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From Fes: 3 Days and 2 Nights Desert Trip to Marrakech

1. From Fes: 3 Days and 2 Nights Desert Trip to Marrakech

Take a multi-day trip through the Atlas Mountains to the Sahara desert departing from Fes. Admire the beautiful scenery, enjoy traditional Berber culture and cuisine, and visit a variety of charming villages across 3 days. Drive through a cedar forest and see the resident monkeys, before descending to the Sahara Desert. Arrive at the traditional kasbah at the foot of the Erg Chebbi dunes. Enjoy the beauty of the sunset on a camel ride across the dunes. At the Berber camp, enjoy mint tea and dinner, gaze at the stars and spend the night in a tent. On the second day visit Merzouga, Tinghir and Ouarzazate. Head out on the rugged Road of a Thousand Kasbahs along the ancient caravan route. This area has been a popular location for Hollywood films, such as The Last Temptation of Christ and Jewel of the Nile. Stop for lunch and a walk in Todgha Gorges and then travel through the Dadès Valley past dramatic escarpments. Dinner and overnight at a hotel in the Gorges or in Ouarzazate. On the third day, visit the town of Ouarzazate, including the Kasbah of Taourirt and the Atlas Studios – the largest and most famous movie studios in Africa.

Marrakesh: 3-Day Tour to Fez with Overnight Desert Camping

2. Marrakesh: 3-Day Tour to Fez with Overnight Desert Camping

Dive deep into the Sahara Desert on a 3-day trip from Marrakesh to Fes with accommodation included. Immerse yourself in the local culture and scenery as you visit quaint villages, spend a night in the desert, and embark on a camel trek through the dunes. Day 1: Marrakech - Tizi n'Tichka - Ait Ben haddou - Ouarzazate - Rose Valley - Tinghir Begin early in the morning with a pickup from your Marrakech hotel or the nearest meeting point. Drive east past quaint villages to reach the High Atlas Mountains. As you drive through the mountains, occasionally stop for scenic photos, stretch your legs, and have a quick cup of coffee. After driving through the famous Tizi Ntichka pass, stop at the Berber fortified village, Ait Benhaddou Kasbah. See the filming locations of the Gladiator, Lawrence of Arabia, and the Kingdom of Heaven as you spend about 2.5 hours exploring this famous UNESCO sight with a local guide (guide fees not included). Purchase a delicious lunch before continuing to Tinghir, driving past Ouarzazate, Skoura Oasis, Klaa Mgouna, and Dades. Reach your hotel late in the afternoon. Relax with dinner in Tinghir before retiring for the night. Day 2: Tenghir - Todra Gorges - Tinjdad - Erfoud - Merzouga DunesAfter breakfast, depart for the Erg Chebbi Sahara Desert in Merzouga. Pass through the many Berber villages scattered along the way, including Todra Gorges, Tenghir, Tinjdad, Jorf, and Erfoud. Relax in Merzouga, then pack a small overnight bag to take on your camel trek across the Erg Chebbi sand dunes. Arrive at a traditional Berber camp, leave the camels and walk to the highest dunes to watch the sunset. Spend the night in Berber nomad tents under the stars, listening to drum music in the middle of the Sahara.  Day 3: Camel trek - Sunrise -Errachidia - Medilt- Atlas Mountains - Ifran- Fes Get up bright and early to see the stunning sunrise over the desert. Enjoy breakfast before hopping back on your camel. Once your reach Merzouga, begin your drive to Fes crossing the Ziz Valley through Errachidia. Around midday, stop in Midelt to buy lunch. Continue to Fes via Ifran Imouzzar with its Cedar Forests and Berber towns, which are both famous as winter ski resorts for Moroccans. Your driver might spot some Barbary apes on the way and seize the opportunity to take some pictures. Arrive at Fes late in the afternoon and end your tour with a drop-off at your accommodation

