On the first day of the tour, we’ll depart from Marrakech and head towards the High Atlas Mountains. We’ll pass through Tizi n’Tichka, the highest mountain pass in Morocco, and stop at Ait Benhaddou, a UNESCO World Heritage site that has served as the backdrop for many famous films. We’ll then continue through the Valley of the Roses and arrive in Dades Gorges, where we’ll spend the night in a local hotel.
On the second day, we’ll drive through the stunning Todra Gorge and then into the vast expanse of the Sahara desert. Here, we’ll have the opportunity to ride camels and experience the thrill of crossing the desert dunes. As night falls, we’ll arrive at our traditional desert camp and enjoy a delicious dinner while gazing at the stars above.
Finally, on the last day of the tour, we’ll head to the city of Erfoud, famous for its fossils and the annual Date Festival. We’ll then travel to Fez, passing through cedar forests and the Middle Atlas Mountains, before arriving in the city in the late afternoon. Throughout the tour, you’ll be accompanied by an experienced local guide who will share their knowledge of the region’s history, culture, and traditions.
Your budget Marrakech to Fes desert tour will start early in the morning. We depart Marrakech at 07h30 AM to Dades Gorges and cross the High Atlas Mountains to reach Tizi-n-Tichka, one of Morocco’s highest road passes (2260m). Here you will have the opportunity to take some perfect photos of this breathtaking view. We will drive through small Berber villages and beautiful landscapes to reach Kasbah Ait Ben Hadou the UNESCO world heritage, which also served as a set for various Hollywood blockbusters.
After lunch, we drive to TInghir via Boumalne Dades the Valley of the Roses before we reach our hotel Bougafer Tinghir.
Dinner and overnight.
After breakfast at your magical Riad Kasbah in the Dades valley, we depart Dades Gorge and travel to another spectacular gorge Todra (the highest oasis in Morocco). The gorge is cut into the ochre-colored cliffs of the High Atlas. Its walls are 300 meters high and at their most narrow part are 20 meters apart, the area is absolutely beautiful and the sky is so blue. There are some great climbing areas geared towards beginners with good bolt and anchor placement with moderate grades. It is easy to find climbing in all grades.
After lunch, you will make your way towards Tinjdad to see the underground canal system which is called Khettara. It is an old irrigation system.
We reach Merzouga which is known for the highest sand dunes in North Africa. It is called the Erg Chebbi Sahara desert. On our way, we will have the chance to see many oases such as the oasis of Tinjdad. After we arrive at Rissani, we will continue our way enjoying the green oasis of palm trees of Ziz –Tafilalet and the Hamada before arriving in Merzouga. There you will ride camels an amazing adventure in the sand dunes. We will spend the night in an equipped desert camp in the middle of the Sahara dunes! This is a great opportunity to take lovely pictures of the sunset and sunrise. At this time, we will explore the secrets of the Sahara and its unlimited horizons. Overnight in a Nomad Tent, dinner & breakfast
You will wake up to enjoy the sunrise over the dunes of Erg Chebbi, possibly the best moment of the Merzouga desert. Make your way after breakfast to Fes through the Ziz valley which has an amazing view of palm trees that is worths a stop for pictures. Then, we drive to the cedar forest of Azrou. There you will see a colony of monkeys along the road which will keep you amused.
You will have plenty of opportunities to stretch your legs as you will stop for coffee, lunch, photographs, travel through forests, valleys, and mountains. We will reach the Switzerland of Morocco which is Ifrane city. It is considered to be the cleanest and the best city in Morocco. We will then drop you off at your Riad / Hotel at around 6 PM in Fes. That’s Will be the end of our Marrakech to Fes desert tour.
People that possess the US, Canadian, UK nationalities do not require a visa to enter Morocco as a tourist.
If you’re a citizen in one of the countries listed below, you do not need a visa to enter Morocco:
Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Bahrain, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Congo, Cote d’Ivoire, Denmark, European Union, Finland, Guinea, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Korea, Kuwait, Libya, Liechtenstein, Mali, Malta, Mexico, Monaco, New Zealand, Niger, Norway, Oman, Peru, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Singapore, Sweden, Switzerland, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States of America, and Venezuela.
Your passport must be valid for atlas six months in order to enter Morocco. Please make sure that you stamp your passport once you’re in Morocco. That will allow you to stay for up to 90 days. Entry fees are not charged.
* You can wear clothes that are adequate for each season in Morocco.
* You can check information about the weather in Morocco.
Unfortunately, you can not.
Reservations are required in order to have a guaranteed spot on all of our tours.
Reservations also help us determine what you might need. Otherwise, Signature Morocco will not be able to ensure that its tours to remain manageable and joyous.
You will be notified if the tour changed due to unwanted circumstances.
On the shared tour, you will have your own private room and private tent in the desert, you will be sharing only transportation. For the private tour we have 3 options, the STANDARD, MEDIUM and LUXURY, the standard option includes standard hotel and standard desert camp, the MEDIUM option includes mid-range hotel and standard desert camp and the LUXURY option includes a luxury hotel and luxury desert camp with private ensuite bathroom
For the shared tour, we made our groups small to keep our tour unique and provide a unique experience, the maximum size is 17 persons which give you an opportunity to meet other travellers around the world,
* Our tour is arranged by our company and our guides (100% locals), we don’t use a third party.
Yes. Your first-night hotel room in Dades Valley is private with ensuite bathroom, and the room is also air-conditioned
Yes it is. You will have a private tent in Erg Chebbi desert camp
No, they are not