Day 1 : Fes – Ifrane – Azrou – Midelt – Ziz Valley – Merzouga
Today early morning, you will travel through the middle Atlas via Ifran “Moroccan Switzerland”and Azrou. You will have a stop at the cedar forest for a visit to Cedre Goraud Tree where you will see Barbary apes. From here we drive further south passing by several towns and you will get the opportunity to view nomads living in tents alongside the way. You will also see the volcanic rocks. Our next stop is in Midelt where you will enjoy your lunch. Later on, continuing our drive by crossing the Tizi N’Talghomt Pass (1907m) while enjoying the panoramic views. You will also cross Ziz Gorge and the tunnel. Near Errachidia, you will see the Barrage Hassan Al-Dakhil which has turquoise blue water. Continue our drive to Erfoud, you will have stop for a panoramic view of Aoufous palmeraie along Ziz River. Arriving Erfoud and crossing the off road to reach the hotel situated on the foot of the dunes. Dinner and overnight stay in a Hotel.
Day 2 : Tour around Erg Chebbi Desert – Camel Ride & Night in Desert
After breakfast in the hotel, you will start an explorative journey of the area, you will visit the nomads in their goat hair tent and learn about the desert life, afterwards you visit the Gnaoua people, originally slaves brought from Sudan, here you will have the opportunity to listen to their music and learn about their culture and lifestyle. Depending on what time of year you visit, you may have a visit to the lake of Merzouga and its bird population such as the “Flamingos”. On the afternoon, we will drive you to the desert camp, to explore within the mysterious sand-sea of the Erg-Chebbi. You will enjoy the beauty of the Sahara desert and the sunset over the golden dunes. After the sunset you will enjoy your dinner in front of the camp where you will spend your first night under, or if you prefer, under the stars. Our camp is equipped with western bathrooms.
Day 3: Merzouga – Rissani Market – Erfoud – Todra Gorges – Dades Gorges
Waking up by the call of your guide very earlier to watch the sunrise, then enjoying breakfast. You will trek back to your hotel where you can have hot shower and get ready for the new journey. We will depart to Rissani, you will have a visit to Zawiya Moulay Ali ash-Sharif and you may also investigate the Souk (local market) with the opportunity to see the Fondouks where donkeys gather. Continuing on our drive toward Tineghir passing by Erfoud “the capital of marble fossil”. You will view the Khatarat (Canal irrigation system) on our route. Our next stop is in Tinejdad or Tineghir where you will have lunch. Later on, we will continue on the road alongside the river to reach the Todra Gorges where you will hike/Walk on foot through this stunning place while enjoying the views of high rock walls (up to 300 meters). Afterwards, we head to Boumalne Dades, then to the Dades Gorges where you will have time to see its rock formations “human bodies, fingers of monkeys”. Dinner and overnight stay in a Hotel.
Day 4: Dades Gorges – Ouarzazate – Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah – High Atlas – Marrakech
Today you will travel to Marrakech via Boumalne Dades, El-Kelaâ M’Gouna and Skoura. You will admire the views of the Valley of One Thousand Kasbahs, Valley of the Roses and Skoura Oasis while driving. We will reach Ouarzazate where you may have a stop to view the Kasbah of Taourirt that was built by the Glaoui dynasty. From here we head to the village of Aït Benhaddou, having Lunch break then exploring the exotic Kasbah of Aït Benhaddou. Later on, you will be driven across the Tizi N’Tichka Pass (2260 m), you will have opportunities to take photos and enjoy the scenes of High Atlas Mountains along with Berber villages on the way. Arrive in Marrakech and transfer to the hotel of your choice. End of our services.
- Pick up from your riad/hotel in Tangier.
- Transport and English speaking driver.
- Accommodation in hotels/riads
- Breakfasts as per itinerary
- Guided tour
- Camel Ride in Merzouga Desert
- Sleeping in Sahara Camp – Tent.
- Drop off at your hotel at the end of the tour.
- Lunch and drinks.
- Entry fees for museums, monuments.