Morocco Desert Tours: A tour to the Sahara Desert is definitely an incredible experience everyone should have it at least once in their lifetime!
The Tour from Marrakech to Fes allows you to see: The High Atlas Mountains, The Middle Atlas Mountains, The Famous Kasbahs of the south of Morocco, The Sahara Desert of Merzouga where you will experience camel trekking with overnight on the Camps (Berber Tents).
Day 1 : Marrakech, Tizi N’tichka, Kasbah Telouet, kasbah Ait Ben Haddou, Ouarzazate
Depart Marrakech and transport over the High Atlas mountains Tizi N Tichka pass, taking time to stop and enjoy impressive landscapes, and have coffe and fresh-squeezed orange juice.
Arrive in Telouet and enjoy a tour of the Kasbah of el Glaoui, former Berber War Lord and Pasha of Marrakech. Telouet also was once an important stop on the Southern Caravan route for traders carrying spices, slaves and other commodities. After over half a century of decay this kasbah’s interior still stands out with its painted salon walls, the bright Zellij(tiles) and labyrinth of locked doors with dangling silver knochers. Continue your tour by heading to the picturesque village of Ait Ben Haddou, where many movies filmed such as; Lawrence of Arabia, Obelix, Gladiator. After lunch, you will head to Film Studios, and continue to Ouarzazate where you will spend the night.
Day 2 : Ourazazate, Kelaa Magouna, Boumalne Dades
Depart from the hotel after breakfast and travel to the Dades Gorges. You’ll have the opportunity to visit the cinematographic Atlas Studios. Travel to the beautiful oasis of Skoura with the exotic Kasbah Amerhidil then on to El Kelaa Magouna, after lunch in the Valley of Roses, we continue to Boumalne Dades where you will spend the night.
Optional Extra : During this day or the next following day, we strongly recommend taking an organized tour, 1 hour to two hours walk , and explore one of the areas (Skoura, Dades Valley or Todra Valley).
Day 3 : Boumalne Dades, Tinghir, Arfoud, Merzouga
Following breakfast, you depart for the Dades Gorges via the valley and stop to enjoy the spectacular scenery, then continue to Tinghir and 20km after, its fabulous canyons, the Gorges Todra Canyons. Free time to walk around the Todra Gorges, enjoy the river and the fabulous views. Lunch at a local restaurant. After midday we drive to Tinjedad, with its old underground irrigation system , and Touroug Palm Plantations reaching Erfoud town for a visit of a local fossil craft workshop. Continuing to the fascinating dunes of Erg Chebbi, also known as the Dunes of Merzouga. Dinner and over night in Merzouga.
Day 4 : Merzouga, Erg Chebbi (Sand dunes), Merzouga
After breakfast,you will start an amazing trip around the dunes while passing by Merzouga, the wandering deposit, the village of Khamliya (village of the Gnaoua) ,mines of Mifiss, the plates desert meeting the Berber nomads of the desert, oasis Tissardemine, and return to the hotel around 4 p.m, for camel trekking attending the sunset and spend the night in Berber tents in the middle of the dunes. Dinner and over night in a Bivouac (camp).
Day 5 : Merzouga, Rissani, Arfoud, Errachidia, Midelt
After an unforgettable quiet night among the sand dunes of erg chebbi and in nomads land, you will admire the sunrise upon the dunes, then return back with camels to the hotel where you have breakfast, shower and leave to Rissani, where you will visit the touristic area including the local souk and Mausoleum of Moulay Ali Cherif founder of this area. Then you follow the route through the Ziz Valley enjoying its plam plantation. Lunch break in Errachidia, then we continue to Midelt, discovering along the way the rural environs of the Middle Atlases Mountains Berbers.
Day 6 : Midelt, Azrou, Ifrane, Fes
Departure to Fes passing through the Middle Atlas Mountains and the berber village of Immouzer Kandar, Ifrane and Azrou where you will have the opportunity to see the largest forest of cedar trees in the region that is inhabited by monkeys ( Here also we recommend taking an organized tour, 1 hour to two hours walk ).