Marrakech to Fez Tour Highlights

  • See ancient and stunning Ait Ben Haddou
  • Trek on Camels across the Saharan dunes
  • Dine, drink and sleep in nomadic desert tents
  • Explore ancient Fez
  • Unforgettable scenery and food
Map showing the route for a 3 day tour from Marrakech to Fes

Marrakech to Fez via desert tour (3 days / 2 nights)

Departure/Arrival Location: Marrakech
Tour Duration: 3 Days/ 2 Nights
Transport: Luxury 4×4 Toyota Landcruiser, Camel Ride
Max Travelers: 4 per vehicle.
Food & Accommodation: Both provided to suit budget. Includes 1x nights in Nomadic tents in the desert.

Marrakech to Fez tour Itinerary

Although you can easily find day trips to Fez from Marrakech, taking the long way round has its own rich rewards, such as our Marrakech to Fez 3 day tour via ancient Ait Ben Haddou and the Erg Chebbi dunes of the Sahara.

A relatively short tour, but creating memories that will last a lifetime.

Day 1: Marrakech → Ait Benhaddou/Ouarzazate → Dades Valley

Your journey to Fez starts bright and early with a pick up from your Marrakech hotel in one of our safe and reliable 4×4 Toyota Landcruisers, whisking you out of the big city and up over the High Atlas Mountains (plenty of photo opportunities) and down into the Southern foothills to the Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou.

There you can cross the stepping stones in the traditional way to this amazing and authentically Moroccan World Heritage site.

From there we’ll move further from the mountains to Ouarzazate – the famed Gateway to the Sahara before loosely following the river Dades through the beautiful valleys. Eventually you’ll end your day with a tasty dinner and a comfortable bed.

Day 2: Dades Valley → Todgha Gorge → Merzouga/Erg Chebbi Dunes

We’ll eat a hearty breakfast to help sustain you through the amazing second leg of your journey before setting off from Dades Valley to Todgha Gorge offering you some simply stunning scenery and walks if you wish.

From there, you’ll travel to Merzouga and the Erg Chebbi Dunes (around 2 hours camel ride through the Sahara) where you’ll make camp, watch the Saharan sunset and eat a simple yet delicious meal of tagine cooked on the campfire. Music and entertainment in the dunes of the Sahara!

Day 3: Erg Chebbi Dunes/Merzouga → Midelt → Fez

Providing we can tear you away from the sunrise over the dunes and your breakfast, we’ll travel back to Merzouga on the camels, jump back in the 4x4s and head to Fez, but not without stopping along the way at selected locations such as the Ziz Valley Gorge, Midelt and the cedar forests en-route.

At last, you’ll reach the old city of Fez, where we will say farewell and leave you to continue on your journey.

Marrakech to Fez done the right way

Sure, there are other quicker options to get from Marrakech to Fez, but if you have the time then we can think of no better way to experience the heat and soulful romance of the Sahara, the might of the Atlas mountains and to feel the history of Ait Ben Haddou than join us for a three day tour.

Sometimes, life is better when you take the scenic route, and with Morocco Sunny Days we ensure our guests spend their journey in safety and comfort.

Marrakech to Fez Tour FAQs

How many stops are on this tour?

This three day tour features 9 primary locations as well as a few stop-offs we know well that can add an extra photogenic element to your journey or allow you to experience something a little more off the beaten path if you wish.

The great thing about Morocco Sunny Days is, if you want to stop somewhere else (or even skip a location) then just ask!

What kind of food is available on the historical Morocco tour?

Both your departure city and your final destination are both major Moroccan cities and therefore feature almost any food you can hope for – we’re always keen to recommend and take you to places offering traditional Moroccan foods with both meat and vegetarian options, however just ask us if you are looking for something in particular.

Letting us know about food allergies, intolerance and preferences before we travel is advisable so we have enough time to cater to your needs.

How many people can go on the tour?

Our vehicles can safely transport up to 4 people on this journey, however we are happy to provide extra vehicles and complete the tour as a convoy if you can give us enough notice.

Does this trip have a camel ride in the desert?

Absolutely – a highlight of the trip for many of our guests, the ridge from Mergouza to the Erg Chebbi dunes where you will sleep in a nomadic-style camp takes around 2 hours, and 2 hours back again the next morning.

What is the highlight of the tour?

We would say that either Ait Ben Haddou or the Erg Chebbi Dunes tend to create the most lasting memories for our guests.

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At Morocco Sunny Days we want your visit to our beautiful country to be the very best it can be, and to help you we make almost every aspect of our Moroccan tours customizable to your liking.

Heard of somewhere you want to add to the journey? Want to stay in a particular level of accommodation? Our advisers will help you create a journey that will provide you with life-long memories.

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