3 Days Tour From Fes To Merzouga Desert

3 DAYS - 2 NIGHTS
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The 3-day desert tour from Fes to the desert of Merzouga is ideal for those who want to enjoy the Erg Chebbi dunes, experience the camel ride for a beautiful sunset over the sand dunes of Merzouga. Drive through the big canyons of Ziz gorges and meet the locals to discover the deep culture of the berbers and the nomads living in the desert. Explore the main and oldest imperial cities in Morocco Marrakech and Fes.

DESTINATIONMerzouga Desert
DEPARTURE LOCATION                         Fes
RETURN LOCATIONFes
DEPARTURE TIMEPlease arrive by 08:45 AM for a prompt departure at 09:00 AM
RETURN TIMEApproximately 6:00 PM
DRESS CODECasual, comfortable athletic clothing, hat and sun glaces
INCLUDED
Hotel pickup and drop-off serviceFuel included
Transport by an air-conditioned vehicleProfessional driver/guide during the tour
Bottled water during the tourOvernight in desert camp dinner and breakfast included
Half-board accommodations in selected hotels and KasbahsCamel ride for sunset and sunrise (one camel each)
NOT INCLUDED
Entrance feesPersonal expenses
Tips and gratuitiesLunch and drinks
Anything not mentioned in the program

Highlights

  • Ride camel and enjoy a beautiful sunset and sunrise over the sand dunes
  • Explore the cedar forest and meet the Barbary monkeys
  • Stroll the gorges and palm oasis of Toudra
  • Cross the middle atlas and high atlas and explore the hidden berber villages
  • Meet local people and discover their daily life and their culture
  • Enjoy a romantic dinner in desert camp under the stars in Merzouga
  • Enjoy the beautiful landscapes along the road fom fes to Merzouga

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Day 1: Fez – Ifrane – Cedar Forest – Erfoud Fossils – Merzouga

Your drive will pick you up from your Hotel in Fez at 8AM and start your journey to Sahara desert of Merzouga, crossing the Middle Atlas mountain range that extends over 350 kilometers. On the way we will pass through the city of Ifrane, known as the small “Moroccan Switzerland” for its houses architectur, and Azrou, Berber largest cedar forest, where we will meet the wild Barbary apes. Continue via the beautiful landscapes and the berber villages to reach the city of Midelte, where we will stop to have lunch, and then, continue to Merzouga, crossing the valley and the Gorges of Ziz before reaching Erfoud where we will take a desert track until we reach Merzouga. We will spend the night in a hotel next to the big dunes of Erg chebbi.

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Day 2: Enjoying The Merzouga Desert

In the morning we will make the grand tour of Erg Chebbi dunes after breakfast passing through the oasis and the village of MERZOUGA then to the village of Khamlia (village of Gnawa musicians) and the desert plateaus to meet Berber nomads; if you are interested in visiting the nomads, you can have tea at home. After returning to the hotel, you will start a new adventure camel tour to watch the sunset in the dunes, you will spend the night under the nomadic tents in the dunes to enjoy the silence of the desert with a sky full of stars. Dinner and overnight in the bivouac.

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Day 3: Rissani – Errachidia – Ziz valley – Middle Atlas – Fez

It’s the last day in the desert, the day starts with an unforgettable image witness of the sunrise over the golden dunes and the changing of the colors. After sunrise we will take the camels back to the hotel, where we will have breakfast and take a shower.

On the way back to Fez we will pass through Tafilalt, Rissani (origin of the Alauíte dynasty and ancient capital of the Alaouis sultans), after the visit of the great old souks we will continue to Fes through Azrou and Ifrane. In the national park of Azrou we will stop again in the forest of the monkeys to observe them and even feed them. We will arrive in Fez at the late afternoon.

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