2 Days From Fez to Desert in Merzouga


Departing from Fez, you will start your ascent through the Atlas Mountains where you will pass through Ifrán, visit the cedar forest in Azrou and see the monkeys in the trees. Most of the day will be spent on the winding road through the beautiful forests, springs, faces of its cut out rocks and Berber villages as it crosses the Atlas mountains and begins to descend towards the Sahara desert. Halfway there, you will stop for lunch in the town of Midelt, famous for its fossils and rocks; then continue to Merzouga. On the road you will stop at a place with a panoramic view of a huge oasis of palm trees.

In Rissani you will switch to a 4 × 4 vehicle to drive in the desert. You will arrive in Merzouga in the afternoon around 5:00 pm, where your guide and the camels will be waiting for you. After a short break you will begin a camel ride through the sand dunes of Erg Chebbi. See the desert landscape at sunset from the back of the camel, and after two hours, you will arrive at the camp in the desert to spend the night in a Berber tent. In their desert shelter, camels are handled and green tea with mint is served. After a dinner, watch the stars. Night in the tent.


In the morning, you can leave early, take a walk in the sand dunes and watch the sunrise from just behind the Algerian border. You will ride on a camel that will take you back to the hotel in Merzoua, where you can shower and have breakfast. Next, he will take the 4 × 4 back to Rissani, where he will switch to his minivan. From there, you will take a bus to Fez. On the way there will be stops to rest and enjoy lunch. You will arrive in Fez in the afternoon or evening.

What’s included

  • Private Transport : 4×4 , Mini bus , bus,  / air-conditioned vehicles
  • Driver/Guid (Multilingual)
  • Car fuel
  • 1 Night in Hotel or Riad  (Dinner & breakfast)
  • 1 Night in desert camp (Dinner & breakfast )
  • Camel Ride in desert
  • Sandboarding in Dunes

What’s Not Included:

  • Drinks and Lunches
  • Flight Tickets
  • Hotel in Marrakech
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