2 Days Sahara Desert Tour from Marrakech to Fes via Merzouga

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  • 2 Days & 1 Night
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◈ Tour Description: 2 Days Sahara Desert Tour From Marrakech to Fes

This superb private 2-day Sahara Desert tour itinerary from Marrakech to Fes via Merzouga, includes a Camel ride and an amazing night in a nomadic tent under an endless sky of desert stars. As well as a drive over the High Atlas Mountains to Ait Ben haddou kasbah, Hollywood of North Africa – Ouarzazate, Vast Rose & Dades valley, and Todra gorge. Moreover, explore the remarkable Ziz oasis with an astonishing panoramic view. Then experience a thrilling adventure into Morocco’s Middle Atlas Mountains, the cedar forest and lastly Ifrane, a beautiful town often likened to a Swiss Alpine resort.

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

❖ 1st Day: Marrakesh » High Atlas Mountains » Ouarzazate » Agdez » Merzouga Desert (556km)

Meet your personal Driver/Guide at your preferred location in Marrakech, then start the 2-day Sahara Desert tour from Marrakech. Travel along mountain roads and climbing over Morocco’s highest pass, Tizi N’Tichka (2260 m), to the Hollywood of North Africa – Ouarzazate. It’s famed for being the filming location for many other Hollywood blockbusters and famous TV shows including Lawrence of Arabia, The Mummy and more recently Game of Thrones.

 Afterward, continue to travel through the mountains of the anti-atlas (1660 m high). Admire the panoramic views of the ancient kasbahs and also the lush valleys with palm trees, fields and acacia. Free time to enjoy your lunch at your convenience in N’kob, later we hit the road again towards Erg Chebbi Dunes through Tazarine oasis and Alnif.

⇒ Camel Trekking » Erg Chebbi Dunes » Campsite

As soon as you reach the popular dunes of Erg Chebbi, one of the world’s iconic landscapes, with towering dunes up to 150 m in height, ride a camel through the desert towards your campsite. A spectacular camp hidden away in the sand dunes of the Sahara. Here in this magical escape from the modern world, you’ll experience the true essence of desert life. Besides, make sure to catch the sunset in the heart of the desert. In addition to that, enjoy a nice dinner, followed by live Berber music around an open fire and spend an amazing night under the stars, digest the desert in all its beauty that will give you remarkable memories of the desert trip exploring.

◈ Overnight: Merzouga Desert

◈ Meals: Dinner

❖ 2nd Day: Merzouga » Ziz Valley » Midelt » Ifrane » Fes (468km)

The desert adventure from Marrakech to Fes continues after a truly stunning sunrise, freshen up and breakfast in your camp. the long 8-hour drive to Fes on board a 4×4 car will pass through a variety of spectacular scenery from scattered villages, fertile valleys, cedar and pine forests and also barren, rocky landscapes to the small town of Midelt, famous for its fossils and vast apple farms. Your Morocco Sahara Tour continues after a leisurely lunch across the Middle Atlas Mountains and its massive Cedar Forest, home to the Barbary Macaque. Last but not least, stop in Ifrane, known for its alpine-style architecture and nearby winter ski slopes and beautiful forests. Perhaps get into Fes in the early evening and your 2 Days Marrakech to Fes desert tour adventure with us ends after dropping you off at your preferred location in the city.

⟐ Meals: Breakfast

Additional accommodation can be pre-booked if you wish to explore Fez. Find out things you can do during your stay in Fes.

◈ Road Map of 2 Days Tour From Marrakech To Fes via Merzouga

2 Days Trip From Marrakech To Fes Price Includes:

    • Pick up and drop off at your Hotel/Airport.
    • Tour in an air-conditioned vehicle, Toyota Land Cruiser or spacious minivan in case of a group throughout 2 days.
    • Hand-Picked English-speaking driver
    • Meals: Dinner and Breakfast.
    • Overnight in a desert camp (Private tent).
    • Camel ride & Sand-boarding.

2 Day Tour From Marrakech To Sahara Desert Price Excludes:

    • Lunch, Drinks and any Private Expenses.

Note About 2 Days Trip From Marrakech To Merzouga & Fes

If the above proposed Itinerary: 2 Day Sahara Desert tour from Marrakech to Fes does not match what you’re looking for, then contact us. We provide customized desert trips in Morocco according to your duration of stay and your preferences. You can come with your family, relatives, friends or all of them. Just let us know your duration, what you wish to do in the state, and leave the rest to us, we’ll create a unique itinerary to suit your tastes and budget. Besides, our Expert Team at Morocco Tabiarte Tours is at your service to reply all your questions, give you detailed quotes about our Morocco Private tours, and tips about the best time and places to visit. Whether you’re thinking about leading a tour or making a request, we’re here to help.

