Fes to Marrakech desert tour 3 days

Fes to Marrakech desert tour 3 days

Enjoy an authentic desert experience by joining the 3-day Fes to Marrakech desert tour. Get to ride camels across Erg Chebbi dunes, watch an amazing sunset/sunrise from a high dune, and sleep under the stars in a luxury camp. This is an opportunity to combine Fes with Marrakech while experiencing the Merzouga desert.


Day 1: Fes ⇢ Ifrane ⇢ Middle Atlas Mountains ⇢ Ziz Valley ⇢ Merzouga desert

Pass By: Medina of Fez, Fes 30000 Morocco
Our 3-day Fes to Marrakech desert tour starts by picking all the travelers from a meeting point in the Medina of Fes.

Stop At: Ifrane, Ifrane, Fes-Meknes
Our first destination will be Ifrane, also called the Switzerland of Morocco because of its gabled roof houses. We will stop here for a short walk. The city was established by the French administration in 1928 to escape from the heat of the Sahara desert.
Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Azrou Cedar Forest, Azrou Morocco
After stopping in Ifrane, we will carry on driving across the Middle Atlas Mountains with a stop by the road in a Cedar forest, where we may get to see a monkey species native to the Atlas Mountains.
Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Aoufous, Aoufous, Draa-Tafilalet
After having lunch in a restaurant somewhere along the way, we will continue our journey to Merzouga. On the way, we will stop for a panoramic view of an Oasis that is full of palm trees.
Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Merzouga, Merzouga, Draa-Tafilalet
We will reach the Merzouga desert in the afternoon. Here, you will get to ride camels across huge sand dunes to your luxury desert camp. It will take you about an hour and 40 minutes of camel trekking. On the way, you will stop in a high dune to watch a peaceful sunset over Erg Chebbi dunes. You can also reach the camp by a 4x4 vehicle instead of riding camels (included in the price too!).
Once you get to the camp, the staff will show you your private tents. After a delicious dinner, you can enjoy having a seat around a campfire while the staff is playing drums and singing some traditional Berber music. Enjoy watching a starry sky before getting to bed.
Duration: 14 hours

Meals included:

Accommodation included: Overnight at Africa Luxury Camp or similar, a luxury desert camp in Erg Chebbi Dunes.

Day 2: Merzouga desert ⇢ Rissani ⇢ Todra Gorges ⇢ Dades Gorges

Pass By: Erg Chebbi Dunes, Morocco
Today, waking up early for the sunrise is highly recommended to watch a glorious sunrise. After having a tasty breakfast in the camp, each one can choose between leaving the camp by camel again or by a 4x4 car. This morning, you can also choose to add another activity, which is quad biking or buggy driving (it is with an additional price). Please let your guide know at night if you are interested.

Stop At: Souqs of Rissani, Rissani Morocco
If today happens to be Tuesday, Thursday, or Sunday, we will stop in Rissani to experience what a traditional Moroccan souk feels like. The souk is just three days a week. The city is also the foundation of the current ruling family of Morocco!
Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Todgha Gorge, Tinerhir 45824 Morocco
After exploring the ancient city of Rissani, we will drive to Todra Canyon, which is the deepest canyon in Morocco. It is over 300 meters high cliffs! We will have a walk under this amazing Canyon before driving to our last destination of the day.
Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Dades Gorges, R704 Atlas Mountains, Boumalne Dades 45350 Morocco
We will arrive in Dades Gorges in the afternoon. First, we will drive to see some amazing rock formations known as monkey fingers. Then, drive to a place where there is a panoramic view of the Gorges.
Duration: 14 hours

Meals included:

Accommodation included: Overnight at Hotel Babylon Dades or similar, a lovely hotel in Dades Gorges.

Day 3: Dades Gorges ⇢ Ouarzazate ⇢ Ait Ben Haddou ⇢ High Atlas Mountains ⇢ Marrakech

Pass By: Dades Gorges, R704 Atlas Mountains, Boumalne Dades 45350 Morocco
After having a yummy breakfast at your hotel, we will drive to Ouarzazate passing by Kelaat Mgouna, which is known for roses! If your tour is running during springtime, we will stop in a valley that gets full of roses.

Stop At: Ouarzazate, Ouarzazate, Draa-Tafilalet
Ouarzazate is nicknamed the Holywood of Africa and the gateway to the Sahara Desert. Here, we will drive to see the Atlas Studio. It is the largest studio in the world, in terms of land area. Many films and TV series used the service of the studio, including Aladdin, Vikings, and Prison Break. You can take some pictures from outside, then drive to explore the Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah. You can also choose to visit the studio from the inside. However, it will take you about an hour and a half, and also there is a ticket that you will have to pay (not included in the price!).
Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou, 31.047878164882086, -7.130255656201919, Ait Ben Haddou 45122 Morocco
Our guide will escort you to visit this ancient Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou while explaining to you its interesting history. The fortified village is a great example of Moroccan architecture. It was once used as a caravanserai during the caravan routes that were crossing the great Sahara Desert. The Kasbah is featured in many famous films and TV series, including Gladiator, Game of Thrones, and many more.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: High Atlas Mountains, 40000 Morocco
After exploring the Kasbah, we will drive to Marrakech over the High Atlas Mountains. We will have some stops along the way for some breathtaking views.
Duration: 15 minutes

Pass By: Marrakech, Marrakech, Marrakech-Safi
We will reach Marrakech in the late afternoon. Drop you off at the closest point accessible by car to your Hotel/Riad. End of your Fes to Marrakech desert tour.

Meals included:

No accommodation included on this day.

Informacion Adicional
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Stroller accessible"
"Infant seats available"
"Not recommended for travelers with back problems"
"Not recommended for pregnant travelers"
"No heart problems or other serious medical conditions"
"Most travelers can participate"
"Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized"
"Guides required to regularly wash hands"
"This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund"
"This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers"
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 hours of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability"

Start Time:
Confirm time with the local provider in advance of your experience.
Private 3-day desert tour
7/31/2022 - 3/20/2024
Monday - Sunday : 12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Fes to Marrakech desert tour 3 days
1/2/2020 - 3/20/2024
Monday - Sunday : 12:00 AM - 11:30 PM

Duration: 3 Days
Start location: Monuments de manifestation de l'indépendanceلوحةوتيقةالمطالبة بالإستقلال, 3269+74G, Fes, Morocco

Cancellations and refunds: If you cancel at least 4 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 3 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.


  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • An English-speaking driver/guide
  • Camel trekking experience
  • A private tent with an en-suite bathroom at a Luxury camp in the desert
  • A private air-conditioned room with an en-suite bathroom in a lovely hotel in Dades Gorges
  • Sandboarding activity
  • Exploring Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah with your guide
  • 2x Breakfast
  • 2x Dinner
  • Accommodation included: 2 nights
  • Entry/Admission - Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou

Not Included

  • Lunches
  • Any additional activity you want to add
  • Gratuities


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