2 days tour in Morocco from Fes

Book the best 2 days tour in Morocco from Fes to Merzouga Sahara desert, enjoy camel trekking and camping at Berber camps.

Main info:

Departure location:

Fes

Return location:

Fes

Departure time:

08:00 AM

Itinerary duration

2 days/ 1 night

Highlights of our tour:

Tour overview:

In this 2 days tour in Morocco from Fes to Merzouga Desert, you will experience a cultural trip. That is to say, the tour highlights the best experience of a camel trekking trip and a night under the starry sky.

Firstly, you will take a journey in the Middle Atlas, visiting Ifrane, Cedar Forest, and Azrou Village. Secondly, the tour heads to the Ziz valley to explore different views and visit Erfoud and Rissani towns. Finally, our trip discovers the golden dunes of the Erg Chebbi in your camel trekking trip. Our desert tours from Fes include pick up and drop off services.

Itinerary:

Day 1: Fez – Ifrane – Midelt – Ziz Valley – Erfoud –Merzouga

Our driver will meet you at your Riad at 8 am then start your 2 days tour in Morocco from Fes to Merzouga Desert. Therefore, you are going to travel through the Middle Atlas Mountains and discover the most wonderful places. Firstly, Ifrane (Switzerland of Morocco is our first site to visit. It is a beautiful town where you admire its Alpine-style nature and architecture. And then you visit Cedar Forest to enjoy Barbarian apes.

Secondly, our tour will pass Azrou and makes a stop in Midelt town for a lunch break. Besides, there will be a stop in Ziz Valley for a panoramic. Finally, we will drive to Erfoud and reach Merzouga. You will have min tea and start your camel trekking. You will cross the golden dunes of the Erg Chebbi and enjoy the stunning view of the sunset. At the camp, you will enjoy delicious food and enjoy music around the fire under the starry sky.

Day 2: Merzouga – Rissani- Ifrane – Fez

Today, you will wake up early to admire the sunset view of the desert. After that, you will have a shower and breakfast and come back by camels or 4×4. Rissani is our next site. Here, there is free time to discover the old market and visit fossil shops in Erfoud. Secondly, we drive along the palm tree groves and stop in other panoramic views. Finally, we will visit Cedar Forest and Ifrane to enjoy them more. Then, our 2 days desert tour in Morocco ends in Fes at your Riad or the airport.

 

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Testimonials:

2 days in Morocco:

The desert was a fantastic experience. A must-see for everyone visiting Morocco. We had a great local guide with us while traveling in Morocco: Mohammed (Moha). He guided us by describing the history, local legends, and culture of the locals. Moha is very knowledgeable about Morocco! He is fluent in English, Spanish, Italian, and French. Moha, who was extremely nice and cordial, assisted us on our trip home by phoning the hotel owners and waiting for us till they arrived to take us up! Recommended!!!

Raees F

Amazing tour:

We thought this trip was fantastic; we couldn't have picked a finer tour; it was wonderful from the start. Aziz, our driver, is an amazing person who has answered all of our questions (despite the fact that he is not a tour guide since he claims it is much better) we had a van to ourselves. From the dusty drive through the night at the tent, there is far too much food. Don't be afraid to go for the top or premium choice because it comes at a modest cost for all it offers.

Sarah E

2 days tour from Fes:

We are extremely satisfied with the tour and were pleasantly surprised by our excellent guide, Youssef. He has been a fantastic guide and company during the voyage, which has been rather lengthy. He could communicate with all of us in French and Spanish. Also, he educated us a lot about Moroccan culture and provided us with guidance. Strongly recommended!!!!

Jamy R

So much fun:

A lengthy, but excellent and lovely trip from Fes to Merzouga was conducted with a nice and safe driver (Hamid) and a kind tour guide (Aziz). Agreements were excellent and fine-tuned. We liked the travel, the camel ride, and the camp with music, food, and a comfortable bed.

Mila g

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Highlights overview:

The journey of 2 days tour in Morocco ffrom Fes to Merzouga is full with spectacular and breathtaking sights to see. As a result, we have compiled a list of the finest visit them with our 2-day itinerary from Fes to the Sahara desert, Merzouga.

