3 Days Desert Tour From Fes to Marrakech



3 Days Tour from Fes to Marrakech

Why not enhance your Moroccan holiday experience with this exclusive 3-day desert tour from Fes to Marrakech?

Embark on an extraordinary journey through the renowned Erg Chebbi dunes in the Sahara Desert, the highlight of this desert adventure in Morocco. This trip offers a remarkable opportunity to explore the diverse and captivating essence of Berber Morocco.

Begin by traversing the majestic Middle Atlas, pausing to witness Barbary apes in the cedar forests. Indulge in a delightful lunch stop at the apple capital, Midelt, where you might also encounter local vendors selling fresh fruits along the roadside. In the Valley of Ziz, witness the spectacle of thousands of date palms celebrating the annual date festival in November. Erfoud reveals its geological wonders through fossil discoveries, bearing testimony to an extraordinary history. Upon reaching the Erg Chebbi dunes, embark on a camel, the ‘desert ship,’ for an unforgettable ride to the highest dune. As the sun sets beyond the horizon, immerse yourself in a magical evening filled with Berber music and drumming around a campfire. Your Bedouin desert camp, complete with exotic tents, will make you feel like a part of the enchanting tales of 1001 nights.

The journey from Fes to Marrakech continues, offering a diverse array of landscapes and experiences. Traverse the iconic Toudgha Gorge and the Dades Valley, adorned with Kasbahs and Berber villages. In the Rose Valley, discover fragrant Damascus roses and indulge in exquisite cosmetics. The Skoura Oasis, adorned with countless palm trees, and the intriguing Kasbah Amredhil showcase the authentic rural Berber lifestyle.

Explore the lives of the Berbers and marvel at typical architecture while visiting two of Morocco’s most stunning cities. The famous kasbahs, Ait ben Haddou and Telouet, nestled in the High Atlas Mountains, including the highest pass in North Africa, Tizi-n-Tichka, offer unparalleled vistas.

Embark on the journey of a lifetime with our 3-day desert tour from Fes to Marrakesh. Book now and delve into the true essence of Moroccan culture and beauty.

Here Are the Marrakech to Merzouga 3-day desert tour Highlights:


This is the Itinerary of the Popular 3 Days Tour From Fes to Marrakech Desert


Commence your journey from Fez at 8 a.m., traversing through Ifrane, a city known for its distinctive sloping-roof houses, an uncommon sight in Morocco. Nestled in the oak and cedar forests of the Middle Atlas, you can encounter Barbary apes. Journeying along the N13 southward, passing by Timahdite, a place identified by its Berber geomorphological name translating to “stone” or “rock,” we reach Midelt, situated at 1508 meters. Dubbed as the “apple capital” of Morocco, Midelt resides at the foothills of Ayachi mountain. This city serves as a significant agricultural hub and a pivotal location for mineral extraction, boasting minerals such as fluorite, vanadinite, quartz, and cerussite. Lunch will be enjoyed here. Our route then descends through the Tizi-n-Talghemt pass, recognized as the “camelle” pass. En route, revel in the sight of the Ziz valley renowned for its extensive oasis and palm trees. Along the road, clusters of “ksars,” individual house villages, punctuate the landscape. Continuing further south, we arrive at Er Rachidia, a mining town abundant in minerals like copper and malachite. Erfoud follows, renowned for its date festival and fossil treasures. Witness the transformation of millions of fossils into artifacts at the local shops, offering a fascinating insight into the region’s geological heritage. There’s no obligation to purchase. The journey advances toward Rissani and culminates at the famed Erg Chebbi red dunes in Merzouga. Embrace a one-hour camel ride departing or returning from the camp. Alternatively, opt for a 4×4 ride to the camp. Delight in dinner and overnight accommodation at a luxurious camp boasting private bathrooms, king-size beds, elegant Moroccan furnishings, and thoughtfully arranged lamps, enhancing the serenity and allure of the dunes.


For early risers, witness the breathtaking spectacle of sunrise, where the interplay of dune colors and shadows creates a mesmerizing sight. Following breakfast at the camp, journey towards Tinghir and the Toudgha Gorge. En route, encounter the water channels known as “Khettarat,” showcasing ingenious irrigation systems that mitigate evaporation during summer. These channels, described in Andrew Wilson’s work, begin at a higher gradient, eventually surfacing to irrigate fields. Explore the gorge, village gardens, and fields surrounding it. Progress to the Dades Valley, once submerged under the sea millions of years ago. Sedimentary rocks like sandstone and limestone formed from sediment deposits around colossal coral reefs. Geological shifts uplifted the region, creating the Atlas Mountains and the surrounding terrain. Overnight in a hotel or Kasbah.


