From Marrakech to Fes by Erg Chebbi (or other way around)
Desert Tour that connects two grand cities. This tour can go in either direction. Let us take you from Fes to Marrakech (or other way around) to the apricot colored sand dunes of Erg Chebbi by Merzouga, tall gorges, date palm oasis and of course Atlas Mountains.
Please check into the advertise seats where many clients looking for others to join them to make tours more cost effective.
Option A 3 Days/2 Nights
Pick up from your Hotel in Marrakech in the morning and transfer to the verdant oasis of Dades Gorge via the High Atlas Tizi-n-Tichka mountain pass and the World Heritage Site of Kasbah Ait Benhaddou, one of Morocco's most spectacular ksour (dwellings) that once guarded the lucrative caravan route through the Atlas mountains. Continue through Ouarzazate and Kelaa Mgouna (Rose Valley) and leave the main route at Boumalne Dades. Drive along this oasis valley gorge of the River Dades past ruined hilltop Kasbahs, valley-floor gardens and the strange rock formations of the Tamnalt Hills. Dinner, Hotel
Day 2: Dades Valley » Todra Gorge >>Merzouga
Transfer from Dades Gorge to Merzouga via the Todra Gorge (the highest oasis valley gorge in Morocco). Arrive in the desert where your guide and camels will be waiting to carry you across the sandy dunes of the Moroccan Sahara. Camel trek as the sun set across a desert landscape, for approximately 1 hrs to reach your desert camp and home for the night: a traditional nomad tent. At your desert shelter, your camels are hobbled and mint tea is served. A simple meal of tagine is freshly prepared for you by your guide. Dinner ,overnight in a Berber tent
Day 3: Erg Chebbi >>Merzouga » Midelt >>Fes
Rise early to greet the new day and, after mint tea and breakfast, return across the desert on your camels to shower and depart. Transfer direct from Merzouga to Fes along the Ziz Valley Gorge and via Azrou and the cedar forests.
Option B 4Day/3Nights
Day 1: Marrakech > AitBenHaddou>Ouarzazate
Pick up in the morning from your hotel/riad in Marrakech and depart towards Ouarzazate via the Tickha Pass (2260m) the highest road pass in Morocco. The panoramic views of the High Atlas Mountains and magnificent landscapes, scenery peppered by small Berber villages typical of the region. Visit of Kasbah Telouet - an extraordinary sight of the Atlas, a palatial residence and headquarters of the powerful Glaoui tribe. Visit AiBen Haddou - UNESCO protected sight that inspired many movie makers. Then continue onto Ouarzazate. Overnight in Ouarzazate, dinner
Day 2: Ouarzazate > Rose Valley > Dades Gorge
In the morning visit the movie studios in Ouarzazate and another impressive Kasbah Taorirt. Continue your journey off road to the palm tree oasis of Finnt. After visit of Finnt follow the road of Thousand Kasbah, passing the Skoura oasis onto Rose Valley. Famous for the production of Moroccan roses, a wide array of rose products available. Then pass the strange rock creation of Tamnalt Hills and arrive to Dades Gorge, carved for centuries by the Dades River. The natural scenery of red and mauve rock towers above the road. Overnight in Dades Gorge, dinner & breakfast
Day 3: Dades Gorge > Todra Gorge > Merzouga > Erg Chebbi
Depart Dades Gorge and transfer to equally impressive gorge of Todra - the highest oasis in Morocco. Then head towards Merzouga, visiting the ancient city of Rissani. Arrive to Merzouga a doorway into the desert where your guide and camels will be waiting for you to carry you across the sandy dunes of the Moroccan desert. Camel trek as the sun sets across the desert landscape, for about 2 hours to reach you desert camp for the night. Your guide will prepare for you refreshing mint tea and dinner. Romantic night full of stars. Overnight in Nomad tent, dinner & breakfast
Day 4: Erg Chebbi > Merzouga > Midelt > Fes
Rise early to greet you new day, beautiful sun rise over the sand dunes. After breakfast in the desert return to Merzouga to shower and depart. Travel onto Efroud where you will see the sudden change in the scenery. The desert, dry land will change into the green valley of Ziz, date palms and green gorges. Then continue onto the Middle Atlas Mountains passing Ifrane and Azrou. A forested cedar hillsides where colony of monkeys will keep you amused .
Option C 5 Days / 4 nights
Day 1 Marrakech - AitBenHaddou - Ouarzazate
Day 2 Ouarzazate - Skoura Oasis - Rose Valley - Dades Gorge
Day 3 Dades Gorge - Todra Gorge - Merzouga - Erg Chebbi
Day 4 Erg Chebbi - Merzouga - Rissani - Erfourd
Day 5 Erfroud - Midelt - Azrou - Fes
*** These tours are also available from Fes to Marrakech
Please have a look at our advertised tours for travelers that are looking for others to join them to make the trip more cost effective.
From Marrakech to FesTour A 3 days/ 2 nights
Tour B 4 days/ 3 nights
- Day 1: Marrakech >>Ouarzazate
- Day 2: Ouarzazate>>Dades Gorge
- Day 3: Dades Gorge>> Merzouga
- Day 4: Merzouga>> Fes
Tour C 5 days/ 4 nights
- Day 1: Marrakech >> Ouarzazate
- Day 2: Ouarzazate >> Dades Gorge
- Day 3: Dades Gorge >> Erg Chebbi
- Day 4: Erg Chebbi >> Erfourd
- Day 5: Erfourd >> Fes
- Available Group Tour