3 Days desert tour itinerary from Fes to Marrakech

Experience the highlights of Morocco‘s Sahara region on this epic 3 day desert tour from Fes to Marrakech. Ride camels over sand dunes, spend nights camping in the Sahara, and journey through remote desert landscapes few get to see. Don’t miss out—Book Now!

BEST 3-Day Fes to Marrakech Desert Tour Itinerary | Best of Morocco
Fes to Marrakech: 3-Day Best Morocco Desert Tour
  • 3 Days/ 2 Nights
  • Private Vehicle
  • Distance: 1115 KM
  • Guided Tours
  • Half Board
  • Accommodation

Tour Description: 3 Day Desert Tour from Fes to Marrakech

3 Day tour from Fes to Merzouga Desert

Embark on an enchanting 3 day desert tour from Fes to Marrakech, unveiling Morocco’s diverse natural wonders. Firstly, delve into the unique charm of Ifrane and explore the captivating Cedar Forest. Traverse the vast Ziz Valley, soaking in panoramic views that unfold along the route.

Moreover, witness the majesty of the Merzouga desert by riding camels through the Erg Chebbi dunes, and seeing an awe-inspiring sunset that casts the Sahara in golden hues. Afterward, spend a night under the stars in a desert camp, surrounded by the tranquil dunes. Continuing on the adventure, travel along the famed Road of a Thousand Kasbahs, exploring the dramatic Todra and Dades Gorges. 

Additionally, drive through the picturesque Rose Valley, discover Ouarzazate’s cinematic legacy, and marvel at the ancient village of Ait Ben Haddou. Lastly, cross the majestic High Atlas Mountains before arriving in vibrant Marrakech, concluding your 3 days Morocco itinerary filled with cultural and scenic experiences. 

What to Expect in Fes to Marrakech Desert Tour 3 Days

Fes to Marrakech Luxury Desert Tour Itinerary
  • Discover Ifrane's alpine charm and its nearby Cedar Forest
  • Traverse the vast Ziz Valley and soak in panoramic desert views
  • Ride a camel at sunset over the sweeping Erg Chebbi dunes
  • Spend a night under the stars in a tranquil Sahara desert camp
  • Marvel at the dramatic contours of the Dades and Todra Gorges
  • Uncover the Rose Valley and the majestic Atlas Mountains
  • Explore the Hollywood magic of Ouarzazate & Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou

Detailed Itinerary: 3 Days from Fes to Marrakech Luxury desert tour

3 Day Morocco Desert Tour Itinerary

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

After being picked up at your Riad in Fes by your private driver, set out on an enchanting journey across Morocco’s breathtaking scenery to the charming Merzouga desert. To begin with, make a visit to Ifrane, a charming little town. Later on, continue to the Cedar Forest; keep your camera ready to capture playful monkeys that offer excellent photo opportunities.

Afterward, savor a delicious lunch in Midelt before continuing your breathtaking drive through the stunning Atlas Mountains and the magnificent Ziz Valley. Upon reaching Merzouga, set aside your vehicle and ride a camel across the Erg Chebbi dunes to witness a magical sunset. Besides, as the sun sets over the Sahara, enjoy a stunning display of colors spreading across the desert landscape.

Following that, end your day by staying overnight at a desert camp, enjoying a tasty dinner under the open sky full of countless glittering stars. This total immersion into nature and culture ensures a remarkable journey filled with breathtaking scenery and enriching discoveries. 

√ Overnight: Merzouga Desert Camp

√ Included Meals: Dinner

2nd Day: Merzouga Desert » Erfoud » Todra Gorge » Dades Gorge (4-hour drive)

Start your day by witnessing the spectacular spectacle of a Sahara sunrise, followed by a delightful breakfast at your camp. Later on, say goodbye to Merzouga desert and head towards the enchanting Dades Gorge. Along the way, make an engaging stop in Erfoud in order to explore fossils and gain insight into the area’s geological past.

Afterward, journey along the famed Road of a Thousand Kasbahs, taking in the scenic views along the route. Then venture into the breathtaking Todra Gorge for an immersive exploration of its natural beauty. 

Following a very enjoyable meal in Tinghir, continue onwards to the ultimate destination, Dades Gorge. Check in and relax upon arrival, allowing the gorge’s natural beauty to captivate your senses. Prepare for a tranquil evening in this breathtaking setting.

√ Overnight: Dades Gorge

√ Included Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

3rd Day: Dades Canyons » Rose Valley » Ouarzazate » Ait Ben Haddou » Marrakech (6-hour drive)

Following breakfast, set out on a morning adventure through the awe-inspiring landscape of Dades Gorge. Venturing deeper into the valley, marvel at the spectacular monkey-finger rock formations and soak in the panoramic gorge views. Afterward, bid farewell to the breathtaking scenery and make your way towards Marrakech.

While on your journey, traverse the picturesque Rose Valley in Kalaat M’gouna. Then stop in Ouarzazate to tour the largest Atlas Studio and explore its rich cinematic history. Next, uncover the historic Ksar of Ait Ben Haddou, a UNESCO World Heritage Site featured in iconic films like Gladiator and Game of Thrones. Wander through this ancient gem and unveil its rich historical tapestry and timeless beauty. Following this exploration, enjoy a delightful lunch.

