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4 Days From Fes to Merzouga via Merzouga Sahara desert

camel trek in Morocco, excursion into the Merzouga desert

Day 1

Fes - Ifrane - Azrou - Midelt - Errachidia - Valle de Ziz - Erfoud – Merzouga

Our tour starts in the morning from Fes, we will head the road to Ifrane surnamed (the Switzerland of Morocco) and ski resort in the Middle atlas region as we as Animals to be found in the vicinity include the threatened Barbary Macaque. Among the local tree species are the native Atlas cedar, Scrub oak and the introduced London plane. We will cross the Ziz valley and its throats and cross some cities like Midelt the city known by its good Apples and we cross Erfoud the city of Fossils before arriving to Merzouga where we will stay in a hotel near the dunes.

Day 2

Merzouga - Khamlia - Merzouga

We will wake up early to see the spectacle of the sunrise over the dunes of the Sahara before making our way back to the hotel for breakfast and a shower. We will make a tour of the desert dunes (rally Paris –Dakar path) where you will have the opportunity to see the amazing changing contrasts of the desert. We will visit the ‘black village’ of Khamlia to see the Gnawa musicians before having a traditional Berber pizza for lunch in the same village. After lunch, we will ride a caravan of dromedary camels to witness the breathtaking sunset on the dunes. This once in a lifetime opportunity will end in the silence of the desert around a campfire admiring the starry night and local traditions.

Day 3

Merzouga - Rissani – Erfoud - Todra Gorges - Dades Gorges

After seeing the sunrise we will head back to the civilization, driving our 4×4 jeep to continue our tour, we will cross Rissani which used to be the first imperial city in Morocco and the origin of the dynasty Alaoui, where one of king’s family is bared there his name is Moulay Ali Cherif. The city of Rissani has inhabitants who speak Arabic and who have a popular souk where all the villages around the city come to buy their needs there such as vegetables, clothes… and spices that specialize this city too. Heading to the other city called Erfoud the place of Fossils that are processed into beautiful furniture, home décor, and personal items such as bracelets, key chains and necklaces. Continue driving till we arrive to Tinghir, the place where Todra Gorges are we will visit the mountains there which are the main place for climbers and trekking lovers. We will continue till we arrive to Boumalne Dades after one hour we will set on the hotel.

Day 4

Boumalne Dades - K'laat M'Gouna - Ouarzazate - Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou - High Atlas - Marrakech

After visiting the Dades gorges our next stop will be the valley of roses in K’laat M’Gouna where we will have the opportunity to explore the house of roses whose petals are used for perfumes, lotions and oils. By then we will go to Ouarzazate where the solar energy project will provide up to 1.1 million Moroccans with a source of clean and renewable energy by 2018. Before going to Marrakech and crossing the high Atlas, on this day we will stop at the Ait Ben Haddou World Heritage Site where the inhabitants still live within these walls and as well as in the neighboring Berber villages. In this Ksar. They filmed a lot of movies like Gladiator, Game of Thrones, and the Prince of Arabia … (Lunch on site) After this we will head our way to Marrakech that gives you free time to enjoy the city and its beauty. End of the route to Marrakech.

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Customer Reviews

  • Many thanks to Marrakech Expedition for giving us a lifetime experience! If you don’t have a lot of time in Marrakech, this two day one night camel trek is perfect for you. The two day trip was packed full of beautiful sights and experiences. Spending one night in the desert was a breath taking experience.

  • Ali, Hassan and Omar have been perfect! the trip was run very smooth, and communication with Ali was prompt and clear. Hassan and Omar were very helpful through out the journey. Special thanks to Hassan with his very informative explanation whenever we stop and we definitely have good laugh together!

  • This is a bustling place at night, so full of atmosphere and smells. There are African bands, storytellers, lots of food places and many many stalls with oranges piled high. We also had a caleche ride through the Jewish quarter ending in the square. So much more to see when the souk is quiet. A must do if in Marrakech.

  • My family and I enjoyed the tour with Marrakech Expedition 4×4. We visited Marocco from Marrakech to Sahara sleeping two night in the desert. Our driver Hassan was an excellent driver and he let us to see great desertic scenery.