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Epic 3 Days in Morocco: Desert Tour from Ouarzazate to Fes

Explore the magic of the Sahara desert! Unforgettable 3 days tour in Morocco from Ouarzazate to Fes. Adventure, culture & stunning landscapes await. Book now

Epic 3 Days in Morocco: Desert Tour from Ouarzazate to Fes
Perfect Morocco itinerary: 2-Day Tour from Ouarzazate to Merzouga desert
  • 3 Days & 2 Nights
  • Private Vehicle
  • Distance: 870 KM
  • Guided Tours
  • Half Board
  • Accommodation

Tour Description: 3 Days in Morocco from Ouarzazate to Fes

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.

What to Expect in 3 Days Tour from Ouarzazate to Fes via Merzouga

  • Explore Amridil Kasbah, a preserved fortress with rich cultural history.
  • Marvel at Todra Gorge's towering walls, perfect for hiking.
  • Enjoy Merzouga desert's magic through camel treks and luxe glamping.
  • Immerse in Khamlia's Gnawa music and local culture.
  • Interact with desert nomadic tribes, gaining insights into their lifestyle.
  • Drive through Ziz Valley's lush palms, capturing scenic views.
  • Discover Ifrane, Morocco's "Switzerland", with charm and unique architecture".

Detailed Itinerary: 3 Days in Morocco Desert Tour from Ouarzazate

1st Day: Ouarzazate » Skoura » Rose Valley » Todra Gorge » Merzouga Desert (5-hour drive)

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

√ Included Meals: Dinner

2nd Day: 4×4 Merzouga Desert Excursion: Khamlia « Gnawa House» (2.5-hour drive)

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

√ Included Meals: Breakfast and dinner

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 (7-hour drive)

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.

√ Included 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.

Important Note

What you see here is just a suggested plan for your 3 days Morocco Sahara tour from Ouarzazate to Fes. If it doesn’t quite match what you have in mind, don’t hesitate to reach out. We’re all about creating a tour that fits your preferences and specific duration.

Our tours from Ouarzazate cover all that the Moroccan desert has to offer, and here’s the deal: the more friends you bring along, the lower the cost per person. We split the fixed transportation fee among everyone, and the overall price also depends on your choice of accommodation, varying with options such as 3-star, 4-star, or 5-star hotels.

For the exact cost and all the details, contact us. We’re here to make your trip just right for you.

3 Days in Morocco Travel Itinerary Price/Cost

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Price Includes
Price Excludes
  • Hotel/Airport pick-up and drop-off services.
  • Tour in an air-conditioned vehicle throughout 3 day Morocco itinerary.
  • Hand-picked English-speaking driver.
  • 1-night stay in carefully selected Hotel/Riad.
  • 1-night stay in a Deluxe desert camp (Private Tent).
  • Daily breakfast and dinner.
  • Camel trek and Sand-boarding.
  • Leisure time to stroll through gorges, explore kasbahs, capture photos, and more.
  • Lunches, drinks and any Private Expenses.
  • Gratuities for your tour guide & driver (the amount is at your discretion).

Frequently Asked Questions

How far is Merzouga from Ouarzazate?

The distance between Merzouga and Ouarzazate is approximately 370 kilometers (230 miles) by road. The journey usually takes around 5 to 6 hours drive.

What are the must-visit attractions in Ouarzazate?

Key attractions in Ouarzazate include the Atlas Film Studios, Ait Ben Haddou (a UNESCO World Heritage site), and the Taourirt Kasbah.

How many days do you need in Merzouga?

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.

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.

What types of desert camps are available in Merzouga?

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. 

 

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.

What activities can I do in Merzouga?

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.

How Do I Book a Tour?

Booking a tour with us is a breeze. Follow these simple steps:

A) Reach Out: Start by emailing us to express your interest and inquire about availability.

B) Reservation Confirmation: Upon reaching out, we’ll guide you through the reservation process. Typically, a deposit is required to secure your spot.

2. Is a deposit required, and how much is it?

Yes, indeed, a deposit is typically required to confirm your booking. Furthermore, the amount varies based on the specific tour package you choose. Importantly, this initial payment is crucial, as it not only secures your spot but also enables us to make all necessary arrangements for your upcoming adventure.

3. What payment methods are available for the deposit?

We strive to make the deposit process as convenient as possible. Additionally, you can make your deposit through various methods, with debit card payments via PayPal being one of the options. This flexibility ensures that you can choose the method that suits you best.

4. When is the balance payment due and how?

The balance payment for your tour is typically due either before the start of your trip or upon arrival. We accept various payment methods, including bank transfers, making it convenient for you to settle the balance. If you ever have questions or need assistance with the balance payment, our dedicated customer service team is here to help.

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Good to Know

Currency

MAD, د.م. (Dirham)

Plugs and Adapters

As a traveler from the USA, Canada, Australia, or New Zealand, you will need an adapter for Type C and Type E connectors.

Visa

Are you planning an international trip and wondering about the complexities of visa applications? Unfortunately, we cannot offer you a visa application service, but we can provide you with valuable insights into understanding whether you need one or not. The visa application process can be intricate, but fear not; we’ve compiled a comprehensive guide to help you navigate through the basics.

Do I Need a Visa?

The necessity for a visa depends on your nationality and your intended travel destination. Let’s break it down for you:

1. Check Your Nationality

Firstly, identify your home country and its visa agreements with the country you plan to visit. If there is no existing visa agreement, you will likely need to apply for a visa in advance of your departure.

2. Understand Visa Requirements by Country

Here’s a quick guide for citizens of specific countries:

a. US Citizens

Great news for Americans! US citizens typically don’t need a visa for many destinations. Nevertheless, always double-check the specific requirements for your chosen location.

b. UK Citizens

Likewise, citizens of the United Kingdom usually enjoy visa-free travel to most countries. Confirm the details based on your intended destination.

c. Australian Citizens

Australians often have the privilege of visa-free travel to various places. Before you pack, verify the visa requirements for your chosen destination.

d. New Zealand Citizens

If you’re a citizen of New Zealand, you likely won’t need a visa for many destinations. Still, it’s wise to check the specific requirements for your intended travel spot.

Special Note: Morocco

Good news for those planning a trip to Morocco! Citizens of most countries, including the ones mentioned above, typically don’t require a visa for Morocco. It’s a visa-free destination for many travelers.

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Nelly

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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!

28 November 2023
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