Sahara desert tour from Fez 7 days

Fez desert trip 7 days – Fez Sahara tour – Morocco desert tour from Fez – Fez to Erg Chigaga tour

  • Desert trip from Fez
  • 4X4 Morocco tour
  • Ideal to explore Morocco with friends
  • Discovery of the Erg Chigaga dunes!

Fez desert tour to Erg Chigaga 7 days

Sahara desert tour from Fez – Fez tour – Fez to Erg Chigaga tour 7 days 

Day 1

Fez – Ifran – Azrou – Midelt – Imilchil

Departure in the morning by 4X4 for your Sahara desert tour from Fez which will allow you to discover the Sahara and the Atlas mountains. Accompanied by your guide, you will first go to Imilchil.

You will pass by Ifrane, a small town called “Little Switzerland“. Located at 1713 m altitude in the Middle Atlas and very green, Ifrane is worth the visit. Then you will take the road to Azrou. 

After this visit, your way continues among the small Berber villages to Imilchil. Rising to 2,200 m above sea level, it is located in the Eastern High Atlas. You will spend the night in this village. 

Day 2

Imilchil – Agoudal – Ait Hani – Gorges du Toudra – Djebel Saghro

After breakfast, the second day of your Fez desert tour begins by a hike in the valley, all along the river. Visit of the “baraka” of Sidi Ahmed El Oulmghani, a saint marabout.

After the village of Agoudal, you will begin to descend on the south side of the High Atlas where the Toudra Canyons separate. Visit the Toudra Gorges and the palm grove. You will continue your route for another 60 km to arrive at Djebel Saghro, a summit located in the Moroccan Anti-Atlas.

The green views give way to much more arid landscapes. But you will still have a little way to go before seeing the Sahara spread before you … 

Day 3

Djbel Saghro – N’koub- Zagora – M’Hamid

During the third day of your Morocco desert tour from Fez, enjoy the following program :

  • you will continue towards Jebel Saghro before reaching the village of N’koub, famous for its kasbahs, visit of the village,
  • then, you will cross the Drâa Valley with its palm trees and fortified villages with typical southern Morocco architecture,
  • break in the village of Tamegroute where you will visit the ancient Koranic library with manuscripts of mathematics, theology, astrology, etc. Visit of the pottery workshops,
  • after Tamegroute, you will descend to the village of Mhamid El Ghizlane which is at the gateway of the Sahara desert,
  • enjoy a camel riding in the Sahara desert!
  • After sunset on the dunes, you will enjoy a delicious dinner around the campfire and a night in the Sahara, in a typical nomadic desert camp.
Day 4

M’Hamid – Erg Chegaga

On the morning of your 4th day of this Fez desert trip, after breakfast at the camp, you go visit the highest dunes in Erg Chigaga. You will enjoy lunch in a beautiful oasis.

Dinner and overnight stay in Erg Chigaga desert camp. Traditional nomadic music around a campfire. You will discover the nomadic lifestyle and culture. Enjoy your Morocco desert tour!

Day 5

Erg Chegaga – Foum Zguid – Tazenakht – Atlas Mountains

After breakfast, you leave the Erh Chagaga dunes and you go towards the dry lake of Iriqui. You will then take the direction of Foum Zguid. You continue to Tazenakht, a village known for making carpets. You can visit a local cooperative. Lunch in this village. You will spend the night in the village of Tisselday.

Day 6

The Atlas Mountains – Imi N’Ifri – Ouzoud Waterfalls

After breakfast, you continue your Sahara desert tour from Fez. Departure from Tisselday to arrive at Ouzoud Cascades 110 m high and located between the Middle Atlas and the High Atlas. After enjoying this splendid spectacle of nature, walk in the green valley.

Day 7

Ouzoud Waterfalls – Beni Mellal – Fez

After having taken advantage of this escapade near the waterfalls of Ouzoud, you will take the road for Beni Mellal. Then you will continue to Fez, passing by small Berber villages and small towns of the Middle Atlas. Arrival in Fez in the late afternoon. End of your Morocco desert trip.

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Information about your desert trip from Fez to Erg Chegaga 

  • The city of Azrou is about 90 km from Fez. Around the city, you will admire the landscapes of mountains covered with cedars and oaks.
  • Imilchil is the territory of the tribe of Ait Haddou. In September of the year takes place the moussem of Imilchil, the Festival of the “engagement”.

How long is the camel ride in the desert?

You will enjoy a camel ride of about 1 hour, 1 hour 30. The camel riding in the Sahara will further immerse you in this Morocco desert experience!

How do we choose the Sahara desert camps where you spend the nights in the desert?

We make sure that you have comfortable conditions without removing the authentic side of the trip. 

If you wish a unique desert experience in the nomadic camp, you can opt for a Morocco luxury desert camp. 

Luxury nomadic camps are available in Erg Chegaga and in M’hamid El Ghizlane. Let us know your choice!

The main advantages of this Fez desert trip

  • you take enough time to visit the desert,
  • you will discover the highest dunes in Morocco,
  • you also enjoy many visits to different typical villages during the trip,
  • you can take tea or have a lunch with a local family of nomads or a Berber family in the mountains,
  • you enjoy landscapes and a tour in the Atlas mountains,
  • all accommodations are carefully selected by us,
  • you will learn a lot about the local culture thanks to the visits and your guide,
  • you can add some activities to your Sahara desert tour from Fez: quad biking in the desert, sandboarding, a day camel trekking in the Sahara, …;

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