4 day desert tour From Fez to Marrakech Through Merzouga, Valleys & Ouerzazat

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A 4-day excursion to the desert of Merzouga is the ideal option for those who land in Fez and depart from Marrakech: in addition to visiting the two most touristic cities of the country, you can discover the impressive desert of Merzouga.

Itinerary Details

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Day 1 First day: Fes - Ifrane - Azrou - Arfoud - Merzouga

Stop At: Merzouga

We will pick you up at your hotel and set off for Merzouga, crossing the Middle Atlas and its cedar woods. This mountain range extends over 350 kilometers from the south-west to the north-east of Morocco. Along the way, you will pass by the Iframe village, also called the “Moroccan Switzerland” because of the architecture of its houses and because it is the most exclusive ski destination in the country. You will then stop at Azrou, one of the most famous Berber towns in Morocco. The day will continue with the visit of the Ziz Valley and the Ziz Gorges, where you will pass through villages like Midelt or Arfoud. From Arfoud, you will take a desert path to arrive in Merzouga. You will spend the night in a hotel near the dunes.

Duration: 2 hour

Day 2 Second day: Erg Chebbi dunes

Stop At: Erg Chebbi Dunes

You will spend the second day enjoying the most spectacular part of the Eastern Sahara. You will enter the desert in 4x4, you will visit nomadic villages, you will see an oasis and you will cross the dunes of Erg Chebbi. You will continue the day with the visit of the famous village of Khamlia, where you can meet gnaouas, a nomadic tribe descended from African slaves and you will enjoy their surprising folk music. At sunset, you will pass by the hotel to ride camels which will take you to a Berber camp in the heart of the dunes, where you will dine and spend the night.

Day 3 Third day: Merzouga – Todra Gorges – Ouarzazate

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If there is something unforgettable in Morocco, it is the sunrise in the desert. After enjoying this moment, you will ride a camel to go to your hotel where you can shower and have breakfast (depending on the type of camp, breakfast and shower can be taken before the walk on camel back). Back in Ouarzazate, you will pass through Rissani and Tafilalet, where the Alaouite dynasty was born and the former capital of the Alaoui sultans. You will then head to the Todra Gorges, where you can admire the valley from the hill, and to the Dades Valley. Leaving the Dades Valley behind us and taking the road of the "thousand kasbahs", we will pass through the surprising Valley of Roses, known for its impressive rose cultivation and we will arrive at the Palmeraie of Skoura. You will end the day in Ouarzazate, where you will spend the night.

Duration: 3 hour

Day 4 Fourth day: Ouarzazate – Aït-ben-Haddou – Marrakech

Stop At: Marrakech

After breakfast, we will leave Ouarzazate behind to visit the ksar of Aït-ben-Haddou, one of the most famous fortified cities in the world, made famous thanks to films like Gladiator. You can enter the ruins of this kashbah to discover all its secrets. You will continue the visit through a valley of almond trees and the Berber villages of Amerzgane, Agouim and Ighrem. We will cross the Atlas through the incredible Tizi n'Tichka pass, 2,260 meters high and we will stop to eat in Tadart, another Berber village. After eating, we will take the road again to Marrakech.

Duration: 3 hour
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