Fes To Sahara Desert Tour 7 Days

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During these fes to sahara desert tour 7 days, you’ll discover Merzouga desert, 3-day camel trekking in a Mobile camp between Merzouga and Tafraouet Sidi Ali. Also, you will have chance to visit todra & dades gorges, Palm groves, kasbah Ait Ben Haddou. Finally, to Marrakech through Atlas Mountains.


  • Cross the middle Atlas Mountains
  • Visit the Moroccan Switzerland” IFRANE”
  • Pass through the panoramic view of Ziz Valley
  • 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
  • Visit nomad people
  • 3 Days of camel trekking in the desert in a mobile camp
  • Enjoy the spectacular landscapes of the southeast of Morocco
  • Visit the two spectacular Gorges of Dades and Todra
  • Explore Ouarzazate the Hollywood of Africa
  • Pay a visit to Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah
  • Cross the High Atlas Mountains   


Day 1Fes – cedar forest – Ziz valley – Merzouga

This private 7 Days Fes to Sahara Desert Tour starts After breakfast, we drive to south-eastward passing by Moroccan Switzerland” IFRANE” a charming ski resort. After that, through the cedar woods of the middle Atlas Mountains. We’ll stop for pictures of wild monkeys on the Cedar forests before arriving at Errachidia  and the 1000 Palms of Ziz valley with small kasbahs.

Continuation to the sand dunes of Erg Chebbi, passing from Erfoud, the workshop of fossils, Tent of Berber Nomad who living in the solitude of the Sahara, after continuation to our camp in the desert. Arrive the stunning accommodation rest for a while before get ready to take the next journey which is camel trek. Now you will ride camel and head to the high sand dune to watch the sunset. After then, you will ride back the camels to the camp where you will spend 1nd night in the lodge in a Berber tent, and you will be playing drums after dinner.

Day 2Explore Merzouga region

Wake up early in the morning to enjoy the beautiful sunrise, in the middle of the desert. Free time for breakfast. Then start your second day of our 7 Days Sahara desert tour Fes to Marrakech, to explore the region of Merzouga. The area has so many incredible sites, from sand dunes, wild lake, mines, fossils areas and fabulous oases. Which are ideal places for so many outdoor activities. Firstly, we start our journey in Merzouga, by driving off-road to visit an ancient eyeliner mine.

Then, we pay the nomads a visit, in their handmade woven tent. Learn how they live while drinking a Berber tea. Our next destination is the Khamlia village, where you will enjoy the Gnaoua music, and dancing performances. Its inhabitants are originating from sub-Saharan countries like Mali, Sudan and Niger. Free time for lunch in a local restaurant specialized in Berber pizza. After that, we take a stroll in palm trees grove. Then drive a few kilometers to see the wild lake of Merzouga, also called flamingos lake. Dinner and overnight in a hotel.

Day 3Merzouga – 3-day Camel caravan  – Tafraouet sidi ali

This camel trekking trip in Merzouga is an ideal activity to spend 3 days in the desert. This desert experience it’s to explore the desert and have an adventure. The camel trek is very appreciated by travelers looking for an authentic experience, and who want to discover the local culture of The Nomads lifestyle. During, this 3-day between merzouga and tafraouet sidi ali includes 3-day camel trek with your guides and camels, 2 overnights in the desert, in a mobile camp.

The nights in the desert are unforgettable in a tent or directly under the stars, you will enjoy a unique experience. With possibility spend one of this two nights with nomads’ family. Also, during this desert experience you will pass through the small Mharech Gorge, the Obahlou kasbah, Oued Ghris valley and the mines of Tijakhet  where many minerals were found.

Day 6Tafraouet sidi ali – Todra gorge – Dades valley

Today, after breakfast and shower. We will back to the main road through many Berber villages to Todra gorges via Tinghir. Stopping along the way for photos and admiring the views. Arrival to Todra Gorges to enjoy its marvelous Canyons while hiking on foot. Thereafter, we continue our journey Dades gorges. overnight in a hotel.

Day 7Dades Valley – Rose Town – Ouarzazate – Ait Ben Haddou – Marrakech

On the last day of this stunning 7-day camel trek from fes to marrakech, we start our journey visiting El Kalaa Mgouna rose town where more than 400 tones of rose petals are picked every spring to be processed into rosewater or exported to perfume industries. The festival of roses is held here every May. As we travel from Rose town to Skoura you will see many kasbahs. Meanwhile, the small towmen of Skoura is surrounded by thousands of palm groves and the most beautiful kasbahs in southern Morocco are to be found here.

Continue our journey to Ouarzazate” Hollywood of Africa” with one of the biggest cinema studios in Morocco, then to the kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou A Unesco World Heritage site, we will have free time to visit it and have lunch in a local restaurant in the village. then, we head to Marrakech via high Atlas Mountains (2260m), admiring the impressive mountain’s sides. Arrive in Marrakech in the late afternoon. Drop off in your hotel/riad.

Departure & Return Location

Fes – Merzouga – Marrakech

Departure Time

About 8 O’clock

Price Includes

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

Price Excludes

  • Lunch
  • Drinks
  • Ticket to monuments

Frequently Asked Questions

How far is Merzouga from Fes?

Fes to Merzouga distance is 468 Km, it does take about 7/8 hours, depending on the stops.

How long does it take to get to Marrakech from the Sahara Desert?

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

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 Fes to Sahara Desert tour 7 days does not match what you’re looking for, then contact us. we provide anatomized desert tours in Morocco according to your duration of stay and your preferences. 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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Fes to Sahara desert tour

Couple Traveller

This adventure turned out to be super and cheerful, very happy with the result of the trip, having the great Brahim not only as a driver and guide, but also as a companion. It all started in Fes and then we headed to the majestic desert and ended up in the Red city of Marrakech. Brahim is an honest person who knows the best places to eat, shop and learn about culture and could not miss good music! I recommend it 100%. Thank you very much for this unforgettable meeting vacation in Morocco

March 16, 2018