6 days Fes Morocco desert trip
Day 1: Fez – Midelt – Erfoud – Merzouga
We will leave Fez towards the south of Morocco, we will pass through Ifrane, known as Moroccan Switzerland, stop in Azrou, cedar forest and the Atlas monkeys. We will continue via the port of Tizi-N- Talghoumlt, then we will arrive at the Ziz Valley, Oasis of Tafilalet with a lot of date palms, in the afternoon we will arrive at Merzouga Erg Chebbi. We will reach the desert. Courtesy dinner and accommodation at the Hotel.
Day 2: Merzouga – Erg Chebbi – Merzouga
After breakfast, we will visit another of the tracks used in the “Rally Paris – Dakar”. We will pass to the other side of the dunes, we will visit the 2 Oases of Merzouga, the nomadic lands, the town of Khamlia (where brothers from Sudan and Mali live), the mines of Misfis, the desert plateaus, the Berber nomads, the oasis by Tissardmine. Around 3 o’clock in the afternoon we will arrive at the inn and and after lunch we will get on the camels that at a slow pace will take us to the tents, crossing the wide expanse of golden sand we will enjoy the wonderful landscape that the sunset in the desert offers us. This night will be special. We will sleep in the dunes in nomadic tents (Jaimas) as the Berbers do. Here we will enjoy a Berber dinner, music and we will appreciate the spirit of the desert with an indescribable starry sky as rarely seen. Courtesy dinner and accommodation at the camp.
Day 3: Merzouga – Rissani – Erfoud – Todra Gorges – Dades Valley
After breakfast, we will leave for Rissani to visit the market and its famous donkey parking lot. It is a unique place where all the nomadic tribes of the desert go to supply themselves. A very curious visit. Then we will move to Erfoud where we will visit the fossil quarries older than 380 million years. We will continue until we reach the famous Todra Gorges, a favorite place for climbers and trekking enthusiasts. We will finish our tour in the Dades Valley. Courtesy dinner and accommodation at the Hotel.
Day 4: The Dades Valley – Boutghrar – The Valley Of Roses – Skoura – Ouarzazate – Marrakech
We will leave for the Dades Valley through “the Route of the Thousand Kasbahs”. We will pass through the Dades Gorges, and by track we will enter the High Atlas where we can buy the difference in life between the Berbers of the mountains, the nomads of the desert and those of the Atlas. We will see the caves where they live. We will pass through the Valley of the Roses where its inhabitants make creams, soaps and rose water. We will eat in a typical restaurant of the area (free lunch) in the town of Boutghrar and then we will enter a valley, we will pass through Ouarzazate crossing the High Atlas until we reach Marrakech. Accommodation in the Hotel or Riad.
Day 5: Marrakech guided tour
We will visit the city starting with the Menara gardens with its pond, the Sâadian tombs where the founders of the city are located, the Bahia Palace, residence of the old pasha, we will visit the splendid Koutoubia minaret, ending in the indescribable Jemma Square El Fna, in the morning a great souk and at night a magical show. Accommodation at the Hotel or Riad.
Day 6: Marrakech And Transfer To The Airport
Breakfast at the hotel and at the indicated time, transfer to the airport to take a flight to your city of origin. End of trip.
– 4×4 vehicle with air conditioning
– English speaking driver/guide
– Camel trekking
– Night in Desert camp
– Meals (at noon)