Day 1 : Fes – Ifrane – Azrou – Midelt – Errachidia – Ziz Valley – Erfoud – Merzouga
Welcome in Arabic Marhaba
The adventure begins when we pick you up at your Riad or your hotel in Fez at around 8:00 a.m. We set of for Midelt through the Mountains and the cedar forests of the breathtaking middle Atlas. We pass by Ifrane, a charming ski resort town and Azrou, an important handicraft centre specialized in the work of cedar wood. After travelling over the Zad pass (2,178m/7,146ft) we will have lunch in Midelt. In the afternoon we will drive on to the small town of Erfoud via Errachidia and the Ziz valley which is dotted with palm trees. Our day will end in the desert town of Merzouga, where you will spend the evening in a hotel on the edge of the amazing dunes of the Sahara
Day 2 :Tour Around Erg Chebbi Desert & Camel Trekking – Merzouga
After breakfast, we will make a Tour of the local area, including: visiting 2 oases of Merzouga, passing through the Gnaoua village of Khamlia, looking at the mines of Mifiss, meeting of the Berber nomads of the desert, visiting the oasis of Tissardmine, and then returning to the hotel at around 3pm. There we will have camels waiting to take you into the beautiful Erg Chebbi Dunes, where you will watch the sunset and spend the evening in a bivouac (camp). You will enjoy a Berber dinner, and sleep in traditional Nomad camel hair tent. The silence and beauty of the Sahara will amaze you
Day 3 : Merzouga – Rissani – Erfoud – Touroug – Tinjdad – Tinghir – Toudra Gorges – Boumalne – Dades Valley – Dades Gorges
Sunrise in the Sahara is a lovely time for photographs. We will wake up early and have breakfast outdoors, before returning by camel to the hotel for a shower. Then, we depart to Erfoud, which is known for its fossils and geology. We drive through beautiful palm trees groves before stopping for lunch and a short walk in the amazing Todra Gorge. A stream runs through the centre of the impressive rocky gorge, and you will walk amongst local vegetable gardens and towns. It is a great respite from the heat of the desert. After a walk we head on to our stopping point Boumalne de Dades, where we relax and have dinner in a hotel.
Day 4 : Dades Gorges – Dades Valley – Roses Valley – Kelaa M’gouna – Skoura – Ouarzazate
After breakfast, we will travel through the beautiful Dades Valley until we reach the ancient Kasbah of Ait Youl, before continuing through the Valley of the Roses and the road of a thousand Kasbahs. On this journey you can see incredible rocky landscapes and Kasbahs. We will have lunch near Kalla Mgouna, before driving through the palm groves of Skoura to the Kasbah of Amredhyle. We will arrive in Ouarzazate in the evening and spend the night in a Riad.
Day 5 : Ouarzazate – Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou – Marrakech
After breakfast, the entire day is devoted to visiting Ouarzazate: the Kasbah of Taourirt, Tifoultout and the Cinema Studio. This is a world famous site and you will be able to take many beautiful pictures. We will drive to the Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou (under Enesco protection) and visit the surrounding traditional villages. We will then drive through the breathtaking scenery of the Tichka pass to arrive in Marrakech in the evening.