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Morocco Sahara Desert Tour Small Group from fes

Morocco Sahara Desert Tour Small Group from fes

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Morocco Sahara Desert Tour  Small Group (4 Days)

Morocco Sahara Desert Tour Small Group from fes offers an unforgettable journey through the captivating landscapes of Morocco on our Small Group (4 Days) Sahara Desert Tour from Fes to Marrakech. Immerse yourself in the essence of Morocco Sahara Desert Tour as you traverse the ancient kasbahs, ride camels amidst the Erg Chebbi Dunes, and witness breathtaking Sahara sunsets.

Our meticulously crafted itinerary ensures an intimate and shared experience, fostering connections and shared moments that define the essence of our small-group approach to exploration. Commencing in Fes, discover the city's historical richness before venturing into the Atlas Mountains. From there, delve into the heart of the desert, where every moment is authentic and cherished.

This journey is a harmonious blend of discovery and cultural engagement, promising an adventure filled with bonds and memories that endure. Join us on this exceptional expedition, where the magic of Morocco Sahara Desert Tour unfolds in the company of like-minded travelers. Experience the enchanting allure of Morocco firsthand, as you explore its mesmerizing landscapes and immerse yourself in its rich cultural tapestry.

Discover the vibrancy of Marrakech, where the journey culminates in the bustling souks and vibrant streets of this ancient city. Our Small Group (4 Days) Sahara Desert Tour from Fes to Marrakech promises an unforgettable adventure, where each day brings new discoveries and cherished moments.

Highlights: morocco sahara desert tour from fes

  1. Discover an unforgettable journey from Fes to Marrakech, crossing the Sahara desert.
  2. Immerse yourself in the timeless beauty of the Erg Chebbi Dunes on a captivating camel ride.
  3. Witness a breathtaking sunset, as the dunes showcase a mesmerizing display of changing colors on the horizon.
  4. Enjoy a serene night under the star-studded Sahara sky during your stay at a desert camp.
  5. Explore the rustic charm of Adobe Kasbahs, gaining valuable insights into the traditional lifestyle of the Berbers.

Why opt for the 4-day Morocco Sahara Desert Tour in a small group from Fes to Marrakech?

Choosing our 4-day small-group tour presents a unique opportunity for an enriching travel experience. Unlike larger tours, our small-group setting ensures a more personalized and flexible journey, allowing you to delve deeper into the cultural tapestry of Morocco. With a limited number of participants, you can engage meaningfully with the local communities, fostering connections that go beyond typical tourist encounters. Our carefully curated itinerary takes you from the historic medina of Fes to the mesmerizing landscapes of Erg Chebbi and the vibrant ambiance of Marrakech, offering a well-rounded exploration of Morocco's diverse attractions. Embrace the authenticity of the Sahara, uncover hidden gems, and share the adventure with fellow travelers, creating lasting memories in an intimate setting that prioritizes quality experiences over mass tourism. Discover the allure of Morocco in a small-group tour designed for those seeking a more profound and connected travel experience.

Know Before You Go:

  • Flexible Itinerary: This Fez to Marrakech desert tour can be customized to a 3 or 5-day experience based on your preferences.
  • Pricing Options: While the tour price is initially per group, consider the option to make it a private tour by checking the 4 Days Desert Tour from Fes to Marrakech
  • Travel Times: The estimated driving times mentioned do not account for stops for sightseeing, capturing photos, lunch breaks, and coffee pauses.
  • Spring and Summer Flexibility: Pick-up arrangements from Fes are adaptable during the spring and summer seasons.
  • Additional Costs: Please note that expenses related to local guides and entrance fees (if applicable) are not included in the tour price. You'll settle these directly with the respective suppliers during the journey.

Prepare for a tailored adventure, with options to suit your schedule and preferences, ensuring a personalized and enjoyable experience from Fez to Marrakech.

