A wonderful 3-day adventure from Marrakech to Fes:

This 3 Days Sahara Desert Tour from Marrakech to Fes is definitely one to remember! Changing landscape from the green High Atlas Mountains, Rose valley, and Dades gorge to the desert of Merzouga topped up with a camel ride over the dunes watching sunset and sunrise and spending the night in tents. You will explore the sand dunes; enjoy a million stars and an amazing sunrise all by yourselves.

The 3 Days Ultimate Itinerary for Sahara Desert Tour from Marrakech

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATIONMarrakech – Fes
DURATION3 Days
DEPARTURE TIME8:30-9:00 AM
WEARBaggy 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: Marrakech – Ait Benhaddou – Rose valley – Dades Gorge

Your 3 Days Sahara Desert Tour from Marrakech will start at 8:30 am when the driver catch you from your accommodation and take you for the 100 km drive to Kasbah Teleout through High atlas mountain You will discover this historic Moroccan site situated on a hilltop overlooking a valley. Little you should know that this kasbah was built in the 18th century by the Berber chieftain, Mohammed III el Glaoui. However, it served as his family’s home and as a base of operations for controlling the surrounding region.

You will walk through this kasbah which was abandoned in the early 20th century and fell into ruin. However, it has been partially restored so you will get the opportunity to explore its high walls, several towers, and gates.

Next, you’ll reach the second destination of this trip i.e UNESCO World Heritage Site of Aït ben Haddou Kasbah. This site is considered to be one of the most well-preserved examples of earthen architecture in the world as it has a large fortress that was built in the 12th century. that served as a home for Moroccan royalty and as a defense against invaders.

Today, it is a popular tourist destination and is one of the most visited sites in Marrakech as many famous Hollywood movies were filmed there.

Moreover, you can explore the different buildings and see the amazing artwork that adorns them. The walls are thick and decorated with intricate designs. The buildings are arranged around a central courtyard, which is also decorated with beautiful carvings and mosaics. Also, you can learn about the history of this site and how it has been used over the centuries.

After exploring this site, you will continue to travel towards Ouarzazate, and be sure to visit the film studios. Even if you’re not a movie buff, it’s still fascinating to see where some of Hollywood’s biggest blockbusters were filmed. You can also explore the town itself, which has a number of interesting shops and restaurants.

After that, you will wind your way through the Road of One Thousand Kasbahs, passing the Skoura oasis, and on to Amridil. Along the way, there are plenty of opportunities to stop and explore the many kasbahs (fortified villages) that dot the landscape and then down into the picturesque Rose valley.

Then, you continue to visit the Rose Valley, this valley is home to a variety of different types of roses, as well as other flowers and plants so you can explore the products locally prepared from roses and take them as a souvenir along with you.

From there, you continue on to the Dades gorge where you will be taken through the canyon and past some of the most impressive rock formations. The tour also goes to a viewpoint where you can see the river far below. Since the canyon is truly awe-inspiring, and the views from the viewpoints are simply breathtaking.

In the evening drive to Tamnalt Hills for sunset views over the Atlas Mountains and rest of your night in the heart of Dades Gorge, with dinner & breakfast.

Day 2: Dades Gorge – Todra Gorge – Merzouga – Erg Chebbi

On the second day of your tour, after an early breakfast, you will set out to explore the Dades Gorge.
Next, we will visit the Tinghir Oasis. The Tinghir Oasis is a beautiful oasis located in the Todra Gorge. Thus you can take a leisurely stroll through the oasis and admire the palms and flowers.

Then you will head to the Todra Gorge. The Todra Gorge is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Morocco. This gorge is known for its amazing rock formations and is a popular spot for climbers so you can hike through the gorge and enjoy the stunning scenery

After lunch in Tinjdad, you will pass through Tafilalet oasis and visit the ruins of Sijilmassa. Sijilmassa was once a prosperous city that was destroyed by an earthquake in the 12th century. Today, only ruins remain. You will explore the ruins and learn about the history of this once-great city.

Later in the evening, you will arrive at Merzouga. Merzouga is a small village located on the edge of the Sahara Desert where your guide will welcome you and take you for the camel ride through the sand dunes to reach your campsite.

After settling into our desert camp, you’ll have some time to explore the area on foot or on camelback. Then, as the sun sets, you’ll watch as the sky turns a deep red and orange, before finally fading to black.

As night falls, you’ll sit around a campfire under a blanket of stars, enjoying mint tea and dinner with traditional Moroccan music and dance. It’s an unforgettable experience that will stay with you long after your journey comes to an end.

Day 3: Merzouga – Midelt – Azrou – Ifrane- Fes

After an early morning rise, you’ll enjoy a delicious breakfast before heading out on your camel to see the sunrise.
Later, you’ll leave Merzouga and travel through the palm-filled valley of the Erfoud to Ziz. The journey will then continue over the multi-hued expanses of the Eastern High Atlas.

Around midday, you’ll arrive in Midelt, where you’ll enjoy a tasty lunch. After some time to rest and explore the town, you’ll continue on to Azrou. As you approach Azrou, you’ll be able to see the famous cedar forests that are home to many species of wildlife. You might even spot some Barbary apes!

After spending some time in Azrou, you’ll continue on to Ifrane. Ifrane is a beautiful mountain town that is known for its cool temperatures and alpine scenery. You’ll have some free time to explore the town before heading to your final destination, Fes.

Upon arrival in Fes, you’ll check into your accommodation and have some time to relax after your long journey.

You can also check: 3-day desert tour from Fes to Marrakech

INCLUDED
Camel ride and private desert camp
Transportation: 4×4 Toyota land cruiser or minivan with A/C
Dinner and Breakfast at campsite
English-Speaking Driver
Room with A/C heater in Dades gorge with dinner and breakfast
Visit to nomad Berber family
Pick and Drop from your accommodation or airport.
NOT INCLUDED
Lunch and Dinner
Beverages
Gratuities/Tips

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If you’re looking to explore the Sahara Desert, there’s no better way to do it than on a 3 Days Sahara Desert Tour from Marrakech. Not only will you get to see some of the most stunning landscapes in the world, but you’ll also have the opportunity to experience traditional Berber culture firsthand.

On a 3-day Sahara Desert tour from Marrakech to Fes, you’ll get to see some of the most beautiful and unique landscapes in the world. From the sand dunes of Erg Chebbi to the oasis town of Tinghir, you’ll be amazed at the variety of scenery that the Sahara has to offer.

And, of course, no trip to the Sahara would be complete without a visit to a traditional Berber camp, where you can enjoy a cup of mint tea and learn about nomadic life in this fascinating region. However, for a long trip, you can also check our 11 days Morocco Tour covering all the major sights of this country.

If you’re looking for an adventure that’s off the beaten path this tour is perfect for you. So what are you waiting for? Book your tour today!

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3 Days Sahara Desert Tour from Marrakech

Tour Reviews

5.00 based on 1 review
September 23, 2022

I took the three day desert tour with Taoufiq and was blown away by the beauty of the people just as much as the place. Taoufiq’s smile and generosity with attention and care surpasses any experience I’ve ever had on a guided tour before. The camel ride was a dream come true and then the night under the stars with the beating of the drums soothed my soul. I’m so glad I had this experience and even more grateful I chose Great Desert Tours. They are top notch in hospitality and sharing their world with others. Shuqran bzaaaaf!!

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