Travel to the south of Morocco in a 4×4 to explore the Sahara desert and meet the local nomads in their homes.
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Travel to the south of Morocco in a 4x4 to explore the Sahara desert and meet the local nomads in their homes.
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DAY 1: FES – AZROU – MIDELT – ERFOUD - RISSANI - MERZOUGA:
Departing from Fez, you will begin your ascent through the Atlas Mountains where you will pass through Ifran, a winter resort with a style that has nothing to do with the Moroccan built by the French in the 1930s in the image of a Swiss town. Visit the cedar forest in Azrou and see the monkeys in the trees.
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 start descending into the Sahara desert. Half way, you will stop for lunch in the city of Midelt, famous for its fossils and rocks; then continue to Merzouga. On the road you will make a stop at a place with a panoramic view of a huge oasis of palm trees.
In Rissani you will change to a 4x4 vehicle to drive in the desert. You will arrive in Merzouga in the afternoon around 5:00 p.m., where your guide and camels will be waiting for you. After a short break, you will begin a camel ride through the Erg Chebbi sand dunes. See the desert landscape at sunset from on the back of the camel, and after two hours, you will arrive at the desert camp to spend the night in a Berber tent. In their desert refuge, camels are hobbled and green tea with mint is served. After dinner, gaze at the stars. Night in the tent.
DAY 2: MERZOUGA CAMEL TREK AND ERG CHEBBI EXCURSION:
Wake up early in the morning to enjoy a fabulous sunrise on the highest dune and a local breakfast of mint tea before your camel ride back to the village hotel for a shower and rest. You will then be taken to Risssani to visit the weekly local market where nomads and local people sell their animals and local goods. After lunch you will be driven through the Erg Chebbi dunes by 4x4 and you can explore the panoramic view of the black volcanic rock on the plains, with blue sky, mirages of water and changing golden dunes. Stop at Khamlia village for a cup of tea with the local people and enjoy spiritual Gnawa music. Night in the Sahara desert at the Kasbah hotel.
DAY 3: MERZOUGA CAMEL RIDE - TODRA GORGES - DADES GORGES
Get up early in the morning to watch the spectacular sunrise on the highest dunes and have mint tea with breakfast. You will ride a camel back to the kasbah hotel in the village where you can rest and take a shower before continuing to Rissani to visit the local market. Then you will cross the Anti Atlas and the Kasbahs to the Todra Gorges for lunch and a walk along the Tinghir River. In the afternoon you will continue to the Dades Gorges valley, known as the valley of the birds to spend the night in the beautiful Dades Gorges kasbah hotel.
DAY 4: DADES GORGES - OUARZAZATE - ATLAS - MARRAKECH:
After breakfast, you will continue to Ouarzazate passing through the Rose Valley and the oasis of Skoura. In Skoura you will take an off-road drive in the oasis, where you will have the opportunity to make a stop at the beautiful kasbah of Ameridil. You will continue to Ouarzazate to see the preserved kasbah of Tourirt. You will have lunch near the kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Visit the place the hill on which it is located, next to the Oued el Malah river. This beautiful example of southern Moroccan architecture has been used as a backdrop for more than 20 films, including Lawrence of Arabia, The Jewel of the Nile, The Mummy and Gladiator. You will continue your trip to Marrakech via the Tizi N' Tichka mountain pass while enjoying magnificent views of the High Atlas and the surrounding villages.
Fez hotel transfer and private tour in comfortable vehicle
Dinners and breakfasts as per itinerary
Experienced local driver
Camel ride in Merzouga
Accommodation in riads and Sahara camp
Lunches and beverages
Entrance fees to attractions, museums