Multi-day trip

From Marrakech: 3-Day Desert Tour to Fes

Activity provider: Ando Travel Ltd

From Marrakech: 3-Day Desert Tour to Fes

Activity provider: Ando Travel Ltd
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From US$ 222.10 per person

Combine the 2 imperial cities of Marrakech and Fes with a Moroccan desert tour. This 3-day will allow you discover the secrets of the Sahara Desert.

About this activity

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Duration 3 days
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Live tour guide
English, French
Pickup included
Pickup will be from your hotel or riad in Marrakech.

Experience

Highlights
  • Admire the amazing scenery of the High Atlas Mountains with a Tizi Ntichka Mountain Pass
  • Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou
  • Drive past the Valley of the Roses and the Road of 1001 Kasbahs
  • Admire the scenery of the high cliffs of the Todgha Canyons
  • Enjoy a camel ride adventure between the hidden sand dunes of Erg Chebbi
Full description

Discover Fes and Marrakech, Morocco's imperial cities, on a 3-day tour.

Day 1: Marrakech — Ait Ben Haddou — Tinghir (1st night at Bougafer hotel)

Your tour will start with an early pickup. Meet your driver at your hotel or riad in the morning and start your journey crossing the High Atlas Mountains towards Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou. After a guided walk in the village, continue to Ouarzazate for a leisurely lunch. In the early afternoon, travel northeast to Boumalne Dades. After a drive along the Dades River with the marvelous sunset as your backdrop, reach the gorges of Dades. Make a pit stop to enjoy the amazing scenery. Then continue to a hotel where you will dine and rest for the night. Day 2: Tinghir — Merzouga

After breakfast, the day's journey along the road of 1001 Kasbahs to Tinghir, a beautiful oasis where you will have the opportunity to enjoy an hour-long walk by the river bank all the way to Todgha Gorges. Here you will have some free time to enjoy the scenery before lunch. 

Early in the afternoon, the walk will lead you to Merzouga, where your camel caravan will be waiting. From here, ride your camel through the sand dunes of Erg Chebbi while enjoying a mesmerizing sunset. Before dark, reach your Sahara desert camp nestled between the dunes, where you will enjoy a Moroccan dinner under the stars while being entertained by local nomads playing their drums around the campfire.

After the campfire, you can relax in your standard or luxury tent, depending on what one you choose. The standard tents are basic accommodation, a private tent is not guaranteed, depending on occupancy, and showers are not available in the lodge on the following day. There will be a shared room where you can freshen up before breakfast and your long drive back to Marrakech. Toilets are available outside your tent. Breakfast is served at the camp operator lodge.

If you choose the luxury tent, it is located in a more isolated and scenic area. is more comfortable with proper bedding, and guaranteed private tent, there are western flushable toilets. There are hot showers. Dinner and breakfast are rich.

Day 3: Merzouga — Fes 

Your desert camp hosts will wake you up to watch the sunrise if you wish. After breakfast, drive along the Ziz River with its amazing oasis lined with palm trees and fortified ksours (castles) all the way to Midelt, a small town in the middle of the Atlas Mountains, where you will stop for lunch. In the afternoon, continue crossing the Middle Atlas Mountains towards Fes. You will notice a dramatic change in the landscape: snow-capped mountains, cedar forests, and rich vegetation, a complete 180 from the arid and rocky landscapes of the rest of the tour. Your Marrakech to Fes desert tour will end in the early evening and your driver will take you to your riad or hotel in Fes.

Includes
  • Pickup from your hotel in Marrakech
  • Transportation by air-conditioned modern vehicle
  • Driver-guide
  • Overnight stay at Tinghir 4-star Hotel Bougafer
  • Private ensuite room with dinner and breakfast
  • Camel trekking in Erg Chebbi
  • Overnight at a nomads' desert camp in Erg Chebbi
  • Private standard tent with dinner and breakfast
  • Drop-off at your Fes hotel
  • Lunches on the way
  • Beverages
  • Personal expenses
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check
  • Masks are required while indoors
  • Masks are strongly recommended for anyone indoors regardless of vaccination status. Unvaccinated participants are required to wear a mask while indoors
  • All participants who are over 5 years and 3 months old must present proof of full vaccination and a valid form of ID. Participants with proof of valid religious or medical exemptions and children under five years and three months are exempt. All participants over 2 years old must wear a mask

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Know before you go

  • If the road across the Atlas Mountains is blocked during winter, an alternative route is available via Taroudant
  • Customers must pay a mandatory supplement of 10€ per person if the alternative route is taken
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.2 /5

based on 171 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.5/5
  • Transportation
    4.4/5
  • Value for money
    4.1/5
  • Safety
    4.5/5

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The trip was simply amazing! The driver Mohammed was great and very helpful and all the people we’ve met in the tour, like Ali, Balo Malo and everyone else. It was an amazing tour, probably the best of our lives. I highly recommend this tour for anyone that travels to Morocco. It’s a must. By the way, the desert is amaaaazing.

May 23, 2022

This was a great yet very tiring tour!! We are happy to have done this tour and for that, we mainly have to thank our fantastic guide Aziz. He took great care of us and made sure we were happy throughout. The Sahara was definitely a highlight of our trip in Morocco.

May 15, 2022

This trip was great! The scenery along the route was beautiful, the many stops were unique and fun, and the dunes of Erg Chebbi were amazing. Riding the camels was so fun and my pictures are beautiful. The hotel on day 1 was better than expected. The luxury tent was great but I definitely could’ve survived in the normal tent. Had a van full of about 15 people from all around the world. Great to meet and hang out with fellow fun travelers. I definitely recommend this trip!

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May 5, 2022

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