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3 day desert tour from Marrakech to Fes

The desert trip from Marrakech to Fes will take us three days. First night we stay at a private guesthouse with your own en-suite bathroom and the last will be spent sleeping under the stars in a Berber desert camp.


On share tours you should expect to be picked up from 7.00 a.m. You will be picked up from your hotel (or airport) just before 8.00 a.m. for private tours and on our first day we will travel by air-conditioned modern minibus to Telouat before arriving for a magical stop at the Kasbahs at Ait Ben Haddou.

The Marrakech to Fes desert trip then takes onto the city of Ouarzazate. This place is often hailed as the Gateway to the Desert and the landscape around the city is spectacular and resembles a film set. This is because the many Hollywood blockbuster movies have actually taken place around here and there is a film studio centre used as a base by large production companies.

After lunch, which can be taken at any café, we head deeper into the Dades Valley. At Boulmalne Dades we stop off at a town which is right at the edge of the desert. We will stay over for the night at a comfortable guest house where we’ll have an evening meal and breakfast the next morning before continuing through the Dades Valley for Todra Gorge.


This amazing desert trip from Marrakech to Fes now sets us up in the jaw-dropping landscape of the Todra Gorge. It is a well maintained area with asphalt roads guiding tourists around this vast canyon. You’ll witness rock climbers, people trying to see the top of the cliff face and occasional flooding from the Dades River.

After lunch on day two – and our midday meal can be taken at any one of the many cafes – we head off to Merzouga. This will be our final destination of the day, but the best desert adventure part is yet to come.

Riding on camels through the golden sands of the desert is like something you’ll have only ever witnessed on films like Lawrence of Arabia, but we will hop on a dromedary for the final leg of today’s journey up to the Berber desert camp.

The camels will transport us through the Dunes of Erg Chebbi. If you prefer to walk along with the guides, you can. However, you’ll quickly realise the camel ride is the easiest and most exciting experience of desert travel there is.

Overnight Stay in a Desert Camp

On the final night of our Marrakech to Fes desert tour we will be sleeping in Berber desert tent accommodation. The tents are traditional and there will be a feel of the desert at night as you enjoy your evening meal under the stars and with the sound of gentle Moroccan drums to help you unwind.

The clean air, jet black skies and occasional sound of the camels breathing will ensure most sleep peacefully through the desert night. In the morning, you will remain in the camp and sample a filling breakfast and prepare for the final day’s push to Fes.


Our camels will transport us back to Merzouga, where we will then drive to one of the world’s cleanest and most fascinating cities. Ifrane is known in Morocco as a “Little Switzerland” as it lies high up in the Atlas Mountains and it is known to snow here during the winter season.

It is possible for you to find somewhere to enjoy lunch in Ifrane, or it might be easier (depending on the schedule) to stop over in the Ziz Valley. This beautiful inland Moroccan route is filled with photographic opportunities and stunning landscape scenery.

Our modern air-conditioned minibus (minivan for shared tours) will take us through the beautiful Ziz Valley. Here you will see a number of dramatic gorges, reddish gold dunes and a number of astonishing oases within the Tafilalt. Here you will see the thick, lush canopy of palm trees blooming out from the sides and bottoms of cliff faces, truly spectacular sights of the rose-tinted golden sandstone buildings and the deep gorges that meander throughout this picturesque valley.

Our journey and fascinating adventure culminates with the road to Fes and the drop off here that see you arrive at this vibrant city around 5.00 or 6.00 p.m. Here you shall be dropped off at your hotel or Fes riad.

What's included:

  • Pick up from your hotel in Marrakech
  • Modern air conditioned Minibus from Marrakech to Merzouga.
  • Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou visit, Dades Gorge Valley, Todra Gorge
  • First night in Dades Valley hotel including dinner and breakfast
  • Second night at Erg Chebbi dunes desert camp including camel treks, dinner and breakfast
  • Free Marrakech Airport arrival transfer to your hotel on the day that you arrive in Marrakech
  • Taxi transfer from Merzouga to Fes.

