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2 Days From Fez To Merzouga Desert

2 Days From Fez To Merzouga Desert

Overview:

In this 2 days tour, you will have the opportunity to visit traditional villages in Morocco and also to experience the life of Moroccan desert people and their hospitality. Starting from Fez we will travel through the middle Atlas to Ifrane, Azrou, Midelt, Erfoud, and Rissani and we will arrive at Merzouga, where the desert experience begins. Your camels will take you to a Berber camp, where you will spend the night, reviving the nomadic Berber lifestyle. The next day we will head back to Fez, where the tour ends.

Itinerary:

 Day 01 : Fez – Ifrane – Midelt – Ziz Gorges – Erfoud – Rissani – Merzouga

Your driver will pick picks you up at your riad at 8:00 am. We will depart Fez for Merzouga over the Middle Atlas mountains through the cedar forests of Ifrane (the Switzerland of Morocco), Azrou, and Midelt; we will pass through the Ziz Valley and its gorges towards Sahara. You will be amazed by the diversity of the incredible landscapes, from the seductive atmosphere of the infinite desert to the picturesque green valleys and forests. We will reach Merzouga before sunset. Merzouga is a small enchanting village, considered to be one of the gates of the Sahara. After having a mint tea, the guide and the camels will be waiting to carry you across the sandy dunes of the Erg Chebbi to a Berber camp. Erg Chebbi, 20 km long and 5 km wide, is reputed as the highest sand dunes in North Africa; It is a unique and diverse environment.  The camel trek takes about 1hr 30 min to the camp, where we will set up in the Berbers’ tents for our magic night in the desert. The camp and the tents are well equipped with all facilities, making you feel at home. In the middle of the desert, as the sun is hiding behind the dunes, you will enjoy your nomadic Berber dinner. After dinner, we will gather around the fire and enjoy the sound of traditional Berber drums under the stars. It will be a night hard to forget.

 Day 02 : Merzouga – Midelt – Ifrane – Fez

We will wake up early to enjoy a magnificent sunrise on the dunes. After freshening up and breakfast we will leave for Fez through Ziz Valley and the Middle Atlas mountains. Passing through the cedar forests of Azrou, we will stop to hand-feed Morocco’s population of Barbary Apes. We will continue via Ifrane, the ‘Switzerland of Morocco’ to arrive early evening at Fez, where the tour ends.

Included

  • Private tour & Transportation with A/C and seat-belt.
  • Pick you up & drop off at your accommodation in Fez.
  • 1 night accommodation in desert camp.
  • Experienced driver/guide English speaking.
  • Fuel, tolls and all associated expenses.
    Dinner and breakfast (Vegetarians are welcome).
  • Camel warden.
  • Camel ride for 1 hour. (If you are not interested to ride the camels, it is possible to drive you to the camp with the 4×4).
  • Sand boards ( available in the camp without charge).

Not Included

  • Airfare (Flight Ticket)
    Noon meal. (Possibility of picnic or restaurants).
  • Drinks at the meal.
  • Tips and personal miscellaneous expenses.
  • Entry fees to Monuments / Museums / Kasbahs
  • Travel insurance
  • Anything not mentioned in the program

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