Day 1 – Marrakesh – Ouazazate – Dades Gorge
We will pick you up at 8 am, then travel over the Tizi n’Tichka Pass (elevation 2,260 meters/7,414 feet) experience the mountains and of the Berber villages on the way. We will stop for lunch and tour in the World Heritage Site of Ait Ben Haddou,famous Kasbah,then pass through the city of Ouarzazate and continue leisurely through the Valley of Roses and onwards to the Valley. Cultural and historic highlights along the way include the oasis of Skoura, heritage sites in the Valley of a Thousand Kasbahs and finally, the stunning natural wonder of the Dades Gorges, where we’ll stay overnight, in an authentic hotel with modern accommodations.
Day 2 – Dades Gorge – Erfoud – Merzouga
After breakfast at the hotel we will depart for the Todra Gorge: a massive fault rising up to 300 m in a narrow valley, with lush palm oases and picturesque Berber Villages. After lunch in the gorge, we will drive to the sand dunes of Erg Chebbi, passing through Erfoud and Rissani, following the ancient caravan paths that eventually lead to Timbuktu. After we arrive in Merzouga, we’ll have some mint tea, and leave our baggage in a room at the hotel. Then you will ride your camels (about one hour and a half) in order to arrive at the desert camp, staying in Nomadic tents. We’ll have dinner, camp fire,overnight stay in the desert under a sky full of stars. You’ll have free time to sandboard, and watch for shooting stars.
Day 3: Merzouga – Ziz Valley – Azrou – Fez
The camel guide will wake you up to see the sunrise over the dunes, and then the camels take you back to the hotel. There you’ll have breakfast and take a shower. We’ll start our journey back to Fez, passing through the Ziz Valley, famous for the dates in Morocco, on the way to Errachidia. From there we pass through the mountains, seeing the national parks and the monkeys of the mountain forest, passing through Azrou and Ifrane, the like “Switzerland of Morocco” and finally arriving in Fez. Our guide will make sure you reach your chosen Riad or Hotel.
– Transport in an A/C Vehicle, either a 4WD or Minibus
– An English speaking driver/guide during the tour
– Pick up & Drop off at your Marrakesh accommodation
– 1 night at the hotel in Dades Gorge, with dinner and breakfast
– 1 Night in the desert camp, with dinner and breakfast
– Guided Camel Trek and Nomad Bivouac
– Free time to explore the sites, including: Ait Ben Haddou, the kasbahs, the Gorges, and the Erg Chebbi dunes. Always plenty of breaks for photos, walks, and rest stops.
PRICES PER PERSON – PRIVATE TOUR