Spend an unforgettable night in a Berber desert camp on a 2-day trip to the endless fields of golden dunes near the picturesque village of Merzouga.
Day 1: Fez – Ifrane – Azrou -Erfoud – Merzouga
Leave the hustle and bustle of Fez behind as you head to the small village of Merzouga in the morning. Cross the Middle Atlas Mountains and its beautiful cedar woods, full of Barbary Apes. This mountain chain extends 350 kilometers from the southeast to the northeast of Morocco.
On your way, you will admire the city of Ifrane, situated at a height of 5,460 meters above sea level. This town is also known as Morocco’s “Little Switzerland”, for its architecture and because it is one of the most exclusive ski resorts in the country. Azrou, a charming town in the heart of the Atlas, is also on the route.
Cross the Ziz Valley and dramatic gorges and drive past villages like Midelt and Erfoud. From Erfoud, take a dirt road until you arrive at Merzouga.
As the sun sets, hop on a camel and marvel at the endless golden dunes as you are rocked from side to side. Your destination is a traditional desert camp, where you will enjoy a delicious Moroccan meal and fall asleep under the stars in a comfortable Berber tent.
Day 2: Rissani – Ziz Valley – Middle Atlas – Fez
Wake up in the dark and sit on top of a dune to witness a breath-taking sunrise. Afterwards, climb back on a camel and return to the small village of Merzouga, where you will have breakfast and a refreshing shower (depending on the type of camp, your breakfast and shower might be before the camel ride).
On your way back to Fez, you will stop at Tafilalt and Rissani. This last city has a fascinating past as it was home to the Alawite dynasty. In the forests of Azrou, you will stop to feed the wild monkeys that live here.
The tour comes to an end in Fez in the late evening.
You can stay in a standard or luxury desert camp. The rooms of the standard category have communal showers, while the luxury tent has a private bath and shower. Check out the photos of the different accommodation here:
The tents are double or, if you prefer, triple or for families.
If you prefer to book a private 2-day desert tour, please contact us. Private tours are organized any day of the week. The prices are €440 for 2 guests, €500 for 3 guests, €560 for 4 guests, €610 for 5 guests and €690 for 6 guests. Luxury camps are €490, €610, €710, €810 and €910, respectively.
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|Standard Desert Camp||
|Luxury Desert Camp||
Standard Desert Camp
Children 2-10 years oldUS$ 77.5
Children under 2Free
Luxury Desert Camp
Children 2-10 years oldUS$ 105.2
Children under 2Free
* A reservation for one person will include a supplement.
The tour is exclusively in English.
Transportation by 4x4 or luxury minibus.
English speaking chauffeur.
Accommodation in a traditional desert camp.
Dinner and breakfast.
Camel ride as the sun sets and as the sun rises.
Hotel pick up and drop off from hotels outside the medina.
All lunches and drinks.
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
You can book up until the previous day (8:00 PM local time) if there are still places available.
Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.
Frequently asked questions
Q - Is it possible to bring suitcases on the bus?
A - Yes.
Q - How long is the journey? Will any stops be made?
A - The journey is 8 hours approximately, with various stops, including an hour to eat.
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
If you are staying in the medina (Old Town) you must make your way to the Blue Gate of Fez (Bab Bou Jeloud). If you are staying in the modern part of Fez, we will collect you from your hotel (included in the price of the tour).