Marrakech to Fes Desert Trip
Travel from Marrakech to Merzouga dunes to Fes via the beautiful Ziz valley, Errachida and Midelt. The middle Atlas you will have a short break to see the monkeys in cedar forests
• Beautiful valley from South of Morocco, Oasis of Skoura, Roses Valley, Dades Valley, Toudra valley, ziz valley.
• Panoramic views of Todra Gorge
• Erg Chebbi sand dunes - The Sahara Experience
• Merzouga – Explore Sahara in a camel trek
• Desert night
• Ouarzazate Aït Benhaddou - UNESCO-listed ancient fortified Kasbah city
Visit the South of Morocco, Skoura palm grove, Dades valley, Todra valley and canyon. Experience the nomadic camp in the Sahara. Enjoy the magic beauty of the south of Morocco, with its mountains, gorges, valleys, rivers, Kasbah, Oasis and sand dunes. In this region you will discover people and villages, which will take you back to the authentic Morocco.
Your Tour guide and the driver will meet you at your Hotel in Marrakesh. Depart for Dades Gorge. You will across the Atlas Mountain by the Tichka Pass at (2.260m), Scenic road, beautiful landscape with different colours, Berber villages along the way, First Big stop is to visit ``the Ksar of Aït Ben Haddou`` classified since 1987 by UNESCO as a human international patrimony. Many big movies were turned there lake Gladiator, Laurence of Arabia, kingdom of heaven, you will continue to Ouarzazate, to visit “Taourirt Kasbah” and have lunch. After Lunch we drive through Skoura palm grove and the Roses valley to Dades valley, you arrive to Dades Gorges around five pm, first night in comfortable hotel with Dinner and breakfast.
After your breakfast, you visit the panoramic view of Dades Gorge. After you drive Back to Boumalen Dades and Tinghir, Visit Todra valley and Gorge, you will have time to walk with your guide on trek near the gardens and the great Oasis until the canyon of about 300m high, a preferred place by mountain climbers. Afterwards you will leave to Erfoud, there we stop for lunch, after lunch we drive to Merzouga, On your arrive to the Merzouga Dunes, Around 4 o’clock, you have short rest near the swimming pool in hotel, after you join the camels for a short camel ride to your camp into the dunes, at the sunset to get in the camp, and you Spend the night in the nomadic desert camp.
Wake up early morning to enjoy the sunrise over the dunes, possibly the best moment of Merzouga desert, followed by a typical breakfast in the bivouac of Merzouga, you will ride your camel back to the hotel where you have shower after shower you meet the driver and travel from Merzouga dunes to Fes via the beautiful Ziz valley, Errachida and Midelt. Lunch in Midelt, in the middle Atlas you will have a short break to see the monkeys in cedar forests close to the city of Azrou. Drop off in Fes. End of the trip.
Information & FAQ
Useful things to know before you go
Before you goVisas & permits
Visas are not required for British, Australian, New Zealand, Canadian, US and other EU nationals for a stay of up to 3 months. Please ensure your passport is valid for six months after your return date and that you get your passport stamped upon entry into Morocco.
All other nationalities should contact the Moroccan embassy for details. Visas are your responsibilities so please don’t forget to check!
It is recommended that you be vaccinated for Tetanus and Polio, if you haven’t had a booster in the last ten years. Food and waterborne diseases are more common, so we recommend vaccinations for typhoid (valid 3 years) and Hepatitis A (validity varies). Morocco is not a high risk malaria area but if in any doubt please consult a physician or travel clinic for further information.
What to bring
• Torch and batteries
• Camera and spare memory card/film
• Mosquito repellent
• Water bottle (water at meal times provided)
• Personal first aid kit, antiseptic gel and wipes
• Waterproof/wind proof jacket
• A sturdy pair of walking shoes
• Two spare passport photos and a photocopy of your passport
• Sun screen
GBP£1.00 = MAD12 .5
USD$1.00 = MAD9
EUR1.00 = MAD11
MAD = Moroccan Dirham, rates are subject to fluctuation. Exchange facilities are available at various bureau de changes in major towns and most banks have ATMs. How much spending money is needed, depends largely on the individual. We currently recommend an average of USD $20 - $30 per day. We can’t specify every sundry cost however and you’ll need to allow for expenses such as drinks, snacks and the odd souvenir. Travellers Cheques can be difficult to change en route so we recommend you have cash for convenience and bring a card to use in the ATM’s—most accept Visa, MasterCard, Electron, Cirrus and Maestro. There are ATM’s at Marrakech airport, which you can use upon arrival.
Mineral water (local brand, 500ml or 1L) MAD15
Chocolate bar (local brand) MAD5-10
Temperatures in Morocco are generally high, particularly during the summer months from May to September; October is still warm and bright so take sunscreen. However in the High Atlas and the Sahara it can get very cold and some peaks can remain snow capped from November to June.