Private 2-Day desert tour from Fes to Marrakech

Discover the best of Morocco’s Sahara desert on an exciting 2-day private tour from Fes to Marrakech. Ride camels, camp under the stars, and visit ancient kasbahs on this once-in-a-lifetime Moroccan desert experience. Book your adventure now!

Top 2 day Private desert tour from Fes to Marrakech
2-Day Morocco Desert Tour: Fes to Marrakech Itinerary
  • 2 Days/ 1 Night
  • Private Vehicle
  • Distance: 1029 KM
  • Guided Tours
  • Half Board
  • Accommodation

Tour Description: 2 Day tour from Fes to Marrakech Itinerary

2 Day tour from Fes to Merzouga Desert

Experience the diverse wonders of Morocco on this private 2-day desert tour from Fes to Marrakech. Begin by traveling through the charming town of Ifrane and the enchanting Cedar Forest, home to playful monkeys. Additionally, venture through the vast Ziz valley, capturing the country’s diverse beauty along the way.

Next, ride camels at sunset through the rolling Erg Chebbi sand dunes, painted in hues of gold and pink, for a truly magical desert experience. Following this enchanting ride, spend a tranquil night immersed in the Merzouga desert at a luxurious camp. Furthermore, explore the famed Road of a Thousand Kasbahs and the alluring Rose Valley in Kalaat M’gouna. Subsequently, discover the ancient kasbah and earthen architecture of the UNESCO-listed Ait Ben Haddou. Lastly, cross the towering High Atlas Mountains, where each twist in the road reveals breathtaking new vistas.

What to Expect in Fes Desert Tour 2 days

Fes to Marrakech desert tour itinerary
  • Explore the charming mountain town of Ifrane and Cedar Forest
  • Traverse the Ziz Valley's date palm oases and soaring canyons
  • Ride a camel at sunset through the Erg Chebbi's golden sand dunes
  • Spend a night at a luxury desert camp under the starry Saharan sky
  • Discover the Road of a Thousand Kasbahs and colorful Rose Valley
  • Uncover the UNESCO-listed, ancient fortified village of Ait Ben Haddou
  • Soak up panoramic views crossing the soaring High Atlas Mountains

Detailed Itinerary: 2-Day Fes to Marrakech Desert Tour via Merzouga

2 Days Morocco tour Itinerary

1st Day: Fes » Ifrane » Cedar Forest » Ziz valley » Merzouga Desert (7-hour drive)

You’ll be picked up at your Riad in Fes by your personal driver and set off on an adventure to the mesmerizing Merzouga desert. To start, the journey includes a stop in Ifrane, allowing you to soak in its charming ambiance. Following that, explore the Cedar Forest, offering an opportunity to photograph playful monkeys.

Additionally, enjoy a delightful lunch in Midelt before embarking on a scenic drive through the majestic Atlas Mountains and picturesque Ziz Valley, where panoramic views await your camera.

Upon arriving in Merzouga, experience the Sahara’s enchantment by riding a camel to your campsite amidst the desert. Later on, witness a breathtaking sunset over the Erg Chebbi dunes, setting the stage for a tranquil night under a starry canopy. End your day with a sumptuous dinner under a sky adorned with a myriad of stars, creating an unforgettable desert experience.

√ Overnight: Merzouga Desert

√ Included Meals: Dinner

2nd Day: Merzouga » Rose valley » Ouarzazate » Ait Ben Haddou » Marrakech (9-hour drive)

Awaken to the awe-inspiring beauty of a sunrise over the Merzouga sand dunes, a sight that makes the early wake-up call truly worthwhile. Following a delightful breakfast in your desert camp, bid farewell to the enchanting desert landscape and begin your journey toward Marrakech.

Take a scenic drive along the famed Road of a Thousand Kasbahs, winding through the gorgeous Rose Valley. Additionally, travel across Ouarzazate, a city rich in cinematic history. Stop to explore the historic Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that has been featured as a backdrop in many famous films such as Gladiator and Game of Thrones.

Afterward, enjoy lunch amidst the timeless surroundings. Then continue your picturesque journey to vibrant Marrakech, crossing the majestic High Atlas Mountains. This marks the end of your desert adventure, with treasured memories etched into the stunning scenery and cultural riches encountered along the way.

√ Included Meals: Breakfast

Important Note

What you see here is just a suggested plan for your 2 day tour from Fes to Marrakech itinerary. If it doesn’t quite match what you have in mind, don’t hesitate to reach out. We’re all about creating a tour that fits your preferences and specific duration.

Our tours from Fes cover all that the Moroccan desert has to offer, and here’s the deal: the more friends you bring along, the lower the cost per person. We split the fixed transportation fee among everyone, and the overall price also depends on your choice of accommodation, varying with options such as 3-star, 4-star, or 5-star hotels.

For the exact cost and all the details, contact us. We’re here to make your trip just right for you.

2-Day Fes to Marrakech Private Desert tour Price/Cost

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Price Includes
Price Excludes
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off services.
  • Tour in an air-conditioned vehicle throughout 2 Days in Morocco.
  • Hand-picked English-speaking driver.
  • 1-night stay in carefully selected Desert Camp (Private Tent).
  • Meals: Breakfast and dinner.
  • Camel trek and Sand-boarding.
  • Free time to wander through Gorges, explore kasbahs, take photos, and more.
  • Lunches, drinks and any Private Expenses.
  • Tips for your tour guide & driver (the amount is at your discretion).

Frequently Asked Questions

How far is desert from Fes?

The journey from Fes to the desert is around 465 kilometers (288 miles) by road and typically takes 7 to 8 hours by car, depending on the route taken.

How do I get from Fez to Merzouga?

