We will begin by picking you up from your Riad/Hotel in Fez and depart towards the desert through the amazing landscapes of Morocco via the Middle Atlas Mountains and passing by the beautiful city of Ifrane, the Switzerland of Morocco. On our way, we will make a stop in Azrou to enjoy playing with monkeys and Barbarian apes in the cedar forests and taking photos. Driving to the south through several villages, you will have the opportunity to see nomads living in tents by the side of the road. You will have free time in Midelt for lunch. In the afternoon, we will continue the way towards Merzouga Desert passing through the panoramic views of Ziz Valley and its gorges with stops to enjoy some memorable photographic shots along the way, then Erfoud with a stop to visit a fossil craft workshop. Afterwards, we continue the road until we reach the golden dunes of Erg Chebbi (Merzouga). After having a warm shower, you will be warmly welcomed by a cup of minty tea. Night in 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 mint 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 magnificent 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 enjoy a special Moroccan breakfast. We leave for Rissani where locals gather in a big Souk for trading all kinds of crafts, food and animals. Later, we will drive through the great palm groves of Touroug and Tinjdad before we get to Todra Gorges, a favorite place for mountain climbers, we will have free time for lunch in a café surrounded by rock walls and then enjoy the spectacular sceneries of its marvelous canyons with several stops for pictures. After lunch, we will drive through Dades Valley where you will walk along the valley and see fabulous rock formations. After that, we continue until we reach Boumales Dades to spend the night in a fancy Hotel.
After breakfast in your Hotel, we will continue our tour towards kelaa M’gouna known as the Valley of Roses and very famous for its annual Festival of Roses, we will have the chance to visit some nomads living in the caves along the Valley and have lunch in a local restaurant. Later, we will head to Ouarzazate crossing the great palmary of Skoura with a stop for photographic shots of panoramic views. When we arrive in Ouarzazate, we will visit the great Kasbah of Taourirt. Dinner and overnight at the accommodation.
After breakfast, we will drive towards the exotic Kasbah of Ait Ben-Haddou , 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 we leave for the impressive Kasbah of Telouet to have lunch in a local restaurant. In the afternoon, we will continue the way to Marrakech crossing the High Atlas Mountains via Tizi-N-Tichka pass (2260m altitude), with stops for taking photos of the panoramic views. Arrival in Marrakech in late afternoon, accommodation at the Hotel/Riad.
In the morning, we will explore the beauty of Marrakech “the Red City”. We will make sure you visit the important sightseeing in Marrakech, including Majorelle Gardens, Koutoubia Tower, the Saadian Tombs and Bahia Palace. After lunch at restaurant near Jamaa El Fna Square in the heart of the Medina, we will wander the souks and enjoy the rest of the day. You will have the chance to experience the Moroccan lifestyle during dinner in local restaurants in the heart of Medina. Overnight at the accommodation.
Breakfast and free time until the transfer time to the airport.
End of your trip.