Fes to Merzouga Desert & Marrakech :

Discover the Kasbah and the desert of Morocco with our detailed 5-day trip itinerary!

Starting 1300 $ for Two People

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Overview:

Soak up the Middle Atlas mountains’ chilled-out atmosphere, appreciate the desert’s calm and tranquil vibes, and get lost in Marrakech endless wonders.

 

Starting and finishing point:  Your Riad or Hotel.

Tour’s Highlights:

Middle Atlas Mountains: is considered the second highest mountain range in the Atlas, after High Atlas Mountains, it may look less popular than the later, but still has characteristics that set it apart, and make it a unique destination that shouldn’t be skipped by anyone visiting Morocco.

The area is the home of Barbary Macaque, and within its soaring peaks and forested slopes lie a number of hidden Berber villages and provinces each with their own appeal.

 

Merzouga : is a tranquil village southeastern Morocco, it seems to be small and calm, yet it has many fun and cool activities that suit any type of travelers, whether you are a budget traveler, business traveler, or someone on their honeymoon or anniversary , Merzouga Desert is the best place for you.

 

Marrakech: The most famous city in Morocco and the first must-see choice on every visitor’s bucket list, and this is due to its diversity and captivating beauty, this unique city represents a perfect sample of Moroccan originality ornately embellished with modernity, offering different choices and entertainment options for every traveler.

Itinerary:

Day 1: Fez – Ifrane - Azrou - Ziz Valley - Erfoud.

Your driver will carry you early morning from the place of your choice and drive toward the Middle atlas mountains, Ifran city or “the little Switzerland” as it is nicknamed, will be your first stop in this trip, here you will have the opportunity to appreciate a great mixture of European architecture adorned with a traditional Moroccan touch, and to enjoy some moments of relief from the hustle and bustle of Fez city, right before taking your way to Azrou the home of barbary macaque and, on to the great ZiZ Valley, this river flows 282 kilometers into the Sahara offering a plenty of  natural views and virgin landscapes  represented in narrow gorges, natural stone arches and towering cliffs.

 

In our way to Erfoud, and in the middle of nowhere lies a magical oasis, namely, El Meski source, where you will have the chance to relax and enjoy some moments of serenity before continuing your trail to Erfoud the city of oases and hundreds of millions years-old fossils for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 2: Erg Chebbi Dunes in the desert of Merzouga

Enjoy a back-to-prehistoric-era experience by visiting some of the fossils museums that offer great collections of extinct land and sea animal lived in the area millions of years ago, the area was once submerged in water, what explains the significant presence of these creatures, this abundance in archaeological fortune titled Erfoud as the largest open-air museum of fossils in the world.

 

Then drive to Merzouga , once arriving you will have some time to relieve and get over the long travel fatigue before mounting your camel and ride to the camp in a one-life ride, whereby you can appreciate an amazing view of sand dunes, wondrous oasis and watch wildlife at play.

 

Around the camp you can have plenty of things to experience and landscapes to appreciate, especially since it is set in the middle of nowhere surrounded by nothing else but sand and a crystal clear sky.

 

By night, join the nomadic party around the fire and spend the whole night singing and dancing on some Berber music in a fancy atmosphere.

But make sure to have enough sleep if you intend to catch the exquisite sunrise the next morning.

Day 3 : From Merzouga to Ouarzazate passing through Todra Gorges, Dades Valley, Kelaat Mgouna, and Skoura

The return to the accommodation will be also by camels but in a quite different experience, Which will be enriched this time by the chance to watch the sun rising beyond the Erg Chebbi dunes from your camel’s back, creating a never-ending exhibition that will still stuck in your memory ever after.

 

Once you have done seeing Merzouga head for Ouarzazate, on the way pay a visit to Todgha Gorges, a terrific mountain cleft up to 300 meters high with green oasis and palm trees on its mouth, the destination is very popular among climbers for its challenging rocks’ shape and form.

 

Experience a challenging walk surrounded by the huge iconic rocks, or simply grab a steaming Moroccan cup of tea at the top of the gorge and soak away the world’s troubles in a never-ending moment of serenity.

 

About 48 minutes’ drive from Todgha gorges is Dades Gorges, the land of Thousand Kasbahs, a piece of land which is believed to be once submerged into a deep-sea what left incredible geological formations and plenty of remnants and fossils that date back to hundreds of millions of years ago.

 

The drive to Ouarzazate includes also a stop at the town of Kelaat ‘gouna, the town is largely famous for the festival of roses which is done  in the month of May every year, and being the home for rose water and rose oil manufacturers.

 

Sweeping views and bright open spaces welcome you as you arrive at Sekoura, the last stop before getting in Ouarzazate, the town is very known for its oases and a perfect place to get some fresh air and immerse yourself in an unmatched natural environment.

 

Dinner and overnight stay in Ouarzazate.

Day 4 : From Ouarzazate to Ait BenHaddou then Marrakech, the Red City of Morocco

After having breakfast, the Atlas film studios of Ouarzazate will be your first experience in today’s to-do-list, here you will have the opportunity to witness a destination brimming with breathtaking wonders where many blockbuster movies were filmed.

 

Next, drive northwest toward the village of Ait Benhaddou, the city sets a great sample for the Saharan architecture, represented in lofty buildings built of clay and mud bricks integrated with wonderful landscapes around them.

 

Once you have seen enough of Ait Benhaddou, move to Marrakech over Tizin T’ chka pass, of an elevation of 2.260m, this twisted pass offers an unforgettable drive full of challenge, and never-ending views and landscapes.

 

Dinner and overnight stay will be in Marrakech.

Day 5 : A guided Visit to Marrakech City and drop off

Finally, we have made it to Marrakech, the most prominent destination in our itinerary and a city that has been able to captivate the heart of every traveling enthusiast, from beautiful landscapes, rich cuisine, night clubs and last but not least, unmatched architecture, the red city has everything your heart desires.

 

First, feel the city’s vibes and atmosphere by walking through the narrow and narrower alleys of the old Medina (Town), a perfect place for shopping and buying some souvenirs to bring back home.

 

Indulge in some tasty food of cheap prices in Jemaa el fna square bustled with storytellers, magicians and dancing boys…, before visiting the Koutoubia mosque, a beautiful structure covered with magical view over the old Medina and significant history, this Mosque is considered to be one of the most standout edifices in Morocco.

 

Marrakech city is very known for its abundance of open gardens,notably, El Mamounia garden, Majorelle garden, and El Harti park Gardens, which we will use to break up the discovery and re-energize before continuing our journey in Marrakech.

 

At the end, your driver will drop you off at the airport or any place of your choice.

  • LOCAL TOUR GUIDE YES
  • TWO MEALS EACH DAY YES
  • ALL ENTRANCE TICKETSYES
  • ACCOMMODATION STARTING 3 STARSYES
  • CAMEL TREKKING FEESYES
  • PRIVATE TRANSPORTATIONYES
  • Drinks NOT
  • Typical souvenir NOT
  • Tips NOT
  • Travel Insurance NOT

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