3 days tour from Fes to Marrakech via Merzouga
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Highlights of our tour:
One of the best Morocco tours is the 3 days desert tour either from Fes or from Marrakech across Merzouga. We customize this trip to cover the best and highlight of traveling in Morocco. Therefore, on this tour, we will not only take you on an adventure camel trekking but also camping at Berber tents in Merzouga.
The tour departures from Fes across the Atlas Mountains, few stops will be made on the way. For instance, we will stop in Ifrane and at cedar forest to discover the Barbary Macaque apes.
The experience of camel trekking and camping at Berber bivouac(tents) will be in the afternoon. Therefore, we will set the camels ready for you to cross the Erg Chebbi sand dunes to one of our camps.
On the second day, we will take you to visit the grand canyons of Todgha Gorges, and also spend overnight there.
We will finish our 3 days Sahara desert tour to Marrakech by visiting Ait Benhaddou and Ouarzazate on the last day. Eventually, we will drop you off in the red city of Marrakech, and that’s the end of our service.
Day 1 : Fes to Merzouga Sahara desert.
We will start our 3 days desert tour by picking you up from your accommodation or at an agreed point in Fes. It will take almost 7h driver with stops at beautiful sceneries on the way. Firstly, we will stop at Ifrane to visit the statue of the extinct Atlas lion, we will take some pictures and give you some information about it. Next, Azrou forest is half an hour from Ifrane, it will be our next stop. There, we will discover one of the wild animals that are still living there which is the Barbary ape. After that, we will drive to arrive at Errachidia, where the dam, the source of water for the desert.
Later, we will arrive at our destination Merzouga, our camels will be set and ready to take you trekking on Erg Chebbi. Not to mention, it depends on arrival time from Fes, we could either stop on the dunes to watch the sunset or at the camp. After dinner, we will entertain you by setting the fire and playing Berber music on drums. At night, hopefully, it is not cloudy, we recommend that you climb the dunes for a fascinating view of the stars and the Milkyway.
Day 2 : Merzouga to Dades across Todgha canyons.
In the morning, we will wake you up to watch the sunrise, as it is one of the best things to do while on the sand dunes. Thereafter, we will take you back on the camels where you started to leave for Dades.
From Merzouga to Dades, there few things to do and to visit. To start with, we will stop at Fezna, a stunning place where there are many wells for agriculture to an oasis. Then, we will visit one of the Berber cooperatives of clothes, they will dress you for free for pictures and put on Henna on your hands. Next, we will arrive at Tinghir across the road of thousands of Kasbahs. There, the area is famous for the canyons because it’s attached to the Atlas Mountains, you will have some free time to take photos.
Afterward, we will drive to arrive in Dades, two stops will be made. First, we will stop at the monkeys’ toes, mountains shaped differently by the rain and wind. Second, we will visit the dangerous curves of Tissdrine, where an advertisement for a Cadillac car was made. Then, we will check at a hotel/Riad in Dades, and that’s the end of the second day of our 3 days Sahara desert tour from Fes to Marrakech.
Day 3 : Dades to Marrakech passing by Ait Benhaddou.
The third day is another fascinating day, there are many things to discover on the way from Dades to Marrakech. We will leave the accommodation, the first place we will stop at is the city of Roses. There, we will make a quick stop at a shop to see some products of rose flowers and how they make them. Then, we will continue our ride for Ouarzazate, they also name it the city cinema of Morocco. There are two main things to see in Ouarzazate. However, the best is only a visit to one of the cinema studios in Africa. As many famous movies were made around there, the city took over building studios for movie making.
Our next stop will be to the magical Kasbah of Ait-Benhaddou, it will take us about 40 minutes to explore. Many famous were made here. Therefore, being here is not just a normal visit but a place where your favorite movies were made. Not to mention, the Kasbah is one of UNESCO’s World Heritage sites.
After lunch, we will leave for Marrakech, few stops will be made on the Mountains of the High Atlas. First, we will stop at the top peak of 2260 meters. Second, we will stop at a cooperative of the Argan oil to check how it is done and if you are interested in some products.
Eventually, we will arrive in Marrakech, and that’s an end of an itinerary of 3 days from Fes across the Sahara desert of Merzouga.