3 day tour from Fes to Merzouga desert (includes camel ride)
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If you are looking for a Morocco 3 day tour to Merzouga Sahara desert, this is surely the right path for you. With our services, you will enjoy the views of the middle Atlas mountains, green agricultural lands. Not only that but you will have the opportunity to explore the finest city of Africa and the eighth worldwide.
After you discover that, you will ahead to see the fascinating valley of Ziz via the road of Tizi-Ntlghamt. Subsequently, the 3 day Morocco tour continues with you to Merzouga desert via Errachidia and Erfoud. When arrived, you will ride camels to the camp and enjoy the Beberine show under the stars.
The following day is the day you will discover the Berber culture and the areas of Merzouga. Further, you will visit the Gnaoua people and enjoy their music, the mines of kohl and Barite rocks. At final, you will enjoy the views of Merzouga lake.
Itinerary for our Morocco 3 day tour from Fes to Merzouga desert:
Day 1: From the cultural city of Fes to Merzouga desert :
Our Morocco 3 day tour from Fes to Merzouga desert starts from any meeting point. Your driver will make sure to come at the right time. Further, you will drive and leave Fes to the city of Ifrane via Imouzzar Kandar. On the way, you will experience and enjoy the middle Atlas mountains far-reaching views. Not to mention, Ifrane is the finest city in Africa and the eighth in the world. When arrived there, you will have the opportunity to explore the city and discover the white lion statue. Further, it was carved by a German soldier during the second world war.
After the city visit, you will ahead to see the valley of Ziz and the dam of Errachidia passing by the city of Midelt and the road of Tizi-Ntlghamt. Furthermore, this is the biggest source of dates in the Kingdom of Morocco.
After some worthy pictures, you will move via the city of Erfoud to Merzouga desert where the adventure begins.
When arrived, you are going to be welcomed as usual with mint tea to restore. After that, you will ride camels to our well-equipped camp. The staff will make sure you arrive there before the sunset. Moreover, you will have the chance to try sandboarding with the magnificent colors of the sunset.
At final, you will conclude the first day of the 3 day Morocco tour with a Berberine music show under the starry sky.
Day 2: Merzouga discovery :
The second day of this 3 day Morocco tour is all about discovering life in the desert and the Berber culture. Firstly, you will discover the Oasis of Tiserdmine which is in the heart of the desert. Secondly, you will move to the Nomads, these people still live in tents close to the Algerian borders. There you will taste their tea and probably some other types of foods. With this in mind, they are characterized by their generosity. After that, you will move for M’Ifiss to discover the mines of fossils and Kohl.
Thirdly, we will move to the Gnaoua people that live in a village called Khamlia, you will enjoy their traditional kinds of music and dances.
In the final, you will be transferred to your hotel to rest and restore. Your driver will come 30mins before the sunset to take you to the top of Merzouga’s sand dunes to watch the magnificent sunset and then back to the hotel to spend the night.
Day 3: From Merzouga desert to Fes :
The last day of our Morocco 3 day tour from Fes to Merzouga desert will start after breakfast at the hotel. A journey towards the city of Fes. We will drive straight to the city of Errachidia and stop for some coffee then continue to see the dam of Errachidia. In addition to this, you will cross again the road Tizi-Ntlghamt with its far-reaching views. Next, you will cross the city of Midelt then to Azrou to see the tallest cedar tree in Africa(Gouraud).
At final, we will cross again the middle Atlas mountains range via Imouzzar to arrive at Fes where the 3 day Morocco tour ends.
Our Morocco 3 day tour from Fes to Merzouga desert is recommended:
Sahara is lovely!
We are a couple and went to Morocco on the first of December 2019, my wife always wanted to visit Erg Chebbi desert and spend the night at the camp. Thus, when we took the flight and arrived at Fes, we decided to look for a local travel agency. It was a bit hard to choose between all the agencies listed. After looking at many companies' reviews, we found that this travel agency has plenty of good ones and they are all local Berbers. Therefore, we decided to book the 3-day tour from Fes to Merzouga desert and it was great. Further, We took Ali Baba(his nickname) as a driver/guide during the trip, the thing is that we were amazed by his knowledge about the Berber culture and Moroccan traditions in general. Thank you, Ali, and Touring In Morocco for this lovely trip.