From Marrakech: 4-Day/3-Night Desert Adventure End up in Fes

3. From Marrakech: 4-Day/3-Night Desert Adventure End up in Fes

Start at Marrakech and drive along Tizi-n-Tichka Pass to marvel at the towering peaks of the High Atlas Mountain Range. Visit the fort of Aït Benhaddou and the Valley of Roses. Go on a desert camel ride, relax by the campfire, and sleep in a traditional Berber tent. Finish your 4-day tour at Fes. On day 1, depart from your accommodation in Marrakech and head to the High Atlas via the Tizi-n-Tichka Pass, the gateway to the Sahara desert, which sits at an elevation of 7257 ft (2,212 meters) above sea level. Pass through villages and admire the waterfalls while driving past the mountains. Stop for a cup of mint tea, then continue to Aït Benhaddou, an earthen clay fortified village that is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. After lunch, see the Kasbah featured in famous films such as Gladiator, Babel, and Lawrence of Arabia.  Next, travel to the town of Ouarzazate, the Kasbah of Taourirt, and the Atlas Studios movie studios. Then, continue through the Valley of Roses and the Dades Valley, and arrive at the Dades Gorge to admire the sunset. Have dinner at a hotel and spend the night there. On day 2, have breakfast and go on a morning walk through the Dades Gorges and admire the rugged gorges. Then, enjoy a drive along the Road of a Thousand Kasbahs and pass through Tineghier Village to see some historical kasbahs. After this, arrive at the Todra Gorges for lunch. Go for a walk and admire the limestone river canyons and then drive to the Merzouga Desert via Erfoud. Arrive before sunset and eat dinner at a traditional kasbah with a Saharan drum performance. Spend the night here. Start day 3 with breakfast and visit the desert village of El Khamlia to listen to Saharan music. Then, go to Rissani, famous for its traditional market. Try the local Berber pizza and return to Merzouga. Ride a camel across the dunes of Erg Chebbi to enjoy the sunset. Afterward, reach the desert camp and drink mint tea. Eat dinner and relax under the stars by the campfire to the tune of music. Sleep in a traditional Berber tent. On day 4, wake up in the morning to watch the sun rise over the sand dunes near the Algerian border. Next, go on a camel ride back to the hotel. Eat breakfast, have a shower, and relax. Then, set off for Fes through the Ziz Valley. Take in the sights along the way, including Berber villages, a cedar forest, and palm trees. Finally, arrive at Fes in the evening to end your trip.

From Fez: 2-Day Marrakech via Merzouga Desert Tour

4. From Fez: 2-Day Marrakech via Merzouga Desert Tour

Day 1 Fez -Ifrane - Midelt - Ziz valley- Merzouga Today, Pick up at 07.30 am from your hotel/riad. Travel from Fez to the Merzouga desert but this will not be any ordinary drive. Stop along the way at a number of enjoyable destinations. The first stop will be Ifrane, the alpine-style townhome to ski slopes and cedar forests situated in Morocco’s Middle Atlas Mountains to observe/feed the Barbary Monkey. Moving to the popular pitstop of Midelt (break for lunch) before carrying on through the lush green Ziz Valley and making a stop in Erfoud before reaching Merzouga. Upon arrival at Merzouga, transfer to the hotel to store your luggage, the camels will be waiting for you for a camel trekking experience (around 45 min). Enjoy the sunset on camelback to nomad tents where you will have dinner under the starry sky with a Berber folklore show (overnight desert camp). Day 2: Transfer Merzouga - Marrakech Wake up early to enjoy the sunrise on the Sahara dunes. After that, ride the camelback again to the riad/hotel for breakfast and a shower. Then, be ready for an amazing drive to Marrakech passing by, Kelaat Mgouna, Dades valley, sakura, and Ouarzazate. lunch at Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah. Continue the trip crossing High Atlas Mountains, Tizi n’Tichka pass (2260 min altitude) while enjoying superb views and Berber Villages on the way. Finally, on arrival in Marrakech, transfer to your hotel or riad to end the Desert trip.

From Fes: 3-Day, 2-Night Desert Trip to Merzouga

5. From Fes: 3-Day, 2-Night Desert Trip to Merzouga

Experience an unforgettable 3-day adventure, as you travel from Fes to the stunning desert of Merzouga, and try once-in-a-lifetime activities like riding a camel, and sandboarding down dunes. Cross the desert of the Erg-Chebbi on your camel, in the company of a professional guide, watching the sunset slowly melt in the distance. Try an authentic Moroccan meal, before camping for the night in the heart of the desert in a traditional Berber tent, with a blanket of stars above. Travel through the breathtaking scenery of the Middle Atlas Mountains, and wind your way past beautiful forests, jagged rock faces, and Berber villages. Watch monkeys playing around in the cedar forests of Azrou, and visit a winter ski resort built by the French in the 1930s to resemble a Swiss village.

