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                 How Can I Reach the Desert from Fes?

How to visit the desert from Fes?

To get to the desert from Fes, you can join the 3-Day Fes to Marrakech Desert Tour, which includes transportation by private modern vehicle with air conditioning. This tour will take you through scenic routes and stops at various attractions along the way.

Here is an itinerary of 3 days Fes to Marrakech desert tour:

Day 1: Fes to Merzouga (467 Km)

Your 3-Day Fes to Marrakech Desert Tour commences as we pick you up from your riad or hotel in Fes. We set out on a southbound journey, traversing the picturesque Middle Atlas mountains, beginning with Ifrane and Azrou.

En route, we pause at the cedar forests, a haven for the Barbarian Apes in their natural habitat. Our path leads us through the Tizi Ntalghamt pass towards Midelt, where the captivating Ziz Gorges, etched into volcanic rock, unveil remarkable vistas of the Middle-Atlas plateau and subtle hints of the desert, as you near the city of Errachidia.

Following a satisfying lunch, our expedition takes us through the scenic Ziz Valley, guiding us to Erfoud, Rissani, and ultimately, Merzouga. After a refreshing glass of mint tea, we securely store our luggage and embark on an unforgettable camel ride to a Berber camp nestled amidst the towering Erg Chebbi Sad Dunes, the highest in North Africa. The camel trek, which takes approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes, brings us to the Berber tents that will be our home for the night.

These tents are thoughtfully equipped with comfortable mattresses, warm blankets, and cozy cushions. As the evening unfolds, we gather around a crackling campfire, savoring a delightful dinner while immersing ourselves in the rhythmic beats of traditional Berber drums beneath the star-studded desert sky. This marks the end of our first day on the Fes to Marrakech Desert Tour.

Day 2: Merzouga to Dades Gorges (255 km)

Daybreak treats us to a mesmerizing sunrise over the vast sea of dunes. After relishing a delicious breakfast and invigorating shower at the camp, we have the option to return to Merzouga, either by camel or 4WD.

Next, our desert journey leads us away from the Sahara towards Tinghir, affectionately known as “the city of the mountain” in Tamazight. Here, we’re captivated by the unique contrast of palm trees and the distinctive hues of the local houses, painting a vivid image against the backdrop of the desert.

Continuing our adventure, we arrive at the awe-inspiring Todra Gorges, where colossal rock walls soar to heights of over 200 meters. After exploring this natural wonder, we proceed to the Dades Valley, celebrated for its towering gorges and breathtaking views of the Atlas Mountains gracing the distant horizon.

Our second evening on the Fes to Marrakech desert tour unfolds at a charming riad, offering a delightful conclusion to another day of exploration.

Day 3: Dades to Marrakech (315 Km)

On the final day of our 3-Day Fes to Marrakech Desert Tour, we traverse the enchanting Valley of the Dades and the Valley of the Roses, ultimately arriving in Ouarzazate. Here, we explore the historic Kasbah of Taourirt.

A mere 25 kilometers further along our route, the remarkable Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou appears before us. This UNESCO World Heritage site has earned fame as the backdrop for cinematic masterpieces like “Lawrence of Arabia,” “The Protective Sky,” and “Babel.”

Continuing our journey, we ascend the Tizi N-Tichka pass, graced by the awe-inspiring landscapes of the High Atlas mountains. Our odyssey concludes in the vibrant “Red City” of Marrakech, where it’s time to bid farewell to your guide, marking the end of our remarkable 3-day desert adventure.

1. How Can I Book the Fes to Marrakech Desert Tour?

You can book the Fes to Marrakech desert tour through our website by browsing the tour options, select your preferred package (private, standard, or luxury), and fill out the booking form. We will provide you with further details and confirm your reservation.

