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From Marrakech: Merzouga 3-Day Desert Safari with Food

From Marrakech: Merzouga 3-Day Desert Safari with Food

Discover the edge of the Sahara Desert on a three-day budget tour from Marrakech, and explore the dramatic landscapes of the Dades Valley and Kasbah of Ouarzazate. Ride across the dunes of Erg Chebbi by camel and sleep at a desert camp under the stars.  Day 1: Marrakech - Ait Ben Haddou - Dades Begin your journey by crossing the High Atlas Mountains past one Berber village after another to the UNESCO world heritage site of Ait Ben Haddou. This village is famous for its kasbah and fortified village and has been used as a set for some famous Hollywood epics and magazine photo shoots. After some leisure time, enjoy lunch in a local restaurant and continue your drive through Ouarzazate, known as the Gate of the Sahara. Continue to Boumalne Dades, admiring the scenic drive along the Dades Valley, where you can enjoy dinner and rest for the night at Kasbah Amazigh or Hotel Chems.  Day 2: Dades - Todgha Gorges - Merzouga Following breakfast, depart your hotel and drive to Tinghir and its dramatic Todgha Gorges, pausing for some free time to explore the canyons. Enjoy lunch at a local cafe and continue to Merzouga to meet your camel caravan. Experience the Erg Chebbi dunes on camelback and watch the sunset set. Reach your desert camp before nightfall and enjoy an authentic Moroccan dinner under the stars. Local nomads will provide entertainment and show you how to play the traditional Tam Tam drums. Enjoy dinner and an overnight stop.  Day 3: Merzouga Ouarzazate - Marrakech Following an early wake-up to watch the sunrise before breakfast (optional), a driver will be waiting to pick you up for the transfer back to Marrakech. Stop halfway for lunch at a local restaurant. Get dropped off at your original departure point or Djemaa El Fna around 8 PM. You can also book upgrades for the night in the Bedouin camp such as the deluxe desert camp with a luxury private tent complete with an ensuite shower, bathroom facilities, and 5-star amenities. These upgrades need to be booked per person.

From Marrakech: Unforgettable 3-Day Desert Tour to Fes

From Marrakech: Unforgettable 3-Day Desert Tour to Fes

Go on a captivating 3-day journey through diverse landscapes as you travel from Marrakech to Fez. Explore the High Atlas Mountains, Sahara Desert, and vibrant cities along the way. On your first day, depart from Marrakech on a scenic drive through the High Atlas Mountains. Ascend Tizi n'Tichka, the highest mountain pass in Morocco, where you'll be treated to panoramic views of the surrounding valleys and peaks. Stop in Ait Benhaddou, a UNESCO World Heritage site renowned for its impressive kasbahs and as a backdrop for numerous renowned films. Continuing our journey, traverse the Valley of the Roses, known for its fragrant blooms. Reach the stunning city of Tinghir, where you'll spend the night in a local hotel. On the second day, venture into the vast Sahara desert. Drive through the captivating Todra Gorge, with its towering cliffs and flowing river, before arriving at the edge of the desert. Enjoy a camel ride, trekking through the golden sand dunes and experiencing the magical tranquility of the Sahara. As night falls, you'll reach a traditional desert camp, where you'll sit down to dinner under a starlit sky. Your final day will take you to Erfoud, a city famous for its unique fossils. Afterward, you'll pass through cedar forests, home to the mischievous Barbary macaque monkeys, and traverse the picturesque Middle Atlas Mountains. Finish your tour upon reaching Fes, where you'll be dropped off at your hotel.

From Marrakech: 3-Day Desert Tour to Fes

From Marrakech: 3-Day Desert Tour to Fes

Discover Fes and Marrakech, Morocco's imperial cities, on a guided 3-day tour. Day 1: Marrakech — Ait Ben Haddou — Dades (1st night at Kasbah Amazigh) Start your tour with an early pickup. Meet your driver at your hotel or riad in the morning before crossing the High Atlas Mountains towards Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou. After a guided walk in the village, enjoy a leisurely lunch in Ait-Ben-Haddou. In the early afternoon, travel northeast to Boumalne Dades via Ouarzazate. Take a drive along the Dades River with the marvelous sunset as your backdrop. Reach the way to Dades Valley and make a pit stop to enjoy the amazing scenery. Then, continue to a hotel where you will dine and rest for the night at Kasbah Amazigh. Day 2: Dades — Merzouga Start the day with breakfast at your hotel. Set out on a journey along the road of 1001 Kasbahs to Tinghir, an oasis where you will have the opportunity to enjoy an hour-long walk by the river bank all the way to Todgha Gorges. Here, get some free time to enjoy the scenery before lunch.  Early in the afternoon, walk to Merzouga, where your camel caravan awaits. From here, ride your camel through the sand dunes of Erg Chebbi while enjoying a mesmerizing sunset.  Before dark, reach your Sahara desert camp nestled between the dunes, where you will eat a Moroccan dinner under the stars while being entertained by local nomads playing their drums around the campfire. After the campfire, relax in your standard or luxury tent, depending on which one you choose. The standard tents are basic accommodation, while a private tent is subject to availability. The toilets are right outside, with facilities to freshen up in a shared room. If you choose the luxury tent, it is located in a more isolated and scenic area, providing extra comfort, and a guaranteed private tent with flushable western toilets, hot showers, and a rich dinner and breakfast. Day 3: Merzouga — Fes  Get woken up by your desert hosts if you wish to watch the sunrise. After breakfast, drive along the Ziz River with its amazing oasis lined with palm trees and fortified ksours (castles) all the way to Midelt, a small town in the middle of the Atlas Mountains, your lunch stop for the day. In the afternoon, continue crossing the Middle Atlas Mountains towards Fes. Notice a dramatic change in the landscape: snow-capped mountains, cedar forests, and rich vegetation, a complete 180 from the arid and rocky landscapes of the rest of the tour.  End your Marrakech to Fes desert tour in the early evening as your driver takes you to your riad or hotel in Fes.

