Marrakech to Fes via the Sahara - Tour Itinerary
Erg Chebbi is a dune field of about 22 Km from north to south and about 5 Km from east to west at the widest point. The highest dune, 884 m, is in the north. Among the dunes there are several oasis and you can easily get water just by digging a little. The trip to the oasis starts with a long route by road which is an experience itself geographically speaking, and also because of the numerous stops to cool down and get in contact with the people.
Itinerary: 3 day 2 Night Trip
Day 1: Marrakech – Ouarzazate – Rose Valley – Dades Gorges.
Departure from the airport, driving over the High Atlas Mountains through Tizi N’Tichka (2260 m a.s.l.). On the way visit of the Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou and then on to Ouarzazate. We then carry on via the road of Thousand Kasbahs through Skoura where we will stop to see a beautiful Kasbah named Amredhyle. We continue to Kelaat M’gouna, the capital of the roses. In the evening we will arrive to Dades Gorges. Overnight stay at hotel/kasbah at Dades gorges.
Day 2: Dades Gorges – Todra Gorges – Merzouga.
After breakfast, we will continue on the road through Dades Valley, set off towards Todra Gorges, have lunch at a nice spot and then drive on to Merzouga across Jorf palm grove and the town of Erfoud where we will visit the workshop production of marble fossils.
Arrival at the impressive dunes of Merzouga late in the afternoon, camel ride, crossing the sea of dunes in order to spend the night in the heart of the dunes. Dinner and overnight stay under a nomadic tent.
Day 3: Merzouga – Rissani – Ziz valley – Midelt – Fes.
Early morning wake up for camel riding and outstanding sunrise. Arriving to the hotel for refreshing and breakfast. On the way to Fes you’ll cross the town of Rissani and Tafilalet; the center of allaouit dynasties, the valley of Ziz and Ziz gorges.
After lunch in a local restaurant in middle Atlas mountains continue the road through the cedar forests. Cedar was already used from the Phoenician times and Roman time for woodcraft, essences and Building even ancient Marine boats. Then pass through Azrou; typical Zayan Middle Atlas Berber village and Ifran.
Accommodation During the Tour.
overnights in Hotels
1overnight camping ( nomad tents)
This tour runs all year round and can depart at any date of your preference.
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