TOUR ROUTE: THE 6-DAYS MARRAKECH TO FES ROUTE:
- Day 1: Marrakech » Tizi N’Tichka Pass » Aït Benhaddou » Ouarzazate.
- Day 2: Ouarzazate » Skoura » El-Kelaâ M’Gouna » Boumalne du Dadès »Tineghir »Todra Gorge.
- Day 3: Todra Gorges » Tinejdad » Erfoud » Merzouga.
- Day 4: Merzouga
- Day 5 : Merzouga » Rissani » Erfoud » Er-Rachidia » Midelt.
- Day 6: Midelt » Azrou » Ifran » Fes.
TOUR ITINERARY: THE BEST 6 DAYS / 5 NIGHTS, MARRAKECH TO MERZOUGA DESERT TOUR – VIA ERG CHEBBI DUNES: 2 nights in the desert:
Day 1: Marrakech » Tizi N’Tichka Pass » Aït Benhaddou » Ouarzazate.
Today, Meeting you at your hotel; we will pick up you and drive toward Ouarzazate across the Tizi N’Tichka Pass (2260 meters). Stopping along the way for photos and enjoying the panoramic views of the High Atlas Mountains along with Berber villages located alongside the road. You will also have a break for lunch on the way. Later on, continuing to the village of Aït Benhaddou where you visit the exotic Kasbah named after it. This Kasbah is situated on a hill along the fertile Ounila River; it becomes famous due to its role in hosting numerous films such as The Man Who Would Be King, Jewel of the Nile, Jesus of Nazareth, The Message, Lawrence of Arabia, The Mummy, and Gladiator. From here we head to Ouarzazate city where you may visit the Atlas films Studios and stopping to view the Kasbah of Taourirt. Dinner and overnight at a hotel in Ouarzazate.
Day 2: Ouarzazate » Skoura » El-Kelaâ M’Gouna » Boumalne du Dadès »Tineghir »Todra Gorge.
After breakfast at the hotel, you will depart toward Todra Gorges. You will visit the incredible Kasbah of Amerhidil located in Skoura Oasis where you will be mesmerized by the immense Palm Groves and beautiful sights of the Atlas Mountains. Continuing on to El Kelaa M’gouna (Valley of the Roses) and stopping for lunch. Later on, leave for the final destination Todra gorges passing by Dadès Valley (Valley of One Thousand Kasbahs), Boumalne, and Tinghir. You will have the chance to stop for a panoramic view of the river. Continuing on the road alongside the river to reach the gorges where you will spend the night. Dinner and overnight in the hotel alongside Todra River.
Day 3: Todra Gorges » Tinejdad » Erfoud » Merzouga.
Today, after breakfast you will walk/hike on foot to explore the surrounding area of beautiful gorges while enjoying the views of high rock walls (up to 300 meters). From here we leave to Tinjdad where you can have lunch then drive to Merzouga passing by Erfoud. You will view the Khatarat (Canal irrigation system) on our route. You may have a stop in Erfoud to visit one of the marble fossils Carriers before continuing to your hotel situated on the foot of the orange dunes of Erg Chebbi. Near Your Hotel, you will mount your Camel to reach the desert camp in the Oasis inside the dunes where you will spend the night, view the sunset, dine under the stars and sleep under Nomad Berber tent.
Day 4: Merzouga
Waking up by the call of your guide very earlier to witness the sunrise then enjoying breakfast. You will trek back to your hotel where you can have a hot shower and get ready for the excursion around Erg Chebbi dunes. This excursion gives you the opportunity to explore the surrounding desert by visiting the tiny villages and fossil Carrier in addition to the nomad Family. Back to your hotel and relax. Tonight you will enjoy the party, dinner enjoys local drum music, Overnight in the Hotel.
Day 5 : Merzouga » Rissani » Erfoud » Er-Rachidia » Midelt.
This morning is spent at leisure; you can check into the hotel and relax or go and explore the surrounding of your Hotel. After lunch, we will travel to Midelt via Rissani, Erfoud, Erachidia, Rich, Tizi N’Talghom Pass (1907m). You will have a short visit to Zawiya Moulay Ali ash-Sharif; you may also wander in the souk of Rissani. Continuing on our drive toward Errachidia, our next stop is at the panoramic view of Aoufous Oasis. Later on, you will pass by Errachidia is known as a military city due to its numerous garrisons. We May stop at Barrage Hassan Adakhil for photos. In continuation alongside Ziz River, You will enjoy the beautiful scenes of the Ksours and Ziz gorges, you will pass by the French-built Tunnel Du Légionnaire( Zaabal). The trip continues through the middle atlas, you will cross Tizi N’Talghom Pass. Arrive at Midelt. Overnight in a Hotel.
Day 6: Midelt » Azrou » Ifran » Fes.
After breakfast, you will enjoy the great views of Jebel Aachi Mountain with snow-covered peaks. Leaving Midelt toward Azrou where you will have your lunch and exploring this Berber city. Later on, you will have the chance to view the old tree and meet the monkies in a cedar forest. From here we head to Ifran “The Moroccan Switzerland», you will see the stone lion and take pictures with it. You may have a visit to Al-Khawayn (Two Brothers) University. Continuing on our drive To Fes passing by Imouzar Kander. Arrive at Fes and transfer to the hotel of your choice.
TOUR PRICE INCLUDES: 6-Days Marrakech To Fes Desert Trips
- Private Transportation: AC & comfortable 4×4 vehicle, Mini-bus for large groups + Fuel.
- Professional and well-experienced Drivers/Guides Speaking English.
- Accommodations in clean hotels/riads/Auberge/Kasbah and Camps).
- Camel Ride to watch the sunset and sunrise on the dunes along with a Desert guide.
- Overnight in a nomad traditional Berber tent( standard camp) or Luxury desert camp (bivouac in the middle of nowhere)
- Dinners and Breakfasts (Vegetarian food always available)
- Stops whenever it is possible for photos, shopping, toilets…
TOUR PRICE DOESN’T INCLUDES:
- Admission fee: All entrances fees to all sites and monuments on tour (Example: Kasbah Ait Benhaddou: 1 EUR per person + 5 EUR for the local guide)
- Lunch meals: Can be taken to good local restaurants along the way.
- Beverages and drinks.
- Tipping Driver/Guides & staffs of hotels and camps.