Looking for a fun and unique way to spend a few days in the desert and gorges? Look no further than our 3 Days Desert Tour from Fes to Marrakech!
This tour is the perfect way to spend your days exploring the sand dunes on a camel, visiting ancient ruins, and learning about traditional Berber life. Then, at night, relax under the stars with a delicious dinner and a glass of mint tea. This is an experience you won’t soon forget!
Highlights of 3 Days Fes to Marrakech Desert tour Itinerary
In just 3 days desert tour, it is possible to travel from Fes to Marrakech and see some of the best highlights that the Moroccan desert has to offer. The Great desert tour has designed this itinerary that takes travelers on a journey through some of the most stunning landscapes in the country, from the sand dunes of the Sahara to the oasis towns of the Tafilalet Valley. The detailed itinerary is listed below:
- Day 1: Fes – Ifrane – Azrou – Midelt – Ziz Valley – Erg Chebbi
- Day 2: Erg Chebbi – Merzouga Desert – Todra and Dades Gorge- Rose valley
- Day 3: Rose valley- Skoura – Ouarzazate – Ait Ben Haddou – Marrakech
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||Fes – Marrakech|
|DEPARTURE TIME||8:30 AM|
|WEAR||Baggy trousers for camel trekking, Warm clothing for evenings and nights in winter, sunblock, lip balm, UV-safe sunglasses, Sneakers, small bag with a water bottle and torch|
Day 1: Fes – Ifrane – Azrou – Midelt – Ziz Valley – Erg Chebbi
On the very first day of 3 days desert tour from Fes to Marrakech, our driver will arrive at your accommodation in the morning and pick you up to start the drive through Ifrane, a small town in the Atlas Mountains. However, you can stop there to explore the town’s picturesque streets and take in the stunning views of the mountains.
Next, you will head to Azrou, a small Berber village in the Middle Atlas region, and get a chance to visit Cedar Forest. Thus it is home to a variety of wildlife especially Barbary macaques, and the Cascades d’Azrou, a series of waterfalls.
Then continue moving to Midelt where you will stay for an hour for lunch and visit the Midelt Museum, which houses a collection of traditional Moroccan art and artifacts. From there, you will pass by Ziz Valley to Erfoud, a scenic region known for its palm trees and oasis towns.
Finally, you’ll head to Erg Chebbi, a Sahara desert region in southeastern Morocco to experience the Erg Chebbi dunes, these dunes are unlike anything you’ve ever seen before. They’re like giant waves of sand, and they change color as the day goes on.
As you walk through the dunes, you’ll feel like you’re in another world. The sand is soft and cool, and the air is filled with the smell of the desert. Make sure to take plenty of photos, because this is a place you’ll want to remember forever.
However, you can also take the camel ride and take a round of Merzouga and go back to the campsite, where you can watch the sunset. The sunsets here are truly magical, and make sure you have your camera ready!!
After the sun goes down, the stars come out. You’ve never seen so many stars in your life! You will be served Traditional Food and mint tea which you can enjoy under the clusters of stars and spend the night in a luxury desert camp.
Day 2: Erg Chebbi – Merzouga Desert – Todra and Dades Gorge- Rose valley
On the second day of this desert trip, we recommend you wake a little bit early to watch the mesmerizing sunrise in Erg Chebbi and spend some time enjoying camel trekking, hiking, and sandboarding.
After experiencing the nomadic lifestyle of the Sahara Desert you will head to the Tafilalet oasis, where you’ll explore the ruins of Sijilmassa. This ancient city was once a thriving center of trade and was once a prosperous city. However, these ruins are a fascinating glimpse into the past.
Next, you will see the incredible Todra Gorges. These gorges are absolutely stunning and offer mesmerizing views of the river valley below. Moreover, this natural wonder is sometimes referred to as Morocco’s “Grand Canyon” and it’s easy to see why.
There’s no better way to experience the Todgha Gorge than by taking a walk through the adobe kasbah above the oasis. From here, you can really appreciate the scale of the gorge and the beauty of the landscape.
Moreover, after exploring the Todgha Gorge, you will continue through the West to Tinjdad and visit the market center in Tinghir for a little shopping. The market is a great place to find souvenirs and gifts for loved ones back home also you will admire the millennium-old aqueducts and the Berber Museum there.
As you make your way back to the north of Morocco, be sure to drive through the Dades Valley. This picturesque valley is home to many different types of fruit trees and is guarded by adobe forts. You’ll also find some strange rock formations here, including the Tamnalt Hills.
At last, you will head back to the Rose Valley to enjoy a traditional Moroccan dinner and a good night’s sleep in your Riad while preparing for another exciting day tomorrow!
Day 3: Rose valley- Skoura – Ouarzazate – Ait Ben Haddou – Marrakech
After breakfast, you will explore the rose valley on your own and smell the beautiful scent that fills the air because of its countless rose bushes.
Then had to the middle of the rose valley to the small town of Kalaat M’Gouna which is known for its rose festival, which takes place every year in May. you will explore the town and its surroundings, before heading to Skoura.
Next, you will arrive at Skoura town located in the Moroccan desert. The town is home to a number of interesting sights, including a palm grove and an ancient kasbah, and passes through the largest kasbah in the South region, Amridil, located in the Atlas Mountains.
From there you will head to Ouarzazate, a large city located in the Atlas Mountains then enter the famous Ait Ben Haddou village, a UNESCO World Heritage site and a fortified city that has been used as a filming location for many movies and TV shows mainly known for its movie studios and film sets.
After that, you will visit Kasbah Telouate, one of the most beautiful and well-preserved kasbahs in Morocco located in the town of Telouate which was ruled by Pacha Thami El Glaoui. you can visit the Palace as the pasha’s quarters are still intact but the rest of the kasbah is in ruins, it’s still an impressive site.
Finally, you will drive through the Tizi-n’Tichka pass that connects the high Atlas Mountains to the Sahara Desert. Hence the driver will make your way to Marrakech where the driver will drop you at your accommodation.
Whether you’re looking for a relaxing vacation or an action-packed adventure, Morocco has something for everyone. So don’t wait much and start planning your trip today with us.