Marrakech to Fes via Merzouga desert : 4 days Tour
Tour itinerary :
Day 1: Marrakech - Tizi -n-Tichka - Kasbah Ait Benhaddou - Ouarzazate
Depart from Marrakech at 8am to travel over the stunning High Atlas mountains through Tizi n’Tichka (alt 2260 m). We will stop to enjoy impressive landscapes and visit the Argan oil cooperative. After lunch at a local restaurant we will have the afternoon to visit UNESCO World Heritage site, Ait Ben Haddou. We will depart to Ouarzazate for dinner and accommodation in a traditional hotel.
Day 3 : Ouarzaazte - Dades Gorges - Tenghir - Todra Gorges - Tinjdad - Erfoud - Merzouga
Depart in the morning,we leave ouarzaazte towards dades and Todgha Gorges, one of the most beautiful and impressive canyons in Morocco. This is what make them a serious place for half and full day trekking trips and interesting canyons for serious climbers. From Todgha gorges we head towards Merzouga through arid landscapes and along many oases of palm grooves. We pass Erfoud or what we call the capital of fossils as it's very known with it's fossil's factories where they make beautiful shapes and pieces from rock of mountains. Then we'll head for the Erg Chebbi sand sea. We continue deeper into the desert landscape, until dunes appear in the middle of nowhere, we will spend the night in a hotel near the sand dunes.
Day 3: 4x4 (Off-raod) Desert Safari - Nomad Villages - Black Desert - Camel Ride & Night in Desert
We will drive to explore the tiny villages around Erg Chebbi dunes such as ( Hassi Labied, Merdani , Khamlia , M'fis ) on our way to Kamlia we expect to meet locals showing their desert foxes. you may also encounter desert reptiles and mammals, in Khamlia, known as the village of black people who were slaves coming from Sudan,you will be hospitably welcomed with a cup of tea (Whiskey Berber) while enjoying their spiritual Gnawa music. Leaving Khamlia our next stop is on the panoramic view of golden dunes near the Algerian border, we may stop for Picnic lunch under the shadow of a tree before continuing to visit a Nomad family, who are living under Berber tent and who are taking care for herd of cattle, goats and camels, you will be introduced to family members and getting to know about their way of life while enjoying the taste of a nice cup of tea. After these you will have the chance to visit the sites of black volcanic rocks. continuing on, you’ll reach the panorama near Yasmina lac where you will be amazed with the scene of the dunes in addition to the nearby lake (springtime).then we will back to Merzouga, relax until the evening then we ride the camels into the bivouac (camp)under the evening stars shining brilliantly in the clear night sky. Climb the dunes and watch the moon rise before retiring to your bed in a nomad tent.
Day 4: Camel Trekking back to Merzouga - Atlas mountains - Ziz Valley - Medilt - Azrou - Ifrane -Fes
After an early sunrise ,we ride the camels backing to Merzouga, after take shower and the breakfest we'll start our tour backing to fes,trough the middle atlas mountains, visiting ziz Valley..medilt..azrou..we will arrive to Fes in evening
- Tour in 4x4 vehicle/minibus with A/C
- Hotel overnight stays (breakfast & dinner included)
- Camel ride
- 1 night in desert camp
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