Sahara desert tour 3 days / 2 nights â€" Departure Fes / Arrival Marrakech
Day 1: Fes Â» Ifran Â» Azrou Â» Midelt Â» Er-Rachidia Â» Erfoud Â» Merzouga
Today early morning, you will travel through the middle Atlas via Ifran â€śMoroccan Switzerlandâ€ťand Azrou. You will have a stop at the cedar forest for a visit to Cedre Goraud Tree where you will see Barbary apes. From here we drive further south passing by several towns and you will get the opportunity to view nomads living in tents alongside the way. You will also see the volcanic rocks. Our next stop is in Midelt where you will enjoy your lunch. Later on, continuing our drive by crossing the Tizi Nâ€™Talghomt Pass (1907m) while enjoying the panoramic views. You will also cross Ziz Gorge and the tunnel. Near Errachidia, you will see the Barrage Hassan Al-Dakhil which has turquoise blue water. Continue our drive to Erfoud, you will have stop for a panoramic view of Aoufous palmeraie along Ziz River. Arriving Erfoud and crossing the off road to reach the hotel situated on the foot of the dunes. You will experience a camel ride to reach the desert camp in the middle of dunes where you will spend the night, enjoy your evening, dine under the stars and sleep in Nomad Berber tent.
Day 2: Merzouga Â» Rissani Â» Erfoud Â» Tinejdad Â» Tineghir Â» Todra Gorges Â» Boumalne Dades.
Waking up by the call of your guide very earlier to watch the sunrise then enjoying breakfast. You will trek back to your hotel where you can have hot shower and get ready for the new journey. We will depart to Rissani, you will have a visit to Zawiya Moulay Ali ash-Sharif and you may also investigate the Souk (local market) with the opportunity to see the Fondouks where donkeys gather. Continuing on our drive toward Tineghir passing by Erfoud â€śthe capital of marble fossilâ€ť .You will view the Khatarat (Canal irrigation system) on our route. Our next stop is in Tinejdad or Tineghir where you will have lunch. Later on, we will continue on the road alongside the river to reach the gorges where you will hike/Walk on foot through this stunning place while enjoying the views of high rock walls (up to 300 meters). Afterwards, we head to Boumalne Du Dades then to the gorges where you will have time to explore Dades gorges and see its rock formations â€śhuman bodies, fingers of monkeysâ€ť. Dinner and overnight stay in a Hotel.
Day 3: DadĂ¨s gorges Â» El-KelaĂ˘ Mâ€™Gouna Â» Ouarzazate Â» AĂŻt BenHaddou Â» Tizi Nâ€™Tichka Pass Â» Marrakech.
Today you will travel to Ouarzazate via Boumalne du DadĂ¨s, El-KelaĂ˘ Mâ€™Gouna and Skoura. You will admire the views of the Valley of One Thousand Kasbahs, Valley of the Roses and Skoura Oasis while driving. We will reach Ouarzazate where you may have a stop to view the Kasbah of Taourirt that was built by the Glaoui dynasty. From here we head to the village of AĂŻt Benhaddou, having Lunch break then exploring the exotic Kasbah of AĂŻt Benhaddou. Later on, you will be driven across the Tizi Nâ€™Tichka Pass (2260 m), you will have opportunities to take photos and enjoy the scenes of High Atlas Mountains along with Berber villages on the way. Arrive in Marrakech and transfer to the hotel of your choice.
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For the meals:
Moroccan food is delicious and rich with healthy recipes; most dishes are prepared with chicken or beef or lamb, vegetables or dried fruit with a combination of spices to enhance its flavour. It is advisable to avoid eating uncooked and raw foods, and always eat at clean places.
The main meals you can expect to find in some restaurants include:
- Berber omelette (a combination of eggs, onions, tomatoes, and herbs, cooked in oil along with some spices).
- Bissara (a thick soup made from split bean with olive oil served as breakfast meal).
- Brochettes (grilled meat).
- Couscous (steamed semolina with meat and vegetable stew above it).
- Harira (thick soup made from lentils, chick peas and tomatoes).
- Kefta (ground beef usually mixed with minced onion, cumin, paprika, coriander and parsley).
- Tajine (referred to a ware pot, also can contains meat + vegetable stew or vegetarian).
- Pastilla (is a sweet made of Mixture of onion, chicken, eggs and almonds, and spiced with cinnamon wrapped in flaky pastry).