From Marrakech 3-Day, 2-Night Desert Trip to Merzouga Dunes

From Marrakech 3-Day, 2-Night Desert Trip to Merzouga Dunes

Discover Morrocco's desert on a 3-day trip from Marrakech. See the historic Ait Benhaddou Kasbah, go on a camel trek through the dunes, and see the sunrise from the desert. Day 1: Marrakech - Tizi n'Tichka - Ait Ben haddou - Ouarzazate - Rose Valley Your 3 days desert tour from Marrakech to Merzouga dunes begins early in the morning with a pickup from your Marrakech hotel or the nearest meeting point. Drive east past quaint villages to reach the High Atlas Mountains. As you drive through the mountains, occasionally stop for scenic photos, stretch your legs, and have a quick cup of coffee. After driving through the famous Tizi Ntichka pass, stop at the Berber fortified village, Ait Benhaddou Kasbah. See the filming locations of the Gladiator, Lawrence of Arabia, and the Kingdom of Heaven as you spend about 2.5 hours exploring this famous UNESCO sight with a local guide (guide fees not included). Enjoy a delicious lunch before continuing to Tinghir, driving past Ouarzazate, Skoura Oasis, Klaa Mgouna, and Dades. Reach your hotel late in the afternoon. Relax with dinner in Rose Valley before retiring for the night. Day 2: Tenghir - Todra Gorges - Tinjdad - Erfoud - Merzouga Dunes After breakfast, depart for the Erg Chebbi Sahara Desert in Merzouga. Pass through the many Berber villages scattered along the way, including Todra Gorges, Tenghir, Tinjdad, Jorf, and Erfoud. After relaxing in Merzouga, pack a small overnight bag to take on your camel trek across the Erg Chebbi sand dunes. Arrive at a traditional Berber camp, leave the camels and walk to the highest dunes to watch the sunset. Spend the night in Berber nomad tents under the stars, listening to drum music in the middle of the Sahara.  Day 3: Camel trek - Sunrise -Tinghir - Rose Valley - Atlas Mountains - Marrakech Get up bright and early to see the stunning sunrise over the desert. Enjoy breakfast before hopping back on your camel. Once your reach Merzouga, begin your drive back to Marrakech. Around midday, stop in Kalaat M'Gouna (Rose Valley) for lunch and a well-earned rest. Continue to Marrakesh via Ouarzazate and reach your hotel in the evening.

From Marrakech: 3-Day Merzouga Desert Trip with Camp Stay

From Marrakech: 3-Day Merzouga Desert Trip with Camp Stay

Day 1: Marrakech - Ait Benhaddou kasbah - Ouarzazate - Rose Valley - Dades Gorges After pickup, drive along the passes through valleys and deserts while enjoying views from the Atlas Mountains. Go through the Tizi n’Tichka, a pass at an altitude of 2,260 meters. This is the highest pass in North Africa and it has become famous for it's breathtaking views. Halfway along the journey, visit the famous Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou with a local guide. Get to know this fortified city that has been classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, then stop for lunch at a local restaurant overlooking the kasbah (cost not included). Continue towards Ouarzazate, known as the gate of the desert. Stop at the cinema studios for a short visit (optional), and then drive toward the heart of the city to discover another hidden gem, the Kasbah Taourirte, another UNESCO World Heritage Site. Later, head to the final destination of the day: the Dades Gorges. On the road, stop at the rises valley for a short visit to a local cooperative producing the rose water and its products. After a short drive, we will arrive at the Dades Gorges, where we will spend the night in a local hotel or Riad Day 2: Dades Valley - Todra Gorges - Merzouga - camel ride After breakfast at your hotel, head towards the Todra Gorges, a favorite place for rock climbers. After a visit to the gorges and the palm oasis of Todra, follow the ancient caravan trade routes to the Sahara, passing through a series of fortified villages with pre-Saharan architecture. Arrive in Erfoud, a dry, red city built of the desert by the French as a central administration city. It is known for its rich black marble fossils. After Erfoud, head to the dunes of Merzouga. Upon arrival, be welcomed with mint tea. At a Berber camp, ride a camel through the golden dunes of Erg Chebbi, followed by watching the sunset. After dinner, gather around the fire and enjoy the desert night, sometimes accompanied by traditional Berber drums. Day 3: Merzouga - High Atlas - Marrakech or Fez Wake up early to enjoy the sunrise from the Great Dune of the Sahara Desert. Return to camp to have breakfast, then ride Dromedaries, the tallest of the three camel species, or travel by 4WD to meet your driver to start the return journey to Marrkech or Fex (depending on option selected). On the way back to Marrakech or Fez, there will be stops for lunch and breaks (lunch is optional and not included in the price).

