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3 Days Tour from Fes to Marrakech

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3 days 2 nights

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Daily Tour

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Overview

3 days tour from Fes to Marrakech takes you on an adventure to Marrakech throughout the desert of Morocco.

Fez and Marrakech are definitely charming and beautiful cities that reflect the traditional culture of Morocco. Therefore, before you travel to the desert, you must have visited Fez before so that you can enjoy one or two days in the city.

Tours from Fes to Marrakech include camel trekking, camping in the desert, and visiting many cultural sites between Fes and Marrakech. They include essentially the Ksar of Ait Benhaddou which is a popular site featured in many Hollywood movies, recently crowned as the second beautiful Instagram location in the Game of Thrones, Atlas Studio, nicknamed as Hollywood of Africa.

The tour is rich and mixes between culture and adventure.

“We travel, some of us forever, to seek other places, other lives, other souls.” – Anais Nin

Best time to book 3 days tour from Fes to Marrakech

3 Days Tour from Fes to Marrakech

Morocco Travel team works all year round; however, travelers need to take the weather into account when they travel to the desert.

During the summer, the Sahara Desert gets hot and some travelers cannot support the heat. Therefore, it’s better to investigate whether you can afford to travel or not.

Similarly, during the winter, it gets cold especially in the high Atas mountains and it snows in the peaks. As a result, the road between the desert of Merzouga and Marrakech gets closed by snow.

Nonetheless, it’s not running the whole winter. Sometimes, Morocco enjoys the warmth weather even in winter. A simple check of weather conditions can solve the problem.

Indeed, the two best seasons to book 3 days tour from Fes to Marrakech are autumn and spring. In other words, between March and Mai, and September and December.

During these two seasons, flight tickets get cheap and you can enjoy the adventures in the Desert.

What to see in 3 days tour?

There are many beautiful attractions to see during the tour. However, we will state only the main ones which probably have read about or seen before is some movies.

The main attractions include:

Merzouga Desert, camels and camps

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The distance between fes and Merzouga is 468.9 km/291.36miles. When you reach the village of Merzouga, the driver will drop you off and you ride camels for 1 hour or more.

The camels will take you to the camps located in the desert and you will spend your night there.

The desert of Merzouga gained worldwide popularity after the publication of Lawrence of Arabia. This movie won many prestigious prizes due to its beautiful scenery and landscapes.

since then, Morocco has been a favorite paradise for Hollywood producers.

The following are some movies shot in Merzouga:

Lawrence of Arabia. Gladiator. Babel. Sex and the City 2. Othello. The Man Who Knew Too Much.

3 days tour from Fes to Marrakech will much more than what you expect.

Ourzazate, the favorite paradise of Hollywood movies

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Ouarzazate constitutes a perfect location for international filmmakers. What gave this city its shinning is the Atlas film Studio.

Many think that it’s the biggest film studio in the world since the property includes the surrounding area and mountains. However, we are not sure of this informations.

What important is that the views will mesmerize you. since it establishment in 1983, the studio has been expanding thanks to reliable climate, weather conditions, and also because the area is of a nature that can mimic the natural environments of many countries well.

If you have seen a historical famous movie with desert and exotic landscapes, it’s probably has been shot in Morocco.

Ait Ben Haddou fortified UNESCO site.

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If you have watched Game of Thrones, you definitely saw Ait Benhaddou. This fortified site featured in 2013, in the third season of the series, as both fictional cities of “Yunkai” and “Pentos” where most of the scenes with Daenerys Targaryen were shot.

This site is formed of a lot of Kasbahs close to each other forming one of the most beautiful traditional buildings in the world.

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We will reach Ait Benhaddou in the 3rd day of our 3 days tour from Fes to Marrakech.

3 days tour from Fes to Marrakech alternatives

3 days tour from Fes to Marrakech starts in fes at 08:00 and and in Marrakech after 3 days. However, the tour doesn’t include the visit of Marrakech or Fes. Therefore, the following suggestions may help refine your choice.

Add 2 extra days to the tour.

