4 DAYS TOUR FROM FES TO MARRAKECH VIA SAHARA DESERT
Day 1: Fez – Middle Atlas – Azrou – Merzouga desert:
We will start our trip towards the desert by driving past the beautiful town of Ifrane, also called the Switzerland of Morocco for its unique weather and architecture. Our first stop along the way will be to observe wild macaque monkeys in their natural habitat, at the cedar forest in Azrou. We will resume our trip to Merzouga, passing through the valley of Ziz and its impressive palm groves, and the city of Erfoud that´s mostly known for its richness in natural fossils. Finally, we will arrive at Merzouga where you will in harmony with nature, appreciating the calmness of the desert dunes. This will be an unforgettable experience that will stay with you forever.
Day 2: Merzouga – Khamlia – Encounter with nomads – Erg Chabbi:
We will start our desert exploration after having breakfast, after which we will drive through a desert area. This means we will meet many Berber villages along the way, including Khamlia. You will get to explore the village untouched by civilization, while enjoying the traditional Gnaoua music that’s indigenous to the people of the area. When we are done with that, we will continue driving through a path once used by nomad locals, to experience their simplistic lifestyle. After lunch, we will embark on our camel-trekking experience, in which you will get to ride the back of camels that will take you to the desert camp where we will spend the night. You will sleep in a traditional nomad style tent, as you will get to gaze at the starry desert night sky.
Day 3: Erg Chabbi – Rissani – Gorges of Todra – Valleys of Dades and Roses – Ouarzazate:
If you are lucky enough to wake up before the sun rise, you will be able to catch a breathtaking sunrise over the desert dunes. We will then return to the 4×4 vehicles, riding on the back of camels again, to continue traveling to our next destination. We will drive by the city of Rissani, where we will make a stop at the largest traditional souk market of the area. This is the market where thousands of people from all around the south come to shop for their weekly provisions. We will then drive to our next location: the city of Ouarzazate. Along the way we will drive by the beautiful Todra gorges, the Dades valley, the Roses valley and the palm groves of the Skoura oasis.
Day 4: Ouarzazate – Marrakech:
Our first activity of the day, after breakfast of course, will be to drive to the star of the desert: The Kasbah of Ait Ben Heddou. This marvelous Kasbah was the filming location for many huge international movies, such as: Gladiator, the Mummy, Cleopatra, Game of thrones… Next, we will start driving towards the city of Marrakech through the unique driveways of the High Atlas Mountains, most notably the pass of Tizi N Ntichka. We will also meet many small Berber villages along the way. Finally, we will arrive at Marrakech in the evening.
Included in this Tour
- A private and very comfortable air conditioned vehicle
- Private English speaking driver/guide
- Pick up and transfer at your Riad / Hotel / airport
Not included in this Tour
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