Sahara desert tour from Fes 5 days
Itinerary of the Sahara desert tour from Fes:
This Sahara desert tour from Fes will take you on a journey through some of Morocco’s most iconic cities and destinations, starting at the imperial city of Fez, to the world-famous colorful Marrakech city. Your itinerary will include some breathtaking locations such as the Middle Atlas Mountains, the Erg Chebbi desert, the Todra gorges, and finally the historical Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou.
Some highlights of this tour include, but are not limited to:
- Spending one or multiple nights at a traditional Kasbah.
- Journeying/hiking through the Atlas Mountains (the Middle Atlas and High Atlas).
- Camel trekking through the desert from the town of Merzouga.
- Spending the night in traditional tents at a desert camp.
- Exploring the filming sites at the Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou.
- Witnessing the sunset and sunrise from the top of the highest dunes in the desert.
1st Day: Fes – Ifrane – Midelt – Erfoud – Merzouga Dunes (Fes Merzouga Marrakech)
We will start our Sahara desert trip from Fes by picking you up early in the morning (8 am) from your accommodation to begin our exciting journey towards the Sahara desert, starting at the town of Ifrane. Ifrane is known for being a winter snow resort, referred to a lot as the “Switzerland of Morocco”. We will continue driving through the Azrou cedar forests in the mountains, where we can stop to hopefully sight some wild Macaque monkeys. After spending some time there, we will continue our road trip, which will take us to the city of Midelt. Next, we will be crossing the Tizin Tlghamt mountain pass, before driving through the magnificent Ziz gorges.
After taking in all the green scenery of the High Atlas plateau, the landscape will start shifting towards more of a desert atmosphere, and that’s how you’ll know we’re approaching Errachidia city. After passing by the desert towns of Erfoud and Rissani, we will finally arrive at Merzouga town where you will receive a warm desert-style welcome. Finally, you will get to mount a camel and ride it through the majestic desert dunes during the sunset, before arriving at the desert camp where you will spend the night. At the camp, you will have dinner accompanied by a fun time with Berber music and dance.
2nd Day: Erg Chebbi – Tisrdmine Oasis – Khamlia – Merzouga Desert
This morning you will be woken up by your desert guide in order to watch the early morning sun deposit its first rays on the desert dunes, in a scene that can only be described as heavenly. After this, we will again ride the camels back to Merzouga, on a scenic trip through the Erg Chebbi dunes. You will shower and have breakfast at a traditional Riad in the town, then we will leave for a ride through the Erg Chebbi dunes in a 4×4 vehicle. During the drive, you will notice many black scattered randomly throughout the desert: those are the tents of Nomadic Berbers who choose to live their lives wandering through the Sahara.
We will stop by one of those families and have a cup of tea with them so that you can learn more about their culture and way of life. Another group of indigenous people who choose to live in the Sahara is the people of Khamlia village, which we will visit next. You will get to listen to their spiritual music and enjoy their company before we head back to a local Kasbah hotel where you can enjoy a nice refreshing swim.
3rd Day: Erg Chebbi – Rissani – Toroug – Tingdad – Todra Gorges (Fes Merzouga Marrakech)
This next day of the Sahara desert tour from Fes we will have breakfast then leave the desert to our next destination: Dades Valley. On our way there, we will first stop at Rissani town to pay a visit to the traditional marketplace, then at Erfoud to visit one of the local fossilized marble workshops. Following that, we will reach the gorgeous Todra gorges, which are considered to be Morocco’s tallest and narrowest gorges. You will spend the rest of the day exploring the beauty of the location, where we will also be spending the night.
4th Day: Todra Gorges – Dades Valley – Rose valley – Skoura – Ouarzazate
This next day, you will have breakfast at the hotel, after which we will begin journeying through the Dades valley and the Road of The Thousand Kasbahs. This exciting road gets its name from being filled with abandoned Kasbahs and sandcastles all over, which means we will get plenty of photo opportunities. After that, we will be driving through the beautiful Valley of Roses to then finally reach the cinematic Ouarzazate city. Overnight accommodation will be at a local hotel in Ouarzazate.
5th Day: Ouarzazate – Ait Benhaddou – High Atlas – Marrakech
For the last day of our Sahara desert tour from Fes, we will get to the nearby world-famous Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah, which is perhaps the most important historical Kasbah in Morocco. Pacha Glaoui, who was an important ruler of the region back during the early 20th century built this Kasbah. Today, the Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou is a UNESCO world heritage site and is used as the backdrop of many international historical movies. Finally, we will head to Marrakech city through the High Atlas Mountains, enjoying their green scenery and mountainous landscape.
THE TOUR PRICE: Depends on your budget, we manage reliable accommodations. Feel free for any booking category.
THE TOUR INCLUSIONS:
- 5 Days Private 4×4 and Fuel
- English Driver/guide
- 2 nights in Hotel / Riad
- Camel ride in Merzouga dunes
- Overnight in Nomadic camp under stars
- Sandbording in the dunes
- 4 dinners and breakfasts
- Lunches on the way
- Personal expences
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