Marrakech to Fes Sahara Desert Tour

Day 01 -  Marrakech - Ait Ben Haddou – Skoura
09h00 am, After an early breakfast, we will check out of riad and drive over the high Atlas mountain range along one of the most spectacular road in Morocco via the pass of Tizi–N-Tichka Pass, to the UNESCO classified Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou, one of the fortified villages of the Glaoui tribes who once controlled this important passage for caravans. We will explore the kasbah and take tea in a Berber home. We continue through Ouarzazate to visit its Kasbah, once inhabited by the last Lords of the Atlas. Ouarzazate has become the film making capital of Morocco and where some super American films have been shot such as Gladiator, Babel, Price of Persia... then continue your drive through the luxuriant oasis of Skoura where start the road of the Kasbahs. These historical fortified homes constitute one of the most glorious pages of the history and the culture of the indigenous Moroccans. Check into your Berber Kasbah Hotel. 

Overnight: Les Jardins de Skoura (Breakfast &  Dinner)

Day02 – Skoura -  Dades &  Todra – Merzouga  
08 :00 am  meet your 4x4 vehicle driver  at les Jardins de Skoura and drive along the pretty palm grove to Toundoute village ; located at the foot of the atlas mountains .From There take a mountain slope track through a succession of isolated Berber villages  to the lush  M’goun valley  with its outstanding citadels , a valley  known for its annual rose festival .Carry on through a great colorful landscape to join  the impressive Dades valley ,a river meandering along the green farming squares  where you will watch the locals in their daily works. Back to the main road and drive along the barren plateaux  and tiny  Berber villages to  Tinjdad Oasis. Picnic Lunch included .Continue through a succession of tiny villages to Erfoud where you will drive a dirt track component on sandy trails to Erg Chebbi where you will encounter nomads herding their herds of goats and camels …Share a glass of tea with nomads under their nomadic tent. Continue to Lmardani small dunes to meet up with your camel-drivers and their camels, ready to take you on a slow pace trip through the dunes .A break to admire the spectacular sunset and head to your private camp where you will be welcomed by the Local Folkloric Band. 

Dinner and overnight in the Deluxe Private camp (Breakfast &  Dinner + Soft Drinks). *05hs drive

Day 03 – Merzouga -> Midlet -> Fez
Early morning, waked-up and walk to the top of the dunes to witness the sunrise before returning back to your Camp for breakfast. After breakfast in the desert, we depart on the long drive to Fes. We travel north through the lush oases of the Ziz valley, through the French Foreign Legion outpost of Er- rachidia and on to Midelt, renowned for its minerals and fossils where we will stop for lunch at leisure. We continue through the Middle Atlas mountain range stopping at the alpine resort of Ifrane for refreshments before the final leg of the journey which should have us in Fes by early evening (End of the Tour).

The above Itinerary includes:
Accommodation in Half board as shown above (Breakfast & Dinner)
Camel ride / Car &  English speaking driver  / Entrance fees to monuments

 

 

 
 
Morocco nomad with camel

 

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