This 3 days tour from Fes to Merzouga. We’ll journey through the dramatic Middle and High Atlas Mountains, with their winding roads, charming villages, and fresh mountain air. Imagine spotting playful Barbary monkeys swinging through cedar forests!

But the real magic begins as we reach the edge of the Sahara Desert. Buckle up for a thrilling camel trek across the golden sands. Our destination: a comfortable desert camp nestled amongst the majestic Erg Chebbi dunes. Here, you’ll have two whole nights to soak up the unique desert atmosphere.

Picture this: waking up to a breathtaking sunrise over the dunes, the sand warm beneath your feet. The second day is yours to fully explore the desert. You can go on exciting 4×4 adventures, sandboarding down the dunes like a desert surfer, or simply relax and soak in the peacefulness. As night falls, enjoy a delicious traditional meal under a blanket of stars, a million twinkling diamonds brighter than you’ve ever seen.

This trip is more than just getting from point A to point B – it’s about truly experiencing the beauty and wonder of Morocco, from the mountains to the heart of the Sahara. Are you ready for an unforgettable adventure?

Between 8 am and 9 am.
Arrival and departure from lodging. A camel for every individual.
Berber tent lodging. A vehicle with gasoline.
Travel insurance.

3 Days Tour from Fes to Merzouga: FAQ

What is the distance between Fes and Merzouga?

The distance between Fes and Merzouga is around 460 kilometers, Roughly equivalent to a long road journey! That is around 7 hours and 15 minutes, depending on traffic and road conditions.

What is the distance between Merzouga and Fes?

The distance between Merzouga and Fes is approximately 467 kilometers or a 7-hour and 13-minute trip. The N13 route is a popular way to travel between the two cities.

What is the distance by camel between the village and the camp?

The camel ride from the village to the desert camp takes about 1.5 hours.

What type of cars is utilized for this tour?

The car you use for this tour depends on how many people are in your group. They usually have big Toyota Land Cruisers, vans, or comfy minibusses.

How do you pay to book this tour?

To hold your spot on the tour, you’ll need to pay a small deposit upfront. It’s easy – you can use PayPal or bank transfer. Then, on the first day of your adventure, you’ll pay the rest of the cost in cash directly to your awesome tour guide. They’ll accept euros, dollars, or Moroccan dirhams (their local money).


Day 1: Fes to Merzouga

Our 3-day adventure starts in Fes! We’ll pick you up from a meeting point and head towards Merzouga, stopping at interesting places, The first stop is in Ifrane, the “Switzerland of Morocco,” known for its cleanliness and cool mountain air. Next, we’ll enter the Cedar Forest, once home to many animals, some now extinct.

Continuing our journey, we’ll pass through Zaida, famous for its beautiful woodwork, and Midelt, known for its delicious apples. Finally, we’ll enter the Ziz Valley, Morocco’s biggest source of dates. After a short drive, we’ll reach the desert! Here, you’ll ride camels across the dunes, enjoy a magical sunset, and spend the night under a sky full of stars.


Day 2: Merzouga Desert Tour

Get ready for a full day exploring the desert! We’ll start by visiting the Moroccan National Auto Museum, followed by a trip to the small village of Khamlia, where you can experience the unique Gnaoua music. Next, we’ll venture deeper into the desert to meet nomads who still live a traditional life in tents.

The adventure continues with visits to both Miifiss and the breathtaking panorama of Glbnass. Finally, we’ll wrap up the day at the Oasis of Hassi Labied, a lush haven in the desert.


Day 3: Merzouga Back to Fes

After breakfast, we’ll Take the road back to Fes, But don’t worry, we’ll make plenty of stops along the way so you can capture all the amazing sights on camera!



Er-Rich is a town nestled in Morocco, sitting pretty between the Middle Atlas mountains and the Sahara Desert. Founded in the 17th century, it started as a fortress guarding the region. Er-Rich boasts a unique history, once having a small church and a synagogue reflecting its diverse past. Today, it’s a charming town known for its crossroads location, making it a great stop on a journey through Morocco.

Imouzzer Kandar

Imouzzer Kandar is a charming town tucked between Fes and Ifrane. Built-in the 1900s, it blends cool French buildings with traditional Moroccan style. Think interesting streets with a mix of European and Moroccan vibes! For a truly Moroccan experience, you could visit a hammam, a relaxing local bathhouse. If you’re looking for a peaceful getaway off the tourist trail, Imouzzer Kandar is your hidden gem!


Timahdite is a cool mountain town nestled in the heart of Morocco’s Middle Atlas Mountains. located at a high altitude of 1,800 meters (nearly a mile!), Timahdite offers stunning mountain views and a refreshing escape from the hustle and bustle of bigger cities.

The town itself has a population of around 2,500 people, and with its Berber roots, it offers a glimpse into a more traditional way of Moroccan life. The area is known for its harsh winters with plenty of snowfall, so if you’re looking for a winter wonderland experience in Morocco, Timahdite might be the place for you! Even in the summer, the climate is mild and refreshing.

3 Days Tour from Fes to Merzouga

Tour Reviews

April 15, 2024

Our recent 3-day desert trip in Merzouga with Houssine was incredible! He was friendly and funny. Surprised my friend with a birthday cake! He’s a great photographer too, capturing amazing memories. We learned to play the drums and had a blast. Don’t hesitate to book with Houssine – he made our trip unforgettable!

April 15, 2024

My wife and I took a short trip to Morocco with Trips Around Morocco. It was incredible! We packed a lot in, seeing kasbahs, filming locations, and crossing the Atlas Mountains with our guide Hassan. Trips Around Morocco made everything so easy and enjoyable. I highly recommend them and would definitely use them again on a future trip!

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