Our 2 days Tour From Fes To Marrakech is a desert adventure that starts in the imperial city of Fes and continues towards the Sahara desert. Visit the beautiful town of Ifrane built by the French to resemble Switzerland, see moneys in the cedar forest in Azrou, drive through Ziz valley dotted with endless palm trees and reach the Erg Chebbi dunes.

Day 1: Fes – Ifrane – Azrou – Erg Chebbi

This tour gives you the chance to discover a big part of Morocco departing from the ocher city of Marrakech. You will drive through the Atlas Mountains crossing curvy roads and picturesque scenery. You will visit kasbahs like Ait Benhaddou and Ouarzazate and you will explore the magnificent desert of Erg Chebbi.

You will start your journey in Ifrane a mountain village referred to as the Switzerland of Morocco. From there you will head toward Azrou, a Berber town famous for its cedar forest where you can spot Barbary monkeys. After that you will continue your journey towards Midelt where you will have lunch. From there you will drive through the Tizi n’Tichka pass and see a magnificent view of the mountain landscapes.

You will then drive along the Ziz valley with its endless palm groves and kasbahs. You will reach Merzouga in the afternoon. Once you arrive there you will have a camel trek to your desert camp where you will spend the night. You will wake up in time to watch the sunrise over the captivating dunes and then you will have breakfast before continuing your tour. You will have the opportunity to take some great pictures in this magical place. You will also visit the famous fossil craft workshop and the local kasbah of Taourirt as well as the UNESCO site of Ait Benhaddou.

Day 2: Erg Chebbi – Kasbah Taourirt – Ait Benhaddou – Marrakech

Explore the stark beauty of the Sahara on this 2-day tour from Marrakech. With round-trip transportation included, this excursion covers the desert landscapes of Erg Chebbi and Merzouga as well as UNESCO World Heritage-listed Ait Benhaddou kasbah. This tour provides accommodation in a Desert Camp, a camel ride and a night under the stars in the Sahara.

Begin your tour with a pickup from your Marrakech riad or hotel. Head toward the Middle Atlas Mountains via Tizi n’Tichka pass, and spin along curvy roads past perched Berber villages that blend with the mountain scenery. Once you reach the high altitude of Ait-Benhaddou kasbah, visit this massive red fortress of 6 interconnected ksars, which was built in the 16th century and has been featured in many Hollwood movies.

After touring the Kasbah, drive toward the Draa Valley and its towns of Rissani, Tineghir, and Todra Gorges. Here, you can go on a walking tour to explore the canyon’s high rock walls (up to 300 meters). Finally, continue your journey into Merzouga. On arrival, your guide will take you to your desert camp, where you will have the opportunity to watch the sunset over the dunes and spend a night under the stars in a traditional Bedouin desert tent.

Day 3: Marrakech – Merzouga

Escape the hectic streets of Marrakech’s Medina for a night under the stars in the Sahara Desert. Climb aboard a camel and trek through the Erg Chebbi dunes, then spend an evening at your desert camp. Your experience includes 2 nights of accommodation, meals as per the itinerary, and round-trip air-conditioned transport from your hotel in Marrakech.

Get an early start and admire the sand dunes at sunrise during a camel ride through the dunes. Stop at the desert camp operator’s lodge for a shower, then enjoy a Moroccan dinner and evening of entertainment around the campfire beneath the stars.

On day two, travel through the Atlas Mountains via the Tizi-n-Tichka pass to visit the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Ait Benhaddou kashbah and see the desert oasis at Skoura. Drive to the Todra Gorge and explore the sacred city of Rissani before continuing to Merzouga, where you’ll sleep in a desert camp at Erg Chebbi.

Often referred to as the Red City, Marrakech is a historic city that’s replete with architectural marvels, including the famed Jemaa El-Fnaa Square. Take the opportunity to pepper your tour with visits to other top attractions, such as Majorelle Garden and Koutoubia Mosque. Then, prepare for the return journey to Fes.

By Nora18

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