Later on, continue your scenic drive to Marrakech, passing through the magnificent High Atlas Mountains and Tizi n’Tichka Pass. Reflect on the varied landscapes and cultural riches experienced throughout this extraordinary Morocco desert road trip.

√ Included Meals: Breakfast

Important Note

What you see here is just a suggested plan for your 3 days 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.

3 Days tour from Fes to Marrakech Price/Cost

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Price Includes
Price Excludes
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off services.
  • Tour in an air-conditioned vehicle throughout 3 Days in Morocco.
  • Hand-picked English-speaking driver.
  • 2-night stay in carefully selected Hotel/Camp (Private Tent).
  • Daily Dinner and Breakfast.
  • Camel trek and Sand-boarding.
  • Free time to wander through Gorges, explore kasbahs, take photos, and more.
  • Lunches, drinks and any Private Expenses.
  • Entrance fees to monuments (Ex: Atlas studio, …etc.)
  • Tips for your tour guide & driver (the amount is at your discretion).

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the shared Fes to Marrakech tour?

The shared Fes to Marrakech tour refers to a group tour where multiple individuals or small groups join together to explore the journey from Fes to Marrakech. This option allows participants to share the experience and costs with fellow travelers.

On the other hand, a private tour is an exclusive experience tailored to the preferences of a single group or individual, offering more personalized attention, flexibility, and the ability to customize the itinerary according to specific interests. Both options have their advantages, and the choice between shared and private tours depends on personal preferences and travel priorities.

How far is the desert from Fes?

The desert is approximately 465 kilometers away from Fes, and the drive usually takes around 7 to 8 hours.

What to see between Marrakech and Fes?

Explore the enchanting journey between Marrakech and Fes, featuring must-visit gems like Ifrane, known as “Little Switzerland”, the mystical Cedar forest, the mesmerizing Merzouga desert with its golden dunes, the breathtaking Todra and Dades Gorges, the cinematic Ouarzazate, and the historic Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah. Immerse yourself in diverse landscapes, rich culture, and iconic landmarks along this unforgettable route.

Should I go to the desert in Morocco?

Absolutely, without a doubt. The Moroccan desert offers a mesmerizing experience with its breathtaking landscapes, rich cultural encounters, and unforgettable adventures. Don’t miss the chance to explore the beauty and magic of the Moroccan desert.

What is the most beautiful desert in Morocco?

The Merzouga Desert is widely considered the most beautiful desert in Morocco. Known for its stunning golden dunes, vast landscape, and unique cultural experiences, Merzouga offers a mesmerizing desert adventure in the heart of North Africa.

How long is the camel ride in Merzouga?

The camel ride in Merzouga typically lasts around an hour; however, the duration can vary based on your preferences. It’s possible to have a shorter ride if desired. Additionally, you can opt for a car transfer to your desert camp instead of taking a camel ride. The flexibility allows you to customize your desert experience according to your comfort and preferences.

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

We recently embarked on a 3-day desert tour from Fes to Marrakech with this fantastic Morocco travel company, and it was an absolute delight! The camel ride through the mesmerizing landscapes of the Sahara Desert was a highlight of the trip. As the sun set over the dunes, the views were simply breathtaking, and the experience was nothing short of magical. The night spent in the desert camp under the starlit sky was an unforgettable memory, complete with traditional music and warm hospitality. The tour also took us through the Atlas Mountains, ancient kasbahs, and lush forests, providing a diverse and enriching experience. A perfect blend of adventure, culture, and natural beauty – highly recommended!

9 January 2024


Family Traveller

We were blown away by the level of hospitality and comfort provided during our 3-day Morocco desert trip from Fes to Marrakech. From the moment we set foot in the desert camp, the staff went above and beyond to ensure our stay was enjoyable. The traditional Berber cuisine served under the desert sky was delicious, and the accommodations exceeded our expectations. Waking up to the sunrise over the dunes was a breathtaking experience, and the attention to detail in every aspect of the tour truly set it apart. Our guide’s passion for sharing the local culture and history added a unique dimension to the trip, making it not only a scenic adventure but also an enriching cultural journey. We can’t speak highly enough of this well-planned and executed Sahara desert tour.

3 January 2024


Group Traveller

What an absolute gem of a desert trip! Our 3-day trip from Fes to Marrakech with Morocco Tabiarte Tours was a perfect blend of adventure and cultural immersion. The dunes of Erg Chebbi were nothing short of spectacular, and the sunrise and sunset views were breathtaking. The attention to detail by the guides, ensuring our comfort and safety throughout, was truly commendable. Campfires, traditional music, and stargazing in the Sahara added a magical touch to the experience. The diverse landscapes, from lush oases to vast desert expanses, showcased the beauty of Morocco. This Sahara desert tour from Fes is a must for anyone seeking an authentic and awe-inspiring adventure!”

29 December 2023
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