Day 1: Fes to Merzouga via Ifrane Midelt and Atlas mountains.
After breakfast in your riad, you will leave Fes travelling towards
Ifran, a beautiful mountains village, referred to as "the Switzerland
of Morocco" and then on to Midelt. During this journey you’ll
experience glimpses of the Middle Atlas and Higher Atlas mountains.
Stopping at Azrou, a Berber village in the middle of the famous cedar
forest - the largest in Morocco – where you may well sight Barbary
apes. After sometime within the forest, your journey continues to
Midelt along the magnificent hills and mountains of the Atlas, after
Midelt town you will be travelling through the fascinating Tizi
Ntalghamt pass and the Ziz Gorge, taking in views of the High Atlas
plateau, you’ll notice how the scenery changes to reveal hints of the
desert as you approach the city of Errachidia, here you will have
lunch and enjoy the Berber hospitality. Afterwards, you will travel
along the luxuriant Ziz Valley, stopping for panoramic views along the
way to Erfoud and Rissani.
Arrive at Merzouga on the afternoon. You’ll be welcomed with a glass
of mint tea before you camel ride, guided by an experienced camel man
to explore within the golden sand sea of Merzouga. Dinner in front of
the tent where you will spend the night. (BDB).
Day 2: Merzouga to Dades via Todgha gorges and Tinghir.
Your camelman will wake you up early in the morning to watch what well
may be the best sunrise of your life. You’ll peacefully camel-trek
back to the village of Merzouga. Enroute you couldn’t fail to
appreciate the unique beauty of the spectacular Erg Chebbi sand dunes
- changing with the light as the day progresses. After breakfast in
the riad, you’ll leave for Rissani, Tinghir, and Todra gorges - the
highest, narrowest gorges in Morocco. After lunch in the heart of the
gorge we’ll drive through the Dades Valley, where you’ll see the
majestic sand castles and the amazing rock formations known as "monkey
toes". Overnight accommodation will be in a Hotel. (BDB)
Day 3: Dades to Marrakech via Ouarzazate Ait benhaddou Kasbah
and hight Atlas Mountains.
After your breakfast at the hotel,we will start the last day in our
trip driving via the thousand kasbah route, the rose vally, a visit
to Skoura oisis with it's authentic 17 century kasbah, a visit to
Taourirt kasbah (the former residence of the Glaoui), lunch in
Ourzazate, 4 hours drive via the tizi ntichka pass with stops along,
get to Marrakech around 6:00 PM.
- Private 4wd car AC with driver-guide and diesel included for 3 days.
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