3 Days tour from Marrakech to Fes via Merzouga Desert

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    3 Days tour from Marrakech to Fes

    Marrakech to Fes Desert tour 3 days Overview:

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    3 Days tour from Marrakech to Fes. This short 3-day, 2-night desert tour takes you to fabulous places, breathtaking landscapes, historical sites, and Berber villages to learn about the culture, traditions, and lifestyle. Your Marrakech to Fes Desert tour 3 days hides unforgettable moments that will forever last. From Marrakech to the Golden Dunes of Merzouga, there are plenty of places to discover, such as a stop to witness the magical view of the High Atlas Mountains at a pass called Tizi N T’ichkaa with an elevation of 2260 meters above sea level. You will be discovering the ancient Kasbah in Ait Ben Haddou Village.

    Next, take a walk in the two spectacular gorges of Todgha and Dades. In the Sahara Desert, enjoy an unforgettable experience of a camel ride and an overnight stay at one of the best luxury camps in Merzouga. Without a doubt, the camel ride is the tour’s highlight. Feel free to witness the magical sunset and sunrise views over Merzouga’s dunes. Along the way, depart from Merzouga for Fes, the scientific capital of Morocco. Visit Ziz Valley, one of Morocco’s most beautiful oases. Visit the renowned Forest of Azrou to witness the wild macaques, make a final stop in Ifrane, and conclude your 3 Days desert tour from Marrakech to Fes by dropping you off in your accommodation in Fes.

    Why should I take a private 3 Day trip from Marrakech to Fes?

    Choosing a private Morocco tour offers uncounted benefits and wealth. A Moroccan private tour will give you the opportunity to have your own guide, who speaks your language, explain to you more deeply the history of the destination you visited. However, you can ask any question, and he will be glad to answer. Morocco Private Tour offers you the chance to have your own vehicle, which is very comfortable, spacious, and clean. A private tour gives you the flexibility to stop whenever you want, either to use the toilets, take photos, or just take a break.

    Throughout the entire trip, the driver and the car are always at your service. A private Moroccan tour provides more privacy, with the option to choose the accommodation you want according to your preferences and budget. A private tour in Morocco means more attention, more understanding, more flexibility, and more comfort. Whether traveling solo, with family, friends, or a couple, a private tour in Morocco promises an enriching and unforgettable journey, curated to create lasting memories.

    Morocco itinerary: Marrakech to Fes Desert trip

    3 Days in Morocco

    Day 1: Marrakech » Tizi N T’ichka » Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah » Ouarzazate » Rose Valley » Boumalne Dades

    3 Day trip from Marrakech to Fes via the Merzouga Desert commences today. We will pick you up from your accommodation in Marrakech City at 8:00 a.m. After picking you up, we drive to Boumalne Dades, where we will spend the first night. On the way, we will traverse the breathtaking landscapes of the High Atlas Mountains and make a stop at Tizi N’T’ichka, a pass with an elevation of 2260 meters above sea level. We will witness the magical view and capture some memorable photos before continuing on to the fortified Kasbah in Ait Ben Haddou Village.
    The name Kasbah means citadel and Ksar in Arabic. Several movies and series, including “Gladiator,” “Lawrence of Arabia,” and “Game of Thrones,” have used this ancient landmark as their backdrop. Before we leave, feel free to wander in the Kabbah’s alleys and streets to discover every detail and learn about Moroccan architecture. Near the Kasbah, we make a break for lunch; therefore, we drive to Ouarzazate, also known as the Hollywood of Africa. It is optional to visit the Atlas studio in the city, where hundreds of films are currently in production (tickets currently cost 8 euros per person).
    Next, the journey proceeds to Rose Valley and Kalaat M’Gouna. If you want to visit one of the women’s cooperatives in the area, ask your guide to stop. After a full exploration day, we will drop you off in the afternoon at your accommodation in Boumalne Dades.

    Day 2: Dades Gorge » Todgha Gorge » Sahara Desert of Merzouga 

    Today presents us with the highlight of this 3-day Morocco Desert Tour. After a typical breakfast in your Riad, we pay a short visit to the stunning gorge in Dades to witness the beautiful view of what this place has to offer. Nevertheless, in Dades, we stop to visit the monkey finger rocks. Thereafter, we head to Tinghir Gorge, passing by enchanting Berber villages and breathtaking views along the way. Once in the Gorge, we take a walk along the Todgha River, which met the Dades River and formed a stream extending for about 28 km. The two rivers slowly carved the sandstone and limestone, eventually forming a giant river with a depth of about 500 meters.

