3 days Fes to Marrakech desert tour

Overview 3 days Fes to Marrakech desert tour
Starting a beautiful 3-day journey from Fes to Marrakech, immersing yourself in the breathtaking landscapes and rich culture of Morocco’s Sahara desert. This epic adventure promises an authentic desert experience, providing ample opportunities to connect with locals and create lasting memories. As part of the 3-day tour, you’ll have the chance to traverse the mesmerizing golden dunes of Erg Chebbi atop a camel, an experience that epitomizes the essence of the desert. Spend a magical night in a luxurious desert camp nestled amidst the towering dunes of Merzouga, where the serene silence transports you to another world, far removed from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
Highlights of 3 days Fes to Marrakech desert tour
  • Journeying through the scenic Middle Atlas Mountains, a breathtaking drive through rugged landscapes.
  • Witnessing the playful Barbary apes in their natural habitat amidst the enchanting cedar forest of the Middle Atlas.
  • Embarking on a camel trekking adventure through the majestic Sahara desert, traversing the mesmerizing dunes of Erg Chebbi.
  • Marveling at the captivating spectacle of both sunset and sunrise over the vast expanse of the Erg Chebbi dunes, painting the sky with vibrant hues.
  • Creating lasting memories with a night of luxury camping amidst the serene beauty of the desert, surrounded by the tranquility of the Sahara.
  • Taking a leisurely stroll beneath the towering cliffs of the Todra Gorge in Tinghir, a breathtaking natural wonder.
  • Exploring the ancient marvels of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ait Ben Haddou, an iconic symbol of Morocco’s rich history and culture.
  • Winding through the scenic High Atlas Mountains and crossing the Tizi n’Tichka pass, where stunning vistas unfold at every turn.
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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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Day 1: Fes to Merzouga Desert

Your adventure on the Fes to Marrakech desert tour begins after breakfast at your hotel or riad in Fes. Our journey takes us through the captivating Moroccan landscape, with our first stop in Ifrane, often referred to as the ‘Switzerland of Morocco.’

Continuing onward, we traverse the Middle Atlas Mountains, pausing amidst the cedar forests to catch a glimpse of the fascinating Barbary macaques, unique to this region.

Lunch is arranged at a restaurant along the route, offering flexibility for dining at your preferred time. As we approach Merzouga, the scenic Ziz Valley, adorned with lush palm trees, unfolds before us, offering a picturesque panorama.

Arriving in Merzouga in the late afternoon, we’re welcomed by the enchanting desert landscape. The highlight of the day awaits as we embark on a captivating camel trek to a luxurious desert camp nestled amidst the sweeping dunes of Erg Chebbi. En route, we pause to witness a mesmerizing sunset from atop a high dune. The evening promises an unforgettable experience steeped in the rich culture of the Sahara Desert, complete with rhythmic drumming, captivating storytelling, and a dazzling display of stars in the desert sky.

Day 2: Merzouga Desert to Dades Valley

Start your day early to witness the tranquil beauty of a desert sunrise. After a delicious breakfast at the camp, choose between a camel trek or a comfortable 4×4 ride back to Merzouga town.

Start a scenic journey to Boumalne Dades, passing through Rissani, Erfoud, and the breathtaking Todgha Gorges. If your visit coincides with a Tuesday, Thursday, or Sunday, explore the traditional market in Rissani for a glimpse into the vibrant culture of southern Morocco. Take a leisurely stroll along the Todra River and beneath the majestic Todgha Gorge in Tinghir.

Arrive in Boumalne Dades in the afternoon and enjoy a picturesque drive through the Dades Valley to admire the remarkable rock formations known as the ‘monkey fingers.’ Spend the evening in the comfort of a charming hotel nestled in the heart of the Dades Valley.

Day 3: Dades Valley to Marrakech


Today marks the conclusion of your Fes to Marrakech desert tour. After a delightful breakfast at your accommodation, embark on a scenic drive to Ait Ben Haddou, passing through the enchanting Valley of Roses and Ouarzazate. Along the way, pass through numerous picturesque Berber villages.

In Ouarzazate, you have the option to explore the Atlas Studio, a preserved film set showcasing various movie props and decorations. Alternatively, you can opt for memorable photos from outside the studio before continuing your journey.

Just 15 kilometers from Ouarzazate lies the iconic Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou, famed for its appearances in popular films and TV series such as Game of Thrones and Gladiator.

Following a visit to the Kasbah and a satisfying lunch, journey onward to Marrakech through the majestic High Atlas Mountains and the elevated Tizi n’Tichka pass, offering breathtaking views of the surrounding landscapes. Your day concludes with your arrival in Marrakech, expected in the late afternoon.

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FAQ's of 3 days Fes to Marrakech desert tour

The distance from Marrakech to Merzouga is 562 km.

No, you don’t need a sleeping bag. Our desert camp is equipped with all the amenities you need for a comfortable stay.

Yes, for travelers who prefer not to ride camels, we offer 4×4 transfers to and from the camp at no extra charge. Simply inform us of your preference at the time of booking.

To confirm your booking, we require a small deposit via PayPal, Wise, or bank transfer, with the balance payable in cash upon pickup. We accept payments in euros, dollars, or dirhams. For cancellations made at least 30 days before the start of the tour, a full refund will be provided.


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