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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
The distance between Merzouga and Ouarzazate is approximately 370 kilometers (230 miles) by road. The journey usually takes around 5 to 6 hours drive.
Key attractions in Ouarzazate include the Atlas Film Studios, Ait Ben Haddou (a UNESCO World Heritage site), and the Taourirt Kasbah.
A recommended stay in Merzouga is 2 to 3 days. This allows for a camel trek, a night in a desert camp, and time to explore the unique landscape. Adjust your stay based on your preferences and desired activities.
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.
Luxury Desert Camps: Experience upscale comfort with private amenities like en-suite bathrooms, hot showers, and personalized services.
Standard Desert Camps: For a more budget-friendly option, choose standard desert camps with basic amenities like beds and shared bathrooms.
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.
In Merzouga, you can enjoy camel trekking in the Sahara Desert, experience a night in a desert camp, and witness the breathtaking sunrise and sunset over the dunes. Quad biking and sandboarding are also popular activities.
An Unforgettable Desert Adventure with Exceptional Guidance! Must-Experience Highlights!
Our three-day Moroccan desert trip with MTT, led by the guide Ibrahim, was an absolute highlight of our Morocco family trip. Ibrahim’s vibrant energy, fluency in English, and genuine care for every guest made the experience extraordinary. His enriching knowledge added depth to the visually stunning Merzouga tour from Ouarzazate to Fes, including the Dades & Todra Gorge and Sahara Desert.
The Luxury Camp was a pinnacle of comfort, ensuring a magical and unforgettable experience. MTT, guided by Ibrahim, offers an exceptional adventure that combines breathtaking sights with intellectual satisfaction. Highly recommended for an immersive and memorable stay in Morocco!