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  1. Morocco
  2. Sahara Desert
  3. Merzouga

From Fez: Overnight Sahara Desert Trip with Camel Ride

Product ID: 229300
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Ride a camel through the real Sahara desert with an overnight stay in a Berber camp. Soak up the incredible atmosphere of drumming and dance as you savor a delicious traditional meal. Drive through the Atlas Mountains stopping at local villages and sites.
About this activity
Duration 2 days
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, French

Pick-up service

Your hotel or riad in Fez
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the Sahara on a camel at sunset and sunrise
  • Sleep under the stars in the desert in a Berber camp
  • Watch an incredible folklore show with music and dance
  • Eat a delicious traditional meal as you enjoy the entertainment
  • Drive through the Atlas Mountains stopping at various villages and sites of interest
Full description
Start the tour with a 7 AM pick up from your hotel or riad in Fez. Drive in an air-conditioned vehicle to Ifrane through Midelt town and Merzouga. Make a stop at Cedar Goro, known for its population of monkeys. Take the opportunity to interact with monkeys up close and feed them. Capture funny photos at a wonderful tree which is over 800 years old. Then, drive through a cedar forest into the Atlas Mountains, taking a few stops to admire the landscape and enjoy the fresh air. Stop for lunch at a local restaurant in Midelt.

On arrival in Merzouga, transfer to your hotel to store your luggage. Your local guide will be waiting for you to begin your camel trek. Ride a camel through the attractive sunset towards the nomad tents. Spend the evening here watching a spectacular Berber folklore show around a central fire pit with musicians, drummers, and dance.  Attempt to sing along as you enjoy the rhythm and incredible atmosphere. For dinner, savor a  traditional meal of Berber tajine and mint tea while seated on cushions. Stay overnight here. In the early morning on the second day, enjoy the sunrise over the desert. Then take a camel ride back your hotel for a delicious breakfast and shower. 

At 9:30 AM begin your return journey back to Fez. Pass through the town of Rissani stopping to discover the incredible culture and visit the Zawiya Moulay Ali Ash-Sharif shrine established to honor Alawite dynasty founder. Continue through the dramatic Ziz Valley before making another stop at saad el Hassan el Awal. At 2 PM, stop for lunch in a Berber village and see where local nomads live in the cave of Mouzar. Stop for a mint tea here as you learn more about their way of life and culture. Get dropped off at your hotel or riad in Fez where your tour ends. 
Includes
  • Transportation in an air-conditioned vehicle
  • Pick-up and drop off from your hotel or riad in Fez
  • Professional English or French-speaking driver
  • Local camel guide in the desert
  • Camel trekking
  • Hotel/riad overnight stay
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Entrance fees to historical sites
  • Mineral water
  • All taxes
What’s Not Included
  • Lunch
Organized by

Ecolodge Adventures

Product ID: 229300