Introduction :

We will start this tour from Marrakech to Merzouga, through the High Atlas mountains through Ouarzazate. visit the UNISCO World Heritage site, Ouarzazate "the Hollywood of Africa" and stop to see the next largest studio in Africa, "Atlas studio". Taourirt Kasbah. Valley of the Roses Dades valley, to the desert of Merzouga, Camel trekkin. Spend the night in a Berber tent in the middle of the dunes, tour Erg Chebbi to see the nomads. Berber villages. He will head towards Fez through the Rissani Markt. Erfoud Valle de Ziz midelt. Azrou, where we will explore the cedar forest, Ifrane, the Moroccan region of Switzerland, the mountains of the Middle Atlas, to Fes.

Program details :

1 Day 1 : Marrakech – High Atlas – Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah – Ouarzazate – Dades Valley

After meeting in the place we had agreed. We will begin our journey to the southeast through the High Atlas through the Tizi N'tichka pass (2260 m altitude), visit the Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou and stop for lunch at a local restaurant that crosses the Atlas at about 2,300 m with stops to enjoy the spectacular views it offers and see the Berber villages. Later, we continue to visit the Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou (declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1986). Famous films have been filmed at this spectacular stage, including Gladiator, Obelix, The Mummy, The Jewel of the Nile, Sahara with Penelope Cruz. Free time for lunch in the city. Then we will continue our way to Ouarzazate "the Hollywood of Africa" ​​and stop to take pictures the next largest studio in Africa "Atlas studio" will see the Kasbah Taourirt, one of the most spectacular Kasbahs in Morocco. The next place to visit is the Valley of the Roses that passes through the Skoura palm trees; A beautiful place to contemplate more than 700,000 palm trees and numerous kasbahs that are built in the surroundings. In this valley, damascene roses are raised for cosmetic use, such as the valuable rose water. The Rose Festival is held here annually in May, it is an important moussem for Moroccan culture. Finally we reach the Dades Valley where we will spend the night.

2 Day 2 : Dades Valley – Todra Gorges – Merzouga – berber tents.

After breakfast at the hotel, we leave the Dades Valley towards the Todra Gorge, from there we can appreciate the large number of kasbahs and the scenic characteristics of each one. A very good asphalt road leads to the valley from the city of Tineghir to the gorge and then to the desert. The landscape is spectacular. Local people live in the area and can be seen in their adobe villages. Thanks to their rocky sides with many irregular surfaces, these gorges are popular with climbers. After a short walk through the gorges of the Todra, you will have free time for lunch in Touroug before arriving in Erfoud. You will visit a local fossil craft workshop. After that, you will continue towards the captivating dunes of Erg Chebbi, these dunes are also called Merzouga Dunes. Arrive at the hotel and prepare for a camel trek for an hour and a half to enjoy the sunset. While in the back of your cameras, you will continue to camp or spend the night in a traditional nomadic tent. Dinner and overnight at a camp in the middle of the dunes.

3 Day 3 : Merzouga – Nomads – Khamlia Village – Erg Chebbi.

All day is spent in the desert. "Date with sunrise" If you are in the middle of the desert, it is worth getting up early to contemplate the most spectacular sunrise you have seen on top of a dune near the camp and enjoy this landscape that is a gift from nature. After dawn we return to Merzouga on the camels where an abundant breakfast awaits us. Then we will border the Erg Chebbi, a large stretch of the sandy desert where we can find the Great Dune of Morocco. which is more than 250m high. We then continue along the path that was previously used for the "Paris - Dakar" and ends in the mountains that border Agelia. Stop at the Tissardmin oasis, where we can find fossil quarries still present in the area, we continue along a path where we can see nomadic settlements and learn their secrets and manners. The next stop will be at a point of view to contemplate the Erg Chebbi hole. We will arrive at the village of Kamilia, originally from Mali, where we will have a relaxing cup of tea while listening to a concert of Gnawa's spiritual music. Transfer to your accommodation and free afternoon to enjoy the city or the dunes next to the hotel to watch the sunset. Dinner and night at the hotel.

4 Day 4 : Merzouga – Rissani – Ziz Valley – midelt – Azrou – Ifrane – Fes

After breakfast we start our last day north through the palm grove of Tafilalet, the largest in the world. We will see thousands of palm trees along the 20 km of road. This road takes us to the Ziz valley, whose river descends from the high Atlas and feeds the palm grove. Here we make a stop and from this high viewpoint, we enjoy a magnificent view of the valley and the city of Aoufous.

We make another stop in Midelt (the capital of Apple), right in the heart of the Atlas we have free time for lunch. After lunch, we will continue our journey, drive further south through several cities and have the opportunity to see nomads living in tents. then Azrou where we will stop at the famous cedar forest, the largest in Morocco, to see and play with the Berber apes. then Ifrane the Moroccan located on the northwest slope of the Middle Atlas at 1630 meters above the sea. Its wide avenues, its urban development with perfect cleaning, the gardens, the green areas and its architecture make this city look like a Swiss city. and if that is not enough, it has an important ski resort, Michlifen in winter, until fes.

Included :

  • Pick up at your riad / hotel.
  • Transportation in a comfortable vehicle.
  • Driver / English Speaking.
  • Dinners and breakfasts.

Not included :

  • Lunch.
  • Drinks.
  • Tips.
  • Personal expenses.

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Shared 4 Days Trip from Marrakech via Sahara desert and Fes ...

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