This 3-day tour from Marrakesh to Fes is filled with adventure and excitement. If you’ve always wanted to ride a camel, play music by a campfire, sleep under a million stars, and watch the sunset over the horizon, this 3-day excursion from Marrakech to Fes via the desert will make your dreams come true. This 3-day tour from Marrakech to Fes, the royal city, begins in Marrakech, a place where diverse cultures and arts converge. On the first day of our desert tour, we will drive through the mountains and see beautiful examples of Moroccan architecture, like the oldest ksar at Ait Ben Haddou, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The path through the valley of 1000 Kasbahs is lined with blossoming rose bushes. In the valley near Kelat Mgouna, we will encounter the most exquisite rose gardens. Moreover, this trip from Marrakech will take you to some of the most beautiful places in southeast Morocco, like the Dades Valley and the Todra Gorge. On the route to Merzouga, you will enjoy watching the hills transform into palm groves and desert-like plateaus.
Day 1: Travel from Marrakesh to Dades Valley by Ait Ben Haddou and Ouarzazate
The first day of our 3-day tour from Marrakech to Fes begins at your Marrakech hotel. First, we drive through the Tizi N’tichka Mountains to the Ksar of Ait Ben Haddou. After crossing the High Atlas of Morocco, the next stop would be the Ksar of Ait Ben Haddou. We will also have a one-hour walking tour of this village to discover its magnificent scenery. Also, this town is on the southern slopes of the High Atlas Mountains. It is also in the foothills of Ouarzazate Province and is the most popular in the Ounila Valley. It is home to a succession of old kasbahs, showcasing southern Moroccan architecture. In addition to the buildings encircled by defensive walls, there is a river and a fine restaurant from which you can enjoy a breathtaking panorama of the village of Ait Ben Haddou.
After lunch, we continue to Ouarzazate in order to visit the Kasbah Taourirt. After touring the film studio, we will go to Dades Valley. Finally, we arrive at the hotel.
Day 2: Journey from Dades Valley to Merzouga and Erg Chebbi-day-day-day
After a delicious breakfast at your hotel, the second day of the 3 days tour from Marrakech to Fes starts. First, we will take a short stroll around the fields close to your lodging. Then, we continue toward Merzouga. After driving from Boumalne Dades to Tinghir, we can explore the Todra Gorge, another popular tourist destination in Morocco. This location on the east side of the High Atlas Mountains is renowned for its canyons. The canyon’s breathtaking perspective has made it one of the most spectacular on earth.
Later, we’ll travel to Erfoud, and en route, we’ll observe a remarkable irrigation system. We stop in Rissani to see the city’s main sights before going on to Merzouga, a town in the desert. Once we reach Merzouga, we will ride camels to the desert camp before sundown. Therefore, you enjoy the sunset from the sand dunes. At last, you continue with the camels to the city, where you spend the second day of your trip from Marrakech.
Day 3: Journey from Merzouga to Fes, visiting the cedar forest and Ifrane.
On the last day of your 3-day tour from Marrake to Fes, you will have breakfast at the camp in the desert. It is also a chance for you to wake up early to enjoy a wonderful sunset. In addition, the journey to Fes is fairly lengthy, but along the way, we see wonderful places such as Erfoud, the Ziz Valley, and Midlet. Midlet is the ideal place to stop for lunch before continuing the adventure. Once we reach Azrou, you will have an excellent opportunity to observe Berber monkey groups in the cedar forest. Prior to arriving in Fes, we drive to Ifrane. Ifrane is known as “Little Switzerland” by the people who live there. It is a charming French ski area.