3 Days desert tour itinerary from Fes to Marrakech

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  • 3 Days & 2 Nights
  • Airport Pick-up
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◈ Tour Description: 3 Days Desert Tour from Fes to Marrakech

In a Marvelous 3 Days desert tour from Fes to Marrakech via Merzouga, our expert team will take you on an adventure to discover the majestic Morocco Desert through the charming ski resort – Ifrane, The Middle Atlas Mountains with wind past olive groves and shepherds tending to their flocks. As well as the Cedar Forest with Barbary macaques, Fertile valleys with palm trees, fields and acacia. Furthermore, admire the beautiful sand dunes of Erg Chebbi, enjoy a camel ride and spend a night in a traditional Berber camp under the Saharan stars. Last but not least, explore the Hollywood of North Africa Ouarzazate and wander the streets of the famous UNESCO-listed kasbah – Ait Ben Haddou, which has starred in many movies and TV shows in just 3-day Morocco itinerary.

◈ Detailed Itinerary: 3-Day Fes to Marrakech Luxury Desert Tour

❖ 1st Day: Fes » Ifrane » Cedar Forest » Ziz valley » Erfoud (468km)

In the morning, you’ll meet your personal driver/guide, and then embark on a scenic drive. This will be a long and rewarding touring day, however there will be plenty of stops to appreciate the ever-changing Moroccan landscape along the way. Giant pine trees, wind past olive groves, shepherds tending to their flocks and also Cedar Forest – all with views of the High Atlas Mountains in the distance.

 En route, stop in Ifrane, a beautiful town often likened to a Swiss Alpine resort and also highlighted for its cooler temperatures and varied outdoor activities such as snowboard, which attract visitors from all over the kingdom. Afterward, continue to Midelt via the Cedar Forest, where you may want to stop to see the Barbary macaques, which can often be seen roaming the forest in search of food. After a leisurely lunch, then we head out towards Merzouga Desert via Errachidia and the lush Ziz Valley.

⇒ Camel Trek & Overnight stay in Merzouga Desert ‹Erg Chebbi Dunes›

 As soon as you arrive at 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 into the Sahara 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. 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 an endless canopy of Saharan 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 Desert » Todra Gorge » Dades Valley (253km)

After a truly stunning sunrise, freshen up and breakfast in your camp, depart Erg Chebbi dunes and set off on the Road of a Thousand Kasbahs to the gorge of Todra. Surrounded by towering vertical limestone cliffs reaching heights of 300 m, it is also known as Morocco’s Grand Canyon. Moreover, it’s a popular destination for hikers, climbers and nature enthusiasts who come to discover the rugged terrain and enjoy the stunning views. There’ll be time to marvel at this sight before you continue your journey to the beautiful Dades Valley. This area offers up scenery like no other – sprawling green valleys give way to otherworldly rock formations carved out by the wind. Your hotel offers a delightful pool and terrace overlooking the valley, so take some time to sit back and soak in the ethereal views.

◈ Overnight: Boumalne Dades

◈ Meals: Dinner & Breakfast

❖ 3rd Day: Dades Valley » Rose Valley » Ouarzazate » Ait Ben Haddou » Marrakech (313km)

This morning we head off along the road of The Rose Valley and a Thousand Kasbahs en route to Ouarzazate. Stop in the Rose valley in Kalaat M’gouna, where roses bloom in profusion in springtime. There will be the opportunity to stop to see the variety of rose products which are produced by the locals. Continue on to Hollywood of North Africa – Ouarzazate, known as the gate of the desert and also famous for being the filming location for many other Hollywood blockbusters and famous TV shows. On arrival, visit the Atlas Studio (Optional), it’s one of the largest studios in the world.

 Thereafter, we hit the road again to Ait Benhaddou, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a stunningly well-preserved medieval village which has famously featured in many blockbuster movies, including Gladiator, The living daylights and many more. After a visit to the Kasbah of Ait ben haddou, then drive across the great High Atlas Mountains. Climbing over the pass of Tizi N’tichka, continue onwards with marvelous views over the Mountains and vast valleys to Marrakech. Arrive into Marrakesh in the late afternoon. Eventually, the end of 3 days private tour from Fes to Marrakech via Merzouga Desert.

