Multi-day trip

From Fes: 3-Day, 2-Night Desert Trip to Merzouga

Multi-day trip

From Fes: 3-Day, 2-Night Desert Trip to Merzouga

Activity provider: 3T Travel S.A.R.L Morocco

From US$ 235.87 per person

Immerse yourself in an unforgettable 3-day trip from Fes to the desert of Merzouga with lodging and most meals included. Ride on a camel through the dunes, taste local food, and try sandboarding.

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Duration 3 days
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Live tour guide
Arabic, French, English, Spanish
Pickup included
Pickup is available from any hotel or address in Fes.
Private or small groups available


  • Marvel at the incredible landscape of the Middle Atlas Mountains
  • Camp under the stars in the middle of the desert
  • Feel the adrenalin as you sandboard down a sand dune
  • Sit around a campfire and listen to traditional Moroccan music
  • Explore villages, visit historical kasbahs, and try local foods
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Experience an unforgettable 3-day adventure trip from Fes to the stunning desert of Merzouga with transportation, accommodation, breakfasts, and dinners included. Try once-in-a-lifetime activities like riding a camel and sandboarding down dunes.

Day 1: Fes, Ifrane, Medilt, and Erfoud Depart early from Fes, passing through Ifrane, a Moroccan-style winter ski resort built by the French in the 1930s to resemble a Swiss village. Visit a cedar forest in Azrou and see the resident monkeys.

Spend most of the day winding your way through Berber villages, forests, and springs, and along jagged rock faces as you cross the Atlas Mountains and begin to descend toward the Sahara Desert.

Halfway through, stop for lunch in Midelt (costs not included) before continuing toward Erfoud. Stop for panoramic views of a huge oasis of palm trees, then reach Erfoud in the afternoon for dinner and an overnight hotel stay (Hotel Xaluca Erfoud, Kasbah Mohayut, or similar).

Day 2: Erfoud, Rissani, and Erg Chebbi After breakfast, stop to see fossils and join a workshop in Erfoud. Continue to Rissani, the first capital of the Alawite Dynasty. See historical Kasbahs and visit a local market where you can try the area's local food of the area.

Arrive in Merzouga to see the different faces of desert dunes, passing through small villages along the way. Stop to listen to some Saharan music in El Khamlia and enjoy a rest with mint tea. Next, meet your guide and the camels for a ride along the dunes toward Erg Chebbi Camp. Take in the beauty of the sunset from atop a camel during a 1-hour ride to the desert camp. Following dinner under the stars, spend the night in a Berber tent. Day 3: Merzouga, Tafilalte, and Fes Get up early to take a walk over the sand dunes and watch the sunrise from just behind the Algerian border, located about 50 km from Merzouga. Get back on a camel to ride back to the hotel.

Enjoy time for a shower and breakfast before departing back towards Fes. Pass through Rissani and Ziz Valley, stopping along the way for a walk and lunch in a Berber village before arriving back in Fes (lunch not included).

  • Pickup and drop-off
  • Round-trip transportation
  • 1-night in a Merzouga or Erfoud hotel
  • 1-night desert camp stay
  • Breakfast and dinner
  • Guided camel ride
  • Sandboarding
  • Lunch and drinks
  • Tips

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Comfortable clothes
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Trip at the top!!!! Lovely driver... Change of scenery guaranteed!!!! The evening under the Berber tents was great with all the comforts including toilets and showers inside the tent. The meals were excellent and the hotel in Merzougga splendid. In short, go there with your eyes closed!!!!!!!! Thank you for everything.

May 26, 2022

Great trip- fun with beautiful scenery and a knowledgeable guide!

July 6, 2022

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