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3 days Morocco desert tour from fes to Merzouga



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The tour of 3 days Morocco desert tour from fes to Merzouga and the Sahara Desert offers a captivating exploration of the deep southern region. Discover the rich traditions and culture of Morocco, following the Berber trails and indulging in a once-in-a-lifetime experience in the Sahara Desert. Ride camels, witness mesmerizing landscapes, and spend a romantic night in a desert camp under the starry sky. This Morocco desert tour showcases the beauty of the Sahara Desert, Berber culture, camel trekking, and the enchanting Fes to Merzouga itinerary. Don’t miss this unforgettable Sahara Desert experience!


Highlights for 3 days Morocco desert tour from fes to Merzouga

  1. Atlas Mountains: Journey through the stunning Atlas Mountains, passing through scenic landscapes, forests, and Berber villages, and enjoying panoramic views.
  2. Ifrane: Explore the charming town of Ifrane, known as “Little Switzerland” for its unique European-inspired architecture and winter sports resorts.
  3. Cedar Forest in Azrou: Visit the cedar forest in Azrou and encounter friendly Barbary macaque monkeys in their natural habitat.
  4. Berber Villages: Experience the rich culture and traditions of the Berber people as you pass through their authentic villages nestled in the Atlas Mountains.
  5. Merzouga: Arrive in Merzouga, a gateway to the Sahara Desert, and check into your hotel located at the foothills of the dunes.
  6. Sahara Desert Experience: Venture into the Sahara Desert and witness the mesmerizing sand dunes of Erg Chebbi. Enjoy a camel ride through the golden sands and admire the changing colors of the desert landscape.
  7. Nomadic Encounters: Visit a nomadic family and learn about their way of life, traditions, and customs in the desert.
  8. Sunrise and Sunset: Witness breathtaking sunrise and sunset views over the vast expanse of the Sahara Desert, creating unforgettable moments and photo opportunities.
  9. Tafilalte and Oasis of Ziz: Explore the region of Tafilalte, known for its historical significance, and pass through the picturesque Oasis of Ziz with its lush palm trees and flowing water.
  10. Return to Fes: Conclude the tour with a return to Fes, reminiscing about the incredible desert adventure and the unique experiences encountered along the way.

3 days Morocco desert tour from fes to Merzouga
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Tour Plan

From Fez, you will start your ascent in the Atlas Mountains where you will pass by Ifrane, a winter sports resort in a totally non-Moroccan style built by the French in the 30s to look like a Swiss village. . Visit the cedar forest in Azrou and observe the monkeys in the trees. Most of the day will be spent traveling through beautiful forests, springs, and other jagged rock faces, not forgetting the Berber villages as you cross the Atlas Mountains and start descending to the Sahara Desert. Halfway you will stop for lunch in the city of Midelt, famous for its fossils and rocks, before continuing to Merzouga. On the road, you will stop at a place with a panoramic view of a huge oasis of palm trees. In Rissani, you will switch to a 4×4 vehicle to drive in the desert. You will arrive at Merzouga in the afternoon. Check in to your hotel at the foothills of the dunes.

Today we will explore the desert region. We will make a circuit of the dunes of the desert where you will have the opportunity to see the path of nomadic life changing and incredible contrasts of the desert. We will visit the ” black village” Khamlia to see Gnawa musicians. We will have a traditional Berber pizza for lunch in the old capital of Rissani . After lunch you can visit the traditional markets. In the afternoon we will return to the hotel to prepare for departure on camels. As sunsets over the desert dunes of Erg Chebbi, we will ride the camels 90 minutes to the camp in the desert. We will have a delicious dinner of traditional mint tea and tagine while watching the stars and the moon rising in the incredible wilderness.

In the morning you can get up early, take a walk on the sand dunes and watch the sunrise, just behind the Algerian border, which is about 50 km from Merzouga. You will leave by camel to the hotel in Merzouga, where you can take a shower and breakfast. Then you will take the 4×4 to Rissani where you will find your minivan. From there, you will take the road to Fez. On the road, you can stop for a rest and lunch. You will arrive in Fez in the late afternoon or evening.


  • Hotel pickup and drop-off service
  • Transportation in comfortable air-conditioned vehicle
  • Professional driver/guide
  • Fuel included
  • Half-board accommodation
  • Camel Ride (one camel each)
  • 1 night in desert camp
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Lunches and drinks
  • Anything not mentioned in the program
  • Local guide and Entrance fees
  • Personal expenses

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