Fes to South & Sahara 5 Day Tour
5 day desert tour from Fes to Merzouga & South (Erg Chebbi Desert).
Fes To The South & Desert 5 Day Tour Description
5 day tour from Fes to Merzouga desert via the middle Atlas Mountains, Gorges and Sahara Desert oasis including camel ride for one night in Erg Chebbi sand dunes.
Fes - Ifrane - Azrou - Middle Atlas Mountains - Todra Gorges
After the breakfast Leaving Fez and going to Todra Gorges, passing through Ifrane to arrive to the cedar forests of Azrou where the wild monkeys are located. It will be good opportunity to take photos of wilderness in Morocco. Lunch in a small Berber village of Zaida. We continue the way through the Atlas Mountains enjoying the landscapes of Medilt to arrive to the small town of Rich. Here ,we turn right to pass through the famous town of Imilchil before arriving to Toudra Gorges in evening.
Todra Gorges - Jorf - Erfoud - Merzouga (Camel Ride & Night in Desert)
After breakfast, we go from Toudra gorges to Merzouga. Berber villages are scattered along the way. We’ll pass through Tinjdad, Jorf and Erfoud in which we’ll feel the beginning of the Saharan oasis of Tafilalet. And then continue to Merzouga, after relaxing in Merzouga we go to ride the camels in the dunes of erg Chebbi. It is a great experience to imagine yourself riding a camel in erg chebbi where the silence of the desert is the dominant, we reach the camp ,we leave the camels and we walk to a high sand dune for sandboarding and to see the sunset. Dinner is served under a Berber tent with Berber drums music.
Merzouga - Berber Families - Black Desert - Merzouga Desert Camp
After an early sunrise in dunes, we ride the camels back to Merzouga. After breakfast and shower we will drive to explore the tiny villages around Erg Chebbi dunes such as ( Hassi Labied, Merdani , Khamlia , M'fis ) on our way to Kamlia we expect to meet locals showing their desert foxes. you may also encounter desert reptiles and mammals, in Khamlia, known as the village of black people who were slaves coming from Sudan,you will be hospitably welcomed with a cup of tea (Berber Whiskey) while enjoying their spiritual Gnawa music. Leaving Khamlia our next stop is on the panoramic view of golden dunes near the Algerian border, we may stop for Picnic lunch under the shadow of a tree before continuing to visit a Nomad family, who are living under Berber tent and who are taking care for herd of cattle, goats and camels, you will be introduced to family members and getting to know about their way of life while enjoying the taste of a nice cup of tea. After these you will have the chance to visit the sites of black volcanic rocks. continuing on, you’ll reach the panorama near Yasmina lac where you will be amazed with the scene of the dunes in addition to the nearby lake (springtime) then we will back to the camp, overnight in desert camp.
Merzouga - Nomads - Safsaf Desert Oasis - Erg Chebbi Sand Dunes - Merzouga
We will start this day tirp around 08:00 in the morning crossing the black desert to SafSaf Oasis, during the journey, we will stop in order to admire the scenery and to visit a nomadic Berber family with whom we will share a traditional mint tea beneath the comforting shade of a Berber tent. We will continue until we arrive at our destination, the SafSaf Oasis. It is a spectacular place. palm trees and lakes between high, unpopulated hills appears wild, lush vegetation, traversed by a stream of the same name (SafSaf) in which we can swim. In this heavenly environment we will have lunch. Before sunset, we will leave SafSaf to the Oasis of tisserdmin, with its large contrasts of wáter, vegetation, rock and sand. We will stop to visit to then continue to the dunes for sunset before getting back to Merzouga, overnight in hotel near dunes.
Merzouga - Er rissani - Ziz Valley - Azrou - Ifrane - Fes
After taking shower and breakfast we'll start our tour backing to fes. We stop on the road to enjoy having tea with a nomadic family before we passing through the High Atlas mountains again. We stop by a town called Midelt where we'll have lunch. This town is a very impressive mountain city at 1488 meters of altitude, well situated lower down the Jbel Ayachi (3737 m). In the afternoon we'll continue to the legendary city of Fes.