3 Days in Morocco desert tour from Ouarzazate to Fes

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◈ Tour Description: 3 Days in Morocco Desert Tour Ouarzazate to Fes

Morocco in 3 Days from Ouarzazate to Fes Desert Tour

Embark on a remarkable 3 days in Morocco Desert Tour from Ouarzazate to Fes through Morocco’s breathtaking landscapes. Explore palm groves, the Rose Valley, Todra Gorge, and the mesmerizing Merzouga. Experience Camel trekking in Erg Chebbi’s dunes, followed by a night in a nomadic tent under the desert stars. Share a cup of tea with Morocco’s nomadic Berbers. Furthermore, discover the stunning Ziz oasis and the captivating Middle Atlas Mountains, including the scenic cedar forest and the picturesque town of Ifrane, often likened to a Swiss Alpine resort. Memorable adventures await you.

◈ Detailed Itinerary: 3 Days in Morocco Tour Itinerary from Ouarzazate

3-Day Sahara Desert Tour from Ouarzazate to Fes

❖ 1st Day: Ouarzazate » Skoura » Rose Valley » Todra Gorge » Merzouga Desert (368km)

In the morning, you’ll be met by your personal driver/guide at your Hotel, commencing your captivating journey into the Sahara. Get ready to be enchanted as you traverse a picturesque path adorned with palm groves, breathtaking canyons, and fragrant rose fields. Carrying on, our adventure continues to the Amridil kasbah, a fortified fortress dating back to the 17th century, nestled within the oasis of Skoura. This architectural gem has not only attracted filmmakers, gracing the screens of notable movies such as Ali Baba, The Sheltering Sky, and Game of Thrones, however also stands as a testament to Morocco’s rich history.

 Leaving Skoura behind, our route leads us along the mesmerizing road of the rose valley, where a myriad of kasbahs unfolds before our eyes like a tapestry. Ultimately, we reach the awe-inspiring Todra Gorge, often referred to as Morocco’s Grand Canyon. Here, majestic limestone cliffs soar to towering heights of 300 meters, encircling the canyon in an ethereal embrace. As the sun slowly moves from east to west, the enchantment of Todra Gorge reveals itself through an ever-changing palette of colors. Take your time to marvel at this natural spectacle before continuing your journey to the Erg Chebbi dunes in Merzouga. Next, stop for lunch in the town of Tinejdad.

–» Camel Ride in The Erg Chebbi Dunes & Overnight in a Desert Camp 

 Upon arriving at the renowned Erg Chebbi dunes, an iconic landscape of global renown, you will embark on a camel ride through the undulating sand, leading you to a hidden Camp nestled amidst the dunes. This extraordinary campsite offers an unparalleled escape from the modern world, allowing you to immerse yourself in the authentic essence of desert life. As the sun begins its descent, make certain to witness the breathtaking spectacle of the desert sunset. Indulge in a delectable dinner that tantalizes your taste buds, while the mesmerizing melodies of live Berber music serenade you around a crackling open fire. Finally, spend an amazing night under a canopy of desert stars, cherishing the beauty of the desert and creating memories that will endure long after your desert expedition.

◈ Overnight: Merzouga Desert

◈ Meals: Dinner

❖ 2nd Day: 4×4 Merzouga Desert Excursion: Khamlia « Gnawa House»

After a truly mesmerizing sunrise, freshen up and breakfast in your camp, then embark on a 4wd excursion and discover the hidden gems of Merzouga that are waiting to be discovered. Begin your day’s adventure with a visit to the enchanting Gnawa tribe in the quaint village of Khamlia. Immerse yourself in the captivating rhythms of live Gnawa music, a traditional art form that resonates throughout Morocco, originating from the vibrant sub-Saharan regions. As you traverse the desert landscape, keep your senses attuned, for you may catch glimpses of magnificent creatures such as the Fennec fox and other fascinating wildlife.

⇒ Visit Nomadic Tribes » Desert Oasis

 Set off for a breathtaking panoramic view of Erg Chebbi Dunes from the Galb Nass Mountains. From Here, as you marvel at the awe-inspiring beauty, you’ll also catch your first glimpse of Morocco’s nomadic Berber tribes, travelling across the Sahara desert and often staying in make shift tents as they head to their next destination.

you’ll also start to see your first glimpse of Morocco’s nomadic Berbers – travelling across the desert and often staying in make shift tents as they head to their next destination. Along the way, indulge in the warm hospitality of some welcoming Berber families, as you join them for a cup of tea in their handwoven tent, sharing stories and basking in the serene ambiance of the Sahara Desert.

