Moda Camp Merzouga Tours
3 days from Fes to Marrakec, Merzouga desert tour, Private
This 3 days tour will begin in Fes and conclude in Marrakech. In the Merzouga desert, you will go on a camel ride and tent. You’ll also see the Todgha Canyons and
- ⇒ Tizi n Tichka pass
- ⇒ The city of Ifrane
- ⇒ Azrou forest
- ⇒ Merzouga desert
- ⇒ Camel rides in Erg Chebbi
- ⇒ Camping and Berber music
Day 1: Fes- Ifrane- Erfoud-Merzouga.
We will begin our 3 days Sahara tour journey from Fes to Marrakech, which will take us across the high and middle Atlas mountains. First, we’ll take you to Imouzar for brunch before continuing on to Ifrane. There, we’ll see the Atlas Lion monument, which was sculpted by a German prisoner in exchange for his release. After that, we’ll go to the Atlas Cedar Forest, where we’ll stop to snap photos and feed the trees.
After there, we’ll travel via Midelt, Rich, and a few more little villages. Following that, we’ll make a brief stop at Errachidia’s dam, a large lake from which the Sahara obtains its water. We’ll also stop for a panoramic view of Ziz Valley, which is one of Morocco’s most important sources of dates palm palms. Then we’ll travel to Erfoud, which is noted for its worldwide dates fruits and fossil museums.
Later in the afternoon, we’ll arrive at the Erg Chebbi dunes, where we’ll have a look around before continuing on to Merzouga. We’ll take you on a camel ride across the sand dunes to our Berber camps from there. After supper, our Berbers will play drams. After that, we propose climbing to the top of the dunes to gaze at the sky. That is the centerpiece of our 3-day travel from Fes to Marrakech schedule.
Day 2: Merzouga-Rissani-Todgha-Dades.
You will return to the village on camel on the second of our 3 days tour from Fes to Marrakech. We’ll next travel to Rissani, where we’ll visit a fossil museum and have a stroll around the little souk. We’ll next go via Jerf, an Arabic town. We’ll come to a halt near an ancient irrigation system’s wells. Following that, we’ll travel via Tinjdad, where they’ll have a sample of the local cuisine. As a result, we’re going to have lunch there.
The Todgha gorges, which are around 300 meters high, will be our next visit. Water’s force may also be able to move over the rocks on its own. People also climb and hike those rocks if you’re interested.
Before arriving at the hotel, we’ll travel to Dades and halt at the monkey fingers mountains and Tisdrine’s curves.
Day 3: Dades-Rose valley- Ouarzazate-Ait Benhaddou- Marrakech:
On this day, we’ll travel from Dades to Marrakech. First, we’ll go to the rose valley, which is known for its rose goods. After that, we’ll cross via Skoura on our way to Ouarzazate. We’ll go to one of the film studios there since Ouarzazate is known for its movies, which are known as Ouallywood. It’s also where actors lease film equipment to shoot movies in Ait Benhaddou. Our next destination will be the Kasbah of Ait Benhaddou, a Unesco World Heritage Site that is a Berber fortification and a trading hub for the Touaregs. It’s also known for movie images from Gladiator and Lawrence of Arabia.
We’ll travel across the Tichka Pass in the afternoon, which is located in the upper Atlas Mountains. Then we’ll stop at the highest point in Morocco, at 2260 meters, and visit an argan oil cooperative. Finally, we’ll transport you to Marrakech, bringing our 3 days Fes to Marrakech tour to a close.
Services included in 3 days from Fes to Marrakech:
- → Tour in 4x4 vehicle or minibus with A/C
- → Driver/Guide
- → Fuel
- → 1 night in a desert camp (breakfast & dinner included)
- → Camel ride
- ⊗ Beverages
- ⊗ Lunchs
- ⊗ Drinks
- ⊗ Tips
Place to visit in Morocco
Fez is the oldest of the four cities that occupied Morocco’s capitals in the past, located in the middle of a fertile valley of the Fez River surrounded by hills, where it was founded on each side of the river in a separate form: the East was founded by Idriss I in 789, the West was founded by Idris II in 809, and later the two sides were established under the rule of the Almoravid state during the eleventh century.Around Fez there are hills on all sides covered by forest filled with trees, and around them there are vast land suitable for agriculture, with many vineyards, orchards, olive trees and pastures of sheep, goats and cows .
The city of Fez is divided into three sections: Fez ElBali, New Fez and the New City.The atmosphere is characterized by the heat of summer and cold winter, and mild in autumn and spring, where the number of tourists arriving in these two seasons, and the purpose of tourism is often to see the ancient monuments of Fez, its palaces and buildings, or prepare for international demonstrations held to fight or address a particular intellectual issue.The city of Fez is divided into three sections.The first is Fez al-Bali, the ancient city considered to be the most ancient in history, where the Village Mosque (the oldest mosque in the Maghreb) and the associated Village Al Quarawiyin University (the oldest university in the world) are built, and Fez bali contains many hotels. The New Fez, built by the marinids during the 13th century, contains the Royal Palace of the marinid Period as well as the Great Mosque, where the city’s old Jewish quarter, which its inhabitants abandoned to Israel in 1948, is located.Finally, the new city, founded by French colonizers in 1916, is located in a train station and most of the city’s industrial facilities.
