4 DAYS DESERT TOUR FROM MARRAKECH TO FES
Description : Desert tour of 4 days and 3 nights from Marrakech to the dunes of Merzouga via the gorges of dades, the canyons of Todra and an experience of the sunset by camels over the golden dunes of Erg chebbi.
Introduction : Discover the Moroccan Sahara on a 3 days safari desert tour to Fez from Marrakech via Merzouga. Spend the night in a Bedouin camp in the Erg Chebbi dunes. Ride by camel enjoy the sunset and the sunrise and discover the kasbah of Ouarzazate, go through the green palm groves and explore the gorgeous canyons of dades, todra and ziz valley. Discover the daily life of the local people and visit the weekly berber markets of the area.
MARRAKECH TO FES DESERT TOUR’S HIGHLIGHTS:
- Explore the beautiful landscapes while driving from Marrakech to Sahara
- Discover the old fortified Unesco heritage Kasbahs
- Experience camel ride and sleep in desert camp under nomadic tent
- Visit of the cinema studios and cinema museum in Ouarzazate
- Meet locals and discover the culture and traditions of Berbers
- Enjoy the beautiful landscapes of the middle atlas and meet the Barbary apes in the cedar forest
- Visit to weekly Berber markets
Marrakech To Fes Itinerary :
DAY 1: MARRAKECH – HIGH ATLAS – KASBAH AIT BEN HADDOU – OUARZAZATE – DADES
Departure in the morning from Marrakech to Ouarzazate crossing the High Atlas and the Tizi-n-Tichka pass (2260 m). Arrival at the kasbah of Telouet (ancestral home of Pasha Glaoui), visit the Kasbah, Continuation for the kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou through the valley of Ounila. Arrival at the end of the morning at the kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou (one of the most beautiful kasbahs of southern Morocco.) It benefited, financially, several film shoots important, including Lawrence of Arabia, Gladiator and Jesus from Nazareth, and is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site), lunch on site, in the afternoon, visit the kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou. After lunch leave for the Dades Gorge and Todra Gorge through the oasis of Skoura (visit of the Kasbah of Amridil). Continue to the village of Kelaa M’Gouna and take the track through the valley of roses and the road of a thousand kasbahs, walk in the valley of Boumalne Dades; dinner and overnight at the hotel.
DAY 2: TODRA GORGES – ERFOUD – SAHARA DESERT – CAMEL RIDE
After breakfast, walk in the Todra Gorge and in the Tinghir palm grove, departure for the Merzouga dunes through the Ziz valley and the Tafilalet valley, lunch in Erfoud. In the afternoon, continuation by the track until the dunes of Merzouga then departure in dromedary (1 h) in the desert to join the bivouac located at the foot of L’Erg Chebbi, walk in the dunes taking advantage of a superb sunset at the top of the Erg Chebbi (250 m), dinner and night at the camp.
DAY 3: MERZOUGA – ZIZ VALLEY – IFRAN – FES
After the sunrise, return by camel to reach the hostel in Merzouga to have breakfast and a shower and departure from Merzouga to Fez through Rissani, Erfoud, the Ziz valley where you can see different fortified villages whose architecture recalls that of the pre-Saharan oases, the city of Errachidia, Midelt and the Middle Atlas. Arrival at the end of the morning in Azrou (city located at 1250 m altitude, famous for its cedars, apple trees, cedar Gouraud and monkeys), lunch on site. In the afternoon, continue to Fez via the city of Ifrane (located at 1664 m altitude, famous for its alpine architecture, ski slopes and forests). Arrival in Fez late afternoon.
THE 4 DAYS DESERT TOUR INCLUDES:
- Hotels pick up and drop off.
- AC 4WD or Minivan
- Accompanying driver/guide
- Half board accommodations
- Dromedary (one per person)
- 1 night in nomadic camp with dinner and breakfast
Does not include:
- Midday meals
- Tips and what is not in the program