famous for its Kasbahs. You can make several stops to stops to take pictures until you reach Ait Ben Haddou. There, you can have lunch after or before visiting the Kasbah in one of the local restaurants. Your local guide will accompany you to the top of the Kasbah and explain its history. You will then arrive in Ouarzazate, famous for its major film studios and series. It is optional to stop here before continuing on to Boumalne Dades via Skoura and Roses. In Kalaat Megouna (the city of roses), you will have the opportunity to buy some rose water cosmetics (beauty products), then continue to reach Boumalne Dades. then continue to Boumalne Dades. We will stay overnight in a hotel, which includes dinner and breakfast.

Day 2: Travel from Dades valley to Merzouga Desert camel ride via Todra Canyons and gorges.

After breakfast, we proceed to take the route to Merzouga through the Todra Gorges (the biggest gorges in Morocco, where mountain climbers do their activities) after this visit we continue to Erfoud through the biggest valley of Morocco (Tafilalet), arrival to Merzouga, rest for a few minutes before riding the camels which are waiting to cross the dunes of Erg Chebbi for one hours and half.

Before arriving at the bivouac, climb the dunes to watch the sunset, settle in the bivouac, have dinner, and overnight in a Berber tent in the middle of the desert, one of the most beautiful places where you can enjoy a clear and starry sky.

Day 3: Travel from Merzouga desert to Fes city via Ziz valley and cedar forest.

In the morning, it is highly recommended to get up early so as not to miss the spectacular sunrise. The staff will surely wake you up for a hike to the top of a sand dune where the view is clear. You will also have breakfast at the camp or the hotel. The last day of our Marrakech to Sahara desert is full of exciting destinations. We will begin by traveling via Erfoud. There, we can stop observing the fossil extraction process and soften them. Then we’ll proceed to Errachidia to witness the Hassan Addakhil dam, which is the region’s largest dam. It is the only source of water for Merzouga, Erfoud, and the nearby villages.

After some photos, we continue on the road to Tizi N Tlghamt and arrive in Midelt. This city is called the capital of apples, a huge decorative apple that can be found in the center of the city. From Midelt, We will then keep driving through the Middle Atlas Mountains. We will pass through cedar forests (where there is the opportunity to spot some Barbary apes), And through the Berber Town of Ifrane. It is called Switzerland for its clean gardens, public areas… It is also ranked as the best in Africa and the eighth-best in the world. We will stop to visit Ifrane and the city garden and then transfer to Fez. We will arrive in the afternoon, where our staff will drop you off at your accommodation or at the airport.

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3 day trip from Marrakech to Fes 

This tour exceeded my expectations. We should have booked them for the duration of our trip in Morocco. Our guide, Hamza, in particular, made it his mission to make us feel fully at ease. He was extremely informed about all of the places we visited and could recall obscure details at a moment's notice. He checked what landmarks, places, and even dishes we wanted to see at the start of our trip and then plotted a plan for us to visit each one. He assisted us in learning a great deal about the nation and culture, which was precisely what we needed. He treated us like family during our time in Morocco and saying goodbye to him felt like saying goodbye to a journey partner. We remain in contact to this day. He's become a true buddy. The great guides at the desert camp also contributed to making this an unforgettable experience for the Fes to Marrakech desert tour. They went out of their way to make sure we had a good experience. Thank you to everyone who contributed to making this such a memorable event! -Alex & Carolina.

Anna C

 Fes desert excursion

A fantastic trip to the Atlas Mountains and the Sahara Desert. Throughout the four days, our guide Mouha gave excellent service and ensured that we had everything we required. In addition, there was a wealth of information and personalized tour recommendations for our upcoming vacation. During the booking process and thereafter for modifications, the office provided quick replies and help. Thank you for your flexibility, support, and fantastic experience for the Fes to Marrakech tour. Roman and Simona are a couple.

Octavian V

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