Morocco in 3 day: Best Marrakech to Fes Desert Tour

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Why this Marrakech to Fes desert tour 3 days?

Marrakech to Fes desert tour 3 days is one of our best suggestion tour itineraries to explore the Sahara Desert in a short time. This 3 days desert tour from Marrakech to Fes will take you from the red city of Marrakech through the highest point in Morocco Tizi N'Tichka. Then crossing several Berber villages along the way, visit the Hollywood of Morocco (Ouarzazate), explore the UNESCO world heritage site of Ait Benhaddou Kasbah. In Merzouga Desert, the interesting place on this tour you will try the best this you can have in this place, camel trekking over Erg Chebbi dunes and take pictures to the best sunset and sunrise in the world. By leaving Merzouga, going ahead to Fes one of the imperial cities in Morocco, through Ziz valley, the cedar forest to see the barbary macaque.

Regarding the price and the accommodations on this trip, you will spend one night in Berber camp in Merzouga, and the other in a Hotel/Riad. All this with affordable price and best quality services.

Key Features
Tour Name: 3 Days Marrakech to Fes
Tour Type: Private Tour
Duration: 3 days / 2 nights
Departure: Daily
Starting Point: Marrakech
Ending Point: Fes
Tour Highlights
Visiting Places: Marrakech, Ait Benhaddou Kasbah, Ouarzazate, Desert of Merzouga, Dades Valley, Todra Gorge, Azrou, Ifrane, Midelt.
Key attractions: Desert of Merzouga, Ait Benhaddou Kasbah, High Atlas Mountains, Camel ride in desert & a wonderful sunset, sunrise, Spend night in a Berber Camp, Todra Gorge.
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Best Marrakech to Fes Desert Tour 3 Days Itinerary

Best Marrakech to Fes Desert Tour 3 Days Itinerary

How you will spend these 3 days in Morocco?

Days in Morocco company placed at your disposal this simple suggestion of this tour itinerary to give you the idea about how you will spend your 3 days in Morocco, a day-by-day plan to guide your journey. This tour itinerary can be changed to suit your dream tour, and it will be customized to fit your needs.

Overview: of 3 days tour Marrakech to Fes

Spending the three days tour from Marrakech to the Sahara Desert and finishes in Fes will be a wonderful experience that lets you explore the great part of the Moroccan south. On the first day, the trip allows you to see the Atlas Mountains and the famous kasbah of Ait Benhaddou, crossing perched Berber villages, and also to visit the city of Ouarzazate, then continue to Dades valley. On the second day, before traveling to Merzouga, you are going to enjoy a short walk in Todra Gorge, the tour includes riding camels toward the desert camp where you will spend your night enjoying the clear sky under the stars. On the last day of our tour head to Fes through different roads and cross many villages, the place of our break lunch in Midelt, then the driver will drop you off in Fes at your accommodation.

Tour Itinerary: A day-by-day plan to guide your journey.

Day 1: Marrakech - Ait Benhaddou - Ouarzazate - Dades valley

We will leave Marrakech at 08:00 Am and drive towards the High Atlas Mountains. There is a winding road that takes us on a very impressive and wonderful trip through verdant valleys and Berber villages, as it goes up to the highest pass in Morocco. Tizi N'Tichka stands at 2260 meters of altitude. We will stop for a coffee or mint tea, and to take some photos. In the afternoon, you will visit the famous set location for international directors and moviemakers which called the UNESCO world heritage site of Ait Benhaddou; in this Kasbah, many films have been made which was a very significant fortress and stronghold on the old Salt Road where caravans brought gold, slaves, ivory and salt in order to trade from the distant lands to Moroccan cities. Our tour continues to the city of Ouarzazate; which has several film studios and known as the Hollywood of Africa. As we travel southeast in the direction of a thousand kasbahs, the landscape changes through Berber villages and towns on our way to the Dades Valley where we will spend our first night.

