Overview: 7 days from Marrakech to Fes desert tour
Explore the Merzouga dunes and discover an authentic desert environment, with visits to Kasbahs and Berber camps. Swap the bright lights for a star-lit desert landscape, and enjoy camel rides, off-road safaris and see nomads living in caves.
Day 1: Arrival in Marrakech.
Arrival in Marrakech. Free day to make contact with the place: one of the four imperial cities of Morocco. Famous for having numerous monuments recognized as world heritage sites, and its famous Jemaa El Fna square, where you can visit its different and characteristic neighborhoods, the modern city: Gueliz Hivernage Palmeraie, Mellah (Jewish Quarter)…. or walk the streets of the Medina, the Plaza Jemaa El Fna, which was the scene of numerous outdoor activities: jugglers, musicians, snake charmers, jugglers … to awaken all the senses with its multiple sounds, smells, flavors and colors that characterize it. Accommodation in Riyadh.
Day 2: Marrakech- Ait ben Haddou – Ouarzazate – Dades Gorge.
After breakfast we will take care of the Dades gorges of Marrakech, on the way we will cross the High Atlas mountains, crossing the Tizi n’Tichka, linking the road between many villages of Berber nomads who live in the area … Spectacular landscape that will take us to the Kasbah of Ait Benhaddou, famous for being the setting for more than two dozen films, including “Babel”, continuing to Ouarzazate through the journey through the Valley of Roses, reaching the Dades gorges, where the ” road of the thousand kasbahs ”, accommodation in the Dades Valley and dinner at the hotel.
Day 3: Dades Gorges – Todra Gorges – Merzouga Desert.
Breakfast at the hotel … We go to the Todra Gorge, a place where you can take a walk through its walls of the grand canyon of more than 200 meters high, to go out into the desert through the palm of Tafilalet. Arrive at the hotel at the foot of the dunes, where you can walk through the fine sand of the Erg Chebbi, relax and enjoy the beauty of its landscapes, in the afternoon, savor a delicious Moroccan dish.
Day 4: Excursion Merzouga Erg Chebbi Merzouga around.
After a good Moroccan breakfast, up to 4 × 4 to start the excursion in the dunes of Erg Chebbi, populated region of the sand desert: Among the many stops that we wait, we will discover how and where the traveling families of the area live, the oases Wild in the middle of nowhere and the spectacular landscapes of the desert and in small villages, the palm … Inevitable stop when passing through the village of Khamelia the people of Mali, who will make us enjoy a good concert of Gnawa music, while the delicious taste of tea… return to the hotel, we wait for the camels for more than an hour and a half, the path of threads between the dunes and in the heart of the desert to see the beautiful sunset. Enveloped by the great sand dune, and enjoying the music of the drums, the Moroccan dinner and the tea, you can see the immense sky of stars and sleep in nomadic tents.
Day 5: Merzouga – Rissani – zigzag path to the exit of the Middle Atlas Valley – Fez.
We get up early in the morning to see another great show in the dunes of the Moroccan Sahara: the spectacular sunrise. once again your camel to another route back to the hotel. Breakfast and shower, and headed to Rissani. We walk to where it is known as the most authentic and traditional souk in Morocco, and the largest in the south of the country, where all kinds of handicrafts, food and animals are traded. We continue to Erfoud, the ancient gateway to the desert, famous by the remains of the works, crossing the zigzag path until the exit of the impressive valley, with more than 18,000 palm trees, to reach Midelt was questioned for lunch and continue our way through Ifrane Fez (also known as the Swiss la Moroccan aesthetics of its buildings) arrive in Fez, and transfer to the hotel …
Day 6: Fez
Free day to explore the city of Fez Another of the four imperial cities. In Morocco it is considered as the religious and cultural center of the country. Its university, famous for the study of the Arabic language and Islam, is a point of passage for many Moroccan students … You will have time to walk and get to know its different neighborhoods, the new area or Fez el-Jdid, where the Mellah ( Jewish Quarter), the Ville Nouvelle (New Village) French area in the northwest of the city and, of course, the old Bali Fez, within the limits of the walls .you can stroll through the streets and feel transported to worlds of the past when potters, blacksmiths, artisans and donkeys loaded with products from different cultures coexist with tourists who pass through its labyrinthine streets.
Also famous for the tanners’ souk, you will be able to participate in the artisan process of medieval roots in which are the bright colors of the leather.
Day 7: Fez Airport
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight (must be the last day of the trip) this is the end of our 7 days desert tour from Marrakech to Merzouga desert.