This desert tour starts at 08:00 am at your accommodation in Fes and the tour ends in Marrakech. During these 3 days trip from Fes to Marrakech, you will explore so many worths visiting places and beautiful sites such as Ifrane known as Switzerland, Cedar forest by feeding free monkeys, Sahara desert, some beautiful palmeraies, Canyons, Atlas mountains. Not to mention, the famous Kasbah of Ait Benhaddou.
First-day: Fes – Ifran – Cedar forest – Midalt – Ziz canyon and valley- Merzouga. 470 km ( 7 hours ).
Second day: Irissani – Erfoud – Todghra gorge and valley – Boumalne Dades. 252 km ( 3 h 30 min ).
Third-day: Valley of roses – Skoura – Ouarzazat – Ait benhaddou kasbah – Marrakech. 307 km ( 5 h 25 min ).
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
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.
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.
We experienced an amazing 3-day tour and had so much fun with our guide Rachid. He went out of his way to look after us and let us have an unforgettable experience. He was very knowledgeable and well informed about the sights and country. The accommodation at the Hotels and Camp were of high quality even if we stayed standard the night we spent in the Sahara desert (Glamping) was an experience of a lifetime, traveling by Camel we arrived at our campsite just in time to view the most spectacular sunset. I will highly recommend Sahara Merzouga turs, for your next tour in Morocco.
We booked our 3 days desert trip Fes to Marrakech with Sahara Merzouga Tours at the last minute, when we arrive in Fes.
Our driver and guide, Rachid, picked us up promptly at our hotel to start the trip. From the beginning, Rashid was fun, friendly, and informative.
We knew the trip would be a lot of driving, but Rashid broke it up with interesting stops. Our favorite day was day 1. We rode camels to the desert camp, sang around a campfire, and slept in the desert. It was amazing!!!
The hotels we stayed at exceeded our expectations. We did the budget tour and the hotel we stayed on the second day was clean and warm even has a pool! The desert camp was good as well.
This tour will remain a highlight of our trip! Thank you so much to Rachid for great service and friendship!