Ifrane is one of the best places to enjoy the mild weather, making it a park for many Moroccan families, both from the same city and from residents of the regions.The cities of Fez and Meknes, as wild-fishing enthusiasts practice their hobby during the autumn in the city areas, not only the people of Morocco, but also those coming from abroad, and in winter and autumn the city also sees a demand from foreign tourists. For skiing, there is more than one winter stop for the sport, such as: Michellifen Station, which has resorts and restaurants, and a beginner’s ski training service, and during the spring the beautiful city is gorgeous in its green look, bright spring colors, while also available around the city stunning roaring waterfalls.
Undoubtedly,the city of Ouarzazate is an iconic spot in the middle of a harsh desert in the deep south, it is far-famed with the its time-honored history, an indisputable proof of this history is still present in the Kasbahs, the oldest buildings not only in the city, but also in Morocco or even in the whole world, for instance, the Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou was built in about 650 years ago and still having the same appearance thanks torestoration works, it is where you can see how life of the old settlers in the area used to be. Ouarzazate was a crossing-point for African traders acrossnorth Africa and Europe. Abdullah Al-Warzazi helped Saadi to take control over Daraa Tafilalet, and during the French period. The majority of Ouarzazate inhabitants are Berber-speakers, so it has given its name from a Berber word which means without noise. Nowadays, the city of Ouarzazate is home to some major touristic stations such kasbahs, palm tree oasis and cinema studios, the city is a perfect location for movie-making. Also it has broad streets, luxurioushotels destined to receive intensive tourism.
Merzouga, a desert them park, has a worldwide reputation of being a targeted tourist destination par excellence, it is a small village in the southeast Sahara Desert of Morocco, it is 35 Kilometers away from Erissani. Merzouga has such huge golden sand dunes, but underground it contains the largest underground water in morocco. Theold storiestells that Merzouga was once a prosperous garden and a beautiful forest, one day an old woman asks the inhabitants for help and they did not help her, so God punished them by turning their heaven into hell, and buried them in the dunes. as for many people now, Moroccans or Tourists, Merzouga is still heaven with its vast sand dunes, where to experience new adventures of mad driving of Quad, carts and four wheel drive, in addition to camel riding, stunning sunset and sunrise as well as magical night under the shining stars.
Marrakech is one of the four imperial impressive cities of Morocco, it is nicknamedas “the pearl of the south” or “the Red City”. It has an impressive history and was probably founded in 1062 by Abu Bakr, the cousin of Almoravid king Yusuf IbnTashfin who built several monuments in Marrakech. Today the red city definitely offers all that you could ask for. It is a huge sophisticated city by all means.Yet, it still possesses the historical moments, which are symbols it is known for. Marrakech Medina to Bahia palace, Jamaa Elfna, Koutoubia Mosque andBadii Palace are among these places where history of Marrakech is still alive, and they give million reasons why to prlong the visit to Marrakech. Jamaa Elfna as already mentioned, is one of the famous places in Marrakech, the square is an amazing place to catch human storytelling, it is always congested, vibrant, and also it is considered to be a place where people show their talents. At night it turns to be like a big restaurant, smoke all over the place of delicious meals.The Koutoubia Mosque can be seen from JamaaElfna Square, it is only few minutes away, and it reveals the beautiful architecture of the old founders with the creative inscriptions.
Certainly, the city of Tinghir imposes a place of honor among the other touristic cities in Morocco thanks to the spectacular scenery of the vast oasis, and the extraordinary backdrop ofelevated rockywalls in Toudgha Gorges. Whenever someone thinks of Tinghir city, Toudgha Gores come to his mind automatically, the river flows with sparling water, and it hasengraved cliff-sided canyons of 10 meters width. The center city of Tinghir is beautiful, the people are always busy with their daily activities, which sound endless, and mostof them are Berber-speakers friendly and easy-going. At the top of the foothill, there are hotelswhere to enjoy the full view of the small city and the palm tree oasis around it
Great 3 days tour
This tour was a highlight of our Moroccan honeymoon. Our driver, Zaid, was fantastic the whole day – extremely amusing, friendly, and agreeable to any stops or little detours we requested.
The feeding of the berber monkeys and camel rides in the Sahara desert were undoubtedly highlights for us. We felt like we were in a movie since the environment was so gorgeous. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
Our desert tent was much more contemporary and pleasant than we had anticipated, far better than some of the riads we’d seen on our journey. The camp staff was also really considerate and gracious, surprising us with a song, dance, and cake to commemorate our honeymoon. It was really one of the most pleasant experiences we’ve had, and we’ll never forget it.
We’ve made a reservation for a vacation. The journey from Marrakech to Fes with Ali and Brahim went extremely well, and the night in the desert was the finest experience of my life. We would like to express our gratitude to the crew of Marrakech Camel trips.
10/10 rated tour
If I could, I’d give this tour ten stars! From Marrakech to Fes, we had three great days. The staff is really kind and accommodating. Ali is the name of our driver and guide. During the road ride, they told us many fascinating tales and customs and looked after both of us. The cuisine was wonderful and elegant. We enjoyed a lovely romantic meal in the desert beneath the Milky Way. This trip comes highly recommended from me!
We booked a three-day trip from Marrakech to Fes with Marrakech Camel Trips, which was excellent. The folks were really polite, and the service was excellent.