During this 3 days tour from Fes to Marrakech via Merzouga desert, you will explore many places. For example, you visit Ifrane, Azrou, Ziz valley, and Merzouga. Also, you visit Dades Valley, Roses valley, and Skoura palm grove. Finally, you visit Ait Ben Haddou kasbah and end the tour in Marrakech.
3 Days Tour from Fes to Marrakech via Merzouga desert
Day 1: Fes – Ifrane – Azrou Vilage – 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 Ifrane. The latter was the capital of the Jewish Kingdom in the distant past. After that, we move through Ziz Gorges towards Merzouga. And we stop at the famous and the largest Cedar Forest in Morocco. Azrou is where you may see Barbarian apes. Your journey continues along with the luxurious Ziz Oasis. Finally, we drive to Merzouga via Midelt and stop for panoramic views along the way
Next, we drive to the welcoming Berber villages through Erfoud and Rissani. Rissani town is the foundation of the Alaouite dynasty. It is the current ruling royal family in Morocco. Thereafter, you go on the camels to take you on an adventure trip in the dunes. It is a great chance to admire a wonderful sunset view. Also, you will spend the night in a desert camp, enjoying drums music around the fire.
Day 2: Merzouga – Todra Gorges – Dades valley:
On the second day of our 3 days tour from Fes to Marrakech via Merzouga desert. starts after breakfast. First of all, you will wake up early enough to watch the sunrise view. After breakfast, we ride the camels for a couple of hours to go back to Merzouga. Secondly, we leave to Tinjdad, Tinghir, and Todra Gorges for lunch. This wonderful area offers many chances to enjoy and take pictures. Finally, we keep the way to Dades Valley to have a night in a local Riad there.
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, we pass through farms and fields cultivated by local Berber women. 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, then 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, we cross the highest pass in Africa that is Tizi n’Tichka. Finally, we arrive in Marrakech where 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)
Destinations overview of our 3 days tour from Fes to Marrakech via Merzouga desert
The ancient historical iconic city of Fes is where the first encounter occurs. This is where the program of 3 days tour from Fes to Marrakech launches. Thus, Fes is a city in northern Morocco and the capital city of culture. It is situated at a crossroad that connects the important cities of different regions. The destination of that program, the Southern-East to the desert. It passes by a stunning High Atlas road through Ifran city and Azrou. Fes is considered one of the powerful tourist cities in Morroco. In addition to that, its strategic location makes a desert itinerary a fit one. Thus, we select Fes city as a start point in the 3 days tour from Fes to Marrakech via Merzouga desert.
From Fes, the direction is to the Southern-East to the desert of Merzouga. Through the High Atlas itinerary. It is where the magical Ifrane and Berber Azrou are a station to pass-through. Midelt city is a mid-station in this itinerary. Also, It is a town in the Drâa-Tafilalet region of Morocco in the high plains between the Middle Atlas and High Atlas mountain ranges. Midelt serves as the commercial center of a large agricultural hinterland. Regardless of that, Midelt a station that links Fes and Merzouga desert. Therefore, the trip of 3 days tour from Fes to Marrakech celebrates the Merzouga desert as a basic direction to have. Full of activities, Merzouga and its nomad surroundings are the special ones a tourist may have.
Like the last drive, Merzouga to Marrakech tourist itinerary is the way to take. The road leads us through Tinghir, Dades Valley, and Ouarzazat to Marrakech. This long outstanding itinerary is among the stunning tourist ones trips go through. Ouarzazat is the Holywood Moroccan city in which most of the international movies filmed. Moreover, this itinerary does not neglect the Kasbahs must-see. Especially, the Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou and Taourite Kasbah, including the valleys and gorges of these geographic zones. Moreover, Ouarzazate town is the gateway that links that Saraha and Marrakech via Ait Ben Haddou. It is a special place for the Atlas Studios of film materials. We always make stops in Ouarzazate before we leave towards the Merzouga desert.
Marrakech is the red capital city in Morocco. It is the last station in the 3 days trip from Fes to Marrakech via Merzouga desert. Hence, it home to monuments of medieval Madina date to the Berber Empire. In Marrakech, you can come across landmarks in any place that makes you step back to the Medieval era. For this reason, we tent to highlight a guided tour in the old Medina.
With our local guide, you will visit palaces, gardens, mosques, such as the Koutoubia Mosque. In addition to that, you will join the crowds in the square time of Jamaa El-Fna. The square gets alive the whole day. So, you will discover local street performers and taste local food.