Check our 3 days desert tour to Ifrane and Azrou in the Middle Atlas, The Sahara; camel trekking and a night in a Berber tent and back to Fes
Your tour starts at 7 am when your knowledgeable, English speaking driver from Fes Authentic Trips will pick you up from your riad or hotel. So begins the journey to Merzouga where the Erg Chebbi Dunes await you! These dunes are renowned for their great size, attaining a height of up to fifty metres and stretch eastwards all the way into the Algerian Sahara. But first, the journey includes a stop off at the little town of Ifrane, known as "Morocco's Switzerland" due to it's Alpine style of architecture.
Next is a visit to the Azrou cedar forest in the Middle Atlas mountains where you can see the famous Barbary apes, actually a type of macaque monkey, in their natural habitat, but beware! They may try to steal your lunch! Continuing through the beautiful and impressive mountains, you'll arrive at the edge-of-Sahara town of Rissani. Then you will head further south until the Erg Chebbi sand dunes suddenly appear, as if out of nowhere. And on to your Kasbah/ hotel situated at the foot of the dunes where you'll be able to relax after your long drive, you'll be able to enjoy a specially prepared traditional Berber dinner and go to sleep to the relaxing tones of timeless Berber music.
After a hearty breakfast, the day is yours to decide what to do, it's free time to enjoy the desert your way. You can choose to go hiking in the awe-inspiring dunes of the Erg Chebbi. Or you may wish to cool off with a swim in the hotel pool. Another option is a shopping trip to Merzouga city and the nearby Khamlia, known as the village of the black people, who are descendants of slaves brought from the Sudan and will play you their unique brand of Gnawa music.
At sunset, your camel awaits to take you on an unforgettable hour and a half trek into the Sahara where you will get to see the breathtaking sunset. Spend your night in an authentic Berber encampment, in a tent, surrounded by the towering dunes where your guide will prepare you a special Moroccan repast. Relax, listen to the sweet strains of the Berber music and gaze at the myriad of stars and bright, seemingly close moon in the amazing Sahara desert.
Wake up to a stunning sunrise over the dunes and ride your camel back to the hotel, while watching the strangely shifting shadows thrown by the dunes. Breakfast, then the journey back to Fes through the Mighty Middle Atlas Mountains.
|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.|