3 Days sahara Tour from Marrakech to Fes via Merzouga desert
Product Code: 9919-663244
OVERVIEW

Highlights

  • • Drive across the High Atlas Mountains and Tizi Ntichka pass
  • • Witness the majesty of the UNESCO world heritage Kasbah of Ait Ben Hadou
  • • Ride your camel for a dramatic sunset view over Erg Chebbi dunes
  • • Spend the night at your Sahara desert camp in Merzouga
  • • Drive from Merzouga to Fes past the Middle Atlas Mountains and cedar woods
Tour Code
9919-663244
Duration
3 days
Departure City
Marrakesh
End City
Fes
Tour Type
Unassigned
Language
English, French
Itinerary
Day 01
Marrakesh

Marrakech - Atlas Mountains -Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou - Ouarzazate - Dades Valley

Your budget shared 3 days desert trip from Marrakech to Merzouga will start early in the morning with a drive east of Marrakech past small suburban towns to the High Atlas Mountains. A few stops will be made to take photos, enjoy the scenery, stretch your legs and drink a cup of coffee.
Drive uphill on curvy roads to the famous Tizi Ntichka pass before you reach Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou, the first major stop today for sighseeing. The Berber fortified village of Ait Ben Haddou is a UNESCO listed landmark and is also known a set for major Hollywood epics, just to name a few movies that used the village for shooting: Kingdom of Heaven, Lawrence of Arabia, and Gladiator. Cross the river separating the Kasbah from the main road and explore the village at leisure. Should you wish to hire a local guide, they are available onsite.
After lunch at leisure at one of the local cafes, continue to to Dades valley driving past Ouarzazate, Skoura Oasis, Klaa Mgouna, the capital of the valley of the roses, and famous for its rose water artisanal distillation factories.
Upon arrival at Boumalne Dades, Follow Dades River on a tiny road passing by different fortified Kasbahs located on the side of the road to Dades Canyons. You will arrive to your hotel late in the afternoon.
Dinner and overnight at your Dades hotel.

Visiting Attractions

  • Marrakesh Marrakesh
  • Tizi N'Tichka Tizi N'Tichka
  • Ait Benhaddou Ait Benhaddou
  • Ouarzazate Ouarzazate
  • Skoura Skoura
  • Kalaat M'Gouna Kalaat M'Gouna
  • Ait Ben Haddou Ait Ben Haddou

Meal

  • Breakfast : Included
  • Dinner : Included
Day 02
Boumalne Dades

Dades Valley -Tinghir - Todra Gorge - Erfoud - Merzouga desert

After breakfast at your hotel in Dades Valley, our journey today will start today with a drive along the road of 1001 Kasbahs to the oasis of Tighir, where we will deviate to a minor road driving along the river to Todgha where you will stop for a walk in the oasis under the shade of palm trees and continue to Todgha Gorges.
After some time at leisure to enjoy the immensity of the huge cliffs, and lunch at a local café ( At leisure ), we continue early in the afternoon to to Rissani, famous for its dates market, and being a starting point of the ancient trading caravans crossing the Sahara desert to Tomboctou.
After a quick stop, we will continue to Merzouga driving through some rocky desert landscape.
Meet our camel caravan, and ride your camels through the amazing color-changing sand dunes with the sunset in the horizon as a backdrop. We reach our Sahara desert camp before darkness.
After some time to admire the sand dunes and the surrounding landscapes, get ready for a Moroccan dinner served under the stars next to the campfire. Late at night, you local nomad hosts will be entertaining you with their drums.

Visiting Attractions

  • Boumalne Dades Boumalne Dades
  • Tinghir Tinghir
  • Erfoud Erfoud
  • Merzouga Merzouga
  • Merzouga Desert Merzouga Desert

Meal

  • Breakfast : Included
  • Dinner : Included
Day 03
Merzouga

Merzouga - Erriachidia - Midelt -Ifran -Fes

After an early wake up to enjoy an amazing sunrise camel trek over the dunes of Erg Chebbi .
Meet your driver / guide and depart on a scenic drive to Fes crossing the Ziz Vlley through Errachidia which is the capital of Tafilalt region.
We carry on our journey to Midelt where we will have lunch at leisure before we keep driving across the Middle Atlas Mountians with its Cedar Forests and Berber towns of Imouzzar and Ifran, which are both famous as winter ski resorts for Moroccans.
Your driver might spot some Barbary apes on the way and seize the opportunity to take some pictures.
We arrive at Fes late in the afternoon. Your Morocco desert tour from Marrakech to Fes will end with a drop off at your Fez hotel or riad.

Visiting Attractions

  • Merzouga Merzouga
  • Errachidia Errachidia
  • Midelt Midelt
  • Ifran Ifran
  • Fes Fes
Please note that order of day-to-day itinerary is adjustable depending on tour start day.
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Pick-up Details / Transfers

If you're staying in the Medina you should go to the restaurant Café de France, in the Plaza Jemaa el Fna. If you're staying outside the Medina we'll pick you up at the hotel free of charge.
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07:00 AM ~ 08:30 AM Marrakech Marrakech

Marrakech

Marrakech
End Location
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04:30 PM ~ 07:00 PM Fes Fes

Drop off at your Fes hotel or the closest accessible location to your Fes riad if not car accessible.

Fes
WHAT'S INCLUDED

Package Includes

  • A/C modern minibus ( no more than 17 passengers for day 1 & 2 and no more than 6 on day 3 )
  • English / French speaking driver
  • Two nights accommodation (hotel and Berber tent).
  • Sunset camel trek in Erg Chebb
  • Drop off at a location of your choice in Fes.

Package Excludes

  • Beverages
  • Lunches on the way
  • Personal expenses
  • Local guide in Kasbah Ait Ben Hadou ( 3 Euros per person – Optional )
Cancellation Policy

Cancellation made within:

  • Cancellation made more than 27 days prior to departure, Refund 100% of purchase amount
  • Cancellation made within 18 days to 26 days prior to departure, Refund 75% of purchase amount
  • Cancellation made within 9 days to 17 days prior to departure, Refund 50% of purchase amount
  • Cancellation made within 8 days prior to departure, No refund
Special Notes
  • Safety Measures: - Face masks provided for travelers - Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff - Social distancing enforced throughout experience - Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized - Regular temperature checks for staff - Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
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