3 Days in Morocco desert tour from Ouarzazate to Fes

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◈ Tour Description: 3 Days Morocco Desert Tour Ouarzazate to Fes

3 days in Morocco Desert Tour from Ouarzazate to Fes through the palm groves of Skoura, Rose Valley and Todra Gorge, as well as Merzouga including Camel ride in the Erg Chebbi dunes and an amazing night in a nomadic tent under an endless sky of desert stars. Share a cup of tea with Morocco’s nomadic Berbers. Furthermore, 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: 3 Days in Morocco Tour Itinerary from Ouarzazate

❖ 1st Day: Ouarzazate » Skoura » Rose Valley » Todra Gorge » Merzouga Desert (368km)

In the morning you’ll meet your driver/guide, and then make your lovely way into the Sahara with a medley of palm groves, magnificent canyons and rose fields. Carrying on, we continue to the Amridil kasbah in the oasis of Skoura, a fortified fortress built in the 17th century. Likewise, it is a popular filming location and has been featured in many famous movies from Ali Baba, The Sheltering Sky to Game of Thrones.

 Afterward, depart from Skoura on a journey along the road of rose valley and a thousand kasbahs en route to Todra gorge. Surrounded by towering vertical limestone cliffs reaching heights of 300 m, it is known as Morocco’s Grand Canyon. Moreover, the charm of Todra lies in its changing colors as the sun slowly moves from east to west. There’ll be time to marvel at this sight before you continue your journey to the Erg Chebbi dunes in Merzouga. Next, stop for lunch in the town of Tinejdad.

 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 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. 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: 4×4 Merzouga Desert Excursion: Khamlia « Gnawa House»

After a truly stunning sunrise, freshen up and breakfast in your camp, then start to discover unexplored sites of Merzouga on the edge of the Sahara Desert. Begin with a visit to the Gnawa tribe in a small village of Khamlia, enjoy the live Gnawa Music, traditionally practiced throughout Morocco and originating from the sub-Saharan regions. Along the way you might see some wild animals such as Fennec fox, …etc. 

⇒ Visit Nomadic Tribes » Desert Oasis

 Set off for a breathtaking panoramic view of Erg Chebbi Dunes from the Galb Nass Mountains. From Here, you’ll also start to see your first glimpse of Morocco’s nomadic Berbers – travelling across the desert and often staying in make shift tents as they head to their next destination. Stopping en route to share a cup of tea with some welcoming Berber families in their handwoven tent while enjoying the silence of the Sahara Desert.

 After that, drive back to Khamlia village, where you’ll enjoy your lunch in a local restaurant, you may like to try Medfouna (also called “Berber pizza”), is traditional stuffed bread prepared with meat, herbs and spices by the nomadic people. The Sahara excursion ends in the Oasis of Merzouga, a small patch of vegetation surrounded by desert, then return to your beautifully decorated riad. This afternoon why not walk to Erg chebbi dunes to witness sunset again or try out Quad Bike Tour or even Dune Buggy Ride, it is a wonderful experience that you should not miss out!

◈ Overnight: Merzouga Village

◈ Meals: Dinner & Breakfast

◊ Activities in Merzouga Desert:

Dune Buggy Ride in the Erg Chebbi Dunes

Quad Biking Tour in the Erg Chebbi Dunes

❖ 3rd Day: Merzouga » Erfoud » Ziz valley » Midelt » Ifrane » Fes (468km)

In the morning, the desert adventure from Ouarzazate to Fes continues toward the north, inland through a variety of spectacular scenery: fertile valleys, cedar and pine forests and also barren, rocky landscapes to the small town of Midelt. After a leisurely lunch, then drive across the middle Atlas Mountains and Cedar Forest, where you may like to stop to see the Barbary macaques, which can often be seen roaming the forest in search of food. Next 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 snowboarding which attract visitors from all over the kingdom. Perhaps get into Fes in the early evening. Drop you off at your preferred location in the city, then your 4 Days Marrakech to Fes desert tour with us ends right here and hope you enjoy it. 

⟐ 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 Ouarzazate to Fes in Morocco 3 Day Desert Tour

3-Day Desert Trip from Ouarzazate to Fes Price Includes:

    • 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
    • Daily Dinner and breakfast.
    • Camel trek & overnight stay in a desert camp (Private Tent)
    • Free time to wander the Canyons, Kasbahs, Take photos, … etc.

3-Day Desert Trip to Fes via Merzouga's Price Excludes:

    • Lunch, drinks and any Private Expenses.

Note About Ouarzazate to Merzouga on a 3-Day Desert Trip

If the above proposed Itinerary: 3-day Ouarzazate Desert Tour from does not match what you’re looking for, then contact us. We provide customized Morocco Tours starting in Ouarzazate 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.

95 Reviews ★     Authentic & Genuine Reviews from our Travellers

A wonderful Experience with a wonderful Guide!!! Can’t miss!

We had the most memorable time at our 3 days in Morocco desert with Morocco Tabiarte tours team. This was definitely the highlight of our two family’s trip to Morocco. The sights were great, the desert camp was phenomenal, and our guide, Ibrahim, was the best. He is so energetic, brings life to the party, speaks very good English, and is so great at making sure the guests are happy with every step of the trip. He is incredibly accommodating, friendly and genuinely cares about every single guest on the trip. Also shares great knowledge along the way.

I loved the Merzouga tour from Ouarzazate to Fes, through the Dades & Todra Gorge and the Sahara Desert. The Luxury Camp is amazing. Magical experience, so nice and comfortable. Best way to spend a few days in Morocco! Read More Morocco tour’s reviews

Nelly 〉 5 out of 5 〉 Family Traveller 〉 December 5th, 2022

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