Sahara Desert tours from Fez to Marrakech 3 Days 2 nights, Via Merzouga

sahara desert tours
What you’ll get
Live guide
Spanish, English, French, German, Italian
Pick-up service
Your hotel or riad
Duration 3 Day
Fes to Marrakech 3 Days Tour starts in Fez and then drive all way through cedar forests, Middle Atlas, Merzouga, Gorges, Ait BenHaddou kasbahs and experience Camel Trekking to see the magnificent sunset on Erg Chebbi Dunes, later spend night in Berber camps.

Experience

Highlights

  • Admire the beauty of Atlas Mountains.
  • Drive through Cedar forest and enjoy playing with the monkeys.
  • Spend the night under the stars at a Merzouga desert camp.
  • Merzouga Camel trekking experience.
  • Have relaxing time under sunrise over the Morocco desert dunes
  • Explore unique nature of the Gorge Todra.
  • discover architecture of the Kasbah in ouarzazate.
  • Visit the atlas studio movie, the largest and the most famous of all Africa Ouarzazate.
  • Drive through high atlas 2260m and admire the small Berber villages.

Full description

Day 1:Fez / Ifran /Medilt/Merzouga

We will leave fez early in the morning, we will begin with Ifrane, a winter ski resort in a totally Moroccan style built by the French in the 1930’s to resemble a Swiss village; we visit the cedars forest in Azrou you will see the monkeys , drive across the Middle Atlas Mountains.

Most of the day will be spend winding your way through the beautiful forests, springs, jagged rock faces, and Berber villages as you cross the Atlas Mountains and begin to descend towards the Sahara Desert. Half way, you will stop for lunch in the town of Midelt, famous for its fossils and rocks. Then, we will go aheard to Merzouga.

In the road, we will stop in a panoramic view to see a huge Oasis of palm tree. We will reach Merzouga in the afternoon depending on your arrival to a traditional Kasbah on the foot of the dunes of Erg-chebbi. After having some rest, mint tea, camels and the guide will be waiting to carry you across the sandy dunes of the erg-chebbi.

You will definitely enjoy the beauty of the sunset on camel. After 2 hours, we will arrive to the desert camp to spend night in an exotic Berber tent. At your desert shelter, your camels hobbled and mint tea is served. After a wonderful dinner, we will be watching the Stars. Your overnight will be very special since you are going to spend it in the Berber Tent.

Day2 : Merzouga / Rissani / Gorge Todra or Ouarzazate

After a delicious traditional breakfast , You will be heading to Ouarzazate. Passing by the rugged Road of a Thousand Kasbahs that rise up like turreted sand castles along this ancient caravan trading route. This area has long been a popular location for Hollywood films such as The Last Temptation of Christ, Jewel of the Nile, and most recently Hideous Kinky.

The central region is one of the most exciting and romantic destinations of Morocco nestled along rich river valleys, palm grove and burnished mud-brick homes ablaze in vibrant color under the shelter of the blue desert sky.

We stop for lunch and walk in Todra gorge the we will travel through the Dadès Valley past dramatic escarpments. Right after, we will be reaching Ouarzazate in the afternoon where dinner will  be served and the overnight will be spent.

Day 3 :Ouarzazate / Ait ben haddou / Marrakech

After breakfast, the third day will include a visit of of Ouarzazate, starting by the Kasbah of Taourirt and the Atlas Studios movie studios, the largest and most famous of all Africa.

Then we will head to the Fint Oasis, near Ouarzazate. We stopover Ait ben haddou arriving lunch time. Here we can have the opportunity to visit the famous Kasbah, declared UNESCO World Heritage and which included in some scenes of films like The Gladiator, Babel, Lawrence of Arabia. We will resume the journey passing through the High Atlas and the Tizi-n-Tichka pass, along a road that climbs from the plains up to 2260 m above sea level passing through small villages, small waterfalls, through the continuously changing landscape and colors of these beautiful Mountains. Finally, we will arrive tor Marrakech in the afternoon as the last destination of this trip.

Includes

  • Air-conditioned modern vehicle driven by an Professional English and French-speaking driver
  • Hotel or riad pick-up and drop off
  • Night in Bivouac in the Desert
  • Camel ride
  • Breakfast and Dinner
  • Camel ride

What’s Not Included

  • lunches and drinks
  • Fee to Enter some Monument.

When you get there

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Tours usually begin at 09:00 AM, although It’s possible to start later in the morning or in the afternoon
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