3-Day Sahara Desert Tour from Fes

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


The 3-Day Sahara Desert Tour from Fes gives you an amazing adventure and will see glimpses of the Moroccan Sahara Desert’s lifestyle. Not only that, but you will also spend the night and ride camels among the sand dunes. During this desert tour, we’ll begin from Fes to head to Ifrane and pass by Midelt, Ziz Valley to arrive at Merzouga Sahara. On the second, after meeting the nomads and learning about their way of life, we’ll make our way from Merzouga to Khamlia, Merzouga Lake, Erg Chebbi, and finally Palm Grove. On the last, we’ll go back to Merzouga to visit the Rissani souk and head then Erfoud, Ziz valley, and make our way back to Ifrane and finally Fes.

What is the desert tour of Marrakech to FES highlights?

  • Stop by a miniature Switzerland: Ifrane
  • Camel trek in the Moroccan Sahara Desert
  • Discover the surrounding towns of Merzouga
  • Meet the nomads of the desert

Itinerary of the Tour from Fes to Marrakech

Day 1: Fes – Ifrane – Cedars forest- Midelt – Ziz valley – Merzouga Sahara

We start the first day of this Sahara Desert Tour from Fes with an early pick-up from the airport in Fes to drive to Morocco’s Switzerland: Ifrane, a city known for its cold climate, occasional snowfall, and houses with Alpine architectural style. we later visit Cedar Forest where you get the chance to feed monkeys and explore the forest at the same time. Afternoon, we’ll head to Midelt and have lunch together and then continue our journey passing through the Tizi-n-Tilghmt pass and the Ziz Valley, as well as taking breaks to enjoy the panoramic views.

Afterward, we’ll go to a captivating Saharan desert in Merzouga where you will have the opportunity to ride a camel. we’ll later take you to a camp combining traditional nomadic tents with comfortable accommodations, where we’ll have so much fun dancing around the bonfire while listening to the rhythmic beats of Berber drums, to finally end the day with a delicious dinner and a restful overnight stay at the desert camp.

Day 2: Merzouga – Nomads – Khamlia – Merzouga lake – Erg Chebbi – Palm Grove

After a tasty Moroccan breakfast, we’ll go back to Merzouga on camels, and spend the morning touring the Merzouga area. Then we’ll have an exciting off-road adventure to visit an eyeliner mine. Later, we’ll get a chance to see how nomads live and experience their way of life. You’ll even get to enjoy a cup of Moroccan mint tea with a Berber nomad family, who live in a traditional Amazigh tent in the Sahara.

Next, we’ll stop at Khamlia Hamlet to listen to the captivating Gnaoua music and enjoy a satisfying lunch. Then, we’ll continue our journey, exploring a grove of palm trees and admiring the stunning view from a nearby lake with flamingos near Merzouga.

Finally, we’ll end the day with a delicious dinner and spend a comfortable night at a hotel.

Day 3: Merzouga – Rissani – Erfoud – Ziz valley – Ifrane – Fes

On the last day of this Sahara Desert Tour from Fes, we’ll begin the journey with a Moroccan delicious breakfast and then ride back to Merzouga on camelback.
After leaving the desert, we’ll head to Fes via Rissani then Ziz Valley the second-longest river in Morocco, and cross the middle Atlas mountains. We’ll take a break to have lunch.

Following that, we’ll pass by the Cedar Forest in Azrou then Ifrane, and finally Fes. We’ll drop you off at your hotel or the airport and that’s the end of our Sahara Desert Tour from Fes.

Price Includes and Excludes of Sahara Desert Tour from Fes

Price Includes

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

Price Excludes

  • Any Private Expenses
  • Room Service Fees

Frequently asked questions.

How far is Marrakesh from Fes?

The shortest distance between Fes and Marrakech is through the national road via Azilal & Beni Mellal 389.05 km, while it is 535.32 km through the driving route.

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 pack 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 the 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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