3 days from Fes to Marrakech desert tour
3 days from Fes to Marrakech desert tour itinerary:
1st Day: FES – IFRAN – AZROU – MIDAlET – ZIZ VALLEY – ERFOUD – RISSANI – MERZOUGA:
The 3 days desert tour starts by picking you up at your hotel or riad in Fes at 08:00 am. After that, we will hit the road to the Sahara Desert our final destination of the day. Our first stop will be in Ifrane, known as the Switzerland of Morocco to enjoy its beauty. After that, we will head toward the Cedar forest, where you can see some wild monkeys. We will continue to Midelt for a lunch meal in a restaurant. In the afternoon, we will cross the pass of Tizi N’Tlghamt to reach a city named Rich, while admiring the views of Ziz gorges. Later on, we will stop for a panoramic view in Ziz valley.
The drive continues to Merzouga Desert. The latter is where Erg Chebbi sand dunes are located. We will pass Aoufous and Erfoud (Erfoud is famous for fossils and dates). When we arrive in Merzouga, exactly to the hotel, you will prepare and get ready for the camel trek. The camel ride is for an hour to enjoy the sunset. Then, you will continue until you reach the desert camp for an overnight stay and see the Sahara desert’s charm. Dinner and spend the night at camp by playing the drums and have a chance to talk with locals.
2nd day: MERZOUGA – RISSANI – TODRA GORGES AND VALLEY – DADES VALLEY AND GORGE:
Today, you will have to wake up early to see the sunrise. After that, you will have breakfast and take a shower. later, we will drive from Merzouga desert to Rissani, where you will visit a traditional market ( souk in the Morrocan dialect). Next, to Erfoud, and Tinghir. the latter is where we will stop for lunch and a short walk in Todra gorges and its magnificent Palm trees, and old ruins blending. In the afternoon, we will continue to Boumalen Dades to spend our second night in the Valley of Dades (dinner and breakfast in the hotel). This is how our second day of 3 days desert tour from Fes to Marrakech ends.
3rd Day: DADES VALLEY – ROSE VALLEY – SKOURA – OUARZAZATE – AIT BENHADDOU KASBAH – ATLAS MOUNTAINS – MARRAKECH:
On the third day of the 3 days tour from Fes to Marrakech, we are going to depart to Ouarzazate passing by the palm grove of Skoura. After enjoying the oasis of Skoura, we will stop for a panoramic view of the kasbah of Taourirt. Also, we will make another one in the film studio ( you can visit the Atlas studio if you want). After that, we will visit the Kasbah of Ait Benhaddou and stop for lunch in a restaurant in the village of Ait Benhaddou. In the afternoon, we will drive over the mountains of high Atlas, passing through the Tizi N’tichka pass (2260 m in altitude), we will make some stops and breaks to enjoy the beauty of those mountains before we get to Marrakech.
3 days from Fes to Marrakech desert tour includes:
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Places to visit with 3 days from Fes to Marrakech desert tour:
Ifrane, the little Switzerland of Morocco::
The woodland in Morocco is known to lay on the area of the middle Atlas mountains chain, the cedar forest covers millions of square miles, and have a good density of cedar trees. This forest is a typical place to trek and to relax. The trails have been designed to lead to some beautiful places within the forests and also to not get lost.
Our 3 days from Fes to Marrakech desert tour is going to accompany you to the famous cedar three, The Gouraud Cedar, the tallest and the oldest cedar in Africa. Also, it was dead in 2002, and we will also take you to meet some wild Berber Apes and snap pictures with them.
Whenever you overtake the Rissani and dive into the Sahara of Morocco, you will think at first that whole place there is only an unoccupied area, but later on, you’ll figure out that you are about to see an amazing village ahead. The Merzouga Sahara is a wonderful place to enjoy the outdoors, and to spend good times practicing recreational activities.
Tourists go there to camp, hike, and to bike riding. Besides, they enjoy camel riding which is common activity tourists, locals, and visitors fall in love with. At night the whole place becomes pitch dark, which let it be wonderful to look at the sparkling stars, the camp is the only lighted spot, and the calm music turns the place into a place full of romance.
On the southern edge of the high atlas is Todgha gorges, are deep narrow valley with steep sides, formed by a river. It exists a few kilometers in the outskirt of Tinghir town. The stunning view of the gorges is irresistible. The vertical rocky walls are a perfect outlet for climbers.
