On each of our guided tours to Fes, you’ll get a mix of local-led sightseeing and free time to pursue your interests. All of our Fes desert trips packages include an experienced Tour Director, regular breakfast, choice lunches and dinners, convenient transportation, and hand-picked accommodations.
Fes Desert Trips!
Our 1-night in Fes desert trips will take you from civilization to the dunes and back in less than 36 hours.
You’ll be able to take ‘Desert’ off your life’s to-do list for good!
Day 1: Drive from Fes to the Erg Chebbi Dunes
We will pick you up early in the morning from your Fes hotel and drive straight to our destination, the Erg Chebbi Dunes on the edge of the vast Sahara Desert.
You’ll enjoy seeing the beautiful scenery shift as we move through various natural habitats along the way.
First, we’ll travel through the Middle Atlas Mountains’ alpine climate, which is rich in natural features like oak and cedar trees, lakes, and Barbary ape colonies.
We’ll stop in Ifrane, the university town that’s also known as Morocco’s Switzerland.
Later, we’ll arrive in Midelt, a provincial town where we’ll have lunch.
When we cross the mountains and reach the picturesque arid Ziz Valley, the air will become increasingly drier.
We’ll soon be looking out over the Tafilalt Oasis, which is known for its palm groves, underground rivers, and typical mudbrick architecture.
We’ll arrive at our destination, the Erg Chebbi Dunes, in a few minutes.
We’ll abandon the car as soon as we reach the Sahara’s edge and continue on camelback to our desert camp.
As the sun sets in the distance, take stunning pictures of the sand dunes.
Your Berber hosts will prepare traditional desert meals for you once we arrive at our tents at the base of the sand dunes, while also educating you about their culture.
Spend the evening huddled around the campfire, exploring the desert, or lying on a sand dune stargazing.
Day 2: from the Erg Chebbi Dunes to Fes
Sleep in or get up early to watch the sunrise over the sand dunes, as we recommend.
We’ll ride out of the desert on camelback to the town on the outskirts of the desert after a hearty breakfast.
Before we begin the long drive back to Fes, you will have the opportunity to shower and refresh yourself in a hotel.