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From Fes: 2-Day Small Group Desert Tour

1. From Fes: 2-Day Small Group Desert Tour

Experience life in the Sahara Desert on a small group tour to the dunes of Erg Chebbi. Ride a camel across the sands and watch the sunset along the way. Drive across the winding roads of the Middle Atlas Mountains and much more. Day 1: Fes - Ifrane - Midelt - Merzouga Depart Fes and pass through the winter ski resort of Ifrane, built by the French in the 1930s to resemble a Swiss village. Continue through the cedar forest of Azrou and look for the resident monkeys before your drive across the Middle Atlas Mountains. Wind your way through beautiful forests, mountain springs, jagged rocks and Berber villages before your descent to the Sahara Desert. Stop for lunch half-way in the town of Midelt, famous for its fossils and rocks. Then, continue towards Merzouga taking in the panoramic views of a huge oasis of palm trees at Ziz along the way. Upon arrival in Rissani, travel by 4WD vehicle into the desert, reaching Merzouga in the afternoon. Here, your guide will be waiting with the camels that will take you across the dunes to Erg Chebbi. Watch the sunset from the back of your camel on a one-hour trek to a Berber camp. Upon arrival at the desert shelter, your camels will be tethered as you are served a welcome mint tea. Enjoy dinner and relax as you look at the stars in the sky. Stay overnight in your choice of a shared, private standard, or private luxury tent. Day 2: Merzouga - Tafilalte - Fes Wake early and walk across the dunes to watch the sunrise from just behind the Algerian border, about 50 kilometers from Merzouga. Take a shower after and enjoy breakfast before the drive back to Fes, and benefit from comfort stops on the approximate 7-hour journey. 

From Fez: Middle Atlas Day Trip with Ifrane National Park

2. From Fez: Middle Atlas Day Trip with Ifrane National Park

Discover Middle Atlas on a day trip from Fez. Visit a Berber family living in a traditional cave house, explore Azrou, see the Berber shepherds with their flocks, and marvel at the endangered Barbary Macaque monkeys. Begin your tour with a pickup from your hotel in Fez. Enjoy a comfortable, air-conditioned ride to Immouzar. Learn about the town's famous September Apple Festival and see the cave homes of the local Berber community. As you drive towards Ifrane, stop to admire the hills of Ain Vital and capture the perfect Instagram photo. Stop in Ifrane, a charming village founded in 1930 by French immigrants. See Al Akhawaine, the local university, and marvel at the massive stone lion in town. Stroll along alleys lined with French-inspired architecture before heading to Ifrane National Park. Drive through the cedar forest to see the endangered Barbary Macaque apes. After leaving the park, stop for lunch (not included). Next, drive to Azrou, a Berber village at 4,100 feet in the center of the Middle Atlas region. See the traditional houses of the Berber community and pass Berber men with their flocks, grinding flour, and practicing their trades, especially carpentry. Finish your tour with a visit to a Berber family living in a traditional cave house to enjoy a cup of Moroccan tea. Learn about the Berber culture and traditions while sipping a steaming tea before returning to your Fez hotel.

From Fes: 4-Day Trip to Marrakech via Merzouga with Lodging

3. From Fes: 4-Day Trip to Marrakech via Merzouga with Lodging

Day 1:Fes / Ifrane /Medilt/Merzouga Depart from fez We pass through Ifrane, a winter ski resort in a totally un Moroccan style built by the French in the 1930's to resemble a Swiss village; we continue passing throughthe cedars forest in Azrou you will see the monkeys , drive across the Middle Atlas Mountains and begin to descend towards the Sahara Desert. Half way, you will stop for lunch in the town of Midelt, famous for its fossils and rocks, then we continue towards merzouga in the road we will stop in a panoramic views to see the a huge oasis of palm tree we reach Merzouga,Dinner & Overnight in the Hotel . Accommodation : Kasbah Mohayut or Similar Day 2 :Merzouga / Erg Chebbi In the Morining visit approximately half day in the desert to see the different faces of deser, villages, stop to listen to some Saharan Music in El Khamlia, the oasis ,you will have a small visit to Rissani the first capital of dynasty alouite ,including some historical Kasbahs ,and the The famous Market ,you will have the opportunity to test the local food of the area the Pizza Berber , we continue to Merzouga ,. the guide and camel will be waiting to carry you across the sandy dunes of the erg-chebbi,you will enjoy the beauty of the sunset on camel, after 1 hou reach to the Camp in the Foot of the Dunes , After a wonderful Dinner, watch the Stars,and overnight in the Tent . Accommodation : Standard Desert Camp (Tent with Private Ensuite Bathroom ) Day 3 :Merzouga / Gorges Todra / Ouarzazate Get up early, to watch the sunrise which just behind the Algerian border, which is about 50 km from Merzouga. After Breakfast & shower, You’ll depart for Ouarzazate, traveling the rugged Road of a Thousand Kasbahs that rise up like turreted sand castles along this ancient caravan trading route. This area has long been a popular location for Hollywood films such as The Last Temptation of Christ, Jewel of the Nile, and most recently Hideous Kinky. The central region is one of the most exciting and romantic destinations of Morocco nestled along rich river valleys, palmeries and burnished mud-brick homes ablaze in vibrant color under the shelter of the blue desert sky. We stop for lunch and walk in todragorges , We’ll travel through the Dadès Valley past dramatic escarpments Dinner & Overnight . Accommodation : Hotel La Perle Du Sud or Similar Day 4 :Ouarzazate / Ait ben haddou / Marrakech After breakfast we visit Ouarzazate ,including the Atlas Studios movie studios, the largest and most famous of all Africa. From here we head to visit the famous Kasbah, declared UNESCO World Heritage and which was the scene of films like The Gladiator, Babel, Lawrence of Arabia,wecoutinue passing through the High Atlas and the Tizi-n-Tichka pass, along a road that climbs from the plains up to 2260 m above sea level passing through small villages & Panoramic Views .we will drop you off in your Hotel in Marrakech for the End of the Tour .

