4 Days tour from Fes to Merzouga Sahara desert

Fes, Morocco

Duration

4 days

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Overview

This captivating 4-day adventure takes you on a journey from the vibrant city of Fes to the awe-inspiring Merzouga Desert, and back to Fes. Immerse yourself in the diverse landscapes, rich culture, and historical wonders of Morocco.

Unveiling Morocco’s Gems:

Dreaming of exploring the vast Moroccan desert and experiencing the country’s vibrant culture? Look no further! This tour itinerary guides you through a meticulously planned 4-day experience, venturing from Fes to Merzouga and returning to Fes. We’ll break down the itinerary step-by-step, highlighting the captivating sights and unique experiences you’ll encounter.

Included/Exclude

  • 4×4 Tour Fuel Driver guide.
  • Night in Desert camp incl Dinner and breakfast.
  • Camel ride in the Desert.
  • Lunches.
  • Drinks.

Tour Plan

Embark on your Moroccan adventure! This morning, we'll depart from your Fes hotel and begin our journey towards Merzouga, the gateway to the Sahara Desert. Prepare to be captivated by the ever-changing scenery as we travel. A Glimpse of Switzerland in Morocco: Our first stop is the charming town of Ifrane, nicknamed the "Switzerland of Morocco" for its cool climate and alpine-style architecture. Keep your eyes peeled for playful Barbary macaques roaming freely in the nearby cedar forest – a delightful introduction to Morocco's diverse wildlife. Through the Heart of Morocco: After a delicious lunch break in the town of Midelt, nestled amidst the Middle Atlas Mountains, we'll continue our journey. The breathtaking Ziz Valley awaits, a fertile oasis carpeted with palm groves, offering a stark contrast to the upcoming desert landscape. As we travel through the valley, you'll catch glimpses of traditional Berber villages, providing a window into the local way of life. We'll make a stop in the town of Er Rachidia, allowing you to stretch your legs and explore this historic center. Following in the Footsteps of History: Continuing our journey, we'll pass through the towns of Erfoud, known for its date fossils, and Rissani, considered the birthplace of the Alaouite dynasty, the current ruling family of Morocco. Reaching the Gateway to the Desert: Our final stop for the day is Merzouga. A warm welcome awaits – a refreshing glass of Moroccan mint tea sets the stage for Berber hospitality. You'll settle into your comfortable hotel near the awe-inspiring sand dunes, ready for an unforgettable evening under the vast Moroccan sky. Dinner and breakfast are included at your hotel.
Fuel up for the day's adventures with a delicious breakfast at your Merzouga riad. We'll venture to the nearby village of Khamlia, a vibrant center of Gnawa culture. Immerse yourself in the rhythmic beats and captivating melodies of Gnawa music, a unique expression of Berber heritage. Afterward, connect with a local nomadic family in the "Black Desert" (a nickname for the region due to its volcanic rock) and share a cup of fragrant Moroccan mint tea, fostering a deeper understanding of their way of life. Savor a delicious lunch of traditional Berber pizza, a delightful change from the usual fare. Exploring Rich History & Ancient Cities: In the afternoon, we'll have the opportunity to visit the ancient city of Rissani, considered the birthplace of the Alaouite dynasty, the current ruling family of Morocco. Explore the bustling marketplace and immerse yourself in the rich history of this fascinating city. An Unforgettable Camel Trek & Desert Delights: Returning to Merzouga, prepare for the highlight of your Moroccan adventure – a camel trek through the Erg Chebbi dunes! Gently sway atop your camel as you explore the vast expanse of golden sand, feeling dwarfed by the towering dunes, some reaching up to 350 meters. As the sun dips below the horizon, witness a breathtaking desert sunset, painting the sky in vibrant hues of orange, red, and purple. A truly unforgettable experience awaits. An Evening Under the Stars: This evening, gather around a crackling campfire and enjoy a traditional Berber dinner under the vast expanse of the night sky. Twinkling stars will illuminate your path as you settle into your comfortable traveler's tent for a restful night's sleep amidst the serenity of the desert.
After a delicious breakfast and a refreshing shower at your Merzouga riad, we bid farewell to the mesmerizing desert. Our journey continues towards the dramatic Todra Gorges with a few captivating stops along the way. A Touch of History & Spiritual Significance: First, we'll pass through Rissani, the historic capital of the Tafilalt region. Here, we'll have the opportunity to visit the Mausoleum of Moulay Ali Chrif, a revered figure in Moroccan history. This mausoleum is a significant pilgrimage site and offers a glimpse into Morocco's rich cultural heritage. A Culinary Interlude & Jewish Heritage: Continuing our journey, we'll reach the town of Alnif, where you can savor a delicious Moroccan lunch and refuel for the afternoon's adventures. Next, we'll stop in Tinghir, a town with a fascinating history. Here, you'll have the opportunity to explore the Jewish quarter, a testament to Morocco's diverse cultural tapestry. Witnessing Nature's Majesty: Finally, we arrive at the awe-inspiring Todra Gorges. Carved by the Todra River over millions of years, these towering cliffs, reaching up to 300 meters, are a testament to nature's power. Enjoy the afternoon exploring the gorge, following the path of the river and marveling at the unique rock formations. This natural wonder is a popular spot for trekking and rock climbing, and with its dramatic landscapes, it's sure to leave a lasting impression. In the evening, we'll settle into a comfortable homestay in the Todra Gorges, where you can enjoy a delicious dinner and a restful night's sleep amidst the beauty of the gorge.
Fuel up for a final day of exploration with a healthy breakfast at your Todra Gorges homestay. As we depart, take a final moment to admire the towering cliffs of the gorge, forever etched in your memory. A Journey Through Berber Countryside: Our scenic journey back to Fes begins today. We'll travel through the Middle Atlas Mountains, passing by charming Berber villages, each with its own unique character and traditions. Keep your eyes peeled for the distinctive mudbrick architecture and vibrant Berber culture that thrives in these remote communities. A Celebration of Love & Nature: We'll make a stop in the village of Imilchil, nestled amidst the mountains. This charming town is famous for its annual "An moussem" (festival) – a unique matchmaking event that attracts Berber tribes from all over the region. Learn about the traditions of this fascinating festival and immerse yourself in the vibrant local culture. A Refreshing Break & Scenic Vistas: Continuing our journey, we'll reach the town of Khenifra, a cool and refreshing haven nestled amidst the cedar forests of the Middle Atlas Mountains. Here, we'll enjoy a delicious Moroccan lunch and take a moment to relax before our final leg towards Fes. A Scenic Return & Farewell to Morocco: As we approach Fes, prepare to be captivated by panoramic views of the city and its surrounding landscapes. We'll make short stops along the way to capture these breathtaking vistas and create lasting memories of your Moroccan adventure. Finally, we'll arrive in Fes in the late afternoon, where your tour concludes.

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