merzouga tour from fez

4-day Merzouga tour from Fez

Fez desert tour with 2 nights in Erg Chebbi

4-day Merzouga tour from Fez

4-day Merzouga tour from Fez – Morocco desert tour from Fez – Erg Chebbi tour from Fez 4 days – Fez to Merzouga trip – Fes desert tour – Fez to Sahara excursion

Middle Atlas and green landscapes – 1st day of the Merzouga tour from Fez

During this first day of the Merzouga tour from Fez, the route passes in the Moroccan Middle Atlas. The landscapes are green thanks to lush vegetation and forests of cedars, pines and oaks. If you do this tour from Fez in winter, it is very likely to see beautiful snowy pictures.

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You will first pass through Imouzzer Kandar, a small village located in the surrounding area close to Fez. Calm and very green due to the forests, Imouzzer Kandar is located at an altitude of 1,345m in the Middle Atlas.

Then head to Ifrane, also called “Moroccan Switzerland”. Very pretty in the snow, Ifrane is an essential stop during a Merzouga desert tour from Fez. The Ifrane National Park is home to the most beautiful cedar forest in Morocco. Barbary macaques live in this forest. You will definitely see some of them during your trip to the Moroccan desert.

You then leave towards Azrou. There too the landscapes are very green. You are still in the cedar region… This day ends in the town of Midelt where you spend the night in a traditional riad.

2nd day of the Merzouga tour from Fez: from Midelt to the dunes of Erg Chebbi

During the 2nd day of this Sahara tour from Fez to Erg Chebbi the landscapes will change.

You leave Midelt after breakfast. Let’s go on a 2-hour journey that will take you to Errachidia. Here, the mountains have become barren. We are in the region which precedes the Sahara. But greenery is also there: date palms, olive trees, fig trees, pomegranate trees, etc. The 4-day Fes to Merzouga trip continues.

After this stage, you head towards Erfoud where we stop for lunch. This town is located in an Oasis north of Rissani. You are very close to the Sahara…

In less than an hour, you arrive at Erg Chebbi. The landscapes in Merzouga are breathtaking. You enjoy these beautiful postcard views before settling into the hotel for the night. It is located at the foot of the dunes. The 4-day Fez desert tour allows you to enjoy two nights in Merzouga.

Moroccan camel trekking and night in a Merzouga camp

The 3rd day of the Merzouga tour from Fez is spent to hiking in the Moroccan desert. After breakfast you leave with the caravan of camels and nomads. Trekking in the Sahara is another way to discover Erg Chebbi.

After a while of walking, you can enjoy a camel ride. The landscapes and the color of the dunes change with the light… You can enjoy an outdoor activity that will delight everyone during this Morocco desert tour.

At noon, lunch is planned at the Oasis. In the afternoon, you finish the Morocco desert hike and arrive at the nomad camp for the night. You will spend the night in a Merzouga camp. The evening around the campfire is punctuated by drums. This is one of the highlights of this Fez tour with two nights in the Sahara desert.

4th day: from Erg Chebbi to Fez

After this day in the Merouga desert, this Morocco tour takes you back to Fez.

First, you pass through the beautiful town of Rissani, Erfoud, Errachidia. You are moving towards Midelt.

After a stop for lunch in Rich, you continue on a road that connects Midelt to Sefrou. This small town in the Fes region is 800m above sea level. Sefrou is one of the oldest cities in Morocco. Known for its beautiful traditional medina with ramparts, Sefrou is the last visit before your tour ends in Fez.

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  • Departure for the 4-day Merzouga tour from Fez
    Departure is from your hotel at 9 AM.
    Pick-up is provided.
  • Fez - Midelt - 1st day of the Fez desert tour
    The car journey during this first day is approximately 3.30 hours.
  • Michlifen: ski resort near Ifrane
    Near Ifrane, which you will see during a Fez to Erg Chebbi desert tour, there is a ski resort, located at an altitude of 1,800m. It is a beautiful site where the volcanic rock contrasts with the greenery of the cedars.
  • The distance between Azrou and Midelt is approximately 2 hours by car.
    You will have the opportunity to admire the beautiful landscapes which change throughout the journey.

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  • The village of Merzouga
    The village of Merzouga is relatively new. Basically, the place was frequented by nomads who set up their camps there.
    It has its charm thanks to its colorful shops, its small restaurants and the houses in ocher tones.
    You pass through the village of Merzouga during this Sahara tour from Fez.
  • Camel trek in Merzouga
    What is camel trekking in the Moroccan desert?
    It’s a hike in the desert with the camel caravan and local guides. There are around 2 hours of walking in the morning and the same amount in the afternoon. Lunch is done in the middle of the dunes, in a beautiful Oasis. You can also ride camels.
  • Night in a Merzouga camp
    After the day of camel trekking, the night is organized in a nomadic camp in Erg Chebbi. The standard camp offers simple living conditions. For those who want more comfort, the night can be spent in a comfort or luxury Merzouga desert camp.
  • Sandsurf, quad tour and buggy ride in Merzouga
    In addition to hiking in Merzouga, you can enjoy other activities. Sandsurfing is very popular there. You can also do quad biking in Erg Chebbi. If you want to share the experience with others, go for a buggy tour in Merzouga!


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