2 days tour from Fes to Merzouga and Marrakech

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2 days tour from Fes to Merzouga and Marrakech


2 days tour from Fes to Merzouga is a great choice for Morocco lovers who have no enough time to stay in Morocco, but interested to experience the camel ride in the desert and spend a beautiful night in the desert camp of the Sahara. 2 days tour from Fes to Merzouga will make you relax in a quiet place faraway of noise and busy cities.

Tour highlights:

  • Passing by the Atlas mountains.
  • Discover cedar forest of Azrou.
  • Passing by Ziz valley.
  • Camel ride in Merzouga desert.
  • Overnight in the desert camp.
  • Beautiful desert sunset/sunrise.
  • Visit Todgha and Dades gorges.
  • Roses valley.
  • Ait Ben Haddou kasbah.
  • Tizi N’Tichka and Berber villages.

Itinerary of 2 days tour from Fes to Marrakech via Merzouga:

Day 1: Fes to Ifran, Cedar forest, Midelt, Ziz valley and Merzouga desert

Our 2 days tour from Fes to Merzouga and Marrakech begins from Fes.  We take the road crossing by Ifrane, the Moroccan Switzerland, then Cedar forest, where you will enjoy watching the Barbary  apes and feeding them. we pass by Midelt, the capital of apple, where we will have lunch. Next we drive via the long oasis of Ziz valley, then reach Merzouga village, where you camels and a local camel man will be waiting for your, and start your journey by camels towards your camp in the heart of the desert.
You will enjoy the impressive sunset from a high dune. After some rest and tasty dinner, you will gather together with locals who will play drums and Berber music for you and dance around the campfire. Overnight in your camp.

Day 2: Merzouga desert towards Rissani, Nkoub, Draa valley and Ait Ben Haddou

We wake up you early to enjoy the golden sunrise from a high dune. After breakfast we take the road again with new energy towards Rissani city , we will visit its traditional markets (souk). Next we drive via Draa valley then Agdez until we arrive Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou, a UNESCO world heritage site, famous of its old buildings and architecture. 
After lunch, we take the road crossing the High Atlas Mountains via the 2260m high pass of Tizi nTichka, where we will stop to enjoy the landscapes and the panoramic view of old Berber villages. Then move to red city, Marrakech to drop you in your accommodation. End of our 2 days tour from Fes to Merzouga and Marrakech.

Tour includes:

  • Pick up from your accommodation in Fes.
  • Drop you off at your accommodation in Marrakech.
  • English speaking driver/guide.
  • Private A/C transport during the tour.
  • Camel ride per each in Merzouga desert.
  • Overnight stay in Merzouga desert camp.
  • Diner and breakfast during the tour.

Not included:

  • Lunches and soft drinks.
  • Entrance fees to monuments.
  • Other personal expenses.

Important note

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Frequent Asked Questions

Both Zagora and Merzouga are popular tourist destinations in Morocco, known for their desert landscapes and opportunities for camel trekking and experiencing the Sahara Desert. However, determining which one is better depends on your personal preferences and what you are looking for in your desert experience.

Zagora is located in the Draa Valley region and offers a more accessible desert experience compared to Merzouga. It is closer to major cities like Marrakech, making it a convenient option for travelers with limited time. The desert in Zagora is still impressive, with beautiful dunes and picturesque sunsets. However, the dunes in Zagora are smaller compared to those in Merzouga.

On the other hand, Merzouga is renowned for its stunningly large dunes, including the famous Erg Chebbi. These dunes are among the highest in Morocco and offer a more dramatic and immersive desert experience. Merzouga is located in southeastern Morocco, close to the Algerian border, and a bit farther from major cities. This can make it a slightly longer journey to reach, but many travelers consider it worth the effort for the breathtaking dunes.

Can you do a day trip to the Sahara Desert from Marrakech?

Yes, it is possible to do a day trip to the Sahara Desert from Marrakech, but it is a long journey and involves a significant amount of travel time. The Sahara Desert is located quite far from Marrakech, so keep in mind that it will be a long day with limited time to spend in the desert itself.

Yes, Merzouga Desert is indeed part of the Sahara Desert. The Sahara Desert is the largest hot desert in the world, covering a vast expanse of North Africa.

Merzouga is a small village located in southeastern Morocco, near the border with Algeria. It is renowned for its towering sand dunes, including the famous Erg Chebbi dunes. These dunes are part of the larger Sahara Desert, which extends beyond Merzouga into other parts of Morocco, Algeria, and neighboring countries.

The desert landscape in Merzouga showcases the typical characteristics of the Sahara, with its golden sand dunes, vast open spaces, and arid climate. It offers visitors an opportunity to experience the beauty and tranquility of the Sahara Desert in Morocco.

Can you camp in the Sahara desert?

Yes, camping in the Sahara Desert is a popular and memorable experience for many travelers. There are several options available for camping in the Sahara, including both organized camps and independent camping.

Whether you choose an organized camp or independent camping, spending a night under the starry desert sky is a unique and enchanting experience. The silence, vastness, and beauty of the desert make it a memorable part of any journey to Morocco. Just remember to follow guidelines and respect the environment to minimize your impact on the delicate desert ecosystem.

The Merzouga Desert, located in Morocco, is generally considered safe for visitors. 

It’s recommended to hire a local guide or join a reputable tour company when exploring the desert. They are familiar with the terrain and can provide valuable guidance. Or travel in groups: If possible, travel in a group, especially when venturing into remote areas of the desert. This can enhance safety if any issues arise.

The desert environment can be challenging, with extreme temperatures during the day and potentially cold nights. Be prepared with appropriate clothing, sun protection, and sufficient water supplies.

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