3-day Sahara desert escape, from Fez to Marrakesh

A short escape to discover Merzouga sand dunes, ride camels and see the amazing Southern Morocco

This short escape from Fez to Marrakesh is the ideal option for travelers looking for an unforgettable experience and memorable tour into the Sahara desert and Southern Morocco. This short trip offers you an opportunity to be totally immersed in the pristine landscapes of the South Morocco and during three days combining daily easy walks and scenic drives, you will travel deep into the Sahara desert in the company of experienced Berber guides who will introduce you to the hidden valleys, red-mud built Kasbahs, huge oases of palm-dates trees and stunning desert scenery with wonderfully dramatic panoramas offering impressive sunsets and sunrises over otherworldly sea of endless sand dunes. Without a doubt, camping in a comfortable desert tented camp is the ideal way to experience the incredible and magical Sahara desert with ever-changing sceneries providing a source of amazement. Our friendly Berbers will lead you off the beaten track and wherever you go, something magnificent, interesting and enjoyable awaits you.

desert escape from fez to marrakech
desert escape from fez to marrakech
desert escape from fez to marrakech
Highlights and price quote of this 3-day Sahara desert trip

Highlights of this 3-day desert tour from Fez

  • Itinerary of a great diversity offering awe-inspiring landscapes and striking beauty
  • Be inspired by the captivating architecture heritage and history of South Morocco
  • Spend time discovering the Draa valley and the incredible Valley of Roses
  • An unforgettable camel riding adventure to explore the Erg Chebbi sand dunes
  • Visit the majestic Todra Gorges – the Morocco’s Grand Canyon
  • Scenic drive through the Dades valley – A mountain range of incredible rock formations
  • Exciting add-ons to make the most of your time in Morocco unforgettable

Price quote - 3 days Fez to Marrakesh

The cost of this trip is subject to change – increase or decrease – depending on the number of persons in the group, the accommodation category, the currency fluctuation and the period of departure. The exact cost of your selected holiday will be confirmed to you at the time of booking. The suggested tour shown on our website is prepared few months before the start of your holiday and the prices quoted are for your guidance when planning your trip.  

Tour Price based on Standard Accommodation

  • Price based on 2 travellers : $395 per person
  • Price based on 3-4 travellers : $350 per person
  • Price based on 5-6 travellers : $275 per person

Tour Price based on Superior Accommodation

  • Price based on 2 people : $ 470 per person
  • Price based on 3-4 people : $ 420 per person 
  • Price based on 5-6 people : $ 343 per person 

Tour Price based on Luxury Accommodation

  • Price based on 2 people : $ 645 per person
  • Price based on 3-4 people : $ 590 per person 
  • Price based on 5-6 people : $ 450 per person 

Fez to Marrakech detailed tour itinerary

The detailed day to day itinerary and exact price quote of this 3-day tour will be sent to you on simple request. Please send your request to contcat@morocco-private-tours.com and one of our travel consultants will send you – within 48 hours – the day to day trip programme and all detailed information you need to know about your selected tour. Please feel free to contact Morocco Private Tours if you have any questions, we remain at your entire service for any further information you may need.

More details about this 3-day Sahara desert tour

Is this desert trip for you

This discovery tour is suitable for most people in good health and age groups. This 3-day journey combines cultural guided visits, scenic drives and daily short walks that offer an easy walking pace for sightseeing to appreciate attractions along the route, encounter the locals, admire the landscapes and take pictures. Please keep in mind that this tour involves traveling long distances by car because the real Sahara desert is situated a long way from Marrakesh and Fez.

Best time to do this desert trip

This short escape into the Sahara desert and South Morocco can be undertaken all year round. The best time of the year is from October until early May. July and August, are the hottest months in the sahara desert. Winter and Autumn can be perfect by day in the south, though desert nights can get cold – a major consideration if you are planning to stay in one of the desert tented camps, which rarely have heating. Warm duvet and blankets, as well as hot water bootles are provided to keep you warm at night when staying in the desert camp.

Tour leader and local Berber crew

All Morocco Private Tours groups are entrusted to skilled Berber tour guides and competent staff who will take care of all services from beginning to end of tour. You will be accompanied by a professional local crew who represents the real image of our company and consists mainly of Berber native people. The success of your trip, your safety and your welfare are our main objectives. The friendly Berbers who accompanying you will work hard to ensure you discover Morocco the right way it should be seen, offering you rewarding and remarkable experiences and above all unforgettable memories you will treasure for a long time. Morocco Private Tours will be delighted to make you discover not only the landscape and must-see attractions but also the local lifestyle, traditions and customs and give you a real glimpse of current everyday local life.

Accommodation in the Sahara desert

When travelling into the Sahara desert, the overnight stay will be tented camp style or hotel for those who don’t like sleeping in the tents. With us you will enjoy a truly authentic experience and you will camp in very comfortable and spacious luxury tents equipped with comfortable mattresses with proper bed, pillows and warm duvets, all covered with fine and cosy bedding. En-suite shower tents provide bathroom facilities with flushing toilet, wash stand basins and hot water available 24 hours. See our desert camp. On chilly nights hot water bottles are provided. Camping in tents allows you to enjoy brightly star-lit nights out in the open air, experiencing moments of real pleasure discovering the spectacular night skies and constellations of the Sahara desert. Personal attention and care is of high importance here in our camps, the friendly Berber staff will go to their extremes to ensure that you have a wonderful, satisfying and memorable stay and everything is done at your leisure.

