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OVERVIEW

Join our 3-Day Sahara Tour from Fes to Marrakech for an amazing adventure through beautiful spots in Morocco. We’ll start in Fes, departing from your accommodation, and visit places like Ifrane before spending a night in the desert.

The second day will be all about exploring the desert and immersing ourselves in its beauty. On the third day, we’ll take you through Berber rural settlements and spend the night at Todra Gorges. Then, we’ll visit other wonderful places like Dades Gorges, Roses Valley, Skoura, and more.

Our tour will end with a visit to the historic Ait Benhaddou, a UNESCO World Heritage site, before driving back to Marrakech. It’s going to be an incredible journey you won’t forget!

What is the Sahara Tour from Fes to Marrakech highlights

  • Visit the souk of Rissani
  • Camel trek in the Moroccan Sahara Desert
  • Tour the Ait Benhaddou Kasbah
  • Stop by the famous Moroccan valleys

Itinerary of the Sahara Tour from Fes to Marrakech

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

Welcome to the exciting Sahara Tour from Fes to Marrakech! Just like usual, we’ll pick you up from your place in Fes. Our first stop is Imouzzer, and then we’ll head to Ifrane. It’s a special city known for its cold weather and beautiful houses that look like those in Switzerland.

Next, we’ll visit a cedar forest where you can feed friendly monkeys and explore the forest. After that, we’ll have lunch in Midelt and continue our journey, passing through Tizi-n-Tilghmt pass and the Ziz Valley. Along the way, we’ll take breaks to enjoy the stunning views.

In the late afternoon, we’ll reach Merzouga, an amazing desert. Here, you’ll have the chance to ride a camel and explore the sand dunes. We’ll take a break to watch the breathtaking sunset from a tall dune. Finally, we’ll arrive at the camp, which has both traditional nomadic tents and comfy places to stay.

In the evening, we’ll enjoy the enchanting atmosphere at the camp. We’ll dance around the bonfire, listen to the rhythmic beats of Berber drums, and gaze at the stars in the night sky. After a day full of adventures, we’ll have a tasty dinner and a peaceful overnight stay at the desert camp. It’s going to be an unforgettable experience!

Day 2: Merzouga – Rissani – Erfoud – Todgha gorges – Dades valley

After we have breakfast, we’ll head to Rissani Town and explore its market. Then, we’ll go to Erfoud, where we can visit a special workshop where they create beautiful things from fossilized marble. After that, we’ll pass through palm fields in Touroug and Tinjdad before reaching Todra Gorges.

Next, we’ll continue our adventure to the Dades Valley and go through Boumalne Dades. We’ll also make a stop at a unique rock formation called “Monkey Fingers,” which offers stunning views of the Dades Valley.

At the end of the day, we’ll enjoy a delicious dinner and stay comfortably overnight in a cozy hotel.

Day 3: Dades Valley – Roses Valley – Skoura – Ouarzazate – Ait Benhaddou Kasbah – High Atlas Mountains – Marrakech

On the final day of our Sahara Tour from Fes to Marrakech, we’ll travel to Kalaa Magouna to visit the Rose Valley. In May, they have a special Rose Festival there, where locals display various rose-related items like perfumes, rose water, oils, and cosmetics.

Later, we’ll explore Skoura’s palm groves and then reach Ouarzazate. At Ouarzazate, we’ll stop at one of the biggest film studios in the world called Atlas Studios. Many famous movies have been made there. Next, we’ll head to the Kasbah of Ait Benhaddou, a walled fortified town that’s recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It’s also been featured in popular movies and TV series, such as Game of Thrones.

After that, we’ll journey through the spectacular High Atlas Mountains and drive through the Tizi-N-Tichka pass. This marks the end of our Sahara Tour from Fes to Marrakech. We’ll stop for lunch in Marrakech, and then we’ll drop you off at your hotel or the airport.

Price Includes and Excludes of Sahara Tour from Fes to Marrakech

Price Includes

  • Hotel Accommodation
  • 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.

Join our Sahara Tour from Fes to Marrakech