- Enjoy panoramic views from the top of the Atlas Mountains
- Visit to the Kasbah ait Ben Haddou
- Explore the Todra Gorges
- Admire the sunset and sunrise over the desert
- Ride a camel across the dunes and spend the night in a desert luxury Camp
- Duration : 3 Days / 2 Nights
- Starting Location : Marrakech
- Ending Location : fez
- Departure : Everyday
1 Day : Marrakech – Dades Gorges
Departure from your Marrakech hotel or riad at 8am. to traverse the High Atlas Mountains. After the Tichka pass, leave the main road and take a side road towards the Kasbah of Telouet, which belonged to the Lords of the Atlas, the Glaoui family. Each extension of the structure now lies in ruins, exposed to wind and weather, having been abandoned and stolen when the last Pasha lost control after the departure of the French in 1956. Wait until you reach the far end of the Kasbah to be pleasantly amazed by the traditional interior decoration.
Your desert journey from Marrakech to Fez continues in the beautiful and imposing Ounila valley, which is full of winding roads, surprises in the colors of rock and soil, Berber communities and gardens and smaller Kasbahs. You arrive at At Ben Haddou, almost at the end of the journey, and pause for a delicious meal. This is the most famous Kasbah in Morocco and one of the seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites, which you can visit after lunch. The route passes through Ouarzazate and continues to the Oasis of Skoura, where olive, almond, alfalfa, barley and fruit trees such as apple, apricot, fig and pomegranate trees are planted. Numerous historic kasbahs, some tragically in ruins, are located here among the palm trees, but you will visit a very famous kasbah, Kasbah Amredhil, which was portrayed on the old 50 dirham note. It has been very nicely renovated and is definitely worth a look. From here the road passes through Kela’a M’gouna, the Valley of Flowers, with a stop to peruse cosmetic items made locally from the valley’s abundant roses. You make a stop in the Dades Valley at a guest house.
2 Day : Dades Gorges – Merzouga
After breakfast, you will drive up the valley, through incredible hairpin turns (see video Cadillac Braking Test), to reach the Dades Gorges, before continuing on to Toudgha to see the different gorges there. Lunch will be here in the gorges or later in the camp near the dunes of Erg Chebbi. The Ziz Valley and the towns of Erfoud, famous for its fossil finds turned into magnificent objects, and Rissani, where the king’s family comes from, are on the way.
After a welcome glass of tea, you can have a one hour to one and a half hour camel ride in the Sahara. The sunset from the top of the dunes is impressive (250 m).
You dine and spend the night in a luxury tent with a private bathroom, king-size mattresses, beautiful Moroccan furniture and carefully configured lighting to maximize your enjoyment of the stillness and beauty of the dunes.
3 Day : Merzouga – Fes
After breakfast travel to Rissani and Erfoud where there will be a stop to witness how locally collected fossils are transformed into furniture and artifacts. From there, the route runs north to Er Rachidia and the Ziz Valley, noted for its sprawling palm trees. Lunch will be served in Midelt, the “apple capital” of the Middle Atlas, at the foot of Ayachi Mountain. We cross the Tizi-n-Talremt pass and reach Azrou, where you can see Barbary apes in the cedars looking for treats. We arrive in Fez at the end of the day. Your 3 days Sahara desert tour from Marrakech to Fez concludes with your driver escorting you to your riad.
We book Accommodation depending on availability. Also, in high season, we may book you on similar hotels that are not listed
|Number of Person||Prince per Person|
|5 – 6 – 7||285 Euro|
|8 – 10||275 Euro|
|11 – 15||245 Euro|
Package Includes :
- Private Transport AC Minibus or 4×4 Toyota with English speaking guide/driver
- Pick up & Drop off at your accommodation
- 1 night at the hotel / riad
- 1 night at the desert camp (Private tents)
- Camel Trekking in the Sahara
- Dinner & Breakfast
Package Doesn't Include
- Entrance fees, other personal expenses and gratuities