Welcome to Midelt


Midelt consists of little more than one main street (Ave Mohammed V in the north, which becomes Ave Hassan II to the south), a modest souq and a number of oversized hotel-restaurants, which cater to the tourist buses whistling through on their way south. The town itself is of little interest to tourists, but it makes a good base for some off-piste exploring of the Jebel Ayachi region.


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$222.64 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Erg Chebbi Desert Camp Overnight from Fez with Camel Ride

Day 1: Fez - Ifran - Medilt - MerzougaDeparting from Fez you will begin your ascent into the Atlas mountains where you will pass through Ifrane, a winter ski resort in a totally un-Moroccan style built by the French in the 1930's to resemble a Swiss village. Visit the cedar forest in Azrou and see the monkeys in the trees.Most of the day will be spent winding your way through the beautiful forests, springs, jagged rock faces, and Berber villages as you cross the Atlas Mountains and begin to descend towards the Sahara Desert. Half way, you will stop for lunch in the town of Midelt, famous for its fossils and rocks, then you will continue towards Merzouga. On the road you will stop at a place with a panoramic view of a huge oasis of palm trees.you will reach to Merzouga in the afternoon around 5pm, where your guide and camels will be waiting for you. After a short break you will start a camel trek across the sandy dunes of the Erg Chebbi. See the desert landscape and sunset from the camel back, and after two hours you will reach to the desert camp to spend night in a Berber tent. At your desert shelter, your camels are hobbled and mint tea is served. After a dinner, watch the starts. Overnight in the tent .Accommodation : Standard Desert Tent  ( It's possible if you want to upgrade to luxury tent with extra Cost  )Day 2: Merzouga - Tafilalte - Ziz Oasis - Fez In the morning you can get up early, take a walk over the sand dunes and watch the sunrise from just behind the Algerian border, which is about 31 miles (50 km) from Merzouga. You will take camel back to the hotel in Merzoua, where you will take shower and have breakfast. Then take the 4x4 back to Rissani where you will change into your minivan. From there you will take the road to Fez. En-route you will have stops for rest and lunch. You will reach Fez in the late afternoon or evening.

$342.52 Multi-day & Extended Tours

3-Day Small-Group Fez to Marrakech Desert Tour

Day 1: Fez to Merzouga (D)Depart from Fez at 7am and begin your journey. Pass through Ifrane, a winter ski resort built by the French in the 1930's to resemble a Swiss village. Continue passing through the cedars forest in Azrou where you will see the monkeys then drive across the Middle Atlas Mountains. Most of the day will be spent winding your way through the beautiful forests, springs, jagged rock faces, and Berber villages as you cross the Atlas Mountains and begin to descend towards the Sahara Desert. Half way, you will stop for lunch in the town of Midelt, famous for its fossils and rocks, then continue towards Merzouga in the road. Stop to get a panoramic view of the a huge oasis of palm tree and reach to Merzouga in the afternoon. After having some mint tea, the guide and camels will be waiting to carry you across the sandy dunes of the erg-chebbi. Enjoy the beauty of the sunset on camel and after 1-hour, you will reach to the desert camp to spend night in a berber tent. At your desert shelter, your camels are hobbled and mint tea is served. After a wonderful dinner, watch the stars until you fall asleep.Overnight: Desert Camp - Berber tent Day 2: Merzouga to Gorges or Ouarzazate (B,D)After a delicious breakfast, depart for Ouarzazate, and travel the rugged Road of a Thousand Kasbahs that rise up like turreted sand castles along this ancient caravan trading route. This area has long been a popular location for Hollywood films such as The Last Temptation of Christ, Jewel of the Nile, and most recently Hideous Kinky. The central region is one of the most exciting and romantic destinations of Morocco nestled along rich river valleys, palmeries, and burnished mud-brick homes ablaze in vibrant color under the shelter of the blue desert sky. Stop for lunch and walk into the Todra gorge. Travel through the Dadès Valley past dramatic escarpments and have a late dinner at your hotel in the Gorges or in Ouarzazate . Overnight: Hotel Les Jardins de Ouarzazate Day 3: Ouarzazate to Marrakech (D)Enjoy breakfast, then visit the town of Ouarzazate, including the Kasbah of Taourirt and the Atlas Studios movie studios, the largest and most famous of all Africa. Next, stop in ait ben haddou where you will arrive in time of lunch. Here, you may visit the famous Kasbah, declared UNESCO World Heritage and which was the scene of films like The Gladiator, Babel, and Lawrence of Arabia. Pass through the High Atlas and the Tizi-n-Tichka pass, along a road that climbs from the plains up to 2260m above sea level through small villages and waterfalls as well as the continuously changing landscape and colors of the beautiful mountains. Return to your hotel or riad in Marrakech at the end of the day.

