The best way to get from Fes to Desert.
By camel, through the Sahara Desert. Well, maybe not the entire trip as they did in centuries past. We will take you by road much of the way until you arrive to desert of Merzouga, where you will continue by camels in the middle of dunes.
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Depart from your accommodation in Fes, we will take you on a 3 day / 2 night adventure through the Sahara for a night of desert camping.
You will have your own vehicle and driver, your own schedule, and your own adventure. Join us for a trip through time and sand and southern Morocco.
- Car 4x4 or Minibus confortable
- Driver/Guide speak English and Spanish
- Night in berber tent
- Night in hotel
- Dinner & Breakfast
- Excursion camels
Day 1 : Fes – Middle Atlas - Azrou – Merzouga
Our Driver will pick you up at your hotel/riad, you will leave Fes travelling towards IFRAN, a beautiful mountains village, and then on to Midelt. During this journey you’ll discover glimpses of the Middle Atlas and Higher Atlas mountains. Stopping at Azrou, a Berber village in the middle of the famous cedar forest – the largest in Morocco – where you may well sight Barbary apes. After sometime within the forest, your journey continues to Midelt along the magnificent hills and mountains of the Atlas, after Midelt town you will be travelling through the fascinating Tizi Ntalghamt pass and the Ziz Gorge, taking in views of the High Atlas plateau, you’ll notice how the scenery changes to reveal hints of the desert as you approach the city of Errachidia, here you will have lunch and enjoy the Berber hospitality. Afterwards, you will travel along the Ziz Valley, stopping for panoramic views along the way to Erfoud . Arrive at Merzouga on the afternoon. You’ll be welcomed with a cup of mint tea before you take camel ride, guided by an experienced camel man to explore within the golden sand sea of Merzouga. Dinner in front of the tent where you will spend the night.
Day 2: Merzouga – Tissardmin Oasis – Khamlia village – Erg Chebbi
In early morning, begin with the best sunrise near of the camp. If you are In the middle of the desert, it`s absolutely worth getting up early to contemplate the most spectacular sunrise you´ve ever seen at the top of a dune close to the camp and enjoy this landscape, which is a gift of nature. After sunrise and taking the breakfast, we return to Merzouga on the camels . Then we`ll skirt the Erg Chebbi, great extension of sandy desert where we can find the Big Dune of Morocco. which has more than 250 mts high. We continue then by the road that was formerly used for the “Paris - Dakar” and ends in the mountains that limit with Algeria. Stop at Tissardmin oasis where we can find fossils quarries still present in the area, we continue then by a road where we can see nomad familly and learn their secrets and manners. The next stop will be at a viewpoint to contemplate the hole Erg Chebbi. We`ll reach then Kamilia Village, originally from Negeria, where we´ll take a relaxing cup of tea mint while we listen to a concert of the spiritual music of Gnawa.Transfer to your accommodation and free afternoon to enjoy the town or the dunes.
Day 3: Merzouga and monkey troupes of Azrou- Ifran – Fes
Once ready, our driver and you start the last day to the north through the Tafilalet palm grove ( RISSANI ), the biggest in the world. You´ll see thousands of palm trees along the 75 km of road. This way leads us to the Ziz valley, which river comes down from the middle Atlas and feeds the palm grove. Here we make a stop and from this high viewpoint, enjoy a magnificent view of the valley and the town of Aoufous. We make another break in Midelt, just in the heart of the Atlas where you´ll have free time for lunch . After lunch, we continue our way through the Cedar Woods , if we are lucky, we´ll see some monkeys. The next place we´ll visit is the city of Ifrane, situated in the northwestern slope of the Middle Atlas at 1630 meters above the water level. Its broad avenues, its urban development with perfect cleanness, the gardens, the green areas and its architecture make this city look like a swiss town. Ifrane feels misplaced in Morocco. Thats why it´s named the moroccan Switzerland, and if that´s not enough it has an important ski resort, Michlifen, About 6 pm we arrive at Fez, transfer to your acommodation.
End of our services for Fes desert tours. And we wish you a good travel.