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◈ Tour Description: 3 Days Desert Tour from Fes to Marrakech

Morocco Travel Itinerary: 3 Days from Fes to Marrakech

Embark on a marvelous 3-day desert tour from Fes to Marrakech via Merzouga, where our expert team will guide you through an unforgettable adventure in the majestic Morocco Desert. Explore charming Ifrane ski resort, wind through the Middle Atlas Mountains adorned with olive groves and shepherd-filled landscapes. Discover the Cedar Forest with Barbary macaques, fertile valleys with palm trees, and enchanting fields of acacia trees. Marvel at the charming sand dunes of Erg Chebbi, enjoy a camel ride, and spend a night under the Saharan stars in a traditional Berber camp. Lastly, delve into the allure of North Africa’s Hollywood, Ouarzazate, and stroll the historic streets of the UNESCO-listed kasbah, Ait Ben Haddou, known for its starring roles in movies and TV shows. Experience all this in just a 3-day Morocco itinerary.

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

3 Days Morocco Private Tour from Fes to Marrakech

❖ 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.

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3 Days in Morocco Luxury Tour from Fes to Sahara Desert

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).

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Best 3-Day Morocco Road Trip Itinerary from Fes to Merzouga

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, and we’ll tailor a customized desert trip in Morocco specifically designed to match your desired duration and interests. Whether you’re traveling with family, relatives, or friends, simply inform us of your timeframe and desired activities, and leave the rest to us. Our dedicated team at Morocco Tabiarte Tours is here to answer all your questions, provide detailed quotes for our Morocco Private tours, and offer valuable advice on the best time and places to visit. Whether you’re seeking guidance or ready to make a booking, we’re committed to assisting you every step of the way.

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◈ Good to Know Before Booking a Tour from Fes to Marrakech via the Sahara Desert

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Our valued guests often ask about the differences between our 2, 3, and 4-day desert tours. Allow us to provide you with a concise explanation. Please refer to the figure below for clarity.


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 Day Sahara Desert Tour: Enjoy an overnight stay in the mesmerizing Merzouga Desert. Please note that due to a 14-hour drive and weather conditions, you may not have the opportunity to witness the enchanting sunset, starry sky, and sunrise.
  • 3 Day Sahara Desert Tour: Embark on a memorable journey from either Fez or Marrakech. The first night will be spent in Dades Canyon, a perfect midway stop to appreciate more of the surroundings and break up the long journey. The following night is in the desert. Although the Erg Chebbi dunes may not be visible until 5 pm therefore, this 3-day tour allows for one night in the desert, providing approximately 14 hours to stay at a desert camp. If weather conditions permit, you can witness a breathtaking sunset, gaze at the starry sky, and behold an awe-inspiring sunrise.


  1. Limited stops, fewer photo opportunities, insufficient time to savor the sunset due to late afternoon arrival. Nevertheless, ample time to gaze at the starry sky and catch the sunrise (weather permitting). Departure will be earlier the next day.


  1. Embark on a 14-hour round tour for a unique opportunity to witness the mesmerizing sunset, starry sky, and sunrise, rivaling the experience of a 2-day desert excursion. However, unfavorable weather conditions may cause this spectacle to be missed.
  2. Enjoy 7 hours of rest, 4-5 hours of daylight, and nighttime during the 14-hour tour. Experience brief breaks to explore kasbahs, Oases, and capture memorable photos.


  1. Immerse yourself in the Sahara Desert with this 4-day desert tour. Enjoy a full day in the desert, allowing ample time to explore its depths in comfort. 
  2. In case of cloudy weather on the first day, don’t worry; there’s an extra day to witness the sunset, starry sky, and sunrise.
  3. 4-day desert tour includes 2 nights, with one night in a desert camp and the other in a Riad/Hotel. If you prefer two nights in the camp, please inform us during booking.
  4. Experience the nomadic Berber culture and lifestyle for over 24 hours, while also having free time to relax, capture stunning photos of the dunes, try Sand-Boarding, embark on a Camel ride, or enjoy a thrilling Dune Buggy or Quad Bike adventure.


Escape to the desert’s embrace between June and mid-August, when temperatures reach a sizzling 37-44 degrees Celsius. To make the most of your experience while ensuring your comfort, we highly recommend our specially curated 3-day/2-night desert tours during this period.

➢ 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 remaining balance is to be settled in cash, upon meeting your driver 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?

Kindly note that we do not accept credit card payments due to excessive fees and security risks. While we prefer cash for the remaining balance, we can make exceptions in certain cases for PayPal payments. However, please note that a 5% fee will be added to cover additional transaction charges. If you opt for this method, it is advisable to arrange payment prior to your trip to Morocco.