Marrakech: 3-Day Desert Tour to Merzouga Dunes & Camel Trek

6. Marrakech: 3-Day Desert Tour to Merzouga Dunes & Camel Trek

Day 1 : Marrakech - Ait Ben Haddou - Galaa M'gouna - Gorge Daddes After picking up you from your accommodation at 7.00 Am , we will start our journey from Marrakech to Gorge-Daddes via the high atlas mountains (Tizi-n-Tichka) crossing the Berber villages with panoramic views to take pictures. our First Big stop will be in ‘Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah’ a 16th century fortress classified by UNESCO as a human international patrimony. Many big movies were turned there (Gladiator, Laurence of Arabia, kingdom of heaven...) after that we continue our way to Ouarzazat (Hollywood of Morocco )for lunch in one of the good local restaurant ,next we drive through the Roses valley and the Road of the Kasbahs, through Berber villages to Daddes Gorges around five o’clock PM. where we will spend the night . Day 2 : Gorge Todgha - Erfoud - Rissani - Merzouga Leaving after the breakfast we will continue to Tinghir city located in Souss-Massa- Daraa region, in Todgha valley, in the end of high Atlas and face to jbel Saghro amazing place established between mountains with a river flowing all the year offering a convivial and smooth well-being’s climate in Sahara environment a wonder which will mark your desert tour. On the way we will pass by Erfoud city famous for its fossilized marble , after rissani city , where the highest golden Erg Chebbi dunes appear, some leveled over 50m in height, they stretch out of sight between the famous ZIZ valley and the Algerian border. You can explore the area in camel or quad, we will join your furnished camp (tents traditional khimas, flush water and toilet), we will reserve a bivouac in desert in order to make you live the real nomad’s adventure. after dinner you will have the opportunity to see the most amazing starry sky under the drums entertainment. Dinner and overnight in the tents. Day 3 : Merzouga - Agdez - Marrakech We wake you early morning to see the first magical lights of the sun and the sunrise .after a traditional breakfast in the bivouac, we ride camels back to Merzouga to meet your driver ,then drive back to Marrakech via the Berber city of Agdez. In Your way you will have free time in Ouarzazate for lunch in a local restaurant ,then continue to Marrakech via the atlas mountains. End of our service.

From Fes: Middle Atlas and Berber Villages Day Trip

7. From Fes: Middle Atlas and Berber Villages Day Trip

Enjoy a day trip to Middle Atlas to witness stunning landscapes and historic villages. Learn about Berber culture, take the chance to feed some local monkeys, and see the unique French architecture of Ifrane. Begin your adventure with pickup from your hotel or riad in Fes. Hit the road as you head through the scenic landscape towards the village of Immouzar as you get ready to encounter its Berber families and Apple Trees. Next, move on to the drained lake at Dait Aoua. Spend some time in a landscape surrounded by cedar trees and hills, and make the most of the excellent photo opportunities. Continue your tour to Ifrane, the charming French-built village. Look out for the striking architecture as you stroll through its many alleys lined with flowers. Cross the Cedar Forest and into the National Park to spend some time playing with and feeding the famous Barbarian Monkeys. Conclude your experience with a trip to the traditional Berber village of Azrou, where you can walk around to further immerse yourself in the local culture.

