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Marrakech to Fez 3-Day Sahara Desert Private Tour with Guide

Day 1: Fez to Erg Chebbi desert along the Middle Atlas Mountain and Ziz Valley:Pick up from Fez at 8am and travel south Erfoud crossing the Middle Atlas mountain...stop in Ifrane known as the Genova of Morocco for a short walk and coffee. Then continue to Azrou for a walk in the cedar forests famous with the Barbary Apes in their natural environment. After that you will drive through the Middle Atlas Mountains and the berber villages to Midelt for lunch...Your journey will take you south east to Erfoud passing by the only tunnel in Morocco, and via Ziz Valley  known by its palm trees grove and high cliffs. In the late afternoon you will reach Erg Chebbi Desert where you will stop for a Mint tea and break before you start your camel safari to the authentic bivouac camp located in the middle of the beautiful sand dunes. You will see sunset in the dunes and at night enjoy a local dinner with a drum party. Day 2: Erg Chebbi desert to Dades Valley via Todra Gorges:Early morning wake-up to watch the spectacular sunrise in the highest sand dunes and a mint tea with breakfast. You will take the camel trek back to the kasbah hotel in the village where you will have have a break and fresh shower before you continue to Rissani to visit the local Market. After that you will drive throught the Anti Atlas and the Kasbahs to Todra Gorges for lunch and a walk along the river of Tinghir.In the afternoon continue to Dades valley known as the valley of birds for an overnight in the beautiful Dades kasbah hotel.Day 3: Dades Valley to Marrakech via Skoura Oasis and Ouarzazate:After having your breakfast you will continue to Ouarzazate passing through Rose valley and Skoura Oasis. In Skoura you will drive off-road in the Oasis where you will have the chance to stop at the beautiful kasbah of Ameridil. You will continue to Ouarzazate to see the most preserve Kasbah of Tourirt. You will have lunch near the Kasbah of Ait ben hadou claisse by the UNESCO as a World Heritage Site Benhaddou. Visit the site that is located on a hill along the Oued el Malah River. This beautiful example of southern Moroccan architecture has been used as a backdrop for over 20 films including Lawrence of Arabia, Jewel of the Nile, The Mummy, and Gladiator. Your journey will  continue to Marrakech over the Tizi N’ Tichka Pass while enjoying superb views of the High Atlas Mountains and of the local villages.

$1598.94 Multi-day & Extended Tours

7-Night Imperial Cities Morocco Private Tour from Marrakech

Day 1: Marrakech or Casablanca (D) Meet a driver upon arrival in Marrakech or casablanca for transfer to your riad, then spend the whole day discovering the city, including time to browse souks full of artisanal textiles and crafts. In the evening, enjoy an included dinner with live music and a "Fantasia" show. Overnight stay in Riad (Marrakech or Casablanca ). Day 2: Marrakech or casablanca Casablanca - Rabat (B) After breakfast, depart to Casablanca for a city tour, visiting the magnificent Hassan II Mosque whose minaret dominates the Casablanca skyline. Continue to Rabat for lunch and check in to a 4-star hotel. In the afternoon, explore the city's top sites, including the Mausoleum of Mohammed V and the Kasbah des Oudaias. Dinner and overnight stay in Rabat. Day 3: Rabat - Meknes - Volubilis - Fez After breakfast, depart to Fez through the Middle Atlas mountains, with stops in Meknes and Volubilis: in Meknes, you'll see the stables of Moulay Ismail on a city tour, then take a guided trip through the ancient ruins of Volubilis. Continue to Fez for dinner and an overnight stay. Day 4: Fez After breakfast, take a guided tour of Fez with an included lunch in a traditional restaurant in the medina. Dinner and overnight in Riad in Fes. Day 5: Fez - Ifrane - Midelt - Erfoud - Merzouga After breakfast, leave for southern Morocco, winding through the Middle Atlas mountains. Pause at Ifrane, then continue to Azrou see the distinctive cedar forests and monkeys. Eat lunch in Midelt before continuing to Merzouga, where you'll have time for a sunset camel ride on your way to a desert camp that's equipped with toilets and showers. Overnight in a beautiful desert camp. Day 6: Erg Chebbi dunes - Merzouga - Rissani - Todra/Dades Gorges  Enjoy the sunrise over the dunes before departing to Rissani. Continue to Dades  for lunch, then drive to the Dades valley . You will stop to visit Todra gorges and Dades gorges.  Day 7: Dades- Skoura- Ouarzazate                                                                                                                                                                After breakfast  , departure  to Ouarzazate through the palm grove of Skouka.You will arrive in Ouarzazate for the lunch .Then,  you will visit one of the famous cinema studios and Kasbah taourirt .   Day 8:  Ouarzazate - Marrakech                                                                                                                                                                     After breakfast  , departure  to Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah a fortified adobe village protected by UNESCO. Continue your drive across the High Atlas on the breathtaking road of the Tizi-N-Tichka Pass. You will arrive to Marrakech in the afternoon. 

