Get ready to see and learn about the local culture and enjoy the wonders of the region on this camel riding tour.
Departing early from Fes, you will begin your ascent as we pass through Ifrane, a winter ski resort in a totally nonMoroccan-style built by the French in the 1930’s to resemble a Swiss village. We visit the cedars forest in Azrou for you to see the monkeys and drive across the Middle Atlas Mountains. Most of the day will be spent winding your way through the beautiful forests, springs, jagged rock faces and Berber villages as you cross the Atlas Mountains and begin to descend towards the Sahara Desert. Halfway, you will stop for lunch in the town of Midelt, famous for its fossils and rocks before continuing towards Merzouga. On the road, we will stop for panoramic views to see a huge oasis of palm trees. We reach Merzouga in the afternoon and arrive at the traditional Kasbah, on the foot of the dunes of Erg Chebbi. After rest with a mint tea, the guide and camels will be waiting to carry you across the sandy dunes of the Erg Chebbi, you will enjoy the beauty of the sunset on camel as we reach the desert camp to spend a night in a Berber tent. At your desert shelter, your camels are hobbled and mint tea is served. After a wonderful dinner, there will be a camp fire and drums playing.
In the morning, we will return to the hotel for breakfast before having a tour of the dunes by 4×4 transportation. This will allow you to visit the black volcanic rocks of fossils, visit a nomad family living in a tent, a visit to Khamlia village and enjoy entertainment of their spiritual music of Gnawa. Visit Lake Dayte Sarji that forms in springtime which attract pink flamingos and wildlife. Then you will have a break for lunch in Merzouga or Hassi Labied. After lunch, you will see the canal irrigation system and have a walk on the oasis located on the foot of the dunes. Continue to your hotel for relaxation before having a camel trek for an hour and half to enjoy the sunset. While on the back of your dromedary, you will continue to the camp for an overnight in traditional nomad tent. Dinner and spend the night in a bivouac in the middle of the dunes.
Wake up early in the morning to enjoy the sunrise on the top of the dune in the Sahara Desert then have your breakfast. After these beautiful moments, you will ride your camel back to the hotel where you can shower. We depart towards Tineghir passing by Erfoud and Tinejdad to have a break for lunch. In the afternoon, we will continue to Todra Gorges via Tineghir, stopping along the way for photos and admiring the views. Upon arrival to Todra Gorges, enjoy its marvelous canyons views while hiking on foot. Later on, we drive to Boumalne du Dades and stopping for a panoramic view of Dades Valley. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
After breakfast, we depart to Ouarzazate via Boutghrar, Kalaa M’gouna and Skoura. Visit the Dades Gorges with its beautiful rock formations. Later on, take the piste that leads to nomad families living in caves. Have a break to visit a nomad family and sip a cup of tea in their shelter. Later, we cross the piste and drive along Valley of Roses to reach Kalaa M’gouna where you will enjoy your lunch. In the afternoon, we drive to Skoura and visit the 17th century Kasbah of Amridil. The journey ends in Ouarzazate. Dinner and overnight in a hotel.
Today after breakfast in the hotel, you will have time to visit the Kasbah of Taourirt then another photostop near the Atlas Film Studio. After, you will visit the Kasbah of Ait Benhaddou and stop for lunch in a local restaurant in the village. In the afternoon, we will drive to the Kasbah of Telouet and stop for a visit then we continue to the red city of Marrakech over the mountains of High Atlas passing through the Tizi N’tichka Pass. Arrive at Marrakech at your accommodation.