3 Days Tour from Marrakech to Fes
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3 Days Tour from Marrakech to Fes
3 Days tour from Marrakech to Fes through the Merzouga Desert is one of the most private tours from Marrakech to Fes that connects the two imperial cities (Marrakech and Fes). The incredible 3 days from Marrakech to Fes allow you to discover a large part of southern Morocco, including the Merzouga desert. Starting from the red city of Marrakech through the Atlas Mountains and crossing beautiful landscapes on the winding route, you’ll pass traditional Berber villages blending with the mountains to the famous kasbahs of Ait Ben Haddou and Ouarzazate with its cinematic attractions. Spend the first night in the heart of the Dades Gorges in a traditional yet comfortable hotel.
On the second day of your desert tour from Marrakech to Fes, enjoy a short walk through the immense Todra Gorges before heading to Merzouga in a barren plain, marking the beginning of the deserts. Once in Merzouga, ride a camel and immerse yourself in the desert to spend a night in a luxury camp (with private tents equipped with comfortable beds, private bathrooms, and showers). Enjoy a starry night under a clear, peaceful sky, and have a good time with the staff with music around the fire after a delicious dinner.
The third day of our 3 days tour from Marrakech to Fes through the Merzouga Desert will take you through a different route to Fes, crossing many villages and landscapes. Take a brief pause in the beautiful cedar forest with playful monkeys and a coffee break in the city of Ifrane, also known as “Little Switzerland” for its cleanliness and architecture, before reaching the cultural capital of the country, Fes, where the driver will drop you off at your hotel.
- We offer both standard and luxury accommodations. Please let us know what your preferences are and we will send you the available options.
- All Sahara tours include a camel ride to the sunset in the Sahara Desert & delicious dinners at a beautiful campsite along with the bonfire and Berber music.
- In addition to the first-class service, we have free wifi, water, pillows, and a wide variety of music in our vehicles for your amazing journey.
- Please contact us for the desired tour, pricing, and more information: [email protected]
Day 1: Marrakech » Ait Ben Haddou » Ouarzazate » Dades Valley [332 km]
We will start our 3 days tour from Marrakech to Fes from your hotel or riad in the city of Marrakech to the Ait Ben Haddou kasbah (a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1987) through the Tizi-Ntichka pass and the High Atlas mountain.
After a long drive, you will stop to visit Ait Ben Haddou and the movie studio, where many world cinema superstars have filmed blockbuster movies (such as Gladiator and The Mummy). Then we continue to Ouarzazate for lunch.
In the afternoon, we head to the Skoura Oasis (a small village), then continue to the city of roses through the Valley of the Roses, and directly to the Dades Gorges for dinner and an overnight stay at the hotel/riad. The end of our first day of the 3 days tour from Marrakech to Fes.
Day 2: Dades Valley »Todra Gorges » Merzouga Desert » [272 km ]
The second day of our tour from Marrakech to the desert to Fes in 3 days will be a great and fantastic adventure from here to a camp in the desert. After that, we continue the road to Tinghir, a small Berber village, named after the Berber language, meaning “shoulder.” In Tinghir, which was a military post during the French colonization, after lunch in one of the local cafes, we continue to the city of Erfoud, the capital of marble fossils. We visit the fossil place, then continue through a rocky terrain to the Merzouga desert, where our camel will be waiting for you. Enjoy a camel ride over sand dunes, watching the sunset and taking beautiful photos. The camel guide will assist you. After an amazing sunset, head to the desert camp, enjoy dinner under the star filled sky, touch traditional nomadic music, and dance around the campfire.
Day 3: Merzouga Desert » Ziz Valley » Midelt » Azrou » Ifran » Fes [463 km]
After an early wake-up to enjoy the incredible sunrise and a delicious breakfast at the desert camp, the camel guide takes you back on a camel, and the driver will be waiting for you to enjoy the 3 days desert tour from Marrakech to Fes. Drive from the desert to Fes through the Ziz Valley near Erachidia, the capital of the Tafilalt region. A good stop for an incredible panoramic view in the Ziz Valley for beautiful views.
