Experience the ultimate 2 days Sahara Desert tour from Ouarzazate to Fes via Merzouga: Traverse palm groves, immerse yourself in the enchanting Rose Valley, and stand in awe of the majestic Todra Gorge. Embark on a mesmerizing camel ride through the Erg Chebbi dunes in Merzouga, followed by an unforgettable night in a nomadic tent under the starry desert sky. Witness the lush beauty of the remarkable Ziz oasis and indulge in a thrilling adventure through the Middle Atlas Mountains, exploring the cedar forest and encountering Barbary macaques. Conclude your journey in Ifrane, a picturesque town reminiscent of a Swiss Alpine resort. Embrace the beauty and charm that await you at every turn.
In the morning you’ll meet your personal driver/guide at your hotel, and then make your lovely way into the Sahara where a harmonious blend of palm groves, breathtaking canyons, and picturesque rose fields awaits. Carrying on, we continue to the illustrious Amridil Kasbah in Skoura, an extraordinary fortress constructed in the 17th century. This remarkable edifice has gained worldwide recognition as the filming location for iconic movies such as “Ali Baba, the Forty Thieves and Lawrence of Arabia”, immerse yourself in the rich history and cinematic charm of this esteemed site as you uncover the secrets it holds.
Afterward, set out on a captivating expedition from Skoura, traversing the mesmerizing path of the Rose Valley and countless kasbahs, leading you to the majestic Todra Gorge. Encircled by towering vertical limestone cliffs, soaring to remarkable heights of 300 meters, this natural wonder is often hailed as Morocco’s very own Grand Canyon. However, Todra’s allure truly lies in its enchanting transformation, as the radiant sun gracefully makes its journey from the east to the west. There’ll be time to marvel at this sight before you continue your journey to the Erg Chebbi dunes in Merzouga. Half way, a delightful stop for lunch awaits you in the town of Tinejdad.
Embark on a memorable adventure as soon as you arrive at the legendary Erg Chebbi dunes, one of the world’s iconic landscapes. Mount your camel and venture towards your campsite, taking in the breathtaking scenery of towering dunes that reach heights of up to 500ft. As the sun begins its descent, be sure to witness the mesmerizing sunset from the heart of the desert. Marvel at the kaleidoscope of colors painting the vast horizon, casting a magical glow over the golden sands. In addition, indulge in a delightful dinner, followed by the enchanting melodies of traditional Berber music. As night falls, experience the magic of sleeping under the Saharan stars, creating unforgettable memories of the desert’s awe-inspiring beauty.
◈ Overnight: Merzouga Desert
◈ Meals: Dinner
The desert adventure from Ouarzazate to Fes continues after a truly stunning sunrise, freshen up and breakfast in your camp. the long 8-hour drive to Fes on board a 4×4 car will pass through a variety of spectacular scenery from scattered villages, fertile valleys, cedar and pine forests and also barren, rocky landscapes to the small town of Midelt, famous for its fossils and vast apple farms.
Your Morocco Sahara Tour continues after a leisurely lunch across the Middle Atlas Mountains and its massive Cedar Forest, where you may like to stop to see the Barbary macaques, which can often be seen roaming the forest in search of food. Last but not least, stop in Ifrane, known for its alpine-style architecture and nearby winter ski slopes and beautiful forests. Perhaps get into Fes in the early evening and your 2 Days Ouarzazate to Fes desert tour adventure ends after dropping you off at your preferred location in the city.
⟐ 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 days Morocco tour from Ouarzazate to Merzouga Desert does not match what you’re looking for, then contact us, and we’ll tailor a customized tour in Morocco starting in Errachidia 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.
To get your booking confirmed for the 2 days Morocco desert tour, 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.
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.
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.
104 Reviews ★★★★★ Authentic & Genuine Reviews from our Travellers
We had 2 days 1 night desert tour from Ouarzazate to Merzouga & Fes through the Atlas & also the Sahara. Our guide Hami was definitely the highlight. Moreover, He was very friendly and attentive throughout. We felt very well looked after and safe, he was also very patient with our constant questions and catered to our preferences in terms of where we visited. He is also very knowledgeable, being a local from the desert himself, and very well versed in all the places we went through. In addition to that, we got to know the country and its culture a little better through conversations with him.
The drive itself was mostly very scenic. Furthermore, we got to see the varied landscape, ruined and living kasbahs, gorges and stayed at a nomadic tent in the Merzouga desert (a perfect place for star gazing through absolutely freezing in winter).
I would definitely recommend both the tour and Hami! Read More Morocco tour’s reviews
Alice Lin 〉 5 out of 5 ★★★★★ 〉 Couple Traveller 〉 June 12th, 2023
◈ Ouarzazate to Merzouga Desert Tour‘s FAQ
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).
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.
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.
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.
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 gems 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.
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.
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