TOUR MAP

Included/Excluded

  • Transport by modern vehicle with A/C
  • Pick up & Drop off at your accommodation.
  • Car Fuel
  • Overnight at the Desert Camp
  • Showers are available in the morning at the camp operator’s lodge. Dinner and breakfast are included.
  • Breakfast & Dinner
  • Camel trekking (camel per person)
  • Food and drinks
  • Entrance fees
  • Tips and personal expenses

Tour Plan

Fes → Midelt → Merzouga

7 HOURS DRIVE

Following breakfast at your riad or hotel, meet your knowledgeable driver-guide to embark on a captivating journey. Begin by traversing the Saiss plains towards Ifran, renowned for its distinctive modern architecture and a favored winter retreat for locals. The route takes you through Cedar forests, leading to the Berber town of Azrou, nestled in the heart of the Middle Atlas Mountains.

Pause for a moment to observe Barbary Apes in their natural habitat and capture some memorable photos. Continue onward to Midelt, a pivotal commercial and agricultural hub celebrated for its mining industry and contemporary apple farms, making it an ideal lunch stop.

Descend into the Ziz Valley in the early afternoon, famous for its picturesque oasis adorned with date palm trees and scattered Kasbah villages. Notice a dramatic shift in scenery as you approach the desert.

In the late afternoon, reach Merzouga and settle into your lodge positioned at the edge of the Erg Chebbi dunes. Experience the desert's allure with a distinctive change in surroundings.

Conclude your day with a delightful dinner and spend the night at your Merzouga lodge.

Accomodation Details:

  • Auberge du Sud
  • Xaluca Tomboctou

Merzouga → Erg Chebbi Camp

1 HOUR CAMEL TREK

Indulge in a leisurely morning with a late breakfast before embarking on a day of exploration in the enchanting Merzouga region. Join your guide as you drive to the village of Khamlia, where you'll encounter local Berber nomads sharing Gnaoua music and savoring a cup of refreshing mint tea together. Engage in fossil hunting in the area and enjoy an exhilarating sand bashing experience with your seasoned driver.

In the mid-afternoon, rendezvous with your camel caravan for a unique ride across the ever-changing hues of the dunes. Pause at the summit of a sand dune to witness the breathtaking sunset on the horizon before continuing your journey to your Sahara desert camp.

As evening unfolds, relish a dinner served under the twinkling stars (weather permitting). The night is further enriched with a Tam Tam drum session performed by local nomads, creating a captivating atmosphere.

Accomodation Details:

  • Comfortable camp
  • Luxury camp

Merzouga → Tinghir → Boumalne Dades

4 HOURS DRIVE

Begin your morning with an optional early rise to climb one of the nearby dunes and witness a breathtaking sunrise. After breakfast, ride your camel back to the main town and reunite with your driver.

Embark on today's adventure with a visit to the sacred town of Rissani, the birthplace of the founder of Morocco's ruling dynasty. Explore the local dates market and discover the diverse varieties of delicious dates that the Tafilalet Region is renowned for.

Continue your journey to Tinghir, a former military stronghold during the French occupation, and a Berber Village that once housed a significant Berber Jewish community. Delve into the local silver jewelry craftsmanship inherited from the Jewish community by visiting their shops.

Meet your local guide and stroll along the oasis by the stream, observing locals herding goats and tending to their fields. Conclude your walk with a breathtaking view of Todgha Canyons, a series of 400m high limestone river canyons.

In the late afternoon, proceed to Boumalne Dades for a delightful dinner and an overnight stay at your hotel.

Accomodation Details:

  • Hotel Panorama
  • Hotel Babylon

Boumalne Dades → Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou → Marrakech

6 HOURS DRIVE

Just beyond Boumalne Dades lies the enchanting Valley of the Roses, a sensory delight during the spring season when the fragrance of Damascus Roses fills the air. If you visit during this time, roll down your car window to immerse yourself in the captivating aroma. Consider stopping at an artisanal rose water distilling facility to witness the process.

Embark on the scenic road of 1001 Kasbahs to reach the oasis of Skoura. Take a leisurely stroll to Kasbah Amridil, an exceptionally well-preserved Kasbah that now functions as a private museum. A guided visit provides valuable insights into Berber culture, architecture, and ingenious irrigation techniques.

Continue your journey to Ouarzazate for a brief pause before reaching the nearby Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of Morocco's most iconic landmarks. The unique earthen architecture served as a backdrop for numerous cinematic masterpieces.

Meet your guide and explore the village after crossing the river. Enjoy lunch at one of the local cafes before embarking on the final leg of your journey to Marrakech. Traverse the High Atlas Mountains and Tizi Ntichka pass.

