The 4 Days Desert Trip Marrakech to Fes is offered to clear the ground for you to closely explore what the Desert of Morocco has to offer. The desert trip links Marrakech to Fes via the Erg Chebbi Desert. Visit the Kasbahs of Ait Benhaddou, Valley of Roses, Dades, Todra Gorge, Camel Trek at the Erg Chebbi sand dunes, full day exploring the desert area and much more.
4 Days Desert Trip Marrakech to Fes
4 DAYS DESERT TRIP MARRAKECH TO FES
Day1: Marrakech – Ait Benhaddou – Skoura – Dades Valley
Early pick up from your hotel/Riad of Marrakech for a nice expedition from Marrakech to Fes via the desert. Drive through the High Atlas Mountains crossing the Tizi n’Tichka Pass (2260m). Visit the Ait Benhaddou Village that has been used as a backdrop for shooting Hollywood Films including Lawrence of Arabia, Gladiator, Prince of Persia and many others. Continue through Ouarzazate with its famous Atlas Film Studios and Taourirt Kasbah. Drive from Ouarzazate to Dades Valley from Skoura and Valley of Roses.
Day2: Dades Valley – Todra Gorge – Erfoud – Erg Chebbi Dunes
After breakfast, we will visit the majestic Todra Gorges, a high cliff that has attracted mountain climbers from all over the world. The Gorge is penetrated by the overflowing river of Todra irrigating the Todra Valley. Drive through the Palm Tafilalet Oasis, Erfoud before getting to the Erg Chebbi sand dunefield. Have the camel trek for a nice journey to the camp located in the heart of the desert. Dinner will be served at the camp followed by sometime of entertainment.
Day3: Exploring the desert area and overnight at Desert Hotel
After breakfast, we will spend the day exploring the desert area. We will first get a meticulous introduction of the acqueducts or “Khettaras”, which is a traditional system of irrigation to get water out of the ground to irrigate the oasis. We will also visit the Khamlia Village, resided by dark complexion people brought originally from Sub-Saharan countries as slaves. They are known for their spiritual music of “Gnawa” they are used to performing to visitors. We will visit the Tafilalet oasis and Erfoud before driving back to the hotel at the Erg Chebbi sand dunes.
Day4: Erg Chebbi – Ziz Valley – Midelt – Ifrane – Fes
After breakfast, we will drive north and include a short pause at the Ziz Valley, Ziz Gorge, Midelt, Cedar forests that host a colony of Barbary Apes. Stretch your legs at the clean and beautiful little gem of town Ifrane before getting to Fes in the late afternoon.