This 3 days tour from Fes to Marrakech departing from Fes (Fez) is a good opportunity to get to know the Morocco Sahara desert. In just three days trip to Marrakesh, we will cross the middle Atlas through Ifrane, known as "the Moroccan Switzerland" and its cedar forests, until we reach Rissani and Erfoud, the doors of the desert to enter the spectacular Erg Chebbi desert in Merzouga. Although it is a short desert trip of only 3 days, it is enough to enjoy the experience of knowing the desert of the Sahara and the so-called route of the thousand kabahs which is the one that will respond with their memories of landscapes, palm groves, Kasbahs and ancient Fortifications that adorn the entire landscape.
At Marrakech Day Desert Tour we offer Private and small Shared group 3 days desert tour from Fes to Marrakech; luxury and standard.
The price of the 3 Day desert tour from Fes to Marrakech depends on the number of travellers, type of accommodations (Standard or Luxury) and the season. Please feel free to contact us anytime.
Day 1 : Fes (Fez) » Ifrane » Azrou Cedar forest » Midelt » Merzouga desert Sahara (Camel trek & Night in Desert Camp) [468 km]
Day 2 : Erg Chebbi Sahara Desert » Todra gorge » Dades gorge [266 km]
Day 3 : Dades gorge » Valley of Roses » Ouarzazate » Aït BenHaddou » Marrakech (Marrakesh) [325 km]
Starting location : Fes
Ending location : Marrakech
Duration : 3 Days / 2 Nights
The 3 days tour from Fes to Marrakech with departure from Fez to the desert crossing the Middle Atlas and passing through the national park known for cedar forests where the famous Berber monkeys are found. Then we will go through the Ziz Valley that will lead us to Erfoud, known for its fossils.
Arrival to Merzouga Sahara desert where we will change the 4WD by camels with which we will take a pleasant walk of approximately one hours and half through the dunes of Erg Chebbi until we reach the desert camp in the heart of the desert where we will be welcomed (according to the Sahara tradition) with a Berber tea. Night in tent under the stars of the desert.
Today we will see the sunrise over the sea of dunes. After breakfast we will return in camels to Merzouga and after a shower we will leave in 4WD towards Tinghir "the city of the mountain" in Tamazight, another beautiful Berber village where we will delight with the contrast of their palm trees and the peculiar color of their houses. route where the landscape shows its contrasts.
We are in the gorges of Todra formed by rock walls of more than 200m and after visiting them, we will go to the Dades Valley, a Berber village famous for its high gorges and its views over the Atlas, now on the horizon. Night in riad with charm.
We will cross the Valley of the Dades and the Valley of the Roses, until arriving at Ouarzazate, where we will visit the Kasbah of Taourirt and after 25 km of road we will see the Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou, declared World Heritage by UNESCO famous for being the scenario of cinematographic blockbusters like the Oscar-winning "Lawrence of Arabia", "The Protective Sky" or "Babel".
We will follow the road through the port of Tichka will lead us again to the "Red City", Marrakech and here you can say goodbye to our driver/guide.
Shared 3 days tour from Fes to Marrakech via Merzouga, including camel trek, night in the Sahara. During this tour you'll have your own room and private tent in the desert, you'll be sharing just the transportation.
1. Do I need to bring a sleeping bag?
You won't need a sleeping bag on our Morocco tours as for the most part you'll be staying in 3-4 star hotels and our desert camp provides all the bedding you need including pillows and blankets. For your own personal comfort, you may wish to bring a sleeping bag liner to use at the desert camp.
2. How long is the camel trek in the Sahara?
We journey there by camel for an authentic Berber experience. The camel trek is about an hour and a half. If you prefer to walk then you can walk alongside our camel caravan but bear in mind that walking in sand can be tiring.
3. Is there another option if I do not want camel riding?
Yes, travellers who are not intrested in camel ride and want to spend night in the desert, we transfer them by 4WD to the desert camp.
4. What is the standard of hotels on your trips?
On our Signature product you'll be staying in a mix of 4 & 3 star modern hotels and traditional Moroccan riads. This gives you a chance to experience the local hospitality and stay in accommodation that reflects the character of Morocco. On our Adventure range of tours in Morocco the standard of accommodation is equivalent to a Western 3 star.
5. How big are your tour groups?
The average group size on our Morocco tours is between 2-17 travellers.
6. Is Moroccan food suitable for vegetarians?
Vegetables feature prominently in Moroccan cuisine so vegetarians should have no issues. It's true that Moroccans like their meat but it's always accompanied by a delicious range of vegetables and grains. There's a huge variety of salads to choose from, soups can easily be made vegetarian-friendly on request and the ubiquitous tagine and couscous dishes come in vegetarian options too.
To confirm any tour or activity, we require a small deposit to be paid over PayPal to our account, the balance is due in cash at the pick up, to be paid to your driver in euros, or equivalent in dollar or dirhams.
Our Customers Talk
“Fantastic Tour Experience & Best Service!
Our experience in Morocco couldn't have been any better.
The package we booked included a driver and transport 24/7. We did not have to book anything, apart from the flights.
Transfers, excursions, hotel (riyadh) bookings, restaurants and anything else you can think of was organised by Marrakech Day Desert Tour.
Truly an amazing experience and one I would recommend”
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Easy to work with and quick replies when planning out trip.
Their helpful suggestions regarding our itinerary, made out Sahara desert trip perfect!
The accomodations were wonderful, a mix of riads and boutique hotels with great staff and guides. Our driver was great, and details were all taken care of. They were also there to help when we had a health issue and a change of itinerary. All in all an excellent agency to work with. I would highly recommend!”
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As leader of our group of 8, travel planning was easy. We had a guide and driver throughout our 4 day Morocco tour. They were excellent.”
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