3-Day Marrakech Desert Tour

3-Day Fes Desert Tour & Exploring Merzouga

Overview of 3 days tour from Fes:

This all-inclusive 3 days Fes tour highlights the best of Morocco, from cultural stops in imperial cities to natural exploration in desert landscapes. Begin & and end in the bustling city of Marrakesh. You’ll discover the High Atlas Mountains, ride a camel into the Sahara, visit old kasbahs, coll off in an oasis, and take a gentle walk in the canyons of Toudra.

Highlights of desert tour from Fes:

Is this 3-day Fes tour right for you?

This private 3-day Fes desert tour is suited to travelers who wish to experience a desert trip from the imperial old city of Fes. And those who running of time and tired of rolling through the alleyways of the ancient Medina of Fes and wondering to escape the crowded Medina of Fes on an adventure to the Sahara Desert to explore and experience Berber & nomad culture.

Why you’ll like this tour from Fes to Merzouga!

Travel with a local knowledge leader who will share the magic and the real of Morocco with you. Admire the landscapes along the way, especially panoramic with some breathtaking views. Spend the night in a luxury camp staring at the shiny stars. Join a traditional local band after dinner to have some fun with their music dancing around and open fire. Take a gentle walk in Ifrane city (the Switzerland of Morocco). Witness the Barbary Apes in the Cedar Forest on the Mid Atlas Mountains. Explore the Sahara desert of Merzouga on an off-roading vehicle and camel trek.

Brief itinerary of desert trip:




Day 1

Fes, Ifrane cedar forest and Sahara desert & camel ride


Day 2

Adventures around Merzouga


Day  3

Transfer to Fes via Ziz Valley, Rissani Market and Erfoud


Detailed itinerary Sahara travel in 3 day:

Day 01: Fes - Ifrane - Cedar Forest - High Atlas Mountains - Ziz Valley - Merzouga

From Fes, we will begin our ascent across the Middle Atlas Mountains. While the drive to our next destination is long, the journey is not one you’ll want to close your eyes on. With frequent stops and exquisite views around every corner, this drive is one of the loveliest in Morocco. Stop in Ifrane city known as(the Switzerland of Morocco) the architecture and the weather are extremely gorgeous. For a while in Ifrane, Continue to Michlefen through the Cedar forest largest and famous jungle in Morocco. Where we may well see the barbarian apes. Then, continue our journey heading toward Midelt along the spectacular hills of the Middle Atlas Mountains where we may well see some shepherds herding their animals.

After lunch in a local restaurant. We will cross the Atlas Mountains and appreciate the beauty of the natural landscape along the way. Once we reach Errachidia city, we will make a quick stop in Ziz Zalley(the second largest river in Morocco) to admire its panoramic views over the Ziz Canyon full of palm trees before we get to Sahara Desert.

Arrive in Merzouga in the afternoon. After a nap, Mount your camels through the sand dunes toward your feature stay accommodation with an experienced camel for approximately 1 hour with a break on the high dune to enjoy the sunset that might be the best sunset ever in your life. Get to the camp. You will be greeted with a cup of mint tea, enjoy the nomad hospitality, and a traditional feast under the sky jeweled with millions of stars. Followed by live local music around an open fire.

  • Splurge
  • Mid-range
  • Don’t break the bank (Standard)
  • Camel trekking
  • Sand-boarding
  •  Ifrane – National Park walking tour
  • ATVing, buggy
  • Horseback riding
  • Dinner

Today’s total driving time is approximately 7 hours
Today’s total driving distance is approximately 477 km

The camel rides are really romantic activities to explore and enjoy the Sahara desert. But if you’d prefer, it’s simply possible to do another activity instead or to be driven to and from the camp. Please let us know.

Day 02: Merzouga - Exploring Area

Good morning! Well, you are in Sahara desert and that means, it’s a new day and time for a new adventure. Wake up early to enjoy the sun coming out of nowhere on a high sand dune nearby. We definitely recommend that. After breakfast. Optionally, you will trek back to the village of Merzouga. Set off on an adventure on an off-roading vehicle to explore one of the most impressive places in Merzouga’s village.

