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overview : 2 DAYS TOUR FROM FES TO MERZOUGA
Experience the wonders of Morocco's Sahara desert with a captivating 2 days tour from Fes to Merzouga. This immersive journey allows you to explore a multitude of captivating destinations within a limited timeframe. Embarking from the culturally vibrant city of Fes, we commence our adventure by venturing to Ifrane, renowned as the "Switzerland of Morocco," and the enchanting cedar forest. Following a delectable lunch in Midelt, we embark on a scenic drive along the awe-inspiring Ziz Valley. Our exploration continues as we visit the traditional market of Rissani, the fossil-rich town of Erfoud, and ultimately reach the captivating Sahara desert of Merzouga. Immerse yourself in the desert ambiance as you ride majestic camels and indulge in the luxurious comforts of a desert camp. Witness the breathtaking spectacle of both sunset and sunrise over the boundless Sahara. Concluding our remarkable journey, we return to Fes, marking the end of an unforgettable 2 days tour from Fes to Merzouga.
HIGHLIGHTS OF 2 DAYS TOUR FROM FES TO MERZOUGA
- Cultural Delights in Fes: Commence your adventure in the culturally vibrant city of Fes, renowned for its historical significance and architectural marvels. Explore the winding alleys of the UNESCO-listed Fes Medina, discovering ancient mosques, bustling markets, and age-old artisanal crafts that showcase the city's rich heritage.
- Ifrane, the "Switzerland of Morocco": Venture to Ifrane, a charming city that exudes a European-inspired charm and boasts meticulously designed streets. Admire the architectural elegance, manicured gardens, and tranquil ambiance that create a unique fusion of Moroccan and European influences.
- Cedar Forest of the Middle Atlas: Journey through the mystical cedar forest nestled in the Middle Atlas Mountains. Encounter ancient trees, some dating back centuries, and revel in the serene beauty of this natural sanctuary. Keep a keen eye out for indigenous wildlife, including the elusive Barbary macaque monkeys.
- Scenic Drive along the Ziz Valley: Delight in a picturesque drive along the breathtaking Ziz Valley, an oasis of verdant splendor adorned with lush palm groves, fertile plains, and the meandering Ziz River. Marvel at the stark contrast between the arid desert and the flourishing greenery, capturing the essence of Morocco's diverse landscapes.
- Rissani Traditional Market: Immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of the Rissani traditional market, a bustling epicenter where locals gather to engage in lively trade and barter. Wander through a maze of vibrant stalls, brimming with traditional handicrafts, aromatic spices, colorful fabrics, and delectable local delicacies. Engage with friendly merchants and embrace the lively ambiance of this authentic Moroccan market.
- Erfoud, the Fossils Town: Discover the captivating town of Erfoud, renowned for its fascinating fossil heritage. Delve into the geological wonders that have shaped the region, explore fossil shops, and perhaps even acquire a unique fossil treasure as a keepsake of your desert adventure.
- Merzouga and the Sahara Desert: When you reach Merzouga, the entrance to the Sahara Desert, get ready to be mesmerized by the recognizable golden dunes that spread as far as the eye can see. Riding beautiful camels is an exhilarating experience that offers breathtaking panoramic views of the vast desert as they gently cross the undulating sands.
- Luxury Desert Camp Experience: Reach your luxurious desert camp nestled amidst the dunes, where you will be greeted with warm Moroccan hospitality. Indulge in the comforts of elegantly furnished tents adorned with local decor, and savor the tantalizing flavors of Moroccan cuisine expertly prepared by skilled chefs. As night falls, gaze up at the sparkling desert sky, marveling at the celestial wonders and immersing yourself in the tranquility and enchanting beauty of the Sahara.
- Enchanting Sunrise and Sunset: Awaken early to witness the magical spectacle of the sunrise over the Sahara Desert. Observe as the golden hues gradually illuminate the dunes, casting a warm glow that bathes the landscape in a mesmerizing light. Capture this unforgettable moment as nature paints a breathtaking masterpiece. Similarly, embrace the captivating allure of the desert at sunset, as the sun gracefully descends below the horizon, creating a symphony of colors and shadows that captivate the soul.
- Return to Fes: Conclude your remarkable 2 days tour from Fes to Merzouga as you make your way back to Fes, carrying with you cherished memories of the captivating
*This package trip requires a minimum of 2 people.
