3 days Fes to Merzouga overview:
Duration: 3 days – 2 nights
3 days Fes to Merzouga desert tour itinerary:
DAY 1: FES- MIDDLE ATLAS MOUNTAINS- MEDALT- Ziz gorges- MERZOUGA.
3 days Fes to Merzouga desert tour departure: The guide of Morocco Helping Tours will pick you up from the Hotel/Riad. We will start our trip from the first imperial city (Fes) passing through the middle Atlas Mountains. The first stop will be at the city of Ifrane (Moroccan Switzerland), we will have a walk in the city for 15 minutes to discover its beauty and specificities. Some of the remarkable features of the city are: it is considered the cleanest city in Morocco and it is inspired by the European architecture. After spending few times in Ifrane our trip continues to the the largest forest in Morocco where you will enjoy the time with Barbarian Apes (monkeys). After then we will be heading to Medalt (the capital of the apple) via the highest point of the middle Atlas Mountains. In the apple city we will have our lunch, then we will drive to pass through Zibell Tunnel which is made by the French colonial in order to pass the weapons to the borders. For a while we will have a stop on the panoramic view of Ziz Valley which is full of palm trees and considered the main source of the date. The final stop we will drive through welcoming Berber villages to Erfoud, and then Rissani, the foundation of the Alaouite dynasty – the current ruling royal family in Morocco. Arriving in Merzouga at the end of the day, you’ll be welcomed with a glass of mint tea before you check in to your riad/ hotel.
DAY 2: Exploring the desert area (culture and history).
After breakfast in the riad/hotel you will start an explorative journey of the area. You’ll visit the Gnawa people, originally slaves brought from Sudan, to experience their music and lifestyle. After that, we will drive in desert area where you will have the opportunity to meet the nomad families still living in Berber tents and explore their way of life. Today our lunch will be local meal (Berber pezza) with a local family. You may also visit the souk in Rissani, a traditional town which was the origin of the ruling family in Morocco and the meeting place of the Caravans trading as far as Timbuctou in Mali. Here you will see a lot of men hooded and women veiled. The final stop will be at the camel place where we are going to ride them and spend an overnight in the nomadic tent and enjoy the company of a band playing Berber music under the stars in the heart of the desert/ Sahara, This a beautiful experience that you might need to film. the desert/ Sahara.
DAY 3: Merzouga Desert – Dades valley- Medalt -Fes.
Early in the morning, your camel guide will wake you up to watch what well may be the best sunrise of your life. Afterward you will trek back to the village of Merzouga, on the way you couldn’t fail to appreciate the unique beauty of the spectacular Erg Chebbi sand dunes – changing with the light as the day progresses. After breakfast in your riad, you’ll leave for Fes via Errachidia and Ziz Valley, also youn will have some different stops for pictures and having tour lunch in tradional/Moroccan restaurant ending in Fes.
Fes to Merzouga 3 day tour includes:
Free pick up from Airport is “Optional”
Private 4×4 vehicle/minibus
Several languages speaking driver
Tour guide “Optional”
Accommodation including “Bed, dinner and breakfast”
Camel trekking in Merzouga dunes
1 night in a desert camp including “Bed, dinner and breakfast”
Free pick up to the airport “just if your departure is the same day as the tour finishes or the next day”
Note: Please contact us for any tour reservation, our team will get back in touch with you as soon as possible. Thank you.
What our customers said
I am so glad I booked our tour with Morocco Helping Tours. The level of service, professionalism, and attention to detail – all were top notch. Mohammed and Said were amazing! We felt like we know each other forever and I think we made friends for life. I highly recomend to hire Mohammed and his team if you are planning to go to this beatiful country! Once again, thank you for everything!… Read more
Highly recommend Morocco Helping Tours
My husband and I visited Morocco for our honeymoon and chose this company for our desert tour. They were absolutely amazing. Mohammed was incredibly informative and full of fun facts about every location we visited. He really knew his stuff. Hassan, our driver was amazing too. They thought of everything for us to make our trip extra special and romantic as it was our honeymoon. We actually initially only booked them for the desert tour but ended up extending with them and traveled with them the rest of the time we were in Morocco. I could not say enough kind things about this company. They were great. I highly recommend them… Read more
We were a group of 15 people from Russia and we choose to book the tour with this company. We had a great time and were pleased our choice. They have a lot of different option tours and pretty flexible. We chose this company for low price and real local experience. Thanks to Omar for guiding and showing us around his country… Read more