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3 days desert tour from Fes to Marrakech

  • 3 Days 2 Nights
  • Airport pick-up
  • Airport Transfer

Introduction :

Marvelous 3 Days desert tour from Fes to Marrakech, visit Merzouga Desert, overnight stay in a Berber camp including camel ride, discover nomadic lifestyle and many more stunning attractions in 3-day itinerary

Tour Description :

This fabulous private 3 Days/ 2 Nights tour starts from Fes to Marrakech via Merzouga Sahara Desert. Our expert team will take you on an adventure to discover this part of Morocco through the middle Atlas Mountains with cedar forest. Likewise, woods with wild monkeys, as well as the charming ski resort, 1000 Palm tree of Ziz valley. Last but not least, camel trekking in the Sahara Desert, Todra gorge, Dades valley, Africa Hollywood and high Atlas Mountains.

Detailed Itinerary :

Day 01: Fez > Ifrane > Azrou > Ziz valley > Erfoud > Merzouga Desert

Our staff will pick you up from wherever you are (Ex: hotel, riad, bus station or airport) in Fes. Then we start our 3 days desert tour from Fes to Marrakech, driving through the middle atlas and the cedar woods of azrou. Passing by Moroccan Switzerland «Ifrane». A charming ski resort and azrou an important handicraft center specialized in the work of cedar wood. Stopping at the cedar forest in order to take some photos. Thus, continue to Zaida, you’ll notice how the scenery changes to reveal hints of the desert as you approach the Errachidia city.

Once we finish lunch in Midelt, we drive along the spectacular Ziz valley. Seeing the panoramic views along the way. Continuation to the Erg Chebbi dunes. Passing from the road of Paris Dakar, tent of Berber nomad who living in the solitude of the Sahara. As soon as you arrive at the popular dunes of Erg Chebbi, we are pleased to prepare camels and there is an hour time for you to experience camel riding and spectate the beautiful sunset while riding camel heading to camp oasis where is the luxurious tent that you will stay there overnight, as you watch the sunset in style heading to the oasis where a camp is located.

Spending a night living by traditional nomadic tents inside or sleeping under spectacular starry sky outside the tent at Merzouga desert dunes, that will give you remarkable memory in the desert trip exploring. You can also spend your night playing drums with the experienced camel guide.

2: Merzouga 4×4 tour > Gnaoua house > Visit Nomadic tribes

After enjoying an amazing sunrise, you will have to go back to your camp for breakfast and shower before the largest tour starts. Today we will drive around the desert to discover unexplored places in the Erg chebbi desert. On our way to the desert villages (Ex: khamlia, Merdani, Mifis). We might meet some locals with different desert animals (Ex: Goats, Camels, Fennec, … etc.) also some desert reptiles and mammals. Our first stop is in the khamlia village in a traditional home built of thick earthen bricks made from a mixture of clay to enjoy the live Gnaoua music which is played by the locals. Then set off to another sight in some mountains near the dunes for a panoramic view of the sand dunes and also from where you can start seeing the border between Morocco and Algeria.

We’ll continue driving toward the old Berber villages and some nomadic families, where we will be hospitably welcomed with a cup of mint tea while enjoying the silence of the desert. At this moment we drive back to Khamlia village where we will have lunch in a local restaurant (Berber nomad pizza). After lunch, we’ll go on to visit Yasmina Lake, which will be the last spot. Then drive to our hotel next to the golden sand dunes.

3: Merzouga > Todra Canyon > Ait Ben haddou > High atlas mountain > Marrakesh

After breakfast, we’ll leave for Tinghir and Todra gorge «The highest and narrowest gorge in Morocco ». Here you’ll have the opportunity to hike along its valley. Then we continue driving through the Boumalne Dades towards Kalaat M’gouna and Ouarzazate. We’ll stop at a beautiful panoramic view of rose valley in Kalaat M’gouna then continue the road to Ouarzazate “Africa Hollywood”. Lunch will be at the famous Kasbah of Ait Ben haddou. It’s the granted UNESCO world heritage listing. Moreover, the site has been the setting for many films, including Lawrence of Arabia and Gladiator.

