Marrakech to Fes Desert Tour – 3 days

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Marrakech to Fes desert tour 3 days – overview:

Book this from Marrakech to Fes desert tour combining the two famous Imperial Cities of Morocco with an overnight in the infamous dunes of Erg Chebbi dunes in Merzouga. Travel over the admirably high Atlas Mountains and the fascinating Tizi-n-Tichka. Visit the former residential palace, Kasbah Telouet, and the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou.

Explore Skoura Oasis’s green fields of palm trees and tour the beautifully restored Kasbah Amredhil. Drive through the road of a Thousand Kasbahs, travel along the Valley of the Roses, and visit the local co-operatives in Kel’aa M’gouna producing cosmetics from the abundant roses of the valley.

Spend overnight in a hand-picked beautiful guest house overlooking the Dades Gorges. Explore the Toudgha Gorges garden fields, talk walk alongside the riverbank and discover the massive canyons, perhaps go for a hike with a local guide.

Experience camel riding in the rolling dunes of Erg Chebbi, witness the spectacular sunset from the summit of the dunes and enjoy moments of pure peacefulness. Taste dinner under the starry night of the Sahara, dance to Berber music, and drum around a fire camp. Sleep in a comfortable nomad tent in a desert camp among the towering dunes.

Travel through beautiful Berber villages, learn about life in southern Morocco and visit the fossil exhibits in Erfoud. Explore the Ziz Valley, full of palm trees, and fortified kasbahs. Explore Midelt, drive over the Antis-Atlas Mountains, and photograph barbary monkeys in Azrou cedar forest. Stop by Ifrane and Arrive at Fes.

Desert trip from Marrakech to Fes 3 days- highlights:

  • Travel across the Atlas Mountains and the via the Tizi-n-Tichka and stop at panoramic viewpoints
  • Capture photos of beautiful Berber villages, visit Kasbah Telouet and tour Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou
  • Explore Skoura oasis palm trees fields and discover kasbah Amredhil’s museum
  • Drive through the road of a Thousand Kasbahs and the Valley of the Roses
  • Pay a visit to the local co-operatives in Kel’aa M’gouna producing cosmetic products
  • Spend a night in a beautiful guest-house at the edge of the Dades Valley and explore the Toudgha Gorges in the morning
  • Spend a wonderful night in a desert camp among the rolling sand dunes of Erg Chebbi
  • Taste dinner under the starry sky and dance to Berber music and drumming around a fire camp
  • Experience camel riding in the Erg Chebbi Dunes and take photos wearing blue turbans
  • Travel over the Middle Atlas Mountains and photograph Barbary apes in the cedar forests near Azrou

What is included in this Marrakech to Fes desert tour:

  • Private transportation in an air-conditioned 4×4 modern vehicle or luxury minivan
  • Experienced local Berber/ Nomad Multilingual-speaking driver/ guide
  • Pick up from your riad in Marrakech and drop off at your riad in Fes
  • Overnight in air-conditioned rooms with private bathrooms
  • Overnight in an authentic/Merzouga luxury desert camp
  • All meals, 2 breakfasts, 3 lunches, and 2 dinners with vegetarian and vegan options
  • Camel ride for an hour to an hour and a half and free sand-boarding
  • Option to go to and to come back from the desert camp in the 4×4 car
  • Soft drinks and mineral water during your stay in the desert
  • Berber music and drumming around a campfire in the desert
  • The opportunity to ask the driver to stop for breaks whenever you wish
  • Entrance fees and local guides in the relevant places

What is not included:

  • Soft drinks
  • Tips
  • Extras

Good to know about desert trip from Marrakech to Fes:

  • You can do this tour the other way around start from Fes to Marrakech Desert Tour – 3 days
  • This Marrakech to Fes desert tour can be customised to accommodate your needs
  • You can choose to go to the camp on camelback or by 4×4 car. Then, you go for a camel ride

Price details

Number of persons2 Persons3 Persons4 Persons5 Persons6 Persons
Price per person425 €405 €395 €365 €350 €
Total price850 €1215 €1540 €1825 €2100 €

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3-day desert tour from Marrakech to Fes – itinerary:

1st day: Marrakech – Dades Gorges

Your driver will pick you up from your riad in Marrakech in an air-conditioned 4×4 car. Shortly after, you travel across the Atlas Mountains and via the Tizi n’Tichka pass, the highest peak in North Africa. Along the road, you will stop at panoramic viewpoints for breaks and to take photos.

Shortly after the Tizi n’Tichka passes, a side road leads to the Kasbah Telouet. Here, you will visit with a local guide. This Kasbah has served as headquarters to the last Pasha of Marrakech and a residence of the Glaoui family. Certain parts of it are in ruins, but others are still intact and are a good representation of tiling work.

From here, you drive via the varying landscapes of the Ounila Valley to Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou. This is the most famous kasbah in Morocco and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Kasbah has also been used as a film set for various Hollywood movies including “Gladiator”. After lunch, you will visit the Kasbah with a local guide to learn about the history of this site.

In the afternoon, you will drive past Ouarzazate to the Skoura Oasis. Here, explore the palm fields and tour the Kasbah Amredhil. Driving further east, the journey continues along the Roses Valley and then Kel’aa M’gouna. Next,  you can visit the local cosmetic co-operatives. By the end of the afternoon, you arrive at the Dades Gorges. Here, a beautiful guest house offers dinner and night’s rest.

2nd day: Dades Gorges – Merzouga

After breakfast, today’s journey starts by driving along Dades Valley, full of olive trees and green fields. Along the road, enjoy the beautiful sceneries of the valley and local agriculture. In Tinghir oases, explore the Toudgha Gorges and take a walk alongside the riverbank through massive canyons. If desired, you can for a short hike with a local guide beyond the gorge.

After lunch at the gorge, you continue your desert adventure to Erfoud. Here, you will visit the fossil exhibits and sample the locally found fossils and marbles. Shortly after, you drive further east to Rissani, the last town before the desert.

Here in Merzouga, enjoy a camel ride over the dunes of Erg Chebbi and take photos of the sunset. Back at the camp, sip a glass of tea and check in to your private nomad tent.

At night, taste dinner under the starry sky of the Sahara, and enjoy drumming and music around a fire camp. Overnight in a comfortable tent in a desert camp near the big dunes of Erg Chebbi.

3rd day: Merzouga – Fes

Get up early in the morning and climb to the summit of the dunes. You will witness the sunrise and experience the peaceful moments of the Sahara. After breakfast, experience a scenic drive through the sand dunes of Erg Chebbi. Back on the paved road, travel across the Ziz Valley, full of palm trees and adobe kasbahs.

From here, you head north as far as Midelt, nicknamed “the apple capital” and will be the venue for lunch. In the afternoon, you drive over the Middle Atlas Mountains and via the Tizi-n-Talremt pass. Next, you drive along a beautiful road bordered by green oaks and cedar trees as far as Azrou. Here, you can watch the Barbary apes roaming around the trees.

From here, you travel across Ifrane, very remarkable for its houses’ slopy rooftops. You arrive at Fes by the end of the day to end your Morocco desert tour from Marrakech to Fes.

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