Trip from Marrakech to Fez through Merzouga (Erg Chabbi)
4 days / 3 nights
Marrakech – Ouarzazate – Kalaat Magouna – todra Gorge – Rissani
Merzouga – Midelt – Azrou – Ifrane – Fes
Day 1: Marrakech – Kasbah Aït Ben Haddou – Ouarzazate – Dades Gorge (320 km)
After breakfast we leave by 4×4 trough Ouarzazate, through the Atlas Mountains, a varied landscape and little Berber villages. We stop at the Tizi’n Tichka-pas (possibility to take pictures), at the height of 2260 m. We travel on to Kasbah Aït Ben Haddou, the most beautiful Kasbah of Morocco, a Unesco World Heritage site. We continue for the Dades Gorge, Rose Valley en the palm trees (route of the 1000 kasbah’s). Dinner is served in the hotel in Dades Gorge.
We take dinner and stay the night at the hotel in Dades.
Day 2: Dades gorge – Todra valley – Todra Gorge – Rissani – Merzouga (245 km)
After we spend the night in Dades Gorge we travel along to Merzouga (Sahara Desert) across the Todra Valley. We take time for lunch and for a walk in the Todra Gorge, the most beautiful gorge of Morocco. When finished we continue for Merzouga (Sahara Desert) through beautiful desert landscapes. We pass Rissani, known for Kasbahs and oases. In the afternoon we arrive at Merzouga. We stay the night in the hotel where we also have dinner.
Day 3: Merzouga – Rissani – Erg Chebbi
We get up early in the morning to see the spectacular sunrise in the desert dunes. Than go back to the hotel to enjoy your breakfast. We stay in Rissani where we pay a visit to the castles and the kasbah’s (tourist trip of 21 km trough the Palm tree Forests). Followed by a visit to the Souk of Rissani. About 16:00 we go back to Merzouga where you can make a camel trip in the desert. For dinner you will have a traditional Berber tagine. You’ll spend the night in a bivouac (camp) under a starry sky.
Day 4: Merzouga – Errachidia – Midelt – Azrou – Ifrane – Fes (468 km)
We wake up early in the morning toe see a spectacular sunrise over the dunes; we go back to the hotel for breakfast and a quick shower. Then we take of to Fes through the Ziz Valley, Errachidia, Midelt, and an always-changing landscape. On our way we take a break for lunch in the city of Midelt. We pass de cedar forests of Azrou. Then we arrive at Fes.
Information about the tour:
– Private transportation during the excursion (4×4 or minibus with driver)
– 3 nights in half board
– Camel Trip in the Sahara Desert
– Travel insurance
– Tickets to the sites
– Drinks and lunches
Price: depending on the number of travellers and hotel category
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