Middle Atlas And Sahara Tour - 4 Days

Tour starts from Fes and finishes in Marrakech. This tour highlighted the three sub-ranges of the Atlas mountains which offer a stunning views and the Sahara desert of the south of Morocco

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  • Starting Point : Fes
  • Ending point : Marrakech
  • Duration : 4 days / 3 nights
  • PRICE: 360 €

 Day 01 : Azrou – Midelt – Erfoud – Merzouga Dunes.

Drive on the road from Fes, through the Middle Atlas mountains and cedar forests well known all over the world. Cedar was already used by Phoenicians and Romans to build seaworthy boats and ships and make woodcraft and essences.

We pass through Ifran, a Moroccan Swiss-style town and Azrou, typical Zayan Middle Atlas Berber village.

We will then cross the valley of Ziz and Ziz gorges on the way to the Oriental Sahara Town of Erfoud. From Erfoud we will take a rock desert trail to Merzouga where we will start the camel ride at sunset and stay overnight under a Berber tent in the heart of the dunes.

Day 2 : Merzouga – Erg Chebbi – Merzouga.

The day is dedicated to discover the oriental Sahara desert. We will drive in the desert on a 4×4, visit the nomads, oases and dunes of Erg Chebbi. We then go to the village of the dark-skinned people Khamlia to enjoy original folk music of the Gnawa people. From there back to the Hotel. Camel riding at sunset and overnight stay under a Berber tent in the heart of the dunes. A day full of adventure and culture.

Day 03 : Merzouga – Todra Gorges – Ouarzazate.

Early morning wake-up for camel riding and magnificent sunrise. Return to the hotel to freshen up and have breakfast. We will cross the town of Rissani and Tafilalet, the heart of Alaouite Dynasty, on the way to the stunning Todra Gorges and overlooking the valley from the hillside. We pass through the great village of Boumalne Dades.

We continue on the deep Rose Valley, famous for the cultivation of roses. Different colored mountains and palm groves, sweet corn and figs cultivation, as well as numerous Kasbah ruins of all shapes. This is also as the Road of the Thousands Kasbahs. Evening arrival to Ouarzazate and overnight at a riad.

Day 2 : Merzouga – Erg Chebbi – Merzouga.

The day is dedicated to discover the oriental Sahara desert. We will drive in the desert on a 4×4, visit the nomads, oases and dunes of Erg Chebbi. We then go to the village of the dark-skinned people Khamlia to enjoy original folk music of the Gnawa people. From there back to the Hotel. Camel riding at sunset and overnight stay under a Berber tent in the heart of the dunes. A day full of adventure and culture.

Day 04 : Ouarzazate – High Atlas – Marrakech.

From Ouarzazate to Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou, Mother of all Kasbahs. Enchanting Berber architectural structure about 800 years old. On the top of the Kasbah hill admire a great view towards the ancient caravan roads to Marrakech and the faraway peaks of the High Atlas mountain chain. Visit of the Kasbah ruins that still reveal the ancient culture of the Kasbah inhabitants.

We will continue on a dirt road for about 8 km atop the mountains, which further on joins with the main road to Marrakech. Passing through the valley of almond trees, the Berber Shluh of Amerzgan, Agouim and Ighrem. We will reach the Tizi N’Tichka pass (2260 m a.s.l.). Lunch at the Berber village of Tadart.

Arrival to Marrakech in the evening.

Cost

Children policy: 10 - 3 years old 50% off. Under 3 years free of charge.

Inclusions

  • Transportation in Ac and comfortable vehicle.
  • Fuel, tolls and any associated expenses.
  • Pick up from your hotel, Riad, airport or wherever you want.
  • English, French or Spanish driver / guide.
  • 2 nights with half boarding (diner, bed and breakfast) in hotel/Riad in Merzouga and Ouarzazate
  • Night with half boarding (diner, bed and breakfast) in Desert Camp in Merzouga
  • Camel riding in Merzouga

Excluded

  • Lunches, drinks and gratuities (optional).

Important Notes

  • 1
    This activity must book at least two days in advance.
  • 2
    A deposit of 30% of the total price is required to secure your booking.
  • 3
    You can change your travel date without penalty.

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