Route of the Desert – Marrakech to Fez 5 Days

DAY 1 – Ait-Ben-Haddou – Ouarzazate – Gorges of Dades

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We will pass by you to your Riad / Hotel at 8:00 a.m. and drive through the impressive mountains of the High Atlas making several stops to enjoy the beautiful views offered by the landscape. We will see Berber villages where you can take pictures and continue south until you reach the Kasbah Ait-Ben-Haddou. After exploring this UNESCO Heritage and a short break for lunch we will continue towards the Puerta del Desierto, Ouarzazate. Here you can visit the Atlas Studios and if we have time we can make another stop in Taourirt, an interesting fortified city.

Then we will continue through the Palm Grove of Skoura and arrive at the Valley of Roses.

ERG CHEBBI - MARRAKECH TO FEZ TOUR

If you visit in May you can see the beautiful plantations and also the famous Festival de la Rosa. After a free time for a cup of coffee we will continue towards Dades where we will spend the first night.

DAY 2 – Todra – Merzouga – Desert Camp

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After breakfast at your hotel we will go to a viewpoint where you will have an unparalleled view of the Dades Valley. We will continue and we will make another stop to take pictures until we reach the Gorges of Todra, where the landscape is simply spectacular. There they will have a free time to walk and interact with the locals before continuing to Touroug for lunch.

After lunch you will begin to feel the desert atmosphere when we start to enter the impressive dunes of Merzouga. We will leave you with a cameleer who will lead your camel ride to Erg Chebbi where you will contemplate one of the most beautiful sunsets you have ever seen in your life. Then they will continue on their dromedary until they reach the middle of the desert where a comfortable Haima will be waiting for them.

MARRAKECH TO FEZ TOUR-AIT BEN HADDOU

At the end of the dinner you can spend some time listening to Berber songs around a bonfire, and when all the lights have gone out you will have time to appreciate the incredible starry sky of the Sahara desert.

DAY 3 – Erg Chebbi – Nomads – Khamlia – Merzouga

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On the third day we invite you to wake up early in the morning so you can see the sunrise in the desert. After breakfast you will return to Merzouga on your camel so that we can start exploring the Erg Chebbi Dunes. We will take the road of the Paris-Dakar Rally that will take us to the Oasis of Tissardmin. Here you can pick fossil stones and we will continue our way to visit the nomadic fields. They will enter a real nomad tent and can share with them to learn a little of their customs and traditions.

Our next stop is the village of Khamlia, here you will have a nice time listening to the Gnawa spiritual music.

MARRAKECH TO FEZ TOUR-FEZ GATE

After lunch in the village we will take you to your accommodation and have the afternoon free to relax and watch the beautiful sunset in the nearby dunes. After dinner at your hotel you can walk under the stars and enjoy your last night in the Sahara desert.

 

DAY 4 – ZizBosque de los CedrosIfraneFez

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After breakfast we will head north towards the Palm Grove of Tafilalet. We will pass thousands of palm trees until we reach the Ziz Valley. Here they will make a stop to take pictures and enjoy the beautiful views before continuing on to Midelt for lunch and a little rest.

MERZOUGA -MARRAKECH TO FEZ TOUR

After lunch we will go straight to Bosque de los Cedros, where you will see curious and friendly monkeys. Then we will make a stop in Ifrane, a city that will certainly arouse their curiosity. Its gardens and Swiss-style houses will make them feel as if they had suddenly been taken out of Morocco and left somewhere in Europe.

Ifrane is also known as the Moroccan Switzerland and even has its own resort for skiing. After a cup of coffee and a free time to stroll around this beautiful city we will continue towards Fez. Dinner and rest in your Riad / Hotel.

DAY 5 – Guided Tour Fez

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After a delicious breakfast in your Riad / Hotel we will start exploring the city by Bab Boujeloud, the famous Blue Gate that will take us to Talaa Kebeera – a huge street with markets, shops and crafts that will transport you to another time. We will spend half of the day walking through the hidden corners of the Medina World Heritage Site of Fez. You can visit the Mausoleum of Moulay Idriss, The Fountains of Neijarine and the famous tanneries among many other things.

After lunch we will walk through the Mellah, the Jewish quarter and have the opportunity to visit one of the few active synagogues in Morocco.

ZIZ VALLEY - MARRAKECH TO FEZ TOUR

We can also visit the Jnan Sbil Garden to enjoy a quiet time surrounded by plants and a hidden lake. Our last visit in the afternoon will be to the well known ceramic factory where you will have an unparalleled view of the Medina of Fez. Once we take you back to your Riad / Hotel our services end.

 

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT

The Zagora desert in Morocco is small and you will not be able to see tall dunes as seen in the photographs. If this is what you are looking for we recommend taking our 3-day tour to the desert of Merzouga.

Included in the reservation of the excursion:

  • Private excursion, there will be no more people in the group.
  • Pick up at the hotel, riad, airport or wherever you want.
  • Transport in Toyota Land Cruiser 4 × 4 or Mini-bus.
  • Spanish speaking driver.
  • Accommodation in Riad or Kasbah in half board.
  • 1 night accommodation in a nomad camp in half board.Fuel, tolls and all expenses associated with transportation.
  • Camel ride to reach the camp.*

Not included in the reservation of the excursion:

  • Midday meals
  • Entrances to the monuments.
  • Drinks
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