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Tour Details

DurationDuration 2 days / 1 night
Tour locationTour Location Fes / Merzouga Desert / Marrakech
Tour AvailabilityTour Availability Everyday
Pickup & Drop OffPickup & Drop Off Fes Airport / Marrakech Airport
Tour typeTour Type Private Tour

2 Days Tour from Fes To Marrakech

2 days tour from Fes to Marrakech via Merzouga desert is perfect for those who want to visit many fabulous places, including the Merzouga Desert and Marrakech, in a short amount of time. Firstly, we will leave Fes to visit interesting sites along the way, including Ifrane, Cedar Forest, and the Middle Atlas Mountains. Also, you will also see the panoramic view of the oasis in the Ziz Valley before reaching Merzouga. Furthermore, we will also take a one hour camel ride through Erg Chebbi dunes and watch the sunset and spend the night at the Berber camp in the Sahara desert, where you will spend an unforgettable night under the stars. Finally, we will pass through Todra and Dades Valleys, Ait Ben Haddou kasbah, and High Atlas Mountains before arriving in Marrakech. The 2 days Desert tour from Fes ends in Marrakech.

Things To Do

Things To Do In 2 days tour from Fes to Marrakech

  • Drive through the cedar forest and watch the playful monkeys in their natural habitat.
  • Enjoy sunrise and sunset while riding a camel through the desert.
  • Spend a night in a traditional Berber tent under the stars.
  • Visit Khamlia to experience the Gnawa music.
  • Visit Merzouga, Tinghir, and Ouarzazate, each with their own unique attractions and history.
  • Discover the largest movie studios in Africa and get a glimpse behind the scenes of some of the biggest productions in the region.
  • Cross the Tizi n'Tichka Pass and admire the stunning views of the High Atlas Mountains.


DAY 1: Fes to Merzouga

We will start our journey by picking you up from your hotel or riad in Fes. Our first stop will be at Ifran, a picturesque mountain village known as "the Switzerland of Morocco." After that, we will drive to Midelt, where you can enjoy stunning views of the Middle and Higher Atlas Mountains. Along the way, we will stop at Azrou, a Berber village located in the middle of the famous cedar forest, the largest in Morocco, where you may spot Barbary apes.

After a brief stop in the forest, we will continue our journey to Midelt, where we will pass through the Tizi N'talghamt pass and the Ziz Gorge, enjoying the breathtaking views of the High Atlas plateau. As we approach the city of Errachidia, you will notice how the scenery changes to reveal hints of the desert. We will have lunch and enjoy Berber hospitality in Errachidia before continuing our journey along the luxuriant Ziz Valley. Our final destination for the day will be Merzouga, where we will arrive in the afternoon. Upon arrival, we will welcome you with a glass of mint tea before your camel trekking adventure, guided by an experienced camel man, to explore the golden sand dunes of Merzouga. You will have dinner in front of the tent where you will spend the night.

Day 2: Merzouga to Marrakech

We will start early to enjoy the sunrise from the top of a high dune close to the camp, and then return to Merzouga on camels for a heartwarming breakfast. After breakfast, we will leave the desert and head towards Rissani, where we can visit the market place (market days: Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday), before continuing to Erfoud. Here we can visit the manufactures of fossilized marble before starting our way to Touroug and Tinjdad palm groves.

One hour later, we will reach one of the best places of the High Atlas, the Todra Gorges. The course of the river has carved out cliff-sided canyons, making it popular among climbers. We recommend a short walk through the gorges to appreciate the beauty of the landscape fully. After lunch, we will continue our journey to the Dades valley, also known as the figs valley, passing through Boumalne Dades and stopping at the "monkey legs."

On day two, our final destination will be Marrakech. After breakfast, we will enjoy one of the best views of the Dades valley from a strategic lookout in the mountains before continuing along a road dotted with different kasbahs of touristic interest. After some stops to enjoy the "One thousand kasbahs road," the Roses Valley, and the big Skoura palm grove, we will get to Ouarzazate to visit the Kasbah of Taourirt, an old residence of the Glaoui or Marrakech pasha. If you are interested, we can also visit the cinema studios and the cinema museum.

