This 2-Day Desert tour from Fes to Marrakech offers a remarkable journey through the Ziz valley, showcasing the southeastern region’s key attractions. Explore Berber villages and the captivating landscapes of the Erg Chebbi dunes. You’ll also experience a camel ride and spend a night in a Berber tent in the Merzouga Sahara.
Itinerary for a 2-Day Fes to Marrakech Desert Tour:
Day 1: Fes to Merzouga Desert Camp
Embark on an unforgettable journey from Fes to the mesmerizing Merzouga Desert. Departing from Fes, our route takes us through the picturesque Middle Atlas Mountains, renowned for their majestic cedar forests that span 350 kilometers from southwest to northwest Morocco.
Along the way, we’ll encounter captivating towns such as Ifrane, often referred to as the “Moroccan Switzerland” due to its unique architecture and reputation as an exclusive ski destination. Azrou, a renowned Berber city, will also greet us with its distinctive charm.
Our 2-day desert tour from Fes to Marrakech continues as we traverse the stunning Ziz Valley and Ziz Gorges, making stops in towns like Midelt and Erfoud. From Erfoud, a desert road leads us to our ultimate destination, Merzouga.
At dusk, we’ll embark on a camel trek that will carry us into the heart of the desert, where we’ll find our desert camp. After relishing a traditional dinner, we’ll spend the night beneath the starry desert sky.
Day 2: Merzouga to Marrakech via Ait Ben Haddou
Awaken to the awe-inspiring spectacle of a desert sunrise over the Merzouga dunes—a moment of pure natural beauty. Following this breathtaking experience, you’ll ride camels back to a hotel where you can freshen up and enjoy a hearty breakfast, recharging for the day ahead.
Our journey resumes, taking us through the Palmeral of Tafilalet and the historic town of Rissani, known as the hometown of the Moroccan royal family. We’ll continue to the town of Alnif and traverse the captivating Anti-Atlas mountains, where we’ll encounter charming Berber villages like Tazarine and N’kob.
Venture through the magnificent Draa Valley, with its vast stretches of date palms and lush greenery. After crossing the mountains via the Tizi N’Tnifift pass, we’ll reach the modern Ouarzazate, where a delectable lunch awaits.
With satisfied appetites, we’ll explore the famous kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that has served as a backdrop for numerous films. Depending on the season, we’ll either delve into a comprehensive visit or enjoy a brief stop.
Our journey back to Marrakech commences, promising stunning views and scenic landscapes. We’ll arrive in Marrakech around 19:00, where your 2-day desert adventure from Fes to Marrakech concludes, and you’ll be dropped off at your accommodation.