This Sahara desert tour is for any traveler in Morocco who is short on time but still wants to visit the sand dunes of the Moroccan Sahara near Merzouga as part of their escorted trip to Morocco!
Today’s drive takes you through the Middle Atlas Mountains, the gateway to the South of Morocco. En route is Azrou, aptly named in Berber for the volcanic rocks on which it is built. Azrou also hosts the area’s largest weekly souk or market. Feed the Barbary macaques on your way through the area’s cedar forest. Traverse the Ziz Valley, where brown bluffs marry fertile green date palm tree groves. Finally, continue to Merzouga, where you will make your way into the Sahara Desert, in time for your sunset camel trek or quad ride to your tent. The rocky flat landscape quickly gives way to rolling sand dunes, and the swaying gait of your camel among the quiet peacefulness of the desert is typically one of our guests’ most favorite experiences in Morocco.
Wake up early for any sunrise photo opportunities amidst the golden sand dunes, then meet up with your driver. Midelt, known for mining and agriculture, is the mid-way point for today’s drive, where you may stop for lunch. Pass through Ifrane, a decidedly European town known as Morocco’s Switzerland and home to the Al-Akhawayn University. Continue through Immouzer du Kandar is a popular weekend getaway and summering spot for many Moroccans wishing to leave the heat of Fes and Meknes. This area is well-known for its inhabitants’ cave dwellings. Travers the fertile landscape and evening arrival in Fes.
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