Marrakech To Fes 3 Days Desert Tour

Marrakech To Fes 3 Days Desert Tour

Overview of Marrakech to Fez 3 day itinerary:

This all-inclusive journey from Marrakech highlights the best of Morocco, from the cultural stops in imperial cities to natural exploration in desert landscapes. Begin in the bustling city of Marrakech and end in the historical city of Fes. You’ll discover the High Atlas Mountains, ride a camel into the Sahara, visit old kasbahs, and coll off in the Switzerland of Morocco.

Highlights of desert tour from Marrakech:

Is this desert trip from Marrakech in 3 days right for you?

This private Marrakech to Fes 3 days desert tour is suited to adventurous travelers who in a short space of time wish to focus on and maximize their experience of the Moroccan Sahara and decide at the last minute to incorporate a stay in the Desert. This Marrakech to Fes itinerary is convenient for travelers determined to leave the crowded city of Marrakech and escape to the tranquility of the desert while enjoying their Moroccan trip. This Marrakech desert tour includes a long journey on the last day. from Sahara desert to Fez city. If you’re not familiar with the long driving distance, it’s simply possible to customize this desert trip and break the way in a certain town. We highly recommend you do this desert tour in 4 days or 5 days instead of this Marrakech to Fes 3-day desert tour Just contact us, please.

Why you’ll like this 3 days desert tour Marrakech to Fes!

This 3 days desert tour from Marrakech allows you to experience and enjoy the Berber culture, unforgettable nights in the desert, and ancient kasbahs in the south. Travel with a local knowledge leader who will share the magic and the real of Morocco with you on this bespoke journey from Marrakesh to Fes. Admire the landscapes along the way, especially panoramic with some breathtaking views. Explore the valleys full of rose trees, and take a gentle walk under the canyon of Todra Gorge (320 m). 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. Drive to the Sahara desert through the highest road in Africa while making stops along the way. The Tizi n’Tichka pass reaches the heady heights of 2260m (7415ft), the highest point that a car can reach. Marvel at iconic sights during visits to the remarkable Sahara Desert, the timeless Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah, the tranquil oasis of Skoura , and the charming alleyways of Fez.

Brief itinerary of 3-day desert excursion:

Day

Highlights

Overnights

Day 1

Ouarzazate, exploring Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah & Rose Valley

Boumalne

Day 2

Tinghir, Todra Gorge, Erfoud Sahara Desert & Camel Ride

Merzouga

Day 3

Rissani Market, Ziz Valley, National Park of Ifrane and Fes

 

Detailed itinerary of Sahara desert trip in 3 days:

Day 01: Marrakech - High Atlas Mountains - Ait Ben Haddou - Kalaat M'gouna - Dades Gorge

On the first day of this Marrakech to Fes 3 days desert tour begins with an ascent across the High 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 shortest to the Sahara desert and the loveliest in Morocco.

After following the winding road to the Tizi n’Tichka pass, get to the fertile village of Ait Ben Haddou in the afternoon – Famous for its old dramatic kasbah in Morocco. Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah was declared a UNESCO World Heritage in 1987. Additionally, it’s a great location for numerous films including Lawrence of Arabia, GOT, gladiator, and more.

From there, we pass by Ouarzazate’ Hollywood is famed for filmmaking. Continue east, traveling through the “Road of a Thousand Kasbahs”, many in disrepair as they’re constructed of pisé mud (rammed earth). As you head toward Dades Gorge, you will pass many small towns where you can see traditional farming methods in use. Be on the lookout for nomads tending to their animals as you make your way through fragrant Kalaat M’gouna, the “Valley of the Roses”. You’ll eventually arrive in Dades Gorge. Check into your hotel overlooking the Rose Valley.

