3 Days Desert Tour from Marrakech to Fes

Overview of 3 Days Desert Tour from Marrakech to Fes:

3 Days tour desert from Marrakech to Fes is one of the most enjoyable trip 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 of Morocco) for its cleanliness and architecture, before reaching the cultural capital of the country, Fes, where the driver will drop you off at your hotel.

Highlights of 3 Days Desert Tour from Marrakech to Fes
  • Enjoy the view of the picturesque snowcapped High Atlas Mountains.
  • Explore the spectacular beauty of the popular Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah.
  • Experience the lush oasis towns and the beautiful city of Ouarzazate.
  • Discover the beauty of Todra Gorge & Dades Valley.
  • Camel rides and thrilling desert road drives.
  • Experience luxury desert camp with berber music.
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Note: This itinerary is customizable to match your preferences and duration of stay. Contact us for personalized tour options and exact pricing based on group size and accommodation preferences.

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Itinerary of 3 Days Desert Tour from Marrakech to Fes

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/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 3 days tour from Marrakech to Fes will be a great and fantastic adventure from Dades Valley to the desert. After that, we continue the road to Tinghir, a small Berber village. In Tinerhir, which was a military site during French colonialism, after lunch in one of the local restaurants, we continue the trip to the city of Erfoud, the capital of marble excavations. 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 waking up early to enjoy the stunning sunset and delicious breakfast at the desert camp, your camel guide will take you on the back of a camel, and the driver will be waiting for you to enjoy a 3-day 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 journey to Midelt, this town famous for its apples and serving as the commercial center of a large inland agricultural region. 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.

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FAQ's of 3 Days Desert Tour from Marrakech to Fes

The distance from Marrakech to Fes varies depending on the route taken. It’s approximately 565 kilometers via the highway, 466 kilometers via the national road through Azilal & Beni Mellal, or 1034 kilometers if traveling from Marrakech to the Merzouga desert and then to Fes, experiencing the highlights of southern Morocco. This typically requires a minimum of a 3-day organized tour.
Yes, you can do the sandboarding in Erg Chebbi dunes in Merzouga desert.
The tents are always private. However, there’s a distinction: at the standard camp, the bathrooms are communal, whereas at the luxury camp, the tents feature private ensuite bathrooms.
Certainly! We provide transportation to and from the camp in our 4WD vehicles, allowing you to enjoy the journey without camel riding.

Ensuring comfortable travel enhances the overall experience, and at our company, we prioritize providing the best possible solutions for our guests. We offer a range of comfortable transportation options including the Toyota Prado Land Cruiser TX, Mercedes Benz Sprinter minibus for groups of 8 people or more, along with other comfortable choices.

Absolutely! We ensure the safe transportation of all your luggage to the camp, so you’ll have it with you in your tent upon arrival, keeping your belongings secure throughout your stay.