Ifrane:

The first place you’ll see on our 2 days desert tour in Morocco from Fes is Ifrane, Morocco’s Little Switzerland.
We can’t talk about Ifrane without mentioning Tizguit, the valley of the cave, which is around 7 kilometers from the city center.
Ifrane or Yfran is a Berber plural word that translates to “cave.”

We frequently stop on our Morocco excursions from Fes to see the statue of the extinct Atlas lion. During WWII, there was a German prisoner who was dying to be liberated from the French. As a result, they commissioned him to sculpt an extinct lion statue. Ifrane is a contemporary city with European influences. It is also Morocco’s cleanest city.

Many students from many nations travel to Ifrane to study at Al Akhawayn University. That is to say, it is one of Morocco’s top universities. Furthermore, Morocco’s present monarch possesses 12 palaces, one of which is at Ifrane, directly across from the university.

The Moroccan football team (The Atlas Lion) trains here in Ifrane since the high climate benefits them. As a result, staying in Ifrane or spending merely a holiday there has grown costly.

Azrou forest:

Azrou woodland is one of Morocco’s largest woods, home to a variety of wild species. As a result, to make the 2 days tour in Morocco from Fes unique, we will stop to see the Barbary Macaque monkeys.

These creators are known by several names, including magots and Barbary apes, and they reside in Morocco, Algeria, and Gibraltar. Once we arrive, we will learn how they live in families, how they care for their young, and we will feed and photograph them.

Around the cedar forest is a ski station where Moroccans come to ski because it snows a lot there. As a result, if you visit during the winter, it is conceivable that we will make a brief stop to snowboard with locals.

The Atlas Mountains:

The High and Middle Atlas Mountains will be your first stop as you make your way from Fes to the Sahara Desert. This mountain range separates the Atlantic and Mediterranean coasts from the Sahara desert. Furthermore, they go around 1,600 miles/2,500 kilometers via Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia. Toubkal is the highest peak in this mountain range, at 4,165 meters (13,665 ft). They are also around 180 kilometers from the red city of Marrakech.

Errachidia dam and Ziz valley:

The Dam:

Errachidia is located on the outskirts of the Atlas Mountains and serves as the gateway to the Sahara desert. Errachidia is named after Mohammed V’s brother, Prince Moulay Rachid. The origin names, however, are Imtghern in Berber and Ksar Souk in Arabic.

The Hassan Addakhil dam is Errachidia’s primary supply of water, as well as that of surrounding regions such as Merzouga. The Alaouiet dynasty was wise and built a dam to store the water that flowed from the mountains. Cities in the surrounding area now have access to water 24 hours a day, seven days a week, as opposed to previously only being able to utilize fountains once a week.

Ziz valley:

The Ziz valley stretches for 282 kilometers from the south of Morocco to Algeria. It is one of Morocco’s largest valleys, fed by the Atlas Mountains. As a result, many residents in the area saw the valley as an opportunity to cultivate agriculture, with roughly 30 kilometers of land dedicated to agriculture, particularly dates palm palms.

Erfoud:

Erfoud, sometimes spelled Arfoud, is the desert’s second closest city to Merzouga. It was erected in 1912 by the French and named Erfoud from the plant that grows in the river, Ounfoud. Not to add another tale regarding the name: two Berbers got into the river to check how deep it was, the other questioned him, and he answered Ar Afoud, which means to the knee in Berber.

Erfoud is well-known for its worldwide dates festival, which takes place every October for a three-day carnival. Erfoud is also well-known for its mineral fossils, such as Trilobites and Goniatites.

If you are interested, we might include a stop at one of the fossil museums on our 2 day Sahara desert trip itinerary from Fes to Merzouga. Furthermore, we may make a visit at the Souk of dates fruits, where you can sample the flavors of various varieties as well as its cereal.

There is one of the Jewish cemetery, and many people from Israel visit it. As a result, if you are Jewish, you should go.

Merzouga, Erg Chebbi desert:

Merzouga, the Sahara desert, is the highlight of not only our 2 days tour in Morocco from Fes, but of all of our Morocco desert excursions. To begin, there are two hypotheses concerning the name Merzouga. To begin, some claim that the Erg Chebbi sand dunes made it affluent, and that many travelers from all over the world come to explore it. As a result, it was given the name Merzouqa, which means “rich.” Second, some claim that the original name was derived from the family name of an Arab named Merzouq. This family is still alive and well in the heart of Merzouga.

