3 days tour Fes to Marrakech

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3 days tour Fes to Marrakech


Trips For Morocco experts recommend the 3 days tour from Fes to Marrakech, since it has a lot of things to see and do during the trip. You will be surprised by beautiful sight seeings, enjoy new desert adventures, visit gorges, valleys and kasbahs. Thus, 3 days tour from Fes to Marrakech takes you to the melting pot city; Marrakech, where people from all over the world meet.

Tour highlights:

  • Passing by the Atlas mountains.
  • Discover cedar forest of Azrou.
  • Passing by Ziz valley.
  • Camel ride in Merzouga desert.
  • Overnight in the desert camp.
  • Beautiful desert sunset/sunrise.
  • Visit Todgha and Dades gorges.
  • Explore Ait Ben Haddou kasbah.

Itinerary of 3 days tour Fes to Marrakech via Merzouga:

Day 1: Fes to Ifran, Cedar forest, Midelt, Ziz valley and Merzouga desert

Our 3 days tour Fes to Marrakech starts from Fes, and head to Ifrane city, the Moroccan Switzerland, then next Cedar forest near Azrou, where you will watch Barbary apes and feed them. You drive via the middle Atlas mountains and cross the Tizi nTlghemt pass, then reach the capital of apple, Midelt city. After lunch there, you continue our 3 days tour Fes to Marrakech passing by the long oasis of Ziz valley. You will stop to enjoy the panoramic view of the palm trees and old Berber villages. 
Next, You will drive crossing by Aoufus, Erfoud, then Merzouga, where You find your camels are waiting for you. You ride them towards the heart of the desert. You will enjoy the shinning sundown from above of the dune, then get to your camp. while having dinner. the locals will make the fire to gather around it and listen to the drums and dance around the bonfire in a starry night and a peaceful weather.
Overnight at your camp with breakfast and dinner included.

Day 2: Merzouga towards, Rissani, Todgha gorges and Dades gorges

In your second day of the 3 days tour Fes to Marrakech, you should wake up early in order not to miss the golden sunrise from the top of a high dune. After breakfast, you will have two options for the way back, either by the camels or 4×4 vehicle for those who don’t want to ride camels. 
You drive towards Rissani (known as Sijlmassa before), You walk inside its traditional markets where the sellers are active. Then drive through palm groves of Taffilalt. After lunch, you go for a walk under an impressive Canyon of 300m high called Todra Gorge.  Later on you go via the Dades valley and visit the rock formations, known as ”Monkey fingers”. Finally, we drop you off at your accommodation in the Dades valley.
Dinner and Overnight in a local hotel/riad with a panoramic view of the Dades river.
Day 3:  Dades gorges to valley of roses, Ait Ben Haddou, Tichka and Marrakech
After breakfast, you leave the Dades valley behind and take the road crossing by ”Roses Valley” a natural source of the roses. You follow the road of thousand kasbahs. You do a pause in Ouarzazate city, the Hollywood of Africa, and visit the Atlas Studio, the biggest one in Africa. Next you go to visit the historical protected UNESCO site, knonw as Ksar Ait Ben Haddou, a well preserved landmark, in which was a location for filming parts of international movies and series (Game of thrones, The Gladiator…) . After lunch, you cross the High Atlas Mountains via the 2260m high pass of Tizi nTichka, you make a stop to enjoy the landscapes and panoramic view from above. Our 3 days tour Fes to Marrakech will end in Marrakech in your chosen location (airport, hotel, riad…).

Tour includes:

  • Pick up at your accommodation in Fes.
  • Drop off at your accommodation in Marrakech.
  • English/Spanish/Italian speaking driver/guide.
  • Private transportation with AC during the tour.
  • Camel ride per each in Merzouga desert.
  • Overnight stay in Merzouga desert camp.
  • Dinner and breakfast during the tour.
  • Overnight stay in Dades gorges.

Not included:

  • Lunches and soft drinks.
  • Entrance fees to monuments.
  • Other personal expenses.

Important note

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Frequent Asked Questions

Both Zagora and Merzouga are popular tourist destinations in Morocco, known for their desert landscapes and opportunities for camel trekking and experiencing the Sahara Desert. However, determining which one is better depends on your personal preferences and what you are looking for in your desert experience.

Zagora is located in the Draa Valley region and offers a more accessible desert experience compared to Merzouga. It is closer to major cities like Marrakech, making it a convenient option for travelers with limited time. The desert in Zagora is still impressive, with beautiful dunes and picturesque sunsets. However, the dunes in Zagora are smaller compared to those in Merzouga.

On the other hand, Merzouga is renowned for its stunningly large dunes, including the famous Erg Chebbi. These dunes are among the highest in Morocco and offer a more dramatic and immersive desert experience. Merzouga is located in southeastern Morocco, close to the Algerian border, and a bit farther from major cities. This can make it a slightly longer journey to reach, but many travelers consider it worth the effort for the breathtaking dunes.

Can you do a day trip to the Sahara Desert from Marrakech?

Yes, it is possible to do a day trip to the Sahara Desert from Marrakech, but it is a long journey and involves a significant amount of travel time. The Sahara Desert is located quite far from Marrakech, so keep in mind that it will be a long day with limited time to spend in the desert itself.

Yes, Merzouga Desert is indeed part of the Sahara Desert. The Sahara Desert is the largest hot desert in the world, covering a vast expanse of North Africa.

Merzouga is a small village located in southeastern Morocco, near the border with Algeria. It is renowned for its towering sand dunes, including the famous Erg Chebbi dunes. These dunes are part of the larger Sahara Desert, which extends beyond Merzouga into other parts of Morocco, Algeria, and neighboring countries.

The desert landscape in Merzouga showcases the typical characteristics of the Sahara, with its golden sand dunes, vast open spaces, and arid climate. It offers visitors an opportunity to experience the beauty and tranquility of the Sahara Desert in Morocco.

Can you camp in the Sahara desert?

Yes, camping in the Sahara Desert is a popular and memorable experience for many travelers. There are several options available for camping in the Sahara, including both organized camps and independent camping.

Whether you choose an organized camp or independent camping, spending a night under the starry desert sky is a unique and enchanting experience. The silence, vastness, and beauty of the desert make it a memorable part of any journey to Morocco. Just remember to follow guidelines and respect the environment to minimize your impact on the delicate desert ecosystem.

The Merzouga Desert, located in Morocco, is generally considered safe for visitors. 

It’s recommended to hire a local guide or join a reputable tour company when exploring the desert. They are familiar with the terrain and can provide valuable guidance. Or travel in groups: If possible, travel in a group, especially when venturing into remote areas of the desert. This can enhance safety if any issues arise.

The desert environment can be challenging, with extreme temperatures during the day and potentially cold nights. Be prepared with appropriate clothing, sun protection, and sufficient water supplies.

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