2 days tour from Fes to Merzouga desert

Fes to Merzouga 2 days Sahara desert tour

    Escape the bustling city of Fes for a whirlwind adventure to the Merzouga Desert on a 2 days tour from Fes to Merzouga. Journey through the Middle Atlas Mountains, stopping at charming towns and cedar forests. Climb aboard a camel for a magical trek across the golden sands of Erg Chebbi, where you’ll spend an unforgettable night under a blanket of stars at a traditional Berber camp. This short 2 days tour from Fes to Merzouga crams in breathtaking landscapes, cultural experiences, and desert delights.

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Fes to Merzouga overview​

   The 2 days from Fes to Merzouga. In these 2 days / 1 night, you will visit so many fabulous places in a short time. The tour starts from Fez, the cultural city. First, we will visit the Switzerland of Morocco Ifrane, and the cedar forest. A stop in Midelt for lunch, and then we will drive along the amazing Ziz Valley. We will also visit the traditional market of Rissani, the fossil city of Erfoud, and the Sahara desert of Merzouga. Where you can ride camels, and spend the night in a luxurious camp in the middle of the desert. And enjoy the magical sunset and sunrise in the Sahara. The tour ends in Fez

Highlights of the desert trip from Fes

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Why BOOK this 2-day tour from Fez to Merzouga desert?

   Experience the magic of the Sahara Desert in just two days with this exciting Fes to Merzouga tour! Traverse stunning landscapes, from the Middle Atlas Mountains to the Ziz Valley’s palm groves. Ride camels across the golden sands of Erg Chebbi, enjoying a breathtaking sunset and starlit night in a traditional Berber camp. This whirlwind adventure is perfect for those short on time but yearning for an unforgettable desert encounter.

Fes desert tours 2 days itinerary

    If you want to know what you can expect in your Fes to Merzouga desert tours, read the program down below.

Day 1: Fes - Ifran - Midlle Atlas Mountains - Ziz Valley - Merzouga Sahara
The 2 day Sahara desert tour starts with an early pick-up from the airport or your accommodation in Fez. Then we head south through Imouzzer to visit Ifrane, famous for its low temperature, snow, and alpine-style houses – No wonder it is called the Switzerland of Morocco. We then continue to the cedar forest, home to the Barbary macaques. Free time to feed them while wandering through the forest. We will proceed to Midelt later on, where lunch will be provided. Then we head to the Sahara desert, through the Tizi-n-Tilghmt pass, and along the Ziz river… In the afternoon we reach the Sahara of Merzouga. You will change to camels and cross the sandy desert. You will make a stop to enjoy the magical sunset on top of a high dune. Then continue to the luxurious desert camp, where you can enjoy the music of the Berber drums while dancing around the campfire, under a vast open sky of stars. Dinner and overnight at the camp.

Driving distance: Approximately 500 km.

Driving time: Approximately 7 hr 30 min.

Day 2: Erg Chebbi, Merzouaga Desert - Rissani - Erfoud - Fes
Wake up early in the morning to contemplate the beautiful sunrise in the middle of the desert. Free time for breakfast, then return by camel to Merzouga where the driver awaits you. Then we leave the desert to visit the city of Rissani, the ancient capital of Tafilalet. Rissani is still an important center of trade in the region, with a large souk lively on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays. After a walk in the souk of Rissani, we continue our 2 days in Morocco to Erfoud where we visit one of the fossilized marble workshops. After that, we drive along the Ziz River, and we stop for a panoramic view of the Ziz Valley. Then we cross the cedar forest and Ifrane to reach Fez. Finally, we drop you off at your accommodation or the airport. End of the Fes desert excursions.

Driving distance: Approximately 473 km

Driving time: Approximately 7 hr

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Merzouga tour from Fes 2 days price

    The price of the Fes Morocco desert tours varies depending on the number of people joining. The more people you have in your group, the less expensive the price will be per person. This is because transportation costs are fixed, so spreading that cost out among a larger group reduces the price for each individual. Additionally, the quality of accommodation you choose will also affect the overall price of the tours from Fes.
   To get an exact price quote, please contact us and let us know the size of your group and your desired accommodation type.

Know before you travel

  • Baby car seats are available (with prior reservation).
  • During July and August, the temperatures are higher.
  • We will arrange for a 4×4 vehicle to transport your belongings to the camp once you reach Merzouga. When you reach there on a camel, that’s where you’ll discover it.

  • Instead of riding camels to the camp, we may arrange for a 4×4 vehicle to transport you if you like.

  • Vegetarian options are available if booked in advance.

Additional Activities

  We’re pleased to confirm your booking for the Fes to Sahara desert tour. Furthermore, we offer the opportunity to personalize your adventure by adding extra activities and tours to complement your desert journey. Should any of these activities appeal to you, please let us know your preferences when booking. Our goal is to accommodate your choices and ensure you have a unique and fulfilling experience.

