3 days Marrakech to Fes via Sahara desert

pathfinders treks - marrakech to fes via sahara desert 3 days

3 Days / 2 Night

3 days Marrakech to Fes via Sahara desert: This trip offers a great introduction to Morocco: you will experience vibrant Marrakech, visit small Berber villages in the Atlas Mountains and have time to make Camel Trek. Imagine the twisting alleyways of an ancient medina, a crowded souk full of colourful pottery and carpets or the sound of a muezzin calling to prayer drifting across an orange plantation. Morocco offers all this and more – complete with a stunning backdrop of the snow-capped Atlas Mountains.

This short adventure provides a fabulous introduction to these exciting highlights. You visit the old walled Village Rissani and Ouarzazate and more out-of-the way places that few tourists get to see – such as the remote villages of the Berbers, hidden away in the folds of the Atlas Mountains. This trip offers a real insight into an enthralling and beautiful country

Day 1Marrakech - Tizi'n'Tichka - Ait Benhaddou - Ouarzazate - Dades Valley/gorges

Depart at 08.00 am from Marrakesh to Dades Gorges via the mountain pass of Tizi n’Tichka (2260m), through the High Atlas Mountains. We will have time to stop and enjoy the sceneries. We will also have an opportunity to visit the UNESCO heritage site of Ait Benhaddou Kasbah. We will pass through Ouarzazate; sometimes called Hollywood of Africa, since it has been a famous destination for filmmakers. After Ouarzazate we will continue to Dades valley where we will spend the night in a hotel.

Day 2Dades Gorges - Tenghir - Todra Gorges - Erfoud - Merzouga

After breakfast, we will start driving from Dades Gorges to the Erg Chebbi sand dunes in Merzouga. We will pass through Tinjdad, Jorf and Erfoud, and then continue to Merzouga, where we will start our camel ride. Upon the arrival at the nomadic camp the dinner will be served. Night in Berber tents.

Day 3Erg Chebbi Desert - Merzouga - Ziz Valley - Midellt - Ifrane - Fes

Around 05.00 am, you will wake up to enjoy the sunrise over the dunes, possibly the best moment of Merzouga desert, followed by a typical breakfast in the bivouac of Merzouga, then you will ride back the camels to meet you driver and travel from Merzouga dunes to Fes via the beautiful Ziz valley, Errachidia and Midelt. Lunch will be on the way and a short break to watch the monkeys in the cedar forests of the Middle Atlas close to Azrou City at “Gourrou Forests”. You will continue to Fes, where your tour from Marrakech to Fes ends.


3 Days / 2 Night

  • Transport 4×4 or Van with air conditioning
  • Fuel
  • Pick up and drop off in Fes and Marrakech hotel
  • Sandboarding in the dunes
  • Driver/guide who speaks English
  • 1 night in hotel + 1 night in a Berber tent
  • 2 dinners + 2 breakfast + 3 Lunch picnic
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips
  • Travel insurance
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