Fes to Marrakech via desert 3D

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Tour Overview

Explore Morocco's Sahara desert on an amazing adventure that takes you from Fes to Marrakech and gives you the chance to meet the locals and have a true desert experience.
By participating in the 3-day Fes to Marrakech desert tour, you will be able to ride camels across the golden dunes of Erg Chebbi and spend a wonderful night in a desert tent in Merzouga, a region that feels a million miles away from civilization.
Your 3-day Fes desert tour will take you across the Middle Atlas Mountains to Merzouga and across the High Atlas Mountains to Marrakech, in addition to camel trekking, sunset and sunrise over Erg Chebbi, and a night in the desert. Get to watch the Barbary macaques in the cedar forest near Azrou, one of the famous old-world monkey species. Explore the Todra Canyon, visit the Ait Benhaddou Kasbah, and many more.

Tour Itinerary

Pick up from your hotel in Fes at 08:0 am and departure for the south of Morocco. You will have a stop in Ifrane, known as the Switzerland of Morocco, to enjoy its beauty and to have a memorable photos. After that, you will head toward Azrou to see the monkeys in the cedar forest. Continuing to Midelt for a lunch meal in a restaurant. In the afternoon, we will cross the pass of Tizi n Tlghamt to reach Errachidia while admiring the views of Ziz gorges. Later on, you will have a stop for a panoramic view of Ziz valley. The drive continues to Erg Chebbi Dunes, passing by Aoufous and Erfoud (the last is famous with fossils and dates) where you may want to visit a local fossil craft workshop. After that you will continue to the captivating dunes of Erg Chebbi, these dunes are also called Merzouga Dunes. Arrive to the hotel and get ready for a camel trek for an hour and half to enjoy the sunset. While on the back of your dromedary, you will continue to the camp for an overnight in a traditional nomad tent. Dinner and spend the night in a bivouac in the middle of the dunes.

After breakfast and shower to dust off, we will drive from Merzouga to Rissani, Erfoud and Tinghir, where we will stop for lunch and a short walk in Todra gorges and its magnificent palm-groves and old ruins blinding perfectly with the scenery. In the afternoon, we will continue to Boumalen Dades and take the detour to the north through the curvy road of the Dades gorges, stop for a couple pictures at the monkey feet, a rock formation that looks like fingers (probably formed from lava thousands of years ago), then continue to see the infamous gorges at the top portrayed in many travel flyers as one of the most beautiful pieces of roads before heading back to our hotel at the foothills of the gorges, where we will enjoy a nice dinner and occasionally a musical play with the staff and other clients before going to bed.

This morning, after breakfast in the hotel, We depart to Ouarzazate via Skoura . Stopping for a panoramic view of the kasbah of Taourirt then another photo stop near the atlas film studios. After that you will visit the Kasbah of Ait Benhaddou and stop for lunch in a local restaurant in the village. In the Afternoon we will drive to Marrakech over the mountains of high Atlas, passing through the Tizi N’tichka pass (2260 m in altitude). Drop off in Marrakech.

Tour Inclusions

  • An air-conditioned 4x4 or Minivan,
  • English-speaking driver during the tour
  • Pick up & Drop off at your accommodations
  • Overnight in Dades gorges comfortable Hotel.
  • Camel Trek to overnight in Luxury Camp
  • Private rooms/tents with private bathroom and shower
  • Dinner and breakfast are daily included
  • Free time to explore the sites such as Ait Benhaddou kasbah, Walks, Canyons, Breaks for photos… Etc
  • Local guide in Ait Benhaddou

  • Lunch
  • Drinks
  • Entrance fees to optional visits

Accommodation options:

On private tours, you can choose the category of your accommodations, On shared tours, it is always Silver option

    Day 1 :
    • GOLD
      • Sahara stars Camp
    Day 2 :
    • SILVER
      • Dar blues
      • Jnan Tiouira
      • Ksar Sultan
    • GOLD
      • Xaluca Dades
      • Chez pierre

Private vs Shared options

Certainty :

With a private tour, you can enjoy the peace of mind that comes with certainty – your tour is confirmed, and the departure is guaranteed right from the start. Unlike shared tours, which require a minimum number of participants (usually half the seats) before being confirmed, so if you create a new shared tour, it will require other people to join you and meet the minum required before your tour is confirmed. private tours give you the assurance of a confirmed adventure tailored just for you.
If you join an already confirmed group tour, then you have the same certainty of departure as a private tour.

Flexibility :

Flexibility is another key advantage of private tours. When you choose a private tour, you get to customize your experience. Spend more time at your favorite attractions, explore hidden gems, and shape the itinerary to match your unique interests. In contrast, shared tours follow a more structured format, needing alignment with the entire group, which can limit the freedom to explore at your own pace in some occasions.

Accommodations :

While you can choose your accommodation category on a Private tour (Silver, Gold, Diamonad) whenever available, the category is fixed for group tours and will always be Silver options, this is to make sure the tour organization is more efficient and the group won't be staying in separate and distant places which create confusion and wastes precious tour time, It also makes handling emergency cases easier.

8pax vs 16pax Groups :

We have 2 kinds of group tours, small (8 people) and large (16 people), the latter is more economical however requires 8 people to join to be confirmed, while the first only requires 4 to depart.

You can inquire about any of the options to get more in-depth details specific to your needs

Important notice (Valid for private option only):

The tour can be reversed, shortened, extended or altered in any way to suite your specific needs and schedule ! Don't hesitate to contact us and ask for other combinations

Frequently Asked Questions

With the rise in interest in vegan and vegetarian food, all our partners are now accommodating this need and offer completely vegan and vegetarian meals. However, this needs to be communicated in advance, either when booking or when meeting your driver for early preparation purposes.

A frequent and definitely good question, if you are not well-prepared, you might not enjoy your time fully in the desert due to the extreme weather conditions. Deserts get super hot in summer, in Morocco, August is the hottest month of the year, with temperatures reaching 50 °C—122ºF, you can literally cook eggs on the asphalt (great for a TikTok clip). With this said, if you can't take that much heat, please avoid visiting the deserts during July and August. If you are okay with this kind of temperatures; it is still highly recommended to come prepared with good sunscreen, sunglasses, a wide hat, light but covering pieces of clothing and some insect repellent, you can also purchase all these items in Morocco. And let's not forget winter days, starry nights are freezing. The mountainous parts of the roads are usually snowy, but all our vehicles are equipped with A/C for that matter, so make sure to bring warm clothes if you take this tour during December-January.

Arriving at the edge of the dunes, there is a meeting point where camels from different camps in the area are waiting for us, we will get out of the car, put on a scarf if you have one (the cameleer or your driver can help you properly install it) and then you will be introduced to your camel. Once your caravane is ready and onboard, you can take pictures or stories to memorize the moment, then take off and travel on the golden sands to see the sunset on high dune before continuing to the camp. Next morning, you can take the camels again on your way back to the meeting point or take a 4x4 . If a member doesn't want or cannot take the camel ride, the camp is accessible by 4x4 vehicle and it will get you there.

This once was a hustle indeed but no more, all camps nowadays have dedicated 4x4 vehicles that can transport your luggage from your tour car to the camp directly, so you don't have to carry anything during the camel ride. However, we highly recommend you only pack the things you will need for the desert night and transport it to the camp, while leaving the rest of the luggage with your driver.

Yes, you will have your own private hotel rooms and camp tents in all our tours, you can choose between different combinations of twin/triple/quadruple (separate beds) or double (single large bed) rooms and tents depending on your number and preferences but you will never share them with other travelers. All rooms/tents are equipped with private bathrooms and showers with hot water.

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