Fes to Fes 3 days Merzouga desert tour
Day 1: Fes - Ifrane - Midelt - Merzouga
At the first day of Fes to Fes 3 days Merzouga desert tour , Depart Fes and pass through the winter ski resort of Ifrane, built by the French in the 1930s to resemble a Swiss village. Continue through the cedar forest of Azrou and look for the resident monkeys before your drive across the Middle Atlas Mountains. Wind your way through beautiful forests, mountain springs, jagged rocks and Berber villages before your descent to the Sahara Desert.
Stop for lunch half-way in the town of Midelt, famous for its fossils and rocks. Then, continue towards Merzouga taking in the panoramic views of a huge oasis of palm trees at Ziz along the way. Upon arrival in Rissani, travel by 4WD vehicle into the desert, reaching Merzouga in the afternoon. Here, your guide will be waiting with the camels that will take you across the dunes to Erg Chebbi. Watch the sunset from the back of your camel on the 2-hour trek to a Berber camp. Upon arrival at the desert shelter, your camels will be tethered as you are served a welcome mint tea. Enjoy dinner and relax as you look at the stars in the sky.
Day 2: Merzouga - Desert Adventure and Camel Trekking:
in the morning , after a nice breakfast in front of the golden dunes,you will leave Merzouga (erg chabi) to the city of Rissani (the old sijilmassa).It was one of the oldest cities in North Africa and an important commercial center ,connecting North to the South.It was especially the starting point of caravanes going to Tomboctou.In the 14century,Hassan Adakhil,was introduced to the city,as speritual leader.He intensified the doctorine of Islamic religion in the region.A descendent of Hassan Adakhil,Moulay Ali Acharif,founded the Alaouit dynasty in the 17 century.There are important monuments to see like the famous moselium of moulay Ali Charif,beautiful kasbah and ksars including (ksar Ouled Abedlhalim)and the great library of Tamgrout ,which shelters important books about Islam ,phylosophy and old sciences ,After lunch, you driver brings where you would spend a romantic night uder the tente.Usually ,After dinner, there is a show of Berber dancing around fire while beating their drums to break the serinity serinity of sahara .
Day 3: Merzouga- Rissani- Midelt -Ifrane – Mouzar- Fez :
After breakfast ,you return to Fez .There are some camfort stops on the way back till you arrive to Fez (7 hours total ).