Day 1: Marrakech - Rose Valley. Pick up from your Hotel in Marrakech in the morning and transfer to the verdant oasis of Dades Gorge via the High Atlas Tizi-n-Tichka mountain pass and the World Heritage Site of Kasbah Ait Benhaddou, one of Morocco's most spectacular ksour (dwellings) that once guarded the lucrative caravan route through the Atlas mountains. Continue through Ouarzazate and Kelaa Mgouna (Rose Valley) and leave the main route at Boumalne Dades. Drive along this oasis valley gorge of the River Dades past ruined hilltop Kasbahs, valley-floor gardens and the strange rock formations of the Tamnalt Hills. Includes: (D).
Day 2: Dades Valley - Merzouga. Transfer from Dades Gorge to Merzouga via the Todra Gorge (the highest oasis valley gorge in Morocco). Arrive in the desert where your guide and camels will be waiting to carry you across the sandy dunes of the Moroccan Sahara. Camel trek as the sun set across a desert landscape, for approximately 2 hours to reach your desert camp and home for the night: a traditional nomad tent. At your desert shelter, your camels are hobbled and mint tea is served. A simple meal of tagine is freshly prepared for you by your guide. Overnight in a Berber tent. Includes: (D).
Day 3: Merzouga - Fes. Rise early to greet the new day and, after mint tea and breakfast, return across the desert on your camels to shower and depart. Transfer direct from Merzouga to Fes along the Ziz Valley Gorge and via Azrou and the cedar forests. Includes: (B).
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