◈ Morocco Travel‘s FAQ

Do I need a visa to enter Morocco or only with passport?

First and Foremost, most of travelers needs only passport to enter Morocco, however your visit shouldn’t be over 3 months. here are some countries that don’t need a visa for Morocco : 

  • British
  • European Union (EU)
  • Australian
  • Canadian
  • USA
  • Japanese 
  • Hong kongers
  • Chinese 
  • Macau

For all other passport nationals, please check with the Moroccan Embassy.

What are the best destinations that I shouldn't miss?

Firstly Morocco is one of the largest countries in North Africa with a lot of different and spectacular places, the atlas mountains, north, south (especially the Sahara desert), the imperial cities…etc. here is a list of the best destinations to visit in morocco.

  • Chefchaouen
  • Marrakech
  • Merzouga (Sahara desert) 
  • Fes 
  • Casablanca
  • Essaouira
  • Rabat
  • Agadir
  • Tangier
  • Ouarzazate
  • Meknes

Is it safe for tourists in Morocco?

In fact, Morocco is a safe place to visit as it was updated to level 1 in early 2018, which means it’s now considered super safe to travel to the country and tourists should exercise a normal level of caution while visiting. Furthermore, the solo female traveler, you need to watch out a little more carefully but overall, you are still unlikely to encounter serious problems.

What type of adapters do I need for Morocco?

For Morocco adapter, there are two associated plug types C and E. moreover, plug type C is the one which has two round pins and plug type E is the one which has two round pins and a hole for the socket’s male earthing pin. Morocco operates on a 220V supply voltage and 50Hz.

Can I use any other currency except Dirham in Morocco?

Here is a list of the currencies you can use

Sure. Euro, US and CAD dollar are always accepted in Morocco and that will save time for you to bring cash to convert, doing away with bank lineups or non-active cash machines to acquire dirhams. Additionally, you can also use your visa card at bank machines (Attijariwafa bank or Bmce bank are common).

What can buy in Morocco?

  • Berber Carpet.
  • Moroccan pottery.
  • Lanterns (Gorgeous lighting).
  • Argan oil.
  • Straw Basket Bags.
  • Leather Pouffes.
  • Moroccan Mint Tea.
  • Thuya Wood Boxes.
  • Fossils.
  • Dates.
  • Moroccan Rose Water.

Can I use my credit card in Morocco?

Absolutely Yes, you can this process in every city in Morocco. on the other hand, visa and Mastercard are most vastly accepted. However take enough cash for your travel, just in case you can’t be able to find an ATM to withdraw cash easily.

How long does it take to visit Morocco?

From 7 to 14 days is a fixed amount of time to discover unexplored of Morocco such as the desert and the imperial cities, as well as hiking in the Atlas Mountains and relaxation on the Atlantic coast.

How do I get see to the desert in Morocco?

The best and easiest way to get to the Morocco Sahara Desert is to go on a guided tour from Marrakech, Fez with round-trip transportation included. In addition to that, Merzouga and Zagora are the gateway towns to the desert dunes.

◈ Good to Know Before Booking a Tour of 2 Days From Marrakech

About Marrakech Desert Tour
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Frequently asked questions by most of our valuable guests about the difference between a desert tour of 2, 3 and 4 days. So, we got you a clear explanation, please refer to the figure below:


Morocco Sahara Trip departs either from Marrakech or Fez, and includes a night on the half route in the Sahara Desert (1 night or 2 nights) and end wherever you want, Fez or Marrakesh. Furthermore, the total distance from Marrakech back to Marrakech is 1124 kilometers and for Marrakech to Fez is 1033 kilometers.

  • 2 Day Morocco Sahara Desert Tour: Spend overnight in Merzouga Desert, however you might not be able to see the sunset, starry sky and the sunrise due to 14 hours’ drive and the weather conditions sometimes.
  • 3 Day Morocco Sahara Desert Tour: (depending on the starting point “Fez or Marrakech”) The first night will be spent in Dades Canyon (half way) in order to see more and break up the long journey. The Next night is in the desert. Although you might not be able to see the Erg Chebbi dunes till 5 pm, So for a 3-day tour, there is only one night in the desert for about 14 hours, arranged to stay in a desert camp, If the weather is good, you can see the sunset, starry sky and an amazing sunrise as well.


