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4 Days desert trip from marrakech to fes


Departure: from Marrakech to Fes via Merzouga Sahara desert
Duration: 4 Days/3 Nights

Overview : The 4 days desert trip from Marrakech to Fes, is the perfect Morocco desert tour for travelers whom wants to travel between the holy imperial cities of Marrakech and Fes. During this 4 day Sahara trip starting from Marrakech ending in Fes, you’ll be traveling through the traditional South of the country and along the road of thousand Kasbah, by crossing the High Atlas mountains to enjoy wonderful panoramic views of well known and also unique hidden landscapes, like: stunning gorges caves, wide rivers, huge palm grove oasis, green valleys, … Later on, it’s time to enjoy your Morocco desert tour, starting from the lovely Merzouga golden sand dunes. Among the activities that you’ll experience are: camel trek, riding buggy and quad, a memorable romantic overnight under a  charming starry sky at the Sahara camp situated at the middle of nowhere, magical sunset and sunrise … After the Sahara and before we finish the trip in Fes, the tour will be continued along the cedar forest, where we’ll fin wild monkeys waiting you to feed them with an overnight in Midelt.

Trip itinerary
day 1: Marrakech - High Atlas - Ksar Ait Benhaddou - Ouarzazate - skoura - Roses Valley - Dades Valley

We’ll pick you up from your accommodation Hotel/Riad in Marrakech at 8 am, and we’ll be driving through the High Atlas mountains and ‘Tizi N’tichka’ pass, which is the highest road pass in Morocco at 2260m altitude, where you’ll fresh up and enjoy various panoramic views over the mountains. After that, we’ll arrive to ksar Ait Ben haddou, it is one of the 9 sites in Morocco that UNESCO declared World Heritage. Ksar 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. Ait Benhaddou was built on a hill in order to dominate the valley along the banks of the Ounila River at the foot of the Atlas Mountains, 30 kilometers from Ouarzazate, is featured many films like Gladiator, Lawrance of Arabia … After lunch, we’ll head to Ouarzazate, named as The African Hollywood, because of the international movies made at the whole province. After Ouarzazate, the day will be continued 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, till we arrive to the Roses valley, the town is 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. At the evening we’ll arrive to Dades valley, where we’ll stay for the Overnight at dinner at the Berber house.

day 2: Dades valley - Todra gorges - erfoud - merzouga - camel trek & sunset

After breakfast at the Berber house in Dades valley, we ‘ll leave via the Todra gorges, also called the grand moroccan canyon, famous for rock climbing at its rock walls that rises up to 300m in a narrow part. In Todra valley, you’ll have time for walking to smell the adorable nature of green agricultural lands at the middle of a wide river. After lunch in a Berber town called Tinjedad, the journey will be continued to the Sahara. 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 3: Camel trek & sunrise - Merzouga - Khamlia - Erfoud - Ziz Oasis - Midelt

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 the village of Khamlia, called also the Black village, it is inhabited by people whom originally from Mali, with them we will see a good concert of Gnawa music, a music founded by slaves centuries ago. After that, we’ll drive to Erfoud, it is 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. Later on, the 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. At the evening we’ll arrive in Midelt. Overnight and dinner at the Hotel.

day 4: Midelt - Middle Atlas - Cedar forest - azrou - ifrane - fes

 After breakfast at the Hotel in Midelt, we ‘ll leave through the Tizi-N-Talghamt pass (at 1907m altitude) in the Middle Atlas mountains, enjoying the wonderful sceneries, offering numerous occasion to photograph amazing pictures. Along the road between Merzouga to Fes, we’ll see on both sides many Nomad families living in tents at the middle of the middle Atlas mountains, moving from a place to another, seeking for grace and water for their animals, there we’ll stop and explore the Berber Nomad’s way of life. Later on, we’ll drive via Azrou along the widest cedar forest, where we’ll find wild monkeys waiting for you to feed them. At the evening and before we arrive to Fes, Last break of the day will be in Ifrane , it is an European-style, and it is also called Switzerland of Morocco. We’ll drop you off to your accommodation in Fes. 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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