3-Day Fes to Marrakech desert tour



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3-Day Fes to Marrakech desert tour

Morocco Adventure: 3-Day Fes to Marrakech desert tour offers an extraordinary adventure spanning Morocco's diverse landscapes and cultural treasures. Departing from Fez, this immersive journey begins with a scenic drive towards Marrakech via the captivating desert of Merzouga.

En route, you'll encounter the charming town of Ifrane, often referred to as "Little Switzerland," boasting pristine cleanliness and captivating architecture. Pause amidst the majestic cedar forest, home to playful monkeys, before continuing your voyage through quaint villages and breathtaking scenery.

Prepare for an enchanting desert experience as you venture into the golden sands of Merzouga. Embark on camel rides deep into the Sahara, where a luxurious desert camp awaits under the vast expanse of the starry desert sky. Indulge in delectable cuisine and lively music around the campfire, creating memories to last a lifetime.

3-Day Fes to Marrakech desert tour

As the journey unfolds, marvel at the mineral-rich city of Erfoud and the iconic Ait Benhaddou kasbah, both offering glimpses into Morocco's storied past. Traverse through the Atlas Mountains, where traditional Berber villages blend seamlessly with rugged landscapes, offering panoramic vistas at every turn.

Conclude your adventure in the vibrant city of Marrakech, where the colors, sounds, and aromas of the bustling medina await. Reflect on your desert odyssey, enriched by cultural immersion and awe-inspiring natural beauty.

Our 3-Day Desert Tour Fes to Marrakech via Merzouga promises an unparalleled exploration of Morocco's desert wonders, leaving you with cherished memories and a deeper appreciation for the rich tapestry of Moroccan heritage. Embark on this unforgettable journey and discover the magic of the desert with us.

Highlights of this 3-Day Fes to Marrakech desert tour via Merzouga:

  • Middle Atlas Exploration: Traverse the scenic Middle Atlas Mountains, characterized by cedar forests and charming Berber villages.
  • "Little Switzerland" of Ifrane: Discover the European-inspired charm of Ifrane, known as "Little Switzerland."
  • Ziz Valley and Sahara Transformation: Experience the lush Ziz Valley, leading to the vast Sahara Desert with its ever-changing landscapes.
  • Erg Chebbi Camel Trek: Immerse yourself in the Sahara with a camel trek into the heart of the Erg Chebbi dunes, capturing the magic of a desert sunset.
  • Berber Hospitality: Spend a night in a traditional Berber camp, enjoying local cuisine and music under the starlit desert sky.
  • Todra Gorges Marvel: Explore the spectacular Todra Gorges, carved by the Todra River, and admire the breathtaking canyon views.
  • Dades Valley Rock Formations: Witness the stunning rock formations in the picturesque Dades Valley.
  • "Road of a Thousand Kasbahs": Travel along the historic route, discovering fortified kasbahs and ancient trading posts.
  • Ouarzazate and Film Heritage: Visit Ouarzazate, known as the "Hollywood of Africa," and explore its film studios.
  • Ait Ben Haddou UNESCO Site: Step into the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ait Ben Haddou, a well-preserved mud-brick kasbah.
  • Marrakech's Vibrant Atmosphere: Conclude the journey in Marrakech, where lively souks, historic landmarks, and cultural marvels await.

Book your 3-day desert adventure today for an unforgettable immersion into Morocco's diverse landscapes and rich heritage.

Additional Information about the 3-Day Fes to Marrakech desert tour via Merzouga:

  1.     Accommodations: Enjoy a private room tailored to your preferences.
  2.     Desert Camp: Experience the desert in style with a private tent customized to your liking.
  3.     Dietary Preferences: Vegetarian options are available; kindly inform us at the time of booking.
  4.     Child Policy: Children must be accompanied by an adult during the tour.
  5.     Attire Recommendations: Comfortable shoes for walking and sandboarding are recommended, along with sport sneakers. Long sleeves and pants or skirts are suitable for the camel trek.
  6.     Optional Extras: Enhance your experience with quad bike and buggy rides in the dunes.
  7.     Confirmation: Receive your booking confirmation promptly upon reservation.

Note: This is a private tour. For inquiries about luxury or small group tours, please contact us.



