4 Days Sahara Desert Tour from Marrakech to Fes

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In these 4 Days Sahara Desert Tour from Marrakech to Fes, you travel between the two imperial cities while discover the south East of Morocco. Explore the beautiful kasbahs, Oasis, palm grove, and experience of the camel trekking in Merzouga desert. In addition, spend fantastic nights in a desert camp. The Marrakech desert tour continues toward Fes, via Ziz valley and cedar forest in Azrou.


  •  Cross the High Atlas Mountains   
  •  Pay a visit to Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah
  •  Explore Ouarzazate the Hollywood of Africa
  • Visit the two spectacular Gorges of Dades and Todra
  • Stay at Sahara Desert camp
  • Catch an amazing sunset and sunrise in the Desert
  • Observe a lovely starry night in the desert
  • Enjoy a life changing camel ride in Merzouga desert
  •  Pass through the panoramic view of Ziz Valley
  • Enjoy the spectacular landscapes of the southeast


Day 1Marrakech – Atlas Mountains – Ait ben haddou – Ouarzazate – Dades Valley

Your driver/guide will pick you up from your hotel/riad, and start your 4 Days Sahara Desert Tour from Marrakech to Fes. You will drive to Dades Gorges across the magnificent high Atlas Mountains and pass of Tizi N’tichka (2260m) to the traditional High Atlas Berber villages, chain to Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou, a UNESCO world heritage site. Here where many famous movies that have been shot such as: Prince of Persia, Gladiator and Babel.

After lunch at one of the tradional restaurants, back to the main road to Ouarzazate” The Hollywood of Africa” where there are many studios and kasbahs, many films have been filmed here as well with option to visit the Atlas Studios and Taourirt Kasbah. Thereafter, continue to Dades gorges through the vast palm-groves of Skoura and the rose valley stretching along the M’Goun river, famous for rose fields and rose products. as well, it’s known for its annual festival during the rose harvest in May. Then, go on to Dades valley with a couple of stops to enjoy seeing views and the beautiful rocks formation called” the monkey fingers”. Check into your accommodation in the middle of Dades Gorges.


Day 2Dades valley – Todra gorges – Erfoud – Merzouga

The 2nd of your 4 days Morocco desert tour, you will leave Dades gorge to Tinghir town, where you will admire the beautiful landscape and Berber villages along the way to Todra gorges, after a short walk in the gorges you will continue your journey to Merzouga via Tinjdad and Erfoud famous for its fossils, arrive at your accommodation in Merzouga, you will be welcomed with a glass of tea, before getting ready for the camel ride to enjoy an amazing sunset in heart of Erg Chebbi dunes. Thereafter, back to your camp for dinner, also you will enjoy the Berber music around bonfire, sleep under 1000 of stars. 

Day 3 Merzouga Desert Adventure

Today, you get up early to see the sunrise, over the sand dune near your camp. After breakfast and shower you explore the Majestic Merzouga sand dunes. Firstly, we will start by visiting an oasis near dunes. Continue to enjoy a cup of tea with the nomad family. Thereafter, we’ll stop by Mefiss, its de place where a lot of kohl and minerals were found and exported to France. Later on, we head off towards khamlia village, via the wonderful panoramic view of the Erg chebbi.

Visit the Gnawa House, it’s an ethnic group best known for their music, which is rich repertoire of ancient African-Islamic spiritual songs. After lunch, we’ll complete the tour, visiting one fantastic Lake or called Tifart. On the route you might meet some desert animals such as sand Foxe Goats, etc. From here, you have a choice to spend the night in a hotel in the village or back to the camp for second night.

Day 4 Merzouga – Erfoud – Ziz valley – Midelt – Azrou – Fes

In early morning you will enjoy a magical sunrise in the dunes, after breakfast and your shower leave to Fes via Erfoud, ziz valley and Middle Atlas to join Midelt where your lunch will be served in a local restaurant. later continue toward Azrou cedar forest where there is a possibility to see some apes, then drive to Fes and drop off in your hotel.

Departure & Return Location

Marrakech – Merzouga – Fes 

Departure Time

About 8 O’clock

Price Includes

  • Pick up from your riad/hotel
  • Private car with A/C
  • Fuel
  • English/speaking driver
  • Over night in dades valley
  • 2 Nights in private tent
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Camel treking
  • Drop off at your riad/hotel

Price Excludes

  • Lunch
  • Drinks
  • Ticket to monuments

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does it take to get to the desert from Marrakech?

Marrakech to Merzouga distance is 560 Km. However, it will be split in two days on the way, with a night in Dades Valley

How far is Merzouga from Fes?

The last day of the tour will be from Merzouga to Fes, it does take about 7/8 hours, depending on the stops.

Which accommodations are included?

You have the choice between standard and luxury accommodation.

Do I need a sleeping bag for the overnight in the Desert?

No, you don’t need a sleeping bag, you will stay at an equipped desert camp with all amenities.

Are there showers at your Sahara Desert camp?

If you prefer to stay in a standard tent the shower and toilets are shared, but if you choose to upgrade to a luxury desert camp, you will have a private shower and toilet inside your tent.

Is It Possible To Have Vegetarian Or Vegan Food?

Yes, it’s possible to provide vegetarian or vegan food. Please let your driver/guide know on the first day.

How to book and pay?

To confirm This tour, we require a small deposit to be paid over PayPal to our account, the balance is payable in cash at the pick-up, to be paid to your driver in euros, or equal in dollars or dirhams.
Usually, we request balance payments in cash because PayPal also has many transaction fees and operational delays since it’s a world institution. Also, we can in some cases accept the complete payment via PayPal however a 5% fee is going to be applied to hide the additional transaction charges. Just in case you’re considering this method, it’s best to rearrange the payment before the tour.



If this 4 Day Desert Tour Marrakech to Fes does not match what you’re looking for, then contact us. Besides, we provide customized desert tours in Morocco according to your duration of stay and your preferences. On the other hand, our Team at Excursion in Morocco is at your service to answer any questions and give you detailed quotes about tours, and also an advice about the best time and places to visit. Whether you’re thinking about leading a tour or simply have questions we’re here to help. 

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4 Days Marrakech Desert Tour

Couple Traveller

I recommend this agency to everyone who wants to experience the real Morocco. During 4 days Marrakech desert trip we visited the most characteristic places and slept in the Sahara Desert. We had a very good guide and driver (greetings to Ibrahim), they arranged good quality ranges for us for all 3 nights including breakfast and dinner. No hidden costs everything was very clear as they told us also the price was lower than other agencies. The car had air conditioning and was new and clean (4 x 4 Pajero). Our trip was earlier of 2019.

December 15, 2018