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3 Days Desert Tour from Fes to Marrakech

3 Days Desert Tour from Fes to Marrakech

3 Days Desert Tour from Fes to Marrakech


On this 3-day tour from Fes to Marrakech, you’ll have the opportunity to explore famous cities and villages, admire Morocco natural beauty, experience the life of desert people, and escape from the noisy cities, surrendering yourself to the magical atmosphere of the Sahara Desert. Starting from Fes, we’ll travel through the Middle Atlas, stopping at Ifrane, Azrou, and Midelt, before arriving in Merzouga where your desert adventure begins.

In Merzouga, camels will take you to a Berber camp where you’ll spend the night, reviving the nomadic Berber lifestyle. The tour continues with visits to Erfoud, Tinghir, Todra Gorges, Dades Gorges, and Ouarzazate, known as the “Hollywood of Africa.” You’ll visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou and drive through the High Atlas Mountains. We will then reach Marrakech, where your unforgettable 3 days desert tour from Fes to Marrakech will end. Book your trip today!


Day 1: Fes – Ifrane – Azrou – Midelt – Ziz Valley – Desert of Merzouga

We will pick you up from your Riad or Hotel at 08:00 am and drive south to Ifrane and Azrou through the Middle Atlas mountains. Along the way, we’ll stop at the cedar forests to see Barbary apes in their natural habitat. Continuing through the Tizi Ntalghamt passageway to Midelt and the magnificent Ziz Gorges, carved from volcanic rock, you’ll witness the Middle Atlas plateau scenery gradually changing to reveal hints of the desert as we approach Errachidia.

After lunch, we will journey through the Ziz Valley to Erfoud, Rissani, and finally Merzouga. Merzouga is a small, enchanting village, considered one of the gateways to the Sahara. After enjoying a glass of mint tea, we’ll leave our luggage in a secure room, and then embark on a camel trek. The camels will take us to a Berber camp in the middle of an oasis amidst the sand dunes of Erg Chebbi, which stretches 20 km long and 5 km wide and is renowned for having the highest sand dunes in North Africa.

The camel trek takes about 1 hour and 30 minutes to reach the camp, where we’ll set up in well-equipped Berber tents for a magical night in the desert. As the sun sets behind the dunes, you’ll enjoy a traditional nomadic Berber dinner. After dinner, we’ll gather around the fire to enjoy the sounds of traditional Berber drums under the stars, creating an unforgettable night during your 3 days Sahara Desert tour from Fes to Marrakech.

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

Wake up early to enjoy the sunrise atop the dunes in the Sahara Desert, followed by breakfast. After these beautiful moments, you’ll ride your camel back to the hotel where you can shower. We will then depart towards Tinghir, passing through Erfoud and Tinejdad, with a break for lunch along the way.

In the afternoon, we will continue to Todra Gorges via Tinghir. You’ll be amazed by the incredible diversity of landscapes, from the enchanting desert atmosphere to the picturesque green valleys and forests. We will stop for photos and to admire the scenery. Upon arrival at Todra Gorges, we will enjoy a hike and marvel at the stunning canyon views.

At the end of the day, we will reach the Dades Valley, where we will have dinner and spend the night, concluding another memorable day of your 3 days tour from Fes to Marrakech.

Day 3: Dades Gorges – Ouarzazate – Ait Ben Haddou – High Atlas Mountains – Marrakech

After delicious breakfast at your hotel, we’ll drive from Dades Valley towards Kelaat Mgouna and Ouarzazate. The route through the Dades Valley, known as the “Way of the Thousand Kasbahs,” offers numerous photo opportunities. We will visit the Rose Valley and the village of Skoura before continuing to Ouarzazate, the “Hollywood of Africa.”

We will have lunch at the famous Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou, the largest kasbah in Morocco. After touring this UNESCO World Heritage Site, our journey will continue through the majestic Tizi n’Tichka passageway, reaching an altitude of 2260 meters over the High Atlas Mountains. The mountain scenery and natural beauty create a breathtaking setting. We will stop to enjoy the impressive views and visit an argan oil cooperative.

We will arrive in Marrakech late in the afternoon, with a drop-off at your Marrakech riad or hotel around 17:30 to 18:00, where the tour ends. This concludes your unforgettable 3 days desert tour from Fes to Marrakech.


  • Private tour & Transportation with A/C and seat-belt.
  • Pick you up from your accommodation in Fez & drop you off at your accommodation in Marrakech.
  • 1 night accommodation in desert camp.
  • 1 night hotel accommodation in Dades Valley.
  • Experienced driver/guide English speaking.
  • Fuel, tolls and all associated expenses.
    Dinners and breakfasts (Vegetarians are welcome).
  • Camel warden.
  • Camel ride for 1 hour. (If you are not interested to ride the camels, it is possible to drive you to the camp with the 4×4).
  • Sand boards ( available in the camp without charge).

Not Included

  • Airfare (Flight Ticket)
    Noon meal. (Possibility of picnic or restaurants).
  • Drinks at the meal.
  • Tips and personal miscellaneous expenses.
  • Entry fees to Monuments / Museums / Kasbahs
  • Travel insurance
  • Anything not mentioned in the program

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