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Marrakech to Fès-Meknès: Sahara Desert Trip 3 Days 2 Nights

1. Marrakech to Fès-Meknès: Sahara Desert Trip 3 Days 2 Nights

See all that Morocco has to offer over 3 days of adventure between Marrakech and Fès-Meknès. Learn about life in remote Berber camps, see the luxury of historic Kasbahs, try local cuisine, and visit unique areas like Kalaat Mgouna and Rissani on this scenic trip. Day 1:Get picked up from your Marrakech accommodation bright and early to drive towards Ouarzazate, known as the gateway to Morocco's Sahara Desert. Pass through the dramatic landscape of the High Atlas Mountains and Tizi n’Tichka before stopping at Ait-Benhaddou Kasbah, a fascinating red earth fortress. Break for lunch and continue to Dadès Gorge via Ouarzazate, famous for its rugged landscape often featured in films. Visit the vibrant city of Kalaat Mgouna and learn about the annual rose harvest festival. Enjoy dinner at your Dadès Gorge hotel and rest-up for the day of traveling ahead of you. Day 2:Fill up with breakfast before the drive back through Dadès Gorge, past the Monkey Toes rock formation and the 19th century Ait Yul Kasbah. Cross Todra Gorge for panoramic views of the old Berber villages. Break for a stroll under the 300-meter-high cliff, loved by rock-climbing tourists. Reach Rissani for a traditional meal and continue to Merzouga village where your camel awaits. Ride around the camp before settling in for an evening of entertainment. Enjoy the rhythm of Berber drumming under the star-filled sky, making for a perfect ending to an action-packed day. Day 3:Rise early to the sunrise over Erg Chebbi, a massive dune of Saharan sand. Camel-trek back to a Merzouga hotel for breakfast and freshen up before your journey to Fès-Meknès. The final stretch includes stops at Tafilalet, Ziz Gorge, and Ifran, with plenty of views of desert and mountains along the way. Get dropped off at your accommodation in Fez in the early evening.

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