➢ Cancellation process:

In the event of cancellation more than a month before the tour’s start date, the deposit is non-refundable. However, rest assured that we will credit the deposit towards any future trip with Morocco Tabiarte Tours, allowing you to choose an alternative date that suits you.

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 〉 June 2nd, 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 〉 May 21st, 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 〉 May 11th, 2023


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◈ Fez to Marrakech Luxury Desert Tour‘s FAQ

+ How many days do I need in Fes? 1 or 2 Days?

To fully experience Fes, it is recommended to spend at least two to three days in the city. Begin with a guided tour of the Medina, exploring its hidden treasures and iconic sites like the Karaouine Mosque, Al-Attarine Madrasa & Chouara Tannery. Take a day to navigate the Medina’s souks and immerse yourself in the bustling atmosphere. If time allows, consider a day trip to the blue city of Chefchaouen, located approximately 200 kilometers away. This picturesque town offers stunning views and a charming ambiance. While two days are sufficient for a basic visit, extending your stay allows for a more immersive and leisurely exploration of Fes.

+ How far is Merzouga Desert from Fes?

The majestic Merzouga Desert lies at a distance of around 463 kilometers (287 miles) from the vibrant city of Fes. Embarking on this enchanting journey from Fes to the mesmerizing Merzouga sand dunes unveils a tapestry of awe-inspiring sceneries and captivating stops, creating an unforgettable adventure for travelers. Prepare to be enthralled as you traverse this remarkable distance, immersing yourself in the beauty of the landscapes that unfold before your eyes.

+ Is Wi-Fi available in the desert Camp?

Wi-Fi availability in the desert camps can vary depending on the specific camp you choose. Some desert camps may offer Wi-Fi access to their guests, while others may not have this facility available.

+ What should I pack for a desert tour?

It’s recommended to pack comfortable clothing suitable for warm weather during the day and cooler temperatures at night. Essentials include sunscreen, sunglasses, a hat, a scarf for protection from the desert wind, comfortable shoes for walking, and a small backpack for personal items. It’s also advisable to bring a camera to capture the stunning landscapes and memorable moments.

+ How many days do I need in Marrakech? 2 or 3 Days?

The number of days you need in Marrakech is at least 2 days to fully explore and experience the city’s rich culture, history, and attractions. Discover 10 best things to do in Marrakech

+ How far is Merzouga Desert from Marrakech?

It takes around 9–10 hours drive to get to Merzouga desert from Marrakech, approximately 563 kilometers (350 miles). But it’s possible to break up this long journey with overnight stops, either in Ouarzazate or Dades Gorge along the way.

+ Why should I choose a private tour?

Booking a private tour offers a unique and personalized experience tailored to your interests. You enjoy privacy, comfort, and the freedom to customize the itinerary and pace. With exclusive access and an expert guide dedicated to your group, you gain a deeper understanding of the destinations. While private tours can be more expensive, the benefits outweigh the cost for those seeking an exceptional and unforgettable travel experience.

+ How long is the Camel ride in Erg Chebbi Sand dunes?

The camel trek is about an hour, with a break in the heart of the desert in order to witness the sunset. If you prefer to walk, then you can walk alongside our camel caravan, but bear in mind that walking in the sand can be tiring.

Whether you choose to embrace the adventure of a camel ride or opt for the convenience of a 4×4 transfer, the choice is yours. Erg Chebbi’s enchanting desert camp awaits, promising an unforgettable getaway amidst the breathtaking dunes.

+ Do I need to bring a sleeping bag to the Desert?

You don’t need a sleeping bag since there’re well-equipped Desert camps provides all the bedding you need including pillows, blankets and even a private bathroom in the tent if you need to take a shower (Luxury camp).

+ What are the activities in Merzouga Desert?

  • Camel Trekking: Enjoy a camel ride through the majestic Sahara desert, immersing yourself in the serene landscape.
  • Sand-boarding: Slide down the sandy slopes of the dunes on a sand-board, experiencing the thrill of this desert sport.
  • Desert Camping: Spend a night in a desert camp, where you can relax, enjoy traditional Moroccan cuisine, and marvel at the starry night sky.
  • Quad Biking: Embark on an adrenaline-filled quad bike ride across the desert, exploring the sandy terrain and experiencing the exhilaration of off-road riding.
  • Dune Buggy Rides: Hop on a dune buggy and embark on an adventure across the dunes. These off-road vehicles offer a thrilling and fast-paced experience in the desert.
  • Off-Road Adventures: Embark on off-road excursions in 4×4 vehicles, exploring the rugged desert landscape, visiting hidden oases, and discovering remote areas not easily accessible by regular vehicles.

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