3 days Fes to Marrakech desert tour, 3 day itinerary
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The 3 days Fes to Marrakech desert tour is a very popular tour in Morocco. It allows you to discover several interesting things like the city of Ifrane, the road pass of Tizi-Ntlghamt. Also, the valley of Ziz and the city of Erfoud.
In general, the highlights of this 3-day itinerary are the camel ride in Merzouga desert and the night at the desert camp under the starry sky
3 days Fes to Marrakech desert tour, 3-day tour itinerary:
Day 1: Fes to Merzouga desert:
The first day of the 3 days tour from Fes to Marrakech starts with picking you up from your accommodation in Fes. We will drive all the way through the middle Atlas Mountains. Firstly, we will stop by the cleanest city in Morocco and Africa. In this place, we will discover the Atlas lion Statue.
After that, our journey towards the desert continues, this time our next stop in the Cedar forest, where we will have a look at the Barbary Macaque. Thereafter, we will be heading to discover both of Zaida and Midelt. After driving through the meandering roads and passing by the biggest source of dates in Morocco, we will have reached the desert. Definitely, you will be amazed by the view of the golden dunes. We will take the camels and drive through the dunes to the camp that is set in the desert. In general, you see the sunset, the sunrise if it is needed, and hear the Berber music under the starry sky.
Day 2: Merzouga desert to Boumalne Dades via Tinghir:
The second day of our 3 days Fes to Marrakech desert tour(3-day itinerary) will start with the gorgeous sunrise near the camp. Our camp workers will make sure you wake up early for that. After you get some lovely sunrise pictures, you will take your breakfast back at the camp or at the hotel.
The tour will start with leaving the Sahara desert via Erfoud or the city of fossils, the latter has so many mines of minerals. After you discover the area, you will move again for the Irrigation system of Fezna. This place has several wells that water the city’s agricultural lands. Thereafter, you will visit a very famous Berber village called Melaab, where you can try their traditional clothes. Next, you will cross the city of Tinghir to visit the highest canyons in Morocco. More importantly, your driver will stop by so you will have the opportunity to discover this lovely place, you will see the underground river and people doing climbing and picnics.
Finally, you will drive straight to Boumalne Dades to spend the night in a local Berber hotel/Riad.
Day 3: Boumalne Dades to Marrakech via Tizi-N-Tichka :
The last day of this 3 days Fes to Marrakech desert tour(3-day itinerary) will start from Boumalne Dades after breakfast. Firstly, you will visit the city of roses or Kalaat M’gouna. Secondly, the tour continues to Ouarzazate or Ouallywood of Africa. Further, you will make a stop at the Atlas studios to discover them. Then, you will ahead to the Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou. The latter is situated in a fortified village, it is the oldest one in Morocco. Surely, you will stop there to explore it and take some pictures from above.
Thirdly, you will drive by the highest road in Morocco which is called Tizi-N-Tichka, you will stop again for some panoramic views’ pictures then continue to visit one of the Argan oil women cooperatives.
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My awesome 3-day trip:
I and my mom spent 3 days in Morocco. The 3 days Fes to Marrakech desert tour was recommended to us by a friend. When we looked at this agency's reviews, they seemed to have so many good ones. Therefore, we decided to book a trip with them. All I can say is that the service was very unexpected! They really supported us along the way. Also, our guide Hassan was very informative and explained everything about Moroccan culture and traditions. Even more, the tents in the Merzouga desert were Unbelievable. Very recommended and make sure you choose Hassan as your guide!
We are a family of 6 members and we booked a shared 3 days tour from Fes to Marrakech with Touring In Morocco. We really loved the tour with their comfortable Jeep. Further, the camel ride in the Merzouga desert and watching sunrise/sunset was the highlight of our tour. We also wanna say thank you so much for our driver Addi. He was very Knowledgeable and speaks above 3 languages. To sum up, if you are looking for a 3 days tour in Morocco book with them and choose Addi as a guide to the Sahara desert.
Merzoga is lovely!
We are a couple made a trip to Moroco in January 2019. We chose Touring Morocco as our guide to the Sahara desert. When we searched for a tour organizer in Marrakech, we found this company listed on the top. Thus, we looked at the 3-day tour itinerary from Fes to Marrakech and it had so many interesting things! Mohamed our tour guide answer every question we had on the way especially, he told us some stories about the Sahara desert. When we spent the night In Boumalne Dades, there was that fancy Hotel called Kasbah Didis. This was one of the best hotels in Morocco as it was on a hill with beautiful panoramic views. Thanks to this company in general and Moamed in person.
Great desert trip, lovely staff!
We did the 3-day tour with Aziz and Hassan and would recommend it to anyone if you want to see a lot of the huge Atlas Mountains in 3 days and experience what it's like to traditionally spend the night in the desert! Everything worked smoothly and our wishes were met in full at all times! We had a great time!
With our 3 days Fes to Marrakech desert tour, 3 day-tour itinerary, you will enjoy stunning views at Merzouga desert, Ait Benhaddou, and Boumalne Dades. Not to mention, discover the Middle and High Atlas mountains.
