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3 DAYS TOUR FROM FES TO MERZOUGA

Fes, Morocco

Price

449

Duration

3 days

Max People

70

Min Age

5+

Reviews

4.2

overview : 3 DAYS TOUR FROM FES TO MERZOUGA

Enjoy an extraordinary 3 days tour from Fes to Merzouga. This carefully curated journey allows you to experience a multitude of incredible destinations within a short timeframe. Our adventure commences with a departure from Fes, a city renowned for its rich cultural heritage. Our first stop takes us to Ifrane, often referred to as the "Switzerland of Morocco," where you can marvel at its picturesque charm. Delve into the beauty of the cedar forest before pausing in Midelt for a delectable lunch. Our route then leads us along the breathtaking Ziz Valley, a visual feast for the eyes. Prepare to explore the wonders of the Sahara desert in Merzouga, where you'll have the opportunity to ride camels and spend a night in a desert camp, surrounded by the enchanting tranquility of the desert. Don't miss the magical spectacle of both sunset and sunrise over the Saharan landscape. Explore the captivating terrain of Merzouga in a 4x4 vehicle, allowing you to uncover its hidden treasures. Additionally, we'll visit the traditional markets of Rissani and Erfoud, renowned for its fossils. Finally, we conclude our 3 days tour from Fes to Merzouga by returning to Fes, bidding farewell to this extraordinary adventure.

HIGHLIGHTS OF 3 DAYS TOUR FROM FES TO MERZOUGA :

  • Discover Ifrane: Unveil the charm of Ifrane, often dubbed the "Switzerland of Morocco," renowned for its captivating beauty and distinct architectural style.
  • Explore the Cedar Forest: Feel the calm and beauty of the Cedar Forest as you enjoy the majestic trees and the peaceful natural surroundings.
  • Picturesque Drive through Ziz Valley: Enjoy the stunning sights of palm groves, landscapes, and the flowing Ziz River during your scenic journey through Ziz Valley.
  • Experience the Merzouga Sahara Desert: Witness the mesmerizing allure of the Merzouga Sahara Desert, as you are captivated by its vast golden sand dunes that stretch beyond the horizon.
  • Camel Ride and Desert Camp: Embark on an unforgettable camel ride across the desert, immersing yourself in the enchanting desert ambiance, and spending a magical night in a traditional desert camp.
  • Explore the Desert in a 4x4: Venture into the heart of the Sahara Desert aboard a 4x4 vehicle, allowing you to explore its captivating terrain and discover hidden gems.
  • Visit Rissani Traditional Market: Immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of the traditional market in Rissani, where you can engage with local culture, experience the lively ambiance, and explore unique offerings.
  • Discover Erfoud Fossil Town: Unearth the wonders of Erfoud, a town renowned for its fossil heritage, where you can delve into Morocco's geological past and encounter fascinating fossil-related industries.
  • Scenic Drives: Delight in picturesque drives through captivating landscapes, including the stunning Ziz Valley, as you embark on your journey to and from the Sahara Desert.
  • Cultural Immersion: Embrace the rich Moroccan culture, engage with friendly locals, savor traditional cuisine, and immerse yourself in the authentic experiences that await you throughout the 3 days tour from Fes to Merzouga.

*This package trip requires a minimum of 2 people.

*Can be customized upon request, to meet traveler's needs

*2 Nights Standard Hotel/Lodge accommodation

Included/Excluded

  • Specialized bilingual driver
  • Transportation service for both pickup and drop-off is provided.
  • Private Transport with fuel
  • Accommodation
  • Breakfasts
  • Each participant will have the opportunity to ride a camel and witness the sunrise or sunset
  • Entrance fees
  • Lunches
  • Drinks
  • Tips

Tour Plan : 3 DAYS TOUR FROM FES TO MERZOUGA

Day 1 : Fes ~ Ifrane ~ Cedars forest ~ Midelt ~ Ziz valley ~ Merzouga Sahara

The 3 days tour from Fes to Merzouga commences with an early pickup from either the airport or your accommodation in Fes. From there, we embark on a southern journey, passing through Imouzzer to explore Ifrane, renowned for its alpine-style houses, snowy landscapes, and cool temperatures, earning it the nickname "Switzerland of Morocco." Our next destination takes us to the mesmerizing Cedars forest, home to the Barbary Macaques. Feel free to interact with these fascinating creatures as you wander through the forest. Continuing our adventure, we proceed to Midelt, where a delectable lunch awaits. As we make our way toward the Sahara desert, we traverse the scenic Tizi-n-Tilghmt pass and follow the course of the enchanting Ziz River.

In the afternoon, we arrive at the majestic Sahara desert of Merzouga. Here, you will switch to camels and embark on a captivating journey across the sandy expanse of the desert. A stop is made at a high dune, allowing you to witness the enchanting spectacle of the sunset painting the desert with its magical hues. We then continue our expedition towards the luxurious desert camp, where you can revel in the rhythms of Berber drums, dance around the campfire, and marvel at the expansive canopy of stars above. Indulge in a sumptuous dinner and spend a memorable night in the comfort of the camp, nestled amidst the captivating ambiance of the desert.

