3 DAYS SAHARA DESERT TOUR FROM FES
Highlights The High Atlas- The Sahara Desert - Kasba Ait-Benhaddou- Canyons - Fes old city
Day 1: Fes – Ifrane – Midelt – Arfoud – Merzouga:
Early Morning, we will meet you in your Riad and start our tour toward Merzouga Desert.
Our first stop will be in Ifrane city. nicknamed as Switzerland of Morocco in the Middle Atlas.
We will drive Few kilometres from the city is where the cedar tree forest of Azrou, hosting a type of Macaque called the Barbary apes. We will have a moment to enjoy with the monkeys before we get back on the road again.
Our next stop will be in Midelt, the country of apples. We will have lunch in this beautiful city and then drive through the Atlas Mountains alongside the Ziz Valley to reach the city of Er-Rachidia which is the gate to the Desert and the southern parts of Morocco.
We will drive more south via the Ziz Oases filed with palm tree groves and Berber villages along the way.
We will reach Erfoud, which is a place of fossils that dates back hundreds of million years, and its is the last city before our main destination Merzouga Desert.
We will reach Erg Chebbi dunes in Merzouga. A pleasant pit stop in our hotel in the dune lines before you start your camel ride adventure to our camp inside the dunes.
Overnight in a desert camp inside the dunes with a traditional local music live show around the fire at night.
Overnight in a desert camp. (HB)
Day 2: Merzouga Desert - Rissani - Tinghir - Dades Valley:
Today, a morning walk to the tallest dune nearby to enjoy a spectacular sunrise, then shower and breakfast before we leave the desert camp.
As we leave the desert, our first stop will be in Rissani town which is used to be one of Morocco first trading posts of gold and slaves.
The city also is an important commercial point with its crowded Souks and local markets. We will take a walk in the Souks and enjoy the authentic way of life that this small city offers.
Our way then, continues toward Tinghir, a former trading place for the caravans many hundred years ago. Few kilometres from the city, we will arrive the Todgha Gorges. A natural rock formation of 300 meters canyons forming a limestone path filled with water coming from the roots of the Anti-Atlas Mountains.
Next, we drive through the road of thousands of Kasbahs to reach the country of figs; Dedes. A beautiful scenery filled with different dramatic landscapes along the Dedes valley.
We will spend the night inside the Dades Gorges and enjoy a spectacular view of the green fields filled with a lot of fig, and walnut trees.
Overnight in Dades Valley. (HB)
Day 3: Sahara Desert excursion – Merzouga life and traditions
After breakfast, we will continue our tour toward Marrakech. We will drive via the Imgoun valley or the valley of roses and Skoura Oases. A pleasant stop in the Oases to visit the famous Amridil Kasbahs from the 17th century, one of Morocco’s most authentic Kasbahs.
Our way continues to Ouarzazate city known as Cinema capital of Morocco since it is a Hollywood backdrop of many international movies and series. We will visit the Touaririrt Kasabah one of the city’s main sights before we drive for more few kilometres to arrive to the famous kasbahs of Ait-Benhaddou. A Unesco-protected red mudbrick village which most of its buildings dates back to the caravans era in the 11th century. This fortified village is also a significant backdrop for many famous films and series such as Gladiator and Game of Thrones.
Next, we will drive to Marrakech crossing the High Atlas Mountains, we will enjoy the dramatic scenery of the Tizi N’tichka pass 2260m.
Once we reach Marrakech, we will drop you at your accommodation inside the old city of Marrakech.
English speaking driver/guide
Overnight in a desert camp dinner (HB)
Recommended accommodations for 2 nights (HB)
Drinks and personal items
Entry fees to monuments and sites.
The minimum travelers that can be in this tour is Two travelers.
Our tours are open for further customization, contact us to help you design your tour.