Fes to Merzouga desert 2-day tour

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  • Fes to Merzouga desert 2-day tour
  • Fes to Merzouga desert 2-day tour
  • Fes to Merzouga desert 2-day tour
  • Fes to Merzouga desert 2-day tour
  • Fes to Merzouga desert 2-day tour
  • Fes to Merzouga desert 2-day tour
  • Fes to Merzouga desert 2-day tour
  • Fes to Merzouga desert 2-day tour
  • Fes to Merzouga desert 2-day tour
  • Fes to Merzouga desert 2-day tour

OVERVIEW:

Embark on a charming 2-day desert from Fez to Merzouga, venturing through Ifrane and Azrou’s lush landscapes with Barbary macaques, then immersing in the scenic Ziz Valley. Reach Erfoud on the Sahara’s edge, exploring local markets before arriving at the mesmerizing Erg Chebbi dunes in Merzouga. Experience a magical sunset camel trek into the dunes, followed by a night in a traditional desert camp under star-lit skies, embracing Berber hospitality.
Day two unfolds with a sunrise spectacle, a camel trek back to Merzouga, and a visit to Rissani’s historic town and traditional market. As you return to Fez, the journey showcases the contrast from desert serenity to fertile regions, promising a whirlwind of cultural encounters and natural wonders


PROGRAM:

  • Day 1: FEZ – MIDDLE ATLAS – MERZOUGA SAHARA DESERT
  • Day 2: MERZOUGA DESERT – MIDELT – IFRAN – FES

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Begin your journey from the historic city of Fez, known for its ancient medina and cultural richness.
  • En route, visit Ifrane, often referred to as the “Switzerland of Morocco,” and Azrou, a town in the Middle Atlas region known for its cedar forest and the opportunity to see Barbary macaques.
  • Travel through the picturesque Ziz Valley, known for its green oasis, date palms, and scenic landscapes.
  • Reach Merzouga and the mesmerizing Erg Chebbi dunes. Enjoy a camel trek into the dunes to witness the spectacular sunset. Spend the night in a traditional desert camp, experiencing Berber hospitality and enjoying a delicious dinner under the stars
DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Marrakech
DEPARTURE TIME 07:30 AM
RETURN TIME:  Approximately 06:00 PM


INCLUDED:

  • Comfortable A/C modern minivan or van driven by an English-speaking driver /guide
  • Pick up from your Fez hotel / Riad
  • Overnight at a Sahara desert camp in Erg Chebbi ( Private tent ) with shared bathrooms
  • Dinner and breakfast are included.
  • Sunset camel ride in Erg Chebbi
  • Sandboarding
  • Drop off at your Fes hotel or the closest accessible location to your Fes riad if not car accessible.

NOT INCLUDED:

  • Beverages
  • Lunches on the way
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips

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Day 1: FEZ – MIDDLE ATLAS – MERZOUGA SAHARA DESERT

We will pick you up at 8 am from your hotel/riad and will leave Fes to Merzouga traveling towards Ifran, a beautiful mountain village, referred to as “the Switzerland of Morocco” and then on to Midelt. During this journey, you’ll experience glimpses of the Middle Atlas and Higher Atlas mountains.

Stopping at Azrou, a Berber village in the middle of the famous cedar forest – the largest in Morocco – where you may well sight Barbary apes. After some time within the forest, your journey continues to Midelt along the magnificent hills and mountains of the Atlas, after Midelt town you will be traveling through the fascinating Tiz Ntalghamt pass and the Ziz Gorge, taking in views of the High Atlas plateau, you’ll notice how the scenery changes to reveal hints of the desert as you approach the city of Errachidia, here you will have lunch and enjoy the Berber hospitality. Afterward, you will travel along the luxuriant Ziz Valley, stopping for panoramic views along the way to Erfoud and Rissani.

Arrive at Merzouga in the afternoon. You’ll be welcomed with a glass of mint tea before your camel ride, guided by an experienced camel man to explore the golden sand sea of Merzouga. Dinner in front of the tent where you will spend the night

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Day 2: MERZOUGA DESERT – MIDELT – IFRAN – FES

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 and 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, and more coffee as you travel through these forests, valleys, and mountains. We will reach the Switzerland of Morocco which is Ifrane city. Drop off at your Riad / Hotel at around 6 PM in Fes.

1 review for Fes to Merzouga desert 2-day tour

  1. Yat Tak Wong

    Head full of memories An incredible adventure! The support is excellent, and each stage of the journey is full of surprises. We loved it and highly recommend the experience.

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