Stop in Khamliya, a small village on the edge of the orange-colored Erg-Chebbi sand dunes. Known for the Gnaoua people. Originally slaves were brought from Sudan. They are known for their distinctive style of dancing and music. For lunch at the local restaurant nearby. We will get to see how the local specialty dish of pizza berber is made.

Then, we will cross the sand dunes to the nomadic Berber families. Where many families still practice their lifestyle in the wildlife under goat fur tents. Feel free to join them in order to learn more about their culture, you’ll be amazed by their hospitality. In the afternoon, we will visit Merzouga Lake or Lac Dayet Srji as it attracts not only visitors, but also a wide variety of birds such as flamingos, ducks, and doves. Afterward, we will take you to your hotel in Merzouga. Typical dinner followed by live Berber music.

  • Splurge
  • Mid-range
  • Don’t break the bank (Standard)
  • Breakfast & Dinner
  • Lunch
  • Sahara desert – Camel trekking
  • Sahara desert – Sandboarding
  • Sahara desert – Exploring the Merzouga area
  • ATVing, buggy
  • Horseback riding

Today your Sahara desert sightseeing tour includes Desert nomads and Gnaoua families, and there are no entrance fees to join those people, but it’s required to leave a donation after. Ask your leader for more information or check our essential travel information.

Day 03: Merzouga - Erfoud - Ziz Valley - High Atlas Mountains - Ifrane - Fes

Today, after breaking your fast, it’s time to Farewell the Sahara desert and hit the road back to Fez city. Passing through Rissani and ErfoudRissani is the ancient capital of Tafilalt and the foundation of the Alaouit dynasty. Erfoud(date’s village). Known for its annual festival.

Continue our journey along the spectacular Ziz Valley. Once we get to Midelt city, time permitting, we may have a chance to visit some fossil factories. After having lunch at a local restaurant and taking a nap. We will head to Fez through the Cedar Forest on a different road called Michlifn. Where many snowboarders come to enjoy their preferred sport and where we will catch some apes as well before we get back to your accommodation in Fez where our service and desert tour from Fes ends.

  • Breakfast 
  •  Sahara desert – Camel trekking
  • Rissani – Traditional market walking tour
  •  Ifrane – National park walking tour

Today’s total driving time is approximately 7 hours
Today’s total driving distance is approximately 477 km.

Note that Rissani’s souk is on Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday. We will visit its souks and donkey’s parking lot whether would arrive on those days.

Inclusive & Exclusive

Desert Adventure Accommodations

We select the best accommodations carefully to make your stay comfortable and enjoyable. hospitality


Standard 3 star

Mid-range 4 star

Splurge 5 star


Dune Merzouga Camp

Ideal Desert CampDesert Luxury Camp


Riad NezhaRiad Azawad

Desert Luxury Camp

* If those accommodations above are not available at the time of booking. You’ll be staying at similar ones and we will let you in advance. If you have preferred ones in mind to stay at and not mentioned above, let us know and we’re happy to book it for you.

* April and December are peak travel times! Make sure you book in advance to get preferred accommodations.

Price & Booking


1 person

2 person

4 person

8 person

10 – 16 person

First option

$ 860

$ 460

$ 350

$ 240

$ 180

Second option

$ 1200

$ 1005

$ 860

$ 355

$ 190

Third option

$ 1600

$ 880

$ 630

$ 440

$ 385

The prices of our tours depend on the packages you select(Splurge, Mid-range, or Don’t break the bank accommodations), the number of travelers on your journey, and the season of your travel.

* All prices are in Euro, US Dollars, Pounds, or Moroccan Dirhams, per person. There is additional 10% fee for tours including the dates between Dec.20 – Jan.5(Peak Season). For single rooms, a single supplement fee will be applied. Those prices mentioned above are without discounts. We offer a discount of 30% to our travelers.

For the bookings of our tours, we kindly request a small deposit of 20% of the total price to be sent to our bank account, Paypal or Wise account. The balance is to be paid to your driver/guide at the meeting.

Trip preparation

Know Before You Go

Although most of the planning and preparation is taken care of for you, there are still a few things you should know and some details you should take care of to ensure your comfort, safety and peace of mind. Please review the following information before your departure to ensure that any surprises along the way will only be pleasant ones.

  • During the booking process please let us know if you have any food restrictions or allergies.

