4 Days / 3 Nights Desert Tour From Marrakech To Fes via Merzouga Desert
Day 1 – Marrakesh – Ouarzazate – Rose Valley – Dades Gorge:
We will pick you up at 8 AM from your hotel or riad in Marrakech, then travel over the Tizi n’Tichka Pass (2260m/7414 ft) while experience of the mountains and of the Berber villages on the way. Stop for lunch and a tour of the UNESCO World Heritage site of Ait Ben Haddou the famous kasbah, The tour then leaves Ouarzazate and continues towards through the Valley of Roses and towards the Dades valley, passing through the Skoura oasis with its authentic 17 century kasbah, the valley of a thousand Kasbahs and the Dades Gorge.dinner and an overnight stay at a hotel in the Dades Gorges.
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 . 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 : Tour around Erg Chebbi Merzouga
After breakfast we’ll leave for a one day circuit of the dunes of Erg Chebbi in a 4×4, we may be able to visit the Lake of Merzouga, home to flamingos and other bird species. Then we’ll visit the mines, wells and nomadic settlements in the the desert. Lunch will be “Pizza”, a local dish, and afterwards we will stop and drink tea with a nomad family. In the evening we’ll return to the Auberge,dinner and spend the night.
Day 4: Merzouga – Ziz Valley – Azrou – Fez
You’ll have breakfast and 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 famous 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
– 2 night at a hotel, 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