Depart early from fez you will begin your ascent We pass through Ifrane, a winter ski resort in a totally un Moroccan style built by the French in the 1930’s to resemble a Swiss village;we visit the cedars forest in azrou you will see the monkeys , drive across the Middle Atlas Mountains. 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 begin to descend towards the Sahara Desert.
Marrakech Via Desert
Please arrive by 07:45 AM for a prompt departure at 08:00 AM
Approximately 6:00 PM
.Hotel pickup and drop-off service
.Transport by an air-conditioned vehicle
.Breakfasts & dinners « Vegetarian are Welcome »
.Camel ride & overnight in desert camp
.Tips and gratuities
.Lunch and drinks
.Anything not mentioned in the program
Day 1: Fes – Ifran – Medilt – Merzouga
Depart early from fez you will begin your ascent We pass through Ifrane, a winter ski resort in a totally un Moroccan style built by the French in the 1930’s to resemble a Swiss village;we visit the cedars forest in azrou you will see the monkeys , drive across the Middle Atlas Mountains. 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 begin to descend towards the Sahara Desert. Half way, you will stop for lunch in the town of Midelt, famous for its fossils and rocks, then we continue towards merzouga in the road we will stop in a panoramic views to see the a huge oasis of palm tree we reach to merzouga in the afternoon, diner with Saharan music and over night in traditional Kasbah.
Day 2: Merzouga – Erg Chebbi
After breakfast and rest we will start A visit approximately half day in the desert to see the different faces of desert dunes with its black volcanic rocks, passing through small villages, where we will stop to listen to some Saharan Music in El Khamlia, ,you will visit the lake inMerzouga and the oasis ,you will have a small visit to rissani the first capital of dynasty alouite ,including some historical Kasbahs ,and the The famous Market ,you will have the opportunity to test the local food of the area the Pizza Berber ,after we will Take The 4×4 towards the Desert , After rest a mint tea the guide and camels will be waiting to carry you across the sandy dunes of the erg-chebbi,you will enjoy the beauty of the sunset on camel, after 2 hours you will reach to the desert camp to spend night in a berbre tent. At your desert shelter, your camels are hobbled and mint tea is served. After a wonderful dinner, watch the Stars,and overnight in the Berber Tent.
Day 3: Merzouga – Gorge Todra or Ouarzazate
Get up early, to watch the sunrise which just behind the Algerian border, which is about 50 km from Merzouga. We take camel back to the hotel .you will take shower, You’ll depart for Ouarzazate , traveling the rugged Road of a Thousand Kasbahs that rise up like turreted sand castles along this ancient caravan trading route. This area has long been a popular location for Hollywood films such as The Last Temptation of Christ, Jewel of the Nile, and most recently Hideous Kinky. The central region is one of the most exciting and romantic destinations of Morocco nestled along rich river valleys, palmeries and burnished mud-brick homes ablaze in vibrant color under the shelter of the blue desert sky. We stop for lunch and walk in todra gorge , We’ll travel through the Dades Valley past dramatic escarpments we reach Ouarzazate in the afternoon ,Diner and overnight.
Day 4: Ouarzazate – Ait ben haddou – Marrakech
After breakfast we will visit the town of Ouarzazate,including the Kasbah of Taourirt and the Atlas Studios movie studios, the largest and most famous of all Africa. From here we head to the Fint Oasis, near Ouarzazate.we stop in ait ben haddou we will arrive in time of lunch. Here we can visit the famous Kasbah, declared UNESCO World Heritage and which was the scene of films like The Gladiator, Babel, Lawrence of Arabia,we coutinue passing through the High Atlas and the Tizi-n-Tichka pass, along a road that climbs from the plains up to 2260 m above sea level passing through small villages, small waterfalls, through the continuously changing landscape and colors of these beautiful mountains.We reach Marrakech in the afternoon for the end of the trip.