Accommodation during the trip

An important feature of all Morocco Private Tours is the wide range of accommodation used. We know from experience that a well-appointed hotel close to the best sightseeing options contributes significantly to the enjoyment of your tour, and when travelling from Fez to Marrakesh, we offer a great choice of carefully selected accommodations in very comfortable hotels or authentic tradional Kasbahs, which have been chosen for their comfort and cleanliness as well as their charm, welcoming quality, tranquillity and security. Our selected accommodations are nestled in the heart of the city, with close proximity to the main business areas and attractive highlights. They offer a brasserie restaurant, internet access, and fully-equipped fitness centre and laundry service. Guest rooms have private bathrooms and air-conditioning.

Land Transportation and provided vehicles

For your safety and the safety of our guides traveling with you, we offer high quality and dedicated services for all your transport needs. All transportation services are operated in our reliable modern air-conditioned vehicles with fully trained Berber drivers in customer service and safe practices. With extensive experience providing the best transportation service, our priority is the safety and comfort of our clients and the punctuality in our services. We always do our best to make every journey as hassle-free as possible, because we understand that a happy customer will talk about us.

Pre- and post-tour Extensions

If you would like to extend your stay in Morocco for a couple of days before or after your guided tour to enjoy the ultimate flexibility and freedom to see a little more of Morocco at your own pace or to have plenty of time visiting Marrakech, Morocco Private Tours can make all the arrangements you need to extend your holiday with lots of ideas for what to do and where to stay. Our optional pre- and post-tour extensions offer you also the perfect opportunity if you would like to explore some attractions and must-see places that are not included on this tour itinerary.

Morocco Private Tours’ knowledgeable travel consultants will be pleased to provide you with further information and to suggest ideas to complement your own and make your holiday extension in Morocco a memorable experience. All our optional extension packages can include stays in charming boutique hotels or authentic stylish riads, private airport transfers, car rental, quad-biking tours, horse-riding, day trips into the High Atlas Mountains, Essaouira etc.

Trip Note and useful information

We supply detailed trip notes with useful information to assist you with planning for your holiday and advise you of what to expect during your time in Morocco. Our pre-tour information has been prepared to provide you with as much information as possible about your forthcoming adventure. Once you have booked your selected tour, the detailed trip notes will be sent to you to help you prepare for your trip, with important logistical information and answers to questions regarding accommodations, tour arrangements, currency, local customs, immigration and documents, health precautions, and a packing list of right clothing and all necessary equipment that you will need for the planned activity.

Our Commitment to the Environment

Far from the purely commercial tourism, ultimate duty for Morocco Private Tours and all those involved in tourism development to protect the environment and natural resources as part of the main objective for responsible and sustainable tourism. However we do, we are aware that we are having an impact on the environment. The whole team of MPT endeavours to minimise this impact by travelling in small groups who make less impact than big ones.

Wherever possible, we engage in projects and activities that not only make the environment sustainable but contribute to improving and conserving it. Our code of conduct ensures we have a positive influence on the environment and continuously make the respect for the nature and the environment our ethos. Our motto wherever we travel is « Take only photographs, leave only footprints » and guests hoping to travel with us should adopt the same philosophy.

Services included and What is not included in the tour price

Services included on Standard Accommodation

  • Transportation by private air-cond vehicles
  • 1 night at Auberge Panorama in Dades valley
  • 1 night Sahara desert camp at Merzouga
  • Accommodation on half-board basis
  • A driver-guide speaking English
  • A 2-hour camel riding to discover Erg Chebbi 
  • 24-hour emergency assistance service 

What is not included in the tour price

  • Personal Travel and medical insurance
  • Miscellaneous items of a personal nature
  • Lunch in local restaurants
  • Mineral Bottled water
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • All items not mentioned as being included
  • Gratuities for tour guide and local staff

Services included on Superior Accommodation

  • Transportation by private air-cond vehicles
  • 1 night Accommodation at Ksar Sultan Dades
  • 1 night Accommodation desert tented camp 
  • Full board included during the tour days
  • A 2-hour camel riding to discover Erg Chebbi 
  • 24-hour emergency assistance service 
  • Mineral bottled water provided daily
  • Luggage handling and all hotel taxes

What is not included in the tour price

  • Personal Travel and medical insurance
  • Miscellaneous items of a personal nature
  • Soft drinks and Alcoholic beverages
  • All items not mentioned as being included
  • Gratuities for tour guide and local staff

Services included on Luxury Accommodation

  • Transportation by private air-cond vehicles
  • A professional tour guide speaking English 
  • 1 night Accommodation at chez Pierre
  • 1 night in a luxury desert tented camp 
  • Full board included during the tour days
  • A 2-hour camel riding to discover Erg Chebbi 
  • 24-hour emergency assistance service 
  • Mineral bottled water provided daily
  • Luggage handling and all hotel taxes
  • A basket of fresh fruits and dried fruits

What is not included in the tour price

  • Personal Travel and medical insurance
  • Miscellaneous items of a personal nature
  • Soft drinks during lunch in restaurants
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • All items not mentioned as being included
  • Gratuities for tour guide and local staff

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