2-Day Fes to Ifrane, Arfoud and Merzouga Desert Tour
Tour Code: GOL-MOR-043
Duration: 2 Day(s) / 1 Night(s)
Tour Guide: English
- 7 Days left
Experience: UNESCO, Family
Extra (Excluded): Wifi, Meal etc...
Tour Guide:Chinese, English
Wed,Sun (2021-07-11 To 2023-07-31)
Cross the Middle Atlas Mountains and enjoy breathtaking landscapes along the way. Ride camels over the great sand dunes of Erg Chebbi and spend an unforgettable overnight stay in a camp in the heat of the desert.
After you wake up and have breakfast, you will drive early to chase time for this long journey to the desert of Merzouga. To start with, you will pass by Ifrane, a Europe-like town with pseudo-alpine weather, then by the Cedar Forest of Azrou, where you will stop to see the Barbary Macaques of Morocco climbing and jumping the trees. Later on, you will go across the forested mountain range of the Middle Atlas and enjoy a variety of stunning landscapes all along the way. After lunch, you will drive via the date-palm valley of Ziz and admire its breathtaking views. You will also pass by Arfoud, the fossil town of Morocco, and Rissani which is a market place. Upon arrival in Merzouga where your desert adventure commences, you will take an hour-long ride by camels across the great sand dunes of Erg Chebbi into a desert camp. Almost half way, you will stop to admire the spectacular view of sunset.
At night, there will be a drum show performed by some local guys around campfire. Surrounded by dunes and a star-filled sky above, you will be well-positioned to watch and photograph the stars, shooting stars and the milky-way.
You will need to wake up early in order to see the captivating landscape of sunrise. Afterward, you will eat a delicious breakfast in the camp and then return to the village where your car will be waiting. You will take the same road and arrive in Fes by the afternoon.
We offer two types of different comfortable desert camp, standard and superior. The superior desert camp include private bathroom inisde the tents.
The order of itinerary may change without any notice depending on weather situations or for some other unforeseen circumstances.
The order of activities held during the tour is planned by the tour guide. So, it may be different from what is mentioned on the tour page. On fewer occasions, Tour Guide has to skip an attraction or few during the tour depending on weather, traffic, group interest or some other reason.
Some attractions are seasonal. So, when they are closed they will be replaced with some other attraction.
You can skip some optional activities during the tour and plan something on your own. Make sure that you coordinate with Tour guide and stay with the group with next activity. Please note you cannot stay on the bus if you skip some optional activity.
Probable hotel names are mentioned in the itinerary. It can be similar or a different hotel of the similar rating. Exact Hotel details can only be provided one day before the departure.
Maximum 4 people of any age can stay in 1 Room in the hotel.
These tours are conducted in a group. A group can have people of several cultures. We expect each person to coordinate with Tour guide to make sure things are on track.
Though attractions are optional but you have to at least take 2 attractions.
- AC and comfortable Vehicle 4wd Toyota Land Cruiser or Minivan
- Fuel, tolls and all associated expenses
- English speaking driver/guide
- Pick-up from your accommodation (if it's located outside of the Medina)
- Night with half Board (diner and breakfast) in desert camp in Merzouga
- Camel riding in Erg Chebbi dunes
- Lunches and drinks
- Gratuities (optional)
All the prices are listed in USD.
Tour display price is based on double occupancy. It is the price each person will pay if a group of two is traveling.
Prices may change without any notice.
Prices include hotel accommodation, transportation and taxes.
Admission Tickets to different places and meals are NOT included in the tour price.
Mandatory Tip for tour guide and driver are NOT included.
Only the tour guide can purchase entrance tickets for you. Pre-purchased tickets are NOT acceptable.
A free (i.e. Buy 2 Get 1 Free) person, not showing up on a departure date will result in a penalty. The penalty is usually the fourth person price, but it varies. Free person has to pay for some admission tickets that is included in the tour package price of Paid Person.
There must be at least one passenger of 18 years for every booking made with GoldenBusTours. For Children between the age group of 2 to 14 years, a different price will be charged. Please refer to Child price on our pricing calendar. Child Age may vary between different bus operators. Maximum 4 people of any age can stay in 1 Room in the hotel. If the 5th person is infant you will be charged normally then with the second room as an expense.
Activities are optional though, but each customer has to participate in 2 activities at least. No city pass allowed. Some attractions are mandatory. Each customer has to take part in them and have to pay for them in cash.
Arrive at departure location 10 to 15 minutes before the mentioned time to make sure you catch the bus on time. If in case you are late, the bus will not wait for you at the location and ultimately you will miss the entire tour (no refund in this case).
Return time on the website is just an estimation. Expect some variation always. Time may change depending on traffic and weather situations
There is a possibility that tour operator may use a shuttle to drop you off at the return location. It usually happens in the case of multiple return locations.
You can leave the tour at any place only after signing a Tour Departure Form for leaving the tour early.
Please note that price will stay the same even if you leave the tour early.
If you have booked a pre-tour hotel stay, then you will have to arrange your own transport from hotel to departure location.
If you have booked extra night hotel after the tour, then you will arrange transport from drop off point to hotel.
On West Coast tours some bus operators have a lot of departure locations. A slow start is expected on these tours.