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5 Days From Fes to Desert Camel Trek

Camel trek in Morocco, excursion to Fes and in the desert

NB : This tour can be started from Marrakech

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- Oasis Tiserdmine - Nomadic tents – Khamlia - Camp

After breakfast we will drive our Toyota Land Cruiser 4×4 car to do the tour around the dunes and to explore the area. First, we will visit the village of Tiserdmine and we will see some Fossils in rocks, after that we will continue to visit a nomadic family and drink tea with them, after that we will cross Khamlia a village of people originally from Mali making a living through local artisanal crafts; their better gift is the concert of gnawa music they perform. After 10 min driving we will set up at the hotel in Merzouga, we will ride a caravan of dromedaries to the foot of the great dunes where you can witness the beautiful desert sunset, local music and dance and later one, a spectacular blanket of stars.

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 – Boutghrar - K’laat M’Gouna – Ouarzazate

After visiting the Dades gorges we will cross an unpaved road near the atlas to head to Boutghrar where we will see nomadic people in caves, like this we will combine between the nomads of the desert and the nomads of the Atlas. We will have lunch in traditional restaurant in the village of Boutghrar before heading to see the valley of roses in K’laat M’Gouna where we will have a chance to explore the home of the roses whose petals are used for perfumes, lotions, and oils. By then we will head to Ouarzazate where the solar energy project will provide up to 1.1 million Moroccans with a source of clean renewable energy by 2018.

Day 5

Ouarzazate - Ait Benhaddou - Marrakech

After breakfast in the hotel or the riad in Ouarzazate, we will head back to Marrakech crossing the high Atlas Mountains again, in this day we will stop at the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ait Benhaddou where inhabitants still live within these walls and well as in surrounding berbere villages. In this Ksar. They filmed a lot of Movies like Gladiator, Game of Throne, and Prince of Arabia…. After this we will head our road to Marrakech giving you free time to enjoy the city and its beauty.

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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.