The 4-day desert tour from Fez to Marrakech via the dunes of Erg Chebbi to Merzouga is highly recommended. The tour includes 2 nights in the Sahara desert, a camel ride and short trips. The tour offers you the opportunity to see the best of Morocco in only 4 days: visit the barbaric Macacs of Azrou, take a sightseeing tour in the desert, see nomads living in caves, visit the donkey market of Risani, walk with a local guide in Palmary or go hiking. In the Dades Valley or the Todra gorges, spend more time on the sites, share a cup of tea with a Berber family … Etc
Departure from your hotel in Fez at 08H00 and departure for the south of Morocco. You will make a stopover in Ifrane, known as the Switezland of Morocco to enjoy its beauty and have memorable pictures. After that, you will head to Azrou to see the monks in the cedar forest. Continue to Midelt for lunch in a restaurant. In the afternoon we will cross the Tizi n Tlghamt pass to reach Errachidia while enjoying the views of the Ziz gorges. Later you will have a stop for a panoramic view of the Ziz valley. The road continues to the Erg Chebbi Dunes via Aoufous and Erfoud (the latter is famous with fossils and dates) where you can visit a local fossil craft workshop. After that, you will continue to the captivating dunes of Erg Chebbi, these dunes are also called Merzouga Dunes. Arrive at the hotel and get ready for an hour and a half camel ride to enjoy the sunset. On the back of your camel, you will continue to the camp for one night in a traditional nomad tent. Dinner and night in bivouac in the middle of the dunes.
Wake up early in the morning to enjoy the sunrise over the top of the dune in the Sahara desert and then have breakfast. After these beautiful moments, you will return to the hotel where you can take a shower. We leave for Tineghir via Erfoud and Tinejdad. Take a break for lunch. In the afternoon, we will continue to Todra Gorge via Tineghir. Stop along the way for photos and views. Arrive at Todra Gorge to enjoy the wonderful views of the canyons on a walking tour. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
After breakfast we drive along the 1000 Thousand Kasbahs Road, with its huge kasbahs on both sides of the road. Some of these old fortified houses have been restored but unfortunately many of them are ruins. We cross the Dades valley and go up to the mountainous area by an off-road path where many Berber villages and some nomads live in caves, here we will have the chance to visit one of these families and have a look at their daily life. Their main activity is watching the herds of goats. We will be impressed by the landscapes of the valley of the colorful roses before reaching the palm grove of Skoura. Later we reach Ouarzazate for dinner and overnight at the hotel.
After breakfast, we will take a tour to visit one of the famous kasbahs in Morocco, the Kasbah of Taourirt, the Tifoultout studios and the study of the film. We will then go to the Kasbah of Aït Ben Haddou listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, in the afternoon departure for Marrakech via the Tizi-N-Ticha. End of services.
What is included
– Pick up and return to your accommodation in Marrakech
– English language guide for the whole tour
– Transport in 4×4 or modern air-conditioned touring minibus
– transfer from/to airport or Riyadh
– fuel for the entire trip
What’s not included
– Optional local guide
– Entrance fees to the monuments.
– Optional activities.