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3 Days Desert Trip from Fes to Marrakech

3 Days Desert Trip from Fes to Marrakech, Presented to you by Prime Morocco Tours.

3-Day desert trip From Fes, Overview:

This 3 days desert tour starts from Fez and ends at Marrakech, including magnificent milestones along the way such as: riding camels and spending the night in a camp in the Sahara desert, visiting the towns of Azrou (where you can play with wild macaques monkeys) and Ifrane, then navigating through the high Atlas regions like the Ziz Valley, Dades, and Todra gorges, the Valley of Roses, the palmary of Skoura, Ouarzazate city and Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah (a UNESCO world heritage site).


3 Days desert tour from Fes to Marrakech, Itinerary:

Day 1: Fes – Ifrane – Azrou – Midelt – Errachidia – Erfoud – Merzouga

The trip will officially start once we come to pick you up from your accommodation in Fez at around 8 in the morning before heading south. Our first stop along the way will be at the nearby Ifrane town, nicknamed the Switzerland of Morocco for its beautiful and unique weather. Later on, we will continue driving by the Cedar forests of Azrou, where we can stop to see wild Macaque monkeys. For lunch, we will stop by a traditional restaurant in the town of Midelt, after which you will enjoy mountainous landscapes while we drive through the Tizin Tlghamt mountain pass. Once we reach the Ziz valley, we will stop so you can fully enjoy the lush green views of the valley and take photographs of its gorges if you wish to. Next, we will continue driving by Errachidia, Aoufouss, and Erfoud (where we can stop at one of the fossilized marble workshops), to finally reach the fascinating dunes of Erg Chebbi. The dunes lay at the edge of a desert village called Merzouga, where we will check in at a hotel to rest for a little bit and prepare for our upcoming camel trekking journey. The camel ride will last for one hour and a half, during which you can enjoy a magical sunset over the desert dunes. Our destination will be a private camp hidden deep inside the desert, where we will have dinner and spend the night in nomad-style tents.

Day 2: Merzouga – Rissani – Todra Gorge – Dades Gorge

We will head back to the hotel in order to shower and have breakfast, then we will start driving towards Tinghir, passing by the towns of Rissani and Erfoud. We will have lunch at the beautiful Todra gorges, which is a heavenly location characterized by its palmary and the ruins of old Kasbahs. After that, we will move on to the next location which is Boumalen Dades; where you can enjoy the unique landscapes and rock formations of the Dades gorges. These gorges are described by many as one of the top most interesting roads in Morocco. Eventually, we will check in at a local hotel where we will be spending the night. But before that, we will have a delicious dinner accompanied by live music.

Day 3: Dades Gorge – Skoura – Ouarzazate – Ait Ben Haddou – Marrakech

For the last day of this trip, we will have breakfast at the hotel, before leaving for the Hollywood of Morocco: Ouarzazate. On our way there, we will drive by the immense Skoura palm groves, then once at Ouarzazate, we will start by paying a visit to the historical Taourirt Kasbah. After that, we will stop by the famous Atlas filming studios, before leaving towards the neighboring Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou. We will have lunch in this UNESCO world heritage location then finally start heading to Marrakech through the High Atlas Mountains, driving by the Tizin Tichka mountain pass. Our services will end as we drop off at Marrakech.

Highlights of the 3-day desert tour from Fes to Marrakech:
  • We will navigate through the High Atlas Mountains
  • You will get to enjoy the breathtaking scenery on the way from Fez to Merzouga
  • You can watch wild Macaque monkeys in their natural habitat
  • Enjoy the drive through the immense Ziz gorge’s palm groves
  • You will get to wander around the locations of Dades and Todra gorges
  • Cross the Tizin Tichka mountain pass (2260 meters)
  • Visit and spend time at the Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou (the UNESCO world heritage)
  • Visit the Taourirt Kasbah and the Atlas film studios in Ouarzazate
  • Enjoy a ride on the back of a camel, then spend the night in a nomad tent in the desert.

Frequent-Asked Questions:

Q. How far is the desert from Fes?

A. The desert is roughly 230 miles (370 kilometers) from Fes.

Q. Is the Sahara desert worth visiting?

A. Yes, the Sahara desert is definitely worth visiting. It is the largest desert in the world and offers a unique and unforgettable experience. There is plenty to see and do, including camel rides, sand boarding, and star gazing.

Q. Can you tour the Sahara desert?

A. Yes, there are a variety of tours available to explore the Sahara desert. Options range from day trips to multiday tours, allowing travelers to experience the desert in a variety of ways.

Q. What city is closest to the Sahara desert?

A. The closest city to the Sahara desert is Ouarzazate, Morocco, which is located approximately 100 miles (160 kilometers) away.

Q. How close is Marrakech to the desert?

A. Marrakech is approximately 180 miles (290 kilometers) from the desert.

Q. What do I need to bring for the night in the desert?

A. When spending a night in the desert, it is important to bring plenty of water, snacks, sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses, a flashlight, and comfortable clothes and shoes. Additionally, it is best to bring a sleeping bag or a blanket and a pillow for sleeping in the desert.