Half an hour from Ouarzazate, we will stop at the ksar (fortified village) of Ait Ben Haddou, where we will visit the famous Kasbah (declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1986). Many famous films have been shot in this spectacular location, including Gladiator, Obelix, The Mummy, The Jewel of the Nile, Sahara with Penélope Cruz, etc.

After lunch in town, we will continue our journey to Marrakech, passing through the mountain port of Tizi Ntichka with some stops to take pictures. Here we will leave behind the moon landscape and reach another view full of colors. As we approach Marrakech, we will notice how the scenery changes from the desert to lush greenery. Upon arrival in Marrakech, we will transfer you to your hotel and end our services.

Things To Do

Highlights of 2 days tour from Fes

  • Visit Ifrane, known as the "Switzerland of Morocco", and Azrou, a small Berber village in the Middle Atlas Mountains.
  • Visit the cedar forest and see the friendly Barbary apes.
  • Explore Midelt and the Ziz Valley, known for its palm trees and date production.
  • Arrive in Merzouga, the gateway to the Sahara Desert.
  • Take a camel ride to reach your desert camp and enjoy a traditional Moroccan dinner under the stars.
  • Wake up early to witness the sunrise over the sand dunes.
  • Head towards Todgha Gorge, a spectacular canyon.
  • Stop at Dades Valley for lunch and enjoy the stunning scenery.
  • Drive to Ouarzazate, known as the "Hollywood of Africa", and visit the Kasbah Ait Benhaddou, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Visit the Kasbah Taourirt and the Atlas Film Studios in Ouarzazate.
  • Cross the Tizi n'Tichka Pass and admire the stunning views of the High Atlas Mountains.
  • Arrive in Marrakech and explore the city's famous attractions, such as the Jemaa el-Fnaa square, the Koutoubia Mosque, and the Bahia Palace.

What's Included in 2 Days Tour From Fes to Marrakech


  • English-speaking driver/guide
  • Meet and assist services at Cairo Airport
  • 1 night at the hotel / riad
  • 1 night at the desert camp (Private tents)
  • Camel trekking in the Sahara Desert
  • The tour itinerary includes some optional activities, such as quad sandboarding
  • Dinner & Breakfast
  • Pickup and drop-off from your hotel or riad in Marrakech and Fes
  • Transportation in a comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle

Not Included

  • Lunches and drinks
  • Travel insurance
  • International Airfare
  • Tipping
  • Morocco entry visa
  • Entrance fees, other personal expenses and gratuities
Tour Map

Tour Map


Frequently Asked Questions

Where to stop between Fes and Marrakech?

There are many interesting places to stop between Fes and Marrakech, including Ifrane, Azrou, Midelt, Erfoud, Merzouga, Todgha Gorge, Ouarzazate, Ait Benhaddou, and Telouet.

What is there to see between Fez and Merzouga?

Between Fez and Merzouga, there are scenic landscapes, the Middle Atlas Mountains, Berber villages, and cedar forests.

Do i need a tour guide in Fes?

While it's possible to explore Fes on your own, but you are almost guaranteed to get lost without a guide, a tour guide can enhance your experience and provide valuable insights.

What kind of transportation is provided during the tour?

The tour includes private transportation in a comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle with a professional driver.

Is the tour suitable for children?

The tour is suitable for children and can be customized to accommodate families with young children. However, please note that the long drive times and desert camping may not be suitable for all children. It's recommended to discuss with the tour operator before booking.

What should I pack for the tour?

We recommend packing comfortable, lightweight clothing suitable for warm weather, as well as sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat. If you plan to participate in any outdoor activities, such as camel riding, we recommend packing closed-toe shoes and a light jacket for cooler evenings. It's also a good idea to bring a refillable water bottle and any necessary medications.

Contact Us

Contact Us

If you want to book or to modify this tour, let us know your idea. Our team is happy to work with you to create a unique and unforgettable experience. Please don't hesitate to contact us for more information or to discuss your options.

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