Marrakech to Fes 3 Day Desert Tour



Marrakech to Fes Desert Tour 3 days 

Why not add to your cultural experience of your Moroccan holiday with this Marrakech to Fes 3 days desert tour?

The best part of this desert trip takes place in the most famous dunes of the Sahara Desert in Morocco, Erg Chebbi.

The whole trip provides a golden opportunity to see this spectacularly diverse and beautiful part of Berber Morocco.

First, you cross the majestic Middle Atlas, and you stop for a moment to observe the Barbary apes in the

cedar forests. In the apple capital, Midelt, you will stop for lunch, and there is the possibility of buying fresh fruit from little boys on the side of the road. In the Valley of Ziz, thousands of date palms in Morocco celebrate the date festival in November. At Erfoud, the fossils found in the region bear witness to an extraordinary geological history.

Once in the desert at the Erg Chebbi dunes, you can board the “desert ship,” the patient camel. It will take you on an unforgettable and exciting ride to the highest dune. From there, you can watch the sun slowly set beyond the horizon. A magical evening is inaugurated with Berber music and drumming around a campfire. Your luxury desert camp will provide you with an exotic tent, so you can dream that you rally participate in 1001 nights.

The desert tour from Fez to Marrakech continues with a wide range of landscapes and experiences. These are found in the famous Toudgha Gorge and the Dades Valley, full of Kasbahs and Berber villages. In the roses from the valley of Damascus, roses with a sweet fragrance and wonderful cosmetics are offered to you, present at home. Skoura Oasis, with its countless palm trees and the fascinating Kasbah Amredhil, is a typical example of rural Berber life.

You can observe the life of Berbers and typical architecture during visits to the two most beautiful cities in Morocco.

The famous kasbahs are Ait ben Haddou and Telouet. Both are located in the High Atlas Mountains, with the highest point being Tizi-n-Tichka, the highest pass in North Africa. Experience the trip of a lifetime with our 3-day desert tour from Fes to Marrakesh.

Book your trip now and experience the true beauty of authentic Moroccan culture. traditional rural riad or an authentic guesthouse in Agdez, a small town just at the head of the Dra’a valley, which descends towards the desert. From there, you get the distinct impression that you are on your way to a different world—new, exciting, and oriental. With a local guide to explain the history, you have the option of visiting the largest of the hundreds of Kasbahs in the valley, namely Kasbah Tamnougalt. 

From there, the thrill increases as you pull off the road through the Draa Valley, past ancient kasbahs and lush green oases. This is part of the old route of the caravans that carried goods from Mali and Niger after crossing the Sahara for days. 

After reaching the largest city before the Sahara, Zagora, you will have the opportunity to visit the cooperative of the famous nationwide green pottery and the Koranic library with its magnificent manuscripts, have this cutting edge experience of riding a camel in the dunes of Erg Chigaga.

 At night under the astonishing array of stars, you will sleep in a comfortable luxury camp in the desert at the foot of the largest dunes of the Sahara in Morocco. The next day, the wonder continues as you drive off-road in the Sahara Desert, hunt for fossils in the dry lake of Iriqui, and learn about Berber carpet-making techniques in Taznakht.

Explore the majesty and wonder of our very unique range of Marrakech Desert Tours. Discover the tour itinerary below. Your journey begins here!

3 Days Tour from Marrakech to Fes Highlights 

  • Drive through the Middle Atlas Mountains and observe Barbary Apes in cedar forests
  • Visit the fossil museum in Erfoud
  • Enjoy a camel ride at sunset in the Erg Chebbi dunes and take selfies with blue turbans
  • Spend time in the kasbah of AiT Ben Hadou and explore the Berber village
  • Share an evening of Berber music and drumming around a campfire
  • Spend a beautiful night in a luxury bivouac at the foot of the dunes
  • Walk in the Toudgha Gorges and the Dadès Valley along the river, or go hiking with a local guide
  • Off-road driving along the Valley of Roses and the Route of 1000 Kasbahs
  • Visit the small museum of Kasbah Amredhil

This is the Itinerary of 3 Day Marrakech to Fes Desert Trip Itinerary 

Day 1: Marrakech, Atlas Mountains, Ait Ben Haddou, Ouarzazate – Dades Gorges

On the initial day, the expedition embarks from Marrakech towards Dades Gorge, taking about 7 hours. The journey leads through the Atlas Mountains, presenting glimpses of customary Berber communities. A visit ensues to the UNESCO heritage site, Ait Ben Haddou, a village with a 12,000-year-old legacy integral to the salt route. Renowned for its appearances in notable Hollywood productions like Lawrence of Arabia, Indiana Jones, Gladiator, and Game of Thrones Season 3, this village offers a chance for lunch amidst its vintage structures, providing an authentic taste of local cuisine. Continuing the route from Marrakech to Fez, Ouarzazate is the subsequent stop before advancing towards Dades Gorges via Skoura and the Rose Valley, culminating the day’s journey in a traditional kasbah

