All you can hear are the footsteps of the camel on the soft sand, the sky is vast and clear in the day and filled with millions of bright stars at night. The feeling of calm and peacefulness is indescribable - do not miss the chance to experience the amazement of the desert....
Immersion in the universe of big Dunes of Merzouga a population of nomads that we may have a chance to meet to share a moment of their lives. A break in a green oasis in the middle of the desert we carry at the time of the long voyage where the Saharan caravan stopping for a drink.
Overnight stay in Nomadic Tent. Day 1: Sightseeing tour of Dades Gorges, Ait Ben Haddou Kasbahs ........
Beginning altitude: 400 m / 1312,341 ft
Maximum altitude: 2260 m/ 7414,698 ft
Overall trek difficulty: Medium
Period: All year round
Experience the local lifestyle of the crossed villages, also visit Ait ben Haddou Kasbahs, Hike in Todra Gorges, stop in good places for pictues such as tichka pass with an amazing viesw to the Atlas Mountains, Roses Valley ....
Day 1: Marrakech – Tizi Ntichka pass 2260m – Ait Benhaddou – Ouarzazate – Roses Valley – Dades Gorges
Departure takes place in front of your hotel in Marrakech or at the famous Jemaa El fna square next to Bank Al-Maghrib (Bank of Morocco) and the Post Office towards Ouarzazate through the Tizi- N-Tichka pass (2260m) in the High Atlas Mountains. From Marrakech to Ouarzazate, you will enjoy a snaky road, beautiful landscapes with different colours and the Berber villages along the way between Marrakech and Ouarzazate, the doorway to the Sahara desert. The next destination is a UNESCO world heritage site called “Ait Benhaddou” classified since 1986 where few Berber families are still living in this fortified Ksar and supported by UNESCO. Ait Benhaddou Kasbah is one of many locations served as a natural decoration for many movies which were shot in the area such as “Lawrence of Arabia and Jesus of Nazareth” Take a walk and cross the dried river with your guide to discover Ait Benhaddou and dominate the Kasbahs once you get to the top of the hill. Afterwards, you will head directly to Dades Gorges where you spend the first night in a Moroccan typical hotel.
Day 2: Dades Gorges – Todra Gorges – Tinghir – Merzouga – Erg Chebbi Dunes Nomadic Tent
This morning after breakfast in the hotel, Leaving Ouarzazate towards Skoura where we will visit the Kasbah of Amredil, a beautiful Kasbah situated in the palm groves "Route of one thousand Kasbahs". Later on, the journey continues through the Valley of Roses then cross the off-road with the possibility to visit nomad family living in caves. You visit the dades gorges and see the rock formations. After that heading to Boulmane du Dades and have a break for lunch. In the afternoon we continue to Tineghir then to Todra Gorges to enjoy its marvelous views of Canyons. Dinner and overnight in Kasbah hotel.
Day 3: Camel Trek back to Merzouga – Erfoud – Errachidia – Midelt – Azrou – Ifrane – Fes
Around 5h30 a.m, you will wake up to enjoy the sunrise over the dunes, possibly the best moment of Merzouga desert, followed by a typical breakfast in the bivouac of Merzouga, then you will ride back the camels, to meet you driver and travel from Merzouga dunes to Fes via the beautiful Ziz valley, Errachida and Midelt. Lunch on the way and short break to watch the monkeys in cedar forests of the middle Atlas close to Azrou city at “Gourrou forests”. You will continue to Fes, where your tour from Marrakech to Fes ends. For information Fes is considered to be the 4th largest city of Moroccan kingdom, it is devide into 3 sections (1:Ville Nouvelle built by French protectorate, 2: Fes El Bali or the interior of walls and ramparts and 3: Fes Jdid). In order to access to the medina of Fes, the main gate is Bab Boujeloud.
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