Day 1: Fez – Ifran, Medilt, Merzouga
Travel from Fez into the Middle Atlas mountains, passing a ski resort, cedar forest, and a series of Berber villages as you descend to the Sahara Desert. Pause for lunch in Midelt, take a break near a palm oasis, then transfer to a 4x4 vehicle for the final approach to Merzouga. There, mount a camel and ride into the Erg Chebbi dunes while the sun begins to set, reaching a Berber camp after two hours in the saddle. Sip mint tea, try Berber cuisine, and watch the bright desert stars before going to sleep in a roomy Berber tent.
Day 2: Merzouga – Tafilalte, Ziz Oasis, Fez
Catch a sunrise above the dunes, then ride a camel back to Merzouga, where you can shower and have breakfast at a hotel. Retrace your steps to Rissani and begin the scenic trip back to Fez, finishing the day with drop-off at your hotel.