A Private Tour for discovering the Old medina's , Hight Atlas Mountain, Gorges and Sahara desert .
Day 1: Marrakech – n’Tichka Pass - Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah - Dades Valley (B/D)Start traveling to the Dades Valley via the Tizi n’Tichka Pass and over the High Atlas Mountains. Today you will enjoy travelling through the dramatic pass and the fascinating views of the Berber villages and the amazing landscape changing as the day progresses. Your first stop will be at the Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah. Continue to the Dades Gorge through the road of “the Thousand Kasbahs”, which offers many fine photo opportunities of nature and people. You'll get to Kalaat Mgouna - famous for roses and its annual festival during the roses harvest in May. On to the Dades Valley where you will enjoy seeing the amazing rock formation famous as “the monkey toes”. Overnight at Hotel Xalucadades (4*) or similar. Half Board (HB)Day 2: Dades Valley - Todra Gorge - Rissani - Merzouga (B/D)Leave the Dades valley towards Tinrghir and the Todra valley. Watch the panoramic views of the old mud Berber villages overlooking the valley. Get to the Gorge and walk under the 300m high red cliff, where many Rock-climbers come to enjoy their preferred sport. You will enjoy a 2 hours hike within the valley. After lunch, your journey continues to Merzouga via Erfoud through the oasis of Tafilalet, the largest date palm grove in Morocco. You will have the opportunity to walk the authentic souk of Rissani, and learn about the trading caravans travelling as far as Timbuktu in Mali. Get to Merzouga in the afternoon and check in to your riad. Overnight at traditional riad. (HB)Day 3: Merzouga area and the Camel trek (B/D)You will visit the nomads in their goat hair tent and learn about the desert life, afterwards you visit the Gnaoua people, originally slaves brought from Sudan; here you will have the opportunity to listen to their music and learn about their culture and lifestyle. Depending on the time of year you visit, you may have a visit to the lake of Merzouga and its bird population such as the “Flamingos”. After lunch, you will mount your camel, guided by an experienced camel man, to explore within the mysterious sand-sea of the Erg-Chebbi. You will enjoy the beauty of the Sahara desert and the sunset over the golden dunes.Overnight at Desert Camp Bivouac (camp is equipped with Western bathroom)Day 4: Merzouga - Ziz Valley - Midlet - Azrou - Fez (B)Early in the morning, you’ll peacefully camel-trek back to the village of Merzouga. Over the dunes, you couldn't fail to appreciate the unique beauty of the spectacular Erg Chebbi sand dunes - changing with the light as the day progresses.Drive to Fez via the Ziz Valley and Azrou. You will enjoy the fascinating landscape along the magnificent Ziz Gorges carved through volcanic rock, and through the Tizi n’ Talghamt Pass to Midelt. Continue through the Middle Atlas Mountains and the Cedar Forest , where you will see the Barbarian apes in the wild. Continue to Fez, where the tour ends at your accommodation or get a transfer back to Marrakech.