3 Days Marrakech to Fes Sahara Desert Tour – Morocco Excursion

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  • 3 Days & 2 Nights
  • Hotel Pick-up
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◈ Tour Description: 3 Day Tour From Marrakech to Fes Through Merzouga Desert

3 Days Sahara Desert tour from Marrakech to Fes through Morocco’s highest pass, Tizi N’Tichka (2260 m) to Ait Ben Haddou kasbah, Hollywood of North Africa – Ouarzazate. Furthermore, enjoy a journey into the Sahara Desert with a medley of palm groves, fertile valleys, barren & rocky landscapes, Grand canyons of Dades & Todra and Rose fields in Kalaat M’gouna. Likewise, experience a Camel ride in the Erg Chebbi dunes and an amazing night in a Berber nomadic tent under an endless sky of Saharan stars. Then drive across the Middle Atlas Mountains, monkeys climbing the cedar forest and lastly Ifrane, a beautiful town often likened to a Swiss Alpine resort in 3-day Morocco desert trip itinerary.

◈ Detailed Itinerary: Marrakech to Fes Private Desert Tour

❖ 1st Day: Marrakesh » High Atlas Mountains » Ait Ben Haddou » Ouarzazate » Dades gorge (313km)

Meet your personal Driver/Guide at your preferred location in Marrakech, then start the 3 days Sahara Desert tour from Marrakech to Fes via Merzouga desert. Travel along mountain roads and climbing over Morocco’s highest pass, Tizi N’Tichka (2260 m), to Ait Ben haddou kasbah. It is one of Morocco’s most iconic sites and a stunningly well-preserved medieval village which has famously featured in many blockbuster movies, including Gladiator, Game of Thrones and many more. Later-on, enjoy a short walk through the winding alleyways of the ancient fortified kasbah, making your way to the top of the hill for the great views across the surrounding plains.

 After a leisurely lunch near the Kasbah, drive to the Hollywood of North Africa – Ouarzazate. It’s famed for being the filming location for many other Hollywood blockbusters and famous TV shows including Lawrence of Arabia, The Mummy and more recently Game of Thrones. View the Atlas Studio and then Taourirt kasbah, a former palace of the Glaoui dynasty. Later on, make your lovely way into the Sahara with a medley of palm trees and rose fields in Kalaat M’gouna. Thereafter, check-into your hotel in the magnificent Canyon of Boumalne dades. 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

❖ 2nd Day: Dades Valley » Todra Gorge » Tinejdad » Merzouga Desert » Camel Trekking (250km)

On the second day of our Morocco Desert tour to Merzouga goes on after breakfast. Drive a bit further into Tissadrine to get the panoramic view of the Dades valley, and then the beautiful rocks’ formation called «Monkey fingers». Afterward, depart from Dades gorge on a journey through roads lined with ancient Kasbahs 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. En route, 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 500ft in height, ride camels to your campsite. Enjoying a spectacular sunset along the way, as the dunes are charming, especially as the light of the evening plays across them and sets off the colors. In addition to that, enjoy a nice dinner, listen to traditional Berber music 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 & Breakfast

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

The desert adventure from Marrakech to Fes continues after a truly stunning sunrise, freshen up and breakfast in your camp. the long 8-hour drive to Fes on board a 4×4 car will pass through a variety of spectacular scenery from scattered villages, 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 its massive Cedar Forest, home to the Barbary Macaque. Next stop in Ifrane, known for its alpine-style architecture and nearby winter ski slopes and beautiful forests. Perhaps get into Fes in the early evening. Drop you off at your preferred location in the city, then your 3 Days Marrakech to Fes desert tour adventure 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.

◈ Watch all the highlights of 3 Day Desert Tour Fes to Marrakech via Merzouga

◈ Road Map of 3 Days Sahara Desert Tour from Marrakech to Fes

3 Days Desert Tour from Marrakech to Fes'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.
  • Overnight in a Desert Camp (Private Tent).
  • Camel ride & Sand-boarding.

3 Days Desert Tour from Marrakech to Fez's Price Excludes:

  • Lunch, Drinks and any Private Expenses.
  • Entrance fees to monuments (Ex: Atlas studio, Telouet Kasbah… etc ).

Note About Marrakech to Fes 3 Days Sahara Desert Tour

If the above proposed Itinerary: 3 days from Marrakech to Fez Sahara Desert tour 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. 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.