  • Transport by private modern vehicle with A/C
  • Pick up & Drop off at your accommodation.
  • Car Fuel
  • Experienced English speaking Driver/Guide
  • Overnight at the Desert Camp
  • Breakfast & Dinner
  • Camel trekking (camel per person)
  • Food and drinks
  • Entrance fees
  • Tips and personal expenses

Tour Plan

Day 1: Fes to Merzouga

Initiate an extraordinary 3-day voyage from the captivating Medina of Fez to the enchanting dunes of Merzouga. Our team will commence your adventure by picking you up from your hotel, ensuring a seamless start to your desert experience.

5 Stops:

  1. Medina of Fez Begin your day exploring the historic Medina of Fez. Immerse yourself in its vibrant atmosphere, and with our complimentary admission, discover the rich cultural tapestry that defines this UNESCO World Heritage site.
  2. Ifrane Departing from Fez, traverse through Ifrane, a picturesque winter ski resort crafted by the French in the 1930s, reminiscent of a Swiss village. Take in the scenic beauty as we proceed.
  3. Azrou Cedar Forest Continue your journey through the Azrou Cedar Forest, where glimpses of monkeys amidst the cedar trees add a touch of the exotic. Wind your way through the Middle Atlas Mountains, relishing the picturesque landscapes.
  4. Midelt Halfway Pause for a delightful lunch in Midelt, renowned for its fossils and rocks. As you continue towards Merzouga, experience the fascinating transition from lush forests to the arid beauty of the Sahara.
  5. Merzouga Arrive in Merzouga, where a panoramic view of palm tree oases welcomes you. After a refreshing mint tea, embark on a camel ride through the sandy dunes of Erg Chebbi. Witness the breathtaking sunset and retire to a Berber tent in the desert camp for a night under the stars.
    • Duration: 7 hours
    • Accommodation: Overnight in the Desert camp in Merzouga Erg Chebbi
    • Meals: Dinner

Day 2: Merzouga _Ouarzazate_ Dades gorges

Wake up to a splendid sunrise in the desert before embarking on the next leg of your adventure.

2 Stops:

  1. Ouarzazate Enjoy a delicious breakfast before departing for Ouarzazate. Travel through the captivating Road of a Thousand Kasbahs, an ancient caravan route adorned with sand castle-like structures. Marvel at the landscapes that have graced Hollywood films like The Last Temptation of Christ and Jewel of the Nile.
    • Duration: 4 hours
    • Admission: Free
  2. Dades Gorges Stop for lunch and explore the Todra Gorge. Traverse the Dadès Valley, surrounded by dramatic escarpments, and culminate your day with a late dinner at your hotel in the Gorges or Ouarzazate.
    • Duration: 3 hours
    • Admission: Not Included
    • Accommodation: Overnight at Hotel Les Jardins de Ouarzazate or similar
    • Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 3: Ouarzazate to Marrakech

Your final day promises more wonders as you journey from Ouarzazate to the vibrant city of Marrakech.

2 Stops:

  1. Ouarzazate After breakfast, explore Ouarzazate, visiting the historic Kasbah of Taourirt and the renowned Atlas Studios movie studios, the largest in Africa (admission fee: 8 € per person).
    • Duration: 3 hours
    • Admission: Free
  2. Ait Ben Haddou Head to Ait Ben Haddou for lunch and visit the UNESCO World Heritage Kasbah, a backdrop for films like The Gladiator and Lawrence of Arabia.
  3. Tizi n Tichka Pass through the High Atlas and the Tizi-n-Tichka pass, marveling at the changing landscapes. Return to your hotel or riad in Marrakech as the day concludes.
    • Duration: Not specified
    • Accommodation: Not Included
    • Meals: Breakfast

Relish in the seamless blend of culture, nature, and adventure on this meticulously crafted 3-day journey from Fez to Marrakech. Admission tickets are free for the specified attractions, and each leg of the tour is complemented by the specified duration for a well-organized and immersive experience.


Frequently Asked Questions

Can I customize my tour itinerary?

Yes, we understand that each traveler has unique preferences. We offer the flexibility to customize your tour itinerary to better suit your interests, schedule, and preferences. Contact our customer service team, and we will work with you to create a personalized experience.

What is the payment process for booking this tour?

To secure your booking, we require a 20% deposit at the time of reservation. The remaining balance can be paid up to 30 days before the tour start date. We accept payments through PayPal, Visa card, Western Union, or a direct deposit into our bank account. Our booking process is secure, and you will receive a confirmation email with all the details once the payment is completed. Please ensure to make the final payment by the specified deadline to guarantee your reservation. If you have any questions or need assistance with the payment process, feel free to contact our customer service team

Is travel insurance included in the tour package?

