Fes is a city in northeastern Morocco, often called the cultural capital of the country. It is known primarily for its walled medina Fes El Bali.
We’ll pick you up in your Riad/Hotel at 8:00 a.m. and we’ll head south crossing the Middle Atlas until we arrive at Ifrane, a city that will make you feel out of Morocco – as if suddenly you were taken away and left someplace in Europe. We’ll take some pictures and walk around to explore town. Once you’re ready we’ll continue our way toward Cedar Woods, where you can interact with some funny monkeys that love to be fed! After saying goodbye to your new friends we’ll go to Midelt for lunch and a short rest.
After lunch we’ll cross the Valley of Ziz and its immense palm grove – one, if not the biggest palm oasis in the world. In here you’ll start feeling the desert vibe as the scenery starts changing when we enter the city of Errachidia.
We’ll stop along the way to take some pictures before we go to Merzouga where our wilderness expert will be waiting. Once you learn how to tie your Moroccan scarf you’ll get on your camel and will cross the Sahara to catch a spectacular sunset on top of a high dune. Then you’ll head to your camp in the middle of the desert. After dinner you’ll enjoy an authentic Berber spectacle with drums and nostalgic songs around a fire. And to culminate your perfect night in the desert all you have to do is relax and look up; there you’ll find the most beautiful and starred sky you’ll ever see in your life.
On this day we encourage you to wake up early in the morning to be able to see the sun rising in between the mountains with a cup of mint tea. Then after breakfast you’ll get back on your camel and ride to Merzouga where we’ll start our exploration of the Erg Chebbi Dunes. We’ll take the Paris-Dakar Rally road that will lead us to the Tissardmine Oasis. In here you can pick up some fossils before we continue our way to visit the Nomad camps where you’ll be able to enter a real Nomad tent and share a cup of mint tea with them as you learn some of their ways and traditions.
Our next stop will be the town of Khamlia where you’ll spend a nice and interesting time listening to the Gnawa spiritual music.
After lunch in town we’ll take you to your accommodation where you have a free afternoon to relax and see the sunset in the nearby dunes. After dinner is served in your hotel you can take a walk under the stars and enjoy your last moments in the Sahara desert.
After a delicious breakfast in your hotel we’ll get back on our 4X4 vehicle and we’ll head to Rissani. In here you’ll be able to witness a very different culture, and if it’s a Tuesday, Thursday or Sunday we’ll also have the opportunity to walk around the huge souk. After leaving behind this interesting town we’ll move to Erfoud, where if you we can visit a fossilized marble factory.
As we continue our way we’ll cross the Touroug palm groves and then we’ll reach the Todra Gorges – a stunning canyon that is very popular among rock climbers. You’ll have lunch in here and time to walk around and explore this beauty of nature.
After lunch we’ll head to the Valley of Dades to take some of the best pictures you’ll take during your whole trip. You’ll be amazed with these natural rock formations called “Monkey Fingers,” many people have a hard time believing they’re for real! After dinner in your hotel you can spend a relaxing evening watching the sky, there are plenty of shooting stars crossing this valley!
After breakfast we’ll take you to a lookout where you’ll have an amazing view of the entire Valley of Dades. After some pictures we’ll go through the “Thousand Kasbahs Road.” We’ll make some stops along the way so that you can appreciate the beautiful landscapes and the Valley of the Roses. After passing the Skoura Palm grove we’ll stop in Ouarzazate and visit the Taourirt Kasbah. Then, after taking some pictures in the Atlas Studios we’ll continue our way to the UNESCO World Heritage Ksar Ait-Ben-Haddou. After exploring this site you’ll have free time for lunch and a short rest.
After lunch we’ll start our way to Marrakech crossing the High Atlas Mountains and the imposing Tizi n’Tichka.
We’ll make several stops to take pictures and we’ll be arriving at Marrakech approximately at 6:00 p.m. Once we transfer you safely at your Riad/Hotel our services end.