 Afterward, return to Khamlia village, where a flavorsome lunch awaits at a local restaurant. Concluding our Sahara excursion, behold the Oasis of Merzouga—a serene oasis nestled amidst the desert’s vast expanse. Relish the oasis’s serene beauty before returning to your exquisitely adorned riad, a haven of unparalleled charm. This afternoon, you might want to venture into the enchanting Erg Chebbi dunes for a mesmerizing sunset stroll. Alternatively, for the thrill-seekers, embark on an unforgettable Quad Bike Tour or Dune Buggy Ride. These experiences are nothing short of extraordinary—don’t let them pass you by!

◈ Overnight: Merzouga Village

◈ Meals: Dinner & Breakfast

Activities in Merzouga Desert:

Dune Buggy Ride in the Erg Chebbi Dunes

Quad Biking Tour in the Erg Chebbi Dunes

❖ 3rd Day: Merzouga » Erfoud » Ziz valley » Midelt » Ifrane » Fes (468km)

The desert adventure from Ouarzazate to Fes continues after breakfast, traversing a breathtaking landscape that encompasses fertile valleys, majestic cedar and pine forests, as well as rugged rocky terrains. Witness the ever-changing beauty of nature as we journey north to Midelt, a charming town, awaits us for a leisurely lunch, offering a moment of relaxation amidst the captivating surroundings. Continuing our expedition, we cross the middle Atlas Mountains and pass through the Cedar Forest, where you may encounter the delightful Barbary macaques, which can often be seen roaming the forest in search of food.

Our next destination is Ifrane, a town of unrivaled beauty, often compared to a Swiss Alpine retreat. Renowned for its pleasant climate and a plethora of outdoor activities, such as snowboarding, which entices visitors from across the kingdom. As the day transitions into evening, we reach the captivating city of Fes, where we bid you farewell at your preferred location, concluding your 3 days in Morocco from Ouarzazate with us.

⟐ Meals: Breakfast

Additional accommodation can be pre-booked if you wish to explore Fez. Find out things you can do during your stay in Fes.

◈ Road Map of Ouarzazate to Fes in Morocco 3 Days Desert Tour

Perfect 3 Days in Morocco Road Trip Itinerary

3-Day Desert Trip from Ouarzazate to Fes Price Includes:

    • Pick-up and drop-off at your hotel/airport.
    • 1 night accommodation in a hotel/riad.
    • Tour in an air-conditioned vehicle, Toyota Land Cruiser or spacious minivan in case of a group throughout 3 days.
    • Hand-picked English-speaking driver
    • Daily Dinner and breakfast.
    • Camel trek & overnight stay in a desert camp (Private Tent)
    • Free time to wander the Canyons, Kasbahs, Take photos, … etc.

3-Day Desert Trip to Fes via Merzouga's Price Excludes:

    • Lunch, drinks and any Private Expenses.

Note About Ouarzazate to Merzouga on a 3-Day Desert Trip

The Best Morocco Private Desert Tour Package

If the above proposed Itinerary: 3-day Ouarzazate Desert Tour to Fes does not match what you’re looking for, then contact us, and we’ll tailor a customized desert trip in Morocco specifically designed to match your desired duration and interests. Whether you’re traveling with family, relatives, or friends, simply inform us of your timeframe and desired activities, and leave the rest to us. Our dedicated team at Morocco Tabiarte Tours is here to answer all your questions, provide detailed quotes for our Morocco Private tours, and offer valuable advice on the best time and places to visit. Whether you’re seeking guidance or ready to make a booking, we’re committed to assisting you every step of the way.

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◈ Payment Methods of a 3-Day Tour from Ouarzazate to Merzouga

➢ How to book a Tour with Us?

To get your booking confirmed for the 3 days Morocco Desert Tour, a deposit is required and can be done easily and securely over PayPal. Regardless of the remaining balance is to be settled in cash, upon meeting your driver at the airport or accommodation. Besides, the currency EURO, USD, CAD and MAD are both acceptable.

➢ Is it possible to pay the total amount with credit card or PayPal?

Kindly note that we do not accept credit card payments due to excessive fees and security risks. While we prefer cash for the remaining balance, we can make exceptions in certain cases for PayPal payments. However, please note that a 5% fee will be added to cover additional transaction charges. If you opt for this method, it is advisable to arrange payment prior to your trip to Morocco.

➢ Cancellation process:

In the event of cancellation more than a month before the tour’s start date, the deposit is non-refundable. However, rest assured that we will credit the deposit towards any future trip with Morocco Tabiarte Tours, allowing you to choose an alternative date that suits you.

95 Reviews ★     Authentic & Genuine Reviews from our Travellers

A wonderful Experience with a wonderful Guide!!! Can’t miss!

We had the most memorable time at our 3 days in Morocco desert with Morocco Tabiarte tours team. This was definitely the highlight of our two family’s trip to Morocco. The sights were great, the desert camp was phenomenal, and our guide, Ibrahim, was the best. He is so energetic, brings life to the party, speaks very good English, and is so great at making sure the guests are happy with every step of the trip. He is incredibly accommodating, friendly and genuinely cares about every single guest on the trip. Also shares great knowledge along the way.

