3 Days Desert tour from Marrakech to Fes

3 Days/ 2 night Desert Tour Marrakech Merzouga Desert To Fes

This budget Shared 3 days Marrakech desert tour to Merzouga is our most popular Morocco desert tour departing every day from Marrakech and it is perfect for those who want to discover the deep Morocco Sahara desert and don’t mind long hours driving (especially on day 3). The tour is rich in scenery, You will never be bored as you will be busy admiring one scene after another. The dramatic landscape change is amazing: From the fertile Haouz planes around Marrakech, to the High Atlas Mountains, then to various valley and oases, and at the end, rocky plateaus followed by the breath taking Erg Chebbi sand dunes.

3 days desert tour from Marrakech to Fes  highlights

  1. Cross the High Atlas Mountains with its pass of Tizi Ntichka
  2. Visit the legendary world heritage site of Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou
  3. Climb up to Dades canyons
  4. Visit Todra gorges and Tinghir oasis
  5. Ride a camel in Erg Chebbi to watch the colour changing sunset & sunrise
  6. Spend the night at a Berbr Sahara desert camp 

Day 1: Marrakech – High Atlas – Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah – Ouarzazate – Dadés Valley

Meet from your accommodation in Marrakech to starat 3 Days Desert Trip Marrakech to Fes in the morning, and depart to the High Atlas, subrange of moroccan Atlas mountains, going through Tizi N´Tichka  Route port with stops for panoramic views and taking pictures of the Berber small villages that beautiful landscape. Then we continue south to the ksar (fortified village) of Ait Ben Haddou where we will visit the famous Kasbah (declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1986). Famous films have been shot in this spectacular stage, including Gladiator , Obelix, The Mummy, The Jewel of the Nile, Sahara with Penélope Cruz…etc. Free time for lunch in town . Then we continue to Ouarzazate also known as “The Gate of the Desert that in berber language means “noiseless or without confusion”. Here we´ll see the Taourirt kasbah, one of the most spectacular ksars in Morocco. The next site to  City is the Rose Valley going through the big Skoura palms grove; a beautiful place to contemplate more than 700.000 palms and numerous kasbahs that are built in the surrounding area.  In this Valley damascenes roses are raised for cosmetic use such as the valued rosewater. The Rose Festival is held here annually in May, it is an important moussem for Moroccan culture. World travel Morocco tours

Day 2: Dadés Valley – Todra Gorges – Merzouga – Camel Trek and overnight in berber camp

After breakfast we enjoy one of the most beautiful views of the Dadées Valley from one strategic lookout in the mountains Geology forms , from there we can appreciate the great number of kasbahs and the scenic characteristics of each one. A very good asphalt road leads up the valley from the city of Tinerghir City to the gorge Todra and then to the desert.  After some stops on the way we´ll reach the Todra Gorges. The scenery is spectacular. Local people live in the area and can be seen in their adobe villages Berber. Beautiful trips in this route with Travel Morocco.

After a short walk in the Todra gorges you will  have free time for lunch in Tinejdad or Touroug and then we continue our way to the Desert Tours Sahara  to reach the spectacular dunes of Merzouga.

We´ll take there a camel ride of one hour to our nomad camp located in the middle of a sea of dunes (Erg Chebbi). Before dinner we´ll see the sunset at the top of a dune for then sleep in a tent under a beautiful starry sky.

Day 3: Merzouga Desert – Ziz Valley – Cedar forests and monkey troupes of Azrou – Fes: 

 Very early in the morning we have a “Date with the sunrise”. In the middle of the desert tours, waking up early is a “must do” to contemplate the most spectacular sunrise you´ve ever seen at the top of a dune close to the camp.

Then we return to Desert Merzouga Tours on the camels where a delicious breakfast is waiting for us.  Once ready, we start our last day to the north through the Tafilalet palms grove, the biggest in the world. You´ll see thousands of palms trees along the 20km of road.  This way leads us to the Ziz valley, which river comes down from the high Atlas and feeds the palm grove. Here we make a stop and from this high viewpoint, enjoy a magnificent   view of the valley and the town of Aoufous.

We make another stop in Midelt, just in the heart of the Atlas where you´ll have free time for lunch and rest for a while. In the afternoon we continue our way through the Cedar Woods where, if we are lucky, we´ll see some monkeys. The next place we´ll visit is the city of Ifrane, situated in the northwestern slope of the Middle Atlas at 1630 meters above the water level. Its broad avenues, its urban development with perfect cleanness, the gardens, the green areas and its architecture make this city look like a swiss town.  Ifrane feels misplaced in Morocco. the end of 3 Days Desert Trip Marrakech to Fes


 Pick up from your Marrakech riad / hotel on the tour day ( or the closest accessible point to your riad )
 A/C modern minibus driven by an English / French speaking driver / guide ( Maximum of 17 passengers )
 First night in Dades Valley hotel including dinner and breakfast
 Second night at a desert camp located at the edge of Erg Chebbi dunes including sunset & sunrise camel trekking, dinner and breakfast
 Sand boarding


 Lunches on the way
 Optional local guide in Kasbah Ait Ben Hadou
 Personal expenses


 Sun cream
 Jeans or trousers for the camel trekking
 Camera & phone chargers.
 Warm clothes in winter season