3 Days desert tour from Marrakech to Fes
Itinerary for the 3 days desert tour from Marrakech
This desert tour of 3 days from Marrakech will take you on an enjoyable experience in Morocco. You will travel from Marrakech to Fes. First, you will discover the fortified Kasbah of Ait ben Haddou and Ouarzazate studios before you head to the impressive gorges of Todgha. From Boumalen Dades, you will leave for the desert of Merzouga where you will camp for a night. Finally, you drive to the intellectual capital city of Fes.
- Visit the filming studios in Ouarzazate.
- Discover the fortified UNESCO Heritage Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou.
- Enjoy the sunrise, sunset, camel trek, and starry sky in the famous Erg Chebbi dunes in Merzouga.
- Visit the Al-Karaouine mosque in Fes.
How will you pass your 3 days desert tour from Marrakech?
Day 1: Marrakech – Ait Ben Haddou – Ouarzazate – Boumalen Dades
Morning pick-up by the Morocco4X4 team from your hotel or riad in Marrakech, cross the famous Tizi Ntichka pass, and arrive at the Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou for a short guided tour with a local guide, followed by a lunch break. The walk across the mountain is quite long, a good two hours, easily. Descending the mountain, we quickly reach Ait Ben Haddou. The road is wide, flat, and fast. It’s a town that won’t leave you indifferent, especially the Kasbah. Ait Ben-Haddu is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is built right on a hill. In addition to being the setting for major films on several occasions, the city stands out above all for its exceptional architecture, typical of southern Morocco. The Kasbah of Ait Ben-Haddou is surrounded by ramparts and the houses are built of clay. The houses need regular maintenance to prevent them from crumbling. At the top of the kasbah is a granary (where food used to be stored), which offers one of the most beautiful views in the area.
After passing through Ouarzazate and the Dades Valley, you will arrive in Boumalen, where you will stay overnight in a traditional hotel.
Day 2: Boumalne Dades – Tinghir – Todra Gorge – Merzouga Dunes
After breakfast, we continue our drive to Merzouga with spectacular desert scenery. There are two stops en route, at the village of Tinghir and in the Todra Gorge. You will then arrive in Merzouga via Tinjedad, Tourug, and Erfoud.
Desert is what will make this experience of 3 days a unique one! So, don’t miss this opportunity with Morocco4X4, your best travel agency in Marrakech.
Upon your arrival, you will take a camel ride through the beautiful dunes of Erg Chebbi. You will be invited to dine in a beautiful luxury tent and to a small Berber evening around a bonfire. Spend the night under the magical starry sky.
You can customize this desert tour to 4 days (or more) starting from Marrakech and ending in Fes.
Day 3: End of the desert tour: Merzouga – Fez
Wake up early for a short walk on the dunes of Erg Chebbi at dawn and admire the panoramic sunrise before traveling to Fez on the Elatidia road through the Ziz valley. Lunch in Midelt, then travel via Imouzar and Ifrane to Fez, where you will be transferred to your hotel or riad to complete your Marrakech desert tour.
Contact us for further details on this desert tour from Marrakech and how you will pass your 3 days in Morocco.
- Transport in 4×4 or minibus
- Transfers from the airport and back
- Camel trekking
- Night in a luxury camp with dinner and breakfast
- Midday meal
- Entrance fees
- Gratuities and what is not in the program
- Flight tickets
In all the routes of our site, you can modify the circuits and the category of the hotels. The price depends on the number of people and days of the tour.