5 Days / 4 Nights, Marrakech To Fes Desert Tour – Via Erg Chebbi Dunes
This tour of 5 Days/ 4 Nights from Marrakech to Fes takes you in a wonderful journey through the high Atlas Mountains, Berber Villages, Kasbahs, Gorges, Canyons, Sahara Desert (Erg Chebbi dunes), Desert Villages, Middle Atlas Mountains and Cedar forest.
Day 1: Marrakech – Tizi N’tichka Pass – Telouet – Ait Benhaddou Kasbah – Ouarzazate
Today, we pick you up from your Hotel in Marrakech, and departure to Telouet over the mountains of high Atlas passing through the Tizi N’tichka pass (2260 m in altitude), visit the Kasbah of Pasha Glaoui in Telouet and stop for lunch in a local restaurant.
In the Afternoon we will drive to Ait Ben Haddou along the Ounila valley with its Berber villages. You will visit the Kasbah of Ait Benhaddou then continue to Ouarzazate. Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Ouarzazate.
Day 2: Ouarzazate-Skoura-Kelaa M’gouna(Roses)-Dades Gorges-Boumalne-Tineghir-Todra Gorges.
This morning after breakfast in the hotel, Leaving Ouarzazate towards Skoura where we will visit the Kasbah of Amredil, a beautiful Kasbah situated in the palm groves “Route of one thousand Kasbahs”.
The journey continues through the Valley of Roses then cross the off-road with the possibility to visit nomad family living in caves.
You will visit the Dades Gorges and see the rock formations. After that heading to Boulmane Dades and have a break for lunch.
In the afternoon, we continue to Tineghir then to Todra Gorges to enjoy its marvelous views of Canyons.
Dinner and overnight in a hotel.
Day 3: Todra Gorges – Tinejdad – Touroug town – Erfoud – Erg Chebbi (Merzouga: Desert).
This morning, you will walk around the Palm Plantations and enjoy the panoramic views of Todra River. Later on, we drive toward Tinjedad for a lunch meal on a local restaurant.
You will pass by several villages such us Touroug (Berber village) and El-Jarf before reaching Erfoud. You will visit a local fossil craft workshop.
After that you will continue to the captivating dunes of Erg Chebbi, these dunes are called also Merzouga Dunes. Arrive to the hotel and get ready for a camel trek for an hour and half to enjoy the sunset. While on the back of your dromedary, you will continue to the camp or an overnight in traditional nomad tent.
Dinner and spend the night in a bivouac in the middle of the dunes.
Day 4: Merzouga – Hassi labied – Khamlia – Nomad family – fossil Site – Tour of the dunes
Wake up early morning to enjoy the sunrise on the top of the dune in the Sahara Desert then have your breakfast. After these beautiful moments, you will ride your camel back to the hotel where you can shower.
You will have a tour of the dunes on 4×4 allowing you to visit the black volcanic rocks of fossils, visit a nomad family living in tent, visit to Khamlia village and entertainment of their spiritual music of Gnawa, and visit the lake Dayte Sarji that forms in springtime which attract pink flamingos and wildlife. Then you will have a break for lunch in Merzouga or Hassi Labied.
After lunch you will see the canal irrigation system and have a walk on the oasis located on the foot of the dunes. Continue to your hotel for shower and relax.
Dinner and Overnight in a hotel.
Day 5: Merzouga – Rissani – Erfoud – Errachidia – Midelt – Azrou – Ifrane – Fes
Today you will travel to Rissani and investigate the local market (Souks). Later on, you will depart to Errachidia via Erfoud, Aoufous and the valley of Ziz then stopping for a panoramic view of the oasis of Aoufous in the Tafilalte region.
Continue to Midelt across the pass of Tizi N’talghamt and have lunch break. After lunch you will be driven to Fes (the medieval city) via the Cedar forest near Azrou and the mountain of the middle Atlas with the possibility to see the Barbary apes (monkeys). You may have a stop in Ifrane (Known as the Switzerland of Morocco) before arriving to Fes.
Drop you off in your provided address in Fes.
About this tour price :
The price includes a package and it is based on many factors, such as the number of people, accommodation choice and season.
To secure one of our tours We require a deposit. We will provide you with more information concerning sending the deposit once you choose to book with us.
About what is included and excluded from the price:
- +Private Transportation: comfortable 4×4 vehicle air-conditioned/ Mini-bus for large groups + Fuel.
- +Professional and well-experienced Driver Speaking English or a Driver+ a personal guide.
- +Accommodations in clean Auberge and Kasbah): We have a selection of accommodations, and to give more options to our clients, we have 3 categories from standard to higher range. To see the Hotels/Riads/Camps we use, please visit our Accomodation page.
- +Camel Ride to watch the sunset and sunrise along with Desert guide.
- +Overnight in nomad desert bivouac (a night in a traditional Berber tent in the middle of the dunes)
- +Dinners and Breakfasts (Vegetarian food always available)
- +Stops whenever it is possible for photos, shopping, toilets…
Price doesn’t Include:
- –Admission fee: All entrances fees to all sites and monuments on tour (Example: Kasbah Ait Benhaddou: 1EUR per person+5EUR for the local guide)
- –Lunch meals: Can be taken in good local restaurants along the way.
- –Beverages and drinks.
- –Tipping Driver/Guides
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