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3-Day Desert Tour to Fez: Ouarzazate and Berber Village from Marrakech - with unbiased reviews

3-Day Desert Tour to Fez: Ouarzazate and Berber Village from Marrakech

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Leave Morocco’s souks and medinas behind and step off the beaten track on this 3-day tour from Marrakech to Fez. Travel through the city of Ouarzazate to the UNESCO-listed Aït Benhaddou kasbah; watch local workers blending scented perfumes at a rose-growing plantation at Kelaa Mgouna; take the 'Road of 1,000 Kasbahs' through the Dadès Valley to Tinghir; and discover desert oases and meet Berber villagers along the banks of the Todgha River. You'll also trek into the Sahara Desert on camelback and enjoy dinner under the stars.
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Stop At: Todgha Gorge, R 703 near the town of Tinerhir, Tinerhir 45520 Morocco

Following a morning pickup from your accommodation in Marrakech, meet your guide and take the Tizi-n-Tichka pass through the Atlas mountain range, where local Berber farmers work the land as they have for centuries. Head through Ouarzazate — also known as ‘The Gate of The Sahara’ — and onward for lunch (own expense) at the UNESCO-listed Aït Benhaddou kasbah. Follow your guide 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. Continue on through the Valley of Roses to Kelaa Mgouna, a local rose plantation. Visit one of the rose-growing cooperatives and watch as workers blend their ingredients to make rose-scented perfumes, then head on to your guest house in Boumalne du Dadès for dinner and your overnight accommodation. Overnight: 3-star hotel in Tinghir.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Marrakech, Marrakech, Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region

The start step will be from Marrakech as always, and we will pick you up from the hotel, or a place so near to your riad if it's not accessible by our minibusses.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Merzouga Desert, Merzouga Morocco

Depart Boumalne du 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 (own expense). Travel through the oasis towns of Erfoud and Merzouga, then meet your camel train in Erg Chebbi for the onward journey by camelback into the Sahara Desert. Enjoy beautiful views of the Saharan sunset, then arrive at your desert camp for a traditional Moroccan dinner under the stars while local nomads play traditional folk songs. Overnight: Erg Chebbi desert camp

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Tinerhir, Tinerhir, Souss-Massa-Draa Region

spent 1st night in Tinghir

Duration: 8 hours

Stop At: Fes el-Bali, Fes 30110 Morocco

Say goodbye to the rest of the group driving back to Marrakech and meet your new driver to Fes. After you’ve installed in your new van ( max of 6 passengers ), depart on a long drive to Fes crossing the Ziz Vlley through Errachidia which is the capital of Tafilalt region, and we continue to Midelt where we will have lunch at leisure before we keep driving across the Middle Atlas Mountians with its Cedar Forests and Berber towns of Imouzzar and Ifran. We arrive at Fes late in the afternoon. Your shared Marrakech to Fes desert tour will end with a drop off at your Fes riad or hotel of your choice.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Midelt, Midelt, Meknes-Tafilalet Region

A wonderful space to discover in your road back.

Duration: 20 minutes
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Important Information
Duration
3 days
Inclusions
  • Dinner
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Camel trek in Erg Chebbi
  • Overnight accommodation in a Sahara desert camp and at a4-star hotel in Tinghir
  • Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, D=dinner)
Exclusions
  • lunch and drinks, unless specified
  • Additional local guides
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for children under 2 years old
  • Good walking shoes, sunscreen and sunglasses are recommended
  • Drinking water is not provided by can be purchased along the way
  • Accommodation at the desert camp will be in a private tent with shared bathroom facilities
  • 4-star hotel accommodation is in single, double or twin rooms with private bathroom facilities
  • Bedding is provided in the desert camp so there is no need to bring a sleeping bag
  • Long trousers are recommended for the camel ride because the saddles can cause skin irritation
  • A conservative dress code is recommended in Morocco. Men and women should keep their upper body as well as their knees covered at all times as a sign of respect to the local culture. Wearing shorts is not recommended. It can be cold at night and in the winter so please bring appropriate clothing
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • Most travellers can participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Mewmew wrote a review 9 Dec
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The route was good which can let you see many tourist attractions along the way. My driver, Rida, was totally helpful and nice. This is good option to choose but there are some negative views such as the lunch was expensive and the free dinner at the hotel (1st night) was not
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Date of experience: December 2019
Nao wrote a review 8 Dec
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2泊3日のマラケシュ→フェズの砂漠ツアーに参加しました。 Houssen というドライバーさんがとても良かったです!定期的に写真スポットで車停めてくれたり、質問に丁寧に答えてくれて終始フレンドリーでした。また、とっても安全運転でした。まるで火星のようなサハラを楽しんでください。 2 days 3 nights Marrakech → Fez desert tour. The driver Houssen was very good! The car was regularly parked at photo spots, and it was
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Date of experience: December 2019
Ashley wrote a review 8 Dec
2 contributions1 helpful vote
Highlights: friendly and very considerate (and very fun) guides; well-coordinated trip; a lot of travel time but very thoughtful stops and diversity of experiences; opportunities to meet w other travelers; good value overall. Other considerations - the Sahara evening is in a
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Date of experience: December 2019
CharlotteV wrote a review Nov 2019
1 contribution
We had a great time during our 3 day sedert tour. Mohammed Bajo was a very nice driver, who made it the best possible trip for us!! The camel tour was wonderful, with a lovely view during both sunset and sunrise. In the camp, we had a great time with nice food, music and
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Date of experience: November 2019
Myrthe wrote a review Nov 2019
1 contribution
Houssein was the perfect driver and guide! Great experience with beautiful landscapes, views and sites.
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Date of experience: November 2019
Key Details
  • Todgha Gorge, Marrakech, and 4 more
  • Duration: 3 days
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