-- Tour 4 days high atlas adventure from Marrakech :
If you are looking for a journey to the great Sahara desert of Morocco with a departure from Fes, then 4 DAYS HIGH ATLAS & THE SAHARA DESERT ADVENTURE is your trip, you’ll experience glimpses of the Middle Atlas mountains, embark on camel ride through the stunning dunes. The clean air and the beautiful sunset will take you’re your breath away and provide an unforgettable moment, get a full feel of the unbelievable glory of the massive canyon walls at Todra gorges and explore backdrop for many Hollywood at Ait benhadou Kasbah.
-- DEPARTURE POINT
Time : Everyday.
Hotels and riads
Returns to original departure point
-- POINT DETAILS
Departure : 9 Am
Duration : 4 Days.
Price : Depends the Number of Travelers.
Day 1 : Fes → Azrou → Midlet → Ziz Valley → Merzouga.
We will meet you at 08:00 in front of your Riad/hotel and start the drive to Merzouga via Ifran and Midlet. During this journey you’ll experience glimpses of the Middle Atlas and Higher Atlas mountains. Stopping at Azrou, a Berber village in the middle of the famous cedar forest - the largest in Morocco – where you may well sight Barbarian apes. Continue through the Tizi N’talghamt Pass to Midelt via the magnificent Ziz Gorges carved through volcanic rock, stopping for panoramic views along the way. Then its straight to the impressive dunes of Merzouga and Erg Chebbi! Here we get on the camels for a sunset camel ride over the Sahara Dunes. You will spend the night in the middle of the desert in our Bivouac for dinner, Berber music and a good night’s rest.
Day 2 : Merzouga Area → Rissani → Todra gorges.
This morning will be an early one, you will rise up and hike up the dune in order to enjoy what may just be the best sunrise of your life. Afterwards, you will hop on your camel and trek throughout the spectacular Erg Chebbi dunes back to where transportation is waiting. After a refreshing breakfast we drive to visit the Gnawa people in their village Khamlia, where you will learn about the Gnawa music and their lifestyle. Then it's straight towards the Palm Plantation of Tafilalet, passing Rissani which is the old Alaouite capital of the Sahara Sultans. Get in touch with locals at a traditional market, before driving to Todra Gorges - the highest, narrowest gorges in Morocco. Here you will have the option to hike for an hour within the valley, where you will meet locals and learn about the culture and geography. Then we will arrive at your Hotel/Riad for dinner and a good nights rest.
Day 3 : Todra Gorges → Dades Gorges → Roses valley → Skoura → Ouarzazate.
We will wake up early and have breakfast before departing to the majestic sand castles and rock formations known as 'monkey toes. We continue to drive along the amazing Valley of Roses reaching Skoura where we’ll visit of the Amredhyle Kasbah. This Kasbah is one of the wonders of the southern “Route of the Thousand Kasbahs” and also our stop for lunch. Later we head onwards to Ouarzazate, if we arrive early then you will have the option to go farther towards Fint passing the“Plateau de Pierres”. Here, visit the inner Oasis where you’ll have the chance to take some of your best photographic shots of the trip, come back to Ouarzazate for overnight accommodation.
Day 4 : Ouarzazate → Ait Banhaddou Kasbah → Marrakech
After breakfast, you will visit Taourirt Kasbah in center Ouarzazate, then Cinema Studios before Heading to to Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah, the largest Kasbah in Morocco. Here you will have the opportunity to visit this old mud site, which is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Kasbah was built by T-Hami El Glaoui, one of the last Berber chieftains who dominated the whole region. He used the Kasbah as a stop during his long trading caravans from sub-Saharan countries to Marrakech. Next stop, Marrakech; continue on route towards the city passing through Tizi n’ Tichka.
What Is Included
• Pickup & drop off at your Fes accommodation.
• Modern air conditioned vehicle with driver (speaks English, Spanish or French) and fuel included during the tour.
• 2 Overnight accommodations on half boarding (diner + breakfast) in a hotel in Todra and Ouarzazate.
• Camel trekking to the Bivouac.
• Overnight accommodation in Berber desert camp (private tents).
• Diner at the Bivouac + Breakfast next morning.
• Complimentary airport transfers from your hotel in Marrakech to Marrakech airport.