3 DAYS DESERT TRIP FEZ TO MERZOUGA
3 DAYS DESERT TRIP FEZ TO MERZOUGA
DISCOVER MOROCCO WITH MOROCCO SUNSHINE
This 3 days desert trip Fez to Merzouga is one of the most popular and best.
Desert trips from Fez to Merzouga You will enjoy the best scenery in a short time, but you will feel that you spent more than three 3 days Desert trip Fez to Merzouga in Morocco because you will visit many world-famous places, and you will also enjoy Overnight camel trekking in the desert sand dunes in Merzouga
3 DAYS DESERT TRIP FEZ TO MERZOUGA Overview
The demand for tours that go from Fes to the desert and return is rising. In order to do this, Desert Majesty has designed a unique excursion from Fes to the Erg Chebbi desert. You may visit the desert and fully appreciate Morocco’s diversity by taking this 3-day desert journey from Fes to the magnificent Erg Chebbi dunes in Merzouga.
You first travel through the breathtaking Middle Atlas Mountains, pausing in Azrou’s cedar grove to observe Barbary apes. There are many typical Berber villages that you will pass where you can talk to locals. You can go for a short hike with a local guide in the well-known Toudgha Gorges, which are nestled amid these magnificent mountains. You can also stroll along the river there. You will spend the night at a stunning real guesthouse at the edge of the valley or in the gorges themselves.
The Erg Chebbi dune climb on a camel is unquestionably the highlight of the desert excursion. Also, snapping pictures of yourselves wearing blue nomadic turbans against a stunning sunset while strolling barefoot among wind-blown sand dunes just enhances the experience. The ideal methods to start the exotic evening are with mint tea and a traditional Moroccan supper under a sky filled with stars. Desert joys are further enhanced by listening to Berber music while gathered around a campfire. This extraordinary day is finished with your very own private and comfy tent in a luxurious desert camp next to the large dunes.
On your way back to Fes, you’ll see the enormous number of date palms that are planted in the Ziz Valley, which is well-known for its date festival. The astounding and mind-blowing fossil discoveries on show in Erfoud attest to how old this region of the country is.
As an alternative, you can go on our breathtaking 4-day Fes Desert Trip, which travels from Fes to Marrakech and Ouarzazate. So plan the trip of a lifetime and work with local professionals to really appreciate the beauty and authenticity of Moroccan culture.
3 DAYS DESERT TRIP FEZ TO MERZOUGA HIGHLIGHTS
- Taking in the magnificent vistas as you go over the Middle Atlas Mountains and across Tizi-n-Talremt pass
- I made a pit stop to observe the Barbary monkeys in the cedar grove nearby Azrou.
- Seeing Berber communities and talking with the locals
- Traveling through the Ziz Valley and seeing all the palm trees there
- Making a stop in Erfoud to view the fossil displays and learn about the regional artefacts
- Wading by the river, exploring the Toudgha Gorges, or taking a quick hike with a local guide
- Climbing Erg Chebbi dunes on camelback
- Joining the nomads for an evening of Berber music and drumming around a fire camp.
- Had a beautiful night in a camp in the Erg Chebbi sand dunes.
ITINERARY OF 3 DAYS DESERT TRIP FEZ TO MERZOUGA
1st day: Fes - Toudgha Gorges
Start your Fes to Merzouga desert tour early in the morning at 8 o’clock, when your driver/guide will take you up in a comfortable 4×4 air-conditioned vehicle. You’ll go via Ifrane, which has earned the nickname “the Switzerland of Morocco” due to its unusually sloped roofs on its homes.
We carry on from Fes through the Middle Atlas Mountains and the cedar grove near Azrou on our journey through the desert. There will be chances to witness the antics of Barbary apes here. We travel through many Berber communities as we make our way further south until we reach Midelt, often known as “the apple capital,” where lunch will be served.
Our Fes desert excursion takes us deeper into the mountains to take in the breathtaking scenery and lovely Berber settlements as we go further south along the main road at Er Rich. We get to Toudgha Gorge, where we’ll have dinner and spend the night, towards the end of the afternoon. (Please be aware that on rare occasions throughout the winter, this stretch may not be accessible owing to snowfall.)
2nd day: Toudgha Gorges – Merzouga
There will be options to go for a climb around the gorges or have a stroll along the riverbank after breakfast. Later on, when we go through numerous Berber communities in the desert, you’ll get a close-up view of how the people who live there conduct their daily lives.
We travel from Tinjdad via the Fes desert to Erg Chebbi. You might be perplexed by the earthen mounds that line this road. These are the entrances to the “khettarat,” which is where underground water is collected using a network of wells that are all tightly spaced apart in underground corridors. They employ the terrain’s slopes, which later appear at the soil’s surface, to irrigate the crops. For a better grasp of this smart mechanism, you can really descend into them.
After a warm cup of tea in the afternoon, a one- to one and a half-hour camel ride takes you to the top of the Erg Chebbi dunes (250m), where you can take in the spectacular sunset and the vast, wind-blown dunes. Dinner is served outside under the stars in the evening, and then there is music around the campfire.
Spend the night in an opulent desert camp with a private toilet, king-sized mattresses, lovely Moroccan furnishings, and tastefully placed lamps to maximise your enjoyment of the solitude and beauty of the dunes.
3rd day: Merzouga – Fes
If you wake up early, you will be rewarded with an incredible show when the sun sets and the shadows of the sand dunes interact. After breakfast, guests will have the chance to take a second camel ride and explore Erg Chebbi’s wind-swept dunes on foot.
Soon after, you depart for Rissani and Erfoud, stopping along the way to see the local fossil exhibits and learn how they are transformed into intriguing items and furniture. From here, we continue on with our journey across the Res Desert to Errachidia and down the Ziz Valley, which is notable for its enormous palm trees and well-known for its date festival in November.
We arrive in Midelt after traversing the Middle Atlas Mountains, where we will once again have lunch. You carry on your delightful journey through the cedar trees and over the Ayachi Mountain. Towards the end of the afternoon, we return to Fes. Your driver will take you back to your riad after your tour of the Sahara desert in Fes.
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It’s always best to make reservations as soon as you know the dates because the early bird gets the worm.
We require a minimal deposit to be made via PayPal to our account in order to finalise any excursion. The remainder of the money must be made in cash and should be given to our guide on the first day in Euros, Dollars, or the equivalent in Dirhams.