Our Lovely Moroccan 3 days trip!
We really didn't expect that in only 3 days, we had the chance to discover many interesting things in Morocco. Our 3-day trip started from Fes to Merzouga desert. What we loved is how our driver Hassan explained lots of things along the way even while driving. When we arrived in Merzouga desert, they welcomed us and prepared very comfortable camels. Even more, the camel man was very professional taking us pictures. When we arrived at the camp, it was very fancy like a 5 stars hotel, clean rooms, hot shower and so much more! We really also loved visiting the desert nomads and the mines of Kohl. As a suggestion, try the Berber pizza, it is very delicious and spicy. Thank you, Hassan, Touring in Morocco team for such a lovely trip. Highly recommended.
Lovely people and views!
We are a family of 8 members, and Touring In Morocco travel agency took care of our transportation. The mini-bus was very comfortable and with AC. Also, we got Addi as a 3-day tour driver. In Merzouga, they made sure we all got a camel each to the camp, the camp was very clean and in the middle of the desert. In addition, Merzouga has a lot of interesting things to visit from nomads to traditional Touareg music. Very recommended if you are looking for transport from Fes to any other destination. Thanks Touring In Morocco for this 3-day tour.
Best Christmas in Morocco
We were in Morocco for Christmas and booked the three-day trip from Fes to the Merzouga desert... Our driver Ahmed was an excellent and reliable guide .. we ate very well in characteristic and clean places .. l loved Camel trips luxury camp in Merzouga and it remained in my heart... the owner of the agency Youssef is very precise and helpful .. thanks for everything .. you have fulfilled my desire to sleep in the desert .. I will always carry you in my heart !!
With our Morocco 3 day tour from Fes to Merzouga desert, you will enjoy stunning views at Ifrane, middle Atlas, and Merzouga desert. Not to mention, the nomads of Merzouga and the mines of Kohl.
With our Morocco 3 day tour, you will be picked up and dropped off from the airport or your accommodation in Fes.
Our local Moroccan driver/guide will explain to you about the main attraction that you will discover. We have the best and professional drivers.
Are you a photographer? with our Morocco 3 day tour from Fes to Merzouga desert, you will be taken to Ifrane, Merzouga, M’Ifiss, and Ziz valley for photography purposes.
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Morocco 3 day tour from Fes to Merzouga desert destinations :
As our tours start usually from Fes, our dear clients can choose to visit this city with a local guide. It requires a full day to visit its gorgeous attractions. Therefore, we decided to offer an optional visit before starting our Morocco 3 day tour from Fes to Merzouga desert.
Our team gives you here a list of most visited attractions in Fes :
-Madrasa Bou Inania :
Morocco has a lot of very interesting Madrasa’s or old schools and universities, Bou Inania is widely admired for its iconic style, it was built between 1350 and 1357 by the Sultan Bou Inan.
Its walls are built out of mud and inside is built using carved wood and Zellige.
Fortunately, it is one of the religious sites that non-Muslims can enter and admire.
-Fes El Bali :
The Fez el-Bali medina includes more than 300 neighborhoods and 9,000 alleys, most of which are dead-end. Although the standard is no longer in force, each district previously had a mosque, a Koranic school, an oven, a fountain, and a hammam.
This old Medina is widely famous for its gorgeous Riads, most of them are built in the Andalusian way, great architecture, carved cedarwood, and Moroccan old zellige.
The main gate to the Fes El Bali Medina is through Bab Boujloud or the blue gate as called. It is a really beautiful spot at the entrance for some great shots.
Also, if you are willing to try some tasty street food the gate is surely the right path for you.
-Fes Tanneries :
These are the largest tanneries in Fes El Bali, a place attracted thousands of tourists to come to see how they use spices to give the leather a magical color. Citizens or the workers in that area, they take care of cleaning leather for hours and end by getting it dry to make at final beautiful traditional shoes and jackets…
Most of the tourists when visiting the area, consider bringing mint as the area doesn’t really smell that good. It is recommended to come at the end of the day when the leather wholes are pretty dry and colorful.
-The Mellah :
The Mellah of the Jewish Quarter is a very interesting spot to visit in Fes El Bali, highlighting the old Jews culture of Fes. In the same area, the restored Aben-Danan Synagogue deserves also a visit.
