3-day Trip from Marrakesh to Fes via Sahara Desert in Morocco
Traveling from Marrakesh to Fes via the Sahara Desert is an incredible journey, allowing you to experience Morocco's diverse landscapes and culture.
- Enjoy fantastic trip via Sahara Desert
- Discover Kasbah fortified village, UNESCOs heritage site
- Have a look at Atlas Mountains
- Learn about Ouarzazate, the Hollywood of Africa
- Explore gorges at the Todra Canyons
- Ride by camel in Dunes
- Comfortable vehicle AC with a driver-guide and diesel for 3 days
- 1 Night with half boarding(bed, diner and breakfast) in Dades Valley
- 1 night with half boarding (bed, diner and breakfast) in the Desert camp
- Camel ride for about 2 hours
- Pick up from hotel or Riad in Marrakesh
- Drop off at hotel or Riad in Fes
- Entrances tickets
if you don't want to ride by camel, you can go by jeep.
Depart in the morning heading east toward Ouarzazate via the Tizi Ntichka Pass, on route passing through the High Atlas Mountains where you can stop to take scenic pictures along the way. After which, you will visit Ait Ben Haddou, an ancient Kasbah (fortified village) listed as UNESCOs heritage site, and many any famous movies were also filmed there. You will continue to Ouarzazate, also known as the Hollywood of Africa, which houses the largest movie studios on the continent. We can stop over there for lunch (optional) before setting off through the Skoura, which is an extensive oasis of palm groves with beautiful Kasbahs. We will then drive through the Rose Valley where the Rose Festival is held every May in this town. On the way, keep your eyes open for a numerous Berber villages constructed using mud and bricks. Night will be spent in a hotel in Dades Valley.
Meal plan: Dinner
Day 02: Dades Gorges - Palm trees of Tinjdad - Merzouga
After breakfast, we will check out another kind of gorges at the Todra Canyons, which as high as 300m. It is an ideal place for walking and exploring on your own. Then, we will drive nearer to Merzouga, where the unique desert dunes are found. You will get to the hotel to saddle up the camels and cross the ocean of the dunes. You will then get an opportunity to climb the dunes after sunset and, then, view the bright stars above as you fall asleep in your nomad camp between the famous dunes. Camel ride for about 2 hours. Or you can go by jeep to the camp.
Meal plan: Breakfast and Dinner
Day 3 : Merzouga- Erfoud - Errachidia - Midelt - Azrou- Ifrane - Fes
You will wake up early to watch sunrise at the dunes, get your breakfast before riding back to the auberge on the camels where you will meet your driver. We will then leave for Errachidia via Erfoud to the Ziz valley. Lunch will be at Midelt. After which, we will pass through the cedar woods at Azrou and the Middle Atlas before ending off at Fes.
Meal plan: Breakfast