4 day desert tour from Fes to Merzouga
4 DAYS Desert Tour from Fes to Merzouga, Presented to you by Prime Morocco Tours.
Day 1: Fes – Ifrane – Azrou – Middle Atlas Mountains – Todra Gorges (4 DAYS TOUR FROM fES)
The first day of the 4 days tour from Fes we will meet you at your place of stay or at the airport. We will drive towards Todra Gorges, crossing the city of Ifran nominated to be Moroccan Switzerland because of its beautiful architecture and Cedar surrounding forest. Not far from Ifran we will meet Azrou town which is known as the rock city in the Amazigh language; this appears within the volcanic rocks along the city. Here you will stop on cedar forest to enjoy the fresh air and feed the monkeys living in that forest. The next stop will be Zaida a small village on the route for lunch before that you will be amazed by the mountains of the middle Atlas all along the way. After having lunch the voyage will continue crossing the city of Midelt known with its apple production and the old plumb mines. The trip will continue via a small town called Rich; still the meeting point of the tribes of the region on Sunday and Monday markets. The road will take us to visit the famous village of Imilchil the capitalof the Ait Hdidou tribe known with its festival where people came from the regions to get married, not far from there is the Isli Lake. In the evening we will arrive to the gorges of Todra series of limestone river canyons there we will spend the night.
To book the 4 days tour from Fes click here
Day 2: Todra Gorges – Jorf – Erfoud – Merzouga (Camel Ride & Night in Desert):
The next morning you will have your breakfast and start our travel to Merzouga, you can see along the way some Amazigh villages. We will pass through the town of Tinjdad, Jorf and Erfoud here you can feel that we are entering the Moroccan desert of the Tafilalt Oasis. Arriving to Merzouga known as the town of the golden sand and drink a cup of tea in the hotel, the local guide will take you in a camel ride to the Erg Chebbi the place where is the camp. The guide later will invite you for a sandboarding and admire the sunset through the dunes. Dinner will be served under an Amzigh tent (takhamt) with a camp fire Amazigh music. You will spend the night under the tent. Tomorrow we continue our 4 days tour from Fes.
Day 3: Merzouga – Berber Families – Black Desert – Merzouga (4 DAYS TOUR FROM fES):
The morning in the desert will start very early to allow you see the sunrise and the changing of color of the golden dunes with the time. After that you will ride back camels to merzouga at hotel where you can get a fresh shower and a tasty breakfast before going in a visit to the villages surrounding Erg Chebbi dunes such as: Hassi Labied, Merdani, Khamlia andM’fis. We will meet locals on the way to Khamlia who will show you their desert fusses. On the sand you will probably encounter desert reptiles and mammals. Arriving to khamilia known as the Gnawi village, black people coming from southern countries of Africa as slaves in the past, who get integrated to the Moroccan society. The people there will be welcoming you very hospitably with a cup of tea made in the desert manner (Amazigh whiskey) and listning to their lovely spiritual Gnawi music. Leaving khamilia we will go towardsthe Algerian borders to have panoramic view to the golden dunes before having a picnic lunch under the shadow of a tree. The ride will continue visiting nomads of the region living under an Amazigh tent and taking care of their herds. On the way back to Merzouga to have dinner and sleep the night at the hotel, you will come across the volcanic rocks and the Yasmina Lake where you will be surprised with the natural postcard of the dunes surrounding the lake (in spring).
More tours can be found here
Day 4: Merzouga – Errissani – Ziz Valley – Azrou – Ifrane – Fes (end of 4 DAYS TOUR FROM fES):
The next day you will wake up very early to admire the sunrise shining on the golden sand. After that you will ride back to the Hotel or Riad through the dunes of Erg Chebbi color changing with light of the sun appearing slowly. Arriving there you can enjoy a fresh shower and a tasty breakfast. The tour will continue to Fez its; the old capital of Morocco known as the scientific capital of Morocco because of its old Karawiyin Madrassa or the oldest University in the world recognized; the city as a world heritage by UNSCO in 1981. Before we omen to the last destination and end of services, we are going to cross Errachidia the capital of the Daraa Tafillat Region, we will enjoy the Ziz gorges along the way and pass through Tunnel Zaabal which is if we can say the border to start a new landscape view. 30 minutes from the city of Midelt; there is the Tizi N’talghamt or the passage of the camel in the Middle Atlas mountain, we will pass from Midelt city which is known by its apple production and old Plumb mines of Minladen and Ahouli. There we will stop for a lunch break. Then the trip will continue to Fez where it will end your 4 days tour from Fes.
To know more about the 4 days tour from Fes contact us.