Fez to Marrakech Desert Excursion (2 Nights / 3 Days)
With our package tours, you can enjoy a 2 nights 3 days exclusive desert excursion from Fez to Marrakech via Sahara Desert. This excursion gives you the chance to have the best of desert experience and discover the beautiful landscapes and ancient cultures of the East Southern Morocco. You will travel through the unique cedar forests of Middle Atlas Mountains, before you reach and arrive at the magical Sahara Desert.
Enjoy a camel ride, sandboarding experience and in the evening, Berber music and drumming around the camp fire and the authentic experience of sleeping in a nomadic Berber tent in the heart of the Saharan Desert.
Rise early for sunrise in the Sahara then leave the desert through the High Atlas Mountains; discover Berber villages and a rose-filled valley, drive along the road of 1,000 Kasbahs and explore the fortified towns of Ait-Ben-Haddou and Ouarzazate before descending by the Tizi n Tichka Pass to the gates of Marrakech, where it will be the end of the wonderful Fez desert tour.
Day 1: Fez – Ifrane - Azrou – Erfoud – Merzouga – Erg Chebbi
In the morning, we will start our 3 days’ desert excursion from Fez to Marrakech via Sahara Desert. We leave for Ifrane city (Switzerland of Morocco) a beautiful ski resort through the green oak and cedar forests of Azrou and the Mountains of the Middle Atlas and we will stop here for lunch. Azrou is also an important handicraft center specialized in the work of cedar wood.
In the afternoon, we will drive towards Erfoud and into the Sahara Desert. Then in Merzouga, you will have a camel excursion into the charming Erg Chebbi Dunes, where you can enjoy sandboarding (this is a particularly strenuous activity involving walking up a sand dune for 15 minutes and sliding down for 30 seconds). Later, you will spend the evening in a campsite and enjoy a Berber dinner and sleep in traditional Berber tent in the heart of the Saharan desert. This experience in the Moroccan desert will be a very special highlight of your trip.
Day 2: Merzouga – Erfoud – Todra Gorges – Dades Gorges - Quarzazate
We will wake up early for sunrise, have breakfast in open air, then we will trek on a camel for half an hour into the dunes to watch the sunrise and can capture lovely pictures here. Climb to the top of a dune and see the amazing view of the sun rising up over the Algerian border. Experience the morning calmness and tranquility of the desert, before we return by camels to the hotel for shower and fresher up. Later we will continue to Erfoud (an oasis town in the Sahara Desert), which is known by fossils preparation and drive through palm trees groves.
We stop for lunch, and then we take a short walk to Todra Gorges. We head our stopping point at Boumalene de Dades, and then we will follow the Dades Valley through Kelaa Megona (Valley of the Roses) and the road of a thousand Kasbahs.
Dinner and overnight in the hotel in Ouarzazate.
Day 3: Dades Gorges- Skoura – Ouarzazate- Ait Ben haddou – Marrakech
After a breakfast, we will visit the town of Ouarzazate, including the Kasbah of Taourirt and the Atlas Studios for movie studios, the largest and most famous of all Africa. From here we head to the Fint Oasis, near Ouarzazate.
We stop in Ait-Ben-Haddou and time for lunch. Here we will visit the famous Kasbah, declared UNESCO World Heritage and which was the scene of films like, Babel, The Gladiator, Lawrence of Arabia. We continue passing through the High Atlas and the Tizi n Tichka Pass, along a road that climbs from the plains up to 2250 meters above sea level passing through small villages, small waterfalls, through the continuously changing landscapes and colors of these amazing mountains. We reach Marrakech in the afternoon. Dinner and overnight.
Pick-up from centrally located hotels / riads
Transportation in an air-conditioned vehicle
Bilingual guide (English and French-speaking)
Breakfast, lunch and dinner as specified in itinerary
1 night in traditional Berber tent and campsite in Erg Chebbi
1 night in Ouarzazate hotel