fes desert tour

3-day Fes desert tour to Merzouga

2 nights in Merzouga desert camp

3-day Fes desert tour to Merzouga

3-day Fes desert tour to Merzouga – Morocco tour from Fez – Merzouga desert tour 3 days from Fes – Sahara trip from Fes – 3-day Fes to Merzouga excursion

Fes desert tour : from the Middle Atlas to the big dunes of Merzouga

Here is a 3-day Fes desert tour to Merzouga with 2 nights in the desert. This is a perfect tour if you want to spend 2 nights in Erg Chebbi from Fez.

During the first day of this Morocco desert tour, you will cross the Middle Atlas to arrive in the Sahara. The journey takes approximately 7:30 hours. You will make beautiful visits throughout this tour from Fes.

  • You first pass through the small village of Imouzzer Kandar. In the center of the village, there is a beautiful square with small restaurants. The surroundings of Imouzzer Kandar are also worth a visit.
  • Then, you head towards Ifrane. Morocco’s “Little Switzerland” is known for its chalet-style houses. The setting is also very green. Cedar and pine forests in which monkeys hide are some of the most beautiful in Morocco.
  • The Fes desert tour to Merzouga also lets you discover Azrou, a small, quiet Berber village which has one of the most beautiful cedar forests in its surroundings. After passing Midelt, this Morocco Sahara trip takes you to Errachidia and Erfoud, before arriving at Erg Chebbi.

The first night is planned in a hotel at the foot of the dunes in Merzouga.

A day visit of Merzouga and night in a desert camp

The 2nd day of this 3-day Fes desert tour to Erg Chebbi is devoted to the discovery of the desert. After a hearty breakfast at the hotel, you leave to visit the dunes of Erg Chebbi in 4×4.

4×4 tour in the Merzouga desert, visit to the Gnawas and nomads

The landscapes of the Erg Chebbi dunes are impressive. After the 4×4 tour in the Sahara, you go visit the Gnawas.

After this visit, it is time to have lunch in a small local restaurant.

Once this break is over, you go to the nomads who live in the desert. Having tea with them in a tent is a rather original encounter. You have a pleasant time in their company.

Camel ride for the sunset in Merzouga and night in Morocco Sahara desert camp

You will then enjoy a camel ride for the sunset in the Erg Chebbi dunes. The camel tour takes you to the camp in Merzouga. Here awaits you a delicious dinner and an evening around a campfire with traditional music. The night is spent in a nomadic tent.

Fes desert tour : the way back

The 3rd day of this Merzouga excursion from Fes begins with breakfast at the camp. Then you head back.

You pass through Erfoud which turns into the date capital of Morocco in October. Then go back to Errachidia, located in the Ziz Valley. The panoramic views of South-East Morocco are picturesque and worth the stop.

The Fes to Erg Chebbi trip continues through Midelt, Azrou and Ifrane. You arrive in Fez at the end of the day.

It is possible to plan a Fes to Merzouga tour 3 days with one night in Midelt and one night in camp at Erg Chebbi. Here is our program.

  • Fes desert tour with 2 nights in Merzouga
    The driving distance on the 1st and 3rd day is about 7:30 hours per day.
    If you prefer to reduce the journey, you can choose a Fes to Merzouga desert trip with one night in Midelt and one night in Erg Chebbi.
    Or opt for a 4-day Fes desert tour.
  • Best time for the Erg Chebbi tour from Fes 3 days
    This 3-day tour from Fes can be organized all year round.
    The summer period is not recommended due to the very high temperatures in the desert.
    The best period is therefore between September and the end of May.

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  • Accommodation in Merzouga
    The first night during this Fes desert tour is planned in a beautiful hotel at the foot of the dunes.
    This allows for a comfortable first night after the day's journey.
    The 2nd night is organized in a camp at Erg Chebbi. It's a very nice experience. In the evening, you enjoy music and entertainment around a campfire. You can also enjoy the starry sky.
  • Day tour in Merzouga and activities
    For those who love hiking and nature, we can organize trekking during the day tour in Merzouga.

    Instead of visiting the desert in 4x4, you can choose a Morocco camel trek with picnic in the desert.
    Walking in the Sahara is a great way to discover the magnificent landscapes of Erg Chebbi.
    Please let us know in your request if you prefer this option.

    For those who like quad biking, know that this 3-day tour from Fes allows you to enjoy 1 hour, 2 hours or half a day of quad tour in Merzouga. Or a buggy ride.


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