5 Days Fez to Desert Erg Chebbi Merzouga
Fez route to discover and enjoy the desert of Merzouga for two nights. They know the desert, his people, and they will enjoy additional activities in the dunes.
DAY 1: KNOW FEZ
Airport pickup and transfer to Fez hotel. Depending on the arrival time of your flight made a guided visit to Fez, the oldest imperial city of Morocco, founded in the eighth century by Moulay Idriss II. Visit the Medina of Fez el-Bali, one of the largest preserved medieval sites in the world, declared World Heritage more than 30 years ago. After the Medina, we see the Medersa Attarine, one of the most beautiful Koranic schools in Fez. The following points in the itinerary are the Ennajarine Source and the Mausoleum of Moulay Idriss, founder of Fez. Then we’ll go to the Karawiyin Mosque, Karawiyin belonging to the University, the oldest in history, founded in 880 and, finally, may know the Medina of Fez Jdid, the new part of the city. Dinner and overnight in Fez.
DAY 2: FEZ – IFRANE – cedar forest – Erg Chebbi Dunes (400 km).
At 9:00 h after breakfast departure in 4 × 4 to Merzouga. During the trip, they cross Ifran, Morocco Little Switzerland, so called because of their similarity. They pass through the cedar forest with ancient trees, famous for its monkeys of Gibraltar. Continuation through the valley of Ziz, a palm that takes them to their destination, Erg Chebbi dunes. This will change the 4 × 4 per animal traction 8 × 8, are the camels to enter the dunes and enjoy an evening they will never forget. On arrival at the camp tents awaits an excellent and refreshing tea, dinner and exquisite Berber livened up with the music of the tam-tam (drum). They will enjoy a unique night, thanks to the large number of stars that populate the desert nights. They sleep in Berber tent.
Day 3: Erg Chebbi dunes – RISSANI – MERZOUGA (80 km).
They are already in the desert enjoying the magic of the dunes! Today, mandatory early to watch the sunrise from the top of the dunes and camels back to the hostel for breakfast and showering. After breakfast in 4 × 4 will know these lands, visiting a family of musicians Gnawas or Bambara, descendants of slaves from Black Africa, and to delight them with their traditional music. They know Rissani where you can admire its unique market, only in these latitudes and place where the nomadic desert tribes are directed to stock. Very curious your parking donkeys. The whole journey is 130 km per track, bordering the dunes. They will also see the oasis of Merzouga, MIFISS mines, desert plateaus. By midafternoon they will return to the lodge to dine and relax. Kasbah accommodation.
DAY 4: Merzouga – Midelt (230 km).
Today playing time for rest and sleep and enjoy the pool in the desert. After lunch you will begin our journey back to Fez. After breakfast, farewell to the desert and departure to the north through the Valley of Ziz enjoy the coolness of the blue source Meski where you can relax. Continue to Midelt where they will spend the night. Dinner and hotel accommodation.
DAY 5: MIDELT – FEZ (200 km)
After breakfast, departure to Fez, passing through the towns of Ifrane and Azrou. During the trip we will cross the cedar forest with ancient trees where you can enjoy watching or Barbary macaques monkeys of Gibraltar. On arrival at Fez, route to the place or airport transfer. END OF OUR SERVICES.
- • Private Tour there will be no more people in the group.
- • Pick up at the hotel, riad, airport or place.
- • Transportation in 4×4 Toyota Landcruiser (groups up to 6 people). For larger groups, transport by minibus or more 4×4.
- • Fuel, tolls and all costs associated with transportation.
- • Driver-guide speaks English or any other language, our driver-guide are local people, simple, friendly, accompany and guide them during their tour.
- • Night in the desert, night in tents, berber camel ride and dinner.
Price do not include
- • Meals at noon or drink in any of the occasions.
- • Tickets, tickets to monuments and tips.
- • Any other activity not specified in the itinerary.
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You will visit Merzouga and the great dunes if you are in Morocco. Try to stay north of the town right on the dunes and try to get an overnight out in the desert. If you can plan a sunrise camel ride.