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Best 2 Days Desert Tour from Fes

Best 2 Days Desert Tour from Fes

2 Days Desert Tour from Fes

Are you going to be in the north of Morocco and do not want to miss the opportunity to visit the Sahara, even briefly? Have you organized a trip to this country on your own but need the help of a local agency to travel to the far south and discover its otherworldly beauty? Then this excursion to the desert from Fes is an ideal option for you since it works as a package with the main services included, such as accommodation in the dunes and transportation, among others. Keep reading and take notes to learn more about this express getaway to one of the most fascinating places in Morocco.

Best 2 Days Desert Tour from Fes

The Sahara Desert of Merzouga

When we think of the Sahara desert, we often evoke in our minds a sea of fine, golden sand dunes that convey peace just by imagining it. Well then: that is precisely what you will discover on this excursion to the desert from Fes. Specifically, the Merzouga desert, named after the town that gives it its name, where the landscape of stony hamadas ends and the Erg Chebbi dunes begin. In addition, this unique landscape is associated with other attractions. For example, the dromedary excursion that we will do to get to the tent camp where we will spend the night (replaceable by a 4×4 if desired). Or the

contemplation of the sunset, the sunrise, and the starry sky at night, which alone will make the kilometers traveled worthwhile.

Morocco Desert Tour from Fes

Below we show you the details of the 2 days that make up this excursion to the desert from Fes.

Day 1: Fes – Ifrane – Azrou – Erfoud – Merzouga Desert

This two-day excursion to the desert tour from Fes begins wherever is most convenient for the group: from the airport if you wish to do it as soon as you arrive in the country, from the hotel if you are already staying in this city, or from any other location. In all cases, our Spanish-speaking driver will pick you up in a private vehicle with maximum comfort. We will then begin our travel via road in a southerly direction.

The first major stop on this day is the town of Ifrane: located at an altitude of more than 1,700 meters in the heart of the Middle Atlas, it has an original mountainous appearance, unique compared to the rest of Morocco. In addition to its order and cleanliness, its houses with gabled roofs attract attention, as the rains and snows that fall here in the wet season force.

After briefly getting to know this town, we will enter the Ifrane National Park, popularly known as the Cedar Forest or the Monkey Forest. This is so because it is home to a huge expanse of trees of this species and because a large population of Barbary macaques lives in them. In fact, this is one of the few natural habitats in which they survive, as they are in danger of extinction.

After that, we will cross the natural barrier of the Middle Atlas and on our descent, we will link up with the Ziz Valley, named after the humble but long river that runs through it. Following its course we will be noticing how the Moroccan desert is upon us, reaching Erfoud. This small city is famous for different reasons, mainly its fossils, some of them large dinosaurs, and for the production of marble. In addition, it has served as a location for films with a desert environment, such as The Mummy.

Shortly after leaving Erfoud, we will reach the last leg of this excursion to the desert tour from Fes: it begins in Merzouga, a small town where we will change our means of transport, as we will go from motor vehicles to traditional dromedaries, using by nomads. desert since time immemorial (option replaceable by 4×4). In this way, we will enter the Erg Chebbi dunes, whose large formations of golden sand will envelop our view.

This unique excursion will end at the tent camp, where they will be waiting for us with a Berber tea, as tradition dictates, and where dinner will be served. In one of these traditional tents you will rest, but not before having enjoyed the overwhelming image of the starry sky above your head, clean and shiny without obstacles from clouds and artificial lighting.

Summary of the day

  •  Pick up with a private vehicle and driver at the agreed place (airport, hotel, etc.)
  •  Road route through:
  • Ifrane
  • Los Cedros National Park (Monkey Forest)
  •  Middle Atlas Pass
  •  Ziz Valley
  •  Erfoud
  • Arrival in Merzouga
  • Dromedary excursion through the dunes of Erg Chebbi
  •  Berber tea, dinner, and night in a camp in the middle of the desert

Day 2: Merzouga Desert – Fes

On this second day of excursion to the desert from Fes, it will be worth getting up early: we will prepare to watch the sunrise in the Erg Chebbi dunes, a special location to view dawn’s first rays. After that, breakfast will be taken and you will return to Merzouga, again through a dromedary ride (or in a 4×4, depending on the option chosen). Time will also be left for a shower, in a hotel in Merzouga or in the tents of the camp according to the contracted package.

The return route will be the same as the one traveled the day before to travel to the desert from Fes, but in this case, fewer stops will be made to arrive in the city by early afternoon. In this way, you will arrive in time to catch your flight back home or to enjoy the afternoon at leisure in this beautiful city, declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco.

At the agreed place, we will say goodbye with gratitude for the trust placed and with the hope of doing other circuits or excursions like this, heading to the desert from Fes or to other natural paradises in the country.

Summary of the day

  •  Sunrise in the dunes of Erg Chebbi
  •  Breakfast in the camp
  •  Camel excursion back to Merzouga (replaceable by 4×4)

Additional information:

We offer both standard and luxury accommodations. Please let us know what your preferences are and we will send you the available options.
All Sahara tours include camel rides to the sunset in the Sahara Desert & delicious dinners at a beautiful campsite along with a bonfire and Berber music.
In addition to first-class services, we have free wifi, water, pillows, and a wide variety of music in our vehicles for your amazing journey.
Please contact us for the desired tour, pricing, and more information: [email protected]

Services included in this Morocco Desert Tour from Fes

  • Our Included:
  • Accommodations during the tour
  • Breakfast
  • Comfortable air-conditioned vehicle
  • English or Spanish-speaking driver
  • pick up and drop off at your accommodations
  • Not Included
  • Drinks
  • Entry Fees
  • Lunch

 

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