Morocco Splendid Tours

3 days tour from Fes to Marrakech

tour description

Embark on an immersive 3 days desert tour from Fes to Marrakech via Merzouga, unveiling the captivating landscapes and cultural treasures of Morocco. This enchanting journey guides you through the Atlas Mountains, revealing ancient kasbahs and traditional villages. Traverse the picturesque landscapes of the Dadès and Todra Gorges, marvel at the vastness of the Sahara Desert, and indulge in a magical overnight experience at a desert camp near Merzouga. Encounter the warmth of local Berber communities, explore historic towns, and witness the ever-changing beauty of the scenery.

This concise yet comprehensive expedition promises an unforgettable fusion of natural splendor, cultural exploration, and the captivating allure of the Merzouga desert.

Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Fes – Ifrane – Azrou – Ziz Valley – Merzouga Camel Trekking

After having breakfast in the hotel, the trip to Merzouga begins; passing through Ifrane which is often symbolically described as a Swiss mountain city, the cedar forests of Azrou where you will have the opportunity to wander among its famous monkeys in their natural environment, the Middle Atlas Mountains as well as the only tunnel in Morocco and the valley of Ziz, with miles of palm groves and high cliffs .Your excursion will take you deeper towards the southeast, gate to the largest Sahara desert where you will start your camel trek into the charming Erg Chebbi dunes and immerse in nomadic desert lifestyle. After dinner, we gather around fire, enjoying the desert’s night atmosphere and entertaining ourselves with Berber music that pleases desert people and their visitors. For nature lovers and those who cherish calmness, they can go for a walk on the dunes and enjoy the peacefulness and warmth atmosphere, contemplating the stars and the moon. You will get to spend the night in a Berber tent.

Day 2: Merzouga – Rissani – Todra Gorges – Dades Valley

We will get up early to witness the magic sunrise from the dunes. After having a delicious Berber breakfast you will get back by camel to Merzouga and get prepared to leave by car towards Tinghir to see the Todra Gorges. In our way, we will halt in Rissani to visit Moulay Ali Cherif mausoleum. Then we will pass through numerous small Berber villages, like Jorf, which is well known by its palm trees, Mellaab and Tinjdad. We will drive up a bit further to Dades Gorges, passing through a fabulous sight made of mountains formed like monkey-fingers and set off to see the panoramic view of Dades Gorges road. Then, we will finally arrive to the Dades Valley where we will have dinner and spend the night at a riad/hotel.

Day 3: Dades Valley - Ait Benhadou Kasbah – Tizi-Ntichka Pass – Marrakech

After breakfast, we start our journey crossing the authentic Dades Valley to Kalaat M’gouna (the capital or roses) and Ouarzazate (the Hollywood of Africa). Within the way to our destination, you will have a great chance to see hundreds of abandoned Kasbahs. We will visit the Roses Valley and Skoura village, and then continue to Ouarzazate. After visiting the Hollywood city and the Taourirt Kasbah, we will go ahead to enjoy lunch at the famous largest Kasbah in Morocco: “Ait Benhaddou Kasbah”. The latter is recognized by the UNESCO as a World Heritage site. As one of the most beautiful monuments in Morocco, this Kasbah was chosen by many movie makers shooting films in the region and was portrayed to audiences worldwide. After a tour inside the Kasbah, our journey will be resumed via the charming Tizi N’Tichka mountain pass. In the middle of this pass, we will halt for a while to enjoy the panoramic view and visit the Argan oil cooperatives. Then we will head to Marrakech.

Tour Inclusions

  • Transportation: Comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle for the entire journey.
  • Professional Guide: Knowledgeable English-speaking guide to enhance your experience.
  • Accommodation: Overnight stays in a guesthouse in Dades Valley and a desert camp in Merzouga.
  • Camel Trek: Experience a camel trek into the Sahara Desert for a sunset and sunrise adventure.
  • Meals: Breakfast and dinner during the tour.

Tour Exclusions

  • Lunch and Beverages: Not included in the package.
  • Personal Expenses: Any personal spending during the trip is not included.
  • Travel Insurance: It is recommended to have travel insurance to cover unexpected events.
  • Tips: Gratuities for guides, drivers, and camp staff are not included but greatly appreciated.
  • Optional Activities: Any optional activities or excursions not specified in the itinerary.

NB: Please note that the specifics of inclusions and exclusions might vary depending on the tour operator, the season, or the package you select. Always confirm the details, what's included, and any additional costs before booking the tour.

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Please feel free to contact us at any time, whether you have already found the trip and activities that perfectly suit your needs and interests, or if you would like us to customize an itinerary tailored to your preferences. At Morocco Splendid Tours, we are genuinely enthusiastic about the opportunity to contribute to making your journey in Morocco the most fortuitous and enjoyable experience possible. Your satisfaction is our priority, and we are here to assist you in creating a travel adventure that not only meets your expectations but also exceeds them. Our team is ready to answer any questions, provide expert advice, and ensure that every aspect of your Moroccan adventure is finely tuned to your desires. We look forward to helping you craft an extraordinary and personalized experience that will leave you with lasting memories of Morocco.

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