DAY 1 – Ifrane – Cedar Forest – Merzouga – Desert Camp
We will pass by you to your Riad / Hotel at 8:00 a.m. and we will head south across the Middle Atlas until we reach Ifrane. This is a city that will make you feel out of Morocco – it seems more like a place in Europe than in Africa. They will have time to take pictures and explore the city for a while. Once they are ready we will continue to the Cedar Forest where they can interact with the cute monkeys of the place. After saying goodbye to your new friends we will go to Midelt for lunch and rest for a while.
After lunch we will cross the Ziz Valley and its immense palm grove – one if not the largest palm grove in the world. From here you will begin to feel the desert environment as the landscapes begin to change when we enter Errachidia.
We will stop to take some photos before arriving in Merzouga where the camel driver will already be waiting for you. Once they have learned to use the Moroccan turban they will climb on their dromedary and cross the Sahara to watch the sunset on top of a dune. Then they will go to their camp in the middle of the desert.
After dinner you can enjoy an authentic Berber show with drums and nostalgic songs around a campfire. To complete your magical night in the desert, all you have to do is relax and look up – there you will find the most beautiful sky with more stars than you have ever seen.
DAY 2 – Rissani – Todra – Dades Gorges
On your second day we invite you to wake up early and walk to the highest dune around the camp. There you can see how the sun slowly appears between two huge mountains. This is something not to be missed, we promise it will be worth it!
After breakfast they will return to Merzouga in dromedary. Once we are back in our 4X4 we will go to Rissani. Here you will really see another culture and if it is Tuesday, Thursday or Sunday you will also have the opportunity to take a walk through the huge market. Leaving this interesting town behind we will go to Erfoud where if you wish we will visit a fossilized marble factory.
We will continue our way crossing the palm grove of Touroug until we reach the Todra Gorges – a spectacular canyon that is quite popular among rock climbers. We will have lunch here and then have time to explore this wonder of nature.
Once they are ready we will leave for the Dades Valley where they can take some of the best photographs of their entire trip. Natural rock formations called “Monkey Fingers” leave many speechless since it is hard to believe that these stones are real. After dinner at your hotel you will spend a relaxed night watching the sky, we assure you that many shooting stars cross this beautiful valley!
DAY 3 – Ouarzazate – Ait-Ben-Haddou – Marrakech
After breakfast we will take you to a viewpoint where you can see the entire Dades Valley. After taking photos we will take the “Way of the Thousand Kasbahs.” We will make several stops to appreciate the beautiful landscapes and the Valley of the Roses. After passing the Skoura Palm Grove we will stop in Ouarzazate and visit the Kasbah Taourirt and the Atlas Studios. We will continue our journey until we reach the UNESCO World Heritage Site Ait-Ben-Haddou. We will explore this fortified city and then have free time to rest and have lunch.
After lunch we will start our journey to Marrakech crossing the High Atlas and the imposing Tizi n’Tichka. We will make several stops to take more pictures and arrive in Marrakech at approximately 6:00 p.m. Once we leave you at your Hotel / Riad we say goodbye and finish our services.
The Zagora desert in Morocco is small and you will not be able to see high dunes as seen in the photographs. If this is what you are looking for, we recommend you take our 3-day tour to the Merzouga desert.
Included in the excursion reservation:
-Private tour, there will be no more people in the group.
-Pick up at the hotel, riad, airport or wherever you want.
-Transportation in Toyota Land Cruiser 4 × 4 or Mini-bus.
-English speaking driver.
-Accommodation in Riad or Kasbah in half board.
-1 night accommodation in nomadic camp in half board.
-Fuel, tolls and all expenses associated with transportation.
-Camel ride to reach the camp.
Not included in the excursion reservation:
-Entrance tickets to the monuments.
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