By late afternoon, arrive in Marrakech, marking the conclusion of your 4-day tour from Fes. Your adventure concludes with a drop-off at your chosen location, whether it be your hotel, riad, or another designated spot.

Note: From March 1st to September 30th, we offer the option to begin your journey with a unique experience – spending the first night at your Sahara desert camp, followed by an overnight stay at Merzouga Lodge. This option is particularly appealing during the warmer months when the days are longer, providing greater comfort for travelers. Upon arrival, you can check-in and unwind in your air-conditioned room or enjoy a refreshing swim in the lodge's pool after 13h00!

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Frequently Asked Questions

How to book this tour?

To book the tour, please send us an email with details such as the number of guests and the expected date of arrival. If you have specific preferences, would like to customize the tour, or have special requests, kindly include them in your email. We will promptly respond within 24 hours to assist you further. Additionally, we will provide you with information on how to proceed with the payment for the tour. Thank you for choosing our services, and we look forward to making your experience memorable.”

Can I customize my tour itinerary?

Yes, we understand that each traveler has unique preferences. We offer the flexibility to customize your tour itinerary to better suit your interests, schedule, and preferences. Contact our customer service team, and we will work with you to create a personalized experience.

What is the payment process for booking this tour?

To secure your booking, we require a 20% deposit at the time of reservation. The remaining balance can be paid up to 30 days before the tour start date. We accept payments through PayPal, Visa card, Western Union, or a direct deposit into our bank account. Our booking process is secure, and you will receive a confirmation email with all the details once the payment is completed. Please ensure to make the final payment by the specified deadline to guarantee your reservation. If you have any questions or need assistance with the payment process, feel free to contact our customer service team

Is travel insurance included in the tour package?

Travel insurance is not automatically included in our tour packages. However, we strongly recommend that all our customers have comprehensive travel insurance to cover unexpected events such as trip cancellations, medical emergencies, and lost baggage. You can either arrange your own travel insurance or inquire with us about available options.

What should I pack for this tour?

The packing list may vary depending on the specific tour and time of year. Generally, we recommend packing comfortable clothing, suitable footwear for walking, a hat, sunscreen, a reusable water bottle, and any personal items you may need. For specific recommendations, refer to our detailed packing guide provided upon booking.

Are there any specific health or fitness requirements for this tour?

Our tours are designed to be accessible to a wide range of participants. However, some tours may involve activities such as hiking, walking tours, or other physical activities. If you have any specific health concerns or physical limitations, please inform us during the booking process. We can provide more detailed information about the level of physical activity involved in each tour, ensuring you have a comfortable and enjoyable experience.

Do I need to bring a sleeping bag?

No, a sleeping bag is not necessary for our overnight camel ride. The desert camp is equipped with all the bedding you’ll need.

Is there any way to spend the night in the desert without using camels?

Indeed, an alternative to camels is available. We provide a 4WD transfer to and from the desert camp, with an additional charge.

Is there a place to charge phones and cameras at the Camp?

Absolutely, we utilize solar panels at the camp to ensure you have the means to charge your phone and camera.

What clothing and special items should I bring for an overnight stay in the Merzouga desert camp?

When preparing for your overnight stay, consider bringing comfortable and breathable clothing, a sun hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, a jacket for cooler evenings, and sturdy shoes suitable for walking on the sand. Remember to pack your camera to capture the mesmerizing desert landscapes!

Is hotel pickup and drop-off included in the tour package?

For your convenience, our Fes city tour includes hotel pickup and drop-off. This ensures a stress-free start and end to your exploration of Fes, allowing you to relax and enjoy the journey without logistical concerns.

What is the level of physical activity involved in the tour, and is it suitable for all skill levels?

The tour is designed to accommodate varying skill levels and physical abilities. While some locations may involve moderate physical activity, we ensure flexibility and support for all participants. Our guides provide assistance, making the tour accessible to photographers of all levels.

Are there any specific cultural considerations or guidelines for photography during the tour?

Respecting local customs and traditions is paramount. Our guides will provide guidance on culturally sensitive photography, ensuring participants are aware of and adhere to any specific guidelines. We prioritize responsible and respectful photography to create a positive interaction with local communities.

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