Day 1: FES – IFRANE – ZIZ Gorges – ARFOUD – MERZOUGA.
Today is the first day of your “5 Days desert tour from Fes to Marrakech”. We drive south towards The Merzouga desert, crossing the Middle Atlas Mountains. You will enjoy breathing the pure air that comes from the Cedar forests. You will have a pause for having a whale of a time with Barbary apes. The lunch will be in Midelt. Then we continue via Ziz Gorges and palm groves of Tafilalet big oasis. When we arrive at the Erg Chebbi dunes in Merzouga, you can have a walk on the dunes. You can assist the sunset on the dunes. The overnight will be at a hotel.
5 Days desert tour from Fes to Marrakech
Day 2: MERZOUGA – the tour of the dunes.
After breakfast, you will have the opportunity to learn more about Nomad’s lifestyle. You will do an excursion to the breathtaking Erg Chebbi dunes. We will visit the Nomad families, who migrate and live in tents. Then we will visit Khamlia village to attend an African folkloric music dance performance, and you can also walk in a desert oasis where we learn about the irrigation system of the area. Late afternoon you will go by camels to the bivouac in the middle of the dunes to pass the night under a traditional Berber tent.
Day 3: MERZOUGA – RISSANI – TODRA GORGES – DADES GORGES
You will return to your hotel by camel for breakfast and a shower. Then, we will drive to the dramatic TODRA GORGES passing by Rissani (an economic center of the region: you will visit the market and ALAOUITE historical monuments), then ERFOUD where you will visit the Marmar factory for the fabrication of the fossils. When you arrive at TODRA gorges, where you can have a walk along the river, we pause to relish the panoramic views of the old mud Berber villages overlooking the valley. The Lunch will be in a restaurant under 600 feet high red cliff of the gorges, where many rock-climbers come to enjoy their preferred sport. Later we continue to Boumalene DADES. Check-in at an inn in the Dades gorges (Berber family).
5 days desert tour from Fes to Marrakech
Day 4: DADES GORGES – ROSE VALLEY – AIT BEN HADDOU – OUARZAZATE
A scenic drive awaits you as you drive through kalaat Magouna and the one thousand Kasbah road, the famous city for its roses and rose products, every year a rose festival is held in May, and we continue to Sekoura oasis where we pause at the well preserved Kasbah of AMREDHIL,
beautifully surrounded by palm plantations, before we carry on our drive to “Morocco Hollywood” OUARZAZATE and the photogenic Kasbah Ait Benhaddou, a rest point for caravans in the past, and scene for many international movies nowadays (site registered on the list of the World Heritage of UNESCO since 1987 and where many films are and still turned like: Lawrence of Arabia, the mummy, Gladiator, Asterix., the night will be in Ouarzazat.
Day 5: OUARZAZATE – MARRAKECH
Today you will have a departure to Marrakech, penetrating the High Atlas mountains Tichka pass (7269 feet altitude) and enjoying one of the most scenic drives in Morocco. Check-in at the riad.
– Free Airport pick up to your hotel
– Luxury 4×4 with luxury interior
– Several Languages speaking drive/guide
– Accommodation in Ouarzazate including “Bed, Breakfast”
– 1 night in Luxury Desert Camp
– Ait Benhaddou Guided visit
– Free Airport transfer “Only if your departure is the next day after the trip”
– Midday food
– Tickets fees for paid places