Our Real Morocco organizes 3 days private desert tour from Fez to Marrakech, for Explore Fez, Merzouga, Fint Oasis and Marrakech. this 3 days Morocco private tour will allow you to get an idea of the north and south Morocco, passing by the magical Atlas mountains and of course through the desert.
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3 days desert tour From Fez
Day: 1 Fez - Merzouga
Departure at 8 am from your hotel in Fes to Merzouga, on our way to the deep south we will do a short stop in Ifrane city, On the outskirts of the city there are three protected natural areas: the Ifrane National Park, the northwest, the Cedar Forest to the south and the Ifrane Game Reserve to the northeast. Located at an altitude of 5,460 feet above sea level in the Middle Atlas region, this small hill town has a Swiss alpine feel to it.
Due to the high altitude, snow is abundant in winter and has a cool summer weather which may be an “exotic touch” on our journey on the way to the desert.
In the landscape arise forests of giant cedars and colonies of monkeys similar to those that populate the rock of Gibraltar.
We will have lunch in Midelt, the great charm of this small town lies in its location between the Middle Atlas and the Grand Atlas. It is surrounded by mountains and has a fantastic Atlas landscape.
After lunch we continue through the mountains of the middle atlas until we reach Merzouga. We arrive before nightfall and will have your camels waiting to take you on a 1 hour trip through the desert dunes to the camp.Dining in a tent under the stars, after which you can join the group around a big bonfire with local music.
Day 2: Merzouga - Fint Oasis
Wake up early and enjoy a most beautiful sunrise on top of a dune. After breakfast get ready for another hour of camel ride back to the meeting point.
Our driver will be waiting for you. You will travel through the Draa Valley crossing beautiful mountain landscapes from the anti-atlas to the Fint oasis.
The Fint Oasis, located 10 kilometers south of Ouarzazate, is called desert’s garden.
It is nearly impossible to imagine traversing the dry, desolate terrain of the Anti-Atlas Mountains, that any place so green, lush and full of life can be on the horizon. But suddenly you spot it: a massive, verdant palm grove, teeming with plant, animal and village life.
Composed of four traditional villages which blend Sub-Saharan, Moroccan and Berber culture, the Fint Oasis is a laid-back place where donkeys and other beasts of burden still roam the streets and women still wash clothes in the river. Though largely unknown outside of Morocco, the Fint Oasis has served as the setting for a number of Hollywood films.
It’s in this piece of verdant paradise that we will dine and sleep on our third night.
Day 3: Fint Oasis –Marrakech
After breakfast, we return to the road towards the city of Ouarzazate, known as “the gate of the desert”, Ouarzazate and the surrounding region is one of the most frequently used Morocco settings by filmmakers from around the world. In addition to the landscapes, another of the area’s great attractions is the quality of light, with a bright sun for at least 300 days a year.
Films like Lawrence of Arabia (1962), The Man Who Would Be King (1975), The Last Temptation of Christ (1988), The Mummy (1999), Gladiator (2000), Kingdom of Heaven (2005), Asterix and Obelix – (2004), Kundun (1997), Legionnaire (1998), Hanna (2011), The Hills Have Eyes (2006), Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, Game of Thrones (2010 ) have been filmed in part in the studies here.
After visiting the film studios we continued our journey through the high Atlas mountains to Marrakech by taking a break for lunch in a pleasant restaurant in the mountains continuing the journey through the tizin tichka valley.
This stretch of road is considered one of the most picturesque of Morocco, by the breathtaking views of the highest mountains of the High Atlas.
Along the road or near it there are several traditional villages with houses of stone or of beaten earth, surrounded by terraces and walnut trees, in which the inhabitants dedicate themselves to agriculture.
We will arrive at Marrakech at the end of the day.
End of our service and end of this 3 days private desert tour