Private Morocco Sahara Desert Tour on 4 Days / 3 Nights :
This particular Tour allows you to experience Fez and venture through the Sahara Desert where you will ride camel and sleep under the berber tents, then continue through the Dades Valley and Todra Gorge. It also allows you to enjoy the scenery of Skoura, known as the Valley of Kasbahs, along with Ait Ben Haddou, Ouarzazate, untill you cross over the High Atlas Mountains and finally for some exploration in Marrakesh.
Note : The tour below start from Fes and end Marrakech, but also is available in the opposite direction: On the Go - Marrakesh, Sahara Desert, to Fes.
Day 1 : Fes, Ifrane, Midelt, Er-rachidia, Ziz Valley, Arfoud, Er-rissani, Merzouga (Sahara Desert)
At 9:00 a.m your private driver will be at your hotel where you will be picked up, then you will start travelling to Merzouga via Ifran and Midlet. During this journey you’ll experience glimpses of the Middle Atlas and Higher Atlas mountains.
Stopping at Azrou, a Berber village in the middle of the famous cedar forest, the largest in Morocco, where you may well sight Barbarian apes. Then we continuing travel through the Tizi N’ Talghamt Pass to Midelt and along the magnificent Ziz Gorges carved through volcanic rock. Continue along the luxuriant Ziz Valley, stopping for panoramic views along the way.
We will drive through welcoming Berber villages to Erfoud, and then Rissani, before you arrive to Merzouga . You will be welcomed by a glass of mint tea before you check in to your riad. Overnight at your Riad in Merzouga.
Day 2 : Merzouga village, Rissani, Camel Trekking.
After a luxurious breakfast in your riad you will start an explorative journey of the area. You will be visiting the Gnawa people in their village Khamlia , where you will learn about the Gnawa music and their lifestyle. Afterwards, you will visit the old city of Rissani - the foundation of the Alaouite dynasty - the current ruling royal family in Morocco. Rissani is surrounded by 360 ksar (a fortified village with many towers) and has a big souk (an open market), held three times a week. Once called Sijilmassa, this was the meeting place for the salt caravans, coming from Timbuctou in Mali. Here you’ll walk through the souk, selling spices, vegetables and cloths. Afternon drive back to the village of Merzouga, and After a rest of 30 minutes, you ride Camels directly to the midle of the dunes where you will enjoy the night with dinner and entertainement under the Nomad tent ( Camps ) . For your convenience, our camp is equipped with western bathrooms.
Day 3 : Merzouga, Rissani, Arfoud, Tinjdad, Todra Gorges, Boumalne Dades
After an unforgettable quiet night among the sand dunes of erg chebbi and in nomad’s land, you will admire the sunrise upon the dunes, then return back with camels to the hotel where you have breakfast and shower, then leave for Rissani , Tinghir, and Todra gorges - the highest, narrowest gorges in Morocco, where you will take a walk to exploring this magnificent and narrow gorges where vertiginous cliffs of pink ochre frame a crystal clear and fresh river .
After lunch in the heart of the gorge, you will continue to the Dades Valley, where you’ll see the majestic sand castles and the amazing rock formations known as "monkey toes". Overnight at your hotel in Boumalne Dades.
Day 4 : Boumalne Dades, Rose Valley, Ouarzazte, Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou, Tiz N’tichka pass, Marrakech
After breakfast, you will drive to Marrakech via Valley des Roses, Atlas Studio and Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah, visit of this old berber village, where many movies filmed such as; Obelix, Gladiator and others. It is now a UNESCO heritage site, which today still houses many Berber families . After lunch, you will continue on the road to Marrakech crossing the High Atlas Mountains through Tizi N’Tichka pass, stopping at places with magnificent panoramic views to take picture. Dinner and overnight will be at your Riad in Marrakech.