Pamper yourself with this unique 4 days trip and gain insight into Morocco’s different touristic and cultural aspects.
Starting and finishing point: Your Riad or Hotel.
Middle Atlas Mountains: considered to be the second highest mountain range in the Atlas after High Atlas Mountains, it is 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 the barbary macaque and within its soaring peaks and forested slopes lie a number of hidden Berber villages and provinces.
Erg Chigaga: As the name Erg implies (a large area of shifting sand dunes in the Sahara.) This destination is a perfect choice for untouched desert and dunes enthusiasts, since it is one of the major dunes in Morocco along with the Erg Chebbi dunes.
Zagora: located in the region of Souss-Massa-Draa and offers a bunch of features and characteristics that make it a must see destination, being surrounded by some beautiful Kasbah, home of a large array of palm trees and close to one of the major dunes in the desert, the town of Zagora is a great stop to experience Moroccan cultural diversity and get some fresh air.
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 originality ornately embellished with modernity, offering different choices and entertainment options for every traveler.
– Ouarzazate, at the gateway to the desert, has long been a crossroads between the north and the south of Morocco. City gateway to the mountains and the desert, the beauty of its desert landscapes regularly attracts filmmakers from all over the world. Ouarzazate, the Mecca of Moroccan tourism, is also the cinema capital of the Maghreb. Between desert, mountain, oasis of the valleys of the Wadi Dadès, the Wadi Ouarzazate and the Wadi Draa.
Join your driver in the early morning in Fez and hit the road to the Middle atlas mountains, first enjoy the idyllic atmosphere of Ifrane, a small city characterized with a unique European style and boasts an alpine climate, then on to Middelt, being a commercial center of the hinterland in the surrounding, this city is a great place to have lunch and get fueled before leaving the cold of the atlas mountains to the warmth of Merzouga.
The arrival to Merzouga will often be by night, so you probably will have time to only discover the accommodation place, before having dinner and going to bed.
Deep in the desert lies Erfoud, a town with great history and of unique appearance, the area was once submerged in water which explains the significant presence of these creatures, this abundance of archaeological fortune made Erfoud the largest open-air museum of fossils in the world.
Pay a visit to one of the fossil museums and enjoy a large collection of extinct land and sea animals that inhabited the place hundreds of millions of years ago.
Drive deeper in the desert to the multi-ethnic village of Zagora, 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 at Erg Chigaga 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 one 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 crystal-clear sky.
By night join the nomadic party around the fire and spend an entire night singing and dancing to some Berber music in a unique fancy atmosphere.
Another early start is needed in order to take a sunrise camel ride, before taking you way to Skoura, the valley of thousand kasbahs for dinner and overnight stay, 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.
After visiting Skoura, move to Ouarzazate city. If you are into movies, Hollywood filmmaking locations, and mesmerizing Kasbahs, then this city is definitely yours, pay a visit to the Atlas film studios where many mega movies are filmed.
The trip to Ouarzazate involves a stop by Taorirt Kasbah which was once owned by the famous Lglaoui the former pasha of Marrakech, and was uniquely built of rammed earth and mud-brick forming an impressive structure that has greatly been able to bear the weight of time and the harsh climate change, And the UNESCO world heritage of Ait Ben Heddou, a great Ksar or mansion housing a big number of buildings all made of clay bricks and ornately decorated with southern motifs and symbols, the structure comprise huge walls and towers that still bear witness the powerful side of this area back then and set a great sample of Moroccan earthen clay architecture.
Once done visiting Ait Ben Haddou take a 3 hours and half challenging trip to Marrakech the way to the Red City is nothing less than journey itself since it is done via the twisted and twisted Tiz n Tichka pass, and a great chance to pamper yourself with the magical moments of scenic views and breathtaking landscapes of peaceful and rugged beauty.
Drop off will be at any position of your choice in Marrakech.