What is not included:

  • Drinks, Lunch, personal purchaces, tips (Ait Ben Haddou usually 3 eur)
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  • Marvel at the beauty of the high Atlas Mountains and Tizi n'Tichka.
  • Explore the fortified Ait ben Haddou village.
  • Visit Ouarzazate with its Taourirt Kasbah.
  • Ride camel in Erg Chebbi sand dunes to enjoy the panoramic view.
  • Drive to Dades Valley and spend night in a guest house.
  • Walk in Todra Gorges and Oasis 
  • Spend night in a Bedouin tent surrounded by Erg Chebbi dunes 
  • Enjoy an Authentic Moroccan dinner under the stars with bonfire and music entertainment.
  • Drive to Fes through the Middle Atlas Mountains with its cedar forests along Ziz Valley.


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    The 3 day desert tour from Marrakech to Fes was a great experience and I would recommend this to anyone who wants to see a decent amount of Morocco in a relatively short space of time. The Sahara was really incredible and worth the money/long drive.

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  • Guest - LARA PORETTI

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    grazie di tutto, tour perfetto, niente è andato storto, e c'è stata attenzione in ogni dettaglio. Grazie davvero per la bellissima esperienza da Marrakech a Fes. Consigliatissimo.

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  • Guest - Berk Eren

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing experience, just completed 3 days Sahara Tour Marrakech to Fez. Everything was well organized. Accommodation and food was nice. Thanks for everything

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  • Guest - Chenxi HOU

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Séjour magnifique, chauffeur gentil, efficace. Les sites visités sont intéressants et tous avec des belles vues. L'hébergement de première nuit est propre et avec chauffage. Le dîner et petit déjeuner de l'auberge est de style berbère et délicieux.

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  • Guest - Emmalilly Hoxsie

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Thanks for showing us around Morocco!

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  • Guest - Hui Jiao Wen

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    It was an amazing experience. We spent quite a bit of time in the bus, with enough stops. The camelride to the camp was a cool experience and the night at the camp was one to not to forget. Food and music and at night the guide showed us a nice place to watch the stars. Very magical. After that we went back to a hotel in the morning to get some breakfast and after we left for Fez. It was a nice cardrive and we have seen a lot of different landscapes. Would recommend to everyone :) it made our trip to Morocco way more complete.

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  • Guest - Huey Huynh

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    By far, one of the best experiences of my life, and Igomorocco made the experience easy and stress-free. The desert experience itself was definitely one to remember and I'd recommend the trip to people of all ages.

    Aside from the trip, let's talk about Igomorocco as a company. Words cannot express how wonderful this company is. From the initial contact to the very end, Igomorocco made the experience hassle free. I had been researching for a trustworthy company to book my tour with, and after reading about hundreds of reviews about different companies, I still wasn't sure on which company to book my tour with. It was completely stressful, trying to settle on a company. I wasn't sure if I should book it in advance or wait until I got to Marrakech and book it there. I wanted a piece of mind before arriving to Marrakech by booking it in advance. I accidentally stumbled upon Igomorocco one night and initiated a conversation with the owner via Whatsapp. He put me at ease and I felt confident booking a tour through his company.
    The trip booked through Igomorrocco was incredibly smooth. We traveled to Merzouga in a van with people who booked through different companies. The driver then dropped us off at different hotels when night came. Igomorocco people stayed in a very nice hotel, and the other people stayed in less-nice hotels. That night, the hotel served us a nice meal with a lot of food. The following day, we found out that the other people who booked their tour through different companies did not get fed well. They said they didn't get enough food at all.

    All in all, I HIGHLY RECOMMEND Igomorocco to anyone. You cannot go wrong with this company. They are the best! They're very customer-service oriented. Your experience will only be better with this company.

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