2. What Are the Highlights of the 3-Day Fes to Marrakech Desert Tour?

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The 3-Day Fes to Marrakech Desert Tour offers a range of memorable experiences, including:

  • Stopping at the Azrou cedar forest to see Barbary Apes.
  • Enjoying panoramic views of Erg Chebbi dunes.
  • Embarking on a Camel ride in Merzouga Sahara.
  • Witnessing a breathtaking sunset over the sand dunes.
  • Trying Sand Boarding activities.
  • Savoring a hearty dinner and participating in a campfire party with Berber Drums.
  • Spending an unforgettable night at Merzouga Desert Camp.
  • Visiting the UNESCO World Heritage site of Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah.
  • Admiring the spectacular landscapes of the Atlas Mountains.

3. What Is the Duration of the 3-Day Fes to Marrakech Desert Tour?

The 3-Day Fes to Marrakech Desert Tour spans 3 days and 2 nights, providing you with ample time to explore the diverse landscapes and attractions along the route.

4. What Is the Departure and Arrival Time for the Tour?

The tour typically departs at 08:30 AM and returns at approximately 6:00 PM. These times may vary slightly depending on specific circumstances and the season.

5. What Is the Price per Person for the 3-Day Fes to Marrakech Desert Tour?

The price per person for the tour starts from €150. However, the final cost can vary based on factors such as the number of travelers, your choice of accommodation (standard, luxury, or medium), and the season in which you plan to visit.

7. What Are the Accommodation Options during the Tour?

During the 3-Day Fes to Marrakech Desert Tour, you’ll have various accommodation options, including private rooms at hotels or riads, and the opportunity to stay in a private tent at the desert camp. You can choose the accommodation type that best suits your preferences.

8. Is There a Vegetarian Meal Option Available?

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Yes, if you have dietary preferences, including a vegetarian diet, you can request special meal arrangements at the time of booking the tour. The agency will accommodate your dietary needs.

9. What Should I Pack for the Tour?

For the Fes to Marrakech desert tour, it’s advisable to bring comfortable walking shoes, suitable attire for sandboarding and camel trekking (long sleeves and pants/skirts), and sport sneakers for activities. Depending on your interests, you can also inquire about adding quad bike and buggy experiences.

10. What Are Some Recommended Day Trips Before and After the Tour?

Before starting the Fes to Marrakech desert tour, consider exploring:

  • Chefchaouen, the “Blue City.”
  • Volubilis and Meknes, with ancient Roman ruins.

After completing the tour, extend your adventures with day trips to:

  • Essaouira, a coastal town.
  • Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah, a UNESCO-listed site.
  • Ouzoud Waterfalls, a natural wonder.
  • Imlil Village, a gateway to the High Atlas Mountains.
  • Ourika Valley, known for its scenic beauty.

These excursions provide a comprehensive Moroccan experience around your desert tour.

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  • The 4 days tour from Fes to Marrakech
  • invites you to discover the amazing Moroccan desert. The tour starts in Fes and ends in Marrakech and mix between culture and adventure.
  • In 4 days, you will camp in the desert for 1 night, ride camels twice, watch the sunset and sunrise, Eat Berber food, witness another lifestyle you have never thought existed, see amazing locations where science fiction and historic Hollywood movies were shot, and a lot of amazing things.
  • In fact, this tour doesn’t only take you in space, but also in time. When you travel to the desert, it not only for seeing the sand but for a lot more things that you can imagine


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Day 1: Fes – Midelt – Erfoud – Merzouga – Erg Chebbi
Day 1: Fes – Midelt – Erfoud – Merzouga – Erg Chebbi

In the first day of our 4 days tour from Fes to Marrakech, you wake up early at 8:00 a.m. You leave Fez towards Midelt via the Mountains and the cedar forests of the Middle Atlas. Before you arrive to Midelt, you stop several times to see the beautiful places along the way. You stop in Ifran; a beautiful clean city in Morocco. Then you drive to Azrou where to take pictures of the barbarian monkey. When you arrive to Midelt, you will have lunch.

