3 days desert trip from Marrakech to Fez is one of our most popular tours because it offers such a wide range of adventures. On the first night of your tour you’ll stay in a private guesthouse with your own ensuite bathroom, whereas your last night will be spent sleeping under the stars in our secluded Berber desert camp.
3 Days 14+ Age Group Marrakech Desert Trips 169€/ person
.A/C modern minibus
.English / French speaking driver
.First night at hotel including dinner and breakfast
.Camel trekking in Erg Chebbi
.Overnight at a Sahara desert camp in Erg Chebbi including dinner and breakfast
.Drop off at your Fes accommodation NOT INCLUDED:
.Lunches on the way
.Optional local guide in Kasbah Ait Ben Hadou
Day 1: Marrakech – Tizi N’tichka Pass 2660m – Ait Benhaddou – Ouarzazate – Kelaa M’gouna – Dades Gorges
Pick up time at 8n00 from your Riad/Hotel in Marrakech, and departure to Ait Benhaddou over the mountains of high Atlas passing through the Tizi N’tichka pass (2260 m in altitude), visit the Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou and stop for lunch in a local restaurant. In the Afternoon we will drive to Ouarzazate and stop near the atlas film studios for a photo then continue to the city center for a panoramic view of the kasbah of Taourirt. After that you will head to Kalaa M’gouna or Boumalne du Dades for a night.Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day 2: Dades – Dades Gorges – Todra Gorges – Tinejdad – Erfoud – Merzouga
After breakfast in the hotel, driving towards Tineghir passing by Boumalne du Dades and stopping for a panoramic view of dades valley. Later on, we will continue to Todra gorges via Imider and Tineghir. Stopping along the way for photos and admiring the views. Arrival to Todra Gorges to enjoy its marvelous Canyons views while hiking on foot.In the afternoon we continue to Tinejdad and have a break for lunch then to Erfoud where you will visit a local fossil craft workshop. After that you will continue to the captivating dunes of Erg Chebbi, these dunes are called also Merzouga Dunes. Arrive to the hotel and get ready for a camel trek for an hour and half to enjoy the sunset. While on the back of your dromedary, you will continue to the camp for an overnight in traditional nomad tent. Dinner and spend the night in a bivouac in the middle of the dunes.
Day 3: MERZOUGA – ERFOUD – ERRACHIDIA – MIDELT – AZROU – IFRANE – FES:
Wake up early morning to enjoy the sunrise on the top of the dune in the Sahara Desert then have your breakfast. After these beautiful moments. You will meet your new driver who will be taking you to Fès City, depart to Errachidia via Erfoud, Aoufous and the valley of Ziz then stopping for a panoramic view of the oasis of Aoufous in the Tafilalte region. Continuation to Midelt across the pass of Tizi N’talghamt and have lunch break. After lunch you will be driven to Fes (the medieval city) via the Cedar forest near Azrou and the mountain of the middle Atlas with the possibility to see the Barbary apes (monkies). You may have a stop in Ifrane (the Switzerland of Morocco) before arriving to Fes. Drop off in Fes.
Places for visit
Fes city is the historic, cultural and spiritual city from Morocco. According to documents, there are 13 000 historic building, 11 madrasas, 320 mosques, 270 traditional hotels, and more than 200 hammams.
Chouara Tannery was built in the 11th century. In spite of smell (you can use de mint) is a tourist destination that you should not miss. The colours are obtained from natural ingredients, blue comes from indigo, red from paprika, yellow from saffron or mix of turmeric and mimosa.You will be impressed by the view and the work done by those there. You can also buy leather jackets, belts, slippers, bags and other leather goods.
Madrasa Bou Inania right at the entrance of the Old Medina – Madresses are higher education schools hosted by mosques. Marinid architecture, only madrasa with a minaret, was founded in AD 1351-56 by sultan Abu Inan Faris. In the 20th century, it was restored by Sultan Mulay Sliman and tiled decoration with Islamic geometric patterns.
Merenid Tombs monumental tombs during the Marinid dynasty (13th-15 the centuries). It is a tourist spot that allows a beautiful view over Fes at sunset, and history lovers will be challenged to learn more about the mysteries of this place.
Exploring Fes medina –known as Fes el-Bali is a Unesco World Heritage.
Dar el Makhzen or Royal Palace of Fes is a royal Palais of Alaouite sultan built in 17 th century. The documents say that it covers 80 hectares and includes gardens, mosques and ancient Madrassa. Even if it is closed to the public, you will be impressed by the beauty of its yellow gates, ornamented with zellige tilework and carver cedar woods.
It is currently the residence of the King of Morocco, when in Fes.
Al Quaraouiyine Mosque describes in some sources as a university, built-i 859 AD by Fatima al-Fihri with an associated madrasa, now is incorporated into modern state university Moorocco system.
Al-Attarine Madrasa built in the 14 th century, built by Marinid sultan Uthman II Abu Said. It is an example of intricate Islamic architecture, and its name comes from the spices and perfumes market, Al-Attarine.
Dar Batha Museum in the middle of Fes medina. was built by Moulay el Hassan in the late of 19 th century like a beautiful palace of Arabo-Andalusian style pottery and ceramics collections and many other things that reflect traditional Moroccan art are on display here.
Place el-Seffarine is one of the most pleasing areas in Fes. A lot of metalworkers bashing out pots and utensils for culinary use and decorative.