3 days Merzouga Desert Tour-Fes to Marrakech
DAY 1 : FES – IFRANE – AZROU – MIDELT – ERFOUD – MERZOUGA :
We will start our tour from Fes and travelling south to Merzouga via Midelt and Errachidia. Your first stop will be at Ifrane city, referred to “the Switzerland of Morocco”, and then to Merzouga via Midlet and the Ziz Valley. During this tour you’ll experience glimpses of the Middle Atlas and Higher Atlas mountains. Stopping at the famous cedar forest – the largest one in Morocco – where you will have a chance to see the Barbarian Monkeys. You’ll notice how the scenery changes to reveal hints of the desert as you approach the Er Rachidia city. After lunch in Midelt, your journey continues along the spectacular Ziz Valley and panoramic views along the way. We will drive through Berber villages to Erfoud, then to Rissani ; the foundation of the Alaouite dynasty – the current ruling royal family in Morocco. Arriving in Merzouga at the end of the day, you’ll ride your camel to see the sunset in the middle of the highest sand dunes in morocco and spend the night there. Overnight at desert camp where you will have your dinner and other activities.
DAY 2 : SAHARA DESERT – TODRA GORGE – DADES VALLEY :
Your camel guide will wake you up early in the morning to watch what well may be the best sunrise in your life. Afterwards, you’ll peacefully take camel-trek back to your riad appreciating the unique beauty of the spectacular Erg Chebbi dunes which changes with the light as the day progresses. After breakfast and hot shower, you’ll leave for Tinghir and Todra gorges – the highest and narrowest gorges in Morocco. Here you’ll have the opportunity to hike along it’s valley. We’ll drive through the Dades Valley, where you’ll see the majestic sand castles and the amazing rock formations known as “monkey toes”. Overnight will be in a riad or a guesthouse in the heart of the gorge.
DAY 3 : DADES VALLEY – AIT BEN HADDOU KASBAH – MARRAKECH :
After breakfast, we’ll continue driving through the Dades Valley towards Kalaat Mgouna and Ouarzazate. The route through Dades Valley is named the way of thousand Kasbahs – providing numerous opportunities to take some of your best photographic shots of the trip. We’ll stop at Kalaat Mgouna, “the rose city”, to purchase the rosewater, which will make your linen smell good a long time after your trip is over. Continue to Ouarzazate, “the Hollywood of Africa”. Lunch will be at the famous Ait Ben Haddou kasbah, the largest Kasbah in Morocco. It is recognized by UNESCO as a world patrimony. It is famous as a backdrop for many films, including ‘Lawrence of Arabia’, ‘Gladiator’. Our journey will continue through the majestic Tizi ‘n’ tichka pass (2260 m) over the High Atlas Mountains where you can stop also to explore the process of making the Argan oil at the women’s cooperatives before arriving to your accommodation in Marrakech, where the tour from Fes ends.
What is included in the Tour:
- Tour in 4×4, vehicle or minibus (with air-condition).
- Driver -guide , fuel.
- Hotel overnight stays (breakfast & dinner).
- Camel ride(1 camel for each person) and 1 night in desert camp.
What is not included :