Fez to Marrakech desert tour
Day 1: Fez to Merzouga via Ifrane Midelt and Atlas mountains.
Fez to Marrakech desert tour starts after having breakfast in your riad, you leave Fez towards Ifran a mountains village, referred to as “the Switzerland of Morocco“. Then you continue your way on to Midelt.
During this journey, you’ll experience glimpses of the Middle Atlas and Higher Atlas mountains. Stopping at Azrou, a Berber village in the middle of the famous cedar forest. It’s considered the largest forest in Morocco famous of Barbary apes.
After sometime within the forest, your journey continues to Midelt along the magnificent hills and mountains of the Atlas. After visiting Midelt town you will be travelling through the fascinating Tizi Ntalghamt pass and the Ziz Gorge, taking in views of the High Atlas plateau.
Certainly, You’ll notice how the scenery changes to reveal hints of the desert as you approach the city of Errachidia. Afterwards, you will travel along the luxuriant Ziz Valley, stopping for panoramic views along the way to Erfoud and Rissani.
When arriving at Merzouga in the afternoon, You’ll be welcomed with a glass of mint tea before your camel ride which will be guided by an experienced camel man to explore the golden sand “sea” of Merzouga. Dinner will be served in front of the tent where you will spend the night.
Day 2: Merzouga to Dades via Todgha gorges and Tinghir.
During the sencond day of your Fez to Marrakech desert tour, Your camelman will wake you up early in the morning to watch what well may be the best sunrise of your life. Furthermore, You’ll peacefully camel-trek back to the village of Merzouga. Enroute you couldn’t fail to appreciate the unique beauty of the spectacular Erg Chebbi sand dunes – changing with the light as the day progresses. After breakfast in the riad, you’ll leave for Rissani, Tinghir, and Todra gorges – the highest and narrowest gorges in Morocco.
After lunch in the heart of the gorge, we’ll drive through the Dades Valley, where you’ll see the majestic sand castles and the amazing rock formations known as “monkey toes”. Overnight accommodation will be in a Hotel.
Day 3: Dades to Marrakech via Ouarzazate Ait benhaddou Kasbah and hight Atlas Mountains.
After your breakfast at the hotel, we will start the last day in our trip driving via the thousand kasbah route, the rose vally, a visit to Skoura oisis with it’s authentic 17th century kasbah, a visit to Taourirt kasbah (the former residence of the Glaoui). lunch will be in Ourzazate. Then you will continue toward Ait Benhaddou, the oldest Kasbah in the south Morocoo. Then, You drive to Marrakech , 4 hours drive, via the tizi ntichka pass with stops along.
Finally, You will get to Marrakech around 6:00 PM where this Fez to Marrakech desert tour ends.
Note: This tour can be reversed ( from Marrakech to Fez) through the link below: