Fes to Marrakech Desert Tour

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Morocco Desert Tour from Fes to Marrakech

Travel from Fes to Marrakech on a 3 day desert tour crossing the Atlas Mountains and Morocco vast Sahara desert. Our 3 day Fes to Marrakech Desert tour is the perfect road trip to explore the best Morocco has to offer: Middle Atlas Mountains with its cedar forests, lush green oases, sand dunes, canyons and adobe Casbahs. Although the tour covers a vast area of Morocco in a relatively short time, the amazing scenery will never make you bored.

Highlights of the 3 Days Fes to Marrakech Desert Tour:

  • Cross the Middle Atlas Mountains with its cedar forests
  • Drive along Ziz Valley dotted with palm trees
  • Ride camels in Erg Chebbi dunes assisiting to a dramatic sunset scene
  • Spend the night in a Berber desert camp in Merzouga
  • Walk in Tinghir oasis and visit the Gorges
  • Drive along the road of 1001 Kasbahs and the Valley of the Roses
  • Visit Skoura oasis with its most famous Amridil fortified village
  • Walk to UNESCO world heritage site of Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou
  • Cross the High Atlas Mountains & its Tizi Ntichka pass to Marrakech

Itinerary of the 3 Day Fes to Marrakech Sahara Desert Trip:

  • Day 1: Fes - Ifran - Midelt - Merzouga

    (8 Hours Drive)

    After an early breakfast at your hotel or riad id Fez, your English speaking driver / guide will pick you up as early as possible, 07h00 AM in winter time and 08h00 AM in summer ( that will allow you enough driving time to catch the sunset in Erg Chebbi )

    Your Fes to Marrakech desert tour will start crossing the plains of Saiss towards the Cedar forests of the Middle Atlas Mountains past Ifran and Azrou. You can spot Barbary apes on the side of the road and stop for some photos.

    Continue to Midelt, where you will stop for lunch. From here you will carry on crossing Ziz River driving past thousands of sky-scraping palm trees and fortified Kasbahs to Erfoud, then to Merzouga and Erg Chebbi, where your camel caravan will be waiting for you to ride your camels like nomads to watch the color-changing sunset over Erg Chebbi sand dunes.

    Drive your camels back to your Sahara desert camp to freshen up before getting ready for your dinner under the stars while entertained by the local nomads playing their Tam-tam drums.

    Overnight at your Sahara desert camp.

    Accomodation Details:
  • Day 2: Merzouga - Rissani - Tinghir - Boumalne Dades

    (4 Hours Drive)

    After an early sunrise camel ride, meet your guide in Merzouga. Today the drive will feature one beautiful scene after another including the stunning oasis of Tinghir; where you will be able to take a walk along Todgha riverbank visiting Berber villages and learning about the life style of the local inhabitants. Continue your walk to the magnificent Todgha Canyons, and treat yourself to a delicious lunch at a local cafe.

    In the afternoon, drive along the road of the Casbahs to Dades Valley before you arrive to your boutique guest house.

    Dinner and overnight in Dades Valley.

    Accomodation Details:
  • Day 3: Boumalne Dades - Skoura oasis - Kasbah Ait Ben Hadou - Marrakech

    (6 Hours Drive)

    After breakfast, drive along the Valley of the Roses to Kalaa Mgouna where you might choose to visit one of the Rose water cooperatives and learn how the locals prepare rose scented perfumes based on distilled rose water.

    We continue to Ouarzazate past Skoura oasis famous for its date palm trees, then to Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou where you will have lunch before a visit of the Kasbah, a UNESCO world heritage site, that has been used as a set for various Hollywood movies, fashion and commercial shooting. The Kasbah is well preserved and consisted of various Kasbahs packed together and appears as a single unit.

    In the afternoon, we begin our descent through the Atlas Mountains past Tizi Ntichka Pass passing by various Berber villages with houses built with stones and mud. You immediately notice that life here never changed centuries ago !! and most of the locals are shepherds.

    We arrive Marrakech late afternoon and your driver will take you to your riad or hotel.

    End of your Fes to Marrakech desert tour.

Included
A/C modern 4×4 or van driven by an English speaking river /guide

Pick up from your Fes hotel / Riad

Sunset camel ride in Erg Chebbi

Overnight at a Saharara desert camp in Erg Chebbi ( Private tent ) with shared bathrooms – Showers available in the morning at the camp operator’s lodge – Dinner and breakfast are included.

Sunrise camel trek in Erg Chebbi

breakfast at the camp operator's lodge in Merzouga or at your Sahara desert camp ( Luxury camp upgrade only )

Sand boarding

Upgrade to a deluxe camp with an ensuite tent available upon booking your desert tour (€70 per person)

Second night at Auberge Panorama or Hotel Babylon (Private A/C ensuite room) with dinner & breakfast

Drop off at your Marrakech hotel or the closest accessible location to your riad if not car accessible.

Not included
Beverages

Entrance fees if any

local guides if any

Lunches on the way

Know Before You Go:
  • This tour can be tailored to a 4 days Fez to Marrakech desert tour if you wish
  • Tour price is per person and it depends on how many passengers in your party
  • Driving times above do not include stops for sightseeing, photos, lunch and cafe
  • Pick up from Fes can be flexible during spring and summer
  • Local guides and entrance fees ( if any ) are not included. You pay for those directly to the suppliers.
  • Winter season pick ups need to be at 07h30 the latest to catch sunset in Merzouga

3-Day Morocco Desert Tour from Fez to Marrakech Prices:

Number of Participants 1 2 3 4 5 6 7-9 10-13 14-17
Price per person 665€ 365€ 285€ 235€ 195€ 185€ 175€ 165€ 155€
Number of Participants Price per person
1 665€
2 365€
3 285€
4 235€
5 195€
6 185€
7-9 175€
10-13 165€
14-17 155€
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Reviews
Jayne D – Apr 2021:

The entire tour from Fes to Marrakech was fantastic. Everything went well and was pleasant. It's a great enjoyable experience to have, and you get a lot for your money. Hicham, our driver, has been an excellent travel companion. In every way, he exceeded our expectations. He's a great driver, a laid-back man who's receptive to local customs and has a great sense of humour. Throughout the tour, we felt as though he was simply another member of our group. We wholeheartedly recommend him and the entire tour!

Katt N – Nov 2020:

The most of it has already been said. Marrakech Desert Trips provided excellent 3-day desert tour from Fes to Marrakech. The pricing is reasonable and accurate for three amazing days with exceptional service, particularly from Jalil, our driver. Very competent and meticulous in their attention to detail in order to make the lengthy travel as pleasant as possible. In Marrakech, I also had the pleasure of attending a fantastic birthday dinner.

Rom F – Mar 2020:

The three-day desert tour from Fes to Marrakech was fantastic; our driver Ibrahim (who was a wonderful man) was a good driver; generally, I suffer motion sickness, especially in the highlands, but not this time. We took stops along the journey to view some of Morocco's incredible natural and cultural wonders. Breakfast and dinner were included in the sleeping arrangements, which was better than expected. After the journey, we got to ride camels and overnight in a desert tent. The folks were all quite kind and interested in us, and they were able to share information about their culture with us. Everything went just as promised on their website, and it was much better than I had hoped

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