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3 Days Sahara desert tour from Marrakech to Fes

Join us for a 3-day desert tour from Marrakech to Fes for an unforgettable journey through the alluring Sahara. Discover the desert’s unique beauty, culture and history on this once in a lifetime experience. Limited Availability—Book Now.

BEST 3 Days Sahara desert tour from Marrakech to Fes in 2024/25
BEST 3-Day Morocco Desert Road Trip from Marrakech to Fes
  • 3 Days/ 2 Nights
  • Private Vehicle
  • Distance: 1121 KM
  • Guided Tours
  • Half Board
  • Accommodation

Tour Description: 3 Days Desert tour from Marrakech to Fes

3 Days Morocco Desert tour from Marrakech

Embark on an enthralling 3-day Sahara desert tour from Marrakech to Fes, with a scenic drive over the majestic High Atlas Mountains. Explore the iconic Ait ben Haddou village, and then experience the cinematic charm of Ouarzazate. Next, take in the beauty of the Rose Valley, wander through the stunning Dades Canyons, and marvel at the towering cliffs of Todra Gorge.

Furthermore, experience the heart of the Sahara with a thrilling camel ride over the golden dunes and a magical night under the stars in a desert camp at Merzouga. Additionally, discover the remarkable Ziz Valley, wander through the picturesque Cedar Forest, and visit the charming town of Ifrane. This epic Moroccan desert road trip concludes in the vibrant city of Fes. Don’t miss out on this unforgettable journey filled with natural wonders and cultural delights.

What to Expect in Marrakech to Fes 3-Day Desert Tour

3 Days in Morocco from Marrakech
  • Breathtaking views across the Atlas Mountains & Rose Valley
  • Explore Ait ben Haddou and the cinematic charm of Ouarzazate
  • Marvel at the beauty of Dades Canyons and towering Todra Gorge
  • Experience a camel ride through the majestic Erg Chebbi Dunes
  • Spend an unforgettable night under the stars in a luxury camp
  • Journey through the remarkable Ziz Valley & ancient kasbahs
  • Wander through the Cedar Forest and charming town of Ifrane

Detailed Itinerary: 3 Days Marrakech to Fes Private Desert Tour

3 Days in Marrakech Itinerary

1st Day: Marrakech » Atlas Mountains » Ait Ben Haddou » Ouarzazate » Rose valley » Dades gorge (6-hour drive)

Are you ready for a breathtaking adventure through Morocco? Your journey begins with a pick-up from your riad in Marrakech, where you will be taken on a scenic drive across the majestic high atlas mountains. The stunning views offer the perfect backdrop for a photo that will capture the beauty of the surroundings. Don’t let the opportunity pass by without taking advantage of it.

Next, discover Ait Ben Haddou, an ancient fortified village and UNESCO World Heritage Site. Following a leisurely lunch, head to the famous Atlas Studio in Ouarzazate, which is an essential part of Morocco’s film industry. Take a guided tour of the studio and explore, delving into the various sets that have been featured in famous films and TV shows such as “Gladiator” and “Game of Thrones“.

Later on, the journey continues along the Valley of Roses, where the roses bloom profusely in the springtime. Finally, arrive at Dades Gorge and check into your hotel, and take in the serene beauty of nature. This picturesque Moroccan paradise is the perfect place to unwind and enjoy the peaceful surroundings.

√ Overnight: Dades Gorge

√ Included Meals: Dinner

2nd Day: Dades Valley » Todra Gorge » Merzouga desert: Camel Trek & Glamping under the stars (4-hour drive)

Starting your day off with a tasty breakfast, setting the perfect tone for the exciting adventures that lie ahead. Furthermore, continue the journey through the magnificent gorge of Dades, admire the spectacular valley and fascinating rock formations lining the canyon’s walls.

Later on, travel along the famous Road of a Thousand Kasbahs to the awe-inspiring Todra Gorge, a paradise for climbers. Take a leisurely stroll and immerse yourself in the beauty of the gorge. After lunch in the town of Tinjdad, continue your expedition to the iconic Erg Chebbi dunes in Merzouga.

Upon reaching the destination, leave your car aside and set off on a camel ride towards the campsite. Marvel at the incredible sunset over the charming sand dunes during your camel journey. Once you arrive at the desert camp, enjoy a scrumptious dinner while listening to live Berber music around an open fire. Then get ready for a magical night under the stars. This once-in-a-lifetime experience is not to be missed!

√ Overnight: Luxury Tented Camp

√ Included Meals: Breakfast and dinner

3rd Day: Sahara desert » Ziz valley » Cedar Forest » Ifrane » Fes (7-hour drive)

It’s worth waking up early to catch today’s sunrise; it might just be the most beautiful one you’ll ever see! Afterward, enjoy a delectable breakfast at your luxury camp before bidding farewell to the enchanting Merzouga desert.

Later on, head toward the imperial city of Fes on a scenic drive through the wonderful landscape. Don’t miss capturing the remarkable palm-filled oases, kasbahs, and terraced farms of Ziz Valley with your camera. Furthermore, savor a delightful lunch in Midelt, followed by a leisurely walk through the Cedar forest, where you can observe monkeys roaming freely.

Moreover, take the opportunity to relax and unwind in the peaceful town of Ifrane before continuing on to Fes. This marks the end of your epic Morocco desert adventure; however, the memories will last a lifetime.

