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Marrakech: 3-Day Desert Tour to Fes

Product ID: 240477
Go on an adventurous 3-day trip from Marrakech to Fes through the High Atlas Mountains and the Road of the Kasbahs. You will stay the night in the impressive Dades Gorges, visit the most important film studio in Africa, and much more.
About this activity
Duration: 3 days
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Driver
English, French

Pickup optional

Your hotel/riad in Fes
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Admire panoramic views from the top of the Atlas Mountains
  • Visit the Kasbah ait Ben Haddou
  • Explore the Todra Gorges
  • See the sunset and sunrise over the desert
  • Ride a camel across the dunes and stay overnight in a Berber tent
Full description
Day 1: Marrakech, Ait Ben Haddou, Ouarzazate, and Dades

You will meet your guide in Marrakech after breakfast and set off towards the High Atlas Mountains through the Tizi-n-Tichka Pass along a road that climbs the plains to 2,260 meters above sea level. You will pass by small villages and scenic waterfalls, and will also notice the continuously changing landscape and colors of these beautiful mountains. You will then stop in a pass for a cup of refreshing mint tea and to admire the scenery before taking the road to the Ait Benhaddou Kasbah, arriving just in time for lunch. You will then visit the famous Kasbah, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the setting for films such as the Gladiator, Babel, Lawrence of Arabia, the Legionary, the Sheltering Sky, and many others.

You will later head through the town of Ouarzazate to check out Atlas Studios, the largest and most famous film studio in all of Africa. Next, you will journey through the picturesque Valley of Roses to reach the Dades Gorges in time for sunset. Once there you can admire the splendid colors of the rock walls illuminated by the last rays of golden sunlight. Your final stop for the day will be to a romantic, traditional hotel for dinner and an overnight stay.

Day 2: Dades, Erfoud, Merzouga, and Erg-Chebbi

Following breakfast, you will take a scenic walk through the Todra Gorges before hopping into your car to drive along the famous Road of the 1000 Kasbahs. You will travel through Tineghier Village and the Jewish Kasbah before arriving in Rissani, the first capital of the Alaouite Dynasty, for lunch. You will next go on a walking tour through Rissani and check out its large traditional market, and will then head to Merzouga, arriving before sunset. At this stage you will leave the car behind and ride a camel into the Erg Chebbi Dunes for an unforgettable night under the million stars of the desert. Finally, you will have dinner at the campsite and stay in a traditional Berber tent.

Day 3: Merzouga, Rissani, Ziz Oasis, Medilt, and Fes

You will wake up in time to watch the sun rise over the 300-meter-tall dunes and travel into the dawn towards the border with Algeria. Next, you will return by camel to a hotel for breakfast and a shower. You will then depart for Fes, traveling through the Ziz valley and stopping for lunch in village with plentiful apple orchards. You will later enjoy the journey through mountain cedar forests before arriving to Fes in the afternoon, stopping to take pictures at a panoramic viewpoint.
Includes
  • Air-conditioned minivan
  • Private tour with hotel pickup and drop-off (if option chosen)
  • Professional driver
  • Accommodation in Dades (or Ouarzazate depending on availability)
  • Breakfasts and dinners
  • Camel ride
  • Night in desert camp
  • All taxes
What’s Not Included
  • Lunches
  • Drinks
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips for the driver and any personal expenses

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Hôtel Restaurant Café de France, jamaa el-fnna، Rue des Banques, Marrakech 40000, Maroc

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Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen
Not allowed
  • Pets
Know before you go
• Please provide your hotel name as soon as you have booked it
• Please provide your Whatsapp number or email at the time of booking
Customer reviews
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Everything was better than my expectation. Hassan, our driver was very friendly and professional. He picked us up at the hotel on time and also drop us to our hotel in Fez. He helped us a lot and very flexible. The car was comfortable and we were very lucky to get kind of a private tour because no other tourists booked the same date as us. The hotel was very nice and clean. The landscapes along the way is incredible and our driver showed us local restaurants for lunch. The highlight was the sunset in the desert and riding the camel. Simply unforgettable. It's a very long journey with the car but I loved it and already used to this kind of trip. The camp in the desert was also clean, we got our own bathroom. But it could be very cold at night (we visited in February) so bring warm clothes!

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February 15, 2020

Everything was better than my expectation. Hassan, our driver was very friendly and professional. He picked us up at the hotel on time and also drop us to our hotel in Fez. He helped us a lot and very flexible. The car was comfortable and we were very lucky to get kind of a private tour because no other tourists booked the same date as us. The hotel was very nice and clean. The landscapes along the way is incredible and our driver showed us local restaurants for lunch. The highlight was the sunset in the desert and riding the camel. Simply unforgettable. It's a very long journey with the car but I loved it and already used to this kind of trip. The camp in the desert was also clean, we got our own bathroom. But it could be very cold at night (we visited in February) so bring warm clothes!

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February 15, 2020

Tres bon circuit avec de magnifiques paysages

March 11, 2020

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