Sabaku Tours

MARRAKECH TO FES 135 €

3 DAYS DESERT TOUR

EXPERIENCE

An unforgettable and fascinating three-day excursion.

Price: from 135 €

Departure time: ~7:30; Arrival time: ~18:00

Duration: 3 Days

Hotel pick-up service: available

Drop-off point in Fez: at the blue gate (Bab Boujloud)

Cancellation policy: up to 72 hours before the activity begins.

Highlight

  • See the impressive Atlas Mountains
  • Visit The Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Enjoy some free time to visit Ouarzazate and the cinema studios.
  • Take a guided tour of the Tinghir oasis and Todra gorges
  • Enjoy a camel ride at sunset and witness sunrise
  • Sleep under the bright stars at the Sahara desert camp in Erg Chebbi with a bonfire and Berber music dance.
  • Drive to Fes through the Middle Atlas Mountains with its cedar forests along Ziz Valley.

Full Description

A night in the Sahara Desert is an unforgettable experience for visitors to Morocco, and this three-day tour allows you to go further and explore more along the way. Visit UNESCO-listed Ait Ben Haddou, the Valley of the Roses, and Tinghir; stop at traditional Berber villages around the Todra Gorge; then take a camel trek through Morocco’s highest dunes, the Erg Chebbi, and sleep under the stars in a Berber tent.

Day 1

Marrakech– Tizi-N-Tichka – Ait Benhaddou – Ouarzazate – Dades Gorges

Our staff will pick you up from your hotel in Marrakech between 7:15 and 7:45 a.m. and accompany you to the departure point, which is in the main square, Jamaa El Fna.

Begin by crossing the High Atlas Mountains and Col Tichka at 2260m, then visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site Kasbah Ait Benhaddou and have lunch in Ouarzazate. To get to the Dadès Valley, you will pass through the Skoura oasis, Kalaat M’gouna, and the Valley of Roses.

Stay the night in a Dadès hotel with half-board (dinner and breakfast the next day included).

Day 2

Dades Gorges – Tenghir – Todra Gorges – Tinjdad – Erfoud – Merzouga

After breakfast at your hotel, leave the Dades gorges for Erg Chebbi, the gateway to the Sahara desert. See the scattered Berber villages along the way and pass through Tinjdad, Jorf, and Erfoud to get a sense of the Saharan landscape. Lunch can be taken at restaurants along the roads. Before traveling to Merzouga, visit the Tafilalet oasis. After a brief rest in Merzouga, we ride a camel for 1 hour and 30 minutes across the sand dunes to a nomadic Berber camp. Listening to camp drums in the Sahara desert allows you to see the sand dunes and desert landscape from a timeless perspective.

Take pictures of the spectacular sunset from the top of a high dune. Then, go camping to enjoy the night in a nomad camp with a bonfire and berber music dance, resting under the starry sky, before you fall asleep. (including dinner and breakfast the next day)

Day 3

Merzouga – Midelt – Ifran – Fes

Wake up in the early morning for a continental breakfast at the camp, then watch the sunrise over the dunes. Ride your camel back to Merzouga meeting point, get study for a fresh day. Start far away from Merzouga on your way to Fes, where you change the driver but never change the performance. Before you knock on Fes, a time off will be necessary to smooth the transition to the new van.

The driving road is to cross the Ziz Vlley through Errachidia or Ighrem n Ulzuz, meaning Ksar Essouk, to stop Midelt to feed your travel soul’s hungry belly before driving across the Middle Atlas Mountains and the gems of the pine woods, i.e., Imouzzar and Ifran, known in Morocco as “Little Switzerland.”.

We reach Fes around 18:00 p.m.

Inclusions

  • Pick-up from your hotel or riad in Marrakech.
  • Transport in an air-conditioned minibus (maximum 17 seats)
  • Explore Kasbah Ait Benhaddou, Dades Gorge Valley, and Todra Gorge.
  • First night in a hotel in Dades Valley, including dinner and breakfast.
  • Camel trip to Erg Chebbi to witness the sunset and sunrise.
  • Second night at the desert camp at the Berber tent, with dinner and breakfast
  • Transfer from Merzouga to Fes.

Exclusions

  • Lunch
  • Beverages
  • Local guides and Kasbah entrance fees
    (Ait Ben Haddou guide usually costs around 3 euros.)
  • Personal purchases

FAQ

* Sunglasses
* Sun cream
* Hat
* Jeans for the camel trekking ( shorts & skirts are not recommended, as the camel saddles are itchy, and can cause skin irritation )
* Camera & phone chargers.
* Warm clothes in the winter season

A shared triple or quadruple rooms for same gender (with private bathroom, ) are going to be available for the 1st night at the standard Hotel.

A shared quadruple tents (with the same gender) are going to be available for the the 2nd night at the standard berber camp.

Shared Shower, western toilets & washing sinks are available outside tents.

A shared triple or quadruple rooms and Tents are included in the tour price (Standard accommodations).

However, it is possible to get a private room and tent with some extra fee, please check the standard accommodations (Standard Hotel & Standard Camp) for more details.

Yes you can Upgrade your first night to a Luxury Hotel and also your second night to a Luxury Berber Camp, please check before you complete your booking.

Once you have your breakfast, a Driver will pick you up from Merzouga Auberge and transfer you till Fes.

Depending on the final number of the participants who would like to transfer to Fes, A minibus or Grand Taxi will be decided on the 3rd day morning.

Yes, there are will be some stops for photos, lunch break, and toilets.

The approximate arrival time is between 17:00 – 18:00, depending on the weather conditions, daylight saving, etc.

Drop off location in Fes will be the Blue Gate (Bab Boujloud).

The camel trek lasts for about 1 hour to 1 h and half, depending on the season, daylight, etc.

Depends as well on where we started camel trek from, Auberge or camels location!

If we arrive early at Merzouga on the 2nd day evening, we can stop at the Auberge, Other way, we just drive to the camels location, as we aim for the sunset.

Shared shower is available now.

So yes you can take shower at Merzouga Sahara camp.

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