Private Marrakech To Fes Desert Tour

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Marrakech to Fes 3-Day Desert Tour

Delve deep into Morocco 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 Fes 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 on your way from Marrakech to Fes.

Marrakech to Fes Desert Tour Highlights:

  • Drive past the High Atlas Mountains and Tizi Ntichka pass.
  • Explore the UNESCO world heritage Casbah of Ait Ben Hadou.
  • Drive along the Valley of the roses and the road of 1001 Kasbahs.
  • Walk in Tinghir oasis along the stream to the Gorges of Todra.
  • Enjoy a splendid sunset camel ride in Erg Chebbi dunes.
  • Spend the night at Merzouga desert camp with dinner and entertainment.
  • Stop in cedar forests near Ifran to watch Barbary Apes on the way to Fez.

Itinerary of the 3 Day Desert Tour from Marrakech to Fes:

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

    (6 Hours Drive)

    Your Marrakech to Fes desert tour will depart from your hotel or riad at 07h30 AM to Kasbah Ait Ben Hadou through Tizi Ntichka pass and the high Atlas Mountains. Numerous stops will be made along the way to take photos, stretch your legs and take a cup of coffee.
    By noon, you'll arrive at the UNESCO world heritage village of Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou - which served as a set for various Hollywood blockbusters like Lawrence of Arabia, Gladiator, and the Games of Thrones. After a guided visit to the mud-brick village, you'll continue on to Ouarzazate (the Hollywood of Africa) - home to the largest film studios in Africa.
    After lunch (at your leisure), you'll visit the oasis of Skoura and one of the best-preserved Kasbahs in Morocco: Amridil. From here, you'll head to Kalaa Mgouna via the Valley of the Roses before arriving at your boutique guest house in Dades Valley for dinner and overnight.

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  • Day 2: Dades Valley - Tinghir - Merzouga

    (4 Hours Drive)

    The second day of your Marrakech to Fes Sahara desert tour will start with a drive along the road of 1001 Kasbahs to Tinghir oasis. You'll be able to enjoy the amazing scenery along the way of the remaining fortified villages that used to host caravan roads until the early 20th century.
    Upon arrival at Tinghir, a military post during the French occupation, you will deviate into a secondary road to reach 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 most magnificent scenes of your tour: Todgha Gorges.
    After lunch at leisure at one of the local cafés, you'll continue to Rissani, one of Morocco's holiest towns. The founder of the actual dynasty ruling the Kingdom, "The Alaouites," originated here and is buried locally. Rissani is also famous as a starting point of the ancient caravan roads that used to cross the Sahara desert to Tombouctou.
    In the afternoon, you'll cross some rocky terrain to Merzouga, where your camel caravan will be waiting for you. Before arriving at your Sahara desert camp, you'll enjoy a camel ride over the Erg Chebbi dunes to watch an amazing sunset.
    You'll have dinner under the stars while being entertained by your local nomad hosts playing drums all night long. Then, you'll spend the night at your Sahara desert camp.

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  • 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, you 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.
    Continue 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 their way there and seize the opportunity to take pictures. You'll arrive in Fez late that afternoon.
    Your Morocco desert tour from Marrakech to Fes will end with a drop-off at your hotel or riad.

3 Day Marrakech to Fes Desert Trip 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€

Tour Map

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

What is included in this 3 Days Tour from Marrakech to Fes:

A/C modern 4×4 or van driven by an English-speaking driver /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


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 sightseeing, photos, lunch, or cafe stops.
  • 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. We encourage you to depart Fes no later than 08h00 AM in the wintertime to arrive at Merzouga by sunset.
  • 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.

Frequently Asked Questions


Incredible Marrakech to Fes desert tour

Nicholas B – Nov 2021:

The tour was incredible! Our party consisted of four people. We took a three-day tour from Marrakech to Fez, the Sahara desert, and a stay at a fantastic 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.

fantastic 3 Days tour from Marrakech to Fes

Jayna K – Jun 2021:

Our three-day excursion from Marrakech to Fes was fantastic! We saw various locations, cities, landscapes, and traditions and learned about Moroccan history and cuisine. Our tour guide, Mohamed, ensured we were always comfortable, safe, and delighted. 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!

Unforgettable Marrakesh to Fes desert trip

Clark N – Aug 2021:

We visited Morocco last month and took the Marrakech to Fez desert trip. It was fantastic. The four of us had an excellent driver named Mohammed (2 couples). He was pretty 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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