Love List

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

3D2N Desert Tour from Fes to Marrakech

Sahara desert kisses,vera-53 There are many tour companies online offering desert tours and many of these range from Fes to Marrakech or Marrakech, or simply Marrakech 3 days round trip etc. However, I would absolutely recommend going with Morocco Excursions, and request for your driver to be Hamid!

He was such good fun to have around - he totally gets our humour and always cracks jokes with us, and he shares with us about his growing up, the Berber culture and the beautiful landscapes as he drives around. Not to mention - he takes such great photos too!

Read more to see details of the entire trip!

Ziz Valley kisses,vera-3 Ziz Valley kisses,vera-1 Ziz Valley kisses,vera-2 Ziz Valley kisses,vera-5

Day 1: Fes - Irfane Cedar Forest - Berber village Zaida - Ziz Valley - Erfoud - Merzouga desert

We drove from Fes to the higher plains of Irfane, where it is termed as the mini Swiss of Morocco. The houses there are all rather clean and built Swiss-style, and it even have a central garden with fountain and several European style cafes. Here, you can step to feed some wild monkeys by the roadside.

We then drove on the beautiful flat plains of Morocco, which looked like Texas, with its arid landscape and desert bush plants. We stopped to visit a nomadic Berber family and see how they live their lives in tents. The family will basically sleep, eat and socialize with each other in one main tent, and there will be a smaller tent used as a kitchen, and another separate tent which is a toilet. They were very hospitable to us and offered to us Moroccan flatbread, with their own homemade jams and honey. (I swear the honey was the best I've tasted in a while!) Of course, Moroccan mint tea was always readily available.

This family had a herd of goats which they use to milk and also to make cheese with. The women will make use of warm months to weave carpets, which can take 3-4 months to complete by hand.

Sahara desert kisses,vera-75 Sahara desert kisses,vera-14
Sahara desert kisses,vera v1 The highlight of our tour was Desert Luxury Camp - This experience was nothing short of magical and well worth the 1h bumpy ride into the desert! It was my first time in the desert and it was so quiet and windy at night, with the moon being the only light that was enough to light up the grounds since there was no noise pollution.

We also rode camels for the first time for both sunset and sunrise tours, and also tried our hand at sand boarding!

I will write about it in more detail soon!

Day 2: Merzouga desert - Todra Gorges - Dades Valley - Dades Gorges 

Ait Ben Haddou Morocco kissesvera-1 Fes to Marrakech tour - kisses,vera IMG_8936 Ait Ben Haddou Morocco kissesvera-6
We left Merzouga Desert sadly the next morning to head up to the valleys. We discovered a really lovely, old hotel that is now no longer in operations, but the whole place looks like a Wes Anderson movie set, with its dreamy rose-hued walls.

It was then a long drive onwards to Dades Valley where we were stunned by the rock formations and the scale of the villages that nested within the valleys. We spent the night at Riad Dades where we were welcomed by the overflowing hospitality of the hosts that ran the riad.

The riad was rather simple, but because I could speak French and hence converse with our host, he brought us to see his garden and explained that each family within the Dades Valley had their own plot of land that was allocated to them according to the size of their family. They grew almost everything in the garden, such as apricots, almonds, tomatoes, potatoes, carrots, plums and several other fruits.

Day 3: Dades Gorges - Ouarzazate - Ait Ben Haddou - High Atlas Mountains (Tizni) - Marrakech

Ait Ben Haddou Morocco kissesvera-10 Fes to Marrakech tour - kisses,vera 2 Ait Ben Haddou Morocco kissesvera-17 From Dades Gorges, we continued driving where we saw the highlight - Ait Ben Haddou! This used to be a big old kasbah, that is not convered into a tourist attractive and Hollywood film set. Lots of movies like The Gladiator, Game of Thrones, Babel and Prince of Persia etc, were shot there. A huge downside was that the weather that day was close to 40C and we felt like we were being roasted in an oven.

The rest of the drive will take you to Tizni, a very famous road with elevation of 2260m along the High Atlas mountains, before you reach Marrakech in the evening.

And that concluded our 3 day roadtrip itinerary! Hope this guide is helpful for those considering the same tour :)


  1. This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

  2. For the best deal (Shhhh…. Something special we are talking about) for desert safari tour, Contact Us. You can mail us or call us. We have some special offer running for a limited period of time. Avail your discount today!

    visit us:-Desert Safari Dubai
    Morning Desert Safari Dubai

  3. can get services at good rate
    Singapore company formation is one of the best tax-efficient structures for conducting international business. If you are a foreign national or company seeking to begin or expand your business in Singapore, follow the rules and regulations of obtaining a valid Singapore work permit or nominating a company director.

  4. Being the Call Girls whatsapp number in Kolkata most skilled escort girl they are very good at handling any sort of Cheap Call Girls in Kolkata clients whether he is taking the escort service for the Call Girls near Agra Bus Stand first time or he is very much experienced in hiring escort girls a number of times.High Class Escorts in Ajmer These escort girls know the city very well and this is why they can easily take you into some of the most exotic places in the city which will make your trip much more enjoyable. High Class Escorts in Ajmer thus can provide you a wonderful experience by providing a completely professional service within a Low budget Call Girls in Faridabad comfortable budget.

  5. What are some of the cheapest places to travel to in the world? From Asia to Africa and Europe, Things to do 's got budget breakdowns for the cheapest places.

  6. Desert Adventure Group offer travel-lovers, with a lot of experience on the adventure of a lifetime, along with the Desert Safari Dubai tours. we gives you the best of the Global Village, cultural heritage, recreation and tourism project which is a region with an infinite joy, passion and adventure. The children's entertainment, fun, exciting events and attractions, the global village entrance fee is very low, the factor of entertainment.

  7. Arabian tour offer the best Desert safari package experience in Dubai, and for a period of up to 22 years of age and have the most up-to-date, as well as unrivaled selection of adventure tours, Desert safari deal in Dubai

  8. Discover the beauty and culture of the Beautiful Desert, the quiet, and the exciting Desert safari trip company tour. If you want to plan a private tour of the desert, depending on your preferences and needs. We give priority to our customers. Therefore, we have made special arrangements for the trip with the best rates is to focus on the needs and wants of the tourists.

  9. It is a great website.. The Design looks very good.. Keep working like that!. Evening desert safari


I would love to see what you say!