Desert Tour from Fes to Marrakech – 3 days

Morocco Sahara Tour from Fes to Marrakech:

Set out on this exceptional 3-day desert desert from Fes to Marrakech, immersing yourself in the captivating landscapes of Morocco’s southern region and the expansive Sahara Desert. Your journey begins with an exploration of the diverse High Atlas Mountains and a visit to historic Kasbahs, including the renowned Kasbah Telouet and the UNESCO-listed Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou.

Then, you will have the opportunity to uncover charming Berber villages, wander through the fertile Dades Valleys, and hike through the impressive Toudgha Gorges. In the heart of the Merzouga Desert, an unforgettable experience awaits as you journey on camels through the undulating dunes of Erg Chebbi, accompanied by the soothing rhythms of Moroccan drums beneath the starry sky. Your evening will be truly magical, spent in a luxurious desert camp nestled amidst the sands.

Don’t let this chance pass you by to explore the enchanting southern landscapes of Morocco; this trip is your gateway to the adventure of a lifetime!

3-day Desert Tour from Fes to Marrakech – highlights:

  • Traverse the Atlas Mountains and witness the varied landscapes of southern Morocco, adorned with picturesque villages.
  • Experience a camel ride through the dunes, try sandboarding, capture stunning photographs, and groove to nomadic music.
  • Indulge in an alfresco dinner beneath a star-studded sky and spend the night in a personal tent at a lavish desert encampment amidst the expansive dunes.
  • Rejuvenate yourself while strolling through the lush Dades Valley and trekking through the immense Toudgha gorges and into the mountains (if desired).
  • Sample delectable traditional cuisine, reside in an authentic guest house, and delve into the lifestyle of Berber villages and oases.
  • Discover ancient Kasbahs: Kasbah Telouet and the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou.

What is included:

  • Transport in a private air-conditioned & comfortable van or 4WD vehicle
  • Experienced English-speaking nomad driver-guide
  • Pick-up from Fes and drop-off at your hotel in Marrakech
  • Meals: breakfast & dinner – with vegetarian and vegan options available
  • One night in a comfortable hotel with air-conditioned rooms and with private bathroom
  • One night in a luxury desert camp in Erg Chebbi under private & comfortable tents equipped with private bathrooms and shower
  • A camel ride for about two hours with a guide in Erg Chebbi and free sand-boarding, if desired
  • Berber drumming & music in the desert camp
  • All meals (vegetarian and vegan options available)
  • Hiking amid beautiful scenery and free time to explore the sites of interest
  • Tea/ coffee in the desert camp

Not included:

  • Drinks
  • Tipping
  • Drinks

Fes to Marrakech Desert Tour 3 days – Itinerary:

1st day: Fes – Merzouga

Departure in the morning at 08:30 from your hotel or riad in Fes for the start of your 3-day desert tour from Fes to Marrakech. Heading southwards, you will pass through Ifrane, often dubbed as the Switzerland of Morocco, where houses boast sloping roofs, a distinctive feature uncommon in this North African nation, designed to manage the annual winter snowfall.

Continuing, your route takes you over the Middle Atlas Mountains via the Tizi-n-Talremt pass, along scenic roads lined with oak and cedar trees up to Azou. Here, a stopover to observe Barbary macaques frolicking about and seeking treats awaits.

Next, you will proceed to Midelt, aptly nicknamed the “apple capital,” nestled at the base of Ayachi Mountain, just in time for lunch. The journey further south unfolds amidst mountainous terrain, offering splendid vistas and passing through Berber villages. Descending from the mountains, you will be greeted by extensive green oases and towering palm groves, marking the onset of the Ziz Valley.

Arriving at Errachdia and then Erfoud, renowned for its date festival and fossil treasures, a visit to a local workshop unveils the intricate craft of transforming fossil-rich rocks into functional and decorative artefacts.

