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.
If the above proposed Itinerary: 2-day Sahara Desert tour from Fes to Merzouga does not match what you’re looking for, then contact us, and we’ll tailor a customized desert trip in Morocco specifically designed to match your desired duration and interests. Whether you’re traveling with family, relatives, or friends, simply inform us of your timeframe and desired activities, and leave the rest to us. Our dedicated team at Morocco Tabiarte Tours is here to answer all your questions, provide detailed quotes for our Morocco Private tours, and offer valuable advice on the best time and places to visit. Whether you’re seeking guidance or ready to make a booking, we’re committed to assisting you every step of the way.
Our valued guests often ask about the differences between our 2, 3, and 4-day desert tours. Allow us to provide you with a concise explanation. Please refer to the figure below for clarity.
⇒ INTRODUCTION OF FES TO MERZOUGA TOUR ITINERARY:
Morocco Sahara Tour departs either from Marrakech or Fez, and includes a night on the half route in the Sahara Desert (1 night or 2 nights) and end wherever you want, Fez or Marrakesh. Furthermore, the total distance from Marrakech back to Marrakech is 1124 kilometers and for Marrakech to Fez is 1033 kilometers.
⇒ DISADVANTAGES OF FES DESERT TOURS 3 DAYS:
⇒ ADVANTAGES OF FES DESERT TOURS 4 DAYS:
Escape to the desert’s embrace between June and mid-August, when temperatures reach a sizzling 37-44 degrees Celsius. To make the most of your experience while ensuring your comfort, we highly recommend our specially curated 3-day/2-night desert tours during this period.
➢ How to book a Tour with Us:
To get your booking confirmed for the 2 days Fes Desert Trip, a deposit is required and can be done easily and securely over PayPal. Regardless of the remaining balance is to be settled in cash, upon meeting your driver at the airport or accommodation. Besides, the currency EURO, USD, CAD and MAD are both acceptable.
➢ Is it possible to pay the total amount with credit card or PayPal?
Kindly note that we do not accept credit card payments due to excessive fees and security risks. While we prefer cash for the remaining balance, we can make exceptions in certain cases for PayPal payments. However, please note that a 5% fee will be added to cover additional transaction charges. If you opt for this method, it is advisable to arrange payment prior to your trip to Morocco.
➢ Cancellation process:
In the event of cancellation more than a month before the tour’s start date, the deposit is non-refundable. However, rest assured that we will credit the deposit towards any future trip with Morocco Tabiarte Tours, allowing you to choose an alternative date that suits you.
224 Reviews ★★★★★ Authentic & Genuine Reviews from our Travellers
My friend and I travelled for 2 weeks around Morocco; we chose to do the 2-day desert tour from Fes with MTT. Our driver and the tour guides were very knowledgeable and helpful. We did a private tour. They met us at the accommodation and took good care of us the entire trip. All in all, it was a tremendous experience and I would recommend Morocco Tabiarte Tours again. We are planning our next holiday to Morocco and also plan to use them again as well!
Alvaro 〉 5 out of 5 ★★★★★ 〉 Group Traveller 〉 May 14th, 2023
Best experience of our life, We were promptly picked up by our amazing guide Hamid in Fes, For the entire 2 days Morocco desert tour, he made us feel like family, Moreover, he took us day by day, explained the highlights of the areas we visited and made sure we were safe and secure, I cannot say enough wonderful things about this gentleman, We enjoyed his company tremendously and were glad to have made his acquaintance, The sights and views we stopped at were unbelievable and followed the itinerary spot on.
Some of the highlights included a stay at dunes at Erg Chebbi, the camel ride out to the camp was both exotic and exhilarating, you will feel like you are in a movie, upgrade to the luxury camp, it is brand new You will not regret it. It is spotless and comfortable, and was definitely worth it, thank you to the staffs in the camp for the hospitality and the wonderful music at the fire under the full moon and the bright stars, The final day back to Fez, was great as well, don’t look for another Local tour company in Morocco, you will not find a better way to see this incredible country!
Karolina 〉 5 out of 5 ★★★★★ 〉 Group Traveller 〉 May 4th, 2023
From the start to the finish, we were very happy with how well taken care of and how organized and also seamless the transitions from one day to the next were, the itinerary that our Moroccan tour operator, Moha, helped us arrange based on our preferences worked out perfectly, from Fes to the Middle Atlas Mountains to the majestic desert, we got a small taste of what this amazing country has to offer.
Our lodgings and meals were all fantastic! If possible, please request our amazing driver and guide, Ibrahim. Moreover, our vehicle was comfortable, clean, and also fully stocked with bottled water each day. Besides, Ibrahim was very personable, prompt, and knowledgeable about the history of Morocco. Likewise, he enjoyed sharing with us the culture and customs of the local people, along with teaching us some Berber phrases. his sense of humor made us smile and laugh every minute of our trip. by the end, he felt like family. our only regret is that we did not have more time there! Read More Morocco tour’s reviews
Kathy & Marco 〉 5 out of 5 ★★★★★ 〉 Couple Traveller 〉 April 24th, 2023
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’re 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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