*Can be customized upon request, to meet traveler's needs
*1 Nights Standard Hotel/Lodge accommodation
- Specialized bilingual driver
- Private Transport with fuel
- Each participant will have the opportunity to ride a camel and witness the sunrise or sunset
- Entrance fees
Tour Plan : 2 DAYS TOUR FROM FES TO MERZOUGA
Day 1 : Fes ~ Ifrane ~ Cedars forest- Midelt ~ Ziz valley ~ Merzouga Sahara
The mesmerizing 2 days tour from Fes to Merzouga in Morocco commences with an early pick-up from either the airport or your accommodation in Fes. Our journey begins as we head southward, passing through Imouzzer, en route to our first destination, Ifrane. Known for its chilly temperatures, occasional snowfall, and charming alpine-style houses, Ifrane has earned the moniker of the "Switzerland of Morocco." Take in the picturesque scenery and immerse yourself in the unique atmosphere of this remarkable city.
Continuing our adventure, we proceed to the cedars forest, a sanctuary where the Barbary Macaques gracefully reside. As you explore the forest, you'll have the opportunity to interact with these fascinating creatures and even feed them. Wander through the serene surroundings and witness nature's harmony at its finest.
Afterward, we make our way to Midelt, where a delightful lunch awaits. Replenish your energy and savor the flavors of Moroccan cuisine before embarking on the next leg of our journey. Our route takes us through the scenic Tizi-n-Tilghmt pass, offering breathtaking vistas along the way. As we travel alongside the meandering Ziz River, take in the awe-inspiring landscapes that unfold before your eyes.
In the afternoon, we reach the Sahara desert of Merzouga, a land of enchantment and wonder. Prepare for an unforgettable experience as we transition to camelback, embarking on a mesmerizing journey through the golden sands. As the day draws to a close, we pause to witness the magical sunset from atop a towering dune. Allow the captivating hues of the setting sun to envelop your senses, creating a truly unforgettable moment.
Continuing our desert adventure, we make our way to a desert camp, where a world of enchantment awaits. Immerse yourself in the rich Berber culture as you enjoy the captivating rhythms of the traditional drums. Dance around the campfire, under the vast expanse of the star-studded sky, and feel the warmth of genuine hospitality. Indulge in a delicious dinner, savoring the flavors of authentic Moroccan cuisine. As night falls, retreat to your comfortable accommodations in the camp, where the tranquility of the desert surrounds you.
This captivating experience in the heart of the Sahara desert promises an evening filled with cultural immersion, celestial wonders, and cherished memories. Surrender to the allure of the desert as you drift off to sleep, ready to embrace the adventures that await on the next day of your extraordinary journey.
Day 2 : Merzouga ~ Rissani ~ Erfoud ~ Ziz valley ~ Ifrane ~ Fes
Rise early to see the magnificent sunrise in the heart of the desert to start your day. Spend time taking in the beauty and serenity that's all around you. After that, eat a leisurely meal while taking in the morning's flavors.
Once you've fueled up, it's time to embark on the return journey to Merzouga. Mount your trusty camels and traverse the vast desert landscapes, relishing in the serenity of the desert as it stretches before you. Upon reaching Merzouga, our driver will be awaiting your arrival.
After leaving the desert, we will travel to Rissani, a historic town that was previously Tafilalet's capital. With its vibrant souk taking center stage on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays, Rissani is still a humming commercial hub for the area today. Walk leisurely around the bustling souk and take in the sights, sounds, and aromas that make this market so fascinating.
We continue on our way to Erfoud, where we will have the chance to stop by a business that specializes in fossilized marble. Learn about the history of the craft that turns fossilized riches into magnificent works of art. Admire the fascinating patterns and discover the geological marvels that have sculpted the area.
Next, we embark on a scenic drive alongside the picturesque Ziz River. Prepare to be mesmerized as we stop to admire the panoramic views of the stunning Ziz Valley. Capture the essence of this fertile oasis, nestled amidst the arid surroundings, and appreciate the striking contrast it offers.
As we venture further, we pass through the captivating cedar forest and Ifrane, a city renowned for its unique charm and resemblance to a Swiss alpine village. Traverse the streets of Ifrane and soak in the enchanting atmosphere before we continue our journey back to Fes.
Finally, our tour concludes as we drop you off at either the airport or your accommodation in Fes. Reflect on the incredible experiences and memories you have gathered throughout this extraordinary 2 days tour from Fes to Merzouga.
Tour Map : 2 DAYS TOUR FROM FES TO MERZOUGA
Questions & Answers
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What are the essential items to pack for this trip?
- Hat or scarf
- Comfortable long pants for the camel trek
- Lightweight long-sleeved shirts
- Sturdy sandals or shoes
- Flip flops
- Hand sanitizer
- Portable charger
- First aid kit
- Small backpack for carrying essentials
- Wallet for securing valuables such as phones and cards