Day 2 : Explore Merzouga region ~ Nomads ~ Khamlia ~ Merzouga lake ~ Erg Chebbi ~ palm grove

On the second day of our 3 days tour from fes to Merzouga, Witnessing the mesmerizing sunrise in the heart of the desert is a must, making an early wake-up call imperative. Take your time to savor a delicious breakfast before embarking on a camel ride back to Merzouga, where your driver awaits you. Today is dedicated to exploring the captivating region of Merzouga, which boasts a plethora of incredible sites, ranging from expansive sand dunes to a pristine wilderness lake, intriguing mines, fossil-rich areas, and breathtaking oases. These locations provide the perfect backdrop for a variety of outdoor activities.

Our journey commences in Merzouga as we venture off-road to visit an ancient eyeliner mine, unveiling the fascinating history behind this precious cosmetic. We then extend our exploration by paying a visit to the nomads in their traditionally woven tents, where you'll have the opportunity to immerse yourself in their way of life while enjoying a comforting cup of Berber tea. Our next stop takes us to the vibrant Khamlia village, where you'll be treated to captivating performances of Gnaoua music and mesmerizing traditional dances. The inhabitants of Khamlia trace their origins back to sub-Saharan countries such as Mali, Sudan, and Niger. Indulge in some free time to savor a delightful lunch at a local restaurant.

We then take a leisurely stroll through a tranquil palm tree grove, soaking up the peace and quiet of this verdant haven. As we continue our exploration, we travel nearby to the untamed beauty of Merzouga's wild lake, also known as the flamingo's lake, where you might be able to see these magnificent birds in their natural environment. As the day comes to a close, indulge in a satisfying dinner and enjoy a comfortable overnight stay in a hotel, ensuring you are well-rested for the adventures that lie ahead.

Day 3 : Merzouga ~ Rissani ~ Erfoud ~ Ziz valley ~ Ifrane ~ Fes

Begin your day with an early wake-up call to witness the captivating sunrise in the heart of the desert. Take your time to enjoy a leisurely breakfast before embarking on a camel ride back to Merzouga, where your driver awaits you. From there, we bid farewell to the desert and make our way to Rissani, an ancient capital of Tafilalet and a bustling trading center that still thrives to this day. Explore the vibrant souk of Rissani, which comes alive with activity on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays. Immerse yourself in the lively atmosphere and soak in the local culture.

Continuing our journey, we venture to Erfoud, where we visit one of the workshops showcasing the artistry of fossilized marble. Witness the intricate craftsmanship and learn about the rich geological heritage of the region. As we continue along our route, we pause for a panoramic view of the picturesque Ziz Valley, allowing you to admire the sweeping landscapes and the meandering Ziz River. Driving through the enchanting cedar forest and the charming town of Ifrane, we make our way back to Fes, our final destination.

Concluding our memorable 3 days tour from Fes to Merzouga, we ensure you arrive safely at your accommodation or the airport. Cherish the memories of this incredible journey as we bid you farewell.

Tour Map : 3 DAYS TOUR FROM FES TO MERZOUGA

Questions & Answers

Is sandboarding available in the Merzouga desert?

Sandboarding is possible in the Erg Chebbi dunes of the Merzouga desert.

What is the duration of the camel trek in Merzouga desert?

The duration of the camel trek in the Merzouga desert can vary, but it generally lasts between one to two hours.

Are the tents at the desert camp private or shared?

The tents at the desert camp are always private, but there is a distinction between standard and luxury camps. In the standard camp, the bathroom facilities are shared, while in the luxury camp, the tents have private ensuite bathrooms.

Can I trust that my luggage will be secure during my stay in the Sahara desert?

Rest assured that we will transport all your luggage to the camp, ensuring that it will be waiting for you in your tent upon your arrival

Can I find towels and toilet paper provided at the camp?

Certainly, towels and toilet paper are available at the desert camp. However, it is advisable to bring your own as a precautionary measure.

Is there access to electricity at the desert camp?

Yes, the desert camp is powered by solar panels, providing electricity.

What are the essential items to pack for this trip?

Here is a suggested packing list for your Morocco desert tour:
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • 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

How can I make a reservation for this tour? What is the cancellation policy?

To confirm your reservation for the Trip, we kindly request a small deposit to be paid via PayPal, Wise, or bank transfer. The remaining balance can be paid in cash at the time of pick-up, in euros, dollars, or dirhams to your driver. Is it possible to pay the entire amount using PayPal? While we usually prefer cash payments to avoid transaction fees and delays associated with PayPal, we can accept complete payments via PayPal in some cases. Please note that a 5% fee will be applied to cover the additional transaction charges. If you prefer this payment method, we recommend arranging the payment prior to the tour. Is it possible to pay the entire amount via Wise or bank transfer? Certainly, we accept the full payment through Wise or bank transfer. However, a 2% surcharge will be applied to cover the transaction fees. Cancellation Policy: To receive a full refund, please cancel your reservation at least 15 days prior to the start date of the tour.

Are there alternative transportation options to reach the camp instead of using camels?

Certainly! For travelers who prefer not to ride camels, we offer the option of transportation in a 4×4 car to transfer you to and from the camp. This alternative mode of transportation is available at no extra cost. Simply inform us of your preference at the time of booking, and we will make the necessary arrangements for your comfortable transfer to the camp.

Is it necessary to bring a sleeping bag for the overnight desert trip in Marrakech?

No, a sleeping bag is not required for the overnight Marrakech desert tour. The desert camp we provide is equipped with all the necessary amenities to ensure your comfort during your stay.

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