Fes to Marrakech 3 days Desert Tour To Erg Chebbi Merzouga & Camel Treks
Fes to Marrakech Desert Tour 3 days via Erg Chebbi Merzouga. Camel Trek in sand dunes and overnight in nomad camp.
- Day 1 : Fes – Ifrane – Azrou – Midelt – Ziz Valley – Arfoud – Erg Chebbi Merzouga
We are going to leave the city of Fes at 7:30 am and head to another part of Morocco, the South East. Crossing the Middle Atlas Mountains. We stop for a short break in Ifrane or the small Switzerland where is the first ski resort in Morocco. We will be surrounded by amazing sceneries and landscapes of mountains and plains. A special species of native monkeys living in cedar woods, over 30 members of one family called Maggot monkeys near Azrou. We will have a lunch break in Midelt, it celebrates the festival of apples every year. There is a big contrast of landscapes especially when we drive through Ziz valley to get us to Arfoud, the gate of the Sahara, to Merzouga. You will enjoy the sunset on the way to the Berber camp on the camel back in Erg Chebbi fascinating reddish dunes up 150 m high. Overnight Berber camp.
- Day 2 : Erg Chebbi Merzouga – Toudra Gorge – Dades Valley
After your breakfast, we leave the Sahara and head towards the old underground system of irrigation that is still used in the oasis of Eljerf to save as much as possible of water from vaporization. A break on the way in Tinjidad. We will have lunch in the Valley of Toudra. It is considered as one of the oldest valleys in Morocco for caravan trading and where the first Moroccan money was made out of silver. A beautiful valley of 15 km of date palms ends up with a spectacular Gorges, mainly used for rock climbing and where local picnic in summer days. We embark on Dades Valley which has an astonishing rock formation made by million years of erosion. We spend the night at a nice local hotel by the river of Dades and surrounded by high mountains. Overnight in Dades Valley.
- Day 3 : Dades Gorges – Roses Valley – Skoura – Ouarzazate – Ait Benhaddou – Telouet – Marrakech
Last day We will carry on to Valley of Roses, the only place in Morocco where we harvest Damascus rose of which we extract some products like rose water and rose oil best for skin treatment and anti-wrinkles. We drive through, Skoura, an old oasis of thousands of palms groves and ancient Kasbahs Berber forts. Then, we head to Ait Ben Haddou village we will go for a walk to visit this ancient village. An old village where a list of movie credits was made starting with the first movies “Lawrence of Arabia”, ”Jesus of Nazareth”, ”Gladiator” and the list is still going. It is also listed in UNESCO as a site of world heritage and national culture in 1987. We cross the High Atlas Mountains via Tizi-n-Tichka (2260 m alt). A spectacular windy road to Marrakech. End of tour.
3 days Fes to Marrakech Desert Tour via Erg Chebbi Merzouga & Camel Trek: what’s Included & Not Included.
- Private A/C Vehicle 4X4 or Deluxe Van for 3 days + Fuel.
- English speaking driver.
- Pick up & Drop back Hotel or airport.
- Ensuite rooms with A/C in typical hotels, Kasbahs & Riads with dinner and breakfast (Vegetarians are welcome).
- Night in Erg Chebbi Merzouga dunes, Nomad tented camp with dinner and breakfast.
- Camel Trekking to go and return from the camp (around 1h each way).
- Free time to explore the sites.
Not Included Service
- Entry Fees for Monuments