3 Days Fes to Merzouga Desert Tour



3 days Fes to Merzouga desert tour is the top way for the travelers who arrive in Fes and would like to have a lifetime Sahara desert experience in slight schedule visiting Ifrane known for its alpine-style architecture and nearby ski slopes.

Cedar forest in Azrou the unique place where barbary macaque monkeys are living in Morocco and Ziz valley the second longest river in the country.

This Fes to Merzouga desert tour will give you the chance to spend more time in the desert and visit all interesting sites around Erg Chebbi dunes including the Berber nomad families, fossils mines…and of course do the camel trek to watch the Sunset & Sunrise over the sand dunes and overnight stay at Merzouga desert camp.

On the third day of our Fes desert tours 3 days will take you back to Fes making stops on the way to admire the views, take photos… arriving in the late afternoon/evening transfer to your hotel, and your 3 days desert tour Fes to Merzouga end.

Highlights of: 3 Days Fes to Merzouga Desert Tour

Here are the highlights of the 3 Days Fes to Merzouga Desert Tour:

  • Cross middle Atlas mountains
  • Beautiful views & panoramics
  • Cedar forest in Azrou
  • Authentic Berber villages
  • Ziz Valley
  • Camel Trekking experience 
  • Overnight stay at Merzouga desert camp
  • Enjoy watching the starry sky
  • Wonderful sunrise & sunset in Erg Chebbi Desert
  • Visit to the Nomad families

Tour Itinerary: 3 Days Fes to Merzouga Desert Tour

Day 1: Fez – Atlas Mountains – Tiz'n Talghamt – Errachidia – Merzouga Desert {470 km} 7 Hours

Your 3 day trip from Fes to Merzouga starts with pick up by our driver from Sahara Camel Trips company at 8:30 a.m from your hotel in Fes and drive to Merzouga via the middle Atlas mountains we’ll enjoy a nice drive through Berber villages.

Stop in the beautiful city of Ifrane (known as “Moroccan Switzerland “), continue to Azrou the famous cedar forest where you can see the monkeys, and continue to the town of Midelt where you can have a break for lunch.

After that, we’ll head south to Erfoud known for fossils and its yearly festival dates market through the beautiful Ziz Valley where we’ll stop to admire a nice panoramic view with the scenery of the oasis in the afternoon we’ll reach the impressive Erg Chebbi dunes dinner and overnight stay at Hotel in Merzouga.

Day 2: Explore Merzouga area – Erg Chebbi - Camel Trek and Night at desert Camp {50 km} 3 Hours

After breakfast at your hotel we’ll start our Merzouga 4×4 excursion to explore different and interesting sites around Erg Chebbi dunes we’ll visit Hassi Labied oasis to see its irrigation canal and land agriculture, we’ll head south to the seasonal Sriji lake ( if there’s water in it).

we’ll continue to Khamlia village if you are interested to listen to the Gnawa music of the dark skin people who were brought to Morocco as immigration over hundred years ago and they were working as slaves…

Afterward, we’ll continue to the M’ifis mines Besides, the tourism Merzouga desert is also famous for minerals and fossils during our Merzouga 4×4 desert tour we’ll have the opportunity to visit a nomad Berber family who is still living in their tent in the middle of the Sahara we’ll have a glass of mint tea with them and learn about life in the desert…

we’ll make stops at different panoramic views to enjoy the scenery and take pictures of the sights…after lunch at a local restaurant we’ll come back to the village from here you will do camel trekking to reach our Berber Camp in Merzouga the camel ride takes 1 – 1:30 h with a break on top of the dunes to watch the sunset, try the sandboarding if that’s an activity you’re interested in, enjoy the views, take photos.

Then after these beautiful moments you’ll continue to the camp where you’ll be welcomed with a glass of tea and relax until dinner time, after having dinner there’s be some traditional Berber drumming music, enjoy the starry sky then sleep under a nomadic tent.

Day 3: Merzouga - Ziz valley - Errachidia - Midelt - Azrou - Ifrane - Fes {470 km} 7 Hours

On the third day after watching the sunrise over the dune near the camp, you’ll have a delicious breakfast and take shower at the camp then you will ride the camels again back to the original started located or we can transfer you in 4WD as an alternative to camels.

From here we’ll continue direction to Fes via Ziz Valley the second-longest river in Morocco, cross the middle atlas mountains where you’ll enjoy incredible views, free time to have lunch at a restaurant.

Then in the afternoon we head towards Fes we’ll stop at Cedar forest in Azrou where we’ll see the wild monkeys, a short walk through the forest to take pictures…we’ll stop at Ifrane the little Switzerland of Morocco finally we’ll reach Fes in the late afternoon drop you off at your hotel and ends of our 3 Days Fes to Merzouga Desert Tour ends.

3 Days Fes to Merzouga Desert Tour Pricing Includes

Here are the things included in the pricing of the 3 days Fes to Merzouga desert tour:

  • Pick up and drop off you at your hotel 
  • Tour in air-condition vehicle A/C
  • Experienced English speaking driver
  • 1-night stay at a private room at the hotel ( dinner & breakfast included )
  • 1-night stay at a private tent at desert camp ( Dinner & breakfast included )
  • Camel trek in the desert
  • 4×4 tour to explore Merzouga area
  • Sandboarding in the dunes (optional)
  • Moroccan mint tea at the camp
  • Fuel
  • Visit all interesting places along the way
  • Stops for panoramic views take pictures, and free time for lunch

Fes to Merzouga desert tour Pricing Excludes

Here are the things NOT included in the pricing of the Overnight Camel Trek in Merzouga desert camp:

  •  Lunches
  •  Drinks
Frequently Asked Questions

The distance from Fes to Merzouga is 470 km and takes around 7 hours by car to get there, on the way you will have the opportunity to visit some interesting sites, and this can be done in 2 or 3 days tour if you want to spend more time in the Sahara desert.

In this 3 day tour from Fes to Merzouga we have private & shared trip options available.
This trip will start and end at your Fes accommodation.
Yes, you can do the sandboarding in Erg Chebbi dunes in Merzouga desert.
The camel ride takes around 1:30 h to reach the camp.
The tents are always private but the difference is that at standard camp the bathroom is common and at luxury camp, the tents are private with ensuite bathrooms.
Yes,  we’ll take you in our 4WD from and to the camp.
We’ll transport all your luggage to the camp so you’ll have it with you in your tent once you get there.
Yes, there are towels and toilet paper at the desert camp, but it’s recommended to have yours in case.
Yes, the camp is equipped with electricity from solar panels energy.
Here’s a list of what to pack for your Morocco desert tour:
– Sunglasses 
– Sun cream 
– Scarf or Hat 
– Long jean pants ( comfortable for the camel trek )
– Long light sleeves
– Rugged sandals or shoes 
– Flip flops
– Hand sanitizers
– Portable charger
– First Aid Kit 
– A small backpack where to pack everything
– A wallet to secure your valuables like phone, cards…
What To Know?

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