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.
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Day 1: Marrakech - Atlas Mountains - Ait Ben Haddou - Ouarzazate - Skoura - Dades Gorge. 356km
Your driver will pick you up at 08:00 am, and you will start 3 days desert tour from Marrakech to Fes to the Dades Gorges across the Tizi-n-Tichka pass of the high Atlas Mountains, with far-reaching views across the mountains, to the traditional High Atlas Berber villages. Then you continue to visit the UNESCO World Heritage site and have lunch at one of the restaurants at the foothils of the Kasbahs. After lunch we will drive to Ouarzazate with option to visit the Atlas Studios and Taourirt Kasbah in Ouarzazate and then we continue to Dades gorges through Skoura and rose valley, we will spend the night in a traditional kasbah in Dades gorges..
Day 2: Dades Gorge - Todra Gorge - Erfoud -Risani - Erg chebbi dunes in Merzouga. 304km
After breakfast, we will drive from Dades gorges to Erg chebbi Sahara desert at Merzouga. Berber villages are scattered along the way, we'll pass through Todra Gorges, Tenhir, Tinjdad, Jorf and Erfoud in which we'll feel the beginning of the Saharan oasis of Tafilalet, and then we continue to a Hotel in Merzouga. After relaxing a few minutes you will take some of you luggage in a small bag (just 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. We will spend the night in a camp (Berber nomad tents) with drumming music in the middle of the Sahara.
Day 3: Merzouga - Erfoud - Errachidia - Midelt - Cedar Forest ( monkeys) - Fes. 532km
An early morning wake up is recommended to assist sunrise from the top of the Chebbi sand dunes. Then you will camel trek to the Kasbah where you will take a shower and enjoy a berber and delicious breakfast served by friendly berber people. After breakfast, you will leave to Fez by 4x4 vehicles via the High Atlas Mountains. On the way, we will drive through Rissani, Erfoud, Errachidia and Medilt. We'll stop for lunch and pictures of wild monkeys on the Cedar forests of Azrou before arriving to Fez. Drop you off at your accommodation.
|1st night: Dades Gorge||☑ Hotel Babylon Dades Or similar:View Pictures|| Private room ✓
En-Suite bathroom ✓
|2nd night: Merzouga||☑ Desert Bedouin Tents: View Pictures|| Private tent ✓
Shared Toilets ✓
|1st night: Dades Gorge||☑ Hotel Xaluca Dades View Pictures|| Private room ✓
Ensuite bathroom ✓
|2nd night: Merzouga||☑ Luxury Desert Camp: View Pictures||Private tent ✓
Ensuite bathroom ✓
Complementary info about the stay in the Bedouin Tents:
The desert stay is split into two locations, The auberge, which is the last stop for the car, where you will be welcomed with mint tea, use showering facilities if needed, and store the luggage you won't need for the night in a safe storage room. Then you will ride the camels during sunset to the second location which is the bivouac in the deep dunes, there you will enjoy musical plays by the staff, have a nice dinner and observe the magnificent starry sky then spend the night in a private tent equipped with comfortable mattresses with enough blankets and sheets. The sanitary facilities (no shower) in the bivouac are separated from the tens and shared by everyone. In the morning, after watching the sunrise, you will ride the camels back to the auberge, where you can take a refreshing shower, and enjoy a rich buffet breakfast, before meeting your driver, getting your luggage and taking the road again.