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The Marrakech to Fes Desert Tour is an incredible journey that takes you through some of the most breathtaking scenery and landscapes in Morocco. This tour offers an unforgettable experience as you travel through the vast and beautiful Sahara Desert, one of the largest deserts in the world.
Starting from Marrakech, the tour takes you on an adventure through stunning scenery, winding roads, and charming villages. You’ll explore the picturesque Atlas Mountains, where you’ll get to see the stunning valleys and cascading waterfalls that lie nestled among the rugged peaks.
As you journey towards the desert, you’ll get to witness the changing landscape, as the arid plains and sand dunes gradually appear. The tour takes you on a thrilling camel ride across the golden sand dunes, where you’ll be able to experience the beauty and serenity of the desert up close.
The tour also includes a visit to the ancient city of Ouarzazate, known for its impressive Kasbahs and historical landmarks. You’ll get to explore the city’s bustling markets, sample local cuisine, and immerse yourself in the vibrant culture of the region.
The Marrakech to Fes Desert Tour is an ideal way to explore the diverse landscapes and cultures of Morocco. With its spectacular scenery, rich history, and warm hospitality, this tour is sure to be an unforgettable experience for anyone seeking adventure and discovery in the heart of Morocco.
Marrakech To Fes
Depart From Marrakech at 07:30 AM
Arrive Fez Around ≈ 18:00
Standard & Luxury
If you’re planning to embark on a shared Marrakech to Fes desert tour, you can expect a host of exciting highlights to make your journey an unforgettable one. Your tour will kick off with a drive across the breathtaking High Atlas Mountains and Tizi N’tichka pass. You’ll get the chance to witness the splendor of the UNESCO world heritage site, Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou. From there, you’ll take in the scenic views of the Valley of the Roses en route to the Dades Canyons. The tour also includes a leisurely walk along the stream in Tinghir oasis, leading up to the magnificent cliffs of Todra Canyons. One of the major highlights of the tour is a camel ride for a stunning sunset view over Erg Chebbi dunes. After a day of adventure, you’ll spend a night at your Sahara desert camp in Merzouga. The tour concludes with a drive from Merzouga to Fes, where you’ll pass through the Middle Atlas Mountains and cedar woods, providing you with even more breathtaking scenery to enjoy.
Your budget Marrakech to Fes desert tour will start early in the morning. We depart Marrakech at 07h30 AM to Dades Gorges and cross the High Atlas Mountains to reach Tizi-n-Tichka, one of Morocco’s highest road passes (2260m). Here you will have the opportunity to take some perfect photos of this breathtaking view. We will drive through small Berber villages and beautiful landscapes to reach Kasbah Ait Ben Hadou the UNESCO world heritage, which also served as a set for various Hollywood blockbusters.
After lunch, we drive to TInghir via Boumalne Dades the Valley of the Roses before we reach our hotel Bougafer Tinghir.
Dinner and overnight.
After breakfast at your Hotel in Tinghir, we depart and travel to another spectacular gorge Todra (the highest oasis in Morocco). The gorge is cut into the ochre-colored cliffs of the High Atlas. Its walls are 300 meters high and at their most narrow part are 20 meters apart, the area is absolutely beautiful and the sky is so blue. There are some great climbing areas geared towards beginners with good bolt and anchor placement with moderate grades. It is easy to find climbing in all grades.
After lunch, you will make your way towards Tinjdad to see the underground canal system which is called Khettara. It is an old irrigation system.
We reach Merzouga which is known for the highest sand dunes in North Africa. It is called the Erg Chebbi Sahara desert. On our way, we will have the chance to see many oases such as the oasis of Tinjdad. After we arrive at Rissani, we will continue our way enjoying the green oasis of palm trees of Ziz –Tafilalet and the Hamada before arriving in Merzouga. There you will ride camels an amazing adventure in the sand dunes. We will spend the night in an equipped desert camp in the middle of the Sahara dunes! This is a great opportunity to take lovely pictures of the sunset and sunrise. At this time, we will explore the secrets of the Sahara and its unlimited horizons. Overnight in a Nomad Tent, dinner & breakfast
You will wake up to enjoy the sunrise over the dunes of Erg Chebbi, possibly the best moment of the Merzouga desert. Make your way after breakfast to Fes through the Ziz valley which has an amazing view of palm trees that is worths a stop for pictures. Then, we drive to the cedar forest of Azrou. There you will see a colony of monkeys along the road which will keep you amused.
You will have plenty of opportunities to stretch your legs as you will stop for coffee, lunch, photographs, travel through forests, valleys, and mountains. We will reach the Switzerland of Morocco which is Ifrane city. It is considered to be the cleanest and the best city in Morocco. We will then drop you off at your Riad / Hotel at around 6 PM in Fes. That’s Will be the end of our Marrakech to Fes desert tour.
Yes, the accommodation on the first night in Dades Valley is a private ensuite air-conditioned room.
Yes, you will have a private tent in the Erg Chebbi desert camp.
Our vehicles are designed with ample space for large suitcases, and luggage will be transported to the desert camp tents by a 4×4 car.
Yes, for travelers who prefer not to ride camels, we offer 4×4 car transfers to and from the camp at no extra charge. Please inform us at the time of booking.
For those who would like to ride a quad bike in the desert, an extra charge of 40€ per person applies. Kindly inform your driver before arrival at the Sahara desert.
No, you do not need to bring your own sleeping bag. The equipped desert camp has all the necessary amenities.
The standard tents are private with separate shared toilets and bathrooms. The luxury tents, on the other hand, are private, larger, and equipped with a private toilet and bathroom, hot water, and WIFI. You can also charge your phone and camera in the luxury tents.