3 days from Fes to Merzouga desert
3 days tour from Fes to Merzouga desert itinerary:
1st Day:FES – IFRANE – MIDELT – ZIZ VALLEY – RISSANI – MERZOUGA (ERG CHEBBI):
First of all, we will pick up you at your (Hotel or Riad… ) then we will start our 3 days tour from driving to Merzouga to see the Sahara Desert, passing by Dades Gorges and Tizi-n-Tichka High Atlas, with picturesque views of mountains and traditional Berber villages. After enjoying the beauty of the Atlas mountains and the old Berber villages, we will visit one of UNESCO’s World Heritage the kasbah of Ait Benhaddou.
You will have lunch at Ait Benhaddou Kasbah. Also, you will have the chance to explore the Hollywood city, Ouarzazate by visiting its famous studio known as Atlas studios. Also, you will learn more about Moroccan history and culture, when we will visit the kasbah Amridil. Afterward, we continue to Dades gorges through roses and Dades valley. We will spend our first night in a Riad or hotel in Dades gorges.
2nd day: 4×4 TOUR AROUND ERG CHEBBI DESERT – KHAMLIA – M’FIS MINES – NOMADS – CAMEL TREK – OVERNIGHT IN DESERT CAMP:
Our 3 days desert tour from Fes starts by picking you up from your hotel / Riad at 08:00. After that, we will hit the road to Merzouga, passing by the middle atlas mountains. Also, by the high atlas.
Our first stop of the day will be in a city known as Switzerland of Morocco ( Ifran ). After exploring Ifran, we will continue our way to Michlifen, where the Cedar Forest is located. You will be able to see wild Barbary Macaques (Monkeys).
We will continue our way to the Capital of apples ( Midalt ). Last-mentioned is where we will have lunch. After having lunch, we’ll go through the Atlas Mountains enjoying the different landscapes and the beauty of those mountains. We will make some stops for panoramic views along the way to enjoy The Ziz canyon and the Ziz valley.
The drive continues to Erg Chebbi sand dunes passing by Aoufous Oasis, Erfoud which is known for its fossils and minerals. There will be a possibility to visit a fossil craft workshop. We will arrive late in the afternoon to Merzouga village for an overnight stay in a hotel or Riad.
3rd Day: MERZOUGA DESERT – ERFOUD – ERRACHIDIA – ZAIDA – TIMAHDIT– FEZ:
On the last day of the 3 days tour from Fes to Merzouga desert, you will wake to see the spectacular sunrise. After that, you’ll have breakfast and take a shower at the camp, then we’ll start the camel trek back to the hotel. The latter is where we will start our day trip back to Fes. Our first visit will be the Irissani to visit its traditional souk. After that, we will hit the national route 13 passing through Palmera of Ziz to get to Errachidia. Then we will be passing by Zaida, Timahdit, and Boumalne to arrive at Fez. The last-mentioned is where We’ll drop you at your accommodation. The end of our 3 days desert tour from Fes to Merzouga desert.