Day 2: Dades Gorges – Rissani – Merzouga

The second day leads from Dades Gorges to Merzouga’s Erg Chebbi dunes (the Sahara desert). En route, passages through Berber villages such as Todra Gorge, Tenhir, Erfoud, and Rissani, a city of significant religious importance in Morocco, where the present ruling dynasty originated. The founder’s resting place lies in this village. The trail extends over rugged terrain to the Merzouga desert, where a fleet of camels awaits. A camel expedition across the Erg Chebbi dunes ensures an enchanting view of the Saharan sunset. Accommodation in a desert camp follows, featuring dinner beneath the stars and traditional music performed by local nomads using indigenous drums.

Day 3: Merzouga, Erfoud, Errachidia, Midelt and Fez

On the final day, a sunrise experience at Erg Chebbi dunes precedes a camel journey back to the hotel for breakfast served by local Berbers. The extensive 8-hour passage to Fez on a minibus navigates through scattered villages and includes traversing the Middle Atlas Mountains, offering an optional stop at the cedar forests to observe monkeys. Lunch arrangements are made at local eateries along the route, concluding upon arrival at Fes, marking the conclusion of the desert tour. This expedition spans 2 nights and 3 days, promising a rewarding odyssey from Marrakech to Fez, offering breathtaking landscapes, the allure of the Sahara, and a profound immersion into Moroccan history.

Marrakech to Fes Desert Tour  FAQ

  1. What are the main highlights of this tour?

    The tour includes visits to the Atlas Mountains, traditional Berber villages, the UNESCO heritage site of Ait Ben Haddou, Dades Gorges, Erg Chebbi dunes in Merzouga (Sahara Desert), and stops at significant towns like Ouarzazate, Rissani, and Erfoud.

  2. What type of accommodations are provided during the tour?

    Accommodations typically involve stays in traditional kasbahs or hotels along the route. In the Sahara Desert, a camp is often set up with tents for an authentic desert experience..

  3. What activities are included in the desert tour?

    Activities may include camel trekking over sand dunes, experiencing a Saharan sunset and sunrise, exploring villages, visiting historical sites, and indulging in local cuisine.

  4. Is the tour suitable for everyone?

    While the tour is generally accessible for most individuals, certain parts involve long driving or camel rides, which may not be suitable for people with mobility issues or certain health conditions. It’s advisable to inquire about specific requirements before booking

  5. Is traveling to to Desert safe?

    Certainly, safety is our priority. We collaborate with experienced guides and ensure that our guests are well-informed and taken care of throughout their journey.

  6. What should guests bring along for the trip?
    Essential items to pack include comfortable clothing, sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses, a camera, and any necessary medications. It’s advisable to carry warm clothing for the cooler desert nights..
  7. How can I reserve a tour from Marrakech to Erg Fes Desert with your company

    Reservations can be made directly through our website or by contacting our customer service team. We’re here to assist you through the booking process and address any queries you may have..

  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.

Marrakech to Fes Desert Tour 3 days 


  • A/C modern 4×4 with experienced English / French-speaking driver-guide
  • Pickup from your Marrakech hotel / Riad.
  • First night at GuestHouse (Private A/C ensuite room) with dinner & breakfast.
  • Sunset camel rides in Erg Chigaga.
  • Overnight at a Sahara desert camp located at the edge of Erg chigaga ( Private tent ) with shared bathrooms – Showers available in the morning at the camp operator’s lodge – Dinner and breakfast are included
  • Upgrade to a deluxe camp with an ensuite tent available upon booking your desert tour ( €100 per person )
  • Drop off at your Marrakech hotel or the closest accessible location to your riad if not car accessible.
  • All meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner – with vegetarian and vegan options available
  • Free time to explore the sites such as Kasbah Ait Haddou, the Dra’a Valley, Kasbah Tamnougalte, for walks,


Not Included


  • Drinks
  • Extra
  • Tips


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    The 3-Day Sahara Desert Tour to Erg Chigaga from Marrakech is the most exciting tour for travelers with only three days available who want a unique and comprehensive desert experience. On this trip, you are far away in the dunes, far from any impression of civilization.


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    Don't miss one of the most popular routes in Morocco for travelers wishing to travel to the Moroccan Sahara Desert. This 3 day desert tour marrakech to the Merzouga desert offers a comprehensive insight into the life of nomads and Berbers.


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    If you don't have a long Morocco vacation or want to spend only a short part of your Morocco adventure on a desert trip, go for this two-day Zagora desert tour. It is the perfect short adventurous excursion. This 2-day Zagora desert tour from Marrakech takes you over the High Atlas Mountains and the famous Tizi-n-Tichka Pass to the Zagora desert in the south.
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