3 Days Desert Tour from Fes to Marrakech

Daily Tour 3 day Availability: 23/01/2019
Fez, Marokko Fez Tours, Merzouga Tours Tour Guide: Icho - Morocco Tour Guide

Discover the best of southern Morocco on 3 days Desert tour from Fes to Marrakech. This three-day trip from Fez to Marrakech offers you the opportunity to explore the Moroccan desert and experience how life in the desert appears with Berber hosts. This experience will be an indelible experience.

What to Expect from this 3 Days Desert Tour from Fes to Marrakech

Around 7:00 am, our driver/guide will pick you up from your accommodation in Fez and travel in the direction of Errachidia via Ifran, then to Merzouga via Ziz Valley. Before reaching Medilt, we stop at the famous and the most significant cedar forest in Morocco, where you might encounter the Barbarian Apes. Your journey continues along the Ziz River with its panoramic views. Adventure yourself in the sand dunes by camel and enjoy a splendid sunset. You will spend the night in a stylish Berber camp in the heart of the golden Sahara desert.

The next day, we wake up early to witness the spectacular sunrise from the top of the dunes. Later, we head back by camels to the hotel for breakfast and a shower. Afterward, we drive to magnificent Todgha and gorges which is an ideal area for hiking along the rive. We will spend the second night in a traditional guesthouse in Dades Gorges.

On the third day, we drive to Ouarzazate where we will visit Taourirt Kasbah, Atlas Studios, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site Ait Ben Haddou. Later, we drive across the High Atlas mountains and Tizi-T-Tichka (2260m above sea level). We drop you off at your Riad in Marrakech.

What You’ll Do during this 3 days Desert tour from Fes to Marrakech

  • Traveling only with yours. Pass by outstanding oases such as Ziz oasis, Todra oasis, and Dades Valley.
  • Passing through Ifrane and the cedar forest of Azrou, where you will encounter Barbary Apes troops.
  • Cross many interesting attractions such as the Atlas Mountains, Oasis, Todgha Gorges, and along the 1000 Kasbah Valley.
  • Spend a night in a desert camp with local Berbers, and experience camel riding and sandboarding while enjoying the spectacular desert sunset.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is this tour available in May?
Yes, it is available all year round and you can book it at any time.

Can I join a group?
We are sorry, we do not organize shared tours. We organize currently only private tours.

Can you customize this trip?
Yes, this trip can be adapted to your needs.
Day 1: The Trip from Fez to Merzouga
The journey from Fez to Merzouga is a pretty long journey, we start very early. We head to Ifran, the city of Ifran is known by Moroccans as the small Switzerland of Morocco. We will make a short photo stop here and also in the next cedar forest of Azrou where you may encounter wild monkeys. Then we continue towards Midelt, where we will have a lunch break. Later, continue our journey along the valley of Ziz. At the end of the day, we arrive at the sand dunes of Erg Chebbi. We will spend the night in a desert camp in the middle of the Sahara desert. We will also make a camel ride through the dunes and enjoy the sunset from the top of the sand dunes.

Day 1: Day 2: Merzouga – Dades Gorges
We will wake you up early to enjoy the sunrise on top of the dunes. This place is perfect for taking great photos. After breakfast, we drive to of Rissani and the Dades valley, known as the Valley of the Roses. We pass through Erfoud, where you can visit the marble factory where they make tables and alternative crafts. Once we arrive at Tinghir, we take a short walk through the Todgha gorges. Later we head to the Dades gorges, where you will spend the night in a hotel.

Day 1: Day 3: Dades Gorges – Marrakech

After a tasty breakfast, we leave for Ouarzazate along the historic caravan trade route Valley of 100 Kasbahs. Once we arrive in Ouarzazate, we visit Taourirt Kasbah and Atlas film studios. Later, we head to Ait Ben Haddou. Ait Ben Haddou has long been a favorite place for Hollywood movies such as Gladiator and many more. This fundamental area is among the most exciting and romantic destinations of Morocco, nestled along rich valleys and burnished mud-brick homes in vibrant color under the blue sky. After lunch, we head to Marrakech via the High Atlas and the Tizi-n-Tichka pass.


Ouarzazate is situated at the junction of the Dades and Draa Valley. This is currently among the most well-known tourist site in Morocco. The town is a favorite stop for tourists on their way into the Sahara Desert.

Upon leaving the city, on the way to Marrakech, the Kasbah of Ait Ben Hadou attracts the interest of the travelers, who are amazed at so much beauty. This monument is well-known thanks to the famous movies that filmed here, its also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Another attraction, that is quite a bit more recent, is that the movie studios. Since the 1960s, an increasing number of filmmakers come to Ouarzazate region to utilize the many all-natural sceneries along with the quality of lighting.

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    5:48 am - 18/05/2022 / Reply

    It was a great trip! What makes it even more fun is staying overnight in the desert.


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