Check our Overnight Desert Tour from Fes and back to Fes for those who don't have time and don't want to miss the sahara desert.
Day 1 : Fes - Ifrane / Atlas Mountains - Mezouga / Sahara Desert.
Day 2 : Erg Chebbi Dunes - Atlas Mountains - Fes
|Transport in a comfortable A/C vehicle (a 4x4 or Mini Van).|
|Overnight stay in a berber camp and Kasbah hotel.|
|Dinner and Breakfast.|
|Pick up and drop off at your accommodation.|
|Camel trekking in the Sahara Desert.|
|Sightseeing and photo opportunities at the Sahara Desert|
|Lunch and drinks.|
|Small admission charge for some monuments.|
|Pick up||8 am|
|Drop off||8 pm|
It's an early start after breakfast, as their is so much to pack into three days, memories will be made that will last a lifetime.
7am. in the winter or 8 am. in Morocco's lovely long summer, after your breakfast, your experienced, English speaking Fes Authentic Tours driver will collect you from your accommodation and drive you up into the heights of the Middle Atlas, Fes being at the foothills of the mountains. It's quite a long journey to the famous sand dunes of the Erg Chebbi, but the transport is comfortable and air-conditioned and there is so much to be seen that the time will just fly by. Your first stop, after passing near to the surprise that is Michliffen, a Moroccan winter sports and ski resort, is at Ifrane, a quaint little town known as "Morocco's Switzerland" due to its Alpine architecture. It was constructed in the 1930s during the French occupation of the country and is quite charming.
A little further on is the beautiful town of Azrou, "The Rock" in the Amazigh language of the native Berber people. In this area are mighty, aromatic cedar forests where you will encounter the legendary 'Barbary Apes', in fact a species of macaque monkey. They can be quite curious and friendly, but be careful they don't run off with your bag!
Heading onwards across the high plateau, the peaks of the High Atlas, said to hold up the sky, will slowly become nearer and then you'll cut through the pass to Midelt, where we will stop for luncheon, and further , along the valley of the Ziz river circumnavigating date plantations and numerous walled kasbahs, to the edge of Sahara town of Rissani. From there, it's a short hop south to Merzouga, where the awesome dunes of the Erg Chebbi suddenly appear on the near horizon.
These dunes extend to the east into Algeria and are excellent examples of their type, the highest reaching over 50 metres above the spectacular desert landscape around them.
At Merzouga, your camel awaits you, ready to carry you away on an unforgettable evening trek into the Sahara Desert as you watch the gorgeous sight of the sun sinking into the desert sands. Then you will spend the night in an authentic Berber tent in one of their traditional encampments, where your guide will cook you a traditional desert nomad meal and you listen to the local musicians playing sweet melodies as you relax and fall asleep under the universe of twinkling stars and the huge, bright desert moon.
The desert sunrise is just as beautiful as the sunset. so it's a dawn start as you ride your trusty camel back through the dunes casting every changing shadows over the arid landscape. Breakfast is provided at a hotel, and then it's off back to Fes through the Middle Atlas Mounains. drop off at your accommodation in Fes.