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3-Days Fez Desert Tour Amazing Experience

Fez – Erg Chebbi Dunes – A Day in the Desert

in this 3-Days Fez  Desert Tour Spend a whole day escaping the modern world and soaking up the timeless sands of the Sahara Desert.

Highlights

  • Go off the beaten track and visit towns with stunning ocean views
  • Step foot in palaces where sultans once ruled
  • Explore Merzouga, the ochre ocean of desert
  • Ride a camel into the shifting sands of the Sahara

Detailed Itinerary of 3-Days Fez Desert Tour

 

Day 1: Drive from Fez to the Erg Chebbi Dunes

On the first day of your 3-Days Fez Desert tour, We will pick you up early in the morning from your Fez hotel and drive straight to our destination, the Erg Chebbi Dunes on the edge of the vast Sahara Desert.

You'll enjoy seeing the beautiful scenery shift as we move through various natural habitats along the way.

First, we'll travel through the Middle Atlas Mountains' alpine climate, which is rich in natural features like oak and cedar trees, lakes, and Barbary ape colonies.

We'll stop in Ifrane, the university town that's also known as Morocco's Switzerland.

Later, we'll arrive in Midelt, a provincial town where we'll have lunch. When we cross the mountains and reach the picturesque arid Ziz Valley, the air will become increasingly drier.
We'll soon be looking out over the Tafilalt Oasis, which is known for its palm groves, underground rivers, and typical mudbrick architecture.

We'll arrive at our destination, the Erg Chebbi Dunes, in a few minutes.

We'll end this exciting day with a late afternoon arrival in Merzouga, right on the edge of the desert, where we'll eat dinner and stay in a hotel.

 


Day 2: Explore the Sahara Desert

on the 2d day of the 3-Days Fez Desert Tour, Sleep in or get up early to watch the sunrise over the sand dunes, as we recommend. After breakfast, you can spend the rest of the day exploring the desert around Merzouga at your leisure. Visiting historical towns and palm groves around the Tafilalt Oasis (Rissani, Merzouga, Erfoud), taking a 4WD excursion into the desert to explore black volcanic rock formations and fossils, visiting a nomadic family living in a tent, riding quad bikes around the sand dunes, visiting Khamlia village to hear Gnawa music, or relaxing around the desert tents are all possible activities. We'll ride out on camelback in the late afternoon, once the heat of the day has subsided, to a Berber campsite in the middle of the sand dunes, far, far away from the worries of the world. Your Berber hosts will prepare traditional desert meals for you while explaining their culture to you. Spend the evening huddled around the campfire, exploring the desert, or lying on a sand dune gazing at the stars.


Day 3: Drive from the Erg Chebbi Dunes to Fez

on the 3d day of the 3-Days Fez Desert Tour and over the dunes of sand, We'll ride out of the desert on camelback to the town on the outskirts of the desert after a hearty breakfast. Before we begin the long drive back to Fez, you will have the opportunity to shower and refresh yourself in a hotel.

Included in this 3-Days Fez Desert Tour

driver /fuel /local taxes

standard Accommodations in beautiful and clean hotels

all breakfasts

1 night in a luxury desert camp

Camel guide fee

Camel trekking at several points in the tour

An optional informal sand boarding experience

all dinners

flexible stops

local guide in ait benhaddou

Services NOT included

Flights

Lunches

Dinners in big Cities

Entrance fees

Optional hammam (bath/sauna) experience

Personal drinks and snacks

Gratuities (at your own discretion)

    TripAdvisor

    star rating  We had a 24 day trip throughout Morocco planned and our tour agency contracted Morocco First Gate to arrange a driver and many of our local stops. Mahmoud picked... read more

    188caseyg
    March 18, 2020

    star rating  We had a 24 day trip throughout Morocco planned and our tour agency contracted Morocco First Gate to arrange a driver and many of our local stops. Mahmoud picked... read more

    Casey G
    March 1, 2020

    star rating  Very pleasant tour. The guides Sala and driver Abdel were very friendly, explicative and detailed in every explanation of each of the seeings. I strongly recommend them plus transportarion vehicles... read more

    MarcosL2179
    February 9, 2020

    star rating  Mahmoud was our driver for 10 days in Morocco. But he was more than an excellent driver. He shared so much interesting information about Morocco, found some great restaurants for... read more

    K6491GDdianed
    February 14, 2020

    star rating  Fantastic tour!!
    I took the tour with my wife as part of out honey moon, and It’s hard to express with words what a fantastic experience we had. ... read more

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    February 3, 2020