2 Days/ 1 Night Desert Trip from Fes to Marrakech

2 Days/ 1 Night Desert Trip from Fes to Marrakech

Overview and Itinerary :

Take a journey over the Atlas Mountains to the Sahara with camel trekking, a night in a Berber encampment, sunset over the Erg Chebbi Dunes and then on through the gorges to Marrakech.


Day 1: Fez - Atlas Mountains - Sahara Desert

Your tour begins at 7 am when your experienced, English speaking driver and guide from Fes Authentic Tours will pick you up from your hotel or riad to begin your unforgettable journey to Merzouga in the Sahara Desert where the Erg Chebbi Dunes await. Famed for their great height; up to 50 metres tall, and stretching away eastwards all the way into Algeria, this is one of Morocco's 'must do' experiences.

But first, you will have the thrill of the drive up into the mighty Atlas mountains where the first stop will be in Ifrane, known as Morocco's Switzerland because of it's alpine style of architecture.

But first, you will have the thrill of the drive up into the mighty Atlas mountains where the first stop will be in Ifrane, known as Morocco's Switzerland because of it's alpine style of architecture.

The next stop is in the aromatic cedar forests around the tranquil town of Azrou, where you can see the renowned Barbary Apes, actually Macaque monkeys, happily living in their natural habitat and always willing to steal your lunch! Then the beautiful drive continues through the mountains until you reach the main edge of Sahara town of Rissani and onwards into the desert until , as if by magic, the Erg Chebbi Dunes suddenly appear out of nowhere.

Then, the highlight of the day : a ninety minute camel trek under the setting sun to reach our Berber encampment which is surrounded by the towering sand dunes. Here you can relax listening to traditional Berber music and watch the bright moon and myriad of stars, seemingly so close you could touch them. Enjoy your specially prepared dinner and drift off to sleep under the stars in the amazing Sahara Desert camp.

Day 2: Sahara Desert - Gorges - Marrakech

Wake up to a breathtaking sunrise over the dunes and ride your camel back through the ever shifting shadows to our hotel where you will enjoy a hearty breakfast. Then it's off to Marrakech, first passing through the incredible Todra Gorge, a 300 metre high canyon cut by a river through the rock of the eastern High Atlas Mountains. We will stop near the town of Tinghir where you will have the chance to do some hiking. Afterwards, you will visit the Kasbah of Taourirt, one of the most beautiful and interesting sites in southern Morocco, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Explore the kasbah's delightful traditional Moroccan architecture before continuing your trip through the High Atlas Mountains, twisting through the snaky, winding roads of the Tizi n'Tichka pass, beautiful Berber villages perched on the mountainsides among stunning vistas of the countryside. The journey ends in Marrakech, where your Fes Authentic Tours driver will drop you off at your accommodation.

One Night Desert Tour Inclusions :

Transport in a comfortable A/C vehicle (a 4x4 or Mini Van).
Overnight in a berber camp.
Dinner and Breakfast.
Pick up and drop off at your accommodation.
Camel trekking in the Sahara Desert.
Sightseeing and photo opportunities at the Sahara Desert

Exlusions :

Lunch and drinks.
Small admission charge for some monuments.
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