With our 3 days Fes to Marrakech desert tour, you will be picked up and dropped off from the airport or your accommodation in Marrakech.
Our local Moroccan driver/guide will explain to you about the main attraction that you will discover. We have the best and professional drivers.
Are you a photographer? with our 3 days Fes to Marrakech desert tour, you will be taken to Merzouga, Ait Benhaddou, Boumalne Dades, and Marrakech for photography purposes.
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3 Days Fes to Marrakech desert tour, 3 day itinerary destinations:
While Touring in Morocco with the 3 days Fes to Marrakech desert tour, you will visit Ifrane. It is nicknamed little Switzerland, many consider it the finest city in Africa and the eighth worldwide.
Ifrane’s new city has an area called the GardenCity famous for the white lion statue. It was carved by a German soldier during the second world war.
When talking about Ifrane’s old city, it was built in the eleventh century.
Another thing about Ifrane is that many consider it a great destination for Skiing and Snowboarding. Also, there are many Ski clubs outside of the city and they are also used for tourists.
To give more information about the white lion statue, Ifrane was during the second world war a camp for soldiers. So, for a German soldier to get his freedom he carved that statue.
In Ifrane there is a very fancy university called Al Akaouin, students from other countries come to study and get graduation.
As a final point, in the 3-day tour itinerary, you will have the time to explore the new city and get some pictures of the white lion statue.
Ziz valley is one of the biggest palm dates sources in Morocco. After visiting Ifrane during the first day of the 3 days Fes to Marrakech desert tour, you will move for Ziz valley. A place attracted many photographers to come to get some shots for the palm grooves. In the valley, there is a river passing and it’s about 200km called the Ziz river.
Many citizens of Errachidia and Erfoud have their lands of agriculture in the valley, as dates need a hot climate and less water, they focus on growing the best qualities. Dates also need good soil that exists in the area.
Check the 3 days tour itinerary above, if you are willing to visit Ziz valley for photography purposes, we can definitely help.
Erfoud is nicknamed the city of fossils and located in the south, 40min to Merzouga desert. In this city, there are many companies for fossils extractors and offer tourists to discover them and know their history.
About 380 million years ago, the Moroccan Sahara desert(Erfoud and nearby areas) where a floor of a large prehistoric ocean before it becomes a rocky desert.
Many archeologists consider Erfoud an area of hidden fossils. Therefore, they made many companies and hired extractors to get those hidden gems.
With our 3 days Fes to Marrakech desert tour, you will be taken to Erfoud for discovery purposes(optional). Also, if you are willing to take any souvenirs they offer very low prices with high-quality pieces. For instance, Ammonites and Goniatites.
Merzouga camel trekking and glamping:
Merzouga desert or Erg Chebbi has one of the tallest sand dunes in Morocco that have reached 150m in height. Many tourists consider it the best destination for camel rides and spending nights in Berber camps.
As we have offered the 3 days Fes to Marrakech desert tour and customized a 3-day itinerary for that, we allow our dear customers to get to Merzouga either by our transportation or by theirs.
Once you get to Merzouga desert, you will ride camels in the heart of Erg Chebbi sand dunes. At one of the tallest sand dunes, you will stop for magnificent views of the sunset. Subsequently, getting to the camp to try Sandboarding. As a conclusion, you will enjoy a Berber show in a friendly mode under the starry sky.
Most of the tourists as they love the first night, they ask for extra nights. There are many other things to try in Merzouga like trekking with only camels and visiting the nomads for 2 full days.
Other ones prefer to try a 4WD tour for discovering Merzouga’s attractions.
Firstly, they discover the oasis of Hassi Labied a Berber town 13kms far from Merzouga. The area is full of agricultural lands and palm grooves.
Secondly, you will discover the Gnaoua music in Khamlia’s village and end by discovering the nomads and the mines of Kohl and Baryte.
Eventually, you will be taken to try the Berber pizza.
Morocco, in general, is very famous for Souks(markets), Rissani’s Souk is definitely one of the best ones for anyone who’s looking to get some culture souvenirs and memories.
It is also nicknamed the desert market as it is the first one in the area.
All citizens from Merzouga and nearby villages go there for their house needs.
In the 3-day tour itinerary from Fes to Marrakech, we will take you to explore this Souk. At first, you will visit the spices area of the souk(it has about 5 areas), you will get an explanation about all types of spices including Indian ones.
In other big cities, spices are quite expensive, but in Rissani, they offer very good prices and High quality. Secondly, you will move to a place called the donkeys festival. It is where they trade donkeys for house needs.
Another area is where they make the pitta bread, nicknamed the Berber pizza famous for a special way of putting spices.
Fzna Irrigation system:
When finished visiting the Souk of Erissani, you will move according to the 3 days Fes to Marrakech desert tour itinerary to see the Irrigation system of Fzna. It’s an area of water wells connected to each other and they water many agricultural lands in the town. In addition, at wintertime, all the wells get full.
With our tour, we will take you to a specialist who can explain all the operations of the underground water.