People have been going there to climb since the French and Spanish primarily climb and some qualified trainers watching every single step of the climbers to keep them safe. The Todgha gorges are limestone river canyons in the Atlas Mountains and are considered to be among the beautiful touristic destinations. Also, it has luxury traditional restaurants and resorts.
Dades is a series of rugged valleys, carved by the Dades River in Morocco. The river in the great atlas originates part of the Atlas Mountains, which flow about 250km south-west before joining a Dades Valley on the edge of the Sahara. The multi-colored walls of the valleys anywhere range from 200 to 500 meters. The area that now forms the Dades is has been on the seabed for millions of years.
Large amounts of sediment have been deposited around the giant coral reefs, and over time these materials have become compressed into a variety of sedimentary rocks such as sandstone and limestone. Eventually, the movement of the earth’s crust caused the region to rise above sea level, forming the Atlas Mountains and the surrounding landscapes.
Moreover, Dades has some dazzling rocky views such as the monkey fingers. Not to mention that with 3 days desert tour from Fes to Marrakech, you will see the Famous winding road.
Valley of Roses:
All over the rose-painted city of Marrakech, many little towns sell roses oil and perfumes. But now smells more of roses than Kalaa Des Magouna, otherwise known of as the valley of roses. Each spring, this entire valley blossoms into fields of roses, which are then harvested.
The 3 days Fes to Marrakech desert tour will take you there, and we recommend visiting the area at the time where the roses flourish. Opportunities are several for stopping along the small mule tracks leading to the Atlas slopes. Besides visiting the numberless gardens bordered by rose bushes, almond trees, and orchards where a small agricultural world works all day long.
Ouarzazate, the Hollywood city of Morocco:
The city of Ouarzazate is a magical city, with its nature and tourism qualifications. It could be among the fascinated cities which tourists fall in love with. Fes to Marrakech 3 days desert tour will make sure to take you to the sightseeing of Ouarzazate.
The most amazing places you can see are; the kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou, which we are going to talk about later, it is the historical monument that still talking about the secrets among its walls along with the Kasbah of Taourirt, which exist in the middle center of Ouarzazate. Moreover, this southeastern city which lies in the middle of the desert has contributed to international movie-making, and it becomes the perfect destination for productions.
You may see a scene in the Game of throne on your laptop, but once you get to Ouarzazate, you will be able to stand where the main actors in these series once stood. Ouarzazate also contains three major studios, they are always open for tourists and visitors to go there and see.
The Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou:
The Kasbah of ait ben Haddou is a charming place Fez to Marrakech 3 days desert tour will take you to. This historical monument has become a symbol in the southeast of Morocco, especially in the province of Ouarzazate, the kasbah is only 30 kilometers far away from the center of Ouarzazate city. In the village of Ait Ben Haddou at the top of a hill lies the kasbah.
The Kasbah was built a hundred years ago with materials that can be found in the area, strew, rocks, and clay. The beauty of the kasbah can be seen in its architecture and engraved inscription. Moreover, Sahara Merzouga tours Travel agency is going to show you the oasis around and enjoy the calmness of the place. Also, you will able to talk to locals and get to know them closely.
Another thing that Morocco can be distinguished from other countries is the Atlas Mountains, a vast range of Mountains, it extends about 2300 miles from the Atlantic Ocean in the Southwest of Morocco up across Algeria and Tunisia. The 3 days tour from Fes to Marrakech via Merzouga desert is going to take you to witness these natural stunning mountains. As well as to some cities and villages that exist between the foothills. Atlas mountains are also home to a variety of rare plants and animals in Africa, and it often resembles the mountains in Europe. The Atlas Mountains can be divided into three major parts in Morocco; The first is the High Atlas Mountains.
it is as such because it has massive mountains with the highest peak of 4.165 meters in Toubkal. The high Atlas mountains expand from the west of Agadir City to the northeast, this portion of the high atlas itself can be divided into two parts; the east portion and the west portion, the east part is rather bigger than the counterpart in the west, they are both separated by Taliouin pass.
The middle Atlas mountains are the second part of the Atlas mountains, which lies extends from the middle of morocco up to Taza pass. In the middle Atlas, the iconic city of Ifrane can be found, and about 40 kilometers out f the city in a village named Sidi Khyar, there is an ecologic touristic resort, which exists in a stretch of mountain, it has such panoramic views which our Fez t Marrakech desert tour is going to take you to.
The small Atlas mountains are the third part of the Atlas mountains. It has the name small because of the smallest peaks it has compared to the already mentioned part, in the small atlas mountains, the highest peaks do not exceed 2500 meters. However, it still has some beautiful views and stunning villages at the foothills.