4 DAYS TOUR FROM MARRAKECH TO DESERT AND FES

Brief Itinerary of Marrakech Desert Tours via Ait Benhaddou

*Pass by Tizi n Tichka pass on this Marrakech Desert Tours via Ait Benhaddou

*Visit of Ait Benhaddou village and kasbah

*Explore Dades and Todra gorges with optional trek (if time allows)
*Explore Sahara desert in Merzouga
*Visit Atlas mountains in Midelt from Marrakech

DAY 1 : MARRAKECH – AIT BEN HADDOU – DADES VALLEY :

Start your trip from Marrakech in the morning, your driver will pick you up from your accommodation. First, you will pass through the high atlas mountain known as Tizi n’Tichka. Continuing your Marrakech Desert Tours via Ait Benhaddou, through the stunning panoramic views of atlas mountains, and berber villages. Next, we will visit Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah, the UNESCO heritage site. Next, we will continue to the dades gorges, a charming place with deep rocky canyons and lined palm trees. During the trip, you will have the chance to discover and come across a lot of spectacular kasbahs which offer immense opportunities of taking some souvenirs. After that, we will stop at Kalaat Mgouna, known as the rose valley, which is recognizable by its natural water rose production. Finally, you will arrive to the last station of the day, the Dades gorges, where you will dine in beautiful local restaurants overlooking the rocky gorges, also you will spend the night there.

DAY 2 : DADES VALLEY – TODRA GORGES – MERZOUGA :

After breakfast, we will explore the valley, then continue our Marrakech Desert Tours via Ait Benhaddou, to another breathtaking valley which is Todra valley. Before arriving there, we will pass through Tinghir. During the journey, you will enjoy the beauty of the nature, and pass through many berber villages. Arriving to Todra valley, you will explore the place, and walk under the red cliff of 300m deep. Furthermore, we may hike and meet nomadic people, so as to learn more about their traditional culture. Next, after lunch, we will drive to Merzouga desert, crossing Erfoud the fossils city, and Tafilalet valley which is the biggest date orchard in Morocco. Finally, we will explore Rissani, the trading village, we can walk in the local market in order to see some artisanal products. Arriving to Merzouga in the afternoon, your driver will drive you to the hotel to dine and rest.

DAY 3 : MERZOUGA DESERT AND CAMEL TREKKING︰

Next morning, you will explore the Moroccan desert and visit local people in their nomadic tents. Then, we will visit Khamlia village, which is known for its rituals of Gnawa music, and the people there are originated from the Sudan. After that, we will ride our camels to the heart of the desert, reaching the high dune of Erg-chebbi to watch the spectacular sunset. Finally, we will ride back the camels with our experienced camel man. Dinner will be in berber tents in the desert, in addition you will spend the night there under the magical sky.

DAY 4 : MERZOUGA DESERT- MIDLET – AZROU –  FES :

In the last day of your trip, in the morning you will watch the beautiful sunrise over the dunes, then you will come back to Merzouga village before departing to Fes. After breakfast, we will leave to Fes, passing by the Ziz valley. You enjoy your time and take some good pictures. Then, we will stop at Midelt to take a break and enjoy lunch in one of the local restaurants. On the way, we will enjoy the beauty of the nature of the atlas mountains until we arrive to the cedar forest. In fact, it is near Azrou, and the largest forest in Morocco. Plus it is the main home for Barbary apes, which you will have the chance to feed and play with them. Next, we will stop at Ifrane, known as the Moroccan Switzerland. It is the main resort for skiing during winter. Finally, we drive to Fes, but before we will pass through Imouzzer, which is known for its delicious goat cheese in local markets. Arriving to Fes in the afternoon, where you will be transferred to your riad or hotel. Hence the end of Marrakech Desert Tours via Ait Benhaddou.

Included﹕

*Pick up and drop off from your hotel

*Transport for tour from Marrakech in comfortable air conditioned 4×4 vehicle

*Experienced English speaking driver / guide
*Camel trek to reach the desert camp (1 camel per person)
*Accommodation in hotel / riad / desert camp in desert tents
*1 Night in the Sahara desert dunes with dinner and breakfast

Not included﹕

*Drinks and lunches

*Plane ticket to and from Morocco

*Tips and what’s not mentioned