3 Day Desert tour from Marrakech to Fes

Experience the breathtaking beauty of southern Morocco on a 3-day Morocco Desert Tour from Marrakech to Fes via Merzouga. Begin your adventure by driving through the scenic Atlas Mountains and past perched Berber villages. Traverse the curvy roads of Tizi N'tichka and take in the stunning landscape en route.

Discover the famous kasbahs of Ait Benhaddou and Ouarzazate, both known for their cinematic allure. Take a short walk through the impressive Todra Gorge, a natural wonder featuring towering cliffs up to 300 meters tall. Then, journey to Merzouga Sahara where the arid plains announce the beginning of the desert.

Experience one of the most breathtaking sunsets you've ever seen as you ride on the backs of camels. Go deep into the heart of the desert where you'll spend a special night in a luxury camp equipped with comfortable beds, plenty of sheets for the cold nights, and an ensuite bathroom and shower. Gather around a fire in the evening to listen to nomad music and stories about life in the desert.

This 3-day, 2-night desert tour is the perfect way to experience the natural beauty and culture of southern Morocco. Book your tour today and embark on a journey that will create memories to last a lifetime.

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3 Days
Shared Group Size
8 pax
Service Level
Start Location
End Location

Marrakech - Dades Gorges

Your driver will pick you up at 08:00 am from your hotel or the closest accessible point for the car, and head south east to the Dades Gorges across the Tizi-n-Tichka pass of the high Atlas Mountains.  Several stops for coffee, toilets and to appreciate the panoramic views and to take pictures. Lunch in the medieval Aït Benhaddou, after Lunch wander the near-empty alleys and passageways with a local guide. Climb up to the old Granary—an excellent vantage point to see the kasbah and surrounding area. Afterwards we will continue our 3 Day Desert tour from Marrakech to Fes via Merzouga we further east, traveling through the Valley of a Thousand Kasbahs, many in disrepair as they're constructed of rammed earth. Pass Skoura and Valley of roses before you arrive to the beautiful and owe-inspiring Dades valley and your home for tonight.

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Accommodation:Riad Rihana Tamlalte (or similar)
Meals included:breakfast | dinner
Transportation:Privates Auto
  • Guided Visit of Telouet
    Duration: 30min

    Delve into the world of El Glaoui and visit the fascinating Kasbah. The kasbah is named in honor of “El Haj T’hami el Mezouari el Glaoui” who was the highly respected head of the Glaoua tribe in Morocco.

  • Ait Ben Haddou
    Duration: 1h

    Go on a walk with a local guide crossing the river to the other side to discover The Ksar and climb to the top of the hill through the alleys of

  • Taourirt Kasbah
    5 € per personDuration: 30min

    Take a guided tour of the historic structure to explore its endless chambers and stairwells, discover the carvings and decor of the palace interi

  • Film Studio
    8 € per personDuration: 30min

    Join a film studio tour and visit the cinema Musuem to learn more about the filmmaking process and the history of the area.

Dades Gorge - Merzouga

After breakfast we continue our 3 Day Desert tour from Marrakech to Fes via Merzouga and drive deeper of Dades Valley to visit the Gorge and to admire the beautiful landscapes before driving to Todra Gorge. Arrive to Todra gorges with its immense cliffs, 984 feet (300 m) high and carved by the Todra River through red limestone, here you can enjoy a leisurely walk in and around the gorge and relax in the cool waters of the shallow river below. After lunch we will continue to Erfoud, famous for its fossil finds worked into beautiful artifacts,  in which you can feel the beginning of the Saharan oasis of Tafilalet and its immense arid plateaus. The  Sahara Desert of Erg Chebbi dunes is our  final destination for today. A small off-road takes you to the edge of the golden dunes where camels are waiting for you, the luggage will be loaded in an 4x4 car and transported to the camp, and you can enjoy a beautiful camel ride over the sand dunes and watch a majestic desert sunset on your way to the camp.

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Accommodation:Pueblo Touareg (or similar)
Meals included:breakfast | dinner
Transportation:Privates Auto | Camel Ride
  • Todra Gorge Guided Walk

    Embark in a guided walk in Todra valley and Gorge to stretch your legs and get a glimpse of a daily life in berber villages.

  • Sandboarding
    10 € per personDuration: 1h

    Hire a sandboard and experience the thrills and spills of sandboarding the massive dunes.

  • 4x4 to The Camp

    If the camel ride is not for you, you have the option to go to and return from the camp by 4×4.

Erg Chebbi Dunes - Fes

Wake early to appreciate a desert sunrise and further explore the Sahara: rent a sand board or a quad ATV tour. Continue your 3 Day Desert tour from Marrakech to Fes and head north along the Ziz Valley, remarkable for the extent of its palm trees and the volume of dates produced each year. Notice the many ksars, fortified houses merchants built to protect their wares.  Stopping for a panoramic view of the oasis of Aoufous in the Tafilalte region and stop in Midelt (the 'apple city') for lunch. After lunch continue to the medieval Fes via the Cedar forest near Azrou and the mountain of the middle Atlas with the possibility to see the Barbary apes (monkeys), you may wish to have a stop in Ifrane (the Switzerland of Morocco), to use the bathroom or enjoy a coffee. Arrive in the late evening and drop off at your accommodation end of our 3 Day Desert tour from Marrakech to Fes via Merzouga.

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Meals included:breakfast
Transportation:Private Auto | Camel Ride

      What's Included

      • An air conditioned 4x4 or Minivan, depending on the number
      • English speaking driver during the tour
      • Pick up & Drop off at your Marrakech accommodation
      • Local guide in Ait Ben Haddou & Todra Gorge
      • Overnight in Dades gorges - comfort hotel
      • Camel Trek to and from the camp
      • Option to go to and return from the camp by 4×4
      • Luxury Camp with Ensuite-bathroom and shower
      • Private rooms/tents
      • Luggage service to the camp and all accommodation
      • Berber drumming and music in the camp
      • The opportunity to ask the driver to stop when and where you wish
      • Free time to explore the sites such, Walks, Breaks for photos,..Etc
      • No forced Shopping
      • Drinks
      • Lunch meals
      • Entrance fees to the monuments