Day 1: Fes – Ifran – Ziz Valley – Erg Chebbi
Our chauffeur going to pick you in Fes at the agreed meeting place to start your 3 day adventure tour to the Desert which finishes in the old Medina of Marrakech. The road south takes us through some breathtaking landscapes; from the alpine towns of Ifran and Azrou, to the cedar forests where the Macaque monkeys live and pass through mountains and oasis, gorges and hills. We are going to drive down to the city of Midelt where we going to stop for lunch. Heading south through the path of Tizi n’Talghemt, the formidable Ziz Valley will be on the right side all the way to the sahara with its numerous palm trees, clay kasbahs and villages. As we arrive to Errachidia, you are going to see the variation that uncover the draw near the desert. We are going to pass through Arfoud and Rissani and at last arrive to Merzouga with the golden like dunes of Erg Chebbi. A warm welcoming glass of mint tea will be waiting for you as the camels are being prepared to escort you for a ride off to the distant dunes and your camp. You will spend the night under the sky stargazing over the stars, a nomadic evening with mouth watering home-cooked food and music .
Day 2: Merzouga – Todgha Gorge – Dades Gorge
You will be woken early in the morning so you can experience the beauty of a desert sunrise and the amazing silence of the Sahara. You will then ride your camel back to your accommodation where breakfast will be waiting and a hot shower to freshen you up for the day´s adventure. This is a wonderful time to experience the silence and the changing colours as the sun rises on the dunes. We will pack up and leave the Desert as we drive to Tinghir and the impressive gorges. Todgha Gorge is 300 metres of vertical rock, one of the narrowest in all of Morocco; it is a favourite spot for hikers and climbers who come from all over the world. We will have our lunch break here so you have time to enjoy it.After lunch, we will continue our journey along the Dades Valley, from there we will drive up into the Dades Gorge; this is a unique place where the rock formations look like fat monkey fingers and where rose coloured ancient kasbahs look like majestic sand castles. We will spend the night in a hotel in the heart of this amazing location.
Day 3: Dades Gorge – Ait Benhaddou – Marrakech
After a breakfast with typical local homemade breads, we leave this gorge of crazy rocks and continue along the Dades Valley to reach Kelaat M´gouna, the city of Roses, where we will make a stop so you can see the products that are made from the precious Damascus Roses that grow in these valleys. Then, on to Ouarzazate; the Hollywood of Africa. After lunch, we will go to visit the famous Ait Benhaddou, location of so many blockbuster movies and UNESCO world heritage site. This fortress Kasbah is one of the largest in all Morocco. We continue our tour and start the journey up through the High Atlas Mountains, crossing the highest drivable pass at Tizi n´Tichka which stands at 2260 metres of altitude. The road winds its way down, passing Berber villages and farmland, orchards and rivers until we reach the plains below and the Medina of Marrakech.
- Private 4×4 vehicle with air conditioning including fuel
- Experienced, English speaking driver
- Camel Trek to overnight in nomad desert bivouac with guides
- Private tent with varying amenities
- Dinner and breakfast
- Free time to explore the sites like Ait Benhaddou kasbah, walks, canyons, breaks for photos.
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