3 Day Desert Trip from Marrakech to Fes


Day 1 – Marrakech to Dades Gorge

You will depart from on your 3 day desert trip from your riad in Marrakech and travel through the High Atlas Mountains, crossing the highest pass, Tizi n’Tichka at 2660 m. Enjoy this spectacular journey as you slowly enter the mountains of Morocco and climb higher and higher to reach the pass. The landscape unfolds before you and offers new and breathtaking vistas at every turn in the road.

You’ll stop at Ksar Ait Ben Haddou for lunch where you are free to explore the Kasbah which is still the home to 5 Berber families, and has been the star of many modern movies and TV shows including Game of Thrones and Lawrence of Arabia.  After lunch you will go to Ouarzazate, the movie capital of Morocco, and then on to Dades Gorge, one of the hidden gems of Morocco with its steep mountain slopes and amazing rock formations, where you will sleep for the night.

Day 2 – Dades Gorge to Merzouga

Depart from the Dades Gorge after breakfast for a short drive to the Todra Gorge. Cut through the mountain by the river below over thousands of years of persistence, you will walk along the gorge basin, and hopefully spot some rock climbers. The rock face jutts out of the basin at a 300m vertical!

From here you will go to Erfoud, home to some of the world’s oldest fossils and the date capital. Enjoy some of the freshest dates you will find anywhere. After a tea break it is time to climb aboard your camels and head into the desert for a night in a camp. Enjoy the undulating dunes on the leisurely ride to camp.

Once there you will have a chance to climb to the top of the nearest dune and enjoy the views all the way to distant Algeria. Watch the sun set and view the vast desert sky as you settle in to dinner prepared by nomads before falling into a deep sleep in the total and complete silence of the desert.

Day 3 – Merzouga to Fes

After breakfast the camel boys will round up your camels and you will travel back to the van. On this day you will travel north to Fes, stopping in Midelt for a nice lunch. While it is a day of driving, your guide will ensure that you enjoy appropriate and entertaining rest stops.


# of days

3 Day Desert trip
3 Day Desert trip to Sahara
  • Airport Transfers
  • 2 Night Double Accommodations
  • Breakfast Every Day
  • Dinner in the desert
  • Air Conditioned Vehicle
  • Professional Driver
  • English Speaking Guide
  • Camel Trek
  • Mandatory Travel Insurance
  • All Lunches
  • Gratuities
  • Airfare
  • Extended stays before and after the tour dates