3 days Fez to Sahara desert and Marrakech
Day 1: Fez - Ifrane - Midelt – Ziz Valley - Erfoud - Merzouga Desert
After greetings, we will pick you up from your Hotel then drive south to Ifrane and Azrou via the Middle Atlas mountains. On the way we will stop at the cedar forests to see the Barbarian Apes in their natural habitat. Through the Tizi Ntalghamt pass we travel to Midelt and along the Ziz Valley carved through volcanic rock, you’ll see a panoramic view of the Middle-Atlas landscapes and the scenery changing to reveal hints of the desert as you approach the city of Errachidia. After having lunch we’ll continue our trip via the Ziz Valley to Erfoud, Rissani and Merzouga. When we drink a glass of mint tea, we will leave our luggage in a safe room then take a camel ride to a Berber camp in the middle of the Erg Chebbi Sad Dunes, which are the highest sand dunes in North Africa. The camel trek takes about 1hr 30 min to the camp where we will set up Berber tents for our night in the desert. The tents are well equipped with mattresses, blankets, and cushions. After dinner we will gather around the fire and enjoy the sound of traditional Berber drums looking at the stars.
Day 2: Merzouga Desert - Todra Gorge - Dades Valley
Day 3: Dades Valley - Kelaa Magouna - Ouarzazate - Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah - High Atlas Mountain - Marrakech
Taking a breakfast we’ll drive through the Dades Valley towards Kalaat Mgouna and Ouarzazate. The route through the Dades Valley, the way of the thousand Kasbahs, provides numerous photo opportunities. After this, We will visit the Roses valley and Skoura village, then continue to Ouarzazate, as it is called “the Hollywood of Africa”. We will have Lunch at in the famous Ait Ben Haddou kasbah, the largest Kasbah in Morocco. After touring this UNESCO World Heritage site, our journey will continue through the majestic Tizi nTichka pass, reaching an altitude of 2260m, over the High Atlas Mountains. We will take a break to enjoy the panoramic views and visit the argan oil cooperative. We will arrive in Marrakech late afternoon or early evening. We wish you a safe travel and give you a hug of peace and love.