  • Since lunches are not included, your guide will suggest restaurants where the food is tasty and fresh in order not to get sick. However, if you have a particular restaurant in mind. Inform your guide to accommodate your choices. On the other hand, based on his experiences, he will be glad to assist you whether their service and meals are marvelous.

  • Alternatively, your driver will make frequent stops along the way, especially in breathtaking places. This tour is flexible, if you recognize a worthy place to stop in, feel free to ask your gently driver.

  • Respect tour departures times to avoid delay and loss of sightseeing opportunities. If necessary, let your guide and driver know.

    For the benefit of all tour participants, we ask tour members to be considerate of their fellow travelers in the following ways:

  • Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) or “drone” technology has quickly become affordable and is increasingly popular with recreational users. While some countries have clear, established drone laws, others do not, or existing regulations are undergoing review and change. Travelers who wish to bring a drone on their trip are responsible to research and abide by the laws and regulations, as well as to check with their airline(s) regarding their rules for transporting drones. Please note that tours are unable to extend the length of scheduled visits and stops to accommodate use of drones. If you’re coming with your drone, let us know in advance to schedule the time for it.

  • Ramadan may make your trip excruciating, due to most of the restaurants and shops would be closed. And alcohol beverages will not be served in restaurants and hard to find.
  • Our guides are fluent in languages, and they are happy to share all what they have known so far, if you’d like skip or add an activity to your daily itinerary feel free to ask your guide.


Dian M.
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A great success! I'm ready to turn around my bags and return to enchanting Morocco. The 3 days Marrakech trip was well organized, and our tour manager, Moha, was the consummate professional. He tended to the needs of individuals in our group as they arose and managed unforeseen circumstances with skill and a sense of humor. He also shared the culture, history, and natural history of the country with us as we traveled keeping us transfixed by what we were seeing. In a very helpful gesture, he also provided us with a written summary of the places we'd visited. I've already recommended this trip to others, and one of my friends has signed up for a December tour.
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Absolutely phenomenal! This was our very first group tour and Morocco Vacation Travel exceeded our expectations! We did not expect such phenomenal hotels, restaurants, tour sites, and more. So, thank you to MVT. But most importantly, we can not exclaim enough about Mohammed, our tour manager. He is knowledgeable, kind, organized, understanding, and patient. The perfect representative for MVT.
Marilyn D
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It was a very wonderful experience. The sites that we've come to see and visit were all great! Our guide Abdel was very knowledgeable, understanding, kind, considerate, attentive to our needs and very patient with all of us. The camp and food in the desert were all great! The driver and the assistant were also very helpful.


Yes! Absolutely, this 3 day Fes tour to Merzouga desert is available every day, except summer the temperature can reach 40 degrees Celsius – 104 degrees Fahrenheit.

The early bird catches the warm! As soon as you know the exact dates of your Sahara desert trip, contact us. 

It depends on the period you’d like to experience Sahara Desert. The tents are well-equipped (enough blankets, hot water, and extra pillows).

  • Summer: (end of June – Augusts) light and soft clothes, such as scarf, skirts, slippers, skin protection, sunglasses.
  • Winter: (October – end of March) warm clothes, sneakers, extra jacket or coat.

The best time to do this Fez to Merzouga desert tour in 3 days is all seasons of the year except summer. You might feel overwhelmed by sandstorms and high temperatures.

The best way to experience Sahara desert is by camel ride. To enjoy this ancient transport, put comfortable clothes on, loose pants, sneakers and a small bag where you can put some stuff in, like a bottle of water, sunscreen, sunglasses, and a camera if you have any.

So many Sahara desert adventures get confused between Sahara Desert of Erg Chigaga and Sahara Desert of Erg Chebbi. Both of them would take your breath away! But here is one thing to keep in mind, if you’re looking for a typical lifestyle and would like to stay away from touristy places, then Sahara Desert of Erg Chigaga means you. On the other hand, Sahara Desert of Erg Chebbi in Merzouga attracts tons of visitors all over the world, due to its high clean oragned-sand dunes and luxury camps.

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⚠️Note: If you are not enable to find any activity you are looking for, or to modify anything in this itinerary,  we are available 24/7 for any questions or requests. do not hesitate to contact us, we are more than happy to customize your itinerary according to your exact needs and requirements.

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