6 Days from Fes to Merzouga Desert
DAY 1: FES IFRAN AZROU ERRACHIDIA ZIZ VALLEY ERFOUD MERZOUGA
Early in the morning, our journey towards Morocco’s charming desert crossing some impressive destinations. After breakfast, our trip starts by visiting the fisrt location we are going to pass by; the city of Ifrane, also known as the “Switzerland of Morocco”, a beautiful city with a unique European touch. Leading us to the city of Azrou, crossing the largest Cedar forests in Morocco, beautifuly covering the road through the middle Atlas mountains. By crossing the Tizi n’Talghamt mountain pass, we will arrive at the agricultural capital of the country, where you will enjoy a traditional lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch, we will continue our trip, driving through the landscapes that changes from green, to rocky along the way to the city of Errachidia where you will have a short round in this charming city; Thereupon, passing by the impressive Ziz Valley and, the palm’s city of Erfoud; we will arrive at the late afternoon to the town of Merzouga, where you will check in a hotel near the dunes. Here you will get to restore and, prepare for our unique adventure through the dunes. After restoring, you will switch to camels with our professional guide, that will take you in a unique experience into the sandy dunes of Erg Chebbi , under a swooning sunset, that will get you in the mood of an ancient traveler. Eventually, arriving at our traditional camp, where you will be welcomed by a traditional dish for dinner accompanied with a warming cup of mint tea, while listening to berber music. Overnight at a nomadic camel hair tent.
DAY 2 ;MERZOUGA- VISITING SMALL VILLAGES -KHAMLIA VILLAGE
In the early morning, our guide will wake you early, so you cannot miss the stunning sunrise that shines the dunes and, give the place a unique sphere. While the sun shines in your face and, warms your skin; you will enjoy a traditional breakfast. Right after, we prepared for you an entertaining tour around the surroundings of Erg Chebbi, where you will meet some berber nomads tribes, that will be happy to welcome you under the shadows of their traditional tents. You will get to know more about their special way of living besides their culture. Thereupon, we will move towards the unique village of Khamila; here you will meet the Gnawa tribes and, listen to their unique Gnawa music; Lunch will be in the village at a berber guest house.
Later in the evening, you will spend the night at hotel/riad/tent.
DAY 3 ; MERZOUGA ERISSANI VISITING THE MARKET CAMELS RIDE
In the morning after breakfast, we resume our journey towards a unique town called Rissani; a small oasis town near the sand sunes of Erg Chebbi, in Rissani lies the tomb of Moulay A li Cheriff, the founder of the Alaouite dynasty, here you will get to explore the mausoleum of Moulay Cheriff and discover the Ksar el Fida: one of the most ancient Ksars of the Alaouite family; Then end up among traders, nomades, dwellers in the Market. Lunch will be in a Restaurant. Late in the afternoon, we will drive back to the Khamila village, where you will enjoy a traditional dinner, while listening to Gnawa music. Overnight at berber guest house.
DAY 4 ; MERZOUGA- RISSANI –ERFOUD- JORF- TINJDAD TOUDRA GORGES – DADES VALLEY
After breakfast at the Khamila village, we will continue our trip; visiting the beautiful city of Erfoud, where you will have a short round to admire this unspoiled oasis city, that is known around Morocco with its good quality dates. Thereupon, we will resume towards Morocco’s pride and a destination for hickers and climber from all over the world; one of the most spectacular canyons around the world, the Todgha gorges; here you will have the chance to hike and, share the mud passes with locals and, their packing animals. Late in the afternoon, we will arrive at Boumalne Dades, where you will enjoy dinner and overnight at a local Kasbah.
DAY 5 DADES VALLEY- SKOURA VALLEY- ROCES VALLEY- OUARZAZTE
In the morning after breakfast, you will enjoy discovering the Dades gorges and, the famous Monkey toes mountains; after a quiet stay, we will drive through the road of the thousand kasbahs and the beautiful Skoura. Till we reach the fascinating Roses Valley; literally a carpet of roses as far as the eye can see, here you will have the opportunity to stretch your legs, between this refreshing yet swooning landscapes. Lunch at a mountain side restaurant in front of the Kalaat Mgouna’s beauty nature. Eventually, arriving at the city of Ouarzazate, where you will spend the night at a hotel with dinner included.
DAY 6 OURZAZATE MARRAKECH
In today’s program, we offer you a tour around the “ Hollywood of Africa”, Ouarzazate where you will discover one of the biggest film studios around the world the “Atlas studio”. Our guide will make sure to show you every important set that had been a part from a universal movie. Next we will head over to a south master-piece, standing there over centuries with its unique architecture and marvelous gates; the Kasbah of Taourirt. After a quiet stay, we will draw our way back to the red city of Marrakech. Crossing the highest mountain pass in north Africa with an altitude of 2,260 m; offering you a panoramic views over the high Atlas mountains and, landcapes dotted with tiny bereber villages. Eventually, arriving at Marrakech, where we will transfer you to a location from your desire. Here on the behalf of all our crew we thank you for joining us in this memorable experience and we hope you’ve spent a great time with us.
What’s included in these 6 days Desert Tour
– Private tour in 4×4 vehicle with A/C
– Hotel/riad overnight stays ( breakfast & dinner included)
– Camel Trekking & Night in Desert ( breakfast & dinner included)
– Camel Per person
– Turban for each for the Camel trip in the Desert