2 days tour from Fes to Merzouga

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2 days tour from Fes to Merzouga


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.
  • Passing by the capital of apple called Midelt.
  • Visit the Switzerland of Morroco.

Itinerary of 2 days tour from Fes to Merzouga :

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

Our 2 days tour from Fes to Merzouga starts from Fes city where we will pick up you from your accommodation then head to the southeastern of Morocco, crossing the Middle Atlas Mountains. We will stop in Ifrane, the Switzerland of Morocco. After that we drive to Cedar forest near Azrou, where you will see barbarian apes. 
Next we take the road towards the capital of apple, Midelt, where we will have lunch, then continue driving via Ziz valley and Tafilalt Oasis. Then arrive at Merzouga village, where your will ride camels with a local camel man. you will have the chance to enjoy the golden sunset from a high dune. After some rest and dinner in the camp in a calm place and starry night. later on you will gather around the fire and enjoy locals playing drums and dance around the campfire. 
Overnight in your camp.

Day 2: Merzouga desert towards Rissani, Erfoud and Fes

 This day of our 2 days tour from Fes to Merzouga starts early morning to catch up the impressive sunrise from a high dune. After breakfast, we leave Merzouga behind and go to Rissani (Sijlmassa before) we will walk inside its traditional markets (souk). Later on we drive crossing by Erfoud city, capital of dates, then cross the palm trees grove, and enjoy the way surrounded by old buildings and Kasbahs. We head to our final destination Fes city exactly in your accommodation (airport, hotel, riad…).  
End of our 2 days tour.

Tour includes:

  • Pick up/drop off at your accommodation in Fes.
  • 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.

We have extensive knowledge of the destination you’re visiting. We can provide valuable insights, recommendations, and access to hidden gems that you might not discover on your own. Our expertise can enhance your travel experience and help you make the most of your trip.

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