3 Days shared Tour From Marrakech To Merzouga Dunes and back to Fez

Marrakech and Fes are the major cities everyone visiting Morocco can’t miss. Combining the Sahara desert with Fes and Marrakech will make your Morocco desert tour as rich as it can be. For that reason, and with increasing enquiries, we decided to suggest a Marrakech to Fes desert trip for you to take advantage of and combine the Sahara desert with the two amazing cities of Marrakech and Fes.

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3 days


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  • What's included :
    • 2x Breakfast
    • 2x Dinner
    • Accommodation included: 3 nights
    • 2 hours camel trek in sand dunes
    • English speaking driver during the tour
    • Accommodation in Merzouga bivouac
    • Pick up and drop off at your Marrakech hotel or riad with an air-conditioned vehicle
    What's excluded :
    • Lunch from 2 to 10 euro

  • Day 1: Marrakech – Atlas Mountains – Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou – Dades Valley (7 HOURS)

    Stop At: Marrakech, Marrakech, Marrakech-Safi
    Your Marrakech to Fes desert tour will start in the morning with pick up from your hotel or the nearest accessible point to your riad. After driving past Marrakech suburbs, full of small towns, and different farms.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Atlas Mountains
    We will start driving uphill to cross the High Atlas Mountains. A quick stop for a coffee and toilet will be made before we reach the famous Tizi Ntichka pass ( 2260 m high ).

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Ait Ben Haddou, Ait Ben Haddou, Souss-Massa
    Numerous stops will be made to take photos and stretch your legs before the landscape dramatically changes upon approaching Kasbah Ait Ben Hadou, This UNESCO classified village is one of the most visited landmarks in Morocco. It is famous for having been, and still is used for different Hollywood epics ( Game of Thrones, Kingdom of Heaven, Gladiator, etc…. )
    If you wish, you can hire a local guide with the rest of the group ( optional ) for a visit to the village before you choose a local cafe for lunch.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Dades Gorges, R704 Atlas Mountains, Boumalne Dades 45350 Morocco
    In the afternoon, we continue to Dades Valley past Ouarzazate, Skoura oasis and Klaa Mgrouna, the latter is famous for its Damascus rose plantation and distillation. The journey between Ouarzazate and Dades is also known as ‘’ The road of 1001 Kasbahs’’
    Upon arrival at Boumalne Dades, deviate to a minor road driving past amazing scenery of Dades River, with different fortified Berber villages in the back.
    Arrive at your Dad's Hotel just before it gets dark, and enjoy your dinner.
    Duration: 9 hours

    Meals included:
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight in dades valley hotel

    Day 2: Dades valley – Tinghir – Rissani – Merzouga (4 HOURS)

    Stop At: Dades Gorges, R704 Atlas Mountains, Boumalne Dades 45350 Morocco
    After having enjoyed your breakfast, get ready for an amazing journey which will be the highlight of your shared Marrakech to Fez desert tour
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Tinerhir, Tinerhir, Souss-Massa
    Your next stop will be at Tinghir oasis, where you will have the chance of walking along the stream under the shade of date palm and olive trees witnessing local Berbers taking care of their crops or herding their cattle.
    The walk will lead you to the majestic cliffs of Todgha Gorges where you will have the opportunity to take some photos and enjoy the silence.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Rissani, Rissani, Meknes-Tafilalet Region
    After lunch at leisure at one of the local cafes, we will continue early in the afternoon to Rissani, famous for its dates market, and being a starting point of the ancient trading caravans crossing the Sahara desert to Tombouctou. After a quick stop, we will continue to Merzouga driving through some rocky desert landscape.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Merzouga Desert, Merzouga Morocco
    Upon arrival at the edge of Erg Chebbi dunes, we will meet our camel caravan, and ride our camels through the amazing color-changing sand dunes with the sunset in the horizon as a backdrop. We reach our Sahara desert camp; nestled in the middle of nowhere; just before darkness. After some time to admire the sand dunes and the surrounding landscapes, get ready for a Moroccan dinner served under the stars next to the campfire. Late at night, your local nomad hosts will be entertaining you with their drums.
    Duration: 6 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight in berber camp

    Day 3: Merzouga – Midelt – Ifran – Fes (8 HOURS)

    Stop At: Merzouga Desert, Merzouga Morocco
    After an early sunrise camel ride crossing Erg Chebbi dunes, arrive at the camp operator's lodge in Merzouga for breakfast, shower and maybe a quick swim at the lodge pool before you meet your new driver who will be taking you to Fes today. The journey will take you across the Ziz Valley, dotted with thousands of date palm trees, enjoying amazing views of some of the greatest oases of Morocco.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Midelt, Midelt, Meknes-Tafilalet Region
    Meet your new driver to Fes. After you’ve installed in your new van ( max of 6 passengers ), depart on a long drive to Fes crossing the Ziz Valley through Errachidia which is the capital of Tafilalt region, and we continue to Midelt where we will have lunch at leisure.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Pass By: Ifrane, Ifrane, Meknes-Tafilalet Region
    We will keep driving across the Middle Atlas Mountains with its Cedar Forests and Berber towns of Imouzzar and Ifran.

    Pass By: Fes, Fes, Fes-Meknes
    We arrive at Fes late in the afternoon. Your shared Marrakech to Fes desert tour will end with a drop off at your Fes riad or hotel of your choice

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: None
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Please write us the address of your hotel or riad and we will pick you up.Airports
    • Menara Airport, Marrakech Morocco
    Departure Time :
    7:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • Near public transportation
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 17 travelers
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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Activity ID: V-60196P54

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