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2 DAYS DESERT TOUR FROM FES TO MARRAKECH

Fes, Morocco

Price

399

Duration

2 days

Max People

60

Min Age

10+

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overview : 2 DAYS DESERT TOUR FROM FES TO MARRAKECH

Experience an unparalleled 2 days desert tour from Fes to Marrakech through the captivating Merzouga desert. Embark on this immersive journey, allowing you to explore a multitude of awe-inspiring destinations within a brief timeframe. Commencing our excursion, we will depart from Fes and venture towards Ifrane, often hailed as the "Switzerland of Morocco," as well as the enchanting cedar forest. A delightful interlude awaits in Midelt, where we shall pause for a delectable lunch, before embarking on a picturesque drive along the remarkable Ziz River. As our expedition unfolds, we shall eventually arrive at the breathtaking Merzouga Sahara desert, where we'll partake in a camel ride and reside in an idyllic desert camp amidst the vast dunes. Witness the mesmerizing spectacle of both sunset and sunrise, casting an enchanting spell over the Sahara. Following this, we shall continue our adventure by visiting the majestic Todra Gorges and the famed Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou. Finally, we shall traverse the magnificent High Atlas mountains, crossing the renowned Tizi-n-Tichka pass, culminating our extraordinary tour in the vibrant city of Marrakech.


HIGHLIGHTS OF 2 DAYS DESERT TOUR FROM FES TO MARRAKECH :

  • Explore Ifrane: Uncover the delightful town often hailed as the "Switzerland of Morocco," renowned for its picturesque architecture and invigorating climate.
  • Cedars Forest: Immerse yourself in the splendor of the forest adorned with majestic cedars, where you can appreciate the grandeur of the trees and relish the tranquil atmosphere.
  • Scenic Drive along Ziz River: Embark on a captivating journey as you traverse alongside the magnificent Ziz River, marveling at its breathtaking landscapes and natural marvels.
  • Merzouga Sahara Desert: Venture into the enchanting expanse of the Merzouga Sahara desert, where you will be embraced by endless dunes and mesmerizing panoramas.
  • Camel Ride and Desert Camp: Embark on an unforgettable camel ride across the desert and spend a night in a traditional desert camp, immersing yourself in the unique ambiance of the Sahara.
  • Magical Sunset and Sunrise: Witness the captivating allure of the Sahara as the sun paints the sky with vibrant hues during the magnificent sunset and sunrise, creating an indelible spectacle.
  • Todra Gorges: Visit the awe-inspiring Todra Gorges, featuring towering cliffs and a flowing river, providing a stunning backdrop for exploration and photography.
  • Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou: Explore the iconic UNESCO World Heritage site, renowned for its well-preserved mud-brick architecture and its historical significance as a backdrop for famous movies.
  • High Atlas Mountains: Explore the majestic High Atlas Mountains to experience its beauty and the expansive vistas of the area
  • Cross the legendary Tizi-n-Tichka Pass, a picturesque mountain pass that provides breathtaking vistas and an adrenaline-pumping drive across challenging terrain.
  • Marrakech: Finish your incredible Fes to Marrakech desert tour 2 days in this energetic city known for its thriving marketplaces, grand palaces, and extensive cultural history.

*This package trip requires a minimum of 2 people.

*Can be customized upon request, to meet traveler's needs

*1 Night Standard Hotel/Lodge accommodation

Included/Excluded

  • Specialized bilingual driver
  • Transportation service for both pickup and drop-off is provided.
  • Private Transport with fuel
  • Accommodation
  • Breakfasts
  • Each participant will have the opportunity to ride a camel and witness the sunrise or sunset
  • Entrance fees
  • Lunches
  • Drinks
  • Tips

Tour Plan : 2 DAYS DESERT TOUR FROM FES TO MARRAKECH

Day 1 : Fes ~ Ifrane ~ Cedars forest- Midelt ~ Ziz valley ~ Merzouga Sahara

The 2 days desert tour from Fes to Marrakech commences with an early pickup from either the airport or your accommodation in Fes. Our journey takes us southward, passing through Imouzzer, to explore the renowned town of Ifrane. This charming destination is known for its chilly climate, snow-capped landscapes, and captivating alpine-style houses, earning it the nickname "Switzerland of Morocco." Continuing our adventure, we proceed to the cedars forest, a habitat for the Barbary Macaques. Feel free to observe and feed these fascinating creatures as you wander through the forest. A delightful lunch awaits in the town of Midelt before we embark on the road toward the Sahara desert. Along the way, we'll pass through the breathtaking Tizi-n-Tilghmt pass and follow the course of the picturesque Ziz River.

