This Morocco Sahara desert tour from Fes to Marrakech will allow you to discover the secrets of the Sahara Desert. The tour starts with a professional driver guide in Fes to Merzouga, Medilt ,Erfoud, Merzouga , Gorges, Curvy road Ouarzazate, Aït Benhaddou, Pass tizi n tichka, Berber Villages. Then transfer you to your hotel in Marrakech.
Explore Irfan the Switzerland of Morocco.
Sit in the back of your camel and enjoy the views of Erg Chebbi with its dramatic sunset.
Enjoy a Berber dinner under the stars and spend the night at your Merzouga desert camp.
Visit Todgha gorges and Dades valley the curvy road.
Cross the High Atlas Mountains to Marrakech past Berber villages.
Day 1: Fes-Ifran- Azrou- Midelt- Ziz Valley- Erg Chebbi Dunes
(7 Hours drive)
Today our driver guide will pick you up from your hotel or airport, Pick up from your hotel in Fes very earlier and depart for the south of Morocco.
You will have a stop in Ifrane, known as the Switzerland of Morocco to enjoy its beauty and to have memorable photos. After that, you will head toward Azrou to see the monkeys in the cedar forest.
Continuing to Midelt for a lunch meal in a restaurant. In the afternoon, we will cross the pass of TIZI N TALGHAMT to reach Errachidia while admiring the views of Ziz gorges. Later on, you will have a stop for a panoramic view of Ziz valley.
The drive continues to Erg Chebbi Dunes passing by Aoufous and Erfoud (the last is famous with fossils and dates) where you may want to visit a local fossil craft workshop.
After that, you will continue to the captivating dunes of Erg Chebbi, these dunes are also called Merzouga Dunes. Arrive at the dunes and get ready for a camel ride for about one an hour and a half in order to get to your Camp tents during the trek you will take a break in the middle of the dunes to watch the sunset, try the sand- boarding if that’s an activity you’re interested in, take photos and enjoy the scenery… after the sun goes down you will continue to the camp where you will be welcomed with a glass of mint tea, dinner, campfire, music party, and Overnight stay at Luxury Sahara Desert Camping.
Day 2: MERZOUGA- Errissani – Todgha gorges – Dades Valley
( 4 hours drive)
Starting your day with a spectacular sunrise, it’s highly recommended. After showering and breakfast at the camp, we start our visit forward Errissani, its vibrant souk (traditional market). Rissani was earlier a widely known caravan center and is still a commercial hub of the region. Later you pass the water channels – “khettarat” – which you can descend into to appreciate the architecture and genius behind this form of irrigation which prevents evaporation in the summer heat.
Your desert adventure continues with a scenic drive as far as Tinghir. Here, you will explore the Toudgha Gorges. Wander the green palm fields, and the massive canyons blending perfectly with the scenery.
Dinner and night at the Dades gorges.
Day 3: Dades Valley – Ouarzazate – Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah – High Atlas – Marrakech
(6 Hours drive)
After breakfast, we can enjoy one of the better views of the Dades valley from one strategic lookout in the mountains. Then, you drive along the Valley of the Roses to Kel’aa M’gouna. If your tour coincides with the spring season, you will have the chance to witness local ladies’ artisanal rose water distilling workshops.
The journey continues via the Road of a Thousand Kasbahs, to Skoura Oasis. Wander its palm tree fields and visit the beautifully restored Kasbah Amredhil.
After these beautiful moments we head to the big Skoura palm grove we’ll get to Ouarzazate to visit the Kasbah of Taourirt, the old residence of the Glaoui or Marrakech pasha. And if you are interested we can visit the cinema studios and the cinema museum.
After a short drive, you arrive at Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou. This is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a film location for many Hollywood blockbusters. Including “The Gladiator”, “Lawrence of Arabia” and the famous TV series “Game of Thrones”.
You can have lunch in one of the many restaurants by the riverbank. Next, you will visit the kasbah to explore this historic site.
From here, you continue your adventure via the Ounila Valley to Kasbah Telouet. This kasbah was a residential palace and is beautifully decorated with tiling and woodwork. In the afternoon, you will cross the Tizi-n-Tichka Pass and arrive at Marrakech late afternoon.
Your driver will escort you to your hotel / Riad.
Pick up from Fes could be at airport or any hotel in the area.
Should you wish to tailor this private Morocco desert tour to your interests and timetable, please let us know.
The above accommodations are not guaranteed in high season, the sooner you book the better chance we have to secure them.
Tour price per person depends on how many participants there are at your party.
Entrance fees to historical sites are not included. That way we do not charge you for sites you are not interested to visit.
A 4×4 can seat up to 4 adult passengers comfortably if there are 5 participants and up, a van will be used for your tour.
Pick-up time for your desert tour can be flexible. Between 07h30 and 08h00 AM is highly recommended.
For the camel ride, we recommend wearing jeans or long trousers. Please prepare a small backpack for your personal belongings. Do not forget sunglasses, a scarf, a hat, and your bottle of water. the other luggage would be dropped by your driver in your tent during your camel ride.
Yes, you can. there are plenty of ATV rental companies in Merzouga who supply good quality quad bikes and dunes buggies to try in Erg Chebbi dunes. Your guide will assist you with that, and you directly pay the supplier in Merzouga. They cost 30 Euros per quad per hour.