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3 Day Sahara Desert Fes to Marrakech

3 Day Sahara Desert Fes to Marrakech

The best way to get from Marrakech to Fes, or from Fes to Marrakech, has to be by camel! Through the Sahara Desert. Well, maybe not the entire trip as they did in centuries past. We will take you by road much of the way.

Depart from your accommodation in Fes or Marrakech, we will take you on a 2 night adventure through the Sahara for a night of desert camping.

Leave the driving to us and the big bus trips to the others. You will have your own vehicle and driver, your own schedule, and your own adventure. Join us for a trip through time and sand and southern Morocco.

Day 1
Ifrane, Middle Atlas, Midelt, Ziz Valley, Rissini, Merouzga

After breakfast, we will meet you at your riad in Fes and your driver will head south from Fes.

Pass through Ifrane, the "Switzerland of Morocco" and a popular ski resort, (right? A ski resort?), then on through the cedar forest of the Middle Atlas to visit with the barbary apes.

As you head south you will see many nomad camps and get to learn about how the nomads move around and look for water.

Stop for a lunch break in Midelt and learn about the fossils there. Did you know the Sahara Desert was once at the bottom of the ocean?

Passing through the stunning Ziz Valley with its broad sweeping valley filled with date palms, and onto Rissini you will end the day on a camel, trekking off to your desert camp for the night. Enjoy the sunset over the dunes and a fabulous dinner made for you in camp.

Day 2
Arfoud, Tinjedad, Tinghir, Todgha Gorge

First you will want to watch the sunrise on this bright new day over the dunes of the Sahara Desert before heading back to your vehicle for the start of your day.

The next stop is Arfoud, home to some of the world’s oldest fossils but more importantly the date capital of Morocco. Dates of all varieties are here and make fantastic road trip snacks for the car.

Then its on through Tinejedad and Tinghir, two very important points in the south before stopping for the day in Todghra Gorge.

Cut through the mountain by a river over thousands of years of persistence, you will walk along the gorge basin, and hopefully spot some rock climbers. The rock face jutts out of the basin at a 300m vertical!

Spend the night here.

Day 3
Dades Valley, Ouarzazate, Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah, High Atlas Mountains, Marrakech

After breakfast you will travel along the wide and sweeping Dades Valley, home to all the roses that you see in Morocco. Mostly in bloom in April, this valley is lush and beautiful all year. (As long as there is a little rain in the forecast once in awhile.)

Stop into Ouarzazate to see this important southern city and the movie capital of Morocco before getting to Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah.

Visit this ancient kasbah and the best standing example of kasbah architecture, which is still home to a handful of families today. Climb to the top of the kasbah through the narrow streets and marvel at the view from the top.

Next you will enjoy one of the most spectacular driving routes in the world, up and over the highest mountain pass in North Africa - Tizi n' Tichka. Stop at the top of Tichka pass for photos before descending into the foothills and on to Marrakech.

Once in Marrakech we will deliver you to your stated address there in time for dinner.

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Trip Facts

  • Camel trek
  • Fes