Marrakech To Fes Desert Tour

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Private 3-Day Marrakech to Fes Desert Tour

Delve deep into the Moroccan Sahara desert on a 3-day Marrakech to Fes desert tour. Ride camels in Erg Chebbi dunes, watch a spectacular sunset and spend a night in a Merzouga luxury Sahara desert camp. This Morocco desert tour from Marrakech to Fez will introduce you to the best Moroccan Sahara desert has to offer: From High Atlas Mountains to desert canyons, oases, and sand dunes. Visit adobe Casbahs and Berber nomads. Finally, stop in the Middle Atlas Mountains’ cedar forests to watch Barbary Apes on your way from Merzouga to Fes.

Marrakech to Fes Desert Tour Highlights:

  • Venture along the scenic High Atlas Mountains and Tizi Ntichka pass
  • Soak in the ambiance of historic UNESCO world heritage Casbah of Ait Ben Hadou
  • Drive along the Valley of the roses and the road of 1001 Kasbahs
  • Get a glimpse into daily life of Berbers on a walk through Tinghir Oasis.
  • Capture sunset and sunrise over Erg Chebbi dunes on your camel back
  • Spend the night trying to count the billions of stars or chat with the nomads at Your desert camp
  • Experience the thrill of up-close encounters with Barbary Apes in the Middle Atlas Cedar Forests.

3-Day Marrakech to Fes Desert Tour Itinerary:

  • Day 1: Marrakech - Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou - Boumalne Dades

    (6 Hours Drive)

    Your 3-day tour from Marrakech to Fes will depart from your hotel or riad at 07h30 AM to Kasbah Ait Ben Hadou through Tizi Ntichka pass and the high Atlas Mountains.

    You will make various stops along the way. Visit the UNESCO world heritage Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou, which served as a set for various Hollywood blockbusters, before continuing to Ouarzazate for lunch (At leisure).

    In the afternoon, we drive to the oasis of Skoura and visit one of the best-preserved Kasbahs in Morocco: Amridil. From here, we continue to Kalaa Mgouna via the Valley of the Roses before we reach our boutique guest house located in Dades Valley.

    Dinner and overnight.

    Accomodation Details:
  • Day 2: Dades Valley - Tinghir - Merzouga

    (4 Hours Drive)

    After breakfast, the second day of our Marrakech to Fes Sahara desert tour will start by driving along the road of 1001 Kasbahs to Tinghir oasis.

    You will enjoy the amazing scenery along the way of the remaining fortified villages hosting the caravan roads until the early 20th century.
    Upon arrival at Tinghir, a military post during the French occupation, we will deviate into a secondary road to the oasis. Feel free to walk next to the stream and watch the locals farming and herding their cattle. Your walk will end at one of the magnificent scenes of your tour: Todgha Gorges.

    After lunch at leisure at one of the local cafés, we continue to Rissani, one of Morocco's holiest towns, as the actual dynasty ruling the Kingdom, "The Alaouites," originated here founder is buried locally. Rissani is also famous as a starting point of the ancient caravan roads crossing the Sahara desert to Tombouctou.

    In the Mid-afternoon, we will cross some rocky terrain to Merzouga, where our camel caravan will be waiting for you. Enjoy a camel ride over Erg Chebbi dunes to watch an amazing sunset before arriving at your Sahara desert camp.

    Enjoy dinner under the stars while entertained by your local nomad hosts playing their drums all night.

    Overnight at your Sahara desert camp.

    Accomodation Details:
  • Day 3: Merzouga - Midelt - Fes

    (8 Hours Drive)

    After an early wake up to enjoy a fantastic sunrise camel trek over the dunes of Erg Chebbi, we will reach the camp operator's lodge in Merzouga for breakfast and shower (If you choose to upgrade to the luxury camp, breakfast will be served at the camp, and showers are available at your tent) Meet your driver/guide and depart on a scenic drive to Fes crossing the Ziz Valley through Errachidia, which is the capital of the Tafilalt region.

    We travel to Midelt, where we will have lunch at leisure before driving across the Middle Atlas Mountains with its Cedar Forests and Berber towns of Imouzzar and Ifran, which are both famous as winter ski resorts for Moroccans. Your driver might spot some Barbary apes on the way and seize the opportunity to take some pictures.

    We arrive at Fes late in the afternoon. Your Morocco desert tour from Marrakech to Fes will end with a drop-off at your Fez hotel or riad.

Tour Map

Map of Marrakech To Fes Desert Tour
Map of Marrakech To Fes Desert Tour

What is included in this 3-Day Marrakech to Fes Desert Tour:

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

Pick up from your Marrakech hotel / Riad

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

Sunset camel ride in Erg Chebbi

Overnight at a Sahara 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.

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

Drop off at your Fes hotel or the closest accessible location to your Fes 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-Day Marrakech to Fes desert tour if you wish to spend more time exploring the Sahara Desert.
  • Driving times above do not include stops for sightseeing, photos, lunch, and cafe.
  • The tour price is per person and it depends on how many passengers are at your party. However, we offer a shared Marrakech to Fes desert tour with fixed rates.
  • Pick up from Fes can be flexible during spring and summer. in the wintertime, we encourage you to depart Fes no later than 08h00 AM to arrive at Merzouga by sunset time.
  • Local guides and entrance fees (if any) are not included. You pay for those directly to the suppliers.
  • Hat, sunglasses, good walking shoes, and wet napkins are of good use during this tour.

3 Days Marrakech to Fes Sahara Desert Tour Price:

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
Nicholas B – Nov 2021:

The tour was incredible! Our party consisted of four people, and we took a three-day tour from Marrakech the Sahara desert and a stay at an amazing luxury camp in Merzouga. I chatted with Abdessamad for three months since my group was concerned about COVID, and he answered immediately, providing a wealth of information up to the day before the trip to ensure we were prepared. Throughout the journey, he checked in with our driver and was very sensitive to our requirements.

Jayna K – Jun 2021:

Our three-day excursion to Fes was fantastic! We saw a variety of locations, cities, landscapes, and traditions, as well as learning about Moroccan history and cuisine. Our tour guide, Mohamed, ensured that we were always comfortable, safe, and extremely satisfied. We'll carry many memories and a close friend with us from Morocco; thank you, Mohamed, for being a wonderful part of our journey; we hope to see you again, my buddy!

Clark N – Aug 2021:

We visited Morocco last month and took the Marrakech desert trip from to Fez. It was fantastic. For the four of us, we had a good driver named Mohammed (2 couples). He was quite competent. It took a lot of driving, but it was well worth it. I saw a lot of diverse sights and camped in a nice tent in a Saharan camp. I'd want to return sometime. Unforgettable adventure.

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