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3 Days Desert tour itinerary for morocco: Come Across Sahara's Thrilling Rides On Your Way To The Major City

Merzouga, Erfoud, Todgha Gorge, Aït Benhaddou, Dadès Gorges, Erg Chebbi, Ouarzazate, Ifrane, Midelt, Ziz Valley, Azrou, Tizi n'Tichka, Fez, Marrakech

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Sightseeing Tour
Camping
Camping Tour
Desert
Desert Tour

Grab the chance to have a real desert experience, ride camels, spend the night in a beautiful desert camp and discover the most interesting sites in Morocco such as Ceder forest, Gorges of Todgha and Dades, famous Kasbahs, mountains and more. 

DAY 01

FES – IFRAN – MIDELT – MERZOUGA DESERT

  • At 8:00 a.m, start your 3 days desert tour from Fez to Marrakech via Sahara. 

  • Leave for Midelt through the Atlas Mountains and the cedar forests of the middle Atlas.

  • Pass by Ifrane, a charming ski resort and Azrou, an important handicraft centre specialised in the work of cedarwood. 

  • Arrive in Midelt for lunch. 

  • In the afternoon, drive to Erfoud and into the desert. 

  • Once you arrive in the dunes of Erg Chebbi, a small offroad takes you to the edge of the golden dunes where camels are waiting for you; the luggage will be loaded in a 4x4 car and transported to the camp, and you can enjoy a beautiful camel ride over the sand dunes and watch a majestic Sahara sunset on your way to the camp. 

  • After reaching your destination, be greeted with tea and smiles. You will be shown to your beautiful comfortable private tents equipped with ensuite bathrooms and showers to relax and settle before dinner time. 

  • After a delicious meal, a fire will be lit and a festive ambience will take over with musical plays by the staff and cameleers under the starry night of the desert!

DAY 02

Merzouga - Rissani - Todra Gorges - Dades Gorges

  • Wake up for sunrise lovely pictures, and enjoy breakfast in the open air in the camp. 

  • Pack lunch and go on an either camel or by 4x4 leaving the dunes behind. 

  • Back on the asphalt roads, depart to Erfoud, which is known by fossils' making. 

  • Drive through palm-groves and Savanah like the desert with your Moroccan tour guide. 

  • Stop for lunch, then take a short walk in Todra Gorges. 

  • Head to your stopping point in Dades Gorge. 

Dinner and overnight in the hotel.

DAY 03

Dades Gorges- Skoura - Ouarzazate- Ait Ben haddou - Marrakech

  • After breakfast, take a short walk in the gorges before continuing your desert tour from Fes to Marrakech. 

  • Follow the Dades Valley through El Kelaa Magona, known as Valley of the Roses and the road of a thousand Kasbahs. 

  • Visit Ouarzazate and stop for lunch in Ait Benhaddou village.

  • Have time to explore the famous protected UNESCO site, which is the nest of many films like the Gladiator, Lawrence of Arabia and much more. 

  • Drive via Tichka pass to arrive in Marrakech.

  • 375 EUR Per Adult
  • An air-conditioned 4x4 or minivan, depending on the number of the group

  • Fuel

  • English/French/Spanish speaking Moroccan driver during the tour

  • Pick up & drop off at your Marrakech & Fes accommodations

  • Overnight in Dades Gorges or Skoura in a traditional comfortable hotel. Possibility to upgrade to a deluxe hotel 

  • Camel Trek to overnight in Luxury Camp with ensuite-bathroom and shower

  • Private rooms/tents

  • Dinner and breakfast are daily included

  • Free time to explore sites such as Ait Ben Haddou kasbah, Walks, Canyons, Breaks for photos, etc.

  • Local guide in Ait Ben Haddou

  • No forced shopping

  • No hidden costs

  • Lunch (Full Menus cost an average of 10€, and you can order "á la carte" in most places)

  • Drinks (if you drink a lot of water, you can purchase a package of 6 bottles from a small shop)

  • Entrance fees to optional Ouarzazate and Skoura visits:

    • Cinema Museum: 30MAD per person

    • Kasbah Taourirte: 20MAD per person

    • Atlas Cinema studio: 50MAD per person

    • CLA cinema studio: 50MAD per person

    • Amridil Kasbah in Skoura: 20MAD per person

How to pay for the tour:

  • To confirm any tour or activity, the tour requires a small deposit to be paid over PayPal to their account; the balance is due in cash at the pickup, to be paid to your driver in euros or equivalent in dirhams

Credit cards:

  • Unfortunately, the tours do not accept payments with credit cards because they are not very popular nor practical in Morocco and they generate so many fees and hold some security risks

Is it possible to pay the total with PayPal:

  • Normally, the tours ask for the balance payments in cash because PayPal also has many transaction fees and operational delays since it's an international institution. Can in some cases accept the full payment via PayPal however a 5% fee will be applied to cover the extra transaction charges. In case you are considering this method, it is best to arrange the payment before the tour.

Merzouga, Erfoud, Todgha Gorge, Aït Benhaddou, Dadès Gorges, Erg Chebbi, Ouarzazate, Ifrane, Midelt, Ziz Valley, Azrou, Tizi n'Tichka, Fez, Marrakech

Sightseeing
Sightseeing Tour
Camping
Camping Tour
Desert
Desert Tour
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