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Fes To Marrakech Via Merzouga Desert

4 Days

Trip Facts

  • Private air conditioned clean rooms
  • Private air conditioned vehicle
  • Breakfasts and 3 Dinners
  • Fes
  • Marrakech

Overview

Enjoy a 4-day desert excursion to appreciate the spirit of the desert, with an indescribable starry sky in the heart of the dunes of the Sahara desert. Experience a camel trek to discover the desert dunes and the Berber lifestyle. This desert tour is also ideal for those of you who fly to Fez and leave Marrakech (or vice versa). The trip can be done for 2 nights and 3 days, but we recommend taking at least 3 nights and 4 days.

Highlights

  • Meet the Barbary monkeys in the cedar forest of Azrou.
  • Ride camel and enjoy a beautiful sunset and sunrise over the sand dunes.
  • Enjoy a romantic dinner in desert camp under the stars in Merzouga.
  • Explore the green palm of Ziz valley.
  • Meet local people and discover their culture.
  • Enjoy the beautiful landscapes along the road fom fes to Merzouga.
  • Cross the middle atlas and high atlas and explore the hidden berber villages.
  • Explore the gorgeous gorges and canyons of Dades and Todra.
  • Discover the beautiful architecture of the UNESCO Kasbah.
  • Visit to the cinema studios in Ouarzazate
  • Explore the green palm groves and the valleys.
  • Explore the weekly berber markets in the villages and meet locals.

Itinerary

Our private tour begins with a drive towards the Atlas Mountains stopping to visit the villages of Ifrane, where we’ll get a chance to explore the famous cedar forest, home of the Berber apes.

We’ll have the chance to have lunch before continuing through the Atlas Mountains, enjoying the breathtaking views of the landscapes of Midelt along the way before arriving at the Ziz Valley. Then we continue to Merzouga, where we’ll spend the night at a local Riad.

Today we will explore the desert region around the Erg Chebbi desert dunes. You’ll have the opportunity to see the nomad’s way of life and the marvelous contrast of the desert. We will visit the black village of Khamlia; where we’ll indulge in the music of the Gnawa. For lunch, we’ll delight in a traditional Berber Pizza in the ancient capital of Rissani. In the late afternoon, we’ll ride on camelback to watch the sunset over the dunes and spend the night in the desert camp. We will have a traditional Tagine dinner, drink delicious local mint tea, and listen to traditional Berber music around a campfire while watching the stars and the rising moon in the amazing Sahara desert.

We’ll fetch an early start to catch the sunrise before heading to a hotel for breakfast and a chance to freshen up before continuing our journey to Ouarzazate. On the way, well visit the Berber villages and the Todra & Dades Gorge. We’ll spend the night in a local hotel in the Dades Valley.

After breakfast, we’ll continue our tour towards Ouarzazate through the path of a thousand Kasbahs (fortress) stopping at Kalaat Mgouna, the center of the Valley of Roses, famous for its annual Rose Festival.

We’ll continue to the Unesco World Heritage site, the Ksar of Ait Ben Haddou, famous for being used as a filming location for Hollywood movies such as Lawrence of Arabia, Gladiator, and for the famous HBO series Game of Thrones.

We’ll then take the Tizi-n-Tichka mountain pass to Marrakesh, where our tour ends.

Cost

The trip cost include

  • Accommodations
  • English speaking driver/Guide
  • Private Vehicle
  • Camel ride

The trip cost exclude

  • Lunshes
  • Diners in Marrakech & Fes
  • Drinks
  • Historical landmarks entrance fees
  • Tips
From €878 €878
/ Adult
From €878 €878
/ Child

Trip Facts

  • Private air conditioned clean rooms
  • Private air conditioned vehicle
  • Breakfasts and 3 Dinners
  • Fes
  • Marrakech