Marrakech: 3-Day Desert Trip to Merzouga with Accommodation

Marrakech: 3-Day Desert Trip to Merzouga with Accommodation

Discover the edge of the Sahara Desert on a three-day budget tour from Marrakech, and explore the dramatic landscapes of the Dades Valley and Kasbah of Ouarzazate. Ride across the dunes of Erg Chebbi by camel and sleep at a desert camp under the stars. Day 1: Marrakech - Ait Ben Haddou - Dades: Begin your journey by crossing the High Atlas Mountains past one Berber village after another to the unesco world heritage site of Ait Ben Haddou. This village is famous for its kasbah and fortified village and has been used as a set for some famous Hollywood epics and magazine photo shoots. After some leisure time, enjoy lunch in a local restaurant and continue your drive through Ouarzazate, known as the Gate of the Sahara. Continue to Boumalne Dades, admiring the scenic drive along the Dades Valley, where you can enjoy dinner and rest for the night at Kasbah Amazigh or Hotel Bougafer. Day 2: Dades - Todgha Gorges - Merzouga: Following breakfast, depart your hotel and drive to Tinghir and its dramatic Todgha Gorges, pausing for some free time to explore the canyons. Enjoy lunch at a local cafe and continue to Merzouga to meet your camel caravan. Experience the Erg Chebbi dunes on camelback and watch the sunset. Reach your desert camp before nightfall and enjoy an authentic Moroccan dinner under the stars. Local nomads will provide entertainment and show you how to play the traditional Tam Tam drums. Enjoy dinner and an overnight stop. Day 3: Merzouga Ouarzazate - Marrakech: Following an early wakeup to watch the sunrise before breakfast (optional), a driver will be waiting to pick you up for the transfer back to Marrakech. Stop halfway for lunch at a local restaurant. Get dropped off at your original departure point or Djemaa El Fna around 8:00 PM. You can also book upgrades for the night in the Bedouin camp such as the deluxe desert camp with a luxury private tent complete with an ensuite shower, bathroom facilities, and 5-star amenities. These upgrades need to be booked per person.

From Marrakech: 3-Day, 2-Night Sahara Desert Tour to Fez

From Marrakech: 3-Day, 2-Night Sahara Desert Tour to Fez

Dive deep into the Sahara Desert on a 3-day trip from Marrakesh to Fes with accommodation included. Immerse yourself in the local culture and scenery as you visit quaint villages, spend a night in the desert, and embark on a camel trek through the dunes. Day 1: Marrakech - Tizi n'Tichka - Ait Ben haddou - Ouarzazate - Rose Valley Tinghir Begin early in the morning with a pickup from your Marrakech hotel or at the nearest meeting point. Drive east past quaint villages to reach the High Atlas Mountains. As you drive through the mountains, occasionally stop for scenic photos, stretch your legs, and have a quick cup of coffee. After driving through the famous Tizi Ntichka pass, stop at the Berber fortified village, Ait Benhaddou Kasbah. See the filming locations of the Gladiator, Lawrence of Arabia, and the Kingdom of Heaven as you spend about 1 hours exploring this famous UNESCO sight with a local guide (guide fees not included). Purchase a delicious lunch before continuing to Rose Valley (Tinghir) , driving past Ouarzazate, Skoura Oasis, Klaa Mgouna, and Dades. Reach your hotel late in the afternoon. Relax with dinner in Rose valley Tinghir before retiring for the night. Day 2: Tenghir - Todra Gorges - Tinjdad - Erfoud - Merzouga Dunes After breakfast, depart for the Erg Chebbi Sahara Desert in Merzouga. Pass through the many Berber villages scattered along the way, including Todra Gorges, Tenghir, Tinjdad, Jorf, and Erfoud. Relax in Merzouga, then pack a small overnight bag to take on your camel trek across the Erg Chebbi sand dunes. Arrive at a traditional Berber camp, leave the camels and walk to the highest dunes to watch the sunset. Spend the night in Berber nomad tents under the stars, listening to drum music in the middle of the Sahara.  Day 3: Camel trek - Sunrise -Errachidia - Medilt- Atlas Mountains - Ifran- Fes Get up bright and early to see the stunning sunrise over the desert. Enjoy breakfast before hopping back on your camel. Once your reach Merzouga, begin your drive to Fes crossing the Ziz Valley through Errachidia. Around midday, stop in Midelt to buy lunch. Continue to Fes via Ifran Imouzzar with its Cedar Forests and Berber towns, which are both famous as winter ski resorts for Moroccans. Your driver might spot some Barbary apes on the way and seize the opportunity to take some pictures. Arrive at Fes late in the afternoon and end your tour with a drop-off at your accommodation or at the closest location that is accessible by car

