3 days desert tour from Marrakesh to Fez


3-Days / 2 Nights

Departure Time

8/9 am

Meeting Point

Wherever you want in Marrakesh city

Ending Point

Wherever you want in Fez city

Best Palces to Visit

Marrakech - Dades Valley - Ouarzazate - Merzouga - Todra Gorges - Ifran - Fez


Berber Villages, Kasbahs, Gorges, Ziz Valley, Camel trekking, Night in Sahara Desert & more...

3 days desert tour from Marrakesh To Fez Via Merzouga

city via the vast Sahara desert will give you the chance to discover the authenticity of Morocco and enjoy different landscapes of the southeast. This perfect option will take you further to visit the popular Kasbah of Ait Benhaddou, Ouarzazate attractions, Rose valley, Boumalne Dades, Todgha Gorges, Erg Chebbi Sahara desert, Ziz valley, Middle Atlas Mountains, Forest of Azrou and Ifran. Many travellers around the world demand this trip especially those who want to explore Merzouga region, enjoy the view of sunset/sunrise over the the Golden sand dunes, spend unforgettable night in a desert camp under stars and experience the best Morocco's activities including Hiking, Camel trekking and much more.

3 days desert tour from Marrakesh To Fez Via Merzouga
3 days desert tour from Marrakesh To Fez Via Merzouga

Tour Itinerary

Day 1 : Marrakech - Ait Benhaddou - Ouarzazate - Boumalne Dades

In the morning your Marrakech to Fes desert tour will depart from your accommodation at 8/9 am to Boumalne dades valley, passing through High Atlas Mountains, Ait Benhaddou Kasbah, Ouarzazate (Hollywood of Africa) and Rose valley. The first stop along the road of 1001 Kasbah will be on the highest pass in Morocco (Tizi N'tichka pass 2260m) where you'll enjoy the scenery of Atlas Mountains with its berber villages, then continue to Ait Benhaddou village to visit the UNESCO world heritage Kasbah which is used by many filmmakers as a backdrop for their movies, such as the Mummy, Game of Thrones, Alexander, Gladiator,....
After lunch in a local restaurant we'll take our way towards Ouarzazate to discover the famous Atlas studios and Taourirt Kasbah, afterward we'll drive through Skoura palm groves heading to Rose valley where you'll have a stop to explore a local roses cooperative. Next we'll drive on the main road crossing Dades valley, with stops to enjoy the panoramic views of this charming valley and berber villages before we drop you to your hotel.

Day 2 : Boumalne Dades - Tinghir Gorges - Tinjdad - Erfoud - Merzouga

After breakfast we'll drive from Dades valley to Merzouga Erg Chebbi passing through Todra gorges, Tinjdad and Erfoud. The first stop will be in Todra Gorges that attracts adventurers, photographers and climbers from all over the world, there you'll have free time to explore the biggest canyon in Morocco. After lunch in a local restaurant we'll drive to Erfoud which is an oasis town in the Draa Tafilalet region and contains many Fossil studios and shops. Upon arrival to Merzouga we'll take you to ride camels who are waiting for you to take you on a fantastic desert adventure in the golden sand dunes, heading to your berber camp where you'll have a great chance to catch some lovely pictures of the sunset and starry sky. After a delicious dinner you'll get to enjoy local music and play drums next to the campfire before you go to sleep in your private tent.

Day 3 : Merzouga - Erfoud - Ziz Valley - Azrou Forest - Fes

After watching the sunrise next to your berber camp you'll have breakfast then ride your camels and return to the meeting point in Merzouga (if you want we can transfer you by 4WD). Today we'll leave the sahara desert and take the main road towards Fes old Medina passing through Erfoud, Ziz valley, Al Hassan Eddakhil dam, Midelt, Azrou forest and Ifran city. Our first stop will be in Ziz valley where you'll admire the panoramic view of the palm groves from above, from there we'll go on to Midelt passing through Tizi Ntelghamt pass, having stops to take pictures. After lunch break our trip will be continued to Azrou forest, home of Barbary apes and Ifran city (the Moroccan Switzerland). In the late afternoon your 3 days Morocco tour will end at your accommodation in Fes.

What's included in this tour:
  • All vehicle transfers in 4WD or minivan with fuel.
  • Experienced English-speaking driver (guide).
  • Pick-up from your accommodation in Marrakesh and drop-off in your accommodation.
  • En suite rooms with A/C heater.
  • Professional Camel Guide & Camels, Sandboarding.
  • Breakfast and Dinner.
  • Consultation on every aspect of preparation.
  • Option to visit to Nomads or Berber families.
  • Overnight in nomad desert camp.
  • 1 night accommodation in Hotel or Riad.
What's not included in this tour:
  • Lunches.
  • Drinks.
  • Flight tickets.
  • Tips.
  • Entrances to monuments.
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