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From Fes: 2-Day Small Group Desert Tour

From Fes: 2-Day Small Group Desert Tour

Activity provider: 3T Travel S.A.R.L Morocco
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From US$ 152.69 per person

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Experience the scenic beauty of the Middle Atlas Mountains and Sahara Desert on a 2-day small group tour from Fes to Erg Chebbi. See Berber villages on the sides of the mountain and ride a camel to spend the night at a Berber camp in the desert.

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Duration 2 days
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Live tour guide
Arabic, French, English, Spanish
Pickup included
Your hotel or riad in Fes, or from the airport, train station or bus station in Fes.
Private group available

Experience

Highlights
  • Drive through a cedar forest and see the resident monkeys
  • Experience the beauty of the Sahara Desert from the back of a camel
  • Wake early to watch the sunrise over the desert dunes
  • Spend the night in a Berber tent
Full description

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. 

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. Ride your camel back across the desert sands to take a shower and enjoy breakfast before the drive back to Rissani by 4WD vehicle. Return to Fes, and benefit from comfort stops on the approximate 7-hour journey. 

Includes
  • Tour by 4WD vehicle or minibus with air conditioning
  • Professional driver
  • Transportation and fuel
  • Breakfast and dinner
  • Camel ride
  • 1 night in a desert camp
  • All applicable taxes
  • Lunches
  • Drinks
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 123 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.7/5
  • Transportation
    4.6/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5

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It was an incredible experience. A long trip, especially the one back and through curves, but it was very worth it. The stops were fine but getting to Merzouga was inexplicable. Both the driver and all the guides were looking out for you at all times. In the desert they were waiting for you and your camel and we made a very long stop to be able to take all the photos and videos you wanted, even the guide offered to take them without any problem. The dinner in the camp was very good, there was traditional Berber music and we went out to see the stars and the sunrise. The tents are amazing, with their own bathroom with a shower and a king size bed. My partner and I could not have asked for more from this trip, it will be something that neither of us will ever forget.

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August 4, 2022

I totally recommend the trip in the Sahara, it was an unforgettable experience. The camp there is wonderful and its people are a charm! I wish I could repeat it! The trip by car is an interesting option, on the way there are several stops at different places of interest and allows you to discover the diversity of landscapes that Morocco has. The negative point: I hired a guide in Spanish because my partner does not speak English and in the end we shared the car with an English-speaking couple, so many of the explanations were in English.

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August 3, 2022

Overall it was very good, but there is one thing to note. When observing monkeys in the forest along the way, people who give bananas and people with horses come near when they get out of the car. I inadvertently fed and rode a horse and was charged quite a lot. I managed to escape by giving less than the offered money, but I really want you to be careful because you will be rushed to take away all the money you have. I regret that I was relieved on the tour. Amazigh tents are too hot at night and it's hard, and since there are almost no showers, you can only flush your body with a little water. However, it was very kind and the rice was delicious. The driver's uncle was also very kind and I enjoyed teaching him various things while driving for a long time. I am happy to see the beautiful desert scenery on a camel.

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July 31, 2022

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