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3 Days Culture tour itinerary for morocco: Traverse The Sahara Desert & Its Major Attractions

Marrakech, Fez, Merzouga, Ifrane, Aït Benhaddou, Midelt, Atlas Mountains, Dadès Gorges, Ouarzazate

Nature Tour
Culture Tour
Desert Tour
Traverse the Sahara Desert & Its Major Attractions

fun-filled camel rides


Travel to the Erg-Chebbi sand dunes through the High Atlas with stops at the famous Kasbah in the southeast of Morocco and other places, such as Rose Valley, Ziz Gorges, Dades Valley, and Todra Gorges. Make sure to take plenty of photos of the sunrise and sunset while you are going for camel rides. 

DAY 01

Marrakech – the Atlas Mountains – Ait Benhaddou & Taourirt Kasbahs – Dades Valley

  • At 08:00 am you’ll start your Three Days trip from Marrakech Fes with a pickup from your accommodation and drive to Dades Valley via the High Atlas mountains and the pass of Tizi N Tichka.

  • Stop and enjoy impressive and amazing landscapes and, panoramic views of the valleys and oases.

  • Visit the universal Heritage Site of Ait Benhaddou Kasbahs, a group of earthen buildings surrounded by high walls and a traditional pre-Saharan habitat. The houses crowd together and within the defensive walls, which are reinforced by corner towers and also one of the most important fortress strongholds on the old Salt Road where caravans brought slaves, gold, salt and silk from Subsaharans countries, to Marrakech and Essaouira. 

  • Continue to Ouarzazate city, Skoura, and Rose Valley.

  • Spend the night in Dades valley.

DAY 02

Dades Valley – Todra Gorges – Tafilalt Oasis – Camel trek in The Desert

  • After a traditional breakfast, start your desert trip from Dades to the Erg-Chebbi desert. 

  • Stop at Todra Gorges, a series of limestone river canyons, or gorges, in the eastern part of the High Atlas Mountains.

  • Have some free time to walk beside the river to explore narrow gully.

  • Drive to Tafilat Oasis in which you’ll feel the beginning of the Sahara desert.

  • Head to some restaurant to have lunch, and then keep driving to the Merzouga desert.

  • Upon arrival at the Sahara, you go to ride the camels who are waiting, to take you on an amazing trip in the sand dunes. This is a great opportunity to take lovely pictures, of the sunset.

  • Spend the night in a private tent in the desert camp.

DAY 03

Merzouga Desert – Ziz Valley – Midelt – Ifrane – Fes

  • Wake up early morning to watch the sunrise.

  • Ride the camels back to the Hotel.

  • After taking shower and conventional breakfast, start heading back to Fes through the spectacular scenery of the ravines and gaps in the Ziz valley that punctuates the landscape with their brilliant green palms and ancient Kasbahs.

  • Stop by Midelt where you'll have lunch after getting to Ifrane.

  • In the afternoon, continue to the city of Fes which is the end of the 3 days Marrakech Fes Desert Trip. 

  • Drop-off at your accommodation.

  • 320 EUR Per Adult , 300 EUR Per Child
  • Pick up and drop off  at the hotel, Riad, airport or where you indicate

  • Professional Moroccan driver/guide during the trip

  • Full Private car air-conditioned

  • 3 days/2 nights Dinner & breakfast 

  • Camel ride & overnight in desert camp 

  • Berber music drums in desert camp 

  • Sandboarding on the desert dunes

  • Flight

  • Lunch (the cost is between 2 & 9 euros menu)

  • Drinks 

  • Marrakech Fes desert tour including Camel Trek & night in the Sahara desert of Merzouga. The Three days trip from Marrakech to Fes will take you to the Erg-Chebbi sand dunes throughout the High Atlas mountains to Kasbah Ait Benhaddou, the famous Kasbah in the southeast of Morocco and other places, such as Ouarzazate city, Rose Valley as well as Dades Valley and Todra Gorges.

  • 3 days tour from Marrakech to Fes via the Sahara Desert Merzouga

Marrakech Fes Desert Tour Info:

  • Duration: 3 Days & 2 Nights

  • Departure: 08:00 AM

  • Starting Location: Marrakech

  • Ending Location: Fes


  • Panoramic views of High Atlas Mountains

  • Old Berber Villages and Old Kasbahs

  • Dades Valley and  Todra Gorges

  • Sunrise and sunset in the Erg Chebbi Desert

  • Ziz Valley and Cedar Forest

  • Middle Atlas Mountains and Ziz Gorges

Marrakech, Fez, Merzouga, Ifrane, Aït Benhaddou, Midelt, Atlas Mountains, Dadès Gorges, Ouarzazate

Nature Tour
Culture Tour
Desert Tour

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