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3-day trip from Marrakech to Fes via Merzouga

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3-day trip starts in Marrakech and ends in Fes. This trip highlighted the greatest features of the high and middle Atlas mountains, Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou and the Sahara desert.

Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou
Todra Gorges
Merzouga Dunes Morocco
Ziz Valley

1st day: Marrakech - Ait Ben Haddou - Dades gorges

Departing from the riad and heading towards the high Atlas Mountains. You'll enjoy the splendid views of the high mountains and crossing over the snaky roads. Berber villages are the extraordinary sceneries you'll have to see while crossing the mountains; they stand live on the side of the mountains with spaces of agricultural fields. Reaching the highest point of the Tishka pass, (about 2260 m high), the point is likely to be covered with snow during winter or after snowy times. Driving down to Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou, a World heritage site, and a distinctive location for film making,where international movies were filmed like Babel and Gladiator. Lunch will be served in the Kasbah.Then we'll drive towards Ouarzazate, home of Cinema in Morocco, priding with its beautiful Kasbah Taourirte and other exciting monuments of the region. We continue our journey to Dades gorges, where our first day ends. A marvellous valley, cool and offering a series of Berber villages alongside the road and the aroma that comes from the Roses groves within the valley. Overnight in a hotel.

2nd day: Dades Gorges - Todra Gorges - Merzouga dunes

After breakfast, we'll drive down to Merzouga, but we'll pass through Tinghir and Tinejdad, two Berber towns on the Todgha gorges until we reach Tafilalet region (composed of Erfoud and Rissani towns ) until we arrive in Merzouga. You'll have a short rest in your hotel, before you mount the camels to start your journey to the bivouac. On your way there, you'll experience the tranquillity of the sahara desert while enjoying the beautiful scenery of the sunset. You'll arrive at the bivouac in the early evening, having your local made diner and enjoying the folk music, before you get to sleep under your cosy tent.

3rd day: Merzouga - Middle Atlas Mountains - Fes

Your final day is supposed to be long and full of discovery all along the road. So you'll wake up as earliest as possible, ride back your camels to the hotel, while enjoying the marvellous sunrise. You'll have a shower and breakfast, then driving the 4WD to Fes. You'll pass through Rissani again to have a glance at the traditional Souk, moving forward to Errachidia, the district centre of the region. A few miles ahead is the Ziz gorges, a fabulous image of palm trees within the canyons. We continue on the road exploring the siding mineral springs which are used for medical treatments, and a good resource for spas. Lunch in the town of Midelt, the capital for Apple production in Morocco, and a very cool place as the breeze comes from Tizi Nlghomt with soft wind. Later on; we'll have a short break the Cedar forest of Azrou, home of the unique Moroccan monkeys, and a typical place for summer camps. Heading to Fes by passing through Ifrane, a stylish European town, with a Swiss architecture. Arriving in Fes early evening. Overnight in the hotel and end of the tour.

Accommodation

We offer two types of different comfortable accommodation, Standard (2/3 stars) and Superior (4 stars).

Standard accommodation:

Dades valley: Hotel Le Vieux Chateau, Dar Essyaha, Kasbah Chems.

Merzouga: standard desert camp.

Superior accommodation:

Dades Valley: Xaluca hotel, La Perle Du Dades or similar.

Merzouga: superior desert camp.

The superior desert camp include private bathroom in the tent.

What make us different?

Private tours, no more people share the vehicle with you.

We respect your familial situation, every couple have their own room in hotel and tent in desert camp.

Hand-picked, you don't need to worry about meeting point just send us your accommodation details and we will come to pick-up you.

Exclusive English Speaking drivers.

Inclusion

  • Transportation in comfortable 4wd car or minibus.
  • Fuel, tolls and car insurance.
  • English Speaking driver.
  • Night with half board (diner, bed and breakfast) in Dades valley.
  • Night with half board (diner, bed and breakfast) in desert camp.
  • Camel riding in Erg Chebbi dunes (camel each).
  • Pick-up from hotel, Riad or Airport.

Exclusion

  • Lunches, drinks and unless specified.
  • Gratuities (optional).
5 Simply thanks!!

Reviewed by , Venezuela

It was a great experience! My partner and I are very pleased with the tour and the excellent care they gave us. Our guide and friend Moha picked us up on time from our hotel and he answered all questions. He was knowledgeable and really helpful at all. The landscapes were Incredible and the food was delicious. Greetings to Moha from us. Andrea and Carlos