4-Day Desert Tour from Fes to Merzouga

Overview 4-Day Desert Tour from Fes to Merzouga

Exploring the most impressive places Morocco has to offer. This immersive journey, designed for travelers with limited time, promises an ideal desert experience ending back in Fes.

Your adventure begins in the imperial city of Fes, from where you’ll journey to the captivating Merzouga Sahara. Enjoy camel rides, thrilling 4×4 dune rides, and spend a magical night camping under the stars in the desert.

Explore the iconic Erg Chebbi dunes, immerse yourself in the rich culture of the local nomadic people, and visit all the fascinating sights in the Merzouga area.

Ideal for travelers arriving and departing from Fes, this 4-day Sahara desert tour offers a perfect blend of adventure, culture, and breathtaking landscapes. Don’t miss the chance to experience the beauty of Morocco’s desert with this unforgettable journey.

Highlights of 4-Day Desert Tour from Fes to Merzouga
  • Azrou Cedar Forest: Immerse yourself in nature’s splendor as you stop at the Azrou cedar forest, home to playful Barbary Apes, offering a unique wildlife encounter.
  • Panoramic Erg Chebbi Dunes: Marvel at the breathtaking vistas of the Erg Chebbi dunes, stretching as far as the eye can see, promising unforgettable panoramic views.
  • Camel Ride in Merzouga Sahara: Embark on a timeless journey through the golden sands of the Merzouga Sahara atop a majestic camel, a quintessential desert experience.
  • Sunset over the Sand Dunes: Witness nature’s masterpiece as the sun dips below the horizon, painting the sky in vibrant hues, a moment of serene beauty not to be missed.
  • Sandboarding Activity: Feel the thrill of gliding down the towering dunes on a sandboard, an exhilarating adventure guaranteed to get your adrenaline pumping.
  • Hearty Dinner and Berber Drums: Gather around the campfire under the star-studded sky for a hearty dinner, accompanied by rhythmic beats of Berber drums, creating an unforgettable atmosphere.
  • Overnight Camping at Merzouga Desert Camp: Retreat to your cozy desert camp nestled amidst the dunes, where the tranquil desert ambiance lulls you into a peaceful night’s sleep under the twinkling stars.
  • Merzouga Excursion & Nomad Family Visit: Delve deeper into desert life with an excursion in Merzouga and a visit to a nomad family, offering insight into their traditional way of life and hospitality.
  • Spectacular Views of Ziz Valley Landscapes: Admire the stunning vistas of the Ziz Valley landscapes, where lush palm groves contrast against the arid desert terrain, creating a captivating scene. 
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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 4-Day Desert Tour from Fes to Merzouga

Day 1: Fes to Merzouga Desert Adventure [467 Km]

We start our tour from Fes to the mesmerizing Merzouga Desert over 4 days and 3 nights. We’ll start by picking you up from your hotel or Riad, venturing southward towards Azrou through Ifrane, often dubbed “The Little Switzerland of Morocco”. Along the way, we’ll traverse the Middle Atlas mountains, where you can capture captivating moments amidst the cedar forest, perhaps encountering the charming Barbarian Apes. After a delightful lunch, we’ll continue through the scenic landscapes of Midelt, eventually arriving at Erfoud, Rissani, and finally, Merzouga. Upon arrival, you’ll be warmly greeted with a cup of tea and settle in for an overnight stay at a cozy Hotel/Riad.

Day 2: Discovering Merzouga & Camel Trekking [45 km]

Start your day with a hearty breakfast, followed by an exploration of the Merzouga area. Visit the village inhabited by the hospitable black community from Mali, immersing yourself in their culture and music. Next, we’ll journey to the Miffis Mines for an insight into their operations before venturing into the vast desert expanse, where you’ll enjoy a scenic tea break with local Bedouins. After a rejuvenating rest, our expert guides will provide camel riding instructions, leading you to discover the enchanting Erg-Chebbi sand dunes. Spend the night under the stars in a traditional Berber tent.

Day 3: Merzouga to Dades Valley Expedition [255 km]

Wake up early to witness a breathtaking sunrise painting vibrant hues over the majestic sand dunes, a spectacle like no other. After breakfast, we’ll depart for Tinghir and explore the awe-inspiring Todra Gorge, renowned for its towering cliffs and narrow passages. Take in the stunning vistas and indulge in local Berber delicacies before continuing through the picturesque Dades Valley. Conclude your day with a comfortable night’s stay at a charming hotel perched atop the mountains.

Day 4: Dades Valley to Fes Return Journey [472 Km]

Fuel up with a delicious local breakfast as we commence our return journey from Dades Valley to Fes. En route, we’ll traverse palm groves and the scenic Ziz Valley, pausing at a panoramic viewpoint to savor tea amidst breathtaking scenery. Journeying northwards through Midelt, you may catch glimpses of nomadic settlements and the playful Barbary Monkeys. After a delightful lunch, our expedition through the Middle Atlas Mountains continues, with opportunities to interact with nature and enjoy coffee in the alpine town of Ifrane. As the day winds down, we’ll arrive back in Fes, bidding farewell to an unforgettable desert adventure.

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FAQ's of 4-Day Desert Tour from Fes to Merzouga

Absolutely! The 4-day excursion from Fes to the Merzouga desert comes highly recommended, especially for those seeking an unforgettable experience in the Moroccan Sahara.
Embarking on your desert adventure from Fes to the sands of Merzouga requires a 7-hour drive, allowing for pauses for photography, meals, and rest stops along the way. The distance spans 288 miles (463 km).
Our partnered desert camps consistently offer sandboarding as an inclusive activity for our customers. Upon your arrival at the camp, feel free to inquire about participating in this exciting experience at no additional charge.
To reserve your desert tour, we require a deposit to secure your booking. The remaining payment can be settled directly with the driver at the start of your trip.
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