Marrakesh: 4-Day Tour with Sunset Camel Ride and Desert Camp

8. Marrakesh: 4-Day Tour with Sunset Camel Ride and Desert Camp

Explore the natural beauty and history of Morocco on a 4-Day adventure from Marrakesh to Erg Chebbi. Drive across the stunning Atlas Mountains and through the valley of roses in the Dadès Gorges. Ride over the dunes of the Sahara Desert by camel and go sandboarding as you watch the sunset. Spend a night under the stars at your desert camp. Day 1:Get picked up from your accommodation in Marrakesh and drive across the Tizi n'Tichka mountain pass. Feel on top of the world as you experience far-reaching views across the Atlas Mountains, which stretch all the way from Tunisia to Morocco and are dotted with traditional Berber villages. Stop at the Kasbah at Aït Benhaddou, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You can choose to get lunch here or at your next stop - Ouarzazate. Visit the famous city of Ouarzazate, a filming location of shows and movies such as The Mummy and Game of Thrones. See the Cinema Studio Atlas and the Kasbah Taourirt. Continue into the Dadès Gorges, where you will pass through the beautiful valley of roses. Sounds good right? Wait until you see the photos. Spend the night in Boumalne Dades. Day 2:After breakfast you’ll drive through the Todgha Gorges, deep, cliff-sided canyons that have been carved out by ancient rivers. You will also see Tinghir, Tinejdad, Jorf, and Erfoud - an oasis town in the Sahara Desert. This will be your adventure to Merzouga, where your magical evening in the desert will begin. From Merzouga, you will cross the Erg Chebbi sand dunes on a camel ride to your desert camp for the night, watching the sunset over the sands. When you reach the camp, you can take the chance to go sandboarding. Listen to the sound of drums as you fall asleep in your nomad tent under the stars of the Sahara Desert. Day 3:Thought that the sunset was special? In the morning you’ll be awoken by a desert sunrise. Climb back onto your camels and head to a hotel where you can refresh yourself. Take a different route on the drive back to Ouarzazate, passing by palm groves and the village of Rissani. When you reach Alnif, you’ll join the road that cuts across the Atlas Mountains. Stop for lunch at the city of Kalaat M'Gouna before continuing your travels to Ouarzazate, where you’ll be sleeping.  Day 4:Savour the taste of a delicious breakfast and take the time to explore Ouarzazate at your own pace. To finish your tour, you’ll be dropped off back in Marrakesh.

From Fes: Chefchaouen Private Day Trip

9. From Fes: Chefchaouen Private Day Trip

Fes Desert Trip’s driver, will pick you up from you hotel or Riad at 8 am for the fascinating drive to the North of Morocco for you to explore the unique and beautiful small city of Chefchaouen, the famous "Blue City" of Morocco. You will drive through the verdant forests, broad, lush valleys, deeply cut gorges and towering mountain peaks that surround the city of Chaouen. Wander through the narrow streets, painted in blue and white, of this peaceful place founded in 1471 by Moulay Ali ben Moussa as a kasbah, or walled fortress which you can still visit today. It has a more recently added and very picturesque garden too. Moving through the blue alleys, with the bright sun reflecting from the walls is a feeling somewhat like walking under a shallow blue sea, an amazing sensation. The markets are full of genuine, good quality local handicrafts, with styles not found elsewhere in Morocco; broad brightly coloured 'sombrero'-like hats, decorated with ornamental thread, hand-woven blankets in bright patterns and a range of woollen clothes. The town square, surrounded by restaurants and cafes where you may be able to sample the delicious local goat's cheese is another place to enjoy, sit down, relax and breath in the rich atmosphere. There are many other monuments to look at, including the 15th century Grande Mosque and the Place Mohammed park with it's stunning views of the Rif Mountains. At the end of the day you will be driven back to Fes and dropped off at your accommodation

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What people are saying about Meknès-Tafilalet

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

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Alí is a very good guide and organized a perfect trip! He made us see a lot of places in Morocco, even coordinating additional local tour guides to make the experience great. The second day of the tour was magical: before arriving at the camp to spend the night in the desert we had time for a quad ride in the dunes and sandboarding as well. We then left with the camels towards the camp where dinner had been prepared and a party organized with typical dances and international music. All this was possible thanks to the meticulous organization of the times and the in-depth knowledge of the places. I absolutely recommend this tour!!!

We had a wonderful experience that exceeded our expectations. The 3-day Dessert tour from Marrakech to Fez allows you see a lot of Morocco within a short period of time (for a decent price) and without the hassle of arranging everything yourself. The only thing you have to do is sit back and relax! Our tour guide was Omar and driver was Ibrahim which were both very friendly and helped think along. Tip: Bring warm clothes to the dessert!

It was one of the most awesome experiences of my life. Mohamed made e sure we were happy, safe and enjoy our tour to be the maximum. I very very much recommend this guide as the best I ever had 8n the many tours around the world we have taken. Morocco is a incredible county for it's diversity, beauty and friendly people. We loved our trip there and inshallah we'll be back soon.

We’ve thoroughly enjoyed our time days safari from Marrakech to Fes. Our drive Mohammad was fantastic. Very thoughtful, fun and entertaining. The camel ride was a highlight as was the over night camp. Well worth it and good value for money.

We had 3 great days in the desert with a very experienced guide. Would recommend anytime.