Sahara Desert tour from Fes 3 days
Itinerary of the Sahara Desert tour from Fes:
This 3 days Sahara desert tour from Fes will take you on a journey through some of Morocco’s most iconic cities and destinations, starting at the imperial city of Fez, to the world-famous colorful Marrakech city. Your itinerary will include some breathtaking locations such as the Middle Atlas Mountains, the Erg Chebbi desert, the Todra gorges, and finally the historical Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou.
Some highlights of this tour include, but are not limited to:
- Spending one or multiple nights at a genuine traditional Riad.
- Discovering the Old Medinas of imperial cities.
- Journeying/hiking through the Atlas Mountains (the Middle Atlas and High Atlas).
- Camel trekking through the desert from the town of Merzouga.
- Spending the night in traditional tents at a desert camp.
- Exploring the filming sites at the Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou.
1st Day: Fes – Middle Atlas – Merzouga Desert – Camel trek and overnight in the Berber tent
We will start our Sahara Desert tour from Fes towards the area of the Middle Atlas, crossing the Cedar forest of Azrou until we reach Midelt.
Next, we will be crossing the Tizin Tlghamt mountain pass, before driving through the magnificent Ziz gorges. After taking in all the green scenery of the High Atlas plateau, the landscape, we will start shifting towards more of a desert atmosphere, and that’s how you’ll know we’re approaching Errachidia city. After passing by the desert towns of Erfoud and Rissani, we will finally arrive at Merzouga town where you will receive a warm desert-style welcome. Finally, you will get to mount a camel and ride it through the majestic desert dunes during the sunset, before arriving at the desert camp where you will spend the night. At the camp, you will have dinner accompanied by a fun time with Berber music and dance.
2nd Day: Merzouga – Rissani – Erfoud – Todra Gorges – Dades Valley
This morning you will be woken up by your desert guide in order to watch the early morning sun deposit its first rays on the desert dunes, in a scene that can only be described as heavenly. After this, we will again ride the camels back to Merzouga, on a scenic trip through the Erg Chebbi dunes.
We will have breakfast at a traditional Riad in the town, then we will leave the desert to our next destination: Dades Valley. On our way there, we will first stop at Rissani town to pay a visit to the traditional marketplace. Then we will visit Erfoud to discover the local fossilized marble workshops. Following that, we will reach the gorgeous Todra gorges, which are considered to be Morocco’s tallest and narrowest gorges. We will have lunch and explore the beauty of the location before finally continuing to the Dades valley. You will get to enjoy the rocky landscape and the scattered sandcastles surrounding the valley, then you will have dinner and spend the night at a luxury hotel.
3rd Day: Dades Valley – Ouarzazate – Ait Ben Haddou – High Atlas – Marrakech
This next day, you will have breakfast at the hotel, after which we will begin journeying through the Road of The Thousand Kasbahs. This exciting road gets its name from being full of abandoned Kasbahs and sandcastles all over, which means we will get plenty of photo opportunities. After that, we will be driving through the beautiful Valley of Roses to then reach the cinematic Ouarzazate city.
Next, we will get to the world-famous Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah, which is perhaps the most important historical Kasbah in Morocco. It was built under the order of Pacha Glaoui, who was an important ruler of the region back during the early 20th century. Today, the Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou is a UNESCO world heritage site and is used as the backdrop of many international historical movies. Finally, we will head to Marrakech city through the High Atlas Mountains, enjoying their green scenery and mountainous landscape. We will cross the famous Tizin Tichka mountain pass where we can stop to get some panoramic photos, before finally arriving at Marrakech.
THE TOUR PRICE: Depends on your budget, we manage reliable accommodations. Feel free for any booking category.
THE TOUR INCLUSIONS:
- 3 Days Private 4×4 and Fuel
- English Driver/guide
- 1 night in Hotel / Riad
- Camel ride in Merzouga dunes
- Overnight in Nomadic camp under stars
- Sandboarding in the dunes
- 2 dinners and breakfasts
- Lunches on the way
- Personal expenses
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