Marrakech to Fes desert tour
Departure from Marrakech before 8:00. We travel through the High Atlas Mountains via the Tizi n’Tichka to reach the first place of interest – the Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou (free entrance). We continue our trip to Ouarzazate – the Hollywood of Morocco. Afterwards the trip goes to the Draa Valley, crossing the Berber desert villages and palm groves to reach the desert town Zagora. There we take a camel trek through the dunes to reach our desert camp where we will be welcomed with fresh mint tea and served a traditional Berber dinner.
After a traditional Berber breakfast,admiration of the sunrise, we take camel trek back to Zagora.We continue our trip to Ouarzazate (The Gateway to the Desert),where we change vehicle to continue the rest of the tour. After lunch our journey goes to the Dades Valley. Here we will stay for the night in a comfortable guesthouse with private en-suite rooms and enjoy evening meal and breakfast.
The next day we depart from the Dades Valley to Todra and Todra Gorge to explore the sights of the region. After a lunch break and we head to Merzouga. In Merzouga we take camels for sunset camel ride through the dunes of Erg Chebbi to reach our desert camp. We spend the evening beside the fireplace, enjoying Moroccan “whiskey” with fresh mint and waiting for the Tajine to be served for the dinner. Vegetarians are served vegetable Tajine. The evening continues with drum music party and story telling. You can sleep under the stars to enjoy the beauty of the desert sky, as there are no artificial lights around. Tents are provided with full bedding.
We wake up early to enjoy camel ride in Erg Chebbi. Afterwards we have a breakfast in a hotel in Merzouga and prepare to start the journey to Fes with stops on the way for photos and lunch. The approximate arrival time to Fes is around 16:00 or 17:00.