To all the lovers of Morocco, this is one of the best trips in which to discover the best of Southern Morocco. We will have the chance to enjoy sightseeing of the Atlas mountains and experience an amazing two nights in the magical Sahara Desert riding camels and trekking through the sand dunes. We will spend a beautiful night in the middle of the desert under the blanket of a thousands stars, discover the amazing gorges, and learn about the southern culture of Morocco.
Day 1: Fes – Ifrane – Azrou – Midelt – Ziz Valley – Erg Chebbi Dunes
We will pick you up from your hotel in Fes at 9 am and depart for the south of Morocco. We will have a stop in Ifrane (known as the Switzerland of Morocco) to enjoy its beauty and to take memorable photos. After that, we will head towards Azrou to see the monkeys in the cedar forest.
In the afternoon, we will cross the pass of Tizi N Talghamt to Errachidia while admiring the views of the Ziz gorges. Later on, we will stop for a panoramic view of Ziz valley. Next we will drive to the Erg Chebbi Dunes, passing by Aoufous and Erfoud (the last is famous for fossils and dates) where you may want to visit a local fossil craft workshop. After that we will continue to the captivating dunes of Erg Chebbi (also called Merzouga Dunes). We will arrive at the hotel where we will spend the night.
Dinner and breakfast in the hotel.
Day 2: Merzouga – Hassi labied – Khamlia – Nomad family – Fossil Site – Tour of the dunes
After breakfast in the hotel, we will start a tour of the dunes on 4×4 allowing us to visit the black volcanic rocks of fossils, visit nomad families living in tents, visit to Khamlia village, and be entertained with their spiritual music (Gnawa), and visit the lake Dayte Sarji that forms in springtime which attracts pink flamingos and wildlife. Then we will have a break for lunch in Merzouga or Hassi Labied.
After lunch we will see the canal irrigation system and take a walk on the oasis located on the foot of the dunes. After arriving at the hotel, we will get ready for a camel trek into the desert for an overnight stay in a traditional nomad tent.
Dinner and overnight stay in a bivouac in the middle of the dunes.
Day 3: Erg Chebbi Dune – Erfoud – Tinejdad – Todra Gorges – Boumalne Du Dades
We will wake up early morning to enjoy the sunrise on the top of the dune in the Sahara Desert then have breakfast. After these beautiful moments, we will ride camels back to the hotel. We will depart towards Tineghir passing by Erfoud and Tinejdad.
In the afternoon, we will continue to Todra gorges via Tineghir, stopping along the way for photos and admiring the views. When we arrive to Todra Gorges we will enjoy its marvelous canyon views while hiking on foot. After, we will drive to Boumalne du Dades or Kalaa M’gouna to stop for a panoramic view of Dades Valley.
Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day 4: Boumalne Du Dades – Kelaa M’gouna – Ouarzazate – Ait Benhaddou – Tizi N’tichka Pass – Marrakech
After breakfast in the hotel, we will depart to Ouarzazate via Skoura. We will stop for a panoramic view of the Kasbah of Taourirt then another photo stop near the Atlas Film Studios. Next, we 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 Marrakech over the mountains of high Atlas passing through the Tizi N’tichka pass. When our tour is complete we will drop you off in Marrakech at your hotel.
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