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Marrakech to Fes Desert Tour 3 Days

3 Days

Embark on an unforgettable 3-day Marrakech to Fes desert tour and immerse yourself in the breathtaking landscapes and rich cultural heritage of Morocco. Traverse the majestic Atlas Mountains, explore ancient kasbahs, and experience the mesmerizing beauty of the Sahara Desert.

Your expert guide will lead you on an extraordinary journey, filled with awe-inspiring sights, cultural encounters, and authentic experiences.

The popular Marrakech to Fes desert tour for 3 days offers a perfect option to join Fes while traveling across the Sahara desert with its varied landscapes. The desert trip from Marrakech to Fes will include the UNESCO-listed Ait Benhaddou Village, the lush Dades Valley, the Middle Atlas that hosts a colony of the endangered “Barbary Macaques”, and much more.

Book your private 3-day Marrakech to Fes desert tour now and unlock the treasures of Morocco’s majestic landscapes, ancient kasbahs, and the captivating Sahara Desert. Experience the magic of this cultural odyssey and create memories that will last a lifetime.

About this experience

  • Cancel up to 48 hours beforhand for a full refund
  • 3 Days
  • Hotel or Riad in Marrakech
  • Hotel or Riad in Fes
  • English, French, Spanish, Italian

What to expect

Embark on an extraordinary journey across Morocco with our 3-Day Marrakech to Fes Desert Tour. This adventure takes you from the vibrant city of Marrakech through the majestic Atlas Mountains and into the vast Sahara Desert, concluding in the historic city of Fes. Along the way, you’ll experience breathtaking landscapes, cultural landmarks, and unforgettable desert moments.

Why Choose This Experience:

The 3-Day Marrakech to Fes Desert Tour offers an immersive and diverse exploration of Morocco’s landscapes and cultures. From the bustling markets of Marrakech and the serene beauty of the Sahara Desert to the historic streets of Fes, this tour provides a comprehensive and unforgettable Moroccan adventure.

Book your 3-Day Marrakech to Fes Desert Tour today and embark on a journey that promises stunning vistas, rich cultural experiences, and lasting memories in the heart of Morocco.

Highlights

  • Enjoy the breathtaking views of the spectacular High-Atlas Mountains
  • Visit the UNESCO World Heritage site of Ait Benhaddou, an ancient fortified village famous for its traditional mud-brick architecture and cinematic history.
  • Journey through the scenic road of 1,000 Kasbahs, passing palm groves and Berber villages.
  • Stretch your legs in the impressive Todra Gorge (Canyon)
  • Experience a memorable camel trek into the golden dunes of Erg Chebbi as the sun sets, creating a magical atmosphere.
  • Spend the night in a luxury desert camp, enjoying a delicious Moroccan dinner, Berber music, and storytelling under the starry desert sky.
  • Travel through the Ziz Valley, famous for its lush palm groves and ancient kasbahs, and pass through the Middle Atlas Mountains, with their cedar forests and charming villages.

Itinerary

Depart from vibrant Marrakech for an interesting Marrakech to Fes desert tour 3 days through the majestic Atlas Mountains with an expert driver/guide. Marvel at the panoramic views as we cross the renowned Tizi n’Tichka Pass (2260 m).

Explore the ancient Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou, a UNESCO World Heritage site steeped in history. As the sun sets, immerse yourself in the ethereal beauty of the Dades Valley, where towering cliffs and serene oases create a picturesque setting.

After having breakfast in your hotel/Riad, continue on the track to the stunning vistas of Dades Valley and continue our adventure through captivating landscapes. Journey along the Road of a Thousand Kasbahs, marveling at the striking Todra Gorges’ towering canyon walls.

As we approach Merzouga Desert, the gateway to the Sahara Desert, prepare for an unforgettable camel trek across the mesmerizing golden dunes of Erg Chebbi. Witness the magic of the desert as the sun paints the sky in breathtaking hues before spending a memorable night under the starry expanse in a luxury desert camp.

Witness a majestic sunrise over the Sahara Desert before bidding farewell to the dunes of Merzouga. Journey through the captivating Ziz Valley, with its lush palm groves and charming oases. Traverse the Middle Atlas Mountains, where traditional Berber villages showcase their rich cultural heritage.

Arrive in the ancient city of Fes, renowned for its UNESCO-listed medina and vibrant atmosphere. Lose yourself in the maze-like streets, indulge in local delicacies, and discover the historical treasures that await.

Included

Included

  • Pick-up from accommodation in MarrakechA well-maintained 4WD, minivan, or minibus for transportation including fuel
  • English-speaking driver/guide.
  • 1-night accommodation in the Dades Valley including dinner & breakfast.
  • 1-night accommodation in a luxury desert camp in Merzouga desert including dinner & breakfast.
  • Camel ride experience.
  • Unique experiences
  • Local taxes

Not Included

  • Lunch meals.
  • Drinks including water.
  • Extras.
  • Tips (optional)

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FAQs

What are the highlights of the Marrakech to Fes desert tour?

The tour highlights include a scenic drive through the Atlas Mountains, camel riding in the Sahara Desert, experiencing breathtaking sunsets and sunrises over the dunes, staying in a traditional desert camp, and engaging in activities like sandboarding and dune trekking.

How is the accommodation during the desert tour?

The accommodation provided during the desert tour is a comfortable en-suite hotel/Riad in the Dades Valley as well as a Luxury desert camp with en-suite tents. The tents are well-equipped and offer a cozy retreat amidst the desert landscape.

Are there knowledgeable guides accompanying the tour?

Yes, the desert tour from Marrakech includes knowledgeable drivers/guides who provide insights into the history, culture, and landscapes of the region. They enhance the experience by sharing interesting information and answering questions.

What should I pack for the tour?

It is recommended to pack comfortable clothing, including light layers for the daytime and warmer clothing for the evenings. Don’t forget to bring sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses, and comfortable shoes for desert exploration.

Know before you go

What to pack:

  • Clothing: Light, breathable layers for the day; warm clothes for the night; comfortable walking shoes; a hat and sunglasses; and a scarf or shawl to protect against the sun and wind.
  • Essentials: Sunscreen, lip balm, a reusable water bottle, personal toiletries, and a flashlight or headlamp.
  • Comfort Items: A small backpack for daily essentials and a camera or smartphone for photos.

Health and safety:

  • Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water throughout the trip.
  • If you have any medical conditions or allergies, inform your guide in advance and bring the necessary medications.
  • Basic first aid supplies are advisable.

Meals:

  • Traditional Moroccan meals are included. Notify us in advance of any dietary restrictions or preferences.

Transportation:

  • The trip involves long drives through varied terrain, including mountain passes and desert roads. If you are prone to motion sickness, consider bringing appropriate medication.
  • Travel will be in a comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle.

Camel ride:

  • The camel ride into the dunes can be bumpy. Wear comfortable clothes and hold on tightly.
  • If you have back issues or prefer not to ride a camel, alternative transportation can be arranged.

Photography:

  • Always ask for permission before photographing people, especially in rural areas.
  • Be mindful of your camera and equipment in the sandy environment.

Environmental Responsibility:

  • Respect the natural environment by not leaving any litter behind.
  • Follow the guidance of your tour guide to minimize your impact on the desert ecosystem.

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Marrakech to Fes Desert Tour 3 Days
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