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This a perfect 4-day desert tour start from Fez and End in Marrakesh, that allows you to experience and discover Southern Morocco. You will have a full impresssion of this area of Morocco. Get the chance to experience along this trip: - The Beautiful Cenery of High, and Middle Atlas Mountains. - Camel Ride into Erg Chebbi Sand Dunes, Sleeping in a Nomadic Camp (our camp is equipped with western bathrooms). - Visit one of the famous ksar (a fortified village with many towers) around Rissani. - Visiting the Gnawa people in their village Khamlia , where you will learn about the Gnawa music and their lifestyle. - The visit of a local fossil craft workshop. - Gorge Todra in Tinghir, and Dades Gorge. - The Famous Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou, and Ameridil. NB: This Tour is available from the opposite direction: Marrakech, Desert, to Fez. Please confirm the itinerary (Departure point and Return details ) at time of booking.
Day 1 : Fes, To Merzouga Desert. At 9:00 a.m your private driver will be at your hotel where you will be picked up. During this journey you’ll experience glimpses of the Middle Atlas and Higher Atlas mountains. Stopping at Azrou, a Berber village in the middle of the famous cedar forest, the largest in Morocco, where you may well sight Barbarian apes. Then we continuing travel via the Tizi N’ Talghamt Pass to Midelt and along the magnificent Ziz Gorges carved through volcanic rock. Continue along the luxuriant Ziz Valley, stopping for panoramic views along the way. We will drive through welcoming Berber villages to Erfoud, and then Rissani, before you arrive to Merzouga.Day 2 : Around Merzouga village. After breakfast you will be visiting the Gnawa people in their village Khamlia , where you will learn about the Gnawa music and their lifestyle. Afterwards, you will visit the old city of Rissani - the foundation of the Alaouite dynasty - the current ruling royal family in Morocco. Rissani is surrounded by 360 ksar (a fortified village with many towers) and has a big souk (an open market), held three times a week. Once called Sijilmassa, this was the meeting place for the salt caravans, coming from Timbuctou in Mali. Here you’ll walk through the souk, selling spices, vegetables and cloths. Afternon drive back to the village of Merzouga, and After a rest of 30 minutes, you ride Camels directly to the midle of the dunes where you will enjoy the night with dinner and entertainement under the Nomad tent.Day 3 : Merzouga, to Kelaat Magouna. After an unforgettable quiet night among the sand dunes of erg chebbi and in nomad’s land, you will admire the sunrise upon the dunes, then return back with camels to the hotel where you have breakfast and shower, then leave for Rissani , Tinghir, and Todra gorges - the highest, narrowest gorges in Morocco, where you will take a walk to exploring this magnificent and narrow gorges where vertiginous cliffs of pink ochre frame a crystal clear and fresh river. After lunch in the heart of the gorge, you will continue to Kelaat Magouna through the Dades Valley, where you’ll see the majestic sand castles and the amazing rock formations known as "monkey toes". Overnight at your hotel in Kelaat Magouna.Day 4 : Kelaat Magouna to Marrakech. After breakfast, you will drive to Marrakech via, the beautiful oasis of Skoura with its exotic Kasbah Ameridil, and the picturesque UNESCO village of Ait Ben Haddou, this Kasbah has featured in more than 20 films, including Gladiator and Lawrence of Arabia which was the first to be filmed here. After lunch, you will continue on the road to Marrakech crossing the High Atlas Mountains through Tizi N’Tichka pass, stopping at places with magnificent panoramic views to take picture. Drop you off in Marrakech.
- 2 nights accommodation
- One night camel treks( Each one by his camel
- Fuel surcharge
- Driver/guide.An experienced, English speaking driver
- Hotel pickup
- Hotel drop-off
- Private tour
- Transport by air-conditioned minivan or 4x4
What's not included
- Hotels in Marrakech & Fes
- Flight Tickets
- Your Travel Insurance