3 Days from Fes to Merzouga Desert
Day 1: Fez – Ifrane – Midelt – Gorges of the Ziz – Erfoud – Rissani – Merzouga.
After an early breakfast you will begin your ascent through the middle mountains of the atlas. Most of the day will meander through the beautiful forests, irregular rock faces, and Berber villages as they cross the Atlas mountains and begin to descend into the Sahara desert. Halfway there, you will stop for lunch in the town of Midelt, famous for its fossils and rocks. Upon arrival at the Kasbah in Merzouga, a hot shower or dip in the pool (depending on the weather) will be a pleasure after the unit. Dinner will be served at the Kasbah.
Day 2: Merzouga – Adventure in the desert and Camel Trekking.
Here in the Sahara desert of Erg Chebbi, we start at 11:00 or earlier and go in a unit through the sand dunes. While driving in these fabulous landscapes we will see a lot of black nomad tents in the middle of nowhere. We are going to stop for a nomadic family to have tea and see what a life does not seem like. We continue our journey and discover the nomadic life of the Berbers visiting Khamliya, a town where nothing has changed over centuries. Or have lunch here in the village of Khamliya or return to our hotel and lunch there. After a nape we go on a comel ride to meet one of the most fascinating sights we have ever seen, the magnificent sunset in the middle of the high dunes of Merzouga (Erg Chebbi). Tonight we stay in the Berber camp and enjoy a wonderful view of the stars.
Day 3: Merzouga – Midelt – Ifrane – Fez.
We will wake up early to enjoy a magnificent sunrise on the dunes and then take a camel ride back to the hotel. After freshening up and having breakfast, we will go to Fez. We will travel through the valley of Ziz and the mountains of the Middle Atlas as we leave the desert region to Fez. We will cross the cedar forests of Azrou and stop to feed the monkeys. We will continue through Ifrane, the “Switzerland of Morocco” to arrive early at Fes.