Marrakech Fes Desert Tour

Day 1: Fes - Erfoud - Merzouga 490 km

After breakfast we head through the Middle Atlas Mountains towards the picturesque village of Midelt. We travel through beautiful landscapes to the foot of Jbel Ayachi. We continue our way towards Errachidia, one of the most beautiful palm oases of Morocco. Then to Erfoud, the largest oasis in the region, surrounded by sand dunes of the Sahara and thousands of palm trees.

 

Then we go to Rissani. On Thursdays and Sundays there is a donkey market in Rissani, something definitely worth a visit. After we move towards Merzouga located at the foot of the impressive sand dunes of the Sahara Desert (Erg Chebbi).

Camel tour to the camp in the dunes of Erg Chebbi where you will have the opportunity to take a shower and relax before dinner. After watching a beautiful sunset in the sand dunes, in the evening there will be a campfire and music created by a group of traditional musicians.

 

Overnight in a nomad tent.

 


Day 2 : Merzouga - Fezna - Tinhrir - Dades gorge 270 km

After breakfast under un unforgettable sunrise in the desert we take off to Tinhrir through a desert steppe and beautiful oases. We pass by the village of Fezna. Just outside are some nomad tents along an ancient watersupply system (khettara) which is worth a visit.

 

Lunch at a traditional family in a nomad tent.

 

In Tinhrir, visit of the Todra gorges, with an impressive natural gorges up to 250 meters high and at its narrowest point only 10 meters away.

 

Overnight in a nice hotel in Dades Gorge.

 


Day 3 : Dades Gorge - Ouarzazate 132 km

After breakfast we head towards Ouarzazate via the dadelroute (Boumalne du Dades) and the valley of roses (the Kelaa M'Gouna). This is the route of the thousand kasbahs. Just before Ouarzazate we can visit the Kasbah of Aït Ben Haddou. This kasbah looks like a beautiful sand castle and was the setting for many films. It is also on the UNESCO list of world monuments.

 

Dinner and overnight in Ouarzazate / Aït Ben Haddou.

 


Day 4 : Ouarzazate - Marrakech 210 km

 After breakfast we leave to Marrakech via the pass Tizin-Tichka (the highest peak in Morocco). A beautiful route through the Atlas Mountains with spectacular views.

 

Dinner and overnight in Marrakech.


Day 5 : Marrakech

Time to explore the city and its several "jewels" : the famous Jemaa-el-Fna and its lively souk with acrobats, storytellers, snake charmers, fortune tellers, belly dancers, herbalists, merchants and several eateries, the Koutoubia, the Majorelle Garden and the Menara.