Your day culminates with reaching the Merzouga dunes for a sunset camel ride, leading to the desert camp near the Erg Chebbi dunes (250m). Witnessing the spectacular sunset from atop the dunes sets the scene for a memorable evening, where dinner and overnight accommodation await amid the vast dunes.

2nd day: Merzouga – Dades Gorges

An early morning wake-up rewards you with the serene spectacle of sunrise, painting the dunes in a mesmerising palette of hues. After a camel-back return to the camp and breakfast, the journey retraces eastward towards Marrakech.

Traversing the paved road, you will reach Tinjdad, notable for the curious mounds of sand flanking the road, marking the “khettarat,” ingenious underground water channels devised to minimise evaporation in the desert heat. Exploring these channels offers a glimpse into ancient engineering ingenuity and a respite from the desert warmth.

In the Toudgha Gorges, lunch at a local eatery overlooking the valley precedes a riverside stroll, exploring villages and venturing into the mountains. Arriving at the Dades Gorges, you will marvel at the striking rock formations, kasbahs, and picturesque villages along a scenic walk.

Your night is spent in a charming guest house with a panoramic view of the valley.

3rd day: Dades Gorges – Marrakech

After breakfast, the journey continues through the scenic Valley of the Roses, with an optional stop at the cosmetics cooperative in Kalaat M’Gouna, producing cosmetic products from the valley’s abundant roses.

Travelling via the Road of One Thousand Kasbahs, you will reach Skoura Oasis, where a visit to Kasbah Amredhil and its museum showcases exemplary adobe architecture typical of southern Morocco.

Lunch in Ouarzazate precedes a visit to the iconic Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou, a UNESCO World Heritage Site famous for its role as a filming location in numerous Hollywood blockbusters.

Continuing along the Ounila Valley, with picturesque villages and stunning mountain vistas, a stopover at Telouet Kasbah offers insight into the former residential palace of the Glaoui Family. Crossing the Atlas Mountains via the Tizi-n-Tichka pass, you will arrive in Marrakech by late afternoon.

Price Details

Number of Participants 2 Persons 3 Persons 4 Persons 5 Persons 6 Persons
Price Per Person 495 € 425 € 395 € 375 € 360 €
Total Price 990 € 1275 € 1580 € 1875 € 2160 €

