3 days tour from Fes to Marrakech

3 days tour from Fes to Marrakech

Tour overview:

The best 3 days tour from Fes to Marrakech, passing through the Atlas Mountains and Morocco’s huge Sahara desert. Our 3 days tour from Fes to Marrakech is the ideal way to see the finest of Morocco: cedar forests, lush green oases, sand dunes, canyons, and brick Casbahs in the Middle Atlas Mountains. Despite the fact that the tour covers a large area of Morocco in a short amount of time, the breathtaking scenery will never bore you.

Tour highlights

Tour itinerary

Day 1: Fes to Merzouga

Your English-speaking driver/guide will pick you up as early as possible after an early breakfast at your hotel or riad in Fez, at 07h00 AM in the winter and 08h00 AM in the summer ( that will allow you enough driving time to catch the sunset in Erg Chebbi )
Your 3 days tour from Fes to Marrakech will begin with a drive across the Saiss plains, past Ifran and Azrou, to the Cedarwoods of the Middle Atlas Mountains. On the side of the road, you can see Barbary apes and stop for photos.

Proceed to Midelt, where you will have lunch. From here, you’ll cross the Ziz River, passing thousands of sky-scraping palm trees and fortified Kasbahs on your way to Erfoud, Merzouga, and Erg Chebbi, where your camel caravan will be waiting for you to ride your camels like nomads and watch the changing colors of the sunset over the Erg Chebbi sand dunes.

Return your camels to your Sahara desert tent to refresh up before preparing for your meal under the stars, accompanied by the sounds of the local nomads’ Tam-tam drums. Your Sahara desert camp will be your home for the night.

Day 2: Merzouga Desert – Erfoud – Tinghir – Dades Valley

Meet your guide in Merzouga after an early morning camel ride. Today’s trip will take you through one breathtaking sight after another, including the stunning oasis of Tinghir, where you can take a walk along the Todgha riverside, see Berber communities, and learn about the local people’s way of life. Continue your trek to the stunning Todgha Canyons and stop for a tasty lunch at a nearby cafe.
Before arriving at your boutique guest house, drive down Casbahs Road to Dades Valley in the afternoon.
In Dades Valley, we’ll have dinner and spend the night.

Day 3: Dades Valley – Ouarzazate – Kasbah Ait Ben Hadou – Marrakech

After breakfast, drive to Kalaa Mgouna along the Valley of the Roses, where you can visit one of the Rosewater cooperatives and discover how the people make rose-scented perfumes using distilled rose water.

We continue to Ouarzazate, passing through the Skoura Oasis, which is known for its date palm trees, and then to Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou, where you will have lunch before visiting the Kasbah, a UNESCO world heritage site that has been used as a set for numerous Hollywood films, fashion shoots, and commercials. The Kasbah has been carefully conserved and is made up of several Kasbahs that have been crammed together to form a single structure.

We start our descent through the Atlas Mountains in the afternoon, going through Tizi Ntichka Pass and passing through several Berber settlements with stone and mud buildings. You notice right away that life here hasn’t changed in millennia!! Shepherds make up the majority of the population. We arrive late in the afternoon in Marrakech, and your driver will transport you to your riad or hotel. Your 3 days tour from Fes to Marrakech has come to an end.

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During my time in Morocco, I had the good fortune of having Hussin as my camel guide in the Merzouga desert. The ride on the back of a camel through the dunes was a once-in-a-lifetime event with stunning views. We slept in tents and had dinner as the guides sang and played various instruments, inviting us visitors to try them out as well. Hussin brought us up on dunes at midnight to see the vista in the moonlight, and we sat up there for a long time, swapping stories and laughing. Hussin is passionate about Morocco, culture, and nature, and he has a good sense of humor. Hussin is a warm, present, and honest person, and the moment we met on the dunes remains one of my most vivid Moroccan memories.

We got back on the camels the next morning when it was still dark to watch the sunrise while riding. A journey to the desert is a must-do; if I could do it all over again, I would go for a lengthier trip with two days in the desert. Hussin will undoubtedly be my guide if I return to Merzouga for another adventure.

martin G

October 2018

We finally arrived in Merzouga after a lengthy trip. We'll meet the people who will lead us through the desert there.

We began our camel trek through the desert about 5:00 p.m., when we were treated to a spectacular sunset. We got to the camp after an hour and a half of driving. We left our belongings in the "Hamas" and then went to dinner!

It was great, but the best part was the after-dinner entertainment. The guides put on a show for us and afterward taught us how to play the drums.

Finally, we had the most magical moment of the day when we gazed at the magnificent sky, which was filled with uncountable stars.

In a nutshell, it was a once-in-a-lifetime adventure with great guides.

I'm going to repeat the experience!!!


March 2018

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Moroccan town in north-central Morocco. Ifrane was formed in 1929 and is located in the Middle Atlas (Moyen Atlas) mountains, with some of Morocco’s best winter and summer tourist regions in its immediate vicinity. This contemporary town, which is located at an elevation of around 5,400 feet (1,650 meters) above sea level, caters to international travelers. Alpine ski routes are available in nearby cedar-covered extinct volcano craters. Al-Akhawayn University (1995), a public higher education institution modeled after the American university system, is also located there. Azrou, 11 miles (17 kilometers) southwest of Ifrane, is an old Amazigh (Berber) town that has been transformed into an all-seasons resort, with trout fishing being particularly popular. The Beni Mguild tribe grazes sheep and makes high-quality carpets in the area.


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Midelt is the commercial center of a huge agricultural hinterland, with a population of 55,304 according to the 2014 Moroccan census. It is also one of Morocco’s most important cities for mineral mining.
Midelt is located between Fes and Meknes to the north and Errachidia to the south on the main road. It is located between the Middle and High Atlas mountain ranges, in the high plains around the Moulouya River.
The city’s elevation makes it one of Morocco’s highest big towns.

Merzouga desert

The Merzouga desert is without a doubt the most memorable part of the 3 days tour from Fes. Definitely, the camel ride and a desert night in a Berber tent are the most unique and memorable experiences you may have in your life. As a result, we do everything we can to make it unique and memorable for you.

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