3 days Fes Merzouga desert trip
3 days Fes Merzouga desert trip An unforgettable excursion from Fez to Merzouga that explores Morocco’s remarkable sites. Explore the ancient city of Fes, with its narrow alleys, historic palaces, and interesting local markets, beginning in Fes. Then, travel south to the border of the Sahara Desert, where you will have the opportunity to ride a camel through the golden dunes. Spend one-night camping under the starlight before returning to Fez.
Day 1: Fes – Ifrane – Azrou – Midelt – Ziz Valley – Rissani – Merzouga:
3 days Fes Merzouga desert trip 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 will spend the night in a Riad.
Day 2: Tour around Erg Chebbi Desert & Camel Trekking:
Today’s 4×4 journey takes us to the Sahara desert. You will visit Rissani local souk as well as Khamlia village, which is famed for Gnawa music. We encounter Nomads who live in the desert. 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 3: Merzouga – Midelt – Ifrane – Fes:
After seeing the desert sunrise, we conclude our private Fez desert trip and proceed to Midelt. We go through Erfoud, Errachidia, and Azrou. The private driver will drop you off at your Fez hotel. where the 3 days Fes Merzouga desert trip end with Moroccan activities.
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 3 days Fes Merzouga desert trip 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).