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From Fes: 2-Day Small Group Desert Tour

4.7 / 5

99 reviews

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

From Fes: 2-Day Small Group Desert Tour

Activity provider: 3T Travel S.A.R.L Morocco
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From US$ 171.67 per person

Experience the scenic beauty of the Middle Atlas Mountains and Sahara Desert on a 2-day small group tour from Fes to Erg Chebbi. See Berber villages on the sides of the mountain and ride a camel to spend the night at a Berber camp in the desert.

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Duration 2 days
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Live tour guide
Arabic, French, English, Spanish
Pickup included
Your hotel or riad in Fes, or from the airport, train station or bus station in Fes.
Private group available

Experience

Highlights
  • Drive through a cedar forest and see the resident monkeys
  • Experience the beauty of the Sahara Desert from the back of a camel
  • Wake early to watch the sunrise over the desert dunes
  • Spend the night in a Berber tent
Full description
Experience life in the Sahara Desert on a small group tour to the dunes of Erg Chebbi. Ride a camel across the sands and watch the sunset along the way. Drive across the winding roads of the Middle Atlas Mountains and much more. Day 1: Fes - Ifrane - Midelt - Merzouga Depart Fes and pass through the winter ski resort of Ifrane, built by the French in the 1930s to resemble a Swiss village. Continue through the cedar forest of Azrou and look for the resident monkeys before your drive across the Middle Atlas Mountains. Wind your way through beautiful forests, mountain springs, jagged rocks and Berber villages before your descent to the Sahara Desert. Stop for lunch half-way in the town of Midelt, famous for its fossils and rocks. Then, continue towards Merzouga taking in the panoramic views of a huge oasis of palm trees at Ziz along the way. Upon arrival in Rissani, travel by 4WD vehicle into the desert, reaching Merzouga in the afternoon. Here, your guide will be waiting with the camels that will take you across the dunes to Erg Chebbi. Watch the sunset from the back of your camel on the 2-hour trek to a Berber camp. Upon arrival at the desert shelter, your camels will be tethered as you are served a welcome mint tea. Enjoy dinner and relax as you look at the stars in the sky.  Day 2: Merzouga - Tafilalte - Fes Wake early and walk across the dunes to watch the sunrise from just behind the Algerian border, about 50 kilometers from Merzouga. Ride your camel back across the desert sands to take a shower and enjoy breakfast before the drive back to Rissani by 4WD vehicle. Return to Fes, and benefit from comfort stops on the approximate 7-hour journey. 
Includes
  • Tour by 4WD vehicle or minibus with air conditioning
  • Professional driver
  • Transportation and fuel
  • Breakfast and dinner
  • Camel ride
  • 1 night in a desert camp
  • All applicable taxes
  • Lunches
  • Drinks
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 99 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.7/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.4/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5

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What an INCREDIBLE and LIFE CHANGING adventure. Not only were the people on our tour (6 of us total) incredible, our guide was exceptional. We visited some small villages on the way to the desert and back, as well as met some incredible Berber people. The transportation was professional and clean, did not feel unsafe at all. The drive is quite far from Fes (8 hours one way) but you cross two mountain ranges with PLENTY of stops for photos and bathroom breaks. Everything was well worth it and I am so happy I booked with this tour, and not with one that takes 15-20 people on the same bus. I give this my highest recommendation and really encourage you to take a leap of faith. You are going to learn and discover so much here, it's 10000% worth it! Thank you so much for a great time, cannot wait to come back in the near future!

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May 4, 2022

Fantastic experience! We left Fès with Abdul (excellent driver) and headed towards the desert. On the way Abdul made us make several stops and we saw unforgettable landscapes! In the desert it was all so magical .. the village with the tents is beautiful and the people are super hospitable. I will always remember this experience. In the evening we all had dinner together, sang around the fire and saw the stars! We were two girls but then we met many other guys there. Even for two girls it is by no means a dangerous experience. Super recommended!

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April 25, 2022

A fantastic experience. Our great guide Mohammed explained to us in detail all the way lots of things about Morocco and taught us anything that would be less curious to see. Sleeping in the desert is a brutal experience, the sunset in the dunes is beautiful... it's a long way, but it's worth it, and more so with a guide as friendly and enthusiastic about his work as Mohammed.

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April 24, 2022

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