3 Days 2 Nights
3 Days Marrakech Fes via Desert – enjoy the camel Trekking in Merzouga dunes, spend night in the desert camp.
DAY 1: Marrakech – Ait Benhaddou – Ouarzazate Or Skoura Palmary
Departure takes place in front of your hotel or riad in Marrakech towards Ouarzazate through the Tizi- N-Tichka pass (2260m) in the High Atlas Mountains. From Marrakech to Ouarzazate, you will enjoy a snaky road, beautiful landscapes with different colours and the Berber villages along the way between Marrakech and Ouarzazate, the doorway to the Sahara desert. The next destination is a UNESCO world heritage site since 1987 called teh Ksar of “Ait Benhaddou”. A few Berber families are still living in this fortified village and supported by UNESCO. Ait Benhaddou Kasbahs are one of many locations served as a natural decors for many movies which were shot in the area such as “Lawrence of Arabia and Jesus of Nazareth” Take a walk and cross the dried river with your guide to discover Ait Benhaddou and dominate the Kasbahs once you get to the top of the hill. Afterwards, you will head directly to Ouarzazate or Skoura where you spend the first night in a Moroccan typical hotel. Dinner and overnight in hotes riad gorge dades.
DAY 2: – Todra Gorges – Merzouga Dunes (Erg Chebbi)
After breakfast, departure from your hotel in Ouarzazate at 8 a.m., taking the road of 1000 kasbahs, you first get to Skoura palm grove where most of beautiful Kasbahs of the southern Morocco are located (Amerhidil Kasbah, Ait Abbou kasbah…). The next city is Kelaat Mgouna, a Berber city that celebrates the festival of roses each year, every first week end of May is an opportunity for locals to meet and sell the rose water and other products made from the rose. You will continue along the valley of roses until Boumalen Dades, another Berber village on the road of 1000 kasbahs. 45 km further, you will get to Tineghir with it’s beautiful palm grove, and Jewish quarter. You continue to the gorges of Todra, free time for lunch and trek along the canyons of about 300 m high. Afterwards you will leave to Erg Chebbi dunes in Merzouga Sahara desert. Enjoy a camel ride for 1h30 at the sunset to get to the oasis where the camp is located. Spend the night in the bivouac at Merzouga Sahara dunes under nomadic tents or outside under shooting stars. Play drums with the camel drivers. Dinner and overnight in Merzouga Sahara desert camp.
DAY 3: Erg Chebbi – Midelt – Azrou – Ifrane – Fes
Around 5h30 a.m, you will wake up to enjoy the sunrise over the dunes, possibly the best moment of Merzouga desert, followed by a typical breakfast in the bivouac of Merzouga, then you will ride back the camels, to meet you driver and travel from Merzouga dunes to Fes via the beautiful Ziz valley, Errachida and Midelt. Lunch on the way and short break to watch the monkeys in cedar forests of the middle Atlas close to Azrou city at “Gourrou forests”. You will continue to Fes, where your 3 Days Marrakech Fes ends.