From Marrakesh: Atlas Mountains Private Day Trip with Lunch

4. From Marrakesh: Atlas Mountains Private Day Trip with Lunch

Set out from Marrakesh to experience life in the Atlas Mountains on this tour. The Berbers have called the region home for centuries. Discover their traditions and enjoy a meal. From the mountains, descend to the desert to ride a camel over the dunes. The first stop on the tour is the city of Tahanaoute. Visit a special cooperative where Berber women produce argan oil. You’ll get to try it in a traditional breakfast along with olive oil, organic honey, and fresh bread. After your meal, learn about the Berbers’ daily life. Cross through several Berber villages before reaching Imlil, the town offers sweeping views of Toubkal and the other mountains. Begin your descent and pass through the Berber village of Asni. It’s well-known for the market it hosts on Saturdays. Spend some time in the nearby valley. The waterfalls and the surrounding mountains are great for taking pictures. After having good time with the Berbers, you will be back to Marrakech.

From Fes: Middle Atlas and Berber Villages Day Trip

5. From Fes: Middle Atlas and Berber Villages Day Trip

Enjoy a day trip to Middle Atlas to witness stunning landscapes and historic villages. Learn about Berber culture, take the chance to feed some local monkeys, and see the unique French architecture of Ifrane. Begin your adventure with pickup from your hotel or riad in Fes. Hit the road as you head through the scenic landscape towards the village of Immouzar as you get ready to encounter its Berber families and Apple Trees. Next, move on to the drained lake at Dait Aoua. Spend some time in a landscape surrounded by cedar trees and hills, and make the most of the excellent photo opportunities. Continue your tour to Ifrane, the charming French-built village. Look out for the striking architecture as you stroll through its many alleys lined with flowers. Cross the Cedar Forest and into the National Park to spend some time playing with and feeding the famous Barbarian Monkeys. Conclude your experience with a trip to the traditional Berber village of Azrou, where you can walk around to further immerse yourself in the local culture.

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What people are saying about Azrou

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 206 reviews

It was an absolutely amazing experience! We had a blast with the driver/tour guide Driss, who went above and beyond for us to make the most of the trip. He was extremely kind, helpful, knowledgeable about anything we would ask, and his positivity and the time spent together during long drives definitely made our trip 200% more memorable and enjoyable! The sunset/sunrise at the dessert was magical and we also really enjoyed staying at the dessert camp. Dinner was absolutely amazing, the camp fire/music/dance was so much fun, and the tent was extremely comfortable with a big bed and private bathroom/shower. It was also a big plus to get to know other travelers from all over the world at the camp! Thank you so much for your hospitality and flexible arrangements/accomodations and we wish you all the best!

The day trip was perfect. We were really looking forward to the national park to get out of the city for a day. The monkeys were really cute and made the trip perfect. The visit to the Berbers was also very interesting and it was very nice that we were allowed to visit them and that they let us into their house. Otmane took a lot of time for us and explained everything in detail. Since French women were there, he always explained everything in English and French, which was very nice (he can even speak Spanish). It was a perfect day for us :)

It was a nice tour, with a close-knit group and a very nice driver-escort, who seemed to be one of the group. He left us the time we wanted almost everywhere, I think I have never seen such a compliant escort with his guests, he explained to us that he was originally from the same areas we visited.I don't remember the name of this guy but he gave us a nice hike

The guide was very good and friendly. Spoke English and French. The pick up was on time from our riad. We had free time in every place that we stopped. The vehicle was a bit cramped. We were three in the back seat.

Perfectly organized and you get a deep insight into life in the desert