3-Day Fes to Marrakech Desert Tour
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The 3-day Fes to Marrakech desert tour stands out as a highly sought-after excursion in Morocco. This journey presents opportunities for uncovering numerous captivating aspects, including the charming city of Ifrane, the scenic Tizi-Ntlghamt mountain pass, the picturesque Ziz Valley, and the vibrant city of Erfoud.
In essence, this 3-day itinerary is punctuated with exceptional experiences, with the crowning jewels being the unforgettable camel ride through the Merzouga desert and the enchanting night spent at the desert camp, beneath the shimmering canopy of stars.
Embarking on this adventure ensures a rich and diverse encounter with Morocco’s landscapes and culture.
3-Day Tour Through Sahara Desert from Fes Itinerary
Day 1: Fes to Merzouga desert
Commencing the first day of our 3-day tour from Fes to Marrakech, we’ll initiate your adventure by collecting you from your Fes accommodation. Our journey leads us through the picturesque Middle Atlas Mountains, taking in the pristine city, acclaimed as the cleanest in Morocco and Africa. Here, we’ll uncover the remarkable Atlas Lion Statue, a symbol of grandeur.
Continuing onward, we venture into the Cedar forest, where we’ll encounter the Barbary Macaque, a fascinating primate. Our exploration then extends to the charming locales of Zaida and Midelt. As we traverse winding roads and pass by the largest source of dates in Morocco, we’ll soon arrive at the desert. The sight of the golden dunes is nothing short of mesmerizing.
We’ll saddle up the camels, embarking on a magical ride through the dunes to our desert camp. Here, you’ll witness the grandeur of the sunset, and if desired, the ethereal beauty of the sunrise. Under the starry desert sky, you’ll be serenaded by the enchanting melodies of Berber music, creating an unforgettable experience.
Embark on this exhilarating journey through Morocco’s diverse landscapes and rich culture, making the most of every moment as you traverse from Fes to Marrakech.
Day 2: Merzouga desert to Boumalne Dades via Tinghir
Our diligent camp staff thoughtfully ensures that the second day of our 3-day desert tour from Fes to Marrakech begins with a breathtaking sunrise close to the camp. After capturing the stunning sunrise moments through your lens, you’ll savor a hearty breakfast either at the camp or at your hotel.
Our journey unfolds as we depart from the Sahara desert, passing through Erfoud, renowned as the “City of Fossils,” with its rich mineral mines. Exploring this mineral-rich region, we then proceed to the Fezna Irrigation system, boasting numerous wells that nourish the city’s agricultural lands.
Our next destination is the famed Berber village of Melaab, where you have the chance to don traditional Berber attire. Continuing our excursion, we cross the city of Tinghir to visit the highest canyons in Morocco. Here, our driver makes a stop, offering you the opportunity to immerse yourself in this captivating locale, where you can witness the underground river and observe people engaged in climbing and picnicking activities.
To cap off this eventful day, we journey directly to Boumalne Dades, where you will spend the night in a charming local Berber hotel or Riad, ensuring a comfortable and authentic experience. This is just one leg of an unforgettable journey filled with breathtaking sights and cultural encounters.
Day 3: Boumalne Dades to Marrakech via Tizi-N-Tichka
The final day of our 3-day Fes to Marrakech Sahara desert tour commences after a hearty breakfast in Boumalne Dades. To kick off this captivating journey, your first destination is the city of roses, known as Kalaat M’gouna. Following that, our excursion continues, leading you to Ouarzazate, often referred to as the “Ouallywood of Africa.” Here, you’ll have the opportunity to explore the Atlas studios, immersing yourself in the world of cinema.
Next on our itinerary is the iconic Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou, nestled within a fortified village, and it holds the distinction of being the oldest Kasbah in Morocco. We’ll certainly make a stop for you to explore its historic allure and capture striking photographs from its vantage point.
As our journey progresses, you’ll traverse the highest road in Morocco, known as Tizi-N-Tichka, and once again, we’ll pause to capture breathtaking panoramic views through your camera lens. Following this, we’ll continue our excursion, visiting one of the Argan oil women cooperatives, where you’ll gain insights into the traditional production methods of this coveted oil, known for its versatility and benefits.
This marks the culmination of an enriching 3-day journey filled with cultural discoveries and picturesque landscapes.