3 Days – Tour from Fes to Marrakech via the Sahara
This 3-day desert journey from Fes to Marrakech, traverses diverse landscapes, from the Middle Atlas Mountains to the Sahara’s golden dunes. Highlights include a camel trek in Merzouga, exploring the Todgha Gorges, and visiting the iconic Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah. Immerse yourself in the rich culture of southern Morocco, witness spectacular sunrises and sunsets, and experience the warmth of Berber hospitality. The tour blends adventure, scenic beauty, and cultural exploration, culminating in the vibrant city of Marrakech.
Explore the Swiss-inspired Town of Ifrane
Encounter Barbary Macaques in the Middle Atlas Mountains
Admire the Ziz Valley’s Palm Tree-Filled Landscape
Launch on a Magical Camel Trek into the Erg Chebbi Dunes
Watch a Mesmerizing Sunset from a High Dune
Experience a Night of Berber Culture in a Luxury Desert Camp
Witness a Tranquil Sunrise in the Sahara Desert
Journey through Rissani, Erfoud, and the Stunning Todra Gorges
Stroll Along the Todra River and Beneath the Todgha Gorge
Visit Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
Traverse the High Atlas Mountains via Tizi n’Tichka Pass
Conclude the Journey in Marrakech, the ‘Red City’ in the Late Afternoon
Start your 3 days tour from Fes to Marrakech with a morning departure from your Fes accommodation. The journey unfolds with a scenic drive through the Middle Atlas Mountains, where cedar forests house the indigenous Barbary macaques. A lunch stop along the route provides flexibility, allowing you to dine at your preferred time.
As the landscape transforms, the Ziz Valley reveals its beauty filled with palm trees. Arriving in Merzouga, the late afternoon marks the beginning of an enchanting camel trek. Each traveler sets out on a camel, traversing the Erg Chebbi dunes towards a luxury desert camp. A stop atop a high dune treats you to a captivating sunset, followed by an evening immersed in Berber culture, featuring rhythmic drumming, storytelling, and the celestial wonders of the star-lit desert sky.
An early morning sunrise spectacle in the Sahara is recommended before a delicious breakfast at the camp. Choose between a camel trek or a comfortable 4×4 ride back to Merzouga town. The journey continues to Boumalne Dades, passing through Rissani, Erfoud, and the impressive Todgha Gorges. If your visit aligns with a market day, explore the traditional market in Rissani, offering a glimpse into southern Morocco’s vibrant culture.
A leisurely stroll along the Todra River and through the Todgha Gorge in Tinghir provides another scenic highlight. The day concludes with a picturesque drive through the Dades Valley, offering breathtaking views of the unique rock formations known as the ‘monkey fingers.’ Your evening is spent in a charming hotel amidst the captivating Dades Valley.
Day 3 – Dades Gorges – Ouarzazate – Ait Ben Haddou – Marrakech
Concluding your 3-day desert journey, begin the day with a delightful breakfast at your accommodation. The scenic drive takes you to Ait Ben Haddou, passing through the enchanting Valley of Roses and Ouarzazate. In Ouarzazate, you have the option to explore the Atlas Studio, home to preserved film sets and decorations. Alternatively, capture memorable photos from outside.
A short distance away lies the iconic Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah, renowned for its appearances in Game of Thrones and films like Gladiator. After exploring the kasbah and enjoying a satisfying lunch, continue your journey to Marrakech. Traverse the majestic High Atlas Mountains and the elevated Tizi n’Tichka pass at 2260 meters above sea level, reveling in the breathtaking landscapes. Your day concludes with an anticipated arrival in Marrakech, expected in the late afternoon.