3 Day Desert from Fes to Marrakech
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3 Day Desert from Fes to Marrakech

We will start our 3 days desert tour from Fes to Marrakech at 8:00 AM then drive directly to Ifrane and Azrou passing through the Middle Atlas Mountains. We will stop at the cedar forests to see the Barbarian Apes in their natural habitat and continue later driving to Midelt crossing the Tizi N’talghamt. On the way, you will see some wonderful views of the Middle-Atlas plateau and beautiful scenery that reveals hints of the desert as you approach the city of Errachidia. Afterwards, we will make our way through the Ziz Valley to Erfoud, Rissani and Merzouga where you will leave your luggage in hotel then ride camels for 1h 30min to have dinner and spend the night in the camp in the middle of the highest sand dunes in North Africa.


Tour Itinerary: 3 Day Desert from Fes to Marrakech

Day 1 Fez - Ifrane - Midelt – Ziz Valley - Erfoud - Rissani - Merzouga

We will start our 3 days desert tour from Fes to Marrakech at 8:00 AM then drive directly to Ifrane and Azrou passing through the Middle Atlas Mountains. We will stop at the cedar forests to see the Barbarian Apes in their natural habitat and continue later driving to Midelt crossing the Tizi N’talghamt. On the way, you will see some wonderful views of the Middle-Atlas plateau and beautiful scenery that reveals hints of the desert as you approach the city of Errachidia. Afterwards, we will make our way through the Ziz Valley to Erfoud, Rissani and Merzouga where you will leave your luggage in hotel then ride camels for 1h 30min to have dinner and spend the night in the camp in the middle of the highest sand dunes in North Africa.

Day 2 Merzouga - Todra Gorge - Dades Valley

On the second day, you will awake to enjoy a wonderful sunrise on the dunes, have breakfast and then take a camel ride back to the hotel. Afterwards, you will leave for Tinghir and the Todra Gorges to finally reach the Dades Valley where you will have dinner and spend the second night.

Day 3 Dades Valley - Ouarzazate- Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah - Marrakech

After having breakfast, we will drive through the Dades Valley towards Kelaat Mgouna which is most known for the “Roses Festival”, go to Skoura village and then continue to the Hollywood of Africa, Ouarzazate. After having lunch in Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah which is the largest Kasbah in Morocco, we will continue our journey to Marrakech through the awesome Tizi n’Tichka pass over the High Atlas Mountains. On the way, we will stop to enjoy the picturesque views and visit the Argan oil cooperative.


Pricing & Inclusions

Pricing :
Private tour:

The season, the number of travelers and the type of accommodation are all factors that have a great influence on the prices of Morocco desert tours from Marrakech, for couples, the prices start from 399€ per person, while families and friends must contact us, for more information.

Shared group tour:

The fixed price of the shared group tour is 279€ per person. However it might seem a bit higher than other so-called "providers", but do not be fooled; the maximum number of participants in our groups is 8 people and the tour can begin with only 4 people, as we believe that the less number of participants in the group makes the tour quite similar to a private one, in addition to providing you with high-quality services throughout the tour.

What’s Included
  • Private transfer by comfortable air conditioned vehicles.
  • English speaking driver/guide during the tour.
  • Pick up from your Fes hotel & Drop off at your Marrakech accommodation.
  • Visiting of Ait Benhaddou Kasbah with Guide
  • Visiting the Cinema studio in Ouarzazate.
  • Spending one night in nomad desert camp at Erg Chebbi with Private tent
  • Spending one night in a Traditional Kasbah at Dades Valley
  • Breakfasts and dinners during your tour (Vegetarians are accommodated on request).
  • Camel trekking with sunset and sunrise
  • Private bathroom in your tent (hot shower & toilet)
  • Free time to explore the sites such as Ait Benhaddou, Cinema Sets, Taourirt Kasbah...etc.

Exclusions:

Not included :
  • Lunch (A meal costs an average of 10€, and you can order "á la carte" in many restaurants)
  • Drinks (If you drink a lot of water, purchasing a package of 6 bottles will be the right thing)
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Entrance fees to optional visits at Ouarzazate and Skoura:
    • Cinema Museum : 3€ per person
    • Kasbah Taourirte: 2€ per person
    • CLA cinema studio : 8€ per person
    • Amridil Kasbah in Skoura: 2€ per person

Frequent questions

1. What's the difference that distinguishes between shared and private tours?

The main difference between private and shared tours is that you will share the vehicles of transportation with other people during the shared tours, while rooms and tents are private in both types. You can even choose to stay separated from the group during the mealtime. The private tours are distinguished by guaranteed departure, as we are committed to offering the tour once confirming your booking. By contrast, shared tours require a minimum of 4 participants to start. If the minimum number is not met, we give you the choice to have a free cancellation or make a deal to continue as a private tour.

2. Can I have vegetarian/vegan food during the tour?

Yes, the vegetarian or vegan food is an available choice on your tour, just let us know when booking and you can remind your driver during the tour.

3. Can I get the desert camp without camel trekking?

Of course, as there is a dedicated 4x4 car that we use to transport the luggage and clients who don't have any interest in riding camels. and if you Choosing a private tour, we will arrange you to travel in a comfortable 4x4 car throughout the tour, even to reach the desert camp, all you need is to let us know during the booking process.

4. Are there private bathrooms in the camp?

Yes, our basic package includes camps that are considered as luxury ones with fully-equipped tents having ensuite showers and bathrooms at no extra cost.

5. Is it possible to take my luggage during the tour?

Certainly, our comfortable vehicles have enough space for large suitcases to enable you to bring it with you, even in the desert. The luggage will be transported to tents of the desert camp by using a 4x4 car.

Payment methods

How can I pay my tour?

To confirm your booking for a tour or an activity, you shall put down a small deposit into our account on PayPal, while the balance is due will be paid in cash to your driver on the day of your tour, either in euros or equivalent in dirhams.

Is it possible to pay by Credit Cards?

Unfortunately, credit cards are not accepted because they are not very practical in Morocco, in addition to having higher fees and carrying security risks.

Can I pay the full amount via PayPal?

Due to the operational delays and transaction fees of PayPal, we generally ask for the balance payments in cash. However, in some cases, the full payment via PayPal is accepted, taking into consideration that a 5% fee will be imposed to cover the extra transaction charges. If you decide to pay the full amount via PayPal, it will be better to make the payment before the tour.


Pre-booked Shared Marrakech Desert Tours

( We can arrange your private tour at any time of the year )

Marrakesh Desert Tour offers shared desert tours to enable travellers to Share the fun and split the cost. Being committed to maintaining the quality of services, each group is limited to 8 individuals. The prices might seem a bit higher than other providers but we guarantee efficiency and the best value for money with no tourist traps, forced shopping, or hidden costs. Throughout our shared desert tours, we apply the high standard of private tours to satisfy our customers' desires. You are able to book or cancel your trip in a very easy and simple way. Check out the pre-booked shared tours or contact us to add you to our list for the best of both group and private tours at reasonable prices.

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