ACCOMMODATION
  • Splurge
  • Mid-range
  • Don’t break the bank (Standard)
INCLUDED ACTIVITIES
  • Atlas Mountains – Female’s cooperative of argan oil
  • Ait Ben Haddou – Kasbah walking tour
  • Kalaat M’gouna – Female’s cooperative of rose water
 OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES
  • Ouarzazate – Atlas Studio & museum visit – MAD80
MEALS INCLUDED
  • Dinner
SPECIAL INFORMATION

Today’s total driving time is approximately 5 hours. 24 minutes
Today’s total driving distance is approximately 312 km

Day 02: Dades Gorge - Todra Gorge - Erfoud - Merzouga

From Dades Gorge to the Sahara desert, through the rural villages and Todra Gorge. Your camera won’t get much rest today! This region of Morocco is home to dramatic slot canyons, picturesque river valleys, and towering mountains. Prepare for an indrawn breath of awe as every turn reveals new sights in the spectacular Todra Gorge. take a gentle walk under the red cliff of Toudra Gorge. A massive trench rises over 300 meters to form one of the most dramatic and spectacular natural sights in Morocco. Many people come to enjoy their preferred sport here.

After a traditional feast in a local restaurant on the way, reach Merzouga in the afternoon. Hop on your camel and cross the sand dunes toward your feature stay accommodation with an experienced camel man-Approximately 1 hour with a break on high dune to enjoy the sunset that might be the best sunset ever in your life. Get to the camp, 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.

ACCOMMODATION
  • Splurge
  • Mid-range
  • Don’t break the bank (Standard)
MEALS INCLUDED
  • Breakfast & Dinner
MEALS NOT INCLUDED
  • Lunch
INCLUDED ACTIVITIES
  • Tinghir – Todra Gorge walking tour
  • Sahara Desert -Camel trekking
  • Sahara Desert – Sandboarding
OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES
  • Sahara Desert – ATVing, buggy
  • Sahara Desert – Horseback riding
SPECIAL INFORMATION

Today’s total driving time is approximately 3 hours. 41 minutes
Today’s total driving distance is approximately 354 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 with a few extra fees or to be driven to and from the camp. Please let us know.

Day 03: Merzouga - Ziz Valley - Midelt - Cedar Forest - Ifrane - Fes

Say goodbye to the Sahara desert and travel toward Fes city. Wake up early for the last walk on the sand dunes to admire the sunrise. Optionally, camel trek back to the village of Merzouga, meet your driver then enjoy a comfortable private transfer from Merzouga to your accommodation in Fes Medina. which takes about seven and a half hours.  Along the way, your driver will stop in Ziz ValleyCedar Forest, and Ifrane City. It’s possible to ask your driver to make a stop wherever you want.

Stop in Ziz Valley, known for its hidden oases and palm tree clusters. Along the road, you will see many fortified houses known as ksars—built to protect precious wares, including gold, salt, and spices. Continue toward Midelt for lunch, crossing the High Atlas Mountains.

Afterward, Continued our journey toward Fes City. Along the way, stop in Cedar Forest to enjoy sightings of the local Barbary Macaque monkeys before stopping for a short walk in the National Park of Irane. Arrive Fes in the late afternoon and drop you off at your preferred location.

MEALS INCLUDED
  • Breakfast 
INCLUDED ACTIVITIES
  • Sahara Desert -Camel trekking
  • Sahara Desert – Sandboarding
  • Ifrane – National park walking tour
  • Atlas Mountains – Cedar Forest walking tour 
SPECIAL INFORMATION

Today’s total driving time is approximately 8 hours. 50 minutes
Today’s total driving distance is approximately 557 km

Inclusive & Exclusive

Accommodations

We select the best accommodations carefully to make your stay comfortable and enjoyable. Hospitality and everything makes you feel like home.

 

Standard 3 star

Mid-range 4 star

Splurge 5 star

Boumalne

Panorama Dades

Dar Blues Dades

Xaluca Dades

Merzouga

Dune Merzouga Camp

Ideal Desert Camp

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.

* Please keep in mind that there is no 5 star hotel in Boumalne Dades. But you’ll be staying in a luxury hotel that has the atmosphere of 5-star.

Price & Booking

 

1 person

2 person

4 person

8 person

10 – 16 person

First option

$ 860

$ 460

$ 350

$ 240

$ 210

Second option

$ 1200

$ 1005

$ 860

$ 355

$ 340

Third option

$ 1600

$ 880

$ 630

$ 440

$ 390

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 an 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.

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.

Reviews

Dian M.
Dian M.@Dianmm
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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.
	 JILL MORRISON
JILL MORRISON@Morrisonjil
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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
Marilyn D@Marilynd
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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.
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FAQ

Yes! Absolutely, this 3 days desert tour Marrakech to Fez 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 your exact dates of your 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 2-day Marrakech desert tour 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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