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4 Days Tour from Fes to Merzouga Desert

4 Days Tour from Fes to Merzouga Desert

4 Days Tour from Fes to Merzouga Desert


In this 4 days tour from Fes to Merzouga desert, you’ll delve into the heart of Morocco, visiting traditional villages, marveling at its natural beauty, and immersing yourself in the hospitality of the desert people, far from the hustle and bustle of city life. Our journey begins in Fes, traversing the Middle Atlas to Ilfrane, Azrou, Midelt, and Todra Gorges, culminating in Merzouga, where the desert adventure unfolds.

You’ll be led by camels to a Berber camp, spending the night amidst the dunes, embracing the nomadic Berber lifestyle. The following day, explore the area and engage with the local culture, visiting Khamliya and a nomad family. On the last day, we’ll return to Fes, concluding your unforgettable 4 days Fes to Merzouga Desert tour. Book your trip today!


Day 1: Fes – Ifrane – Azrou – Todra Gorges

After delicious breakfast, we will start our best 4 days tour from Fes to Merzouga desert, where you’ll witness the remarkable diversity of Morocco landscapes, from verdant valleys and forests to majestic mountains. Our journey begins with a drive through Ifrane, known as the “Switzerland of Morocco”, and into the cedar forests of Azrou, where you’ll encounter Barbary apes in their natural habitat.

Continuing onwards, we’ll stop for lunch in Zaida, a quaint Berber village, before traversing the Atlas Mountains and enjoying the scenic vistas of Midelt, eventually arriving in the charming town of Rich. From here, we’ll veer right to pass through the renowned town of Imilchil before reaching Todra Gorges by evening, marking the start of your memorable desert adventure.

Day 2: Todra Gorges – Tinjdad – Rissani – Erfoud – Merzouga Desert

Today, on our 4 days Fes to Merzouga desert tour, we go on the journey to Merzouga, passing through Berber villages scattered along the way. Our route takes us through Tinjdad, Jorf, and Erfoud before reaching Merzouga, where our desert experience begins. Merzouga, a captivating village known as one of the gateways to the Sahara, awaits our exploration.

Amidst our travels, we’ll pause for lunch in Khamlia, an ancient village steeped in tradition. Afterward, our camel companions join us for a trek to a Berber camp nestled amidst the sand dunes of Erg Chebbi, stretching 20 km long and 5 km wide, acclaimed as the highest sand dunes in North Africa. As the sun sets behind the dunes, indulge in a nomadic Berber dinner under the desert sky. Gather around the fire afterward to immerse yourself in the enchanting rhythms of traditional Berber drums, creating memories to cherish for a lifetime.

Day 3: Tour Around Merzouga Desert

Wake up early in the morning on your 4 days tour from Fes to Merzouga desert to witness the mesmerizing sunrise atop the dunes in the Sahara desert, followed by a delightful breakfast. After soaking in these breathtaking moments, ride your camel back to the hotel to prepare for an explorative journey of the area.

We will go to visit to the nomads in their goat-hair tent, gaining insights into desert life and their traditional practices. Next, immerse yourself in the culture and lifestyle of the Gnaoua people, originally slaves brought from Sudan, as you listen to their music and learn about their heritage. Depending on the season, you may have the opportunity to visit the lake of Merzouga and witness its bird population, including the majestic Flamingos.

In the afternoon, we’ll drive you back to the hotel, where you’ll enjoy dinner and an overnight stay, reflecting on the day’s enriching experiences amidst the desert serene beauty.

Day 4: Merzouga Desert – Ziz Valley – Midelt – Azrou – Ifrane – Fes

After breakfast, we’ll commence our journey back to Fes city on our 4 days desert tour from Fes, tracing our route through the picturesque Ziz Valley and the Middle Atlas mountains. Along the way, we’ll meander through the cedar forests of Azrou, pausing to admire the stunning vistas and observe the playful Barbary Monkeys.

Today presents the opportunity to explore Ifrane, known as the “Switzerland of Morocco”, renowned for its charming ambiance and alpine-inspired architecture. As the day unfolds, we’ll continue our drive, arriving in Fes late in the evening, marking the conclusion of our memorable desert adventure.


  • Private tour & Transportation with A/C and seat-belt.
  • Pick you up & drop you off at your accommodation in Fes.
  • Berber tent accommodation in the desert with enough blankets. No need to bring your sleeping bag.
  • Experienced driver/guide English speaking.
  • Fuel, tolls and all associated expenses.
    Dinners and breakfasts (Vegetarians are welcome).
  • A room where you will leave your luggage while you ride the camel to the camp.
  • It is possible to take a backpack with you on the camel.
  • Sand boards ( available in the camp without charge).
  • Camel warden.
  • Camel ride

If you are not interested to ride the camels for 1 hour. It is possible to ride the camel for a short time and take the 4×4 to the camp.

Not Included

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

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