From Fes: 3 Days and 2 Nights Desert Trip to Marrakech

From Fes: 3 Days and 2 Nights Desert Trip to Marrakech

Take a multi-day trip through the Atlas Mountains to the Sahara desert departing from Fes. Admire the beautiful scenery, enjoy traditional Berber culture and cuisine, and visit a variety of charming villages across 3 days. Drive through a cedar forest and see the resident monkeys, before descending to the Sahara Desert. Arrive at the traditional kasbah at the foot of the Erg Chebbi dunes. Enjoy the beauty of the sunset on a camel ride across the dunes. At the Berber camp, dinner, gaze at the stars and spend the night in a tent. On the second day visit Merzouga, Tinghir and Ouarzazate. Head out on the rugged Road of a Thousand Kasbahs along the ancient caravan route. This area has been a popular location for Hollywood films, such as The Last Temptation of Christ and Jewel of the Nile. Stop for lunch and a walk in Todgha Gorges and then travel through the Dadès Valley past dramatic escarpments. Dinner and overnight at a hotel in the Gorges or in Ouarzazate. On the third day, visit the town of Ouarzazate, including the Kasbah of Taourirt and the Atlas Studios – the largest and most famous movie studios in Africa.

From Fes to Marrakech: 3-Day Sahara Desert Discovery Tour

From Fes to Marrakech: 3-Day Sahara Desert Discovery Tour

Begin with an early morning pickup from your accommodation in Fes. Cross the Saiss Plain and head toward the cedar forests of the Middle Atlas Mountains, passing Ifran and Azrou. Keep your eyes peeled for barbary apes on the side of the road and stop for some photos if you see them. Continue to Midelt, where you will stop for lunch. Then, carry on past the Ziz River and the thousands of tall palm trees to Erfoud, then on to Merzouga and Erg Chebbi, where your camel caravan will be waiting for you. Watch the colors of the sunset over the dunes as you ride on the back of a camel. Make your way back to the desert camp and freshen up before enjoying your dinner under the stars and listening to music performed by local musicians. Settle in for an overnight stay at the camp. Enjoy a sunrise camel ride before meeting your guide in Merzouga. Take in the views as you head to your next destination. Admire the oasis of Tinghir where you can take a walk along the banks of the Todgha River. Visit Berber Villages and learn about the local culture before you visit the Todgha Canyons and stop for some lunch. Drive along the Kasbah Road to Dades Valley where you can visit one of the fortified Kasbahs before arriving at your accommodation for the night where you will also have dinner. accommodation : Dades or Ouarzazate After breakfast, visit the town of Ouarzazate and its monuments, including the Kasbah of Taourirt and the Atlas Studios movie studios, the largest and most famous in Africa. Next, head to Fint Oasis, near Ouarzazate. Have lunch in Ait Ben Haddou before visiting the area's famous Kasbah, declared a UNESCO World Heritage. As you explore, see where they filmed movies including The Gladiator, Babel, and Lawrence of Arabia. Next, continue your journey through the High Atlas Mountains and the Tizi-n-Tichka Pass, the highest mountain path in North Africa. Climb from the plains up to 7,500 feet above sea level, driving through small villages and passing picturesque small waterfalls.

Marrakech: 3-Day Trip to Fez via the Merzouga Sahara Desert

Marrakech: 3-Day Trip to Fez via the Merzouga Sahara Desert

Embark on an unforgettable journey from Marrakech to Fes with our tour. Experience the unique beauty of Morocco as you traverse the High Atlas Mountains, visit historic sites like Ait Benhaddou, explore stunning gorges, and immerse yourself in the breathtaking Sahara Desert. Throughout the tour, you'll be accompanied by an experienced local guide who will provide insights into the region's history, culture, and traditions. Itinerary: Day 1: Marrakech - High Atlas Mountains - Ait Benhaddou - Kelaat Mgouna - Tinghir Depart from Marrakech and venture through the High Atlas Mountains, capturing mesmerizing views at the Tizi n'Tichka pass. Visit the UNESCO World Heritage site of Ait Benhaddou, famous for its appearance in renowned films. Journey through the Valley of the Roses and reach Dades Gorges, where you'll spend the night in a local hotel. Day 2: > Tinghir - Todra Gorge - Sahara Desert Camp Explore the magnificent Todra Gorge and continue your adventure into the vast Sahara Desert. Enjoy a camel ride and experience the thrill of crossing the desert dunes. As night falls, arrive at a traditional desert camp, where you'll indulge in a delicious dinner under the starry sky. Day 3: Sahara Desert - Erfoud - Fes Visit the city of Erfoud, known for its fossils and the annual Date Festival. Journey through cedar forests and the Middle Atlas Mountains before reaching the captivating city of Fes in the late afternoon. Your tour concludes as you are dropped off at your Fes riad or hotel. Join us on this shared Marrakech to Fes tour and create lasting memories of Morocco's diverse landscapes and rich cultural heritage.

