1 night / 2 days
This exciting 2 day tour transports you through stunning landscapes - from the dunes of the Sahara desert to European-style villages and ski resorts in the Atlas Mountains. This desert tour from Fes to Merzouga gives you a real insight into the diversity of Morocco, with stops in little-known villages and desert oases, far from the regular tourist trail. You will stay overnight in the Merzouga sand dunes, in the extreme south-east of Morocco, before returning to Fes the next day.
Total itinerary distance: 1023km
Our vehicles are clean, comfortable, and air-conditioned. Travel in comfort and safety. Find out more about our vehicles.
Thanks to our onboard internet connection, you can stay in contact with friends and share your photos in real time on Facebook. Stay connected during your trip.
We are a group of English-speaking drivers and guides, with years of experience in the desert. Find out more about our team.
Your driver will pick you up from your hotel in Fes and take you to your private, air-conditioned vehicle. You can be picked up at any time you like, but not too late because there is a lot to see today.
Welcome to Ifrane, a European-style ski resort in the Atlas Mountains. You would be forgiven for thinking you had teleported to a quiet village in the Swiss mountains, thanks to the unique architecture in this village.
We will also stop at Azrou, another village 10 minutes away from Ifrane, before driving south into the desert. The landscape changes considerably, and in no time you will be surrounded by sandy plains. The greenery of Ifrane will feel a world away.
We've now reached Midelt, a city of about 50,000 people, between the Middle Atlas and High Atlas Mountains. This is a good resting point, to stretch your legs and have some lunch, before we continue deeper towards Errachidia.
We are now deep in the Moroccan desert, and have arrived at a town called Errachidia. This is a real desert town, and way off the beaten track. It is also surprisingly green, considering its location in the heart of the Moroccan Sahara desert. There is also a desert oasis nearby.
We'll pass a desert spring, where we can stop and cool off in the water. This is a real desert oasis, and is popular with locals.
We have now reached our destination for the day: Merzouga. Depending on the time taken at the other stops during the day, you might be able to catch a gorgeous sunset over the famous Merzouga Dunes. If not, then don't worry - you can get up early and see the desert sunrise the next morning!
If you would like to organise your hotel through us, you can select from our accommodation options during the booking process. If you want to organise your own accommodation, that's fine too!
Your driver will pick you up from your hotel in Merzouga after breakfast, and we will begin the journey north again, through the desert landscape and towards the Atlas Mountains. The tour is completely flexible, so if you prefer to make some stops on the second day instead of the first day, just let the driver know. This is preferable in the winter months, because it is better to reach Merzouga in time to see the beautiful sunset.
You can stop for lunch in any town you pass through. It is a private tour, so you can choose where and when you would like to stop to eat.
Welcome back to Fes! Your driver will drop you off at your hotel, and say goodbye. We hope you enjoyed the trip!
Do you like adventure and getting close to nature? Or do you prefer the luxuries of an air-conditioned hotel room with all the amenities you would expect? We can help you with your accommodation during your desert tour. During the booking process, you will be presented with various accommodation options we can provide. You are also welcome to organise your accommodation independently!