I loved the Merzouga tour from Ouarzazate to Fes, through the Dades & Todra Gorge and the Sahara Desert. The Luxury Camp is amazing. Magical experience, so nice and comfortable. Best way to spend a few days in Morocco! Read More Morocco tour’s reviews

Nelly 〉 5 out of 5 〉 Family Traveller 〉 June 26th, 2023

◈ Morocco Desert Tour Package’s FAQ

+ How long is the Camel ride in Erg Chebbi Sand dunes?

The camel trek is about an hour, with a break in the heart of the desert in order to witness the sunset. If you prefer to walk, then you can walk alongside our camel caravan, but bear in mind that walking in the sand can be tiring.

Whether you choose to embrace the adventure of a camel ride or opt for the convenience of a 4×4 transfer, the choice is yours. Erg Chebbi’s enchanting desert camp awaits, promising an unforgettable getaway amidst the breathtaking dunes.

+ How far is Merzouga Desert from Marrakech?

It takes around 9–10 hours drive to get to Merzouga desert from Marrakech, approximately 563 kilometers (350 miles). But it’s possible to break up this long journey with overnight stops, either in Ouarzazate or Dades Gorge along the way.

+ Do I need to bring a sleeping bag to the Desert?

You don’t need a sleeping bag since there’re well-equipped Desert camps provides all the bedding you need including pillows, blankets and even a private bathroom in the tent if you need to take a shower (Luxury camp).

+ What are the activities in Merzouga Desert?

  • Camel Trekking: Enjoy a camel ride through the majestic Sahara desert, immersing yourself in the serene landscape.
  • Sand-boarding: Slide down the sandy slopes of the dunes on a sand-board, experiencing the thrill of this desert sport.
  • Desert Camping: Spend a night in a desert camp, where you can relax, enjoy traditional Moroccan cuisine, and marvel at the starry night sky.
  • Quad Biking: Embark on an adrenaline-filled quad bike ride across the desert, exploring the sandy terrain and experiencing the exhilaration of off-road riding.
  • Dune Buggy Rides: Hop on a dune buggy and embark on an adventure across the dunes. These off-road vehicles offer a thrilling and fast-paced experience in the desert.
  • Off-Road Adventures: Embark on off-road excursions in 4×4 vehicles, exploring the rugged desert landscape, visiting hidden oases, and discovering remote areas not easily accessible by regular vehicles.

+ Why should I choose a private tour?

Booking a private tour offers a unique and personalized experience tailored to your interests. You enjoy privacy, comfort, and the freedom to customize the itinerary and pace. With exclusive access and an expert guide dedicated to your group, you gain a deeper understanding of the destinations. While private tours can be more expensive, the benefits outweigh the cost for those seeking an exceptional and unforgettable travel experience.

+ How far is Merzouga Desert from Fes?

The majestic Merzouga Desert lies at a distance of around 463 kilometers (287 miles) from the vibrant city of Fes. Embarking on this enchanting journey from Fes to the mesmerizing Merzouga sand dunes unveils a tapestry of awe-inspiring sceneries and captivating stops, creating an unforgettable adventure for travelers. Prepare to be enthralled as you traverse this remarkable distance, immersing yourself in the beauty of the landscapes that unfold before your eyes.

+ What should I pack for a desert tour?

It’s recommended to pack comfortable clothing suitable for warm weather during the day and cooler temperatures at night. Essentials include sunscreen, sunglasses, a hat, a scarf for protection from the desert wind, comfortable shoes for walking, and a small backpack for personal items. It’s also advisable to bring a camera to capture the stunning landscapes and memorable moments.

+ Is Wi-Fi available in the desert Camp?

Wi-Fi availability in the desert camps can vary depending on the specific camp you choose. Some desert camps may offer Wi-Fi access to their guests, while others may not have this facility available.

+ How many days do I need in Fes? 1 or 2 Days?

To fully experience Fes, it is recommended to spend at least two to three days in the city. Begin with a guided tour of the Medina, exploring its hidden gems and iconic sites like the Karaouine Mosque, Al-Attarine Madrasa & Chouara Tannery. Take a day to navigate the Medina’s souks and immerse yourself in the bustling atmosphere. If time allows, consider a day trip to the blue city of Chefchaouen, located approximately 200 kilometers away. This picturesque town offers stunning views and a charming ambiance. While two days are sufficient for a basic visit, extending your stay allows for a more immersive and leisurely exploration of Fes.

+ How many days do I need in Marrakech? 2 or 3 Days?

The number of days you need in Marrakech is at least 2 days to fully explore and experience the city’s rich culture, history, and attractions. Discover 10 best things to do in Marrakech

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