Marrakech to fez via merzouga desert 3-days morocco sahara tour

Marrakech to fez via merzouga desert 3-days morocco sahara tour



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Marrakech to fez via merzouga desert 3-days morocco sahara tour

Marrakech to Fez via Merzouga Desert 3-days Morocco Sahara Tour: Delve into an unforgettable 3-day adventure traversing the captivating landscapes of Morocco, with the mesmerizing Merzouga Desert as our focal point. This immersive tour spans over 1000 kilometers, promising a kaleidoscope of scenery at every turn.

Beginning our expedition from Marrakech, we ascend through the majestic High Atlas Mountains via the Tizi-n-Tichka Pass, the highest pass in Morocco, offering breathtaking panoramic views. As we descend, the landscape transitions to the rugged beauty of the Middle Atlas, leading us to the warm embrace of the Erg-Chebbi dunes in Merzouga.

Day one is filled with exploration as we venture through iconic landmarks such as the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ait Benhaddou, the ancient fortified city that has served as a backdrop for many Hollywood films. Continuing our journey, we traverse the stunning Todra and Dades Gorge, immersing ourselves in their awe-inspiring beauty.

Setting out from Merzouga in the late afternoon, anticipation builds as we prepare for an unforgettable experience in the heart of the Sahara. Guided by expert camel guides, we embark on a mesmerizing camel trek across the vast expanse of sand dunes to reach our Bedouin camp, where we spend the night under the starlit sky, enveloped in the serene silence of the desert.

Day two dawns with the promise of new adventures as we bid farewell to the desert and make our way towards Fes. Passing through the picturesque landscapes of Midelt and the lush cedar forests of Azrou, we are treated to a diverse tapestry of natural beauty, each moment a testament to the richness of Morocco's landscape.

Highlights of The marrakech to fez via merzouga desert 3-days morocco sahara tour:

  •     Revel in breathtaking vistas of the Atlas Mountains landscapes.
  •     Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah, steeped in history and culture.
  •     Visit the renowned Ouarzazate Film Studio and marvel at the grandeur of Taourirt Kasbah.
  •     Wander through the awe-inspiring Dades and Todra Gorges, marveling at their natural splendor.
  •     Capture panoramic views of the majestic Erg Chebbi dunes, a stunning desert landscape.
  •     Embark on an unforgettable camel ride across the vast expanse of the Merzouga Sahara.
  •     Witness the mesmerizing spectacle of the sunset casting hues over the sand dunes.
  •     Enjoy the thrill of sandboarding, an exhilarating activity amidst the desert sands.
  •     Experience the magic of overnight camping at the Merzouga Desert Camp, immersed in tranquility under the starlit sky.
  •     Indulge in a hearty dinner and festive atmosphere around the campfire, accompanied by traditional Berber drumming.
  •     En route, pause at the Azrou cedar forest for a glimpse of the fascinating Barbary Apes in their natural habitat.

Immerse yourself in these unforgettable experiences on our meticulously crafted Marrakech to Fes Desert Tour, where every moment promises adventure, discovery, and lasting memories.

Know before you book

  • Prams or strollers are provided for infants and small children.
  • Service animals are welcome.
  • Convenient access to public transportation is offered in close proximity.
  • Infants must be accompanied by an adult during transit.
  • Specialized infant seating options are provided for added safety and comfort.
  • The activity is suitable for individuals of all physical fitness levels.

Presenting the Exclusive 3-Day Marrakech to Fes Desert Tour Options:

Standard Tour:

  •     Private Transportation
  •     Accommodation in Standard Hotels/Riads
  •     Stay at a Standard Desert Camp

Luxury Tour:

  •     Private Transportation
  •     Accommodation in Luxury Hotels/Riads
  •     Stay at a Luxury Desert Camp

Mixed Tour (Medium:

  •     Private Transportation
  •     Accommodation in Standard Hotels/Riads
  •     Experience Luxury at the Desert Camp

Note: For those interested in a Shared Marrakech to Fes Desert Tour and wish to partake in our budget-friendly small group excursion, kindly reach out to us for further details.

Here are the additional details for our Marrakech to fez via merzouga desert 3-days morocco sahara tour:

  1.     Accommodation: Private rooms provided in your chosen type.
  2.     Desert Camp: Enjoy privacy in your preferred tent type.
  3.     Dietary Preferences: Vegetarian options available; inform us when booking.
  4.     Child Policy: Children must be accompanied by adults.
  5.     Attire Recommendations: Wear comfortable footwear for walking and sandboarding. Long sleeves and pants/skirts are advised for the camel trek.
  6.     Optional Extras: Add quad biking and dune buggies for an extra fee.
  7.     Booking Confirmation: Receive your confirmation upon booking.

View the map for the 3 Days Marrakech to Fes Desert tour route.


