After breakfast in your riad, you will leave Fes travelling towards Ifran, a beautiful mountains village, referred to as “the Switzerland of Morocco” and then on to Midelt. During this journey, you’ll experience glimpses of the Middle Atlas and Higher Atlas mountains. Stopping at Azrou, a Berber village in the middle of the famous cedar forest – the largest in Morocco – where you may well sight Barbary apes. After sometime within the forest, your journey continues to Midelt along the magnificent hills and mountains of the Atlas, after Midelt town you will be travelling through the fascinating Tizi Ntalghamt pass and the Ziz Gorge, taking in views of the High Atlas plateau, you’ll notice how the scenery changes to reveal hints of the desert as you approach the city of Errachidia, here you will have lunch and enjoy the Berber hospitality. Afterwards, you will travel along the luxuriant Ziz Valley, stopping for panoramic views along the way to Erfoud and Rissani. Arrive at Merzouga in the afternoon. Night accommodations will be in a Riad.
Day 2: Tour of the dunes and exploring Merzouga area
After your breakfast in the Hotel, you will start exploring the Merzouga area visiting the village of (Khamlia) then to Mifis mines and visiting the nomad families living between the dunes and the Algerian border before going back to the hotel where you will be welcomed with a glass of mint tea before you camel ride, guided by an experienced camel man to explore within the golden sand sea of Merzouga. Dinner in front of the tent where you will spend the night. (BDB).
Day 3: Merzouga to Dades via Todgha gorges and Tinghir.
Your camel man will wake you up early in the morning to watch what well may be the best sunrise of your life. You’ll peacefully camel-trek back to the village of Merzouga. En route, you couldn’t fail to appreciate the unique beauty of the spectacular Erg Chebbi sand dunes – changing with the light as the day progresses. After breakfast in the riad, you’ll leave for Rissani, Tinghir, and Todra gorges – the highest, narrowest gorges in Morocco. After lunch in the heart of the gorge we’ll drive through the Dades Valley, where you’ll see the majestic sand castles and the amazing rock formations known as “monkey toes”. Overnight accommodation will be in Hotel Kasbah in the gorges or in a 4 stars hotel.
Day 4: Dades gorges to Marrakech via Ouarzazate Ait benhaddou Kasbah and hight Atlas Mountains.
After your breakfast at the hotel, we will start the last day of our trip driving via the thousand kasbah route, the rose valley, a visit to Skoura oasis with its authentic 17-century kasbah, a visit to Taourirt kasbah (the former residence of the Glaoui), lunch in Ouarzazate, Then you will continue toward Ait Benhaddou, the oldest Kasbah in south Morocco before heading to Marrakech, 4 hours drive via the Tizi ntichka pass with stops along, get to Marrakech around 6:00 PM.
– 4×4 vehicle with AC
– English speaking driver/guide
– Overnight in Desert camp
– Camel trekking “1 Camel P/P”
Note: Please contact us if none of our tours does fit any of your needs during your Morocco visit. Thank you.