4 Days
Duration
Fes
Location
All Year
Dates

4 DAYS TOUR FROM MARRAKECH TO SAHARA DESERT AND FES

Starting City : Marrakech

Ending City : Fes

Overnight Stay :

1 night at Dadès valley in hotel

1 night at Merzouga(Erg Chebbi) in desert Camp

1 night at Merzouga in Hotel/Riad

Book this tour
1

Day 1

Marrakech – High Atlas – Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah –  Ouarzazate – Dadés Valley

Pick up from your accommodation in Marrakech at 8 o´clock in the morning, and depart to the High Atlas, subrange of moroccan Atlas mountains,  going through Tizi N´Tichka port with stops for panoramic views and taking pictures of the Berber small villages that camouflage in the landscape. Then we continue south to the ksar (fortified village) of Ait Ben Haddou where we will visit the famous Kasbah (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 Penélope Cruz…etc Free time for lunch in town. Then we continue to Ouarzazate also known as “The gate of the desert” that in berber language means “noiseless or without confusion”. Here we´ll see the Taourirt kasbah, one of the most spectacular ksars in Morocco.The next site to visit is the Rose Valley going through the big Skoura palm grove; a beautiful place to contemplate more than 700.000 palms and numerous kasbahs that are built in the surrounding area.  In this Valley damascenes roses are raised for cosmetic use such as the valued rosewater. The Rose Festival is held here annually in May, it is an important moussem for Moroccan culture. Finally we reach the Dades valley where we´ll spend the night.
2

Day 2

Dadés Valley – Todra Gorges – Merzouga – Camel Trek and overnight in the berber tent

After breakfast we´ll enjoy one of the most beautiful views of the Dadées Valley from one strategic lookout in the mountains, from there we can appreciate the great number of kasbahs and the scenic characteristics of each one. A very good asphalt road leads up the valley from the city of Tinerhir to the gorge and then to the desert.  After some stops on the way we´ll reach the Todra Gorges. The scenery is spectacular. Local people live in the area and can be seen in their adobe villages. Thanks to its rock sides with many uneven surfaces, these gorges are popular among rock climbers.After a short walk in the Todra gorges you´l have free time for lunch in Tinejdad or Touroug and then we continue our way to the desert to reach the spectacular dunes of Merzouga. We´ll take there a camel ride of one hour to our nomad camp located in the middle of a sea of dunes (Erg Chebbi). Before dinner we´ll see the sunset at the top of a dune for then sleep in a tent under a beautiful starry sky.
3

Day 3

 Merzouga Desert – Nomads Families – Khamlia Village – Erg Chebbi

This is a complete Desert day.  “Date with the sunrise”  If you are In the middle of the desert, it`s absolutely worth getting up early to contemplate the most spectacular sunrise you´ve ever seen at the top of a dune close to the camp and enjoy this landscape that is a gift of nature. After sunrise we return to Merzouga on the camels where a hearty breakfast is waiting for us.  Then we`ll skirt the Erg Chebbi, great extension of sandy desert where we can find  the Big Dune of Morocco. which has more than 250mts high. We continue then by the road that was formerly used for the “Paris – Dakar”  and ends in the mountains that limit with Agelia. 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 hole Erg Chebbi. 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 Desert – Ziz Valley – Cedar forests and monkey troupes of Azrou – Fes

After breakfast we start our 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 we make a stop and from this high viewpoint,  enjoy a magnificent  view of the valley and the town of Aoufous. We 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 we 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.  Ifrane feels misplaced in Morocco.  Thats why it´s named the moroccan Switzerland, and if that´s 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.

NB:

This tour can be customized for you, that is to say if you have any other specific places you want to visit in the same itinerary,we will be glad to take you there. Not only that, but also, we provide you the insurance, which means you will be under our protection during your trip. Your flight is in another city, or you have another destination you want to go when your trip finishes in Marrakech, well just let us know to customize it for you.

TRAVEL CONDITIONS

Accommodation in charming hotels. To see hotels, contact us and we send the links.

THE PRICE INCLUDES
Pick up and drop off at Marrakech – Airport or hotel.

Transport 4×4

Driver / guide who speaks English/French/Spanish  at your disposal throughout the trip.

Fuel

Hotels in half pension (breakfast and dinner)

Trip by camel through the desert

Night in Berber tent in the desert with breakfast and dinner.

NOT INCLUDES
x Flights
x Meals
x Drinks
x Tips

Book this tour

For more information contact us at skymorrocotrips@gmail.com.

Book this tour

Tour Reviews

5.00 based on 2 reviews
July 15, 2019

Descubriendo otras culturasEstábamos planeando este viaje con mis amigas y nos recomendaron el tour de Marrakech a Fez para descubrir y ver más en profundidad la realidad de Marruecos y su encanto. Fue todo un acierto! Haussin nuestro guía y compañero, nos vino a buscar a Marrakech y nos acompañó durante todo el viaje. Las horas en coche nos pasaban volando mientras nos hablaba de su cultura, su filosofía, de los sitios que iríamos a visitar…Nos enseñó sitios maravillosos, y paisajes que siempre recordaremos. Sitios sencillos pero maravillosos. Sin duda es uno de mis mejores viajes. Repetiria mil veces! Lo recomiendo al 100%.

July 15, 2019

Experiencia 100!
Fue una experiencia única! Estuvimos muy bien atendidas durante todo el viaje, Hassan nuestro guía nos hablo de todos los sitios que visitamos y nos hablo de la gente y cultura de Marruecos. La estancia en el desierto fue muy còmoda, y durante el viaje vas sin prisa y a gusto. La organización es buena y fàcil. No te van a dejar nunca colgad@, no tengo ninguna queja la verdad. Repetiria sin pensarlo, y lo recomiendo totalmente si buscas maravillarte con lo mejor de Marruecos, y además bien acompañado/a por alguien que lo conoce muy bien.
Gracias por todo, volveremos! 🙂

Leave a Review

Rating