⟐ Meals: Breakfast

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

Private Day Excursions from Marrakech:

◈ Watch all the highlights of 3 Day Desert Tour Fes to Marrakech via Merzouga

◈ Road Map of Fes to Marrakech 3 Day Private Desert Tour

3 Days Sahara Desert Tour from Fes to Marrakech's Price Includes:

    • Daily Pick-up and drop-off at your hotel/airport.
    • 1 night accommodation in a hotel/riad.
    • Tour in an air-conditioned vehicle, Toyota Land Cruiser or spacious minivan in case of a group throughout 3 days.
    • Hand-Picked English-speaking driver
    • Meals: Dinner and Breakfast daily.
    • Camel trek & overnight stay in a desert camp (Private Tent).
    • Free time to wander the Canyons, Kasbahs, Take photos, … etc.

3 Days from Fes to Marrakech Morocco Desert Trip Price Excludes: 

    • Lunch and drinks, Any Private Expenses.
    • Entrance fees to monuments (Ex: Atlas Studio, …etc.).
    • Tips for your tour guide & driver (the amount is at your discretion).

Note About Fez to Marrakech Private Desert Tour

If the above proposed Itinerary: 3-Day tour from Fes to Marrakech through Merzouga Desert 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, most of the 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 from Fes to Marrakech via the Sahara Desert

About Fes to Marrakech Desert Trip
Payment Methods

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 Tour 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 days desert tour from Fes to Marrakech: 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 days desert tour from Fes to Marrakech: (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 3 Day desert tour from Fes to Marrakech, 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.

233 Reviews ★   Authentic & Genuine Reviews from our Travellers

Authentic 3 Days/ 2 Nights Morocco Desert Tour from Fes 

We had an excellent 3-day Desert Tour from Fes to Marrakech Overall. Moha did a great job organizing and arranging beautiful hotels and The Desert camp. Besides, our driver Brahim was amazing! He had a wealth of information, was very friendly and accommodating, and gave us a truly authentic Moroccan experience!!! We will definitely refer Morocco Tabiarte Tours and Moha to others.

Alicia 〉 5 out of 5 〉 Group Traveller 〉March 6th, 2023


Authentic 3 days Sahara Tour from Fes to Marrakech 

My niece and I did a private three-day-trip from Fes to Merzouga (Sahara Desert), finishing in Marrakech with Ibrahim, spending a night in the desert was an unforgettable experience in my life. Over and above that, we enjoyed a great dinner and Berber music with heart-warming people, also watching stars at that moment was just amazing. In addition to that, Ibrahim, our guide and driver, explained us about Moroccan culture and society with a sense of humor and drove safely while the time – We could discover Morocco more, thanks to him, we had lunch made by his mom in his house, being invited by his family was another great experience and really appreciate it.

Miranda 〉 5 out of 5 〉 Family Traveller 〉 March 1st, 2023


Incredible 3 days Desert Trip from Fes to Merzouga

In the reality we were very impressed with the ability of Morocco tabiarte tours to arrange our 3 days desert trip from Fes to Marrakech within a week’s notice, what we can say is that they were flexible, organized, and also very communicative in the booking process and also when we were on the trip, As well as The accommodation and service in the tour was excellent, particularly at the hotel in Boumalne Dades, A highlight for us was the Sahara Desert camp – not to be missed. Additionally, the range of sites was enormous, from Fes to the Sahara Desert to high Atlas Mountains to Marrakech, as were the adventures along the way: Kasbahs, ancient small cities, and great food, after this Morocco Sahara trip we left feeling totally exhilarated and fulfilled.

Our driver Ibrahim, and guide Moha were the best we have ever had, and did an amazing job in ensuring that the trip went to plan and also very smoothly. Furthermore, they went out of their way to ensure our needs were met and for us to experience as much of their country as possible. Overall, the adventure was truly one of our best adventures of the many we have taken – Thank you for a fabulous Morocco holiday!

Kristine Lewin 〉 5 out of 5 〉 Couple Traveller 〉 February 28th, 2023


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