Thereafter, our wonderful journey will continue through the majestic Tizi N’Tichka (2260 m altitude) over the High Atlas Mountains, where you can stop also to take cool shots of the panoramic views of the Atlas Mountains. Last but not least, we take a break at Berber restaurant for a cup of tea, before reaching your accommodation in Marrakesh where our tour finishes up.

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Price Includes in

3 days sahara desert tour from Fes to Marrakech

  • 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-day trip.
  • An English-speaking driver
  • Dinner and breakfast daily.
  • Camel trek & overnight stay in a private traditional nomad tent.
  • Free time to wander the Canyons, Kasbahs, Take photos, … etc.
  • No forced shopping stops during the tour.
Price Excludes in

3 days from Fes to Marrakech Desert Trip : 

  • Lunch and drinks.
  • Entrance fees to monuments (Ex: atlas studio, …etc.).
  • Any Private Expenses.
Note about

Fes to Marrakech Private & Shared desert tour

If our 3 Day desert tour from Fes to Marrakech 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. Furthermore, 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 we’ll plan the itinerary according to your interests. On the other hand, our Team at Morocco Tabiarte Tours is at your service to answer any questions, give you detailed quotes about tours, and advise about the best time and places to visit. Whether you’re thinking about leading a tour or simply having questions, 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

About Desert Tour
Payment Methods

Most of our customers ask us over and over this question about the difference between a tour of 2, 3, 4 days. so, we got you a clear explanation in order to let you know it, please refer to the figure below.


Morocco Sahara tour departs from Marrakech or fez. Thereafter, stay overnight on the half route in the 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 from Marrakech to Fez is 1033 kilometers.

  • 2 days desert tour from fes to Marrakech: Spend overnight in the Sahara, however you might not be able to see the sunset, starry sky and also sunrise due to 14 hours’ drive and the weather.
  • 3 days desert tour from fes to Marrakech: The first night will be spent in the desert (half road trip), and Next night is in dades gorge. Even Though you might not be able to see the erg chebbi sand dunes till 5 pm. So, for a 3 days trip from fes, there is only one night in the Sahara 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 evening, can watch starry sky, and sunrise (depending on weather conditions) but departure will be earlier.


  1. A round tour of 14 hours, there is only one opportunity to watch the sunset, starry sky, and sunrise. 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 time to take some photos and wander around.


  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 deeply.
  2. If the weather is cloudy on the first day, then no worries as there’s one more day left to catch up the sunset, starry sky and also sunrise.
  3. The 4-day desert tour has 2 nights in the Sahara Desert. We will arrange one night in the desert entrance Camp and the next night in a hotel.
  4. Experience the culture and lifestyle of the Berber people in the desert for more than 24 hours and free time to relax and take photos of dunes, Camels, Goats and Foxes as well.


  • 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.

How to book a Tour with Us:

To ensure your 3 Day desert tour from Fes to Marrakech, a small 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 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 up the extra transaction charges. If you’re thinking of this method, it is better to arrange the payment before the tour.

Cancellation process:

More than a month before the start date of the tour, deposit is non-refundable, but no worries since we’re gonna 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 Morocco Desert Tour from Fes 3 Days/ 2 Nights

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 / 28 April, 2022

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 Hami, spending a night in 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, Hami, 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 wife in his house, being invited by his family was another great experience and really appreciate it.

Wen Hsu / 5 out of 5 / Family Traveller / 17 March 2022

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

Kristine Lewin / 5 out of 5 / Couple Traveller / 29 February 2022

The best Fes desert trips in Morocco

私人导游真是旅游摩洛哥最佳方式轻松自在,费用合理,个人客制化体验。此次导游非常尽责,专业但不制式化服务,让这次假期很愉快!非常推荐.  Read More Morocco tour’s reviews

Rachel  / 5 out of 5 / Solo Traveller / 15 February 2022

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