Wonderful 4 Days 3 Nights from Fez to Marrakech via the Sahara Desert on this trip you will admire the landscape of the middle and the high Atlas mountains and the Berbere and nomade lifestyle
Day 1: Fez - Ifrane - Azrou - Midelt - Ziz Valley - Merzouga
Pick up from your hotel in Fez very early in the morning and departure for the south of Morocco. You will have a stop in Ifrane, known as the Switzerland of Morocco to enjoy its beauty and to have some memorable photos. After that, you will head toward Azrou to see the monkeys in the cedar forest. Continuing to Midelt for a lunch meal in a restaurant. In the afternoon, we will cross the pass of Tizi N Talghamt to reach Errachidia while admiring the views of Ziz gorges. Later you will have a stop for a panoramic view of Ziz valley. The drive continues to Erg Chebbi Dunes passing by Aoufous and Erfoud (the last is famous with fossils and dates) where you may want to visit a local fossil craft workshop. After that you will continue to the captivating dunes of Erg Chebbi, these dunes are called also Merzouga Dunes. Arrive at the hotel where you will spend the night. Dinner in the hotel.
Day 2: Merzouga - Hassi Labied - Khamlia - Nomad family - Fossil Site - Tour of the dunes - (Camel Ride & Night in Sahara)
This morning after breakfast in the hotel, you will have a tour of the dunes on 4x4 allowing you to visit the black volcanic rocks of fossils, visit a nomad family living in a tent, visit Khamlia village and entertainment of their spiritual music of Gnawa. Visit the lake Date Sarji that forms in springtime which attracts pink flamingos and wildlife. Then you will have a break for lunch in Merzouga or Hassi Labied. After lunch, you will see the canal irrigation system and have a walk on the oasis located on the foot of the dunes. In the afternoon get ready for a camel trek for an hour and a half to enjoy the sunset. While on the back of your dromedary, you will continue to the camp for an overnight in traditional nomad tent. Dinner and spend the night in a bivouac in the middle of the dunes.
Day 3: Erg Chebbi Dune - Erfoud -Tinejdad - Todra Gorges - Boumalne Dades
Wake up early in the morning to enjoy the sunrise on the top of the dune in the Sahara Desert and then have your breakfast. After these beautiful moments, you will ride your camel back to Merzouga. We depart towards Tineghir passing by Erfoud and Tinejdad. Have a break for lunch. In the afternoon, we will continue to Todra gorges via Tineghir. Stopping along the way for photos and admiring the views. Arrival to Todra Gorges to enjoy its marvelous Canyons views while hiking on foot. Later, we drive to Boumalne du Dades and stopping for a panoramic view of Dades valley. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day 4: Boumalne Du Dades - Kelaa M’gouna - Ouarzazate - Ait Ben Haddou -Tizi N’tichka Pass - Marrakech
This morning after breakfast in the hotel, we depart to Marrakech. The next site to visit is the Rose Valley going through the big Skoura palm grove, a beautiful place to contemplate more than 700.000 palms and numerous kasbahs that are built in the surrounding area. In this Valley damascenes, roses are raised for cosmetic use such as the valued rosewater. The Rose Festival is held here annually in May, it is an important museum for Moroccan culture. Next stop in Ouarzazate, also known as “The gate of the desert” that in the Berber language means “noiseless or without confusion”. Here we´ll see the Taourirt Kasbah, one of the most spectacular ksars in Morocco. Stopping for a panoramic view of the kasbah of Taourirt then another photo stop near the Atlas film studios. After that, we continue to the ksar (fortified village) of Aït Ben Haddou where we will visit the famous Kasbah (declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1986). Famous films have been shot in this spectacular stage, including Gladiator, Obelix, The Mummy, The Jewel of the Nile, and Sahara with Penélope Cruz…etc. Free time for lunch in town. In the Afternoon we will drive to Marrakech over the mountains of high Atlas passing through the Tizi N’tichka pass (2260 meters in altitude). Drop off in Marrakech in your hotel/riad and end of our services.
Information about the tour:
* Private transportation during the trip with 4x4 air-conditioning car or minibus
* Fuels and tolls
* Professional English-speaking driver
* 3 Nights accommodation in half board (breakfast and dinner)
* Camel trip in the Sahara Desert and camel guide
* All applicable taxes
* Travel insurance
* Fee to enter the monuments
* Personal needs
The price depends on the number of the person and the category of accommodation for more information please contact us.