3 Days Tour From Fes To Merzouga Desert

3 Days Tour From Fes To Merzouga Desert

Tour Overview:

The 3 days tour from Fes to Merzouga desert is an immersive journey starting from Fez, traversing diverse landscapes and cultural landmarks. Highlights include visiting Ifrane, known as ‘Moroccan Switzerland’, exploring cedar forests with Berber macaques, and experiencing the majestic Sahara Desert near Merzouga with camel treks and sunset views. The tour also delves into the rich culture of the Merzouga region, visiting nomadic communities, enjoying local music and dance, and exploring natural wonders like the Flamingo Lake. The adventure concludes with stops in historical Rissani and Erfoud, offering insights into traditional markets and crafts, before returning to Fes.

Authentic 3 Day Desert Trip From Fes

  • Duration: 3 days / 2 nights
  • Departure Time: 8/9 am
  • Departure Location: Fes
  • Ending Location: Fes
  • Tour Availability: Everyday
  • Tour Type: Private

Highlights Of 3 Days Tour From Fes To Merzouga Desert

  • Explore Ifrane, nicknamed ‘Moroccan Switzerland’, known for its alpine-style architecture and cooler climate.
  • Interact with Berber macaques in a beautiful cedar forest.
  • Experience: Journey through the Sahara near Merzouga, including a camel trek and sunset viewing on the Erg Chebbi dunes.
  • Visit the village of Khamlia for Gnaoua music and dance, and interact with nomadic communities.
  • Explore the Merzouga region’s landscapes, including the Flamingo Lake and ancient mines.
  • Discover the bustling market of Rissani, a historical trading center.
  • Visit a petrified marble workshop in Erfoud.
  • Enjoy panoramic views of the Ziz Valley and journey through diverse terrains including cedar forests and mountain passes.

The tour offers a blend of natural beauty, cultural immersion, and adventure, culminating in a comprehensive Sahara desert experience.

3 Days Tour From Fes To Merzouga Desert Program Itinerary

Day 1: Fez – Ifrane – Cedar Forest – Merzouga Desert (7 H Drive)

The 3 days tour from Fes to Merzouga desert starts with an early morning pick-up from either the airport or your accommodation in Fez. Then we go south via Imouzzer, heading towards Ifrane, known for its chilly climate, snowy landscapes, and Alpine-style architecture, earning it the nickname ‘Moroccan Switzerland’. Then to the cedar forest, home of the Berber macaques. Feel free to interact and feed them as you walk through the forest. After this, we will head to Midelt for a lunch break. followed by a journey through the Tizi-n-Tilghmt pass and along the Ziz River, towards the Sahara desert.

Upon reaching the Sahara near Merzouga in the afternoon, you will take the camels and cross the sandy desert. making stops to enjoy the magical sunset on a top high dune. Then head to the luxurious desert camp where you can enjoy Berber music and dance around  a campfire under the vast starry sky. Dinner and overnight accommodation are at the campsite.

Driving distance: 460 km

Day 2: Explore Merzouga Region – Nomads – Khamlia  (4 H Drive)

The second day is dedicated to exploring the diverse Merzouga region. An early start is recommended to catch the stunning sunrise. After returning to Merzouga and meeting our driver, we dig into the area’s attractions, which include sand dunes, a wild lake, mines, and fossil-laden oases – perfect for various outdoor activities.

Our excursion includes a visit to an old eyeliner mine. Then we visit the nomads in their hand-woven tents to learn about their lifestyle. Our next destination is Khamlia village to enjoy Gnaoua music. The inhabitants of Khamlia originate from Sub-Saharan countries such as Mali, Niger and Sudan. Lunch will be enjoyed at a local restaurant. Then a visit to a palm grove and the Merzouga Lake, also known as Flamingo Lake. The day concludes with dinner and an overnight stay at a hotel.

Driving distance: 30 km

Day 3: Merzouga Desert – Ziz Valley – Fes (9 H Drive)

Wake up early in the morning to admire the beautiful sun in the middle of the desert. Free time for breakfast. Then we leave the desert for Rissani, the historical capital of Tafilalet. Rissani remains an important shopping centre in the region, with a large and lively souk on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. After a walk in the souk of Rissani, our journey takes us to Erfoud to visit one of the workshops of fossilized marble.

Continuing along the Ziz River, we will stop for a panoramic view of the Ziz Valley. The journey then leads us through the cedar forest and Ifrane, finally arriving in Fez, where we finish the 3 days tour with a drop-off at either the airport or your accommodation.

Driving distance: 460 km

Important Note: 

The tour itinerary of our private 3 days Sahara desert tour from Fes can be modified and designed according to your requirements and needs, please Contact Us for more details. We provide standard, upgraded, and luxury accommodations, enabling a budget for all travelers and their custom requests.


3 Days Tour From Fes To Merzouga Desert

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3 days tour from Fes to Merzouga desert price:

The 3 days tour from Fes to Merzouga desert cost starts at $125 per person for groups and families, and goes up to $320 per person for luxury options, with final costs varying based on group size, accommodations, and travel season. For precise pricing, contact us.

Additional Info About 3 Days Tour From Fes To Merzouga Desert

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    Private tours are organized in luxury vehicles with your private driver.
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    Confirmation will be received at time of booking.
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    The pickup time for your tour can be flexible.
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    Children must be accompanied by an adult.
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    Vegetarian options are available, please let us know at time of booking if required.
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    Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase).
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    It can be cold at night and in the winter so please bring appropriate clothing
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    This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate.
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    Quad bike & Buggies in the dunes can be included as an extra.

FAQ Of The Fes Desert Tour 3 Days

The distance between Fes and Merzouga is approximately 470 kilometers (about 292 miles) when traveling by road. The journey typically takes around 7 to 9 hours, depending on the route taken, traffic conditions, and stops along the way.

Traveling from Fes to Merzouga offers a unique opportunity to explore some of Morocco’s most scenic and culturally rich stops. Starting with the alpine charm of Ifrane, the route leads to Azrou’s cedar forests, home to wild Barbary macaques. Midelt offers a perfect lunch break amidst the scenic Middle and High Atlas Mountains. The journey continues through the stunning Ziz Valley, showcasing lush palm groves and ancient architecture. The final stretch to Erfoud reveals the gateway to the Sahara, known for its fascinating fossil factories. This route encapsulates the varied beauty and cultural richness of Morocco in a single journey.

Certainly! While there aren’t direct flights from Fes to Merzouga, a practical option for travelers is to fly from Fes to Errachidia, which is the closest airport to Merzouga. From Errachidia, it’s about a 2 to 3-hour drive to reach Merzouga. This approach significantly reduces travel time compared to a full road trip, providing a convenient alternative for those looking to experience the beauty of the Sahara Desert.

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To confirm the 3 days Fes desert tour or activity, we require a small deposit to be paid over PayPal to our account, the balance is due in cash at the pick-up, to be paid to your driver in Dollars or equivalent in Euros or dirhams.

Normally we ask for the balance payments in cash because PayPal also has many transaction fees and operational delays since it’s an international institution. We can in some cases accept the full payment via PayPal however a 5% fee will be applied to cover the extra transaction charges. In case you are considering this method, it is best to arrange the payment before the tour.

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