FES TRIP TO MARRAKECH VIA MERZOUGA AND CAMEL RIDE :
We organize Fes guided tours to Sahara. Spend your nights in a desert camp as well as a local hotel with provided breakfasts and dinners.
DAY 1: FEZ TO MERZOUGA
Depart from Fez at 7am and begin your journey. Pass through Ifrane, a winter ski resort built by the French in the 1930's to resemble a Swiss village. Continue passing through the cedars forest in Azrou where you will see the monkeys then drive across the Middle Atlas Mountains. Most of the day will be spent winding your way through the beautiful forests, springs, jagged rock faces, and Berber villages as you cross the Atlas Mountains and begin to descend towards the Sahara Desert. Half way, you will stop for lunch in the town of Midelt, famous for its fossils and rocks, then continue towards Merzouga in the road. Stop to get a panoramic view of the a huge oasis of palm tree and reach to Merzouga in the afternoon. After having some mint tea, the guide and camels will be waiting to carry you across the sandy dunes of the erg-chebbi. Enjoy the beauty of the sunset on camel and after 1-hour, you will reach to the desert camp to spend night in a berber tent. At your desert shelter, your camels are hobbled and mint tea is served. After a wonderful dinner, watch the stars until you fall asleep.
DAY 2: MERZOUGA DESERT
After breakfast at your hotel, head out into the Erg Chebbi desert in a rugged 4WD vehicle. Soak in the otherworldly scenery of majestic orange sand dunes, black nomadic tents, and vast open terrain. Stop to have tea with a nomadic family and experience their daily life. Continue to the village of Khamliya where time seems to stand still. Have lunch either in Khamliya or at your hotel — it’s up to you. In the afternoon, join a camel caravan in time to catch the sun setting over the high sand dunes of Erg Chebbi, then stay overnight at a tent in a Berber camp.
DAY 3: MERZOUGA TO GORGES AND OUARZAZATE
After breakfast we depart for Ouarzazate, and we stop for lunch and walk into the Todra gorge. Travel through the Dadès Valley past dramatic escarpments and have a late dinner at your hotel in the Gorges or in Ouarzazate.
DAY 4: OUARZAZATE TO MARRAKECH
Enjoy breakfast, then we visit the town of Ouarzazate, including the Kasbah of Taourirt and the Atlas Studios movie studios, the largest and most famous of all Africa. Next, stop in ait ben haddou where you will arrive in time of lunch. Here, you may visit the famous Kasbah, declared UNESCO World Heritage and which was the scene of films like The Gladiator, Babel, and Lawrence of Arabia. Pass through the High Atlas and the Tizi-n-Tichka pass, along a road that climbs from the plains up to 2260m above sea level through small villages and waterfalls as well as the continuously changing landscape and colors of the beautiful mountains. Return to your hotel or riad in Marrakech at the end of the day.
DAY 5: MARRAKECH GUIDED TOUR
Breakfast, visit of Marrakech: Bahia palace, the Badi palace; Saadiens tombs, Majorelle gardens (residence of the French fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent) and Jemaa el Fna square, one of the world’s greatest spectacles. End of the tour
TOUR DEPARTURE AND RETURN TIME:
All Fes to Marrakech via Merzouga desert tours includes hotel pick up. Departure and return time on request of client , but usually we will start our desert tour in the morning and we return back on last day at around 7pm, we drop you off at your hotel.
5 DAY TOUR FROM FES TO MARRAKECH
VISIT THE UNESCO SITE OF AIT BENHADDOU
INCLUDES PRIVATE TRANSPORTATION, THREE NIGHTS ACCOMMODATION, BREAKFASTS AND DINNERS, AND THE CAMEL TREK.
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