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- Duration: 2 Days
Departure Time :
8:00 AM Hotel pickups commence prior to this timeTimes are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.
Departure Details :
Your hotel, riad, bus station, train station, or airport in Fez
Return Details :
Returns to original departure point
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OverviewEnjoy an overnight desert trip from Fez. En-route you will pass the cedars forest, Ziz oasis, Middle Atlas mountains and the sand dunes of Erg Chebbi. In the desert, you will have the opportunity to ride a camel or participate in other activities such as sand-boarding, quad biking or horse riding.
- Small-group tour by minibus
- Perfect for all ages and skill level
- Enjoy a romantic night including dinner
- Excellent value for money
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Departing from Fez you will begin your ascent into the Atlas mountains where you will pass through Ifrane, a winter ski resort in a totally un-Moroccan style built by the French in the 1930's to resemble a Swiss village. Visit the cedar forest in Azrou and see the monkeys in the trees.
Most of the day will be spent winding your way through the beautiful forests, springs, jagged rock faces, and Berber villages as you cross the Atlas Mountains and begin to descend towards the Sahara Desert. Half way, you will stop for lunch in the town of Midelt, famous for its fossils and rocks, then you will continue towards Merzouga. On the road you will stop at a place with a panoramic view of a huge oasis of palm trees.
In Rissani you change to a 4x4 vehicle to drive into the desert. You will reach to Merzouga in the afternoon around 5pm, where your guide and camels will be waiting for you. After a short break you will start a camel trek across the sandy dunes of the Erg Chebbi. See the desert landscape and sunset from the camel back, and after two hours you will reach to the desert camp to spend night in a Berber tent. At your desert shelter, your camels are hobbled and mint tea is served. After a dinner, watch the starts. Overnight in the tent .
Day 2: Merzouga - Tafilalte - Ziz Oasis - Fez
In the morning you can get up early, take a walk over the sand dunes and watch the sunrise from just behind the Algerian border, which is about 31 miles (50 km) from Merzouga. You will take camel back to the hotel in Merzoua, where you will take shower and have breakfast. Then take the 4x4 back to Rissani where you will change into your minivan. From there you will take the road to Fez. En-route you will have stops for rest and lunch. You will reach Fez in the late afternoon or evening.
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Transport by air-conditioned minivan
Food and drinks, unless specified
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Children must be accompanied by an adult
A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
Traveler ReviewsSee all reviews
Mustafa was a fantastic guide! Although the trip was long (~9 hours), there were many interesting stops along the way. We saw Barbary Macaques and could feed them, we stopped at an oasis, and had a nice lunch stop. When we arrived at Erg Chebbi, we rode camels for a little while before stopping to hike up the dunes to watch the sunset. Absolutely breathtaking! Then it was back on the camels to ride to the camp. We were welcomed with tea and then had a few minutes to rest before dinner was served. After dinner, we sat around a fire and listened and danced to Berber music. The desert sky was so gorgeous—all those stars’! Absolutely fantastic tour!
Mohammed, Omar and the others were very hospitable and informative. The trip from Fez was long and alot of time spent not spent or doing anything. Although, this trip gave a very good glimpse into the other non-urban areas of the country. The Sahara Desert should be a bucket list on everyone's "to do" and the trip allowed a good feel for this natural wonder. The camel ride and luxury desert camp were a bit "contrived" and staged but worth the extra spent to have the better attention. All in all, it was a great way of seeing more of Morocco and it's culture
Very well organised and truly a memorable experience. I would suggest though that ideal itinerary would be Fes - Desert tour - Marrakech. to get the best of the long trip.
Best experience ever. Highly Highly recommend. Our tour guide Mustafa was so lovely to us and very knowledgable.
A must do if in Fez!!
Amazing, The tour guide was looking out for our comfort throughout the entire trip. The camel trek through the desert provided stunning views. The staff was warm friendly and completely hospitable. It was a once in a lifetime experience!!
An amazing experience! Hassan, our driver, was really nice. He showed us local, cheap, real Moroccan restaurants on our way to Merzouga. After arriving we went to the desert with a group of 13. They show you the sunset and sunrise the next morning in the dunes. Overall very recommended!
Amazing trip! Our driver Mustafa could not have been kinder, allowing us to stop where we wanted and overall being very accommodating. His knowledge about Morocco was excellent and my friend and I came away knowing much more about the local culture and customs than we ever thought we would. The desert itself was breathtaking. A short stay but entirely worth the drive. Highly recommend this trip!
Our driver was terrific in showing us around on the trip. The people who took us into the desert and ran the camp were great
This trip was a highlight of our 10 day visit to Fes. It's a long road trip from Fes but our driver Mustapha made some great stops along the way to break up the very long car ride. Ifrane and a stop to see the monkeys were fantastic and Mustapha made many photo opportunity stops for us. He answered our many many questions and even looked out for some roadside honey sellers for us! Eventually we got to the desert and made the hours camel check to our camp for the night. The dunes of Erg Chebbi are amazing. Surreal almost. Completely worth that long drive. I was surprised to see a double bed in our roomy tent! I had been expecting a mattress on the ground. So that was a very pleasant surprise. Dinner was fantastic. Soup, tagine then fruit. Delicious! Followed by round the campfire music. The vibe there was fantastic. The sky was clear and I don't think I have ever seen so many stars. It was beautiful. After a good nights sleep we woke up before sunrise and climbed a dune to watch the sunrise. It was perfect. Then back to camp to saddle up and trek back to the hotel for breakfast, showers and the long long road trip home. Again, Mustapha made some stops we requested fossil shops and back to Ifrane for their gift shops and stopping for lunch along the way. I could not fault any of the trip. It's worth every penny and I would recommend it to anyone. Brilliant!
This trip was amazing! A great way to travel Morocco other than being in a city. The description is pretty accurate to what we get. We rode in a bus 5-7 hours to the desert, but had stops in the way, which made it go by quickly and enjoyably. Shout out to our driver, Hafet, who was so great!