  1. Few stops, fewer opportunities to take photos, not enough time to enjoy the sunset as the arrival will be late in the afternoon, however plenty of time to watch the starry sky, and sunrise (depending on weather conditions), departure will be earlier on the following day.


  1. Round tour of 14 hours, there is only one opportunity to watch the sunset, starry sky, and sunrise almost the same as the 2-day tour. If the weather is cloudy, you will miss it.
  2. There are at least 7 hours of sleep out of 14 hours, 4-5 hours of daylight and the rest of the time is night. As well as short breaks to wander around the kasbahs, Canyons and photos.


  1. The 4-day desert tour allows you to spend a full 24 hours in the desert and have plenty of time to experience the Sahara Desert in depth and comfort.
  2. If the weather is cloudy on the first day, then no worries since there’s one more day left to catch the sunset, starry sky and also sunrise.
  3. The 4-day desert tour includes 2 nights in the Sahara Desert. We will arrange one night in the desert camp and the 2nd night in a Riad/Hotel, if you wish to spend two nights in the camp, please do let us know your preferred option at the time of booking.
  4. Experience the culture and lifestyle of the nomadic Berbers in the desert for more than 24 hours and free time to relax and take photos of the dunes, Sand-Board, Camel ride, Dune Buggy or Quad Bike.


  • Due to the temperature from June to mid-August. About 37-44 degrees C, only 3 days/ 2 nights of desert tours will be arranged during this period (Recommended)

➢ How to book a Tour with Us:

To get your booking confirmed for the 2-day Morocco Sahara Desert Trip, a deposit is required and can be done easily and securely over PayPal. Regardless of the balance, it is in cash to your driver once you meet each other at the airport or accommodation. Besides, the currency EURO, USD, CAD and MAD are both acceptable.

➢ Is it possible to pay the total amount with credit card or PayPal?

Please be notified that we don’t accept payments with credit cards due to many fees and hold security risks. Although we ask for the balance in cash because PayPal also has too many transaction fees and operational delays as it’s an international institution. In addition to that, we can accept it in some cases via PayPal, but a 5% fee will be added to cover the extra transaction charges. If you’re thinking of this method, it is better to arrange the payment before your trip to Morocco.

➢ Cancellation process:

More than a month before the start date of the tour, deposit is non-refundable, but no worries since we’re going to hold any deposit towards a trip with Morocco Tabiarte Tours at any later date you select.

303 Reviews ★  Authentic & Genuine Reviews from our Travellers

Best Experience in Morocco Desert ⌈Private Tour⌋

We decided to book this 2 day Sahara Desert tour from Marrakech to fes while we were already in Morocco. In addition to that, we chose Morocco Tabiarte Tours because they had a lot of excellent reviews, and we completely understand why! Moha is a great driver, always enthusiastic to show us places along the way and to stop for pictures or for shops whenever we ask.

On the first day we stopped for breakfast with a very nice Mountain View. Besides, for lunch – Moha knows the best places with typical Moroccan food. Additionally, the experience to see the sunset, sleep and see the sunrise in the desert exceeded our best expectations. Likewise, the camp had everything we needed. We always felt very safe, even in COVID-19 time. Overall, for us, the 3 days desert trip is a must to get to know a bit more of Morocco, and also, we will recommend MTT Agency to friends and family!

Vince Smith 〉 5 out of 5 〉 Family Traveller 〉 November 29th, 2022


The Most Magical Trip to Merzouga Desert Dunes

This was one of the best trips [2 day Sahara Desert tour from Marrakech to Fes] that we have taken. Really loved this country so much, hospitable and happy people. Moreover, it is a creative and sophisticated culture not widely known. The following points must be noted:

  • Our guide and driver’s passion for his country was contagious. He knew what we should see, and he explained the history and also architecture in detail. Furthermore, he was a skillful driver and a very supportive guide.
  • The luxury and comfort of the accommodation in the Sahara. Our hosts were always attentive and generous.
  • The excellent food at the Camp and the restaurants.
  • The fascinating and stimulating visits and sites.
  • The camel ride on the Sahara dunes and night in the Berber tent was the highlight of the trip. Thank you for what can only be described as the best overseas trip We have made in our life. Read More Morocco tour’s reviews

Andrew Pate 〉 5 out of 5 〉 Group Traveller 〉 October 17th, 2022

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