5 Days from Marrakech To Desert, highlights the most interesting tourist attractions. The tour starts from Marrakech through the High Atlas Mountains. It covers the Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou and the cinema studio in Ouarzazate and spends a night in the Dades Valley.
After that, you visit Toudra Gorges and have the chance to spend two days in the desert. You will experience a camel trekking trip with a special day to discover desert areas. Moreover, you will travel through the Middle Atlas Mountains towards the imperial city of Meknes and the UNESCO site of Volubilis. And then the trip ends in Fes.
Day 1: Fes Ifrane Midelt Erfoud Merzouga Dunes :
the start of your 5 days fes to marrakech desert tour : After breakfast we will depart for Merzouga through the Middle Atlas region. We will drive through Ifrane, the ‘Switzerland’ of Morocco and the cedar forests of Azrou where we can stop to hand feed the monkeys. Continue to Midelt where we will have lunch. We will then follow the Ziz River through the valley and stop to see the Ziz Gorges on our way to Merzouga.
Day 2: Merzouga Erg Chebbi Camel Trekking Tour:
Today we will explore the desert region and the marvel that is the Erg Chebbi desert dunes. We 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 ‘black village’ of Khamlia to see the Gnawa musicians. 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: Erg Chebbi Rissani Todra Gorges :
After having breakfast, camel trek back to the hotel at the dune line for a quick shower. We leave the Sahara desert dunes of Erg Chebbi, an off-road drive across the hamada (black Desert) to get to the Sahara town of Rissani, optional visit of the animated local market. Afterwards, we head north to Erfoud that is known for the fossils; here we can stop to visit a fossil workshop before we continue to the impressive Todra canyons, known for rock climbing, where you can hike before we check into to the hotel, Dinner and overnight
Day 4: Dades valley – Boutghrar – El Kelaa M’gouna – Skoura – Ourzazate :
After breakfast, you will begin your journey through the valley of Dades , with exploring the marvelous sights of the valley. After that we drive you over the wonderful Pist “Mil Kasbah” which is accessible only on 4×4 passing by the amazing Berber villages such as “Boutaghrar”. Besides that you will have the opportunity to meet some Berber nomads whom are living in the caves. Then continue to El Kelaa M’gouna (the valley of roses) where you will have a break for lunch,after heading to Ourzazat by crossing the beautiful oasis of the palm grove in Skoura, where you can see many exotic Kasbahsuch as Amerhidil Kasbah till reaching Ouarzazate. Overnight include Bed ,Dinner and Breakfast your Moroccan authentic Riad.
Day 5: Ouarzazate Ait Benhaddou Via High Atlas Mountains To Marrakech :
After breakfast we will visit Taourirt Kasbah before departing to Ait Benhaddou to visit the World Heritage Site. We will continue with a visit to the traditional High Atlas Berber village of Telouet and the Kasbah el Glaoui. We will have lunch in a local restaurant in Telouet before descending the Tizi-n-Tichka to Marrakech.
– Pick up at your hotel/airport
– Transportation in 4×4 / Minibus A/C
– Spanish-speaking Driver Guide
– Hotels/Riads on PM basis
– Overnight in nomadic haima on PM basis
– Excursion in dromedary ( One per person )
– Midday meals
– Entrance fees to monuments