If you add 2 extra days to the tour, you will visit Fes with our local guide on the first day and Marrakech on the last day.

4 Days Tour from Fes to Marrakech

4 Days Tour from Fes to Marrakech includes another activity which is not included in the 3 day tour. In 4 day tour, you will spend an extra day in the desert.

You will visit the village of nomads, called Khamlia. You will spend half a day there witnessing music shows rooted in Africa. They call it Gnawa music.

You may choose to play the quad and enjoy high dunes while taking pictures.

For more details, check the tour here 

5 Days Tour from Fes to Marrakech

5 Days Tour from Fes to Marrakech is the comfort of travel. if you are kind of people who like to spend more time is the places, this tour is definitely for you.

You will spend 5 days in the desert, that is to say: enjoy more and travel a little. You will spend less time in the car, and more in the places.

Check more details here.

Indeed, if you have any questions, please let us know. We will do our best to help.

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Itinerary

Day 1: Fes – Midelt – Erfoud – Merzouga – Erg Chebbi
Day 1: Fes – Midelt – Erfoud – Merzouga – Erg Chebbi

In the first day of our 3 days tour from Fes to Marrakech, you wake up early. At 8:00 a.m, we depart from Fez towards Midelt. We cross the two charming cities of Ifran and Azrou. We stop at the Cedar forest of Azrou to take pictures of the Barbarian appes. Then we drive towards Midelt. We stop for lunch.

In the afternoon, we drive to Erfoud, which is the start of the Sahara desert. Once you arrive to the dunes of Erg Chebbi, a small offroad takes you to the edge of the golden dunes where camels are waiting for you, the luggage will be loaded in an 4×4 car and transported to your lux camps. However, you ride camels for about one hour over the sand dunes of Erg Chebbi. On the way, you will have the chance to see the majestic sight of the sunset. After reaching your lux camp, you will be greated with tea and smiles. You then be shown to your beautiful comfortable private tents equipped with ensuite bathrooms and showers to relax and settle before dinner time.

After a delicious meal, fire will be lit and a festive ambiance takes over with musical plays by the staff and cameleers under the starry night of the desert !

Day 2: Merzouga – Rissani – Todra Gorges – Dades Gorges
Day 2: Merzouga – Rissani – Todra Gorges – Dades Gorges

In the second day, you wake up early to watch the most beautiful Sunrise of the Sahara desert. You can take pictures too. Then, you will have breakfast in your lux camp. After that, you ride camels again coming back to Merzouga.

You start your travel from Merzouga by driving to Erfoud, a city known by fossils’ making. You drive through palm-groves and Savanah like Desert. When you reach Erfoud, you stop for lunch. Then you take a short walk in Todra Gorges. You head to your stopping point, Dades Gorge. Dinner and overnight in the hotel of Dades Gorge.

Day 3: Dades Gorges- Skoura – Ouarzazate- Ait Ben Haddou – Marrakech
Day 3: Dades Gorges- Skoura – Ouarzazate- Ait Ben Haddou – Marrakech

In the last day of our 3 Days Tour from Fes to Marrakech, you will have a short walk in the gorges before you continue to Marrakech. You will drive following the Dades Valley through El Kelaa Magona; known as the Valley of Roses, and the road of a thousand Kasbahs. Ye visit of Ouarzazate and you stop for lunch in Ait Ben Haddou. A village known worldwide by its Kasbah. Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou is a famous protected UNESCO site which is the nest of many films like the Gladiator, Lawrence of Arabia and much more. Finally, you will drive via the twists and the turns of Tichka pass to arrive to Marrakech.

If you need to customize this tour, please contact us for help.

Included/Excluded

  • Hotels & accommodation
  • Comfortable air-conditioned 4×4/minibus vehicle
  • Fuel & parking
  • Local guides
  • Multilingual driver/guide
  • Pick up and drop off from Airport/Hotel/Riad
  • 2 dinners in the desert
  • Breakfasts
  • Flight tickets & visa
  • Entrance tickets to monuments and museums
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips to guide and driver

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