Dadès Gorges: Our most recommended tours and activities

From Marrakech: Merzouga 3-Day Desert Safari with Food

From Marrakech: Merzouga 3-Day Desert Safari with Food

Discover the edge of the Sahara Desert on a three-day budget tour from Marrakech, and explore the dramatic landscapes of the Dades Valley and Kasbah of Ouarzazate. Ride across the dunes of Erg Chebbi by camel and sleep at a desert camp under the stars.  Day 1: Marrakech - Ait Ben Haddou - Dades Begin your journey by crossing the High Atlas Mountains past one Berber village after another to the UNESCO world heritage site of Ait Ben Haddou. This village is famous for its kasbah and fortified village and has been used as a set for some famous Hollywood epics and magazine photo shoots. After some leisure time, enjoy lunch in a local restaurant and continue your drive through Ouarzazate, known as the Gate of the Sahara. Continue to Boumalne Dades, admiring the scenic drive along the Dades Valley, where you can enjoy dinner and rest for the night at Kasbah Amazigh or Hotel Chems.  Day 2: Dades - Todgha Gorges - Merzouga Following breakfast, depart your hotel and drive to Tinghir and its dramatic Todgha Gorges, pausing for some free time to explore the canyons. Enjoy lunch at a local cafe and continue to Merzouga to meet your camel caravan. Experience the Erg Chebbi dunes on camelback and watch the sunset set. Reach your desert camp before nightfall and enjoy an authentic Moroccan dinner under the stars. Local nomads will provide entertainment and show you how to play the traditional Tam Tam drums. Enjoy dinner and an overnight stop.  Day 3: Merzouga Ouarzazate - Marrakech Following an early wake-up to watch the sunrise before breakfast (optional), a driver will be waiting to pick you up for the transfer back to Marrakech. Stop halfway for lunch at a local restaurant. Get dropped off at your original departure point or Djemaa El Fna around 8 PM. You can also book upgrades for the night in the Bedouin camp such as the deluxe desert camp with a luxury private tent complete with an ensuite shower, bathroom facilities, and 5-star amenities. These upgrades need to be booked per person.

From Marrakech: Unforgettable 3-Day Desert Tour to Fes

From Marrakech: Unforgettable 3-Day Desert Tour to Fes

Go on a captivating 3-day journey through diverse landscapes as you travel from Marrakech to Fez. Explore the High Atlas Mountains, Sahara Desert, and vibrant cities along the way. On your first day, depart from Marrakech on a scenic drive through the High Atlas Mountains. Ascend Tizi n'Tichka, the highest mountain pass in Morocco, where you'll be treated to panoramic views of the surrounding valleys and peaks. Stop in Ait Benhaddou, a UNESCO World Heritage site renowned for its impressive kasbahs and as a backdrop for numerous renowned films. Continuing our journey, traverse the Valley of the Roses, known for its fragrant blooms. Reach the stunning city of Tinghir, where you'll spend the night in a local hotel. On the second day, venture into the vast Sahara desert. Drive through the captivating Todra Gorge, with its towering cliffs and flowing river, before arriving at the edge of the desert. Enjoy a camel ride, trekking through the golden sand dunes and experiencing the magical tranquility of the Sahara. As night falls, you'll reach a traditional desert camp, where you'll sit down to dinner under a starlit sky. Your final day will take you to Erfoud, a city famous for its unique fossils. Afterward, you'll pass through cedar forests, home to the mischievous Barbary macaque monkeys, and traverse the picturesque Middle Atlas Mountains. Finish your tour upon reaching Fes, where you'll be dropped off at your hotel.

From Marrakech: 3-Day Desert Tour to Fes

From Marrakech: 3-Day Desert Tour to Fes

Discover Fes and Marrakech, Morocco's imperial cities, on a guided 3-day tour. Day 1: Marrakech — Ait Ben Haddou — Dades (1st night at Kasbah Amazigh) Start your tour with an early pickup. Meet your driver at your hotel or riad in the morning before crossing the High Atlas Mountains towards Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou. After a guided walk in the village, enjoy a leisurely lunch in Ait-Ben-Haddou. In the early afternoon, travel northeast to Boumalne Dades via Ouarzazate. Take a drive along the Dades River with the marvelous sunset as your backdrop. Reach the way to Dades Valley and make a pit stop to enjoy the amazing scenery. Then, continue to a hotel where you will dine and rest for the night at Kasbah Amazigh. Day 2: Dades — Merzouga Start the day with breakfast at your hotel. Set out on a journey along the road of 1001 Kasbahs to Tinghir, an oasis where you will have the opportunity to enjoy an hour-long walk by the river bank all the way to Todgha Gorges. Here, get some free time to enjoy the scenery before lunch.  Early in the afternoon, walk to Merzouga, where your camel caravan awaits. From here, ride your camel through the sand dunes of Erg Chebbi while enjoying a mesmerizing sunset.  Before dark, reach your Sahara desert camp nestled between the dunes, where you will eat a Moroccan dinner under the stars while being entertained by local nomads playing their drums around the campfire. After the campfire, relax in your standard or luxury tent, depending on which one you choose. The standard tents are basic accommodation, while a private tent is subject to availability. The toilets are right outside, with facilities to freshen up in a shared room. If you choose the luxury tent, it is located in a more isolated and scenic area, providing extra comfort, and a guaranteed private tent with flushable western toilets, hot showers, and a rich dinner and breakfast. Day 3: Merzouga — Fes  Get woken up by your desert hosts if you wish to watch the sunrise. After breakfast, drive along the Ziz River with its amazing oasis lined with palm trees and fortified ksours (castles) all the way to Midelt, a small town in the middle of the Atlas Mountains, your lunch stop for the day. In the afternoon, continue crossing the Middle Atlas Mountains towards Fes. Notice a dramatic change in the landscape: snow-capped mountains, cedar forests, and rich vegetation, a complete 180 from the arid and rocky landscapes of the rest of the tour.  End your Marrakech to Fes desert tour in the early evening as your driver takes you to your riad or hotel in Fes.

