Day 01 : Fes to Merzouga via Ifrane, Cedar Forest, Ziz Valley
In the morning we pick you up from your accommodation in Fes then we will start our journey which will take us along the beautiful south road, where the landscape changes dramatically from the snowy hills of Ifrane the cleanest city in Morocco to the Cedar Forest of the middle Atlas then the dry weather of the desert. Along the way we will stop to visit the Ifran’s Lion, then we will stop to visit the Atlas apes, we continue our way to join Awfouss Oasis, one of the largest oases in North Africa. And then we will continue our journey via Erfoud, the fossils capital of Morocco then we will pass through the cradle of the Alaouite dynasty.
Day 02 : Visit Merzouga and the surroundings
After breakfast in your Hotel we will drive through the village of Merzouga and we will also stop at the Black Peoples Village of Khamlia to enjoy the authentic Gnawa Music, a music that dates back to the times of slavery which they used to sing in order to subdue their suffering and which has become a folklore and tradition, then we will drive through the dunes of Erg Chebbi, to visit the old mines of Mifis and have the chance to drink cap of tea with the nomads. Lunch will be at a Berber family house. In the afternoon we will return to your Hotel, so that you will camel trek across the golden dunes of Erg Chebbi, and catch the marvelous sunset in the way to the camp.
Day 03 : Merzouga to Dades Gorges via Toudra Gorges
In order to attend one of the most beautiful sunrises in the world you will have to wake up early to catch the sun rises up from behind a seas of sand dunes, then you will camel trek back to the hotel where you will shower and have breakfast. After refreshing up, we will depart to Dades Gorges, including a visit to Rissani’s famous souk, the town where the Alaouist dynasty started ruling Morocco since 350 years ago until the moment. Then we will pass though the town of Erfoud, very well known with fossils, also an international dates festival takes place in this town. We continue our way through a desert-like landscape and villages to join the wonderful Todra Gorges, very beautiful canyons with 300m high walls and 20m wide mouth.
Day 04 : Dades Gorges to Marrakech via Rose Valley, Ouarzazate, Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou
After breakfast we will depart to the famous Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou via the Rose Valley including a stop at a rose distillation Unit in order to get a clear idea of how rose productions are manufactured, then continue by passing by the Skoura Palm grove and the road of 1001 Kasbahs, then we continue to join Hollywood of Africa, the city of Ouarzazate, very well known for being the spot of the international movie makers and in which famous movies were filmed such as “ The Mummy”,” Prince of Persia”, “Gladiator” and so many other movies. Then we continue our way to the famous UNESCO World Heritage site Ksar or Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou, a very wonderful fortified city that stands at the edge of a hill separated by a running Ounila river. Then we drive via the Atlas Mountains to pass via one of the Morocco amazing roads, the Tichka Pass that stands in 2260m above sea level. Then we will stop for a cup of coffee and a visit to the women Argan oil co-operative. After that we continue to join the red city. Drop off at your accommodation.
Tour includes :
- Pick up and drop off to your accommodation
- 4 days exclusive services of a minibus or 4WD.
- 4 days services of an English/Spanish speaking driver/guide
- 2 night en-suite accommodation
- 1 night nomad tent under stars
- Camel trek to nomadic camp
- 3 dinners and breakfasts
Not included :
- Entrance/Activity Fees