From Fes to Marrakech

– 3 DAYS –

Journey to discover the south of Morocco among its kasbahs, oases, palm groves and the Sahara desert

Duration: 2 nights 3 days

Start: Fes

Arrival: Marrakech

Type: Cities, mountains, culture, desert, kasbah, oasi, camel ride, stars

Period: All the year

Tour from Fes to Marrakech passing through the Sahara desert

Discover the south of Morocco on this journey through the mountains of the Middle Atlas to Merzouga, gateway to the Sahara.
Enjoy the dunes at sunset, a Berber dinner to the sound of music and the ever-changing landscape between ancient kasbahs, oases, palm groves and earth as red as fire.

Itinerary

Day 1 Fes - Ifrane - Azrou - Errachidia - Ziz Valley - Merzouga

– 7 hours

We will pick you up either from your hotel or the airport before starting this fantastic tour towards the dunes of the Sahara desert!
Our first stop will be Azrou, a small Berber village nestled among cedar groves which is famous for its local monkeys.
You will then continue through the Atlas Mountains, a mountain chain that runs across the entire length of the country and that boasts 4,000-metre peaks. You will see some breathtaking views along the way and as you descend towards Ziz. This valley is famous for its lush vegetation surrounded by a rocky desert.
Next you will pass through the Berber cities of Erfoud and Rissani, renowned for their fossils, and continue on to Merzouga, a the small town at the edge of the desert.
You will then travel on camels to the camp, where you will enjoy a thousand and one nights experience with a delicious dinner served under the stars and accompanied by Berber music.
Don’t miss the sunset among the dunes: the sand’s ever-changing shades of red are a sight to behold!

Day 2 Merzouga - Rissani - Erfoud - Todra Gorges - Boumalne Dades

– 4 hours

On the second day you have the option of waking up early to see the sunrise in the desert before heading to the Todgha Gorge.
The Todgha Gorge consists in a spectacular split in the rocks of the Atlas Mountains that forms a deep canyon reaching a height of 300 metres. Its walls gradually close in to form a narrow passage that is only 10 metres wide, through which a crystal clear torrent flows. The The Todgha Gorges are located about 15 km from Tinerhir, in a splendidly scenic valley. Here you will discover an abundance of palm forests and Berber villages, where you can experience the warm-hearted hospitality of the country’s southern regions.
We will then drive you through Dades Valley, also known as the “road of a thousand kasbahs”, where you will have the chance to see ancient constructions dating back hundreds of years.
You will then have dinner and spend the second night at a hotel in Boumalne Dades.

Day 3 Boumalne Dades - Valley of Roses - Skoura - Ouarzazate - Ait Ben Haddou - Marrakech

– 6 hours

After having breakfast at the hotel, the journey will continue toward Marrakech. There will be a couple of stops along the way: the Valley of Roses, which is famous for its many rose gardens and its floral festival in May, and Skoura, a small town with ancient kasbahs surrounded by a green oasis.
You will see an ever-changing landscape made of red rocks, palm forests where camels roam freely and desert plains.
The next stop is Ouarzazate, known as the Hollywood of Africa. Here you can visit the ancient Taourirt kasbah and the Cinema Museum.
The last stop, and perhaps the most picturesque, is Ait Ben Haddou.
This fortified village was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site and it looks as thought it has risen out of the desert.
This location featured in a number of films including The Gladiator, Game of Thrones and Lawrence of Arabia. It is located in the valley of the Ouarzazate river and its fortress provides breathtaking views of the rocky desert that lies at its feet.
The arrival in Marrakech is scheduled for the evening.

Route on the map

A preview of what we will see

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Price includes

Private car 4×4 / mini-bus or van
Pickup & Dropoff
Fuel
Driver/guide english speaking or french/spanish/italian
Overnight stay in the camp in Erg Chebbi
Overnight stay in hotel in Boumalne Dades

Price NOT includes

Travel insurance
Drinks
Tips and personal shopping
Lunches
Entrance Fee (Monuments)

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