Merzouga is a large town with various clans and roots. Arabs, Berbers, and Gnaouas (people with dark complexion) are only a few examples. The Gnaoua, on the other hand, dwell mostly in the village of Khamlia, while the Berbers and Arabs settle in Merzouga and other villages such as Hassi Labied and Takojt.

Merzouga is famed for Erg Chebbi, large golden sand dunes that reach up to 150 meters in height, are 22 kilometers long, and 5 kilometers broad. Furthermore, the hue of these dunes changes depending on the environment. In the winter, it becomes yellow to white, and in the summer, it turns reddish to orange. Not to add that the forms of the dunes alter dramatically during the summer due to the wind.

Merzouga is located in southeast Morocco, around 50 kilometers from the Algerian border. Erfoud and Rissani, Tafilalet are the two closest cities. Merzouga attracts a large number of people from all over the globe who come to enjoy its unique activities.

Top things to do:

  • Camel trekking: You should not visit Merzouga without taking a camel ride in the Erg Chebbi dunes. There are several approaches. To begin, you may reserve simply a camel for the sunset; camels will be ready and waiting for you close to the dunes once you reserve them with locals. Second, you may reserve camels for the dawn; this option is generally available to people staying in Erfoud or Rissani hotels. Third, the greatest way is to totally immerse yourself in them. That is, you reserve the camels for a night in Berber tents. Then, for the sunset and daybreak, you’ll have camels with you. Not to mention that our two-day excursion from Fes encompasses the entire experience.
  • Camping in Berber tents: Many visitors visit Merzouga to experience the nomadic life. In other words, they wish to live like the Berber nomads who dwell in the highlands, with tents and herds and migrate from place to place in search of better living circumstances. This event is also included in our two-day Fes desert trip. You can, however, spend the night in basic or luxury tents or bivouacs.
  • Erg Chebbi at night: It’s awe-inspiring to watch the stars, the Milky Way, and shooting stars from the Erg Chebbi dunes at night. In addition, for spiritual purposes, the peaceful dunes are an ideal location for Yoga practice.
  • Erg Chebbi at night: It’s awe-inspiring to watch the stars, the Milky Way, and shooting stars from the Erg Chebbi dunes at night. In addition, for spiritual purposes, the peaceful dunes are an ideal location for Yoga practice.

Other activities not included in the trip:

  • Nomads visit: if you have more than two days from Fes, we recommend staying in Merzouga for two days to get the whole experience. As a consequence, you will be able to take a Berber nomad trip through the dunes. There, you will observe how the Berbers manage to survive despite their difficult circumstances. You will also stay with this family, and they will show us how they cook, sleep in the tent, and manage their herd. Furthermore, we could stay with them and they would cook for us so that we could eat and live like them.
  • Srij Lake: Hopefully it is full; another intriguing site to see in Merzouga is the lake where camels go herding. During the day, you may see almost all of the area’s camels and immigrant flamingo birds.
  • Oasis of Hassi Labied: To round off your Merzouga experience, we would love to take you to learn about the villagers’ agriculture, what they cultivate, and where they obtain their water.
  • Gnawa Khmalia: the inhabitants of Khamlia, the Gnawa are originally from Sahelian, and it is believed that Berbers transported them there to produce slaves. Most of our 3 days tour in Morocco from Fes include a visit to this village, Khamlia. We’ll take you to one of the families, where they’ll perform music for you using Krakebs and unique drums. Depending on the time, we could also arrange for one of the old men to give us stories about them.
  • Mifis mine: During the French Empire’s reign, this Mifis mine was used to extract slat and mascara. It is now a popular tourist destination for those looking to unravel its mysteries.

Conclusion:

Several other places will be visited during our two-day Fes desert excursion. However, if you have more than two days to see the Sahara desert, we recommend staying longer because the trip from Fes to Merzouga takes around 7 hours. As a result, the vacation will be focused on driving rather than sightseeing.

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