Fes to Marrakech desert tours

While searching for Fes to Marrakech desert tours, visitors tend to get a little doubtful in terms of possible opportunities to travel in Morocco.

We are a tour operator in Morocco focused on crafting the most suitable tour from Fes to Marrakech with a large destination diversity.

Tour from Fes to Marrakech » The options

Our Fes to Marrakech desert tours include

  1. Hotel pick-up and drop off.
  2. Friendly staff.
  3. Thoughtfully maintained vehicles.
  4. Multi-lingual drivers and guides.
  5. Easy phone assistance if required.
  6. Wild monkeys at Cèdre Gouraud Forest.
  7. Ziz Valley palm grove panorama.
  8. Erg Chebbi Dunes desert camp.
  9. Todra Gorge canyon.
  10. Ksar Ait Benhaddou UNESCO site.
  11. Ounila Valley
  12. Pasha’s mountain palace in Telouet.
  13. Crossing the High Atlas Mountains.
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Traveling with a Sahara tour from Fes to Marrakech is an accessible approach to discover Morocco if you’re on a short holiday break in Fes. Due to its central geographical location, the famous “Spiritual city” is the starting point for many desert excursions.

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Frequently asked questions

What are the best tours Fes to Marrakech?

The Moroccan desert is a fantastic stop for those who wish to visit such an amazing natural destination. The best Sahara tour Fes to Marrakech is made by taking you to Erg Chebbi dunes near Merzouga. Departing from Fes, our Morocco desert tours Fes to Marrakech do need a bit of time to arrive for those two mentions locations.

This Fes to Marrakech Sahara tour takes you to explore the Ziz Valley endless palm groves, the beautiful desert region around Merzouga, the breathtaking Erg Chebbi dunes, the fabulous Todra Gorges, the picturesque Kasbah Amridil in Skoura, and the UNESCO site of Ksar Ait Benhaddou in Ouarzazate.

Can you reach the Sahara Desert on a day trip from Fes?

No, technically and due to the distance separating Fes and the Sahara desert, a one-day journey to the desert is out of the question. The minimum needed for a fast desert trip will be 2 or 3 days, depending on how “big” of a desert you want to encounter. That is why our Fes to Marrakech tours are perfectly designed to fit your needs.

The road from Fes to Merzouga is about 460 km, initially through the mountains, until descending to the curved Ziz valley, just before entering the Tafilalet palm grove and desert plateau. This is a long journey but full of special places on the way. Departing from Fes the road goes up the Atlas Mountains, until reaching the Sahara Desert. The sudden change can be noticed and this landscape variation is unforgettable. One of the highlights of this passage is the Hassan Addakhil Reservoir, near the city of Errachidia.

Is Fes far from the Sahara Desert?

Yes, in fact, Fes is located in the north of Morocco. A desert tour from Fes to Marrakech, on a day tour, is not possible. Since many people decide to arrive in Morocco through Fes Saiss Airport, and departure going out from Marrakech, we offer the perfect solution for those who wish to go to Marrakech ancient city, via the Sahara Desert.

If you visit our page discussing Erg Chebbi vs Erg Chigaga, you will notice that only the Merzouga desert is geographically available for this type of trip. Therefore, a 1000 km road trip in Morocco separates Marrakech and Fes via Erg Chebbi. The journey is easily executed in 3, 4, or 5 days while visiting other renowned attractions on the way. Actually, the whole trip is full of surprises and highlights.

What is the most requested desert tour Fes to Marrakech?

Without a doubt, this is the list of the most famous Sahara desert tour Fes to Marrakech: a 5 days tour from Fes to Marrakech, a 4 days tour from Fes to Marrakech, and the 3 days tour from Fes to Marrakech.

What happens is that many people only have one week to stay in Morocco, and after a few days of visiting Fes, they decide to head to Marrakech while visiting other places on the way. This is the perfect solution to enjoy the distance between Fes to Marrakech.

Itinerary examples:

Day 1 – Fes – Ifrane – Azrou – Midelt – Ziz Valley – Merzouga Dunes
Day 2 – Erg Chebbi Dunes – Todra Gorges – Ouarzazate or Skoura
Day 3 – Ouarzazate or Skoura – Ait Benhaddou – Marrakech

Day 1 – Fes – Ifrane – Azrou – Midelt – Ziz Valley – Merzouga Dunes
Day 2 – Erg Chebbi Dunes – Erfoud – Todra Gorges
Day 3 – Todra Gorges – Dades Valley – Ouarzazate
Day 4 – Ouarzazate – Ait Benhaddou – Telouet – Atlas Mountains – Marrakech

Day 1 – Fes – Ifrane – Azrou – Midelt – Ziz Valley – Merzouga Dunes
Day 2 – Erg Chebbi – Merzouga Desert Exploration
Day 3 – Merzouga Dunes (Erg Chebbi) – Amelagou – Tamtatoucht
Day 4 – Tamtatoucht – Todra Gorges – Dades Valley – Ouarzazate
Day 5 – Ouarzazate – Ait Benhaddou – Telouet – Atlas Mountains – Marrakech

How much Fes to Marrakech tour cost?

Our Fes to Marrakech desert tours price can vary depending on the number of participants. We run these private tours on a regular daily basis. We pick you up from your hotel and you will be accompanied by an English-speaking driver (may not be available in high seasons due to high demand). We list our Fes desert excursion rates below but take into consideration that the prices vary on the number of participants in each tour.

3-day Fes to Marrakech Desert Tour:

From 2850 MAD per person with a minimum of four participants

4-day Desert tour from Fes to Marrakech:

From 3600 MAD per person with a minimum of four participants

5-day Fes to Marrakech Sahara tour:

From 4000 MAD per person with a minimum of four participants

NOTE15% is added to these rates for this period: 24th December until 5th January. Check updated rates on our price page.

How to get a Fes to Marrakech luxury desert tour?

Our services can always be adapted to your travel preference. So, yes, we can provide an attractive Fes to Marrakech luxury desert tour. While booking with us, just select the “Superior accommodation” choice.

Apart from special treats dedicated exclusively to our clients who want a luxury tour, the main difference between the standard option will be regarding the quality of hotels.

The “Superior accommodation” choice is very charming, and the available Merzouga luxury desert camp selection will delight those who search for the ultimate place to sleep in the desert.

How to book a desert trip?

You can easily book our trips by filling up the booking form. You will get a prompt response within 24 hours, with the availability confirmation, and booking procedure. Furthermore, you will be asked to provide us the pick-up details including your hotel address, or the corresponding phone number if you are staying in a riad in the medina.

What type of transportation is used?

All our excursions include an SUV style of transport such as Toyota Land Cruiser (or similar) or a Minibus if the number of people requires a larger car. All our vehicles are air-conditioned equipped and provide fully secured and regularly checked seat belts.

Are these trips private or in a group?

We run private tours. Your vehicle will not be shared with anyone in your group of friends or family. Sporadically and during the high-season, we run desert group tours, so if you’re searching for a Fes to Marrakech shared desert tour, try your luck and check availability on our page dedicated to Morocco last-minute tours.