Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ouarzazate, sometimes known as “African Hollywood,” and take photos at Atlas, the continent’s second-largest studio.
Taourirt, Morocco, is home to a kasbah. Roses Valley is a town in Megna. Camel rides in Dades Valley lead to the Merzouga desert. Spend the night in a Berber tent in the heart of the dunes while on a visit to Erg Chebbi to meet Nomads. Berber hamlets The Rissani Markt will be passed on the way to Fes. Erfoud’s Ziz Midelt Valley The Middle Atlas Mountains, Azrou’s Cedar Forest, Ifrane’s, and Fes will all be visited.
TOUR FROM MARRAKECH TO FES OVER 4 DAYS:
Marrakech » Ait Ben Hadou » Ouarzazate » Boumalne Dades Day 1
Depart from your hotel or the airport in the morning for a 4-day journey through the Dades Valley from Marrakech to Merzouga. We will cross through the High Atlas Mountains as we go via the famed Tizi N-Tichka pass, which is 2260 meters high. Along the way, we’ll stop at the Ait Benhaddou Kasbah, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1987. It has appeared in several films, including Laurence of Arabia, Gladiator, Kingdom of Heaven, and others. Enjoy beautiful scenery with a range of colors and little Berber villages. We’ll stop at several vantage points so you can view and snap photographs. Then go to Ouarzazate, well known as “the entrance to the Sahara desert.” Before proceeding into the Dades Gorges and passing the magnificent Road of 1,000 Kasbahs, stop at the Kasbah Taourirt and Films Studios. Enjoy supper and spend the night in a traditional Riad or hotel upon arrival in Boumalne Dades.
Dades Valley » Todgha Gorges » Merzouga Sahara Desert Day 2
After a typical Moroccan breakfast, we will leave Dades and proceed to Todra Gorges. Enjoy a tour within the small canyon of the Dades gorges and snap photos along the valleys of around 300 meters high, a popular spot for mountaineers, before going along the road of 1,000 kasbahs towards the town of Tinghir and the Todra Gorge. After lunch at a neighboring restaurant, the drive continues to Merzouga Sahara Desert, where you will arrive in the late afternoon at the Erg Chebbi dunes. Take a one-and-a-half-hour camel ride to the middle of the desert, where you can also see the spectacular sunset from the top of the highest sand dunes. Spend the night in a Standard or Luxury Desert Camp under a beautiful, star-studded sky, savoring a delicious meal and dancing to the beat of Berber drums.
Trip to the Merzouga Sahara Desert on Day 3
Your camel guide will wake you up early in the morning so that you may see and enjoy the most amazing sunrise of your life. After breakfast, you’ll ride a camel back to your Merzouga hotel or riad, where your driver and guide will be ready to begin your off-road adventure excursion over the sand dunes. Take advantage of this opportunity to learn more about Merzouga. Begin your journey through Berber communities by visiting Khamlia, often known as the “black people” area. I was served a cup of tea as I was cordially greeted and listened to their contemplative Gnawa music. Experience nomad life as they live in tents with hundreds of camels and goats while viewing the breathtaking panoramic panorama of sand dunes. Explore some abandoned mines and a palm-fringed oasis. Go back to Merzouga. You are free to roam the streets of Merzouga at your leisure.
Day 4: Dades Valley, Ouarzazat, Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah, and Marrakech.
We’ll ride a camel to a nearby hotel so you can rest up after waking up early to watch the desert dawn. After breakfast at the hotel, we will travel via Rissani and Erfoud to Midelt in the Atlas Mountains. We may have lunch there before continuing on to Fes, where the journey concludes.