1. Morocco
  2. Fès-Meknès
  3. Fes

From Fes: 2-Day Small Group Desert Tour

Product ID: 55095
Experience the scenic beauty of the Middle Atlas Mountains and Sahara Desert on a 2-day small group tour from Fes to Erg Chebbi. See Berber villages on the sides of the mountain and ride a camel to spend the night at a Berber camp in the desert.
About this activity
Duration: 2 days
Starting time 8:00 AM
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French, Italian, Arabic
Wheelchair accessible

Pickup included

Your hotel or riad in Fes, or from the airport, train station or bus station in Fes.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • 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
Full description
Experience life in the Sahara Desert on a small group tour to the dunes of Erg Chebbi. Ride a camel across the sands and watch the sunset along the way. Drive across the winding roads of the Middle Atlas Mountains and much more.

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. 
Includes
  • 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
What’s Not Included
  • Lunches
  • Drinks
  • Tips
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 72 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.7 / 5
  • Organization
    4.8 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.3 / 5
  • Safety
    4.8 / 5
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Simo, our guide was absolutely amazing. Very nice and easy going, excellent English. Very good driving skills. We felt really safe. He came and picked us up from our hotel at the exact time. The tour it's amazing. The journey from Fes to the desert is long but there are enough stops so you don't feel tired. We had all lunch at a very good restaurant recommended by Simo. The highlight is the night spent at the camp in Sahara desert with the local guys, who will cook for you fresh food and sing around the fire under the stars. The camp is safe. There is hot shower and toilet in the tents. In the morning, they will serve you a delicious breakfast. You will also ride the camel in the desert and the guys will take you photos. Everybody is friendly, helpful. Absolutely recommend this tour. You will never ever regret.

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February 19, 2020

It was a very long trip, about 9 hours by car to the Sahara Desert, but it was fun to meet a very good guide. We went in January, but the desert is quite cold! ! However, there was a bonfire and I talked with foreigners and sang songs. I would recommend it. The next day we arrived at Fez around 20:00.

January 6, 2020

Even if the distance Fes Merzoug is long (8 hours drive), the landscapes are very beautiful. On site, very welcoming and services in accordance with what is announced. Staff on site who take the time especially during the evening. Just missing a mint tea during the meal! Our guide Simon was very friendly and very attentive

January 2, 2020

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