3 Day Desert Tour Marrakech to Fes
The 3 day Desert tour from Marrakech to Fes is one of the most popular desert tours because it links between two imperial cities; Marrakech and Fes. This trip lets you discover a huge part of the south of Morocco by departing from Marrakech towards the Atlas Mountains, crossing some perched Berber villages to the famous Kasbahs of Ait Benhaddou and Ouarzazate and spending the first night in Dades gorges in a traditional hotel. Next day, you will enjoy a short walk in Todra gorges before heading towards Merzouga where you will ride camels and go deep in desert to spend a starry night under a peaceful sky in a nomadic bivouac. On the last day, we will take a different route heading towards Fez crossing many villages and wonderful sceneries along the way. In fez, our driver will drop you off in your hotel.
Tour Itinerary: 3 Day Desert Tour Marrakech to Fes
Day 1 marrakech - ait benhaddou - ouarzazate or skoura palmary
In 3 Day Desert Tour from Marrakech To Fes we will pick you up from your accommodation in Marrakech to head for Ouarzazate, the door way of Sahara, crossing the High Atlas Mountains through the Tizi- N-Tichka pass. The first stop of our desert tour will be in Ksar of Ait Benhaddou, the UNISCO world heritage site, that was the shooting location for many Hollywood movies like “Lawrence of Arabia” and “Jesus of Nazareth” and it is still inhabited by Berber villagers who preserve their traditional lifestyles. We suggest you to explore the Kasbah at your leisure by getting to the highest spot for a wonderful view to continue driving later to Ouarzazate in order to have dinner and spend the night in a perfect hotel.
Day 2 ouarzazate or skoura - todra gorges - merzouga dunes (erg chebbi)
After having breakfast, we will depart from hotel in Ouarzazate at 8:00 AM. We will take the road of 1000 Kasbahs to Skoura which is a paradise of palm groves and a home of many Southern Morocco’s monuments like Amerhidil and Ait Abbou kasbahs. After that, we will proceed to Kelaat Mgouna where each year the locals hold the festival of roses to celebrate the new harvest and sell all kinds of rose based products. We will cross the valley of roses to Boumalen Dades and then Tineghir which is famous for the Jewish square and lush palm grove. After our arrival to Todra gorges we will have lunch and march along the canyons. In Merzouga, we will trek by camels for one and a half hour through Erg Chebbi’s dunes enjoying Sahara sunset. Our final destination will be in the nomadic bivouac where we will spend the night in camp in the middle of desert.
Day 3 erg chebbi - ziz valley - midelt - azrou - ifrane - fes
We will wake up at 5: 30 am to enjoy the first glimpses of the sunrays and have breakfast in the bivouac. We will ride camels to meet the driver and make our way to Fes going through the quiet Ziz valley, Errachidia and Midelt. We will have lunch close to Azrou city and pay a visit to the cedar forests of the Middle Atlas Mountain where you will see some monkeys that inhabit the area. Then, we will continue to Fes concluding our 3 Day Desert Tour from Marrakech To Fes.
Pricing & Inclusions
The season, the number of travelers and the type of accommodation are all factors that have a great influence on the prices of Morocco desert tours from Marrakech, for couples, the prices start from 399€ per person, while families and friends must contact us, for more information.
Shared group tour:
The fixed price of the shared group tour is 279€ per person. However it might seem a bit higher than other so-called "providers", but do not be fooled; the maximum number of participants in our groups is 8 people and the tour can begin with only 4 people, as we believe that the less number of participants in the group makes the tour quite similar to a private one, in addition to providing you with high-quality services throughout the tour.
- Free transport from the airport to your hotel in Marrakech.
- Private transfer by comfortable air conditioned vehicles.
- English speaking driver/guide during the tour.
- Pick up from Marrakech hotel & Drop off at your Fes accommodation.
- Visiting of Ait Benhaddou Kasbah with Guide
- Visiting the Cinema studio in Ouarzazate.
- Spending one night in a Traditional Kasbah at Ouarzazate
- Spending one night in nomad desert camp at Merzouga Dunes with Private Tent
- Breakfasts and dinners during your tour (Vegetarians are accommodated on request).
- Camel trekking with sunset and sunrise
- Private bathroom in your tent (hot shower & toilet)
- Free time to explore the sites such as Ait Benhaddou, Cinema Sets, Taourirt Kasbah... etc.
Not included :
- Lunch (A meal costs an average of 10€, and you can order "á la carte" in many restaurants)
- Drinks (If you drink a lot of water, purchasing a package of 6 bottles will be the right thing)
- Gratuities (optional)
- Entrance fees to optional visits at Ouarzazate and Skoura:
- Cinema Museum : 3€ per person
- Kasbah Taourirte: 2€ per person
- CLA cinema studio : 8€ per person
- Amridil Kasbah in Skoura: 2€ per person
1. What's the difference that distinguishes between shared and private tours?
The main difference between private and shared tours is that you will share the vehicles of transportation with other people during the shared tours, while rooms and tents are private in both types. You can even choose to stay separated from the group during the mealtime. The private tours are distinguished by guaranteed departure, as we are committed to offering the tour once confirming your booking. By contrast, shared tours require a minimum of 4 participants to start. If the minimum number is not met, we give you the choice to have a free cancellation or make a deal to continue as a private tour.
2. Can I have vegetarian/vegan food during the tour?
Yes, the vegetarian or vegan food is an available choice on your tour, just let us know when booking and you can remind your driver during the tour.
3. Can I get the desert camp without camel trekking?
Of course, as there is a dedicated 4x4 car that we use to transport the luggage and clients who don't have any interest in riding camels. and if you Choosing a private tour, we will arrange you to travel in a comfortable 4x4 car throughout the tour, even to reach the desert camp, all you need is to let us know during the booking process.
4. Are there private bathrooms in the camp?
Yes, our basic package includes camps that are considered as luxury ones with fully-equipped tents having ensuite showers and bathrooms at no extra cost.
5. Is it possible to take my luggage during the tour?
Certainly, our comfortable vehicles have enough space for large suitcases to enable you to bring it with you, even in the desert. The luggage will be transported to tents of the desert camp by using a 4x4 car.
How can I pay my tour?
To confirm your booking for a tour or an activity, you shall put down a small deposit into our account on PayPal, while the balance is due will be paid in cash to your driver on the day of your tour, either in euros or equivalent in dirhams.
Is it possible to pay by Credit Cards?
Unfortunately, credit cards are not accepted because they are not very practical in Morocco, in addition to having higher fees and carrying security risks.
Can I pay the full amount via PayPal?
Due to the operational delays and transaction fees of PayPal, we generally ask for the balance payments in cash. However, in some cases, the full payment via PayPal is accepted, taking into consideration that a 5% fee will be imposed to cover the extra transaction charges. If you decide to pay the full amount via PayPal, it will be better to make the payment before the tour.
Pre-booked Shared Marrakech Desert Tours
( We can arrange your private tour at any time of the year )
Marrakesh Desert Tour offers shared desert tours to enable travellers to Share the fun and split the cost. Being committed to maintaining the quality of services, each group is limited to 8 individuals. The prices might seem a bit higher than other providers but we guarantee efficiency and the best value for money with no tourist traps, forced shopping, or hidden costs. Throughout our shared desert tours, we apply the high standard of private tours to satisfy our customers' desires. You are able to book or cancel your trip in a very easy and simple way. Check out the pre-booked shared tours or contact us to add you to our list for the best of both group and private tours at reasonable prices.
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