Q. What is the difference between the standard and luxury camps?

A. Standard camps are typically smaller and more basic than luxury camps, offering basic amenities such as beds, bathrooms, and basic meals. Luxury camps, on the other hand, offer more amenities and services, such as private tents, hot showers, gourmet meals, and more.

Q. Is it possible to do other activities while in the Merzouga desert, like ATVs?

A. Yes, it is possible to do other activities while in the Merzouga desert, such as ATV rides, sandboarding, and camel rides. Additionally, there are many nearby attractions to explore, such as Berber villages, oases, and palmeries.

Q. Do you organize Fes Day Trips?

A. Yes, there are several day trips you can take from Fes that will give you a unique and memorable experience. Popular options include a visit to the Roman ruins of Volubilis, a trek to the Ait Benhaddou Kasbah, and a private guided tour of the Fes Medina. Additionally, you can take a day trip to Meknes to explore its historical sites, or take a camel ride in the Middle Atlas Mountains.

Q. What do the Fes Day Trips include?

A. The Fes day trips typically include transportation, an experienced guide, entrance fees to attractions, and lunch or snacks. Depending on the tour, other activities may be included, such as camel rides, hikes, and visits to local markets.

Q. What is the 4day desert tour from Fes to Marrakech?

A. The 4day desert tour from Fes to Marrakech is a guided tour that takes travelers through the Moroccan desert, from Fes to Marrakech. Along the way, travelers will explore various desert towns, visit ancient Kasbahs, and experience a camel ride in the Sahara. Other highlights include a stay in a traditional Bedouin camp and the chance to see the sunrise over the Erg Chebbi dunes.

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Day 1: Depart Fes and head south to the stunning Saharan city of Merzouga. Spend the day exploring the sand dunes and learning about the local Berber culture from the local guide.  
Day 2: Wake up early and explore the nearby oasis of Tinerhir. Take a dip in the cool waters of the oasis before continuing on to the Dades Valley. Enjoy the breathtaking views and explore the local Berber villages before heading back to Fes.
Day 3: Drive south to the beautiful city of Marrakech. Enjoy the sights and sounds of the city and explore the vibrant markets.
Day 4: Spend the day exploring the sights of Marrakech, including the Koutoubia Mosque, the Saadian Tombs, and the Majorelle Gardens.
Day 5: Drive back to Fes, taking in the stunning views of the Atlas Mountains along the way.
A Fes desert tour is a great way to experience the beauty of Morocco‘s desert landscape. The tour typically starts early in the morning with a scenic drive to the desert city of Merzouga, located on the edge of the Sahara. Once there, visitors will explore the sand dunes and learn about the local Berber culture from the local guide. After lunch, the tour will move on to the nearby oasis of Tinerhir, where visitors can take a dip in the cool waters of the oasis. From here, the tour moves on to the Dades Valley, where visitors can take in the breathtaking views and explore the local Berber villages. Finally, the tour ends with a drive back to Fes, and a chance to reflect on the unforgettable experience.
Day 1:
9:30 am – Depart from Fes and drive to Erfoud
9:30 am – Arrive in Erfoud and visit the local fossil workshops 11:00am Depart for Rissani
12:30 pm7:00 am – Visit the local souks at Rissani 2:00pm Depart for Merzouga
4:00 pm – Arrive in Merzouga and go for a camel ride in the desert
6:00 pm – Return to Merzouga and watch the sunset on the dunes
8:00 pm – Overnight in Merzouga
Day 2:
8:00am Depart from Merzouga and drive to Tazzarine
10:00 am – Visit an oasis in Tazzarine
12:00 pm – Depart for Ouarzazate
2:00 pm – Arrive in Ouarzazate and visit the Kasbah
4:00 pm – Depart for Marrakech
7:00 pm – Arrive in Marrakech and stay overnight
Fes is one of the oldest cities in Morocco and is home to some of the country‘s most incredible architecture and cultural attractions. A walking tour of Fes is a great way to explore the city and get a feel for the culture. The tour can start at the Old Medina, the oldest part of the city and the most popular tourist attraction. From the Old Medina, visitors can explore the bustling souks full of spices, textiles, and other local products. After exploring the souks, the tour can continue to Medina’s monumental gate, Bab Boujeloud. This ornate gate is the entrance to the city’s grand Bou Inania Madrasa, a religious school, and mosque. The tour can then move on to the Royal Palace and the tomb of Moulay Ismail, the founder of Fes. Finally, the tour can end at the Nejjarine Fountain, the symbol of Fes and a popular spot for tourists to take photos.

3 days






Quality services


This Tour Includes


Pick up And Drop off your accommodation.


Private tour in a comfortable vehicle .


Private tour in a comfortable car.


Professional English/ Spanish driver,guide.


Accommodation in desert camp (Desert Tours)


Camel trek in Sahara (Desert Tours).


Breakfast and dinner.


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