2 Days Tour From Marrakech to Fes
The 2 days tour from Marrakech to Fes through Erg Chebbi dunes is an ideal option for those with limited time in Morocco who want to enjoy a camel trek and a night in a Merzouga desert camp. The tour starts with an early morning pick-up from your hotel/riad in Marrakech at 7:00 a.m. You will have enough time to make several stops along the way, including Tizi N´Tichka pass, where you can take impressive panoramic views and pictures of the authentic Berber small villages that blend into the landscapes.
Afterward, we continue south to Ait Ben Haddou, a fortified village, where we will stop briefly for pictures or a short visit if you are traveling in the summer months. Ait Ben Haddou is famous for being a UNESCO World Heritage Site and has been used as a filming location for many famous movies, including Gladiator and The Mummy.
We will also see Film studios and Taourirt Kasbah from the outside in Ouarzazate and make other quick stops at different places with spectacular scenery. You will have free time for lunch in Tinejdad or Touroug, and then we continue our way to Merzouga desert to reach the stunning dunes of Erg Chebbi.
From there, you will embark on a 1-1.5-hour camel trek to our Berber camp before dinner. During this time, you will have the opportunity to watch the sunset at the top of a dune, take pictures, and enjoy the views. If you are interested, you can also try sandboarding. At the camp, you will be welcomed with a cup of mint tea, have a delicious dinner, listen to traditional Berber drumming music, and sleep in a tent under a beautiful starry sky.
On the second day, you will watch the sunrise over the dune near the camp, have a delicious breakfast, and take a shower at the camp. Then, you will ride the camels again back to the original starting point, or by 4WD, as you wish. From there, we will head towards Fes via Ziz Valley, the second-longest river in Morocco, and cross the Middle Atlas mountains, where you will enjoy incredible views. You will have free time to have lunch at a restaurant and take a short walk through Cedar forest in Azrou, where you can see wild monkeys and take pictures. We will stop at Ifrane, known as the little Switzerland of Morocco, before finally reaching Fes in the late afternoon. The tour ends with drop-off at your hotel in Fes.
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Itinerary for 2 days tour from Marrakech to Fes :
All Morocco Tours company will collect you from your hotel/riad in Marrakech early in the morning to commence your 2 days Marrakech to Fes desert tour. The journey will begin with a drive to the High Atlas mountains, passing through Tizi N´Tichka port with stops for scenic panoramic views and photo opportunities of the Berber villages and picturesque landscapes. You will then head south towards Ait ben Haddou, a UNESCO world heritage site and a fortified village that has been featured in many famous films including Game of Thrones, Gladiator, The Jewel of the Nile, and The Mummy.
Your adventure continues to Ouarzazate, also known as “The gate of the desert” meaning “noiseless” in the Berber language, where you will see the Taourirt kasbah, one of the most impressive ksars in Morocco. You will also visit the Rose Valley and the big Skoura palm grove, a beautiful location with countless palms and numerous kasbahs in the surrounding area where you can stop for lunch. On your way to the desert, you will pass by Dades & Todra valleys, Tinejdad, and Touroug.
As you arrive at the stunning dunes of Merzouga, you will embark on a Camel trekking experience through the golden Erg Chebbi desert, taking a break to watch the magnificent sunset over the dunes. You can also try sandboarding in the sand if interested and enjoy the beautiful landscapes. Once the sun goes down, you will arrive at Berber Camp Merzouga where you will be welcomed with a glass of mint tea and time to relax until dinner. You will then enjoy traditional Berber drumming music around the fire and admire the beautiful starry sky before retiring to your nomadic tented camp for the night.
During the second day of your 2 days tour from Marrakech, you will witness the sunrise over the dunes near the camp. Afterward, you can enjoy a delicious breakfast and shower at the camp before embarking on a camel ride back to the starting point, or opt for transportation in a 4WD vehicle as per your preference.
Our journey will continue towards Fes via Ziz Valley, the second-longest river in Morocco. We will cross the Middle Atlas Mountains, where you can relish breathtaking views and enjoy some free time to have lunch at a restaurant. Later in the afternoon, we will head towards Fes and stop at Cedar forest in Azrou, where you can observe wild monkeys and take a short walk through the forest to capture some pictures.
Our next stop will be Ifrane, known as the "little Switzerland of Morocco." Finally, we will arrive in Fes in the late afternoon and drop you off at your hotel, marking the end of our Marrakech to Fes 2 Days Tour.
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Frequently asked questions about the desert tour:
We offer two different tour options to choose from (Private and Shared). And the client can choose from either options.
The tour starts from Marrakech at your hotel and ends at Fes.
Yes, you can do sandboarding in Merzouga desert
The camel trek ride lasts for about 1 hour and half.
Wear long pants and long sleeves.
The tents are always private, but the main difference is that in a standard camp you share a bathroom with others, while in a luxury camp, each tent has its own private bathroom.
Yes you can, a 4x4 will take you there instead.
Yes, there is electricity in the camp, since the camp runs on solar panels, and sure there are power sockets in the rooms.
Here is a list of what to pack for this trip:
- Long pants ( for the camel ride).
- Sun screen.
- Hat or scarf.
- Sandals, shoes or flip flops.
- Long sleeves.
- A small carry on bag.
It's cold during winter, but it's warm in the summer.