From Marrakech 3-Day, 2-Night Desert Trip to Merzouga Dunes

From Marrakech 3-Day, 2-Night Desert Trip to Merzouga Dunes

Discover Morrocco's desert on a 3-day trip from Marrakech. See the historic Ait Benhaddou Kasbah, go on a camel trek through the dunes, and see the sunrise from the desert. Day 1: Marrakech - Tizi n'Tichka - Ait Ben haddou - Ouarzazate - Rose Valley Your 3 days desert tour from Marrakech to Merzouga dunes begins early in the morning with a pickup from your Marrakech hotel or the nearest meeting point. Drive east past quaint villages to reach the High Atlas Mountains. As you drive through the mountains, occasionally stop for scenic photos, stretch your legs, and have a quick cup of coffee. After driving through the famous Tizi Ntichka pass, stop at the Berber fortified village, Ait Benhaddou Kasbah. See the filming locations of the Gladiator, Lawrence of Arabia, and the Kingdom of Heaven as you spend about 2.5 hours exploring this famous UNESCO sight with a local guide (guide fees not included). Enjoy a delicious lunch before continuing to Tinghir, driving past Ouarzazate, Skoura Oasis, Klaa Mgouna, and Dades. Reach your hotel late in the afternoon. Relax with dinner in Rose Valley before retiring for the night. Day 2: Tenghir - Todra Gorges - Tinjdad - Erfoud - Merzouga Dunes After breakfast, depart for the Erg Chebbi Sahara Desert in Merzouga. Pass through the many Berber villages scattered along the way, including Todra Gorges, Tenghir, Tinjdad, Jorf, and Erfoud. After relaxing in Merzouga, pack a small overnight bag to take on your camel trek across the Erg Chebbi sand dunes. Arrive at a traditional Berber camp, leave the camels and walk to the highest dunes to watch the sunset. Spend the night in Berber nomad tents under the stars, listening to drum music in the middle of the Sahara.  Day 3: Camel trek - Sunrise -Tinghir - Rose Valley - Atlas Mountains - Marrakech Get up bright and early to see the stunning sunrise over the desert. Enjoy breakfast before hopping back on your camel. Once your reach Merzouga, begin your drive back to Marrakech. Around midday, stop in Kalaat M'Gouna (Rose Valley) for lunch and a well-earned rest. Continue to Marrakesh via Ouarzazate and reach your hotel in the evening.

From Marrakech: 3-Day Merzouga Desert Trip with Camp Stay

From Marrakech: 3-Day Merzouga Desert Trip with Camp Stay

Day 1: Marrakech - Ait Benhaddou kasbah - Ouarzazate - Rose Valley - Dades Gorges After pickup, drive along the passes through valleys and deserts while enjoying views from the Atlas Mountains. Go through the Tizi n’Tichka, a pass at an altitude of 2,260 meters. This is the highest pass in North Africa and it has become famous for it's breathtaking views. Halfway along the journey, visit the famous Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou with a local guide. Get to know this fortified city that has been classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, then stop for lunch at a local restaurant overlooking the kasbah (cost not included). Continue towards Ouarzazate, known as the gate of the desert. Stop at the cinema studios for a short visit (optional), and then drive toward the heart of the city to discover another hidden gem, the Kasbah Taourirte, another UNESCO World Heritage Site. Later, head to the final destination of the day: the Dades Gorges. On the road, stop at the rises valley for a short visit to a local cooperative producing the rose water and its products. After a short drive, we will arrive at the Dades Gorges, where we will spend the night in a local hotel or Riad Day 2: Dades Valley - Todra Gorges - Merzouga - camel ride After breakfast at your hotel, head towards the Todra Gorges, a favorite place for rock climbers. After a visit to the gorges and the palm oasis of Todra, follow the ancient caravan trade routes to the Sahara, passing through a series of fortified villages with pre-Saharan architecture. Arrive in Erfoud, a dry, red city built of the desert by the French as a central administration city. It is known for its rich black marble fossils. After Erfoud, head to the dunes of Merzouga. Upon arrival, be welcomed with mint tea. At a Berber camp, ride a camel through the golden dunes of Erg Chebbi, followed by watching the sunset. After dinner, gather around the fire and enjoy the desert night, sometimes accompanied by traditional Berber drums. Day 3: Merzouga - High Atlas - Marrakech or Fez Wake up early to enjoy the sunrise from the Great Dune of the Sahara Desert. Return to camp to have breakfast, then ride Dromedaries, the tallest of the three camel species, or travel by 4WD to meet your driver to start the return journey to Marrkech or Fex (depending on option selected). On the way back to Marrakech or Fez, there will be stops for lunch and breaks (lunch is optional and not included in the price).

