4 days Marrakech Fes desert tour description:
Day 1: Marrakech – High Atlas – Ait Benhaddou Kasbah – Ouarzazate – Rose Valley – Dades Valley.
At 8:00 AM, our English-speaking driver will come to greet us at our accommodation in Marrakech, then depart for our 4-day Marrakech Fes desert trip. Our destination will be towards the mountains of the High Atlas on the way to the South-east of Morocco. Since we are in the High Atlas, we will take some stops to enjoy the panoramic views of the Berber Villages, including a stop at one of Argan’s workshops to take a short guided visit and see the women grinding the Argan nuts to oil.
After some time, we will depart to Ait Benhaddou Kasbah crossing the 2600 Meters altitude mountains. Upon our arrival, we will go for a guided visit with our driver or guide to discover this great UNESCO heritage kasbah with its standing adobe walls and wood ceiling with rocks stairs. After an hour, we will return for lunch in a panoramic restaurant to enjoy the view of the kasbah with the river. After lunch, we will depart for Dades valley passing by Ouarzazate “The Hollywood of Africa” and Skoura Valley to join the Valley of the Rose. Upon our arrival at the Valley of Dades, we will check in for our Riad with dinner and overnight included.
Day 2: Dades Valley – Tinghir – Todra Gorge – Tinjdad – Jorf – Erfoud – Erg Chebbi desert dunes – Night in Riad/Hotel
In the morning, we’ll have breakfast and then drive to visit the panoramic view of Dades Gorges. After some time, we will drive towards the Valley of Todra to take some photos of the Jewish old houses, then continue towards the canyons of Todra with an altitude of 300 Meters. Walking under the canyons and enjoying the sounds of the water running in the river with a fresh breeze blowing on our faces. Our trip continues towards the South-east passing by a couple of Ksors “Berber villages” with a stop in Erfoud town “The fossil capital”. In this town, we will visit one of the fossil and marble workshops. Then continue towards the Desert dunes of Erg Chebbi. Upon our arrival at our Riad/Hotel in the desert dunes, we’ll be welcomed with a glass of mint tea while checking in for our rooms. Dinner and overnight will be in the rooms.
Day 3: Desert 4WD excursion – Camel trekking & Overnight in Luxury desert camp.
In the morning, we’ll take breakfast and get ready for our desert excursion. Starting with a drive along the Erg Chebbi, a great extension of a sandy desert, where we can find the big dunes of Morocco at 250 meters altitude. We take the road of ‘Rally Dakar’ to Tissardmin oasis where we can find fossil quarries still present in the area. Our off-road trip continues to see a nomad settlement and learn their secrets and manners before we drive to the black people’s village of Khamlia. At this village, we will visit one of their Gnawa music school and enjoy a dance time with mint tea. Afterward, we will continue to a Berber restaurant to have Berber Pizza for lunch. Once we have our lunch, we will dive into the hotel/riad to get ready for our Camel trekking experience to the top of the sand dunes where we will see the amazing sunset. We then return with camels to our luxury desert camp overnight under the tents. The camp is fully prepared with a private toilet and shower.
Day 4: Desert dunes – Ziz Valley – Middle Atlas – Midelt – Azrou Cedar forest – Ifrane – Fes.
Since we are in the middle of the sand dunes, we might take the opportunity to wake up earlier in the morning to see the sunrise over the sand dunes.
Breakfast at the Camp restaurant, then departure towards the Valley of Ziz by leaving the desert with great memories. We’ll drive along the desert fields of the South-east to join the green Palm grove of Ziz with its great views of Palm and olive trees. Here, we will take our first stop at one of the Valley’s panoramic spots and enjoy the morning view of this valley from the top with a glass of coffee according to your choice. After some time, we will depart again and head towards the Middle Atlas mountains of Morocco, passing by the Apple Capital city of Midelt and taking our lunch stop. After lunch, we will continue driving to approach the Cedar forest of Azrou where we will have the opportunity to see the Berber Apes and take some photos while feeding them. Our journey continues towards the final destination which is Fes city passing by Ifrane “The Switzerland of Morocco”. Upon our arrival in Fes, we will accompany you to your accommodation where our 4-day Marrakech – Fes trip comes to the end.
The 4-day Marrakech Fes desert trip price includes:
* Airport arrival pick up
* English-speaking driver
* English-speaking guide “Optional”
* 4WD Vehicle / Van with Wi-Fi access
* Ait Benhaddou guided visit
* Accommodation including “Dinner, Bed, Breakfast”
* Camel trekking in the Desert of Erg Chebbi
* 1 night in a Luxury / Standard camp including “Dinner, Bed, Breakfast”
* 4×4 desert private excursion
* Visit a nomad family in the desert
* Transfer back to Airport ” Only if your flight is the next day after the tour”