You will be greeted upon your arrival at fes airport. Then, we will be escorted to your hotel. YOUR DRIVER will provide brief review of your tour. Overnight AND dinner night in a traditional decorated riad. (Remember this day can be deleted if you choose to start the tour directly from the airport or your hotel).
Main attractions of the day : Atlas Mountains - Ifran - Cedar Forest - Ziz Gorges - ziz valley - fossils - sand dunes - sunset at merzouga
After breakfast we’ll leave Fes to explore the high Atlas Mountains, the most intriguing and beautiful natural regions of Morocco. A historical and physical barrier between the north and the pre-Sahara .starting by ifran a Tidy, ordered city, that feels more like Switzerland relocated to the Middle Atlas .Our trip continues alongside the trailing edge of the Cedar Forest to - Azrou -located up a steep hill through a variety of woods to the famed cedar forests inhabited by endangered Barbary Apes. Passing through Tizi Ntalghamtto where Ziz Gorges provide a rocky passage to Tafilalt oases. Passing by errachidia (you’ll have lunch and enjoy Berber Hospitality beyond borders), then erfoud and rissani stopping for panoramic views along the way of ziz valley .after arriving at Merzouga. You will be welcomed with a glass of mint) in our riad.Its time to relax and feel the desert serenading you the riad the view and the people in the end of this exiting day you’ll admire one of the best sunsets in the world .Overnight in your riad.
Main attractions of the day : merzouga sunrise - Khamlia - rissani souk - erfoud fossils - camel trek - campfire
We will wake up early in the morning to see the sunrise and return to get breakfast in your riad .today you’ll be our guest in our birth land it’s time to feel and see our lifestyle. We will go all the way round the dunes via the oasis of MERZOUGA, to the nomadic depository, KHAMLIA village (a truly an African village) you’ll visit the Gnawa people, to experience their music and lifestyle. Not far away there’s the lac of Merzouga, with its bird populations, then you’ll leave for Rissani. Once called Sijilmassa, this was the meeting place for the salt caravans, coming from Mali. Here you’ll walk through the souk, selling spices, vegetables and cloths. At Lunch time you can have a local pizza. We’ll return to merzouga where you’ll have free time to relax swim and revive the sensation of desert before you mount your camel, guided by an experienced camel man to explore the mysterious sand-sea of the Erg-Chebbi and enjoy the beauty of the Sahara desert, See it! Feel it! Love it. At your nomad tents you’ll have time to relaxed and enjoy the sunset over golden dunes. Words can hardly describe the simple, profound and breathtaking magic of watching the sunset over the golden dunes and finally, you will have dinner in front of the camp, where you will spend your first night under canvas - or if you prefer, under the stars. At your request we can bring Berber nomads musicians to play traditional music with drums and dancing around the campfire. For your convenience, our camp is equipped with western bathrooms and showers.
Main attractions of the day : desert sunrise - the Road of a Thousand Kasbahs - the Todgha gorge - dads gorge and road
Your camel man will wake you up early in the morning to watch what well may be the best sunrise Climbing the sand to experience sunrise at Merzouga is a unique experience that is so often embedded in the minds of our visitors .then you’ll camel-trek back to the village of Merzouga admiring the unique beauty of the spectacular Erg Chebbi sand dunes – changing with their colors as the day progresses. After breakfast in the Raid, you’ll leave for Dads Valley (Road of a Thousand Kasbahs) through Rissani, Erfoud (a historic region and an archaeologist’s delight that is packed with fossils) and Tinghir showing the traditional rural life of this region, a beautifully constructed houses dotting the landscape of the largest oasis .reaching Todra gorges – the highest, narrowest gorges in Morocco- undoubtedly one of the most spectacular natural attractions that Morocco has to offer. The walls of the gorge are cut in the walls of the gorge reaches 300 meters. Afterwards we’ll drive through the Dads Valley, where you’ll see the majestic sand castles and the amazing rock formations known as “monkey toes» and many landscapes of Berber villages. After checking on your raid we’ll get to watch the sunset on tssidrine road. Overnight in our Hotel/Riad.
Main attractions of the day : the rose city - Dades Valley - skoura’s valley - Kasbah Ameridil - the Hollywood of Africa - Kasbah Taourirt
After breakfast in the hotel we’ll drive through The Dades Valley, also known as a Road of a thousand Kasbahs stretches 160 km from Ouarzazate to the east of Tinghir. We’ll stop at Kalaa Mgouna, “the rose city” famous with its annual festival of roses, to purchase the rosewater, and a lot of cosmetics local products. Continuing on to Skoura and the bird’s valley where the main features are the mud brick Kasbahs especially the Kasbah Ameridil, a well-preserved Kasbah in this area. After some hiking in the valley lunch is in a restaurant overlooking the whole valley. The tour continues to Ouarzazate, “the Hollywood of Africa”, whose geography and beautiful landscapes has attracted many world class movie producers. Here you may choose to visit the studios, containing props used in movies, you may have already seen, such as The Mummy, Gladiator. You’ll get the chance to see Kasbah Taourirt a Hollywood backdrop (Sheltering Sky, Gladiator, and Prince of Persia) .overnight at our riad.
Main attractions of the day : ait ben haddou - tizi n’tichka – Telouet Kasbah - great landscape of Berber’s villages
Waking up in the middle of the desert and watching the color of the city change as the day progress is so refreshing; after breakfast we’ll dive the UNESCO protected Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah, one of the most beautiful Kasbahs on this area. The Kasbah has magnificent views of the surrounding palms, before heading to Marrakech via the tizi n’tichka pass .we’ll stop to visit the town of Telouet and its ancient 17th century Kasbah then we’ll continue exploring the tIzi n’tichka road especially its great landscape of Berber’s villages TO Marrakech where our exiting tour ends dropping you at your hotsl or any other place you choose.
Julie and Mark, June 2018, Brazil
Matthias and Shanthi, April 2017, United Kingdom
Robert and his family, March 2017, USA
Sarah, September 2018, United States
nick and his father, May 2018, Holland