Sahara desert tour
DAY 1: FES – IFRANE – AZROU – MIDELT – ZIZ VALLEY – ERG CHEBBI DUNES
Pick up from your hotel in Fes very earelier and departure for the south of Morocco. You will have a stop in Ifrane, known as the switezland of Morocco to enjoy its beauty and to have a memoriable photos. After that you will head toward Azrou to see the monkies in the cedar forest. Continuing to Midelt for a lunch meal in a restaurant. In the afternoon, we will cross the pass of TIZI N TALGHAMT to reach Errachidia while admiring the views of Ziz gorges. Later on, you will have a stop for a panoramic view of Ziz valley. The drive continues to Erg Chebbi Dunes passing by Aoufous and Erfoud (the last is famous with fossils and dates) where you may want to visit a local fossil craft workshop. After that you will continue to the captivating dunes of Erg Chebbi, these dunes are called also Merzouga Dunes. Arrive to the hotel where you will spend the night. Dinner and breakfast in the hotel.
DAY 2: MERZOUGA – HASSI LABIED – KHAMLIA – NOMAD FAMILY – FOSSIL SITE – TOUR OF THE DUNES
This morning after breakfast in the hotel.You will have a tour of the dunes on 4×4 allowing you to visit the black volcanic rocks of fossils, visit a nomad family living in tent, visit to khamlia village and entertainment of their spiritual music of Gnawa, and visit the lake Dayte Sarji that forms in springtime which attract pink flamingos and wildlife. Then you will have a break for lunch in Merzouga or Hassi Labied. After lunch you will see the canal irrigation system and have a walk on the oasis located on the foot of the dunes. Continue to your hotel for relax.Arrive to the hotel and get ready for a camel trek for an hour and half to enjoy the sunset. While on the back of your dromedary, you will continue to the camp for an overnight in traditional nomad tent. Dinner and spend the night in a bivouac in the middle of the dunes.
DAY 3: ERG CHEBBI DUNE-ERFOUD -TINEJDAD -TODRA GORGES – BOUMALNE DADES
Wake up early morning to enjoy the sunrise on the top of the dune in the Sahara Desert then have your breakfast. After these beautiful moments, you will ride your camel back to the hotel where you can shower. We depart towards Tineghir passing by Erfoud and Tinejdad to have a break for lunch. In the afternoon, we will continue to Todra gorges via Tineghir. Stopping along the way for photos and admiring the views. Arrival to Todra Gorges to enjoy its marvelous Canyons views while hiking on foot. Later on, we drive to Boumalne du dades and stopping for a panoramic view of dades valley. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
DAY 4: BOUMALNE DU DADES-BOUTGHRAR -V ALLEY OF ROSES-KELAA M’GOUNA – OUARZAZATE.
This morning after breakfast in the hotel, We depart to Ouarzazate via Boutghrar, Kalaa M’gouna and Skoura . visit the dades gorges with its beautiful rock formations. Later on, take the piste that leads to nomad families living in caves. Have a break to visit a nomad family and Sip a cup of tea in their shelter. Later on we cross the piste and drive along valley of roses to reach Kalaa M’gouna where you will enjoy your lunch. In the afternoon, we drive to skoura and visit the 17th century Kasbah of Amridil. The journey ends in Ouarzazate. Dinner an overnight in a hotel.
DAY 5 : OUARZAZATE – AIT BENHADDOU -TIZI N’TICHKA PASS – HIGH ATLAS MOUNATINS-MARRAKECH.
Today after breakfast in the hotel. You will have time to visit the kasbah of Taourirt then another photo stop near the atlas film studios. After that you will visit the Kasbah of Ait Benhaddou and stop for lunch in a local restaurant in the village. In the Afternoon we will drive to the kasbah of Telouet and stop for a visit then we continue to the red city of Marrakech over the mountains of high Atlas passing through the Tizi N’tichka pass (2260 m in altitude). Arrival to Marrakech and Drop off in your accomodation.