3-Day Tour Fes to Merzouga Desert

Overview 3-Day Tour Fes to Merzouga Desert

Experience the ultimate adventure with our 3-Day tour from Fes to the Merzouga desert, offering the perfect opportunity to explore the breathtaking landscapes of southeast Morocco. Discover the highlights of Merzouga Sahara, including the iconic Erg Chebbi dunes and the mesmerizing sunset that paints the desert sky with vibrant hues.

Your journey begins with a magical night in the desert camp, where you’ll experience the tranquility and beauty of the Sahara under a blanket of stars. On the next day, immerse yourself in the local culture with visits to nomad communities and other fascinating sites in the area.

Highlights of 3-Day Tour Fes to Merzouga Desert
  • Stop at the majestic Azrou cedar forest to witness the playful Barbary Apes in their natural habitat.
  • Marvel at the panoramic vistas of the Erg Chebbi dunes, a breathtaking sight that stretches as far as the eye can see.
  • Embark on an exhilarating camel ride through the vast expanse of the Merzouga Sahara, immersing yourself in the serene beauty of the desert.
  • Witness the breathtaking spectacle of a desert sunset, painting the sky with vibrant hues over the towering sand dunes.
  • Feel the adrenaline rush with sandboarding activities, sliding down the sandy slopes for an unforgettable experience.
  • Enjoy a hearty dinner and immerse yourself in Berber culture with a lively party around the campfire, accompanied by traditional Berber drums.
  • Spend a magical night camping under the starry desert sky at the Merzouga Desert Camp, surrounded by the tranquility of the Sahara.
  • Admire the spectacular views of the Ziz Valley landscapes, a picturesque panorama that captivates the senses.
  • Explore the Merzouga area and connect with the local culture by visiting a nomad family, gaining insight into their traditional way of life in the desert.
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Note: This itinerary is customizable to match your preferences and duration of stay. Contact us for personalized tour options and exact pricing based on group size and accommodation preferences.

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Itinerary of 3-Day Tour Fes to Merzouga Desert

Day 1: Fes to Merzouga Sahara

Our exhilarating 3-day tour from Fes to the Merzouga Desert begins with a pick-up from your hotel or riad in Fes. As we set off, we traverse the stunning landscapes of the Middle Atlas Mountains and the renowned cedar forest of Azrou. Along the way, we pass through Ifrane, known as the “Switzerland of Morocco,” and Midelt, famous for its minerals and apples. Continuing our journey through the picturesque Ziz Valley, we reach Erfoud, renowned for its fossil products, before arriving in Rissani.

Upon reaching the Erg Chebbi desert, we meet our knowledgeable desert guide and prepare for an unforgettable camel ride across the mesmerizing sand dunes of Merzouga. As the sun sets, we settle into our Sahara desert camp, marking the end of the first day of our 3-day desert tour from Fes.

Day 2: Merzouga Desert Exploration

Rise early on the second day of our 3-Day Tour Fes to Merzouga Desert to witness the breathtaking beauty of a desert sunrise and experience the serene silence of the Sahara. After returning to the camp for breakfast and a refreshing shower, we ride camels back to the departure point.

We then embark on a Merzouga desert tour, exploring the fascinating sights around the Erg Chebbi dunes. Highlights include a visit to the seasonal Lake of Merzouga, known as “Lake Sirji,” and the Khamlia village, renowned for its captivating GNAWA music. We also visit the local mines to discover a variety of stones called “Mefes” before concluding our day with a visit to nomad families.

In the afternoon, enjoy free time before spending the night at a local hotel or riad in the Merzouga desert.

Day 3: Merzouga Desert to Fes

Bid farewell to the desert on the final day of our tour as we journey back to Fes. En route, we visit the bustling Rissani Market, the largest souk in the area, and Erfoud, known for its marble stone carving and fossil craftsmanship. Enjoy the scenic beauty of the Ziz Valley and palm groves as we make our way to Midelt, renowned for its apple production.

Take a break for lunch in Midelt or the nearby town of Zaida before continuing our journey back to Fes via the Azrou cedar forest. Arrive in Fes around 6 p.m., where our 3-Day Tour Fes to Merzouga Desert concludes with drop-off at your accommodation.

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FAQ's of 3-Day Tour Fes to Merzouga Desert

The journey from Fes to the Sahara desert, particularly the Merzouga dunes, spans approximately 463 kilometers (287 miles). However, this route is punctuated with captivating landscapes and opportunities for various stops along the way.
No, showers are not available at the desert camp itself. However, you can access showers at the camp operator’s lodge in Merzouga the next day. Alternatively, if you opt for the luxury camp upgrade, your tent will feature an ensuite bathroom with hot showers.
The optimal times to visit Morocco are during the spring months of March to May or the fall months of September to October. During these periods, the weather is delightful, avoiding the extreme heat of summer and the chill of winter.
Absolutely! There are numerous ATV rental providers in Merzouga offering high-quality quad bikes and dune buggies for exploring the Erg Chebbi dunes. Your guide will facilitate this process, and you’ll pay the rental supplier directly in Merzouga. The rental fee typically amounts to 50 Euros per quad per hour.
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