Set out into the desert on a 3-day private tour from Fez to Marrakech, and discover the vivid landscape and ancient cultures of southern Morocco. Travel through rustling palm groves, ride a camel into the dunes and sleep at a nomadic encampment.
Following a morning pickup from your accommodation in Fez, head out through the fertile Saiss plains to the cedar forests of the Middle Atlas mountain range in your private, air-conditioned minivan. Stop for lunch in Midelt (own expense), then continue along the mighty Ziz River where lush palm groves lie among fortified kasbahs (traditional Moroccan fortresses). Travel through the oasis towns of Erfoud and Merzouga, then pick up your camel train in Erg Chebbi and follow your guide by camel into the Sahara Desert. Soak up the incredible views as the sun sets over the Saharan dunes. Then, arrive at a desert camp, your base for the night, and sit down to a traditional Moroccan dinner while local nomads play traditional folk songs.
* Pick up from your hotel in Fez
* Transfer in private ,air-conditioned vehicle
* An experienced English speaking driver / guide
* Camel ride in Merzouga desert
* Accommodation in desert camp and hotels
* Drop off at your Marrakech hotel
NOT INCLUDED :
All lunches and drinks
Tips and anything not mentioned above
DAY 2 : SAHARA DESERT IN MERZOUGA – RISSANI - TODRA GORGE – DADES VALLEY
Perhaps wake early to catch the desert sunrise before breakfast, then visit the holy town of Rissani, the birthplace of Moulay Ali Cherif — founder of Morocco’s ruling Alaouite Dynasty. Hop into your air-conditioned minivan and head to the oasis of Tinghir in the foothills of the High Atlas mountain range. Take a 1-hour walk along the Todgha River and admire lush palm trees and olive groves growing by the riverbanks. Visit Berber villages with your guide and learn of the locals’ traditional lifestyle, then head on to the magnificent Todgha Gorge for lunch (own expense). In the afternoon, drive out through the Dadès Valley along the famous ‘Road of 1,000 Kasbahs.’ Visit one of the region’s ancient kasbahs and gain insight into the role it has played in the region’s history, then head on to your guest house in Boumalne du Dadès for dinner and your overnight accommodation.
DAY 3 : DADES GORGES – AIT BENHADDOU KASBAH – ATLAS MOUNTAINS - MARRAKECH
The tour from Fez to Marrakech finishes today and after breakfast, we’ll drive to explore Kalaat Mgouna.The route through Dades Valley is named the way of thousand Kasbahs. You may purchase the rosewater in valley of Roses and then we continue to Ouarzazate, called as “the Hollywood of Africa”. After lunch we explore famous Ait Ben Haddou kasbah, the largest Kasbah in Morocco. It is recognized by UNESCO as a world heritage. It is famous as a backdrop for many movies : 'Lawrence of Arabia', and 'Gladiator'. Our private Morocco tour continues through the Atlas mountains and its highest road Tizi ‘n’ tichka pass (2260 m). We may explore the process of making the argan oil at the women s cooperatives. Later in the afternoon we arrive to Marrakech, where the tour ends.