Embark on an incredible 2-day Sahara Desert tour from Fes to Merzouga: Our expert team will guide you through the best of Morocco, from the charming ski resort of Ifrane to the majestic Middle Atlas Mountains ‹6,000-foot pass›, where pine groves and shepherds dot the landscape. Explore the Cedar Forest with its lively Barbary macaques, traverse fertile valleys adorned with palm trees and acacia fields, and be captivated by the charming golden sand dunes of Erg Chebbi. Enjoy a camel ride and a memorable night in a traditional Berber camp under the Saharan stars. Experience the essence of Morocco in 2 days Tour from Fez.
In the morning, you’ll meet your personal driver/guide, and then embark on a scenic drive. This will be a long and rewarding touring day. However, there will be plenty of stops to appreciate the ever-changing Moroccan landscape along the way. Giant pine trees, wind past olive groves, shepherds tending to their flocks and Cedar Forest – all with views of the Middle Atlas Mountains in the distance. En route, stop in Ifrane, a beautiful town often likened to a Swiss Alpine resort, and also highlighted for its low temperatures and varied outdoor activities such as snowboarding which attract visitors from all over the kingdom. Afterward, continue to Cedar Forest, home to a variety of wildlife including Barbary macaques, a short stop to take some photos. After a leisurely lunch, then we head out towards Merzouga Desert via Errachidia and the lush Ziz Valley.
As soon as you arrive at the popular dunes of Erg Chebbi, one of the world’s iconic landscapes, with towering dunes up to 150 m in height, ride a camel into the Sahara Desert towards your campsite. A spectacular camp hidden away in the sand dunes of the Sahara. Here in this magical escape from the modern world, you’ll experience the true essence of desert life. Make sure to catch the sunset in the heart of the desert. In addition to that, enjoy a nice dinner, followed by live Berber music around an open fire and spend an amazing night under an endless canopy of Saharan stars, digest the desert in all its beauty that will give you remarkable memories of Merzouga desert trip exploring.
◈ Overnight: Merzouga Desert
◈ Meals: Dinner
After a truly stunning sunrise, freshen up and breakfast in your camp, your Morocco Sahara Desert Tour from Fes continues toward the north, inland through a variety of spectacular scenery: fertile valleys, ancient kasbahs and also barren, rocky landscapes to the small town of Midelt. After a leisurely lunch, then drive across the Middle Atlas Mountains towards Fes. Along the way, you’ll start to see your first glimpse of Morocco’s nomadic Berbers, travelling across the Atlas Mountains and often staying in make shift tents as they head to their next destination. Arrive into Fes in the early evening. Eventually, the end of the 2-day desert tour from Fes to Merzouga.
⟐ Meals: Breakfast
Additional accommodation can be pre-booked if you wish to explore Fez. Find out things you can do during your stay in Fes.
The majestic Merzouga Desert lies at a distance of around 463 kilometers (287 miles) from the vibrant city of Fes. Embarking on this enchanting journey from Fes to the mesmerizing Merzouga sand dunes unveils a tapestry of awe-inspiring sceneries and captivating stops, creating an unforgettable adventure for travelers. Prepare to be enthralled as you traverse this remarkable distance, immersing yourself in the beauty of the landscapes that unfold before your eyes.
Booking a private tour offers a unique and personalized experience tailored to your interests. You enjoy privacy, comfort, and the freedom to customize the itinerary and pace. With exclusive access and an expert guide dedicated to your group, you gain a deeper understanding of the destinations. While private tours can be more expensive, the benefits outweigh the cost for those seeking an exceptional and unforgettable travel experience.
The camel trek is about an hour, with a break in the heart of the desert in order to witness the sunset. If you prefer to walk, then you can walk alongside our camel caravan, but bear in mind that walking in the sand can be tiring.
Whether you choose to embrace the adventure of a camel ride or opt for the convenience of a 4×4 transfer, the choice is yours. Erg Chebbi’s enchanting desert camp awaits, promising an unforgettable getaway amidst the breathtaking dunes.
You don’t need a sleeping bag since there are well-equipped Desert camps provides all the bedding you need including pillows, blankets and even a private bathroom in the tent if you need to take a shower (Luxury camp).
To fully experience Fes, it is recommended to spend at least two to three days in the city. Begin with a guided tour of the Medina, exploring its hidden treasures and iconic sites like the Karaouine Mosque, Al-Attarine Madrasa & Chouara Tannery. Take a day to navigate the Medina’s souks and immerse yourself in the bustling atmosphere. If time allows, consider a day trip to the blue city of Chefchaouen, located approximately 200 kilometers away. This picturesque town offers stunning views and a charming ambiance. While two days are sufficient for a basic visit, extending your stay allows for a more immersive and leisurely exploration of Fes.
It takes around 9–10 hours drive to get to Merzouga desert from Marrakech, approximately 563 kilometers (350 miles). But it’s possible to break up this long journey with overnight stops, either in Ouarzazate or Dades Gorge along the way.
Wi-Fi availability in the desert camps can vary depending on the specific camp you choose. Some desert camps may offer Wi-Fi access to their guests, while others may not have this facility available.
It’s recommended to pack comfortable clothing suitable for warm weather during the day and cooler temperatures at night. Essentials include sunscreen, sunglasses, a hat, a scarf for protection from the desert wind, comfortable shoes for walking, and a small backpack for personal items. It’s also advisable to bring a camera to capture the stunning landscapes and memorable moments.
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Unforgettable 2-Day Desert Adventure in Morocco!
My friend and I explored Morocco for 2 weeks and opted for Morocco Tabiarte Tours’s 2-day desert tour from Fes. Our knowledgeable and helpful driver and guides made it an incredible private tour. They took great care of us from the moment they met us at our accommodation. Overall, an amazing experience, highly recommend MTT’s Team. Already planning our next Moroccan holiday with them!
Incredible 2-Day Sahara Desert Adventure from Fes
Our experience was beyond words! Hamid, our exceptional guide, treated us like family throughout the entire Morocco desert tour. His daily insights and attention to our safety made the journey unforgettable. The highlights, including the stay at Erg Chebbi dunes and the camel ride to the camp, felt like a scene from a movie. Upgrading to the luxurious camp was a brilliant choice; it was new, spotless, and incredibly comfortable. Special thanks to the camp staff for their hospitality and the mesmerizing music around the fire under the full moon and stars. The return to Fez was equally fantastic. Look no further for a local tour company in Morocco; this is the best way to explore this incredible country!
Exceptional 2-Day Tour from Fes to Merzouga Desert
Our journey from Fes to the majestic Merzouga Desert was seamlessly orchestrated by our Moroccan tour operator, Moha. The itinerary, tailored to our preferences, unfolded flawlessly—from the enchanting Middle Atlas Mountains to the breathtaking desert landscapes. Our lodgings and meals exceeded expectations.
Special commendation to our outstanding driver and guide, Ibrahim. His comfortable, clean vehicle, stocked with water daily, added to the overall comfort. Ibrahim’s personable nature, promptness, and extensive knowledge of Morocco’s history enriched our experience. He shared insights into local culture, customs, and even taught us some Berber phrases, all while keeping us entertained with his sense of humor. By the end, he felt like family. Our only regret is not having more time to spend there!