Tinghir and Todgha Gorges:
One of the best and most visited canyons in Morocco. Todgha Gorges are a series of limestone river canyons. It can reach about 500m. The latter has a running river coming from under the ground.
While Touring Morocco with the 3 days Fes to Marrakech desert tour, we will take you for a discovery trip to these canyons.
To begin with, you will reach the city of Tinghir, nicknamed the capital of dates because of growing palms in the valley.
Once you have selected the 3-day itinerary from Fes. You will have the opportunity to try climbing at the canyons but only if you have booked with a company that offers that as we don’t include it.
Also, in the canyons, citizens from Tinghir use it as a place for family picnics.
Boumalne and Dades Gorges:
After visiting Tinghir, you will cross the Anti Atlas mountains to arrive at the beautiful town of Boumalne Dades, which makes it famous is the Dades Gorges and the valley.
Boumalne is also a town famous for the longest street in Morocco from the city all the way to the Gorges(60km).
In the valley, they grow different things rather than the other valleys where they grow dates. Moreover, hotels and Riads in the area are very fancy with beautiful panoramic views for the valley.
In Boumalne, tourists love the snake road located at the end of the gorges which you will often visit with the 3 days Fes to Marrakech desert trip.
Kalaat Megouna and the roses valley:
After visiting Boumalne Dades, you will arrive at Kalaat Megouna After 30mins. This city is very famous for roses cooperatives. In the city, people love the pink color as they have painted taxis with that.
The name of the city came from a mountain called Megoun and it is located outside of the city.
Every year, they make a festival to celebrate the seasons of roses and it lasts 7 days. In 2015 it has reached 300 000 people from all over the world.
With our 3 days trip from Fes to Marrakech, you will have an option to visit one of the most famous cosmetic cooperatives in the area for shopping purposes.
Ouarzazate Wallywood of Africa:
Ouarzazate is one of the cities you will visit after Kalaat Megouna. It is nicknamed the Wallywood of Africa because of it’s Atlas studios. Also, the road from this city to the south is called the Thousand Kasbah’s road.
In our Fes desert tour 3 days to Marrakech, you will visit the biggest Atlas studios of Ouarzazate and explore them. Some of the movies that are shot there are the Gladiator, the Message, the bible, and the Tv series Game of Thrones.
Above there is the 3-day tour itinerary from Fes if you are looking to customize it.
The Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou:
Morocco is very famous for Kasbahs, Ait Ben Haddou is considered one of the most visited as it is a world heritage site by Unesco since 1987. They call it also the Ksar of Glaoua as it belongs to Thami El Glaoui and his tribe. Many say it refers to the Eleventh century during the Glaoui era.
Ait Ben Haddou is also where a lot of Hollywood movies are shot such as Lawrence of Arabia, Gladiator, and the Tv series Game of Thrones(yunkai).
On the way to the Kasbah, you will get to see the river of Ounila(100kms) long. It is also a valley where they grow palm trees, almonds…
To explore the Kasbah, you need to go by the stairs all the way to the top of the hill. On the way, you will meet the painters who draw with green and black tea then burn it to show it’s magic.
From the top, you will admire the views of the valley and the village. Also, the Kasbah sides from the Bamboo doors to small mud made rooms.
Argan oil cooperatives:
Argan is endemic to Morocco and makes it very famous worldwide. At the end of our 3 days Fes to Marrakech desert tour, we will take you to discover how they extract oil from this plant.
The company is owned by a person who lives in Essaouira where the Argan plant grows.
Only females take care of distillation and other operations. Fortunately, they can speak multiple languages and they can explain how you can use their cosmetics
Marrakech is where our staff will drop you off when finished the 3 days Sahara desert tour from Fes to Marrakech, most of the time tourists would think about hiring one of our local guides to discover this lovely city and its attractions.
In Marrakech, there are many things to see and do from discovering gardens to mosques and squares.
This is a list of the best attractions in Marrakech :
– Djemaa El Fna:
Djemaa El Fna is for sure the most visited square in Marrakech, tourists enjoy walking around and enjoying the activities of snake charmers, dancers, and many things more.
Most of the people prefer to visit this iconic area at the end of the day. It is also a great place to try some street food.
– Koutoubia Mosque:
Al Koutoubia Mosque is located close to the square of Jemaa Lefna. It has one of the tallest mosque towers it was built in 1162 and it is one of the great achievements of Almohad architecture. With this in mind, it is not allowed for none-Muslims to enter rather than Hassan 2 mosque in Casablanca.
– Sadiaan Tombs:
A 16th-century burial ground refers to the Saadians Era. Many interesting personalities are included here like the ruler Al-Mansour. For the architecture, it refers a bit to the Almohads way and Andalusian painted walls.
– Majorelle Garden:
This garden was originally owned by Jack Majorelle, the French artist. After he died in 1962, Yves Saint Laurent bought the property, including the Berber museum, the Library…
They say Jack Majorelle was in love with the blue color. Therefore, he painted all his gardens with that color giving it magical. Join the 3 days Fes to Marrakech desert trip and check the itinerary. For more information about Marrakech’s attractions, feel free to contact us.
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