In the afternoon, we arrive at the enchanting Merzouga Sahara desert. Here, you'll transition to camelback and embark on a memorable journey across the sandy expanse. We'll pause at a high dune, allowing you to immerse yourself in the ethereal beauty of the Sahara as you witness a magical sunset. Continuing our desert experience, we'll reach the desert camp, where you can revel in the rhythm of Berber drums and partake in vibrant dancing around the campfire, beneath the vast expanse of the starry sky. Indulge in a delicious dinner and spend a restful night in the camp, surrounded by the tranquil ambiance of the desert.

Day 2 : Merzouga Sahara Desert ~ Todra Gorges ~ Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah ~ High Atlas Mountains ~ Marrakech

Begin your day with an early rise, allowing you to witness the captivating sunrise amidst the vastness of the desert. Take the time to savor a leisurely breakfast before embarking on a camel ride back to Merzouga, where your driver awaits. We bid farewell to the desert and journey westward, passing through the scenic Touroug and Tinjdad palm groves, and ultimately arriving at the magnificent Todra Gorges. Carved by the Todra River, these towering red cliffs create a striking canyon, offering a breathtaking spectacle. Continuing our expedition, we drive past various Kasbahs and lush palm tree groves, ultimately reaching Ouarzazate, where you'll have free time to enjoy a delicious lunch.

Our journey continues towards Marrakesh, taking us through the renowned Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou. This fortified village holds the esteemed recognition of being a UNESCO World Heritage Site and has served as a backdrop for numerous movies such as Gladiator, Alexander, The Mummy, and acclaimed TV series like Game of Thrones. Immerse yourself in the history and charm of this remarkable location. As our adventure draws to a close, we traverse the picturesque Tizi-N-Tichka pass and navigate the majestic High Atlas Mountains, ultimately arriving in the vibrant city of Marrakech. From there, we will gladly transport you to the airport or your chosen accommodation, marking the end of this remarkable 2 days desert tour from Fes to Marrakech.

Tour Map : 2 DAYS DESERT TOUR FROM FES TO MARRAKECH

Questions & Answers

Is sandboarding available in the Merzouga desert?

Sandboarding is possible in the Erg Chebbi dunes of the Merzouga desert.

What is the duration of the camel trek in Merzouga desert?

The duration of the camel trek in the Merzouga desert can vary, but it generally lasts between one to two hours.

Are the tents at the desert camp private or shared?

The tents at the desert camp are always private, but there is a distinction between standard and luxury camps. In the standard camp, the bathroom facilities are shared, while in the luxury camp, the tents have private ensuite bathrooms.

Can I trust that my luggage will be secure during my stay in the Sahara desert?

Rest assured that we will transport all your luggage to the camp, ensuring that it will be waiting for you in your tent upon your arrival

Can I find towels and toilet paper provided at the camp?

Certainly, towels and toilet paper are available at the desert camp. However, it is advisable to bring your own as a precautionary measure.

Is there access to electricity at the desert camp?

Yes, the desert camp is powered by solar panels, providing electricity.

What are the essential items to pack for this trip?

Here is a suggested packing list for your Morocco desert tour:
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat or scarf
  • Comfortable long pants for the camel trek
  • Lightweight long-sleeved shirts
  • Sturdy sandals or shoes
  • Flip flops
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Portable charger
  • First aid kit
  • Small backpack for carrying essentials
  • Wallet for securing valuables such as phones and cards

How can I make a reservation for this tour? What is the cancellation policy?

To confirm your reservation for the Trip, we kindly request a small deposit to be paid via PayPal, Wise, or bank transfer. The remaining balance can be paid in cash at the time of pick-up, in euros, dollars, or dirhams to your driver. Is it possible to pay the entire amount using PayPal? While we usually prefer cash payments to avoid transaction fees and delays associated with PayPal, we can accept complete payments via PayPal in some cases. Please note that a 5% fee will be applied to cover the additional transaction charges. If you prefer this payment method, we recommend arranging the payment prior to the tour. Is it possible to pay the entire amount via Wise or bank transfer? Certainly, we accept the full payment through Wise or bank transfer. However, a 2% surcharge will be applied to cover the transaction fees. Cancellation Policy: To receive a full refund, please cancel your reservation at least 15 days prior to the start date of the tour.

Are there alternative transportation options to reach the camp instead of using camels?

Certainly! For travelers who prefer not to ride camels, we offer the option of transportation in a 4×4 car to transfer you to and from the camp. This alternative mode of transportation is available at no extra cost. Simply inform us of your preference at the time of booking, and we will make the necessary arrangements for your comfortable transfer to the camp.

Is it necessary to bring a sleeping bag for the overnight desert trip in Marrakech?

No, a sleeping bag is not required for the overnight Marrakech desert tour. The desert camp we provide is equipped with all the necessary amenities to ensure your comfort during your stay.

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