5 days Fes Marrakech desert trip
Day 1: Fez – Ifran-Azrou – Midelt.
Departure for Midelt passing through the Middle Atlas mountains and the Berber village of Immouzer Kandar and Ifrane, a wonderful mountain village, known as “the Switzerland of Morocco” and then towards Midelt. During this journey, you will experience glimpses of the Middle Atlas Mountains and the High Atlas. Stopping in Azrou, a Berber village in the middle of the famous cedar forest, the largest in Morocco, where you can well see the Barbary apes. After some time inside the forest, your journey continues towards Midelt along the magnificent foothills and mountains of the Atlas. In Midelt you will stay in a luxurious hotel, Dinner Bed Breakfast.
Day 2: Midelt – Errachidia – Erfoud – Rissani – Merzouga.
After breakfast at your hotel, you will travel to Merzouga via Errachidia and Erfoud. You will travel through the fascinating Tiz Ntalghamt pass and the Ziz gorge, observing the High Atlas plateau, you will notice how the landscape changes to reveal hints of the desert as you approach the city of Errachidia. Afterwards, you will travel along the lush Ziz Valley, stopping for panoramic views on the way to Erfoud and Rissani. Arrive in Merzouga, guided by an experienced Camel, to explore the mysterious sea of sand of the Erg-Chebbi. On your way, pause to watch the sunset and then continue your journey, seemingly in the middle of nowhere! Dinner and the night will be under the stars,
or if you prefer, in a traditional nomadic Berber tent.
Day 3: Merzouga – Er rissani – Merzouga “Culture and tradition”.
Your camel will wake you up early in the morning to see how well the best sunrise of your life may be. Afterwards, you will calmly return by camel to the village of Merzouga for breakfast. Along the way, you’ll be dazzled by the ever-changing hues of the spectacular Erg Chebbi dunes, which are a scene of constant change and fascination as the sunlight transforms them from pink to gold to red. After breakfast, we will depart to the holy city of Er rissani, a site where the Alouite dynasty is buried in the mousoleum of Moulay Ali Sherif, visit the ruins of Ksar Abbar, a kasbah dating back to the 17th century. Rissani is surrounded by 360 ksars (fortified villages with many towers) and has a large souk (an open market), which is held three times a week. Then we will take a tour of the famous Rissani palm tree and a vision of life as it is lived on the edge of the desert. Visit the ksar Oulad Abdelhalim, which was built around 1900 for Sultan Moulay Hassan. Then we will continue the journey through the open black desert back to Merzouga. Overnight accommodation will be in a Riad or hotel.
Day 4: Merzouga – Rissani – Tinghir – Boumanle Dades – Ouarzazate.
After breakfast, you will depart for Rissani, Tinghir and Boumalne Dades; The line of kasbahs that give this extremely popular route its nickname: Valley of a Thousand Kasbahs, starts just before the city of Skoura, which is Kalaa Mgouna, the city of roses where you can buy rose water and continue to Ouarzazate. , Hollywood of Africa. , whose geography and beautiful landscapes have attracted many world-class film producers. Possible visit (if there is no production event) to the film studio, a well-known cymographic center used for blockbuster productions such as Astrix and Cleopatra directed by Alain Chabat, and the Oscar-winning Gladiator directed by Ridley Scott. The night will be at the riad in Ouarzazate.
Day 5: Ouarzazate – Marrakech.
After breakfast that will take place around 7 o’clock, we will have the way to Marrakech. On our way we will visit the famous Ait ben Haddou Kasbah, one of the most intriguing red earth castles that line the ancient Route of the Kasbahs, our journey will continue through the spectacular landscape of the High Atlas mountains passing through the Berber city of Taddart , and more than 2,260 meters high Tizi-in-tichka pass, where we will stop for lunch, before continuing to Marrakech, where the tour ends.
– 4×4 vehicle with air conditioning
– English speaking driver/guide
– Camel trekking
– Night in Desert camp
– Meals (at noon)