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2-Day tour from Ouarzazate to Merzouga Desert & Fes

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Best 2-Day tour from Ouarzazate to Merzouga Desert & Fes
Perfect Morocco itinerary: 2-Day Tour from Ouarzazate to Merzouga desert
  • 2 Days & 1 Night
  • Private Vehicle
  • Distance: 870 KM
  • Guided Tours
  • Half Board
  • Accommodation

Tour Description: 2 Days Tour from Ouarzazate to Merzouga Desert

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.

What to Expect in 2 Days from Ouarzazate to Fes Desert Tour

  • Explore Amridil Kasbah, a preserved fortress with rich cultural history.
  • Marvel at Todra Gorge's towering walls, perfect for hiking.
  • Enjoy Merzouga desert's magic through camel treks and luxe glamping.
  • Drive through Ziz Valley's lush palms, capturing scenic views.
  • Discover Ifrane, Morocco's "Switzerland", with charm and unique architecture".

Detailed Itinerary: 2-Day Tour from Ouarzazate to Fes via Merzouga

1st Day: Ouarzazate » Skoura » Rose Valley » Todra Gorge » Merzouga Desert (5-hour drive)

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.

⇒ Camel trekking » Erg Chebbi Dunes » Desert Camp

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 Included: Dinner

2nd Day: Merzouga Desert » Ziz valley » Midelt » Cedar Forest » Ifrane » Fes (7-hour drive)

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 Included: Breakfast

Additional accommodation can be pre-booked if you wish to explore Fez. Find out things you can do during your stay in Fes.

 

Important Note

What you see here is just a suggested plan for your 2 days Morocco Sahara tour from Ouarzazate to Fes. If it doesn’t quite match what you have in mind, don’t hesitate to reach out. We’re all about creating a tour that fits your preferences and specific duration.

Our tours from Ouarzazate cover all that the Moroccan desert has to offer, and here’s the deal: the more friends you bring along, the lower the cost per person. We split the fixed transportation fee among everyone, and the overall price also depends on your choice of accommodation, varying with options such as 3-star, 4-star, or 5-star hotels.

For the exact cost and all the details, contact us. We’re here to make your trip just right for you.

2 Days Morocco Private Desert Trip Price/Cost

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Price Includes
Price Excludes
  • Hotel/Airport pick-up and drop-off services.
  • Tour in an air-conditioned vehicle throughout 2 day Morocco itinerary.
  • Hand-picked English-speaking driver.
  • 1-night stay in carefully selected desert Camp (Private Tent).
  • Breakfast and dinner.
  • Camel trek and Sand-boarding.
  • Leisure time to stroll through gorges, explore kasbahs, capture photos, and more.
  • Lunches, drinks and any Private Expenses.
  • Gratuities for your tour guide & driver (the amount is at your discretion).

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Ouarzazate worth visiting?

Yes, Ouarzazate is worth visiting. Known as the “Gateway to the Sahara” it offers stunning desert landscapes, the historic Ait Benhaddou kasbah, and the Atlas Studios, where many famous films were shot. It’s a perfect destination for those interested in Moroccan culture, film history, and breathtaking scenery.

How many days do you need in Merzouga?

At least 2 days. This allows you to fully experience the stunning Sahara Desert, including a camel trek, a night in a desert camp, and time to explore the unique landscapes and local culture.

Is the Sahara Desert worth it?

Absolutely. The Sahara Desert offers a unique and breathtaking experience with its vast sand dunes, stunning sunsets, and star-filled night skies. Exploring this immense desert provides a sense of adventure and tranquility, making it a must-see destination for travelers seeking natural beauty and a memorable experience.

What is the best time to visit Sahara Desert?

The best time to visit the Sahara Desert is from October to April. During these months, the temperatures are more moderate, making it more comfortable for exploration and outdoor activities. Daytime temperatures are warm but not scorching, while nights are cool, providing a pleasant contrast. Summer can be very hot, with temperatures exceeding 39°C, however there are air-conditioned camps available for those who choose to visit during this season.

How do I book a tour?

Booking a tour with us is a breeze. Follow these simple steps:

A) Reach Out: Start by emailing us to express your interest and inquire about availability.

B) Reservation Confirmation: Upon reaching out, we’ll guide you through the reservation process. Typically, a deposit is required to secure your spot.

2. Is a deposit required, and how much is it?

Yes, indeed, a deposit is typically required to confirm your booking. Furthermore, the amount varies based on the specific tour package you choose. Importantly, this initial payment is crucial, as it not only secures your spot but also enables us to make all necessary arrangements for your upcoming adventure.

3. What payment methods are available for the deposit?

We strive to make the deposit process as convenient as possible. Additionally, you can make your deposit through various methods, with debit card payments via PayPal being one of the options. This flexibility ensures that you can choose the method that suits you best.

4. When is the balance payment due and how?

The balance payment for your tour is typically due either before the start of your trip or upon arrival. We accept various payment methods, including bank transfers, making it convenient for you to settle the balance. If you ever have questions or need assistance with the balance payment, our dedicated customer service team is here to help.

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Good to Know

Currency

MAD, د.م. (Dirham)

Plugs and Adapters

As a traveler from the USA, Canada, Australia, or New Zealand, you will need an adapter for Type C and Type E connectors.

Visa

Are you planning an international trip and wondering about the complexities of visa applications? Unfortunately, we cannot offer you a visa application service, but we can provide you with valuable insights into understanding whether you need one or not. The visa application process can be intricate, but fear not; we’ve compiled a comprehensive guide to help you navigate through the basics.

Do I Need a Visa?

The necessity for a visa depends on your nationality and your intended travel destination. Let’s break it down for you:

1. Check Your Nationality

Firstly, identify your home country and its visa agreements with the country you plan to visit. If there is no existing visa agreement, you will likely need to apply for a visa in advance of your departure.

2. Understand Visa Requirements by Country

Here’s a quick guide for citizens of specific countries:

a. US Citizens

Great news for Americans! US citizens typically don’t need a visa for many destinations. Nevertheless, always double-check the specific requirements for your chosen location.

b. UK Citizens

Likewise, citizens of the United Kingdom usually enjoy visa-free travel to most countries. Confirm the details based on your intended destination.

c. Australian Citizens

Australians often have the privilege of visa-free travel to various places. Before you pack, verify the visa requirements for your chosen destination.

d. New Zealand Citizens

If you’re a citizen of New Zealand, you likely won’t need a visa for many destinations. Still, it’s wise to check the specific requirements for your intended travel spot.

Special Note: Morocco

Good news for those planning a trip to Morocco! Citizens of most countries, including the ones mentioned above, typically don’t require a visa for Morocco. It’s a visa-free destination for many travelers.

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Alice Lin

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Remarkable 2-Day Ouarzazate Desert Tour with Guide – Hami

Our 2-day journey from Ouarzazate to Fes through Merzouga was elevated by the outstanding guidance of Hami. His friendliness, attentiveness, and local expertise made the trip memorable. Hami’s in-depth knowledge enriched our experience as we explored the Atlas Mountains and Sahara. The scenic drive showcased varied landscapes, kasbahs, and picturesque gorges. Despite the freezing desert night, our stay in a nomadic tent in Merzouga was perfect for stargazing. I highly recommend both the tour and the exceptional service provided by Hami for an unforgettable desert adventure.

3 December 2023
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