3 Days Sahara Desert Tour From Marrakech to Fez
Starts from US $ 480 Per Person
Experience a great Morocco Sahara Desert in 3 Days and 2nights. Your private desert tour to Erg Chebbi dunes, starts driving from Marrakech to Fez through the Atlas Mountains, the stunning 1000 Kasbahs. Explore the famous Ait Ben Haddou Kabah, ride your friendly camel to watch sunset/ sun rise in Erg chebbi dunes and spend the night at your private well equipped and carpeted tent in the middle of Sahara Desert.
Soak up the beauty of Todra’s Gorge and the panoramic High Atlas Mountains range.
Explore the UNESCO Wolrd Heritage Kasbah of Ait ben Haddou.
Ride a camel to enjoy the sunset and/or sunrise over the dunes of the Sahara.
Sleep under a veil of stars in an elegant carpeted nomadic-style tent in the Sahara.
Taste the famous local Berber Pizza and sip spicy tea.
|Day 1||Marrakech – Tizi n’Tichka Pass – Telouet – Ait Benhaddou Village – Ouarzazate – Skoura – Dades Gorge||Dades Valley|
|Day 2||Dades Gorge – Todra Gorge – Erfoud – Rissani- Erg Chebbi dunes||Sahara Desert|
|Day 3||Erg Chebbi dunes – Ziz palms Oasis – Middle Atlas -Midelt- Cedar Forest – Ifrane – Fez|
Detailed Morocco Desert Tour
Day 1: Marrakech → Telouet Kasbah → Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah→Dades Gorges
Morning departure from your hotel or Riad in Marrakech to Dades Valley, pass through the High Atlas Mountains roads (2260 m) and the Tizin tichka pass. Stopping en route to take pictures of the Berber villages- made up of traditional mud-brick and appreciate the panoramic views of the snaky roads. Continue on to Telouet Kasbah, the famous Thami El Glaoui palace. Then passing through the Ounila valley to Ait Ben Haddou. This valley was an important point of the crossing caravans between Marrakech and Ouarzazate. Throughout the valley, there is a striking contrast between the ocher of the earth and rocks and the green plantations, for those who take the time to observe. Visit Kasbar Ait Ben Haddou, one of the most famous of southern Morocco, now classified a world heritage by Unesco. This fortified Kasbah was built a few hundred years on a promontory, to escape the invasions of foreign tribes. If you climb up to the attic of the ruins you can admire the view of the palms and the desert surroundings. To this day only a few families still live there. After lunch you will depart to the Dades Gorges, traveling through the Valley of a Thousand Kasbahs and crossing the Valley of Roses. Dinner and overnight at your Kasbah / Hotel.
Day 2: Dades Gorge → Todra Gorge → Dunes of Erg Chebbi
Today, you will drive further east to the Erg Chebbi dunes outside of Merzouga sand sea. Along the way, you will stop in Tinghir Berber town to admire the Todra’s oasis that extends on either side of the river. The surrounding mountainous landscapes reveals impressive buttes, mesas, and plateaus. Nearby, you will have the opportunity to see the beautiful canyon and explore the Todra Gorge, then continue on to the desert town of Erfoud, known for its date’s fruits and fossils. Here you will discover how the fossil-rich rocks are skillfully transformed into practical and decorative objects at a local craft workshop. Afterwards, head to Rissani to enjoy your Lunch break, you have chance to taste the famous spicy Madfouna “Berber Pizzza”, visit the livestock auction and the “donkey parking lot”. As you Leave Rissani town. you will start to see the beginnings of the giant sand sea of Erg Chebb, looming on the Sahara Desert horizon. Upon reaching Merzouga, switch gears to your personal camel to begin your trek over the sand’s dunes watching the breathtaking sunset and continue to your Bedouin-style camp, before enjoying a warm dinner and a fantastic drums party by the fire.
Day 3: Erg Chebbi Dunes → Rissani → Midelt →Fez
Wake up early and hike to the top of a nearby dune to watch the breathtaking sun-rise over the extensive Erg Chebbi Sand Sea! this is one of the most things to do in Merzouga Sahara Desert. This serenity of this area has inspired writers and photographers, one of the famous is Paul Bowles, where even memory disappears.” Morocco ends here, surprisingly, the only place that you lose infinity beyond the horizon”. After a healthy breakfast at the camp with Nomads, leave Merzouga towards Fez. You will stop to appreciate the panoramic views of the fruitful Oases such as ziz palms oasis. Continue through the Berber villages and Middle Atlas Mountains from which there is some of the most beautiful stretches of cedar and hazel born in Morocco and most important rivers. Landscapes chase in particular in the area of Azrou, Ifrane, popular center for winter sports, known as “the Switzerland of Morocco.” You’ll make a stop in Midelt and then continuation to Fez, the oldest of the imperial cities, the most important historical and artistic center of the country. Here your trip will end with best memories about a very unique Sahara Desert trip from Marrakech to Fez.
03 days / 02 night
All year round
- Private Transportation aboard a comfortable and air-conditioned vehicle.
- Pick up from your Hotel/Riad in Marrakech (or from the airport)
- Drop off at your Hotel/Riad in Fez (or at the airport)
- Full-time English-speaking Berber private driver
- Fuel, tolls and all expenses associated with transportation for entire desert Chebbi luxury desert package
- All night’s accommodations
- 1 Overnight at the Kasbah in Dades Valley / Skoura.
- 1 Overnight under well-equipped and carpeted Bedouin style tent.
- Elegant Meals: Daily Breakfast and Dinner.
- Camel trekking in Erg Chebbi dunes
- Sandboarding in Erg Chebbi dunes
- Berber music at night around the fire under stars in Erg Chebbi desert camp
- Free stops when you want
- Mineral water during your Erg Chebbi desert tour.
Suitable Activities for this tour
From 3 to 5 Stars Range
|Tour range||2 Persons||3 to 4 Persons||5 to 6 Persons||7 persons or more|
|Budget Comfort 3*||$600||$510||$480||Inquire this now!|
|Classic – Mid Range 4*||$800||$680||$570|
|Affordable Luxury 5*||$1750||$1480||$1250|