In the morning after breakfast depart from you accomodation to Merzouga via Ifran Moroccan Swiss style of town, we will have a stop to have some coffee and a little glimps at the city. Then we will visit cedar forests, where we will pause for a while to enjoy seeing monkeys climbing the trees. Then Lunch is in Midelt, “the apple capital”, at the foot of the Ayachi Mountain. We continue over the Tizi-n-Talremt pass (an altitude of 1907 meters above the sea) through the Ziz Valley, which is particularly well known for its palm trees and the length of the oasis. Along the road, there are innumerable “Ksars”, small villages of individual houses. From there, we reach Er Rachidia and then Erfoud, famous for its date festival and fossils. Arrive at Merzouga where Morocco’s unique dunes, we will spend our night in a hotel with dinner and breakfast.
After breakfast we will start exploring the area, we will begin by visiting the village of black people originally from Mali to enjoy their traditional Gnawa music and the way they live. After that, we will drive to Miffis to meet Berber nomad families living in tents; they will offer a cup of tea. Our guide will be happy to show you around and explain how people live there. Before returning to the hotel, after a cup of tea, our leader will teach you how to mount and dismount and other handy camel-related safety tips then you begin exploring the mysterious sand-sea in Merzouga. Overnight at a Berber camp.
An early wake up in the morning to enjoy the fascinating sunrise, afterwards you ride back the camels to the hotel in the dune line, for a quick shower and breakfast. We say goodbye to the desert and start our new adventure. Along the way towards Erfoud, you will stop to visit the traditional market of Sijilmassa and possibly the Mausoleum of the founder of the Alaouite Dynasty of Morocco. This silent town was the ancient capital of Tafilalet and its location as a crossroads between north and south brought the city to an important status of a former major caravan center. We will arrive to the great canyons of Morocco Todra Gorges, situated beyond the central High Atlas Mountains. Here, the contrasting landscapes remind visitors of Colorado, with its high plateau, its gorges and great canyons and its peaks sometimes splintered by erosion. The area is populated by the Berbers. In addition, you can enjoy a hike among those fabulous canyons; you go along the road of 1000 Thousand Kasbahs, since there are enormous kasbahs on both sides of the road. Then you pass a town called Boumalne Dades, situated on the edge of Dades valley, which raises in the High Atlas Mountains, giving life to a huge Berber community by its rich agriculture. You will spend the night a hotel in the valley with dinner and breakfast.
Around 09am, we will go on a journey by feet to discover the canyon as well as the Kasbahs and nomads living in caves. There will be other activities. Moreover, in case you would love to take another adventure, we can organize a night in the caves with nomad families and see the simplicity of life in their eyes.
Today, we start our journey by visiting the biggest cinema studios of ”Hollywood of Africa”, Ouarazazate where so many movies were filmed such as : Games of thrones ,Prison break season 4…Ouarazazate is also home to the biggest solar power station in Africa, and famous by its handicrafts ( wooden gates, silver ,rugs…) as well. Later, we head to visit the famous Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou- the Unisco world heritage site- where many international movies were filmed ( Gladiator, lawrence of arabia, games of thrones…). Your adventure will continue through the breathtaking Tizi n’Tichka Pass (2260m) over the High Atlas Mountains where you will admire the special Berber villages before arriving to your Hotel in Marrakesh, end of our 5 days Fez Marrakech.
-Private A / C Vehicle, 4WD Throughout the tour + fuel
-Experienced English speaking driver
-Overnight with dinners and breakfast throughout the tour.
-Official guide for the whole tour.
– Local guide in Fes and Marrakech.
– Scarf for each person in the desert.
-pick up and drop off from your accommodation
-Camel Ride in the desert.
– Sand boarding in the desert.
-Luxury camp/standard camp in the desert