3-Day Marrakech to Fes Desert Tour

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Morocco Travel Itineraries > Tours from Marrakech > 3-Day Marrakech to Fes Desert Tour


On this 3-day tour from Marrakech to Fes, we’ll be visiting many incredible spots and enjoying all kinds of landscapes of Morocco. The tour will start with an early pick-up from the airport or your Hotel in Marrakech, then head to the high Atlas Mountains and pass many great places from Ait Benhaddou, Dades Valley, Merzouga, Erfoud, Midelt to Ifrane, you’ll also get to ride a camel and have an overnight stay at a luxury desert camp. In the end, we’ll visit Fes city which will be the end point of this 3-day tour from Marrakech to Fes.

What is the desert tour of Marrakech to FES highlights?

  • Camel trek in the Moroccan Sahara Desert
  • Tour the Ait Benhaddou Kasbah
  • Stop by a miniature Switzerland: Ifrane
  • Walk in Todra Gorges and Oasi

Itinerary of the Marrakech to Fes Desert Tour

Day 1: Marrakech – High Atlas – Ait Benhaddou – Roses Valley – Dades Valley

We will begin our Marrakech to Fes Desert Tour in the morning with an early pick-up either from the airport or from an agreed meeting point in Marrakesh.

Next, we’ll take a drive through the Tizi-N-Tichka pass, which leads us to the High Atlas mountains. where lies the highest top in Morocco, Jabal Toubkal.

Our journey will then lead us to the Kasbah of Ait Benhaddou, a walled fortified town that is recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You’ll be surprised by how famous this town is because it has been featured in several popular movies and TV series like Game of Thrones.

Once we’ve explored Ait Benhaddou, we’ll head to Ouarzazate for a delicious lunch, and then our tour and pass through the beautiful Rose Valley, with the vast palm grove of Skoura along the way, and finally, we’ll reach Boumalne Dades, where we’ll spend the night.

Day 2: Dades Valley – Todra Gorges – Merzouga – Luxury Camp

On the second day, we’ll begin with a pause to enjoy the landscape of Dades Gorges, After that, we’ll move on to Todra Gorges and Todra River, exploring their beauty. Then, we’ll pass through the Touroug and Tinjdad palm groves, enjoying the sights along the way.

In the afternoon, we’ll reach the Sahara desert in Merzouga, and you’ll have a ride on camelback while enjoying the sandy desert. You’ll be guided to the top of a tall sand dune to witness a breathtaking sunset.

Later, we’ll continue our journey to a comfortable camp in the desert where you get to lay under the vast sky filled with stars, you can also dance to the rhythm of Berber drums around the campfire. Afterward, we’ll have dinner and spend the night in the camp, surrounded by the magic of the desert.

Day 3: Merzouga – Erfoud – Midelt – Cedar forest – Ifrane – Fes

On the final day of this Marrakech to Fes Desert Tour, you’ll have breakfast before returning on camels to Merzouga and heading later to Rissan Town where you’ll get to explore its bustling souk, which is an important hub for trade in the region. Afterward, we go to Erfoud to visit one of the fossilized marble factories and then travel down to the Ziz Valley. We will have a break at a forest on our way where you can meet the Barbary Macaques and feed them. Then, we’ll head to Morocco’s Switzerland, Ifrane, to change the vibe with its low temperatures, snow, and alpine-style residences. At last, we’ll take you to your hotel in Fes and that’s the end of this 3-day Marrakech to Fes Desert Tour.

Embark on this Marrakech to Fes Desert Tour where Morocco’s history and charm may be experienced over the course of 3 day Marrakech to Fes Desert Tour, and explore the Moroccan Sahara Desert. If you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Price Includes and Excludes of Marrakech to Fes Desert Tour

Price Includes

  • Hotel Accommodation
  • Tour Guide
  • All transportation in destination location

Price Excludes

  • Any Private Expenses
  • Room Service Fees


How long does it take to get to the desert from Marrakech

Morocco’s Sahara desert of  Zagora desert is about 6 hours away from Marrakech, and about 10 hours for Merzouga desert.


what should I bring for this trip?

We recommend bringing with you:

  • Sunscreen for regular use
  • Sports sandals, trainers, or hiking boots
  • A light jacket if you’re coming in November – March
  • Long comfortable jeans
  • Sunglasses
  • A hat or headscarf to block the sun & dust
  • Don’t forget to bring with you any medications you might require during this trip

How do I pay for this Tour?

We require a small deposit to be paid via PayPal to our account just to confirm your 5 days desert tour from Marrakech, then the rest is paid in cash to our guide/ driver in Euros, Dollars, or in Dirhams.


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