√ Included Meals: Breakfast

Important Note

What you see here is just a suggested plan for your 3 Day desert trip from Marrakech to Fes. 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 Marrakech cover all of Morocco, 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 in Marrakech to Fes Desert Tour Price/Cost

BEST Marrakech 3 Day Itinerary
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.
  • 1-night stay in carefully selected Hotel/Riad.
  • 1-night stay in a Deluxe desert camp (Private Tent).
  • Daily Dinner and Breakfast.
  • Camel trek and Sand-boarding.
  • Leisure time to stroll through gorges, explore kasbahs, capture photos, and more.
  • Lunches, drinks and any Private Expenses.
  • Tips for your tour guide & driver (the amount is at your discretion).

Frequently Asked Questions

Is 3 days enough in Marrakesh?

Yes, three days is enough time to explore Marrakech’s main attractions, including the historic Medina, Jardin Majorelle, Bahia Palace, and the souks. You can also venture beyond the city to nearby attractions like the Atlas Mountains or the desert. However, if you have the flexibility to extend your stay, you can immerse yourself more fully in the local culture.

How many days do you need in Merzouga?

When it comes to experiencing the unique magic of Merzouga’s desert, it’s best to allow yourself 2 to 3 days. This gives you plenty of time to enjoy essential activities such as the enchanting camel ride through the dunes, indulging in the luxury of desert glamping, and thrilling adventures on a quad bike or dune buggy. Take in the serenity, witness stunning sunsets, and bask in the distinct charm of this Moroccan desert paradise.

How long does it take to get to desert from Marrakech?

The drive from Marrakech to the desert is an 8-9 hour journey, however it is well worth it. Along the way, there are many breathtaking sights to explore, showcasing diverse landscapes and making for a truly scenic adventure.

What type of clothing is suitable for the desert?

For desert conditions, it’s advisable to wear lightweight, long-sleeved clothing to protect yourself from the intense sun. A wide-brimmed hat is also recommended to shield your face and neck. Opt for breathable fabrics to stay cool, and consider light colors to reflect, rather than absorb, the sunlight. Additionally, sunglasses and sturdy, comfortable footwear are essential for navigating the sandy terrain.

How long do camel rides last?

It is a common question, and the answer is that the duration can vary. Typically, camel rides last between 30 & 40 minutes, but you can make arrangements for a longer or shorter ride based on your preferences. Regardless of the duration, you will enjoy a leisurely journey across the desert dunes, allowing you to take in the scenic surroundings at your own pace.

Why You Should Choose Private tour from Marrakech?

Choosing a private tour from Marrakech offers a personalized and exclusive experience tailored to your preferences. Enjoy the flexibility of a customized itinerary, the undivided attention of a knowledgeable guide, and the freedom to explore at your own pace. Immerse yourself in the rich culture and stunning landscapes of Morocco while enjoying the comfort and convenience of a private tour designed just for you.

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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Good to Know

Currency

MAD, د.م. (Dirham)

Plugs and Adapters

As a traveler from the USA, Canada, Australia, or New Zealand, you will need an adapter for Type C and Type E connectors.

Visa

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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Caterina

Group Traveller

We recently took a 3-day trip from Marrakech to Fes, and we must say, it was an unforgettable experience! The highlight of the tour was the camel trek through the stunning sandy dunes. Spending a night under the starry sky in the Sahara desert was a surreal experience that my companions and I will cherish forever. The travel itinerary was well-planned, covering Berber villages, ancient kasbahs, Todra Gorges, and the cedar forest. Our knowledgeable tour guide added an informative and entertaining touch to the journey. If you are seeking a unique adventure, we highly recommend this Morocco Desert tour. It exceeded all our expectations!

27 January 2024

Marie

Family Traveller

My family and I just returned from a 3-day tour of Morocco desert—A truly magical experience! From the moment we were picked up in Marrakech, we were treated to exceptional service and hospitality. The hotel was super cool, including a luxurious tent that exceeded all expectations. Our driver and guide were incredibly knowledgeable and made the trip even more enjoyable. Overall, I highly recommend this Morocco travel agency to anyone looking for a memorable and well-organized Sahara desert trip.

20 January 2024

Franck

Couple Traveller

What an adventure this 3-day Morocco Sahara tour turned out to be! From the moment we set out into the vast Sahara desert, I knew we were in for an unforgettable experience. Our professional driver navigated the stunning landscapes with ease, while our guide regaled us with fascinating stories about the region. The Riad in Dades gorge was well-chosen, offering a delightful mix of comfort and charm. Also, we stayed in an incredible luxury camp right in the heart of the desert – the tents were so cozy and the stargazing was simply magical.

The service throughout the entire tour was top-notch; they really went above and beyond to make sure we were comfortable. By the time we rolled into Fes, I was already missing the desert, but so grateful for the memories made. I can’t recommend Morocco Tabiarte Tours highly enough – it truly exceeded all my expectations and made for an epic Moroccan journey I’ll never forget!

11 January 2024

Darren Kimlinn

Group Traveller

We signed up for a 3-day Private desert tour from Marrakech—It was fantastic! Morocco Tabiarte Tours provided excellent service, taking care of all the details perfectly, so we just had to show up and enjoy. Our driver was not just expert in navigating the terrain, but also a great companion who added a personal touch to the journey.

Glamping under the stars in the Sahara Desert was truly magical – I’ll never forget falling asleep to the gentle sound of the wind over the dunes. If you’re seeking an unforgettable Moroccan adventure, I highly recommend this trip with this tour operator. With its combination of ancient cities, breathtaking natural views, and welcoming hospitality, it’s certain to please even the most experienced traveler. I came back home with incredible memories!

4 January 2024
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