Embarking on a 3-day adventure from Fes to Marrakech unfolds a thrilling journey through the captivating landscapes of southern Morocco. The itinerary encompasses the desert experience, traversing cedar forests, marveling at the Ziz Valley, and enjoying a camel ride at Erg Chebbi. The exploration extends to Marrakech, passing through the picturesque Todra Gorges, Dades Valley, the iconic Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah, and a scenic drive through the Atlas Mountains.
Amidst the vast sand dunes and arid mountains, a variety of exhilarating activities await. You can opt for camel and horseback riding, take refreshing swims in natural springs, explore charming villages, and witness awe-inspiring sunsets against the backdrop of deep crimson dunes. This desert journey, commencing in Fes, promises an immersive and adventurous experience, concluding in the vibrant city of Marrakech.
- Experience the breathtaking cultural views and sounds of the road drive to Merzouga.
- Take part in a camel ride in the Sahara desert.
- Spend a memorable culturally rich night beneath the stars in a fantastic desert camp.
- Travel to exotic Marrakech to experience meandering roads and breathtaking landscapes.
- Stroll around the streets of Ait Ben Haddou’s Kasbah and immerse in the stunning cultural views of the surrounding environment.
- Private 4×4 vehicle or minibus with A/C.
- English-speaking driver.
- Camel ride.
- Breakfasts & dinners.
- Lunches & drinks.
- Entrance fees to monuments, if any.
Welcome to Fes! Your magical Morocco tour begins as you meet your tour guide at your accommodation or the airport. From here, you'll embark on an enchanting journey to Merzouga, passing through the scenic Cedar forest where you can meet Berber apes and capture lovely photographs. Along the way, you'll traverse Zaida and Midelt, making a pit stop for a delightful lunch in the 'apple city'. As you draw near to the city, you'll find yourself amidst the Middle Atlas Mountains, with the striking Ziz Valley offering a glimpse of the second-largest palm groves in Morocco.
The next leg of your Fes to Marrakech Desert adventure leads to Erfoud, known as the gateway to the Sahara desert and famous for its remarkable fossil collection. Here, you'll have the perfect opportunity to witness the transformation of these ancient rocks into exquisite decorations. A short drive brings you to the majestic dunes of Erg Chebbi, where you'll transition to your next mode of transportation – a private camel ride! Immerse yourself in the desert's beauty and revel in the captivating sunset views during this unique journey. Your first night in Morocco unfolds as an unforgettable experience at a desert camp. Under the vast canopy of stars, you'll relish a sumptuous dinner and delight in the enchanting melodies of Berber music around the campfire.
Experience the magic of the Sahara with a wake-up call that allows you to savor a breathtaking sunrise from the summit of the majestic sand dunes. Prepare to test your sandboarding skills and immerse yourself in this unique desert adventure. Your next destination is a camel ride back to your trusty 4x4, which will lead you to Rissani. Here, you'll have the chance to explore its vibrant souk, taking in the bustling local atmosphere.
Afterward, your journey continues as you make your way to Tinghir, passing through several charming Berber villages along the way. Your ultimate destination is the awe-inspiring Todra Gorge, a natural wonder that plunges 300 meters into the earth, with striking red rock formations that will leave you in awe. As you leisurely stroll along the picturesque Todra River, you'll be captivated by the serene beauty that surrounds you. This will be a perfect opportunity for relaxation and to immerse yourself in the natural wonders of the area. Your day concludes as you head to the stunning Dades Gorge, where you'll spend your second night in a delightful local riad or hotel, adding to the enchantment of your Morocco desert tour.
On this final day of your extraordinary desert journey from Fes to Marrakech, prepare for an adventure-packed itinerary. You'll bid farewell to Dades and make your way to Ouarzazate, where you'll have the unique opportunity to explore the renowned Film Atlas studio, known for hosting numerous famous film productions. Your journey will then lead you to the UNESCO World Heritage site of Ait ben Haddou kasbah.
Ait Ben Haddou is a remarkable cluster of earthen structures encircled by towering walls, representing a traditional pre-Saharan dwelling. Here, you'll have ample free time to wander and capture awe-inspiring photographs. Lunch will be provided, setting the stage for an exciting drive through the Atlas mountains, a journey lasting around 5-6 hours.
You'll pause at the summit of the Tizi n'Tichka Pass, located at 7,415 feet (2,260 meters) above sea level, where the view of the mountain range is nothing short of breathtaking. In the afternoon, you'll arrive in Marrakech, concluding your incredible journey from Fez to Marrakech, where you had the unique experience of desert camping.