Fez – Desert Sleepover – Fez
For the quixotic traveler based in Fez, our 1 night desert tour will take you from civilization to the dunes and back in less than 36 hours.
You’ll officially be able to cross ‘Desert’ off your life’s to-do list!
Day 1 : Drive from Fez to the Erg Chebbi Dunes
Following an early morning pick up at your accommodations in Fez, we will hit the road and drive directly to our destination, the Erg Chebbi Dunes on the cusp of the vast Sahara Desert.
On our way you’ll enjoy watching the beautiful scenery change as we pass through different natural environments.
First, we will pass through the alpine climate of Middle Atlas Mountains, with rich natural features, such as oak and cedar trees, lakes, and Barbary ape colonies.
We’ll make a stop in the university town of Ifrane, also known as the Switzerland of Morocco.
Later, we will enter the provincial town of Midelt, where we will stop for lunch.
Once over the mountains, the climate will become ever drier as we enter into the picturesque arid Ziz Valley.
Soon thereafter, we’ll find ourselves overlooking the Tafilalt Oasis, a region rich in palm groves, underground rivers, and traditional mudbrick architecture.
Just a little further, we’ll arrive at our destination: the Erg Chebbi Dunes.
As soon as we arrive at the cusp of the Sahara, we will leave the car behind and continue on camelback to our campsite in the middle of the desert.
Take amazing photos over the sand dunes as the sun sets in the background.
Once we arrive at our tents at the base of the sand dunes, your Berber hosts will cook traditional desert meals for you, while teaching you about their culture.
Spend the evening huddled around the campfire, venture out into the desert, or lie on a sand dune and gaze at the stars.
N.B: at lunch time we advocate a meal by Ziada region next to Midelt.
Day 2: from the Erg Chebbi Dunes to Fez
Sleep in or take our advice and wake up early to catch the sunrise over the sand dunes.
After a hardy breakfast, we will ride out of the desert on camelback to the town on the edge of the desert.
There you will be able to shower and refresh yourself in a hotel before we begin the long back drive to Fez.