Private 3-day Desert Tour From Marrakech To Fes Via Merzouga Dunes 3 days

 
  • Covid-19 Safe
  • Private tour

The 3 day desert tour from Marrakech to Fes is one of the most popular desert tours because it links between two imperial cities; Marrakech and Fes. This trip lets you discover a huge part of the south of Morocco by departing from Marrakech towards the Atlas Mountains, crossing some perched Berber villages to the famous Kasbahs of Ait Benhaddou and Ouarzazate and spending the first night in Dades Gorges in a traditional hotel. Next day, you will enjoy a short walk in Todra Gorges before heading towards Merzouga where you will ride camels and go deep in the desert to spend a starry night under a peaceful sky in a nomadic bivouac. On the last day, we will take a different route heading towards Fez crossing many villages and wonderful sceneries along the way. In fez, our driver will drop you off in your hotel.


Day 1 Marrakech - High Atlas - Ait Benhaddou - Ouarzazate

We will pick you up from your accommodation in Marrakech to head for Ouarzazate, the doorway of Sahara, crossing the High Atlas Mountains through the Tizi- N-Tichka pass. The first stop of our desert tour will be in Ksar of Ait Benhaddou, the UNESCO world heritage site, that was the shooting location for many Hollywood movies like “Lawrence of Arabia” and “Jesus of Nazareth” and it is still inhabited by Berber villagers who preserve their traditional lifestyles. We suggest you explore the Kasbah at your leisure by getting to the highest spot for a wonderful view to continue driving later to Ouarzazate in order to have dinner and spend the night in a perfect hotel.

Day 2 Ouarzazate - Todra Gorges - Merzouga Dunes (Erg Chebbi)

After having breakfast, we will depart from the hotel in Ouarzazate at 8:00 AM. We will take the road of 1000 Kasbahs to Skoura which is a paradise of palm groves and a home of many Southern Morocco’s monuments like Amerhidil and Ait Abbou kasbahs. After that, we will proceed to Kelaat Mgouna where each year the locals hold the festival of roses to celebrate the new harvest and sell all kinds of rose-based products. We will cross the valley of roses to Boumalen Dades and then Tineghir which is famous for the Jewish square and lush palm grove. After our arrival at Todra gorges, we will have lunch and march along the canyons. In Merzouga, we will trek by camels for one and a half hours through Erg Chebbi’s dunes enjoying Sahara sunset. Our final destination will be in the nomadic camp where we will spend the night in the middle of the desert.

Day 3 Erg Chebbi - Ziz Valley - Midelt - Azrou - Ifrane - Fes

We will wake up at 5:30 am to enjoy the first glimpses of the sunrays and have breakfast in the camp. We will ride camels to meet the driver and make our way to Fes going through the quiet Ziz valley, Errachidia and Midelt. We will have lunch close to Azrou city and pay a visit to the cedar forests of the Middle Atlas Mountain where you will see some monkeys that inhabit the area. Then, we will continue to Fes concluding our 3 Day Desert Tour from Marrakech To Fes.

* Please check prices for full list of inclusions and exclusions


Inclusions and exclusions

  • Private transfer by comfortable air-conditioned vehicles
  • Selected language speaking driver/guide during the tour
  • Pick up from Marrakech hotel & drop off at your Fes accommodation
  • Visiting of Ait Benhaddou Kasbah with guide
  • Visiting the Cinema studio in Ouarzazate
  • Spending one night in a traditional kasbah at Ouarzazate - depending on the package chosen
  • Spending one night in luxury nomad desert camp in Merzouga Dunes with - private bathroom
  • Breakfasts and dinners during your tour (vegetarians are accommodated on request)
  • Camel trekking with sunset and sunrise
  • Free time to explore sites such as Ait Benhaddou, Cinema Sets, Taourirt Kasbah... etc.
  • Beverages & lunch expenses
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities (optional)

Available in

English, French, Spanish, Italian, Arabic


Available for

Adults, Seniors



Departure & Return

Start city: Marrakech , Morocco

Pick up times available: 07:30

Pick up location: Your hotel / riad in Marrakech

Ends at: Your hotel / riad in Fes

Nearest airport: Menara Airport (RAK)



Covid-19 measures

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised

Eco Features:

  • Education & exploration
    Education & exploration
    The product is educational rather than entertainment focused - it respects and gives insight into local traditions and/or environment
  • Interaction with locals or nature
    Interaction with locals or nature
    The major part of the tour is spent on interacting with local communities, their representative(s) (other than guides) or observing the nature or animals without disturbing their natural habitat and environment
  • Licensed tour guide

Cancellation policy

0% cancellation fee - 7 days or more before the travel date
50% cancellation fee - between 3-6 days before the travel date
100% cancellation fee - between 0-2 days before the travel date

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from $365 per person

* Minimum of 2 adults are required on this tour

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* Free cancellation until 7 days before departure


  • Atlas Mountains
  • Ouarzazate
  • Ait Benhaddou Kasbah
  • Todra Gorge
  • Merzouga Dunes
  • Merzouga
  • Dades Gorges
  • Berber Villages
  • Tizi n’Tichka Pass