Multi-day trip

From Marrakech: 3-Day Desert Tour to Fes

4.6 / 5

23 reviews

Activity provider: 3T Travel S.A.R.L Morocco

From Marrakech: 3-Day Desert Tour to Fes

Activity provider: 3T Travel S.A.R.L Morocco

From US$ 189.76 per person

Go on an adventurous 3-day trip from Marrakech to Fes through the High Atlas Mountains and the Road of the Kasbahs. You will stay the night in the impressive Dades Gorges, visit the most important film studio in Africa, and much more.

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Duration 3 days
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Live tour guide
English, French
Pickup optional
Your hotel/riad in Marrakech.
Private or small groups available

Experience

Highlights
  • Admire panoramic views from the top of the Atlas Mountains
  • Visit the Kasbah ait Ben Haddou
  • Explore the Todra Gorges
  • See the sunset and sunrise over the desert
  • Ride a camel across the dunes and stay overnight in a Berber tent
Full description
Day 1: Marrakech, Ait Ben Haddou, Ouarzazate, and Dades You will meet your guide in Marrakech after breakfast and set off towards the High Atlas Mountains through the Tizi-n-Tichka Pass along a road that climbs the plains to 2,260 meters above sea level. You will pass by small villages and scenic waterfalls, and will also notice the continuously changing landscape and colors of these beautiful mountains. You will then stop in a pass for a cup of refreshing mint tea and to admire the scenery before taking the road to the Ait Benhaddou Kasbah, arriving just in time for lunch. You will then visit the famous Kasbah, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the setting for films such as the Gladiator, Babel, Lawrence of Arabia, the Legionary, the Sheltering Sky, and many others. You will later head through the town of Ouarzazate to check out Atlas Studios, the largest and most famous film studio in all of Africa. Next, you will journey through the picturesque Valley of Roses to reach the Dades Gorges in time for sunset. Once there you can admire the splendid colors of the rock walls illuminated by the last rays of golden sunlight. Your final stop for the day will be to a romantic, traditional hotel for dinner and an overnight stay. Day 2: Dades, Erfoud, Merzouga, and Erg-Chebbi Following breakfast, you will take a scenic walk through the Todra Gorges before hopping into your car to drive along the famous Road of the 1000 Kasbahs. You will travel through Tineghier Village and the Jewish Kasbah before arriving in Rissani, the first capital of the Alaouite Dynasty, for lunch. You will next go on a walking tour through Rissani and check out its large traditional market, and will then head to Merzouga, arriving before sunset. At this stage you will leave the car behind and ride a camel into the Erg Chebbi Dunes for an unforgettable night under the million stars of the desert. Finally, you will have dinner at the campsite and stay in a traditional Berber tent. Day 3: Merzouga, Rissani, Ziz Oasis, Medilt, and Fes You will wake up in time to watch the sun rise over the 300-meter-tall dunes and travel into the dawn towards the border with Algeria. Next, you will return by camel to a hotel for breakfast and a shower. You will then depart for Fes, traveling through the Ziz valley and stopping for lunch in village with plentiful apple orchards. You will later enjoy the journey through mountain cedar forests before arriving to Fes in the afternoon, stopping to take pictures at a panoramic viewpoint.
Includes
  • Air-conditioned minivan
  • Private tour with hotel pickup and drop-off (if option chosen)
  • Professional driver
  • Accommodation in Dades (or Ouarzazate depending on availability)
  • Breakfasts and dinners
  • Camel ride
  • Night in desert camp
  • All taxes
  • Lunches
  • Drinks
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips for the driver and any personal expenses
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form

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Participants

Date

Meeting point

Hôtel Restaurant Café de France, jamaa el-fnna، Rue des Banques, Marrakech 40000, Maroc

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen

Not allowed

  • Pets

Know before you go

  • Please provide your hotel name as soon as you have booked it
  • Please provide your Whatsapp number or email at the time of booking
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 23 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.7/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5

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Our guide Abdul was amazing, very friendly and informative, there is a lot of time in the car but the scenery is great. We had difficulty with getting a accurate meeting time and place the night before which was stressful and the desert camp was very basic! Just a bed & you share a bathroom with 24 people & they don’t supply towels, so if you want a shower take a towel!! Overall the experience was fantastic!!

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October 30, 2022

hello we did a 3 day desert tour from Marrakech to Fes with my friend. It was a tour with 1 night tent accommodation and 1 night hotel accommodation. The organizers of the tour and our guide Hassan is an incredibly well-intentioned honest helpful person..we were very, very pleased. I would definitely recommend to everyone. It will be very nice if your guide is Hassan. I would like to take this opportunity to thank Hassan again.

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October 28, 2022

We really enjoyed the trip. We've seen a lot. The guide was very friendly and tried hard. The accommodations were fine. However, the first night we had no working shower and only cold water. In the Shara we were in a camp with only six other people. So it was very familiar and beautiful. The Shara is outstanding. Unfortunately, however, we are not very deep into the desert. During the trip you will spend a lot of time on the bus. Lunch is held in large restaurants with numerous tourists. All in all it was a very nice trip!

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October 8, 2022

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