$280.11 Multi-day & Extended Tours

3 days 2 nights private desert tour from Fes to Marrakesh

Day 1:  Fez - Ifrane - Midelt – Ziz Gorges - Erfoud - Rissani - MerzougaWe will pick you up at 08h00 AM from your hotel or Riad then drive south to the city  of Ifrane across the Middle Atlas mountains. we will stop on our way  at the nice cedar forests to see the protected  Barbarian Apes in their natural habitat. After we will travel through the Tizi Ntalghamt pass to Midelt city  and along the wonderful Ziz Gorges carved through volcanic rock, you’ll observe views of the Middle-Atlas plateau and the scenery changing to reveal hints of the desert as you move toward the city of Errachidia. After lunch we’ll continue our drive through the Ziz Valley to Erfoud, Rissani and Merzouga. After, we’ll leave our luggage in a safe room then take a camel ride to a Berber camp in the Erg Chebbi Sand Dunes considered as  the highest sand dunes in North Africa. The camel ride takes about 1hr 30 min,  then we ll relax in  Berber tents for our night in the desert. The tents are well equipped with blankets, mattresses and cushions. After dinner we will get together around the fire and enjoy the listening to traditional Berber drums under the stars. Day 2: Merzouga - Todra Gorge - Dades Valley -OurzazateWe will wake up early to enjoy a wonderful sunrise on the dunes then take a camel ride back to your hotel. After freshening up and breakfast we’ll leave for Tinghir,  Todra Gorges where you will have your lunch. After lunch we’ll drive through the Dades Valley towards Kalaat Mgouna and Ouarzazate. This road  provides numerous photo opportunities. We’ll visit the Roses valley and Sekoura village, then continue to Ouarzazate, “the Hollywood of Africa“, where we will have dinner and spend the night. Day 3:  Ouarzazate- Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah - High Atlas mountain - MarrakechThe Driver will take you from the hotel after breakfast to discover Ouarzazate city starting with international ATLAS studio, then You’ll explore the UNESCO world heritage site of Ait Ben Haddou ( Ait BenHaddou village), used as a backdrop for more than 25 international films, it was one of the most important fortress strongholds on the old Salt Road caravan, where traders brought gold, slaves, ivory and salt from Saharan Africa to Morocco and beyond. Traversing the Tizin Tichka Pass of the High Atlas where the steep mountain hillsides are clustered with fortified mud dwellings housing many berber families and their domestic animals.Arriving on Marrakech you will be transferred to your hotel.

$787.80 Cultural & Theme Tours

4-Day Tour from Casablanca to the Sahara Desert

DAY 1 : CASABLANCA TO RABAT AND FES  :During the tour we explore Sahara desert in Merzouga with friendly and local experienced guides. We pick up you from hotel and we explore Casablanca main sights. Then we drive to Moroccan capital Rabat where we explore “Royal king Palace”. Then we continue our Casablanca tour to Fes where we stay in local riad with dinner.DAY 2 : FES GUIDED TOUR  :Trek-Morocco-Desert private city guide will pick up you from your hotel and we explore Fez in guided tour. The trip in Fez includes visit of El Bali medina, new part, Koranic school and tanneries in medina. Overnight stay in Fes in local riad with dinner.DAY 3 : FES TO IFRANE AND DESERT CAMEL RIDE IN MERZOUGA :Today we pick up from hotel in Fes and we explore Ifrane in Middle Atlas mountains ,called as “Switzerland city”. We visit cedar forest near Azrou. We drive to Erfoud to visit fossil factory. In Rissani we visit local souk. In Merzouga we prepare for camel ride to reach desert camp. We spend a night in Sahara desert in camp with dinner and watching sunset.DAY 4 : MERZOUGA TO MARRAKECHIn the morning we enjoy Merzouga desert sunrise. Then we ride camels back to Merzouga and we prepare for a drive towards Marrakech called as “the red city”. We cross The Dades valley,  Ouarzazate  and we visit Ait Benhaddou - Unesco Kasbah. Our Casablanca desert tour finishes in Marrakech.

