3 days desert tour from Fes

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3 days desert tour from Fes


Trips For Morocco arranges for you the 3 days desert tour from Fes so you can visit the Southeast of Morocco and experience new adventures in the desert such as; camel trekking and 4×4 desert excursion around the sand dunes of Erg Chebbi. Our 3 days desert tour from Fes allows you to be with nomads in the desert, share a cup of tea with them and feel their warm hospitality.

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 nomads.
  • Enjoy Gnawa music.
  •  Passing by the Switzerland of Morocco, called Ifrane.

Itinerary of 3 days desert tour from Fes:

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

We start our 3 days tour from Fes from your accommodation, then drive towards a beautiful city called Ifrane, the Switzerland of Morocco, then cross by Cedar forest of Azrou, where you will enjoy watching Barbary apes playing. Next we cross the middle Atlas mountains towards the south east of Morocco. After lunch in Midelt, we drive along Ziz valley and enjoy the palm trees grove of Taffilalt, next we pass by Erfoud city famous of its dates and fossils, then arrive at Merzouga village.
Dinner and overnight in a local hotel or riad.

Day 2: Merzouga desert 4×4 excursion

The entire day will be dedicated to discover Merzouga desert and its suburbs. After breakfast, we pick up you by 4×4 vehicle via Khamlia village, its inhabitants are originally from Mali and Sudan. they will play Gnaoua music for us. Next we drive to the nomads who live in tents and know about their harsh life, after a cup of tea with them we drive to Miffis village. In the afternoon you will ride camels towards your camp. You will have the chance to enjoy the best sunset ever from the top of a high dune. After dinner you will listen to the locals play drums and dance with you around campfire.
The overnight of the second day of our 3 days tour from Fes to the Sahara will be in your camp.
Day 3: Merzouga desert towards Rissani, Erfoud and Fes
This new day of the 3 days tour from Fes starts early morning in order to watch the golden sunrise from dunes top. After breakfast, we drive few miles to Rissani city to discover its local markets (SOUK).  we get back to the road crossing by Erfoud, Aoufous, Ait Chaker, Errachidia, then Midelt where we will have lunch. Next we drive in direction to Fes crossing again by Ifrane. Our last stop will be in Fes exactly your accommodation.
End of our 3 days desert tour from Fes.

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.

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