Morocco desert trip from Fes to Merzouga 3 Days
Morocco desert trip from Fes to Merzouga dunes overview:
3 days / 2 nights Morocco sahara desert trip from Fes to Marrakech via Merzouga sand dunes including overnight in sahara desert camp and camel trekking offering riders to come in close contact with the local people residing in nearby desert areas and get a chance to interact with nomads.This is probably a lifetime opportunity for the riders to acquaint themselves with local traditionnel customs and appreciate the tough life that these people lead.
Morocco desert trip from Fes to Merzouga sahara desert Highlights :
Drive through Tizi n Tichka Pass 2260 meters altitude in the High Atlas Mountains
Visit UNESCO World Heritage site Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou.
Explore the UNESCO world heritage site of the Taourirt Kasbah and Film Studios in ouarzazate.
Drive along the Valley of the Roses and the road of 1001 Kasbahs
Enjoy beautiful scenery of the Dades gorges and Todra gorges
Camel trekking across the dunes of Erg Chebbi in Merzouga sahara desert
Overnight in a Berber camp
Visit the amazing cedar forest and wild monkeys in Azrou
3days / 2 nights Morocco desert trip from Fes to Merzouga Dunes itinerary:Day 1:
Fes – Ifran- Azrou – Midelt – Errachidia – Erfoud – Merzouga
3 days and 2 nights Morocco desert trip from Fes to Marrakech via Merzouga sahara desert starts at 7:00 am by crossing the plains of Saiss towards the Cedar forests of the Middle Atlas Mountains past Ifran and Azrou to Midelt, where you will stop for lunch. Carry on crossing Ziz River driving past thousands of sky-scraping palm trees and fortified Kasbahs to Erfoud, then to Merzouga and Erg Chebbi, where you will ride camels to see the sunset over the dunes and spend the night in the desert camp. We will have a traditional tagine dinner, drink delicious mint tea, listen to traditional berber music while watching the stars and the rising moon in the amazing sahara desert. Overnight at your sahara desert camp.Day 2:
Merzouga – Tinjdad – Tinghir oisis – todra gorges – Dades gorges :
Wake up early morning to enjoy the sunrise over the dunes, possibly the best moment of Merzouga desert, than you will ride your camel back to the hotel where you will have shower and meet your guide.
The road trip will feature one beautiful scene after including the stunning oasis of Tinghir where you will be able to take a walk along Todgha river bank visiting Berber villages and learning about the life style of the local inhabitants before you visit the magnificent Todgha Canyons and have lunch on the spot.
In the afternoon, drive along the Kasbah road to Dades Valley where you will have the opportunity to visit one of the fortified Kasbahs before you arrive to your hotel in Dades Gorges.Day 3:
Dades gorges – roses valley – Ouarzazate – Ait benhaddou – Marrakech
After breakfast, drive along the Valley of the Roses to Kalaa Mgouna where you will have the opportunity to visit one of the Rose water cooperatives and learn how the locals prepare rose scented perfumes based on distilled rose water.
We continue to Ouarzazate by Skoura oasis famous for its date palm trees, then to Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou where you will have lunch before a visit of the Kasbah, a UNESCO world heritage site, that has been used as a set for various Hollywood movies, fashion and commercial shooting.
In the afternoon, we begin our road trip through the Atlas Mountains past Tizi Ntichka Pass passing by various Berber villages with houses built with stones and mud. You immediately notice that life here never changed centuries ago !! and most of the locals are shepherds. We arrive to Marrakech late afternoon .
English speaking driver
Pick up and drop off at your hotel
Air conditioned minibus or 4×4 jeep.
Dinner & breakfast are included in the hotel at Dades Gorges.
Dinner & breakfast are included in Merzouga desert camp.
Cameld rides & overnight in a private nomad traditional tent.
Shower facilities are available.
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