5 Days from Fes to Merzouga Desert

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Day 1: Fez

Pick up at Fez Airport and transfer to the hotel. Depending on the time of arrival we will make the guided tour. Fez, the oldest imperial city in Morocco, founded in the 8th century by Moulay Idriss II. We will visit the Medina of Fes el-Bali, one of the largest medieval sites preserved in the world, declared a World Heritage Site more than 30 years ago. After the Medina, we will see the Attarine Medersa, one of the most beautiful Koranic schools in Fes. Dinner and overnight in Fes.

Day 2: Fes – Merzouga – Erg Chebbi

At 9:00 am after breakfast, departure in 4×4 to Merzouga. On the way, we will cross Ifran, the small Switzerland of Morocco, so known for its similarity. We cross the Cedar Forest and continue through the Ziz valley, a large palm grove that will take us to our destination, the Erg Chebbi dunes, here we will change the 4×4 for 8×8 animal traction, they are the dromedaries and we will go into the dunes to enjoy a sunset that we will never forget. Upon arrival, an excellent and refreshing tea, an exquisite Berber dinner and all enlivened by the music of the tam-tam (drums), you will enjoy a unique night, thanks to the many stars that populate the nights of the desert. We will sleep in a Berber tent.

Day 3: Merzouga – Erg Chebbi- Rissani

You’re already in the desert! …enjoying the magic of the dunes… Today, it’s mandatory to get up early to see the sunrise from the top of the dunes and ride the camels back to the lodge for breakfast and a shower. After breakfast, we take the 4×4 and go to know these lands, we will visit a family of Gnawas or Bambara musicians, descendants of the slaves who came from Black Africa, and who will delight us with their traditional music…. We will go to Rissani where we will be able to admire its peculiar market, unique in these latitudes and the place where the nomadic tribes of the desert go to get their supplies. Very curious its donkey parking. All the way will be by track 130 km, bordering the dunes, we will see the oasis of Merzouga, the mines of MIFISS, the desert plateaus and in the mid-afternoon we will return to the hostel to rest and have dinner. Accommodation in Kasbah.

Day 4 : Erg Chebbi – Rissani – Midelt

Today it is time to rest and free time to sleep and enjoy the pool in the middle of the desert. After lunch we will start our route back to Fez. We will leave towards Rissani where we will be able to admire its peculiar market, unique in these latitudes and the place where the nomadic tribes of the desert go to get their supplies. Very curious its donkey parking. Then we set off for Fez, where depending on the time of arrival we will visit its medina, a complicated labyrinth of more than 9,000 alleys. Dinner and accommodation in hotel.

Day 5 : Midelt – Fez

After breakfast, departure to Fez, transfer to the airport and END OF OUR SERVICES, GOOD TRIP.