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$ 213.36 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
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4.3 /5

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Lots of driving and beautiful views. First day over the Atlas mountains was great. Camel ride for sunset was amazing. Third day was pretty much just driving with few stops (nothing spectacular imo). It's a pity that the group was divided in basic and luxury camps since we had lots of fun on the first night and wished the same for the second but didn't have.

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March 19, 2023

A wonderful experience to see heritage places, crazy mountain formations and the dessert tour. The tour has a lot of driving, but if your prepared its fine. We cover big distances and the tour busses were comfortable. My driver Youssef was very nice and gave us plenty of toalet breaks and pitstopps along the way. Good guides on the first and second day. The hotel had good dinner and entertainment. Same in the dessert. We trecked in to the dunes of the sunset and got to camp for great traditional food before music entertainment by the fire. Great tents with good beds in the dessert, I got the standard tent. I also got to meet great people from around the world on the same tourbuss, very nice people. All in all a good experience.

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March 19, 2023

Every aspect of the tour was amazing. The driver Allouli was always smiling and on time. Guides in the stops were informative and kept our group engaged. The hotel in Dades - the room was basic - but was clean and comfortable. The food was great and the entertainment was excellent. The highlight was the Desert of course - the camel ride, camp stay, bonfire, clear night sky, star gazing, sunrise - an experience that will not be forgotten.

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March 16, 2023

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