In the afternoon, you will leave to Erg Chebbi via Erfoud. When you cross Erfoud, you will start your journey in the Morocco Desert. In the end, you arrive at your hotel in the foothills of Erg Chebbi Sahara dunes. After the dinner is served, you get time to enjoy your sweety night.

Day 2: Merzouga – Erg Chebbi Dunes – tour around Erg Chebbi desert) ( Camel ride & Night in a desert Camp)
Day 2: Merzouga – Erg Chebbi Dunes – tour around Erg Chebbi desert) ( Camel ride & Night in a desert Camp)

After breakfast in your hotel, we travel to Khamlia, a village populated by black people brought from the grand Sahara during to slavery era. The people there are nice and kind. you will enjoy their music and dance following the rhythm of the Gnawa music. You continue through an off-track road to have a tour of the sand dunes. Then, you stop to have a cup of tea with nomads living in tents. What makes this tour amazing is that you discover a whole new dimension in life. Your travel to Morocco will uncover a lot of things.

In this 4 days tour from Fes to Marrakech, you will discover a lot of secrets which Moroccan desert hides. Indeed, you will have a chance to eat a Berber pizza for lunch. After a while, you go back to your hotel before you join the camel guide in a desert tour by camels. You ride camels to take you into the heart of the desert where you camp. Along the way, you watch the beautiful sunset.

After one hour, you arrive to your lux camp where you spend the night. Desert camping is amazing. It allows you to discover one chapter of Arabian nights.

Day 3: Merzouga – Todra Gorges – Ouarzazate
Day 3: Merzouga – Todra Gorges – Ouarzazate

In the fourth day of this desert tour, you wake up early to see the sunrise. The sunrise in the Sahar is different from any other sunrise in the world. It is beautiful and spectacular. The colors of the dunes meet the play of shadows and give a majestic sight that cannot be explained by words.

After the sunrise, you will have a traditional breakfast. Then, you ride camels again to take you back to your hotels. You will have a shower and you drive after towards Ouarzazate. You stop in Erfoud; a city famous for its fossilized marbles. There you will visit the workshop production of marble fossils. After this break, you travel to the Todra Gorges which is an ideal place for walking and exploring on your own. After lunch, you drive through the town of Roses, Kelaa Mgouna. You continue your travel through the Road of a Thousand-Kasbahs passing the Skoura palm grove until you arrive to Ouarzazate; a place named “Hollywood of Morocco.” Overnight at your hotel/riad.

Day 4: Ouarzazate – Ait Ben Haddou – Marrakech
Day 4: Ouarzazate – Ait Ben Haddou – Marrakech

In the last day of our Desert tour, you travel to Ait Ben Haddou. The village of Ait Ben Haddou is famous worldwide for its amazing Kasbah named Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou. It is a ‘fortified place’, situated along the former caravan route between the Sahara and Marrakech. Its place at the hill along the Ouarzazate River makes it as one of the best tourist attractions in Morocco. Almost all tourists who visit Morocco travel to see this place. It was used as a background for many Hollywood movies and recently used in Game of Thrones.

In addition, the Kasbah has been selected by UNESCO as a World Heritage site. After having lunch, you travel to Marrakech via the high Atlas Mountains. Overnight at your hotel in Marrakech city.

Please note that this desert tour can be customized. In case you need to make any change, just contact us to help. The Morocco Travel is happy to help.

This will be the end of our 4 days tour from Fes to Marrakech and we hope you enjoyed it.


  • Hotels and accommodation
  • Comfortable air-conditioned 4×4/minibus vehicle
  • Pick up and drop off from Airport/Hotel/Riad
  • Multilingual driver/guide
  • camel ride and desert camps
  • Dinners & breakfasts
  • Local guides
  • Fuel & parking
  • Flight tickets & Entrance
  • tickets to monuments and museums
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips to guide and driver

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