After breakfast, journey through the Valley of Roses, renowned for its May Rose Festival, and witness the captivating kasbahs of Skoura. Visit the intriguing kasbah Amredhil, a former feature on the 50 dirham note. Continue to the World Heritage Site, Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou, famous for its appearances in Hollywood movies. Progress towards Telouet along the recently paved road, historically significant as the seat of the last Pasha of Marrakech, El Glaoui, who controlled the highest pass in Africa, Tizi-n-Tichka. Arrive in Marrakech in the late afternoon, concluding your Moroccan desert tour from Fes to Marrakech as your driver escorts you to your riad.

 Marrakech To Merzouga Desert Tour 3 Days


  • Explore Morocco in style with our modern air-conditioned 4×4 vehicles and knowledgeable English or French-speaking driver-guides.
  • Begin your adventure with a pickup from your Marrakech hotel or Riad for a seamless journey.
  • Enjoy your first night at Auberge Panorama or Hotel Babylon, featuring private air-conditioned ensuite rooms and delightful dinner and breakfast options.
  • Witness the captivating sunset on camel rides across Erg Chebbi during your desert escapade.
  • Spend the night at a Sahara desert camp bordering Erg Chebbi, experiencing a private tent and shared bathroom facilities; morning showers available at the camp operator’s lodge, inclusive of dinner and breakfast.
  • Upgrade to a deluxe camp with ensuite tents for €70 per person when booking your desert tour for an enhanced experience.
  • Conclude your memorable journey with a hassle-free drop-off at your Marrakech hotel or the nearest accessible point to your riad.

Not Included

  • Beverages are available as additional purchases during the tour.
  • Any extras beyond the specified offerings are available at additional costs.
  • Gratuities for exceptional service provided by guides or staff are appreciated but not included in the tour package.

3 days Fes to Marrakech Desert Tour  FAQ

  1. How long does the trip from Marrakech to Merzouga Desert usually take?

    Typically, the journey by road takes about 8 to 10 hours, depending on the route and any stops we might make along the way..

  2. What kind of things are included in the tour package?

    we’ve got quite a bit packed in! You’ll experience camel rides through the dunes, spend nights at these cool traditional Berber camps, get a taste of local village life, savor delicious Moroccan food, and take in those stunning desert sunsets and sunrises.

  3. Anything specific I should pack for the trip?

    You’ll want comfy clothes for both warm days and cool nights, sunscreen, a hat, good shoes for walking, and a small backpack for your essentials during camel rides or walks in the desert

  4. Can you accommodate dietary needs or preferences?

    Absolutely! Just give us a heads-up about any dietary preferences or requirements you have, whether it’s vegetarian, vegan, or any allergies. We’ll make sure to arrange meals that suit your needs.

  5. What’s the accommodation like during the tour?

    You’ll be staying in these cozy traditional Berber camps. They’ve got comfy bedding and all the basic facilities you’ll need for a comfortable stay in the desert

  6. Is there anything to keep in mind regarding age or physical requirements for the tour?
    The tour involves camel rides and walking on sand dunes, so it’s good to be reasonably fit for these activities. There’s no strict age limit, but a decent level of physical ability is recommended.
  7. How do you ensure safety during the tour? 

    Safety’s a priority for us. Our guides are experienced and trained in desert travel and first aid. We give safety briefings and take all necessary measures to ensure a safe and enjoyable journey.

  8. Are meals included in the tour package?

    Yes, our tour package includes meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the desert excursion. We provide authentic and delicious Moroccan cuisine, catering to dietary preferences whenever possible.


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    As of my last knowledge update in January 2022, there was no direct train route from Fes to Marrakech in Morocco. The train network in Morocco, operated by ONCF (Office National des Chemins de Fer), primarily connects major cities like Fes, Casablanca, Rabat, Tangier, and Marrakech. However, the train network primarily runs along the northern part of the country, and there was no direct train line linking Fes and Marrakech. Travel between Fes and Marrakech by train typically requires a transfer in Casablanca or Rabat. Passengers might need to take one train from Fes to either Casablanca or Rabat and then transfer to another train to continue the journey to Marrakech. It's advisable to check the latest train schedules, routes, and any updates with ONCF or other reliable sources closer to your travel date for the most accurate and updated information as infrastructure and routes might have changed after my last update.

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