Our 2 days desert trip from Fes is ideal for those who wish to see and hear as much of Morocco as possible in a brief period of time. The 2-Day Fes To Desert Tour will transport you from the heightened senses of Fes to the tranquility of the Sahara desert.
Day 1: Fes – Ifrane – Azrou – Midelt – Ziz Valley – Rissani – Merzouga:
2 days desert trip from Fes begins with a drive towards the Atlas Mountains, with a stop at Ifrane to view the famed cedar forest, which is home to the Berber apes. We’ll then proceed to Midelt through the Tiz Ntalghamt Mountain Pass and the Ziz Gorge (where we’ll stop for photos and some local mint tea).
Our journey takes us via the Ziz Valley, Erfoud, and Rissani, an oasis. When we arrive in the Erg Chebbi sand dunes, We’ll be riding camels to Merzouga camp later today. We traverse the Erg Chebbi dunes and enjoy the sunset over Merzouga. Later we’ll eat a traditional supper while listening to Berber music. At Merzouga, we sleep in desert tents.
Day 2: Merzouga Desert – Ziz Valley – Cedar forests and monkey troupes of Azrou – Fes:
Following breakfast in Merzouga, you will marvel at the extraordinary splendor of the Erg Chebbi sand dunes. You’ll go to Fes via Ziz Valley, initially noted for its fossils. The Ziz Gorges then provide a rough route that leads to the Tafilalt oasis.
After passing through Errachidia, we proceed along the trailing edge of the Cedar Forest to Azrou, which means “rock” in Berber and is located up a steep slope through a variety of woodlands to the legendary cedar forests inhabited by endangered Barbary Apes. The next destination is Ifran, a neat, orderly, and contemporary city that feels like Switzerland transplanted to the Middle Atlas.
In the late afternoon, you will be driven to FES where Your 2 days desert trip from Fes ends.
Going into the Sahara Desert was a truly amazing experience! Riding camels into the desert and seeing the sand dunes is something that I will never forget! When we reached camp, Hassan was there to great us and poured us a cup of tea and brought us some snacks. We had a lot of great conversation with him but were unable to set him up with one of our daughters 😉 The camp was clean with a comfortable bed and a full bathroom!!! Very luxurious!!! The next morning, we had breakfast and then we rode ATVs in the dessert which was an indescribably fun experience. We never had to worry about our luggage, it was waiting for us in our tents when we got to the camp, and it was waiting for us at the van when we rode the ATVs out of the desert. Hassan and his team made this vacation 100% stress free and fun!
The only thing that I wish we would have done differently is I would have spent an extra night or two in the desert instead of just one.
Thanks for the great memories!!!
Dreams Tours!!! We couldn't
expect anything better. We came
across one of the posts of the
camp while looking for things to do
in Morocco. We contacted Hassan
with some questions and here he
offered to plan our whole trip from
picking us up from the airport to
dropping us off. Best decision we
could have made. Our driver Abdul
was amazing. Kept us safe, very
knowledgeable, helped arranged
the best tour guides, and very
responsive to our needs. Big thank
you to Abdul!!!
Our time in the Sahara Desert was
the best experience, we will never
forget thanks to Hassan! After our
camel ride to the camp he
personally greeted us with mint
tea and snacks. During our dinner
he sat with us at the table. We
loved that personal touch. He
made us feel at home. We wished
that we had another night at the
camp so that we could have more
Historically we never go back to
the same place twice, but this is
definitely an experience we would
Before You Travel:
You have the option between standard and superior accommodations.
The 2 days desert trip from Fes begins at 8:00 a.m., and you will be picked up from your Marrakech hotel. Please contact us if you would like us to come pick you up from a particular location (airport, bus/train station, etc.).
- From mid-November to the start of March, the weather is chilly at night and mild during the day (Day26°C/Night0°C).
- During the summer (from mid-June to mid-September), both the daytime and nighttime temperatures are warm (Day45°C/Night30°C).
- For the remainder of the year, daytime and nighttime temperatures are nearly identical (between 24 and 30 degrees Celsius).