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  2. Fès-Meknès
  3. Fes

From Fez: 3-Day, 2-Night Merzouga Desert Excursion

Product ID: 232192
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Marvel at the breathtaking Erg Chebbi dunes. Experience the vibrant culture of the Berber people. Camp under the desert sky.
About this activity
Duration 3 days
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Driver
English
Wheelchair accessible

Pickup included

From your accommodation in Fez
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Experience the wide range of Morocco's landscape and culture as you travel through the Atlas Mountains into the Sahara
  • Venture into the desert on a camel
  • Watch a desert sunrise over nearly 500-foot-tall dunes
  • Enjoy diverse regional cuisine along the way
Full description
Your 3-day excursion begins with convenient pickup from your hotel in Fez in an air-conditioned car. Leaving Fez, begin your ascent up the Atlas mountains, first passing by Ifrane, a ski resort built by the French in Swiss chateau style. Passing through Azrou, you’ll stop to wander the cedar forests, brimming with monkeys. 

You’ll spend most of the day criss-crossing through the stunning vistas of the Middle Atlas mountains before you begin your descent into the Sahara desert. Halfway through the drive, stop in the town of Midelt, famous for its rock formations and fossils, for a delicious lunch of local fare. Afterwards, you’ll reach the desert village of Merzouga in time to enjoy dinner with traditional Saharan music and spend a night in a traditional Kasbah hotel. 

The next morning, leave Mergouza and continue into the desert, pausing along the way to see vast desert dunes and an oasis in El Khamlia. In Rissani, you’ll tour the famous market, kasbah, and sample some madfouna, a Berber flatbread often compared to a Moroccan pizza. After a rest and a mint tea, you’ll return to Mergouza, where you’ll head off into the desert dunes on a camel. After watching a stunning desert sunset, you’ll have dinner in the desert, and spend the night in a Berber tent.

Don’t miss the breathtaking sunrise over the dunes the next morning before breakfast. After a pitstop at a hotel, where you can take a shower before the journey to Fez, you’ll be back on the road, stopping at a Berber village for lunch. The excursion ends as you are dropped back off at your hotel, enriched by the nature and centuries of culture you have experienced.
Includes
  • Tour in air-conditioned SUV or Minivan
  • Professional driver
  • 1 night in hotel
  • 1 night in desert camp
  • Breakfast & dinner with vegetarian options
  • Camel ride
  • All taxes
What’s Not Included
  • Lunches
  • Drinks
  • Personal needs

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen
Know before you go
• Please wear suitable clothing for desert camping, specifically long pants
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