Experience the magic of Morocco with this 6-Day Desert Tour, beginning in the vibrant city of Marrakech. Throughout this journey, you will be captivated by a myriad of remarkable destinations.
Commence with a drive across the breathtaking landscape of the Atlas Mountains, a majestic range that boasts stunning panoramas. Next, explore the historical Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah, a UNESCO World Heritage site renowned for its captivating architecture.
The adventure continues with a stop in Ouarzazate, known as the 'Gateway to the Sahara'. This city, famed for its film studios, provides a fascinating peek into Morocco's cinematic history. Further along the journey, you will delve into the extraordinary landscapes of the Dades and Todgha Gorges, two geological marvels carved by centuries of river erosion.
The crown jewel of this tour is undoubtedly the Merzouga Desert. Here, a camel will be your trusted steed, carrying you across expansive dunes to witness potentially the most memorable sunset of your life. As night falls, retire to a charming desert camp, where you will enjoy a traditional dinner accompanied by the mesmerizing rhythms of Berber music.
The grand finale of your 6-day Moroccan odyssey is the ancient city of Fes. With its labyrinthine streets, historical landmarks, and vibrant culture, Fes provides a fitting end to an unforgettable journey.
Day 1 : Marrakech to Bomalen Dades via Ait Benhaddou Kasbah and Ouarzazate
Welcome to the first day of your 6-day Moroccan Desert adventure, commencing from Marrakech. After a hearty breakfast, we embark on a scenic journey across the Atlas Mountains. The day's highlight is the breathtaking view at Tizi-n-Tichka, located at an impressive 2260 m altitude. We then proceed to the historic Ksar Aît Benhaddou, a mesmerizing mud-brick city that has been the backdrop for several famous films, including "Game of Thrones". Next, we visit Ouarzazate, known as the "Hollywood of Morocco", followed by the fragrant Valley of Roses. We journey along the road of 1000 Kasbahs, showcasing the history of the once vital and fiercely contested trade route along the river oases. The day concludes in Bomalen Dades, where we retire for the night in a traditional hotel or riad.
Day 2 : Bomalen Dades to Erg Chebbi Dunes (Merzouga) via Draa Valley
Post breakfast, we set off towards the Erg Chebbi Dunes. Along the way, we visit the awe-inspiring Dades Gorge and Todra Gorge, a spectacle of nature's wonder. We traverse through picturesque oasis valleys, striking rock formations, and historic Kasbahs en route to Merzouga. A brief stopover in Erfoud allows for a visit to a fossil craft workshop. As the day ends, we reach the golden sands of the Sahara, where a camel ride and a magnificent sunset await.
Day 3 : Exploring Merzouga and Visiting Nomad Families
Following a traditional Moroccan breakfast, we embark on a regional tour, exploring the fossil-rich plains, old eyeliner coal mines, and meeting the Gnawa musicians. Experience the nomadic life by having tea under a hand-woven tent and savor Berber cuisine at a local restaurant. Enjoy a leisurely afternoon exploring the dunes or trying your hand at sandboarding. The day ends with an overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 4 : Merzouga to Fes via Medilt and Ifrane
We start early today, heading towards Fes. Along the way, we stop to admire the lush Ziz valley and traverse through the Middle Atlas Mountains. A visit to the Ifrane National Park lets you witness one of Morocco's largest cedar forests, possibly spotting the famous Barbary macaques. A brief stop in the mountain town of Ifrane, often referred to as "Moroccan Switzerland", precedes our descent to Fes, where we'll settle you into a traditional riad.
Day 5 : Fes Sightseeing Tour
Post breakfast, your city tour of Fes commences. Discover the historical city's massive walls and the golden gate of the royal palace. Explore the tanneries, the Medersa Al Attarine, the Nejjarine Fountain, and the world's oldest university, al-Qarawīyīn. A stroll through the medina reveals narrow streets, spice stalls, Berber carpets, and traditional crafts. Lunch at a local restaurant is followed by a relaxing afternoon back at your Riad.
Day 6 : Airport Transfer
Today marks the conclusion of our 6-day Moroccan adventure, and we ensure a smooth transfer to the airport for your departure.