The 4 Days Sahara Desert Tour from Marrakech to Fes via Erg Chebbi dunes is highly recommended simply because there are so many things to see and do besides camel trekking and a night stay in a deep Sahara desert camp. Arriving early to the hotel at the foot hills of Erg Chebbi dunes, enjoy a cup of tea, see some nomads living in caves, wander with a local guide in palmary or hike in Dades valley or Todra gorges, spend more time of sites...Etc
Day 1: Marrakech - High Atlas Mountains - Telouet - Tamdakht 184km
Departure from Marrakech in the morning, acrossing High Atlas mountains via the Tizi n'Tichka (2260m), stop at multiple beautiful panoramas for pictures.Once your reach the summit, begin your descent towards the Kasbah of Telouet, a palatial former residence of the powerful rulers of the Glaoui tribe. The Kasbah is also well-known from the many movies filmed there. Continue on to the Ksar of Ait Ben Haddou. Travel along the Ounila Valley, seeing old salt mines and beautiful rivers lined with many Berber villages.
Day 2: Ait Ben Haddou - Ouarzazate - Skoura - Roses Valley - Dades Valley 194km
Departure will be after breakfast to visit Taourirt Kasbah.Then we drive through the road of one thousand Kasbahs. Along the way we visit to the magnificent Kasbah Amridil in the palm grove of Skoura. Afterwards, departure to the Valley of the Roses, and the Gorges of Dades via Boumalne. Dinner and night at hotel in Dades Gorges.
Day 3: Dades Gorge - Todra Gorge - Amellagou (Spring & Summer ) - Erfoud - Merzouga 271km
Wake early and climb the sand dunes to watch the beautiful sunrise. Pack-up the camels and trek back to duneline, where you will shower and breakfast at the hotel. Drive on to Ouarzazate via Rissani, where you can stop and visit its Traditional Souks which is considered the largest in southern Morocco. Continue on through the beautiful Draa valley with its millions palm trees. In the evening arrive Ouarzazate and check into hotel.
Day 4: Merzouga - Errachidia - Midelt - Cedar Forest - Ifran - Fes 467km
Wake early and climb the sand dunes to watch the beautiful sunrise. Pack-up the camels and trek back to duneline, where you will shower and breakfast at the hotel. Drive to Fez passing through Ziz Valley in Errachidia, Midelt. Stop for lunch in Midelt before we continue to Azrou to see barbary macaque and cedar forest. Afterwards we will continue to Fez via ifrane. Our guide will make sure you reach your chosen Riad or Hotel.
Day 1: Marrakech - Ait benhadou - Ouarzazate - Skoura - Dades gorge 334km
Departure from Marrakech in the morning, acrossing High Atlas mountains via the Tizi n'Tichka (2260m), to reach to Ait benhaddou village, the fortified ksar with its beautiful Kasbahs. Ait Benhaddou has served as a natural scenery for many movies producers. After lunch we will head to Dades via Ouarzazate, palm grove of Skoura and Valley of Roses , where we will spend the first night.
Day 2: Dades - Todra gorge - Risani - Merzouga 271km
departure will be after breakfast to visit Dades gorges, taking the road of 1000 kasbahs drive around the colourful Berber villages of the Dades valley. to get to Tineghir with it's beautiful palm grove. We will continue to the Gorge of Todgha , where we go on a trek along the canyons of about 300 m high, a preferred place of mountain climbers. Afterwards we will head to Erg chebbi dunes in Merzouga Sahara desert and you will have time for lunch on our way. Overnight in the Hotel in a peaceful setting at the foothills of Erg chebbi sahara dunes.
Day 3: Merzouga sightseeing tour and Camel ride
Today we will explore the desert region and the marvel that is the Erg Chebbi desert dunes. We will will make a circuit of the desert dunes where you will have the opportunity to see the the nomad's way of life and the amazing changing contrasts of the of the desert. We will visit the village of Khamlia to see the Gnawa musicians. We will have a traditional Berber pizza for lunch in the ancient capital of Rissani. In the afternoon we will ride the camels to see the sunset over the dunes and spend the night in the desert camp. We will have a traditional tagine dinner, drink delicious mint tea, listen to traditional berber music while watching the stars and the rising moon in the amazing Sahara desert.
Day 4: Merzouga - Errachida - Midelt - Azrou - Ifrane - Fes 467km
Wake early and climb the sand dunes to watch the beautiful sunrise. Pack-up the camels and trek back to duneline, where you will shower and breakfast at the hotel. Drive to Fez passing through Ziz Valley in Errachidia, Midelt. Stop for lunch in Midelt before we continue to Azrou to see barbary macaque and cedar forest. Afterwards we will continue to Fez via ifrane. Our guide will make sure you reach your chosen Riad or Hotel..
Complementary info about the stay in the Bedouin Tents:
The desert stay is split into two locations, The auberge, which is the last stop for the car, where you will be welcomed with mint tea, use showering facilities if needed, and store the luggage you won't need for the night in a safe storage room. Then you will ride the camels during sunset to the second location which is the bivouac in the deep dunes, there you will enjoy musical plays by the staff, have a nice dinner and observe the magnificent starry sky then spend the night in a private tent equipped with comfortable mattresses with enough blankets and sheets. The sanitary facilities (no shower) in the bivouac are separated from the tens and shared by everyone. In the morning, after watching the sunrise, you will ride the camels back to the auberge, where you can take a refreshing shower, and enjoy a rich buffet breakfast, before meeting your driver, getting your luggage and taking the road again.