2 Days Desert tour from Fes to Merzouga
Fes Desert tours 2 Days to Merzouga
Overview of 2 Days Tour from Fes to Merzouga Desert
2 days Fes Desert tours to Merzouga are the best way for people who come to Fes and have a short time to leave Morocco but they would like to discover the Sahara desert on a tight schedule.
You will cross the Middle Atlas mountains from Fes to Merzouga Sahara desert via Cedar forest in Azrou, It is the unique place where Berber monkeys live in Morocco and the Ziz valley is the second longest river in the country, Of course, do camel trekking, watch the sunset and sunrise in the dunes of Erg Chebbi and spend a night in the desert camp of Merzouga.
This 2 days desert tour from Fes to Merzouga includes a night camel ride in a nomadic tent before enjoying the sandboard, traditional music around the campfire, and a delicious dinner.
In Our Next and Last Day, our 2 days Fes desert tour to Merzouga Sahara will take you back to Fes, where you will stop to admire the view, and take pictures… Arrive late afternoon/night and transfer to your hotel, until your Fes desert tours in 2 Days end.
2 Days Desert Tours from Fes to Merzouga's Info
+ Duration: 2 Days & 1 night
+ Departure: 08:30 am
+ Starting Location: Fes
+ Ending Location: Fes
2 Days Fes desert tours to Merzouga’s Highlights
+ Cross the Middle Atlas mountains
+ Visit second Switzerland
+ Monkeys Wild ( Barbary Macaque )
+ Cedar Forest of Azrou
+ Discover Beautiful views & panoramics
+ Berber villages
+ Camel ride experience
+ An Overnight stay at the desert camp
+ Watch the starry sky
+ Magical sunrise & sunset in Merzouga Desert
+ Enjoy the Zizi Valley & Palm trees
2 Days desert tour from Fes to Merzouga Sahara Itinerary
Day 1: Fes to Merzouga Desert Via Middle Atlas.
Start your 2 days desert tour from Fes to Merzouga with pick up at your hotel in the morning after breakfast. You will have the first stop in Ifrane, known as the Swiss of Morocco, to enjoy its beauty and take unforgettable photos. After that, head to Azrou to see the monkeys in the cedar forest.
We continue our way to Midelt (The capital of apples ) for a local lunch and a delicious one. In the afternoon, we cross the pass of Tizi N’Talghoumt to reach Errachidia while admiring the view of the Ziz Valley. Later on, we will stop in the Ziz Valley’s panoramic view.
The desert tour continues to the dunes of Erg Chebbi through Aoufous and Erfoud (the last one is famous for fossils and data), where you may want to visit a local fossil craft workshop.
Then head to the fascinating dunes of Erg Chebbi. Arrive at the place where camels will take you through the orange dunes, and get ready for an hour-and-a-half camel ride to enjoy the sunset. On the back of your camel, you will head to the desert camp to spend the night in a traditional nomadic tent. after your dinner, you will enjoy listening to and dancing to some of Berber’s music called Drums music.
Day 2: Merzouga Desert to Fes Via The Ziz Valley.
The next day, we recommend that you wake up early in the morning to enjoy the sunrise on top of the dune in the Sahara desert near the camp, then have breakfast and take a shower in the camp.
After these beautiful moments, return your camel to the original starting point or bring it in 4×4 if you prefer. Later, you will meet your driver and your 2 day Desert tour from Fes to Merzouga will continue towards Fes with stops along the way for panoramic views, photos, and free time for lunch… Arrival in the afternoon/evening in Fez, transfer to hotel/riad, and the end of our 2 days Fes desert tours to Merzouga.
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Fes Desert Tours 2 Days to Merzouga review
Juan B wrote a review ( June 2022 )
Perfect 2 Days Desert tour from Fes to Merzouga Sahara
This tour was amazing. Absolutely the highlight of my trip. Every part was fantastic and I felt very well maintained. As a lonely traveler who was particularly important to me. I will give a fairly complete review here because I enjoyed it so much and I want to encourage everyone to book this. My driver, Hassan was absolutely amazing. He told us little information during the trip, making the whole experience a bit like a guided tour. I knew all the nice places on the street that had clean bathrooms. During our last stop, she also recommended picking up a small decorative bottle to fill with sand as a souvenir. I hadn’t thought about it and I’m so glad you recommended it.
first day of my 2 Days tour from Fes to Merzouga desert, a Trip to Merzouga: This unit is amazing. You can see much of the diversity of the Moroccan landscape. Our driver offered us the chance to stop and see the monkeys or go more directly so we could be sure to catch the sunset. We decided to stop and see the monkey on his way back. I’m glad you offered it because we did it in a colorable amount of time. Camel walking wasn’t long enough to make you feel that way and not climb.
