Morocco 3 days Merzouga desert tour from Ouarzazate to Fes. In these 3 days / 2 nights you will visit so many fabulous places in a short time. The tour starts by exploring the city of Ouarzazate where you visit the Taourirt Kasbah an ancient mud castle. Visit also the studios where many movies were shot. Then we drive to visit the Dades valley and Todra gorges. In addition to Merzouga Sahara desert. Where ride camels, witness magical sunset and sunrise and spend the night in a desert camp. Explore the Sahara desert of Merzouga in a 4×4 car. Furthermore you will visit the Rissani traditional market, and Erfoud the fossils town. Then visit the Switzerland of Morocco Ifrane, and the cedars forest where the Barbary macaque live. Finally, the tour ends in Fes.
We pick you up from your accommodation or the airport in Ouarzazate early in the morning. Then we explore the city of Ouarzazate. Visiting the Atlas Studio where famous movies were shot, and also visit Taourirt Kasbah. Then drive southeast to visit Amridil Kasbah surrounded by palm groves in Skoura. Thereafter we continue to Rose valley. A Rose Festival is held annually in May, where the locals offer their rose products, from perfumes, rose water, oil, to cosmetic products. Then we drive through the Dades valley, we stop on a spot overlooking the valley, to enjoy the spectacular landscape of Dades gorges. Then we continue to Todra Gorges, the course of Todra river has carved out a grand canyon through the mountains -Making a high red cliff-sided canyon. Free time for lunch. Feel free to wander in the gorges and appreciate the beauty of the landscape.
In the afternoon we reach the Sahara desert of Merzouga. Where you switch to camels and cross the sandy desert. A stop will be made for you to enjoy the magical sunset on top of a high dune. Then continue to the desert luxury camp, where you can enjoy the Berber drums music while dancing around the campfire, under vast open sky of stars. Dinner and overnight in the camp.
Wake up early in the morning is a must do, in order to contemplate the beautiful sunrise, in the middle of the desert. Free time for breakfast. Then you return on camels to Merzouga, where the driver awaits. We dedicate the day to explore the region of Merzouga. The area has so many incredible sites, from sand dunes, wild lake, mines, fossils areas to fabulous oases. Which are ideal places for so many outdoor activities.
Firstly, we start our journey in Merzouga, by driving off-road to visit an ancient eyeliner mine. Then we pay the nomads a visit, in their handmade woven tent. Learn how they live while drinking a Berber tea. Our next destination is the Khamlia village, where you will enjoy the Gnaoua music, and dancing performances. Its inhabitants are originating from sub-Saharan countries like Mali, Sudan and Niger. Free time for lunch in a restaurant. After that we take a stroll in a palm trees grove. Then drive a few kilometres to see the wild lake of Merzouga, also called flamingos lake. Dinner and overnight In a hotel.
In the last day of your ”Morocco 3-day desert to Fes tour”. You wake up early morning to contemplate the beautiful sunrise in the middle of the desert. Free time for breakfast, then you return on camels to Merzouga where the driver awaits. Then we leave the desert to visit Rissani town, the ancient capital of Tafilalet. Rissani still a major trading center in the region, with a large souk lively on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. After a stroll in Rissani souk, we continue to Erfoud where we visit one of the workshops of fossilized marble
After that we drive along the Ziz river, we stop for a panoramic view of the Ziz valley. Free time for lunch in Midelt. Then we continue to cedars forest, where the Barbary Macaques live. Feel free to feed them while wandering in the forest. After that we visit Ifrane, famous for its low temperature, snow and the alpine-style houses -No wonder it is called the Switzerland of Morocco. Finally, we drop you off at the airport or your accommodation in Fes. End of the tour
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Three of my friends and i decided to take a short vacation to Morocco!
Thanks to Ismail for making us feel at home ! The itinerary already planned by our guide was spectacular! A trip of the most, we have met local people, eat typical food, visit fabulous places, etc.
You can’t ask for more: contact with nature and local people,
trip in a private car with interesting explanations by the guide. And, of course, accompanied by good music.
The desert tour is highly recommended! We were able to play typical instruments of the area with the local people and other visitors from different countries of the world! Thanks a lot.