2 Days Tour from Marrakech to Fes is an opportunity for you to escape the bustle of the city and discover serene, magical landscapes in the Merzouga dunes on this overnight excursion from Marrakech. See the famous Barbary Apes of the picturesque cedar forest, sleep in a traditional Berber tent, and explore two of Morocco’s most iconic natural wonders, the Sahara Desert and the Atlas Mountains.
In this adventurous 2 Days Desert Tour from Marrakech to Fes via Merzouga you’ll also enjoy a sunset and sunrise while the camel trek across the dunes. However, it is a long drive with a lot to see along the way including many Kasbahs and villages of ancient times.
Quick Highlights of 2 Days Desert Tour from Marrakech to Fes
- Leave Marrakech to explore Kasbah Telouet via Tizi N Tichka Pass
- Visit the fortified Unesco heritage site of Ait Ben haddou Kasbah
- move forward to explore the film studio of Ouarzazate
- Passes through Road of One Thousand Kasbahs followed by Skoura oasis and amridil
- stop at Rose Valley and walk through the market center Tinghir
- Head towards the Todgha Gorges via High Atlas Mountain
- Visit Tinjdad’s Berber Museum and have lunch over there
- En route to Merzouga admire the Tafilalet oasis and ruins of Sijilmassa
- Spend a night in the Desert Camp of Merzouga with dinner
- Sunrise excursion and camel ride on the dunes of Erg Chebbi
- Continue to drive through Erfoud to Ziz valley to admire Palm trees plantations
- Stop at Midelt for Lunch and watch Barbary MacaquesPasses through the Cedar Forest and Ifrane via Middle Atlas mountain
- Reach the spiritual City of Fez
2 days Tour Itinerary: Tour from Marrakech to Fes Via Merzouga:
Day 1: Marrakech – Ait Benhaddou – Ouarzazate – Skoura – Rose valley – Todgha gorge – Sijilmassa –Merzouga- Erg Chebbi dunes
We will start your 2 days tour from Marrakech to Fes by picking you up from your Riad/Hotel at 8:00 am from Marrakech and taking you through the stunning high atlas mountain followed by Tizi N Tichka pass.
Then enter the Kasbah of Telouet after an hour’s drive to see the well-preserved Kasbah that was once the home of the ruling Glaoui family.
Next, you will visit Ait Ben haddou Kasbah, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most popular tourist attractions in Morocco.
However, it is a large fortified city that has been used in many blockbuster movies and television shows you might have seen in your life including Game of Thrones.
Then it’s off to Ouarzazate for a look at some of Morocco’s movie studios before heading to Skoura oasis for a relaxing afternoon in the countryside with a beautiful oasis, palm trees, and a small lake located in the middle of the desert and is a great place to relax and take in the scenery until you reach Amridil which is a small village located in the middle of the desert, known for its date palms and its friendly locals.
After that, you will visit the beautiful Rose Valley and get amazed by many different types of roses, as well as other flowers.
Since it’s located in the Tinghir region which is known for its stunning landscapes and vibrant markets so be sure to stop at the market center. Here, you’ll find a variety of stalls selling everything from spices to jewelry.
From there you will continue to drive to Todgha Gorges, the most popular tourist attraction on the High Atlas Mountains which are known for their spectacular views. You can take a hike through the gorges or take a cable car to the top. After sparing some time there you will stop for lunch at Tinjdad and try some traditional Berber dishes here.
After lunch, you will also visit the Berber Museum of Tinjdad as it is a great place to learn about Berber culture
.Further, you will head to Merzouga via the Tafilalet oasis to see the captivating yet largest oases in Morocco known for their lush vegetation.
Meanwhile, visit the ruins of Sijilmassa in Rissani before heading to Merzouga. These ruins are all that remain of an ancient city that was once one of the largest cities in Morocco and is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
By the evening you will arrive at the Merzouga, a gateway to the Moroccan Sahara, and your camel trek will take you across its sandy dunes to your desert camp for the night meanwhile enjoy the beautiful sunset over Erg Chebbi dunes. Your guide will be waiting for you with refreshments and dinner, and you can enjoy the starlit landscape from the comfort of your nomadic tent.
However, this desert Camp of Merzouga is a great place to spend a night in the Sahara Desert Breakfast will be served in the morning, before you set off to Fes.
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Day 2: Erg Chebbi – Merzouga – Midelt – Azrou – Ifrane- Fes
On the second day of your trip, you’ll wake up early to watch the sunrise over the dunes of Erg Chebbi. This is an unforgettable experience, and it’s a great way to start the day since Erg Chebbi dunes are one of the most iconic sights in Morocco, and camel riding is a great way to experience them and then spend some time exploring on camelback.
After sunrise, You’ll then head to Erfoud, where you can see the amazing fossilized remains of ancient creatures that used to live in this area.
Next explore the palm-filled Ziz valley, a beautiful valley that is home to a river with clear blue water. You’ll also have the opportunity to stop at Midelt for lunch and have some of the local food, which is delicious.
From Midelt, you’ll continue your drive through Cedar Forest and get the opportunity to see some Barbary apes, which are native to the area on the roadside of Atlas Mountain. You can stop there to admire the wildlife and capture the moments.
Then head towards the Ifrane, a beautiful mountain town known as the Switzerland of Morocco. However, it would be a nice change of pace from the desert landscape to take in the views before heading to our final destination, Fes.
Finally, drive to the National Park, where we saw some amazing views of the countryside, and reach the last destination of this 2-day tour from Marrakech, Fes the oldest of the four imperial cities of Morocco. This is the perfect place to end your trip. and you will be dropped at your desired Riad.
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