Then we climb a sand dune and watch the sunset from the top. *Do you have money to tilt the camel guide or buy one of its fascinating fossils? I did not have my wallet, the other person tipped him for both of us. The meal at the camp was lovely followed by music around the fire, then a short trip off the field to see the stars. I have never seen so many stars! The accommodation was more pleasant than I expected.
Each room had a toilet, a sink, and a small hand shower. Hot water is limited but there are some. The beds have many warm blankets, but if you come in winter and there is no heating, then come ready for it. The only thing I would have liked to pack were warmer socks for the night (winter is, frankly, a good time to go)
Day 2: Waking up to see the sunrise over the Sahara was terrific! We had a nice breakfast at the camp before we got the camels back in the car. Then we took a one-hour tour of an old town where the royal family lived, the guide was excellent and very informative. We arrive in Fes in the afternoon and at the end of our 2 Days desert tours from Fes to Merzouga, if you have any questions about your trip, call the organizer.
Sara H wrote a review ( March 2022 )
Best a trip of 2 Days desert tours from Fes to Sahara desert
Lots of road in a comfortable minibus and friendly driver for little time in the dunes. But it’s still enough to see and spend a magical moment! The playful monkeys then the landscape of the dunes are breathtaking, the camel ride is typical, and the night in the Berber camp was really nice. We ate our best tajine of all our stay in the camp. Everyone we met was extremely kind. highly recommended.
Jhon K wrote a review ( April 2022 )
An unforgettable Fes Desert tours
My experience with this agency was exceptional and a dream come true. the service was above my expectations because of its professionalism. The first day was Fes to Merzouga desert, The driver Hassan arrived in time with a very smart uniform and speaks English well which made our trip more enjoyable stopped at a very wonderful view that he could not believe and we saw different cities across the road. Arriving in Merzouga, we went camping where we rode camels and saw the sunset and dawn. The next day, we returned to Fez where we spent unforgettable moments. The warm hospitality and charming culture must see. I highly recommend it.
Places to see on your 2 days Fes desert tours to Merzouga
Ifrane is a beautiful village 65 kilometers south of Fes. Ifrane is clean and tidy and has parks, lakes, and houses in alpine style, which makes it the “Switzerland of Morocco”.
Cedar forest of Azrou
Azrou is an important Berber town located within the Middle Atlas, where about 80,000 inhabitants live. Better known than the city is its cedar forest and the monkeys that live here.
To be honest, few travelers come to Azrou to visit it, as it is its cedar forest that has made the city famous.
The best-known inhabitant of the forest is Gouraud, the largest and oldest cedar in the region. Unfortunately, he died a few years ago because of a plague of processionaries.
A few meters from the place where the Gouraud cedar lived, you will find souvenir stalls where you can buy souvenirs for your trip to Fes.
The Ziz Valley
The Ziz Valley is a mixed culture world par excellence. The fields, in addition to palm trees, combine other crops such as fruit trees, cumin, cereals, alfalfa, vegetables…
Since the launch of several agricultural recovery programs, agriculture has grown significantly, especially among young people in the region. The goal is to help them resume the activity of their forefathers and revive their lands. Since then, many local skills have returned to their roots, bringing with them modern technologies and know-how complementing that inherited from the past.
The development of the farm in the valley is not at the expense of ecosystems and water resources. The rationalization of irrigation and respect for the biosphere are the watchwords in each project. Thanks to joint efforts, the valley has changed its face in just two decades.
Merzouga Sahara desert Erg chebbi
Merzouga is located in eastern Morocco, close to the border with Algeria (about fifty kilometers away). It’s actually a small Moroccan village.
The Sahara Desert of Merzouga has located 350 km from Ouarzazate, 200 km from Tinghir, and 550 km from Marrakech. Or 470 km south of Fes, which is not very close…
In general, therefore, the passage through this desert is included in a touring loop (with the possibility of one or more nights on site), rather than in a one-day round trip from one of these cities.
Fes desert tours 2 Days to Merzouga’s FAQ
Can I drive from Fes to Merzouga desert?
Yes, the driving distance between Fez and Merzouga is 461 km. It takes approximately 7h 18m to drive from Fes to Merzouga.
Where can I stay in Merzouga?
There are 477+ hotels and desert camps available in Merzouga. Prices start from $85 per night.
What is the most beautiful desert in Morocco?
The Merzouga Desert (Erg Chebbi), The Merzouga Desert has located 600km from Marrakech, in the East of Morocco, on the border with Algeria. It is the desert that best responds to the collective imagination. For us French, a desert, these are sand dunes as far as the eye can see.
Where to see dunes in Morocco?
In the south-east of Morocco, are located the most beautiful and impressive dunes of the kingdom: in the north, the Erg Chebbi (Merzouga), and in the south, the Drâa Valley (Mhamid el Ghizlane – Chegaga). These ergs are ideally explored on foot or on the back of a dromedary but also in 4X4, Buggy, Quad, or Camel ride as desired.
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