    The Gorge has a wonderful view from the top of the canyons, especially for those who climb the rocks. Later, take a break for lunch at a traditional local restaurant, then move on, not far from the Gorge, and stop to capture the spectacular view of the Todgha Valley. From there, we head to Malaab Village, where you can try on traditional Berber outfits and take a photo with them in front of the palm trees that lie in the area. Furthermore, we finally leave for the Sahara Desert.

    Upon arrival, enjoy the camel ride, crossing the golden dunes with a stop at a top viewpoint to watch the magical sunset. Upon arrival at the camp, you will experience the traditional Moroccan welcome of a teacup filled with nuts or sweets, followed by a delicious dinner and Berber music around the campfire. Without a doubt, it’s going to be a memorable night full of dancing and great vibes.

    Day 3: Sahara Desert » Erfoud » Ziz Valley » Midelt » Cedar Forest » Ifrane » Fes

    Make your last day in the desert by waking early to watch the sunrise on the dunes near your camp. Later, after finishing your breakfast, ride the camel back to Merzouga Village, or your driver guide will come to the camp to pick you up.

    From Merzouga, we make our way to Fes, known as the Scientific Capital, which we will reach in the late afternoon. Along the way, we will pause to enjoy the beautiful panoramic view of the Ziz Valley at Oasis, where you can witness only palm trees. In Midelt, we pause for lunch, then continue our journey to the Cedar Forest, stopping briefly to observe the Barbary Macaques, allowing everyone to feed them, but we advise caution.

    In addition, we make one last stop in Ifrane, located at the heart of the Middle Atlas Mountains. Feel free to take a walk in this cozy town, which is famous as “Little Switzerland.” After 9 hours of travel, we drop you off at your accommodation in Fes. From there, your 3-day desert tour from Marrakech to Fes comes to an end.

    Marrakech to Fes Desert Tour Note:

    3 Days Morocco itinerary

    Tour Includes:

    • All Pickups & drops off during your Tour with us
    • Fluently English-speaking Guide or Driver
    • Well Comfortable and air-conditioned Car 
    • Fuel For the Car
    • 1 Night in a Super Clean and Comfortable accommodation
    • Desert Experience (Camel Rides - Excursion)
    • Visits to Fabulous Sights and Unique Places
    • 1 Night in a Desert Luxury Camp or Standard
    • Assistant - Help 24/7 During your Tour with us
    • Breakfasts
    • 2 Dinners (1 in Merzouga Desert & 1 in Bomalen Dades)

    Tour Excludes:

    • Lunches & Drinks
    • Tickets of Historical Monuments
    • Travel insurance & Tipping

    Take into Account!!

    Thanks for reading through our detailed itinerary for this 3 Days tour from Marrakech to Fes via Merzouga Desert. We hope that it fits what you are looking for! If not, we are happy to tailor a different tour itinerary to your preferences, taking into account the activities you wish to engage in Morocco and the length of stay you prefer. Please keep in mind that the more people who join our tours, the lower the price you’ll pay per person. However, the cost of accommodation varies from destination to destination. On the other hand, the cost of transportation remains constant from one period to the next.


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    Marrakech to Fes 3 Day Desert tour Reviews:

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      This 3-day Morocco tour from Marrakech to Fes is exactly what I’ve embarked on! Moha’s planning and organization made my trip unforgettable. My trip started in Marrakech and finished in Fes. My trip with Moha from Africa North Journeys was excellent and memorable. I highly recommend this agency.

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      Our 3-day trip to Morocco with the agency Africa North Journeys was, needless to say, unforgettable and excellent. Even we were a group of five people. Moha, our driver guide, went out of his way to make each of us satisfied. Moha’s knowledge helped us so much in understanding the complex history of this ancient country. The destinations and sites we visited were well worth the money we spent. Moroccan food was very delicious. People are so nice! And Morocco is generally a fantastic destination for your coming trip. We all highly recommend Africa North Journeys and Moha as your driver guides, for sure.

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    Here are Answers to Questions you may Have?

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    How far can i book this 3 Days Morocco Desert tour?

    We recommend booking this tour as soon as possible, allowing us to arrange everything in advance, including hotel transportation and local guides. However, we only confirm the tour once we receive a deposit of 20%.