We take our trip to Midelt, this city is famous for apples and serves as the commercial center of a large agricultural interior. It is also one of the main cities in Morocco for mining various minerals.
We stop for lunch before continuing to drive through the middle of the Atlas Mountains with its cedar forest and the Berber cities of Imouzar. Then we stop inside the cedar forest to see how the monkeys live their free life and also visit Ifrane or (Switzerland of Morocco). The name, however, is taken from the local Amazigh Tamazight language and means caves. And in 2013, the city was ranked as the second cleanest city in the world. Enjoy a starry night under a clear, peaceful sky, and have a good time with the staff with music around the fire after a delicious dinner. The Cedar and well see a stone lion in the center of the city that kind of lion was living in this city. The French administration established the modern city of Ifrane in 1929. After the city of Ifrane, we continue the road to Fes through some small Berber towns. Overnight at the hotel/riad. The end of our 3 days tour from Marrakech to Fes.
Good To Know:
The 3 days tour from Marrakech to Fes is designed for flexibility, allowing for personalized customization based on your preferences. While we provide a suggested itinerary, it serves as a starting point, and your tour can be shaped according to your imagination. We welcome your suggestions and ideas to tailor the experience to your liking, ensuring that the journey is uniquely yours. If you’re new to Morocco, don’t hesitate to contact us for assistance. We’re here to listen, guide, and help you make informed decisions, ensuring your trip is not only seamless but also aligned with your desires. Your satisfaction is our priority, and we’re eager to create a personalized and unforgettable travel experience for you.
Frequently Asked Questions
The distance from Marrakech to Merzouga desert is 562 km. The journey spans two days, with an overnight stay in Dades Valley on the way to Merzouga and a full day of driving back to Marrakech on the return journey.
Our 3 days tour from Marrakech to Fes offers both private and shared trip options, allowing you to choose the experience that suits your preferences.
The 3 days tour from Marrakech to Fes via desert begins at your Marrakech hotel and concludes at your accommodation in Fes, ensuring a seamless and convenient travel experience.
For your comfort, we provide a fleet of vehicles, including the Toyota Prado Land Cruiser TX and Mercedes Benz Sprinter minibus for larger groups, enhancing your overall travel experience.
Certainly! For those who prefer not to ride camels, a 4×4 car is available to transfer you to and from the camp at no extra charge. Simply inform us at the time of booking about your preference.
Yes, you can! Numerous ATV rental companies in Merzouga offer quality quad bikes and dunes buggies in Erg Chebbi dunes. Your guide will assist you in arranging this, and you can directly pay the supplier in Merzouga. The cost is typically 50 Euros per quad per hour.
To fully explore Fes, plan for two days. A guided tour of the Medina introduces you to its hidden gems, and an additional day allows you to explore the Souks on your own. Consider adding an extra day for a day trip to Chefchaouen from Fes if time allows.
Fes is renowned as the Athens of Morocco, boasting the oldest Medina in the country. It serves as Morocco intellectual, cultural, craftsmanship, and culinary capital. With its narrow streets and centuries-old Medina, Fes is a haven for historians, archaeologists, and scholars. The oldest university in the world, Al Quaraouiyine, is located in the center of the Medina. Fes has also been the capital of various Moroccan dynasties that ruled North Africa, Spain, and sub-Saharan Africa for centuries.
Fes is as safe as any other city in Morocco and is considered safer than many touristy cities in Europe. Police presence is visible throughout the Medina, and standard precautions, such as avoiding empty streets and unlit narrow alleyways at night, should be taken.
The distance from Fes to the Sahara desert, specifically Merzouga dunes, is 463 km (287 miles). The journey is filled with breathtaking scenery and various stops to enhance your travel experience.
Yes, the camp luxury desert is equipped with electricity sourced from solar panels, ensuring a sustainable and comfortable environment.
Here’s a comprehensive list of items to pack for your 3 days Morocco desert tour from Marrakech:
- Scarf or Hat
- Long jeans (comfortable for camel trek)
- Long-sleeved shirts
- Rugged sandals or shoes
- Flip flops
- Hand sanitizer
- Portable charger
- Small backpack for essentials
- Wallet to secure valuables like phone and cards