The Best 3 days desert tour from Marrakech to Fes including Camel Trek and night in the Sahara desert of Merzouga, Our Three days trip from Marrakech to Fes will take you to the Erg-Chebbi sand dunes throughout the High Atlas mountains to Kasbah Ait Benhaddou and other places, Check above the 3 Days Marrakech to Fes desert tour itinerary.
3 Days 12+ Age Private Marrakech Desert Trips
Private 3 days Desert tour from Marrakesh to Fes price per person
1 -> 665€/person 2 -> 365€/person 3 -> 265€/person 4 -> 215€/person 5 -> 185€/person 6 -> 170€/person 7 -> 165€/person 8 -> 155€/person 9 -> 150€/person 10-17 -> 135€/person
.A/C modern 4×4 or van driven by an English speaking river /guide
.Pick up from your Marrakech hotel / Riad
.First night Hotel with dinner & breakfast
.Sunset camel ride in Erg Chebbi
.Overnight at a Saharara desert camp in Erg Chebbi Dinner and breakfast are included.
.Drop off at your Fes accommodation NOT INCLUDED:
.Lunches on the way
.Optional local guide in Kasbah Ait Ben Hadou
Day 1. Marrakech – Ait Ben Haddou – Ouarzazate – Valley of the Roses – Dades Gorge (324 km –6 h)
The trip will begin with an early pick-up from your accommodation in Marrakech, at around 7:30 a.m. The journey will take you over the High Atlas Mountains, where we will cross the Tizi N’Tichka pass (2260 m in altitude). After several stops along the way, you will arrive at an important point of your trip where you will visit the UNESCO World Heritage site Ksar Ait Ben Haddou, which is the location of numerous Hollywood successful movies (Gladiator, Prince of Persia, Game of Thrones, etc.) After lunch, we will be heading to Ouarzazate, known as “The Gate of the Sahara”. We continue our trip to the most prominent of the oasis valleys that dominate southern Morocco, Dades Valley or “The Valley of One Thousand Kasbahs”, via the Valley of the Roses and the city of Skoura with its immense palm groves.
Day 2: Dades Gorge – Tinghir – Todra gorge – Erfoud – Merzouga Desert (270 km -4 h)
After having breakfast at the hotel, we will be heading to Tinghir and Todra gorge, at a 45 km distance from Dades gorge, where we will stop so you can enjoy the breathtaking landscapes of the oasis, with beautiful palm groves and amazing images with the Ksar Tinghir, also called the “Jewish Quarter”. We will continue our road by admiring one of the most spectacular canyons in the world, Todra, where you will enjoy a short walk around the area. We continue our road towards the captivating dunes of Erg Chebbi, which are a part of the Merzouga desert. After we arrive at the hotel in Merzouga, you will prepare for a 90 minutes camel trek across the sand dunes, just in time to see how the colour of the dunes changes under the fading light of the sunset. After arriving at the camp, where you will spend the night in nomadic tents, you will enjoy delicious traditional Moroccan food, next to a fire camp, while being entertained by local Berbers playing their drums.
Day 3: Erg Chebbi (Merzouga Desert) – Erfoud – Midelt – Azrou – Ifrane – Fes (470 km- 7 h)
After an early wake up so you can watch the sunrise while riding the camels, you will have breakfast at the hotel and leave for Fes, by passing through the Tafilalet palm grove, one of the biggest in the world. You will be seeing thousands of palm trees on a distance of 20 km long. From here we will reach the Ziz Valley, where we will stop in order to admire the magnificent view of the region and the town of Aoufous. Before we arrive at our destination, we will be passing through Azrou, a famous Berber village located in the middle of the largest cedar forest in Morocco and the home of Barbary apes and by the ski resort of Ifrane (the Moroccan Switzerland) built by the French in the 1930’s to resemble a Swiss village. The 3 days desert trip will end at your hotel or riad in Fes.
Places for visit
Fes city is the historic, cultural and spiritual city from Morocco. According to documents, there are 13 000 historic building, 11 madrasas, 320 mosques, 270 traditional hotels, and more than 200 hammams.
Chouara Tannery was built in the 11th century. In spite of smell (you can use de mint) is a tourist destination that you should not miss. The colours are obtained from natural ingredients, blue comes from indigo, red from paprika, yellow from saffron or mix of turmeric and mimosa.You will be impressed by the view and the work done by those there. You can also buy leather jackets, belts, slippers, bags and other leather goods.
Madrasa Bou Inania right at the entrance of the Old Medina – Madresses are higher education schools hosted by mosques. Marinid architecture, only madrasa with a minaret, was founded in AD 1351-56 by sultan Abu Inan Faris. In the 20th century, it was restored by Sultan Mulay Sliman and tiled decoration with Islamic geometric patterns.
Merenid Tombs monumental tombs during the Marinid dynasty (13th-15 the centuries). It is a tourist spot that allows a beautiful view over Fes at sunset, and history lovers will be challenged to learn more about the mysteries of this place.
Exploring Fes medina –known as Fes el-Bali is a Unesco World Heritage.
Dar el Makhzen or Royal Palace of Fes is a royal Palais of Alaouite sultan built in 17 th century. The documents say that it covers 80 hectares and includes gardens, mosques and ancient Madrassa. Even if it is closed to the public, you will be impressed by the beauty of its yellow gates, ornamented with zellige tilework and carver cedar woods.
It is currently the residence of the King of Morocco, when in Fes.
Al Quaraouiyine Mosque describes in some sources as a university, built-i 859 AD by Fatima al-Fihri with an associated madrasa, now is incorporated into modern state university Moorocco system.
Al-Attarine Madrasa built in the 14 th century, built by Marinid sultan Uthman II Abu Said. It is an example of intricate Islamic architecture, and its name comes from the spices and perfumes market, Al-Attarine.
Dar Batha Museum in the middle of Fes medina. was built by Moulay el Hassan in the late of 19 th century like a beautiful palace of Arabo-Andalusian style pottery and ceramics collections and many other things that reflect traditional Moroccan art are on display here.
Place el-Seffarine is one of the most pleasing areas in Fes. A lot of metalworkers bashing out pots and utensils for culinary use and decorative.