The 3 day sahara desert tour from Marrakech to Fes is one of the most popular desert tours from Marrakech that connects the two imperial cities. The 3 days desert tour from Marrakech to Fes lets you discover a big part of the south of Morocco, departing from the ocher city of Marrakech towards the Atlas mountains and crossing beautiful scenery on the curvy roads and perched berber villages blending with the mountains, to the infamous kasbahs of Ait benhaddou fortified village and Ouarzazate with its cinematic attractions, spending the first night in the heart of the dades gorges in a traditional but comfy hotel. The second day lets you enjoy a short walk in the todra immense gorges before heading towards Merzouga in a more arid plains announcing the beginning of the deserts, once in Merzouga, you will ride the camels and go deep in the desert to spend a night in a nomad bivouac to enjoy a starry night under a clear and peaceful sky. The third day takes you through a different route heading towards Fez and crossing many villages and sceneries along with the beautiful cedar forest with its playful monkeys before reaching the Cultural capital of the country : Fes where you driver will drop you off in your hotel.
Day 1 : Marrakech – Ait Benhaddou - Skoura – Rose valley – Dades Gorges:
Marrakech to Fez desert tour via Erg Chebbi is a wonderful organized tour with the help of experienced drivers and guides to explore Sahara desert. We will depart from your hotel or Riad at 8:00am and head towards Dades Gorge by 4x4. On your way, You will across the Atlas mountains through Tizi-n-Tichka, 2260 metres high. Breaks will be taken at your request whenever and wherever you want to take photos or to explore the local Authentic Berber villages where you can experience the charm of the Berber nomadic life style. On the way, you may see morocan berber women collecting the grass for their cattle and farmers ploughing out or cultivating their lands with the help mules, cows or donkeys. Then you will continue your way to reach the majestic Telouat Kasbah owend by the Glaoui. You have a chance to enjoy the charm of beautiful valleys in the south east of Morocco, Ounila valley. Then you will have 45 min walk to the kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou.
Ait Ben Haddou is classified since 1987 as one of the world UNESCO heritage sites. This fortified Kasbah is an attractive site for private tours and excursions departing from Marrakech. Because of it’s beautiful architucture and natural decoration Ait Benhaddou Kasbah becomes one of the famous locations that is used for movies shooting. such as “Gladiator”, “Lawrence of Arabia”, “Alexander”, “Kingdom of heaven”,”Babel” & “Prince of Percia”… After the kasbah visit you will enjoy moroccan food in a typically berber restaurant. Later on We will visit Taourirt Kasbah in Ouarzazate built during the period of colonization.
We will then resume our journey, passing by Skoura palm trees, and the Rose Valley (Damaskin Roses). We will have dinner and spend the night in Dades Gorge hotel.
Day 2 : Dades Gorges – Todra Gorges – Erfoud – Rissani – Merzouga :
After breakfast, we go from Dades gorges to Erg Chebbi Sahara desert in Merzouga. Berber villages are scattered along the way, we’ll pass through Todra Gorges ,Tinghir , Tinjdad, Jorf and Erfoud in which we’ll feel the beginning of the desert oasis of Tafilalet, and then we continue to the Hotel in Merzouga, after relaxing few minutes you will take some of your luggage in small bag (the necessary for the night in desert) and leave the other luggage in the hotel, then we will ride the camels on an adventure crossing the Erg Chebbi sand dunes, this is a great opportunity to take lovely pictures of the sunset and sunrise. When we reach the camp, we will leave the camels and take a walk to the highest sand dunes to watch the sunset, we will spend the night in a camp (Berber nomad tents) with drums music in the middle of the Sahara.
Day 3 : Merzouga - Erfoud - Ziz Valley - Midelt- Azrou - Ifrane - Fez:
Early wake up to climb the dune & see the beautiful sunrise, walk down and ride the camels back to the hotel. We will start the last day of our Marrakech to Fes desert tour after showering and the breakfest at the hotel. We will start driving to Fes crossing the middle Atlas mountains, stoping in Ziz Valley for panoramic pictures and then we will continue to Fes passing by Medilt, cedar forest with monkey in Azrou, Ifrane and we will arrive in Fes in evening or at night. End of our desert tour from Marrakech to Fes with drop-off at your Fez accomodation.