Our 3 days tour in Morocco trip begins in Fes and ends in Merzouga, in the Sahara Desert. It’s not just the high point of our trip starting in Fes; it’s a feature of all of our Morocco tour packages.
Merzouga got its name from a Marzouq family that still has a home in Merzouga today. Some locals claim that Merzouga got its name from the Arabic word Merzouq, which means wealthy. They attribute Merzouga’s wealth to the dunes, which draw a lot of tourists.
Dunes of Erg Chebbi, about 23 kilometers long and 5 kilometers wide, are Merzouga’s claim to fame. Dune Lala Merzouga stands 150 meters (500 the tallest dune in the area. Because there was once a lake here, the dunes were formed, and because it’s the desert, it’s frequently windy, especially in the summer. As a result, it has gathered here. There is yet another explanation for the existence of the sand dunes: locals believe that couscous was once used as a weapon by people fighting millions of years ago. As a result, God sent a sandstorm to punish them.
Many different roots and tribes can be found in and around Merzouga, a town with many small villages surrounding it. For example, you’ll find Berbers and Arabs in the center, and dark-skinned people with the surname Gnaoua, who were slaves, in another village called Khamlia.
As part of our 3 days tour in Morocco from Fes, here are the best things to do in Merzouga.
The highlight of your trip with us will be a camel tour of the Erg Chebbi dunes. On the second day of our excursion, our staff will place them near the dunes, and you will ride them for about an hour and a half during which time you can ask the leaders to make photo stops. If you leave early enough, you may be able to see an imaginary sunset from a dune near the camp, depending on the departure time. Not to mention that the camel ride is scheduled twice a day, once in the afternoon and once in the morning, depending on when you want to camp from the camp.
Camping at Berber tents:
Many tourists come to Merzouga to experience nomadic life, the Berbers’ way of life, and camping at Erg Chebbi is a dream come true for them. Because we’re your travel agency, we’ll take you to one of the luxury or standard camps to spend the night. Our Berber team will provide entertainment by lighting fires and playing traditional Berber music.
Visiting the Berber family:
We will take you to a Berber family that lives in a tent behind the dunes before you do the camel ride and the camping in Berber tents. Experience how the Berbers travel to find food for themselves and their herd on this excursion. Visitor assistance is expected by these families; we usually bring them clothes or household necessities like fresh vegetables and fruits.
Music with the Gnaoua:
We’ll go to Khamlia in the morning on the second day. On the way, we’ll stop at a family cooperative where they make Gnaoua, which is the local music they play for each other.
There is a lake called Srij in this area.
Camel herding takes place on Srij Lake during the day because the animals are not used for work. The flamingos that migrate here every year bring a large number of tourists who come to see them and take pictures.
Oasis in the Desert:
To make the most of your time in Merzouga, you should also stop by the nearby oasis of Hassi Labied. You can see how the locals use well water to irrigate their crops here.
It’s not the same as going to a place after reading about it in a book. Our Sahara desert tour in Morocco from Fes will take three days, and you’re welcome to join us.