    How far is from Sahara Desert to Fes?

    The distance between Sahara Desert of Merzouga to the Scientific Captial of Morocco Fes is 476 km between 8-9 hours of drive with stops.

    How far is from Marrakech to Sahara Desert?

    The distance between Marrakech’s Red City and Merzouga’s Mesmerizing Golden Dunes is 558 km. But for sure, if you are booking this tour, we will break it up with a night in Boumalne Dades.

    Can we Ride the car instead of Camels to the Desert Camp?

    Yes, you have the option to travel to your desert camp using camels, a journey that typically takes between an hour and a half to two full hours. However, some individuals, particularly the elderly, may find it difficult to ride a camel for extended periods. Fortunately, we can transport you to the camp by car, (But you will pay extra fees 40 euro including return)

    Can we skip or to add a place during the tour?

    Yes! Even during the tour with us (Africa North Journeys), you can skip from one place to another. Additionally, you have the option to include a place not on the itinerary. You can accomplish this by either contacting us or your driver guide. However, keep in mind that you cannot change the overnight stay destinations while on the trip.

    What is the most popular tour in Morocco?

    The Marrakech-Merzouga Desert Tour is the most popular in Morocco. This tour typically lasts 2–3–4–5–7 days and includes visits to the Atlas Mountains, Ait Benhaddou, the Todra Gorge, and the Erg Chebbi dunes in the Sahara Desert. Travelers can experience camel rides, traditional Berber meals, and overnight stays in desert camps. To fully enjoy this tour, we recommend booking with a reputable tour operator who offers knowledgeable guides, comfortable transportation, and quality accommodations.

    Do I can Rent only transportation and book hotels by myself?

    Easly Yes, we do offer this option to our travelers, who prefer to hire only our transportation, allowing them to handle their accommodations. We have previously provided transportation services to numerous tourists. So we inform you that with us, it is possible to book your hotels and flights by yourself, and we can take care of the rest.

    What Activities to do in Sahara Desert?

    In the Sahara Desert, you have many wonderful activities to embark on, such as camel rides, quad biking, buggy rides, horseback riding, and sandboarding.

    Could I add more days to these Marrakech to Fes 3 days desert tour?

    The simple answer is yes, you can. With our tailored-made tours, every traveler can add or reduce a day from any tour he chooses. We will be delighted if you contacted us to help you with this. Our team is available 24/7 to serve as much as possible. WhatsApp us

    How much Sandboard costs?

    During your stay at the desert camp or hotel, you have the sandboard free to use whenever and however long you want.

    What is the Different between Luxury Camp and Standard Camp?

    Luxury camps offer an upscale camping experience with high-end accommodations, private bathrooms, gourmet dining, and personalized services such as butlers. They often feature amenities like air conditioning, Wi-Fi, and stylish furnishings. In contrast, standard camps provide a more basic and rustic experience with simpler tents or cabins, communal bathrooms, basic meals, and limited amenities.


    What Should I Pack for a tour to Morocco?

    For a 3-day Marrakech to Fes Desert tour, pack lightweight, breathable layers for the day and warmer clothes for cool nights. Bring long-sleeved shirts, comfortable walking shoes, sandals, a hat, sunglasses, and a scarf. Essential items include sunscreen, lip balm, insect repellent, toiletries, a water bottle, daypack, flashlight, power bank, and a camera or smartphone. Don’t forget travel documents, snacks, a small first aid kit, a blanket or shawl, and a travel pillow. Optional items are a journal, book, or travel games. Pack light to ensure comfort and ease during travel.



    Are there towels and toilet paper at the Desert Camp?

    Yes, whether you choose a standard camp or a luxury camp, you have towels in your private tent and toilet paper in the bathroom.



    How long does it take to ride a camel to the desert camp?

    Your driver guide will drop you off at the edge of the golden dunes. From there, your camels will take you to the desert camp, which approximately lasts 1 and a half to 2 complete hours.



    Can we ride back in the car from the camp instead of Camel?

    Yes, you can use camels or either the camp’s car or our Jeep to get back to where your driver dropped you off.



    Are there any electrical outlets at the Desert Camp?

    Yes, at your desert camp, there are electrical outlets in each tent, both the luxury camp and the standard camp.



    Can we transport our luggage to the camp?

    Yes, your luggage will be transported to the desert camp, where you will stay the night by the camp’s car or by us. The essential is that your luggage will arrive at the camp before you arrive.



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