Driving distance Approximately 331 kilometers
Estimated driving duration 5 hr 45 min (without stops)
Overnight Overnight stay in Dades Valley.
Meals Dinner
Day 2: Dades Valley - Todra Gorge - Erfoud - Merzouga

The next morning, after your breakfast, we leave the Dades Valley and continue our tour towards the road that takes us to the Todra Gorge along the Dades Valley; which considered the favorite and impressive canyon by international rock climbers. After the lunch break, we head towards the Sahara via the south. On the way, you will see a lot of attractions like beautiful oasis, palm groves, landscapes, the old ruins and adobe kasbahs, and the relics of dinosaurs. The city of fossils is Erfoud as it was an ocean before, many fossils and minerals are found in the area and worked into beautiful pieces of furniture and decorative materials. The end of our route today is the sea of sand, and for the second night, the guide and your camel will be waiting in the Erg Chebbi dunes to take you to your desert camp across the high golden dunes of the Moroccan Sahara. You will be amazed at the view of stars above you, then, before you retire to your tent, your dinner will be served and local traditional music will be played to enjoy the quiet weather.

Driving distance Approximately 264 kilometers
Estimated driving duration 3 hr 59 min (without stops)
Overnight Overnight stay in desert camp.
Meals Breakfast Dinner
Day 3: Merzouga - Ziz Valley - Midelt - Azrou - Ifrane - Fes

After you wake early, you are going to explore the view of the sunrise which is the amazing part of the day in the desert, we will ride the camels going back to the accommodation where you will have the opportunity to take a shower and enjoy a delicious breakfast. Our trip today takes us to the Medina of Fes, on the way, we will stop to drink tea with a nomad family, our lunch place is Midelt, the famous town by its minerals and apples, and drive through the great Ziz Valley toward the north, Midelt city is over shadowed by Jbel Ayachi at 3737 meters and it sits at 1488 meters of altitude. In the late afternoon, we head to reach the city of Fes crossing the Middle Atlas mountains. End of our services: 3 days from Marrakech to Fes.

Driving distance Approximately 469 kilometers
Estimated driving duration 7 hr 4 min (without stops)
Meals Breakfast


Journey times and distances are estimates and are based on the direct route between the start location and end location for each day of the itinerary, where applicable. They do not include detours or stops for sightseeing.

Tour Map: Here's a map of your travel route.

What's Included: Don't worry, we've got this covered.

Prices Included

  • Pick you up from airport to your accommodation;
  • Pick you up from your accommodation;
  • Drop you off at your accommodation;
  • Tour Commentary;
  • Transport by private vehicle with A/C;
  • English speaking driver/guide;
  • Car Fuel;
  • Camel trek (Camel per person);
  • 1 night stay at luxurious or standard desert camp (as your choice);
  • 1 night stay at Hotel or Riad;
  • All dinners;
  • Daily breakfast;
  • Confirmation at time of booking;
  • Plus many surprises stops on the way.

Prices Not Included

  • Flights to/from Morocco;
  • Meals, drinks & entrance fees;
  • Personal travel insurance;
  • Tips & Personal expenses.

Optional Extras

  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase);
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required;
  • Children's must be accompanied by an adult.

Free cancellation

FREE! If you cancel at least 3 days in advance of most activities, you will receive a complete refund if you paid all the price.

Tourism Transport in Morocco - Our Cars

It's our goal to make memories that last a lifetime when you visit Morocco. That is we only offer the best at our disposal.

Our vehicles are fully-equipped for your comfort and adventure. Air conditioned and comfortable, these rugged vehicles are built for the road. Our cars have 6 seats. They're clean. The fleet includes the Toyota Prado TX, Toyota Prado VX, and Mitsubishi Pajero Sport.

Our drivers are connoisseurs of their regions. No one knows Morocco better than them. When they bring you on your journey, it will feel like travelling with a trusted friend.

For groups ranging from 7 to 17 in size, we offer minibusses and minivans such as the Hyundai H-1 Minivan, Mercedes Minibus's, and the Mercedes Vito.

Feel free to travel with our guide by your own vehicle, if you have one. Or use our 4-wheeled-drive. The choice is always yours.

Tourism Transport In Morocco - Our Cars

Toyota Prado TX (4x4)

  • Capacity: 6 Seater;
  • Fuel type: Diesel fuel;
  • Air-conditioned car;
  • Manual / Automatic.
Tourism Transport In Morocco - Our Cars

Toyota Prado VX (4x4)

  • Capacity: 6 Seater
  • Fuel type: Diesel fuel
  • Air-conditioned car;
  • Manual.
Tourism Transport In Morocco - Our Cars

Mercedes-Benz Vito

  • Capacity: 7/8 Seater;
  • Fuel type: Diesel fuel;
  • Air-conditioned car;
  • Manual / Automatic.

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