Day 1 : Fez - Azrou - Midelt - Merzouga
After pick-up from your hotel in Fez we will travel into the
mountains to a region known as Imouzzer, blanketed
by forests of cedar, juniper and cork oak.
The area is well known for its
abundant wildlife, and we may see many types
of birds, wild boards and Barbary apes on
our scenic drive. Then, the road will start
climbing into the Middle Atlas Mountains
where we may see slopes dotted by the tents
and goat herds of nomadic Berbers who call
this rugged region home.
After lunch in Midelt, we continue to
the wide flowing Oued Ziz Valley. Passing
many Kasbahs and palm groves we slowly start
approaching the first dunes of Merzouga. We
will spend the night in a hotel right on the
outskirts of the desert.
Day 2 : Merzouga - Rissani - Erg
Today we will explore a region of
desert landscapes, but will start with a
visit to the seasonal lake of Dayet Srji,
where we might encounter pink flamingos.
The desert against the lake provides
a beautiful contrast.
We will also visit the Khamila village,
where we listen to the Gnaoua music, a style
typical in the region.
Then, explore the ancient city of Rissani,
which thrived from the 8th to 14th century
due to the caravan routes. Here you will
have the chance to visit the famous market
that takes place 3 times a week.
In the afternoon before the sunset we
will get set to cross the desert landscape
with a camel trek for about 2 hours to reach
in the desert for the night. We will spend
the night in the sand dunes of Erg Chebbi in
Gorge - Dades Gorge
Day 3 : Erg Chebbi -
After breakfast and a stunning
sunrise we return to Merzouga on our camels
for breakfast and to shower.
Today we will be exploring the region of
many dotted Kasbahs, palmeries and gorges
creating photographers paradise.
We will visit the Todra Gorge, the highest
oasis in Morocco, with walls of 1000 feet
and a mere 20 meters apart at their most
narrow point. We will end our day in another
spectacular gorge of Dades, lined by red and
mauve rock that towers high above the road.
Day 4 : Dades Gorge - Rose Valley -
Ouarzazate - Ait BenHaddou
This morning we will descend into the
Rose Valley , home to beautiful scents
especially during April and May
when the roses are in bloom. After our
visit, we will follow the road of Thousand
Kasbahs to the Skoura Oasis,
lined by palm groves.
Here we visit one of the Kasbah,
Amerhidil, once an important Kasbah in
Moroccan history. Then we arrive to the
developing city of Ouarzazate.
We will have the chance to visit the
and a center Kasbah of this town, Taourirt.
We will spend the night at Ait Benhaddou .
Day 5 : Ait Ben haddou - Marrakech
In the morning we will visit the
unique and well-preserved Kasbah of Ait
BenHaddou. We recommend
a walk through the winding streets of the
Kasbah for awe-inspiring views.
The Kasbah is quite extraordinary
and it is no surprise that it has inspired
many films and directors. After our visit it
will be time to cross the High
Atlas Mountains on a dramatic drive over the
Tizi Tichka Pass.
We will then drop you off at your
back in Fez, where our tour will end.