Travel insurance is not automatically included in our tour packages. However, we strongly recommend that all our customers have comprehensive travel insurance to cover unexpected events such as trip cancellations, medical emergencies, and lost baggage. You can either arrange your own travel insurance or inquire with us about available options.

Are there any specific health or fitness requirements for this tour?

Our tours are designed to be accessible to a wide range of participants. However, some tours may involve activities such as hiking, walking tours, or other physical activities. If you have any specific health concerns or physical limitations, please inform us during the booking process. We can provide more detailed information about the level of physical activity involved in each tour, ensuring you have a comfortable and enjoyable experience.

Do I need to bring a sleeping bag?

No, a sleeping bag is not necessary for our overnight camel ride. The desert camp is equipped with all the bedding you’ll need.

Is there any way to spend the night in the desert without using camels?

Indeed, an alternative to camels is available. We provide a 4WD transfer to and from the desert camp, with an additional charge.

Is there a place to charge phones and cameras at the Camp?

Absolutely, we utilize solar panels at the camp to ensure you have the means to charge your phone and camera.

What clothing and special items should I bring for an overnight stay in the Merzouga desert camp?

When preparing for your overnight stay, consider bringing comfortable and breathable clothing, a sun hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, a jacket for cooler evenings, and sturdy shoes suitable for walking on the sand. Remember to pack your camera to capture the mesmerizing desert landscapes!


7 verified reviews
Location 5/5
Amenities 4.86/5
Services 5/5
Price 4.86/5
Rooms 4.86/5


  1. 5

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    This tour proved to be both incredible and unforgettable. Although the journey from Fes to the Sahara desert is lengthy, the experience is truly worthwhile. The desert’s beauty is unparalleled, and the campsite offers a luxurious setting. On the second and third days, you traverse rural Morocco, encountering breathtaking landscapes such as gorges and the Atlas Mountains. Our accommodation in Dades on the second night was in a charming riad hotel with exceptional views. The traditional and delicious food, featuring a variety of dishes, added to the overall experience. Moreover, our tour guide, Hicham, was not only friendly but also knowledgeable, ensuring our comfort throughout. I highly recommend this tour for those eager to explore the diverse and stunning landscapes of Morocco!

  2. 4.8

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    What a phenomenal experience! Our driver Abdul was so kind and a very safe driver. Had the most amazing time in the Sahara and at all the stops along the way! Highly recommend!

  3. 5

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    The journey was meticulously planned, addressing all aspects. Hicham displayed exceptional professionalism and knowledge, along with a delightful, caring, and compassionate demeanor toward every group member. He stands as a remarkable asset to XabbiTours. His profound passion for the country and its people is captivating. Hicham establishes genuine connections, ready to leverage them when needed, leading to memorable meals, experiences, conversations, and lasting memories.

  4. 5

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    Exceptional experience with our driver Hicham! Hicham is fluent in English, French, and Arabic, making communication effortless. He personalized the tour, consulting us on whether to include or skip specific sites based on our preferences. For instance, we opted to skip the Cinema Museum, considering the entrance fee of €8 wasn’t justified by the group. Hicham consistently maintained punctuality, displayed friendliness, and ensured a safe and calm driving experience. He accommodated our preferences, patiently waiting at sites and even making stops for me to grab a coffee. I highly recommend this company, and I strongly suggest having Hicham as your driver!

  5. 4.6

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    3 wonderful and enjoyable days from Marrakech to Merzouga, full of wonderful scenery and delicious Moroccan food. Indeed, I will not forget the staff, Hicham and Mustafa, who are wonderful in dealing with us. It was an amazing trip that I and my 15 year old daughter will not forget. Thank you xabbitours

  6. 5

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    Incredible experience, impeccably organized. The tour provides the opportunity to explore stunning locations beyond the desert. Our guide, Driss, is an exceptional individual—always cheerful, humorous, and kind. The staff at the desert tent camp are also fantastic, creating a welcoming atmosphere that feels like home. We thoroughly enjoyed every moment!

  7. 5

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    Experiencing life in the desert was truly fascinating. The camel ride in the Sahara and spending nights in the tents were incredibly enjoyable. Exploring Rissani was a fun experience, and the Ait Ben Haddou kasbah was particularly impressive. Driving through the Atlas Mountains offered stunning views. Mostafa, our driver and guide, was outstanding, demonstrating excellent driving skills. The overall experience was definitely worthwhile, and the hotel near Atlas Mountain Studios was exceptionally pleasant

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