Day 1 : Fes – Ifrane – Azrou – Midelt – Errachidia – Ziz Valley – Erfoud – Merzouga:
The adventure begins when we pick you up at your Riad or your hotel in Fez at around 8:00 a.m. We set of for Midelt through the Mountains and the cedar forests of the breathtaking middle Atlas. We pass by Ifrane, a charming ski resort town and Azrou, an important handicraft centre specialized in the work of cedar wood. After travelling over the Zad pass (2,178m/7,146ft) we will have lunch in Midelt. In the afternoon we will drive on to the small town of Erfoud via Errachidia and the Ziz valley which is dotted with palm trees. Our day will end in the desert town of Merzouga, where you will spend the evening in a hotel on the edge of the amazing dunes of the Sahara
Day 2 :Tour Around Erg Chebbi Desert & Camel Trekking – Merzouga:
Today we will explore the desert region and the marvel that is the Erg Chebbi desert dunes. We will will make a circuit of the desert dunes where you will have the opportunity to see the the nomad’s way of life and the amazing changing contrasts of the of the desert. We will visit the village of Khamlia to see the Gnawa musicians. We will have a traditional Berber pizza for lunch in the ancient capital of Rissani. In the afternoon we will ride the camels to see the sunset over the dunes and spend the night in the desert camp. We will have a traditional tagine dinner, drink delicious mint tea, listen to traditional berber music while watching the stars and the rising moon in the amazing Sahara desert.
Day 3 : Merzouga – Rissani – Erfoud – Touroug – Tinjdad – Tinghir – Toudra Gorges – Boumalne – Dades Valley – Dades Gorges:
Sunrise in the Sahara is a lovely time for photographs. We will wake up early and have breakfast outdoors, before returning by camel to the hotel for a shower. Then, we depart to Erfoud, which is known for its fossils and geology. We drive through beautiful palm trees groves before stopping for lunch and a short walk in the amazing Todra Gorge. A stream runs through the centre of the impressive rocky gorge, and you will walk amongst local vegetable gardens and towns. It is a great respite from the heat of the desert. After a walk we head on to our stopping point Boumalne de Dades, where we relax and have dinner in a hotel.
Day 4 : Dades Gorges – Dades Valley – Roses Valley – Kelaa M’gouna – Skoura – Ouarzazate:
After breakfast, we will travel through the beautiful Dades Valley until we reach the ancient Kasbah of Ait Youl, before continuing through the Valley of the Roses and the road of a thousand Kasbahs. On this journey you can see incredible rocky landscapes and Kasbahs. We will have lunch near Kalla Mgouna, before driving through the palm groves of Skoura to the Kasbah of Amredhyle. We will arrive in Ouarzazate in the evening and spend the night in a Riad.
Day 5 : Ouarzazate – Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou – Marrakech:
After breakfast, the entire day is devoted to visiting Ouarzazate: the Kasbah of Taourirt, Tifoultout and the Cinema Studio. This is a world famous site and you will be able to take many beautiful pictures. We will drive to the Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou (under Enesco protection) and visit the surrounding traditional villages. We will then drive through the breathtaking scenery of the Tichka pass to arrive in Marrakech in the evening. End of our 5 days from Fes to Marrakech private tour.
- Pick up from your riad/hotel in fes.
- Transport and English speaking driver.
- Accommodation in hotels/riads
- 4 Dinners 4 Breakfasts
- 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.