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Remarkable 3 Days Desert Tour from Errachidia to Fes

Morocco Itinerary Desert Tour from Errachidia to Fes via Merzouga

About Errachidia

Errachidia is a city located in eastern Morocco, specifically in the Middle Atlas region. It serves as the capital of the Errachidia Province and is situated in the Ziz Valley, surrounded by stunning desert landscapes and imposing mountains. Formerly known as “Ksar Souk,” Errachidia is a vibrant city with a rich cultural heritage and a growing population.

One of the prominent features of Errachidia is its strategic location as a gateway to the Sahara Desert. The city serves as a starting point for many desert expeditions and is often visited by tourists seeking to explore the vast expanse of the Moroccan desert. The nearby dunes of Merzouga and the Erg Chebbi provide captivating experiences for visitors, with opportunities for camel treks, sandboarding, and camping under the starry desert sky.

Errachidia has a desert climate characterized by scorching summers and chilly winters. The city experiences minimal rainfall throughout the year, making it an arid region. However, the Ziz Valley running through Errachidia showcases a stark contrast with its lush palm groves and the scenic Ziz Gorges, carved by the Ziz River.

The city itself has undergone significant development in recent years, with modern infrastructure, educational institutions, healthcare facilities, and a growing economy. Agriculture plays a vital role in the local economy, with date palms, citrus fruits, and cereals being the primary agricultural products. The city also benefits from phosphate mining activities in the surrounding areas.

In terms of culture, Errachidia has a mix of Arab and Amazigh (Berber) influences, creating a unique blend of traditions and customs. The Amazigh heritage is especially prominent, and visitors can witness vibrant local festivals, traditional music, and distinctive handicrafts such as carpets, pottery, and silver jewelry. The annual “Festival des Gorges du Ziz” is a major event that celebrates the region’s cultural heritage through music, dance, and folklore.

In summary, Errachidia is a captivating city that serves as a gateway to the Sahara Desert in eastern Morocco. With its stunning natural landscapes, rich cultural heritage, and growing economy, it offers visitors a unique blend of desert adventures, cultural experiences, and warm hospitality.


    In these 3 days, we will start from Errachidia toward the Merzouga desert. We will explore many views such as Ziz Valley and numerous villages. We will also have a full day between the sights of Merzouga. In addition, we will travel to Fez via Middle Atlas towns and villages that have panoramic sights to be visited.


    • Discover sights of Errachidia
    • Ziz Valley to visit
    • Shoot beloved pictures
    • Explore Rissani and Erfoud views
    • Unique night in berber camp
    • Live an experience of camel trek
    • Sightseeing of desert
    • Uncover Berber culture
    • Shopping for traditional clothes
    • Enjoy Gnawa music
    • Cross middle atlas towns and villages
    • Visit unique forests
    • Discover ifrane
    • Travel to fez

    Starting Location


    Starting time

    Around 08:00 am

    Tour’s Duration

    3 Days

    Ending Location


    Itinerary of the Morocco 3 Days Desert Tour from Errachidia to Fes

    Day 1: Errachidia – Rissani – Erfoud to Merzouga Sahara Camp

    In Morocco Tripsorganizes tours to the Sahara Desert. We travel to the arid Ziz Valley of Merzouga, stopping occasionally for panoramic views. We will drive through Rissani, visit a neighborhood souk, and tour Erfoud. You will spend the night in a Berber camp in the desert with dinner after we take a stroll to the Saharan dunes.

    Day 2: Excursion into the Merzouga Desert

    We are both going to listen to some Gnawa music today while you are in Khamlia. You will then proceed to the mines that Miffs has abandoned. After meeting some Berber families, we will head back to our hotel to freshen up for our exciting camel ride to the desert camp. Before arriving at the camp to eat dinner by the campfire, we explore Merzouga’s dunes and take in the sunset. Before you spend the night in a typical Berber tent, we listen to Berber music.

    DAY 3: Merzouga – Rissani – Errachidia – Midelt – Ifrane – Fez

    We rise early in the morning on the final day of our three-day trip from Errachidia to Merzouga and Fez to ascend the high dune. After watching the sunrise, we ride camels to the village where breakfast is served. After that, we head toward Erfoud via Aoufous, Midelt, and the Tizi N’Telghamt pass. Then, after passing through the well-known Azrou cedar forest, we arrive in Ifrane, also known as the Switzerland of Morocco. When we are finished with our services, we transfer you to Fez.

    Tour Include :

    • English-speaking driver
    • Private 4×4 with AC
    • Accommodation
    • Desert Camp
    • Camel trekking (1 for each person)
    • Sandboarding in the dunes (if you’re interested)
    • Fuel

    Not included :

    • Flight ticket
    • Drinks
    • Lunches
    • What is not mentioned in the itinerary
    • Entrance to the monument

    All the above-mentioned are not included in the price.

    Errachidia Tour’s Map