This amazing 3 days desert trip from Marrakech to Fez, is ideally suited to adventurous travelers desire to explore Morocco away from its bustling cities. Admire and explore the UNESCO World Heritage–listed Aït Benhaddou kasbah, travel out into the Sahara Desert camp on camelback and more — all while receiving your private guide’s undivided attention.
This amazing 3 days desert trip from Marrakech to Fez is perfect for travelers keen to discover our mountain kasbahs, lush valleys and towering dunes on a 3-day private desert camp from Marrakech to Fez. Get through the High Atlas to discover the ruined lanes of Ait-Ben-Haddou. Travel in the rustling shade of palm and olive groves and visit a flower-farming cooperative in the Valley of Roses. Ride a camel into the dunes of Erg Chebbi then spend a night in a Berber tent beneath Saharan stars. Rise early for a desert sunrise and trade sand for cedars as you traverse the Middle Atlas to the gates of Fez.
Start from your hotel/Riad in Marrakesh at 07:30. Meet your guide/driver and take the Tizi-n-Tichka pass through the Atlas mountain range and travel to the UNESCO-listed Aït Benhaddou kasbah heritage with your private guide/driver. Head through Ouarzazate known as ‘ The Gate of The Sahara ’ and onward for lunch at the UNESCO-listed Aït Benhaddou kasbah. Follow your guide/driver on a tour of the kasbah and hear of the many famous films and photo shoots that have taken place there. Travel onward past the palm trees and olive groves of the Skoura oasis to Kasbah Amridil and gain insight into its construction and history from your guide.
We will through the Valley of Roses to Kelaa Mgouna, a local rose plantation. Visit one of the rose-growing cooperatives and see as workers blend their ingredients to make rose-scented perfumes, then join your guest house in Boumalne du Dadès for dinner and overnight overnight in a charming Hotel/ Kasbah.
Depart Boumalne Dadès after breakfast and take the famous Road of 1,000 Kasbahs through the Dadès Valley. Visit one of the valley’s traditional kasbahs and listen as your guide details the role it has played in the region’s history. Head into the foothills of the High Atlas to the oasis of Tinghir and enjoy a 1-hour walk along the Todgha River, where olive groves and palm trees flourish by the riverbanks. Visit Berber villages with your guide to meet one or two of the locals, then head into the mighty Todgha Gorge for lunch.
Travel through the oasis towns of Erfoud and Merzouga, through typical villages. Then meet your camel train in Erg Chebbi for the onward journey by camelback into the Sahara Desert. Enjoy beautiful and amazing views of the Saharan sunset, then arrive at your desert camp for a traditional Moroccan dinner under the stars.
Early morning wake to watch the sun rising over the dunes. Enjoy the typical breakfast in the desert, then hop back into your vehicle for the onward journey to the holy town of Rissani, the birthplace of 17th-century ruler Moulay Ali Cherif the founder of Morocco’s ruling Alaouite Dynasty.
Continue on to Midelt for having lunch then head along the Ziz River where fortified kasbahs (traditional Moroccan fortresses) lie among dense palm groves.
Travel through the cedar forests of the Middle Atlas and onward through the fertile Saiss plains, where native flora and fauna thrive. In the early evening, arrive at your riad or hotel in Fez where your 3 days desert trip from Marrakech to Fez will come to an end.