4 Days tour to Fes via Merzouga from Marrakech

Morocco Tours Departure From Marrakech

Introduction :

During 4 days you will explore the main oldest imperial cities of Morocco, Fes and Marrakech, You will travel from Fes through the beautiful landscapes of the middle and high atlas mountains to reach Merzouga where you will ride camel and experience an overnight in the desert camp after assisting to a beautiful sunset over the sand dunes; as well as the great world heritage Kasbahs in Ouarzazate and the gorgeous great canyons of Todra and Dades gogres, ...

Highlights :

  • Discover the fortified unesco Kasbahs in Morocco
  • Cross the Erg Chebbi dunes on a camel for a beautful sunset
  • Venture in camel between the hidden sand dunes of Erg Chebbi
  • Overnight stay at a Berber desert camp at Erg Chebbi
  • Stroll the old medina of Fes and Marrakech

Program details :

1 Day 1 : Marrakech – Tizi n'Tichka - Ait Ben Haddou – Boumalne Dades

Pick-up will take place at your hotel or riad in Marrakech, you will drive across the High Atlas Mountains, sub-range of moroccan Atlas mountains, going through TiziN´Tichka port and reach an altitude of 2260 m(7414.698ft) with stops for panoramic views and taking pictures of the Berber small villages that camouflage in the landscape, then drive to the Kasabah of Ait Ben Haddou(declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1986). Famous films have been shot in this spectacular stage, including Gladiator, Obelix, The Mummy, The Jewel of the Nile, Sahara with Penelope Cru…. Instantly recognizable as the setting of various Hollywood epics, it’s also a popular backdrop for photo shoots with international fashion magazines and agencies. You will walk to the Kasbah to explore its building and history and will be an opportunity for you to take some beautiful picture from the top hill location of the Kasbah ,Free time for lunch in the same village. After that you will drive to Ouarzazate, known as the “Gate of the Sahara.” Following lunch at leisure, continue to the BoumalneDades via the Valley of the Roses. Upon arrival at BoumalneDades, take the back roads through the Dades Canyons, passing stunning rock formations and fortified Kasbahs along the Dades River. Continue to your hotel for dinner and an overnight stay. Distance: 310.0 KM = 192.6 MI

2 Day 2 : Boumalne Dades – Todra Gorges – Merzouga (Camel Ride)

After having your breakfast at your hotel, you will through drive the city of Ouarzazat (Road of 1001 Kasbahs) to the small oasis town of Tinghir. Then you will continue through the Todgha Gorges, pausing for some free time to walk in the canyons , after that you will enjoy lunch. You will continue driving to Erg Chebbi Dunes where you will meet your camel caravan. Then, experience the Erg Chebbi dunes on the way to the Camp , you will have an opportunity to watch the sunset. You will get to your desert camp before nightfall, and enjoy an authentic Moroccan dinner under the stars or in the restaurant, while your nomad hosts will provide the entertainment around a camp fire with the beat of their drums, Jambi and metal castanets. Distance: 252.3 KM = 156.8 MI

3 Day 3 : Exploring Merzouga & Visit the Nomads

You will wake up early to watch the sunrise before breakfast. You will meet with your driver and you will start exploring Erg Chebbi and the area, you will drive through the road that was formerly used for the Rally “Paris – Dakar. Stop at Tissardmin oasis where we can find fossil quarries still present in the area, we continue then by a road where we can see nomad settlements and learn their secrets and manners. The next stop will be at a viewpoint to contemplate the whole Erg Chebbi. Then you will continue driving through some Berber villages. Then you will reach the village of HassiLbid where you can walk in the oasis where there are wells of water still working till nowadays, in which the source of water is under the sand dunes. We`ll reach then Kamilia Village, originally from Mali, where we´ll take a relaxing cup of tea meanwhile we listen to a concert of the spiritual music of Gnawa. Transfer to your accommodation and free afternoon to enjoy the town or the dunes next to the hotel to see the sunset. Dinner and night in the hotel.

4 Day 4 : Merzouga – Ziz Valley – Cedar Forest – Fes

After breakfast, you will we start your last day to the north through the Tafilalet palm grove, the biggest in the world. You´ll see thousands of palm trees along the 20km of road. This way leads us to the Ziz valley, which river comes down from the high Atlas and feeds the palm grove. Here you will make a stop and from this high viewpoint, enjoy a magnificent view of the valley. Then you will drive through the “Camel Pass” 1907 m= 6256.562 ft , in the High Atlas Mountains . You will make another stop in Midelt, just in the heart of the Atlas where you´ll have free time for lunch and rest for a while. In the afternoon you will continue our way through the Cedar Woods where, if we are lucky, we´ll see some monkeys. The next place we´ll visit is the city of Ifrane, situated in the northwestern slope of the Middle Atlas at 1630 meters above the water level. Its broad avenues, its urban development with perfect cleanness, the gardens, the green areas and its architecture make this city look like a swiss town. Ifranefeels misplaced in Morocco. That is why it is named the Moroccan Switzerland, and if that is not enough it has an important ski resort, Michlifen, About 6 pm we arrive at Fez, transfer to the hotel, and end of our services. Distance: 466.9 KM = 290.1 MI

Included :

  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Transportation by Air-conditioned 4×4 or mini-bus
  • English-speaking driver
  • 1 night accommodation in Boumalne Dades (Dinner & Breakfast)
  • Camel trek in Merzouga sand dunes at sunset and sunrise(Camel per each)
  • 1 Night accommodation in a Berber desert camp with Dinner & Breakfast
  • 1 night accommodation in a Hotel in Merzouga or the area (including Dinner & Breakfast)

Not included :

  • Lunch.
  • Drinks.
  • Tips.
  • Personal expenses.

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4 Days tour to Fes via Merzouga from Marrakech
4 Days tour to Fes via Merzouga from Marrakech
4 Days tour to Fes via Merzouga from Marrakech
4 Days tour to Fes via Merzouga from Marrakech
4 Days tour to Fes via Merzouga from Marrakech
4 Days tour to Fes via Merzouga from Marrakech