Multi-day trip

From Marrakech: 3-Day Desert Tour to Fes

Activity provider: Ando Travel Ltd
Multi-day trip

From Marrakech: 3-Day Desert Tour to Fes

Activity provider: Ando Travel Ltd
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From US$ 214.50 per person

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Discover the secrets of the Sahara Desert on this 3-day tour with a guide. Combine the 2 imperial cities of Marrakech and Fes with a Moroccan desert tour aboard an air-conditioned vehicle.

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Duration 3 days
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Live tour guide
Arabic, English, Spanish, French
Pickup included
Pickup is available from your hotel or riad in Marrakech, otherwise we meet at the nearest common point if your hotel is not accessible by car.


72 hours
  • Marrakech

  • Ait Benhaddou (sightseeing, walk)

  • Ouarzazate (lunch)

  • Boumalne Dades (sunset)

  • Tinghir (lunch, free time)

  • Erg Chebbi, Morocco (camel ride)

  • Merzouga (dinner, camp activities)

  • Atlas Mountains (sightseeing)

  • Midelt (lunch)

  • Fes

Pickup included
Main stop
Other stop
End point
  • 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 guided 3-day tour.

Day 1: Marrakech — Ait Ben Haddou — Dades (1st night at Kasbah Amazigh)

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. Take a drive along the Dades River with the marvelous sunset as your backdrop.

Reach the way to Dades valley and make a pit stop to enjoy the amazing scenery. Then continue to a hotel where you will dine and rest for the night at Kasbah Amazigh. Day 2: Dades — Merzouga

Start the day with breakfast at your hotel. Set out on a journey along the road of 1001 Kasbahs to Tinghir, an oasis where you will have the opportunity to enjoy an hour-long walk by the river bank all the way to Todgha Gorges. Here, get some free time to enjoy the scenery before lunch. 

Early in the afternoon, walk to Merzouga, where your camel caravan awaits. 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, relax in your standard or luxury tent, depending on which one you choose. The standard tents are basic accommodation, while a private tent is subject to availability. The toilets are right outside, with facilities to freshen up in a shared room.

If you choose the luxury tent, it is located in a more isolated and scenic area, providing extra comfort with proper bedding, and a guaranteed private tent with flushable western toilets, hot showers, and a rich dinner and breakfast.

Day 3: Merzouga — Fes 

Your desert camp hosts will wake you up if you wish to watch the sunrise. 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, your lunch stop for the day.

In the afternoon, continue crossing the Middle Atlas Mountains towards Fes. 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. 

End your Marrakech to Fes desert tour in the early evening as your driver takes you to your riad or hotel in Fes.

  • Pickup from your hotel in Marrakech
  • Transportation by air-conditioned modern vehicle
  • Driver-guide
  • Overnight stay at Dades Kasbah Amazigh or Chems Dades
  • 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
  • Sandboarding (available at an additional fee)
  • Personal expenses
Not suitable for
  • Children under 14 years
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments

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Important information

Know before you go

  • *the tour is not suitable for children because it is a long drive
  • *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

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4.3 /5

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Great Tour. You will experience beautiful landscape and many different views. We booked the tour to Fes with luxury camping at the desert. We had a great driver (Youssef), who fulfilled wishes for additional stops and gave recommendations. You have to be aware to sit a lot in the comfortable Van - the tour is about 1000 km - but it's totally worth it. All guides and hosts very warm and welcoming. As every guided tour you will be shown local goods, which will be offered to you. You have to haggle hard or reject distinctively. Only downside was the trip to fes on the last day. Part of the group went back to Marrakech at the comfortable van. We had to go with a regular taxi (not what we payed for!), which did lack in comfort. The driver had a great personality and was very nice - at least we had enough stops to compensate the lack of leg space. All in all we highly recommend this tour.

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March 27, 2023

plenty of stops when driving for long periods. & photo stops. driver was lovely. I really enjoyed this trip and the experiences. however, I feel that each of the 3 days we felt pressured into having lunch we were just brought to a specific restaurant by a guide and sat down and given a menu which didn't have much other than tagine. only 4 of us on the bus were going to fes so we were put in a taxi, and again he stopped off and walked us into a restaurant and sat us down (without even asking if we wanted food) so again felt forced to then order and had no choice on where or what we ate. despite this, we had a great time in the hotel on the first night singing and dancing and again in the Sahara watching the sunset and sunrise.

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March 27, 2023

I know it’s only a little time in the desert, but it was great. There are beautiful and informational stops along the way. The hotel the first night was really a really special experience. But nothing can beat the view of the desert and the stars at night!

March 27, 2023

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