Marrakech: 3-Day Desert Trip to Merzouga with Accommodation

Marrakech: 3-Day Desert Trip to Merzouga with Accommodation

Discover the edge of the Sahara Desert on a three-day budget tour from Marrakech, and explore the dramatic landscapes of the Dades Valley and Kasbah of Ouarzazate. Ride across the dunes of Erg Chebbi by camel and sleep at a desert camp under the stars. Day 1: Marrakech - Ait Ben Haddou - Dades: Begin your journey by crossing the High Atlas Mountains past one Berber village after another to the unesco world heritage site of Ait Ben Haddou. This village is famous for its kasbah and fortified village and has been used as a set for some famous Hollywood epics and magazine photo shoots. After some leisure time, enjoy lunch in a local restaurant and continue your drive through Ouarzazate, known as the Gate of the Sahara. Continue to Boumalne Dades, admiring the scenic drive along the Dades Valley, where you can enjoy dinner and rest for the night at Kasbah Amazigh or Hotel Bougafer. Day 2: Dades - Todgha Gorges - Merzouga: Following breakfast, depart your hotel and drive to Tinghir and its dramatic Todgha Gorges, pausing for some free time to explore the canyons. Enjoy lunch at a local cafe and continue to Merzouga to meet your camel caravan. Experience the Erg Chebbi dunes on camelback and watch the sunset. Reach your desert camp before nightfall and enjoy an authentic Moroccan dinner under the stars. Local nomads will provide entertainment and show you how to play the traditional Tam Tam drums. Enjoy dinner and an overnight stop. Day 3: Merzouga Ouarzazate - Marrakech: Following an early wakeup to watch the sunrise before breakfast (optional), a driver will be waiting to pick you up for the transfer back to Marrakech. Stop halfway for lunch at a local restaurant. Get dropped off at your original departure point or Djemaa El Fna around 8:00 PM. You can also book upgrades for the night in the Bedouin camp such as the deluxe desert camp with a luxury private tent complete with an ensuite shower, bathroom facilities, and 5-star amenities. These upgrades need to be booked per person.

From Marrakech: 3-Day, 2-Night Sahara Desert Tour to Fez

From Marrakech: 3-Day, 2-Night Sahara Desert Tour to Fez

Dive deep into the Sahara Desert on a 3-day trip from Marrakesh to Fes with accommodation included. Immerse yourself in the local culture and scenery as you visit quaint villages, spend a night in the desert, and embark on a camel trek through the dunes. Day 1: Marrakech - Tizi n'Tichka - Ait Ben haddou - Ouarzazate - Rose Valley Tinghir Begin early in the morning with a pickup from your Marrakech hotel or at the nearest meeting point. Drive east past quaint villages to reach the High Atlas Mountains. As you drive through the mountains, occasionally stop for scenic photos, stretch your legs, and have a quick cup of coffee. After driving through the famous Tizi Ntichka pass, stop at the Berber fortified village, Ait Benhaddou Kasbah. See the filming locations of the Gladiator, Lawrence of Arabia, and the Kingdom of Heaven as you spend about 1 hours exploring this famous UNESCO sight with a local guide (guide fees not included). Purchase a delicious lunch before continuing to Rose Valley (Tinghir) , driving past Ouarzazate, Skoura Oasis, Klaa Mgouna, and Dades. Reach your hotel late in the afternoon. Relax with dinner in Rose valley Tinghir before retiring for the night. Day 2: Tenghir - Todra Gorges - Tinjdad - Erfoud - Merzouga Dunes After breakfast, depart for the Erg Chebbi Sahara Desert in Merzouga. Pass through the many Berber villages scattered along the way, including Todra Gorges, Tenghir, Tinjdad, Jorf, and Erfoud. Relax in Merzouga, then pack a small overnight bag to take on your camel trek across the Erg Chebbi sand dunes. Arrive at a traditional Berber camp, leave the camels and walk to the highest dunes to watch the sunset. Spend the night in Berber nomad tents under the stars, listening to drum music in the middle of the Sahara.  Day 3: Camel trek - Sunrise -Errachidia - Medilt- Atlas Mountains - Ifran- Fes Get up bright and early to see the stunning sunrise over the desert. Enjoy breakfast before hopping back on your camel. Once your reach Merzouga, begin your drive to Fes crossing the Ziz Valley through Errachidia. Around midday, stop in Midelt to buy lunch. Continue to Fes via Ifran Imouzzar with its Cedar Forests and Berber towns, which are both famous as winter ski resorts for Moroccans. Your driver might spot some Barbary apes on the way and seize the opportunity to take some pictures. Arrive at Fes late in the afternoon and end your tour with a drop-off at your accommodation or at the closest location that is accessible by car

From Fes: 3 Days and 2 Nights Desert Trip to Marrakech

From Fes: 3 Days and 2 Nights Desert Trip to Marrakech

Take a multi-day trip through the Atlas Mountains to the Sahara desert departing from Fes. Admire the beautiful scenery, enjoy traditional Berber culture and cuisine, and visit a variety of charming villages across 3 days. Drive through a cedar forest and see the resident monkeys, before descending to the Sahara Desert. Arrive at the traditional kasbah at the foot of the Erg Chebbi dunes. Enjoy the beauty of the sunset on a camel ride across the dunes. At the Berber camp, dinner, gaze at the stars and spend the night in a tent. On the second day visit Merzouga, Tinghir and Ouarzazate. Head out on the rugged Road of a Thousand Kasbahs along the ancient caravan route. This area has been a popular location for Hollywood films, such as The Last Temptation of Christ and Jewel of the Nile. Stop for lunch and a walk in Todgha Gorges and then travel through the Dadès Valley past dramatic escarpments. Dinner and overnight at a hotel in the Gorges or in Ouarzazate. On the third day, visit the town of Ouarzazate, including the Kasbah of Taourirt and the Atlas Studios – the largest and most famous movie studios in Africa.

