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3 Days From Marrakech To Fes Desert Tour

Marrakech, Morocco

Price

400

Duration

3 days

Max People

22

Min Age

10+

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overview : 3 Days From Marrakech To Fes Desert Tour

3 Days Desert Trip from Marrakech to Fes:

A 3 days Sahara desert trip from Marrakech to Fes lets you see the best of Morocco. Discover popular sights like Kasbah Ait Ben Hadou, Dades Valley, and Tinghir Oasis. Ride camels over the Erg Chebbi sand dunes and spend the night in a Merzouga Desert camp. Before arriving in Fes, see the alive Barbary apes in the Middle Atlas Mountains. This interactive trip highlights Morocco's rich cultural history and the beauty of nature.

3 Days Marrakech Desert Tour to Fes Highlights:

  • Drive via the Tizi Ntichka pass and the High Atlas Mountains.
  • Visit Ait Ben Haddou's UNESCO World Heritage Casbah.
  • Explore the Valley of the Roses and the Tinghir Oasis, as well as the Todgha Gorges.
  • Spend the night beneath the stars at your Merzouga desert tent after a sunset camel ride.
  • On the route to Fes, look for Barbary Apes in the cedar woodlands near Ifran.

3 Days Marrakech to Fes Desert Trip Price: 400€

Included/Excluded

  • A/C contemporary 4x4 or van with an English-speaking driver or guide.
  • Pickup from your Marrakech hotel or road.
  • First night at Hotel Panorama or Hotel Babylon (private A/C ensuite room) with supper and breakfast.
  • Erg Chebbi sunset camel ride.
  • Overnight in a desert camp in Erg Chebbi (private tent) with communal restrooms; morning showers at the camp operator's lodge. Dinner and breakfast are included.
  • Upgrade to a premium camp with an ensuite tent on your Marrakech to Fes desert excursion for €70 per person.
  • Drop off at your Fes hotel or the next available spot if you are not driving.
  • Beverages
  • Entrance fees
  • Lunches

Tour Plan : 3 Days From Marrakech To Fes Desert Tour

Day 1 : Tours From Marrakech to Boumalne Dades [ 6 HOURS DRIVE ]

Marrakech to Fes desert tours start from your accommodation at 8:00 AM. You will first cross the High Atlas Mountains and the Tizi N'Tichka Pass (2260m). Enjoy everything on the road as you pass mud-brick Berber places and graze their sheep on grassy plateaus with snow-capped peaks. Photos, stretches, and coffee breaks will be made during the trip.
You'll arrive in Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou, a UNESCO world heritage hamlet that used to film Lawrence of Arabia, Gladiator, and Game of Thrones, by lunchtime. After a guided tour of the mud-brick hamlet, you'll go to Ouarzazate, Africa's Hollywood, with its biggest film studios.
will also see the oasis of Skoura and Amridil, one of Morocco's best-preserved Kasbahs, after lunch. Travel through the Valley of the Roses to Kalaa Mgouna, then stay overnight at your accommodation in Dades Valley for a meal.

Accomodation Details:
  • Hotel Panorama
  • Hotel Babylon

Day 2 : Tours from Boumalne Dades to Merzouga [ 4 HOURS DRIVE ]

Your second day of Marrakech to Fes Sahara desert trip begins with a drive to Tinghir oasis via the 1001 Kasbahs route. You may appreciate the stunning countryside while visiting the remnant fortified settlements that hosted caravan routes until the early 20th century.

After arriving at Tinghir, a French military installation, take a minor route to the oasis. Walk beside the creek and observe people cultivating and herding animals. You'll finish your visit to Todgha Gorges, one of its most beautiful sights.

After lunch at a local café, you'll visit Rissani, one of Morocco's holiest towns. The Alaouites, the Kingdom's reigning dynasty, emerged here and are buried here. Rissani is known for commencing the historic caravan trails to Tombouctou over the Sahara desert.

After crossing rugged terrain in the afternoon, your camel caravan will be waiting at Merzouga. Before reaching your Sahara desert tent, you'll ride a camel across the Erg Chebbi dunes to see the sunset.

Dinner beneath the stars will be accompanied by your native nomad hosts' drumming all night. You'll sleep in your Saharan desert tent.

Accomodation Details:
  • Comfortable camp
  • Luxury camp

Day 3 : tours from Merzouga to Fes [ 8 HOURS DRIVE ]

You'll arrive at the camp operator's lodge in Merzouga for breakfast and a shower after a daybreak camel journey across Erg Chebbi's dunes. If you upgrade to the luxury camp, breakfast is provided at the camp, and showers are available at your tent.
Pass via Errachidia, the Tafilalt capital, on a picturesque trip to Fes through the Ziz Valley with your driver/guide.
We'll take lunch in Midelt before heading over the Middle Atlas Mountains to Imouzzar and Ifran, Moroccan winter ski destinations, and the Cedar Forests.

Your driver may see Barbary apes on the way and snap photographs. You'll arrive in Fez late in the afternoon and be dropped off at your accommodation to finish your desert tours.

Tour Map : 3 Days From Marrakech To Fes Desert Tour

what to Know Before You Go

  • If you want to spend additional time seeing the Sahara Desert, this excursion may be customized into a 4 days Marrakech to Fes desert tour.
  • The stated driving hours do not account for sightseeing, photography, lunch, or coffee stops.
  • The tour fee is per person and is determined by the number of passengers in your group. We do, however, offer a fixed-rate shared Marrakech to Fes desert excursion.
  • During the spring and summer, pick-up from Fes might be variable. In the winter, we recommend leaving Fes no later than 8:00 AM to get to Merzouga by sunset.
  • Local guides and (if applicable) admission fees are not included. You pay the providers directly for them.
  • During this trip, bring a hat, sunglasses, sturdy walking shoes, and damp napkins.

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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