During this 3 days tour from Fes to Marrakech via Merzouga desert, you will explore Fes Ziz valley, Merzouga desert. Also, Dades Valley, Roses valley, Skoura palm grove, Ait Benhaddou kasbah. The tour end in Marrakech.
3 Days Tour from Fes to Marrakech via Merzouga desert
Day 1: Fes – Ifran – Azrou – Midlet – Ziz Valley – Erfoud – Rissani – Merzouga:
On the first day of the 3 days trip from Fes to Marrakech via Merzouga desert. Firstly, in the morning around 8 am you’ll start traveling southeast to Errachidia via Ifran. The latter was the capital of the Jewish Kingdom in the distant past. After that, to Merzouga via Medalt, Ziz Valley. After that, through Ziz gorges towards the Sahara Desert Stopping at the famous and the largest cedar forest in Morocco. Azrou is where you may see Barbarian apes. Your journey continues along with the luxuriant Ziz Oasis. Stopping for panoramic views along the way.
Next, driving through the welcoming Berber villages getting to Erfoud, then Rissani, the foundation of the Alaouite dynasty. The current ruling royal family in Morocco. After relaxing a few minutes in Merzouga, you go on the camels who are waiting to take you on an adventure in the sand dunes. It’s a good opportunity to see a wonderful sunset. Also, you will spend the night in an equipped Berber camp with drums music in the heart of the gold Sahara desert.
Day 2: Merzouga – Todra Gorges – Dades valley:
On the second day of our 3 days tour from Fes to Marrakech via Merzouga desert. First of all, you will wake up early enough. Secondly, you can watch the spectacle of the sunrise. When the color of the dunes combines with the play of shadows to make an awesome sight. After breakfast, we ride the camels for a couple of hours (or less; it is up to you). Before leaving for Tinghir and Todra Gorges for lunch. The road passes through Tinejdad and the Todra Valley. This stunning area affords plenty of opportunities to walk, such as along the river through the gardens or up the road on the other side of the gorge. Later, we will continue to the Dades Valley and the Dades Gorges before spending the night in a hotel.
Day 3: Dades Valley – Rose Valley – Skoura – Ouarzazate – Ait Benhaddou – High Atlas – Marrakech:
After breakfast, we will drive through the villages of this charming area. Also, bypassing fields cultivated by Berber women. With the peaks of the High Atlas as a fitting backdrop. Then, our journey will continue toward Ouarzazate, along the Valley of the Roses, famous for its Rose Festival in May, and past the Kasbahs of Skoura oasis. Then, we will head to Ouarzazate, known as Hollywood of Morocco, we will visit the cinematographic museum, Than the Ait Benhaddou Kasbah, a World Heritage site and the backdrop to many Hollywood blockbusters, this is the most famous kasbah in Morocco. From here start crossing the highest pass in Africa, Tizi n’Tichka, was controlled. In the late afternoon, we will arrive in Marrakech. Where our 3 days tour from Fes to Marrakech via Merzouga desert ends.
This is what is included in the 3 days from Fes to Marrakech via Merzouga desert :
- Private A/C Vehicle, 4WD Toyota Land Cruiser, or Prado throughout the tour + fuel.
- Experienced driver.
- Accommodation for 2 nights.
- All breakfast & dinners (Vegetarians are welcome).
- Kasbah Ait ben Haddou visit.
- Camel Trek to overnight in nomad desert bivouac with a guide (Private tents)
This is what is not included in the 3 days from Fes to Marrakech via Merzouga desert: