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Marrakech to Sahara in 4 days

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Day 1: Marrakech » Ait Ben Haddou & Ouarzazate » Dades Valley 

 

Our driver/guide will pick you up from your accommodation in Marrakech and start the 4-day desert tour Marrakech to Fes.

The departure to the kasbah of Ait Benhaddou (A UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1987), visit the Ait Ben Haddou kasbah, and stop for lunch in an local restaurant.

In the afternoon, we’ll drive to Ouarzazate city and stop near the atlas film studios for a photograph then still the town center for a picturesque view of the kasbah of Taourirt, a historic fortified residence.

After that, you will head to Kalaa M’gouna and Boumalne Dades for a night. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

 

Day 2: Dades » Todra Gorges » Erfoud » Erg Chebbi (Merzouga)

 

This morning after breakfast in the hotel, driving towards Tinghir passing through Boumalne du Dades and stopping for a panoramic view of Dades valley. Later on, we will continue to Todra gorges via Imider and Tinghir.

Along the way,

In the afternoon we continue to Tinjdad and have a break for lunch then to Erfoud, known for its fossil manufacturers. After that you will continue to the captivating dunes of Erg Chebbi

Arrive at the edge of the dunes and get ready for a camel trek for an hour and a half to enjoy the sunset in an atmosphere of laughter and adventure.

While on the back of your dromedary in quietness, only the sound of the camel’s footprint on the sand, you will continue to the camp for an overnight in a traditional nomad tent.

A delicious dinner and entertainment around the fire (Berber drums) before spending the night in a well-equipped desert camp with all amenities in the middle of the desert.

 

Day 3: Merzouga Desert » Nomads Families » Erg Chebbi 

 

On the 3rd day of our 4-day desert tour Marrakech to Fes. A spectacular morning in the middle of the Sahara desert and a stunning sunrise while you are in a borderless place, it`s definitely worth getting up early to witness the most spectacular sunrise you´ve ever seen from the top of a dune close to the camp and enjoy this unique scenery.

In the morning, a hearty breakfast is waiting for you, take shower, before taking the camels back to Merzouga.

Then we`ll explore the Erg Chebbi and its tinny villages, a great extension of a sandy desert where we can find the Big Dune of Morocco.

The next stop will be at a viewpoint to contemplate the hole Erg Chebbi. We`ll reach then Kamilia Village, where we´ll take a relaxing cup of tea meanwhile we listen to a concert of the local music of Gnawa.

Stop at Mefis, a small abandoned village still present in the area, where you will have an opportunity to discover Mines of lead and other minerals from the French colonial era, we continue then by a road where we can meet a nomad family living in tents and learn their secrets and practices.

Transfer to your accommodation and free time in the afternoon to enjoy the town or the dunes next to the hotel to see the sunset. Dinner and night in the hotel.

 

Day 4: Merzouga » Ziz Valley » Azrou Cedar forest & Barbary Apes » Fes 

 

After breakfast, we start our last day of the 4-day desert tour Marrakech to Fes to the north through the Tafilalet palm grove, the biggest in the country.

You´ll see thousands of palm trees along the 20 km of road. Here we have a stop and from this high viewpoint, experience a majestic scene of the valley and the Aoufous town.

Date with another stop in Midelt city, just in the heart of the Atlas where you´ll have free time for lunch and rest for a while. In the afternoon we continue our way through the Cedar forest of Azrou where, iplace we´ll visit is the city of Ifrane, situated on the northwestern slope of the Middle Atlas at 1630 meters above sea level. Its broad avenues, its urban development with excellent cleanliness, the grassy areas, the gardens, and its architecture make this city look like a swiss town.

Ifrane feels misplaced in Morocco. Around 6 pm we arrive in Fes, transfer to your accommodation, and end of our services.(4-day desert tour Marrakech to Fes)

Tour includes:

  • Pick-up & drop off at/from your accommodation

  • Transport by private modern vehicle with A/C

  • Experienced English speaking Driver/Guide

  • Car Fuel

  • Camel Trekking (Camel per person)

  • Sunset camel ride

  • 8 nights in a private room at a hotel/riad (At your preferred room type)

  • Overnight at the Desert Camp (At your preferred tent type)

  • (Breakfast & Dinner) x 9

  • 4x4 transfer from and to the camp (Alternative to Camels)

Tour doesn't include:

  • Drinks

  • Lunches

  • Entrance (Optional)

  • Tipping (Optional)

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