Fes to Merzouga Trip 2 days
Itinerary of the Fes to Merzouga tour:
This Fes to Merzouga 2 days desert tour will take you on a journey through Morocco’s majestic Sahara desert, starting at the imperial city of Fes, to the world famous Erg Chebbi desert. Your itinerary will include some breathtaking locations throughout the Middle Atlas Mountains, such as Ifrane city, the Azrou forest, Midelt and the Ziz gorges.
Some highlights of this tour include, but are not limited to:
- Journeying/hiking through the Middle Atlas Mountains.
- Camel trekking through the desert from the town of Merzouga.
- Spending the night in traditional tents at a desert camp.
- Witnessing the sunset and sunrise from the top of the highest dunes in the desert.
1st Day: Fes – Middle Atlas – Erg Chebbi – Camel trek and overnight in the Berber tent
We will start our tour from Fes to Merzouga by picking you up early in the morning (8 am) from your accommodation in Fes in order to begin our exciting journey towards the Sahara desert, starting at the town of Ifrane. Ifrane is known for being a winter snow resort, referred to a lot as the “Switzerland of Morocco”. We will continue driving through the Azrou cedar forests in the mountains, where we can stop to hopefully sight some wild Macaque monkeys.
After spending some time there, we will continue our road trip, which will take us to the city of Midelt. Next, we will be crossing the Tizin Tlghamt mountain pass, before driving through the magnificent Ziz gorges. After taking in all the green scenery of the High Atlas plateau, the landscape will start shifting towards more of a desert atmosphere, and that’s how you’ll know we’re approaching Errachidia city. After passing by the desert towns of Erfoud and Rissani, we will finally arrive at Merzouga town where you will receive a warm desert-style welcome. Finally, you will get to mount a camel and ride it through the majestic desert dunes during the sunset, before arriving at the desert camp where you will spend the night. At the camp, you will have dinner accompanied by a fun time with Berber music and dance.
Also on the trip:
After sometime 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 you camel ride, guided by an experienced camel man to explore within the golden sand sea of Merzouga. Dinner in front of the tent where you will spend the night.
2nd Day: Merzouga – Camel Trek – Back to Fes
This morning you will be woken up by your desert guide in order to watch the early morning sun deposit its first rays on the desert dunes, in a scene that can only be described as heavenly. After this, we will again ride the camels back to Merzouga, in a scenic trip through the Erg Chebbi dunes. We will have breakfast at a traditional Riad in the town, then we will leave the desert to return to Fes taking the same scenic ride as the day before. Finally, when we get to Fes, we will drop you off at your preferred location.
THE TOUR PRICE: Depends on your budget, we manage reliable accommodations. Feel free for any booking category.
THE TOUR INCLUSIONS:
- 2 Days Private 4×4 and Fuel
- English Driver / guide
- Camel ride in Merzouga dunes
- Overnight in Nomadic camp under stars
- Sandbording in the dunes
- 1 dinner and breakfast
- Lunches on the way
- Personal expences
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