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3 -day desert tour from Fes to Marrakech

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This itinerary of the 3-day tour from Fes to the Sahara desert and Marrakech, the tour starts from Fes to Marrakech visiting Ifrane and stops in the national park to see barbary macaque monkeys and explore the Sahara desert. Crossing desert market (Rissani ) and Todra gorge valley. Enjoying Kasbah Taourirte and visit kasbah ait ben haddou UNESCO Heritage crossing the high atlas mountains to Marrakech  

The highlight of: 3-days desert trip from fes to Marrakech

  • enjoying ifrane and national park
  • Crossing berber villages and ziz valley 
  • Exploring sahara desert  and desert market  (Rissani) 
  • The hollywood of Africa and Todra gorge valley 
    Visit kasbah ait ben haddou and crossing the high atlas mountains

Itinerary: 3-days desert journey from fes to marrakech

  • DAY 1 : Middle Atlas: Erfoud, Merzouga and the Sahara

    Begin your day early and go south towards Merzouga. You will ascend 2,178 metres over the Col du Zad pass and through the cedar trees of the Middle Atlas mountains along the route. Enjoy views of the native Barbary macaque monkey before s stopping for lunch in Midelt (the 'apple city'), where you can take in the surrounding Moulouya River. Continue across the Tizi n'Talremt pass and into the Ziz Valley, which is famous for its hidden oases and palm tree clusters. Along the way, you'll witness several fortified mansions known as ksars, which were designed to safeguard valuable products such as gold, salt, and spices. Continue to Erfoud, which is famous for its date festival and fossil mining. You may learn more about the process and meet some local craftspeople by visiting a local collective. Continue to Erg Chebbi, a vast sea of sand dunes encompassing 13.5 square miles (35 square kilometres). The huge dunes are never motionless, shifting and moving with the changing wind! When you get in Merzouga, change gears and ride your camel across the dunes to your already-prepared tent. Climb a nearby sand dune to view the sunset before returning to camp for a lovely meal and time spent resting around the campfire.

  • Day 2: Desert towns, lush oases , Ouarzazate

    Watch the dawn before renting a sandboard to put your talents to the test. Leave the dunes. Continue west to enter Rissani through a spectacular gate. Rissani, a market town, has a cattle auction and has a "donkey parking lot," a sight worth (hearing) and experiencing! Before reaching the 300-meter-deep Todra Gorge, go to the arid settlement of Tinerhir. You'll have time to explore the gorge and cool off in the shallow Todra River. Explore the Valley of a Thousand Kasbahs. Many kasbahs are currently in ruin, while some are still inhabited by local residents. You could even see nomads herding their livestock. Continue west to Kela'a M'gouna. Known for its Rose Festival, this area features substantially manicured farmland encircled by fragrant rose bushes. Continue west to Ouarzazate, a notable filming location in the Sahara Desert. Join a studio tour to see how the adjacent desert scenery have been used in a variety of films.

  • Day 3: Aït Benhaddou Kasbah and Tizi n'Tichka Pass over the High Atlas to Marrakech

    Exploring At Benhaddou. At Benhaddou, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is thought to originate from the 11th century, when it maintained an important position along the trans-Saharan trade route between Marrakech, Ouarzazate, and the southern desert. Follow the small lanes up to the Granary for a panoramic view of the surrounding countryside. Ascend the High Atlas mountain range, keeping an eye out for the highest peak, Mount Toubkal 4,167 m. Stop at the summit of the Tizi n'Tichka pass 2,260 metres to take in the scenery. The temperature and environment change dramatically as you descend the High Atlas. You'll soon be a part of the hustle and bustle of Marrakech.drop you off in your accommodation.

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4 DAYS DESERT TOUR

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