Day 1 : Fes – Ifrane – Azrou – Errachidia – Zia – Erfoud – Erg Chebbi Merzouga
8-9am pick-up from hotels and riads for 9am departure from Fes to Erg Chebbi.
Along the route: stop in Ifrane, known as the Little Switzerland of Morocco, to enjoy its beauty and take a memorable selfie. Continue through Azrou, where Barbary Macaques live in the cedar forest, to Midelt for lunch. After lunch cross the Tizi-n-Talghamt to reach Errachidia and pass along the Ziz Valley Gorge, with panoramic views and another photo stop, before arriving in Erfoud and heading out to the Erg Chebbi dunes. In Erfoud, if time permits, visit one of the fossil warehouses to see the fossils discovered in this area that once lay at the bottom on an ocean.
Hotel at the Erg Chebbi dune line with dinner and breakfast included
Day 2 : Merzouga – Hassi labied – Khamlia – Camel Trek
After breakfast tour of the villages of Merzouga and Khamlia, where we will listen to the spiritual music of Gnawa, and the seasonal lake of Dayte Sarji that attacks pink flamingos and wildlife in the Spring if/when the lake forms. Lunch in Merzouga or Hassi Labied and, after lunch, take a short walk to see the canal irrigation system used by the Berbers to water their crops in the desert. Return to the hotel for some free time to prepare for the camel trek (1hr) at sunset to the deep desert camp with traditional tents, dinner and music.
Desert Camp with drumming, dinner and breakfast included
Day 3: Erg Chebbi – Erfoud – Tinejdad – Todra Gorge – Boumalne Dades – Dades Gorge
Wake up early morning to enjoy the sunrise from the top of a dune and camel trek back to the hotel at the dune line for a shower. Depart for Tinerhir passing through Erfoud and Tinejdad with a break for lunch. After lunch detour at Tinerhir to visit the Todra Gorge with time to take photos and admire the panoramic views. Return to Tinerhir and continue to Boumalne Dades to drive along Dades Gorge.
Hotel with dinner and breakfast included
Day 4: Boumalne Dades – Kelaa Mgouna – Ouarzazate – Ait Benhaddou – Tizi n’Tichka
After breakfast transfer to Ait Benhaddou passing through Skoura and Ouarzazate and visit the World Heritage Site. After lunch continue to Marrakech crossing the High Atlas pass of Tizi n’Tichka (2260m).
Price : 290€uros per person
Payment : 20% deposit by PayPal to confirm your seat; balance payable on pick-up in cash
- Shared/Group Tour with double/twin-share tents in the camp and rooms in the hotel
- Tents with mattresses/blankets and shared toilets (no shower) are provided in the camp
- Rooms with beds/bedding and ensuite shower/toilet are provided in hotels
Minimum : 6pax
Maximum : 8pax
Price to include:
- Seat in shared vehicle with driver, driver expenses and fuel
- Hotel with dinner and breakfast included
- Desert camp with dinner and breakfast included
- Camel trek
Price to exclude:
- Beverages e.g. alcohol, soda, bottled mineral water
- Entrance fees e.g. 20dh Kasbah el Glaoui