From Fes to Marrakech: 3-Day Sahara Desert Discovery Tour

From Fes to Marrakech: 3-Day Sahara Desert Discovery Tour

Begin with an early morning pickup from your accommodation in Fes. Cross the Saiss Plain and head toward the cedar forests of the Middle Atlas Mountains, passing Ifran and Azrou. Keep your eyes peeled for barbary apes on the side of the road and stop for some photos if you see them. Continue to Midelt, where you will stop for lunch. Then, carry on past the Ziz River and the thousands of tall palm trees to Erfoud, then on to Merzouga and Erg Chebbi, where your camel caravan will be waiting for you. Watch the colors of the sunset over the dunes as you ride on the back of a camel. Make your way back to the desert camp and freshen up before enjoying your dinner under the stars and listening to music performed by local musicians. Settle in for an overnight stay at the camp. Enjoy a sunrise camel ride before meeting your guide in Merzouga. Take in the views as you head to your next destination. Admire the oasis of Tinghir where you can take a walk along the banks of the Todgha River. Visit Berber Villages and learn about the local culture before you visit the Todgha Canyons and stop for some lunch. Drive along the Kasbah Road to Dades Valley where you can visit one of the fortified Kasbahs before arriving at your accommodation for the night where you will also have dinner. accommodation : Dades or Ouarzazate After breakfast, visit the town of Ouarzazate and its monuments, including the Kasbah of Taourirt and the Atlas Studios movie studios, the largest and most famous in Africa. Next, head to Fint Oasis, near Ouarzazate. Have lunch in Ait Ben Haddou before visiting the area's famous Kasbah, declared a UNESCO World Heritage. As you explore, see where they filmed movies including The Gladiator, Babel, and Lawrence of Arabia. Next, continue your journey through the High Atlas Mountains and the Tizi-n-Tichka Pass, the highest mountain path in North Africa. Climb from the plains up to 7,500 feet above sea level, driving through small villages and passing picturesque small waterfalls.

Marrakech: 3-Day Trip to Fez via the Merzouga Sahara Desert

Marrakech: 3-Day Trip to Fez via the Merzouga Sahara Desert

Embark on an unforgettable journey from Marrakech to Fes with our tour. Experience the unique beauty of Morocco as you traverse the High Atlas Mountains, visit historic sites like Ait Benhaddou, explore stunning gorges, and immerse yourself in the breathtaking Sahara Desert. Throughout the tour, you'll be accompanied by an experienced local guide who will provide insights into the region's history, culture, and traditions. Itinerary: Day 1: Marrakech - High Atlas Mountains - Ait Benhaddou - Kelaat Mgouna - Tinghir Depart from Marrakech and venture through the High Atlas Mountains, capturing mesmerizing views at the Tizi n'Tichka pass. Visit the UNESCO World Heritage site of Ait Benhaddou, famous for its appearance in renowned films. Journey through the Valley of the Roses and reach Dades Gorges, where you'll spend the night in a local hotel. Day 2: > Tinghir - Todra Gorge - Sahara Desert Camp Explore the magnificent Todra Gorge and continue your adventure into the vast Sahara Desert. Enjoy a camel ride and experience the thrill of crossing the desert dunes. As night falls, arrive at a traditional desert camp, where you'll indulge in a delicious dinner under the starry sky. Day 3: Sahara Desert - Erfoud - Fes Visit the city of Erfoud, known for its fossils and the annual Date Festival. Journey through cedar forests and the Middle Atlas Mountains before reaching the captivating city of Fes in the late afternoon. Your tour concludes as you are dropped off at your Fes riad or hotel. Join us on this shared Marrakech to Fes tour and create lasting memories of Morocco's diverse landscapes and rich cultural heritage.

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The Tours are truly incredible! The visit to the south includes breathtaking landscapes, the mountains and the dune desert are great! The guides are friendly and the pace a little too fast, but leaving Marrackech for Merzouga is a merit...so when the adventure starts take the time to appreciate each moment each landscape...the camps and well we have a good night there in the cool and under a wonderful sky! The Milky Way and like a big brush stroke dipped in white paint and the star are in the billions.. camel ride? Yes or no depending on what you want, we left with the staff in a super friendly 4x4! Generally speaking, a must do if you have 3 good days ahead of you!

AMAZING ! From start to finish the trip was magical with our great driver Abdel. Each stop allowed us to learn about the country's traditions until arriving in the desert with more than pleasant staff who welcomed us very warmly. It was more than a trip, a human experience with unforgettable encounters!! I recommend

We visited many wonderful places in Morocco and enjoyed Morocco to the fullest with this wonderful 3-day tour! We made many unforgettable memories, especially camel tracking in the desert! Our guide, Hakim, was also very kind, cared about everyone, and responded flexibly to various requests.

We had an incredibly kind guide, Omar, who really made us feel comfortable all throughout the trip. He made sure everything was organised properly and that the food was alright, since we had vegetarians in the group as well. Great experience!

Hakkim was an excellent driver and an attentive and punctual guide, always smiling and very helpful. What I would suggest instead is improving the seats on the minibuses. Overall the experience was very positive.