◈ 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 Before Booking a Tour from Marrakech to Fes

About Marrakech Desert Tour
Payment Methods

Frequently asked questions by most of our valuable guests about the difference between a desert tour of 2, 3 and 4 days. So, we got you a clear explanation, please refer to the figure below:


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 Morocco Desert Tour: Spend overnight in Merzouga Desert, however you might not be able to see the sunset, starry sky and the sunrise due to 14 hours’ drive and the weather conditions sometimes.
  • 3 Day Morocco Desert Tour: (depending on the starting point “Fez or Marrakech”) The first night will be spent in Dades Canyon (half way) in order to see more and break up the long journey. The Next night is in the desert. Although you might not be able to see the Erg Chebbi dunes till 5 pm, So for a 3-day tour, there is only one night in the desert 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 afternoon, however plenty of time to watch the starry sky, and sunrise (depending on weather conditions), departure will be earlier on the following day.


  1. Round tour of 14 hours, there is only one opportunity to watch the sunset, starry sky, and sunrise almost the same as the 2-day tour. 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 breaks to wander around the kasbahs, Canyons and photos.


  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 in depth and comfort.
  2. If the weather is cloudy on the first day, then no worries since there’s one more day left to catch the sunset, starry sky and also sunrise.
  3. The 4-day desert tour includes 2 nights in the Sahara Desert. We will arrange one night in the desert camp and the 2nd night in a Riad/Hotel, if you wish to spend two nights in the camp, please do let us know your preferred option at the time of booking.
  4. Experience the culture and lifestyle of the nomadic Berbers in the desert for more than 24 hours and free time to relax and take photos of the dunes, Sand-Board, Camel ride, Dune Buggy or Quad Bike.


  • 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 (Recommended)

➢ How to book a Tour with Us:

To get your booking confirmed for the 3 days Sahara Desert tour from Marrakech to Fes, a 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, CAD 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 the extra transaction charges. If you’re thinking of this method, it is better to arrange the payment before your trip to Morocco.

➢ Cancellation process:

More than a month before the start date of the tour, deposit is non-refundable, but no worries since we’re going to hold any deposit towards a trip with Morocco Tabiarte Tours at any later date you select.

254 Reviews ★    Authentic & Genuine Reviews from our Travellers

We had a Memorable 3 Days Sahara Desert Trip for the second time

4 of us went on the 3 days desert tour from Marrakech to Fes with Ibrahim, our driver/guide. It was a great experience, and we are thrilled with the service. The Sahara tour was well-organized, the accommodation was even better than we expected. Ibrahim is a very nice and professional driver/guide. He knows a lot about his fabulous country. Moreover, we had a memorable night in the Sahara Desert! Absolutely amazing. The Berber tents were tidy and luxurious. The entertainment area has a romantic feel to it and is great for photos. The staff was friendly and hospitable, the food was extremely delicious. Furthermore, the camel experience in the Merzouga dunes was one of our goals for this trip.  We highly recommend Morocco Tabiarte Tours!

Marie 〉 5 out of 5 ★  〉 Group Traveller 〉 December 1st, 2022


Had the best 3 day Marrakech Sahara Tour Ever

it was a spectacular experience, incredible vistas of south Morocco, wonderful shots during Camel ride tour, sunset and the following morning sunrise. We were 10 in the group from the UK. Merzouga is so far from Marrakech, however we spent the first night in Boumalne dades to break up the journey. The night in Merzouga desert was unforgettable. We traveled at the end of November, the weather conditions were perfect during the day, so we enjoyed several stops with interesting lookouts throughout the Atlas Mountains and beyond. Great value for money, highly recommended!

Franck 〉 5 out of 5 ★  〉 Group Traveller 〉 November 30th, 2022


3 days Marrakech to Fes Sahara Desert Tour is The Best

My girlfriend and I had an excellent time. Furthermore, it was arranged at short notice, and we did a trip for 3 days and 2 nights. Moreover, our driver was an English-speaking guide, he was excellent. Likewise, both of us felt safe, he was caring and also patient. In addition to that, the desert camp was a great experience. Overall, we have already recommended Moha to our relatives in the US. we would definitely recommend and also would use him again for our future holiday to Morocco.

Darren Kimlinn 〉 5 out of 5 ★  〉 Couple Traveller 〉 November 19th, 2022


Absolutely an amazing Marrakech to Fes Desert Tour

My sister and I booked our Morocco Desert Tour through Morocco Tabiarte Tours. Moha was our travel agent for Morocco. He was excellent and super helpful throughout the entire process. He worked with us to plan out the best trip and thanks to Ahmed too, our best driver. I highly recommend it to anyone booking travel and wants local support to plan an incredible trip. Read More Morocco tour’s reviews

Sofia 〉 5 out of 5 ★  〉 Family Traveller 〉 October 27th, 2022

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