day 1 : Fes – Merzouga
after breakfast depart to Merzouga via Ifran Moroccan Swiss style
town and cedar forests where we will stop for a while to see the monkeys
climbing the trees. Then lunch is in Midelt, “the apple capital”, at
the foot of the Ayachi Mountain. We continue over the Tizi-n-Talremt
pass and through the Ziz Valley, which is particularly well-known for
its palm trees and the length of the oasis. All along the road there are
innumerable “ksars”, small villages of individual houses. From here we
reach Er Rachidia and then Erfoud, famous for its date festival and
fossils. Arrive in Merzouga where we can see Morocco’s unique dunes, the
rest of the day will be dedicated to appreciate the evening change over
the dunes. Night in the Desert Hotel/riad.
day 2 : Merzouga – Erg Chebbi Dunes- tour around ( Erg chebbi desert )
After breakfast we head to Khamlia village to enjoy live Gnawa music,
continue through an off-track road to have a tour of the sand dunes
then stop to have tea with nomads in berber tents, you will discover a
new sense of life from there and also enjoy a berber pizza for lunch.
Back to the hotel to relax before starting your camel trip into the
middle of the dunes in order to see the sunset, then after you will
arrive at the camp and spend the night in a nomadic tent.
day 3 : Merzouga – Todra Gorges – Ouarzazate
Wake up early to see the spectacular sunrise, where the colour of the
dunes and the play of shadows are an awesome sight. Arriving at the
hotel/riad to have breakfast and a shower. We will continue to
Ouarzazate via Rissani and stop in Erfoud: famous for its fossilized
marbles, where you will visit the workshop production of marble fossils.
Continue to the Todra Gorges which is an ideal place for walking and
exploring on your own. Have lunch then drive through the Dades valley
and the town of Roses, Kelaa Mgouna. We continue through the Road of a
Thousand-Kasbahs passing the Skoura palm grove until we arrive to
Ouarzazate named “Hollywood of Morocco” and check into the hotel/riad.
day 4 : Ouarzazate – Ait BenHaddou – Marrakech
We head to Aït Benhaddou, a ‘fortified city’, situated along the
former caravan route between the Sahara and Marrakech. It is situated on
a hill along the Ouarzazate River and boasts some beautiful examples of
kasbahs, some of which remain inhabited. Granted UNESCO World Heritage
listing, the site had been the setting for many films including Lawrence
of Arabia and Gladiator. After stopping for lunch we then continue to
Marrakech over the high Atlas mountains.
Tour includes :
- Pick up and drop off to your accommodation
- 4 days exclusive services of a minibus or 4WD.
- 4 days services of an English/Spanish speaking driver/guide
- 2 night en-suite accommodation
- 1 night nomad tent under stars
- Camel trek to nomadic camp
- 3 dinners and breakfasts
Not included :
- Entrance/Activity Fees