Private 3 Days Desert trip from Marrakech to Merzouga and back to Fez

Marrakech and Fes are the major cities everyone visiting Morocco can’t miss. Combining the Sahara desert with Fes and Marrakech will make your Morocco desert tour as rich as it can be. For that reason, and with increasing enquiries, we decided to suggest a Marrakech to Fes desert trip for you to take advantage of and combine the Sahara desert with the two amazing cities of Marrakech and Fes.

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3 days


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  • What's included :
    • 2x Breakfast
    • 2x Dinner
    • Accommodation included: 3 nights
    • Private transportation in an air-conditioned vehicle with a driver speaking English
    • Accommodation in Tinghir and Merzouga bivouac / Upgrade to a deluxe camp ( €70 per person )
    • Sunset camel ride in Erg Chebbi
    • Pick up from your hotel/riad in Marrakech and drop off in your hotel/riad in Fez
    What's excluded :
    • Lunch and drinks from 2 to 10 euro / Entrance fees 1 to 5 euro, local guide 3 euro
    • Entry/Admission - Merzouga Desert

  • Day 1: Marrakech – Atlas Mountain – Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou – Ouarzazate – Dades Valley (7 HOURS)

    Stop At: Marrakech, Marrakech, Marrakech-Safi
    Your Marrakech to Fes Morocco Desert Trip will depart from your hotel or riad at 07h30 AM
    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Atlas Mountains
    We will drive through Tizi Ntichka pass and the high Atlas Mountains. Numerous stops will be made along the way.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Ait Ben Haddou, Ait Ben Haddou, Souss-Massa
    Visit the UNESCO world heritage Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou, which was also served as a set for various Hollywood blockbusters.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Ouarzazate, Ouarzazate, Souss-Massa
    We continue to Ouarzazate for lunch ( At leisure ).
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Boumalne Dades, Boumalne Dades, Souss-Massa
    In the afternoon, we drive to the oasis of Skoura and visit one of the best-preserved Kasbahs in Morocco: Amridil. From here we continue to Kalaa Mgrouna via the Valley of the Roses before we reach our boutique guest house located in Dades Valley. Dinner and overnight.
    Duration: 8 hours

    Meals included:
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight in Dades Valley hotel : Hotel Panorama or Hotel Babylon (Private A/C ensuite room) with dinner & breakfast

    Day 2: Dades Valley – Tinghir – Rissani – Merzouga (4 HOURS)

    Stop At: Boumalne Dades, Boumalne Dades, Souss-Massa
    After breakfast, today’s journey will start by driving along the road of 1001 Kasbahs to Tinghir oasis.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Tinerhir, Tinerhir, Souss-Massa
    You will be enjoying the amazing scenery along the way of the remaining fortified villages that were hosting the caravan roads until the early 2Oth century.
    Upon arrival at Tinghir, which was a military post during the French occupation, we will deviate from a secondary road to the oasis. Feel free to walk next to the stream and watch the locals farming and herding their cattle. Your walk will end at one of the magnificent scenes of your tour: Todgha Gorges
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Rissani, Rissani, Meknes-Tafilalet Region
    We continue early in the afternoon to Rissani, famous for its dates market, and being a starting point of the ancient trading caravans crossing the Sahara desert to Tombouctou. After a quick stop, we will continue to Merzouga driving through some rocky desert landscape.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Merzouga Desert, Merzouga Morocco
    Mid-afternoon, we will cross some rocky terrain all the way to Merzouga, where our camel caravan will be waiting for you. Enjoy a camel ride over Erg Chebbi dunes to watch an amazing sunset, before we return to our Sahara desert camp.
    Enjoy dinner under the stars while entertained by our local nomad's hosts playing their drums all night. Overnight at your Sahara desert camp.
    Duration: 8 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight in berber camp ( Private tent ) with shared bathrooms. Showers available at the camp operator’s lodge.

    Day 3: Merzouga – Midelt – Ifran – Fes (8 HOURS)

    Stop At: Merzouga Desert, Merzouga Morocco
    After an early wake up to enjoy an amazing sunrise camel trek over the dunes of Erg Chebbi, we will reach the camp operator's lodge in Merzouga for breakfast and shower ( If you choose to upgrade to the luxury camp, breakfast will be served at the camp, and showers are available at your tent).
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Midelt, Midelt, Meknes-Tafilalet Region
    We carry on our journey to Midelt where we will have lunch at leisure.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Ifrane, Ifrane, Meknes-Tafilalet Region
    We will keep driving across the Middle Atlas Mountains with its Cedar Forests and Berber towns of Imouzzar and Ifran, which are both famous as winter ski resorts for Moroccans.
    Your driver might spot some Barbary apes on the way and seize the opportunity to take some pictures.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Pass By: Fes-Meknes, Fes-Meknes
    We arrive at Fes late in the afternoon. Your Morocco desert tour from Marrakech to Fes will end with a drop off at your Fez hotel or riad.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: None
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Write us the address of your hotel or riad and we will pick you up from it.Airports
    • Menara Airport, Marrakech Morocco
    Departure Time :
    7:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 17 travelers
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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Activity ID: V-60196P37

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