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From Fes: 3 Days and 2 Nights Desert Trip to Marrakech

1. From Fes: 3 Days and 2 Nights Desert Trip to Marrakech

Take a multi-day trip through the Atlas Mountains to the Sahara desert departing from Fes. Admire the beautiful scenery, enjoy traditional Berber culture and cuisine, and visit a variety of charming villages across 3 days. Drive through a cedar forest and see the resident monkeys, before descending to the Sahara Desert. Arrive at the traditional kasbah at the foot of the Erg Chebbi dunes. Enjoy the beauty of the sunset on a camel ride across the dunes. At the Berber camp, enjoy mint tea and dinner, gaze at the stars and spend the night in a tent. On the second day visit Merzouga, Tinghir and Ouarzazate. Head out on the rugged Road of a Thousand Kasbahs along the ancient caravan route. This area has been a popular location for Hollywood films, such as The Last Temptation of Christ and Jewel of the Nile. Stop for lunch and a walk in Todgha Gorges and then travel through the Dadès Valley past dramatic escarpments. Dinner and overnight at a hotel in the Gorges or in Ouarzazate. On the third day, visit the town of Ouarzazate, including the Kasbah of Taourirt and the Atlas Studios – the largest and most famous movie studios in Africa.

From Marrakech 3-Days Desert Trip to Merzouga Dunes

2. From Marrakech 3-Days Desert Trip to Merzouga Dunes

• Day 1: Marrakech - Tizi n'Tichka - Ait Benhaddou - Ouarzazate - Dades Valley - Tinghir Get picked up from your accommodation in Marrakech in the morning. Begin your journey to the Dades in Tinghir via the Tizi n'Tichka Atlas pass. Take in panoramic views across the mountains and traditional High Atlas Berber villages before arrival at Kasbah Ait Benhaddou. After exploring this UNESCO World Heritage Site, enjoy lunch in Ait Benhaddou or Ouarzazate, where you'll visit Kasbah Taourirt . Continue to Dades Tinghir though Roses and Dades Valley. Settle in for the night at a riad/hotel in Dades Tinghir.  • Day 2: Dades - Tenghir - Todra Gorges - Tinjdad - Erfoud - Merzouga  After breakfast, depart for the Erg Chebbi Sahara Desert in Merzouga. Berber villages are scattered along the way, and you’ll pass through Todra Gorges, Tenghir, Tinjdad, Jorf, and Erfoud. Continue Merzouga. After relaxing for a while, take enough luggage for one night with you on a camel trek across the Erg Chebbi sand dunes. Upon arrival at the camp, leave the camels and walk to the highest dunes to watch the sunset. Spend the night in Berber nomad tents under the stars, listening to drum music in the middle of the Sahara.  • Day 3: Camel trek back to Merzouga - Atlas Mountains - Marrakech  Wake up in the early morning to watch the sunrise over the dunes. Ride your camel back to Merzouga to have breakfast. Pick up the rest of your luggage and begin your journey back to Marrakech, this time traveling through different areas and Berber villages. Once in Ouarzazate, take the same road back to Marrakech, arriving in the evening.

Marrakech: All-inclusive 4-Day Private Atlas and Desert Tour

3. Marrakech: All-inclusive 4-Day Private Atlas and Desert Tour

An example of the itinerary you will follow: Day 1: Marrakech, Ouarzazate, Dades Valley Your driver will pick you up from your accommodation and you will set off on your 4 day adventure. Pass through the Tizi n'Tichka pass in the High Atlas mountains and from Marrakech to Ouarzazate you can enjoy the scenic route, the landscapes with changing colors and terrain and the Berber villages along the way. You will have free time to visit the Taourirt Kasbah in Ouarzazate and have lunch on site. Then, on to the green valley of Dadès and the valley of roses by the palm grove of Skoura. You will have dinner and stay overnight at a charming guest house in the valley. Day 2: Dades Valley, Todra Gorges, Dunes of Merzouga After breakfast, you will set off on the road to the 1000 Kasbahs, then check check out Tinghr with its magnificent palm groves. At Todra Gorge, the bravest explorers can trek along the canyon, 300 metres above the ground. Then continue towards Merzouga and the erg Chebbi dune in the Sahara desert. In the largest desert in the world, you can experience the sunset on the back of a camel as you ride towards the oasis where the camp is located. You may spend the night in the nomadic tents or under the stars and play music or sing along with the locals and become immersed in true nomadic culture. Day 3: Merzouga, Tazarine, Agdz, Ouarzazate Watch the sunrise over the dunes of erg Chebbi, followed by breakfast in the camp. Return to a hostel via camel trek for a quick shower then drive to Rissani, a small town in southern Saharan Morocco where you can stop to visit a fossil workshop, before continuing to the junction of the Drâa and Agdz valley. Enjoy a relaxing dinner and hotel stay in Ouarzazate. Day 4: Ouarzazate, Aït ben Haddou, Telouet, Marrakech Go on a tour of the movie sets and studios located in Ouarzazate: the "Hollywood of Africa". Visit the Ksar of Aït ben Haddou, a world heritage site. Aït ben Haddou has been used to date as a backdrop for more than twenty films, including "Gladiator", "Indiana Jones "and" Lawrence of Arabia ". Take advantage of this walk through the area to admire the traditional architecture of the kasbahs. Continue on home to Marrakech through the mountains.

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based on 3,808 reviews

Great experience!I booked it after the private guide I hired before became dubious. I don't regret it at all! I have asked to visit Ouzazarte film studios after booking (you need to ask before the trip starts - this is optional) so I had a kind of private tour there with Lahcen, a very kind guide, head of the company. After that I rejoined the group, wonderful people from all over the world. The hotel was above my expectations (pool!). Next day we continued to the desert. Tourguide Houchine and extra guide Ahmad did a a great job. Although the way from Tinehir to Merzouga is not so far, there are a lot of activities before, because it is simply too hot to arrive before evening. The camelride through the dunes was stunning, the camp (basic) also very comfortable, good food, enjoyable music show - don't go to bed early, stars are fantastic! The next day we started very early with the camels. Then a long ride back to Marrakech, but our driver Brahim brought us back very safely.

We had an amazing trip with great people - both fellow travelers as well as guides. It is a touristy trip with quite some stops at souvenir stands, and the hotel wasn’t the most comfortable - yet, it was all 100% worth it. We highly recommend!! Especially the second day is just amazing, we had the opportunity to do quad, camel riding and sand boarding.

Once in a lifetime experience! Our guide Lahcen drove us safely to the desert and back with great music, stops for scenery, delicious food, and insightful commentary/conversation. The staff at the berber camp, live music, and sleeping under the desert stars were particularly wonderful. Highly recommend this tour!

The program was well designed - you get a great mountain & desert experience (all in line with the description in the offer). Some small possible improvements: quality of the guide in Tinghir (below basic English & repeating the same information several times).

Best trip! Highly recommend this tour company. Good communication, great driver Hakim was fun, attentive and accommodating. Easy transfers to desert and the team at the luxury camp were awesome. Comfort, clean and good fun. Hilight of our time in Morocco.