1. Morocco
  2. Sahara Desert
  3. Merzouga

Marrakech: 3-Day Desert Tour to Fez

Product ID: 195080
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A 3-day desert safari trip from Marrakech to fez through the desert of Merzouga. You will ride camels, and visit the world heritage Kasbah as well as the gorgeous gorges and cantons of Dades and Todra.
About this activity
Duration 3 days
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, French

Pick-up service

Pick up from your accommodation in Marrakech
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the beautiful landscapes while driving from Marrakech to Sahara
  • Discover the old fortified UNESCO heritage Kasbahs
  • Experience a camel ride and sleep in a desert camp under a nomadic tent
  • Visit the cinema studios and cinema museum in Ouarzazate
  • Meet locals and discover the culture and traditions of Berbers
Full description
Day 1: Marrakech – High Atlas – Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou – Ouarzazate - Dades

After departing in the morning from Marrakech, you will cross the High Atlas and the Tizi-n-Tichka pass (2,260 meters above sea level). You will then arrive at the Kasbah of Telouet (the ancestral home of Pasha Glaoui) where you can visit the Kasbah. Afterwards, you will continue for the Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou through the valley of Ounila. You will then arrive at the end of the morning at the Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou (one of the most beautiful Kasbahs of southern Morocco).

You will then have lunch on site before you leave for the Dades and Todra Gorges through the oasis of Skoura. Afterwards, continue to the village of Kelaa M'Gouna and take the track through the valley of roses and the road of a thousand Kasbahs. You can walk in the valley of Boumalne Dades, before having dinner and spending the night at your hotel.

Day 2: Todgra Gorges – Erfoud – Sahara Desert – Camel Ride

After breakfast, you will walk through the Todra Gorge and the Tinghir palm grove. You will depart for the Merzouga dunes through the Ziz valley and the Tafilalet valley, before taking lunch in Erfoud. In the afternoon, you will continue on the track until the dunes of Merzouga. You will then embark on a 1-hour trek through the desert to join the "bivouac" located at the foot of L'Erg Chebbi. You can walk through the dunes and take advantage of a superb sunset at the top of the Erg Chebbi, before helping yourself to dinner and spending the night at the camp.

Day 3: Merzouga – Ziz Valley – Ifran - Fes

After sunrise, you will return by camel to reach the hostel in Merzouga to have breakfast and a shower before departing from Merzouga to Fez. You will arrive at the end of the morning in Azrou, a city famous for its cedars, apple trees, cedar Gouraud and monkeys, before having lunch on site. In the afternoon, you will continue to Fez via the city of Ifrane (located at an altitude of 1664 meters, famous for its alpine architecture, ski slopes and forests) before arriving in Fez in the late afternoon.
Includes
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Air-conditioned 4x4 or minivan
  • Experienced driver/guide
  • Half-board accommodation
  • Gas
  • Dromedary (one per person)
  • 1 nights stay in a nomadic camp complete with dinner and breakfast
What’s Not Included
  • Midday meals
  • Drinks
  • Tickets
  • Tips personal expenses
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
Not allowed
  • Pets
Know before you go
• Please wear comfortable shoes
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Product ID: 195080