On the edge of Mellah, there is the Jewish cemetery, a very calm iconic place to enjoy the old Moroccan architecture.
-Fes El Jedid :
Fes el Jedid or the new town was built by the Merenids during the 13th century, a place was widely built to fit the palaces of its builders. Now it is very famous for the huge old palaces. For instance, the grand Royal Palace takes center stage in the area(it is not open to the public).
If you are interested to see the new huge building of Fes and the new architecture, La Nouvelle Ville is there for you.
Ifrane is the first attraction when starting our Morocco 3 day tour from Fes to Merzouga desert, it is very famous for the name of little Switzerland. More importantly, it is the finest city in Africa and the eighth worldwide according to some sources.
In this city, there are many things to see and do. With our 3 day Morocco tour, we will take you to discover what is called the Garden City in Ifrane. A very fancy place with a white lion statue decoration.
During the second world war, Ifrane was a wide camp for prisoners. For a German one to get his freedom, he had to care for them the white lion statue. Many other sources say it is a French artist who carved it as the name of the city refers to caves in Tamazight or Berber.
The magnificent Ziz valley is the second will visited attraction after Ifrane while Touring Morocco with the 3-day tour from Fes to Merzouga desert. It is considered as one of the biggest dates sources in the region of Draa Tafilalet. In the valley, many citizens from Erfoud or Errachidia own an agricultural land where they grow palm trees most of the time.
If you are in love with landscape photography, Ziz valley is definitely a great spot for palm grooves shots and to photograph from above close to Aoufouss village.
Erfoud city is located in the northeast part, about 40mins to Merzouga desert or Erg Chebbi. It is very famous for fossils. Million years ago, all the areas including Erg Chebbi, Rissani, were a wide sea before they become a desert. That is to say, many fossils extractors are came to show people the hidden gems of this city. Another thing is that Erfoud is called the capital of dates. Every year, they celebrate the seasons of dates in the city making a huge festival where poeple from outside of the country come join.
Merzouga camel ride and glamping:
In our Fes desert tours, the highlights include the camel ride in Merzouga desert and a night at the Berber nomad camp. Besides, enjoying sandboarding at the camp and sunset. Merzouga hast the tallest sand dunes in Morocco called Erg Chebbi.
With our Morocco 3 day tour from Fes to Merzouga, you will drive from Fes to arrive at Merzouga. Firstly, you will taste our traditional tea, to restore from the long drive. Then, ride camels through the Erg Chebbi desert. On the way, your camel driver will make sure you get the best photos with your lovely comfortable camels. Minutes before the sunset, you will get the chance to take the sandboard with you and hike the dunes for a lifetime experience.
In the camp, you will get amazed by your traditional camp and enjoy the best food ever. After dinner, you will enjoy a Berber music show under the starry sky.
On the following day, you will get the opportunity to ascertain the interesting areas of Merzouga and nearby villages. To start with, you will visit the Oasis of Hassi Labied, very large green agricultural lands owned by Berber bedouins, a calm place to enjoy different trees like palm, apricots…
Secondly, you will ahead to visit the only museum in the area, Morocco’s National Auto Museum owned by an Emirati Business manager. Inside, he has plenty of ready to use cars, including Chinese, Japanese, and British ones.
After visiting the museum, you will resume to Khamlia where the Gnaoua people live, you will listen to their traditional music. Next, go visit the nomad people.
Eventually, you will try the Berber pizza and then move back for the stay at the hotel.
On the third day of our Morocco 3 day trip from Fes to Merzouga desert, you will start by visiting Rissani, famous for the biggest Souk in the area or the desert souk. Rissani was in the past a break place for the caravans who came from Mauritania heading to trade or sell their stuff in Marrakech and other cities. Therefore, they brought to the city many valuable things. For instance, the spices, donkeys…
As we are originally from the area, we will make sure our guide takes you to this souk. At first, you will visit a man who is very famous for selling high-quality spices so our dear clients would get ideas about them. After that, you will move to an area called the festival of donkeys. Open only on the days of the market which are Thursday, Tuesday, and Sunday. A place where they trade donkeys for house needs and transportation purposes. Next to the area, there is a place where they sell and buy sheep for Eid and special celebrations. Another part is for selling different types of meat, fish, and Madfonna(the pitta bread). Also, Rissani is very famous for the date sales for Ramadan.
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