$300 Multi-day & Extended Tours

3-Day Desert Tour to Marrakech via Merouga-Erg Chebbi from Fez

Day 1: Fez / Ifran / Medilt / Erfoud / MerzougaDepart  from fez you will begin your ascent We pass through Ifrane, a winter ski resort in a totally un Moroccan style built by the French in the 1930's to resemble a Swiss village;we visit the cedars forest in azrou you will see the monkeys , drive across the Middle Atlas Mountains. Most of the day will be spent winding your way through the beautiful forests, springs, jagged rock faces, and Berber villages as you cross the Atlas Mountains and begin to descend towards the Sahara Desert. Half way, you will stop for lunch in the town of Midelt, famous for its fossils and rocks, then we  continue towards merzouga in the road we will stop in a panoramic views to see the  a huge oasis of palm tree we reach to merzouga in the afternoon, Depending on your arrived to traditional Kasbah on the foot of the dunes of erg-chebbi. After rest a mint tea the  guide and camels will be waiting to carry you across the sandy dunes of the erg-chebbi,you will enjoy the beauty of the sunset on camel, after 1 hour you will reach to the desert camp to spend night in a berbre tent. At your desert shelter, your camels are hobbled and mint tea is served. After a wonderful dinner, watch the Stars,and overnight in the Berber Tent .Camp : Desert Camp & Camel Ride Day 2 : Merzouga /Tinghir /Todra Gorge / Boumalne Dades After a Delicious Breakfast  , You’ll depart for Dades , traveling the rugged Road of a Thousand Kasbahs that rise up like turreted sand castles along this ancient caravan trading route. This area has long been a popular location for Hollywood films such as The Last Temptation of Christ, Jewel of the Nile, and most recently Hideous Kinky. The central region is one of the most exciting and romantic destinations of Morocco nestled along rich river valleys, palmeries and burnished mud-brick homes ablaze in vibrant color under the shelter of the blue desert sky. We stop for lunch and walk in todra gorge , We’ll travel through the Dadès Valley past dramatic escarpments,Dinner and overnight in the Hotel .Accommodation : Hotel les Jardins De Ouarzazate  or SimilarDay 3 :Dades / Ouarzazate /Ait ben haddou / MarrakechAfter breakfast we will visit Ouarzazate,including  the Kasbah of Taourirt and the Atlas Studios movie studios, the largest and most famous of all Africa. we stop in Ait ben haddou   Here we can visit the famous Kasbah, declared UNESCO World Heritage and which was the scene of films like The Gladiator, Babel, Lawrence of Arabia,we coutinue passing through  the High Atlas and  the Tizi-n-Tichka pass, along a road that climbs from the plains up to 2260 m above sea level passing through small villages, small waterfalls, through the continuously changing landscape and colors of these beautiful Mountains.we drop you, off in your Hotel.

$1902.13 Multi-day & Extended Tours

9-Night Morocco Discovery Private Tour from Marrakech

Day 1: Marrakech or  Casablanca - Rabat Upon arrival in Marrakech or casablanca , a guide will greet you and join you for the trip to Casablanca, where you'll explore the city's sights. Continue  to Rabat for lunch, then check into a five-star hotel or riad.  Day 2: Rabat - Meknes - Volubilis - Fez Depart to Fez after breakfast, with stops along the way at Meknes and Volubilis, stepping out for guided tours at each destination. From here it’s a short drive to Fez, where you'll check in to a cosy riad. Day 3: Fez After breakfast, start the day with a guided tour of the Fez medina, one of the world’s largest walled cities. Lunch is in a traditional restaurant in the heart of the old city, and you'll wrap up the day of exploring with dinner at your riad. Day 4: Fez - Ifrane - Azrou - Midelt - Erfoud Leave Fez for southern Morocco, driving into the Sahara Desert with a brief stop at Ifrane and at Azrou's cedar forest, as well as a lunch break in Midelt.  Overnight in an Erfoud luxury hotel.  Day 5: Erfoud - Rissani - Merzouga - Erg Chebbi dunes After breakfast, hop a your  vehicle to the largest dunes of Morocco, visit Erfoud, and have lunch in a desert oasis. Afterwards, ride a camel to a desert camp in time for sunset, a traditional dinner, and a campfire. Day 6: Erg Chebbi dunes - Merzouga - Rissani - Todra/Dades GorgesEnjoy 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.  Day 9: Marrakech Spend the whole day exploring Marrakech's main sites with a local guide, then make an evening trip to Jemaa el Fna.  Day 10: Marrakech or Csablanca departure After a free morning you'll be transferred to the airport. The guide can assist with registration and departure.

