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- Duration: 3 Days
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Departure Details :
Traveler pickup is offered
Pick-up will be from your hotel or riad in Marrakech or nearest point accesible by car to your Hotel/Riad .
Menara Airport, Marrakech Morocco
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Return Details :
Your centrally located hotel or riad in Fez at approximately 7pm
Cancellation Policy : For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
OverviewLeave Moroccos 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 At 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 Dads 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.
- Multi-Day Trip
- Informative, friendly and professional guide
- Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
- Breakfast included
- Dinner included
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Itinerary:Day 1: Marrakech – Skoura – Boumalne du Dadès (D)
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 Boumalne du Dadès.
Day 2: Boumalne du Dadès – Tinghir – Erg Chebbi (B,D)
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
Day 3: Erg Chebbi – Midelt – Fez (B)
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.
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)
Food and drinks, unless specified
Additional local guides
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not recommended for children under 5 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
3-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
Viator provided an incorrect telephone number for Ando Travel the local operator - this obliged me to call a help desk, wait for them to get back to me and then confirm details with the local operator. I was told by the owner of the incorrect number that they had received numerous messages from other travelers.
Once on the trip, the driver was fantastic, knowledgeable and went out of his way to be helpful and to point out all the things of interest along the way. He also seemed to be the only driver to recommend buying frozen water before you go into the desert - people asked us where we had got it from and wished they had been given the same assistance as we had from Mohamed! The hotel was really lousy though - broken shower, tiny room for 2 adults 1 child, broken taps on the basin and a rickety closet that was too dangerous to touch, let alone use for clothing! We disliked the restaurant stops which were real tourist traps that we were herded into even when we were paying for lunch and we had supposedly booked a private tour. The desert trip was really great but again, we had the impression that we were herded with other tourists and it would have been more enjoyable in a smaller group. Another tip if you do this trip in August is to take basic swimwear to sleep in - the temperatures stay very high at night and we didn't get the opportunity to take a shower for 2 days. Since there is a pool at the hotel where you have breakfast, just wear swimwear and jump in when you get there!