Day 1: Fez, Ifran, Cedar foresT, Middelt, Ziz valley, desert of Merzouga.
At 8 o'clock we leave Fez to explore the region of middle Atlas covered by cedar and cork oak. The middle Atlas is known for abundant wildlife and we may see many types of birds, wild boar and Barbary apes. North-east of Azrou,located Geneva of Morocco, a European-style mountain town of Ifrane,buit as cool, tranquil retreats from the blazing summer of the interior. We will continue the road to Middelt for lunch, through the fascinating Tizi-N-Talghamt’s peak 2100m to enjoy a superb view of the Ziz valley. Then we will continue towards Merzouga passing by Erfoud, well known for its archaeological sites and its many fossils. You will arrive on the highest dunes of Morocco (300m) from the authentic desert of Erg Chebbi. While admiring the sunset on the dunes. After a mint tea around a bivouac where music and folklore will charm you, and after a delicious typical dinner, you will spend a magical night under an authentic Berber tent, admiring the starry sky.
Day 2: Risani, Toudgha gorges, Dades valley.
After breakfast, we will leave the desert toward Errisani (the Alaouite’s ancient capital in the 16th centuries). After the visit, we will hit the road to grand canyons of TOUDGHA GRGES situated beyond the central High Atlas Mountains. Here you can enjoy a hike among those fabulous canyons. After lunch, we will resume the road passing through the fabulous scenery of DADES GORGE, where the near-vertical rock strata have been eroded into fins and razorback ridges of red, green and ochre. We will stop night in Dades valley.
Day 3: Rose’s valley, Ouarzazate, Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou, Ounila valley, High Atlas and Marrakesh
From the great canyons of Dades, we will drive toward Roses valley and the road of 1000 Kasbahs, where is the dense palmery of Skoura oasis, with thousands of palms stretching as far as the eye can see. We will stop at the oasis to visit Amridil Kasbah before driving to the African Hollywood Ouarzazate.we will hitt the road to the legendary film studios of Ouarzazate, where many famous movies have been filmed, such as "Lawrence of Arabia "," Gladiator "or" Asterix and Obelix "... . After the visit, we will drive to the Ounila valley the scenery then changes, with arid peaks, rocky outcrops and ksour (fortified villages) filling the presaharien landscape like Ait Ben Haddou- where we will stop for a visit. This 1000-year-old fortified city, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Located along the ancient caravan route between the Sahara and Marrakech in the province of Ouarzazat. On the way to Marrakech, we will go by the Tichka Pass which culminates at 2260m above the sea level. While having a typical lunch at High Atlas, you can start admiring the olive trees and cactus of the Zat valley. After a break to admire the Wadi, the small villages hanging on the mountain and the fig trees. At the inhabitant, you can sip a delicious mint tea, before driving to Marrakech for the night at your accommodation.
Included in the tour:
- pick up and drop off at your accommodation
- 4x4 or private air-conditioned minibus
- English speaking guide
- Visit of the kasbahs and cinema studios
- Accommodation in typical hotels, Riads and Inns with air conditioning or heating
- Half board (breakfast and dinner that can be adapted to vegetarians)
- Night under a nomad tent in the desert of Erg Chebbi
- Fuel during the journey
- Camel ride in the Merzouga desert
Not included in the tour:
- Lunches and drinks (unless otherwise specified)
- Optional activity costs
Estimated price for the trip:
- 2 people: 00.00 MAD
- 3 persons: 00,00 MAD
- 4 persons and +: 00,00 MAD