$256.89 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Small Group Marrakech to Fez Desert Tour 3 days

Marrakech and Fes are the major cities everyone visiting Morocco can’t miss. Combining the Sahara desert with Fes and Marrakech  DAY 1: MARRAKECH – DADES ( 7 HOURS DRIVE )Your Marrakech to Fes Morocco Desert Trip will depart from your hotel or riad at 07h30 AM to Kasbah AiT Ben Hadou through Tizi Ntichka pass and the high Atlas Mountains. Numerous stops will be made along the way. Visit the UNESCO world heritage Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou, which was also served as a set for various Hollywood blockbusters. We continue to Ouarzazate and visit Kasbah Taourirte before lunch ( At leisure ). In the afternoon, we drive to Boumalne Dades via the Valley of the Roses before we reach our boutique guest house located in Dades Valley.Dinner and overnightDAY 2: DADES – MERZOUGA ( 4 HOURS DRIVE )After breakfast, today’s journey will start by driving along the road of 1001 Kasbahs to Tinghir oasis. You will be enjoying the amazing scenery along the way of the remaining of fortified villages that were hosting the caravan roads until early 2Oth century. Upon arrival at Tinghir, which was a military post during the French occupation, we will deviate into a secondary road to the oasis. Feel free to walk next to the stream and watch the locals farming and herding their cattle. You walk will end at one of the magnificent scenes of your tour: Todgha Gorges. After lunch at one of the local cafés, we continue to Rissani, which is one of the holiest towns in Morocco as the actual dynasty ruling Morocco ‘’ The Alaouites ‘’ is originated here, and its founder is buried locally. Rissani is also famous as a starting point of the ancient caravan roads crossing the Sahara desert all the way to Tomboctou.From here, we will cross some rocky terrain all the way to Merzouga, where our camel caravan will be waiting for us. Enjoy a camel ride over Erg Chebbi dunes to watch an amazing sunset, before we return to our Sahara desert camp, nestled in the middle of nowhere.Enjoy dinner under the stars while entertained by our local nomads hosts playing their drums all night.DAY 3: MERZOUGA – FES ( 8 HOURS DRIVE )After breakfast at your camp, we depart on a long drive to Fes crossing the Ziz Vlley through Errachidia which is the capital of Tafilalt region, and we continue to Midelt where we will have lunch at leisure before we keep driving across the Middle Atlas Mountians with its Cedar Forests and Berber towns of Imouzzar and Ifran. We arrive at Fes late in the afternoon.Your Marrakech to Fes desert tour will end with a drop off at your Fes riad or hotel of your choice.

$3996.06 Cultural & Theme Tours

14-Nights Grand Tour of Morocco from Casablanca

Day 1: CasablancaArrival & Transfer to your 4-star hotel.Day 2: Casablanca - Rabat - Meknes (B)Breakfast than Visit the richly decorated Hassan II mosque , Casablanca panoramic tour then departure for Rabat, historical visit: Mohamed V mausoleum, King palace, Oudaya kasbah and departure for Meknes. Overnight.Day 3: Meknes - Fez (B)Breakfast Visit the classic Imperial city of Meknes: Bab El Mansour, the Granary and the stables which contained more than 15000 horses, the UNESCO World Heritage site of Volubulis and it's glimpse into Morocco's Roman past. than route to Fès. Overnight in Riad.Day 4: Fez (B)Breakfast: Day dedicated to the historical guided visit of Fes: medina, Quaraouine university, Attarine medersa, kingdom Palace,multicolored souks, Tannery, rest of times at disposal. Overnight in Riad.Day 5: Fez - Midelt (B, D)Travel through the middle Atlas, drive further south passing by several towns and you will get the opportunity to view nomads living in tents alongside the way. Overnight in Midelt . Dinner incl.Day 6: Midelt - Merzouga Dunes (B, D)Breakfast, The morning, time in your own leisure, afternoon to reach the desert camp in the middle of dunes where you will spend the night, dinner around the campfire under the stars and sleep in Nomad Berber tent.Day 7: Merzouga - Todra Gorge (Canyon) (B, D)Depart via Rissani, to Tinghir. Continuing on the road alongside the river to reach the Todra gorges (canyon) where you will Walk on foot through this stunning place while enjoying the views of high rock walls (up to 300m) Dinner & overnight in guest house.Day 8: Todra Gorges - Valley of roses - Ouarzazate (B, D)Depart to Ouarzazate via Skoura palm groves, you will arrive to Ouarzazate, visit the Kasbah, cinema museum and cinema studio. Dinner incl.Day 9: Ouarzazate - Marrakech (B)Visit Aït Benhaddou, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and departure via the High Atlas to reach Marrakech. Arrival, rest of time at disposal. Overnight at hotel.Day 10: Marrakech (B)Breakfast, Day dedicated to Marrakech guided visit: Bahia palace, Saadians tombs, Jemaa El Fna place, Majorelle garden, late, you have an a optional  Moroccan evening or diner live show 50€/person except drink).Day 11 to 13: Marrakech - Essaouira (B)Breakfast Departure to Essaouira and guided tour then installation to the hotel or Riad, (Seaside stay until day 14).Day 14: Essaouira - Casablanca (B)Departure for Casablanca via El Jadida, arrival, installation in hotel.Day 15 Transfert (B)Airport transfer.