During your 8-day excursion in the Moroccan desert in Merzouga from Fez, you can admire the incredible landscapes of the southeast of Morocco, in particular, the Atlas Mountains, the gorges, the green valleys, and the palm oases. Ancient Kasbahs and golden sand dunes. Discover the most rural areas of Morocco and learn more about Berber culture and life. During this 8-day visit, you can taste and explore the ancient cities, the Merzouga desert and visit Marrakech, known as the red city.
Day 1: Fes – Midelt /in Morocco, Kasbah, Desert, and Marrakech tour
You will be attended at 8:00 in the morning from your accommodation in Fez to take you to the desert, passing through the mountains of the Midelt Atlas through Ifrane (Berber: Ifran, Arabic: إيفران) is a city in the Middle Atlas of Morocco. Capital of the province of Ifrane in the region of Fez-Meknes, Ifrane is located at an altitude of 1,665 m (5,463 ft). In Tamazight, the regional Berber language, “Ifran” means caves. Take good photos and head to Azro, where you can enjoy your rest. Arrival in Midelt in the afternoon.
Day 2: Midelt – Merzouga /in Morocco, Kasbah, Sahara Desert tour
After breakfast, we will head to Merzouga towards Tizi n Talghmt and the Ziz Valley in the High Atlas, to discover a magnificent view with many palm trees. Erfoud, capital of fossils, and lunch on the way. Camel ride to cross the golden sand dunes. Watch the magical sunset and night in Bedouin tents.
Day 3: Merzouga – Dades /in morocco, kasbah Sahara desert tour
In the morning, after dawn, have breakfast and return to the car that will take you to the Dades Valley through Rissani and Tinjdad through Tinghir. Visit the old town of Elkhorbat. Tinghir has a very wide and beautiful oasis, that is more than 30 km long and about 4 km wide, these valleys rich in varied vegetation, such as olive trees, palm trees, almonds, and many others. To the north of Tinghir is Toudgha George, the main climbing facade, is a wall about 300 m deep in the High Atlas Mountains and one of the most prominent landscapes. We will continue in the valley of 1000 Kasbahs.
Day 4: Dades – Ait ben Haddou /in Morocco, kasbah Sahara desert tour
After breakfast, you will start the road to Kella Mgouna (capital of the roses), the Skoura oasis and the Kasbah of Amridil, then continue your visit in the Moroccan version of the city of Hollywood Ouarzazat. (in Berber means no noise).
Film studios, Taourirt Kasbah and continue their way to visit the town of Aït Benhaddou, which offers an environment conducive to filming such as Gladiators, Asterix and Obelix, Lawrence of Arabia and Jesus of Nazareth …
Day 5: Ait ben Haddou – Marrakech/ incredible landscapes of the southeast of Morocco
After breakfast, continue to Marrakech in the Ounila Valley and make a stop at Talouat Kasha or at the Glaoui Palace, an old caravan route from Central Africa and the Sahara, on the Atlas to Marrakech.
After the visit, continue towards Tizi n Tichka and discover the beautiful villages along the way and stop to take photos.
Arrival in Marrakech and accommodation in your Riad or your hotel.
Day 6: Marrakech – Marrakech
The full day of visits to Marrakech will allow you to discover the red city:
the Majorelle gardens, the mosque and the gardens of Koutoubia, the palace of El Bahia, the Koranic school, the Saadian tombs, the Jewish Mellah, the old market, and Sidi Said.
Day 7: Marrakech – Fes
After breakfast, departure to Fez, lunch on the route.
Good to Know
Please note: if a long Camel trek and overnight stay in the camp is not for you you can still enjoy the sunset in Erg Chebbi with a shorter camel trek or a walk and pass the night in the Hotel at the dune line. If the itineraries that we offer does not match what you are looking for, contact us and we will prepare the trip to your needs and requirements.
Our tours are deliberately designed to maximize your interactions and exchanges with us, the locals. We believe that the best way to truly experience a place is to connect with the people who call it home. Our team embodies authenticity, and we are passionate about sharing our heritage, traditions, and stories with you.
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My wife and I spent two weeks driving with Ismael as our guide throughout Morocco. The trip was originally organized by another guide, however during the time we spent with... read more Ismael we grew close as he helped us navigate the complex social scenery we encountered. Morocco is a must see destination, full of varied culture and ancient history, and we really scored having such an amenable and intelligent guide/driver to care for us along our way. We started our travels in Marrakesh, traveled north to Casablanca and Rabat, then to Chefchaouen, the blue city. In each location we stayed Ismael met us when needed, helped with our bags, gave directions, but what was the most wondrous for me was that he let me find my own way when I desired, within the comfort and security of his watchful eye.
After we left Chefchaouen we saw Volubilis and continued on to Merzouga and the desert dunes. The camel ride was so fun getting to our tent in the desert, with the sun setting behind us the photo op was tremendous, with orange dunes and camel-ride shadows, just amazing After the desert dunes, driven safely by Ismael in a way I am still in awe of, we made our way to Amazigh (Berber) country, where Ismael was born and raised. Suffice it to say that our trip in Morocco was more than could be desired, we visited everything on the plan, and we were able to insert our own desires as each day ensued. We saw so many things off the beaten track, things that exist right next to the normal tourist track. We finished our trip back in Marrakesh and made our flight without a fuss, Ismael safely driving and avoiding any slowdowns we might have encountered.
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