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4 Days desert trip from fes to marrakech


Departure: from fes to marrakech via Merzouga Sahara desert
Duration: 4 Days/3 Nights

Overview : During this 4 days Morocco Sahara tour, you’ll be traveling between the imperial cities from Fes to Marrakech, it is the perfect tour with an overnight at the romantic desert camp in Merzouga Erg chebbi dunes.  Along the road trip from Fes to Marrakech via Merzouga in 4 days, you ‘ll enjoy wonderful panoramic views of well known and also unique hidden landscapes, like: stunning gorges and Bedouin caves, wide rivers, huge palm grove oasis, green valleys, etc … Later on, It’s time to enjoy your Morocco desert travel, starting from the lovely Merzouga golden sand dunes. Among the activities that you will do are: camel trekking, riding buggy and quad, a memorable overnight under a  charming starry sky at the Sahara Camp situated at the middle of nowhere, magical sunset and sunrise. Within the 4 days from Fes to South Morocco, you’ll also explore and visit one of the famous Kasbahs at the Ouarzazate province, which became the main site for the production of international movies, with an overnight at the town.

Trip itinerary
day 1: Fes - Ifrane - azrou - Midelt - Middle Atlas - Ziz Oasis - Merzouga - Camel Trek & Sunset

We’ll pick you up from your accommodation Hotel/Riad in Fes at 8 am, and we’ll drive towards south Ifrane , a stop will be at the city, that is an European-style, and it is also called Switzerland of Morocco. After, we’ll head via the Middle Atlas mountains, enjoying wonderful and such unique landscapes, offering numerous occasion to photograph amazing pictures.  There we’ll stop at the cedar forest,  to see the Wild Monkeys at their natural habitat, waiting for you to feed them. Later on, we drive through the Tizi-N-Talghamt pass (at 1907m altitude) in Midelt city, it is the biggest city at the middle, known with its huge quantity of the apple production. After Lunch, the Morocco trip will be continued to Ziz Oasis, where we’ll stop again for those stunning volcanic gorges, close to the largest Palm grove, contains over millions of palm trees, rich of dates fruit. After, we’ll drive along a striking way that shows the transition to the desert. At the evening we’ll arrive to Merzouga, you will be welcomed with a cup of tea and have a safe room to be prepared to spend such a romantic overnight at the nomad desert camp. You will have about one hour of camel ride to cross the highest golden sand dunes in the north Africa, while you enjoying the show of the sunset till you arrive to the camp. you’ll have your own private tent, the tents are well equipped with mattresses, blankets, cushions, shower also toilets. You’ll be served a delicious Moroccan dinner, then you will gather around the fire to admire a typical Berber music performed using drums under the magical starry sky.

day 2: Camel Trek & Sunrise - Merzouga - Rissani - Erfoud - Todra Gorges - Dades Valley

Wake up early in the morning to enjoy the view of the sunrise over the golden sand dunes. After freshening up and have your breakfast, ride the camels back to the car, then we’ll leave to Rissani , the town is considered as the largest and the most crowded weekly Market in the South of Morocco. Walk to see craft stores, date market, animal trades, such as: goats, sheep, donkeys, Camels and cows. After the Souk visit, we’ll head up to Erfoud: a Berber village, which became the destination for filmmakers due to the beauty of the surrounding Sahara desert and the town’s oasis areas. Erfoud has been a filming location for many films, including: The Mummy (1999) Prince of Persia (2010), SPECTER (2015), famous also for its fossilized marbles, where you will have the opportunity to visit a workshop produces marble and fossils. Lunch will be in Touroug at a local restaurant, then the journey will be continue to the Todra gorges, also called the grand moroccan canyon, known for rock climbing at its rock walls that rises up to 300m in a narrow part, there you’ll have time for walking to smell the real nature of green agricultural lands at the middle of a wide river. At the evening we will arrive to Dades valley. Overnight and dinner at the Berber house.

day 3: Dades Valley - Roses Valley - Road Thousand Kasbah - Skoura - Ouarzazate

After a delicious breakfast at the Berber house, we’ll drive to the Roses valley town, called Kalaat M’gouna, it is well known for the “Roses Festival“: a festival that takes place on the city every year in May.  During the festival, people from all over the country and the world, coming to discover the beauty of the town, try roses products like: rose water, oil, cosmetic products, also to enjoy the traditional handmade clothing. Later, we’ll be driving along what is commonly known as the “Road of  Thousand Kasbah“, to catch a spectacular view of a vast valley dotted with small oasis and hundreds of ancient fortifications. We’ll stop in Skoura, in this quiet little village speckled with palm tree groves, you’ll find one Kasbah that stands out from the rest, “the Kasbah Amridil”, originally built in the 17th century, is one of Morocco’s most iconic living museums. Here, you’ll see special tools, that were used in the area generations ago, and some that are still used today in southern Morocco, eg: ancient wells, the olive-oil press, the bread ovens, and the happy goats meandering in the courtyard, … Climb also the stairs to the top of the fortification to get a stunning view of the surrounding Skoura palm grove. After lunch, we will continue to Ouarzazate, named as The African Hollywood, because of the international movies made at the whole province. there you’ll visit Atlas Studios of cinema and Taourirte Kasbah.  Overnight and Dinner at the Riad.

day 4: Ouarzazate - Ksar Ait Benhaddou - Telouat - High Atlas - Marrakech

After breakfast at the Riad, we will drive to visit one of the oldest village Ksar, that is called Kasbah Ait Benhadou, it is one of the 9 Morocco’s sites, that UNESCO declared world heritage. Kasbah ait benhaddou is a tribal, traditional pre Saharan moroccan concept, consisting of a group of buildings built in 1600 with organic materials, including a rich red mud, enclosed in high walls where some families still live today. The Kasbah was built on a hill in order to dominate the valley along the banks of the Ounila river at the foot of the high Atlas mountains. The Ksar is featured many films like Gladiator, Lawrence of Arabia, Game of thrones, and so many others… After that, we’ll drive via the Berber village of Telouet,  which rises on a colorful plateau between cultivated fields and small berber countryside villages. The inhabited center is surrounded by high rocky walls, that let you glimpse the fortified walls of dwellings between the earth. Before leaving the village it is worthy to visit the Glaoui Kasbah: the Sultan’s Palace, with the finely decorated rooms and a beautiful courtyard. After lunch, we’ll be crossing the High Atlas mountains and ‘Tizi N’tichka’ pass , which is the highest road pass in Morocco at 2260m altitude, where you will fresh up and enjoy various panoramic views over the mountains, to take beautiful pictures. At the evening we will arrive to Marrakechwe’ll drop you off to your accommodation. End of our services.

INCLUDED :
  • Private service (without other travelers).
  • Comfortable transport with Air-conditioned in Wv, 4×4 Toyota or Mercedes minivan.
  • Experienced driver/guide speaking English.
  • Accommodation in rooms with private bathroom and shower.
  • Accommodation half board (dinner & breakfast) in 3*/  4*/  5*/  Hotels and Riads.
  • Overnight in a traditional Berber tent at the heart of Erg Chebbi dunes (dinner & Breakfast included).
  • Camel trek in Merzouga.
  • From/to your accommodation Hotel transfers.
  • No forced Shopping.
NOT INCLUDED :
  • Lunchs 
  • Drinks.
  • All what is not within the list of “INCLUDED”.

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