We drive through the High Atlas Mountains via Tizi-N-Tichka pass ( 2260m altitude). Along the way we will see various Berber villages, arriving at Ait Ben-Haddou Kasbah, we will visit the panoramic Kasbah which is listed in the UNESCO World Heritage and has featured in more than 10 movies, including “Lawrence of Arabia” and “Gladiator”…, then head to Ouarzazate known as the Hollywood of Africa. Continue the route of the thousand Kasbahs to Kelaa M’gouna, known as the Valley of Roses, crossing the fabulous Skoura palmary, we will reach the Gorges of Dades, dinner and lodging in Hotel located in the Gorges.
After breakfast, we continue our way towards the fascinating Todra Gorges (15 km from Tinghir), where we will walk through an enormous walls of great beauty that reach almost 300m high, and offer a great opportunity for mountain climbers to enjoy the views of this stunning place. Afterwards, we cross the palm grove of Tinjdad, the palm grove of Touroug, towards the city of Erfoud with a stop to visit a local fossil craft workshop. After that we drive the way to the golden dunes of Merzouga (Erg Chebbi). After having a warm shower, you will be warmly welcomed by a cup of minty tea. Night in Hotel. Dinner and overnight at the Hotel.
In the morning, we will begin our trip with a drive to Khamlia village lived by black skinned people originally from Mali to enjoy some Gnawa music. Afterwards, we will drive through an off-road to visit a nomad family and discover their lifestyle. Then, we continue our way until we reach a shade of a typical “Acacia tree” to have lunch which will last for one hour and a half. In the afternoon, we will head back to the Hotel to have a cup of minty tea and relax to get ready for the camel ride to the camp in the heart of the desert, that will take around 1h: 30min enjoying the beauty of the dunes and attending an incredibly memorable sunset in one of the highest sand dunes in the desert for a high satisfaction and doing some sand boarding. After the dinner is served, you will enjoy some amazing Berber music with different dances under a starry sky. Night in Berber nomad tents.
We will make sure to wake you up early in order to watch the spectacular view of sunrise from the top of the dunes. Once again you will have the chance to enjoy the camel trek back to your Hotel. After taking a shower, you will be served a special Moroccan breakfast. We leave for Rissani where locals gather in a big huge Souk for trading all kinds of crafts, food and animals, then Erfoud with a stop to visit a fossil craft workshop. After that we continue the way through the Ziz Valley with its panoramic sceneries of palm groves and gorges, and passing by Medilt to arrive in Azrou where we will stop for lunch and enjoy playing with monkeys on the Cedar Forests. Afterwards, we continue our way via the beautiful city of Ifrane known as the Switzerland of Morocco, until we get to Fez known as the cultural capital of Morocco. Here we make sure you reach your accommodation in Fez.
End of your trip.