To enjoy the middle Atlas mountains, visit The Switzerland of Morocco ” Ifran Town” as well as walking in the largest Cedar forest in Africa, see and feed monkies. You will also see the impressive valley of Ziz. Moreover, you will explore the Sahara desert, visit nomads and ride camels in the golden dunes of Merzouga.Having a magic starry night in a camp in the heart of the desert.
Fes International Airport / Hotel
Fes – Ifrane – Cedar Forest- Midelt – Ziz Valley – Merzouga
We will pick you up from your hotel and travel to the Sahara desert via the middle atlas mountains. On the way, we will stop at Ifran known locally as ” Switzerland of Morocco ” due to its similarity to a Swiss alpine resort. We then head to the Cedar forest – largest one in North Africa- and home to barbary monkies, we’ll have an opportunity to feed them and take some fascinating pictures. We continue our journey admiring the beautiful Berber mud villages, countryside, and landscapes that nature offers us. Midway, we will stop for lunch. Then travel through Talghomt pass and Ziz gorges. After a while we will get to the impressive hidden oasis of Ziz Valley filled with palm groves, we will stop for panoramic views and time to relax and enjoy the oasis, then drive along the valley to arrive at Erfoud – the fossil town. you’ll have the possibility to see precious stones as well as fossils. The workshop using Marmar is open to visitors. Our 3 days fes desert tour will leave us to Sahara desert where you will spend your night in a hotel overlooking the golden dunes of Merzouga.
Sahara Desert Sightseeing – Camel ride – Camp
After breakfast, we will begin our 4 Days Fes Marrakech desert tour by an excursion for a half day in the Sahara to see the different parts of the desert. We will start by visiting the only lake in the desert then head directly to the middle of the Sahara desert where some nomads still live , we will sip a cup of tea with them and see how they live, then, after we take the route where Rally Paris Dakar used to race , then we get to Mifis mines , time to visit them . After, we head directly to Khamlia village that is inhabited by black Berber people originally from Mali, Niger …We will have a chance to listen to their music and dance. Lunch in the town ( Berber Pizza). Then, we set off to visit an impressive oasis on the edge of dunes. After a rest, you will ride your camels crossing the golden dunes. Your camel guide will stop for you to see the magnificent sunset on top of a dune, then continue to the camp where you will be welcomed by a cup of tea. After a delicious dinner, the fire will be lit and music will be played by nomads playing drums and entertain you under a starry sky full of stars and Galaxy.
Merzouga – Rissani – Todra Gorges – Dades Gorges
After enjoying one of the most beautiful sunrises in your life, you will ride camels back to meet your driver again. Leave the quietness of the immense desert and travel to the city of Rissani, once a major stopping place for the Saharan-caravans route; if it coincides the day markets which take place on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays we will have an opportunity to visit the souk – the largest one in the region. We then travel to Todra Gorges, a narrow vertical passage with vertical cliffs 300m high rising dramatically on each side, they are a popular destination for climbing lovers. Lunch in the town, then continues to Dades valley where you will see the fascinating rock formations known locally as ” monkies fingers ” as well as beautiful mud kasbahs; night in a hotel overlooking the valley.
Dades Gorges – Rose valley – Ouarzazate – Ait Benhaddou – Marrakech
Today, we travel to El Kalaa Mgou’na or Rose town where over 400 tonnes of rose petals are picked every spring to be processed into rosewater or exported to perfume industries. The festival of roses is held here every May. As we travel from Rose town to Skoura you will see so many kasbahs among the greenery of Dades valley. The small town of Skoura is surrounded by thousands of palm groves and the most beautiful kasbahs in southern Morocco are to be found here. Continue our journey to Ouarzazate ” Hollywood of Africa ” -with the biggest cinema studios in Morocco, then to the most famous, filmed and photographed kasbah of Ait Benhaddou – A Unesco World Heritage site – We’ll have free time to visit it and have lunch in the village. After we head to Marrakesh via high atlas mountains (2260), admiring the impressive mountainous views and special Berber villages set out dramatically on the mountain’s sides. Arrive in Marrakesh in the evening, drop you off at your accommodation, end of the 4 Days Fez Marrakesh desert tour
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