Before & After the tour During the tour
  • Fes guided tour
  • Day trip to Chefchaouen
  • Day trip to Volubilis and Meknes
  • Transfer from your hotel to the airport
  • A professional photographer
  • Romantic dinner in the desert
  • Romantic desert proposal setup
  • Quad biking activity
  • Buggy driving activity

2 days trip from Fes to Merzouga Reviews

Awesome trip:

   I recently embarked on a two-day journey from Fes to Merzouga Sahara desert with Desert Merzouga Tours, guided by Lhoucine. It was an unforgettable experience.
   Lhoucine's expertise and passion for Morocco enriched the trip. His insights into the local culture and history added depth to our journey. The drive was scenic, with stops at charming towns and breathtaking viewpoints.
    In Merzouga, Lhoucine ensured every detail of our desert experience was perfect. The camel trek into the dunes at sunset was a highlight, and the night spent around the campfire under the stars was magical.
   Desert Merzouga Tours exceeded expectations in organization, comfort, and hospitality. From accommodations to meals, everything was well-planned.
    Overall, this journey was unforgettable, thanks to Lhoucine's leadership and Desert Merzouga Tours' excellent service. Highly recommended for an authentic desert experience in Morocco.

John D

Short but unforgettable:

   Just got back from an incredible 2 days tour from Fes with Desert Merzouga Tours! While short, it was packed with amazing experiences. Big thanks to our fantastic driver-guide, Hamid, who was incredibly knowledgeable and made the journey so enjoyable.
   We crossed the Atlas Mountains, stopping at the Azrou cedar forest where we saw wild Barbary apes hanging out in the trees - pretty cool! The Ziz Valley was stunning, with its lush green palm groves contrasting with the arid landscape.
   The highlight was the camel trek into the Erg Chebbi dunes with Desert Merzouga Tours. Riding a camel was surprisingly comfortable, and it was a surreal experience walking on the vast dunes. The desert camp was fantastic - comfortable tents, delicious Berber food, and the night sky was unbelievable! Sitting by the campfire, listening to traditional music, and gazing at the stars with Hamid was unforgettable. Waking up to see the sunrise over the dunes was magical.
   If you're short on time but want a taste of the Sahara desert, this Merzouga tour 2 days with Desert Merzouga Tours is perfect. Just be prepared for a bit of a long drive - but the scenery is beautiful, so it wasn't a chore. Overall, highly recommend this trip!

Aman L


How can I book the tour?

To book the tour, just follow these simple steps: 


  1.  Select the desired dates, the number of rooms, and the number of passengers for each room.
  2. Enter your contact information.
  3. Complete the reservation.
  4. Confirmation will be received once the deposit has been made.
What type of vehicles are used?

   We use vehicles such as SUVs or Minibuses, ideal for couples, friends, or families of 2 to 7 people. For groups of 8 people or more, we have Minibuses available. All our vehicles are modern and equipped with air conditioning to ensure your comfort during the trip.

What are the cancellation and refund policies?
  • Low season: Free cancellation up to 7 days before arrival.
  • Mid-season (Long weekends, September, October, March, April, and May): Free cancellation up to 15 days before arrival.
  • High season (Christmas, New Year’s Eve, Easter): Free cancellation up to 30 days before arrival.
Where is the meeting point to start the tour?

   The meeting point for this Sahara tour from Fes is your accommodation (either a hotel, riad, or hostel). In case you are staying in an Airbnb, we will meet you right in front of the door. If any questions arise or if you change your accommodation once you arrive at the destination, please do not hesitate to contact us via WhatsApp or email.

What are the payment methods?

   We have an easy and quick payment process. A modest payment is politely requested to secure your stay. You have the option to pay this deposit when you make your booking by Wise, PayPal, or bank transfer. Pay the remaining amount directly to our experienced driver/guide on the first day of your tours from Fes to Merzouga. You may choose to pay with euros, dollars, dirhams, or a similar amount.

Are there vegetarian or vegan meal options available?

   Yes, we can accommodate dietary restrictions with advance notice. Please inform us of any dietary requirements at the time of booking.

What should I bring for the desert excursion?

   It’s advisable to bring sunscreen, sunglasses, a hat, comfortable clothing suitable for both warm days and cool nights, a camera, and any personal toiletries you may need.

How long is the journey from Fes to Merzouga?

   The journey usually takes around 8 to 10 hours, depending on road conditions and stops along the way.

What is the best time of year to visit Merzouga Desert?

   The best time to visit Merzouga Desert is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) months when temperatures are moderate. Summers can be extremely hot, while winters can be chilly, especially at night.

Can we carry our bags during the tour?

   Yes, we certainly can! We provide vehicles that will carry all of your stuff.

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