$876.73 Cultural & Theme Tours

Luxury desert camp tour from Marrakech to Fes

Day 1Pick up from your hotel/riad in Marrakech and travel towards to the verdant valley of Dades Gorge. Drive through the High Atlas Mountains and over the Tizi N’tichka Pass at 2.260m, which offers spectacular panoramic views of mountains, valleys and colorful Berber villages. We take a visit at Kasbat Ait benhaddou the fortified ksar with its beautiful Kasbahs. the UNESCO-listed Aït Benhaddou kasbah has served as a natural scenery for many movie producers.Travel south to Ouarzazate, also known as the ‘Hollywood of Africa’ for its Atlas Film Studios where several blockbuster movies were shot. reach the Dades Gorges passing through colorful Berber villages. Dine and stay overnight at a hotel.Day 2After breakfast, the trip continues a short distance to Tinghir and the very different Toudgha gorges where you can take a short walk to appreciate the steep sides to the gorge and the narrow expanse of the sky above. From there, you continue to the Chebbi dunes via Tinjdad, and the Oasis of Tafilalet near Erfoud, famous for its Date Festival. Between Tinjdad and Erfoud, you can stop to go down into the fascinating underground water cannels deep below the earth, always cool and preventing the evaporation of this source of irrigation. In Erfoud itself, you can stop to see the workings of thousands of fossils made into all sorts of artefacts. Lunch is somewere along the way. Then you will take about tow hours camel ride in Merzoga toward the camp crossing the dunes. Dinner and a night’s sleep are in The Erg Chebbi Luxury Desert Camp.Day 3Wake up early enough and you will get the chance to watch the spectacle of the sunrise, when the color of the dunes and the play of shadows are an awesome sight. During your stay in Erg Chebbi dunes luxury desert camp, you will have a private tent, all meals encluded during your stay. It's also includes desert activities like: camel Trekking, Sandboarding, etc. After Dinner we gather around the fire to sing berber music under the sky full of stars, and a night’s sleep are in The Erg Chebbi Luxury Desert Camp.Day 4Waking up early is a necessity because you should watch the beautiful sunrise, we then continue our journey after breakfast toward Erfoud, here is famous with locally found fossils that are made into furniture. From there the road goes to ER Rachidia and the Ziz Valley, Famous for the extent of its palm trees. We have our Lunch in Midelt, which is it famous for its apples in Morocco, then we head to the Middle Atlas. We reach to Azrou via the Tizi-n-Talremt pass, Her we will see plenty of Monkeys in the cedar forests. We reach Fes our final stop.

$208.99 Cultural & Theme Tours

2-Day small group desert tour from fes

Day 1: Fez - Ifrane - Midelt - MerzougaLeave Fez and cross the Ifrane ski resort, built by the French in the 1930s, in the style of a Swiss village. Continue with the Azrou cedar forest and open your eyes to spot the monkeys that live there before embarking on the ascent of the Middle Atlas. Snake through beautiful forests, mountain springs, jagged rocks and Berber villages before descending towards the Sahara Desert.Halfway, mark a lunch break in the city of Midelt, famous for its rocks and fossils. Then take the direction of Merzouga and let yourself be imbued by the panoramic views of the huge palm oasis of Ziz. When you arrive in Rissani, travel through the desert in an off-road vehicle and join Merzouga in the afternoon. There your guide will meet you with the camels that will take you to Erg Chebbi. Watch the sunset from your mount during the two-hour trek that separates you from the Berber camp. Your camels will be tied up while you enjoy a mint welcome tea. Then enjoy a delicious dinner and relax while watching the stars in the sky.Day 2: Merzouga - Tafilalet - FezGet up early and climb the dunes to watch the sun rise just behind the Algerian border, about 50 km from Merzouga. Re-get on your camel to cross the desert for a good shower and a tasty breakfast before boarding another all-terrain vehicle in Rissani. On the way back to Fes lasting seven hours; enjoy comfortable breaks.

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