3 days Atlas Desert Tours Marrakech to Fes
- Tour itinerary
- You need at least 3 full days for a Marrakech to Fes desert tour to include camel trekking in the Erg Chebbi dunes to overnight in our deep desert camp. However, if you have time, we recommend that you consider adding in a day or two to slow down the pace.
Day 1: Marrakesh to Ait Benhaddou via Telouet – Ouarzazate – Dades valley
Transfer from Marrakesh across the Tizi-n-Tichka Atlas pass to the traditional Berber village of Telouet for a guided tour of the Kasbah of el Glaoui, former War Lord and Pasha of Marrakech. Continue to Ait Benhaddou to visit the World Heritage Site of Ait Benhaddou, a spectacular fortified village (Ksar).
Option to visit the Atlas Studios in Ouarzazate and continue to Dades Gorge via Skoura and Rose Valley (Kelaa Mgouna) where, in spring, Berber children line the route selling garlands of fragrant roses
Day 2: Dades gorges to Merzouga via Todra Gorge. Overnight Erg Chebbi Camel Trek
After breakfast, short walk to explore the high gorges and the berber villages around. And then leave the main route at Tinerhir to see Todra Gorge, the highest gorge in Morocco just 20m wide and over 250m high. Arrive at the edge of the dunes with the option to overnight in a hotel or go camel trekking in Erg Chebbi, with a desert guide, and sleep in a nomad tent at a desert camp where you will enjoy a traditional Moroccan dinner under the stars.
Day 3: Merzouga to Fez via Ziz Valley and Cedar Forest
Wake early to see the rising sun and then ride your camel back to Merzouga. After breakfast, depart for Fes via the Ziz Valley Gorge and cedar forests where Barbary apes live – this is an interesting route with a stop for lunch in a Berber café. Drop off at your accommodation in Fes.
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