Tour from Marrakech to Fes passing by Morocco Desert - 4 Days

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 ........

This trip is for 4 days from Marrakech and back to Marrakech and you will have option to extend your holiday in Morocco Desert as long as you want.

Pre-Trek Briefing:
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: Merzouga – Erg Chebbi – Gnawa Musicians – Khamlia – Merzouga
Today we will explore the desert region and the marvel that is the Erg Chebbi desert dunes. We will 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. We will 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 4: Camel Trek back to Merzouga – Erfoud – Errachidia – Midelt – Azrou – Ifrane – Fes
After an early sunrise ,we ride the camels backing to Merzouga, after take shower an breakfest we'll start our tour backing to fes. We stop on the road to enjoy having tea with a nomadic family before we passing through the High Atlas mountains again. We stop by a town called Midelt where we'll have lunch. This town is a very impressive mountain city at 1488 meters of altitude, well situated lower down the Jbel Ayachi (3737 m). In the afternoon we'll continue to the legendary city of Fes. Arrival to Fes which is the end of the trip.

What is Included

  • Air Conditioned Transport during your trip
  • English, French speaking Berber tour leader
  • One Night Camp in nomadic tent
  • Camel ride
  • One night Hotel in Merzouga to walk around sand dunes
  • One night Hotel in dades gorges
  • All meals
 

What is Not Included

  • Soft drink ( water....)
  • Personal travel insurance
 

What you need to bring ?

Good walking boots and socks

Comfortable shoes/slippers for camp/guesthouse

Trekking pants

Lightweight waterproof over-trousers / rain-pants

Underwear / Long johns / T-shirts

Fleece jacket or warm jumper

Lightweight windproof/waterproof jacket

Hat /Goggles (winter) and sunglasses (summer)

Lightweight thermal or fleece gloves

3 to 4 season sleeping bag

Walking stick

Day sack/backpack

Head torch / headlamp

Basic First Aid Kit - refer to trip dossier for details/p>

Ice axe and crampons (winter)

Water bottle or camel back (recommended)

Personal items (e.g. towel, sunscreen, wipes, toilet tissues, antibacterial handwash)

Small First Aid Kit including insect repellent, plasters, meds

Small rubbish bag to carry out what you carry in

Matches e.g. burn toilet paper

Trail snacks

Zip-Up bags for camera

Repair kit (eg. needle, thread, duct tap


Start Date End Date Cost Season
01 Mai 31 October Summer Book
01 November 30 APril Winter Book

All The Morocco Trekking tours are guaranteed to depart at minimum of 2 people. We reccommend you to book your trip as soon as possible. Availability : This trek is available throughout the year, From December to April Winter Offer and from May To November Summer Offer. You can start the trek on any date you wish. Available: Book this trip now as spaces are available. (However internal flights &/or special permits may still be subject to availability.) Limited Availability: Limited spaces are available so please click on the “Contact Us” link to enquire about the departure status. Closed Closed: This date is unavailable. Please click on the “Contact Us” link to enquire about other trip departure dates or booking this trip as a private departure.

Trip Facts

Duration: 4 Day(s)

Trip Grade: Moderate

Trip Cost: On request

Destination: Southern of Morocco

Best Season : All year round

Transportation :  Private Vehicle

Maximum Altituted:2,260 m/ 7414,698 ft

Group Size: Min 2 person, Maximum 30

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