From Fes: 2-Day Small Group Desert Tour
Pickup includedYour hotel or riad in Fes, or from the airport, train station or bus station in Fes.
- Drive through a cedar forest and see the resident monkeys
- Experience the beauty of the Sahara Desert from the back of a camel
- Wake early to watch the sunrise over the desert dunes
- Spend the night in a Berber tent
Day 1: Fes - Ifrane - Midelt - Merzouga
Depart Fes and pass through the winter ski resort of Ifrane, built by the French in the 1930s to resemble a Swiss village. Continue through the cedar forest of Azrou and look for the resident monkeys before your drive across the Middle Atlas Mountains. Wind your way through beautiful forests, mountain springs, jagged rocks and Berber villages before your descent to the Sahara Desert.
Stop for lunch half-way in the town of Midelt, famous for its fossils and rocks. Then, continue towards Merzouga taking in the panoramic views of a huge oasis of palm trees at Ziz along the way. Upon arrival in Rissani, travel by 4WD vehicle into the desert, reaching Merzouga in the afternoon. Here, your guide will be waiting with the camels that will take you across the dunes to Erg Chebbi. Watch the sunset from the back of your camel on the 2-hour trek to a Berber camp. Upon arrival at the desert shelter, your camels will be tethered as you are served a welcome mint tea. Enjoy dinner and relax as you look at the stars in the sky.
Day 2: Merzouga - Tafilalte - Fes
Wake early and walk across the dunes to watch the sunrise from just behind the Algerian border, about 50 kilometers from Merzouga. Ride your camel back across the desert sands to take a shower and enjoy breakfast before the drive back to Rissani by 4WD vehicle. Return to Fes, and benefit from comfort stops on the approximate 7-hour journey.
- Tour by 4WD vehicle or minibus with air conditioning
- Professional driver
- Transportation and fuel
- Breakfast and dinner
- Camel ride
- 1 night in a desert camp
- All applicable taxes