TripAdvisor Reviews

Great experience and memories from Morocco We have a wonderful experience with Private Tours Marrakesh for our trip. We picked our own itinerary of cities to visit and Private provided all the logistics between each city. Our driver Mohammad is very helpful and accommodated. He took us to places we would like and more. He picked us up from Marrakesh to the Desert camps. What a great adventure through the desert plain in Zagora then to Chegara. The camps we were in are amazing and what a great time we have from music around the camp fire to riding the camel around the sand dunes. We stop by Taroudant and Private Tours Marrakesh arranged a spectacular Riad for to us overnight. We then head to coastal city of Essaouira. Mohammad brings us to the beach with big sand dunes to watch the sunset. It was very pretty to be on the beach to see horseback riding on the sand. Next we stop by Casablanca then head to Rabat overnight before arriving at Fes. Mohammad drive us to see The mosque in Casablanca and the Rick’s cafe. When we were in Rabat before heading to Fes. Mohammad took us to all the main sites in Rabat. From Fes we head to Chefchouen. On the night before we left Chefchouen, Mohammad cooked us a delicious Tajin meal. That’s the icing on the cake for this trip. We had such a great experience of Morocco and Private Tours Marrakesh made a great memory for our trip. I highly recommended them if you visit Morocco in the near future.
Hiram R
Hiram R
Not just a tour: a fantastic experience We had an unforgettable experience with Mohamed, our guide and friend. We booked an 11 day private tour (very reasonably priced I should add) and it was awesome. Mohamed is a very safe driver and very attentive as well. He took us to some unusual places off the main tourist route...especially loved the petrol station restaurants popular with local families. Do yourself a favor and book with them!
Fulvio M
Fulvio M
Moroc&Roll Grande Mohammed! Tour fantastico, ci siamo trovati benissimo! Un piacere stare insieme ed esplorare il Marocco del sud! Super consigliato!
Maria Jose C
Maria Jose C
Excursión a Ourika, genial. Hemos elegido private tours Marrakech para nuestro viaje a Marrakech, fuimos un grupo de amigos, todo genial y muy recomendable. Bonita visita guiada a la ciudad con Mohamed. Un guía muy agradable y simpático desde nuestra llegada. Fuimos de excursión a Ourika, excursión muy organizada y muy recomendable. Os recomiendo private tours Marrakech con Mohamed.
Alejandra V
Alejandra V
Excelente mohamed fue muy buen guía, fuimos quatros amigas en un excursión a las cascadas de ouzoud fue muy linda experiencia, nos gustó mucho el lugar.
Juan Manuel R
Juan Manuel R
Experiencia inolvidable Fue una experiencia inolvidable. Tenía ganas de hacer un viaje en solitario y estar conmigo mismo rodeado de naturaleza y personas auténticas. El objetivo se ha cumplido. Mohamed ha sido un guía estupendo. Recomiendo totalmente a esta empresa
Patri C
Patri C
Increíble experiencia para todos los sentidos Después de encontrar la agencia private tours marrakech en Internet y leer los comentarios he reservado con ellos un viaje al desierto de 4 días donde hemos visitado lugares increíbles como las Kasbahs que se ven en las películas y los valles. Lo más espectacular ha sido estar una noche en el desierto. 100 % recomendable. Ha sido una experiencia inolvidable! Gracias private tours marrakech y sobre todo, gracias a Mohamed, ha sido fundamental contar con él! Súper atento, amable y divertido! Volveremos a repetir con ellos! Una experiencia para todos los sentidos!
Angela M
Angela M
Top Abbiamo fatto un viaggio in Marocco per Capodanno, abbiamo definito il tutto prima della partenza assieme a Mohamed che è stato sempre molto cortese nell' assecondare le nostre richieste anche durante il soggiorno. Il nostro autista Karim è stato il valore aggiunto , sempre disponibile e mai invadente ed ha contribuito a farci immergere nella cultura marocchina. Bellissimi e curatissimi i Riad di Rabat e Marracash, un po' più vecchiotti quelli di Fes e Chefchaouen, in tutti però ho trovato un'eccellente pulizia, anche le colazioni sono state ottime. Insomma Mohamed super consigliato e simpatico!
Mimi C
Mimi C
Thank you for the special memories Mohammad our guide and driver was amazing. I can’t say or recommend enough how wonderful he helped make this trip. Our children adored him. He even celebrated our daughter’s 5th birthday! We took many great photos and had insightful conversations on the long car rides. Everyone was happy. Morocco was an adventure of a lifetime. Thank you!!!! We will miss Morocco, Mohammad, and his team but wish them well in making more memories for other families like ours.
Pedro GG
Pedro GG
Un viaje inolvidable!!!!! Cuando decidimos hacer un viaje por el desierto de Marruecos, elegimos la agencia Desert Majesty porque nos la habían recomendado previamente, pero el resultado fue muchísimo mejor de lo esperado, gracias a nuestro conductor-guía Mohamed Omari, al que le debemos en gran medida el buen recuerdo que nos ha dejado No sólo fue absolutamente profesional en todo aquello relacionado con el viaje (conducción, puntualidad, etc.), sino que es una persona amigable y cercana, dispuesta a ayudarte en cualquier momento y a darte toda la información que le solicites sobre costumbres, cultura, paisaje, historia..., lo que hizo que nuestra experiencia fuera magnífica y disfrutáramos al 100% del tour. Tenemos claro que si en algún momento volvemos a hacer otro tour en Marruecos, repetiremos con el mismo guía y agencia. Gracias Mohamed