Travel from Marrakech to Fes via Erg Chebbi, in the Sahara Desert. Enjoy stunning views of the Atlas mountains and explore the fortified village of Aït Benhaddou, a World Heritage Site. Ride a camel and stay overnight among the Erg Chebbi dunes.
What to Expect
The first day of your 3-day trip begins with a drive through the Atlas mountains, passing numerous Berber villages along the way. At lunchtime, you’ll stop at Aït Benhaddou, an fortified earthen village and UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Next on your itinerary is Ouarzazate, where Atlas Studios, one of the world’s largest film studios, was founded. Later on, the drive will take you to the Dades valley along the Road of 1,000 Kasbahs. Spend the night at a hotel in the Dades valley.
On the second day you’ll visit the Todgha Gorge, where there will be free time to walk in the valley and enjoy the area landscapes. In the afternoon you’ll arrive at the impressive sand dunes of Merzouga. Take a camel ride at sunset across the golden sand dunes of Erg Chebbi, followed by dinner and an overnight stay in a Bedouin desert camp.
Fes is your ultimate destination on the third day of the tour. Crossing the palm grove of Tafilalt and the town of Rissani, you will head to Midelt through the Ziz valley and Anti-Atlas mountains.
After a stop for lunch, you’ll continue on through the cedar forest of Azrou, characterized by its unique species of monkeys, and then through Ifrane, a stylish town often referred to as Little Switzerland. In the evening, your group will arrive in Fes.
- Transportation by comfortable, air-conditioned 4X4 car or minibus
- Fuel, tolls, and car insurance
- Fluent English, Spanish, or French speaking driver
- 1 night with half board in a Bedouin tent in Erg Chebbi
- 1 night with half board at a hotel in Dades valley
- Camel riding in Erg Chebbi
- Pick-up at your accommodation
What's Not Included
- Lunches, drinks, and anything else not specified
- Gratuities (optional)