  • AC Transportation
  • Pick up & Drop off at your accommodation.
  • camel trekking
  • Overnight at the Desert Camp
  • Food and drinks
  • Tips and personal expenses
  • tips (Ait Ben Haddou guide usually 3 eur)

Tour Plan

Day 1: Marrakech » Ait Ben Haddou & Ouarzazate » Dades Valley [315 Km]

Explore the wonders of a 3-day Marrakech to Fes desert excursion, immersing yourself in the eastern realms of Morocco from the comfort of a modern air-conditioned 4WD/minibus. Commencing promptly at 8:30 AM, our seasoned guide will greet you at your Marrakech hotel, marking the beginning of an enriching journey.

Our initial venture takes us across the majestic Atlas Mountain range, descending into the fabled Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou. Within this ancient walled city, relive the days of gladiators, nomadic tribes, and bustling marketplaces. Following an engaging tour, savor a delectable lunch amidst the historical allure of the Kasbah.

Continuing our expedition, we proceed to Ouarzazate, renowned for its cinematic backdrop featured in blockbusters like "The Mummy" and "Gladiator." En route, indulge in a rejuvenating break at a local café before delving deeper into the captivating Dades Valley.

Day two unfolds with an early rendezvous at 8:00 AM, where we commence our scenic voyage towards the Dades valley. Traverse the scenic Tizi-N-Tichka pass (2260m), revealing panoramic vistas of the High Atlas Mountains and vibrant Berber villages. En route, we marvel at the timeless beauty of the Skoura palmery.

Our journey reaches its zenith with a visit to the ancient Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou and a leisurely lunch amidst its storied ambiance. Continuing southeastward, we arrive at the lush Dades valley and the charming city of roses, where an exquisite dinner awaits, serenaded by the tranquility of Dades Valley.

Day 2: Dades » Todra Gorges » Erfoud » Merzouga (Night in Desert Camp) [255 km]

After breakfast, our journey unfolds with a scenic drive through the picturesque Berber villages of the Dades valley, renowned for its colorful charm. Continuing onwards, we arrive at Tineghir, adorned with a lush palm grove and the historic Jewish quarter. Our path leads us to the awe-inspiring Toudgha Gorges (Todra), where adventurous souls can embark on treks amidst towering canyons, a haven for rock climbers.

Next, we venture towards the captivating Erg Chebbi dunes in the Merzouga Sahara desert, pausing for a delightful lunch en route in Erfoud. Upon arrival, a warm welcome awaits near the dunes, accompanied by refreshing tea. Embarking on a camel ride as the sun dips below the horizon, we traverse the sands to our nomadic desert camp in Erg Chebbi. Here, amid the rhythmic beats of drums, we relish in a delectable dinner and immerse ourselves in the enchanting ambiance of the Sahara, spending the night under the star-studded sky.

Following breakfast, we depart from the stunning Dades gorges towards the vast expanse of the Erg Chebbi Sahara desert in Merzouga. En route, we pass through quaint Berber villages like Tinjdad, Jorf, and Erfoud, each offering glimpses of Saharan oasis life in Tafilalet. Upon arrival in Merzouga, our guide and camels await, ready to lead us across the towering sand dunes of Morocco's Sahara Desert.

As the sun sets, we embark on a mesmerizing camel ride to our nomadic desert camp in Erg Chebbi, where the rhythm of drums fills the air. Here, beneath the canopy of stars, we indulge in a delicious dinner and unwind in the serenity of the desert, creating unforgettable memories of our desert adventure.

Day 3: Merzouga Desert » Ziz Valley » Midelt » Ifran » Fes [467 Km]

As our 3-day Marrakech to Fes desert tour progresses, awaken to the mesmerizing sunrise atop the Erg Chebbi dunes. Following a hearty breakfast at the camp and refreshing shower, embark on a camel ride back to the starting point, or opt for a comfortable transfer via 4WD – the choice is yours.

After exploring the sights of Merzouga, we transition to our next destination, journeying towards Fes through the scenic Ziz Valley, picturesque Midelt, and the charming city of Ifrane, often referred to as the "little Switzerland" of Morocco. En route, pause for a captivating stroll through the renowned Middle Atlas cedar forest of Azrou, home to the famed Barbary apes, offering ample opportunities for memorable photographs.

Arriving in Fes by late afternoon, we bid farewell, dropping you off at your riad or hotel, leaving you with cherished tales and indelible memories of our desert odyssey.


Frequently Asked Questions

How to book this tour?

To book the tour, please send us an email with details such as the number of guests and the expected date of arrival. If you have specific preferences, would like to customize the tour, or have special requests, kindly include them in your email. We will promptly respond within 24 hours to assist you further. Additionally, we will provide you with information on how to proceed with the payment for the tour. Thank you for choosing our services, and we look forward to making your experience memorable.”

Is there a Jewish quarter in Fez?

Yes, there is a Jewish quarter in Fez known as the Mellah. The Fes Mellah is one of the oldest Jewish quarters in Morocco, dating back to 1438. It is located within the old city walls and is characterized by its fortified gateway. Historically, the Mellah provided protection to the Jewish community from the Muslim populace.

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.

What should I pack for this tour?

The packing list may vary depending on the specific tour and time of year. Generally, we recommend packing comfortable clothing, suitable footwear for walking, a hat, sunscreen, a reusable water bottle, and any personal items you may need. For specific recommendations, refer to our detailed packing guide provided upon booking.

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.


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