Marrakech to Fes via desert 3D

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Tour Overview

The Sahara desert is waiting for you! Discover Southeast Morocco's delights, from the red city of Marrakech to Morocco's cultural capital, Fes. Enjoy a fantastic 3-day desert excursion from Marrakech to Fes. You'll travel across the spectacular scenery of the High Atlas mountains to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ait Benhaddou Kasbah on this desert tour. Visit Ouarzazate, Africa's Hollywood, and spend the night in Boumalne Dades, a gorgeous valley. In Tinghir, take in the beautiful scenery of Todra Canyon and an oasis.

This 3-day Marrakech to Fes desert tour will take you deep into the Moroccan Sahara desert. Spend a night in a luxury Sahara desert tent after riding camels in the Erg Chebbi dunes and watching a stunning sunset. From the High Atlas Mountains to desert gorges, oases, and sand dunes, this Morocco desert tour from Marrakech to Fez will show you the best of the Moroccan Sahara desert. On your route from Marrakech to Fes, stop by adobe Kasbahs and meet Berber nomads.

Tour Itinerary

Your driver will pick you up at 08:00 am, and you will start the 3 days desert tour from Marrakech to the Dades Gorges across the Tizi-n-Tichka Atlas pass, with far-reaching views across the mountains, to the traditional High Atlas Berber villages. Then you continue to visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site and have lunch at one of the restaurants at the foothills of the Kasbahs, then we continue to Dades gorges through Skoura and rose valley, we will spend the night in a traditional kasbah in Dades gorges.

Accommodation packages
    • Dar blues
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    • Jnan Tiouira
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    • Ksar Sultan
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  • GOLD
    • Xaluca Dades
      8.7/10 · ‎47 reviews
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    • Chez pierre
      9.6/10 · ‎355 reviews
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After breakfast, we will drive from Dades gorges to Erg chebbi Sahara desert at Merzouga. Berber villages are scattered along the way, we’ll pass through Todra Gorges, Tenhir, Tinjdad, Jorf and Erfoud in which we’ll feel the beginning of the Saharan oasis of Tafilalet, and then we continue to a Hotel in Merzouga, after relaxing a few minutes you will take some of your luggage in a small bag (just the necessary for the night in desert) and leave the other luggage in the hotel, then we will ride the camels on an adventure crossing the Erg Chebbi sand dunes, this is a great opportunity to take lovely pictures of the sunset and sunrise. When we reach the camp we will leave the camels, and we will walk to the highest sand dunes for sand boarding and to watch the sunset, we will spend the night in a camp (Berber nomad tents) with drumming music in the middle of the Sahara.

Accommodation packages
  • GOLD
    • Sahara stars Camp
      9.1/10 · ‎12 reviews
      5/5 · ‎201 reviews

Wake up early morning to enjoy the sunrise on the top of the dune in the Sahara Desert, then have your breakfast. After these beautiful moments, you will ride your camel back to the hotel where you can shower. You will depart to Errachidia via Erfoud, Aoufous and the valley of Ziz then stopping for a panoramic view of the oasis of Aoufous in the Tafilalte region. Continuation to Midelt across the pass of Tizi N’talghamt and have lunch break. After lunch, you will be driven to Fes (the medieval city) via the Cedar forest near Azrou and the mountain of the middle Atlas with the possibility to see the Barbary apes (monkeys). You may have a stop in Ifrane (the Switzerland of Morocco) before arriving to Fes. Drop off in Fes.

desert tour accommodationAccommodation: Not included.

Tour Inclusions

  • An air conditioned 4x4 or Minivan,
  • English-speaking driver
  • 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 included with the overnights
  • Free time to explore the sites such as Ait BenHaddou kasbah,
  • Walks, Canyons, Breaks for photos,.. Etc
  • Local guide in Ait Benhaddou
  • No hidden costs

  • Lunch
  • Drinks
  • Entrance fees to optional visits
Important notice :

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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