When traveling from Fez to Merzouga, you have two main options:

  1. Take a bus, which typically takes about 11 hours directly between the two cities. However, make sure to check bus schedules and availability in advance.
  2. Book a 7-8 hour guided tour with us, which allows you to journey along the scenic route with sightseeing stops along the way.

Let us know if you have any other questions! We’re happy to help you choose the best option for your travel plans and preferences.

Is there a desert near Fes?

No, Fes is situated in northern Morocco amidst the Middle Atlas Mountains, not close to any desert. For a desert experience, you’d need to travel south to Merzouga, where the Sahara Desert awaits.

How long is the camel ride in Merzouga?

The camel trek lasts about an hour, with a stop in the middle of the desert to witness the sunset. You can also walk alongside the camel caravan, though walking through the sand can be tiring.

Whether riding a camel on an adventure or transferring by 4×4 for convenience, an enchanting desert camp in Erg Chebbi awaits. Surrounded by breathtaking dunes, the camp promises an unforgettable desert getaway.

How long to stay in Sahara Desert?

To fully experience the beauty of the Sahara Desert, it is recommended to stay at least 2 nights, which allows plenty of time to enjoy the vast landscape and unique activities through multi-day adventures amidst the golden sand dunes. A longer stay provides opportunities to engage in camel treks, glamping under the stars, quad biking, and dune buggy rides, creating memorable moments in this stunning setting.

What should I pack for a desert trip?

During your desert trip, pack comfortable clothing for daytime heat and nighttime cool, including sunscreen, sunglasses, a hat, a scarf to shield against desert winds, broken-in walking shoes, and a small backpack for personal items. Bringing a camera is also recommended to photograph the breathtaking scenery and special moments.

How do I book a tour?

Booking a tour with us is a breeze. Follow these simple steps:

A) Reach Out: Start by emailing us to express your interest and inquire about availability.

B) Reservation Confirmation: Upon reaching out, we’ll guide you through the reservation process. Typically, a deposit is required to secure your spot.

2. Is a deposit required, and how much is it?

Yes, indeed, a deposit is typically required to confirm your booking. Furthermore, the amount varies based on the specific tour package you choose. Importantly, this initial payment is crucial, as it not only secures your spot but also enables us to make all necessary arrangements for your upcoming adventure.

3. What payment methods are available for the deposit?

We strive to make the deposit process as convenient as possible. Additionally, you can make your deposit through various methods, with debit card payments via PayPal being one of the options. This flexibility ensures that you can choose the method that suits you best.

4. When is the balance payment due and how?

The balance payment for your tour is typically due either before the start of your trip or upon arrival. We accept various payment methods, including bank transfers, making it convenient for you to settle the balance. If you ever have questions or need assistance with the balance payment, our dedicated customer service team is here to help.

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As a traveler from the USA, Canada, Australia, or New Zealand, you will need an adapter for Type C and Type E connectors.


Are you planning an international trip and wondering about the complexities of visa applications? Unfortunately, we cannot offer you a visa application service, but we can provide you with valuable insights into understanding whether you need one or not. The visa application process can be intricate, but fear not; we’ve compiled a comprehensive guide to help you navigate through the basics.

Do I Need a Visa?

The necessity for a visa depends on your nationality and your intended travel destination. Let’s break it down for you:

1. Check Your Nationality

Firstly, identify your home country and its visa agreements with the country you plan to visit. If there is no existing visa agreement, you will likely need to apply for a visa in advance of your departure.

2. Understand Visa Requirements by Country

Here’s a quick guide for citizens of specific countries:

a. US Citizens

Great news for Americans! US citizens typically don’t need a visa for many destinations. Nevertheless, always double-check the specific requirements for your chosen location.

b. UK Citizens

Likewise, citizens of the United Kingdom usually enjoy visa-free travel to most countries. Confirm the details based on your intended destination.

c. Australian Citizens

Australians often have the privilege of visa-free travel to various places. Before you pack, verify the visa requirements for your chosen destination.

d. New Zealand Citizens

If you’re a citizen of New Zealand, you likely won’t need a visa for many destinations. Still, it’s wise to check the specific requirements for your intended travel spot.

Special Note: Morocco

Good news for those planning a trip to Morocco! Citizens of most countries, including the ones mentioned above, typically don’t require a visa for Morocco. It’s a visa-free destination for many travelers.

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Couple Traveller

This Moroccan desert tour exceeded all our expectations! The scenery along the route from Fes to Marrakech was diverse and stunning. Our guide was not only informative, but also made the journey fun and engaging. Riding camels through the Sahara was a unique and unforgettable experience. The sunset in the desert was a magical moment, and the overnight stay in the camp allowed us to stargaze in the clear night sky. The entire trip was well-planned, and we felt well taken care of. A must-do for anyone visiting Morocco!

25 December 2024


Family Traveller

We can’t express how much we loved our Merzouga desert trip from Fes to Marrakech with MTT’s Agency. The entire journey was a perfect blend of adventure, culture, and relaxation. The guides were not only knowledgeable, but also passionate about showcasing the beauty of Morocco. The camel ride through the dunes was a surreal experience, and the desert camp provided a comfortable and authentic atmosphere. From the delicious meals to the entertaining stories shared around the campfire, every detail was thoughtfully arranged. This tour was a highlight of our trip, and we highly recommend it to fellow travelers!

6 December 2024


Group Traveller

We had an absolutely amazing experience on the desert tour from Fes to Marrakech with Morocco Tabiarte Tours. The journey was well-organized, and our guide was knowledgeable and friendly. The desert landscapes were breathtaking, and we enjoyed every moment of the camel ride through the dunes. The overnight stay in the desert camp was a highlight – the hospitality and traditional Moroccan dinner made it a truly memorable night. We highly recommend this Fes desert trip for anyone looking to explore the beauty of Morocco!

2 January 2024
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