When to Go
Full Day by Day Itinerary
DAY 1 :
Fez – Midelt – Erfoud – Merzouga
Our private tour begins with a drive towards the Atlas Mountains stopping to visit the villages of Ifrane, where we’ll get a chance to explore the famous cedar forest, home of the Berber apes.
We’ll have the chance to have lunch before continuing through the Atlas Mountains, enjoying the breathtaking views of the landscapes of Midelt along the way before arriving at the Ziz Valley. Then we continue to Merzouga, where we’ll spend the night at a local Riad.
DAY 2 :
Day 2: Merzouga desert tour and camel trekking
Today we will explore the desert region around the Erg Chebbi desert dunes. You’ll have the opportunity to see the nomad’s way of life and the marvelous contrast of the desert. We will visit the black village of Khamlia; where we’ll indulge in the music of the Gnawa. For lunch, we’ll delight in a traditional Berber Pizza in the ancient capital of Rissani. In the late afternoon, we’ll ride on camelback to watch the sunset over the dunes and spend the night in the desert camp. We will have a traditional Tagine dinner, drink delicious local mint tea, and listen to traditional Berber music around a campfire while watching the stars and the rising moon in the amazing Sahara desert.
DAY 3 :
Merzouga – Dades Gorges
We’ll fetch an early start to catch the sunrise before heading to a hotel for breakfast and a chance to freshen up before continuing our journey to Ouarzazate. On the way, well visit the Berber villages and the Todra & Dades Gorge. We’ll spend the night in a local hotel in the Dades Valley.
Dades Gorges – Ouarzazatte – Marrakech
After breakfast, we’ll continue our tour towards Ouarzazate through the path of a thousand Kasbahs (fortress) stopping at Kalaat Mgouna, the center of the Valley of Roses, famous for its annual Rose Festival.
We’ll continue to the Unesco World Heritage site, the Ksar of Ait Ben Haddou, famous for being used as a filming location for Hollywood movies such as Lawrence of Arabia, Gladiator, and for the famous HBO series Game of Thrones.
We’ll then take the Tizi-n-Tichka mountain pass to Marrakesh, where our tour ends.